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CMT Heads to 'Sweet Home Alabama' for New Series Debuting 7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, a beautiful southern girl from Alabama, in the new CMT series, SWEET HOME ALABAMA premiering Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. In order to win her heart, the guys from across the country compete in challenges to win time with this modern day southern belle. In each one-hour episode set in the charming city of Fairhope, Ala., Devin says goodbye to more of her suitors in the hopes of finding her true love and someone her family approves.

CMT Debuts new Series SWEET HOME ALABAMA July 14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, a beautiful southern girl from Alabama, in the new CMT series, SWEET HOME ALABAMA premiering Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

CMT Heads to 'Sweet Home Alabama' for New Series Debuting 7/14
by Kelsey Denette - Jun 22, 2011

Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, a beautiful southern girl from Alabama, in the new CMT series, SWEET HOME ALABAMA premiering Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT. In order to win her heart, the guys from across the country compete in challenges to win time with this modern day southern belle. In each one-hour episode set in the charming city of Fairhope, Ala., Devin says goodbye to more of her suitors in the hopes of finding her true love and someone her family approves.

CMT Debuts new Series SWEET HOME ALABAMA July 14
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jun 22, 2011

Bachelors from big cities and small towns are vying for the affections of Devin Grissom, a beautiful southern girl from Alabama, in the new CMT series, SWEET HOME ALABAMA premiering Thursday, July 14 at 9:00 p.m., ET/PT.

Yale School Of Drama Hosts 6th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean; Paula Vogel, Chair of Playwriting; Ken Prestininzi, Associate Chair) presents the sixth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 6 to 14 at the Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street, New Haven).

East Valley Children's Theatre Announces Auditions for ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, 5/6 & 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

East Valley Children's Theatre announces auditions for our upcoming summer production of The Adventures of Pinocchio- An original musical by C. Lynn Johnson and Kathie McMahon.

Yale School Of Drama Hosts 6th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean; Paula Vogel, Chair of Playwriting; Ken Prestininzi, Associate Chair) presents the sixth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 6 to 14 at the Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street, New Haven).

East Valley Children's Theatre Announces Auditions for ADVENTURES OF PINOCCHIO, 5/6 & 5/7
by Lauren Wolman - Apr 16, 2011

East Valley Children's Theatre announces auditions for our upcoming summer production of The Adventures of Pinocchio- An original musical by C. Lynn Johnson and Kathie McMahon.

Yale School Of Drama Hosts 6th Annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays
by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 8, 2011

YALE SCHOOL OF DRAMA (James Bundy, Dean; Victoria Nolan, Deputy Dean; Paula Vogel, Chair of Playwriting; Ken Prestininzi, Associate Chair) presents the sixth annual Carlotta Festival of New Plays, May 6 to 14 at the Iseman Theater (1156 Chapel Street, New Haven).

Virtual Stage and Electric Company Theatre Present NO EXIT, 4/7-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2011

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) brings another acclaimed international hit to the Bay Area with the U.S. premiere of The Virtual Stage and Electric Company Theatre's production of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit. Adapted from the French by Paul Bowles and conceived and directed by Kim Collier, this production arrives fresh from sold-out performances across Canada. When a mysterious valet ushers three people into a shabby hotel room, they soon discover that hell isn't fire and brimstone at all-it's other people. Sartre's existential masterpiece, skillfully reimagined through the perspective of a series of hidden cameras, turns the stage into a cinema, and the audience into voyeurs, as a thrillingly staged 'live film' takes place before your eyes. Described as 'epic, voyeuristic, theater-as-film staging . . . spectacularly brilliant' by the Calgary Herald and 'diabolically inventive . . . a riveting theatrical event' by the Georgia Straight (Vancouver), No Exit plays April 7-May 1, 2011, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 8 p.m. Tickets (starting at $10) are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or at www.act-sf.org. Collier, who recently received the prestigious Siminovitch Prize, Canada's largest theater award, explains the impulses behind her vision for Sartre's oft-visited play: 'In this new vision for No Exit, the sense of entrapment and alienation is more complete and palpable. By creating a theatrical space around the hotel room that traditionally defined the perimeter, we are 'widening the frame' on Sartre's play. This gives us a platform to continue our investigations of the intersection of live theater and film, and to investigate how a silent, physical narrative can reframe an existing, well-known piece.' Electric Company Theatre, a leading force in Canada's flourishing experimental theater scene, has made a name for itself since 1996 for pieces that are rich in spectacle and adventurous in form. As in No Exit, the audience is at the center of the company's creative process, and the act of watching usually becomes a theme of their work. In this production of No Exit, the Valet ushers each of the three visitors into a bunker onstage, where they are locked in with multiple cameras that feed their actions to three oversized screens. The audience experiences their interactions closeup and in real time, while the Valet's outside world creates an illuminating juxtaposition and framework for the action captured on film. With such shows as Brief Encounter and The Black Rider, A.C.T. has received recognition for presenting the American premieres of many groundbreaking theatrical works. Beginning with 2005's The Overcoat, Artistic Director Carey Perloff has formed strong connections with such acclaimed Canadian artists as Peter Anderson (who starred in The Overcoat as well as A.C.T's The Tosca Project) and Morris Panych (who wrote and directed last season's Vigil). Collier says: 'This U.S. premiere is a product of a few years of great conversations and visits with Carey Perloff and the tremendous staff at A.C.T. Over time we discovered not only a shared vision for theater, but also a fantastic, supportive, and inspiring partner.' The original cast of this new interpretation of No Exit will be performing at A.C.T. for the U.S. premiere: Lucia Frangione as Estelle; Laara Sadiq as Inez; Andy Thompson, who is the founding artistic and managing director of The Virtual Stage and designed the video projections, as Cradeau; and Jonathon Young as the Valet. The creative team, also from the premiere production and the Canadian tour, include sound designer Brian Linds, costume designer Kirsten McGhie, scenic designer Jay Gower Taylor, and lighting designer John Webber. A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events-many of which are offered free of charge-in association with No Exit that will give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while making a whole night out of their evening at the theater: * 10UP: World-Class Theater at Happy-Hour Prices: Apr. 7-17 Live it up with 10UP! Enjoy the Bay Area's best theater for only $10 a ticket for Balcony seats during select performances. The third-floor Sky Bar opens one hour before curtain-show up early and mingle with other theatergoers while you enjoy happy-hour drinks and soak up the historic charm of one of the most beautiful theaters in the country. * Audience Prologue, featuring director Kim Collier: Tue., Apr. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Get inside the artistic process with a free half-hour preshow discussion with Kim Collier. FREE and open to the public (no tickets required). * Bring What You Can/Pay What You Wish: Thu., Apr. 14, at 8 p.m. Pay any amount for your tickets when you bring nonperishable food donations for the San Francisco Food Bank (sffoodbank.org). Patrons are limited to two tickets per donated item, two tickets per person. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. the day of the performance. Sponsored by Bank of the West. * Theater on the Couch: Fri., Apr. 15, at 8 p.m. Join members of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis for an exciting postperformance discussion that explores the psychological aspects of the show and addresses audience questions. * Audience Exchanges: Tue., Apr. 19, at 7 p.m. / Sun. Apr. 24, at 2 p.m. / Wed., Apr. 27, at 2 p.m. After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage. * OUT with A.C.T.: Wed., Apr. 20, at 8 p.m. Ten-year anniversary! Meet the cast and enjoy free cocktails and treats at these popular LGBT parties. Visit www.act-sf.org/out for more information about OUT night. A.C.T.'s presentation of No Exit is made possible by executive producers Mrs. Albert Moorman and Mary and Steven Swig; producers Jeffrey W. and Jeri Lynn Johnson; and associate producers Nancy and Joachim Bechtle, Ronald Casassa, Myrkle and Madeline Deaton, Joan Eckart, Roberta and David Elliott, Vicki and David Fleishhacker, Dorothy A. Hyde, Charlie and Ann Johnson, Mr. Joel Krauska and Ms. Patricia Fox, Tim Mott, and Gary E. Roof and Douglas L. Light. A.C.T. would also like to acknowledge its 2010-11 season company sponsors: Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Ambassador James C. Hormel and Mr. Michael P. Nguyen; Nancy Livingston and Fred Levin, The Shenson Foundation; Burt and Deedee McMurtry; Patti and Rusty Rueff; Kathleen Scutchfield; Mary and Steven Swig; Jeff and Laurie Ubben; and Susan A. Van Wagner.

Virtual Stage and Electric Company Theatre Present NO EXIT, 4/7-5/1
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 28, 2011

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) brings another acclaimed international hit to the Bay Area with the U.S. premiere of The Virtual Stage and Electric Company Theatre's production of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit. Adapted from the French by Paul Bowles and conceived and directed by Kim Collier, this production arrives fresh from sold-out performances across Canada. When a mysterious valet ushers three people into a shabby hotel room, they soon discover that hell isn't fire and brimstone at all-it's other people. Sartre's existential masterpiece, skillfully reimagined through the perspective of a series of hidden cameras, turns the stage into a cinema, and the audience into voyeurs, as a thrillingly staged 'live film' takes place before your eyes. Described as 'epic, voyeuristic, theater-as-film staging . . . spectacularly brilliant' by the Calgary Herald and 'diabolically inventive . . . a riveting theatrical event' by the Georgia Straight (Vancouver), No Exit plays April 7-May 1, 2011, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at 8 p.m. Tickets (starting at $10) are available by calling the A.C.T. Box Office at 415.749.2228 or at www.act-sf.org. Collier, who recently received the prestigious Siminovitch Prize, Canada's largest theater award, explains the impulses behind her vision for Sartre's oft-visited play: 'In this new vision for No Exit, the sense of entrapment and alienation is more complete and palpable. By creating a theatrical space around the hotel room that traditionally defined the perimeter, we are 'widening the frame' on Sartre's play. This gives us a platform to continue our investigations of the intersection of live theater and film, and to investigate how a silent, physical narrative can reframe an existing, well-known piece.' Electric Company Theatre, a leading force in Canada's flourishing experimental theater scene, has made a name for itself since 1996 for pieces that are rich in spectacle and adventurous in form. As in No Exit, the audience is at the center of the company's creative process, and the act of watching usually becomes a theme of their work. In this production of No Exit, the Valet ushers each of the three visitors into a bunker onstage, where they are locked in with multiple cameras that feed their actions to three oversized screens. The audience experiences their interactions closeup and in real time, while the Valet's outside world creates an illuminating juxtaposition and framework for the action captured on film. With such shows as Brief Encounter and The Black Rider, A.C.T. has received recognition for presenting the American premieres of many groundbreaking theatrical works. Beginning with 2005's The Overcoat, Artistic Director Carey Perloff has formed strong connections with such acclaimed Canadian artists as Peter Anderson (who starred in The Overcoat as well as A.C.T's The Tosca Project) and Morris Panych (who wrote and directed last season's Vigil). Collier says: 'This U.S. premiere is a product of a few years of great conversations and visits with Carey Perloff and the tremendous staff at A.C.T. Over time we discovered not only a shared vision for theater, but also a fantastic, supportive, and inspiring partner.' The original cast of this new interpretation of No Exit will be performing at A.C.T. for the U.S. premiere: Lucia Frangione as Estelle; Laara Sadiq as Inez; Andy Thompson, who is the founding artistic and managing director of The Virtual Stage and designed the video projections, as Cradeau; and Jonathon Young as the Valet. The creative team, also from the premiere production and the Canadian tour, include sound designer Brian Linds, costume designer Kirsten McGhie, scenic designer Jay Gower Taylor, and lighting designer John Webber. A.C.T. will offer numerous InterACT events-many of which are offered free of charge-in association with No Exit that will give patrons opportunities to get closer to the action while making a whole night out of their evening at the theater: * 10UP: World-Class Theater at Happy-Hour Prices: Apr. 7-17 Live it up with 10UP! Enjoy the Bay Area's best theater for only $10 a ticket for Balcony seats during select performances. The third-floor Sky Bar opens one hour before curtain-show up early and mingle with other theatergoers while you enjoy happy-hour drinks and soak up the historic charm of one of the most beautiful theaters in the country. * Audience Prologue, featuring director Kim Collier: Tue., Apr. 12, at 5:30 p.m. Get inside the artistic process with a free half-hour preshow discussion with Kim Collier. FREE and open to the public (no tickets required). * Bring What You Can/Pay What You Wish: Thu., Apr. 14, at 8 p.m. Pay any amount for your tickets when you bring nonperishable food donations for the San Francisco Food Bank (sffoodbank.org). Patrons are limited to two tickets per donated item, two tickets per person. Tickets go on sale at 6 p.m. the day of the performance. Sponsored by Bank of the West. * Theater on the Couch: Fri., Apr. 15, at 8 p.m. Join members of the San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis for an exciting postperformance discussion that explores the psychological aspects of the show and addresses audience questions. * Audience Exchanges: Tue., Apr. 19, at 7 p.m. / Sun. Apr. 24, at 2 p.m. / Wed., Apr. 27, at 2 p.m. After the show, stick around for a lively Q&A session with the actors and artists who create the work onstage. * OUT with A.C.T.: Wed., Apr. 20, at 8 p.m. Ten-year anniversary! Meet the cast and enjoy free cocktails and treats at these popular LGBT parties. Visit www.act-sf.org/out for more information about OUT night. A.C.T.'s presentation of No Exit is made possible by executive producers Mrs. Albert Moorman and Mary and Steven Swig; producers Jeffrey W. and Jeri Lynn Johnson; and associate producers Nancy and Joachim Bechtle, Ronald Casassa, Myrkle and Madeline Deaton, Joan Eckart, Roberta and David Elliott, Vicki and David Fleishhacker, Dorothy A. Hyde, Charlie and Ann Johnson, Mr. Joel Krauska and Ms. Patricia Fox, Tim Mott, and Gary E. Roof and Douglas L. Light. A.C.T. would also like to acknowledge its 2010-11 season company sponsors: Priscilla and Keith Geeslin; Ambassador James C. Hormel and Mr. Michael P. Nguyen; Nancy Livingston and Fred Levin, The Shenson Foundation; Burt and Deedee McMurtry; Patti and Rusty Rueff; Kathleen Scutchfield; Mary and Steven Swig; Jeff and Laurie Ubben; and Susan A. Van Wagner.

New Perspectives Theatre Co Presents HAMLET 5/13-22 at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2010

New Perspectives Theatre Company's (Melody Brooks, Artistic Director) production of Hamlet places one of William Shakespeare's 'problem plays' at the nexus of the Book of Revelation and Sarah Palin's 'real' America.

New Perspectives Theatre Company Ends Run of HAMLET 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

New Perspectives Theatre Company (Melody Brooks, Artistic Director) will end its run of Hamlet, its first main stage Shakespeare play since losing its Pelican Studio Theatre four years ago, on May 23rd. The production is directed by Melody Brooks at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54 (244 West 54th St., 12th Floor).

New Perspectives Theatre Company Presents HAMLET 5/13-23
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2010

New Perspectives Theatre Company (Melody Brooks, Artistic Director) announced today that the company will produce Hamlet, its first main stage Shakespeare play since losing its Pelican Studio Theatre four years ago. Directed by Melody Brooks, performances of Hamlet run May 13 through 23, 2010 at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54 (244 West 54th St., 12th Floor).

New Perspectives Theatre Co Presents HAMLET 5/13-22 at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54
by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 19, 2010

New Perspectives Theatre Company's (Melody Brooks, Artistic Director) production of Hamlet places one of William Shakespeare's 'problem plays' at the nexus of the Book of Revelation and Sarah Palin's 'real' America.

New Perspectives Theatre Company Presents HAMLET 5/13-23
by Gabrielle Sierra - Mar 24, 2010

New Perspectives Theatre Company (Melody Brooks, Artistic Director) announced today that the company will produce Hamlet, its first main stage Shakespeare play since losing its Pelican Studio Theatre four years ago. Directed by Melody Brooks, performances of Hamlet run May 13 through 23, 2010 at Shetler Studios' Theatre 54 (244 West 54th St., 12th Floor).

Columbia Stages Presents MEDEA, Opening 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

Columbia Stages' presents their production of Euripides' MEDEA, translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer and directed by Alicia Dhyana House, atThe Riverside Theatre (91 Claremont Avenue b/w 120th and 122nd Streets). The production features an ensemble cast of 17 including Jessica Bates*, David Elyha*, Jillian Lynn Johnson, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Jason Martin, Asher Muldoon, Joy Notoma,Anjili J. Pal, Janet Prince, Monica Santana,Alexis Savino*, J. H. Smith III*, Tai Verley,Emily Ward, Lucy York, and Broadway veterans Michael Tommer* (Fiddler on the Roof, Medea) and Obie Award-winner Arthur French* (Dividing the Estate, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh). Victim of a man's world. Child butcher. Refugee. Lover. Monster. Behind the 2000 year-old myth of jealousy and revenge, there was once a real person. Discover MEDEA.

Columbia Stages Presents Euripides' MEDEA Running 1/28-1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

Columbia Stages presents Euripides' MEDEA, translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer and directed by Alicia Dhyana House, running January 28th - 31st, 2009, at The Riverside Theatre, located in the historic Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th and 122nd Streets.

Columbia Stages Presents MEDEA, Opening 1/28
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 15, 2009

Columbia Stages' presents their production of Euripides' MEDEA, translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer and directed by Alicia Dhyana House, atThe Riverside Theatre (91 Claremont Avenue b/w 120th and 122nd Streets). The production features an ensemble cast of 17 including Jessica Bates*, David Elyha*, Jillian Lynn Johnson, Meera Rohit Kumbhani, Jason Martin, Asher Muldoon, Joy Notoma,Anjili J. Pal, Janet Prince, Monica Santana,Alexis Savino*, J. H. Smith III*, Tai Verley,Emily Ward, Lucy York, and Broadway veterans Michael Tommer* (Fiddler on the Roof, Medea) and Obie Award-winner Arthur French* (Dividing the Estate, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Death of a Salesman, The Iceman Cometh). Victim of a man's world. Child butcher. Refugee. Lover. Monster. Behind the 2000 year-old myth of jealousy and revenge, there was once a real person. Discover MEDEA.

Columbia Stages Presents Euripides' MEDEA Running 1/28-1/31
by Gabrielle Sierra - Jan 7, 2009

Columbia Stages presents Euripides' MEDEA, translated by Michael Collier and Georgia Machemer and directed by Alicia Dhyana House, running January 28th - 31st, 2009, at The Riverside Theatre, located in the historic Riverside Church at 91 Claremont Avenue between 120th and 122nd Streets.

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