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The Old Globe Additional Online Programs And News Briefs! Photo The Old Globe Additional Online Programs And News Briefs!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 15, 2020

The Old Globe believes that theatre matters, now more than ever, and is determined to continue to serve the public through theatre art. We consider it paramount that we continue to be a leader in programming for our community, and continue to support and maintain valued connections with those hungering for artistic content and continued personal growth. We are happy to announce additional free online programs, rescheduled dates for our valued summer Shakespeare classes, and a fundraising campaign, all part of The Old Globe's ongoing commitment to serve the public good by providing programs that make theatre matter to more people.

Theatre School at North Coast Repertory Theatre Will Present an Online Performance of Photo Theatre School at North Coast Repertory Theatre Will Present an Online Performance of ANIMAL FARM
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2020

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents George Orwell's satirical fable Animal Farm as its next student production with online performances.

FROZEN JR. Will Thaw the Coldest Hearts Beginning in February at MCCC's Kelsey Theatr Photo FROZEN JR. Will Thaw the Coldest Hearts Beginning in February at MCCC's Kelsey Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2020

The Tomato Patch Workshop's production of Disney's 'Frozen JR.' hits the Kelsey stage at Mercer County Community College (MCCC) Feb. 28 through March 1. Kelsey Theatre is located on MCCC's West Windsor Campus, 1200 Old Trenton Road.

Theatre School at North Coast Rep Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Photo Theatre School at North Coast Rep Presents A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 1, 2019

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents A Charlie Brown Christmas.  When Charlie Brown complains about the overwhelming materialism he sees among everyone during the Christmas season, Lucy suggests that he become director of the school Christmas pageant. Charlie Brown accepts, but this proves to be a frustrating endeavor. When an attempt to restore the proper holiday spirit with a forlorn little Christmas tree fails, he needs Linus' help to discover the real meaning of Christmas.

THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Comes to North Coast Rep Theatre School Photo THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Comes to North Coast Rep Theatre School
by Stephi Wild - Jun 16, 2019

The Theatre School @ North Coast Rep presents for FREE at three different outdoor venues in three different cities William Shakespeare's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS. The Comedy of Errors tells the story of two sets of identical twins accidentally separated at birth. Antipholus and his servant, Dromio, both of Syracuse arrive in Ephesus, which turns out to be the home of their long lost twins, who go by the same names! When the Syracusans encounter the friends and families of their twins, a series of wild mishaps based on mistaken identities lead to wrongful beatings, a near-seduction, the arrest of Antipholus of Ephesus, and false accusations of infidelity, theft, madness, and demonic possession. Fast-paced comedy fun for all ages.

West Bromwich Operatic Society Present CATS At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre Photo West Bromwich Operatic Society Present CATS At Wolverhampton Grand Theatre
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2019

West Bromwich Operatic Society return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre this month with their production of the classic Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, CATS from 14 - 18 May.

Celebrate HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SHAKESPEARE! With A Free Public AXIS Event Photo Celebrate HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MR. SHAKESPEARE! With A Free Public AXIS Event
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 5, 2019

The Old Globe invites people of all ages from San Diego and beyond to join us once again in celebrating our resident playwright William Shakespeare with Happy Birthday, Mr. Shakespeare! on Saturday, April 20 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on the Globe's campus in Balboa Park. The Bard's birthday-his 455th!-is a fitting and festive reason to recognize his countless contributions to arts and culture around the world. This exciting day for the whole family will include birthday games and activities, hosted by Globe Arts Engagement Programs Associate and Teaching Artist Damon J. Shearer.

BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND BARS at Desert Rose Playhouse Photo BWW Review: WOMEN BEHIND BARS at Desert Rose Playhouse
by Stan Jenson - Jun 25, 2018

Desert Rose Playhouse, the Coachella Valley's LGBT theatre company, always picks something light and enjoyable as their season finale, the slot they refer to as 'Hot summer nights.' To balance out the fact that the last two summers had an all-male show, this year's choice is Women Behind Bars with a mostly female cast. They pulled out all the stops to assemble some of the Valley's top actresses for this side-splitting send up of the tawdry prison dame B-features of the 50's. They are joined by one man and a couple of dolls who arrive at the theatre as men. The results are hilarious, and this show should be on your 'Must See List!'

West Bromwich Operatic Society Prepare For PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo West Bromwich Operatic Society Prepare For PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2018

West Bromwich Operatic Society return to Wolverhampton Grand Theatre later this month with PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL from 24 - 28 April.

New Zealand's System Corporation To Release New Single APATHY IS EASY This Friday Photo New Zealand's System Corporation To Release New Single APATHY IS EASY This Friday
by Tori Hartshorn - Mar 13, 2018

New Zealand's System Corporation To Release New Single APATHY IS EASY This Friday

WBOS Announce Cast For PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo WBOS Announce Cast For PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stephi Wild - Jan 26, 2018

To mark Australia Day today, West Bromwich Operatic Society and Wolverhampton Grand Theatre announce the cast for PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT THE MUSICAL from 24 - 28 April. Following recent auditions the young stars of the show who will alternate the role of Benji are Georgie Hodson, aged 11 from Bloxwich and Luca Marandola, aged 12 from Tettenhall.

System Corporation Announce APATHY IS EASY Photo System Corporation Announce APATHY IS EASY
by Tori Hartshorn - Jan 17, 2018

System Corporation Releases APATHY IS EASY

Exclusive Podcast & Video: Joel B. New Welcomes Literary Supervisor Ben Coleman to 'Something New'
by Something New - Mar 28, 2017

In Episode 504 of the Something New podcast, award-winning songwriter Joel B. New sat down with Ben Coleman. Ben Coleman is the Literary Associate for Samuel French Inc. where he is responsible seeing and reading plays and musicals for this 180-year-old theatrical institution, among many more playwright-related responsibilities.

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Today, January 4, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC today, January 4, 2017!

Scoop: LAW & ORDER: SVU on NBC - Wednesday, January 4, 2017
by - Dec 28, 2016

Get all the scoop on LAW & ORDER: SVU, airing on NBC on Wednesday, January 4, 2017!

VIDEO: Casts of FALSETTOS, ALADDIN & More Celebrate Love in New Music Video
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 15, 2016

KIDS (#PRIMMELoveProject), the second single and music video by pop recording artist PRIMME, is a true celebration of love.

Ring in the New Year with Nu‚ÄĘance Theatre's SALVATION at DeSotelle Studio and Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Nu‚ÄĘance Theatre presents SALVATION, winner of the John DeSotelle Studio 2013 New Play Competition, opening tonight, January 15th, and running through the 30th at DeSotelle Studio and Theater (300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor).

Ring in the New Year with Nu‚ÄĘance Theatre's SALVATION, 1/15-30 at DeSotelle Studio and Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Nu‚ÄĘance Theatre presents SALVATION, winner of the John DeSotelle Studio 2013 New Play Competition, opening January 15th through the 30th at DeSotelle Studio and Theater (300 West 43rd Street, 3rd Floor).¬†

WIDE AWAKE HEARTS to Receive NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by Tyler Peterson - Dec 10, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome the US debut of BirdLand Theatre with the NYC premiere of WIDE AWAKE HEARTS, written by Brendan Gall and directed by Stefan Dzeparoski. WIDE AWAKE HEARTS begins performances on Thursday, January 14 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 7.  Press opening is Thursday, January 21 at 7:15 PM.  The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM; Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM & 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note: there is an added performance on Sunday, January 17 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. 

59E59 Theaters Sets Winter 2016 Schedule of Shows
by Tyler Peterson - Nov 30, 2015

59E59 Theaters  has announced the line-up of shows for Winter 2016.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park & Madison Avenues). Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. 

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