HORNIMAN'S CHOICE Begins This Month at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Commissioned by the Finborough Theatre, Horniman's Choice brings together four plays by the leading figures of the 'Manchester School' of playwrights - Harold Brighouse, Stanley Houghton and Allan Monkhouse, all originally championed by Annie Horniman, owner of Gaiety Theatre, Manchester, the first regional repertory theatre in Britain. Horniman's Choice runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 27 September 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 28 September 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Pulitzer Prize Winning Playwright Frank D. Gilroy Dies at Age 89
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

Playwright Frank D. Gilroy, whose 1964 Broadway debut, THE SUBJECT WAS ROSES was the recipient of a Pulitzer Prize, a Tony and a Drama Critics' Circle Award, passed away on Saturday (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Opens Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- stars Rob Brydon and opens tonight, September 10, 2015. (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL Launches Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- stars Rob Brydon and begins tonight, September 1, 2015. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

Word for Word Launches Associate Artist Group, Special Events for HOLIDAY HIGH JINX
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Word for Word closes the 2015 Season with Word for Word's HOLIDAY HIGH JINX -- Bums, Broads and Broadway: Stories by Damon Runyon, Joseph Mitchell, and E.B. White, to open on Saturday Nov. 28, 8pm (Press opening) and run through December 24, 2015 at Z Below in San Francisco's Mission/SOMA district. (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Closes Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews today May 8, 2015, opens today, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held today, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

Sabrina Mahfouz's CHEF to Transfer to London This June
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London's Soho Theatre - Upstairs, 15th June - 4th July 2015. (more...)

Julianne Moore & More Stars Pledge to 'Wear Orange' on National Gun Awareness Day
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Today, more than 25 cultural influencers and 60 U.S. Mayors joined the coalition of best-in-class organizations and activists pledging to 'Wear Orange' a color that symbolizes the value of human life on June 2 nd (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Legendary Jim Dale, Talking About His One-Man Show!
by Carrie Dunn - May 10, 2015

With decades in showbusiness behind him, Jim Dale is heading back to the UK for a limited run in his one-man show - already a hit in New York. UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn talked to him about his plans for his time in London, his career, and his tips for young performers... (more...)

Yo-Yo Ma, Martha Graham Dance, THE RIVER and More Set for UW World Series' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt today announced the UW World Series 2015-16 Season, featuring internationally acclaimed artists in music and dance from around the globe. (more...)

NBC Primetime Schedule, 3/7 - 4/3
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

NBC PRIMETIME SCHEDULE (as of : 3/7/2016 ) Monday March 7, 2016 - Sunday April 3, 2016 (more...)

Review Roundup: FISH IN THE DARK Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 5, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is tonight, March 5. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia Partner for NY Premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, Fall 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

With the historic New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD just days away, The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia today announced a multi-year partnership that will continue the staging of contemporary operas at the Apollo in future seasons. The next co-production between the two institutions will be the New York premiere of We Shall Not Be Moved, set for the fall of 2017. (more...)

Investigation Discovery Orders First Scripted Original Miniseries SERIAL THRILLER
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Investigation Discovery (ID) today announced its first foray into scripted programming with SERIAL THRILLER, a three-part miniseries event that propels viewers into the heart of a community terrorized by a real-life serial killer. (more...)

ALL TIME TRAVEL THRILL! is Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

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Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia to Collaborate for Years to Come
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

With the historic New York premiere of Charlie Parker's YARDBIRD just days away, The Apollo Theater and Opera Philadelphia today announced a multi-year partnership that will continue the staging of contemporary operas at the Apollo in future seasons. The next co-production between the two institutions will be the New York premiere of WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED, set for the fall of 2017. (more...)

StrongView and Altimeter Group to Present Contextual Marketing Strategies for Email Marketers
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

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Rutina Wesley Leads TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, as part of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night tonight, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC to Play Fountain Theatre, 8/1-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre on August 1. (more...)

Rob Brydon-Led FUTURE CONDITIONAL to Launch Matthew Warchus' First Season at the Old Vic; Ensemble Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- has found its 23 up-and-coming, young performers. Rob Brydon will lead the company beginning September 1, 2015. (more...)

New Public Artwork Open at Riverside Park Bird Sanctuary
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Sky Feather, formerly exhibited at 124th Street and Lennox Avenue, will act as a meeting point in the park and a point of discussion amongst park visitors and birders. Though feathers appear fragile and weightless, Chrisostomou's sculpture was fabricated with stained and sealed birch plywood and stands at 12 feet tall.  He notes that a feather is the symbolic remains of a journey or flight. Bird migration gracefully parallels the journey taken by people around the world. The diversity of New York City makes it an interesting and fertile arena for this homage to cultural diversity and migration. He also hopes that the sculpture will draw people from other neighborhoods to the park, adding an additional layer of movement. (more...)

Sabrina Mahfouz's CHEF Opens in London Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Winner of an Edinburgh Fringe First 2014 and The Stage Awards for Acting Excellence, Sabrina Mahfouz's highly acclaimed Chef starring Jade Anouka now comes to London's Soho Theatre - Upstairs, 15th June - 4th July 2015. Press night: Tonight, 17th June, 7pm. (more...)

Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series to Host Year-Long Celebration of Trisha Brown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Bryn Mawr Performing Arts Series presents a year-long celebration of Trisha Brown, an internationally-known leader of post-modernism and enduring renegade whose work has rarely been seen in Philadelphia. Trisha Brown: In the New Body showcases Brown's iconic choreography, and her influence and innovative ideas on movement and art.  Named In the New Body because of Brown's influential reimagining of the body's relationship to gravity and momentum, this festival presented in partnership with the Barnes Foundation, Pennsylvania Ballet and several area universities will celebrate the major phases of Brown's work through free and ticketed performances and illuminating classes, workshops and talks with the artists and scholars who know her work best. (more...)

Bryn Mawr College Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Bryn Mawr College Performing Arts Series announces an eclectic season of dance, music and theater. The five-program 2015-2016 season features two nights of performances from the Trisha Brown Dance Company, three nights of performances from Annie Wilson, and one-night only events from Al-Bustan Seeds of Culture, Ronald K. Brown, and Imani Winds. Performances are held at various venues on the campus of Bryn Mawr College, located at 101 North Merion Avenue in Bryn Mawr, PA. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Times Square Arts & Artist Collective Faile Parterning to Bring WISHING ON YOU to Times Square
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Brooklyn-based artist collaboration FAILE will bring Wishing on You, an installation reimagining Asian prayer wheels in the context of Times Square's kaleidoscopic history, to the Broadway plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets from August 17 – September 1, 2015. An unveiling will take place on Monday August 17th at 11:00am. The installation is presented in collaboration with FAILE's exhibition, FAILE: Savage/Sacred Young Minds, running at the Brooklyn Museum from July 10- October 4, 2015. (more...)

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers' 2016 Dance Concert & Pow-Wow Set for TNC, 2/5-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 41st annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from February 5 to 14, 2016. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. (more...)

40th Annual Thunderbird American Dancers Concert & Pow Wow Comes to TNC, Now thru 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue, will present its 40th annual Thunderbird American Dancers Dance Concert and Pow Wow from tonight, January 30 to February 8, 2015. There will be dances, stories and traditional music from the Iroquois and Native Peoples of the Northeast, Southwest and Great Plains regions. The event has become a treasured New York tradition for celebrating our diversity by honoring the culture of our first Americans. (more...)

StrongView to Present Contextual Messaging Strategies at 2015 Email Evolution Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

As ISPs, platform owners and social networks increasingly intermediate the customer experience, marketers must strive to deepen their customer relationships with messages that are contextually relevant at the moment they are consumed. In addition to defining customer context and the multiple types of data that can inform it in real time, Frankland will also describe how this context can be applied to new and existing marketing programs. (more...)

BWW Review: LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL at 59E59 Six Fascinating New Plays
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 19, 2016

The LABUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL is now onstage at 59E59 Theaters through February 7th. Six fascinating one-act plays are receiving their New York Premiere. (more...)

Persuasion Automation Pioneer Persado Hires David Atlas as Chief Marketing Officer as Customer Growth Surges 300%
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

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Persuasion Automation Pioneer Persado Hires David Atlas as Chief Marketing Officer as Customer Growth Surges 300%
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

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BWW Interview: Bill Russell and Jill Sapenoff Talk ELEGIES FOR ANGELS, PUNKS AND RAGING QUEENS at Birdland
by David Clarke - Feb 23, 2016

On Monday, February 29, 2016, the Broadway at Birdland concert series will be presenting Elegies for Angels, Punks and Raging Queens as a benefit concert. With music by Janet Hood, lyrics and additional text by bill Russell, the piece is comprised of songs and monologues inspired by the NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt and Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River Anthology. To get the inside scoop on the upcoming star studded concert, I chatted with Russell and director Jill Sapenoff. (more...)

Malcolm X's Daughter Releases X: A NOVEL on 50th Anniversary of Assassination, 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

SOMERVILLE, MA - February 21, 2015, marks the fiftieth anniversary of the assassination of famed civil rights leader Malcolm X. His legacy lives on in his daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, who has written X: A Novel, a revelatory and timely book about her father's young adulthood and his journey toward becoming the man who made history. (more...)

Review Roundup: Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON Opens at the Public - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Feb 17, 2015

The world premiere production of HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, officially opens tonight, February 17 at The Public Theater. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

New Memoir WHO WILL POLISH THE SILVER? is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

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StrongView Defines 'Customer Context' in New Contextual Marketing eBook
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Contextual marketing has quickly become a buzz word in digital marketing, but the industry has lacked a detailed explanation of what it means and how it can be applied to new and existing programs. This eBook lays out a framework for understanding customer context and the four principle types of data that inform it. Next, it explains why a contextual understanding of consumers is critical for delivering customer-centric experiences, building stronger relationships and increasing lifetime value. (more...)

Trisha Brown Retrospective to Dance Into UW World Series, 2/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Washington State native Trisha Brown is considered the most widely acclaimed choreographer of the postmodern era. For over 50 years, she pushed the limits of choreographic movement, changing modern dance forever. At 79, Trisha Brown has choreographed her last dances. In celebration of her life's work, Trisha Brown Dance Company returns to the choreographer's home state to perform the final performances of her works for the proscenium stage as part of a retrospective presented by University of Washington's World Series at Meany Hall. (more...)

CPT & OCTP to Stage World Premiere of INCENDIARIES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Cleveland Public Theatre (CPT) Executive Artistic Director, Raymond Bobgan is proud to announce the world premiere of Incendiaries, a co-production with Ohio City Theatre Project. Incendiaries was conceived and directed by Pandora Robertson and features a 7-person ensemble cast. The production previews January 7 before opening for a three-weekend run from January 8-23 in Cleveland Public Theatre's historic Gordon Square Theatre venue, located at 6415 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, OH. (more...)

St. Louis Actors' Studio's LaBUTE THEATRE FESTIVAL to Receive NY Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the St. Louis Actors' Studio?with the NYC premiere of their acclaimed LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL, an evening of one-act plays featuring new plays by Neil LaBute, Lexi Wolfe, Peter Grandbois & Nancy Bell, G.D. Kimble, JJ Strong, and John Doble. Directed by Milton Zoth and John Pierson, the LaBUTE NEW THEATER FESTIVAL begins performances on Wednesday, January 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Sunday, January 17 at 7:30 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:30 PM; Friday at 8:30 PM; Saturday at 2:30 PM & 8:30 PM; and Sunday at 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $30 ($21 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org.  (more...)

John Brown's Body to Play Fox Theatre, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Z2 Entertainment will present John Brown's Body with Special Guests at the Fox Theatre on Friday, December 4th, 2015. Tickets are on sale August 28th for $16.50 advanced or $19 day of show. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for the Old Vic's FUTURE CONDITIONAL, Directed by Matthew Warchus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

FUTURE CONDITIONAL by Tamsin Oglesby -- Matthew Warchus' first production as the Old Vic's new artistic director -- has found its 23 up-and-coming, young performers. Rob Brydon will lead the company beginning September 1, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Times Square Arts Partners with Artist Collective FAILE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

FAILE will bring Wishing on You, an installation reimagining Asian prayer wheels in the context of Times Square's kaleidoscopic history, to the Broadway plaza between 42nd and 43rd Streets from August 17 - September 1, 2015. An unveiling will take place on Monday August 17th at 11:00am. The installation is presented in collaboration with FAILE's exhibition, (more...)

CITIZEN: AN AMERICAN LYRIC Plays Fountain Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2015

A meditation on race fusing poetry, prose, movement, music and the video image, Citizen: An American Lyric is a provocative new stage adaptation of Claudia Rankine's internationally acclaimed book of poetry about everyday acts of racism in America. Adapted by multiple award-winning playwright Stephen Sachs, helmed by multi award winning director Shirley Jo Finney, and featuring a talented six-member ensemble including Bernard K. Addison, Leith Burke, Tina Lifford, Tony Maggio, Simone Missick and Lisa Pescia, the world premiere of Citizen opens at the Fountain Theatre tonight, August 1. (more...)

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics
by Alexa Spiegel - Apr 2, 2016

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest trend to hit the stage. However, adaptations are certainly not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of what is generally considered the traditional Broadway musical, shows have been adapted from other works. Classic shows such as SHOW BOAT and THE KING AND I found the origins to their stories in novels. More recently, novel adaptations have found success with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the 2014 Tony Winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Rhode Island - Week of 4/12/2015
by BWW - Apr 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/12/2015 for Rhode Island (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

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