BWW Review:  Calvin Trillin's ABOUT ALICE Is A Warm, Witty and Wondrous ValentineBWW Review: Calvin Trillin's ABOUT ALICE Is A Warm, Witty and Wondrous Valentine
by Michael Dale - Jan 27, 2019

To those who knew her, Alice Trillin was highly regarded as an educator, author and film producer. But to millions more who never met her, she was the women that her husband, humorist Calvin Trillin, so obviously adored and admired with all of his heart. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on ABOUT ALICEReview Roundup: Critics Weigh in on ABOUT ALICE
by Review Roundups - Jan 22, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience is currently staging the world premiere of About Alice, a new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center. (more...)

TFANA's ABOUT ALICE Begins Jan 8TFANA's ABOUT ALICE Begins Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Theatre for a New Audience presents About Alice, the world premiere of a new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn).  (more...)

TFANA's ABOUT ALICE Begins Jan 8TFANA's ABOUT ALICE Begins Jan 8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Theatre for a New Audience presents About Alice, the world premiere of a new play by Calvin Trillin, inspired by his 2007 memoir of the same name. The production, directed by Leonard Foglia, plays January 8-February 3, 2019 at Polonsky Shakespeare Center (262 Ashland Place, Brooklyn).  (more...)

Symmetry Theatre Stages THE OTHER PLACE at Live Oak in Berkeley
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2017

Imagine this. You're a brilliant scientist, a biophysicist studying the causes of dementia. And one day, mid-Power Point, you can't recall what you're supposed to say when the next slide comes up. Eventually you learn that the disease you're studying is now the disease you have. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company's HOLMES AND WATSON Is Beyond Elementary
by Herbert Paine - May 19, 2017

David Ira Goldstein's production of Jeffrey Hatcher's HOLMES AND WATSON a masterfully crafted cliffhanger. The play is receiving its world premiere with Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)

Thrilling New Mystery HOLMES AND WATSON to Premiere at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Even after his supposed "death" at Reichenbach Falls, the great detective kept his hold on the world through the frauds, fakes and charlatans claiming to be him, forcing the loyal Dr. Watson to find the truth in Arizona Theatre Company's world premiere of Jeffrey Hatcher's Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Aurora Adds Additional Extension Performances of THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Critics and audiences agree: THE REAL THING is the real thing. Aurora Theatre Companyannounces that it will add an additional 2 matinee performances of THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia,Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, to the previously announced 7 performance extension.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Continues 25th Anniversary Season with Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 25th season with Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, THE REAL THING. Playwright Henry is not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When his affair with their friend, Annie, threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realizes that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband for Henry, he can't help but wonder whether their relationship is fiction or the real thing. Delectable and deeply affecting, THE REAL THING takes a look at the absolute chaos of love and trust, or lack thereof, and the passions that often blur our perceptions. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Extends Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Due to popular pre-sale demand, Aurora Theatre Company announces that it will add an additional week of performances for THE REAL THING, Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through. Timothy Near ("Master Harold"…and the boys) returns to Aurora to helm this Tony Award-winner for Best Play (1984) and Best Revival of a Play (2000), featuring Elijah Alexander, Liz Sklar, Carrie Paff (This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance, Collapse),Tommy Gorrebeeck (The Monster-Builder, The Eccentricities of a Nightingale), Seann Gallagher, and Emily Radosevich. THE REAL THING now plays through March 5th (added performances: Tuesday, February 28, 7pm; Wednesday, March 1, 8pm; Thursday, March 2, 8pm; Friday, March 3, 8pm; Saturday, March 4, 8pm; Sunday, March 5, 2pm, 7pm) at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Continues 25th Anniversary Season with Tom Stoppard's THE REAL THING
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Aurora Theatre Company continues its 25th season with Tom Stoppard's (The Coast of Utopia, Arcadia, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead) timeless comedy about an all-too-witty playwright who succumbs to the emotional ravages he puts his characters through, THE REAL THING. Playwright Henry is not so happily married to Charlotte, the lead actress in his play about a marriage on the verge of collapse. When his affair with their friend, Annie, threatens to destroy his own marriage, he realizes that life has started imitating art. After Annie leaves her husband for Henry, he can't help but wonder whether their relationship is fiction or the real thing. Delectable and deeply affecting, THE REAL THING takes a look at the absolute chaos of love and trust, or lack thereof, and the passions that often blur our perceptions. (more...)

A.C.T. to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

American Conservatory Theater kicks off its 50th subscription season with the 2015 Oliver Award-winning 'Best New Play,' King Charles III (September 14-October 9, 2016). With its witty echoes of Shakespearean drama, Mike Bartlett's brilliant contemporary work of speculative history blurs the boundaries of truth and tragedy. (more...)

A.C.T. to Kick Off 2016-17 Season with Mike Bartlett's KING CHARLES III
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

American Conservatory Theater kicks off its 50th subscription season with the 2015 Oliver Award-winning 'Best New Play,' King Charles III (September 14-October 9, 2016). With its witty echoes of Shakespearean drama, Mike Bartlett's brilliant contemporary work of speculative history blurs the boundaries of truth and tragedy. (more...)

BWW Review: IDEATION at 59E59 Theaters is Captivating
by Marina Kennedy - Mar 22, 2016

See 'IDEATION' at 59E59 Theater through April 17th. This thought-provoking play is insightful and humorous. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse's IDEATION Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse's production of IDEATION, which had its world premiere at the Playhouse and won the 2014 prestigious William Glickman playwriting award, moves New York City, playing Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters as part of their 2015-16 5A series. (more...)

NYC Premiere of IDEATION to Close 59E59 Theaters' 5A Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

59E59 Theaters will wrap up the 2015/2016 5A Season with the NYC premiere of IDEATION, written by Aaron Loeb and directed by Josh Costello. Produced by San Francisco Playhouse, IDEATION begins performances on Saturday, March 5 through Sunday, April 17. Opening Night is Tuesday, March 15 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; and Sunday at 3 PM. Please note there is no performance on Saturday, March 6 at 2 PM.  Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $70 ($49 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org.  (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Winter 2016 Schedule of Shows
by BWW News Desk - 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.  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Present Sarah Ruhl's STAGE KISS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with the Bay Area premiere of Sarah Ruhl's valentine to the theatre, Stage Kiss, directed by Susi Damilano. The show will feature Allen Darby,Millie DeBenedet, Taylor Jones, Gabriel Marin*, Carrie Paff*, Mark Anderson Phillips*, and Michael Gene Sullivan*. (more...)

59E59 Theaters Sets Fall 2015 Shows: DESIRE, PONDLING & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

59E59 Theaters has announced the line-up of shows for Fall 2015.  All performances take place at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues).  Ticket prices and performance schedules vary. For tickets, call Ticket Central at 212-279-4200 or online at www.59e59.org.  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse's IDEATION Headed Off-Broadway This Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse is thrilled to announce that its production of Ideation, which had its world premiere at the Playhouse and won the 2014 prestigious William Glickman playwriting award, will move to New York City, playing Off-Broadway at 59E59 Theaters as part of their 2015-16 5A series. Josh Costello will direct. This is the second consecutive year that a San Francisco Playhouse production has been invited to participate in the 5A series in New York. Last season the Playhouse's commissioned play Bauer by Lauren Gunderson, another world premiere, was a hit at 59E59. (more...)

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