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Berkeley Rep's Virtual Gala Exceeds Goal And Raises $585,000 Photo Berkeley Rep's Virtual Gala Exceeds Goal And Raises $585,000
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

Review Roundup: A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep Photo Review Roundup: A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - 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.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At A DOLLS HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - 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!

VIDEO: First Look at A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Berkeley Rep Photo VIDEO: 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. 

VIDEO: Go Inside The Costumes Of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep Photo VIDEO: Go Inside The Costumes Of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Berkeley Rep
by Alan Henry - 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.

Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting for FAIRVIEW Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Final Casting for FAIRVIEW
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018

Final casting for Berkeley Repertory Theatre's upcoming production of Fairview was announced today. Written by Jackie Sibblies Drury, directed bySarah Benson, with choreography by Raja Feather Kelly, the world premiere production comes straight to Berkeley Rep from a critically acclaimed New York run. Previews begin on Thursday, October 4 with regular run of the show opening on Thursday, October 11 and continuing through Sunday, November 4. 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.

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