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Flat Rock Playhouse to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This SeptemberFlat Rock Playhouse to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

?Come experience the powerful truth of a young girl who left the world behind with a legacy of bravery. (more...)

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company Opens the 2016-2017 Mainstage Season With THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKCincinnati Shakespeare Company Opens the 2016-2017 Mainstage Season With THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company officially opens its 2016-2017 mainstage season with "The Diary of Anne Frank", adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on "The Diary of A Young Girl" by Anne Frank.  This production, playing September 9 - October 1, 2016, is directed by Jeremy Dubin, Artistic Associate at Cincinnati Shakespeare, and features Courtney Lucien, last seen on Cincinnati Shakespeare's stage in the titular role in last season's smash hit Emma. This production is generously sponsored by Macys, Raymond James, and Oswald. The season is sponsored by The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, ArtsWave, and the Ohio Arts Council. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to CTLRTHE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to CTLR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Community Theatre of Little Rock is pleased to begin its 61st Season with our Late Summer Reader's Theatre production of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' by Wendy Kesselman.   Show dates are August 26th-28th, to be held at The Studio Theatre, 320 West 7th Street in Downtown Little Rock. (more...)

Second Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTSSecond Stage Uptown Extends Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre 2016 Uptown Series' production of ENGAGEMENTS has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 20. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long BeachJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Gets Special Performance in Long Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce a special, one-day-only Saturday, June 25th, performance of the critically acclaimed SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN at Arts in the Plaza in Long Beach, NY. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading SeriesYork Theatre Company to Launch Spring Developmental Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series will present staged readings of three new musicals: A Tale of Two Cities, with book, music and lyrics by Wendy Kesselman, Platinum, with lyrics and music by Will Holt and Gary William Friedman, and book by Stevie Holland with Gary William Friedman, and The Fitzgeralds of Saint Paul, with book, music and lyrics by Christie Baugher, at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

Boston Theater Marathon XVIII to be Held in MayBoston Theater Marathon XVIII to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) presents the 18th annual Boston Theater Marathon and the eighth year of The Warm-Up Laps. This year's Boston Theater Marathon features 50 ten-minute plays, by 52 New England playwrights, produced by 50 New England theatres in ten hours. (more...)

Jen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour DatesJen Danby-Led SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN Sets 2016 Florida Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the Florida 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, with additional tour dates to follow in New York City on April 22nd for Earth Day at 124 Bank St Theatre and in Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 SeasonTHE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, A RAISIN IN THE SUN & More Set for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Cincinnati Shakespeare Company is proud to announce its 2016-2017 Season line-up. This will be the final season in their current Race Street location before the company moves into the new Otto M. Budig Theater that will be located at 12th and Elm Streets in OTR for the 2017-2018 season! (more...)

FRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown SeriesFRIEND ART and ENGAGEMENTS Slated for Second Stage Uptown Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre will present the world premiere of Sofia Alvarez's FRIEND ART, directed by Portia Krieger, and the New York premiere of Lucy Teitler's ENGAGEMENTS as part of the company's fourteenth annual SECOND STAGE THEATRE UPTOWN SERIES this summer. (more...)

The Pennington Players to Bring THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to MCCC's Kelsey TheatreThe Pennington Players to Bring THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Today it's history, but first it was a young girl's life. The Pennington Players presents the gripping historic play 'The Diary of Anne Frank' at Mercer County Community College's (MCCC's) Kelsey Theatre in March. (more...)

Pennington Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKPennington Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?The Pennington Players are bringing the classic play, The Diary of Anne Frank, to the stage of Kelsey Theatre.  Performances are March 11, 12, 18, 19, 2016 at 8:00 pm and March 13 & 20, 2016, at 2:00 pm.   Kelsey Theatre is located on the Mercer County Community College West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.  A reception with the cast and crew follows the opening night performance on March 11.  There will be a special talk back session with the cast and crew held after the 8 pm performance on Friday, March 18.   (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Kansas City Repertory TheatreBWW Reviews: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Kansas City Repertory Theatre
by Alan Portner - Feb 8, 2016

Diary of Anne Frank makes important historical statement (more...)

Palo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 SeasonPalo Alto Players Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, announces its 86th season - 'From Stage to Screen and Back Again' - featuring a collection of plays and musicals whose time-honored stories have been theatrical hits both on stage and in film. The 2016-17 line-up, beginning September 2016, was unveiled Saturday, January 30 by Artistic Director Patrick Klein and Managing Director Diana Lynn Berenstein at the company's annual Season Announcement Party and includes Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID; THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK; A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD, A NIGHT IN THE UKRAINE; Monty Python's SPAMALOT and THE GRADUATE. All performances are held at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. Subscriptions are on sale now online at www.paplayers.org or by phone at 650.329.0891. Individual tickets for the September show go on sale in August and for the remaining season beginning in October. (more...)

Farmington Players' THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to Run 2/12-3/5Farmington Players' THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK to Run 2/12-3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Farmington Players are proud to perform the classic drama 'The Diary Of Anne Frank,' February 12 - March 5 in Farmington Hills. (more...)

SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next MonthSHARON TATE IN HEAVEN to Launch 2016 Tour in Los Angeles Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

This American Blonde Actress and Mississippi Mud Productions announce the first dates of the 2016 tour of SHARON TATE IN HEAVEN, beginning in Los Angeles for a return engagement, and with additional tour dates to follow in Florida, New York City and Long Island, NY, coinciding with the worldwide release of a film for new media version. It will play on the West Coast on February 5th and 6th for two shows only at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute on the the James Dean Soundstage, an 'environmental' TV studio setting. (more...)

KC Rep Sets THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK CastKC Rep Sets THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Rosen is pleased to announce the cast of The Diary of Anne Frank, directed by Marissa Wolf, KC Rep's Director of New Works. The play, based upon Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, was originally written for the stage by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett. In 1997, Wendy Kesselman published a revised version of Goodrich and Hackett's Pulitzer Prize winning script, which integrated some of the more personal aspects of Anne Frank's story that remained untold in the original script. (more...)

Redford Teen Brings Historical Figure to Life in New Adaptation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Paul's Players This WeekendRedford Teen Brings Historical Figure to Life in New Adaptation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Paul's Players This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Paul's Players will present a powerful new dramatic adaptation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, an original play by Wendy Kesselman. In this play, Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. The show will be performed this weekend, November 13 & 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and November 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, 48154. (more...)

Redford Teen to Bring Historical Figure to Life in New Adaptation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Paul's Players, 11/13-15Redford Teen to Bring Historical Figure to Life in New Adaptation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Paul's Players, 11/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Paul's Players will present a powerful new dramatic adaptation of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, an original play by Wendy Kesselman. In this play, Anne Frank emerges from history as a living, lyrical, intensely gifted young girl, who confronts her rapidly changing life and the increasing horror of her time with astonishing honesty, wit, and determination. The show will be performed November 13 & 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. and November 15, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. All performances will be held at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church, 27475 Five Mile Road, Livonia, 48154. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at STNJ is Theatrical ExcellenceBWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at STNJ is Theatrical Excellence
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 24, 2015

'The Diary of Anne Frank' is now onstage at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey through November 21st. Directed by Joseph Discher, this moving theatrical piece is impeccably performed. It is a must-see this fall. (more...)

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