BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Portland in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013!

January

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Casting Announced for RED at Portland Center Stage


Portland Center Stage welcomes veteran screen and stage actor Daniel Benzali to the Gerding Theater to star in the upcoming production of Red. Written by Oscar-nominated screenwriter (Hugo) and playwr... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Kelley Curran Leads Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline at PCS, Previews 1/31


Casting has been completed and rehearsals have begun for Portland Center Stage's world premiere production of Shakespeare's Amazing Cymbeline, adapted and directed by PCS Artistic Director Chris Colem... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens 2012 Season 2/24


The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 preview performances begin February 17, opening a season dedicated to Executive Director Paul Nicholson, who is retiring at the end of the sea... (read more...)

February

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Announces 2013 Season


Artistic Director Bill Rauch announced the 2013 playbill to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival company today.... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: 'Jardín de Sueños' Plays Milagro Theatre, 3/22-4/14


Imagine the impossible, the magnificent, the terrifying ... Like a garden of dreams, folktales are filled with legendary creatures who lead us down the paths of discovery. For some, it's about love; f... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Lakewood Theatre Company presents ON GOLDEN POND by Ernest Thompson, 3/9 - 4/15


Lakewood Theatre Company's 2011-2012 Season continues with Ernest Thompson's award-winning play about a couple in the twilight years of a long and glorious marriage. Performances of On Golden Pond beg... (read more...)

March

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Artists Rep's 30th Anniversary Season to Inclue SEVEN GUITARS, SHERLOCK HOLMES CHRISTMAS CAROL


Artists Repertory Theatre announces its 2012/13 season's play selections: And So It Goes... by Aaron Posner, adapted from Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.; Seven Guitars by August Wilson; Sherlock Holmes and the Case... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

TROILUS AND CRESSIDA Joins OSF Rep; Opens 3/31


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, directed by Rob Melrose, at 8 pm. Saturday, March 31 in the New Theatre. The play will run through November 4. Troilus and... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: 'Jardín de Sueños' Plays Milagro Theatre, 3/22-4/14


Imagine the impossible, the magnificent, the terrifying ... Like a garden of dreams, folktales are filled with legendary creatures who lead us down the paths of discovery. For some, it's about love; f... (read more...)

April

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Milagro Theatre Presents OEDIPUS EL REY, 5/3-5/26


OEDIPUS EL REY, written by Luis Alfaro and directed by Elizabeth Huffman, is set to take the stage at the Milagro Theatre May 3-26. Performances will be heeled Thursdays at 7:30PM, Fridays and Saturda... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Lakewood Theatre Company 2012-2013 Season to Include SOUTH PACIFIC, WHITE CHRISTMAS, RUMORS, More


Lakewood Theatre Company will celebrate its 60th anniversary season with six productions on its Mainstage and three productions on its Side Door stage beginning July 13, 2012. Season tickets for the 2... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Artists Rep Opens NEXT TO NORMAL, 4/24


Next to Normal is described as 'a heart-swelling, acutely searing dissection of a mother's mental illness and her suburban family trying to hold it all together. A brave, powerfully emotional musical ... (read more...)

May

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Yukio Mishima's THE BLACK LIZARD Begins Previews Tonight


Yuio Mishima's THE BLACK LIZARD: A THRILLING EROTIC GROTESQUE MYSTERY begins $5 special previews starting tonight - May 8, 9, 10 at 8PM. Containing nudity and only reccomended for adults, the show ope... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Artists Rep Honors Andrea Stolowitz with Folwer/Levin Prize


In early 2011, two longtime supporters of Artists Repertory Theatre approached Producing Artistic Director Allen Nause with a proposal to commission a new script to be produced and performed at Artist... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Spotlighting Lyricist Aaron Kirk Douglas & New Musical SPACED OUT!


I had the opportunity to chat with Aaron Kirk Douglas, one of three creators of the new musical SPACED OUT!: THE BEST ALIEN ABDUCTION MUSICAL IN THE UNIVERSE. The show is still a work-in-progress, but... (read more...)

June

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

PARTY PEOPLE Joins OSF Rep; Liesl Tommy Directs


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the world premiere production of Party People at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, July 7 in the New Theatre. Written by UNIVERSES (Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, Steven Sapp, William ... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Portland Shakespeare Project Presents THE SEASON OF LEAR, 7/11-8/5


Portland Shakespeare Project presents an ambitious second summer of producing with The Season of Lear -- two shows, playing in rotating repertory. The Season of Lear includes an inventive adaptation o... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Interviews: Spotlight on Portland Playhouse Artistic Director Brian Weaver


Theater in Portland is booming. There is exciting theater happening all over the city, and in the midst of it all is the burgeoning Portland Playhouse. Artistic Director, Brian Weaver, talks to us ab... (read more...)

July

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: Broadway Rose Theater's THE SOUND OF MUSIC a Visual Stunner with Powerhouse Talent


THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains as true to form as ever, made even more impressive by its slick direction, larger-than-life production value, and extensive cast that has talent (so close to literally!) pou... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Iraqi Shakespeare Students Visit Artists Repertory Theatre, 7/9


An Iraqi Shakespeare troupe from the American University of Iraq Sulaimani (AUIS) is in Oregon performing and holding talkbacks with audiences. This group has spent the past few days at Oregon Shakesp... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Oregon Shakespeare Festiva Opens ALL THE WAY, 7/28


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will produce the world premiere of All the Way, written by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan and directed by Bill Rauch, OSF artistic director. The pro... (read more...)

August

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Broadway Rose Theatre's THE DROWSY CHAPERONE


Broadway Rose Theatre Company presents The Drowsy Chaperone, tomorrow, August 2 through August 19, 2012 at the Deb Fennell Auditorium in Tigard, Oregon. Check out highlights from the show in the video... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE DROWSY CHAPERONE is an Entertaining (Albeit Superficial) 'Romp'


There's a question that I know we've all been wrestling with for a long time now. A question that was answered in New York in 2006 when THE DROWSY CHAPERONE first premiered on Broadway, and a questio... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

OSF Announces Cynthia Rider as Next Executive Director


The Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced today the appointment of Cynthia Rider as its next executive director, succeeding current executive director Paul Nicholson, who retires in December after a 3... (read more...)

September

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Kevin Jones Directs SEVEN GUITARS at Artists Rep, 10/9-11/11


Artists Rep's 30th Anniversary season continues with the Portland Premiere of August Wilson's Seven Guitars directed by Kevin Jones. The rhythm of 1948 Pittsburgh comes to life with August Wilson's se... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: First Look at Artists Repertory Theatre's AND SO IT GOES... World Premiere


Artists Rep begins its 30th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of Aaron Posner's And So It Goes..., directed by Posner. This quirky love letter to the human race flows from Kurt Vonnegut's first... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Photo Flash: NW Children's Theater Presents Roald Dahl's THE BFG


It's the "witching hour" when a young orphan, Sophie (Annika Cutler) peers out of her bedroom window and sees... the BFG (NWCT resident art- ist John Ellingson). Get a first look at Cutler and Ellings... (read more...)

October

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews: THE HOMECOMING, defunkt Company Delivers Tension and Cold Calculation to Pinter's London Flat


I'd like you to think of this play as a boxing match. However, this is not a fight carried out with physicality, but with words, with implied meaning, and with silence. Words are our weapons here an... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

BWW Reviews SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, at Portland Center Stage: a Bloody Killer of a show!


Portland Center Stage opens up the season with SWEENEY TODD, THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET, and a powerhouse ensemble makes this musical too impressive to miss. A great shot at show-of-the-year an... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Lakewood Theatre Company's ART Begins 10/26


Lakewood Theatre Company's 60th season continues with the Tony Award-winning play 'ART' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton. The production, with stage direction by Alan Shearman, is a ... (read more...)

November

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

THE PEPPERMINT BEAR SHOW Plays Lakewood Theatre, 12/1-22


Lakewood Theatre Company will present an all-new version of their annual Holiday Magic Breakfast Theatre production with the presentation of The Peppermint Bear Show: Who Needs Sneeds?... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Milagro Theatre Sets 'Posada Milagro' Christmas Celebration for 12/16


Miracle Theatre Group invites the whole family to enjoy the Posada Milagro, to be celebrated Sunday, December 16th between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. at El Centro Milagro (537 S.E. Stark St., Portland).... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Associate Artistic Director Jon Kretzu to Leave Artists Rep


After directing 50 productions in almost 20 years Jon Kretzu leaves his post as Associate Artistic Director at Artists Repertory Theatre. Working side-by-side with Artistic Director Allen Nause, who r... (read more...)

December

BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

Portland Revels Presents CHRISTMAS REVELS 2012: AN APPALACHIAN CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION, Now thru 12/16


The Christmas Revels is packed with audience participation, music, dance and high-spirited fun. Eleven matinee and evening performances will play The Scottish Rite Center Theater, SW 15th and Morrison... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

THE LOST BOY World Premiere Begins at Artists Rep, Jan 8


In a culture of fear and exhibitionism, who preys upon whom? The world premiere production of Susan Mach's The Lost Boy will explore the true story of the Charlie Ross kidnapping of 1874 that became a... (read more...)
BWW's Top Portland Theatre Stories of 2012

New Century Players Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 2/8-17


New Century Players' THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, featuring Music and Lyrics by William Finn, Book by Rachel Sheinkin and Conceived by Rebecca Feldman with Additional material by Jay Re... (read more...)




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