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3Views' New Digital Archive Launches Today, Featuring INTIMATE APPAREL, UNKNOWN SOLDI Photo 3Views' New Digital Archive Launches Today, Featuring INTIMATE APPAREL, UNKNOWN SOLDIER, and GNIT
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - announced today that 3Views is shifting its mission: it will now serve as a digital archive, highlighting cancelled and waylaid productions, gathering reflections from theater makers, and spotlighting urgent and helpful initiatives.

American Conservatory Theater Announces 2020 Honorary Master Of Fine Arts Degrees Photo American Conservatory Theater Announces 2020 Honorary Master Of Fine Arts Degrees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred upon playwright Lydia R. Diamond and Magic Theatre's outgoing artistic director Loretta Greco. Both recipients will receive their degrees at a virtual graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2020 on Monday, May 18 at 12 p.m.

Magic Theatre's 2020 Gala To Honor Loretta Greco And Kary Schulman Photo Magic Theatre's 2020 Gala To Honor Loretta Greco And Kary Schulman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Kevin Nelson, Interim Managing Director) announced today that the Company's 2020 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Spring Forward, will be held at Gallery 308 (Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123) on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

Theater for the New City Will Present Donald E. Lacy Jr. in COLORSTRUCK Photo Theater for the New City Will Present Donald E. Lacy Jr. in COLORSTRUCK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2020

From February 27 to March 15, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr. updating his one man show, 'ColorStruck,' a bittersweet examination of how cultural assumptions drive American society. Since national politics provide a never-ending supply of new material, the piece is continually reshaped. The velocity of change since TNC presented the show's New York debut last year (Feb-March, 2019) has inspired Lacy to initiate a new version that reflects pressing current events.

The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present Playwrights Craft Tal Photo The Center for Fiction and Theatre Communications Group Present Playwrights Craft Talk: Annie Baker & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

The Center for Fiction, a 200-year-old literary nonprofit that's created an immersive home for readers and writers in downtown Brooklyn, and Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, will co-present Craft Talk: Annie Baker & Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. Annie Baker and Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, who are close friends and accomplished playwrights. will dive into a conversation about realism and the fourth wall.

Ma-Yi Theater Company Extends FELIX STARRO To September 21 Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company Extends FELIX STARRO To September 21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019

In response to popular demand and critical acclaim, Ma-Yi Theater Company is pleased to extend the world premiere of Felix Starro, a new musical by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo, to September 21. Based on a powerful short story by acclaimed writer Lysley Tenorio, Felix Starro, which opened on September 3, marks the first-time-ever a musical created by Filipino Americans will be presented Off-Broadway.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FELIX STARRO? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of FELIX STARRO?
by Review Roundups - Sep 4, 2019

Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself by shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today. Ma-Yi opens its 30th anniversary season with the world premiere of Felix Starro, a new musical by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo. Let's see what the critics had to say...

Photo Flash: Jessica Hagedorn, Ching Valdes-Aran, Alan Ariano And More Celebrate FEL Photo Photo Flash: Jessica Hagedorn, Ching Valdes-Aran, Alan Ariano And More Celebrate FELIX STARRO Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2019

Ma-Yi Theater Company's world premiere of Felix Starro, a new musical by Jessica Hagedorn and Fabian Obispo, opened at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd St.) last night. Scroll down for photos of the opening night party at The Brazen Tavern.

BWW Interview: Ralph B. Peña, Artistic Director of Ma-Yi, Talks Diversity, Faith, an Photo BWW Interview: Ralph B. Peña, Artistic Director of Ma-Yi, Talks Diversity, Faith, and New Production FELIX STARRO
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 29, 2019

Ralph B. Peña is currently directing Ma-Yi's Felix Starro Off-Broadway at Theatre Row. The new musical is making an impact on both audience members and the history books as it marks the first time a musical created by Filipino-Americans will be presented Off-Broadway. Peña took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming production.

Aurora Theatre Company Presents Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY Photo Aurora Theatre Company Presents Ike Holter's EXIT STRATEGY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Aurora Theatre Company opens its dynamic 28th season with the Bay Area Premiere of Ike Holter's  EXIT STRATEGY. Aurora's new Artistic Director Josh Costello will direct this powerful examination of the Chicago public school system. 

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces Cast and Creative for FELIX STARRO Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces Cast and Creative for FELIX STARRO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today.

Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 30th Anniversary Season Photo Ma-Yi Theater Company Announces 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Since its founding in 1989, Ma-Yi Theater Company has distinguished itself as one of the country's leading incubators of new work shaping the national discourse about what it means to be Asian American today. Building on the recent success of the Lortel Award-winner KPOP and Mike Lew's Teenage Dick, Ma-Yi is pleased to announce programming for its 30th anniversary season.

3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall Photo 3VIEWS ON THEATER Launches This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2019

The Lillys - in partnership with a broad coalition of theater artists - is pleased to announce 3Views on Theater, a new online journal aimed to expand and deepen theater journalism, writing in many voices about our community. 3Views will generate original content in three categories: Reviews, Interviews, and Purviews (articles submitted by theater artists including responses to reviews, original reviews, opinion pieces, and features).

San Francisco's Magic Theatre To Honor Arts Philanthropist Rebecca Eisen And Author/P Photo San Francisco's Magic Theatre To Honor Arts Philanthropist Rebecca Eisen And Author/Playwright Octavio Solis
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2019

Magic Theatre announced today that the company's 2019 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Warhol's Factory, will be held at Gallery 308 (Fort Mason Center, Landmark Building A, 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123) on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 p.m. Individual tickets to the Gala are available now for $500.00, with Silver Tier Tables (including 10 tickets with Premier seating) available for $5,000.00 and Gold Tier Tables (10 tickets with VIP seating, with an Artist at your table) are available for $10,000.00. Tickets and tables may be purchased online at magictheatre.org/engage/magic-gala, by calling 415-441-8822.

Photo Flash: Thom Sesma, Jeffrey Omura, Kimiye Corwin, Emma Kikue And More Celebrate  Photo Photo Flash: Thom Sesma, Jeffrey Omura, Kimiye Corwin, Emma Kikue And More Celebrate World Premiere Of Sam Chanse's FRUITING BODIES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Ma-Yi Theater Company is presenting the Off-Broadway world premiere of FRUITING BODIES by Asian-American playwright Sam Chanse, with Shelley Butler at the helm. The cast of FRUITING BODIES features Kimiye Corwin (Noises Off, Henry VI), Emma Kikue (God Said This, Up the Hill), Jeffrey Omura (House Rules, Hamlet) and Thom Sesma (Superhero, Sweeney Todd).

Magic Theatre's 2019 Masquerade Gala To Honor Rebecca Eisen And Octavio Solis Photo Magic Theatre's 2019 Masquerade Gala To Honor Rebecca Eisen And Octavio Solis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2019

Magic Theatre announced today that the company's 2019 Gala Fundraiser, Magic Masquerade: Warhol's Factory, will be held at Gallery 308

La MaMa Presents NOW MY HAND IS READY FOR MY HEART: INTIMATE HISTORIES Photo La MaMa Presents NOW MY HAND IS READY FOR MY HEART: INTIMATE HISTORIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

La MaMa is proud to present the world premiere of now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories, the newest work from Nicky Paraiso, an award-winning 40-year veteran of the New York City performance community. In a deep exploration of an artist's life, Paraiso investigates aging, identity, sexuality, class and race. Directed by MacArthur Fellow John Jesurun, now my hand is ready for my heart: intimate histories is also a multi-disciplinary celebration of an artistic community as it grows older and continues to make work, both individually and with each other.

World Premiere Of Mfoniso Udofia's IN OLD AGE Announced At Magic Theatre Photo World Premiere Of Mfoniso Udofia's IN OLD AGE Announced At Magic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2019

Magic Theatre (Loretta Greco, Artistic Director and Cierra Cass, Interim Managing Director) announced today the complete cast of Mfoniso Udofia's World Premiere In Old Age, the Company's first production of 2019. In Old Age will be directed by Victor Malana Maog. Previews begin on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 at Magic Theatre's Fort Mason location (Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building D, 3rd Floor, San Francisco, CA 94123), with a press opening on Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $15 - $75 and are on-sale now at MagicTheatre.org.

Loretta Greco Named Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award Photo Loretta Greco Named Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) will present the Zelda Fichandler Award to Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre, at a special ceremony hosted by Larry Goldfarb at Villa Taverna in San Francisco on January 31. The award was originally presented at an event in New York City on November 11, 2018 and accepted by Taylor Mac on Greco's behalf.

Theater for the New City Hosts the NY Premiere Of COLORSTRUCK By Donald E. Lacy, Jr. Photo Theater for the New City Hosts the NY Premiere Of COLORSTRUCK By Donald E. Lacy, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

From February 28 to March 17, Theater for the New City will present comedian/actor/broadcaster Donald E. Lacy Jr. in the New York debut of his one man show, 'ColorStruck.' The play was born in California's Bay Area and has been presented on college campuses around the country and at the National Black Theatre Festival. It was performed twice for the U.S. Congressional Black Caucus.

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