BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2: Nora Drops In, Torvald Drops JawBWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2: Nora Drops In, Torvald Drops Jaw
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 15, 2019

Nearly a century and a half after Nora Helmer walked out on her husband Torvald and their three children in Henrik Ibsen's 1879 classic A DOLL'S HOUSE, playwright Lucas Hnath proposes a well-thought reply to the speculation of what became of her in A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2. Its 2017 Broadway staging received eight Tony nominations, with Laurie Metcalf taking home the award for Best Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, and the Huntington Theatre Company's co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre joins a roster of 27 theaters making it the most-produced play in the country during the 2018-2019 season. (more...)

Huntington Theatre Company Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Huntington Theatre Company Presents A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018

The 2017 Tony Award nominee for Best Play and the most-produced play of the 2018-2019 season, A Doll's House, Part 2 makes its Boston debut at the Huntington Theatre Company at the Avenue of the Arts / Huntington Avenue Theatre (264 Huntington Avenue, Boston) in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Written by Tony Award nominee Lucas Hnath and directed by Obie Award winner Les Waters, performances will run January 4 through February 3. The press opening will be Wednesday, January 9 at 7pm.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2018

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) continues its 2018-19 season with TARTUFFE, a daring and witty comedy that tells the story of a crafty trickster who uses religion as a guise to flatter the vulnerability of a wealthy patriarch. Initially censored following its 1664 premiere, the play is one of Moliere's most famous works and will be presented at the Zellerbach Playhouse stage on the UC Berkeley campus. Translated into English verse by Richard Wilbur, and directed by Domenique Lozano, Tartuffe runs November 9-18. Tickets are $13 to $20 and can be purchased online through the TDPS box office (http://tdps.berkeley.edu/events/tartuffe/) or at the door. (more...)

Review Roundup: A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley RepReview Roundup: A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which continues through Sunday, October 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley RepPhoto Flash: Get A First Look At A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which continues through Sunday, October 21. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley RepVIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre presents A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now.  (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside The Costumes Of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley RepVIDEO: Go Inside The Costumes Of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced final casting for A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now. Press night of this first show of Berkeley Rep's 50th anniversary season will be on Thursday, September 13. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting For A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced final casting for A Doll's House, Part 2, written by Lucas Hnath and directed by Les Waters, which begins previews on Thursday, September 6 and runs through Sunday, October 21. Individual tickets begin at $30 ($15 if you're under 35) and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone at 510 647-2949 beginning August 12, 2018. Subscription tickets are available now. Press night of this first show of Berkeley Rep's 50th anniversary season will be on Thursday, September 13. (more...)

Cal Shakes Closes Season with MEASURE FOR MEASURECal Shakes Closes Season with MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater finishes its 43rd Season with Measure for Measure in our first-ever co-production with Santa Cruz Shakespeare. (more...)

Santa Cruz Shakespeare presents MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Santa Cruz Shakespeare is proud to present Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare. Measure for Measure, produced in partnership with California Shakespeare Theater, is the second play in Santa Cruz Shakespeare's 2017 repertory season with previews July 18 through July 20, and opening on Friday, July 21, 2017, at 8:00 pm. All performances at The Grove at DeLaveaga Park and run through September 2, 2017. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies Presents Heart of Spain - A MUSICAL OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

This October, the UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies (TDPS) presents Heart of Spain - A Musical of the Spanish Civil War, co-written by TDPS professor Peter Glazer and Eric Bain Peltoniemi. Presented in conjunction with the 80th anniversary of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939), Heart of Spain follows a group of US volunteers-men and women from a mix of socio-economic classes and ethnic backgrounds-across the Atlantic, over the Pyrenees, and into battle as they fight to defend the Spanish Republic against fascist General Francisco Franco's military coup on the eve of WWII. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY by Tony Award-nominated playwright Sarah Ruhl and directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's The Ground Floor to Launch Bi-Annual Playwriting Salon
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

Known for fostering playwrights at all stages of their careers, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work today announces that it will begin hosting bi-annual salons in the fall and spring to share information with local playwrights about the new play development process at Berkeley Rep. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kathleen Chalfant Joins Cast of Sarah Ruhl World Premiere in Louisville
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce casting for For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday by acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl. Multi award-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant, known for her performance in Wit Off-Broadway, the Broadway productions of M. Butterfly, Angels in America and Racing Demon, and screen credits The Affair and House of Cards, will lead a stellar cast of actors that features an array of Broadway veterans, many making their debuts at Actors Theatre. For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday was commissioned by Actors Theatre of Louisville and will receive its world premiere during the 40th Humana Festival of New American Plays, March 8- April 10, 2016. The production will be directed by Les Waters. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 14 projects for its fourth Summer Residency Lab featuring works from more than 20 talented artists. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ATL Revisits Butchertown in Revival of 'At The Vanishing Point'
by Todd Zeigler - Feb 10, 2015

'At The Vanishing Point' is a tribute to the drama of struggling to sanctify the ordinary. Iizuka brings together characters and stories that form the tissue of Butchertown's history while observing the awe-inspiring tragedy in how much is missed. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Cal Shakes' PYGMALION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2014 season with George Bernard Shaw's brilliant Pygmalion, directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone. Pygmalion plays at the Bruns Amphitheater from now through August 24. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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