The Old Globe News

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea SalongaThe Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts presents Lea Salonga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Tony Award-winning Lea Salonga brings her powerful voice to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, April 18. (more...)

Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at DiversionaryCast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf TheatreJoe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

Artists' Rep Welcomes Andrea Stolowitz as New Lacroute Playwright-in-ResidenceArtists' Rep Welcomes Andrea Stolowitz as New Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre announces that Ronni Lacroute, longtime Artists Rep sponsor and Portland arts patron, has committed to funding a five-year patronage for local award-winning playwright and Artists Rep Resident Artist Andrea Stolowitz. (more...)

BWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - SUPERMARKET OF THE LOSTBWW Blog: Cassandra Hsiao - SUPERMARKET OF THE LOST
by Guest Blogger: Cassandra Hsiao - Mar 20, 2017

In January, I said goodbye to working on one of the plays I wrote in my junior year of high school, 'Supermarket of Lost,' which you can read about my experience here: http://www.broadwayworld.com/los-angeles/article/BWW-Blog-Cassandra-Hsiao-Opening-Nights-and-Goodbyes-Looking-Back-on-SUPERMARKET-OF-LOST-20170123 (more...)

Photo Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across USPhoto Flash: Urgent Call to Action BUILDING THE WALL will Premiere at Fountain Theatre, Roll Across US
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2017

A new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan (The Kentucky Cycle, All the Way, Hacksaw Ridge), written in direct response to the immigration policies of the Trump administration, reveals how those policies might lead to a terrifying, seemingly inconceivable, yet inevitable conclusion.Building the Wall opens at the Fountain Theatre onMarch 18, the first in a series of productions set to take place at theaters across the U.S. as part of a National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere. (more...)


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Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri ShekarVictory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

VIDEO: Tom Brokaw Examines Real-Life Inspiration Behind Broadway's COME FROM AWAYVIDEO: Tom Brokaw Examines Real-Life Inspiration Behind Broadway's COME FROM AWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Today, NBC special correspondent Tom Brokaw joined TODAY to reveal the real-life incidents that inspired the show and examines how a small Canadian town opened its heart to stranded Americans in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

D'Vorah Bailey Stars in WISHFUL THINKING at The Metropolitan RoomD'Vorah Bailey Stars in WISHFUL THINKING at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Broadway singer and actress D'Vorah Bailey returns with her solo cabaret show, Wishful Thinking, at The Metropolitan Room on Saturday, April 29 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This SpringCleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

New Theater Piece Explores Gun Violence and Community Healing; Commemorates 10 Years Since Virginia Tech ShootingsNew Theater Piece Explores Gun Violence and Community Healing; Commemorates 10 Years Since Virginia Tech Shootings
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Load singers and rappers into a chamber of music. Squeeze young people into a conversation about guns. Trigger action. (Be)longing, a new theater piece (featuring more than 45 locally cast singers, beatboxers, and hip-hop artists) by the critically-acclaimed team of composer Byron Au Yong and librettist Aaron Jafferis, will have its world premiere at Virginia Tech's Moss Arts Center on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV: Newfoundland Meets Broadway on Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY!BWW TV: Newfoundland Meets Broadway on Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Mar 13, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. Come From Away features Petrina Bromley (Stratford's As You Like It); Geno Carr (The Old Globe's Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas); Jenn Colella(If/Then); Joel Hatch (Annie); Rodney Hicks (The Scottsboro Boys); Kendra Kassebaum (Wicked); Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball(Memphis); Lee MacDougall (Stratford's The Music Man); Caesar Samayoa(Sister Act); Q. Smith (Mary Poppins); Astrid Van Wieren (North American premiere of Mamma Mia!); Sharon Wheatley (Avenue Q); Josh Breckenridge (The Scottsboro Boys); Susan Dunstan (The Lion King US National Tour); Tamika Lawrence (If/Then) and Tony LePage (Rock of Ages). (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of RED VELVET at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of RED VELVET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The Old Globe presents Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. In-demand director Stafford Arima (Broadway's Allegiance, Off Broadway's Altar Boyz, West End's Ragtime) returns to the Globe, following Allegiance and Ace, to helm the award-winning drama, which runs March 25 - April 30, 2017 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage of the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Thursday, March 30 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Stafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre CalgaryStafford Arima Named Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Theatre Calgary's Board of Directors have announced Stafford Arima as the new Artistic Director of Theatre Calgary. Mr. Arima becomes the 12th Artistic Director in the theatre's 49-year history. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: The Cast of COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. Check out the cast at the opening night party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of COME FROM AWAY!
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. Check out all the arrivals on the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2017

COME FROM AWAY opened last night on Broadway, officially sharing the tale of a remarkable little town in Newfoundland with theatre goers. See the cast take their opening night bows below! (more...)

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