Deaf West Theatre News

Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1Free Public Works Musical Adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT Begins September 1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

A friendly reminder! The Public Theater will begin performances for the free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub on Friday, September 1. (more...)

Jim Stanek and Janet Metz to Lead WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts This SummerJim Stanek and Janet Metz to Lead WILLY WONKA and 'JOSEPH' at NewArts This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

NewArts, a not-for-profit theatrical production organization based in Newtown, CT that was recently featured in the award-winning documentary film, Midsummer in Newtown, continues its mission of fostering healing and strength through the performing arts and character development as it produces Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka and Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat for its Summer 2017 season. (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the DelacorteRebecca Naomi Jones, Shaina Taub and More to Lead Public Works' AS YOU LIKE IT Musical at the Delacorte
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

The Public Theater will kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub, and the company has just been announced! (more...)

Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway?Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD Coming to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group is currently presenting(through July 22) the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Now according to the New York Post, producers have their eyes on the show for Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that Hal Luftig is waiting to confirm a theatre for a spring 2018 transfer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Murder is in the Air with DIAL 'M' for MURDER at the Lonny Chapman TheatrePhoto Flash: Murder is in the Air with DIAL 'M' for MURDER at the Lonny Chapman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The Group Rep at the Lonny Chapman Theatre presents Frederick Knott's 'Dial 'M' for Murder' directed by Bruce Kimmel, produced by Mannette Antill for the Group Rep. In this mystery thriller play that inspired Hitchcock's suspense classic, a cunning man marries a wealthy woman for her money and plans to murder her to get her fortune. He devises a perfect murder, blackmails a criminal and arranges a brilliant alibi. To say more about a twisty and surprising thriller simply wouldn't be sporting, would it? (more...)

Cast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny LeonCast Complete for Joshua Jackson-Led CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group presents the Tony Award-winning Children of a Lesser God, directed by Tony Award-winner, Kenny Leon (A Raisin in the Sun). Children of a Lesser God runs from June 22 through July 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Deaf West's OUR TOWN with Jane Kaczmarek, The Hypocrites' PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Coming to Pasadena Playhouse in 2017-18Deaf West's OUR TOWN with Jane Kaczmarek, The Hypocrites' PIRATES OF PENZANCE and More Coming to Pasadena Playhouse in 2017-18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse announces its 2017/18 season, the first under new Producing Artistic Director Danny Feldman, which includes bold, new takes on beloved classics, an exciting new Olivier award-winning political thriller, and an irreverent look at one of America's most hot-button issues. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SPRING AWAKENING at The Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of SPRING AWAKENING at The Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Studio Theatre presents SPRING AWAKENING, June 8 - 25, 2017. The musicalwas written by Duncan Sheik (music) and Steven Sater (book and lyrics) based on the German Play by the same name by Frank Wedekind. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th AnniversaryPhoto Flash: Annette Benning, Jennifer Hudson, Matthew Broderick and More Celebrate CTGLA's 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

Center Theatre Groupcelebrated its50th Anniversary Celebration with a performance on Saturday, May 20, 2017, at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

Broadway & TV Veterans Star in New Web Series THE BUNNY HOLEBroadway & TV Veterans Star in New Web Series THE BUNNY HOLE
by TV News Desk - May 19, 2017

THE BUNNY HOLE, a new web series in the style of Reno 911 and featuring a cast of Broadway & TV veterans, is now available for streaming. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport Publishes HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE ARTS... OR IN ANYTHING BookProducer Ken Davenport Publishes HOW TO SUCCEED IN THE ARTS... OR IN ANYTHING Book
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Tony Award-winning Producer Ken Davenport announces the release of his new book "How to Succeed in the Arts . . . Or in Anything," which is now available on Lulu.com. (more...)

Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The WallisCast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

This June, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present The Pride, a stylish, witty and affecting play that alternates between two very distinct time periods and the lives of three characters whose fate is destined by their eras. (more...)

Hartford Opera Theater Features Deaf Actress in Copland's THE TENDER LANDHartford Opera Theater Features Deaf Actress in Copland's THE TENDER LAND
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Hartford Opera Theater is pleased to present THE TENDER LAND with music by Aaron Copland, libretto by Horace Everett, as its main stage production. Directed by Kristy Chambrelli with music direction by Joseph Hodge, THE TENDER LAND tells the story of a young girl, who finds herself on the cusp of adulthood and must choose whether to remain in her small town or experience what the world has to offer. (more...)

Shaina Taub's AS YOU LIKE IT Musical Adaptation to Bring Friends, Feuds and Romance to Public Works This FallShaina Taub's AS YOU LIKE IT Musical Adaptation to Bring Friends, Feuds and Romance to Public Works This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Public Theaterwill kick off the 2017-18 season in September with a free Public Works musical adaptation of AS YOU LIKE IT, adapted by Shaina Taub and Laurie Woolery, with music and lyrics by Shaina Taub. Directed by Laurie Woolery, AS YOU LIKE IT will once again feature over 200 actors and community members alongside equity actors. Now in its fifth season, this unforgettable Public Works musical adaptation about chance encounters and self-discovery, will run for five nights for free, September 1-5, at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Ken Davenport's Your Broadway Genius Celebrates 10 YearsKen Davenport's Your Broadway Genius Celebrates 10 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Your Broadway Genius, the boutique group sales ticketing agency owned and operated by Broadway Producer Ken Davenport, celebrates 10 years in business today, April 13th, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: CAT'S-PAW Asks if the Media Plays a Part in Making a Good Cause go BadBWW Review: CAT'S-PAW Asks if the Media Plays a Part in Making a Good Cause go Bad
by Shari Barrett - Apr 4, 2017

Torn from today's headlines, what do you do when your enemy may be smarter than you? William Mastrosimone's gripping drama CAW'S-PAW is set in a warehouse near the U.S. capital where a terrorist who has wreaked madness and destruction on America is about to use a news reporter to exploit just one more valuable hostage the world's supply of clean water. Reflecting both current issues of the destruction of clean drinking water in such places as Flint, MI, as well as climate change, this play will get you thinking about how the media tends to promote violence when words fail to gets opposing sides talking to each other, and will get you thinking about what it takes for a good cause go bad. (more...)

Tovah Feldshuh to Lead Holocaust Remembrance Reading of ANDA'S LOVE at The Old GlobeTovah Feldshuh to Lead Holocaust Remembrance Reading of ANDA'S LOVE at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

The Old Globe will participate in the National Jewish Theater Foundation - Holocaust Theater International Initiative - Remembrance Readings 2017 in Honor of Elie Wiesel. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAWPhoto Flash: Actor's Co-op Presents Relevant Drama CAT'S-PAW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2014 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) presents the fourth show in its celebratory 25th Silver Anniversary season with the riveting CAT'S-PAW by William Mastrosimone and directed by Stephen Rothman. CAT'S-PAW will preview on Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23 at 8pm and will open on Friday, March 24 at 8pm and run through Sunday, April 30 at the Actors Co-op Crossley Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State PlayhouseThe Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts." (more...)

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