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Photo Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old GlobeCast and Creative Team Announced for HAMLET at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for William Shakespeare's exhilarating tragedy Hamlet, one of the greatest plays ever written. The Globe's Erna Finci Viterbi Artistic Director Barry Edelstein returns to the outdoor festival stage, with a cast featuring some of the nation's finest classical actors, to bring Shakespeare's iconic play to life. Revenge thriller, ghost story, psychological drama, political epic, and family saga, all packed in one, with unforgettable characters, theatrical masterstrokes, and world-famous lines. The Prince of Denmark comes home from college to find his father dead, his mother remarried to his uncle, and a spine-chilling apparition roaming the palace grounds. Hamlet plays August 6 - September 10, 2017, in the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. Previews run August 6-11, with opening night on Saturday, August 12 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now to the general public. (more...)

Lighting Designer Chao-Yu Tsai Wins Silver at World Stage Design for UCSD's RHINOCEROSLighting Designer Chao-Yu Tsai Wins Silver at World Stage Design for UCSD's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance MFA Lighting Design alumni (2017) Chao-Yu Tsai won Silver at the World Stage Design in Taipei for his lighting design of UCSD's 2015 production of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros. (more...)

BWW Interview: Martha Gilmer, San Diego Symphony CEOBWW Interview: Martha Gilmer, San Diego Symphony CEO
by Ron Bierman - Jul 1, 2017

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra is often cited as the best in the U. S. and one of the top five in the world. Martha Gilmer started there as an intern. Thirty-five years later she left the number two spot, vice president of artistic planning and audience development, to become CEO of the San Diego Symphony. We spoke about that, and much besides, at her office in the Jacobs Music Center. 'It wasn't that I really wanted to leave. It was an interesting opportunity to take what I'd learned there and apply it to a different orchestra. And I had never been a CEO. I'd always been in a sort of number two position, and so this gave me an opportunity to test myself in a new role ... San Diego intrigued me for a number of reasons.' She knew music director Jahja Ling had an excellent reputation, and was impressed when she heard the orchestr (more...)

Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old GlobeTaymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Luhrmann's ROMEO + JULIET and More Among Free Monday Night Screenings at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

The Old Globe will once again share some of its favorite Shakespearean cinema as a complement to its stage productions with the return of Free Monday Night Film Screenings, presented in conjunction with the 2017 Summer Shakespeare Festival. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. (more...)

UC San Diego Awards 2017 Gaffney Prize to A.K. Payne for AIN'T NO DEAD THINGUC San Diego Awards 2017 Gaffney Prize to A.K. Payne for AIN'T NO DEAD THING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance has announced the winner of the 2017 Dr. Floyd Gaffney National Playwriting Competition, ain't no dead thing, by a.k. payne. payne will be awarded a $1000 prize, and her play will receive a staged reading on Saturday, June 3 at 2pm, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus: 2910 La Jolla Village Drive, La Jolla, CA. (more...)

UC San Diego to Present Rajiv Joseph's GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIESUC San Diego to Present Rajiv Joseph's GRUESOME PLAYGROUND INJURIES
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Gruesome Playground Injuries by Rajiv Joseph, directed by Carla Harting, June 7-10, at the Arthur Wagner Theatre in Galbraith Hall, part of the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

2017 Wagner New Play Festival to Open Next Month at UC San Diego2017 Wagner New Play Festival to Open Next Month at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of California San Diego announces the line-up of its 2017 Wagner New Play Festival. The shows run May 9-20, with specific performance dates and times for each play available on the department website. (more...)

UC San Diego to Present Dance Performance THE IMPLICIT SELF This WeekUC San Diego to Present Dance Performance THE IMPLICIT SELF This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Implicit Self, a continuous dance practice in which director Veronica Santiago Moniello destabilizes space by redirecting the iconography that possesses her way of moving. Based on Moniello's last research, 'The Origin of an Implicit Body Language,' which was developed during the summer of 2016 in Venezuela and supported by CILAS, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies and Fundacion Androginos from Merida, Venezuela, the performance is an ongoing process of experimentation. It runs April 20-22, 7:30 p.m., at the Molli and Arthur Wagner Dance Building, Dance Studio 3 in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus. (more...)

UC San Diego to Present Three-Part Dance Performance, winterWORKS, This WeekUC San Diego to Present Three-Part Dance Performance, winterWORKS, This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents winterWORKS, a three-part dance performance showing March 16 -18, 7:30 p.m., at the Mandell Weiss Forum in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on UC San Diego's campus in La Jolla, Calif. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOTUC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOTUC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's DebutPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2017

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. (more...)

UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWUCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOTUC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWUCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)

UCSD to Stage STREAMERS by David RabeUCSD to Stage STREAMERS by David Rabe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The University of California San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Streamers, a play by Tony Award winner David Rabe, with direction by UC San Diego faculty member Kim Rubenstein. (more...)

UCSD to Stage STREAMERS by David RabeUCSD to Stage STREAMERS by David Rabe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The University of California San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Streamers, a play by Tony Award winner David Rabe, with direction by UC San Diego faculty member Kim Rubenstein. (more...)

UCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREWUCSD to Stage Post-Apocalyptic, Feminist Adaptation of THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Taming of the Shrew(d), an adaptation of Shakespeare's original text by Kristen Tregar and Kyle Donnelly, directed by Kyle Donnelly. (more...)

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