Mark Taper Forum News

HEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the TaperHEAD OF PASSES, Starring Phylicia Rashad, Begins Next Week at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

A friendly reminder that previews begin Wednesday, September 13, for Center Theatre Group's production of "Head of Passes" by Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. Directed by Tina Landau, "Head of Passes" opens Sunday, September 24 and continues through October 22, 2017, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

Michael Matthews to Helm TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Laguna Playhouse This FallMichael Matthews to Helm TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Laguna Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Laguna Playhouse has announced the third show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 97th season, TWELVE ANGRY MEN, written by Reginald Rose and directed by Ovation Award-winning director Michael Matthews. (more...)

Greg Keller and More Complete the Cast of OFFICE HOUR at the Public TheatreGreg Keller and More Complete the Cast of OFFICE HOUR at the Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of OFFICE HOUR, written by Julia Cho and directed by Neel Keller, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Watch the Stars Come Out at Westchester Collaborative Theater's Annual GalaWatch the Stars Come Out at Westchester Collaborative Theater's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A dynamic duo, internationally acclaimed jazz artist Alexis Cole and Obie award-winning playwright Susan Miller (My Left Breast), are two of the headliners set to grace the stage on Saturday, September 16, at Westchester Collaborative Theater (WCT)'s 'Watch the Stars Come Out,' the theater group's most 'starstruck' annual fundraiser to date. The blockbuster event will feature a performance by Cole, one of Ossining's own, and remarks by Miller on her commitment to support WCT's unique mission to develop new, innovative work for the theater plus candid, insider insights on the state of theater in today's reframed market. Cole will be accompanied by Emmy nominated composer/producer and arranger Kinny Landrum of Sleepy Hollow on keyboard for the entertainment segment of the evening. (more...)

Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary Announced, 10/19-21Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary Announced, 10/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

CTG's CHISME Y QUESO Community Events to Return to Boyle HeightsCTG's CHISME Y QUESO Community Events to Return to Boyle Heights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group will host the second season of Chisme y Queso with six community events at Eastside Luv Wine Bar in Boyle Heights, located at 1835 E. First St, Los Angeles, CA 90033. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found Next Fall at the AhmansonDEAR EVAN HANSEN Tour Will Be Found Next Fall at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie and Broadway producer Stacey Mindich announced today that the first national touring production of the 2017 Tony Award-winning Best Musical 'Dear Evan Hansen' will be part of Center Theatre Group's 2018 - 2019 season at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley RepNew Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22. (more...)

Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary, 10/19-21Premieres of Two Operas and Broadcast of Peter Rosen Documentary, 10/19-21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

The New York premieres and world premiere production of Gordon Getty's "Scare Pair," a double-bill by the San Francisco-based composer, pairs his two one act-operas -- Usher House and The Canterville Ghost -- together for the first time on October 19 and 21 (7:30pm) at The Sylvia and Danny Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College (located at East 68th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues).  Both works, with the libretto and music by Mr. Getty, will be sung in English and have a running time of 60 minutes each. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Dances Into Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

 Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the first mainstage production it its 2017 - 2018 season Billy Elliot the Musical, music by Elton John and book and lyrics by Lee Hall, with direction and choreography by Porchilght Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, with Associate Choreographer Craig V. Miller and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia at Porchlght's new home, the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Previews are Friday, Oct. 6 and Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 7 and Oct. 14 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 8 at 2 p.m., Monday, Oct. 9 at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 12 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 15 at 6 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m. (October 22, October 29 and November 5) and at 2 p.m. (November 12 and 19) with an open captioned performance, Saturday, Oct. 28 at 4 p.m. and a weekday matinee Thursday, Nov. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Please note: there is no 7:30 p.m. performance Thursday, Nov. 16. Tickets are $33 - $60 and available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre  box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE ITGreenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to present USE IT OR LOSE IT: An Evening of Short Plays About Your Rights, original works inspired by contemporary and historic legal battles the ACLU has fought on behalf of Americans' rights and freedoms (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH, Premiering This Week at Gloucester StagePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at FLIGHT OF THE MONARCH, Premiering This Week at Gloucester Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the world premiere of Jim Frangione's Flight of the Monarch from September 8 through September 30 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

WITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN to Make West Coast Debut at Boston CourtWITH LOVE AND A MAJOR ORGAN to Make West Coast Debut at Boston Court
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Boston Court will produce the West Coast premiere of With Love and a Major Organ. Written by Julia Lederer and directed by Jessica Kubzansky, the West Coast premiere will begin previews on September 28 with an October 7 opening. (more...)

Negro Ensemble to Revive A SOLDIER'S PLAY as Part of 50th SeasonNegro Ensemble to Revive A SOLDIER'S PLAY as Part of 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

For its 50th season, The Negro Ensemble Company, Inc. (NEC) has been presenting a retrospective of some of the troupe's signature works. The culminating event of this landmark season will be NEC's most famous and successful production, 'A Soldier's Play' by Charles Fuller, which NEC first presented in 1981 at Theatre Four. (more...)

Marion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES TalkMarion McClinton Steps in for Lou Bellamy at Capri Theater's FENCES Talk
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2017

Due to a conflict, Lou Bellamy will no longer be able to lead a discussion of Fences at the Capri Theater on Thursday, September 7. Denzel Washington's Oscar-winning adaptation of August Wilson's Fences will now be followed by a discussion led by actor and director Marion McClinton. (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek to Star in Pasadena Playhouse & Deaf West Theatre's OUR TOWN; Cast AnnouncedJane Kaczmarek to Star in Pasadena Playhouse & Deaf West Theatre's OUR TOWN; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California and Deaf West Theatre, the performing arts organization behind the Tony Award-winning and Ovation Award-winning revival of Spring Awakening, have announced the cast and creative team for a new production of Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Phylicia Rashad and More for HEAD OF PASSES at the TaperPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal with Phylicia Rashad and More for HEAD OF PASSES at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Center Theatre Group's production of 'Head of Passes' by Academy Award winner and playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company below! (more...)

Carolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall TheatreCarolyn Hennesy to Lead MASTER CLASS at the Garry Marshall Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

The Garry Marshall Theatre's first production of its Inaugural Season, Terrence McNally's Master Class, will star Emmy-winner Carolyn Hennesy as the legendary opera soprano Maria Callas and opens September 22. (more...)

Five Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance InstituteFive Selections Announced for 2017 Sundance Institute
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Five theatre directors are slated for the fifth Sundance Institute | LUMA Foundation Theatre Directors Retreat, which convenes in Arles, France, August 25 through September 7. The Retreat is one of 24 residencies and Labs the Institute hosts annually across the world, and is an integral part of the Theatre Program's ongoing engagement with global theatremakers.  (more...)

The Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K GrantThe Sol Project Announces OEDIPUS EL REY, New Partner Theaters, and $100K Grant
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

The Sol Project, the new theater initiative dedicated to producing the work of Latinx playwrights, has announced the New York premiere of OEDIPUS EL REY by MacArthur Fellow Luis Alfaro, directed by longtime collaborator Chay Yew, the OBIE award-winning director. (more...)

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