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Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAYBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Open Fist Theatre Company to Offer Early Look at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 2, 4/22-24Open Fist Theatre Company to Offer Early Look at THE GARY PLAYS - PART 2, 4/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

The Open Fist Theatre Company presents an 'Early Look' at the second installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays" cycle, directed by Padua Playwrights Artistic Director Guy Zimmerman. Three performances of Part 2 (comprised of Mednick's Out of the Blue, portions of Gary's Walk and DaddyO Dies Well) will be presented on April 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Greenway Court Theatre, 544 N. Fairfax in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZCelebration Theatre to Stage West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd. THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Second Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This SpringSecond Thought Theatre to Stage THE GREAT GOD PAN This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Second Thought Theatre follows acclaimed production of Martyr with THE GREAT GOD PAN as the second show of its 2016 season. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre to Present LEYENDA, 4/14Phoenix Theatre to Present LEYENDA, 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the World Premiere of Leyenda opening April 14, 2016 on the Steve and Livia Russell Stage. This production runs through May 1, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

Cast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOXCast Announced for Improbable's OPENING SKINNER'S BOX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Rehearsals start this week for Opening Skinner's Box, a new production adapted by Improbable and marking 20 years since the company's inception. Directed by Phelim McDermott and Lee Simpson, co-founders of Improbable, this production will play at Northern Stage, West Yorkshire Playhouse and the Bristol Old Vic. Previewing from 22 April at Northern Stage. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Broadway's Karen Murphy to Play Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian StageBroadway's Karen Murphy to Play Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its second main stage play of the 2016 season, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS by John Logan.  Starring Karen Murphy, the play will run Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, May 1 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.     (more...)

NJPAC Launches Stage Exchange ProgramNJPAC Launches Stage Exchange Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

New Jersey Theatre Alliance (the Alliance), in partnership with the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) and Newark Celebration 350, is embarking on a groundbreaking new play commission program, NJPAC Stage Exchange: The Commissions, working with three professional New Jersey theatres to produce original works by a talented trio of Garden State playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at BUYER & CELLAR at The Studio at Stage WestPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at BUYER & CELLAR at The Studio at Stage West
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

What happens when a megastar hires an underemployed young actor to work for her in her basement shopping mall? Best job ever-or a disaster waiting to happen? You can find out in Jonathan Tolins' outrageous and insightful play BUYER & CELLAR, beginning its four-week run in The Studio at Stage West on Thursday, March 17. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the show's star! (more...)

Playco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab ProgrammingPlayco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Play Company's (PlayCo) Idea Lab series complements the productions in their 2016 season by bringing together artists, scholars, writers and community leaders for stand-alone events to examine themes raised in the shows. Following performances of the world premiere of The Wildness, a co-produced with Ars Nova, Playco will present three post show events over three Thursdays, March 3, 10 & 17. (more...)

Stage West to Present THE NETHER, Begin. 3/10Stage West to Present THE NETHER, Begin. 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Is there a crime when the blood is just bits of computer code?  Is there abuse when the victim is just an avatar? That and more is at the heart of Jennifer Haley's compelling play The Nether, beginning its 5-week run at Stage West on Thursday, March 10.  (more...)

WaterTower Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Women in Theatre SeriesWaterTower Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Women in Theatre Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced details for the second annual WOMEN IN THEATRE series. The event is presented under the auspices of Women of WaterTower Theatre (WOW!) and it is co-chaired by Karol Omlor and Andrea Redmon. This is the second lecture in the series (the first was held last year and featured female directors), and it will be held on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 from 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm (with a post-lecture reception in the lobby with the artists). The event will be held in the Main Space at WaterTower Theatre. The lecture will be moderated by the Dallas Observer's Arts and Culture Editor Lauren Smart, and features Pam Dougherty, Jenny Ledel, Denise Lee, Sarah Elizabeth Smith and Wendy Welch. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award WinnersWagner College Theatre Announces 2016 Stanley Drama Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

The Wagner College Theatre has announced that the winner of this year's Stanley Drama Award is Mike Bencivenga of Astoria, Queens, N.Y., for his two-act play, 'Bad Hearts.' (more...)

Route 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKERoute 66 & VS. Theatre Company to Stage West Coast Premiere Of NO WAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicago-based Route 66 Theatre Company, in association with VS. Theatre Company, is pleased to announce the transfer of the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit Chicago production of NO WAKEby William Donnelly and directed by Kimberly Senior (Sex With Strangers - Geffen Playhouse, Disgraced - Mark Taper Forum) to VS. Theatre. The West Coast premiere of NO WAKE will preview on Thursday, February 25; will open on Friday, February 26 and perform through Saturday, March 19, 2016 at VS. Theatre Company, 5453 W. Pico Blvd. in Los Angeles. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSALSan Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with West Coast premiere of Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, directed by Jon Tracy. (more...)

Tim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of DramaTim Bond to Join Faculty of University of Washington School of Drama
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Tim Bond-noted director and educator and current Producing Artistic Director at Syracuse Stage and the Syracuse University Department of Drama-has been hired as a full professor at the University of Washington School of Drama. An alumnus of the School of Drama MFA Directing program, Mr. Bond will teach in both the undergraduate curriculum and the MFA directing and acting programs. (more...)

BECOMING DR. RUTH to Run 2/10-28 at The Herberger TheaterBECOMING DR. RUTH to Run 2/10-28 at The Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

? The compelling, touching and often-humorous story of Karola Siegel, who left her family and fled from the Nazis to join the Jewish paramilitary as a scout and sniper and moved to America to pursue her dreams as Ruth Westheimer comes to life in Mark St. Germain's Becoming Dr. Ruth from Feb. 10-28 on Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)

BWW Previews: DETAILS FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!BWW Previews: DETAILS FOR THE 15TH ANNUAL OUT OF THE LOOP FRINGE FESTIVAL ANNOUNCED!
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 6, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, February 25 - March 6, 2016, at the Addison Theatre Centre. Six world premieres highlight this year's diverse Festival as well as 2 one-woman cabarets, 4 dance works, 1 circus act, 3 solo shows, 1 musical reading, 2 play readings, 9 theatre productions, 1 interdisciplinary piece, 1 spoken word performance, a 24-hour play festival, and many returning favorites. The Festival is made possible, in part, through the generous support of The Town of Addison and the Texas Commission on the Arts as well as media sponsors, TheaterJones.com and the Dallas Observer. The Festival is produced by Terry Martin and Kelsey Leigh Ervi. (more...)

Out of the Loop Fringe Festival 2016 Lineup AnnouncedOut of the Loop Fringe Festival 2016 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director and Loop Executive Producer Terry Martin today announced the line-up for the 2016 Out of the Loop Fringe Festival, February 25 - March 6, 2016, at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

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