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The Cultch to Present Up-in-the-air Theatre's INSIDE THE SEED, 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013

The Cultch presents the world premiere of Up-in-the-air Theatre's Inside the Seed, a re-imagining of Oedipus Rex as a modern-day tragedy. Inside the Seed is set in a giant bio-genetics corporation that aspires to grow the perfect seed-The Golden Grain, and to thusly feed the world and end starvation. Deeply relevant, with a hard edge of comedy- Inside the Seed is passionately and unabashedly political with the tension, pace and the energy of a thriller. Inside the Seed is directed by Richard Wolfe and designed by Florence Barrett (costumes), Jerguš Opršal (Set, Lights, Projections) and Jordan Lloyd Watkins (sound). The large, fully professional, multi-cultural cast, includes: Mia K Ingimundson, Carl Kennedy, Tamara McCarthy, Adele Noronha, Alison Raine, Patrick Sabongui, Dallas Sauer and Tetsuro Shigematsu. Inside the Seed runs October 2-12, 2013 at the The Cultch. (more...)

The Phoenix Launches in Pittsburgh with BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Long-time PICT artistic director and founder, Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers have announced Pittsburgh's newest professional theatre company, The Phoenix. The mission of The Phoenix is to explore the issues facing our diverse and rapidly changing world through the language of theatre. The name is purposeful. The phoenix was a mythological creature that crossed borders finding a home in many cultures from ancient Greece and Egypt to Turkey, Persia, Russia, Tibet, China and Japan. It was and is a symbol of renewal, new life emerging from the ashes of the old in a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present A BRIGHT NEW BOISE, 11/8-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's edgy and earnest A BRIGHT NEW BOISE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this comedy about faith, family, forgiveness, and second chances, featuring Robert Parsons, Patrick Russell, Gwen Loeb, Megan Trout, and Daniel Petzold. A BRIGHT NEW BOISE playsNovember 8 through December 8 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Official: iPhone 5 is DEAD; Apple to Replace with iPhone 5C on the Low End; Prices - Details & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The device will come in 5 plastic colors including white, green, blue, orange and yellow. The entire back and sides are made from a single part, in muted colors with no visible seams, lines or joins. They look .... colorful. (more...)

Savory Thymes Hosts Benefit for MTC New Play Program Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Savory Thymes hosts a benefit for Marin Theatre Company's New Play Program today, October 6, 2013, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Hillside Gardens in Mill Valley. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Kicks Off VIBRANT 2013 Festival Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2013

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre - the coalface of British Theatre - presents Vibrant 2013 - A Festival of Finborough Playwrights, its annual explosion of new writing, running between today, 6-25 October 2013 (more...)

The Phoenix Launches in Pittsburgh with BLUE/ORANGE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Long-time PICT artistic director and founder, Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers have announced Pittsburgh's newest professional theatre company, The Phoenix. The mission of The Phoenix is to explore the issues facing our diverse and rapidly changing world through the language of theatre. The name is purposeful. The phoenix was a mythological creature that crossed borders finding a home in many cultures from ancient Greece and Egypt to Turkey, Persia, Russia, Tibet, China and Japan. It was and is a symbol of renewal, new life emerging from the ashes of the old in a never-ending cycle of death and rebirth. (more...)

Midtown Direct Rep to Present Reading of Kara Lee Corthron's LISTEN FOR THE LIGHT, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

MIDTOWN DIRECT REP is pleased to announce a reading of Kara Lee Corthron's (Princess Grace Award-winner) Listen For The Light, directed by Amy Saltz (Almost Maine), as part of Midtown Direct Rep's play development series focuses on new and innovative American theatre: Theatre in the Loft. The performance will be Sunday, November 3rd, 2013 at 7 pm at SOPAC (One Sopac Way, South Orange, NJ, 07079). The reading is $15 per ticket at http://www.sopacnow.org/632/midtown-direct-rep-in-the-loft-nov-3. (more...)

National Theatre Celebrates 50th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

Today, October 22, 2013, marks the official 50th anniversary of the National Theatre of Great Britain. The National Theatre first opened its doors in 1963 at the Old Vic, under Laurence Olivier. 800 productions later, they are marking their half-century with a short season celebrating the remarkable people and plays that have made the NT one of the most cherished and creative of great British institutions. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

AIR JORDAN XX8 SE Launches Today!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Today, Jordan Brand, a division of NIKE, Inc., introduced the AIR JORDAN XX8 SE featuring Jordan Flight Plate technology. This innovative performance product drafts directly off the AIR JORDAN XX8 that was debuted last December by Jordan Brand athlete Russell Westbrook. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix to Present BLUE/ORANGE, 11/1-23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The Phoenix, the new theatre company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre Company to Present THE TEMPERAMENTALS, Begin. 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Mockingbird Theatre Company Members Tim Constantine and Angelo De Cata feature in the politically charged love story The Temperamentals by American playwright Jon Marans. Winning the Drama Desk Award in 2009 for Best Ensemble Cast, it is directed by Mockingbird Theatre Artistic Director Chris Baldock and opens at Brunswick Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, on Friday January 17, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

National Portrait Gallery Presents SMITHSONIAN CIVIL WAR Discussion and Book Signing, 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

Join James Barber, historian at the Portrait Gallery, and David Miller, and Jennifer Jones, curators at the Museum of American History as they discuss the making of Smithsonian Civil War: Inside the National Collection (Smithsonian Books). Wednesday, Nov. 20, 6:45 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center. (more...)

Donmar Warehouse to Transfer THE NIGHT ALIVE and THE WEIR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

The Donmar Warehouse is preparing to transfer both of its critically acclaimed Conor McPherson productions, The Night Alive and The Weir, within the next two months. The Night Alive will make its American premiere at The Atlantic Theater off-Broadway on the 30 November 2013, with The Weir opening at Wyndham's Theatre in the West End on the 16 January 2014. (more...)

New Theatre Company The Phoenix Presents BLUE/ORANGE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

The Phoenix, the New Theatre Company founded by long-time PICT artistic director and founder Andrew Paul and Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre founder and former director of theatre initiatives at the August Wilson Center, Mark Clayton Southers, will debut with a four week run of Joe Penhall's provocative, caustically funny, Olivier Award-winning play Blue/Orange. The production will star acclaimed actors David Whalen, Sam Tsoutsouvas, and newcomer Rico Parker, with direction by Andrew Paul and scenic design by Mark Clayton Southers. Blue/Orange, sponsored by founding Phoenix Board Member and noted arts philanthropist Richard E. Rauh, plays tonight, November 1-23, 2013 at the Pittsburgh Playwrights Theatre, 937 Liberty Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

FAILURE: A LOVE STORY Receives West Coast Premiere at MTC, 6/5-29
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

To close its 47th Season, Marin Theatre Company will produce the West Coast premiere of Failure: A Love Story by the 'hugely talented Chicago writer' (Chicago Tribune) Philip Dawkins. Directed by MTC's artistic director Jasson Minadakis, this 'enchanted and enchanting' play about love and loss will feature five actors playing multiple characters, using puppets and playing live music both original (by MTC's frequent collaborator Chris Houston, a Berkeley-based composer and musician) and from the era of the play - 1920s Chicago. (more...)

Craig And Evans Lead Casts For MISS JULIE/BLACK COMEDY At CFT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans to Lead MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester Festival, July 4-Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Rosalie Craig and Shaun Evans lead the cast of Miss Julie / Black Comedy at Chichester, a new production of an acclaimed double bill which celebrates a key moment in this Theatre's history, and its long association with playwright Peter Shaffer. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2014

Bay Street Theatre presents the World Premiere of CONVICTION (Today, May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (more...)

Atlantic Theater Company to Offer Mobile Lottery for THE THREEPENNY OPERA with Laura Osnes & F. Murray Abraham
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

TodayTix, New York's premiere mobile theater ticketing app, has partnered with Atlantic Theater Company to offer the best theater deal of all time with 3PennyTix, an unprecedented new lottery for the highly anticipated revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical The Threepenny Opera, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke. (more...)

Stage One Awards £25,000 to Theatre Producer David Hutchinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Stage One, the charity that supports new UK commercial theatre producers and productions, today announces the latest recipient of its Start-Up Investment Fund. David Hutchinson has been awarded £25,000 by the charity to co-produce the forthcoming UK tour of Avenue Q, opening 23 April 2014 at Greenwich Theatre. Hutchinson, Stage One Bursary recipient in 2013, will co-produce with Richard Darbourne, who has been supported by the charity's Bursary and Start-Up Funds previously. (more...)

Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

Stella & Dot Launches Autism Awareness Collection Benefiting the HollyRod Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Stella & Dot, a global social-selling fashion accessories brand, announces the launch of a capsule collection of signature accessories to support National Autism Awareness Month in April. For each piece purchased during the month of April, all net proceeds will benefit the HollyRod Foundation, an organization dedicated to providing compassionate care to those living with autism and their families. This is the second year in a row Stella & Dot has partnered with the HollyRod Foundation. The collection offers an assortment of accessories including a tote bag, a bracelet and more, all available for purchase on April 1, 2014. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, with Laura Osnes and F. Murray Abraham, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company's highly anticipated revival of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's musical The Threepenny Opera, directed and choreographed by Martha Clarke, begins previews tonight, March 12, 2014. (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...)

San Jose Repertory Theatre to Present LANDSCAPE WITH WEAPON, 6/19-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents, Landscape with Weapon, the American premiere of British playwright Joe Penhall's provocative collision of morality and intellectual property rights. This riveting examination of one man's private anguish and moral dilemma is a sobering look at the world of warfare, geopolitics and the impact of technology on individual choices and collective values. The show runs June 19 through July 13, and is directed by Rick Lombardo, San Jose Rep's Producing Artistic Director. (more...)

SUNNY AFTERNOON To Transfer To Harold Pinter Theatre, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Following a sold-out run at Hampstead Theatre, this world premiere production, with music and lyrics by Ray Davies, new book by Joe Penhall, direction by Edward Hall, design by Miriam Buether and choreography by Adam Cooper, will begin previews on 4 October 2014. Musical Director is Elliott Ware, lighting is by Rick Fisher and sound by Matt McKenzie. (more...)

Mockingbird Theatre to Present QUILLS, 2-15 August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The Victorian premier of Doug Wright's Obie Award-winning play Quills - a provocative and daring study of sexuality and madness. What happens when the lunatics rule the asylum! Season: August 2 - August 15, 2014 (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

Roy Williams' ANTIGONE to Tour UK Beginning in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Directed by Pilot Theatre's Artistic Director Marcus Romer and co-produced with Derby Theatre and Theatre Royal Stratford East, Antigone will premiere in Derby on the 19 September, where it plays until 4 October before touring nationally until 29 November. The production will then open in London at Theatre Royal Stratford East on 19 February 2015. (more...)

THE PICTURE OF JOHN GRAY Comes to the Old Red Lion, Aug 5-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Picture of John Gray will play the The Old Red Lion Theatre, 418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ, from Tuesday 5th - Saturday 30th August 2014, 7.30pm. Press Night: Friday 8th August 2014, 7.15pm. (more...)

mophie Unveils Special Edition Colors for juice pack air and powerstation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

"mophie is well known for products that give more life to your smartphone," said Ross Howe, VP of Marketing at mophie. "Now we're giving more life to mophie products, with an on-trend range of colors and designs that match our vibrant community of customers. Expect more like this from mophie in the future." (more...)

Actor Roger Lloyd Pack Dies, Aged 69
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Actor Roger Lloyd Pack has died at the age of 69, his agent has confirmed. He had previously been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. (more...)

John Dagleish, George Maguire & More to Star in Hampstead Theatre's SUNNY AFTERNOON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Hampstead Theatre brings the talents of an exciting young cast to Sunny Afternoon, the story of the early life of Ray Davies and the rise to stardom of The Kinks. Featuring some of The Kinks' best loved songs, including You Really Got Me, Waterloo Sunset and Lola, and with choreographer Adam Cooper joining the creative team, Sunny Afternoon marks the 50th Anniversary year of the band's debut release. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Brian d'Arcy James, Zosia Mamet & More Set for Atlantic Theater Company's Annual Gala, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Atlantic Theater Company will present their annual Gala on Monday, February 24, 2014 at The Pierre (2 East 61st Street). Directed by Neil Pepe with musical direction by Matt Gallagher, Writers' Choice will salute Atlantic's iconic playwrights with an evening of unexpected songs. (more...)

San Francisco Hospital Announces New Heart Designs for 'Hearts in San Francisco' 10th Anniversary Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced that it will celebrate the 10thanniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco project at the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark, today, February 13, 2014, with twelve new heart designs for the 2014 series. (more...)

Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy to Star in SKYLIGHT West End Revival from June 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Carey Mulligan and Bill Nighy have signed on to star as former lovers in Stephen Daldry's upcoming West End revival of David Hare's SKYLIGHT. The production will begin performances June 6 at Wyndham's Theatre. This will be Mulligan's West End debut. (more...)

Hampstead Theatre to Present Ray Davies Musical SUNNY AFTERNOON, 14 April - 24 May
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

A Hampstead Theatre Production World Premiere, SUNNY AFTERNOON, will run 14 April - 24 May 2014, with an official opening night of Thursday 1 May 2014 at 7pm. (more...)

San Francisco Hospital Announces New Heart Designs for 'Hearts in San Francisco' 10th Anniversary, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

San Francisco General Hospital Foundation (SFGHF) announced today that it will celebrate the 10thanniversary of the Hearts in San Francisco project at the Heroes & Hearts Luncheon and Hearts After Dark on Thursday, February 13, 2014, with twelve new heart designs for the 2014 series. In addition to the eight large hearts and four table top hearts, 15 mini hearts with mosaic designs will be sold to raise much-needed funds for life-enhancing programs and initiatives at San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. The artists selected to create large and table-top hearts for the 2014 luncheon are Shannon Amidon, Christine Arthur, Erica Jasmin Cañas, Patrick Dintino, Charles Gadeken, Brit Howard, June Li, Michael Osborne, Marius Starkey, Emma Webster, and Pop Zhao. The design for the fourth table top heart will be revealed at a later date. The hearts will be auctioned and sold in order to raise money for vital programs at The General. Select large hearts may remain on display in San Francisco's Union Square after the luncheon. Hearts in San Francisco artworks combined with Heroes & Hearts and Hearts After Dark proceeds (2006 - 2013) have raised nearly $10 million for SFGHF. (more...)

The Old Globe's QUARTET Extends Through August 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). By popular demand, it will now play through Sunday, August 31. Tickets for the extension will go on sale to the general public on Sunday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. (more...)

NASA Scientists Find Jumping on a Bellicon Mini-Trampoline Offers Great Workout
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

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Marin Theatre Welcomes Carl Lumbly to the Cast of FENCES, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, will stage August Wilson's Fences, the 1950s entry into his Century Cycle (also known as his Pittsburgh Cycle) - a decade-by-decade exploration of the black experience in 20th century America. Directed by Derrick Sanders, the Pulitzer Prize and two-time Tony Award-winning play will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel, Tyee Tilghman as Lyons and two Marin City youths - Jade Sweeney, who attends Willow Creek Academy, and Makaelah Bashir, Bayside Martin Luther King, Jr. Academy - splitting the role of Raynell. (more...)

Carl Lumbly, Margo Hall and More Join Marin Theatre Company's FENCES; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Marin Theatre Company, in association with Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, announces the casting of its spring production of August Wilson's Fences, directed by Derrick Sanders. Fences, which won the 1987 Pulitzer Prize and 1987 and 2010 Tony Awards, will feature veteran film and television actor Carl Lumbly as Troy Maxson, Steven Anthony Jones, the artistic director of Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, as Jim Bono and award-winning actor, playwright and director Margo Hall as Rose, as well as Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Eddy Ray Jackson as Cory, Adrian Roberts as Gabriel and Tyee Tilghman as Lyons. MTC's production of Fences will run from April 10 through May 4. (more...)

Sarah Paulson, Garret Dillahunt, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Star in Bay Street Theatre's CONVICTION World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of CONVICTION (May 27-June 15) by Carey Crim and directed by Scott Schwartz, Bay Street's new Artistic Director. The production is co-produced by Bay Street Theatre, Rubicon Theatre in California, Dead Posh Productions, London and Canada's Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre. (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...)

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...)

Shakespeare's Globe to Bring HAMLET, KING LEAR to Folger Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Folger Theatre Artistic Producer Janet Alexander Griffin today announced the 2014/15 season. With six full Shakespeare productions on stage at the Folger to celebrate the Bard's 450th, Folger Theatre will start the upcoming season with two special, limited engagements by London's Shakespeare's Globe. First, the acclaimed staging of Hamlet, seen at the Folger in 2012, returns in late July for just three performances as part of their Globe to Globe Hamlet, the ambitious two-year tour bringing the Danish prince to every country in the world. Then, once again in a September residency, Shakespeare's Globe will perform King Lear for eighteen shows. Joseph Marcell (TV's The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air and Jacques in Folger Theatre's 2007 As You Like It) plays the title role. (more...)

Shaun Evans to Star in MISS JULIE and BLACK COMEDY at Chichester from July 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Actor Shaun Evans - currently starring as young Inspector Morse in ITV's Endeavour - is confirmed to appear in the Miss Julie/Black Comedy double bill at the Minerva Theatre, Chichester during Festival 2014. (more...)

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