NAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre AwardsNAACP Reveals Nominations For The 28th Annual Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Once again, the NAACP Beverly Hills/Hollywood Branch's Theatre Viewing Committee has spoken, and the nominations are in for the 28th Annual NAACP Theatre Awards. This year's pedigreed list of nominees collectively represents a rich, extensive dossier of legacies and accolades for both stage and screen. These nominees include members of a legendary 'gospel royal family' as well as a Legend whose part of an elite group of artists in the EGOT winners circle. These, along with all their fellow nominees, will be honored for their excellence on the small and large stages during our annual awards dinner, slated to be held on Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:00 p.m.at the prestigious Millennium Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles, California. (more...)

Theatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITITheatricum Presents First-Ever Revival of HAITI
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents the first-ever revival of a historical melodrama about the Haitian revolution that graced the stage at New York's Lafayette Theatre in Harlem in 1938 as part of the Federal Theatre Project. Haiti by William DuBois will join Theatricum's summer repertory season beginning July 28. Performances will continue at Theatricum's beautiful outdoor venue in Topanga through Sept. 29. (more...)

Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, August 23, 2017Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, August 23, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Get all the scoop on SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC today, August 23, 2017! (more...)

BWW Review: Provocative TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Gets Timely Revival at Theatricum BotanicumBWW Review: Provocative TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Gets Timely Revival at Theatricum Botanicum
by Shari Barrett - Aug 22, 2017

TROUBLE IN MIND, the scathingly funny and thought-provoking backstage drama about interracial politics by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, is currently enjoying a brilliant revival at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Malibu thanks to director Ellen Geer's vision of the groundbreaking 1955 satire in which an integrated theater company in rehearsal for a “progressive” anti-lynching drama marks the first opportunity for gifted African American actress Willetta Mayer (portrayed by multiple NAACP Award-winner Earnestine Phillips who commands the stage) to play a leading lady on Broadway. This could be her dream come true, but what compromises must she make to succeed? (more...)

Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Wednesday, August 23, 2017Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Wednesday, August 23, 2017
by - Aug 7, 2017

Get all the scoop on SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, August 23, 2017! (more...)

TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Comes to Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2017

Trouble in Mind, the scathingly funny backstage drama about interracial politics by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, will get a revival at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum beginning July 29. (more...)

TROUBLE IN MIND by Alice Childress Comes to Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Trouble in Mind, the scathingly funny backstage drama about interracial politics by pioneering African American playwright Alice Childress, will get a revival at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum beginning July 29. (more...)

Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Today, April 5, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Get all the scoop on SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC today, April 5, 2017! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Announces 2017 Summer Season Outdoors in Topanga
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum rises up and speaks out with a summer line-up of socially conscious classic and contemporary plays, music and performance. The 2017 summer season at the company's unique outdoor setting in Topanga will offer five mainstage productions in rotating repertory as well as a host of satellite events, June through October. (more...)

Scoop: SPEECHLESS on ABC - Wednesday, April 5, 2017
by - Mar 20, 2017

Get all the scoop on SPEECHLESS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, April 5, 2017! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum Presents the RE-PETE CELEBRATION 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Audiences are invited to sing along at a tribute to late singer/songwriter and activist Pete Seeger in what has become an annual tradition at Theatricum Botanicum. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere Production of TOM at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - scroll down for photos! (more...)

Theatricum Botanicum to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of UNCLE TOM'S CABIN
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum presents TOM, a world premiere stage adaptation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's 'Uncle Tom's Cabin' that offers a new look at the power of Stowe's most famous novel and at the true grit of its title character. Written by artistic director Ellen Geer and featuring folk music of the period, TOM joins the repertory season at Theatricum's spectacular outdoor amphitheatre in Topanga on June 18. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Runs 6/7-9/26 at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2015 'Americana' season with an all-American staging of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, re-set in the divided South of the post-Civil War era and featuring traditional American folk music and dance from that period. As You Like It opens on Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Americana-Inspired AS YOU LIKE IT is Full of Homespun Charm
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 8, 2015

Seeing a play where Shakespeare's unfortunate characters escape the city and seek refuge in the Forest of Arden is even more enjoyable when experienced in the idyllic setting of Theatricum Botanicum's natural outdoor theater. Every time I go, I am reminded what an oasis it is in a city overwhelmed with urban sprawl. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Begins Tonight at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2015

A poignant look at justice and the human spirit as told through the eyes of a young girl, Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, continues this summer's 'Americana' season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, opening tonight, June 13 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD to Run 6/13-9/27 at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

A poignant look at justice and the human spirit as told through the eyes of a young girl, Christopher Sergel's stage adaptation of To Kill A Mockingbird, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee, continues this summer's 'Americana' season at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum, opening June 13 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

AS YOU LIKE IT Runs 6/7-9/26 at Theatricum
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum kicks off its 2015 'Americana' season with an all-American staging of William Shakespeare's As You Like It, re-set in the divided South of the post-Civil War era and featuring traditional American folk music and dance from that period. As You Like It opens on Sunday, June 7 at 3:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatricum Botanicum Broadens Perceptions in ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 14, 2014

In Theatricum Botanicum's ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, the action begins and ends with a song. At rise it is the somber lamentation that accompanies a funeral procession and at the play's conclusion, an uplifting madrigal 'Sing We Enchant It.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theatricum Botanicum's ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicumcontinues its celebration of the Bard's 450th birthday with a new production of All's Well That Ends Well that joins the All-Shakespeare Repertory Season tonight, June 21. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

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