Will Geer News

Theatricum Botanicum presents Peter Hall's Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARMTheatricum Botanicum presents Peter Hall's Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

How do lies become truths? An acclaimed stage adaptation of Animal Farm, the classic novel by George Orwell, opens at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 17, part of the company's "Rising Up" Summer 2017 Repertory Season. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Kicks Off Theatricum Summer SeasonTHE MERCHANT OF VENICE Kicks Off Theatricum Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice opens the summer season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum on June 3. (more...)

On Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLEOn Site Opera Presents U.S. Premiere of LA MERE COUPABLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Known for staging “the ultimate in intimate productions” (The New York Times), On Site Opera (OSO) presents the U.S. premiere and new site-specific production of Darius Milhaud's La mère coupable (The Guilty Mother). For the premiere, OSO partners with the Darius Milhaud Society and the award-winning International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE). The site-specific production celebrates the 125th birthday of Milhaud and is dedicated to Katharine Warne, composer and founder of the Darius Milhaud Society. La mère coupable also marks the completion of OSO's three-year Figaro Project, in which the company is staging lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays. (more...)

'MOMentum Place' to Bring Fantastical World to Theatricum Botanicum for Mother's Day'MOMentum Place' to Bring Fantastical World to Theatricum Botanicum for Mother's Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

This Mother's Day, the 19th annual 'MOMentum Place' creates a fantastical world of aerial and circus performers, dancers and musicians in Theatricum Botanicum's rustic outdoor amphitheater. (more...)

LONE STAR by James McClure to Open at Zephyr On MelroseLONE STAR by James McClure to Open at Zephyr On Melrose
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

???????Elephant Theatre Company Artistic Director David Fofi directs James McClure's American classic bender Lone Star starring Christopher Jordan, Christopher Parker and Brian Foyster (more...)

On Site Opera Announces New Executive Director, Piper GunnarsonOn Site Opera Announces New Executive Director, Piper Gunnarson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

On Site Opera is excited to announce the appointment of its new Executive Director, Piper Gunnarson. A seasoned nonprofit arts administrator, Piper has extensive experience in theater administration for organizations spanning all manifestations of the art form, including classical plays, new work, musicals, and children's theater.  (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in TopangaTheatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Albert Jones to Lead RED VELVET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents the RE-PETE CELEBRATION 2017Theatricum Botanicum Presents the RE-PETE CELEBRATION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Audiences are invited to sing along at a tribute to late singer/songwriter and activist Pete Seeger in what has become an annual tradition at Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

Newly Formed Wallis Youth Theater Company Presents WORD OF MOUTHNewly Formed Wallis Youth Theater Company Presents WORD OF MOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

The newly formed Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its inaugural theater production Word of Mouth-a devised physical theater piece that asks audiences to examine the role words play in creating a culture of fear and division, or a culture of empathy and unity-on January 28 & 29 in the Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Directed by Madeleine Dahm, Word of Mouth is an experimental work that was born of the youth theater members' reactions to recent political and social events across the world, and their desire to question the normalization of verbal violence. (more...)

Newly Formed Wallis Youth Theater Company Presents WORD OF MOUTHNewly Formed Wallis Youth Theater Company Presents WORD OF MOUTH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

The newly formed Wallis Youth Theater Company presents its inaugural theater production Word of Mouth-a devised physical theater piece that asks audiences to examine the role words play in creating a culture of fear and division, or a culture of empathy and unity-on January 28 & 29 in the Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills. Directed by Madeleine Dahm, Word of Mouth is an experimental work that was born of the youth theater members' reactions to recent political and social events across the world, and their desire to question the normalization of verbal violence. (more...)

Drama-Logue Founder Bill Bordy Honors Memory of Sister with Donations to LA StageDrama-Logue Founder Bill Bordy Honors Memory of Sister with Donations to LA Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

Honoring the wishes of his sister Pearl Bordy Frazier, who passed away on October 9 of last year, Drama-Logue founder Bill Bordy has donated a total of $500,000 to LA STAGE Alliance and eight of its member theatres in the Los Angeles area. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason, in PhoenixWoman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason, in Phoenix
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

BWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WESTBWW Interview: Todd Lerew Offers Insight into AMERICA'S SHAKESPEARE: THE BARD GOES WEST
by Ellen Dostal - Nov 14, 2016

Something may be rotten in the state of Denmark but, in Los Angeles, Shakespeare lovers will find all the joy that they can wish when the Library Foundation of Los Angeles opens its newest exhibit: American's Shakespeare: The Bard Goes West on November 17 at the Central Library. The show is a partnership between the Library Foundation, the Los Angeles Public Library, and Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC and will not only offer a look at his incredible legacy worldwide but show how Shakespeare's impact was felt here in California. (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starting Tonight in AZWoman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starting Tonight in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

Center Theatre Group Receives 76 Submissions for Block Party at the DouglasCenter Theatre Group Receives 76 Submissions for Block Party at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Center Theatre Group received submissions from 76 local theatre companies from North Hollywood to San Pedro, Topanga to Sierra Madre for the inaugural Block Party: Celebrating Los Angeles Theatre at the Kirk Douglas Theatre. Block Party will highlight some of the remarkable work being done on stages throughout Los Angeles by fully producing three previously staged productions. (more...)

Inara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne at TheatricumInara George & Friends Pay Tribute to Jackson Browne at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 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...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

Woman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZWoman Takes on Heavenly Role for the First Time in AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Paige Davis & Marsha Mason in AZ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

God isn't happy and She (that's right....She) is coming to Arizona to set the record straight in no uncertain terms about Her thinking and Her works in Emmy-winner David Javerbaum's irreverent, sinfully funny new comedy, An Act of God. (more...)

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...)

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