Christian Durso News

IAMA Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 10th Anniversary SeasonIAMA Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

IAMA Theatre Company celebrates its tenth anniversary of developing and presenting new work with a season of world premieres in 2017-18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FERNANDO at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at FERNANDO at New Ohio Theatre's Ice Factory Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Lyons presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12. FERNANDO opened on June 28 and runs through July 1. The play is written by Steven Haworth and directed by Jamie Richards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

International Cast to Take on CLOSER at Hollywood FringeInternational Cast to Take on CLOSER at Hollywood Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A stellar international cast from Italy, Switzerland/France, South Africa/Australia, and the US is set to bring to life Patrick Marber's cold, calculated play about 'the distance between men and women and the restless neediness of love'. (more...)

TV Producer Shonda Rhimes Named IAMA Theatre Company's 'Patron of the Arts'TV Producer Shonda Rhimes Named IAMA Theatre Company's 'Patron of the Arts'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

IAMA Theatre Company announces world-renowned television producer and creator Shonda Rhimes as the first ever 'Patron of the Arts' for the critically acclaimed theater company. (more...)

BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016BWW Review: Senior Editor DON GRIGWARE Gives His Annual Eddon Awards in Honor of the Best in Los Angeles Theatre for 2016
by Don Grigware - Jan 3, 2017

There are undoubtedly other productions worthy of merit in 2016 which I did not cover. This list is based only on what I saw and reviewed. (alphabetical listings; Equity, Equity-waiver & Non-Equity productions are mixed) (artists performing outside LA may be included in performance categories) No set, costume, technical awards. I leave that to the bigger awards and to the expertise of those who really know those fields inside out. (more...)

BWW Review: A Thoroughly Reinvented GLASS MENAGERIE Thrills in Sierra MadreBWW Review: A Thoroughly Reinvented GLASS MENAGERIE Thrills in Sierra Madre
by Don Grigware - May 9, 2016

For many, Tennessee Williams' first play The Glass Menagerie remains his finest. Semi-autobiographical, the play takes place in St. Louis during the Depression and depicts the relationships between a restless alcoholic/shoe factory worker/wannabe writer, his overbearing mother and his psychologically deficient sister - all of which stems from Williams' actual background. Williams finds his voice in Tom. (Christian Durso) (more...)

Brimmer Street Theatre Company Sets Public Staged Readings for AprilBrimmer Street Theatre Company Sets Public Staged Readings for April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

As part of its 2015 Breaking Ground play development program, Brimmer Street Theatre Company has announced public staged readings of two new plays. Raw Cut by Christian Durso will be presented on Friday, April 3 at 8pm and Saturday, April 4 at 2pm and And Then They Fell by Tira Palmquist will be presented on Friday, April 10 at 8pm and Saturday, April 11 at 2pm. All presentations will be at the Lyric-Hyperion Theatre & Cafe in Silver Lake. Admission is free and no reservations are required. Following each reading, audiences will be invited to engage in brief discussions with the playwrights and participating artists. (more...)

BELFREY to Open 1/31 at Malibu PlayhouseBELFREY to Open 1/31 at Malibu Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2013

The second play in MALIBU PLAYHOUSE'S 2013-2014 season will be the West Coast Premiere of Belfry by Billy Roche, opening Friday, January 31, 2014. The play will be directed by Veronica Brady and stars Michael Hyland, Rebekah Tripp and 2010 American Idol contestant Carson Higgins. Tickets are $30, and may be purchased through the box office, online at www.malibuplayhouse.org/belfry, or by calling 323-960-7711. There will be previews on January 29th and 30th for $20. Shows are Fridays and Saturdays at 8 PM and Sundays at 3 PM. Malibu Playhouse is located at 29243 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA 90265 (near Zuma Beach, between Kanan-Dume Road and Morning View Drive, near Heathercliff Road). (more...)

DO LIKE THE KIDS DO to Play in Rep with SHINER at Theatre Row, Begin. 12/5DO LIKE THE KIDS DO to Play in Rep with SHINER at Theatre Row, Begin. 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Los Angeles' acclaimed IAMA Theatre Company will present the New York premiere of two new plays in repertory: DO LIKE THE KIDS DO & SHINER. Performances begin December 5 at The Studio NYC at Theatre Row. (more...)

Roundabout Underground Reading Series Kicks Off TonightRoundabout Underground Reading Series Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Performances begin tonight for Roundabout Theatre Company's second annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series. The actors involved in the series include: Penn Badgley, David Wilson Barnes, Noah Bean, Reg E. Cathey, Tracee Chimo , Liza Colon-Zayas, Patch Darragh, Erin Gann, Jordan Gelber, Kelli Giddish, Andre Holland, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Ezra Knight, Austin Lysy, Madeleine Martin, Chris Perfetti, Lorenzo Pisoni, Phillipa Soo, Stephen Stout, Andrea Syglowski, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Nitya Vindyasagar, Allison Williams. (more...)

BAD JEWS to Move to Laura Pels Theatre in September 2013BAD JEWS to Move to Laura Pels Theatre in September 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

This year, Roundabout Theatre Company is thrilled to celebrate the seventh successful season of Roundabout Underground and the new play initiative, which illustrates a continued commitment to the nurturing of new artists. Through myriad programs and productions, the young artists associated with Roundabout will see their work presented to a wide audience of theater goers. (more...)

2012 BWW Cleveland Awards - Last Chance to Vote!2012 BWW Cleveland Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Cleveland Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012BWW's Top Cleveland Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Cleveland in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update 12/24 - Final Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Cleveland Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update Dan Folino and More in the Lead - 12/10!2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update Dan Folino and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Cleveland Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Cleveland Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Cleveland Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!2012 BWW Cleveland Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Cleveland Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

IAMA Theatre Company Announces Upcoming SeasonIAMA Theatre Company Announces Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2012

For the L.A.-based IAMA THEATRE COMPANY's first season under the leadership of Artistic Director Becca Wolff and Managing Director Mira Greene, IAMA brings works by young playwrights Dan LeFranc, Louise Munson and Christian Durso to Los Angeles audiences for the first time. World premieres of Durso's SHINER - named to The Tracking Board's YOUNG AND HUNGRY LIST 2012 - and Munson's DO LIKE THE KIDS DO, mark the maturation of two fresh voices in American theater. LeFranc's 60 MILES TO SILVERLAKE, winner of the 2010 New York Times award for Outstanding Play is an overdue homecoming for this SoCal native and his first L.A. production. With this season, IAMA continues its quest to shift the nerve center of young American theatre to L.A. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking Shakespeare With ROMEO & JULIET'S Christian DursoBWW Interviews: Talking Shakespeare With ROMEO & JULIET'S Christian Durso
by Vicky Croisant - Apr 17, 2012

Los Angeles native Christian Durso stars as Romeo in Great Lakes Theater's current production of ROMEO & JULIET at the intimate Hanna Theatre in downtown Cleveland. I recently had the opportunity to ask Christian Durso a few questions about Shakespeare, a topic he is obviously passionate about. (more...)

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