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...)

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...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season Opens 2/23Oregon Shakespeare Festival 2018 Season Opens 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival will launch its 83nd year with preview performances beginning on February 16. The 2018 season officially kicks off Friday night, February 23, in the Angus Bowmer Theatre with Shakespeare's Othello (director, Bill Rauch). On Saturday afternoon, Shakespeare's Henry V (director, Rosa Joshi) opens in the Thomas Theatre, and the West Coast premiere of Kate Hamill's adaptation of Jane Austen's novel Sense and Sensibility (director, Hana S. Sharif) opens that evening in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. On Sunday afternoon, Karen Zacarias's Destiny of Desire (director, Jose Luis Valenzuela) will be staged in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. (more...)

THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED World Premiere to Headline Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 83rd Season; Lineup Announced!THE WAY THE MOUNTAIN MOVED World Premiere to Headline Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 83rd Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2017

General ticket sales are underway for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's (OSF) 83rd season, which begins with the first preview on Feb. 16 and continues through Oct. 28. The 2018 season features four plays by William Shakespeare, a re-imagined classic musical, two West Coast premieres, one U.S. premiere and two world premieres as well as a host of events and opportunities to further engage with the onstage works. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE UNFORTUNATES at American Conservatory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

American Conservatory Theater continues its 2015-16 season with The Unfortunates (February 3-April 10, 2016), a darkly comic musical that uses a unique mix of early 20th century American blues and gospel stylings fused with modern and syncopated rhythms to transport audiences to a world of memory and mythmaking. Inspired by the classic and mysterious blues song, "St. James Infirmary," made famous in the 1920s by Louis Armstrong, The Unfortunates tells the story of Big Joe, a stalwart, tough-talking soldier cursed with oversized hands, who journeys through a dream world in which he confronts a series of enemies and risks everything to save his armless love, Rae, from the plague that has decimated all but a handful of survivors. The search for salvation is marked by the characters' willingness to make music in the face of loss, and search for love in a time of desperation. Journeying from a prison camp to the underworld, The (more...)

A.C.T. Stages Dark Comedy THE UNFORTUNATES, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

American Conservatory Theater continues its 2015-16 seasonwith THE UNFORTUNATES (tonight, February 3, through April 10, 2016), a darkly comic musical that uses a unique mix of early 20th century American blues and gospel stylings fused with modern and syncopated rhythms to transport audiences to a world of memory and mythmaking. (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Dark Comedy THE UNFORTUNATES This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

American Conservatory Theater continues its 2015-16 seasonwith THE UNFORTUNATES (February 3-April 10, 2016), a darkly comic musical that uses a unique mix of early 20th century American blues and gospel stylings fused with modern and syncopated rhythms to transport audiences to a world of memory and mythmaking. (more...)

Michael Urie, Richard Kind & More Set for The Pearl's Inaugural MODERN/CLASSICS Readings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

New York's home for the Classics announces its inaugural exploration of what modern language brings to timeless stories. With 12 days of readings and discussions, The Pearl's Resident Acting Company and three contemporary playwrights will investigate the power of language, the fortitude of classic stories, and the tricky role of the adapter in tackling these often-told tales. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens 2012 Season 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 preview performances began February 17, opening a season dedicated to Executive Director Paul Nicholson, who is retiring at the end of the season after 33 years at OSF. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Opens 2012 Season 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 2012 preview performances begin February 17, opening a season dedicated to Executive Director Paul Nicholson, who is retiring at the end of the season after 33 years at OSF. (more...)