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Sheldon Epps Releases New Book MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the Americ Photo Sheldon Epps Releases New Book MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022

In MY OWN DIRECTIONS: A Black Man's Journey in the American Theatre, Sheldon Epps recounts his rollercoaster ride of a life in the theatre, with all the excitement and occasional anguish that come with the highs and lows.

Feature: The Phoenix Theatre Scene Is In Ascendance Photo Feature: The Phoenix Theatre Scene Is In Ascendance
by Herbert Paine - Sep 30, 2022

After two decades of investment and evolution, Phoenix regional theatre is in ascendance. Herb Paine, BroadwayWorld's Senior Contributing Editor for the area, explains why.

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November Photo TheatreWorks Silicon Valley to Present 19th Annual New Works Festival in November
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 29, 2022

This Fall, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will present the 19th Annual New Works Festival, providing Bay Area theatre lovers an advance look at tomorrow’s hits. The festival runs November 6-13, 2022 at Montalvo Arts Center.

Cacophony Daniels Brings UNDER THE C to Sharon Playhouse Photo Cacophony Daniels Brings UNDER THE C to Sharon Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 26, 2022

On October 1, Cacophony Daniels (2017 Bistro and Fruitie Award winner Courter Simmons) splashes onto the Sharon Playhouse stage in UNDER THE 'C', a fun and inspirational cabaret tribute to Grammy- and Oscar-winning playwright and lyricist Howard Ashman that celebrates the lovable misfit in us all.

Diana Burbano Named Director of New Play Development  at AlterTheater Photo Diana Burbano Named Director of New Play Development  at AlterTheater
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2022

AlterTheater has named playwright Diana Burbano to the newly created position of Director of New Play Development. The Director of New Play Development will be part of AlterTheater's shared leadership model, leading the company collaboratively with the Producing Artistic Directors and Literary Committee.

Interview: THE LION Team Talks Arizona Premiere, Evolution of Musical Theatre, at Ari Photo Interview: THE LION Team Talks Arizona Premiere, Evolution of Musical Theatre, at Arizona Theatre Company
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Sep 20, 2022

ALEX: You were playing Ben, you weren't playing Benjamin. That's a big distinction. In the writing of THE LION in various iterations of the show, you turned your life into various crafted anecdotes for the best dramatic effect for the story. There's always gonna be a slight level of making the story a little bit more compelling for an audience. What we did is we took what's on the page and built a character around it. So we built the character of Ben out of the script organically, with Max in the rehearsal room, rather than trying to recreate who Benjamin was. We created Ben off the page.

Florida Studio Theatre Appoints Sean Daniels As Associate Director and Director Of 'T Photo Florida Studio Theatre Appoints Sean Daniels As Associate Director and Director Of 'The Recovery Project'
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2022

Florida Studio Theatre has announced the appointment of Sean Daniels as Associate Director and Director of The Recovery Project. He comes to FST from Arizona Theatre Company, one of the leading professional theatres in the Southwest, where he has served as Artistic Director (CO-CEO) since 2019.

David Ellenstein Named New Interim Artistic Director Of Laguna Playhouse Photo David Ellenstein Named New Interim Artistic Director Of Laguna Playhouse
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2022

Laguna Playhouse and its Board of Directors announced that North Coast Repertory Theatre’s Artistic Director, David Ellenstein, has been named to the position of Interim Artistic Director for the Playhouse for the period of October 3, 2022 through January 1, 2023.

Casting Announced For WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Seattle Rep Photo Casting Announced For WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME at Seattle Rep
by Stephi Wild - Sep 8, 2022

Seattle Rep announced that Broadway-alum Cassie Beck (The Rose Tattoo; What the Constitution Means to Me national tour) will lead Seattle Rep's upcoming production of What the Constitution Means to Me by Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler.

Listen: Marsha Mason Discusses Her Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS Photo Listen: Marsha Mason Discusses Her Career and More on LITTLE KNOWN FACTS
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Sep 6, 2022

Little Known Facts is a weekly podcast hosted by stage and film actress Ilana Levine. The latest episode features Marsha Mason, who discussed her career and more. Mason discussed how her career kickstarted with The Good Doctor, written by Neil Simon, whom she met and ended up marrying. She also discussed the iconic film The Goodbye Girl, also written by Simon.

Arizona Theatre Company Videos

VIDEO: First Look At DCPA Theatre Company's QUIXOTE NUEVO VideoVIDEO: First Look At DCPA Theatre Company's QUIXOTE NUEVO
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2022

Get a first look at The DCPA Theatre Company's Quixote Nuevo at the Wolf Theatre running May 13 - June 12, 2022.

Video: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT VideoVideo: Get A First Look At Goodspeed Musicals' BILLY ELLIOT
by Alan Henry - Sep 17, 2019

Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].

STAGE TUBE: Joe Cassidy, Kendra Kassebaum, Andrea Ross and More in ATC/San Jose Rep's NEXT TO NORMAL - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2013

A Co-Production between Arizona Theatre Company and San Jose Repertory Theatre, Next to Normal is opening tomorrow, January 10, in San Jose, CA. The show features the talents of Joe Cassidy, Kendra Kassebaum, Mark Farrell, A.J. Holmes, Andrea Ross, and Jonathan Shew. BroadwayWorld has highlights of the show below.

STAGE TUBE: Promo Video of ATC/San Jose Rep's NEXT TO NORMAL - Opening 1/10 in San Jose!
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2013

A Co-Production between Arizona Theatre Company and San Jose Repertory Theatre, Next to Normal is opening tomorrow, January 10, in San Jose, CA. The show features the talents of Joe Cassidy, Kendra Kassebaum, Mark Farrell, A.J. Holmes, Andrea Ross, and Jonathan Shew. Check out the promo video below!

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast and Director of San Jose Rep's GOD OF CARNAGE
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2012

The Bay Area premiere of San Jose Rep's God of Carnage begins previews tonight. This winner of the 2009 Tony Award® for Best Play was written by Yasmina Reza and translated by Christopher Hampton. The production runs from March 22 to April 15, 2012, with Opening Night on Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 pm. Meet the director and cast in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: I AM THEATRE Project- Lou Bellamy
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 21, 2011

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to share a new weekly series developed by the Theatre Communications Group! This week Penumbra Theatre Company's Lou Bellamy shares pivotal moments in his theatre career and why the arts matter to him!