Mark Taper Forum News

Photo Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley kicks off its 48th season with the World Premiere of The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga. Drawn from one of the first ever graphic novels, set to an infectious ragtime and vaudeville score by local composer/lyricist Min Kahng, the comic musical follows four Japanese immigrants in a world of possibility and prejudice: turn-of-the-twentieth-century San Francisco. From a tumultuous earthquake to an exhilarating World's Fair, the quartet pursues the American Dream, despite limited options in the land of opportunity. Directed by TheatreWorks Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson, and developed at TheatreWorks' 2016 New Works Festival, the World Premiere ofThe Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will be presented July 12-August 6, 2017 (press opening: July 15) at Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. For tickets ($40-$100) and more information the public may visitTheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Faran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For AllFaran Tahir Returns to Shakespeare Theatre Company to Play OTHELLO at Free For All
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

The Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, one of the capital's most beloved annual traditions offering free performances of a Shakespearean classic to the general public each summer, will return next month with the Company's 2016 production of William Shakespeare's Othello. Helmed by internationally acclaimed director Ron Daniels and starring screen actor Faran Tahir in the titular role, the production will run at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F St. NW) from August 15-27, offering more than 12,000 people the chance to see the play free of charge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Hit HEISENBERG Opens in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: Broadway Hit HEISENBERG Opens in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's acclaimed production of 'Heisenberg' by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens opened July 6 as part of Center Theatre Group's 50th Anniversary Season. This insightful and entertaining new play comes to the Taper June 28 through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Simon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANASimon Godwin's MEASURE FOR MEASURE Enters Final Week at TFANA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Simon Godwin's (Associate Director, London's National Theatre) acclaimed staging of Measure for Measure, William Shakespeare's dark comedy about justice, faith, power, sex and family, will close as scheduled next week, on July 16. Just 15 New York performances remain of the production. (more...)

Seamus Dever, Jane Kaczmarek, Marsha Mason and More Set for LATW's 2017-18 SeasonSeamus Dever, Jane Kaczmarek, Marsha Mason and More Set for LATW's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

On the docket for L.A. Theatre Works in 2017-18: a season of seven audio theater productions, including an original commission of a 19th century novel about Zionism, a new docudrama about the BP oil spill, two recent Pulitzer Prize-winning plays, the revival of a cautionary tale against fascism, a romantic comedy, and a tribute to I Love Lucy - each featuring a star-studded cast. In addition, LATW will honor Woman in Gold attorney E. Randol Schoenberg and launch the company's 14th national tour. (more...)

PS 122 Presents Emily Johnson and Catalyst's THEN A CUNNING VOICE AND A NIGHT WE SPEND GAZING AT STARSPS 122 Presents Emily Johnson and Catalyst's THEN A CUNNING VOICE AND A NIGHT WE SPEND GAZING AT STARS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

Performance Space 122 presents the world premiere of Emily Johnson/Catalyst's large-scale performance gathering Then a Cunning Voice and A Night We Spend Gazing at Stars. (more...)

New Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights ConferenceNew Works by Jon Robin Baitz, Bill Cain, Sandra Tsing Loh and More Set for 20th Anniversary Ojai Playwrights Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

The Ojai Playwrights Conference (OPC), one of the most acclaimed new play developmental programs in the country, announces its celebratory 20th Anniversary season with an extraordinary program of playwrights, new play workshop presentations and special performance events from August 6 through 13, 2017 in Ojai, California. (more...)

Qui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the AtlanticQui Nguyen and Lloyd Suh Among Playwrights for ASIAN AMERICAN MIXFEST at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company will present Asian American Mixfest, a series of free readings co-produced by playwrights Lloyd Suh and Qui Nguyen that will run Wednesday, August 9 through Thursday, August 17 at Atlantic Stage 2 (330 West 16th Street). (more...)

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and MoreRattlestick Playwrights Theater's 2017-18 Season to Feature Works by Diana Oh, Mushuq Mushtaq Deen and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced its complete 2017/18 which will kick off with Diana Oh's {my lingerie play} 2017: Installation #9: THE CONCERT AND CALL TO ARMS!!!!!!!!! this September, presented in association with Rosalind Productions, Inc., music by Diana Oh, co-directed by Stephanie Ryan Johnstone and Oh, with music direction by Ryan McCurdy. The mainstage season will continue in January 2018 with Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD and Mashuq Mushtaq Deen's DRAW THE CIRCLE will be presented in repertory. (more...)

Daniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old GlobeDaniel Reece, Michael Boatman, Kevin Cahoon, Meredith Garretson, Paul Whitty and More Line Up for Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of an exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy, Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! (more...)

Teatro Paraguas and SageRight Team for STILL IN THE GAMETeatro Paraguas and SageRight Team for STILL IN THE GAME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Teatro Paraguas and SageRight Productions will present a new play by Robert F. Benjamin of Los Alamos entitled Still in The Game for 10 performances, opening Thursday August 10, 2017 at Teatro Paraguas in Santa Fe. (more...)

Performances Begin 6/28 for HEISENBERG at the Mark Taper ForumPerformances Begin 6/28 for HEISENBERG at the Mark Taper Forum
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Preview performances begin June 28 for 'Heisenberg' at the Mark Taper Forum. Written by Tony Award and two-time Olivier Award winner Simon Stephens, 'Heisenberg' opens July 6 and will continue through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Go Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting MondayGo Jellyfishing for Tickets to SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS Starting Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, June 26 at 10:00am ET for SpongeBob SquarePants on Broadway at The Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway - Broadway at 47th Street). Preview performances begin Monday, November 6th with an official opening on Monday, December 4th. (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 SeasonChloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Victoria Platt Joins Cast of BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain TheatreVictoria Platt Joins Cast of BUILDING THE WALL at Fountain Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Beginning June 24, actress Victoria Platt will play the role of Gloria, joining actor Bo Foxworth in the Fountain Theatre's smash hit production of Building the Wall by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Robert Schenkkan. Building the Wall opened at the Fountain in March, where it was the first in a series of productions taking place across the U.S. as part of a National New Plays Network Rolling World Premiere. The Fountain recently announced an extension through Aug. 27. (more...)

Backstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCEBackstage Romance, Political Intrigue and Fast-Paced Fun Hits North Coast Rep in AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

North Coast Repertory Theatre closes Season 35 with the San Diego premiere of AT THIS EVENING'S PERFORMANCE, an uproarious comedy about a bohemian theatre troupe appearing in an Eastern European police state. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLETThe Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes the Creators and Star of HVMLET
by Broadwaysted - Jun 20, 2017

To be, or not to be... Broadwaysted? That was an easy question for our new #FriendsOfTheShow Tatiana Baccari, Wednesday Derrico, and Blair Baker of the upcoming production of HVMLET. This week we're pouring out mimosa's while our guests discuss their intersectional feminist adaptation of Shakespeare's classic drama appearing at the SheNYC Festival. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls FestivalLa Jolla Playhouse Slates 2017 Without Walls Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse, nationally-renowned for its commitment to the development of new work and new theatrical forms, is pleased to announce the dates and selected projects and collaborators for its third Without Walls (WoW) Festival of immersive and site-based work. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood BowlCarmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

TheatreWorks Announces COME FROM AWAY Composers & More for 2017 New Works FestivalTheatreWorks Announces COME FROM AWAY Composers & More for 2017 New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Continuing its commitment to developing new works, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will gather playwrights and composers from across the nation for its 2017 New Works Festival at Palo Alto's Lucie Stern Theatre, where the public can attend performances, participate in a panel discussion with the artists, and share in the journey of developing new works for the American theatre. TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Director of New Works Giovanna Sardelli has announced a stellar line-up which includes staged readings of two musicals, three plays, and other special events. (more...)

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