Harper Lee News

Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018Shakespeare, Musicals, Premieres and More to Explore Free Will at Stratford Festival in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

For the Stratford Festival's 2018 season, Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has chosen 12 productions that explore the theme of Free Will. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at Gallery TheaterTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens at Gallery Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

Scout (Brooke Zollinger), a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. Set in 1935, this play illustrates the social issues of this time period as the black people of the community have a special feeling about Scout's father. In her youthful innocence, she does not know why. Atticus (Tum Jaeger), a lawyer, explains that he is defending a young Negro (Antoine Johnson as Tom Robinson) wrongfully accused of a grave crime. Atticus fights his legal battle with a result that is part defeat, part triumph. This dramatization of the touching classic tale is a meaningful work of art.  (more...)

LUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next MonthLUNA GALE Comes to Aurora Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org. (more...)

Newnan Theatre Company presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDNewnan Theatre Company presents TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Newnan Theatre Company, in conjunction with Crain Oil Company, will open NTC's historic 40th season with To Kill A Mockingbird. The script is adapted from Harper Lee's Pulitzer Prize-winning book by playwright Christopher Sergel, who worked with Ms. Lee to bring this version to the stage. (more...)

Palm Beach Poetry Festival Returns To Delray Beach In JanuaryPalm Beach Poetry Festival Returns To Delray Beach In January
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Susan R. Williamson, Director of the Palm Beach Poetry Festival (PBPF), today announced that the 14th annual festival is returning to Old School Square for six days, January 15-20, 2018. (more...)

Harper Lee's Classic Novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to Life at Circle TheatreHarper Lee's Classic Novel TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Comes to Life at Circle Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

Circle Theatre, Grand Rapids' go-to destination for exceptional theatrical arts in an intimate setting, will continue their 65th Main Stage season with a production of To Kill A Mockingbird starting on Thursday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m. inside the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Aquinas College. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces MC-10 PLAYWRIGHTS ENSEMBLEGreenhouse Theater Center Announces MC-10 PLAYWRIGHTS ENSEMBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center (GTC) and Artistic Director Jacob Harvey are pleased to announce the formation of the new MC-10 Playwrights Ensemble, a collection of ten of the country's most sought-after established and mid-career Chicago playwrights and theatre-makers. The ensemble will be in residence at the Greenhouse Theater Center and will create new works for its stages. Beginning with the 2018-19 season, the Greenhouse will present one play per season by MC-10 member playwrights, eventually expanding to two MC-10 productions per season. These world and regional premieres aim to expand the scope, diversity and visibility of work happening at the Greenhouse and underscore the institution's commitment to creating new vital works for the American theatrical canon. (more...)

Windham Theatre Guild 2017-18 Season Subscriptions Now AvailableWindham Theatre Guild 2017-18 Season Subscriptions Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The WTG is proud to present its 2017-2018 Main Stage Season of six shows. You can save money by purchasing a subscription or flex pass now. You can get all six shows or you can purchase a flex pass and see any four of the six shows.  (more...)

Barnes & Noble Announces the Return of Get Pop-Cultured at Stores NationwideBarnes & Noble Announces the Return of Get Pop-Cultured at Stores Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the nation's largest retail bookseller and the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the fourth annual Get Pop-Cultured with Barnes & Noble campaign, a month-long celebration of pop culture with exclusive promotions, offers, giveaways and author and local store events customers won't want to miss. (more...)

Elate's Revival of Ayn Rand's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH Opens 6/3Elate's Revival of Ayn Rand's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH Opens 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Veteran stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson, who received a 2015 / 2016 Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination as Best Actor for his performance as the debonair, but aging, leading man Ernest in Tad Mosel's "Impromptu" as part of the Elate staging of four one-acts entitled "Just 4 Fun," returns to the stage of the Lincoln Stegman Theatre of North Hollywood to play District Attorney Flint, a prosecutor deeply involved in the case of "The People of The State of New York vs. Karen Andre" in The Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble - ELATE revival of Russian-American author and playwright Ayn Rand's 1935 classic Broadway courtroom drama "Night Of January 16th." (more...)

Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!Denee Benton, Julie Taymor Among 2017 Lilly Award Honorees; Presenters Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The 8th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony, which celebrates women of distinction in the American Theater, announced today that Julie Taymor, Denee Benton, Micki Grant,Toni-Leslie James, Mandy Greenfield, Madison Ferris, and Beanie Feldstein are this year's honorees. (more...)

Bag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent HomeBag&Baggage Announces Inaugural Season at New, Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

After a grueling $1.5 million, 18 month capital campaign, the sale and subsequent closure of The Venetian Theatre, moving one show to a library, canceling the largest show in the company's history, and seven months of construction, Bag&Baggage Productions has weathered the storm and proudly announces the inaugural season in their permanent new home. (more...)

Montana Repertory Theatre to Perform 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in ChinaMontana Repertory Theatre to Perform 'To Kill a Mockingbird' in China
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Montana Repertory Theatre professional theater-in-residence at the University of Montana will complete five performances of Harper Lee's landmark play "To Kill a Mockingbird" in Beijing and other locations in China next month. (more...)

2017 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES Lineup Announced2017 CAPA SUMMER MOVIE SERIES Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 47th anniversary in 2017 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Darryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear in Elate's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16THDarryl Maximilian Robinson to Appear in Elate's NIGHT OF JANUARY 16TH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Veteran stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson, who received a 2015 / 2016 Elate Season Ticket Holder Award Nomination as Best Actor for his performance as the debonair, but aging, leading man Ernest in Tad Mosel's "Impromptu" as part of the Elate staging of four one-acts entitled "Just 4 Fun," returns to the stage of the Lincoln Stegman Theatre of North Hollywood to play District Attorney Flint, a prosecutor deeply involved in the case of "The People of The State of New York vs. Karen Andre" in The Emmanuel Lutheran Actors Theatre Ensemble - ELATE revival of Russian-American author and playwright Ayn Rand's 1935 classic Broadway courtroom drama "Night Of January 16th." (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALEStages Repertory Theatre Presents LUNA GALE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre presents the regional premiere of award-winning playwright Rebecca Gilman's Luna Gale, a powerful family drama about a burned-out social worker who faces an increasingly complex moral dilemma as she tries to determine the best home for an at-risk infant.  (more...)

BWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is MeaningfulBWW Review: Hale Centre Theatre's TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD is Meaningful
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 19, 2017

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a meaningful, thoughtful production that resists excess in its storytelling as it exudes warmth. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Seattle - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Seattle (more...)

'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season'WATSON INTELLIGENCE', LUNA GALE and More on Tap for CoHo Productions's 22nd Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

CoHo Productions has announced #CoHoSeason22, featuring four artist-led co-productions of contemporary plays in the main subscription season for 2017-2018. (more...)

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