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Bio:
David Ellenstein ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Born into a theatrical family, David has worked in theatres across the country. Before joining North Coast Rep in 2003 he served as Artistic Director for the Los Angeles Repertory Company and the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company (AJTC). A veteran of over 250 ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
David Ellenstein ARTISTIC DIRECTOR Born into a theatrical family, David has worked in theatres across the country. Before joining North Coast Rep in 2003 he served as Artistic Director for the Los Angeles Repertory Company and the Arizona Jewish Theatre Company (AJTC). A veteran of over 250 ... (read complete bio)
BWW Review: CELEBRATING SOME STANDOUT SHOWS FROM 2021 Photo BWW Review: CELEBRATING SOME STANDOUT SHOWS FROM 2021
by E.H. Reiter - Dec 29, 2021

As we head towards the end of the year and look forward to a new one, it’s the perfect time to celebrate the great theatre that was made by San Diego theatres and artists.  From virtual to in-person, theatre proved that art finds a way, and even a pandemic can’t keep them down.

Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; The Old Globe's HAIR Lead Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; The Old Globe's HAIR Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; The Old Globe's HAIR Lead Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards; The Old Globe's HAIR Leads Best Musical
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld San Diego Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Review: BEN BUTLER brings a Civil War  battle with witty repartee instead of rifl Photo BWW Review: BEN BUTLER brings a Civil War battle with witty repartee instead of rifles to North Coast Rep
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 8, 2021

BEN BUTLER now playing at North Coast Reep through November 21st is based on a true historical event from the Civil War. Instead of rifles, this play takes on this historical battle with witty repartee and some thought-provoking arguments about deciding what is the right decision, what is the legal decision, and whether those may be the same things.

BWW Interview: Director David Ellenstein talks about history and humanity in BEN BUTL Photo BWW Interview: Director David Ellenstein talks about history and humanity in BEN BUTLER at North Coast Rep
by E.H. Reiter - Nov 3, 2021

Interview with Director David Ellenstein on how humor can be found in even the most serious of events, and BEN BUTLER, now playing at North Coast Repertory Theatre through November 21st finds the humanity and comedy during a pivotal moment of the Civil War.

North Coast Repertory Theatre Extends its Production of BEN BUTLER Photo North Coast Repertory Theatre Extends its Production of BEN BUTLER
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2021

Written by Richard Strand, BEN BUTLER is part comedy, part history and completely captivating. General Benjamin Butler faces an impossible moral dilemma: follow the letter of the law or make a game-changing move that could alter the course of American history. It’s a battle of wit and word play as the characters spar with each other over respect, equality and civil rights.

Photos: First Look A BEN BUTLER At North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo Photos: First Look A BEN BUTLER At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 18, 2021

North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its wholly live Season 40 by shining a light on a little-known chapter of the Civil War.

BEN BUTLER Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BEN BUTLER Comes to North Coast Repertory Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2021

North Coast Repertory Theatre continues its wholly live Season 40 by shining a light on a little-known chapter of the Civil War. Written by Richard Strand, BEN BUTLER is part comedy, part history and completely captivating.

Road To Reopening: North Coast Repertory Resumes Performances With DANCING LESSONS Photo Road To Reopening: North Coast Repertory Resumes Performances With DANCING LESSONS
by Alan Henry - Sep 10, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with North Coast Repertory's Artistic Director David Ellenstein. 

North Coast Rep Announces Season 2021-22 Photo North Coast Rep Announces Season 2021-22
by - Aug 18, 2021

North Coast Rep Announces their 2021/2022 Season kicking things off with Dancing Lessons.

BWW Review: DR.  GLAS at North Coast Rep proves some prescriptions are deadly Photo BWW Review: DR. GLAS at North Coast Rep proves some prescriptions are deadly
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 24, 2021

DR. GLAS, now streaming from North Coast Rep through August 15th tells the story of a doctor who finds it increasingly difficult to stay true to the “Do no harm” he promised when he became a doctor.

A psychological thriller: Don't miss Dr. Glas Photo A psychological thriller: Don't miss Dr. Glas
by - Jul 22, 2021

This psychological thriller slowly unravels a life-and-death moral dilemma of passion and desire with humor and intrigue. Based on the Swedish masterpiece novel and penned by Jeffrey Hatcher (“Holmes and Watson”), and starring Obie winner Daniel Gerroll (TV’s “The Blacklist” and film “Chariots of Fire”), this World Premiere of the streamed production of DR. GLAS is a gripping finale to North Coast Rep’s streaming season. Reserve your tickets now.

DR. GLAS At North Coast Repertory Theatre Now Streaming On Demand Photo DR. GLAS At North Coast Repertory Theatre Now Streaming On Demand
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2021

North Coast Repertory Theatre concludes its acclaimed streaming season with the World Premiere of the streamed production of DR. GLAS. Penned by Jeffrey Hatcher (Holmes and Watson) and based on a Swedish masterpiece, this psychological thriller slowly unravels a life-and-death moral dilemma of passion and all-consuming desire.

BECOMING DR. RUTH Starring Tovah Feldshuh Extended At North Coast Rep Photo BECOMING DR. RUTH Starring Tovah Feldshuh Extended At North Coast Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 10, 2021

Most know Ruth K. Westheimer as Dr. Ruth, the extraordinary sex educator who empowered millions across the globe to claim their own sexual pleasure and fulfillment.

BWW Interview: Tovah Feldshuh, Dr. Ruth, and Mark St. Germain on BECOMING DR. RUTH Photo BWW Interview: Tovah Feldshuh, Dr. Ruth, and Mark St. Germain on BECOMING DR. RUTH
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 10, 2021

With a powerful new production of Becoming Dr. Ruth now available for streaming, BroadwayWorld had the chance to sit down with playwright Mark St. Germain, actress Tovah Feldshuh who is taking on the one-woman show, and the title character herself, Dr. Ruth.

BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: BECOMING DR. RUTH at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 10, 2021

If you had asked me about Dr. Ruth before I watched BECOMING DR. RUTH I would have vague memories of an older lady with an accent who used to talk about sex on the radio in the ’90s and early 2000s.  Now, thanks to the stellar performance by Tovah Feldshuh in the play now streaming from North Coast Repertory Theatre, I have learned so much about Dr. Ruth’s extraordinary life.

Bay Street's BECOMING DR. RUTH Now Playing Through June 27 Photo Bay Street's BECOMING DR. RUTH Now Playing Through June 27
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 9, 2021

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the 2021 Mainstage production Becoming Dr. Ruth, marking the return to live theater at Bay Street in more than 15 months, is now running through June 27.

Stream Becoming Dr. Ruth Starring Tovah Feldshuh Photo Stream Becoming Dr. Ruth Starring Tovah Feldshuh
by - Jun 5, 2021

Mark St. Germain’s “Becoming Dr. Ruth” starring Tovah Feldshuh and directed by David Ellenstein streams June 9-July 4

Photo Flash: Tovah Feldshuh Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH At North Coast Repertory Theat Photo Photo Flash: Tovah Feldshuh Stars in BECOMING DR. RUTH At North Coast Repertory Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2021

Most know Ruth K. Westheimer as Dr. Ruth, the extraordinary sex educator who empowered millions across the globe to claim their own sexual pleasure and fulfillment. Few know the whole story of losing her family in the Holocaust, her emigration to Israel where she became a sniper for the Haganah, or the complex personal journey that led her to fame and celebrity status.

BWW Review: EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH at North Coast Repertory Theatre Photo BWW Review: EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH at North Coast Repertory Theatre
by E.H. Reiter - May 4, 2021

EINSTEIN COMES THROUGH  at North Coast Rep is a frenetic, if confusing, and bittersweet one-man show streaming through May 23rd.

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