Stage West News

Stage West to Present MR. BURNS, Begin. 8/6Stage West to Present MR. BURNS, Begin. 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The electrical grid has fallen, and the world is a dark and dangerous place. How is the human race to survive? And what will take the place of all the electronic devices we use to amuse and inform ourselves? One possible set of answers is very entertainingly explored in in Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, by Anne Washburn with score by Michael Friedman, beginning its 6-week regional premiere on Thursday, August 6 at Stage West.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY- Tonight! The Show Must Go On!BWW Reviews: WEST SIDE STORY- Tonight! The Show Must Go On!
by Leanne Marsland - Jul 13, 2015

Amongst the array of wonderful shows that The Production Company has brought to the stage, West Side Story, the adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, is without a doubt a triumph! Celebrating their 50th show, with what is often deemed as the best written musical of all time with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein and Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, was definitely a decision well made. (more...)

The Road Theatre to Showcase New Work at Sixth Annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, 7/26-8/2The Road Theatre to Showcase New Work at Sixth Annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL, 7/26-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, remain committed to their meaningful mission to produce and develop New Work for the Stage. They are thrilled to announce in this, their 24th season, the sixth annual SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL (SPF6). (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

NJPAC Launches STAGE EXCHANGENJPAC Launches STAGE EXCHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

In 2014, New Jersey Performing Arts Centerlaunched the Stage Exchange series, where cutting-edge new play development meets insightful community dialogue. Heading into its second year, NJPAC announces an inaugural commissioning program as part of the Stage Exchange. Following the commission period and staged reading at NJPAC, each play will receive a world premiere in the 2016-17 season at a New Jersey theater. (more...)

DON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian StageDON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE KNIGHT ERRANT DON QUIXOTE by Brenda Withers, next Thursday, kicking off a four-week run of the play. (more...)

Stage West to Present Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEStage West to Present Christopher Durang's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

'Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.' Especially when you're the one paying the bills. It might not make for a joyous reunion, though, as we discover to hilarious effect in Christopher Durang's 2013 Tony-winning Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, beginning its 6-week run on Thursday, June 4. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Main Stage Season to Feature 'GUVNORS,' 'MULLINGAR' & MoreWaterTower Theatre's 2015-2016 Main Stage Season to Feature 'GUVNORS,' 'MULLINGAR' & More
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, today announced details of the Company's 2015-2016 Main Stage season. Some highlights of the season include one World Premiere Musical and four Regional Premieres. WaterTower Theatre is expanding its regular Main Stage subscription series from five to six shows next season. (more...)

Stray Cat Theatre Unleashes 2015-16 Season Including HEATHERS & AMERICAN IDIOTStray Cat Theatre Unleashes 2015-16 Season Including HEATHERS & AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Featuring two smash hit musicals - GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT and HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, our season will also include two hot and exciting contemporary plays: Aaron Posner's bold new riff on Chekhov's THE SEAGULL entitled STUPID FUCKING BIRD - and a kind of co-production with Arizona Theatre Company - Laura Eason's steamy SEX WITH STRANGERS. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Adds Stray Cat Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS to 2015-16 SeasonArizona Theatre Company Adds Stray Cat Theatre's SEX WITH STRANGERS to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Arizona Theatre Company has added a seventh show to the 2015-16 season as it presents a very special production from Stray Cat Theatre, one of Arizona's leading indie theatre companies. Sex With Strangers, a recent off-Broadway hit, is a digital-era story about what happens when you let someone in your door who may know more about you than they let on. (more...)

unMasqued Theatre Co. to Present Texas/Regional Premiere of WASTELANDunMasqued Theatre Co. to Present Texas/Regional Premiere of WASTELAND
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Wasteland by Susan Felder will have it's Texas/Regional Premiere in Stage West's Studio Theatre August 20th-23rd before heading to the Rochester Fringe Festival in New York for a run September 22nd-25th.  (more...)

SNACK Opens 6/6 at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015SNACK Opens 6/6 at Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Megan Dolan's hilarious one-woman show SNACK, a depiction of domestic life, smoothie addiction, comfort food, and parenting, will open June 6th as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival 2015 at Theatre Asylum (6320 Santa Monica Blvd. Hollywood, 90038). Tickets are available at http://hff15.org/2049 (more...)

Billy Shaddox to Release New Album 'I Melt, I Howl', 6/16Billy Shaddox to Release New Album 'I Melt, I Howl', 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Billy Shaddox effortlessly crafts a majestic blend of soul-stirring Americana and dreamy pop harmonies. The Colorado transplant truly transforms with his forthcoming album I Melt, I Howl, to be released on June 16. (more...)

Collaborative Artists Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of LOST GENERATION, 5/8-31Collaborative Artists Ensemble to Stage West Coast Premiere of LOST GENERATION, 5/8-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015

In the West Coast premiere of 'Lost Generation' the complex and dangerous friendship of Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald with Ernest Hemingway is traced in this funny, surreal and dark play which presents their evolving attractions, entanglements, jealousies, conflicts, and madness. (more...)

Stage West to Present RED, Begin. 4/9Stage West to Present RED, Begin. 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

What goes into the creation of a major piece of art? Does it flow like water out of the artist, or is it a struggle as painful as childbirth? Does pain lend it greater legitimacy? Stage West presents a searing look into the depths of an artist's ambition and vulnerability in John Logan's Red, beginning its 5-week run on Thursday, April 9. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9Toronto Composers to Collaborate on Breaking Into Song: The Music of Scott Christian, Colleen & Akiva, and Kevin Wong, March 9
by Toronto Newsdesk - Mar 3, 2015

Join four Toronto-based composers for an evening celebrating Canada's exciting new voices in contemporary musical theatre. Scott Christian, Colleen Dauncey, Akiva Romer-Segal and Kevin Wong are behind some of the biggest hits recently presented at the Fringe, SummerWorks and Next Stage festivals. Their songs have been enjoyed on recordings and in theatres, concert halls and cabarets worldwide. Discover compelling characters and stories brought to life by a whole new generation of musical theatre creators. (more...)

NEW PLAYS NEW JERSEY Festival to Run 3/2-8NEW PLAYS NEW JERSEY Festival to Run 3/2-8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

With partial funding from the National New Play Network Collaboration Fund and as part of the New Jersey Theatre Alliance Stages Festival, Playwrights Theatre of New Jersey and six other theatres will collaborate on New Plays New Jersey, a week-long celebration of new plays by New Jersey playwrights and the the theatres that support them. (more...)

CHARLES' STORY to Play Attic Theatre, 3/24-25CHARLES' STORY to Play Attic Theatre, 3/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Padua Playwrights, in association with Atlanta's PushPush Film & Theater, presents an 'Early Look' at the final installment of Murray Mednick's eight-play 'Gary Plays" cycle. Mednick will direct two performances of Charles' Story on Tuesday, March 24 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, March 25 at 2 p.m at the Attic Theatre in Los Angeles, paving the way for a full production of the entire octet in 2015/16. (more...)

BWW Reviews: W. Paul Wade & Dennis Duggan Shine in TWELVE ANGRY MENBWW Reviews: W. Paul Wade & Dennis Duggan Shine in TWELVE ANGRY MEN
by Peter Nason - Feb 23, 2015

Despite some flaws, this is a riveting production with immersion staging that puts us right there in the jury room. (more...)

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