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The Poets' Theatre to Present ALBATROSS, 2/13-3/1The Poets' Theatre to Present ALBATROSS, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Poets' Theatre has announced Albatross, a solo performance piece adapted from Samuel Taylor Coleridge's captivating classic, 'The Rime of the Ancient Mariner.' The adaptation, written by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett, is directed by Boston theater alum Rick Lombardo and features Benjamin Evett. Albatross will be on stage at the Liebergott Black Box at Emerson University, running February 13th through March 1st 2015. (more...)

Over 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari RothOver 30 Additional Artistic Directors Sign Open Letter in Support of Ari Roth
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

In a continued outpouring of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, more than 30 additional artistic directors have signed the open letter that was issued yesterday in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. (more...)

Artistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J DismissalArtistic Directors of The American Theater Voice Support for Ari Roth Following Theater J Dismissal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

In an unprecedented display of solidarity among a giant consortium of the American theater's artistic directors, an open letter has been issued in support of Ari Roth, following his recent dismissal from the Jewish Community Center in Washington, D.C., where he has served as Artistic Director of Theater J for the past 18 years. The letter, released earlier today represents the views of top theater brass from coast-to-coast, who believe that his dismissal was an act of politically motivated censorship in retaliation for Roth's choice to produce and publicly defend challenging and provocative work. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)Berkeley Rep Presents the World Premiere of X'S AND O'S (A FOOTBALL LOVE STORY)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the world premiere of X's and O's (A Football Love Story), a hard-hitting docudrama that examines our country's passion for a game that is life-giving yet lethal. Our singularly American sport is intricately woven into our culture and rituals, yet its traumatic effect on players and their families has us reexamining its place in our country's story. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's New Charles Dean Award to Honor Outstanding Work by a Local ActorBerkeley Rep's New Charles Dean Award to Honor Outstanding Work by a Local Actor
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

At the recent Theatre Bay Area Awards, Berkeley Repertory Theatre and the Robinson Family Fund for the Arts announced the Charles Dean Award to celebrate and honor outstanding work by a local actor. The inaugural award was presented to longtime Bay Area actor Charles Dean. The award comes with a $10,000 cash prize endowed by the Robinson Family Fund for the Arts and administered by Berkeley Repertory Theatre. It recognizes a Bay Area actor who has dedicated his or her career to Bay Area theatre. Future awardees will be chosen by a panel of local theatre community adjudicators and presented annually at the Theatre Bay Area Awards. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Dedicates Artwork to Barbara OliverAurora Theatre Company Dedicates Artwork to Barbara Oliver
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company celebrated the remarkable life of its founding Artistic Director, Barbara Oliver, with the unveiling of the Barbara Oliver Bas Relief on Tuesday, October 28 in the Nell and Jules Dashow Wing at Aurora Theatre Company. (more...)

KC Rep Welcomes New Artistic StaffKC Rep Welcomes New Artistic Staff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen today announced additions to KC Rep's artistic staff. Jason Chanos has been hired as the new Associate Artistic Director and Marissa Wolf in the newly created position as Director of New Work/Artistic Associate. Chanos will begin January 5, 2015 and Wolf will begin December 10, 2014. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Presents '77%' as Part of Sandbox Series, Beginning TonightSan Francisco Playhouse Presents '77%' as Part of Sandbox Series, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse opens its sixth season of the Sandbox Series of new plays with the world premiere of Rinne Groff's 77% (formerly titled Schooner). Marissa Wolf will direct. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present 77% as Part of Sandbox Series, Begin. 10/29San Francisco Playhouse to Present 77% as Part of Sandbox Series, Begin. 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse opens its sixth season of the Sandbox Series of new plays with the world premiere of Rinne Groff's 77% (formerly titled Schooner). Marissa Wolf will direct. (more...)

Kathleen Turner to Star in 'RED HOT PATRIOT' at Berkeley RepKathleen Turner to Star in 'RED HOT PATRIOT' at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

This November, Berkeley Repertory Theatre rolls out the red carpet for two-time Tony and Oscar nominee Kathleen Turner for her Berkeley Rep debut in Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins (more...)

City of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic DirectorCity of Berkeley Proclaims September 30, 2014 'Tony Taccone Day' in Honor of Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that the City of Berkeley has proclaimed Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Tony Taccone Day. This day will honor Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone as a pioneer in contemporary American theatre. Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates will host a ceremony to present Taccone an official proclamation between 7:00 PM and 7:30 PM in the City Council Chambers at 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. The ceremony will be broadcast on local radio through KPFB Radio 89.3 and on television through Cable B-TV, Channel 33. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLEBerkeley Rep to Present PARTY PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly announces the Bay Area premiere of Party People, a high-wattage fusion of story and song about the legacy of the Black Panthers and Young Lords. In the 1960s these revolutionaries fought injustice, provided free food and medical care for their communities - and struggled against a government determined to suppress them. (more...)

Theatricians Theater Group Begins MR. MARMALADE RehearsalsTheatricians Theater Group Begins MR. MARMALADE Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The Theatricians Theater Group, a professional acting company in Los Angeles began rehearsals for Noah Haidle's beautifully twisted play, Mr. Marmalade. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOWBerkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces The Create CampaignBerkeley Rep Announces The Create Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has grown from a modest beginning in a storefront on College Avenue to one of the premier theatres in the country. The 46-year-old Theatre with an international reputation has served more than 4 million people, amassed numerous awards including the Tony Award for Outstanding Regional Theatre, presented nearly 400 productions, transferred 29 shows to New York, and premiered over 67 new plays. This year alone Berkeley Rep successfully served 23,000 young people through its School of Theatre, making a huge impact on the community. Now, the Theatre turns the page on a new chapter with the launch of the Create Campaign, a $50 million comprehensive campaign to strengthen the relationship between artists, audiences, and the community, and to transform Berkeley Rep into one of the foremost centers for new play development in the country. At the core of the three-year campaign are two major initiatives: the $14 million expansion of the Theatre's Harrison Street campus into a center for artistic innovation, and a $6 million renovation of the Thrust Stage, Berkeley Rep's signature performance space. The campaign will also bolster the Theatre's annual fund and capital reserve fund, and will invest in its staff. With the Create Campaign, Berkeley Rep is poised to re-invest in its commitment to make transformative, bold, and ambitious theatre for generations to come. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue Season with PGYMALION, 7/30-8/24Cal Shakes to Continue Season with PGYMALION, 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 30 through August 24. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/22/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/22/2014
by BWW - Jun 22, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/22/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLEThe Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/15/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/15/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/15/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/08/2014Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 6/08/2014
by BWW - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/08/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

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