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Date Of Birth:
February 27, 1902
Date Of Death:
December 20, 1968 (66)
Birth Place:
Salinas, CA, USA
 
Date of Birth: February 27, 1902
Date of Death: December 20, 1968 (66)

Birth Place: Salinas, CA, USA
The Western Stage Theatre Will Bid Farewell To Artistic Director Of Two Decades Photo The Western Stage Theatre Will Bid Farewell To Artistic Director Of Two Decades
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2020

The Western Stage theatre company has seen major changes in recent years ― from a box office renovation to the shock of a global pandemic. But those pale next to the imminent departure of Artistic Director Jon Selover, whose Western Stage career spans 36 years, including the past 19 years in his current role.

Bay Street Theater to Build Multi-Theater Complex, its First-Ever Permanent Home Photo Bay Street Theater to Build Multi-Theater Complex, its First-Ever Permanent Home
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2020

The Bay Street Theater announced today that it is creating its first purpose-built home that will feature multiple theaters and spaces for the development of new work, dedicated education facilities, and outdoor performance and public spaces.

Listen to Soft Kill's New Single 'Pretty Face' Photo Listen to Soft Kill's New Single 'Pretty Face'
by TV News Desk - Oct 14, 2020

Today, the post-punk five piece, Portland’s Soft Kill share their second single 'Pretty Face” from their forthcoming November 2020 release Dead Kids.

Acclaimed Songwriter MATT COSTA Releases New Album 'Yellow Coat' Photo Acclaimed Songwriter MATT COSTA Releases New Album 'Yellow Coat'
by TV News Desk - Sep 11, 2020

Dangerbird Records and acclaimed California singer-songwriter Matt Costa are excited to announce the release of his brand new full-length album, Yellow Coat.

Interview | Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company, Andrew CP. Photo Interview | Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company, Andrew CP.
by Virag Dombay - Aug 14, 2020

Next up on my local artists segment is the wonderful and incredibly hard-working Andrew CP, Artistic Director and Founder of Technicolour Theatre Company. Andrew is an award-winning director, performer and designer, currently completing a Bachelor of Theatre and Performance with the University of New England and is the Founder and Artistic Director of Technicolour Theatre Company. He has a number of directing credits and is proud to have held the position of 'Theatre Academic Mentor' for Earle Page College at the University of New England (Securing a Resident Fellowship and Cultural Bursary for achievements in Performing Arts), resident senior drama teacher at Spotlight Theatrical Company (2016-18) and Senior Drama Tutor for 'Raise Your Voice' (2017-present). In 2018 he founded Technicolour Theatre Company and its adjacent Youth Ensemble before acting as Convenor and Curator for the 2019 Gold Coast Festival of One Act Plays. Here's what Andrew had to say about Technicolour Theatre Company's upcoming project and how his company has been impacted by co-vid...

Richard Jay-Alexander Chats With Theatre Legend Albert Poland About His Book STAGES,  Photo Richard Jay-Alexander Chats With Theatre Legend Albert Poland About His Book STAGES, Judy Garland, The Biz and More
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 26, 2020

Getting on the phone with Albert Poland totally swept me away and into the world we love for a glorious 45 minutes...

Corona Radio Theater Continues With Word for Word's Zoom Reading of THE ISLANDERS Photo Corona Radio Theater Continues With Word for Word's Zoom Reading of THE ISLANDERS
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020

NPR Affiliate KALW-FM 91.7 FM continues Corona Radio Theater on its Open Air Program with Theater Company Word for Word's Reading - on Zoom - of  a?oeThe Islandersa??  a story of unexpected friendship, danger, and reconciliation, by Andrew Sean Greer, the San Francisco Pulitzer Prize winning writer.

Hudson Development Corporation To Provide Critical Funding For Artists Projects Durin Photo Hudson Development Corporation To Provide Critical Funding For Artists Projects During the Health Crisis
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

The Hudson Arts Emergency Program, a community-funded, WPA-style project, will support individual artists with stipends for projects that speak to life in Hudson during the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown.

San Diego Repertory Theatre Announces 2020/2021 Season Photo San Diego Repertory Theatre Announces 2020/2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) announced today the lineup for its 2020/2021 season at the Lyceum Theatre.

San Diego Repertory Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season; CURIOUS INCIDENT, JQA, and More Photo San Diego Repertory Theatre Announces 2020-21 Season; CURIOUS INCIDENT, JQA, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

San Diego Repertory Theatre's current season was cut short due to the current health crisis. The 2020-21 season has now been revealed, aiming to open September 9, and featuring six productions running through April 2021.

American Shakespeare Center Extends Actors' Renaissance Season on BlkFrsTV and More Photo American Shakespeare Center Extends Actors' Renaissance Season on BlkFrsTV and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020

American Shakespeare Center has announced that their celebrated Actors' Renaissance Season is extended through May 10 via the company's streaming service, BlkFrsTV.

American Shakespeare Center To Release Seven Titles For Streaming Via Website Photo American Shakespeare Center To Release Seven Titles For Streaming Via Website
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2020

American Shakespeare Center announced today that in response to the COVID-19 forced suspension of activities, they will release four productions from their 2020 Actors' Renaissance Season and three productions from their National Tour for streaming through a ticketed system on the company's website.

L.A. Theatre Works Releases 25 Audio Stage Plays Available Free To Educators Photo L.A. Theatre Works Releases 25 Audio Stage Plays Available Free To Educators
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020

L.A. Theatre Works is offering 25 audio recordings of significant stage plays, each performed by leading actors of stage and screen, available free to educators worldwide.

LETTERS LIVE is Coming to The Town Hall in April Photo LETTERS LIVE is Coming to The Town Hall in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020

Letters Live, a celebration of the enduring power of literary correspondence performed by a group of renowned talent, will return to The Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street) Sunday, April 19 at 7:30 pm and Monday, April 20 at 7:30 pm in support of PEN America. A sensation since its 2013 London debut, Letters Live played to sold-out audiences at The Town Hall in 2018 and recently performed to a sold-out crowd at London's legendary Royal Albert Hall.

BWW Interview: Tony Sancho of MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo BWW Interview: Tony Sancho of MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Benjamin Tomchik - Feb 24, 2020

The family at the epicenter of John Steinbeck's groundbreaking novel The Grapes of Wrath forever captured the nation's heart in 1940 with a celebrated film version starring Henry Fonda. Now, Arena Stage is continuing the Joad family story with Mother Road, a play in which actor Tony Sancho finds himself carrying on the legacy of these beloved characters whose story has suddenly found renewed relevance eight decades later.

OF MICE AND MEN Comes To UofSC Lab Theatre Photo OF MICE AND MEN Comes To UofSC Lab Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

The University of South Carolina Department of Theatre and Dance will present the classic American drama Of Mice and Men February 29 a?" March 3 at the Lab Theatre.

Photo Flash: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Octavio Solis' Mother Road, a sequel to John Steinbeck's The Grapes of Wrath. Mother Road premiered at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in 2019 and will run at Arena Stage through March 8, 2020 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage.

The Joffrey Ballet Has Announced Their 2020-2021 Season Photo The Joffrey Ballet Has Announced Their 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced the Company's 2020-2021 inaugural season at Lyric Opera House, featuring a ballet masterpiece from legendary choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, a world premiere from choreographer Cathy Marston, a Joffrey debut from George Balanchine, a Chicago premiere from Hamburg Ballet Chief Choreographer John Neumeier, and the fifth anniversary of Christopher Wheeldon's holiday classic The Nutcracker. The Joffrey Ballet begins its 65th season with MacMillan's iconic Manon, October 14-25, 2020, followed by Wheeldon's magical production of The Nutcracker, December 5-27, 2020. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents a mixed program that includes the world premiere adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men by Marston and the Joffrey premiere of Serenade by Balanchine, February 17-28, 2021. Closing the season is the Chicago premiere of Neumeier's acclaimed The Little Mermaid, April 21- May 2, 2021.

BWW Review: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: MOTHER ROAD at Arena Stage
by Mary Lincer - Feb 17, 2020

By 1939. the Depression had begun to wane, but Dorothy still took a road trip to Oz to find out that there's no place like home. John Steinbeck published The Grapes of Wrath that year; the Joad family also had to leave their Oklahoma home and hit the road because the Dust Bowl was no Miss Gulch nor a dream they'd wake up from. Steinbeck called the road they took, Route 66, the Mother Road which has given Octavio Solis his title for Arena's current production through March 8.

Octavio Solis's RETABLOS Opens In Word For Words Z Below Theater Photo Octavio Solis's RETABLOS Opens In Word For Words Z Below Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2020

Word for Word's first production of the 2020 Season is Octavio Solis's Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border from his same titled memoir of growing up in El Paso. Retablos: Stories from A Life Lived Along the Border runs February 22 -March 15, in the Z Below Theater in San Francisco.

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