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BWW Interview: Imaginative Director Branda Lock of PYGMALION at Little Fish Theatre Photo BWW Interview: Imaginative Director Branda Lock of PYGMALION at Little Fish Theatre
by Shari Barrett - May 12, 2021

How a director envisions a production makes all the difference in its prestation to an audience, starting with casting and continuing through rehearsals and all technical aspects of the show. I spoke with Branda Lock on bringing her vivid imagination and directing skills to George Bernard Show’s PYGMALION, filled with unique Lock-inspired changes to the casting which promise to shed new light on this classic tale of class struggles in Shaw’s time.

Edred Utomi, Claire Chapelli and More to Star in La Jolla's Digital WOW Show: THE WIZ Photo Edred Utomi, Claire Chapelli and More to Star in La Jolla's Digital WOW Show: THE WIZARDS OF OAKWOOD DRIVE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2020

La Jolla Playhouse has announced the cast of its production of The Wizards of Oakwood Drive, by Tom Salamon (Accomplice: San Diego, The Grift at the Lafayette Hotel), commissioned by the Playhouse for its Digital Without Walls (WOW) series.

Method And Madness Presents A Facebook Live Stream Of TWELFTH NIGHT Photo Method And Madness Presents A Facebook Live Stream Of TWELFTH NIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2020

Method and Madness continues their weekly streams of classic plays tomorrow, May 8, at 7 PM PDT with William Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT.

ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards Photo ALMOST FAMOUS, CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND & More Win San Diego's Craig Noel Awards
by Stephi Wild - Feb 11, 2020

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the winners of its 2019 Craig Noel Awards. Now in its 18th year, the Craig Noel Awards honor the achievements of professional theaters in San Diego County.

Photo Flash: AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME At MainStreet Theatre Company Photo Photo Flash: AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME At MainStreet Theatre Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 30, 2020

MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident¬† professional company at the Lewis Family Playhouse will present And Then They¬† Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank for two weekends only, from¬† February 1st ‚Äď 9th, 2020.¬†

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME Opens February 1 At MainStreet Photo AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME Opens February 1 At MainStreet
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 2, 2020

MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident professional company at the Lewis Family Playhouse will present And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank for two weekends only, from February 1st a?" 9th, 2020.

AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME Opens at MainStreet Theatre Company in February Photo AND THEN THEY CAME FOR ME Opens at MainStreet Theatre Company in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 2, 2020

MainStreet Theatre Company, the resident professional company at the Lewis Family Playhouse will present And Then They Came for Me: Remembering the World of Anne Frank for two weekends only, from February 1st - 9th, 2020.

BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Cygnet Theatre Photo BWW Review: ANGELS IN AMERICA at Cygnet Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 1, 2019

In current popular culture, the word 'epic'' has proven to be overused in a way that has leeched some of the power and awe that it would involve. However, for a play like ANGELS IN AMERICA: A GAY FANTASTI ON NATIONAL THEMES there is no other world that qualifies for this powerful and riveting show playing at the Cygnet Theatre through April 20th.

ANGELS IN AMERICA is Next Up at Cygnet Theatre Photo ANGELS IN AMERICA is Next Up at Cygnet Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Feb 7, 2019

This spring the epic drama Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes comes to Cygnet Theatre. At once intimate yet expansive, this Tony and Pulitzer prize winning drama runs March 6 through April 20, 2019 in rotating rep. There will be two Opening Nights for Media. Opening Night for Part One: Millennium Approaches is on Saturday,March 9 at 7:00PM and Opening Night for Part Two: Perestroika is Sunday,March 24 at 7:00PM.

West Coast Premiere Of THE THREE MUSKETEERS Brings Fun For All To Norris Theatre Stag Photo West Coast Premiere Of THE THREE MUSKETEERS Brings Fun For All To Norris Theatre Stage
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2019

It's all for one, and one for all, as Palos Verdes Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of Catherine Bush's humorous and witty adaptation of the epic novel by Alexandre Dumas, 'The Three Musketeers.' The exclusive engagement at the Norris Theatre on the Palos Verdes Peninsula runs January 25 through February 3. Filled with adventure, romance, intrigue and swashbuckling swordplay, the play transports the audience to 17th Century France on a thrilling journey with the three heroes as they fight against the dishonest and seek to protect the ones they love.

BWW Review: OTHELLO at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival Photo BWW Review: OTHELLO at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 21, 2018

BWW Feature: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival Photo BWW Feature: THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN at Kingsmen Shakespeare Festival
by Jeffrey Scott - Jul 10, 2018

The Kingsmen Shakespeare Company will kick off its 22nd year with its first staging of 'The Two Noble Kinsmen' under the direction of a newcomer to the festival who has nearly 40 years of experience.

BWW Review: Kingsmen's TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Proves Honor Has Value and Chivalry isn't De Photo BWW Review: Kingsmen's TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Proves Honor Has Value and Chivalry isn't Dead
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 6, 2018

It contains possibly the last words William Shakespeare ever wrote and chances are you've never seen a production of it. THE TWO NOBLE KINSMEN was written around 1613 but not published until 1634, and is attributed to both Shakespeare and John Fletcher, the man who would succeed him as resident playwright for the King's Men (named for the company's benefactor, King James I). Kingsmen Shakespeare Company's production is the perfect opportunity to see it for the first time.

Photo Flash: First Look at Actors Co-op Theatre Company's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Actors Co-op Theatre Company's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by Stephi Wild - Nov 16, 2017

Opening to a sold out house, the Actors Co-op Theatre Company's production of Kaufman and Hart's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER has been well-received by critics and continues to delight. The beloved comedy about a nightmare holiday guest who never leaves is directed by Linda Kerns, and produced by Thomas Chavira. The play runs through December 17 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood 90028. Check out a first look at production photos below!

BWW Review: Welcome MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at Actors Co-op Photo BWW Review: Welcome MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER at Actors Co-op
by Don Grigware - Nov 6, 2017

Kaufman and Hart's broad satire on the bizarre world of internationally famous critic Alexander Woollcott, here called Sheridan Whiteside (Greg Martin), when his egocentric life collides with the day to day humdrum lives of the Stanley family of Mesalia, Ohio in 1936 is rarely produced due to its large cast of wildly divergent characters and dated humor. Funny it is, exceedingly funny, but only to those who understand the references to the events and people of the 30s. Now, in a finely staged production at Actors Co-op, The Man Who Came to Dinner, like the playwrights' other smash hit You Can't Take It With You, shows just how dull life would be without flagrant eccentricity and staunch individuality.

Deck the Halls with Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER Photo Deck the Halls with Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2017

Actors Co-0p Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the second show in its 26th Season, George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's beloved comedy classic THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER.

THE WITCHES Opens This Thursday at BBT!
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 19, 2017

The award-winning Breckenridge Backstage Children's Theatre (The Hobbit, Two Dumb Dogs, Charlotte's Web) presents the Colorado premiere of Roald Dahl's delightfully twisted classic, The Witches, playing June 22 thru August 5.

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard in The Old Globe's KING RICHARD II
by Julie Musbach - Jun 17, 2017

The Old Globe presents the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run now through July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Opening night is tomorrow, June 18, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at Robert Sean Leonard and the company in action below!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Robert Sean Leonard as KING RICHARD II at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Complete!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of the first offering in the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival: William Shakespeare's epic King Richard II, helmed by award-winning director Erica Schmidt (Off Broadway's A Month in the Country, All the Fine Boys, Humor Abuse) in her Globe debut. The play will run June 11 - July 15, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run June 11 - 17. Opening night is Sunday, June 18 at 8:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below, plus Robert Sean Leonard in character as King Richard II!

THE PRODUCERS to Bring Laughs to Breckenridge Backstage Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Breckenridge Backstage Theatre is set to present The Producers at The Breckenridge Theater. Featuring music & lyrics by Mel Brooks, book by Mel Brooks & Thomas Meehan, music direction by Trent Hines, choreography by Jessica Hindsley and direction by Robert Michael Sanders, the production will run June 9th through August 6th.

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