Will Geer News

Berkeley Rep to Stage Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HEREBerkeley Rep to Stage Nationwide Reading of IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today A Nationwide Reading, a national series of free public readings of the new stage adaptation of It Can't Happen Here, based on the 1935 novel written by Sinclair Lewis. (more...)

Inara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne at TheatricumInara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Homegrown Topangan and acclaimed singer/songwriter, Inara George returns to Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum for her annual concert that benefits the theater's artistic and educational programming. (more...)

THE WOODY GUTHRIE STORY at Theatricum Invites Audiences to Sing AlongTHE WOODY GUTHRIE STORY at Theatricum Invites Audiences to Sing Along
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

A tribute to the songwriter, folklorist and labor leader who was also a longtime Theatricum friend. The spirit of Woody Guthrie is brought to life through his own words and music in this signature event performed by members of the Geer family and their friends. Cinematographer Haskell Wexler will be honored in memoriam with the second annual Will Geer Humanitarian Award. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present TITUS ANDRONICUS, 7/30-10/1Theatricum Botanicum to Present TITUS ANDRONICUS, 7/30-10/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

How should a nation choose its leaders? What happens when a government insulates itself from the citizens it once served? These are some of the questions Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum explores with its staging of Shakespeare's earliest tragedy, a sensational and brutally shocking revenge drama. Ellen Geer directs Titus Andronicus, opening July 30 on Theatricum's outdoor stage in Topanga. (more...)

BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Through the Lens of the Middle East by Way of Topanga CanyonBWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET Through the Lens of the Middle East by Way of Topanga Canyon
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 5, 2016

Not even a wall can keep these lovers apart. This particular wall happens to be in modern-day East Jerusalem and as Theatricum Botanicum's production of ROMEO AND JULIET commences, chaos ignites at a checkpoint that divides Israel and Palestine. It is a city that has seen struggle for thousands of years and for one Muslim boy named Romeo and one Jewish girl named Juliet, not even their innocence can change the course of this story. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere Production of TOM  at Will Geer's Theatricum BotanicumPhoto Flash: First Look at World Premiere Production of TOM at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: ROMEO & JULIET Set in East Jerusalem at Theatricum BotanicumPhoto Flash: ROMEO & JULIET Set in East Jerusalem at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 11. (more...)

OCPA to Present BAD MOON RISINGOCPA to Present BAD MOON RISING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

In the second installment of its 2016 OCPA Presents... series of staged readings of full-length plays, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance presents Bad Moon Rising, a finely written new drama from Huntington Beach playwright Karen JP Howes. Directed by Jaye Austin Williams (CSULB), this event features a cast of veteran theatre, film and TV actors ... Haskell V. Anderson III, Warren Davis, Emily Goss, McKerrin Kelly, Jennifer Schoch, Brian Tichnell, Jilon VanOver and Sarah Yarkin. (more...)

THE IMAGINARY INVALID Begins in July at Theatricum BotanicumTHE IMAGINARY INVALID Begins in July at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

Proving that laughter really is the best medicine, Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents a fresh and hilarious new adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid - Moliere's skewering of the health care crisis from an entirely different century - by Constance Congdon. The Imaginary Invalid joins the summer repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheater in Topanga on July 9. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABINTheatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City TheatreVANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE to Run 6/10-7/3 at International City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

International City Theatre presents a send-up of Chekhov's plays that is so completely hilarious, it doesn't even matter if you think Chekhov is just the name of that Russian guy on Star Trek. Mary Jo DuPrey helms a new production of the deliciously wacky, Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike by Christopher Durang for a June 10 opening, with two low-priced previews taking place on June 8 and June 9. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2Theatricum Botanicum to Present ROMEO & JULIET, 6/4-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Director Ellen Geer re-sets William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet in East Jerusalem, kicking off the 2016 summer repertory season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum's outdoor amphitheater on June 4. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets Summer 2016 SeasonTheatricum Botanicum Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The year 2016 marks the remembrance, worldwide, of Shakespeare's death 400 years ago, as well as what is shaping up to be a historic election year in the U.S. Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum summer season lineup of theater, music and performance includes four timeless classics that continue to reflect our life and times centuries later, shining a light on current social issues. It all takes place at Theatricum's unique and spectacular outdoor setting under the California live oaks and summer skies of Topanga. (more...)

Constance Jewell Lopez to Star in Musical Theatre West's SISTER ACTConstance Jewell Lopez to Star in Musical Theatre West's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Critically acclaimed actress and singer Constance Jewell Lopez has been set to star in the leading role of Deloris Van Cartier in the Musical Theatre West production of Sister Act, running April 8-24 at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of CSU Long Beach. Opening is set for Saturday, April 9 at 8pm. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 28Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 28
by Audition Roundup - Feb 28, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 28, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Shakespeare Preview: What to See in 2016Shakespeare Preview: What to See in 2016
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 13, 2016

Happy New Year and welcome back Shakespeare lovers! 2016 marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death (April 23, 1564 - April 23, 1616) and that means it's another big year ahead honoring one of the greatest writers of all time. Here's a look at what's coming so get out your calendars and make note. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present GROUNDED, 1/26-2/14Ensemble Theatre to Present GROUNDED, 1/26-2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The second half of Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th Anniversary Season soars to new heights with the regional premiere of the captivating drama Grounded by George Brant. This gripping and powerful story is experienced through the fierce eyes of a female fighter pilot whose unexpected pregnancy changes the course of her career in the sky. Brace yourself for this award-winning, one-woman thriller, playing January 26-February 14, 2016. Directed by Michael Evan Haney. Premiere Sponsor is LPK. (more...)

James Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning TonightJames Murray Jackson, Jr. Reprises Role in Chicago Premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Broadway In Chicago presents the Chicago premiere of UNSPEAKABLE, a dramatic fantasia inspired by the life of comedic legend Richard Pryor. UNSPEAKABLE features a cast of many prominent Chicago performers and will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) for a limited five-week engagement tonight, Oct. 6 through Nov. 8, 2015. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Runs 6/7-9/26 at TheatricumAS YOU LIKE IT Runs 6/7-9/26 at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2015 'Americana' season with an all-American staging of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, re-set in the divided South of the post-Civil War era and featuring traditional American folk music and dance from that period. As You Like It opens on Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. (more...)

GREEN GROW THE LILACS to Run 7/11-9/26 at Theatricum BotanicumGREEN GROW THE LILACS to Run 7/11-9/26 at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

The final entry in Theatricum Botanicum's 2015 'Americana' repertory season, Green Grow the Lilacs by Native American playwright Lynn Riggs is the rarely produced 1931 play that vied for the Pulitzer Prize and inspired the first mega-musical, Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. A rough-and-tumble love story with singing cowboys and classic folk music of the pioneering era, Green Grow the Lilacs will be directed by Ellen Geer for a July 11 opening. (more...)

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