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Huntington Kicks Off Special Events for THE SEAGULL Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to The Seagull, available at huntingtontheatre.org/seagull, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Today, March 7, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Maestro Donald Runnicles to Lead the Pittsburgh Symphony in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Program, 3/21 & 23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

One of the world's leading Wagnerians, Maestro Donald Runnicles, returns to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics program on March 21 and 23. (more...)

'Caperucita, el cuento musical de la capa roja' se instalará los fines de semana en el Teatro Muñoz Seca
by Siscu Valenzuela - Mar 6, 2014

Esta nueva adaptación del cuento clásico corre a cargo de la compañía La Ratonera, especializada en teatro musical infantil. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events for THE SEAGULL, Begin. 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull, Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special post-show conversations. Admission to onsite post-show events is free with a ticket to The Seagull, available at huntingtontheatre.org/seagull, by phone at 617 266 0800, or in person at the BU Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue) and Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA (527 Tremont Street) box offices. Tickets start at $25. Performances begin Friday, March 7, 2014 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Apple's Peter Oppenheimer to Retire at the End of September
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

"Peter has served as our CFO for the past decade as Apple's annual revenue grew from $8 billion to $171 billion and our global footprint expanded dramatically. His guidance, leadership and expertise have been instrumental to Apple's success, not only as our CFO but also in many areas beyond finance, as he frequently took on additional activities to assist across the company. His contributions and integrity as our CFO create a new benchmark for public company CFOs," said Tim Cook, Apple CEO. "Peter is also a dear friend I always knew I could count on. Although I am sad to see him leave, I am happy he is taking time for himself and his family. As all of us who know him would have expected, he has created a professional succession plan to ensure Apple doesn't miss a beat." (more...)

NBC's UNDATEABLE Tour Comes to UP Comedy Club, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

UP Comedy Club has just the thing to keep you from crying in your green beer all night this St. Patrick's Day as it welcomes NBC's Undateable Tour to its stage. This one-night-only event features the cast of the new NBC show Undateable, including comedians Chris D'Elia, Brent Morin, Ron Funches and Rick Glassman and is hosted by the show's co-creator and executive producer Bill Lawrence. Each comedian performs his own set, giving you a taste of the humor you can expect when Undateble premieres this spring. The Undateable Tour will be presented on Monday, March 17 at 7pm at the UP Comedy Club, located at 230 W. North Ave 3rd Floor of Piper's Alley, Chicago. (more...)

Culinary Institute Of America Graduate Launches FOODHOOK.COM, an Online Menu Planning Service
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

HYDE PARK, N.Y., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Donielle Morgenstern, a 2003 graduate of The Culinary Institute of America (CIA), launched her online menu planning service, Foodhook, during a visit to the CIA campus Sunday. Foodhook is a subscription-based service that offers weekly meal plans, organized shopping lists, and personalized support from a professional chef. (more...)

Chairman of Cool Corporation Joey Issa Expresses Concern over Short Term Impact of 2014 Fiscal Rule on the Poor
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Chairman of Cool Group of Companies, Joe Issa, says in an interview following the ratification by the Senate of the Fiscal Rule Bill on Friday March 22, that as the Government seeks to implement the much-needed long-term measure, consideration must be given to the poor to ensure that they are not further marginalized in the short term. (more...)

Jane Monheit, Ben Rimalower and More Set for Birdland, April 7-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their great line-up of talent for April 7 - April 13, featuring: Jane Monheit with The MSM Big Band, Ben Rimalower Presents 'The Lady's Got Potential,' Jay Leonhart Duo, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more. (more...)

Tony- And Grammy-Winner Billy Porter To Host Live Out Loud's Thirteenth Annual Young Trailblazers Gala On April 28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

NEW YORK, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Iconic entertainer Billy Porter will headline the thirteenth annual Trailblazers Benefit Gala hosted by Live Out Loud, an nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring, nurturing and empowering LGBTQ youth to build a successful future by connecting them to positive role models and affirmative experiences in the LGBTQ community. On Monday, April 28, Porter will join more than 500 leaders in business, arts, politics, and more, to honor individuals that have made a positive impact among the LGBT youth community and recognize several remarkable young LGBT leaders with college scholarships. Proceeds of the event will go toward furthering educational programming for LGBTQ youth. (more...)

Gersh to Represent Writer Budd Schulberg's Estate as Centennial of His Birth Approaches
by Movies News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

On the centennial anniversary of the legendary Academy Award winner Budd Schulberg's birth, Gersh announced today that they have signed a deal with his widow Betsy Schulberg to represent the estate of the late author and screenwriter. Though Schulberg died in 2009 at the noble age of 95, the impact of his writings and the legacy of his works are as alive today as ever during his lifetime. Gersh and Betsy Schulberg will work together to shepherd the multiple adaptations and revivals currently in preparation. (more...)

The Celebrity Series of Boston Present the Maria Schneider Orchestra, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Celebrity Series of Boston will present the Maria Schneider Orchestra on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 8pm at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA. Sponsored by Donna and Mike Egan. (more...)

Winnick & Company Invests in T+ink -- Conductive Ink Technology Company; Gary Winnick Named Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

“T+ink will fundamentally change the way we interact with millions of objects,” Winnick said. “Our technology makes objects smart, interactive and secure. T+ink opens up new functionality and marketing possibilities for consumer or industrial products – a competitive advantage for any brand.” (more...)

'Caperucita, el cuento musical de la capa roja' se instalará los fines de semana en el Teatro Muñoz Seca
by Siscu Valenzuela - Mar 22, 2014

Esta nueva adaptacion del cuento clasico corre a cargo de la compañia La Ratonera, especializada en teatro musical infantil. (more...)

Dr. Kenneth Chessick is 2014 Francis X. Riley Lecturer on Professionalism
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

“Professionalism and Ethics in Medicine, Business and the Law: Are They Different?” is the topic of Dr. Kenneth Chessick's speech at his Alma Mater 3 p.m. April 4 in the Francis X. Riley Courtroom. Dr. Chessick, a board certified surgeon, also is a trial lawyer who has made a mark in the area of fighting for patients' rights in medical malpractice cases for the past three decades. He was honored at Northern Illinois University with the Alumnus of the Year Award in 2001 and in 2012 as the NIU Law Distinguished Alumnus of the Year. He has endowed academic scholarships for law students as part of the Kenneth C. Chessick Civil Justice Endowed Scholarship Program and his generosity to the school led to the opening last year of the Kenneth and Ellen Chessick Practice Center, a state-of-the-art indoor practice facility for student athletes. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival to Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York on Tuesday evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. A special orchestra-the Cape Cod Gala Orchestra, conducted by Liam Burke-has been assembled for this occasion. Noted WQXR radio announcer Jeff Spurgeon will host the evening and Nancy B. Barry, First President of the Festival, as well as Honorary Artistic Chair Charles Hamlen, V.P. of Orchestra of St. Luke's and Co-Founder of IMG Artists, will be on hand for the event. (more...)

Maestro Donald Runnicles Leads the Pittsburgh Symphony in BNY Mellon Grand Classics Program Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

One of the world's leading Wagnerians, Maestro Donald Runnicles, returns to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in the BNY Mellon Grand Classics program this weekend, March 21 and 23. (more...)

Cast Announced for Riverside Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, Running 4/8-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Riverside Theatre's celebrated 40th Anniversary Season comes to a close with the witty and exuberant How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. With a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is based on a best-selling, satirical book of the same name by Shepherd Mead. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying performs on the Stark Stage from April 8 - 27, 2014 and is sponsored by Marriott SpringHill Suites and our Patron Producers. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a co-production between Riverside Theatre and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. (more...)

William Peace to Welcome Comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

William Peace University, a private four-year university located in downtown Raleigh, is proud to announce that it will host a comedy show by celebrity comedian and Alumna Emily Fortune Feimster on Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Kenan Auditorium. Feimster is best known for her work on E! Network's Chelsea Lately, where she serves as a writer and commentator on celebrity news and gossip. She was also a semi-finalist on NBC's Last Comic Standing, and has made several comedic appearances on HBO and Comedy Central. (more...)

New Kids' Show ALEX & THE KALEIDOSCOPE Coming to NYC-TV
by TV News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

With a 'magical kaleidoscope' as their ticket to learning, exploration, and fun, preschoolers can join award winning kids' musician Alex Mitnick on the brand new show, Alex & The Kaleidoscope (more...)

ZURICH MEETS NEW YORK: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity Set for 5/16-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Performing and visual artists, scientists and urban planners, public intellectuals and researchers will come together to examine the far-reaching influence of one of Europe's great cities, as New York hosts Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity, May 16-23. The multi-venue, citywide festival takes its inspiration from the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Dada movement, founded in Zurich by refugees fleeing World War I, and the city's current role as a global center of artistic and scientific innovation. In all, 25 events will engage audiences in panels and performances highlighting the contemporary relevance of visionary movements and ideas born in Zurich and their impact on American culture. (more...)

TRANSLATING SPORTS: March Madness Edition with Osnes, Ivey Long, Shakespeare
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 18, 2014

For sports fans across the country, Sunday was a High Holy Day. Selection Sunday marks the beginning of the impending Sports Holy Days of Obligation, the opening weekend of the NCAA Basketball Tournament; colloquially known as the start of March Madness. (more...)

Polly Carl, Kristoffer Diaz & More Join Samuel French's Advisory Committee
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Samuel French, the 184-year-old publishing and licensing company, has announced the new members of its 2014 Advisory Committee. They comprise notable industry professionals representing a wide spectrum of interests and perspectives in the theatrical community. The 2014 Advisory Committee members are Polly Carl (Director and Editor of HowlRound: A Center for the Theater Commons at Emerson College), Kristoffer Diaz (playwright and educator; plays include The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity, Welcome to Arroyo's, The Upstairs Concierge), Seth Glewen (Co-Head of The Gersh Agency Theater Department), Amanda Green (Tony-nominated lyricist/composer), Mark S. Hoebee (Producing Artistic Director of the Paper Mill Playhouse), David Roth (Head of Theatre Dept. at Staples High School in Westport, CT), and Lou Ursone (Executive Director of Curtain Call Theatre). (more...)

Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT CD Release, Jane Monheit With The MSM Big Band, & More To Be Featured in Birdland Jazz Club's April 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their outstanding line-up of amazing talent for the month of April 2014. Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Pianist Andre Watts To Hold Recital at Meany Hall, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Andre Watts performs at Meany Hall Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 7:30pm. This performance was originally scheduled for November 7, 2013. Patrons holding tickets to the November 7 performance may use their tickets for the April 15 date. Tickets are $50-55. The UW World Series also offers up to two Free Youth Tickets (ages 5-17 only) with the purchase of a Regular Price ticket. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online at uwworldseries.org, or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office. Meany Hall is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Presents DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

For DIRECTOR'S CHOICE, the fourth program of Pacific Northwest Ballet's 2013-2014 season, Artistic Director Peter Boal selects from his roster of acquisitions and increases them by one: The captivating mixed-bill program will feature a much-anticipated world premiere by Alejandro Cerrudo, resident choreographer of Hubbard Street Dance Chicago. The program also reprises audience favorites TAKE FIVE...More or Less, Broadway-darling Susan Stroman's sunny slice of jazz-infused Dave Brubeck fun; and Susan Marshall's distinctive aerial duet, Kiss. Rounding out the lineup is Molissa Fenley's State of Darkness, a tour-de-force solo performance set to Stravinsky's riot-inducing The Rite of Spring. DIRECTOR'S CHOICE runs for seven performances only, today, March 14 through 23 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents a BNY Mellon Grand Classic Program with Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin returns to Heinz Hall to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring French masters and a composer performing his own concerto today, March 14-16. (more...)

Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin Leads Pittsburgh Symphony in Goethe, Dukas, Camilo, Ravel and More, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Guest Conductor Leonard Slatkin returns to Heinz Hall to lead the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program featuring French masters and a composer performing his own concerto today, March 14-16. (more...)

Former Apple Exec Betsy Rafael Joins GoDaddy Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

With deep experience in advising organizations as they scale, Ms. Rafael will be a valuable asset as GoDaddy, a privately held company that serves more than 12 million paying customers worldwide, continues to expand its presence both domestically and internationally. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage Nina Raine's TRIBES, Begin. 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

SHONA WHITE Returns to Lauderdale CABARET IN THE HOUSE, March 16
by Robert Gould - Mar 10, 2014

Robert Gould reports on Shona White's intimate cabaret at Lauderdale House on Sunday March 16. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA to Make Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, 4/17-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Patrick Wilson and Jack Plotnick Talk Quirkiness of Space Station 76
by Kathy Strain - Mar 10, 2014

South by Southwest (SXSW) continues its film portion of the festival with a special screening of the movie Space Station 76 starring Patrick Wilson as Captain Glenn and is directed by Jack Plotnick. SPACE STATION 76 is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970's-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that's heading right for them. (more...)

Broadway's Original 'Belle' Susan Egan Performs at Arcadia Performing Arts Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presents Broadway star Susan Egan, who originated the role of 'Belle' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, as part of its first season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, tonight, March 1 at 8pm. Joining Egan on stage is the sixty-member Arcadia Stage, the theatre student program at Arcadia High School. They will sing four songs with Egan, and then two from their upcoming production of Curtains. (more...)

PSO & BNY Mellon Grand Classics Series Runs Now thru 3/2 at Heinz Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra joins with one of the world's most celebrated violinists, Joshua Bell, and Victor de Sabata Guest Conductor Gianandrea Noseda for a BNY Mellon Grand Classics program inspired by dramatic tales and far off lands tonight, February 28 to March 2 at Heinz Hall. (more...)

CSI Chief Executive Officer Steve Powless Earns 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from Murray State University
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Established in 1962, the Distinguished Alumnus Award is the highest award granted at Murray State, honoring alumni who have fully dedicated themselves to their profession and have helped enhance the lives of others. Powless, who earned his bachelor's degree in Business from Murray State in 1977, will be recognized along with three other award recipients at an honorary dinner on April 11. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Riverside Theatre's celebrated 40th Anniversary Season comes to a close with the witty and exuberant How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. With a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is based on a best-selling, satirical book of the same name by Shepherd Mead. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying performs on the Stark Stage from today, April 8 - 27, 2014 and is sponsored by Marriott SpringHill Suites and our Patron Producers. (more...)

Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival Celebrates 35th Anniversary With Gala Concert at Dimenna Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Celebrating its 35th anniversary, the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival will present a concert open to the public for the first time in New York this evening, April 8, 2014 at 7:45 p.m. at the DiMenna Center for Classical Music, Cary Hall, 450 West 37th Street, between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. (more...)

Pegasus Theatre Presents WHITE PEOPLE, 5/8-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

WHITE PEOPLE by J.T. Rogers will be presented by Pegasus Theatre as a Churchmouse production at the Bath House Cultural Center May 8 - May 25, 2014. WHITE PEOPLE will be directed by Chad Cline and the cast includes Jack O'Donnell as Martin, Charissa Lee as Mara Lynn, and Jason Folks as Alan. Churchmouse Productions is the non-black and white arm of Pegasus Theatre. The plays selected for Churchmouse are generally riskier, edgier, contemporary fare and WHITE PEOPLE certainly meets those objectives. (more...)

Verizon Wireless CEO to Lead Panel Discussion on Innovation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

BASKING RIDGE, N.J., April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Whether you're leading a multi-billion dollar corporation or launching a new start-up, innovation and risk-taking are crucial components needed for success. (more...)

FOUR PLAY: THE MUSICAL to Hit Charles R. Wood Theater Stage, 4/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Four Play: The Musical hits the Charles R. Wood Theater stage in Glens Falls, New York, with its world premier on Thursday, April 3, at 7 p.m. Shows continue on Friday and Saturday, April 4 and 5, at 7 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. (more...)

Teacher Created Materials' Founder Wins the Celebrate Literacy Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Teacher Created Materials, an educational publisher in Huntington Beach, CA, is proud to announce that Founder Rachelle Cracchiolo has been presented the Celebrate Literacy Award from the Orange County Reading Association. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the promotion of literacy. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Riverside Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Riverside Theatre's celebrated 40th Anniversary Season comes to a close with the witty and exuberant How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. With a book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock, and Willie Gilbert, and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying is based on a best-selling, satirical book of the same name by Shepherd Mead. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying performs on the Stark Stage now through April 27, 2014 and is sponsored by Marriott Spring Hill Suites and our Patron Producers. How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying is a co-production between Riverside Theatre and the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Makes Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run today, April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Opens Nina Raine's TRIBES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes began previews Friday, April 11, opens tonight, April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Pianist Andre Watts Holds Recital at Meany Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Andre Watts performs at Meany Hall tonight, April 15, 2014 at 7:30pm. This performance was originally scheduled for November 7, 2013. Patrons holding tickets to the November 7 performance may use their tickets for the April 15 date. Tickets are $50-55. The UW World Series also offers up to two Free Youth Tickets (ages 5-17 only) with the purchase of a Regular Price ticket. Tickets may be purchased by phone at 206-543-4880, online at uwworldseries.org, or in person at the UW Arts Ticket Office. Meany Hall is located on the Seattle campus of the University of Washington. (more...)

Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet & More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its May 2014 schedule, featuring Steve Kuhn Trio, Joey DeFrancesco Organ Quartet, Karrin Allyson, BOSSABRASIL Festival, and more. (more...)

Carol Burnett to Guest on Hallmark Channel Original Series SIGNED, SEALED DELIVERED
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Award winning actress Carol Burnett ('The Carol Burnett Show'), one of America's most beloved and respected comediennes, has signed on as a special guest star on the highly-anticipated Season One Finale of 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered.' (more...)

Centenary Stage & Folger Shakespeare Library Partner for School Outreach Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Assistant Professor of Theatre Arts at Centenary College, Stephen Davis, has long been a teacher and advocate of the works of master playwright and poet William Shakespeare. For over five years, Davis has married his love of the bard and his love for education to help foster an appreciation for Shakespeare in the youth of New Jersey through a program sponsored by The Folger Shakespeare Library entitled Shakesperience, which will be hosted by Centenary Stage Company (CSC) for the first time on Tuesday, April 29th on the campus of Centenary College. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Stages Nina Raine's TRIBES, Begin. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes start previews tonight, April 11, opens on April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

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