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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...)

Carol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to HeadlineCarol Burnett to Serve as Creative Director of Music Academy's Cabaret Gala, 8/7; Marilyn Horne to Headline
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Iconic television star Carol Burnett is once again lending her unique gifts to the Music Academy of the West's Cabaret gala, serving as creative director of the annual fundraiser benefiting the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. The beloved performer is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne for coaching sessions on the art of musical comedy with the young vocalists headlining this year's Cabaret, which will take place on Thursday, August 7, in the Plaza del Sol rotunda of Fess Parker's DoubleTree Resort in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Season Six Winner Revealed for RUPAUL'S DRAG RACESeason Six Winner Revealed for RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2014

After months of grueling competition and fan anticipation, Bianca Del Rio bested Adore Delano and Courtney Act to be crowned the winner of this season of Logo TV's hit reality competition series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16Berkeley Repertory Theatre to Present Tony Kushner's 'THE INTELLIGENT HOMOSEXUAL'S GUIDE', Begin. 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre welcomes back Pulitzer Prize winner Tony Kushner for the West Coast premiere of his latest play, The Intelligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, an epic tale of love, family, sex, money, and politics. Kushner reunites with one of his favorite collaborators, Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone, to bring this sweeping drama to the Roda Theatre. With his trademark mix of soaring intellect and searing emotion, the legendary writer unfurls a poignant story about an Italian family in Brooklyn. When retired longshoreman Gus Marcantonio decides to die, his kids come home with a raucous parade of lovers and spouses to find that even the house keeps secrets. A portrait of a dysfunctional family filled with weighty dialogue, humor, and passion, Kushner's four-act play previews Friday, May 16, opens on Wednesday, May 21, and runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Sixth Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Returns to Logo TonightSixth Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Returns to Logo Tonight
by TV News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

RuPaul is back with a new crop of celebrity guest judges to help transform 'herstory' with the highly anticipated sixth season of the ground-breaking series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' (more...)

Balagan Theatre to Present World Premiere of Off-Broadway Bound Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES MEBalagan Theatre to Present World Premiere of Off-Broadway Bound Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

In an innovative collaboration between three Seattle theatres, Balagan Theatre will present the world premiere production of the Off-Broadway bound new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, in April 2014 on the Leo K stage at Seattle Repertory Theatre, and in workshop performances February 2-4, 2014, at ACT Theatre. (more...)

Fuse Orders Season 2 of BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCEFuse Orders Season 2 of BIG FREEDIA: QUEEN OF BOUNCE
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

Fuse, the national music television network of The Madison Square Garden Company (Nasdaq:MSG), announced today that after a booty shaking breakout first season, the network's number one original series of all time (more...)

Sixth Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Returns to Logo 2/24Sixth Season of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE Returns to Logo 2/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

RuPaul is back with a new crop of celebrity guest judges to help transform 'herstory' with the highly anticipated sixth season of the ground-breaking series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Six of RUPAUL's Drag Race, Premiering This FebruaryVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Season Six of RUPAUL's Drag Race, Premiering This February
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

RuPaul is back to transform 'herstory' with the highly anticipated sixth season of the ground-breaking series, 'RuPaul's Drag Race.' (more...)

SAG Awards Holiday Auction Begins Today Benefitting Children's LiteracySAG Awards Holiday Auction Begins Today Benefitting Children's Literacy
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

The SAG Awards® Holiday Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation's Children's Literacy and Emergency Assistance programs begins online today at 6 p.m. (PST) (more...)

Christopher Massimine Named New Producing Director of National Yiddish Theatre –FolksbieneChristopher Massimine Named New Producing Director of National Yiddish Theatre –Folksbiene
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

At age 27, Christopher Massimine is the youngest theater executive to oversee the production activities within a major multi-million dollar theatrical organization. Previously holding the position of Marketing Communications Director at The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene, he has now assumed the role as Producing Director where he will act as Supervising Producer on Folksbiene's forthcoming musical production LIES MY FATHER TOLD ME, a critical success in Canada making its American debut at Baruch Performing Arts Center on November 10 and running through December 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: The All For One Theatre FestivalPhoto Flash: The All For One Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

All For One Theater Festival (AFO) and Michael Wolk, Executive Director, have announced the exciting line-up of the Third Annual All For One Theatre Festival. The official announcement was made Monday night at a gArden Party at The Courtyard at the Hartley House, with a wine tasting sponsored by a cellar full of noise, included appearances byMike Daisey, Colman Domingo and BD Wong, and special guests including Tom Hewitt and Nilaja Sun. Award-winning solo performer Ben Rimalower presented Eva Price with the Pioneer Award, recognizing individuals and companies who have forged the way for solo theatre. The third annual All For One Theatre Festival will play a limited engagement at Cherry Lane Studio Theater (38 Commerce Street, NY). Performances begin Friday, Oct 11 and continue through Saturday, Nov 9. (more...)

BEYOND WORDS, ANOTHER MEDEA, KNYUM and More Set for 2013 All For One Theater Festival, Now thru 11/9BEYOND WORDS, ANOTHER MEDEA, KNYUM and More Set for 2013 All For One Theater Festival, Now thru 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

All For One Theater Festival (AFO) and Michael Wolk, Executive Director, previously announced the exciting line-up of the Third Annual All For One Theatre Festival. The third annual All For One Theatre Festival will play a limited engagement at Cherry Lane Studio Theater (38 Commerce Street, NY). Performances begin today, Oct 11 and continue through Saturday, Nov 9. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins TonightPhoto Flash: Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre tonight, September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Nicole Parker, Josh Adamson and More Star in 3-D Theatricals' FUNNY GIRLNicole Parker, Josh Adamson and More Star in 3-D Theatricals' FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

3-D Theatriclas presents Funny Girl Sept 6 - Sept 22, 2013 at the Plummer Auditorium, and Sept 27 - Sept 29, 2013 at Redondo Beach. Funny Girl is a musical with a book by Isobel Lennart, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Bob Merrill. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of Broadway, film star and comedienne Fanny Briceand her stormy relationship with entrepreneur and gambler Nick Arnstein. Its original title was My Man. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Durang, the renowned author of rollicking comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty and incisive farce. In bucolic Bucks County, Vanya and Sonia fritter their lives away in their family's farmhouse amid regret, angst, and the alarming prophecies of an addled housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. Acclaimed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a loving homage to Chekhov's themes of heartbreak and hope. (more...)

Tom Skerritt Completes A TIME TO KILL Broadway CastTom Skerritt Completes A TIME TO KILL Broadway Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Producers Daryl Roth and Eva Price announced today that Emmy Award-winning actor Tom Skerritt will make his Broadway debut in A Time to Kill, Tony Award-winning playwright Rupert Holmes' stage adaptation of John Grisham's best-selling novel. Skerritt will portray Lucien Wilbanks, the mentor to protagonist Jake Brigance (played by Sebastian Arcelus), in this thrilling, iconic courtroom drama. Skerritt joins the previously announced Sebastian Arcelus, Chike Johnson, Patrick Page, Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins, Fred Dalton Thompson, John Douglas Thompson, and Ashley Williams plus Dashiell Eaves, J.R. Horne, John Procaccino, Tijuana Ricks, and Lee Sellars. Casting is now complete. (more...)

Carol Burnett and Marilyn Horne Coach Performers for Music Academy of the West CABARET Gala TonightCarol Burnett and Marilyn Horne Coach Performers for Music Academy of the West CABARET Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2013

Carol Burnett, America's beloved comedienne, is teaming up with legendary mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne at the Music Academy of the West this month for coaching sessions with the young vocalists who will headline this year's Cabaret gala on August 8, which benefits the Music Academy's full-scholarship program. Ms. Burnett, as the Academy's Cabaret Creative Contributor, and Ms. Horne, Voice Program Director, will instruct Music Academy Voice Fellows in the art of musical comedy, both in private classes and individually. The renowned Summer School and Festival, now in its 66th season, runs through August 10 in scenic Santa Barbara. (more...)

BEYOND WORDS, ANOTHER MEDEA, KNYUM and More Set for 2013 All For One Theater Festival, 10/11-11/9BEYOND WORDS, ANOTHER MEDEA, KNYUM and More Set for 2013 All For One Theater Festival, 10/11-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

All For One Theater Festival (AFO) and Michael Wolk, Executive Director, have announced the exciting line-up of the Third Annual All For One Theatre Festival. The official announcement was made Monday night at a garden party at The Courtyard at the Hartley House, with a wine tasting sponsored by a cellar full of noise, included appearances by Mike Daisey, Colman Domingo and BD Wong, and special guests including Tom Hewitt and Nilaja Sun. Award-winning solo performer Ben Rimalower presented Eva Price with the Pioneer Award, recognizing individuals and companies who have forged the way for solo theatre. The third annual All For One Theatre Festival will play a limited engagement at Cherry Lane Studio Theater (38 Commerce Street, NY). Performances begin Friday, Oct 11 and continue through Saturday, Nov 9. (more...)

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