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Theatre in the Round Opens 62nd Season with THE IMAGINARY INVALID, Now thru 9/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2013

Theatre in the Round Players will open its 62nd season with Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, tonight, September 6 through 29, 2013. (more...)

Theatre in the Round to Open Moliere's IMAGINARY INVALID, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) opens its 62nd season as the longest-running theatre in Minneapolis with The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere in weekend performances September 6-29, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Joe Manganiello Leads Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Yale Repertory Theatre has announced that Rene Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in its first-ever production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mark Rucker, the production, which will open Yale Rep's 2013-14 season, will play tonight, September 20-October 12, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Berkeley Rep's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre tonight, September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Get a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Present ROOM SERVICE, 10/8-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the madcap American comedy, 'Room Service,' about a producer and his ragtag bunch of cohorts who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill, written by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, October 8 - 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Beach and More in Westport Country Playhouse's ROOM SERVICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Westport Country Playhouse stages the madcap American comedy, 'Room Service,' about a producer and his ragtag bunch of cohorts who try to raise money for a Broadway show as they scramble to evade their hotel bill, written by John Murray and Allen Boretz, directed by Mark Lamos, now through October 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club has announced full casting for the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Stage A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, 11/21-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will take the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company this holiday season. Making his STC mainstage directing debut, STC Associate Director Alan Paul heads up the hilarious and fun musical farce based on the classic plays of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from November 21, 2013-January 5, 2014. (more...)

Cumpsty, Mastrantonio, Nivola and More Join Rees in Roundabout's THE WINSLOW BOY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company presents The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

A Noise Within to Host Free LILIOM Reading, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents a free reading of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, the play upon which the popular 1950's musical Carousel was based. Apollo Dukakis, a resident artist with the company, directs the piece, using the Benjamin F. Glazer translation, with a cast of sixteen portraying multiple roles. Admission for the reading is free. RSVP via phone to 626-356-3100 x1 to reserve your seat. This reading takes place during the run of The Guardsman, another well-known work by Ferenc Molnar, at A Noise Within, now playing through November 30. (more...)

Official: Joe Manganiello to Lead Yale Rep's A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) has announced that Rene Augesen will play Blanche DuBois and Joe Manganiello will play Stanley Kowalski in its first-ever production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, the Pulitzer Prize winning masterpiece by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Mark Rucker, the production, which will open Yale Rep's 2013-14 season, will play September 20-October 12, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Students to Perform INTO THE WOODS, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO Academy has announced that its students will perform Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the New Hazlett Theater on November 16 at 2:00 & 7:00pm. The cast members are all enrolled in the school's Musical Theater Production class and are being directed by Pittsburgh CLO Academy faculty members Justin Fortunato, Kiesha Lalama, and Bob Neumeyer. (more...)

A Noise Within Hosts Free LILIOM Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, presents a free reading of Ferenc Molnar's Liliom, the play upon which the popular 1950's musical Carousel was based. Apollo Dukakis, a resident artist with the company, directs the piece, using the Benjamin F. Glazer translation, with a cast of sixteen portraying multiple roles. Admission for the reading is free. RSVP via phone to 626-356-3100 x1 to reserve your seat. This reading takes place during the run of The Guardsman, another well-known work by Ferenc Molnar, at A Noise Within, now playing through November 30. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2013- Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 3, 2013

With the Broadway Fall season in full swing, and a constant need for replacements, there is a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Fall. Meet all of Broadway's newest stars below! (more...)

Gorilla Theater to Present Holiday Benefit Cabaret DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, Starring Katherine Michelle Tanner, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Gorilla Theater to present holiday benefit cabaret, DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, to benefit Gorilla Theater and Unity of Tampa Friday, December 6, 8pm. Join award winning actress Katherine Michelle Tanner and award winning pianist Viktor Nikolov as they share the sounds of the holidays in Dreaming of a White Christmas. Audiences are warmed with classics they know and taken on an icy journey through winter with new music that ignites the spirit within. Love and joy are sure to be stirred in this wonderful family friendly event. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company Stages A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, Now thru 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will take the stage at the Shakespeare Theatre Company this holiday season. Making his STC mainstage directing debut, STC Associate Director Alan Paul heads up the hilarious and fun musical farce based on the classic plays of ancient Roman playwright Plautus. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum will play at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) from today, November 21, 2013-January 5, 2014. (more...)

Francois Battiste, Michael Crane, Ethan Phillips and Zach Shaffer Join MTC's TAKING CARE OF BABY, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Manhattan Theatre Club presents the American premiere of Taking Care of Baby by Dennis Kelly and directed by Erica Schmidt. Joining previously announced cast members Reed Birney (Blasted, Our Leading Lady), Kristen Bush (Kin, The Common Pursuit), Tony nominee Amelia Campbell (A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Country's Good) and Margaret Colin (The Columnist, 'Gossip Girl'), are Francois Battiste (Magic/ Bird), Michael Crane (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson off-Broadway), Ethan Phillips (Golden Age) and Zach Shaffer ('Smash'). (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Academy Students Perform INTO THE WOODS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO Academy has announced that its students will perform Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods at the New Hazlett Theater today, November 16 at 2:00 & 7:00pm. (more...)

More Than LBJ! Meet the Full Company of ALL THE WAY, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 5, 2014

All the Way, the new play by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan, starring BREAKING BAD's Bryan Cranston, is currently in previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre. The production officially opens on Thursday, March 6, 2014 for a strictly limited engagement. The play is directed by Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, where All the Way began its theatrical life. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast of ALL THE WAY, plus watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

3 VOICES THEATRE to Present MEIN UNCLE, 5/29-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

3 VOICES THEATRE has announced the world premiere of MEIN UNCLE, written and directed by Aliza Shane (NY IT Award for Outstanding Short Script, The Three Sillies). MEIN UNCLE, an absurdist fairytale about the seeds of inhumanity, will play Thursday, May 29 continue through Sunday, June 8, 2014 at The Robert Moss Theater (440 Lafayette Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY 10003). (more...)

Christine Sherrill, Kimbre Lancaster, Sean Allan Krill and More to Star in MAMMA MIA! in Las Vegas; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

After a nationwide search, full casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Las Vegas production of MAMMA MIA!, which begins performances at The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas May 8. The talented cast features MAMMA MIA! alumni, including all three Dynamos as well as several Las Vegas locals who will join the company. (more...)

The Queen's Company to Stage All-Female SIR PATIENT FANCY at The Wild Project, 3/15-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2014

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed all-female classical theater company, presents a rare production of Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Sir Patient Fancy runs from March 15 - April 5, 2014 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Schoolhouse Theater Stages THE SEAFARER, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Schoolhouse Theater will present the Tony-nominated play, The Seafarer, written by the award-winning, Irish playwright Conor McPherson, tonight, March 13 through April 6, 2014. The production will be directed by Schoolhouse artistic director, Pamela Moller Kareman, who also directed Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa for a run that was extended by popular demand in 2011. (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...)

Danielle Grabianowski Returns to The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

Danielle Grabianowski, the award-winning singing actress whose performances have been likened to 'Barbra Streisand at the Bon Soir and Bette Midler at the Continental Baths' (Village Voice) makes a return to the club scene in an eclectic, impromptu set of standards, stories and pop tunes. She will perform two shows at The Duplex on Wednesdays, tonight, June 19 and August 28 at 7:00 PM. Grabianowski was last seen as the jazz singer Josephine Grant in the award-winning Off-Broadway sensation, Sleep No More. The evening will also feature longtime collaborator and fellow Buffalo, NY nativeNate Buccieri on piano. (more...)

Michael Cumpsty, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio and Alessandro Nivola to Join Roger Rees in Roundabout Theatre's THE WINSLOW BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2013

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the Broadway cast of The Winslow Boy, starring Tony nominee Michael Cumpsty as 'Desmond Curry', Academy & Tony Award nominee Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio as 'Grace Winslow', Alessandro Nivola as 'Sir Robert Morton' and Tony Award winner Roger Rees as 'Arthur Winslow'. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company to Open 2013-14 Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE, 8/22-9/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

Marin Theatre Company opens its 2013-14 Season with the Bay Area premiere of the national and Broadway hit play Good People by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Running for a limited time from August 22 to September 15, this 'poignant, brave and subversive' (New York Post) new play will be directed by Tracy Young, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival regular, and feature a local cast that includes Bay Area and Sacramento veterans Amy Resnick, Mark Anderson Phillips, Anne Darragh and Jamie Jones. Opening night is Tuesday, August 27. Based in Mill Valley, MTC is a 47-year old professional nonprofit theater that is a destination for exhilarating performances, inspired new American plays and powerful theatrical experiences. (more...)

Full Cast and Creatives Announced for Yale Rep's THESE PAPER BULLETS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE presents the world premiere of THESE PAPER BULLETS!, a modish ripoff of William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing, adapted by Rolin Jones, with songs by Billie Joe Armstrong, and directed by Jackson Gay, March 14-April 5 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 20. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jan. 12
by - Jan 12, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, January 12, 2014. (more...)

Michael Gill, Boyd Gaines, Jayne Atkinson & More to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PACK OF LIES Reading, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Casting is announced for the Script in Hand playreading of 'Pack of Lies,' a provocative spy thriller, at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. Actors, all alumni of previous Playhouse productions, include 'House of Cards' stars Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill, and four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, as well as Kathleen McNenny, Alexis Molnar, Mark Shanahan, and Zoe Winters. Tickets are $15. Based on a true story, the play is written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anne Keefe. (more...)

BWW Previews: JEKYLL AND HYDE THE MUSICAL Coming to the Just Off Broadway Theatre, 2/28
by Steve Wilson - Feb 25, 2014

With songs such as "Lost in the Darkness," "Take Me As I Am," and "Murder, Murder" Jekyll and Hyde the Musical comes to life on the stage of the Just Off Broadway Theatre in Kansas City. Produced by She and Her Productions and directed by Tiffany Schweigert the show is scheduled to run from February 28 through March 16. (more...)

Schoolhouse Theater to Stage THE SEAFARER, 3/13-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

The Schoolhouse Theater will present the Tony-nominated play, The Seafarer, written by the award-winning, Irish playwright Conor McPherson, March 13 through April 6, 2014. The production will be directed by Schoolhouse artistic director, Pamela Moller Kareman, who also directed Brian Friel's Dancing at Lughnasa for a run that was extended by popular demand in 2011. (more...)

The Queen's Company to Stage All-Female SIR PATIENT FANCY at The Wild Project, 3/15-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Queen's Company, New York City's acclaimed all-female classical theater company, presents a rare production of Aphra Behn's Sir Patient Fancy, directed by The Queen's Company Artistic Director Rebecca Patterson. Sir Patient Fancy runs from March 15 - April 5, 2014 in a limited engagement at the Wild Project, located at 195 East 3rd Street between Avenue A and Avenue B in New York City. (more...)

GLT Announces 2014-15 Season: LES MIS, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Charles Fee, Producing Artistic Director of Great Lakes Theater (GLT), unveiled an ambitious, five-production array of classics to headline the company's 2014-15 season. Great Lakes Theater's fifty-third year is scheduled to run from September 2014 through April 2015 at PlayhouseSquare's Hanna and Ohio Theatres. (more...)

Gorilla Theater to Present Holiday Benefit Cabaret DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, Starring Katherine Michelle Tanner, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

Gorilla Theater to present holiday benefit cabaret, DREAMING OF A WHITE CHRISTMAS, to benefit Gorilla Theater and Unity of Tampa Today, December 6, 8pm. Join award winning actress Katherine Michelle Tanner and award winning pianist Viktor Nikolov as they share the sounds of the holidays in Dreaming of a White Christmas. Audiences are warmed with classics they know and taken on an icy journey through winter with new music that ignites the spirit within. Love and joy are sure to be stirred in this wonderful family friendly event. (more...)

On Her Shoulders to Stage A BOLD STROKE FOR A WIFE Reading, 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

On Her Shoulders is pleased to present a staged reading of A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susanna Centlivre, directed by Rebecca Patterson and edited by Tasha Gordon Solomon, on December 16, 2013. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Present THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST, 1/16-3/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Oscar Wilde's 'trivial comedy for serious people,' The Importance of Being Earnest, makes it way to the Shakespeare Theatre Company stage from January 16-March 2, 2014. With his talent for period plays, internationally acclaimed director Keith Baxter (An Ideal Husband, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Imaginary Invalid, Lady Windermere's Fan) returns to bring this witty and intelligent comedy to life at the Company's Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW). (more...)

On Her Shoulders Stages A BOLD STROKE FOR A WIFE Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

On Her Shoulders presents a staged reading of A Bold Stroke for a Wife by Susanna Centlivre, directed by Rebecca Patterson and edited by Tasha Gordon Solomon, tonight, December 16, 2013. The Play in Context, a special component contextualizing the script in its historical time and place, will be delivered at the top of the evening. Doors open at 6:30pm for a 6:45pm curtain; tickets are free to the public. The performance is at the New School, Wollman Hall, 65 West 11th Street. R.S.V.P to OnHerShouldersReservations@gmail.com. (more...)

Theatre in the Round to Open 62nd Season with THE IMAGINARY INVALID, 9/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2013

Theatre in the Round Players will open its 62nd season with Moliere's The Imaginary Invalid, September 6 through 29, 2013. (more...)

Danielle Grabianowski Returns to The Duplex Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2013

Danielle Grabianowski, the award-winning singing actress whose performances have been likened to 'Barbra Streisand at the Bon Soir and Bette Midler at the Continental Baths' (Village Voice) makes a return to the club scene in an eclectic, impromptu set of standards, stories and pop tunes. She will perform a second show at The Duplex tonight, August 28 at 7:00 PM. Grabianowski was last seen as the jazz singer Josephine Grant in the award-winning Off-Broadway sensation, Sleep No More. The evening will also feature longtime collaborator and fellow Buffalo, NY nativeNate Buccieri on piano. (more...)

Theatre in the Round to Open Moliere's IMAGINARY INVALID, 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Theatre in the Round Players (TRP) opens its 62nd season as the longest-running theatre in Minneapolis with The Imaginary Invalid by Moliere in weekend performances September 6-29, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marin Theatre Company's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2013

Marin Theatre Company opens its 2013-14 Season with the Bay Area premiere of the national and Broadway hit play Good People by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Running for a limited time now through September 15. This new play will be directed by Tracy Young, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival regular, and feature a local cast that includes Bay Area and Sacramento veterans Amy Resnick, Mark Anderson Phillips, Anne Darragh and Jamie Jones. Opening night is Tuesday, August 27. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 46th Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, Begin. 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Berkeley Repertory Theatre kicks off its 46th season this September with Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, winner of the 2013 Tony Award for Best Play. The hilarious Broadway blockbuster from three-time Obie Award-winner Christopher Durang begins previews in the Roda Theatre on September 20, opens September 25, and runs through October 20. Durang, the renowned author of rollicking comedies such as Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You and The Marriage of Bette & Boo, turns Chekhov on his head with this witty and incisive farce. In bucolic Bucks County, Vanya and Sonia fritter their lives away in their family's farmhouse amid regret, angst, and the alarming prophecies of an addled housecleaner. Enter their sister Masha, a self-absorbed movie star with her prized boy toy Spike, and the stage is set for an absurd weekend of hilarity and global warming. Acclaimed director Richard E.T. White returns to Berkeley Rep to stage the laugh-inducing Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, a loving homage to Chekhov's themes of heartbreak and hope. (more...)

Marin Theatre Company Opens 2013-14 Season with David Lindsay-Abaire's GOOD PEOPLE, Now thru 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

Marin Theatre Company opens its 2013-14 Season with the Bay Area premiere of the national and Broadway hit play Good People by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright David Lindsay-Abaire. Running for a limited time from tonight, August 22 to September 15, this 'poignant, brave and subversive' (New York Post) new play will be directed by TraCy Young, an Oregon Shakespeare Festival regular, and feature a local cast that includes Bay Area and Sacramento veterans Amy Resnick, Mark Anderson Phillips, Anne Darragh and Jamie Jones. (more...)

Derrick Weeden Stars in PCPA's CYRANO DE BERGERAC, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

PCPA has assembled a stellar cast for this summer's production of the French masterpiece, Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. It plays exclusively in the Solvang Festival Theater under the stars, tonight, August 17 through September 1, 2013. (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...)

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