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San Jose Rep Presents Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs today, May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Hal Brooks Named Artistic Director of The Pearl's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

The Pearl Theatre Company has named Hal Brooks as its new Artistic Director, it was announced today by the Board of Trustees. Brooks succeeds J.R. Sullivan, who served as The Pearl's Artistic Director from 2009 to 2013. Kate Farrington, The Pearl's Resident Dramaturg and Artistic Associate, has been Interim Artistic Director since Mr. Sullivan's departure. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Main Street Theater's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2014

Main Street Theater presents George Bernard Shaw's bracing farce, HEARTBREAK HOUSE. With previews today, May 3, 4, and 7, Heartbreak House opens May 8 and runs through June 1 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Alexander Sharp & More to Star in CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME on Broadway; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Casting has been announced for the National Theatre production of THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME (more...)

Max von Essen, Karen Ziemba, Julia Murney & More Set for Project Shaw's GETTING MARRIED, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's curious comedy, Getting Married, on Monday, June 23 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 14, 2014

Heartbreak House, one of Shaw most admired of curious comedies, is packed full of extraordinary roles. Each member of the cast gets to take a bite out of this rarely produced and provocative piece. Set just before WWI, the action of the play takes place in and around the Shotover home, built like a ship on top of a hill on the English countryside. In the course of the play, everyone learns to face the future, however tumultuous it may be. (more...)

Emmy-Winning Director, Producer and Broadway Actress Nancy Malone Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Celebrated, ground-breaking and Emmy Award winning Director/Producer, Emmy and Sarah Siddons nominated Actress, Co-Founder of Women In Film and the first woman VP at a major studio, Nancy Malone, passed away at City of Hope on May 8th, 2014, as the result of pneumonia that arose from complications attributed to her recent battle with leukemia. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens 3/21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, March 21 - April 20 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

CANDIDA to Play Pittsburgh Public Theater, 4/17-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (more...)

Jackie Maxwell to Continue as Shaw Festival Artistic Director Through 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Board of Governors of the Shaw Festival announced today that it has extended the contract of Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell through to the end of the 2016 season. (more...)

Ronald Guttman, Susi Damilano and Stacy Ross Star in San Francisco Playhouse's BAUER, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Mud Blue Sky written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production will feature AROT Ensemble Members Natalie West, Mierka Girten and Kirsten Fitzgerald, and will run April 9 - May 25, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

Wesley Taylor, Daniel Davis & Josh Grisetti to Lead Project Shaw's THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H., 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents Oscar Wilde's short mystery, The Portrait of Mr. W. H., on Monday, April 14 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (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...)

BD Wong Stars in THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO, Beginning Tonight at A.C.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) presents the U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE. (more...)

Billie Piper Leads Cast Of Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN At National Theatre, Opens June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Richard Bean's fast and furious new play is an anarchic satire about the press, the police and the political establishment. Billie Piper plays Paige Britain, ambitious young news editor of The Free Press, a tabloid newspaper locked in a never-ending battle for more readers. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony & Emmy Winner Eli Wallach, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of renowned stage and screen actor Eli Wallach, who passed away on Tuesday at age 98. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, June 27th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Tony & Emmy Winner Eli Wallach Dies at Age 98
by TV News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Film, television and stage actor Eli Wallach, whose career spanned more than six decades, beginning in the late 1940s, died on Tuesday, June 24th at the age 98. His death was confirmed by his daughter Katherine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Howard McGillin, Max von Essen, Julia Murney and More in Project Shaw's GETTING MARRIED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presented George Bernard Shaw's curious comedy, Getting Married on June 23 at 7pm, at Symphony Space'sLeonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Patrick Page, Richard Easton & Roberta Maxwell Set for GTG's SUPER SHAW, 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 95thproduction, an evening of Super Shaw, on Monday, July 28 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Max von Essen, Karen Ziemba, Julia Murney & More Set for Project Shaw's GETTING MARRIED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's curious comedy, Getting Married, tonight, June 23 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 15
by - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 15, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from now through August 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

Patrick Page, Richard Easton & Roberta Maxwell Set for GTG's SUPER SHAW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents its 95th production, an evening of Super Shaw, tonight, July 28 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Classic Theatre of San Antonio to Present ARMS AND THE MAN, Begin. 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Classic Theatre of San Antonio opens up its seventh season with a production of George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man. Worlds collide with delicious results when two opposing soldiers vie for the heart of an idealistic young girl. Director Stacey Connelly captures Shaw's signature wit and charm in this classic, romantic comedy which illuminates the resulting humor of heroic ideals turned on their head. (more...)

Richard Bean's GREAT BRITAIN Set to Transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Nicholas Hytner's production of Richard Bean's Great Britain will transfer to the Theatre Royal Haymarket following its National Theatre run, with performances beginning 10 September 2014. Public booking will open this Friday, 4 July, at 9.30am, for performances until 10 January 2015. Great Britain is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. Casting for the West End run will be announced shortly. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Continue Season with PGYMALION, 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from July 30 through August 24. (more...)

A DANCE OF DEATH to Play Finborough Theatre, Begin. 5 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre from Cerberus Theatre, the UK premiere and the English world premiere of controversial German playwright Rolf Hochhuth's Sommer 14 - A Dance of Death in a brand new translation opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 5 August 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 7 August at 7.30pm). (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present WITTENBERG, 4/4-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Aurora Theatre Company presents the Bay Area Premiere of WITTENBERG, David Davalos' audacious comedy about reason versus faith. Josh Costello (San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre) directs this smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion, featuring Dan Hiatt (The Arsonists), Elizabeth Carter (Trouble in Mind), Jeremy Kahn, and Michael Stevenson. WITTENBERG plays April 4 through May 4 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Presents BACK TO METHUSELAH, PART ONE, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild continues its Season of Dreams with the start of a three-year dramatic extravaganza that will culminate in the company's 30th anniversary! BACK TO METHUSELAH, a cycle of plays by George Bernard Shaw that takes us from Adam and Eve meeting the Serpent in the Garden of Eden to a world 30,000 years in the future, is subtitled 'a Metabiological Pentateuch.' (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present World Premiere of BAUER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

San Francisco Playhouse presents the world premiere commission of Bauer by Bay Area playwright Lauren Gunderson. (more...)

Jan Maxwell, John Aylward, Barbara Garrick & More to Star in Anthony Giardina's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that John Aylward, Kristen Bush, Beth Dixon, Barbara Garrick, Jan Maxwell, Luke Niehaus, Kevin O'Rourke and Michael Simpson will be featured in its upcoming production of THE CITY OF CONVERSATION, a new play by Anthony Giardina, directed by Doug Hughes. THE CITY OF CONVERSATION begins previews Thursday, April 10 and opens on Monday, May 5 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting for THE CITY OF CONVERSATION will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Dorset Theatre Festival to Present Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, 8/14-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Dorset Theatre Festival will present The Mousetrap, Dame Agatha Christie's masterpiece of mayhem and mystery, from August 14th through the 30th at the Dorset Playhouse. The Mousetrap, in addition to being one of Christie's most famous works, has the distinction of being the world's longest continually running play. The original production, at London's Ambassador Hotel, has been running continuously since 1952! (more...)

BOEING BOEING, ROMEO AND JULIET, and More to Lead The Hilberry Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The Hilberry Theatre will kick off its 52nd Season of plays on September 19 with the popular farce Boeing Boeing. The season features comedies and dramas that collectively earned 19 Tony and Drama Desk Award nominations. Season tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Jade Anouka, Clare Dunne & More Join Cast of Phyllida Lloyd's All-Female HENRY IV at Donmar
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

In 2012, Phyllida Lloyd's all-female production of Julius Caesar at the Donmar Warehouse placed the play in a women's prison. It stunned audiences on both sides of the Atlantic and challenged the idea of 'who owns Shakespeare?' In one of the schools workshops around the production, teachers heard one of their students, a girl, speak in public for the first time. It couldn't end there. (more...)

Lucy Punch to Star as Paige Britain in GREAT BRITAIN, Sept 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Lucy Punch will play the leading role of Paige Britain in the West End transfer of Richard Bean's new play,Great Britain. Directed by Nicholas Hytner, the National Theatre's sell out production transfers to theTheatre Royal Haymarket on 9 September 2014 with opening night on 26 September at 7pm. Great Britain's strictly limited run, booking to 10 January 2015, is designed by Tim Hatley, with video design by 59 Productions, lighting by Neil Austin, music by Grant Olding and sound by Paul Arditti. (more...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Main Street Theater's HEARTBREAK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Main Street Theater presents George Bernard Shaw's bracing farce, HEARTBREAK HOUSE. With previews May 3, 4, and 7, Heartbreak House opens May 8 and runs through June 1 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

BD Wong to Talk THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and More at A.C.T., 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

In advance of American Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) upcoming U.S. premiere of James Fenton's acclaimed adaptation of The Orphan of Zhao, a classic Chinese legend that has its roots in the fourth century BCE, A.C.T. and the Commonwealth Club of California are proud to present BD Wong and A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff in Conversation for one-night-only - Monday, May 19 at 7:30 p.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary St., San Francisco). (more...)

San Jose Rep to Present Bay Area Premiere of THE BIG MEAL, 5/8-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

San Jose Repertory Theatre presents the Bay Area premiere of the critically-acclaimed The Big Meal, by Dan LeFranc, the 2010 New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award Winner. This razor sharp portrait of a modern American family runs May 8 through June 1, and is directed by Kirsten Brandt, San Jose Rep's Associate Artistic Director. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends WITTENBERG Through 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

To be or not to be is no longer the question - critics and audiences agree that WITTENBERG is a hit. Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional 7 performances of the Bay Area Premiere of WITTENBERG, David Davalos' audacious comedy about reason versus faith. Josh Costello (San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre Company, Impact Theatre) directs this smarty-pants celebration of history, language, academia, and religion, featuring Dan Hiatt (The Arsonists), Elizabeth Carter (Trouble in Mind), Jeremy Kahn, and Michael Stevenson. WITTENBERG plays now through May 11 (added performances: Tuesday, May 6, 7pm; Wednesday, May 7, 8pm; Thursday, May 8, 8pm; Friday, May 9, 8pm; Saturday, May 10, 8pm; Sunday, May 11, 2pm and 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Fritz Weaver, Veanne Cox, Jeff McCarthy & More Set for Project Shaw's HEARTBREAK HOUSE, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents George Bernard Shaw's masterwork, Heartbreak House, on Monday, May 12 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). (more...)

Denis O'Hare Joins Cast of AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOW
by TV News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

In a new interview with Vulture, O'Hare confirmed that he'll be back for the fourth installment in Ryan Murphy's acclaimed horror anthology, AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAKSHOW. O'Hare previously appeared in the first and third seasons of the show. (more...)

CANDIDA Plays Pittsburgh Public Theater, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Pittsburgh Public Theater's Masterpiece Season continues with George Bernard Shaw's sparkling comedy, Candida, directed by Ted Pappas. Candida runs today, April 17 - May 18, 2014 at the O'Reilly Theater, Pittsburgh Public Theater's home in the heart of Downtown's Cultural District. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W. H. Reading
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 15, 2014

Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, presents Oscar Wilde's short mystery, The Portrait of Mr. W. H., on Monday, April 14 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2895 Broadway at 95th St.). Adapted and directed by David Staller, The Portrait of Mr. W. H. features Tony nominee Daniel Davis (Sir George Erskine), Wesley Taylor (Mr. Cyril Graham), Josh Grisetti (Basil), and Bill Kux (Shakespeare). The evening will also feature a musical interlude by Tony winner George S. Irving. Stepping away from Shaw for the first time, Gingold Theatrical Group's PROJECT SHAW presents an adaptation of Oscar Wilde's notorious short story that offers a theory about whom Shakespeare might truly have written his infamous Sonnets about. In Wilde's hands, the inspiration for the world's most famous poems is a beautiful young actor in Shakespeare's company. In attempting to prove this theory, a pair of men face their most secret fears and even death. Shaw and Wilde were friends, often inspiring each other with their work. In Wilde's most turbulent year, 1895 -the year of both The Importance of Being Ernest and his subsequent trial, Shaw helped finance Wilde's legal defense, and later was one of the only journalists determined to keep Wilde's name as a major artist in the press. Project Shaw events for 2014 include Heartbreak House (May 12), Getting Married (June 23), A 'Super Shaw' Evening (July 28), Village Wooing (September 29), An Ibsen Evening (October 27), The Millionairess (November 24) Major Barbara (December 22). (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...)

Stage Guild's ELLING Opens 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Washington Stage Guild completes its Season of Dreams with the area premiere of Simon Bent's ELLING, a whimsical comedy of the power of friendship when everyday life is an adventure. Bent's London hit is based on a quartet of novels by the Norwegian writer Ingvar Ambjornsen that was the source of an Oscar-nominated film in 2002. ELLING is the story of a pair of misfits who, after rooming together for years in an institution, are offered an independent life - if they can cope with it. Elling and Kjell Bjarne must learn to deal with the world and each other's fears and quirks, and Elling's discovery of literary ambition becomes a path to a 'normal' life. Along the way the two have a series of offbeat adventures as they struggle with bureaucracy, relationships, and their own demons. (more...)

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