Arizona Theatre Company News

Steve Martin's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens in San Jose This NovemberSteve Martin's PICASSO AT THE LAPIN AGILE Opens in San Jose This November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

San Jose State University's Department of Film and Theatre presents Picasso at the Lapin Agile, written by Steve Martin. In this award-winning absurdist comedy, a fiery young Albert Einstein happens upon an equally youthful Pablo Picasso in a Parisian bar in 1904, when both are on the cusp of their first successes. They lock wits in a hilarious battle of ideas about painting, probability, lust, and the future of the world. This production will be directed by SJSU Theatre Arts Lecturer Kirsten Brandt with evening performances November 3, 4, 8, 9, 10, and 11 at 7pm and one matinee performance November 9 at 11am. Performances take place at the Hammer Theatre Center, 101 Paseo De San Antonio, San Jose. For tickets ($10-$20) and information, the public may visit www.sjsu.edu/hammertheatre/ or call (408) 924-8501. (more...)

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long WharfJane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland to Star in FIREFLIES Premiere at Long Wharf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

Oscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWOOscar Nominee Marsha Mason Returns To Arizona Theatre Company To Direct CHAPTER TWO
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC; David Ivers, Artistic Director; Billy Russo, Managing Director) is pleased to welcome back four-time Academy Award-nominee Marsha Mason, who will direct Neil Simon's autobiographical romantic comedy Chapter Two to open ATC's 51st season, Sept. 9-30 at the Temple of Music & Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. in Tucson, Oct. 5-22 at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe in Phoenix. (more...)

Secret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVESecret Trysts, Swordfights and Drama Coming to Cleveland Play House in SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

"I will have poetry in my life.  And adventure.  And love. Love above all." The Cleveland Play House produces the Academy Award-winning romantic comedy Shakespeare in Love, complete with swordfights, secret trysts, and backstage drama. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Based on Manchester's very own unsolved murder case of 1812, local history comes alive in this one-man virtuosic tour-de-force. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Week for CHAPTER TWO and THE RIVER BRIDE at Arizona Theatre CompanyTickets on Sale Next Week for CHAPTER TWO and THE RIVER BRIDE at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

Single tickets for the first two shows in Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) 2017-18 season, its 51st, - Chapter Two and The River Bride - go on sale August 1. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 16
by Audition Roundup - Jul 16, 2017

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 16, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

MAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American StudiesMAS Explores the Banning of Mexican American Studies
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2017

The Banning of Mexican American studies in the Tucson School District was just one more of the many recent attacks on education in Arizona.  Highly regarded by the community that embraced the program, it was successful in keeping both students and families engaged in the relearning of ancient native knowledge and philosophy that otherwise is unknown by most Americans.  Data shows that the program was also successful in improving graduation rates, test scores and preparing students for higher education. (more...)

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley RepCast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening). (more...)

Christmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals AnnouncedChristmas In July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

On Saturday, July 1, from 7 pm to 10:30 pm, Brookfield Theatre presents Christmas in July: Battle of the Christmas Musicals. This festive event treats audiences to 45-minute previews of 3 brand new holiday-themed musicals. At the end of the evening, audiences vote for their favorite and the winning show will be performed as a full-length staged reading in December. Come meet the writers, enjoy the shows, and vote for your favorite musical! (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCEBackstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

Signdance Collective to Bring CARTHAGE/CARTAGENA to Theaterlab This JulySigndance Collective to Bring CARTHAGE/CARTAGENA to Theaterlab This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Theaterlab will host the UK-based performance company Signdance Collective as they celebrate their 30-year anniversary with its international tour of Carthage/Cartagena by Obie Award-winning playwright Caridad Svich. Performances are July 19 through 21, 2017 at Theaterlab's Midtown loft space (357 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor, NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICKPhoto Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company's Award-Winning Production of MOBY DICK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 29th Season with its award-winning production of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin, from the book by Herman Melville, in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 7 - September 3, 2017 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Feature: MEET MARY BENSEL at Van Wezel Performing Arts HallBWW Feature: MEET MARY BENSEL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 12, 2017

New Weekly Series Starting By BWW Sarasota Highlighting Performance Venues and Who's Who At the Helm (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalDee Roscioli and Paulo Szot Open EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Dee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare FestivalDee Roscioli and Paulo Szot to Open Record-Breaking EVITA at Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's highly anticipated production of Evita will open with record-breaking ticket sales at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts at DeSales University in Center Valley, Pa. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?Interrobang Theatre Project Announces 2017-18 Season: What is Truth?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Interrobang Theatre Project, dedicated to producing rarely seen shows with relevant themes and raw emotions, has announced its eighth season, featuring three plays that examine the fine line between reality and perception. This season, Interrobang invites audiences to ponder the particularly urgent question: What is Truth? (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

El Huracan, Charise Castro Smith's heartfelt story of capturing love and loss, is the winner of Arizona Theatre Company's 2017 National Latino Playwriting Award. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Urinetown and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Urinetown and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 6/2 - Urinetown and More! (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Phoenix You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

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