BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory TheatreBORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS Announced At Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

PlayGround concludes the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with a special evening of environmental-inspired plays as part of the 5th annual PLANET EARTH ARTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, April 1, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The topic for the April 1 program (rescheduled from the previously announced March 18 date) is "BORDERS, ISLANDS & WALLS". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just five days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on April 1. (more...)

PlayGround's 25th Season Includes Solo Performance, Readings, and Festival Of New WorksPlayGround's 25th Season Includes Solo Performance, Readings, and Festival Of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

PlayGround continues its 25th season as the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator with more than 75 performances of new short and full-length plays, from developmental staged readings to full productions, through August 2019. The 25th season began at Berkeley Rep with the debut of The 24 Hour Plays-Bay Area in Sep 2018. The majority of the work takes place at Potrero Stage, PlayGround's state-of-the-art center for new plays, reopened in 2017 following a major renovation and renaming. Visit http://playground-sf.org. (more...)

Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'ADAPT A FAIRY TALE'Monday Night PlayGround 25th Season Continues With Six 10-Minute Plays Inspired by 'ADAPT A FAIRY TALE'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with the first 2019 Monday readings on Monday, January 21, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for January's round, announced last Friday, is "ADAPT A FAIRY TALE". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on January 21. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on January 14. Tickets are $15-$30 and 3-admission flex subscriptions are just $60 ($45 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday. (more...)

47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP47 Playwrights in Four-and-a-Half Days Write Original Plays Inspired by The Topic FALL DOWN, GET UP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on Monday, November 26, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Roda Theatre. The topic for November's round, announced this morning, is "FALL DOWN, GET UP". Members of the 2018-19 PlayGround Writers Company have just four-and-a-half days to generate their original ten-minute plays inspired by the topic. The top six scripts will each receive an hour-and-a-half rehearsal and a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on November 26. PlayGround writers in Los Angeles are working simultaneously on the same prompt and their finalists will be presented at Hollywood's Broadwater Mainstage (home of Sacred Fools Theatre Company) on November 12.  Tickets are $15-$30 and 5-admission series subscriptions are just $75 ($50 for 25-and-Unders). For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ashlin Halfnight's THE RESTING PLACE at Magic TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ashlin Halfnight's THE RESTING PLACE at Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

Magic Theatre presents Ashlin Halfnight's World Premiere The Resting Place, the first production of the 2018- 2019 season. The Resting Place will be directed by Jessica Holt. Previews begin on Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

PlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICEPlayGround Kicks Off 25th Season at Berkeley Rep Theatre with JUSTICE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

"A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with thine ears see how yond justice rails upon yon simple thief. Hark, in thine ear change places and, handy-dandy, which is the justice, which is the thief." - William Shakespeare (more...)

World Premiere Of Ashlin Halfnight's THE RESTING PLACE Comes to Magic TheatreWorld Premiere Of Ashlin Halfnight's THE RESTING PLACE Comes to Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Jaimie Mayer, Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Ashlin Halfnight's World Premiere The Resting Place, the first production of the 2018- 2019 season. The Resting Place will be directed by Jessica Holt. Previews begin onWednesday, October 10, 2018 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location, with a press opening on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are on-sale now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE AND INFORMATION at CapStage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a poignant new play by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill. The Sacramento Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION will be the main-stage directorial debut of local theatre talent, Benjamin T. Ismail. LOVE AND INFORMATION will run from January 27 through February 28, 2016 with a Press Opening today, January 30 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE AND INFORMATION at CapStage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a poignant new play by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill. The Sacramento Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION will be the main-stage directorial debut of local theatre talent, Benjamin T. Ismail. LOVE AND INFORMATION will run from January 27 through February 28, 2016 with a Press Opening on Saturday, January 30 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

CapStage to Present LOVE AND INFORMATION
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 2015/16 Season with a poignant new play by legendary playwright Caryl Churchill. The Sacramento Premiere of LOVE AND INFORMATION will be the main-stage directorial debut of local theatre talent, Benjamin T. Ismail. (more...)

Nominations Announced For Critics Circle Outstanding Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2009

Here are the Nominations for Outstanding Awards from the San Francisco Bay Theatre Area Critics Circle. Winners will from each catagory will be announced in approximately two weeks. A Gala Cocktail party will be held for the winners in each catagory at A.C.T. Columbia Room on May 4th. AEA Members are noted in * For 'Entire Production' and 'Best Ensemble' AEA Theatres are * THEATRES OVER 300 DRAMA (more...)

Aurora Adds Performances of 'Best Man' Through 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company announces extension performances of its critically acclaimed production of Gore Vidal's 'The Best Man'. Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this seminal political nail-biter starring Tim Kniffin, Charles Shaw Robinson, and Charles Dean, and featuring Elizabeth Benedict, Michael Cassidy, Jackson Davis, Deb Fink, Michael Patrick Gaffney, and Emilie Talbot. 'The Best Man' plays now through September 28, with added performances on September 9, 16, and 23 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents 'The Best Man' 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2008

Just in time for the fall election, Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company opens its 17th season with Gore Vidal's fascinating political nail-biter THE BEST MAN. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Co To Open Season With 'Best Man'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2008

Just in time for the fall election, Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company opens its 17th season with Gore Vidal's fascinating political nail-biter THE BEST MAN. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/19/2008
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2008

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/19/2008. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Co To Open Season With 'Best Man'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2008

Just in time for the fall election, Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company opens its 17th season with Gore Vidal's fascinating political nail-biter THE BEST MAN. (more...)

Aurora Theatre Company Presents 'The Best Man' 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2008

Just in time for the fall election, Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company opens its 17th season with Gore Vidal's fascinating political nail-biter THE BEST MAN. (more...)

'Trojen Women' by McLaughlin at Aurora, April 4-May 11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2008

Berkeley's acclaimed Aurora Theatre Company proudly presents the Professional World Premiere of The Trojan Women by lauded actress and playwright Ellen McLaughlin. (more...)