We Players' HEROMONSTER to Run 10/9-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

We Players (Artistic Director, Ava Roy; Managing Director, Lauren D. Chavez), presents HEROMONSTER at the Fort Mason Center Chapel. This site-integrated production is produced in partnership with Fort Mason Center. Performers Ava Roy and Nathaniel Justiniano join forces to create this stunning new work of intensely physical theatre. With an original score by award-winning composer Charlie Gurke, We Players presents a feast of poetry, mythology, and interactive storytelling at the Fort Mason Center Chapel this October, 2015. HEROMONSTER runs October 9- November 1, 2015. Tickets on sale now. For press reservations or more information call 415.547.0189 or email press@weplayers.org. (more...)

New Medical-Device Company Closes $3 Million Seed Funding Round to...
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015

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Cutting Ball Theatre Presents LIFE IS A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 17th season with LIFE IS A DREAM by Pedro Calderon de la Barca. Following the sold-out success of last season's Antigone, Acting Artistic Director Paige Rogers (Tontlawald, Mud) helms this Calderon classic, in a new translation from resident playwright Andrew Saito, commissioned by Cutting Ball. Featuring David Sinaiko, Asher Sinaiko, Grace Ng, Sango Tajima, Matthew Hannon, Michael Wayne Turner III, Peter Warden, and Barry Despenza, LIFE IS A DREAM plays October 2 through November 1 (press opening: October 8) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Now thru Sept 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

We Players' HEROMONSTER Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

We Players (Artistic Director, Ava Roy; Managing Director, Lauren D. Chavez), presents HEROMONSTER at the Fort Mason Center Chapel. This site-integrated production is produced in partnership with Fort Mason Center. Performers Ava Roy and Nathaniel Justiniano join forces to create this stunning new work of intensely physical theatre. With an original score by award-winning composer Charlie Gurke, We Players presents a feast of poetry, mythology, and interactive storytelling at the Fort Mason Center Chapel this October, 2015. HEROMONSTER runs October 9- November 1, 2015. Tickets on sale now. For press reservations or more information call 415.547.0189 or email press@weplayers.org. (more...)

Richard Eyre's MR. FOOTE'S OTHER LEG to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

Richard Eyre's sold out Hampstead Theatre production of Mr Foote's Other Leg will transfer to Theatre Royal Haymarket from 28th October, for a limited season in London's West End. Press night Wednesday 4th November. The new comedy, set in Georgian London, written by Ian Kelly, directed by Richard Eyre, and designed by Tim Hatley, met with acclaim from both critics and the general public alike upon its opening at the Hampstead Theatre in September. (more...)

LIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 17th season. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous “Ode to Joy.”  (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Lists TBA Awards-Recommended Shows
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Each week hundreds of adjudicators attend and evaluate eligible productions from all over the Bay Area on behalf of the TBA Awards. Based on the 'overall production' scores from their peers, Theatre Bay Area issues a weekly list of productions still running that have reached a minimum threshold of scoring to be deemed 'recommended.' (more...)

Jon Tracy to Direct FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Summer at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). (more...)

LIFE IS A DREAM, RISK IS THIS... Festival and More Set for Cutting Ball Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater proudly announces the lineup for its 17th season. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Close 17th Season with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater closes its 17th season, dedicated to dreams, with August Strindberg's A DREAMPLAY. (more...)

We Players Present ONDINE, Beginning Tonight at Sutro Baths
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

We Players presents Jean Giraudoux's Ondine at Sutro Baths. (more...)

BMOP Presents Final Concert of Season, BLIZZARD VOICES, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, celebrates its continuing relationship with New England Conservatory and the Boston new music community in a concert titled Blizzard Voices. As the New England Conservatory's affiliate orchestra, BMOP regularly features the talent of NEC students and alumni. The evening includes: the world premiere of Ondine by 2014-15 BMOP/NEC Composition Competition winner Stephanie Ann Boyd; John Harbison's Concerto for Bass Viol, featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Edwin Barker, and the Boston premiere of Paul Moravec's The Blizzard Voices with the NEC Concert Choir. Thanks to the generosity of the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation, this concerts is free to the public. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater to Continue Season with Experimental Plays Festival 'RISK IS THIS,' 5/17-6/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 16th season with the adventurous RISK IS THIS…THE CUTTING BALL NEW EXPERIMENTAL PLAYS FESTIVAL, one of the only play festivals in America solely dedicated to experimental works for the stage. (more...)

THE CAVE: A FOLK OPERA to Make NYC Debut at Access Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

In an opium den at the turn of the 20th century, Willow sacrifices her life to pay off her father's debt by working in an occult underground society called 'The Cave.' In this musical exploration of fairy tales, myths, and spiritualism, Willow fights to find light not only in the grim and strange shadow-world around her, but also within herself. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING & 'FUNERAL' Extend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, by Anthony J. Wilkinson, will extend its recently posted limited run to September 27th, 2015 (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Close Dublin Film Fest; Julie Andrews to Attend
by Movies News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Jameson Dublin International Film Festival has announced that the legendary actress Julie Andrews will be attending two very special events on the closing day of the Festival. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company to Present THE HEIR APPARENT, 4/15-5/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Master playwright David Ives (Venus in Fur, All in the Timing) reinvigorates Jean-Francois Regnard's 1708 comedy about greed, love, and intrigue in Aurora's Bay Area Premiere of THE HEIR APPARENT. Josh Costello (Detroit, Wittenberg) helms THE HEIR APPARENT, featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas, Kenny Toll, Patrick Kelly Jones, Elizabeth Carter, Lawrence Radecker, Khalia Davis, and Katie Rubin. THE HEIR APPARENT plays April 15 through May 15 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-50) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Egyptian Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

FusionWorks will present Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams in recital on Wednesday, April 15 at 8 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony to Conclude All-Beethoven Program with THE IMMORTAL, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH - Revel in two of Beethoven's most notable and majestic works during the Pittsburgh Symphony's BNY Mellon Grand Classics: BeethovenFest: The Immortal June 5-7. It features the composer's violin concerto and Symphony No. 9, with its famous "Ode to Joy."  (more...)

Theatre Bay Area Announces Winners of TBA Awards' 'Recommended Productions'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

(San Francisco, June 3, 2015) - Each week hundreds of adjudicators attend and evaluate eligible productions from all over the Bay Area on behalf of the TBA Awards. Based on the 'overall production' scores from their peers, Theatre Bay Area issues a weekly list of productions still running that have reached a minimum threshold of scoring to be deemed 'recommended.'  (more...)

Jon Tracy Directs FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). Fiddler runs now through August 2, 2015. Opening night is tonight, June 27 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. (more...)

Jon Tracy-Helmed FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins Tonight at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater closes its seventh season with Fiddler on the Roof, directed by Jon Tracy (Berkeley Playhouse: Guys and Dolls, The Pirates of Penzance; Aurora Theatre Company, Shotgun Theatre Company, Marin Theatre Company, Magic Theatre, NY Fringe, San Francisco Playhouse) and choreographed by Matthew McCoy (Berkeley Playhouse: Shrek The Musical, The Music Man; Sixth Street Playhouse, Bay Area Musicals). Fiddler runs from tonight, June 25 to August 2, 2015, with previews tonight, June 25 and Saturday, June 27. Opening Night is June 27 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Avenue in Berkeley. (more...)

Dervla Kirwan & Joseph Millson Join Cast of Ian Kelly's MR FOOTE'S OTHER LEG at Hampstead Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Hampstead Theatre has announced that Simon Russell Beale will be joined by Dervla Kirwan and Joseph Millson in the cast of Ian Kelly's new play about the dawn of celebrity. (more...)

LA CENERENTOLA, DIDO AND AENEAS and THE LONG WALK Set for Opera Saratoga's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Opera Saratoga announces its 2015 Summer Festival season, which will run from July 2 - July 26, 2015 at multiple venues throughout Saratoga Springs, New York. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Launches Search for New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater today announced the departure of Managing Director Suzanne Appel. (more...)

We Players to Present ONDINE at Sutro Baths This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

We Players presents Jean Giraudoux's Ondine at Sutro Baths. (more...)

MOB WIVES' Karen Gravano to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Karen Gravano is set to take on the role of 'Fonzina Fucci' in the hit Off-Broadway comedy 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral' now in it's second year opposite her partner in crime David Nissan (Alessio) and creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Gravano who made her first cameo two years ago in 'My Big Gay Italian Wedding,' when she stepped in to officiate the wedding of Anthony and Andrew in support of marriage equality, returns to St. Luke's Theatre in her first theatrical acting role. (more...)

George Bernard Shaw's 'MISALLIANCE' Runs Now thru 2/22 at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

George Bernard Shaw's Misalliance: 'A Cavalcade of Ideas Wrapped Around a Full Portion of Wit' will run tonight, January 28 through February 22, 2015 at Walnut Street Theatre's Studio 5. (more...)

Christoph Eschenbach to Conduct NY Philharmonic with Baibe Skride This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Christoph Eschenbach returns to the New York Philharmonic to conduct a program of works by Eastern European composers with folk influences: Bartok's Violin Concerto No. 2, featuring violinist Baiba Skride in her Philharmonic debut and first New York City orchestral appearance, and Dvorak's Carnival Overture and Symphony No. 8, Thursday, February 25, 2016, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, February 26 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, February 27 at 8:00 p.m.; and Tuesday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

World Premiere of ONDINE Set for Cutting Ball Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Cutting Ball Theater continues its 17th season with the World Premiere of Ondine by Katharine Sherman. Cutting Ball founding Artistic Director Rob Melrose helms this beautifully tragic dream, featuring Molly Benson, Marilet Martinez, Danielle O'Hare, Kenny Toll, and Jessica Waldman. Ondine plays February 5 through March 6 (press opening: February 11) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call      415-525-1205. (more...)

BMOP to Present Final Concert of Season, BLIZZARD VOICES, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Boston, MA (For Release 2.9.14) --- The Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), the nation's premier orchestra dedicated exclusively to commissioning, performing, and recording new orchestral music, celebrates its continuing relationship with New England Conservatory and the Boston new music community in a concert titled Blizzard Voices. As the New England Conservatory's affiliate orchestra, BMOP regularly features the talent of NEC students and alumni. The evening includes: the world premiere of Ondine by 2014-15 BMOP/NEC Composition Competition winner Stephanie Ann Boyd; John Harbison's Concerto for Bass Viol, featuring Boston Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Edwin Barker, and the Boston premiere of Paul Moravec's The Blizzard Voices with the NEC Concert Choir. Thanks to the generosity of the Gregory E. Bulger Foundation, this concerts is free to the public. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra to Continue BeethovenFest, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BeethovenFest triumphantly returns on February 20 & 22 with its second weekend, “BeethovenFest: The Hero.” Part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra and guest pianist Lars Vogt in a diverse program of works by the great composer. (more...)

MY BIG GAY ITALIAN WEDDING & 'FUNERAL' Extend Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

My Big Gay Italian Wedding and My Big Gay Italian Funeral, by Anthony J. Wilkinson, will extend its recently posted limited run to June 28th, 2015 (more...)

Enphase Energy and MyLight Systems Form Strategic Partnership Focused on Advanced Energy Management
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

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Alex Coladonato to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Alex Coladonato is set to take on the role of "Ezio" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" now in it's second year, opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. (more...)

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Continues BeethovenFest This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's BeethovenFest triumphantly returns this weekend, February 20 & 22 with its second weekend, “BeethovenFest: The Hero.” Part of the BNY Mellon Grand Classics, Music Director Manfred Honeck leads the orchestra and guest pianist Lars Vogt in a diverse program of works by the great composer. (more...)

London Symphony Orchestra, Joshua Bell & More Set for Lincoln Center's Great Performers 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

With half a century of stellar performances and universally-acclaimed artists to its credit, Lincoln Center's Great Performers series announces its 51st season. (more...)

Nicky Paris to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Comedian Nicky Paris will make his Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY INTALIAN FUNERAL on March 1, 2015. (more...)

Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams will return to New York for his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall on Wednesday April 15 at 8pm, featuring a diverse program of works including Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim. (more...)

RHONDA BADONDA: THE ADVENTURES OF A GIRL WITH A PAIN IN HER BRAIN Comes to VanFringe, Sept 10-20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Writer and actor Rhonda S. Musak brings the world premiere of Rhonda Badonda: The Adventures of a Girl with a Pain in Her Brain to the Vancouver Fringe Festival. This funny and moving piece takes the audience on a triumphant, auto-biographical journey through the trials and tribulations of being different, and ultimately to self-discovery and healing. This touchingly personal tale is directed by Gareth Hendee and runs as part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival, September 10-20, 2015 at the False Creek Gym. (more...)

Tony Winner Dominick LaRuffa Jr. to Join MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Dominick LaRuffa Jr. is set to take on the role of "Dominick Vitale" in the hit Off-Broadway comedy "My Big Gay Italian Funeral" (now approaching its two year anniversary) Sunday May 10th, opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson.   On June 6th, 2015 LaRuffa Jr. will continue on with the cast in Wilkinson's long running original hit comedy "My Big Gay Italian Wedding" in the role of "Mario." (more...)

Golda Tatz in Concert – Fourth 2016 5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2016

5@5 at DiMenna Solo Piano Series presents Golda Tatz in concert on Saturday, May 7 @ 5:00 PM, as the fourth program of their 2016 performance series, curated by Mirian Conti, at The DiMenna Center for Classical Music, 450 West 37th Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Massimo Didonna to Make Off-Broadway Debut in MY BIG GAY ITALIAN FUNERAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Massimo Didonna is set to take on the role of 'Ezio' in the hit Off-Broadway comedy 'My Big Gay Italian Funeral' now in it's second year, opposite creator Anthony J. Wilkinson. Didonna is certainly no stranger to knowing how to entertain an audience and is ready to take on his first official acting role as the outspoken nightclub and funeral home owner in Wilkinson's latest comedy creation. (more...)

Egyptian Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

FusionWorks will present Egyptian pianist Mohamed Shams in recital today, April 15 at 8 p.m. at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams will return to New York for his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall today April 15 at 8pm, featuring a diverse program of works including Chopin, Carter, Mendelssohn, Ravel, Scarlatti and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim. (more...)

DCPA's Off-Center Sets Full Cast for Third Rail's Immersive SWEET & LUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Off-Center, a signature line of programming of the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA), has announced full casting for the upcoming off-site immersive experience, SWEET & LUCKY, a commission by Brooklyn-based Third Rail Projects. The show is scheduled to begin previews May 17. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater to Open 25th Season at the Bruns with MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

California Shakespeare Theater marks the beginning of its 25th season at the glorious Bruns Amphitheater with Shakespeare's sassiest battle royale, Much Ado About Nothing, in a newly-minted adaptation by Kenneth Lin and Jackson Gay, with additional text by Lin, and directed by Gay in her Cal Shakes debut. Much Ado About Nothing plays from May 25 through June 19; for tickets and information, contact the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666 or visit www.calshakes.org (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

San Francisco's cutting-edge Cutting Ball Theater today announced that after a productive year-long sabbatical, which included directing Much Ado About Nothing at the Old Globe Theater as well as Ondine and A Dreamplay at Cutting Ball, co-founder and Artistic Director, Rob Melrose, has decided to officially step down as Artistic Director to continue to focus on his creative work and freelance projects. (more...)

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