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Berkeley Rep Gives Lovers A Chance To Meet YOU, NERO Writer Amy Freed 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2009

During its world-premiere production of You, Nero, Berkeley Repertory Theatre invites theatre lovers to meet the real power behind the throne. Amy Freed, the local scribe who put words in the mouth of an emperor for her outrageous new comedy, is the guest of honor at Berkeley Rep's Page to Stage on Monday, June 15.

Stage West Presents Sarah Ruhl's New Comedy DEAD MAN'S CELL PHONE, Begins 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009

It?s like a scene from an Edward Hopper painting ? a young woman sits in a nearly-deserted café. A cell phone rings incessantly at a nearby table, but its owner, Gordon, doesn?t answer. There?s a good reason ? he?s dead. The woman, Jean, feels compelled to answer the insistent ringing, and this action starts her on an unexpected journey through the dead man?s life, as Stage West presents the area premiere of Sarah Ruhl?s Dead Man?s Cell Phone, beginning Thursday, May 21.

YMCA Writer's Voice Hosts Staged Reading Of THE GREAT MAN 5/11
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2009

The West Side YMCA Writer's Voice will host a staged reading of Charlie Schulman's latest play: The Great Man, on May 11 at 4pm. Directed by acclaimed director Matt August (of How the Grinch Stole Christmas - the Broadway musical, and others), the play is loosely inspired by James Atlas's decade-long experience writing the biography of the Nobel Prize winning author Saul Bellow.

Zacarias' LEGACY OF LIGHT Makes Its World Premiere At Arena Stage 5/8-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2009

Local playwright Karen Zacarías offers Arena Stage audiences the world premiere of Legacy of Light, a funny and moving romp about the passion for truth as lived by two different women in their separate eras.

Arena Stage Premieres LEGACY OF LIGHT By Karen Zacarias 5/8-6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2009

Local playwright Karen Zacarías offers Arena Stage audiences the world premiere of Legacy of Light, a funny and moving romp about the passion for truth as lived by two different women in their separate eras.

The Visit, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and More Amongst 2009 Helen Hayes Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2009

The Awards Gala The 25th Anniversary Helen Hayes Awards will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Warner Theatre and JW Marriott Hotel.

Photo Flash: YOU, NERO At South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2009

South Coast Repertory starts off the New Year with the World Premiere of You, Nero, a comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Freed. Commissioned by SCR, You, Nero imagines a meeting during the declining years of the Roman Empire between Scribonius, a put-upon playwright, and Emperor Nero, the all-powerful, narcissistic arbiter of art. The Roman romp stars Danny Scheie as Nero and John Vickery as Scribonius. Produced in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and directed by Sharon Ott,You, Nero will run from Jan. 4 through Jan. 25, 2009 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Low-priced previews are available from Jan. 4 through Jan. 8. Opening night is Jan. 9. Press night is Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7:45 p.m. Tickets to You, Nero may be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office.

How I Became an Interesting Person: Chicago Dramatists
by Chicago News Desk - Jan 1, 2009

Chicago Dramatists continues its 30th anniversary season with resident playwright Will Dunne's new comedy, 'How I Became an Interesting Person.'

How I Became an Interesting Person: Chicago Dramatists
by Chicago News Desk - Dec 13, 2008

Chicago Dramatists continues its 30th anniversary season with resident playwright Will Dunne's new comedy, 'How I Became an Interesting Person.'

Photo Flash: YOU, NERO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2008

South Coast Repertory starts off the New Year with the World Premiere of You, Nero, a comedy by Pulitzer Prize finalist Amy Freed. Commissioned by SCR, You, Nero imagines a meeting during the declining years of the Roman Empire between Scribonius, a put-upon playwright, and Emperor Nero, the all-powerful, narcissistic arbiter of art. The Roman romp stars Danny Scheie as Nero and John Vickery as Scribonius. Produced in association with Berkeley Repertory Theatre and directed by Sharon Ott,You, Nero will run from Jan. 4 through Jan. 25, 2009 on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Low-priced previews are available from Jan. 4 through Jan. 8. Opening night is Jan. 9. Press night is Saturday, Jan. 10 at 7:45 p.m. Tickets to You, Nero may be purchased online at www.scr.org, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office.

Tim Robbins Looking to Bring WEEKEND to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2008

This morning, the New York Post is reporting that Gore Vidal's WEEKEND, might be Broadway bound.

Robbins, Maxwell, Lenox, Washington, Preston and Martindale Read WEEKEND for NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2008

New York Theatre Workshop announces that TIM ROBBINS, JAN MAXWELL, KERRY WASHINGTON, CARRIE PRESTON, ADRIANE LENOX, AND MARGO MARTINDALE will lead the cast in a reading of Gore Vidal's WEEKEND on Monday, November 3rd, at 7PM. The reading is free to the public.

NYTW Announces Free Series of Public Readings Reflecting on Political History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2008

Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will present its 2008 Pre-Election Series, a program of public readings and events timed to this year's historic presidential election.

New York Theatre Workshop to Present 2008 Pre-Election Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2008

Artistic Director James C. Nicola and Managing Director William Russo have announced that New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will present its 2008 Pre-Election Series, a program of public readings and events timed to this year's historic presidential election.

Peccadillo Theater Co To Present 'Johnny On A Spot' Starting 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2008

he Peccadillo Theater Company is pleased to announce their first production as the resident theater company at Theatre at St. Clement's - Charles MacArthur's classic screwball comedy JOHNNY ON A SPOT.

Peccadillo Theater Co To Present 'Johnny On A Spot' Starting 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2008

he Peccadillo Theater Company is pleased to announce their first production as the resident theater company at Theatre at St. Clement's - Charles MacArthur's classic screwball comedy JOHNNY ON A SPOT.

Helen Hayes Award Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2008

The recipients of The 24th Annual Helen Hayes Awards were presented tonight, Monday, April 28. Winners include Blickenstaff, Jones, Kudisch, and Irwin.

Charm City Call Board: April 22 - 28
by James Howard - Apr 21, 2008

NEW THIS WEEK: LMP Fundraiser! Helen Hayes Awards Staff Announced! MET Commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day

Chicago Dramatists Announce 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2008

Artistic Director Russ Tutterow announced Chicago Dramatists' 30th anniversary season, featuring three productions of world premiere plays, and the fourth annual Many Voices Project. Each year Chicago Dramatists, 'the playwrights' theatre,' produces three of the best new plays from the hundreds developed through its many developmental programs. This year, 'Ten Cent Night' by resident playwright Marisa Wegrzyn, 'How I Became an Interesting Person' by resident playwright Will Dunne, and 'Hope VI' by resident playwright Nambi E. Kelley, will make up its production season.

Chicago Dramatists' 30th Season Announced!
by Chicago News Desk - Apr 19, 2008

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