Creative Teams For South Coast Repertory's 2019-20 Season AnnouncedCreative Teams For South Coast Repertory's 2019-20 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2019

Today, South Coast Repertory Artistic Director David Ivers and Managing Director Paula Tomei announced the 13 creative dream teams for the 2019-20 season, the first programmed by Ivers. The roughly 100 individuals are among the theatre industry's finest, most creative and versatile talents. (more...)

Evren Odcikin Appointed OSF Interim Associate Artistic DirectorEvren Odcikin Appointed OSF Interim Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Nataki Garrett today announced the appointment of Evren Odcikin as interim associate artistic director. Odcikin joins Christopher Acebo, OSF's associate artistic director since 2007, and others on the artistic leadership team. Along with producorial and programming responsibilities, Odcikin will also act as the artistic department liaison for resident company and other departments at OSF. (more...)

OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 7-9OSF's Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens June 7-9
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2019

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to enjoy two plays by William Shakespeare-plus one about a young girl with a crucial superpower, curiosity, and the beloved fantastical dream adventure in which she tries to figure out how to stay true to who she is-under the stars when its flagship outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 7-9, 2019. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature Macbeth, directed by Jose Luis Valenzuela; Alice in Wonderland, adapted from Lewis Carroll by Eve Le Gallienne and Florida Friebus, directed by Sara Bruner; and All's Well That Ends Well, directed by Tracy Young. Previews begin May 28, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 11-13. (more...)

ATC Production Of AMERICAN MARIACHI Sets Ticket-Sales RecordATC Production Of AMERICAN MARIACHI Sets Ticket-Sales Record
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2019

Not only did Arizona Theatre Company's production of Jose Cruz Gonzalez's vibrant new comedy, American Mariachi, generate rave reviews, the show was the best-selling play ever staged at the Temple of Music & Art in Tucson. (more...)

BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents AMERICAN MARIACHIBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents AMERICAN MARIACHI
by Herbert Paine - Apr 7, 2019

Sombreros off to the theatre companies that are emphasizing cultural diversity and inclusiveness in their programming and casting and creatively outreaching to new audiences. One of the leaders in the mix, thanks to the artistic directorship of David Ivers (who's off now to take the helm at South Coast Repertory), is Arizona Theatre Company, which has mounted AMERICAN MARIACHI as one of its 52nd Season highlights. The light-hearted and sentimental production, directed by Christopher Acebo, runs through April 21st at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents Big-Hearted New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHIArizona Theatre Company Presents Big-Hearted New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

"Why can't a girl be in a Mariachi band?" is a question only answered by understanding music's power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big, in Arizona Theatre Company's production of American Mariachi, a new comedy from Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the former playwright in residence at Childsplay, March 9-30 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and April 4-21 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHIArizona Theatre Company Presents New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

"Why can't a girl be in a Mariachi band?" is a question only answered by understanding music's power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big, in Arizona Theatre Company's production of American Mariachi, a new comedy from Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the former playwright in residence at Childsplay, March 9-30 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and April 4-21 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2019 Season Opens March 8Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2019 Season Opens March 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

The Tony Award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) will launch its 84th year and Bill Rauch's final season as artistic director with preview performances beginning on March 1. The 2019 season officially kicks off Friday night, March 8, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's As You Like It (director, Rosa Joshi). On Saturday afternoon, Cambodian Rock Band (director, Chay Yew) opens in the Thomas Theatre, and Hairspray The Broadway Musical (director, Christopher Liam Moore) opens that evening in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, the drama by Southern Oregon based playwright Octavio Solis, Mother Road (director, Bill Rauch), will see its world premiere in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Presents New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHIArizona Theatre Company Presents New Comedy AMERICAN MARIACHI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019

"Why can't a girl be in a Mariachi band?" is a question only answered by understanding music's power to heal and connect, and the freedom to dream big, in Arizona Theatre Company's production of American Mariachi, a new comedy from Jose Cruz Gonzalez, the former playwright in residence at Childsplay, March 9-30 at the Temple of Music and Art in Tucson and April 4-21 at the Herberger Theater Center in Phoenix. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A.R.T.'s OTHELLOPhoto Flash: First Look at A.R.T.'s OTHELLO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, has released additional production photos of the acclaimed Oregon Shakespeare Festival production of Othello directed by Bill Rauch, playing now through February 9 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. (more...)

A.R.T. Presents OSF's OTHELLO Directed By Bill RauchA.R.T. Presents OSF's OTHELLO Directed By Bill Rauch
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Terrie and Bradley Bloom Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Producer Diane Borger, announces the cast and creative team for Othello by William Shakespeare. The first Shakespeare production from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) to play the east coast, the acclaimed staging by award-winning director Bill Rauch begins previews Sunday, January 13; opens Friday, January 18; and closes Saturday, February 9, 2019 at the Loeb Drama Center in Cambridge, MA. (more...)

Review Roundup: THE YEAR TO COME at La Jolla PlayhouseReview Roundup: THE YEAR TO COME at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

In the video below see a special scenic design feature on THE YEAR TO COME stage that took a lot of prep and planning, and we're excited to share it with our audiences. Dive into this KPBS-TV feature for a sneak peek! Performances for this world-premiere production centering around a family's New Year's Eve celebrations that unfold backward in time kick off on Tues., Dec 4. (more...)

BWW Review: THE YEAR TO COME at the La Jolla PlayhouseBWW Review: THE YEAR TO COME at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 17, 2018

In THE YEAR TO COME playing at the La Jolla Playhouse through December 30th, shows one families New Year's celebrations journey through the years and how their past has built the future. (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Jane Kaczmarek, and More to Lead La Jolla's THE YEAR TO COMEAdam Chanler-Berat, Jane Kaczmarek, and More to Lead La Jolla's THE YEAR TO COME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of The Year to Come, by Lindsey Ferrentino (Amy and the Orphans, Ugly Lies the Bone), directed by Encores! Off-Center Artistic Director and UC San Diego M.F.A. graduateAnne Kauffman (Playhouse's Hundred Days), running December 4 - 30 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Latinx Actors Announced For Festival Of New Latinx WorksChicago Latinx Actors Announced For Festival Of New Latinx Works
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) proudly announces the Chicago actors performing the readings at the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work (Carnaval 2018: ConeXion!). Carnaval 2018: ConeXion! features readings of six new Latinx plays paired with Latinx directors, actors, designers and dramaturgs at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, Chicago, 19-21 July 2018. Readings are free and open to the public, and tickets can be requested at www.LatinxTheatreCommons.com. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The GuthrieVIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc KoeckVIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc Koeck
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

BWW Review: After Sixty Years, Guthrie's WEST SIDE STORY Still Sparks Cultural ControversyBWW Review: After Sixty Years, Guthrie's WEST SIDE STORY Still Sparks Cultural Controversy
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 29, 2018

On stage the past weekend, Minneapolis's Guthrie Theater opened a production of of the iconic musical West Side Story in the Wurtlele Thrust Stage. The following Tuesday, June 26, the United States Supreme Court upheld the country's travel ban for seven countries, mainly located in the Middle East, on strict rules governing their admittance to the U.S. On Thursday, another shooting happened near Annapolis, Maryland, killing five people when a gunman opened fire through a glass door at a small newspaper office. In a powerful scene during this opening of West Side Story, the character of Doc addresses one of the two rival gangs named the Jets when they host a war council in his drug store: “Why do you live like there's a war on? Why do you kill?' (more...)

Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORYGuthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

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