Theatre West News

Ten Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare FestivalTen Talented Directors Imagining the 56th Season of Utah Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Utah Shakespeare Festival Artistic Directors David Ivers and Brian Vaughn recently announced a slate of ten highly-creative, talented and experienced directors for the Festival's 2017 season. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARKCase Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (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...)

New Shows from Award-Winning Emerging Directors on Sale TodayNew Shows from Award-Winning Emerging Directors on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Two comic Chekhov shorts The Bear and The Proposal will be directed by Lucy J Skilbeck Dael Orlandersmith's incisive drama Yellowman will be directed by Nancy Medina Skilbeck and Medina are the winners of Genesis Future Directors Awards for 2017  (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Coming to Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading SeriesSHE LOVES ME Coming to Musical Theatre West's Reiner Staged Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series (RRS) presents the romantic romp She Loves Me, Saturday, December 3, at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for JEST END 2106 at Waterloo East TheatreFull Cast Announced for JEST END 2106 at Waterloo East Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland, returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Artistic Director Tamara Harvey Announces 2017 Spring Season At Theatr ClwydArtistic Director Tamara Harvey Announces 2017 Spring Season At Theatr Clwyd
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Artistic Director of Theatr Clwyd Tamara Harvey today announces the 2017 spring season for the company. (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...)

J. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe TonightJ. Bernard Calloway Returns in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Old Globe presents its 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

J.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public DemandJ.B. Priestley's BENIGHTED Extended Due to Phenomenal Public Demand
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After an opening weekend of record breaking ticket sales, Benighted has been extended at the Old Red Lion due to phenomenal public demand - now closing on Saturday 7th January 2017. (more...)

Jest End Cast 2016 AnnouncedJest End Cast 2016 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The hit comedy musical show exploring and 'exposing' the hits, flops and gossip of Theatreland  returns to Waterloo East Theatre after its sell-out season in 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!J. Bernard Calloway to Return in Title Role of 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's 19th annual production of Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWOThe Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

Hershey Felder Brings the Story of America's Composer, Irving Berlin, to LifeHershey Felder Brings the Story of America's Composer, Irving Berlin, to Life
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Celebrated performer and pianist Hershey Felder brings the remarkable story of beloved composer Irving Berlin to The Armory with his highly acclaimed solo-show, Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. Portland audiences are familiar with Hershey Felder as the adaptor and director ofThe Pianist of Willesden Lane, which played to sold-out houses at The Armory last season and will return in June for a limited engagement. Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin is directed by Trevor Hay, who collaborated with Felder on The Pianist of Willesden Lane, along with a number of other works. Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin opens on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on December 2; preview performances begin November 30; and the production runs through December 30.  (more...)

Hartshorn-Hook Productions and The Flanagan Collective to Present Immersive A CHRISTMAS CAROLHartshorn-Hook Productions and The Flanagan Collective to Present Immersive A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Hartshorn-Hook Productions and The Flanagan Collective team up for the sixth year running to present a rousing rendition of this timeless classic, served over a two-course Christmas feast. A heart-warming, foot-stomping immersive production, created by writer Alexander Wright and director Tom Bellerby. This seasonal show is presented in partnership with The Big Issue Foundation. (more...)

Seared Presents the World Premiere of Michael Mclean's YEARS OF SUNLIGHTSeared Presents the World Premiere of Michael Mclean's YEARS OF SUNLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Seared, in association with Theatre 503, today announces the world premiere of Years of Sunlight, a new play by Michael Mclean which opens Lisa Spirling's inaugural season as Artistic Director of Theatre 503.  The production, directed by Amelia Sears, opens on 30 January, with previews from 25 January, and runs until 18 February. (more...)

Beastie Boys Show LICENSED TO ILL Will Run at Southwark PlayhouseBeastie Boys Show LICENSED TO ILL Will Run at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

This November will see hit show Licensed To Ill return to London, thirty years since the Beastie Boys first made headlines with their album of the same name. (more...)

IT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to the West End This NovemberIT IS EASY TO BE DEAD to Transfer to the West End This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Transferring from its critically acclaimed sell-out run at the Finborough Theatre earlier this year, the world premiere production of It Is Easy To Be Dead opens at Studio 2, Trafalgar Studios, for a strictly limited four week limited season from 9 November to 3 December. (more...)

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