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UC San Diego to Present Rajiv Joseph's GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES UC San Diego to Present Rajiv Joseph's GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk on May 30, 2017 in San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Carla Harting, June 7-10, at the Arthur Wagner Theatre in Galbraith Hall, part of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/28/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/28/2017
by BWW on May 28, 2017 in San Diego

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/28/2017 for San Diego (more...)
Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director Diversionary Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in San Diego

Diversionary Theatre in University Heights, San Diego, is thrilled to announce a brand new member of the staff, Jenny Case. The new leadership position of Managing Director has been created for Case, and will include working closely with Executive Artistic Director Matt M. Morrow on producing a the season of Mainstage productions, Cabarets, new play development and cultivating and managing patron relationships.  (more...)
What to Watch in San Diego This Holiday Weekend What to Watch in San Diego This Holiday Weekend
by E.H. Reiter on May 26, 2017 in San Diego

Support aspiring theatre kids going to New York or go see one of many newly opened shows around town - San Diego has many theatre options for you this Memorial Day weekend! (more...)
ADOLESCENCE 2.0 Entertains with Stand-Up Comedy About Being a Middle-Aged Teenager ADOLESCENCE 2.0 Entertains with Stand-Up Comedy About Being a Middle-Aged Teenager
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 2017 in San Diego

Former Santa Cruz Fringe Festival Producer/Director reveals all in her stand-up show about a midlife crisis turned upside down, stumbling through topics like weight loss, shaving, masturbation and internet dating. Spoiler alert: the show is ultimately about personal transformation and finding love. (more...)
Write Out Loud to Conclude 10th Anniversary Season with Reading of THE OPEN ROAD Write Out Loud to Conclude 10th Anniversary Season with Reading of THE OPEN ROAD
by BWW News Desk on May 26, 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 OPEN ROAD, the final production in their 10th Anniversary Season, on Monday, June 5th at 7 p.m. at Old Town Theatre (4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego). (more...)
BWW Review: Maestro Ling Bids Farewell in Moving Final Performance as Music Director of San Diego Symphony BWW Review: Maestro Ling Bids Farewell in Moving Final Performance as Music Director of San Diego Symphony
by Ron Bierman on May 28, 2017 in San Diego

The improvement during Jahja Ling's 13-year tenure as conductor and music director has been extraordinary. Friday's performance of the last program before his retirement confirmed that with an exclamation point. In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' In a 2016 interview by Beth Wood, Ling said this about his 2017 concerts, 'I chose pieces I feel very deeply in my heart … I want my last season to show my love for the people.' (more...)
Female Al Pacino Meets 'Golden Girls' in AWKWARD BUT GRACEFUL at 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival Female Al Pacino Meets 'Golden Girls' in AWKWARD BUT GRACEFUL at 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk on May 25, 2017 in San Diego

Awkward But Graceful by Nataša Warasch will play as part of the 5th Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival (June 22 - July 2, 2017). (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/26 - DIRTY DANCING, LES MIS, WICKED, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 26, 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 DIRTY DANCING, LES MISERABLES, WICKED and More! (more...)
SPECIFIC GRAVITY Explores Experiences of Displacement Through Circus, Science, and Spoken Poetry SPECIFIC GRAVITY Explores Experiences of Displacement Through Circus, Science, and Spoken Poetry
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Diego

The Circus Collective of San Diego fuses contemporary circus with a social consciousness in its new project, which aims to raise awareness for displaced refugee by telling their stories through movement and spoken word. Archimedes' principles of displacement, buoyancy, and specific gravity form a metaphorical framework to explore how persons forced out of their homeland overcome obstacles, adapt, and negotiate their identity. (more...)
San Diego Repertory Theatre and the Lyceum Galleries to Host: WORLD SOLACE: The Jewish Works of Boris Malkin San Diego Repertory Theatre and the Lyceum Galleries to Host: WORLD SOLACE: The Jewish Works of Boris Malkin
by BWW News Desk on May 24, 2017 in San Diego

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) and the Lyceum Galleries will host the art exhibit, "World in Solace: The Jewish Works of Boris Malkin," from May 21 to June 19, 2017 as part of the 24th Annual Lipinsky Family San Diego Jewish Arts Festival. The theatre will host an opening reception on June 12 at 6:30 PM before the 16th Annual Klezmer Summit featuring Yale Strom and Hot Pstromi, as well as San Diego's popular brass band, EUPHORIA. (more...)
HELP! I THINK I MIGHT BE FABULOUS Comes to America this June HELP! I THINK I MIGHT BE FABULOUS Comes to America this June
by BWW News Desk on May 23, 2017 in San Diego

Last year's top Brighton Fringe award winning drag/cabaret/theatre act "Help! I Think I Might Be Fabulous" comes to Hollywood Fringe and San Diego Fringe this June as part of his international tour. Asylum (Inter)National House - 6500 Santa Monica Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90038. (more...)
Burlesque Icon DITA VON TEESE Adds Two Additional West Coast Shows Burlesque Icon DITA VON TEESE Adds Two Additional West Coast Shows
by BWW News Desk on May 22, 2017 in San Diego

International Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese, will be thrilling fans by extending her highly anticipated tour of glamour and seduction in her critically acclaimed, "The Art of the Teese." The tour is set to kick off July 5th in San Diego, CA with two additional shows in San Diego and Anaheim, CA. Pre-sale ticket availability for each of these added shows are listed below. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/21/2017 Now Playing Onstage in San Diego - Week of 5/21/2017
by BWW on May 21, 2017 in San Diego

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/21/2017 for San Diego (more...)
BWW Review: THE OLD MAN AND THE MOON Brings Tall Tales to The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter on May 26, 2017 in San Diego

The PigPen Theatre Co. bring THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON to the Old Globe thorugh June 18th. (more...)
Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Fiasco's THE IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Fiasco's THE IMAGINARY INVALID at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in San Diego

The Old Globe presents the Globe-commissioned world premiere adaptation of The Imaginary Invalid written by Moliere and reinvented by the acclaimed theatre group Fiasco Theater. Fiasco last delighted Globe audiences with their inventive reimagining of Into the Woods in 2014. This new take on the hilarious classic tale is directed by Fiasco Co-Artistic Directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)
Photo Flash: THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at the Old Globe Theatre Photo Flash: THE OLD MAN AND THE OLD MOON at the Old Globe Theatre
by BWW News Desk on May 19, 2017 in San Diego

Now, after delighting audiences in New York, Chicago, and Boston, The Old Man and The Old Moon makes its West Coast premiere. The Old Man tends to The Old Moon, refilling the light that spills out every night. When his wife unexpectedly leaves home, The Old Man abandons his post and plunges the world into darkness. His eventful journey across land, air, and sea to find her reminds them-and us-of the unwavering power of love. (more...)
Poway OnStage's Delivers a TASTE OF OUR TOWNE 6/17 Poway OnStage's Delivers a TASTE OF OUR TOWNE 6/17
by BWW News Desk on May 18, 2017 in San Diego

Poway OnStage's annual fundraiserTaste Of Our Towne: A Premiere Culinary Arts and Wine Tasting Event will be on the Plaza at Poway Center for the Performing Arts Saturday, June 17, 2017 from 5:00-9:30pm. This fundraiser features over 25 of North County's finest restaurants, wineries and breweries - all offering samples of their signature dishes and sips, live music, dancing, live and silent auctions, and prizes. Returning as the Master of Ceremonies is Poway Deputy Mayor, Jim Cunningham. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World 5/18 - NEXT TO NORMAL, BEAUTIFUL, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage on May 19, 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 NEXT TO NORMAL, HEDWIG, OKLAHOMA, BEAUTIFUL, and More! (more...)
BALLAST Examines How Change Can Help You Soar BALLAST Examines How Change Can Help You Soar
by E.H. Reiter on May 17, 2017 in San Diego

BALLAST, the new play making it's world premiere at The Diversionary Theatre explores the trans experience with two characters and their family as they maneuver through the changes this brings. (more...)
Above Board Theatre to Present World Premiere of NIGHT AND DAY Above Board Theatre to Present World Premiere of NIGHT AND DAY
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in San Diego

San Diego's innovative new Above Board Theatre Company is excited to announce the World Premiere of Night and Day, a debut production with music and lyrics by Joe Jackson. Based on Jackson's 1983 Grammy-nominated album of the same name, Night and Day will be mounted for the first time at the 2017 San Diego International Fringe Festival. The album was written during the British rocker's extended stay in chaotic early 1980's Manhattan. Night and Day contains nine songs of sharp wit, paranoia, anxiety and brilliant songwriting. After the album's release, The New York times said that it '...captures the flavor and tempo of contemporary Manhattan very evocatively.' Weaving pop, salsa and Afro-Cuban beats, the album spawned two chart-topping hits, the popular 'Steppin' Out' and 'Breaking Us In Two,' well-known anthems of the decade. (more...)
AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14 AIDA Opens Moonlight's 37th Summer Season on 6/14
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in San Diego

Watch as love unfolds in the bold musical Aida from Sirs Elton John and Tim Rice. The Moonlight premiere of Aida opens the 37th season of Moonlight Stage Productions from June 14-July 1, 2017. The enchanting musical production is based on the opera by the same name by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi. The triumphant love story between an Egyptian prince and a slave transcends warring nations and brings a country together. Aida is an epic tale of love, loyalty and betrayal chronicling the love triangle between Aida, a Nubian princess stolen from her country, Amneris, an Egyptian princess, and Radames, the soldier they both love. As their forbidden love blossoms, Aida is forced to weigh her heart against the responsibility she faces as leader of her people. The love Aida and Radames has for one another becomes a shining example of true devotion that ultimately transcends the vast cultural differences between their warring nations, heralding a time of unprecedented peace and prosperity. Tickets range from $23 to $55 for all reserved seating and $17 to $22 for general admission lawn seating. To purchase tickets or for more information, call 760-724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)
Drag Superstar Jackie Beat to Headline Martinis Above Fourth Drag Superstar Jackie Beat to Headline Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in San Diego

???????Are you ready for the trashiest tunes, the dirtiest ditties, the most-scandalous songs? Then you're in the mood for…  THE VERY WORST OF JACKIE BEAT! (more...)
Ty Herndon to Headline Martinis Above Fourth Ty Herndon to Headline Martinis Above Fourth
by BWW News Desk on May 17, 2017 in San Diego

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San Diego Theatre Connection presents Creating Community Performance Event San Diego Theatre Connection presents Creating Community Performance Event
by BWW News Desk on May 16, 2017 in San Diego

The San Diego Theatre Connection asks the question, 'Could your story change a life?'. This Sunday, May 21, 2017, 6:30-8:00 p.m. the Creating Community Performance Event features personal stories told through prose, poetry, comedy, song, and music. Invited performers will present original works in 5-7 minutes. The evening's theme is inspired by the classic John Lennon lyrics and song, Imagine. Imagine creating a community where all are welcomed. (more...)