Gem of the Ocean

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Walter Kerr Theatre (New York, NY)
219 West 48th St.
New York, NY
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Two hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
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Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast of 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2008

Signature Theatre Company (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for HOME, by Samm-Art Williams and directed by Ron OJ Parson. HOME will be the second production of Signature's 2008-09 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). (more...)

The Chicago Premiere of 'Margaret Garner' Novemeber 1st
by Chicago News Desk - Sep 30, 2008

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in association with Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), presents the Chicago premiere of Margaret Garner, a new American opera based on one of the most significant and controversial fugitive slave stories in pre-Civil War America. The opera will be directed by Kenny Leon, whose recent Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning A Raisin in the Sun; Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf. Margaret Garner features music by Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and a libretto by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, a novelist noted for her poetically charged and richly expressive depictions of the African American experience. (more...)

'Idaho!' the Musical Currently Playing at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2008

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Sharon Carr and Richard Winkler present IDAHO! (www.IdahoMusical.com), a new American comedy musical with book, music and lyrics by Buddy Sheffield and music by Keith Thompson. IDAHO! runs September 25st at 8:00pm, September 26th at 5:00pm, September 28th at 5:00pm, September 28th at 9:00 pm, September 30th 9:00pm, and October 4th at 9:00pm at 37 Arts Theatre (450 W. 37th Street). (more...)

August Wilson's 'Gem of the Ocean' Opens at Fountain Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

'Gem of the Ocean' opens on October 11, with performances Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through November 16. Previews are scheduled October 3 through 10. Tickets are $25.00 on Thursdays and Fridays and $28.00 on Saturdays and Sundays, except opening night (October 11), which is $30.00 and previews which are $15.00. On Thursdays and Fridays only, students with ID are $18.00 and seniors $23.00. The Fountain Theatre is located at 5060 Fountain Avenue (at Normandie) in Los Angeles. For reservations and information, call (323) 663-1525 or go to www.FountainTheatre.com. (more...)

Lindo to Direct Turner's 'Come and Gone' At Berkley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

Renowned actor Delroy Lindo returns to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with the play that netted him a nomination for the Tony Award - but this time, he's in the director's chair. Following last year's triumph with Tanya Barfield's Blue Door, Lindo takes on August Wilson's African-American epic, Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Staged in the state-of-the-art Roda Theatre, this show begins previews on October 31, opens November 5, and closes December 14. Joe Turner is produced in association with the Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, thanks to executive producers Wayne Jordan and Quinn Delaney and Felicia Woytak and Steve Rasmussen. BART and Wells Fargo are the season sponsors for Berkeley Rep's 41st year of fearless theatre. (more...)

'Managing Maxine' Now Playing at Alliance Theatre Through 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2008

Managing Maxine, a World Premiere by Janece Shaffer, directed by Susan V. Booth will play at the Alliance Theatre from October 8 - November 2, 2008 (more...)

'Five Fingers of Funk' Debuts at Children's Theatre Company in MN 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2008

Classic 70s funk infuses pioneering hip hop theater artist Will Power's fierce new coming-of-age tale, debuting October 24 at The Children's Theatre Company (CTC). FIVE FINGERS OF FUNK, created by Power in collaboration with composer Justin Ellington and director Derrick Sanders, runs through November 16 on the Cargill Stage as the first show in the ctc4teens season. (more...)

Passage Theatre Opens New Season With World Premiere of THE SUMMER HOUSE 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2008

Passage Theatre, Trenton's premiere professional theater company, will open its new season with the world premiere of The Summer House, written by Amber Kain, October 30 through November 23 (press opening: Saturday, November 1). The production, directed by Jade King Carroll, will be performed in Trenton's historic Mill Hill Playhouse (Front and Montgomery Streets). (more...)

Photo Flash: August Wilson's 'Radio Golf' at the Tricycle
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2008

Paulette Randall will direct the British premiere of August Wilson's Radio Golf running at the Tricycle from 2 October - 1 November, with press night on 6 October at 7pm. Radio Golf is designed by Libby Watson with lighting by Matthew Eagland and sound design by Al Ashford. (more...)

'Five Fingers of Funk' Debuts at Children's Theatre Company in MN 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2008

Classic 70s funk infuses pioneering hip hop theater artist Will Power's fierce new coming-of-age tale, debuting October 24 at The Children's Theatre Company (CTC). FIVE FINGERS OF FUNK, created by Power in collaboration with composer Justin Ellington and director Derrick Sanders, runs through November 16 on the Cargill Stage as the first show in the ctc4teens season. (more...)

'Five Fingers of Funk' Begins Previews at Children's Theatre Company in MN 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2008

Classic 70s funk infuses pioneering hip hop theater artist Will Power's fierce new coming-of-age tale, debuting October 24 at The Children's Theatre Company (CTC). FIVE FINGERS OF FUNK, created by Power in collaboration with composer Justin Ellington and director Derrick Sanders, runs through November 16 on the Cargill Stage as the first show in the ctc4teens season. (more...)

Passage Theatre Opens New Season With World Premiere of THE SUMMER HOUSE 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2008

Passage Theatre, Trenton's premiere professional theater company, will open its new season with the world premiere of The Summer House, written by Amber Kain, October 30 through November 23 (press opening: Saturday, November 1). The production, directed by Jade King Carroll, will be performed in Trenton's historic Mill Hill Playhouse (Front and Montgomery Streets). (more...)

The Chicago Premiere of 'Margaret Garner' Novemeber 1st
by Chicago News Desk - Oct 19, 2008

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in association with Michigan Opera Theatre (MOT), presents the Chicago premiere of Margaret Garner, a new American opera based on one of the most significant and controversial fugitive slave stories in pre-Civil War America. The opera will be directed by Kenny Leon, whose recent Broadway credits include the Tony Award-winning A Raisin in the Sun; Gem of the Ocean and Radio Golf. Margaret Garner features music by Grammy Award-winning composer Richard Danielpour and a libretto by Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, a novelist noted for her poetically charged and richly expressive depictions of the African American experience. (more...)

'Managing Maxine' Officially Opens at the Alliance Theatre 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2008

Managing Maxine, a World Premiere by Janece Shaffer, directed by Susan V. Booth will play at the Alliance Theatre from October 8 - November 2, 2008 (more...)

Tickets Now on Sale for Signature's 'Home'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2008

Tickets go on sale today for Signature Theatre Company's (James Houghton, Founding Artistic Director; Erika Mallin, Executive Director) production of HOME, the second production of Signature's 2008-2009 season celebrating the historic Negro Ensemble Company (NEC). (more...)

Photo Preview of Joe Turner's 'Come and Gone' at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2008

Renowned actor Delroy Lindo returns to Berkeley Repertory Theatre with the play that netted him a nomination for the Tony Award - but this time, he's in the director's chair. Following last year's triumph with Tanya Barfield's Blue Door, Lindo takes on August Wilson's African-American epic, Joe Turner's Come and Gone. Staged in the state-of-the-art Roda Theatre, this show begins previews on October 31, opens November 5, and closes December 14. (more...)

The Fountain Theatre Extends GEM OF THE OCEAN Through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

The Fountain Theatre has announced a special extension of their production of Gem of the Ocean through December 21st, 2008. (more...)

UK's FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL to Tour US?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2008

FLASHDANCE is currently touring the UK and is expected to transfer to the West End next year after the tour closes. Sources reveal that the producers are so confident with the successful production that they are planning to tour it around the states as soon as 2009. (more...)

Providence Black Rep is Working to Stay Out of the Red
by Randy Rice - Nov 16, 2008

The Providence Black Repertory Company's Artistic Director Donald King has suspended (hopefully, temporarily) the 2008-2009 Theater Season. In this interview, King talks about how the organization is trying to re-position itself in the current economic climate. (more...)

Seattle Dedicates Street to August Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008

A stretch of the Seattle street 'Republican Street' has now been named and dedicated to the late playwright August Wilson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Opening Night Curtain Call & After Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2008

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen officially opened on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Cat on a Hot Tin Roof' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2008

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen officially opened on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (more...)

'Cat' on the Prowl! All-Black Revival Opens March 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2008

The all African-American production of Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize winning play Cat on a Hot Tin Roof directed by multiple Emmy winner and two-time Tony nominee Debbie Allen officially opens on Thursday March 6, 2008 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th St). (more...)

Charm City Call Board: March 25 - 31
by James Howard - Mar 25, 2008

All latest Theatre Nesw in the Baltimore/DC Area! BEST BETS this week include: A Little Night Music and Gem of the Ocean! (more...)

Everyman's Epic 'Gem of the Ocean': A Brilliant Jewel
by James Howard - Mar 24, 2008

REVIEW: Everyman Theatre presents the regional premiere of August Wilson's play about the first decade of the 20th Century. (more...)

Penumbra Theatre Company Announces Wilson's 'Gem'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2008

Penumbra Theatre company has announced the cast and creative team for August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean directed by Lou Bellamy. The Guthrie is proud to present the production, which begins previews April 22 and plays through May 18, 2008 on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. Tickets are priced from $24 to $69 and are on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: March 18 - 24
by James Howard - Mar 18, 2008

All the latest theatre news in Baltimore and Beyond. This week's BEST BET: Kiss of the Spider Woman at Virginia's Signature Theatre! (more...)

Charm City Call Board: March 11 - 17
by James Howard - Mar 10, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK: News of CENTERSTAGE, CCBC Catonsville! A New BEST BET! Plus audition notices and more! (more...)

Bertish, Chadwick Join The Cast Of 'MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2009

McCarter Theatre Center announces the complete cast of George Bernard Shaw's still provocative Mrs. Warren's Profession, the third show of the theater's 2008-2009 season. Directed by McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann, the production will feature Suzanne Bertish, Robin Chadwick, Edward Hibbert, Madeleine Hutchins, Michael Izquierdo, and Rocco Sisto. Mrs. Warren's Profession begins performances in the Berlind Theatre on Friday, January 9 and runs through February 15. (Press opening Friday, January 16). (more...)

Brownell's SMART COOKIE Opens At Hertz Stage 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2009

Playwright Julia Brownell's Smart Cookie is a wickedly funny comedy about how a shocking surprise helps a wealthy Manhattan socialite become the woman she never realized she wanted to be. The clear favorite of the 2008 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition judges, this World Premiere play combines laugh-out-loud humor with a provocative story about social image and the powers that can change a person's attitudes. (more...)

A.C.T. Presents John Guare's 'RICH AND FAMOUS' Opening 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2009

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2008-09 season with John Guare's Rich & Famous, directed by John Rando (Urinetown, The Musical and Wedding Singer on Broadway) in its first major revival since its 1976 New York debut. From the ingenious mind of John Guare, who brought Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves to the American stage, this delicious dark comedy springs to life with twisted humor, rapid-fire dialogue, and outrageous plot twists. The revival script includes significant rewrites to the original text, as well as hilarious songs freshly scribed by Guare himself. In Rich and Famous, playwright Bing Ringling yearns to savor the sweet taste of celebrity, and he's hoping play number 844 will be his lucky break. But on opening night, he slips into a nightmarish phantasmagoria that shows him just how wrong things can go. (more...)

TOUGH TITTY Marks 3rd Play Of Magic Theater's 2008/9 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

Loretta Greco has chosen Tough Titty to start off the new year, a dynamically theatrical and surprisingly funny odyssey through one woman's battle with breast cancer. Tough Titty, written by Oni Faida Lampley and directed by Robert O'Hara, marks the third play of Magic Theatre's 2008/09 season. In Tough Titty, when Angela's routine cannot keep breast cancer at bay, she must learn to face the disease, her family, and her community with equal doses of tenacity and humor. Richly emotional, Tough Titty is a boisterous exploration of one woman's willful search for grace. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Names Shields New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2009

McCarter Theatre is pleased to welcome its new Managing Director, Timothy J. Shields. Mr. Shields, a nationally recognized theater executive, was appointed Managing Director by the McCarter Theatre Board of Trustees in September and began work at McCarter on January 5, 2009. 'My acceptance of the position at McCarter Theatre represents something of a homecoming, as I worked at McCarter from 1983 to 1992, and most of my family is on the East Coast,' said Shields. 'The opportunity to become Managing Director of a Tony Award-winning regional theater with such a great reputation was simply too hard to pass up.' He added, 'The unbelievably high level of the productions and presentations that McCarter does for its audiences is work that any arts professional would be pleased to be associated with, and everyone strives to make the work even better. Any organization that has that sort of ambition is one that I'm proud to lead.' Mr. Shields comes to McCarter from Milwaukee Repertory Theater, where he has served as Managing Director since 1998. During his tenure, The Rep's operating budget more than doubled, ticket sales and contributed income reached record levels, and statewide tours of Rep productions in 2006, 2007, and 2008 were re-established. (more...)

Leon Earns DGA Nomination for 'RAISIN'
by Eddie Varley - Jan 13, 2009

The Directors Guild of America announced the Guild's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Documentaries and Commercials for the year 2008. Kenny Leon, received a nomination for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television/Miniseries nomination for the TV version of A Raisin in the Sun. (more...)

Theater Of Harlem Presents 'THREE SISTERS,' Opens 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

The OBIE, Drama Desk and Lortel Award-winning Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) will begin their 10th Anniversary Season with a new production of Anton Chekhov's classic THREE SISTERS, directed by CTH Co-Founder Christopher McElroen (The Cherry Orchard). Performances will be at Harlem Stage Gatehouse, 150 Convent Avenue at West 135th Street, and will begin on Thursday, February 5th. Opening night is scheduled for Wednesday, February 18th and the show will run through Sunday, March 8th. (more...)

The Shows Will Go On at Black Rep
by Randy Rice - Jan 10, 2009

The Providence Black Repertory Company has reinstated their 2008-2009 season, starting with 'A Time of Fire', beginning February 5th (more...)

40th Annual Drama Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2009

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2008. The 40th Annual Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, March 16 at the El Portal Theatre, thanks to the generous donation of the El Portal's management. The theatre is located at 5269 Lankershim Blvd in North Hollywood. Tickets are $40; $5 off if purchased in advance via PayPal. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a catered reception (with no-host bar) and silent auction. The show commences at 7:30 p.m. Tickets to the Awards show can be reserved from the LADCC's website, at www.ladramacriticscircle.com (more...)

Brownell's SMART COOKIE Opens At Hertz Stage 2/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2009

Playwright Julia Brownell's Smart Cookie is a wickedly funny comedy about how a shocking surprise helps a wealthy Manhattan socialite become the woman she never realized she wanted to be. The clear favorite of the 2008 Kendeda Graduate Playwriting Competition judges, this World Premiere play combines laugh-out-loud humor with a provocative story about social image and the powers that can change a person's attitudes. (more...)

Guthrie's Tours And HENRY V Production Brings Big Success
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2009

The Acting Company and Guthrie Theater production of Shakespeare's Henry V ended its hugely successful run in the Dowling Studio this past Sunday, having played to a stunning 95% of capacity during the 26 performance engagement. Henry V marks another triumph in the long line of successful Guthrie presentations and collaborations in both the Dowling Studio and on the McGuire Proscenium Stage. The Guthrie began presenting the work of smaller theater companies in 2006 as part of the first season in its three-stage complex. The presentations proved so successful for both the Guthrie and the producing companies that many of these productions have become highlights of the Twin Cities theater season and insure future artistic collaborations at the Guthrie. (more...)

A.C.T. Presents John Guare's 'RICH AND FAMOUS' Opening 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2008

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2008-09 season with John Guare's Rich & Famous, directed by John Rando (Urinetown, The Musical and Wedding Singer on Broadway) in its first major revival since its 1976 New York debut. From the ingenious mind of John Guare, who brought Six Degrees of Separation and The House of Blue Leaves to the American stage, this delicious dark comedy springs to life with twisted humor, rapid-fire dialogue, and outrageous plot twists. The revival script includes significant rewrites to the original text, as well as hilarious songs freshly scribed by Guare himself. In Rich and Famous, playwright Bing Ringling yearns to savor the sweet taste of celebrity, and he's hoping play number 844 will be his lucky break. But on opening night, he slips into a nightmarish phantasmagoria that shows him just how wrong things can go. (more...)

Bertish, Chadwick Join The Cast Of 'MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2008

McCarter Theatre Center announces the complete cast of George Bernard Shaw's still provocative Mrs. Warren's Profession, the third show of the theater's 2008-2009 season. Directed by McCarter Artistic Director Emily Mann, the production will feature Suzanne Bertish, Robin Chadwick, Edward Hibbert, Madeleine Hutchins, Michael Izquierdo, and Rocco Sisto. Mrs. Warren's Profession begins performances in the Berlind Theatre on Friday, January 9 and runs through February 15. (Press opening Friday, January 16). (more...)

August Wilson's Joe Turner's Come and Gone to Play Belasco Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2008

According to the web site for the Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) it's new production of August Wilson's award-winning play Joe Turner's Come And Gone has finally found a home - at Broadway's Belasco Theater. The show will open on April 16, 2009, with previews beginning March 19, 2009. (more...)

Tony Winner Rashad Signs On With 'Jenny Craig'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2008

Phylicia Rashad is the latest actress to be signed as a spokeswoman for Jenny Craig, PEOPLE has reported exclusively. 'Jenny Craig confirms a new relationship with Phylicia Rashad,' said a spokesperson for the company. 'We look forward to sharing the details at a press conference in late January.' (more...)

Sher to Direct Revival of Wilson's 'JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE' For Lincoln Center in '09
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) has announced that it will present a new production of August Wilson's award-winning play Joe Turner's Come And Gone, to be directed by Bartlett Sher this spring , while its production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's South Pacific continues its run at the Vivian Beaumont Theater. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: April 8 - 14
by James Howard - Apr 8, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK! Audition notices! New Theatre Company Offers Open House! New shows at FPCT, LMP, and the Theatre Project! More!! (more...)

Providence Black Rep Announces 2008-2009 Theater Season
by Randy Rice - Apr 26, 2008

The Black Rep's 2008-2009 Theater Season includes a dark comic thriller by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts, the first play in August Wilson's Century Cycle, and the American premiere of an epic, yet intimate, story of civil war in Africa. (more...)

Jefferson A. Russell - A Gem of an Actor
by Charles Shubow - Apr 25, 2008

Russell stars as Citizen Barlow in the Everyman Theatre production of 'Gem of the Ocean' (more...)

Photo Flash: The Guthrie Theatre presents 'Gem of the Ocean'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2008

The Guthrie presents The Penumbra Theatre Company production of Gem of the Ocean by August Wilson and directed by Lou Bellamy. Previews begin on April 22nd for an April 25th opening. (more...)

Charm City Call Board: April 22 - 28
by James Howard - Apr 21, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK: LMP Fundraiser! Helen Hayes Awards Staff Announced! MET Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day (more...)

Charm City Call Board: April 15 - 21
by James Howard - Apr 15, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK: Galas for FPCT and Spotlighters! Audition Notices! A new discount! More! (more...)

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