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BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour BWW Feature: Broadway Couple Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard Launch MARRIED TO BROADWAY Masterclass Tour
by Kyle Christopher West on March 25, 2017 in San Diego

Between their two lofty resumes, Broadway husband-and-wife duo Amy Spanger and Brian Shepard have a grand total of 15 Broadway credits to their names. Adding in their multiple film/TV credits and cast recordings, the phrase 'triple threat' couldn't be a better fit to define their talents. And with the skills they've honed on 'the boards,' the couple is eager to support the next generation of Broadway gypsies through their new training program: 'Married to Broadway.' (more...)
Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present WAITING IN SEOUL WALKING IN TOKYO Sonoma State University Department Theatre Arts & Dance present WAITING IN SEOUL WALKING IN TOKYO
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Diego

Sonoma State University Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents 'Waiting in Seoul Walking in Tokyo,' a collaborative, contemporary dance piece taking audiences on a journey through the streets of Seoul, Tokyo and San Francisco with movement, imagery, cityscape sounds and original music. This main stage dance concert is presented April 21 to April 29 at the Evert B. Person Theatre. Photo by David Papas (more...)
Write Out Loud presents READ - IMAGINE - CREATE 2017 Write Out Loud presents READ - IMAGINE - CREATE 2017
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Diego

Write Out Loud - an organization founded in 2007 with a commitment to inspire, challenge and entertain by reading short stories aloud for a live audience  - announces the 2017 READ IMAGINE CREATE awards ceremony. The event will take place on Monday, April 10th at 7pm a the Old Town Theatre. (more...)
Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only Broadway Star Donna McKechnie Brings SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME to SoCal Two Shows Only
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017 in San Diego

Chris Isaacson Presents has announced that legendary Tony Award-winning Broadway star Donna McKechnie will bring her show Same Place, Another Time to Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood on Sunday, May 28 at 7:30pm and Martinis Above Fourth in San Diego on Thursday, June 1 at 8pm. (more...)
North Coast Rep's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT Promises Inventive, Unforgettable Adventure North Coast Rep's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT Promises Inventive, Unforgettable Adventure
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in San Diego

Solana Beach, Calif. North Coast Repertory Theatre continues Season 35 with TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT, a 2015 New York Times Critic's Pick that was hailed as "a triumph of theatrical style." Giles Havergal adapted the Graham Greene novel about eccentric Aunt Augusta who swoops in and shakes up the life of her staid bourgeois nephew. The result is a life-changing, offbeat odyssey created by four astonishingly versatile actors who tackle more than 20 roles. Hang on to your umbrella and book passage now for this truly wondrous journey. (more...)
Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017 in San Diego

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/24; SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 24, 2017 in San Diego

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SPRING AWAKENING in Maine, A RAISIN IN THE SUN in Charlotte, and BUS STOP in Denver, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)
Chance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWN Chance Theater Proudly presents the Southern California Premiere of MIDDLETOWN
by BWW News Desk on March 22, 2017 in San Diego

Chance Theater, Anaheim's official resident theater company, is pleased to announce the second show in our 19th Anniversary Season… Middletown. Written by Will Eno and directed by Trevor Biship, Middletown will preview from April 21 through April 28; regular performances will begin April 29 and continue through May 21 at Chance Theater @ Bette Aitken theater arts Center on the intimate Fyda-Mar Stage. (more...)
PowPAC presents OVER THE TAVERN PowPAC presents OVER THE TAVERN
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Diego

 Set in Buffalo, New York, the playwright's home town, Over the Tavern carries us back to the Eisenhower years of the 1950s and introduces us to the Pazinskis - Mom, Dad and their four children, Eddie, Annie, Georgie and, the hero of our tale, 12-year-old Rudy, a precocious kid who's starting to question family values and the Roman Catholic Church. Rudy believes God put us on earth to "have fun," and he's trying to figure out why his family isn't having any. When Rudy goes up against the ruler-wielding Sister Clarissa and announces that instead of being confirmed he'd rather shop around for a more 'fun' religion, all hell breaks loose (more...)
The Palm Canyon Theatre Celebrates The Rhythm Of Life With Tony Winning Musical SWEET CHARITY The Palm Canyon Theatre Celebrates The Rhythm Of Life With Tony Winning Musical SWEET CHARITY
by David Green on March 21, 2017 in San Diego

Originally directed and choreographed by directing and dancing legend Bob Fosse, Sweet Charity at the Palm Canyon Theatre is focused on bringing that Fosse style to Palm Springs. Choreographer Stephanie Eley, a stage veteran, is sharing her expertise with dancers from various studios across the valley and many College of the Desert students. Eley was in the original Broadway cast of Dreamgirls and My One and Only, and performed in the national and international tours of A Chorus Line from 1977-1980. With dance number after dance number, this is sure to be a show not to be missed as PCT winds down its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)
Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary Cast Announced for World Premiere of BALLAST at Diversionary
by BWW News Desk on March 21, 2017 in San Diego

Diversionary has announced casting for the World Premiere of BALLAST by Georgette Kelly. This highly poetic play explores the waking and dream lives of two trans and cisgender couples as they come to terms with the new lives they find themselves in. (more...)
A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN'S Mary Bridget Davies Brings Her One Woman Show To The Copa Palm Springs A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN'S Mary Bridget Davies Brings Her One Woman Show To The Copa Palm Springs
by David Green on March 21, 2017 in San Diego

Tony-nominated singer MARY BRIDGET DAVIES' journey began in her hometown of Cleveland, OH in 2001 when she first started singing in local bands, and she hasn't slowed down since. The powerhouse rock and blues singer's love of music was instilled by her parents, who raised her on a healthy diet of the Allman Brothers Band, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Joe Cocker and, naturally, Janis Joplin. (more...)
She's An Overnight Success Half A Century In The Making. Jeanne Robertson Plays The McCallum She's An Overnight Success Half A Century In The Making. Jeanne Robertson Plays The McCallum
by David Green on March 21, 2017 in San Diego

Humorist Jeanne Robertson is bringing her 'Fabulously Funny' tour to the McCallum Theatre on Monday, March 27, at 7:00pm. An overnight success nearly half a century in the making, Jeanne Robertson keeps audiences rolling on the floor with laughter.  At 71 years young, this former Miss North Carolina stands tall at 6'2' and has a personality, heart and sense of humor that soar just as high. For years, her witty speeches were mostly limited to conventions and meetings, but with the dawn of the digital age, the world became exposed to her infectious humor when her YouTube videos suddenly went viral.  (more...)
The Roustabouts Theatre Co. Launches First Season with the World Premiere of MARGIN OF ERROR by Will Cooper The Roustabouts Theatre Co. Launches First Season with the World Premiere of MARGIN OF ERROR by Will Cooper
by BWW News Desk on March 20, 2017 in San Diego

The Roustabouts Theatre Company will launch their first season with the World premiere of MARGIN OF ERROR by Will Cooper directed by Rosina Reynolds playing at the Lyceum Theatre, Horton Plaza from April 14 to May 7, 2017. Over the course of an evening, a famous scientist, two of his students, and his wife confront each other in that margin of error where reason goes blind and passions incandesce. A fast-moving drama of twists and turns, MARGIN OF ERROR unveils what can happen when the arrogant, the ambitious, and the vengeful bring love and deceit down to a science. (more...)
VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for FIRST DATE at San Diego Musical Theatre VIDEO: First Look at Rehearsals for FIRST DATE at San Diego Musical Theatre
by Stage Tube on March 20, 2017 in San Diego

San Diego Musical Theatre (SDMT) presents the complete cast and creative team for the San Diego Regional Premiere of First Date. This musical comedy includes music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, with a book by Austin Winsberg. First Date marks the opening of SDMT's 2017 Off Broadway Series and features direction by J. Scott Lapp, music direction by Jon Lorenz, and choreography by Allison Spratt Pearce. Performances run from March 31 - May 7, 2017 at the Horton Grand Theatre.  (more...)
Poway OnStage Welcomes Andy McKee and Celino Romero Poway OnStage Welcomes Andy McKee and Celino Romero
by BWW News Desk on March 19, 2017 in San Diego

The iconoclastic YouTube musician Andy McKee joins classical guitarist Celino Romaro for one-night-only to perform at Poway OnStage April 8, 2017 at 8:00pm. The difference in styles displayed by the two guitarists come together in a night marked by different approaches to the same instrument in this eclectic pairing. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/19/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW on March 19, 2017 in San Diego

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for San Diego (more...)
Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced! Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in San Diego

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)
Oceanside Theatre Company Welcomes Ted Leib as New Artistic Director Oceanside Theatre Company Welcomes Ted Leib as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on March 17, 2017 in San Diego

Oceanside Theatre Company (OTC) named Ted Leib as their new Artistic Director, effective March 1, 2017. Leib will direct PICNIC, by William Inge - the final production of OTC's 2016/2017 Season running from May 5 - 21 and will be announcing the company's 2017/2018 Season in April. (more...)
Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre presents THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk on March 16, 2017 in San Diego

The Wizard of Oz is coming to Laguna Beach!  Take this classic musical journey with Dorothy Gale from Kansas through the Haunted Forest to Emerald City with her friends the Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and of course, Toto too! The Wicked Witch from the West threatens to hurt Dorothy and her Friends as they all try to find their way home in this all new Laguna Playhouse Youth Theatre production of the beloved story, directed by Donna Inglima! (more...)
 A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
by David Green on March 16, 2017 in San Diego

The Desert Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Gary Berkson, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition, the Desert Symphony will be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen, with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious award and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on March 17, 2017 in San Diego

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)
UC San Diego to Present Three-Part Dance Performance, winterWORKS, This Week UC San Diego to Present Three-Part Dance Performance, winterWORKS, This Week
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents winterWORKS, a three-part dance performance showing March 16 -18, 7:30 p.m., at the Mandell Weiss Forum in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus in La Jolla, Calif. (more...)
Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30 Opera San Jose Presents Puccini's LA BOHEME, 4/15-30
by BWW News Desk on March 15, 2017 in San Diego

La boheme is a passionate story of love among young artists in Paris. Mimi spends her days embroidering and her winter evenings longing for springtime. Literally in search of light, a match for her only (more...)
Photo Flash: Segerstrom Center Salutes Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration Photo Flash: Segerstrom Center Salutes Disney Musicals in Schools Student Share Celebration
by BWW News Desk on March 14, 2017 in San Diego

During the past 17 weeks, students, teachers and professional teaching artists have worked together during after school sessions, learning, rehearsing and performing scenes, songs and dance numbers from some of Disney's beloved musicals. The goal being to create a sustainable theater program in the participating schools. (more...)