Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/07/2014
by BWW - Sep 7, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/07/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Returns to Goodman with BLACK N BLUE BOYS/BROKEN MEN, Now thru 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2012

Goodman Theatre opens its 2012/2013 Season in the Owen Theatre with playwright, actor and poet Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Chay Yew, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is Orlandersmith's solo-performed examination of humanity's capacity for hope and survival, rendered through the eyes of five men ages 11 to 50. (more...)

Tickets to PCPA's 2013-2014 Season on Sale 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

Single tickets for the 2013-2014 PCPA 50th season - which runs from November 2013 through September 2014 - go on sale Friday, October 11, at 12:30 pm. (more...)

MCC Theater Taps Television Star to Lead John Pollono's LOST GIRLS; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

MCC Theater has just announced the the New York premiere of John Pollono's Lost Girls, BroadwayWorld has confirmed.  Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo-who recently completed five seasons of the USA's popular drama series "Covert Affairs" for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty-stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's "Girls"), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/21/2014
by BWW - Sep 21, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/21/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for San Francisco (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Returns to Goodman with BLACK N BLUE BOYS/BROKEN MEN, 9/29-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Goodman Theatre opens its 2012/2013 Season in the Owen Theatre with playwright, actor and poet Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Chay Yew, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is Orlandersmith's solo-performed examination of humanity's capacity for hope and survival, rendered through the eyes of five men ages 11 to 50. (more...)

36 VIEWS Plays the Severson Theatre, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Closing the 50th anniversary season is 36 Views, Naomi Iizuka's intelligent, intricate, and imaginative look into the world of art and relationships. It plays in the Severson Theatre in Santa Maria today, September 11 - 28. (more...)

The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Launches Performance and Playwriting Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

The University of Maryland School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) announced it will partner with the theatre departments of the Big Ten Conference schools to create a new playwriting and performance initiative. The group, known as the Big Ten Theatre Chairs plans to commission, produce and publicize as many as five new plays in an effort to influence the national dialogue about women playwrights and the sorts of scripts needed by university theatre programs for performing arts education. (more...)

Dael Orlandersmith Returns to Goodman with BLACK N BLUE BOYS/BROKEN MEN, 9/29-10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2012

Goodman Theatre opens its 2012/2013 Season in the Owen Theatre with playwright, actor and poet Dael Orlandersmith's Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, a co-commission with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Directed by Chay Yew, Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men is Orlandersmith's solo-performed examination of humanity's capacity for hope and survival, rendered through the eyes of five men ages 11 to 50. (more...)

SBCC Theatre Arts Department Presents GOOD KIDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

SBCC Theatre Arts Department will present GOOD KIDS, a new play by Naomi Iizuka as its Student Showcase production, November 12-21, 2015 in the Jurkowitz Theatre. (more...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen, Piper Perabo-who recently completed five seasons of the USA's popular drama series 'Covert Affairs' for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination, and was last seen onstage in the Broadway and MCC Theater productions of Neil LaBute's Reasons to be Pretty-stars alongside Ebon Moss-Bachrach (HBO's 'Girls'), Meghann Fahy (Next to Normal), Tasha Lawrence (Good People, The Whale), and newcomers Lizzy DeClement and Josh Green. (more...)

Multimedia eBook Reveals Beauty, History and Stories of Yosemite
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To celebrate the 150 th Anniversary of the Yosemite Grant, which established the nation's first protected wilderness, the California Historical Society, 36 Views, and Yosemite Conservancy have released a new enhanced, multimedia eBook, Yosemite: A Storied Landscape, designed to offer readers and enthusiasts the opportunity to explore Yosemite in a whole new way. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ABSOLUTELY {PERHAPS} Madcap Mad Men Look at Truth and Perception
by Pamela Roberts - Oct 20, 2014

In a visually stunning production, Constellation Theatre Company's Absolutely! {perhaps} explores questions of privacy, reality and truth. Gossip and insinuation run rampant in a small town when the new government official, his wife and his mother-in-law move to town and upset the cultural norms. Set gloriously in the mid-century, the production elements are a delight. (more...)

Piper Perabo Leads John Pollono's LOST GIRLS, Opening Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

MCC Theater presents the New York premiere of John Pollono's LOST GIRLS. The production is directed by Jo Bonney who last collaborated with playwright John Pollono on MCC's critically acclaimed production of Small Engine Repair. LOST GIRLS opens tonight, November 9. It is scheduled through November 29, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Constellation's 36 VIEWS Shimmers with Artistic Beauty
by Elizabeth Bruce - Nov 1, 2013

Constellation Theatre has mounted a breathtakingly beautiful production of Naomi Iizuka's labyrinthine play, 36 Views. The play draws inspiration from legendary Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai's renowned series of woodblock prints, "36 Views of Mt. Fuji," created between 1826 and 1833. The narrative, like the 36 Views, revolves around ever-shifting points of focus, leading the audience on a dizzying journey across centuries of Japanese history, art and culture. Simple this production is not, but oh what spectacular views along the way. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 5/05/2013
by BWW - May 5, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/05/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Lantern Theater Company Receives $10,000 Grant from Lincoln Financial Foundation
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Lantern Theater Company has received a $10,000 grant from the Lincoln Financial Foundation for fiscal year 2017 in support of the Lantern's Illumination program. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces New Artistic Director Chay Yew
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2011

Victory Gardens Theater, home to the bold voices of world premiere theater, today announces the appointment of its new Artistic Director, Chay Yew. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 5/19/2013
by BWW - May 19, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/19/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Host 'In Conversation: Art World Movers and Shakers,' 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

Lantern Theater Company presents its final In Conversation event of the 2015/16 season with Art World Movers and Shakers on Monday, June 20th at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Ashley Bryant, Jo Bonney, et al. Part of Team Behind EMOTIONAL CREATURE, 6/14 - 7/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE. This positive and propulsive new show - from the Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist who created The Vagina Monologues - features a choreographer, a composer, four top designers, and an ensemble of talented young women. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney, Emotional Creature plays only 36 performances in the Roda Theatre. The limited engagement at Berkeley Rep begins previews on June 14, opens June 22, and runs through July 15. The lead producers of this premiere are Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, Marjorie Randolph, and Jack and Betty Schafer; the executive producer is the Strauch Kulhanjian Family. The development of this production has been supported in part by The Mosse Artistic Development Fund. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 5/12/2013
by BWW - May 12, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/12/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

MARY POPPINS, SPRING AWAKENING, and More Featured in PCPA's 50th Anniversary Season 2013-2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Heralding a new season and ushering in the newly renovated Marian Theatre, the Pacific Conservatory of Performing Arts (PCPA) begins its 50th year with a breathtaking line-up that features new works - including a world premiere - comedies, the best of Broadway's musical theatre, dramas, and a rock musical. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Produces BILL W AND DR. BOB, Opens 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2011

Making its Midwest premiere in the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W. and Dr. Bob is an inspirational, gripping and timely story about the men and their wives whose relationships pioneered the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous and the creation of Al-Anon. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Upcoming Season Will Include CHINGLISH, AN ILIAD and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces a new year of plays. The upcoming season features an array of accomplished artists who have collectively earned nine Obie Awards and three Tony Awards - David Henry Hwang, Denis O'Hare, Lisa Peterson, Leigh Silverman, Mark Wing-Davey, and Mary Zimmerman - while introducing local audiences to exceptional young writer Dan LeFranc. (more...)

California Historical Society YOSEMITE Exhibition Features Native American Artifacts, Landmark Photography and Never-Before-Exhibited Grizzly
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- In Yosemite, a landscape of profound natural beauty, we find human stories that are utterly surprising, poignant, revealing, and sometimes tragic. (more...)

Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE to Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

Producers Carole Black and Pat Mitchell announced today that EMOTIONAL CREATURE, the new play written by Tony Award®-winning playwright, performer, activist, and The Vagina Monologues author Eve Ensler, will get a New York premiere this fall. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents EMOTIONAL CREATURE, Now thru 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2012

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the cast and creative team for its world premiere of Eve Ensler's EMOTIONAL CREATURE. This positive and propulsive new show - from the Tony Award-winning playwright, performer, and activist who created The Vagina Monologues - features a choreographer, a composer, four top designers, and an ensemble of talented young women. Directed by Obie Award-winner Jo Bonney, Emotional Creature plays only 36 performances in the Roda Theatre. The limited engagement at Berkeley Rep begins previews tonight, June 14, opens June 22, and runs through July 15. The lead producers of this premiere are Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney, Marjorie Randolph, and Jack and Betty Schafer; the executive producer is the Strauch Kulhanjian Family. The development of this production has been supported in part by The Mosse Artistic Development Fund. (more...)

Cast Announced for West Coast Premiere of BARBECUE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has just announced the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Barbecue, written by Obie and Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara. Tony nominee Colman Domingo directs the production starring Yvette Cason, Dale Dickey, Omar J. Dorsey, Frances Fisher, Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Travis Johns, Elyse Mirto, Maya Lynne Robinson, Heather Alicia Simms and Rebecca Wisocky. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Summer Lab to Include 40 Top U.S. Artists, July 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2012

This July, 40 of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will be in residence at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in a new laboratory for collaboration. Today, the renowned nonprofit announced 13 selections for the inaugural summer lab at The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. During an intense four-week period, dozens of artists will live, dine, create, and collaborate at the Theatre's new campus in West Berkeley. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Lantern Theater Company's 2015-2016 Season to Feature a World Premiere, Philadelphia Premieres, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2015

Lantern Theater Company announces its 2015-2016 season comprised of two Philadelphia premieres bookending the season, a world premiere at the centerpiece of the year, a remounting of a Barrymore Award-winning production, and the annual Shakespeare production. The season features Photograph 51 by Anna Ziegler, Underneath the Lintel (An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences) by Glen Berger, Oscar Wilde: From the Depths by Charles McMahon, William Shakespeare's As You Like It and 36 Views by Naomi Iizuka. (more...)

Japan Society to Present Haruki Murakami's SLEEP This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

As part of its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season, Japan Society presents Haruki Murakami's SLEEP, in a first look, work-in-progress showing from Ripe Time and PlayCo. (more...)

Digital Book Award Finalists Exemplify Publishing Excellence; Winners to Be Announced at Digital Book World Conference + Expo, Jan. 13 - 15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

NEW YORK, Dec. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ What does excellence in digital publishing look like? Look no further than the finalists in the 2015 Digital Book Awards from Digital Book World, an online educational and news platform, and F+W, A Content + eCommerce Company. More than 50 titles, from publishers large and small from around the world, demonstrate publishing excellence and digital best practices. The winner in each of the categories will be named at the Digital Book Awards Gala on Jan. 14 at 7 p.m. during the Digital Book World Conference + Expo (DBW) in New York (@DigiBookWorld - #DBW15). (more...)

The Play Company's 15th Anniversary Season to Feature Milisavljevic's ABYSS, SLEEP & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Play Company (PlayCo), led by Founding Producer Kate Loewald and Executive Producer Lauren Weigel celebrates its 15th Anniversary season with programming that exemplifies its unique commitment to premiering plays from around the world, including the U.S., to advance a dynamic, international experience of contemporary theater as part of the American repertoire. (more...)

36 VIEWS to Play Severson Theatre, 9/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

Closing the 50th anniversary season is 36 Views, Naomi Iizuka's intelligent, intricate, and imaginative look into the world of art and relationships. It plays in the Severson Theatre in Santa Maria September 11 - 28. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Summer Lab to Include 40 Top U.S. Artists, July 2012
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

This July, 40 of the nation's most prominent and promising writers, directors, and composers will be in residence at Berkeley Repertory Theatre in a new laboratory for collaboration. Today, the renowned nonprofit announced 13 selections for the inaugural summer lab at The Ground Floor, Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work. During an intense four-week period, dozens of artists will live, dine, create, and collaborate at the Theatre's new campus in West Berkeley. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Produces BILL W AND DR. BOB, Opens 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2011

Making its Midwest premiere in the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous, Bill W. and Dr. Bob is an inspirational, gripping and timely story about the men and their wives whose relationships pioneered the beginning of Alcoholics Anonymous and the creation of Al-Anon. (more...)

Mark Wing-Davey Speaks at Berkeley Rep for PAGE TO STAGE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

Theatres are usually dark on Monday nights, but several times each year Berkeley Repertory Theatre makes them glow with Page to Stage, a series of talks that engage brilliant guests in sparkling conversation. Today, the Tony Award-winning theatre announced that Artistic Director Tony Taccone will moderate a chat with Obie Award-winner MarK Wing-Davey, only days before he brings the Bard back with a bang in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. This free event tonight, April 8 takes place at the new Osher Studio in the Arts Passage at Berkeley Central. The address is 2055 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, only half a block from BART. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/07/2013
by BWW - Apr 7, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/07/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Lantern Theater Company to Present 36 VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Lantern Theater Company closes its 2015/16 season with the Philadelphia premiere of 36 Views by award-winning playwright Naomi Iizuka. Directed by longtime Lantern artistic collaborator Peter DeLaurier and featuring scenic, sound, and projection design by Jorge Cousineau, 36 Views runs May 26 - June 26, 2016. Theater critics and members of the press are invited to attend opening night on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. [A full schedule of performances and related special events is included in the fact sheet below.] (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/28/2013
by BWW - Apr 28, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/28/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

A CHORUS LINE, HELLO, DOLLY!, STUPID F**KING BIRD, BOOK OF MORMON, Rachel York and More Top 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards in D.C. - All the Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 21, 2014

Washington theatre celebrated its highest honors for achievement at the 30th Annual Helen Hayes Awards tonight, April 21, 2014 at the National Building Museum. Scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/21/2013
by BWW - Apr 21, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/21/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Berkeley Rep's PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

This spring, at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Obie Award-winning director Mark Wing-Davey brings the Bard back with a bang. William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre is currently in previews on the intimate Thrust Stage and opens April 17, running through May 26 in a production conceived by Wing-Davey with Jim Calder. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for San Francisco (more...)

Mark Wing-Davey to Speak at Berkeley Rep for PAGE TO STAGE, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Theatres are usually dark on Monday nights, but several times each year Berkeley Repertory Theatre makes them glow with Page to Stage, a series of talks that engage brilliant guests in sparkling conversation. Today, the Tony Award-winning theatre announced that Artistic Director Tony Taccone will moderate a chat with Obie Award-winner Mark Wing-Davey, only days before he brings the Bard back with a bang in Pericles, Prince of Tyre. This free event on April 8 takes place at the new Osher Studio in the Arts Passage at Berkeley Central. The address is 2055 Center Street in downtown Berkeley, only half a block from BART. (more...)

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