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LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding of Mozart's musical capstone and to appreciate the work with 'new ears.' Kahane, lauded for his 'eloquence' (The New York Times), explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert. According to LA Opening Nights, 'Some conductors are born educators, and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.' Adding a special flourish to Kahane's introduction to the work are Antaeus Company actors John Sloan (Mozart ) and JD Cullum (Salieri). (more...)

California Repertory Company to Present THE CLEAN HOUSE, 2/13-3/7California Repertory Company to Present THE CLEAN HOUSE, 2/13-3/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

?Sara Ruhl's The Clean House is a smart, witty, and touching comedy of true love and the devastating power of the perfect joke. Director Joanne Gordon brings this love story to stage in CSULB Theatre Arts Department's Cal Rep production. (more...)

WAM Theatre to Bring EMILIE to Local TheatresWAM Theatre to Bring EMILIE to Local Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

This February, WAM Theatre has been invited to present an enhanced staged reading of their critically acclaimed 2013 production of Emilie: La Marquise Du Chatelet Defends Her Life Tonight by Lauren Gunderson at three different locations in Berkshire County, MA and the Capital Region, NY. (more...)

THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

Just Announced: UGLY LIES THE BONEJust Announced: UGLY LIES THE BONE
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jan 23, 2015

It is my great pleasure to announce that the ninth season of Roundabout Underground will begin with the world premiere of Ugly Lies the Bone by Lindsey Ferrentino, under the direction of Patricia McGregor. The production will begin previews on September 10, 2015 at the Black Box Theatre and marks the tenth premiere we've produced in that space. The play was first heard at Roundabout as part of the Underground Reading Series in February 2014. (more...)

MTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This SummerMTC's Lynne Meadow to Direct New York Debut of Melissa Ross's OF GOOD STOCK This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club is pleased to announce the New York premiere of Of Good Stock, the new play by Melissa Ross (Thinner Than Water, Too Much Too Soon), directed by MTC's award-winning Artistic Director Lynne Meadow (The Assembled Parties, Wit, The Tale of the Allergist's Wife). The limited engagement of Of Good Stock will begin previews Tuesday, June 2 and open Tuesday, June 23 at MTC at New York City Center -- Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 28 and Saturday, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23VIREO: THE SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF A WITCH'S ACCUSER Opera Pilot to Be Broadcast Online and On TV, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

On February 23 and 24, 2015, the pilot episode of composer Lisa Bielawa's serial opera Vireo: The Spiritual Biography of a Witch's Accuser will be videotaped at The Yost Theater in Santa Ana (307 North Spurgeon St.). Two taping sessions, each of a different scene from the opera, will be open to the public, free of charge, at 7pm on February 23 and 5pm on February 24 (limited availability, online RSVPs are required at http://bit.ly/RSVPVireo).Vireo's 25-minute pilot episode will air on March 31, 2015, and will feature the Kronos Quartet, mezzo-sopranoLaurie Rubin, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, the Orange County School of the Arts Middle School Choir, mezzo-soprano Maria Lazarova, baritone Gregory Purnhagen, drummer Matthias Bossi, and in the title role ofVireo, 16-year-old soprano Rowen Sabala. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCR Stages Captivating Post-Civil War Drama THE WHIPPING MANBWW Reviews: SCR Stages Captivating Post-Civil War Drama THE WHIPPING MAN
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 19, 2015

In South Coast Repertory's excellent new production of Matthew Lopez's captivating play THE WHIPPING MAN---now playing at the Tony Award-winning Costa Mesa theater through January 25---an internal, theological tug-of-war is brewing just as the Civil War has come to an end. The absorbing, character-driven drama presents the uneasy return of an injured war veteran back to his family's home where two of his father's slaves---now free men under the law---have remained. The homecoming coincides with the Jewish holiday of Passover, which all three celebrate inside the war-torn ruins of this once grand Southern mansion. (more...)

Road Theatre to Present West Coast Debut of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, 2/28-4/26Road Theatre to Present West Coast Debut of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, 2/28-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Road Theatre Company and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the third show of its 2014-2015 season, the West Coast Premiere of THE ENGLISH BRIDE, written by Lucile Lichtblau and directed by Marya Mazor, which will be running in repertory with The Other Place. (more...)

Virago Theatre to Premiere Trieschmann's CROOKED, 2/20-3/1Virago Theatre to Premiere Trieschmann's CROOKED, 2/20-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Virago Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Catherine Treischmann's "Crooked," Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays February 20 - March 1 at The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway in Oakland. The production is directed by Virago Co-Founder Robert Lundy-Paine. (more...)

Sheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at RattlestickSheila Callaghan's EVERYTHING YOU TOUCH Begins 1/28 at Rattlestick
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, True Love Productions and The Theatre @ Boston Court have announced that the New York Premiere of Everything You Touch, written by Sheila Callaghan and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, will begin previews Wednesday, January 28 at 8pm at the Cherry Lane Theatre, 38 Commerce Street. The official opening night is set for Thursday, February 12 at 7pm. Everything You Touch is scheduled to run through Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCEFull Cast & Creative Team Announced for TACT's ABUNDANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

TACT/The Actors Company Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for Abundance, the 1990 play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Beth Henley (Crimes of the Heart). An epic tale of friendship set against the backdrop of the sweeping American West, Abundance will be directed by TACT Co-Artistic Director Jenn Thompson, who directed last season's production of William Inge's Natural Affection. Performances begin at Theatre Row's Beckett Theatre (410 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Tuesday, February 17, 2015. Opening night is set forSunday, March 1 at 6:00pm. Performances will continue through March 28, 2015. (more...)

'Parties-on-the-Plaza' to Power Up 2015 OFF CENTER FESTIVAL at Segerstrom Center, 1/24-30'Parties-on-the-Plaza' to Power Up 2015 OFF CENTER FESTIVAL at Segerstrom Center, 1/24-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has expanded its 2015 Off Center Festival to include two Parties-on-the-Plaza (POP) Saturday, January 24 and Friday, January 30. The first POP will feature Orange County rocker Nick Waterhouse. On January 30, the party continues with the cumbia, afrobeat, trad funk fusion of Jungle Fire and the cold-blooded blend of deep soul, rare funk, and afro- disco (with a raw rock star edge!) of Orgone. (more...)

American Ballet Theatre's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY to Premiere at the Segerstrom, 3/3-8American Ballet Theatre's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY to Premiere at the Segerstrom, 3/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

American Ballet Theatre returns to Segerstrom Center with the World Premiere of the classic ballet The Sleeping Beauty as choreographed by Artist in Residence Alexei Ratmansky. ABT's return to Orange County from March 3 - 8 marks the company's 23rd visit to the Center. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THE OTHER PLACE, Beginning on Feb 14Road Theatre Company to Present THE OTHER PLACE, Beginning on Feb 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, have announced the second show of its 2014-2015 season, the Los Angeles Premiere of THE OTHER PLACE, written by Sharr White and directed by Andre Barron and starring Sam Anderson, Taylor Gilbert, Dirk Etchison and Danielle Stephens. THE OTHER PLACE will preview on Saturday, February 14 at 8pm; Sunday, February 15 at 2pm & Wednesday, February 18 at 8pm and will open on Friday, February 20 at 8pm and run through Saturday, April 11th at the Road Theatre Company's second home, the Road on Magnolia, located in The NoHo Senior Arts Colony, 10747 Magnolia Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Custom Made Theatre to Stage Bay Area Debut of HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, 2/12-3/8Custom Made Theatre to Stage Bay Area Debut of HOW THE WORLD BEGAN, 2/12-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Custom Made Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Catherine Treischmann's How the World Began, focusing on the clash between religion and science in a rural Kansas town. (more...)

FIESTA NAVIDAD Returns to the Segerstrom Center TonightFIESTA NAVIDAD Returns to the Segerstrom Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back the world renowned, Grammy- winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano for a celebratory evening of Mexican and American holiday songs, inspired choreography performed by Folklor Pasio?n Mexicana as well as audience sing-alongs in Fiesta Navidad tonight, December 23 in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. This joyful concert also features the Latin Christmas tradition of La Posada, the reenactment of Joseph and Mary's pilgrimage to Bethlehem. (more...)

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