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Alena Bernardi's 'Legendary' Journey ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Photo Alena Bernardi's 'Legendary' Journey ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 24, 2017

Currently starring as diva Lily Garland in the Proof Doubt Closer Theater production of On The Twentieth Century at Los Angeles' Pan-Andreas Theatre (5119 Melrose Avenue) through Sunday, Bernardi says her decision to mount her own rendition of the Cy Coleman-Betty Comden-Adolph Green musical should come as no surprise to people who know her - to be certain, those folks probably expected no less from her.

River Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffre Photo River Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffrey Woman's Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the classic Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur fast paced romantic comedy, His Girl Friday, today, August 16 at 7 pm as a fundraiser for the Jaffrey Woman's Club.

Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre Photo Dark Psychological Thriller IDEATION Coming to New Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

New Repertory Theatre presents Ideation, September 2-24, 2017 in the MainStage Theater at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, Watertown, MA. The press opening will be on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30pm.

Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Com Photo Two Shakespearean Comedies, X: OR, BETTY SHABAZZ V. THE NATION Set for The Acting Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

The Acting Company has announced its 2017-18 season, which exemplifies the venerable organization's commitment to cultivating a national audience for the theater with exceptional touring productions of classical and new works; developing the best young American actors by giving them an opportunity to practice their craft in a wide-ranging repertory; and educating students that have limited access to the arts.

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe Photo Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now.

River Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffre Photo River Street Theatre presents Classic Hecht-MacArthur Comedy as Fundraiser for Jaffrey Woman's Club
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The River Street Theatre (RST), a project of The Park Theatre, will present the classic Ben Hecht & Charles MacArthur fast paced romantic comedy, His Girl Friday, on Wednesday, August 16 at 7 pm as a fundraiser for the Jaffrey Woman's Club.

Ken Ludwig's 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS To Play Chicago In November Photo Ken Ludwig's 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS To Play Chicago In November
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and Emerald City Theatre are delighted to announce that the Chicago premiere of KEN LUDWIG'S 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS will play Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for an engagement that runs November 12 through December 31, 2017.

New Play from Satirist Alexandra Petri to Open This Summer at The Welders
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

The Welders-Washington's only playwrights' collective devoted exclusively to developing and producing new work-have launched their seventh production. to tell my story: a hamlet fanfic, by Alexandra Petri, opens July 21, 2017 at the Silver Spring Black Box Theatre.

Full Cast Announced for New Musical MELBA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

Rehearsals for MELBA A New Australian Musical developed through New Musicals Australia, commence Monday 17th of July Starring Emma Matthews, MELBA will play Hayes Theatre Co from August 11 with the season extended to September 9.

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

Liz Wisan to Lead Female-Driven BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

Works by Arthur Kopit & Dael Orlandersmith Set for Red Bull's 2017 Short New Play Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that their seventh annual festival of 10-minute plays of heightened language and classic themes will feature two brand new commissions from Dael Orlandersmith and Arthur Kopit, alongside six brand new plays chosen from hundreds of submissions from playwrights across the country. 

Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau and Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen Will Be Honored with 2017 Samuel French Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The world's leading theatrical publishing and licensing company, Samuel French, announced today that Ken Ludwig, Dominique Morisseau, and the writing team of Chris Miller & Nathan Tysen will be honored at the second annual Samuel French Awards. 

Cal Shakes presents West Coast Premiere of BLACK ODYSSEY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the West Coast premiere of black odyssey, a thrilling and music-infused new play that mashes up Greek mythology and African-American folklore. black odyssey marks the Cal Shakes debut of Oakland native Marcus Gardley (The House That Will Not Stand at Berkeley Rep), and is only the second production ever of the play, which is being re-set in Oakland for Cal Shakes. Directed by Cal Shakes Artistic Director Eric Ting, fresh from directing Berkeley Rep's smash hit An Octoroon, the production will also feature vocal compositions by Linda Tillery and Molly Holm.

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR with Michael Urie Opens at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Red Bull Theater's acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, transfers to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning tonight, July 6th. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th.

Ken Ludwig's Epic Adventure THE THREE MUSKETEERS to Begin Next Week at Pennsylvania Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

This swashbuckling romp abounds with comedy, danger, and romance. Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's production of Ken Ludwig's The Three Musketeers previews July 12 and 13, opens July 14, and continues through August 6 in repertory with Shakespeare's As You Like It at the Labuda Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of DeSales University.

THE GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR with Michael Urie Pushes Opening at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Red Bull Theater has announced that their acclaimed production of The Government Inspector, directed by Mr. Berger, now at The Duke on 42nd Street, will transfer to New World Stages for six weeks only, beginning July 6th, one day later than originally announced. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through August 20th.

San Francisco Opera Awards Opera Medal to Head of Wardrobe Geoffry M. Craig
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

At the conclusion of last night's performance of Verdi's Rigoletto, San Francisco Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock presented the Company's Head of Wardrobe, Geoffry M. Craig, with the San Francisco Opera Medal, the Company's highest honor. Craig joined the Wardrobe Department staff in 1981 as a dresser, became Head of Men's Wardrobe in 1986 and assumed his current position of Deparment Head in 1999. After 36 years of service, Craig will retire from San Francisco Opera at the end of the 2017 Summer Season.

Liz Wisan to Lead Female-Driven BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at Dorset Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Dorset Theatre Festival continues its 40th Anniversary Season with the Regional Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery.

Adventure Theatre MTC Announces its 66th Season and National TYA Co-Commission
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Ahoy, me Hearties! Adventure Theatre MTC (ATMTC), recent recipient of three 2017 Helen Hayes Awards, is proud to announce its 66th Season featuring five main stage productions based on popular children's stories and books with two world premieres and one exceptional nation-wide, seven-theatre partnership. This stand-out season will delight audiences in the DC area with award-winning directors and artists.

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