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The Actors' Gang  presents the U.S. Premiere of HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOMThe Actors' Gang presents the U.S. Premiere of HARLEQUINO: ON TO FREEDOM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Actors' Gang's new musical production of Harlequino: On to Freedom will have its U.S. Premiere in March, as part of the theater's 2017 Spring Season of Justice. Written and directed by Tim Robbins, the new musical combines Commedia dell'Arte, Shakespearean tragedy, live music and sophisticated comedy to produce a dialectic on the meaning of freedom.  The musical had its European Premiere at the Spoleto Festival, in Italy, and it subsequently toured to Shanghai and Beijing where it was censored by government officials.  Harlequino: On to Freedom begins previews Thursday, March 16, opens onSaturday, March 18 and runs through May 6, 2017, at The Actors' Gang Theatre, in Culver City.  (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Welcomes New President and CEONorth Carolina Theatre Welcomes New President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The board of North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh's premiere, non-profit professional regional theatre announces the selection of Elizabeth Doran as the organization's new president and chief executive officer. (more...)

The Actors' Gang & Sanofka.org present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWNThe Actors' Gang & Sanofka.org present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Actors' Gang today announced a series of post-show talkbacks following the remaining performances of Lyrics From Lockdown, written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte, which is currently performing through Saturday, February 25, 2017 as part of The Actors' Gang Season of Justice at The Actors' Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City.    (more...)

BWW Review: LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN - One Man. One Mic. 40 Characters. Injustice Revealed.BWW Review: LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN - One Man. One Mic. 40 Characters. Injustice Revealed.
by Shari Barrett - Feb 12, 2017

The Actors' Gang is presenting the groundbreaking multimedia production LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN, a solo show written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte, which tells Bryonn Bain's true story of racial profiling and wrongful incarceration at the hands of New York City police and how this experience led to a transformative friendship with death row inmate Nanon Williams. Bain weaves the voices of over 40 characters into an extraordinary, internationally acclaimed tour de force production featuring a live band, performing a fusion of hip hop, theater, spoken word, rhythm and blues, calypso and classical music, to tell Bain's story. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors' Gang and Sankofa.org present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWNPhoto Flash: The Actors' Gang and Sankofa.org present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Actors' Gang today announced that Lyrics From Lockdown, written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte will now open on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8pm. The groundbreaking multimedia production tells Bryonn Bain's true story of racial profiling and wrongful incarceration at the hands of New York City police and how this experience led to a transformative friendship with death row inmate Nanon Williams. Lyrics From Lockdown begins previews Thursday, January 26 and opens on Thursday, February 9 and runs through Saturday, February 25 as part of The Actors' Gang Season of Justice at The Actors' Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets can be purchased online at theactorsgang.com or by phone, 310-838-4264. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICALTheater for the New City Presents GRAND THEFT MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Theater for the New City, Crystal Field, Executive Director, presents Grand Theft Musical, a world premiere musical based on Robert Sickinger's 1994 musical Platinum Taps, with music composed by John Taylor Thomas.  (more...)

Photo Flash: MARJORIE PRIME at Artists RepPhoto Flash: MARJORIE PRIME at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of MARJORIE PRIME, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, by Jordan Harrison. Featuring Vana O'Brien, Chris Harder, Linda Alper and Michael Mendelson, MARJORIE PRIME runs through March 5 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THENTheater for the New City Presents GHOST LIGHT NOW & THEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Theater for the New City takes you to the past where theater ghosts enlighten the present in Ghost Light Now & Then, a new play by Barbara Kahn. (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Play Artists RepPulitzer Prize Finalist MARJORIE PRIME to Play Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre presents the Northwest Premiere of MARJORIE PRIME, a finalist for the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, by Jordan Harrison. Featuring Vana O'Brien, Chris Harder, Linda Alper and Michael Mendelson, MARJORIE PRIME runs February 7 through March 5 on the Alder Stage. (more...)

Marjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at 2017 Sundance Film FestivalMarjorie Prime Wins Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Feature Film Prize at 2017 Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

At a reception during the 2017 Sundance Film Festival today, the beneficiaries of $60,000 in grants from Sundance Institute and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation were revealed. Doron Weber, the Vice President of Programs at the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, announced the winners: Michael Almereyda's Marjorie Prime won the Feature Film Prize; Adam Benic's Levittown (Sundance Institute | Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Episodic Storytelling Grant); Darcy Brislin and Dyana Winkler's Bell (Sundance Institute | Sloan Lab Fellowship); and Jamie Dawson and Howard Gertler's Untitled Smallpox Eradication Project (Sundance Institute | Sloan Commissioning Grant). (more...)

Opera Saratoga Announces SARATOGA SINGS! ScheduleOpera Saratoga Announces SARATOGA SINGS! Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Lawrence Edelson, Artistic and General Director of Opera Saratoga, announced today the winter/spring schedule of events for the company's Saratoga Sings! program. The schedule includes previously announced collaborations, along with a new special event in February with Grammy nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, in partnership with Saratoga Spa State Park. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Welcomes Two New Board MembersThe Actors' Gang Welcomes Two New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins, Executive Director Simon Hannah, and chair of the Board, Collette Brooks proudly announce the addition of two new members to The Actors' Gang Board of Directors since January 2017. The newly elected board members are Billie C. Greer and Malissa Feruzzi Shriver. (more...)

Bozeman Actors Theatre to Stage MARJORIE PRIME at the Verge TheaterBozeman Actors Theatre to Stage MARJORIE PRIME at the Verge Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Bozeman Actors Theatre, in cooperation with Verge Theater, will present Montana's first fully staged production of "Marjorie Prime" in February and March at Verge Theater. (more...)

THE Actors' Gang and Sanofka.Org Announce New Opening Night for LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWNTHE Actors' Gang and Sanofka.Org Announce New Opening Night for LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The Actors' Gang today announced that Lyrics From Lockdown, written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte will now open on Thursday, February 9, 2017 at 8pm. The groundbreaking multimedia production tells Bryonn Bain's true story of racial profiling and wrongful incarceration at the hands of New York City police and how this experience led to a transformative friendship with death row inmate Nanon Williams. Lyrics From Lockdown begins previews Thursday, January 26 and opens onThursday, February 9 and runs thorough Sunday, February 25 as part of The Actors' GangSeason of Justice at The Actors' Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets can be purchased online at theactorsgang.com or by phone, 310-838-4264. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Presents an Open Forum Featuring Sister Helen Prejean and Tim RobbinsThe Actors' Gang Presents an Open Forum Featuring Sister Helen Prejean and Tim Robbins
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

The Actors' Gang will begin 2017 with a one night only special event, featuring Sister Helen Prejean, (Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty), and The Actors Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins. The event is the first of Actors' Gang Axis Mundi 2017 season, a series of speaking events, lectures and documentaries intent on encouraging civic engagement and public dialogue. All Actors' Gang Axis Mundi evenings will be presented as " Pay What You Can Nights", a platform developed with the purpose of making performances accessible to all, regardless of socio-economic status. (more...)

GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN Set for Tribeca Film Center Screening Room, 1/13GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN Set for Tribeca Film Center Screening Room, 1/13
by Movies News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

A story that's messy, complicated, violent. A movie about FAMILY. Rocky from Da Bronx Productions presents GROWING UP FAT & ALBANIAN, a new film by Elza Zagreda directed by award winning filmmaker Dhimitri Ismailaj (Cannes International Film Festival) and Elza Zagreda. (more...)

Nashville Rep to Stage Reading of Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPYNashville Rep to Stage Reading of Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Nashville Rep presents a staged reading of the quirky comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang at a REPaloud in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville on Saturday, January 14, 2017. A revealing talkback with Tony award-winning playwright Durang, the cast, director, and audience immediately follows the reading. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME to Play North Coast Rep This WinterMARJORIE PRIME to Play North Coast Rep This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its highly successful Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of MARJORIE PRIME.  (more...)

The Actors' Gang and Sankofa.org Present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWNThe Actors' Gang and Sankofa.org Present LYRICS FROM LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Actors' Gang today announced Lyrics From Lockdown, written and performed by Bryonn Bain and directed by Gina Belafonte. The groundbreaking multimedia production tells Bryonn Bain's true story of racial profiling and wrongful incarceration at the hands of New York City police and how this experience led to a transformative friendship with death row inmate Nanon Williams. Lyrics From Lockdown begins previews Thursday, January 26 and opens Saturday, February 4 at 8pm as part of The Actors' GangSeason of Justice. The production runs through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at The Actors' Gang Theatre, 9070 Venice Blvd. in Culver City. Tickets can be purchased online attheactorsgang.com or by phone, 310-838-4264. (more...)

Kenyon Phillips to Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway This WinterKenyon Phillips to Star in Jason Craig & Dave Malloy's BEARDO Off-Broadway This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Pipeline Theatre Company has announced Beardo, with book and lyrics by Jason Craig (Beowulf - A Thousand Years of Baggage), music by Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812), and directed by Ellie Heyman (The Traveling Imaginary). Beardo will take place at St. John's Lutheran Church (155 Milton Street, Brooklyn - G Train, Greenpoint Stop). (more...)

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