6NewPlays Closes with Brian Thorstenson's WAKEFIELD6NewPlays Closes with Brian Thorstenson's WAKEFIELD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

With a mission to produce one new play by each of its six members, 6NewPlays officially closes up shop this fall with WAKEFIELD by Brian Thorstenson. Inspired by Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story of the same name, Wakefield starts at the moment Hawthorne's story ends, when the husband Henry Wakefield returns home after 20 years. Veteran actor Anne Darragh plays Sophia, Henry's wife, alongside Thorstenson as Henry. Erin Mei-Ling Stuart co-directs. Wakefield runs October 5 - 14 at Studio 210 in the Mission. Tickets, $20 - $25, will go on sale in August. (more...)

Julianne Jigour's BRIGHT SHINING SEA Comes to Potrero StageJulianne Jigour's BRIGHT SHINING SEA Comes to Potrero Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

PlayGround's Festival of New Works features the premiere of the full-length play BRIGHT SHINING SEA by Julianne Jigour opening with a press night on Wednesday May 16, running through June 16, (previews May 14 & 15). BRIGHT SHINING SEA is a co-production with Planet Earth Arts and one of two PlayGround commissioned full-length plays featured this season.  In Julianne Jigour's Bright Shining Sea, six characters find their lives intertwined as they face the personal challenges caused by environmental degradation. Bright Shining Sea confronts destruction-personal and environmental-but presents connection and compassion as the means by which hope is possible. Julianne remarks "It asks us to view the Earth holistically, to recognize our interconnectedness, and to do what the current administration won't-to take responsibility for our planet, for each other, and for future generations. (more...)

BRIGHT SHINING SEA to Open The 2018 PlayGround Festival of New WorksBRIGHT SHINING SEA to Open The 2018 PlayGround Festival of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

PlayGround's Festival of New Works features the premiere of the full-length play BRIGHT SHINING SEA by Julianne Jigour opening with a press night on May 16, running through June 16, (previews May 14 & 15). BRIGHT SHINING SEA is a co-production with Planet Earth Arts and one of two PlayGround commissioned full-length plays featured this season. (more...)

I AM SALOME Begins Tonight at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

In this World Premiere of I Am Salome, award-winning director Alexandra Siladi pieces together a unique version of the classic titular character based on the innovative work of American author/playwright Charles Mee. With a troupe of six actors portraying the iconic and dangerous female temptress, Salome - the original femme fatale - Siladi creates a theatrical collage that depicts myriad Salomes found throughout history. This provocative interpretation explores from a female perspective why sex is perpetually and inextricably linked to danger. (more...)

I AM SALOME to Run 8/12-16 at Access Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

In this World Premiere of I Am Salome, award-winning director Alexandra Siladi pieces together a unique version of the classic titular character based on the innovative work of American author/playwright Charles Mee. With a troupe of six actors portraying the iconic and dangerous female temptress, Salome - the original femme fatale - Siladi creates a theatrical collage that depicts myriad Salomes found throughout history. This provocative interpretation explores from a female perspective why sex is perpetually and inextricably linked to danger. (more...)

Ryann Weir and Annie Tippe's DEBUTANTE. World Premiere Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tonight, April 24, 2014, producer Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk) announces the opening of DEBUTANTE., a new play written by Ryann Weir and created and directed by Annie Tippe. (more...)

Elizabeth Alderfer, Eshan Bay and More Join Cast of DEBUTANTE. World Premiere, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Producer Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk) presents the world-premiere production of DEBUTANTE., written by Ryann Weir and directed/created by Annie Tippe. After a sold out presentation at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June, DEBUTANTE. returns to New York City this spring at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Avenue) starting tonight, April 23. (more...)

Elizabeth Alderfer, Eshan Bay and More Join Cast of DEBUTANTE. World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Producer Robb Nanus (Andrew Lippa's I Am Harvey Milk) is pleased to announce the full cast for the world-premiere production of DEBUTANTE., written by Ryann Weir and directed/created by Annie Tippe. After a sold out presentation at Ars Nova's ANT Fest last June, DEBUTANTE. returns to New York City this spring at the Bernie Wohl Center (647 Columbus Avenue) starting April 23. (more...)

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers Announces November 2013 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

City Lights Booksellers & Publishers announces November 2013 events. (more...)

Cast of MATILDA Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Among Barnes & Noble's exclusive programs in New York City for the month of October are CD signings for Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS with Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, as well as the cast of Broadway's MATILDA. Details below! (more...)

Cast of MATILDA Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 10/24; October Events Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Among Barnes & Noble's exclusive programs in New York City for the month of October are CD signings for Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS with Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, as well as the cast of Broadway's MATILDA. Details below! (more...)

Cast of MATILDA Set for Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 10/24; October Events Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

Among Barnes & Noble's exclusive programs in New York City for the month of October are CD signings for Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS with Adam Kantor and Betsy Wolfe, as well as the cast of Broadway's MATILDA. Details below! (more...)

Access Theater and The Dirty Blondes Present PASSING THROUGH: ROOM 603, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Access Theater & The Dirty Blondes' present award-winning director Alexandra Siladi (Outstanding Director, Planet Connections Festivity 2012) and actor/filmmaker Shane Jensen's production of PASSING THROUGH: Room 603, tonight, April 10-14. (more...)

Access Theater and The Dirty Blondes to Present PASSING THROUGH: ROOM 603, 4/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2013

Access Theater & The Dirty Blondes' present award-winning director Alexandra Siladi (Outstanding Director, Planet Connections Festivity 2012) and actor/filmmaker Shane Jensen's production of PASSING THROUGH: Room 603, April 10-14. The show features the theatrical premiere of plays from Hotel Room (a miniseries produced by David Lynch & Monty Montgomery) including two works by Barry Gifford and a third developed from Jay McInerney's teleplay. This year marks the 20th anniversary of its original air date. (more...)

Experimental Theater, Halloween Costume Party and More Set for Dixon Place, Oct 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

Dixon Place has announced its October 2012 events lineup. See full details below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Donna Murphy & More Opening Night TERESA'S ECSTASY at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2012

Actress and playwright Begonya Plaza, along with fellow cast members Shawn Elliott and Linda Larkin were joined by Donna Murphy, Willem Dafoe, and friends and family at the opening night of TERESA'S ECSTASY. After receiving a standing ovation at the Cherry Lane Theatre, they went to Soccarat Paella Bar on Mulberry Street for an after-party that included Spanish wines and a delicious tapas menu. (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Opens At Marin Theater 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2009

Marin Theatre Company presents the final show of its highly successful 2008-09 season with a seminal work of modern comedy, Joe Orton's uproarious farce What the Butler Saw in MTC's Boyer Theatre beginning June 4. (more...)

Comedy WHAT THE BUTLER SAW Opens At Marin Theater 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2009

Marin Theatre Company presents the final show of its highly successful 2008-09 season with a seminal work of modern comedy, Joe Orton's uproarious farce What the Butler Saw in MTC's Boyer Theatre beginning June 4. (more...)

Matt Dillon Set To Appear At The Steppenwolf For Algren Live
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2009

Matt Dillon will appear at Steppenwolf as part of a one night event on April 6th, 'Nelson Algren Live: The 100th Birthday Celebration.' This event will celebrate the 100th birthday of the late Nelson Algren. The evening will include never-before-heard work by the famed Chicago writer. Other performers will also include ensemble members Martha Lavey, Estelle Parsons, and Dan Simon as well as authors Russell Banks, Barry Gifford, and Dan DeLillo. (more...)

Photo Flash: LYDIA At Yale Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the east coast premiere of Lydia by Octavio Solis, directed by Juliette Carrillo at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street, at York Street) beginning February 6 through February 28. Opening Night is Thursday, February 12. Lydia features music composed by Chris Webb; sets by Andrew Boyce; costumes by Amanda Seymour; lighting by Jesse Belsky; sound design, additional music, and arrangements by David Molina; voice and dialect by Beth McGuire; fight direction by Rick Sordelet; dramaturgy by Matt Cornish; and stage management by Donald E. Claxon. (more...)

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