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Legal Aliens Launch THINGS I AM NOT Podcast Series Featuring Stories By Migrant Women Photo Legal Aliens Launch THINGS I AM NOT Podcast Series Featuring Stories By Migrant Women Artists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2021

THINGS I AM NOT is a series of 10 original 10 minutes-long audio stories, written and performed by 10 female artists who have migrated to the United Kingdom.

Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner).

Photo Flash: First Look at A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner).

Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage Photo Photo Flash: A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Begins Rehearsals At Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner).

Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Photo Arena Stage Announces Cast and Creative for A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the company for A Thousand Splendid Suns, adapted for the stage by Ursula Rani Sarma and based on the 2007 New York Times bestselling novel by Khaled Hosseini (Kite Runner). Set in 1992 in war-torn Afghanistan, this gripping story centers around a friendship that develops between two Afghan women following a tragedy. While facing insurmountable odds of a brutal and oppressive way of life, the two form an unlikely bond in a heart-rending fight for survival. Directed by Carey Perloff, A Thousand Splendid Suns runs January 17 - March 1, 2020 in the Kreeger Theater.

THE EYES OF THE NIGHT Announced At Cervantes Theatre Photo THE EYES OF THE NIGHT Announced At Cervantes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Fulfilling their mission to showcase the best Spanish and Latin American plays in London, the Cervantes Theatre is delighted to announce the Autumn Season thanks to the support of Acci√≥n Cultural Espa√Īola and Arts Council England. This new season showcases a full range of plays, all of them written by women.

Additional Casting Confirmed For THE TIME OF OUR LIES at Park Theatre Photo Additional Casting Confirmed For THE TIME OF OUR LIES at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2019

Colin Salmon, star of the James Bond film series, Netflix's Master of None and Syfy's Krypton, has been confirmed to join the cast of the Howard Zinn biopic, The Time Of Our Lies. Guest starring for one night on 2 August, Colin will play the lead role as the American historian, author and social activist, Howard Zinn. Daniel Benzali will star as Howard Zinn for the remainder of the run. With Trang Le and Jessye Romeo also joining the ensemble, The Time Of Our Lies is written by Bianca Bagatourian and directed by Che Walker, with movement by Maureen Fleming.

Initial Casting Revealed For THE TIME OF OUR LIES at Park Theatre Photo Initial Casting Revealed For THE TIME OF OUR LIES at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2019

Initial casting has been revealed for The Time Of Our Lies, as celebrated television and film actor Daniel Benzali joins the biopic story of the American historian, author and social activist Howard Zinn. Written by Bianca Bagatourian, directed by Che Walker, movement by Maureen Fleming and music by Gamal Chasten.

BWW Review: THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON at The Old Globe Photo BWW Review: THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Apr 19, 2019

HEY PROMISED HER THE MOON, now playing at The Old Globe through May 12th is a lovely portrayal of a young woman who chose to defy the expectations of her based on her sex and shoot for the moon.

The Old Globe Sends THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON Out On Tour with Globe for All Photo The Old Globe Sends THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON Out On Tour with Globe for All
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

As the Globe deepens its commitment to making theatre matter to more people, their work expands in service to the public good. The Globe today announced that its signature arts engagement program, Globe for All, will tour Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon to four community venues this spring, following its West Coast premiere at the Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

Photo Flash: First Look At THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON At The Old Globe Photo Photo Flash: First Look At THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

The Old Globe today announced that the West Coast premiere of Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon has been extended by popular demand and will run through May 12, 2019. The first of two shows in the 2018-2019 Season developed in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival, it wowed Festival audiences with the story of the powerful forces that kept one woman from reaching orbit. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli (the Globe's The Whipping Man and Somewhere), They Promised Her the Moon runs April 6 - May 12, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 6-10. 

THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON Comes to The Old Globe Photo THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON Comes to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

In 1960 the famed "Mercury Seven" trained at NASA to become the first American astronauts. But they weren't alone. Thirteen women also underwent the same rigorous psychological and physical testing.

The Old Globe Presents the West Coast Premiere Of Laurel Ollstein's THEY PROMISED HER Photo The Old Globe Presents the West Coast Premiere Of Laurel Ollstein's THEY PROMISED HER THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Laurel Ollstein's They Promised Her the Moon. The first of two shows in the 2018-2019 Globe Season developed in the Globe's Powers New Voices Festival, it wowed Festival audiences with the story of the powerful forces that kept one woman from reaching orbit. Directed by Giovanna Sardelli, They Promised Her the Moon will run April 6 - May 5, 2019 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run April 6-10. Opening night is Thursday, April 11 at 8:00 p.m. Single tickets start at $30.00 and are now on sale. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. They Promised Her the Moon will also have a short Globe for All Spring tour to several of our Community Partner venues following performances at the Globe, details to be announced shortly.

BWW Review: Seattle Rep's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Shimmers with Tragic Beauty Photo BWW Review: Seattle Rep's A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Shimmers with Tragic Beauty
by Jay Irwin - Oct 11, 2018

Dear Readers, in the past you may have heard me refer to what I call "theatrical alchemy". It's where all the right elements seem to magically come together in just the right ways to form pure theatrical gold. Well, the Seattle Rep currently has a bunch of alchemists working with them with their joint production with the American Conservatory Theater and their presentation of "A Thousand Splendid Suns", a riveting tale filled with so much tragic beauty that you'll be left breathless.

Casting Announced for A.C.T.'s Return Engagement of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Photo Casting Announced for A.C.T.'s Return Engagement of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Casting has been announced for the return ofAmerican Conservatory Theater's (A.C.T.) acclaimed theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini's international best-selling novel, A Thousand Splendid Suns-performing at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater for a limited two-week engagement July 17-29, 2018 as part of a West Coast tour that includes runs at San Diego's Old Globe Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. Set amid the war-torn streets of modern-day Kabul, A Thousand Splendid Suns is the epic story of three generations of Afghan women bound together by marriage, family, and a secret past. Strong-willed Laila, unmarried and pregnant, is forced to marry her older neighbor when her family and home are torn apart.

Photo Flash: First Look at A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at The Old Globe Photo Photo Flash: First Look at A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

A sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). The epic story of three generations of Afghan women and their remarkable resilience, A Thousand Splendid Suns is set in the war-torn neighborhoods of 1990s Kabul. When battle upends her family, beautiful Laila must seek shelter, first in the home and then in the arms of her older neighbor. Soon she forges an extraordinary and unlikely friendship with Mariam, her new husband's first wife. Summoning the strength to defy a tyrannical society, the two women seek hope and the promise of a better future.

Photo Flash: The Old Globe Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Photo Photo Flash: The Old Globe Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). Directed by Carey Perloff and presented in association with American Conservatory Theater, A Thousand Splendid Suns will run May 12 - June 17, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run May 12-16. Opening night is Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m.

The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS Photo The Old Globe Announces Cast and Creative of A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner).

Middle Eastern American Theater Artists Pen Letter Addressing THE PROFANE, Inclusion; Playwrights Horizons Responds!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Difficult, but welcome discussions about race and representation continue to spread through the theatre landscape. Yesterday, a group of Middle Eastern and Muslim theater artists from Noor Theatre and elsewhere released a letter expressing concern about Playwrights Horizons' current production of Zayd Dohrn's THE PROFANE. Playwrights Horizons has responded today with a call for public discussion and further collaboration.

BWW Review: Prospective In-Laws Clash Over Religion In THE PROFANE
by Michael Dale - Apr 17, 2017

From ABIE'S IRISH ROSE to LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and beyond, the conflicts that occur when future in-laws meet for the first time have been a traditional source of comedy for both stage and screen.

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