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THE COMPOSER IS DEAD Comes To Berkeley Rep, Previews 11/26
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2010

This holiday season, Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents a deliciously silly world premiere from beloved Bay Area artists: Lemony Snicket's The Composer is Dead begins previews in the Roda Theatre on November 26, opens December 2, and closes January 15. (more...)

Public Theater Begins Previews 12/1 For THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) in association with and at NYU Skirball Center will begin previews Wednesday, December 1 for the acclaimed Tricycle Theatre Company's THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN. (more...)

Amy Potozkin Celebrates 20 Years At Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2010

Ask Amy Potozkin's parents and they'll tell you: she was always theatrical. For the last two decades, the Kensington resident has put those talents to good use as the casting director and artistic associate at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to star in McCarter Theatre's THE HOW AND THE WHY 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

McCarter Theatre (Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director) is pleased to announce that Academy Award, Tony and Obie Award winner Mercedes Ruehl will star in the two-character world premiere of Sarah Treem's The How and The Why. Directed by Emily Mann, the cast will also feature New Jersey native Bess Rous. (more...)

Red Dog Squadron Closes greedy 1/29, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2011

Five people struggle with greed, hope, desire and integrity in the wake of an emailed plea for money that promises big returns. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

San Jose Rep Presents THE DRESSER, 1/27-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2011

The witty, compelling drama The Dresser examines the backstage relationship between the tyrannical Shakespearean actor 'Sir' who is trying to keep his company together during difficult times and his devoted, fussbudget dresser Norman. The result is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It's what the New York Times calls 'A stirring evening [that] ... burns with a love of the theatre that conquers all ... Perfectly observed, devilishly entertaining backstage lore.' Penned by Robert Harwood and directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Rick Lombardo, The Dresser runs from January 27-February 20, 2011 at San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose. Pay What You Will Night is Thursday, January 27 at 8 p.m. Press Opening Night is Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Ken Ruta and James Carpenter Lead San Jose Rep's The Dresser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2011

San Jose Repertory Theatre is honored to present the cast of Ronald Harwood's compelling drama The Dresser. Ken Ruta takes the role of 'Sir,' a tyrannical Shakespearean actor-manger attempting to keep his dying company together during the air raids in World War II Britain. (more...)

Patinkin Begins Previews in Public's COMPULSION, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis. The cast features Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian, and Mandy Patinkin, with puppet design and puppetry supervision by Matt Acheson. COMPULSION runs through Sunday, March 13 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street) with an official press opening on Thursday, February 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre To Present Agnes Under the Big Top
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, presents the National New Play Network rolling World Premiere of Agnes Under the Big Top, written by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by Eric Ting. (more...)

A.C.T. Celebrates Pinter With THE HOMECOMING, Plays 3/3-27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2010-11 season with a revival of Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter's most provocative play, The Homecoming, directed by A.C.T. Artistic Director and longtime Pinter collaborator Carey Perloff. (more...)

Mad Cat Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Comedy 'The Preservation Society'
by Beau Higgins - Jan 20, 2011

For the second year in a row, Miami's own Mad Cat Theatre Company will be returning to the South Beach Comedy Festival. This time the troupe is back with a dangerous cast of characters in The Preservation Society, a world premiere comedy, written and directed by Mad Cat's founder, Paul Tei. (more...)

Ken Ruta and James Carpenter Lead San Jose Rep's The Dresser
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

San Jose Repertory Theatre is honored to present the cast of Ronald Harwood's compelling drama The Dresser. Ken Ruta takes the role of 'Sir,' a tyrannical Shakespearean actor-manger attempting to keep his dying company together during the air raids in World War II Britain. (more...)

The Brick Theater, Inc. And The Machine Present THE SISTER 2/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

The Brick Theater, Inc. and THE MACHINE present THE SISTER from February 16 -26, 2011 (more...)

Paul Giamatti Wins Golden Globe for BARNEY'S VERSION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2011

Broadway veteran Paul Giamatti has won a Golden Globe award for 'Best Actor in a Comedy or Musical' for his performance in BARNEY'S VERSION. (more...)

Carey Mulligan Leads THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY at Atlantic This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) in association with Andrew Higgie, Back Row Productions and Debbie Bisno, is proud to announce that Academy Award® and Golden Globe Award® nominated film star Carey Mulligan (An Education) will star in the final production of its 2010-2011 season - the U.S. premiere of the play THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY, based on the Academy Award® winning Ingmar Bergman film adapted for the stage by Jenny Worton. (more...)

CSC's Opens THREE SISTERS, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen, will present Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS, featuring 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andre) 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). (more...)

Mike Daisy Comes To Berkeley Rep With Double Header
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

Upholding its annual resolution to present provocative new plays by the Bay, Berkeley Repertory Theatre begins the new year by dishing up a pair of daring shows. (more...)

San Jose Rep Presents THE DRESSER, 1/27-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

The witty, compelling drama The Dresser examines the backstage relationship between the tyrannical Shakespearean actor 'Sir' who is trying to keep his company together during difficult times and his devoted, fussbudget dresser Norman. The result is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It's what the New York Times calls 'A stirring evening [that] ... burns with a love of the theatre that conquers all ... Perfectly observed, devilishly entertaining backstage lore.' Penned by Robert Harwood and directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Rick Lombardo, The Dresser runs from January 27-February 20, 2011 at San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose. Pay What You Will Night is Thursday, January 27 at 8 p.m. Press Opening Night is Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patinkin, Cabell Lead The Public's COMPULSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) will begin previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis. (more...)

Creative Team Announced For Yale Rep's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents William Shakespeare's ROMEO AND JULIET, directed by Shana Cooper, at the University Theatre (222 York Street) March 11-April 2, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patinkin, Cabell Lead The Public's COMPULSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) will begin previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis. The cast features Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian, and Mandy Patinkin, with puppet design and puppetry supervision by Matt Acheson. COMPULSION runs through Sunday, March 13 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street) with an official press opening on Thursday, February 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

The Brick Theater, Inc. And The Machine Presents THE SISTER 2/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

The Brick Theater, Inc. and THE MACHINE present THE SISTER February 16 -26, 2011 (more...)

Gemignani, Zien, Parker & More Join Murphy in Roundabout's PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE; Additional Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Tracy Aron, announces additional casting for the new Broadway musical THE PEOPLE IN THE PICUTRE, starring two time Tony® Award-winner Donna Murphy, directed by Leonard Foglia. THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE features book & lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart and music by Mike Stoller and Artie Butler. (more...)

Amy Ryan to Perform at Todd Almond Concert, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

According to the NY Times, Amy Ryan is set to will perform a song entitled, 'All I Ever Wanted' at a Todd Almond concert on February 16. The performance will be held at St. Mark's Church in New York City at 8:30PM. (more...)

San Jose Rep Closes THE DRESSER, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

The witty, compelling drama The Dresser examines the backstage relationship between the tyrannical Shakespearean actor 'Sir' who is trying to keep his company together during difficult times and his devoted, fussbudget dresser Norman. The result is one of the most acclaimed dramas of modern theatre. It's what the New York Times calls 'A stirring evening [that] ... burns with a love of the theatre that conquers all ... Perfectly observed, devilishly entertaining backstage lore.' Penned by Robert Harwood and directed by the Rep's Artistic Director Rick Lombardo, The Dresser runs from January 27-February 20, 2011 at San Jose Repertory Theatre, 101 Paseo de San Antonio in downtown San Jose. Pay What You Will Night is Thursday, January 27 at 8 p.m. Press Opening Night is Wednesday, February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Ken Ruta and James Carpenter Lead San Jose Rep's The Dresser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2011

San Jose Repertory Theatre is honored to present the cast of Ronald Harwood's compelling drama The Dresser. Ken Ruta takes the role of 'Sir,' a tyrannical Shakespearean actor-manger attempting to keep his dying company together during the air raids in World War II Britain. (more...)

The Brick Theater, Inc. And The Machine Present THE SISTER 2/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Brick Theater, Inc. and THE MACHINE present THE SISTER from February 16 -26, 2011 (more...)

Amy Ryan to Perform at Todd Almond Concert, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

According to the NY Times, Amy Ryan is set to will perform a song entitled, 'All I Ever Wanted' at a Todd Almond concert on February 16. The performance will be held at St. Mark's Church in New York City at 8:30PM. (more...)

The Brick Theater, Inc. And The Machine Presents THE SISTER 2/16-26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The Brick Theater, Inc. and THE MACHINE present THE SISTER February 16 -26, 2011 (more...)

Public Theater Adds 2 Performances to COMPULSION
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Interim Executive Director Joey Parnes) has added two additional performances to the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis and featuring Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian and Mandy Patinkin. COMPULSION, which opens on Thursday, February 17 and must close on Sunday, March 13, has added two additional weekend performances on Friday, March 4 and Saturday, March 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets for the added performances are on sale now at (212) 967-7555 or www.publictheater.org. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to star in McCarter Theatre's THE HOW AND THE WHY, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

McCarter Theatre (Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director) is pleased to announce that Academy Award, Tony and Obie Award winner Mercedes Ruehl will star in the two-character world premiere of Sarah Treem's The How and The Why. Directed by Emily Mann, the cast will also feature New Jersey native Bess Rous. The production runs through February 13. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

COMPULSION Begins Previews at The Public Theater, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre announced complete casting today for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. (more...)

Patinkin Begins Previews in Public's COMPULSION, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, February 1 for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Oskar Eustis. The cast features Hannah Cabell, Matte Osian, and Mandy Patinkin, with puppet design and puppetry supervision by Matt Acheson. COMPULSION runs through Sunday, March 13 at The Public Theater (425 Lafayette Street) with an official press opening on Thursday, February 17. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents LOST IN YONKERS, 2/26-3/19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2011

This spring Arizona Theatre Company journeys to the New York boroughs and into Neil Simon's masterwork, LOST IN YONKERS, the fourth installment of ATC's AMERICA PLAYS! Celebrating Great American Stories series. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the Tony Award for Best Play, LOST IN YONKERS is as funny as it is poignant and is certain to leave you spellbound with laughter and tears. Featuring Tony Award-winner and Arizona favorite Judy Kaye, and directed by Samantha K. Wyer, LOST IN YONKERS plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from February 26 through March 19, 2011. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from March 24 through April 10, 2011. LOST IN YONKERS is sponsored in part by JP Morgan Chase, Shirley Estes, and The Stonewall Foundation. AMERICA PLAYS! is sponsored by The Johnson Family Foundation, and Freeport McMoran Copper & Gold Foundation. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are KGUN9, MIX-FM and Tucson Lifestyle. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl to star in McCarter Theatre's THE HOW AND THE WHY 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2010

McCarter Theatre (Emily Mann, Artistic Director; Timothy J. Shields, Managing Director) is pleased to announce that Academy Award, Tony and Obie Award winner Mercedes Ruehl will star in the two-character world premiere of Sarah Treem's The How and The Why. Directed by Emily Mann, the cast will also feature New Jersey native Bess Rous. (more...)

Patinkin Brings COMPULSION to The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson), Berkeley Repertory Theatre, and Yale Repertory Theatre announced complete casting today for the world premiere production of Rinne Groff's COMPULSION, directed by Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Announces Playwright Grant Sponsored by Cherry Jones
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2010

Abingdon Theatre Company is proud to announce a one-time grant sponsored by Tony-Award winning actress Cherry Jones to celebrate the career of a female playwright under 30. (more...)

Red Dog Squadron Presents greedy 1/8-29, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2010

Five people struggle with greed, hope, desire and integrity in the wake of an emailed plea for money that promises big returns. (more...)

Ireland & Rylance Complete Cast for THREE SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2010

Classic Stage Company (CSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Jessica R. Jenen announced today that acclaimed actresses Marin Ireland (Tony nominee for reasons to be pretty) and Juliet Rylance (Obie winner for The Bridge Project's As You Like It) have joined the cast of the company's highly-anticipated upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's THREE SISTERS. Ireland will play Natasha and Rylance Irina, joining 2010 Academy Award nominee Maggie Gyllenhaal (Masha), Josh Hamilton (Andrey), 2010 Tony Award nominee Jessica Hecht (Olga) and acclaimed film and stage actor Peter Sarsgaard (Vershinin). Also featured in the cast are Ebon Moss-Bachrach (Tuezenbach), Glenn Fitzgerald (Solyony), Roberta Maxwell (Anfisa), Louis Zorich (Chebutykin), George Morfogen (Ferapont), Paul Lazar (Kulygin), Gabe Bettio (Rohde) and James Patrick Nelson (Fedotik). (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Dog Squadron's GREEDY, 1/8-29
by BWW Photo Special - Dec 20, 2010

Five people struggle with greed, hope, desire and integrity in the wake of an emailed plea for money that promises big returns. Is it a scam or a golden opportunity? RED DOG SQUADRON presents the West Coast premiere of greedy by Karl Gajdusek. RED DOG SQUADRON co-artistic director James Roday directs a cast that includes Amanda Detmer, Kurt Fuller, Peter Mackenzie, Ivana Milicevic, Brad Raider and Roday's co-star on the USA series psych, Maggie Lawson. The limited four-week engagement takes place at the El Centro Theatre, January 8-29. (more...)

Mike Daisy Comes To Berkeley Rep With Double Header
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2010

Upholding its annual resolution to present provocative new plays by the Bay, Berkeley Repertory Theatre begins the new year by dishing up a pair of daring shows. (more...)

A Noise Within Presents GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 10/30-12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2010

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, revisits CHARLES DICKENS' thrilling GREAT EXPECTATIONS with the West Coast premiere of a powerful stage adaptation by Neil Bartlett opening Saturday, October 30 and closing Sunday, December 19, 2010 (previews begin Saturday, October 23). ANW Co-Founders and Co-Artistic Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott co-direct this production - which features original music by noted composer Doug Newell - based on Dickens' masterful novel. Bartlett was also the adaptor of A Noise Within's 2008-09 season favorite Oliver Twist. This marks the second time Rodriguez-Elliott and Elliott have co-directed Great Expectations at A Noise Within, the first produced during the 1995-96 season, winning numerous awards. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents THE OLD MASTERS, 1/29-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2010

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, present the U.S. premiere of The Old Masters by Simon Gray. (more...)

Official: Tyne Daly to Star in MASTER CLASS at MTC May 2011
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2010

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announced that Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly will return to Manhattan Theatre Club as Maria Callas in a new Broadway production of Terrence McNally's award-winning play MASTER CLASS directed by Stephen Wadsworth. (more...)

THE MAN WHO ATE MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER Gets Off-Broadway Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2010

THE MAN WHO ATE MICHAEL ROCKEFELLER - Jeff Cohen's play that enjoyed great success during its world-premiere at the West End Theatre off-off-Broadway in Manhattan in the fall - will return for a limited engagement Off-Broadway at the Arclight Theatre (152 W. 71 St.) with previews starting February 2, 2011 prior to a press opening on Wednesday, February 9. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Offers A Chance To Study With Artistic Leaders
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2010

Every year, talented artists who are working at Berkeley Repertory Theatre also share their knowledge with students at its School of Theatre. (more...)

Barzin Akhavan, Terence Archie & More Set For Berkeley Rep's THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2010

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced casting for its holiday revival of The Arabian Nights. This hit show from Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman returns for 24 performances only - from December 11 through December 30. (more...)

Public Theater Begins Previews 12/1 For THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) in association with and at NYU Skirball Center will begin previews Wednesday, December 1 for the acclaimed Tricycle Theatre Company's THE GREAT GAME: AFGHANISTAN. (more...)

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