Stage West News


by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Circle Theatre opens its 36th Season with Who Am I This Time? (& Other Conundrums of Love), by Aaron Posner, adapted from stories by Kurt Vonnegut (Music by James Sugg).  (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYCBen Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!Over 500 Organizations Join THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT; Broadway Stars Will Gather in Times Square!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

As previously announced, at 5:30pm on January 19, 2017, at sunset the eve of the Inauguration, more than 500 theaters, ensembles and companies, high school and university theater programs will gather across the country to light a light and make a pledge to stand for and protect the values of inclusion, participation, and compassion for everyone - regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity, or sexual orientation. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre's OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY Sets New Box Office RecordSan Diego Repertory Theatre's OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY Sets New Box Office Record
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today that its box office records, previously set by another of Hershey Felder's works, 'The Pianist of Willesden Lane,' have been broken. The world premiere play with music, 'Our Great Tchaikovsky,' surpassed the record set in 2014 by Felder's adaptation of Mona Golabek's novel - with the current production breaking the record even before entering performances. The production has become the highest grossing show in San Diego REP history. (more...)

DNAWORKS and Stage West Theatre to Present AFTER ORLANDODNAWORKS and Stage West Theatre to Present AFTER ORLANDO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

DNAWORKS and Stage West Theatre will present "AFTER ORLANDO: An International Theatre Action in Response to the Pulse Night Club Shooting", a staged reading, post show community dialogue, and reception at Stage West Theatre on Monday, January 30, 2017 at 7:00pm.  Admission is free.  Donations will be encouraged to benefit Ft. Worth's LGBTQ S.A.V.E.S., a local youth advocacy and service organization. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOWAmphibian Stage Productions Announces Cast and Creative Team for NORTHSIDE HOLLOW
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Amphibian Stage Productions announces the cast and creative team for its first main stage play of the 2017 season, Northside Hollow by Jonathan Fielding and Brenda Withers. Starring Jim Jorgensen and Jordan Sobel, the play runs Friday, February 10 through Sunday, March 5 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions. Supporting artists include Stephanie Cleghorn Jasso and Jake Nice.  (more...)

Center Dance Ensemble Performs Sensual And Emotional Stories Of Love And RelationshipsCenter Dance Ensemble Performs Sensual And Emotional Stories Of Love And Relationships
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Center Dance Ensemble brings a fascinating look at the depth of love with LOVE STORIES.  The performance include a powerful retelling of La Llorona (Weeping Woman) the Mexican folktale of a mother who lost her children and spends eternity searching for them. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage West Presents Regional Premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner.Photo Flash: Stage West Presents Regional Premiere of STUPID FUCKING BIRD by Aaron Posner.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Dev loves Mash. Mash loves Con. Con loves Nina. Nina loves Trig…but so does Emma. Thus, the stage is set for sidesplitting heartache, in Aaron Posner's irreverently funny and unabashedly provocative riff on Chekhov's classic The Seagull, beginning a 5-week regional premiere run on Thursday, January 19 at Stage West. (more...)

City Stage New West Presents SHAW SHORTS!City Stage New West Presents SHAW SHORTS!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

City Stage New West presents an evening of Shaw Shorts!, with How He Lied to Her Husband by George Bernard Shaw, and Love Letters to Mrs. Patrick Campbell, edited and arranged from historical correspondence between Shaw and Campbell by Renee Bucciarelli. (more...)

Real-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 BelowReal-Life Broadway Couples to Celebrate Valentine's Day in LOVE! I HEAR! at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Broadway's most adorable, real-life couples will be joining forces on Valentine's Day to sing some of musical theatre's most romantic songs in Love! I Hear! (more...)

Second Thought Theatre Opens 2017 Season with GROUNDEDSecond Thought Theatre Opens 2017 Season with GROUNDED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Second Thought Theatre opens its gripping 2017 season with the area premiere of Grounded by George Brandt. STT Artistic Director Alex Organ returns to directing for the company for the first time since 2014's production of Cock. This year he directs the one-woman show portraying a female fighter pilot navigating the clash between a career in the typically masculine world of modern warfare and the more traditional role of wife and mother. Grounded begins with previews on Wednesday, January 11 and runs through Saturday, February 4. All performances of Grounded will take place at Bryant Hall on the Kalita Humphreys Campus, 3636 Turtle Creek Blvd. Tickets to Grounded can be purchased online at 2TT.co. (more...)

ARE YOU SERIOUS? - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES Extends at Cornelia Street CafeARE YOU SERIOUS? - A WOMAN OF A CERTAIN AGE INQUIRES Extends at Cornelia Street Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Cornelia Street Cafe has extended playwright Tulis McCall's critically lauded solo performance, Are You Serious? - A Woman of a Certain Age Inquires through February 2017. (more...)

San Diego REP Welcomes New Associate Producer Kim HeilSan Diego REP Welcomes New Associate Producer Kim Heil
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

???????San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the hiring of Kim Heil as the theatre's new Associate Producer and Casting Director. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for the Regional Premiere of SILENT SKYWaterTower Theatre Announces Casting and Creative Team for the Regional Premiere of SILENT SKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

WaterTower Theatre Managing Director Greg Patterson and Associate Artistic Director Kelsey Leigh Ervi today announced casting and creative team details for the Regional Premiere of Silent Sky, directed by Kelsey Leigh Ervi. A new play by Lauren Gunderson, Silent Sky will run January 20-February 12, 2017, in the Canterbury Family Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. The cast features Anastasia Munoz as Henrietta Leavitt, Sarah Elizabeth Price as Margaret Leavitt, Mitchell Stephens as Peter Shaw, Marianne Galloway as Annie Cannon, and Shannon J. McGrann as Williamina Fleming.  (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY the Cupcake Way!BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY the Cupcake Way!
by George Brietigam - Nov 22, 2016

On the eve of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, North Hollywood Arts District's newest theatre exceeds expectations with their production of HAIRSPRAY. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present Fort Worth Premiere of THE PLEASURE TRIALSAmphibian Stage Productions to Present Fort Worth Premiere of THE PLEASURE TRIALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions presents its third and final staged reading of the 2016 season. In a vigorous effort to foster new work, this past year Amphibian has hosted three playwrights in residence to develop their unpublished plays. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUESPhoto Flash: First Look at CEK Productions' World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES begins previews Friday, November 11, 2016 and opens Friday, November 18 at 8pm. The production runs through Sunday, December 18 at the Matrix Theatre, 7657 Melrose Ave. in West Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Flash:  Theatre Three Presents World Premiere of DAY LIGHTPhoto Flash: Theatre Three Presents World Premiere of DAY LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Junction Pass, Texas, 1867. As a massive blizzard bears down on the Poteet Family ranch, dark secrets, hidden desires and unbridled emotion boil to the surface, threatening to tear the family apart. Day Light challenges our ideas of how we get to happiness and how we become the people we were meant to be. (more...)

Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'Upcoming World Premiere Musical 'LUSH LIFE' changes its title to 'WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

CEK Productions presents the World Premiere of WHEN JAZZ HAD THE BLUES, book by Carole Eglash-Kosoff, musical direction and arrangements by Rahn Coleman, choreography by Cassie Crump and direction by John Henry Davis. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKYSan Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere of OUR GREAT TCHAIKOVSKY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) will present the world premiere of "Our Great Tchaikovsky," a new play with music featuring the compositions of Piotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky with a book and performance by Hershey Felder.Directed by longtime collaborator Trevor Hay ("Hershey Felder as Irving Berling"), and produced by long-time collaborators Samantha F. Voxakis, Karen Racanelli and Erik Carstensen, Felder's newest work takes on Russia's most celebrated, and perhaps most mysterious, composer. "Our Great Tchaikovsky," the fourth selection of the 2016/2017 season, begins on Thursday, January 12, 2017 and plays throughSunday, February 12, 2017 with an opening night on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at 7 p.m. on the Lyceum Stage Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

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