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New Musical MAX UNDERSTOOD to Run 4/15-26 at Cowell Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Paul Dresher Ensemble, in co-production with Fort Mason Center Presents and Behavioral Intervention for Autism, announces the World Premiere of Nancy Carlin and Michael Rasbury's new musical MAX UNDERSTOOD for a two-week limited engagement, April 16 - 26, 2015 in the Cowell Theater at Fort Mason Center, San Francisco. The production will have a press opening on Thursday, April 16, 8 pm and previews on Wednesday April 15, 8 pm.

BWW Interviews: Shannon Guggenheim on MESHUGANUTCRACKER
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 10, 2014

We spoke with Shannon Guggenheim on the return engagement of her unconvential holiday show MeshugaNutcracker. The production just opened in San Francisco and plays through December 14, but you can also catch it in San Jose December 25-28 before it travels to NYC next year. For tickets and information, visit http://themeshuganutcracker.com/.

AN ILIAD, Starring Jackson Davis, Begins at San Jose Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening April 9 and running through May 4.

San Jose Stage Presents AN ILIAD, Featuring Jackson Davis, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening tonight, April 9 and running through May 4.

San Jose Stage to Present AN ILIAD, Featuring Jackson Davis, 4/9-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening April 9 and running through May 4.

San Jose Stage Company's AN ILIAD Opens this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

San Jose Stage Company presents the captivating epic tale, An Iliad, adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, opening April 9 and running through May 4.

MURDER FOR TWO's Brett Ryback to Bring SONGS I WROTE To 54 Below on 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Ovation Award-nominated actor/composer, and star of the Off-Broadway hit musical Murder for Two, Brett Ryback will premiere new songs at 54 Below in Songs I Wrote, a night featuring his work as a composer/lyricist.

100 Shades of Green Presents THE FOURTH MESSENGER World Premiere, 2/6-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

100 Shades of Green presents the world premiere of The Fourth Messenger, a brand new musical by celebrated local playwright Tanya Shaffer and popular singer/songwriter Vienna Teng. What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? How would the world view her life and teachings differently? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, the captivating new musical imagines a modern-day "awakened one" named Mama Sid.

100 Shades of Green Presents THE FOURTH MESSENGER World Premiere, Now thru 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

100 Shades of Green presents the world premiere of The Fourth Messenger, a brand new musical by celebrated local playwright Tanya Shaffer and popular singer/songwriter Vienna Teng. What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? How would the world view her life and teachings differently? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, the captivating new musical imagines a modern-day 'awakened one' named Mama Sid.

THE FOURTH MESSENGER Makes World Premiere in San Francisco, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

100 Shades of Green presents the world premiere of The Fourth Messenger, a brand new musical by celebrated local playwright Tanya Shaffer and popular singer/songwriter Vienna Teng. What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? How would the world view her life and teachings differently? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, the captivating new musical imagines a modern-day 'awakened one' named Mama Sid. When Raina, a young woman with a mission to reveal Mama Sid's hidden past, arrives in her ashram, Sid's carefully constructed world starts to fall apart. At once epic and intimate, comic and profound, this world premiere musical explores what it means to be both enlightened and human. Teng's layered harmonies and intricate, haunting melodies bring the piece vividly to life, adding depth and resonance that linger long after the lights come up. Directed by Broadway's Matt August, The Fourth Messenger reunites the award-winning creative team from Tanya Shaffer's last smash hit Baby Taj. The Fourth Messenger plays tonight, February 6-March 10, 2013 at The Ashby Stage (1901 Ashby Street, Berkeley, CA 94703). Performances are Todays and Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets ($23-$35, previews on February 6-8 and February 13 performance are pay-what-you-can) are available at thefourthmessenger.com.

Photo Flash: First Look at Annemaria Rajala and Anna Ishida in THE FOURTH MESSENGER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2013

100 Shades of Green presents the world premiere of The Fourth Messenger, a brand new musical by celebrated local playwright Tanya Shaffer and popular singer/songwriter Vienna Teng. What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? How would the world view her life and teachings differently? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, the captivating new musical imagines a modern-day 'awakened one' named Mama Sid. BroadwayWorld has a first look below.

THE FOURTH MESSENGER Will Receive World Premiere Production in San Francisco Beginning 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

100 Shades of Green presents the world premiere of The Fourth Messenger, a brand new musical by celebrated local playwright Tanya Shaffer and popular singer/songwriter Vienna Teng. What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? How would the world view her life and teachings differently? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, the captivating new musical imagines a modern-day "awakened one" named Mama Sid. When Raina, a young woman with a mission to reveal Mama Sid's hidden past, arrives in her ashram, Sid's carefully constructed world starts to fall apart. At once epic and intimate, comic and profound, this world premiere musical explores what it means to be both enlightened and human. Teng's layered harmonies and intricate, haunting melodies bring the piece vividly to life, adding depth and resonance that linger long after the lights come up. Directed by Broadway's Matt August, The Fourth Messenger reunites the award-winning creative team from Tanya Shaffer's last smash hit Baby Taj. The Fourth Messenger plays February 6-March 10, 2013 at The Ashby Stage (1901 Ashby Street, Berkeley, CA 94703). Performances are Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm; Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm; and Sundays at 2 pm. Tickets ($23-$35, previews on February 6-8 and February 13 performance are pay-what-you-can) are available at thefourthmessenger.com.

Alex Goley Stars in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER in Palo Alto, 11/28-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2012

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Helmed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, BIG RIVER plays November 28-December 30, 2012 (press opening December 1) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Goley, James Monroe Inglehart and More in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

TheatreWorks presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Mark Twain's story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn comes alive in this enchanting musical adaptation. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below.

100 Shades of Green Presents THE FOURTH MESSENGER World Premiere, 2/6-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

100 Shades of Green presents the world premiere of The Fourth Messenger, a brand new musical by celebrated local playwright Tanya Shaffer and popular singer/songwriter Vienna Teng. What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? How would the world view her life and teachings differently? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, the captivating new musical imagines a modern-day "awakened one" named Mama Sid.

Alex Goley Stars in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER in Palo Alto, Now thru 12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Helmed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, BIG RIVER plays tonight, November 28-December 30, 2012 (press opening December 1) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Alex Goley and James Monroe Iglehart in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

TheatreWorks presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Mark Twain's story The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn comes alive in this enchanting musical adaptation. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the show below.

Alex Goley Stars in TheatreWorks' BIG RIVER in Palo Alto, 11/28-12/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2012

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents a family treat for the holidays, the Tony Award-winning musical BIG RIVER. Helmed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, BIG RIVER plays November 28-December 30, 2012 (press opening December 1) at TheatreWorks at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto.

Photo Flash: TheatreWorks Opens 33 VARIATIONS Tonight, 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2012

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the regional premiere of 33 VARIATIONS, a play by Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project) with live music. Spanning two centuries, this Tony- nominated drama follows a brilliant musicologist as she races against time to solve one of Beethoven's greatest mysteries. 33 VARIATIONS will be helmed by Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and plays tonight, October 3 - 28, 2012 (press opening October 6) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Get a first look at the cast in the photos below!

Photo Flash: First Look at TheatreWorks' 33 VARIATIONS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the regional premiere of 33 VARIATIONS, a play by Moises Kaufman (The Laramie Project) with live music. Spanning two centuries, this Tony- nominated drama follows a brilliant musicologist as she races against time to solve one of Beethoven's greatest mysteries. 33 VARIATIONS will be helmed by Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and plays October 3 - 28, 2012 (press opening October 6) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Get a first look at the cast in the photos below!

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