Will Geer News

Photo Flash: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at TheatricumPhoto Flash: GREEN GROW THE LILACS at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The final entry in Theatricum Botanicum's 2015 "Americana" repertory season, Green Grow the Lilacs by Native American playwrightLynn 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 byEllen Geer for a July 11 opening. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/10; DEAR EVAN HANSEN in DC, VANYA in Chicago & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/10; DEAR EVAN HANSEN in DC, VANYA in Chicago & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 10, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, St. Louis, Vancouver, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DEAR EVAN HANSEN in DC, VANYA AND SONIA in Chicago, and The Muny's HOLIDAY INN, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Americana-Inspired AS YOU LIKE IT is Full of Homespun CharmBWW Reviews: Americana-Inspired AS YOU LIKE IT is Full of Homespun Charm
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 8, 2015

Seeing a play where Shakespeare's unfortunate characters escape the city and seek refuge in the Forest of Arden is even more enjoyable when experienced in the idyllic setting of Theatricum Botanicum's natural outdoor theater. Every time I go, I am reminded what an oasis it is in a city overwhelmed with urban sprawl. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Host A WALTONS WEEKEND, 8/7-9Theatricum Botanicum to Host A WALTONS WEEKEND, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum will host a gathering of cast members from the long-running TV series The Waltons - in which Theatricum founder Will Geer starred as Grandpa Walton from 1972 until his death in 1978 - for a three-day weekend of tribute and reminiscence August 7-9. All proceeds from A Waltons Weekend will benefit Theatricum, a critically acclaimed Topanga-based non-profit organization that is renowned for its summer seasons of outdoor theater and music as well as for its educational programming. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (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 - Jun 22, 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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Theatricum BotanicumPhoto Flash: First Look at AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum continues its 2015 "Americana" season with August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Mary Jo DuPrey directs for a June 20 opening. (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to Run 6/20-9/27Theatricum Botanicum's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY to Run 6/20-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum continues its 2015 'Americana' season with August: Osage County, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning play by Tracy Letts that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern American family. Mary Jo DuPrey directs for a June 20 opening. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood FringeMine is Yours Theatre Company to Bring ROMEO AND JULIET to 2015 Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

As part of the 2015 Hollywood Fringe Festival, Mine is Yours Theatre Company will remount their adventurous 90-minute production of R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, which had a successful preview run last November at Theatre of NOTE. While remaining faithful to Shakespeare's language, R&J transforms Romeo into Romea, Juliet into Julian, Friar Laurence into Sister Laurence, etc., in an extravaganza of gender-swapping that makes this classic love story resonate in an electrifying new way.  (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Run 6/13-9/27 at Theatricum BotanicumTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Run 6/13-9/27 at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

A poignant look at justice and the human spirit as told through the eyes of a young girl, Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, continues this summer's 'Americana' season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, opening June 13 at 7:30 p.m. (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 - May 13, 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...)

Theatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & MoreTheatricum Botanicum Sets 2015 Summer Repertory Season: AS YOU LIKE IT, 'MOCKINGBIRD' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum is gearing up for another summer of theater, music and performance under the California oaks and summer skies of Topanga. The theme of Theatricum's 42nd annual Summer Repertory Season is 'Americana,' as the company sets out to explore who we are as Americans with a mix of American plays, Shakespeare performed with an American twist, toe-tapping Americana roots and folk music, buffet dinners in the gardens and more - making Theatricum a unique destination spot for locals and visitors alike. (more...)

Barbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center GalaBarbra Streisand to Present Chaplin Award to Robert Redford at Film Society of Lincoln Center Gala
by Movies News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Barbra Streisand (recipient of the 40th Chaplin Award) will present the 42nd Chaplin Award to Academy Award-winner Robert Redford (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 1Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 1
by - Mar 1, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 1, 2015. (more...)

Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12Mine is Yours theatre company to Present BACHELORETTE, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mine is Yours theatre company, now in their second season, is itching to share their first contemporary production with Los Angeles! Bachelorette by Leslye Headland, directed by Jessica Hanna and assistant directed by Mallin Alter, will run for four weeks this Spring: March 20 - April 12, Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 7pm. Tickets are $18 at the door, $15 online, and presale tickets (purchased before 3/13) are $12 each. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters NationwideDramatists Guild Fund Awards $170,000 to Theaters Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund awards $170,000 to theaters across the country. As a part of its mission to support writers, the Dramatists Guild Fund provides grants to non-profit theaters and theatrical institutions across the country that develop and/or produce contemporary American plays and musicals. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company Stages R&J at Theatre of NOTE, Now thru 11/16Mine is Yours Theatre Company Stages R&J at Theatre of NOTE, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing tonight, November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16Mine is Yours Theatre Company to Stage R&J at Theatre of NOTE, 11/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Mine is Yours Theatre Company presents R&J, a gender-reversed Romeo and Juliet, at Theatre of NOTE in Hollywood for two weekends only! Playing November 7-16th, 2014. (more...)

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off TodayThe Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin today, October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 - 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

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