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Pan Asian Rep Launches 30th Season Oct. 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2006

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre will launch their 30th Anniversary season with the East coast premiere of Philip Kan Gotanda's Yohen. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Celebrates Two Of Their Productions Hitting The Broadway Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2009

Even as the world premiere of Green Day's American Idiot takes the Roda Theatre by storm, Berkeley Repertory Theatre celebrates bringing two shows to Broadway that were developed on the same stage. (more...)

'Taking Over' and 'Wishful Drinking' Add Tour Dates and Locations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

Today Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, announced additional dates for two solo shows that he staged in Berkeley before launching them on tours across the continent. Danny Hoch's Taking Over had its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in January and hit it big in Montreal this July; next week it starts an All City Tour featuring free performances in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx in addition to previously announced dates in Manhattan and Los Angeles. Moreover, after a record-breaking run in Berkeley last winter, Carrie Fisher's Wishful Drinking careened through Hartford, San Jose, Santa Fe, and Washington, DC this summer; now it adds Seattle to a list of upcoming destinations that also includes Boston. (more...)

Carrie Fisher Brings WISHFUL DRINKING Back To Berkeley Rep's Roda Theater 7/9-23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2009

Carrie Fisher set box-office records at Berkeley Repertory Theatre with her hilarious solo show, Wishful Drinking. Then it became a New York Times bestseller and played to sold-out crowds on a six-city national tour. Now Fisher returns to Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, her last stop before the show bursts onto Broadway! This limited run - 15 performances only - begins July 9 and ends July 23. (more...)

Shows Developed At Berkeley Rep Receive Outer Critics Circle Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2010

Today, with the announcement of its annual awards, the Outer Critics Circle recognized two shows developed at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Carrie Fisher won the award for Outstanding Solo Performance with Wishful Drinking, and Kevin Adams of American Idiot was honored for Outstanding Lighting Design. The Outer Critics Circle - the official organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications, and other media beyond Broadway - has given awards since 1950. (more...)

THE DNA TRAIL: A GENEALOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT ANCESTRY, IDENTITY AND UTTER CONFUSION Plays Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

Theatre and science become creative companions for the world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

THE DNA TRAIL Set to Close April 4 at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2010

Theatre and science become creative companions for the world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Great Lakes Theater's MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Great Lakes Theater (GLT), Cleveland's Classic Company, continues the second half its 2012-13 season with William Shakespeare comedy, Much Ado About Nothing. The production will be performed in the company's revolutionary and audience-friendly home at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare, tonight, March 29 through April 14, 2013. Sharon Ott directs. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre Elects Officers For Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2010

As it concludes a season in which three of its shows opened on Broadway, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre has elected officers to lead it through another year of fearless theatre. At the annual meeting for this renowned nonprofit, leaders from the Bay Area's top firms renewed their commitment to Berkeley Rep's board of trustees and pledged their support for its 43rd season, which presents eight adventurous shows here at home and sends another acclaimed production to London. (more...)

Hoch's 'Taking Over' to Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2008

Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, revealed that Danny Hoch's 'Taking Over' - which made its world premiere at Berkeley Rep in January - is headed on the road. (more...)

Carrie Fisher Brings WISHFUL DRINKING Back To Berkeley Rep's Roda Theater 7/9-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2009

Carrie Fisher set box-office records at Berkeley Repertory Theatre with her hilarious solo show, Wishful Drinking. Then it became a New York Times bestseller and played to sold-out crowds on a six-city national tour. Now Fisher returns to Berkeley Rep's Roda Theatre, her last stop before the show bursts onto Broadway! This limited run - 15 performances only - begins July 9 and ends July 23. (more...)

'Passing Strange' Concludes Run With Spike Lee's Filming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2008

The long, strange trip is coming to an end: Passing Strange, the rock musical that was born at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, enjoyed an extended off-Broadway run at The Public Theater, and then burst onto Broadway with its original cast intact is scheduled to close this Sunday - but not until it's saved on film. On Saturday, celebrated director Spike Lee will shoot two of the show's final performances to preserve it for future generations! (more...)

THE DNA TRAIL: A GENEALOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT ANCESTRY, IDENTITY AND UTTER CONFUSION Plays Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building 3/10/2010-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2010

Theatre and science become creative companions for the world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Sharon Ott Returns To Berkeley Rep With CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

In her 13 years as artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Sharon Ott led the company to new artistic heights, national prestige, and a well-deserved Tony Award. Now, after a 12-year absence, she returns with a gripping production of Fyodor Dostoevsky's classic Crime and Punishment. The scene of this Crime is Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage, where Ott earned her reputation as a dazzling director. The show begins previews on February 27, opens March 4, and closes March 29. Its executive producers are John and Helen Meyer and Richard H. Rubin and H. Marcia Smolens, with production sponsorship from the Bernard Osher Foundation. BART and Wells Fargo are the season sponsors for Berkeley Rep's 41st year of fearless theatre. (more...)

David Oyelowo to Star in CSC's Prometheus Bound
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2007

Classic Stage Company will conclude its 2006-07 season with Aquila Theatre Company's new production of Aeschylus' Prometheus Bound, starring rising young British actor David Oyelowo (more...)

THE DNA TRAIL: A GENEALOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT ANCESTRY, IDENTITY AND UTTER CONFUSION Plays Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building 3/10/2010-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2009

Theatre and science become creative companions for the world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: YOU, NERO At Berkeley Rep Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2009

Even as it announces a new season filled with hot plays and another show bound for Broadway, Berkeley Repertory Theatre concludes its current season with the world premiere of a smart and sassy script featuring favorite local artists: You, Nero, a new comedy written by Amy Freed and directed by Sharon Ott, rules the Thrust Stage this spring. Starring Danny Scheie as the preposterous emperor of ancient Rome, You, Nero begins previews on May 15, opens May 20, and closes June 28. (more...)

THE DNA TRAIL: A GENEALOGY OF SHORT PLAYS ABOUT ANCESTRY, IDENTITY AND UTTER CONFUSION Ends Run at Chicago Temple Building, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2010

The world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre will end its run at the Chicago Temple Building on April 4th. (more...)

THE DNA TRAIL Set to Close April 4 at Pierce Hall at The Historic Chicago Temple Building
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2010

Theatre and science become creative companions for the world premiere production of The DNA Trail: A Genealogy of Short Plays about Ancestry, Identity and Utter Confusion, commissioned by Silk Road Theatre Project and produced in association with Goodman Theatre. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Auctions AMERICAN IDIOT Memorabilia On Ebay 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

Today, as Green Day's American Idiot takes Broadway by storm, the Tony Award-winning Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced a rare opportunity for fans to bid on exclusive items from the show's world-premiere run in California. (more...)