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Photo Flash: First Look at Cygnet Theatre's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Take two world renowned playwrights, mix in a theatre that is not afraid of a challenge, and you get the next offering in Cygnet Theatre's 11th season. By producing two great theatre classics in rotating repertory, Cygnet is once again raising the bar for San Diego theaters. The monumental task of directing both The Importance of Being Earnest and Travesties will be handled by Artistic Director Sean Murray. Performances are at the Old Town Theatre, now through October 27. Opening Day for media is September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cygnet Theatre's TRAVESTIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2013

Take two world renowned playwrights, mix in a theatre that is not afraid of a challenge, and you get the next offering in Cygnet Theatre's 11th season. By producing two great theatre classics in rotating repertory, Cygnet is once again raising the bar for San Diego theaters. The monumental task of directing both The Importance of Being Earnest and Travesties will be handled by Artistic Director Sean Murray. Performances will be at the Old Town Theatre, now through October 27. Opening Day for media is September 28. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Travesties below! (more...)

Cygnet to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL Holiday Radio Play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

Cygnet Theatre continues its annual holiday tradition of presenting a live radio play direct from the 'broadcast studios' of WCYG. For 7 years, theater-goers have enjoyed being part of the live studio audience watching 'Christmas Eve broadcasts' of holiday classics. Cygnet returns to the 1940's era studio to bring to life a unique presentation of the classic A CHRISTMAS CAROL complete with holiday music, commercials and the much-loved live sound effects. (more...)

Anita Gillette Set For Metropolitan Room 12/9-10 & 12/16-17
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 31, 2013

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Burlingame's 'Sets, Lights & Lunacy: A Stage Designer's Adventures on Broadway' Out 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2013

Renowned designer Lloyd Burlingame pulls back the curtain to reveal the triumphs, trials, tribulations, and Travesties of a stage designer in his upcoming memoir, Sets, Lights, and Lunacy: A Stage Designer's Adventures on Broadway and in Opera (more...)

Court Theatre to Present Charles Newell's AN ILLIAD, 11/13-12/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present the remount of the Theatre's critically acclaimed production of An Iliad starring Timothy Edward Kane, adapted from Fagles' translation of Homer's Iliad by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. The production will run November 13 - December 8, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, November 16, 2013 at 8 PM. (more...)

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell Receives SDC's Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that Artistic Director Charles Newell of Court Theatre is the recipient of the 2013 Zelda Fichandler Award, which recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through singular creativity and artistry in theatre. The award heralds accomplishment to date and promise for the future, artistic vision, and deep commitment to a region outside of New York. It carries an unrestricted grant of $5000 to the individual recipient. The award will be presented to Mr. Newell on Monday, November 4, 2013 at a reception at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. (more...)

Court Theatre's Charles Newell Wins SDC Foundation's 2013 Zelda Fichandler Award; Ceremony Set for 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Charles Newell, Artistic Director of Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, is the 2013 recipient of The Zelda Fichandler Award, an award to recognize an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through imaginative, brave work in theatre. The $5,000 award, given by Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, heralds both accomplishment to date and promise for the future, and lauds deep commitment to a community. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Closes MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2013

Playwrights Horizons presents its New York premiere production of Mr. Burns, A Post-Electric Play, a new play by Anne Washburn, with music by Obie Award winner Michael Friedman. Directed by Steve Cosson, the Obie Award-winning Artistic Director of The Civilians, Mr. Burns is being presented as the first production of Playwrights Horizons' 2013/2014 Season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes at Main Street Theater's THE REAL THING
by Stage Tube - Oct 2, 2013

Main Street Theater's 39th Season opener, Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, runs through October 6. BroadwayWorld has a look behind the scenes with the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Stage Designer Lloyd Burlingame Pens Memoir SETS, LIGHTS, AND LUNACY Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Renowned designer Lloyd Burlingame pulls back the curtain to reveal the triumphs, trials, tribulations, and Travesties of a stage designer in his upcoming memoir, Sets, Lights, and Lunacy: A Stage Designer's Adventures on Broadway and in Opera. Sets, Lights, and Lunacy (Design Adventures, ISBN: 9781489587527, Full color illustrations) will be available wherever fine books are sold today, October 15, 2013. Sets, Lights, and Lunacy will also be available in an eBook edition. (more...)

Photo Flash: Delicious French Comedy-Don't Dress for Dinner Plays Long Beach Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

International City Theatre bids au revoir to its 2013 season with a sexy, modern French farce, adapted for English-speaking audiences by Robin Hawdon from the original by Marc Camoletti(Boeing-Boeing). Directed byTodd Nielsen, Don't Dress for Dinner opens Oct. 11 atInternational City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on Oct. 9 and Oct. 10. (more...)

Stage Designer Lloyd Burlingame Pens Memoir SETS, LIGHTS, AND LUNACY, Set for 10/15 Release
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Renowned designer Lloyd Burlingame pulls back the curtain to reveal the triumphs, trials, tribulations, and Travesties of a stage designer in his upcoming memoir, Sets, Lights, and Lunacy: A Stage Designer's Adventures on Broadway and in Opera. Sets, Lights, and Lunacy (Design Adventures, ISBN: 9781489587527, Full color illustrations) will be available wherever fine books are sold on October 15, 2013. Sets, Lights, and Lunacy will also be available in an eBook edition. (more...)

Court Theatre's Charles Newell Wins SDC Foundation's 2013 Zelda Fichandler Award; Ceremony Set for Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Charles Newell, Artistic Director of Court Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, is the 2013 recipient of The Zelda Fichandler Award, an award to recognize an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through imaginative, brave work in theatre. The $5,000 award, given by Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation, heralds both accomplishment to date and promise for the future, and lauds deep commitment to a community. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC to Open Ensemble Theatre Company's 2013-14 Season, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara announces its 2013-14 Season in its new home, the New Vic, beginning with the hit Broadway musical A Little Night Music, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film 'Smiles of a Summer Night. Directed by Ensemble Executive Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, A Little Night Music features one of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs, "Send in the Clowns." A star-studded cast featuring Piper Laurie, Stephanie Zimbalist and Patrick Cassidy will christen the stage at the New Vic. (more...)

See Philadelphia's Emerging Theater Artists in EAR FUZZ, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

EAR Fuzz is in an open rehearsal of theater, a chance to 'peek behind the curtain' at fascinating artists at play. It is a relaxed, stress-free environment in which four exciting emerging artists, two playwrights and two actors, play with ideas inspired by their work in the Emerging Artists in Residence (EAR) program at Plays & Players. Each EAR Fuzz ends with a 'communal ritual' with the audience in celebration of the growth and an arts and crafts inspiration board as an exciting and fresh way to respond to the work. (more...)

See Philadelphia's Emerging Theater Artists in EAR FUZZ, Beg. 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

EAR Fuzz is in an open rehearsal of theater, a chance to "peek behind the curtain" at fascinating artists at play. It is a relaxed, stress-free environment in which four exciting emerging artists, two playwrights and two actors, play with ideas inspired by their work in the Emerging Artists in Residence (EAR) program at Plays & Players. Each EAR Fuzz ends with a "communal ritual" with the audience in celebration of the growth and an arts and crafts inspiration board as an exciting and fresh way to respond to the work. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents AN ILIAD Revival, Now thru 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the revival of the OBIE Award-winning play An Iliad by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell and starring Timothy Edward Kane. An Iliad will run tonight, November 13 - December 8, 2013 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Long Island Spring Preview
by Melissa Giordano - Mar 5, 2014

The Long Island theatre scene will unquestionably be a hopping one this Spring and Summer. One of the most exciting seasons is being offered by Northport's John W. Engeman Theatre. Their current season culminates with The Music Man (March 27th - May18th) and Plaza Suite (May 29th - July 13th). Then their 8th season starts soon after with a stellar line-up that includes Evita, Deathtrap, A Christmas Story, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, A Chorus Line, and The Producers. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Present Zoe Caldwell with Lifetime Achievement Award at LPTW's 2014 Awards Celebration, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

On Monday, March 10, 2014, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Zoe Caldwell, Judith Dolan, Joanna Sherman, Sondra Gorney, Meiyin Wang and Katherine Kovner. The awards will be presented at the League's 2014 Awards Celebration & Big Mingle Reception to be held at 6:30 pm on Monday, March 10 at The Irene Diamond Stage (The Pershing Square Signature Center, 480 West 42nd Street) featuring emcee Tamara Tunie. (more...)

Remy Bumppo Announces First All-Comedy Season; Introduces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is calling its 18th season 'Welcome to the Fun House,' and the fun will come in many forms, from political satire to deadly jokes to a world of laughter and revolutions with takes on The Importance of Being Earnest. The three plays look at very different aspects of life and comedy, each through its own fabulous Fun House mirror distortion. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor-continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, tonight, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ,' THE GRADUATE & More Set for Segal Centre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Lisa Rubin, Artistic and Executive Director, and Paul Flicker, Artistic Producer, today announced the Segal Centre for Performing Arts' 2014-2015 Theatre Season, an ambitious seven-play offering brimming with incredible talent that will dazzle with new takes on beloved stories and premiere musicals. (more...)

American Players Theatre Sets 2014 Season: THE SEAGULL, AMERICAN BUFFALO & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

American Players Theatre (APT) announces its 35th Season, June 7 to November 9, 2014, a diverse lineup spanning from Shakespeare to Mamet and helmed by recently appointed Artistic Director Brenda DeVita-the company's first new artistic director in over 20 years. DeVita's season includes the first David Mamet production of the company's history, American Buffalo, and her staging of Joan Didion's memoir The Year of Magical Thinking in APT's intimate 200-seat Touchstone Theatre, alongside such classics as Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing and Romeo and Juliet in APT's flagship 1148-seat outdoor amphitheater Up the Hill. (more...)

Factory Theatre Hosts 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS Panel Discussion Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

6 Essential Questions by Priscila Uppal challenges the belief that everyone loves their Mother, and Mothers love their children unconditionally. But is this always the case? The character of Renata grapples with these issues in 6 Essential Questions based on Priscilla Uppal's experience reuniting with her mother after 20 years. These questions and more will be discussed in a 6 Essential Questions Panel Discussion 'What Makes a Mother?' on Thursday, March 20, from 6:30 to 7:30pm, followed by a performance of the show. (more...)

Bay Street's Third Annual Honors Dinner Set for 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announced Curtain Up!, Bay Street's 3rd Annual Spring Benefit honoring Bonnie Comley and Stewart Lane, and Pia and Jimmy Zankel at Joe's Pub in New York City on May 12. The theater's third honors event will be hosted by Bay Street's new Artistic Director, Scott Schwartz, a leading voice of the next generation of American theater and an internationally acclaimed artist whose work has been seen on and off Broadway, across the United States, in Great Britain, and Asia. (more...)

Factory Theatre Presents World Premiere of 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS by Priscila Uppal, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2014

FACTORY THEATRE presents the World Premiere of Priscila Uppal's 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS a runaway mother, an estranged daughter,an undead grandmother, and a semi-invisible uncle on stage at the Factory Theatre, today, March 1-30, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAPLE & VINE Opens Tonight at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2014

Cygnet Theatre kicks off 2014 by presenting the San Diego premiere of a new comedy that stirs up powerful questions about what people are willing to sacrifice for happiness. Cygnet has snagged the rights to present the Southern California premiere of Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, a sensation last season Off-Broadway at New York's Playwrights Horizons. Maple and Vine is a comedy about a couple who have become allergic to their 21st century lives and decide to move into a closed-community of 1950s re-enactors who forsake their cell phones and sushi for poodle-skirts, milkmen and Tupperware parties. Performances for Maple and Vine run now through February 16th. Opening Night is tonight, January 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF Set for Stark Naked Theatre's Third Season, Beg. Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Stark Naked Theatre Company has announced its upcoming productions as well as the theatre's 2nd annual New Year's Eve Gala. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAPLE & VINE at Cygnet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Cygnet Theatre kicks off 2014 by presenting the San Diego premiere of a new comedy that stirs up powerful questions about what people are willing to sacrifice for happiness. Cygnet has snagged the rights to present the Southern California premiere of Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, a sensation last season Off-Broadway at New York's Playwrights Horizons. Maple and Vine is a comedy about a couple who have become allergic to their 21st century lives and decide to move into a closed-community of 1950s re-enactors who forsake their cell phones and sushi for poodle-skirts, milkmen and Tupperware parties. Performances for Maple and Vine run now through February 16th. Opening Night is January 25th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Factory Theatre to Present World Premiere of 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS by Priscila Uppal, 3/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

FACTORY THEATRE presents the World Premiere of Priscila Uppal's 6 ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS a runaway mother, an estranged daughter,an undead grandmother, and a semi-invisible uncle on stage at the Factory Theatre, March 1-30, 2014/ (more...)

Cygnet Theatre Presents SoCal Premiere of MAPLE AND VINE, Now thru 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Cygnet Theatre kicks off 2014 by presenting the San Diego premiere of a new comedy that stirs up powerful questions about what people are willing to sacrifice for happiness. Cygnet has snagged the rights to present the Southern California premiere of Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, a sensation last season Off-Broadway at New York's Playwrights Horizons. Maple and Vine is a comedy about a couple who have become allergic to their 21st century lives and decide to move into a closed-community of 1950s re-enactors who forsake their cell phones and sushi for poodle-skirts, milkmen and Tupperware parties. Performances for Maple and Vine run today, January 16th through February 16th. Opening Night is January 25th. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More to Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

Kate Burton and Son Morgan Ritchie to Lead Huntington Theatre Company's THE SEAGULL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Real-life mother and son Tony and Emmy Award nominee Kate Burton (The Corn is Green, The Cherry Orchard, Hedda Gabler at the Huntington) and Morgan Ritchie (The Corn is Green) will play mother and son onstage together for the first time when they return to the Huntington Theatre Company for a lush new production of Anton Chekhov's passionate classic The Seagull. Huntington favorite Maria Aitken (The Cocktail Hour, Betrayal) will direct the Paul Schmidt translation of the classic of world drama about love, missed connections, and what it means to be an artist. Performances of The Seagull begin at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre on March 7, 2014. (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...)

Tony Winner Rosemary Harris to Star in Roundabout Theatre's INDIAN INK this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris will play the role of 'Eleanor Swan' in the Off-Broadway premiere of Tom Stoppard's Indian Ink, directed by Carey Perloff. The production will begin performances on September 4 and open Sunday, September 28, 2014 at the Laura Pels Theatre in the Harold & Miriam Steinberg Centre for Theatre (111 West 46th Street). (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, SEUSSICAL, POE and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 86th Summer Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire have announced the Summer 2014 Theatre Season offering classic works coupled with contemporary plays. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (more...)

CONVICTION, TRAVESTIES & MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL Set for Bay Street Theatre's 2014 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Bay Street Theatre has announce the three 2014 Mainstage Season productions, complete with two world premieres and a modern comedic classic! The season begins on May 27 and runs through August 31. Subscriptions are available by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Opens Ensemble Theatre Company's 2013-14 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Ensemble Theatre Company of Santa Barbara announces its 2013-14 Season in its new home, the New Vic, beginning with the hit Broadway musical A Little Night Music, inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film 'Smiles of a Summer Night. Directed by Ensemble Executive Artistic Director Jonathan Fox, A Little Night Music features one of Stephen Sondheim's best-known songs, 'Send in the Clowns.' A star-studded cast featuring Piper Laurie, Stephanie Zimbalist and Patrick Cassidy will christen the stage at the New Vic. (more...)

Cygnet Theatre to Present SoCal Premiere of MAPLE AND VINE, 1/16-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2013

Cygnet Theatre kicks off 2014 by presenting the San Diego premiere of a new comedy that stirs up powerful questions about what people are willing to sacrifice for happiness. Cygnet has snagged the rights to present the Southern California premiere of Jordan Harrison's Maple and Vine, a sensation last season Off-Broadway at New York's Playwrights Horizons. Maple and Vine is a comedy about a couple who have become allergic to their 21st century lives and decide to move into a closed-community of 1950s re-enactors who forsake their cell phones and sushi for poodle-skirts, milkmen and Tupperware parties. Performances for Maple and Vine run January 16th through February 16th. Opening Night is January 25th. (more...)

San Francisco Girls Chorus Continues Its 35th Season with Benjamin Britten's NOYE'S FLUDDE, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

San Francisco, CA, December 20, 2013 – The five-time Grammy Award-winning San Francisco Girls Chorus--Lisa Bielawa, Artistic Director and Valérie Sainte-Agathe, Music Director and Principal Conductor—continues its 35th anniversary season with a fully staged production of Benjamin Britten's 1957 opera Noye's Fludde, based on the biblical deluge story, in one performance only, Saturday, March 29, 2014, at 8 pm at Temple Emanu-El in San Francisco. Conducted by Ms. Sainte-Agathe, the cast will feature guest artists Carey Perloff as The Voice of God, bass-baritone Joe Chappell as Noah, mezzo-soprano Silvie Jensen as Mrs. Noah and other soloist roles performed by members of the San Francisco Girls Chorus, to be announced. The production will be staged by Ariel Craft and will feature original art, costumes and set pieces created by members of San Francisco's acclaimed Creativity Explored, supported by a grant from the Creative Work Fund. The evening features the performance and includes a cocktail party and dinner to benefit the San Francisco Girls Chorus. For information and tickets, visitwww.sfgirlschorus.org . (more...)

Burning Coal Theatre Company to Present THE JESUS FUND, 1/30-2/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Burning Coal Theatre Company of Raleigh, NC will present the world premiere of Terry Milner's The Jesus Fund January 30 through February 16, 2014. Performance dates are Thursdays through Saturdays, January 30 - February 1, February 6 - 8 and February 13 - 15 at 7:30 pm and Sundays, February 2, 9 and 16th at 2 pm. Tickets are $25, or $20 for seniors (65+) and $15 for students. All Thursday night tickets are $15. Sunday, February 2 at 2 pm is Pay What You Can day and will be audio described for the sight impaired. Tickets may be purchased by calling 919.834.4001 or by visiting www.burningcoal.org. (more...)

Orlando Shakespeare Theater to Present JULIUS CAESAR, 3/19-4/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is proud to present a timeless retelling of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar from March 19 - April 20, 2014. The classic drama comes to life on the intimate Goldman Theater stage under the direction of Tina Packer, founder and former Artistic Director of Shakespeare & Company, "a troupe that has kept the Berkshires ringing with the sound of blank verse for (more...)

Photo Coverage: Anita Gillette Brings AFTER ALL to Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 18, 2013

Anita Gillette just concluded her run of AFTER ALL at the Metropolitan Room, featuring many familiar songs from the legendary performer's rich theatrical career, as well as stories from her participation in such celebrated film and TV projects such as MOONSTRUCK, 30 ROCK and more. Check out photos from the final concert below! (more...)

FAITH HEALER and THE GOOD THIEF Set for Stark Naked Theatre's Third Season, Beg. 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Stark Naked Theatre Company has announced its upcoming productions as well as the theatre's 2nd annual New Year's Eve Gala. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

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