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Game Boy Advance Titles to Join Wii U Virtual Console Roster Starting Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - Back in 2001, Nintendo delivered the next generation of portable entertainment in the shape of Game Boy Advance, a 32-bit handheld console with an intuitive design and a host of memorable titles. To celebrate some of the classic gaming moments delivered by this handheld gem, Nintendo will begin releasing Game Boy Advance titles on Nintendo eShop for Wii U Virtual Console starting next week, allowing fans and newcomers alike to enjoy some of gaming's greatest highlights on the living room TV or on their Wii U GamePad. In addition, Restore Points that save progress during gameplay and Miiverse connectivity both offer new features when enjoying these classic games. (more...)

Ben Folds Orchestral Experience, rePLAY & More Set for Houston Symphony's Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Today, the Houston Symphony announced its full lineup for the 'Symphony Summer in the City' concert series at Jones Hall in June and July. Focusing on a wide range of recognizable entertainment, these summer programs encourage audiences to experience the live sights and sounds of the orchestra in unique and innovative ways. From movie music, video games and rock-and-roll, to bluegrass and mariachi, there is something for audiences of all ages. Escape the blistering summer heat and enjoy the music of Ben Folds, rePLAY: A Video Game Concert Experience!, the US Premiere of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness - Films with Live Orchestra, Mariachi Cobre, The Music of Led Zeppelin, and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell. New and renewing subscribers will have exclusive early access to tickets beginning today, Tuesday, March 25. Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public on Tuesday, April 1. (more...)

The Houston Symphony Announces SYMPHONY SUMMER IN THE CITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Today, the Houston Symphony announced its full lineup for the “Symphony Summer in the City” concert series at Jones Hall in June and July. Focusing on a wide range of recognizable entertainment, these summer programs encourage audiences to experience the live sights and sounds of the orchestra in unique and innovative ways. From movie music, video games and rock-and-roll, to bluegrass and mariachi, there is something for audiences of all ages. Escape the blistering summer heat and enjoy the music of Ben Folds, rePLAY: A Video Game Concert Experience!, the US Premiere of J.J. Abrams' Star Trek and Star Trek Into Darkness– Films with Live Orchestra, Mariachi Cobre, The Music of Led Zeppelin, and Steve Martin & the Steep Canyon Rangers featuring Edie Brickell. New and renewing subscribers will have exclusive early access to tickets beginning today, Tuesday, March 25. Tickets will be available for purchase to the general public on Tuesday, April 1.[Note: tickets are already on sale to the general public for Ben Folds and Steve Martin, which were announced earlier in the season.] (more...)

Sony Computer Entertainment's The Last Of Us Takes Top Honors At The 2014 Game Developers Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The emotionally intense and visceral post-apocalyptic action title, The Last of Us has captured the award for Game of the Year at Tonight's Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony during the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2014 at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The game was also honored with Best Design and Best Narrative Awards. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers Presents PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, Now thru 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

After an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, its award-winning production of PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, San Francisco's Longest-Running Cockettes Musical Hit will once again be back on The Hypnodrome stage for a Fifth Anniversary Revival Production - playing tonight, March 20 - May 31, 2014. PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI unanimously received rave reviews from critics and audience alike. It's a phenomenon that keeps on growing! (more...)

Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov to Bring Burlesque to The Wild Project, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Throughout the month of April, Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov present a series of diversely sexy performances and an exhibit of sensual pleasure at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). (more...)

Fall in Love With THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Villanova Theatre, 4/1-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Villanova Theatre presents The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics written by Adam Guettel, directed by Dr. Valerie Joyce, PhD., and on stage April 1-13, 2014. A mother's need to protect her daughter comes in conflict with her desire to set her free into life, love, and happiness. Triumphant, gorgeous, and courageous, Villanova's production of The Light in the Piazza proves that love truly can conquer all. (more...)

Nintendo Demonstrates Indie Game Support at Game Developers Conference
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Another way Nintendo makes things easier for developers is through a relationship with Unity, one of the most popular game development tools for indie developers. Unity supports many major platforms, but the platform license fees can sometimes be a hurdle for small indie operations. Nintendo has an arrangement with Unity so that authorized Wii U developers can get a license to develop with Unity Pro for Wii U for free and not have to worry about any end-user licensing fees for the platform. (more...)

Move Into Pole Position for Mario Kart 8 on Wii U With the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition Software Bundle
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM - With engines revving and gravity-defying courses awaiting, the Mushroom Kingdom's finest racers are set to line up on the starting grid on 30th May 2014 when Mario Kart 8 launches on Wii U. But in the meantime, whether or not you know your Blooper from your Bullet Bill, Nintendo has announced two options to get your karting skills up to speed in the form of the Mario Kart 8 Limited Edition software bundle and a Super Mario Kart promotion coming to Nintendo eShop for Wii U on 27th March 2014. (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...)

The Last of Us, Tearaway, Gone Home Lead 2014 Game Developers Choice Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Organizers have revealed the finalists for the 14th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the leading peer-based video game event celebrating the industry's top games and developers. Winners in all categories will be honored at the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony, taking place on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 6:30pm at the San Francisco Moscone Center during the 2014 Game Developers Conference alongside the Independent Games Festival Awards. (more...)

IA Labs Loses Patent Portfolio to Nintendo after Nintendo Wins Patent Lawsuit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

IA Labs appealed the trial court's ruling. The appeals court confirmed Nintendo's win in June 2013. IA Labs was further ordered to pay Nintendo additional costs incurred in defending the appeal. IA Labs did not pay the amount due, so a sheriff's sale was conducted to sell IA Labs' remaining assets, including its patent portfolio. Nintendo obtained IA Labs' entire patent portfolio at that sale as partial repayment for litigation costs. (more...)

IA Labs Loses Patent Portfolio to Nintendo after Nintendo Wins Patent Lawsuit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

IA Labs appealed the trial court's ruling. The appeals court confirmed Nintendo's win in June 2013. IA Labs was further ordered to pay Nintendo additional costs incurred in defending the appeal. IA Labs did not pay the amount due, so a sheriff's sale was conducted to sell IA Labs' remaining assets, including its patent portfolio. Nintendo obtained IA Labs' entire patent portfolio at that sale as partial repayment for litigation costs. (more...)

Furious Theatre Presents FOXFINDER U.S. Premiere in Pasadena, Now thru Feb 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

The critically-acclaimed FURIOUS THEATRE COMPANY will present the second show of their 2013-2014 season, in association with, and direct from its critically-acclaimed run at the ARTISTS REPERTORY THEATRE in Portland, the rolling U.S. premiere of FOXFINDER written by Dawn King and directed by Damaso Rodriguez. FOXFINDER will feature Furious members, Sara Hennessey and Shawn Lee as well as Amanda Soden and Joshua Weinstein and will preview tonight, January 8, Thursday, January 9 and Friday, January 10 at 8pm and will open on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, February 2 at the Pasadena Playhouse Carrie Hamilton Theatre, 39 S. El Molino Ave. in Pasadena. (more...)

Selected Wii U Video Challenge Team and YouTube Celebrity Freddie Wong to Premiere Short Film in Park City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

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Tickets Now on Sale for Vineyard Theatre's ARLINGTON with Alexander Silber
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

Vineyard Theatre (108 E. 15 St.) has announced that tickets to the new musical ARLINGTON by Victor Lodato and Polly Pen -- with previews set to begin Wednesday, February 12 prior to its official opening night on Sunday, March 2 - will go on sale Monday, January 6 at 1 p.m.. (more...)

Dr. Stuart Rockoff to Present 'Southern Jews and Slavery' in conjunction with CBT's THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2014

The Knoxville Jewish Alliance (KJA) and the Clarence Brown Theatre (CBT) have announced that Dr. Stuart Rockoff will present "Southern Jews and Slavery" at the Arnstein Jewish Community Center on Sunday, January 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm. The program, which is free and open to the public, will be presented in collaboration with the theater'sproduction of The Whipping Man, a drama about the Civil War running Thursday, January 30 through Sunday, February 16, 2014. The center is located at 6800 Deane Hill Drive. Light refreshments will be served. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JANE MONHEIT & CLINT HOLMES Dazzlingly Deliver the Songs of Frank Wildhorn at Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 31, 2014

Before the finale of Tuesday night's Café Carlyle show celebrating the varied compositions of Frank Wildhorn, the Grammy and Tony Award-winning composer quoted his frequent collaborator, lyricist Jack Murphy, as once offering that “Great singers are a songwriter's best friends.” Even though Murphy's thought is hardly original, no words could be more true after listening to the scintillating songstress Jane Monheit and the performing powerhouse Clint Holmes deliver 16 solid songs that but wouldn't exactly be called classic examples of what passes for the late 20th century Great American Songbook. (more...)

"Super Indie Connection Sale" Launches Today in the Nintendo eShop on Wii U
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The indie games that are participating in this exciting two-week Nintendo eShop sale include: (more...)

Photo Flash: Rita Moreno Honored with SAG Life Time Achievement Award
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 20, 2014

Moreno was presented the performers union's top accolade at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, which was aired live on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Ring in a Healthy and Active New Year with Wii Fit U for Wii U
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2014

"Wii Fit U makes fitness fun. It's as simple as that," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "Wii Fit U is a great option for busy moms and families who want to stay active in the comfort of their own homes - which is perfect during the cold winter months." (more...)

MY NAME IS ASHER LEV to Run 2/22-4/19 at the Fountain
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

A young painter must reconcile his remarkable artistic gifts with the austerity and singular devotion required by his faith. Stephen Sachs directs the Los Angeles premiere of Aaron Posner's award-winning stage adaptation of Chaim Potok's acclaimed novel, My Name is Asher Lev, opening Feb. 22 at the Fountain Theatre. (more...)

Video Game Marathon Raises Over $1 Million in 1 Week for Cancer Prevention
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2014

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Donations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation tallied more than $1 million when the sun came up on Sunday, the end of the non-stop, weeklong 'Awesome Games Done Quick,' (AGDQ) a video game marathon. (more...)

Nintendo 3DS Poised for Strong 2014 after Record-Setting Game Sales in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

"Nintendo 3DS is a powerhouse with games and experiences that appeal to all kinds of players," said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. "We're not slowing down in 2014. With more games featuring fan-favorite franchises on the way, the best days of Nintendo 3DS are still to come." (more...)

The Last Of Us Honored With 10 Awards Including Game Of The Year At 17th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Top Honors Celebrating the Creative Accomplishments in Interactive Entertainment Also Went to Bioshock Infinite, Grand Theft Auto V, Plants vs. Zombies 2, and More (more...)

CRAVING FOR TRAVEL Ends Off-Broadway Run this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg's acclaimed two-actor, 30-character comedy about travel agents and the people they serve, Craving for Travel, now making its world premiere at the Peter J. Sharp Theater (416 W. 42nd Street, NYC), will close as scheduled this Sunday, February 9. The play is commissioned and produced by Jim Strong, one of America's leading luxury travel agents, and directed by Sandberg. (more...)

Bravely Default Launches Exclusively on Nintendo 3DS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

“Bravely Default offers a deep, strategic adventure on Nintendo 3DS that everyone will be talking about,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With the addition of this unique RPG, the Nintendo 3DS library continues to prove itself as one of the most robust and varied of any video game platform.” (more...)

Travel the World with Professor Layton in His Puzzling New Nintendo 3DS Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Discovering secrets and solving mind - bending puzzles is wHat Professor Layton does best. In the Professor Layton and the Azran Legacy game, Professor Layton and his faithful assistants Luke and Emmy board the airship Bostonius and journey to locations all over the world as they solve the grEatest puzzle mankind has ever faced. Their globe - spanning quest to uncover the mystery surrounding the ancient Azran civilization takes them to such exotic and mysterious locations as the snow - covered town of Froenborg and the lush jungles of Phong Gi . (more...)

And...Action! Broadway Stars Making the Leap From Stage to Screen in 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 23, 2014

What do romance, supernatural disappearances, dystopian futures, mutants, singing fairy tale characters, lawyers, scientists, and The Four Seasons all have in common? Broadway. Or at least Broadway talent! BWW has gathered together a group of up-and-coming stage stars currently making the transition to the big and small screens in all of these 'genres'. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Goes on Sale Today at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale today, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Thrillpeddlers to Present PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, 3/20-5/31
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

After an astounding record-breaking 22 month run, its award-winning production of PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI, San Francisco's Longest-Running Cockettes Musical Hit will once again be back on The Hypnodrome stage for a Fifth Anniversary Revival Production - playing March 20 - May 31, 2014. PEARLS OVER SHANGHAI unanimously received rave reviews from critics and audience alike. It's a phenomenon that keeps on growing! (more...)

Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze Reunites Friends for a New Wii U Adventure
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

“The games in the Donkey Kong Country series have always entertained audiences of all ages and skill levels with their breathtaking visuals and fun and challenging game play,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze continues this rich legacy with a memorable adventure that's only available on Wii U.” (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Go on Sale 2/21 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cristin Milioti Boards NBC Pilot A TO Z
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The project, which hails from Warner Bros., Rashida Jones and Will McCormack's Le Train Train, 'is a romantic comedy that follows the relationship between a young couple, Andrew and Zelda, from meeting to breakup.' Ben Queen will pen the script. (more...)

BWW Interviews: JINKX MONSOON Takes Over the Holidays in Seattle!
by Jay Irwin - Dec 7, 2013

It seems everything is coming up Jinkx lately. What with winning "RuPaul's Drag Race", a sold out run of his "Vaudevillians" show in New York, and his award winning performance of "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" here in Seattle (click here for my review of last January's production), Jerick Hoffer (a.k.a. Jinkx Monsoon) has a lot to crow about. And now with three upcoming shows in December (including a remount of the aforementioned "Hedwig"), it seems Jinkx is taking over the Holidays as well. I recently had a conversation with Jerick in between his many rehearsals to see how his whirlwind life has been going since the win. (more...)

airfy Revolutionizes WiFi By Creating a Router That is Both Beautiful and Smart
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

NEW YORK, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Not content with boring black boxes that light up, tech-savvy airfy announces a new way to access WiFi easily, securely and stylishly with the airfy router, the world's first smart WiFi hotspot. The trendsetting company has just launched an Indiegogo campaign with a goal of 20,000 dollars to bring the device to market by September 2014. While other routers sit in the corner to do their jobs, the airfy takes center stage with its modern and fresh design complete with LED lights that can be configured for a variety of notifications. (more...)

Nintendo News: Winner of Nintendo Video Challenge Heads to Sundance Film Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Hey Ash, Whatcha' Playin? was one of 30 of YouTube's top content creators, identified for their talent and passion for gaming, who were given one week to produce videos for the challenge. The submissions were fun, humorous and touching, and collectively have been viewed more than 1.5 million times. To view the collection of 30 Nintendo-themed video submissions, click here. (more...)

Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov Bring Burlesque to The Wild Project Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Throughout the month of April, Faux Pas le Fae and Fyodor Pavlov present a series of diversely sexy performances and an exhibit of sensual pleasure at The Wild Project (195 E. 3rd Street, between Avenues A & B). (more...)

Create Your Own Pocket-Sized Dynasty in Nintendo Pocket Football Club-Released Next Week on Nintendo eShop for Nintendo 3DS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM(Marketwired - April 8, 2014) - On 17th April, Nintendo eShop is set to welcome the skills of budding football tacticians from across the continent when the football management simulation Nintendo Pocket Football Club releases exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS family of systems as a downloadable title. With the chance to lead a team of pint-sized players from humble beginnings to future glories, train up your team and choose to take on fellow managers via online play, and compete to be ranked as one of the 'Top 100 Teams' in Europe on the Nintendo Pocket Football Club Stats website. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Extends TRIBES Through May 18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announces that today, due to extraordinary ticket demand, it will extend Tribes by seven performances before its first performance. Originally scheduled to run through May 11, audiences now have the opportunity to experience the critically acclaimed family drama by Nina Raine through Sunday, May 18. Directed by Jonathan Moscone, the play 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 be heard. Tribes start previews Friday, April 11, opens on April 16, and now closes on Sunday, May 18, 2014. Open-captioned performances for Tribes will take place Thursday, May 8 at 8 PM; Friday, May 9 at 8 PM; and Sunday, May 11 at 2 PM. Berkeley Rep is also proud to offer three American Sign Language-interpreted performances on Saturday, May 3 at 8 PM, Saturday, May 10 at 2 PM, and Tuesday, May 13 at 8 PM. For more information or to reserve seats, visit http://www.berkeleyrep.org or call 510 647-2949, Tuesday through Sunday, noon to 7 PM. (more...)

New Items, Characters and Tracks Make for Head-Over-Heels Fun in Mario Kart 8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

New features in Mario Kart 8 include: (more...)

New Items, Characters and Courses Make for Gravity-Defying Fun in Mario Kart 8-Launching 30th May on Wii U
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

WINDSOR, UNITED KINGDOM(Marketwired - April 3, 2014) - Nintendo today revealed new information on Mario Kart 8, the latest instalment in the fan-favourite racing series launching exclusively for Wii U on 30th May - in stores and on Nintendo eShop. For the first time in HD, Mario Kart 8 introduces original course designs that highlight the game's new antigravity feature, which allows players to race upside down or up vertical surfaces. Racers will also enjoy a variety of series-favourite features including the return of 12-player online competitive play*, four player local multiplayer, hang-gliders, underwater racing and motorbikes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's TRIBES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Audra McDonald, Video Games Live & More Included in RPO's Full 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

The Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) announced its 2014-15 Philharmonics and Pops concerts in February, but today reveals the remainder of its 92nd season, presented by Dawn & Jacques Lipson. Subscriptions to OrKIDStra and Sunday Matinees are available today to new and renewing subscribers, and tickets for Specials are now available as add-ons to all 14/15 subscribers. Single tickets for all 14/15 concerts go on sale to the general public on Friday, August 1, 2014. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Opens Nina Raine's TRIBES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Berkeley Repertory Theatre continues the second half of its season with Tribes, a sophisticated and moving family drama by celebrated British playwright Nina Raine. Her profound and powerful new play became an award-winning hit in London and New York. Now renowned director Jonathan Moscone brings it to Berkeley Rep this April for its Bay Area premiere. Tribes follows Billy, a young man who was born deaf into a loquacious and highly opinionated academic family who raised him to lip-read and integrate into the hearing world. When he meets Sylvia - raised by Deaf parents and going deaf herself - Billy decides it's time to speak on his own terms and to be heard. Playing out in words, sign language, and sometimes mesmerizing silence, this penetrating drama examines familial love, notions of belonging, and the intersections of communication. Tribes began previews Friday, April 11, opens tonight, April 16, and closes on Sunday, May 11, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's TRIBES, Beg. 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. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (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...)

Open the Gates to Your Personal Disney Kingdom in Disney Magical World
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

“It's very exciting to see two powerhouses in entertainment – Nintendo and Disney – come together to develop a family-friendly video game,” said Scott Moffitt, Nintendo of America's executive vice president of Sales & Marketing. “With Disney Magical World, players of all ages can experience the magic of Disney through the magic of the Nintendo 3DS and Nintendo 2DS systems.” (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

Fall in Love With THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA at Villanova Theatre, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Villanova Theatre presents The Light in the Piazza, book by Craig Lucas, music and lyrics written by Adam Guettel, directed by Dr. Valerie Joyce, PhD., and on stage today, April 1-13, 2014. A mother's need to protect her daughter comes in conflict with her desire to set her free into life, love, and happiness. Triumphant, gorgeous, and courageous, Villanova's production of The Light in the Piazza proves that love truly can conquer all. (more...)

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