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BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Paints Bold Strokes with REDBWW Review: South Coast Repertory Paints Bold Strokes with RED
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 9, 2016

Now on stage in an exquisite new regional production at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through February 21, 2016, John Logan's riveting Tony Award-winning two-character play RED imagines a specific time period in the life of world-renowned abstract expressionist painter Mark Rothko (played with superb gusto by Mark Harelik) and his struggles to remain an appreciated, serious artiste at the dawn of pop art, Andy Warhol, and the rise of pretty (and well-funded) 'over mantle' modern art. With the help of a new young assistant (the impressive Paul David Story), Rothko forges ahead with a high-paying commission to produce a series of murals for the Four Seasons Restaurant, which causes much inner turmoil for the artist. (more...)

TOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This SpringTOKYO FISH STORY Gets Northern California Premiere at TheatreWorks This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Northern California Premiere of TOKYO FISH STORY by Kimber Lee. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Teatro Paraguas presents WELCOME TO ARROYO'STeatro Paraguas presents WELCOME TO ARROYO'S
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Teatro Paraguas presents Welcome to Arroyo's by Kristoffer Diaz, a play about family, community, grief, redemption, and hip-hop. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Welcome Sandra Tsing Loh's THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVOPasadena Playhouse to Welcome Sandra Tsing Loh's THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Pasadena Playhouse presents South Coast Repertory's production of THE MADWOMAN IN THE VOLVO written by and starring Sandra Tsing Loh and directed by Lisa Peterson as the final production of the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.† (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall†by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016,†and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Jose Llana, Nikki M. James & More to Star in STRING as Part of 'New Musicals at 54'Jose Llana, Nikki M. James & More to Star in STRING as Part of 'New Musicals at 54'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

String†is a modern-day twist on the story of the Three Fates, who spin, measure, and snip the string of our lives and find themselves stranded on Earth. Stuck in an office building, they're not so different from the workaholic mortals around them -- except that for the Fates, juggling their jobs and an unexpected office romance might literally mean the end of the world. (more...)

THE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Open Chance Theater's TYA SeasonTHE STINKY CHEESE MAN to Open Chance Theater's TYA Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Anaheim's official resident theater company, Chance Theater is delighted to present the irreverent and uproariously silly The Stinky Cheese Man and other fairly stupid tales as the first production of its 2016 Theater for Young Audiences season. Performances will begin February 25 and continue through March 6 on the Fyda-Mar Stage at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center. Based on the award-winning book of the same title by Jon Scieszka and illustrated by Lane Smith, the show has been adapted by John Glore and is directed by Darryl B. Hovis. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in TheatreLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2015 (Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015). (more...)

Berkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormandBerkeley Rep Sets Full Cast of MACBETH, Starring Conleth Hill & Frances McDormand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Berkeley Rep presents Shakespeare's dark and violent tragedy on the Roda Stage. This classic exploration of the ominous side of ambition tells the story of a couple bound together in their thirst for the Scottish throne. Driven by an evil prophesy and his scheming wife, Macbeth kills the king and claims his crown, thus beginning a moral descent into a reign of terror. (more...)

Theatre Rhino Presents THE CALLTheatre Rhino Presents THE CALL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Theatre Rhinoceros presents THE CALL - by Tanya Barfield, Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe, Feb. 20 - March 12, 2016 (Limited Engagement - 17 Performances Only). (more...)

HAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History FinalistsHAMILTON Among 2016 Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Columbia University Libraries/Information Services, on behalf of the board of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History, has announced the five finalist works for the 2016 award: (more...)

Lauren Gunderson's Work Returns to 59E59 Theaters with I AND YOU TonightLauren Gunderson's Work Returns to 59E59 Theaters with I AND YOU Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

59E59 Theaters†welcomes playwright Lauren Gunderson (Bauer) back to the 5A Season with NY premiere of her award-winning play I AND YOU, directed by Sean Daniels, and produced by Merrimack Repertory Theatre in association with Richard Winkler. I AND YOU opens tonight, January 27,†for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 28.† (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

South Coast Repertory to Present PINOCCHIOSouth Coast Repertory to Present PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The tale of the naughty puppet hoping to become a real boy gets an infusion of music, clowning and fun when South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences series presents Pinocchio by Greg Banks, based on the classic story by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio runs Feb. 5-21 on the Julianne Argyros Stage and is directed by Jeremy Aluma. Tickets are on sale at www.scr.org. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.† Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.† The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.†† (more...)

South Coast Repertory's PINOCCHIO Clowns Around in the Theatre for Young Audiences SeriesSouth Coast Repertory's PINOCCHIO Clowns Around in the Theatre for Young Audiences Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2016

The tale of the naughty puppet hoping to become a real boy gets an infusion of music, clowning and fun when South Coast Repertory's Theatre for Young Audiences series presents Pinocchio by Greg Banks, based on the classic story by Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio runs Feb. 5-21 on the Julianne Argyros Stage and is directed by Jeremy Aluma. Tickets are on sale at www.scr.org. (more...)

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents World Premiere of WATCHING O.J.Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA Presents World Premiere of WATCHING O.J.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Ensemble Studio Theatre/LA continues with their WORLD PREMIERE of Click and drag to move Watching O.J. by David McMillan Continuing through Black History month February 5th - 28, 2016 Running at 8pm Fridays and Saturdays, and 2pm Sundays EST/LA is in the Atwater Village Theatre complex at 3269 Casitas Ave. LA, CA 90039 Tickets are $19.95 in advance at watchingoj.com or $25 at the door. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More Set for IN TRANSIT in Concert at Feinstein's/54 BelowLindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey and More Set for IN TRANSIT in Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Lindsay Mendez, Erin Mackey, and more in IN TRANSIT THE MUSICAL: IN CONCERT on March 20th at 7pm & 9:30pm. (more...)

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