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Berkeley Repertory Theatre Announces Two Limited-Engagement Special Events Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre Announces Two Limited-Engagement Special Events
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 14, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced two upcoming limited-engagement special events‚ÄĒEmmy Award-winning comedian Jerrod Carmichael's latest show, Ari told me I lack focus; and The Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics production of¬†Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, by¬†Clark Young and Derek Goldman, directed by Derek Goldman, and¬†featuring Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee¬†David Strathairn.

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's New Artist Housing To Be Named The Medak Center Photo Berkeley Repertory Theatre's New Artist Housing To Be Named The Medak Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 2, 2022

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's new artist housing will be named after longtime Managing Director, Susie Medak. The ambitious new artist housing project at 2009 Addison Street is located directly next door to its two theatres: the Roda and the Peet’s.

World Premiere of Ari'el Stachel's OUT OF CHARACTER & More Announced for Berkeley Rep Photo World Premiere of Ari'el Stachel's OUT OF CHARACTER & More Announced for Berkeley Repertory Theatre 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announces a new selection of plays for the upcoming 2022/23 season. The six-play subscription series is comprised of an array of highly accomplished artists including Lynn Nottage, Emma Rice, Ari’el Stachel, Jack Thorne, Sanaz Toossi, and more

Berkeley Rep's Ovation Gala Raises $500,000 Photo Berkeley Rep's Ovation Gala Raises $500,000
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 3, 2022

This past Friday evening, April 29, Bay Area arts supporters gathered at The Presidio Theatre in San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Rep’s return to live theatre. The celebration raised $500,000 for the Theatre’s artistic and educational programming.

Opera Parallele Presents the San Francisco Debut of JOHN HOLIDAY in April Photo Opera Parallele Presents the San Francisco Debut of JOHN HOLIDAY in April
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2022

Special to the evening will be the¬†San Francisco debut¬†performance of critically acclaimed opera singer and finalist on NBC television‚Äôs hit show¬†The Voice, countertenor¬†John Holiday,¬†in a spectacular musical program spanning opera to pop, including the artist‚Äôs heartfelt interpretation of Harold Arlen‚Äôs immortal ‚ÄúOver the Rainbow.‚Ä̬†Kevin Korth¬†will be Holiday‚Äôs musical collaborator.

Berkeley Rep's Virtual Gala Exceeds Goal And Raises $585,000 Photo Berkeley Rep's Virtual Gala Exceeds Goal And Raises $585,000
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 8, 2021

This past Saturday evening, June 5, Bay Area arts supporters gathered for a live stream event to celebrate Berkeley Repertory Theatre's plan to reopen this fall and to honor the 20th anniversary of its School of Theatre. Berkeley Rep's OVATION: Imagine was attended by over 500 people, tuning in from home and in private catered gatherings around the Bay Area.

Berkeley Rep Announces Pigpen Theatre Co.'s THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Pigpen Theatre Co.'s THE TALE OF DESPEREAUX
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that PigPen Theatre Co's The Tale of Despereaux: A New Musical, will begin previews on Thursday, November 21, 2019. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Press night will be on Monday, November 25, 2019. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased at www.berkeleyrep.org or 510.647.2949.

Berkeley Rep Taps Rachel Hauck, Susan Hilferty, and More as Creatives on SWEPT AWAY Photo Berkeley Rep Taps Rachel Hauck, Susan Hilferty, and More as Creatives on SWEPT AWAY
by Julie Musbach - Oct 23, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the five award-winning artists who will lead the creative team for the world premiere of Swept Away.

Berkeley Rep Rounds Out 2019-20 Season Photo Berkeley Rep Rounds Out 2019-20 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 10, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that The Tale of Despereaux, a new musical, will join the 2019-20 season as its second special presentation solidifying the previously announced seven-show subscription season. Coming off a successful run at The Old Globe in San Diego, where it had its world premiere, The Tale of Despereaux, written and directed by PigPen Theatre Co. and co-directed by Marc Bruni, will begin previews at Berkeley Rep on Thursday, November 21, 2019 and run through Sunday, January 5, 2020. Tickets will go on sale in early August exclusively to Berkeley Rep's 2019-20 season subscribers before being made available to the general public.

Berkeley Rep Extends KISS MY AZTEC Photo Berkeley Rep Extends KISS MY AZTEC
by Julie Musbach - Jun 20, 2019

Due to demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Kiss My Aztec! will extend for an additional week of performances. The high-energy show directed by Artistic Director Tony Taccone and co-written by Taccone and John Leguizamo was originally scheduled to close on July 14, but will now run through Sunday, July 21.

Berkeley Rep Announces THE GREAT WAVE, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY  Photo Berkeley Rep Announces THE GREAT WAVE, SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY and More
by Julie Musbach - Apr 3, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a compelling slate of productions for its 2019-20 subscription season. Berkeley Rep's newArtistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer revealed four of the seven subscription shows that will comprise her first season at the Theatre.

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For John Leguizamo's World Premiere Musical KISS MY  Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For John Leguizamo's World Premiere Musical KISS MY AZTEC
by Alan Henry - Mar 29, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast for the world premiere of Kiss My Aztec! John Leguizamo teams up with Artistic Director Tony Taccone for this musical comedy, following their collaboration on the hit one-man show Latin History for Morons, which received its world premiere at Berkeley Rep before heading to Broadway. Leguizamo will serve as co-writer and co-lyricist only for Kiss My Aztec! - 11 other talented actors will perform in this production. Taccone will also direct.

Berkeley Rep Extends METAMORPHOSES For Two Weeks Photo Berkeley Rep Extends METAMORPHOSES For Two Weeks
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that Metamorphoses, directed by Mary Zimmerman, will extend for an additional two weeks. The popular show will now run through Sunday, March 24.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES Photo VIDEO: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Feb 6, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. Check out the photos below!

Berkeley Announces Cast And Creative Team For HOME Photo Berkeley Announces Cast And Creative Team For HOME
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 5, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for HOME. This production is led by Obie Award-winning physical theatre artist Geoff Sobelle and his ensemble of actors, dancers, and designers.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. Check out the photos below!

Berkeley Rep Extends PARADISE SQUARE Again! Photo Berkeley Rep Extends PARADISE SQUARE Again!
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 31, 2019

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere of Paradise Square: A New Musical will extend for an additional week. The popular show will now run through Sunday, March 3.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES Photo VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

PARADISE SQUARE Extends At Berkeley Rep Photo PARADISE SQUARE Extends At Berkeley Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 8, 2019

Due to an overwhelming demand and two weeks of sold-out previews, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere of Paradise Square: A New Musical will extend for an additional week. Originally scheduled to close on February 17, the popular show will now run through Sunday, February 24.

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

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