Sterling K. Brown, Tarell Alvin McCraney and More Join Geffen Playhouse Artist Residency Sterling K. Brown, Tarell Alvin McCraney and More Join Geffen Playhouse Artist Residency
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Geffen Playhouse today announced a new artist residency with Cast Iron Entertainment, a cohort of artists including two-time Emmy Award winner Sterling K. Brown (Frozen 2, This is Us), Glenn Davis (Billions, King James), Emmy Award and Tony Award nominee Brian Tyree Henry (The Eternals, Atlanta), Tony Award nominee Jon Michael Hill (Elementary, Widows), André Holland (Selma, Jitney) and Academy Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Choir Boy). This new artist residency will run for a period of one year. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney+ Shares First Look at LOKI, THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, & WANDAVISION VIDEO: Disney+ Shares First Look at LOKI, THE FALCON AND THE WINTER SOLDIER, & WANDAVISION
by Stage Tube - Feb 3, 2020

Viewers of the Super Bowl got a special look at Marvel Studios' three upcoming Disney+ series: “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier,” “WandaVision” and “Loki.” (more...)

Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates for Upcoming 2020 Hulu Originals THE GREAT, RAMY, & SOLAR OPPOSITES Hulu Reveals Premiere Dates for Upcoming 2020 Hulu Originals THE GREAT, RAMY, & SOLAR OPPOSITES
by TV News Desk - Jan 17, 2020

The much-anticipated series from Oscar-nominated writer Tony McNamara (THE FAVOURITE), The Great debuts on Hulu on Friday, May 15. The comedy series chronicles the genre-bending, anti-historical ride through 18th Century Russia and follows the wildly comedic rise of Catherine the Nothing to Catherine the Great.  The series stars Elle Fanning as Catherine, Nicholas Hoult, Phoebe Fox, Adam Godley, Gwilym Lee, Charity Wakefield, Douglas Hodge and Sacha Shawan.  (more...)

Review: West Coast Premiere of WITCH Shares a Devilish Tale Aimed at Modern Foibles Review: West Coast Premiere of WITCH Shares a Devilish Tale Aimed at Modern Foibles
by Shari Barrett - Aug 31, 2019

Staged on a brilliantly creative two-setting, split-level scenic design by Dane Laffrey which includes a scene-dividing projected face on a screen on which the most extraordinary, ever-changing, light-flashing and color-changing eyes appear, this inventive retelling of a sharp, subversive fable debates how much our souls are worth when hope is hard to come by beginning when a charming Devil (Evan Jonigkeit, a black-clad, roguishly perfect scene stealer) arrives in the quiet village of Edmonton to bargain for the souls of its residents in exchange for their darkest wishes. But which of the five inhabitants will agree to sell their soul to attain whatever it is they think will make them happiest? (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room Geffen Playhouse Selects Playwrights For The Writers' Room
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced its selection of six local writers to participate in the second cycle of The Writers' Room, a forum for engagement and collaboration between Los Angeles playwrights. The participants for 2019/2020 are Boni B. Alvarez, Chloé Hung, Inda Craig-Galván, Juan José Alfonso, Ramiz Monsef and Ruby Rae Spiegel. (more...)

Disney Plus Announces Six New Titles and Showcases Exciting Slate of Highly Anticipated Original Series and Films at D23 Expo 2019 Disney Plus Announces Six New Titles and Showcases Exciting Slate of Highly Anticipated Original Series and Films at D23 Expo 2019
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

This afternoon, Disney+ made its D23 Expo debut with its first-ever showcase presentation, announcing six new series in development and revealing key details about the highly anticipated streaming service to an enthusiastic audience at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim. The event showcased the sweeping array of talent with in-person and video appearances from the stars of Disney+'s slate of originals from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, and National Geographic and included sneak peeks, trailer premieres, and exclusive news about the service and its upcoming projects. Actress Yvette Nicole Brown, who stars in the Disney+ original film “Lady and the Tramp,” hosted the lively presentation, welcoming Kevin Mayer, chairman, Direct-to-Consumer & International, to the stage to kick off the show. (more...)

Maura Tierney to Lead Cast of the Geffen's WITCH Maura Tierney to Lead Cast of the Geffen's WITCH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its West Coast premiere of Witch, written by Jen Silverman (The Roommate, Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties) and directed by Marti Lyons (How to Defend Yourself, Boticelli in the Fire). This marks the first Geffen production to launch the 2019/2020 season, the second season programmed by Artistic Director Matt Shakman. (more...)

Roundabout Announces Company for Adam Gwon Musical SCOTLAND, PA Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress, Ryan McCartan, More Roundabout Announces Company for Adam Gwon Musical SCOTLAND, PA Featuring Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress, Ryan McCartan, More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2019

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) is pleased to announce full casting for of the world premiere of the new musical Scotland, PA, featuring a book by Michael Mitnick, music & lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Lonny Price and choreographed by Josh Rhodes. (more...)

BWW Review: Sherlock Holmes Fans Will Flock to MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES BWW Review: Sherlock Holmes Fans Will Flock to MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
by Don Grigware - Jun 21, 2019

Mysterious Circumstancesby Michael Mitnickinspired by The New Yorker article 'Mysterious Circumstances, the Strange Death of a Sherlock Holmes Fanatic' by David Granndirected by Matt ShakmanGeffen Playhouse, Gil Cates Theaterthrough July 14 (more...)

BWW Interview: MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES' Alan Tudyk Aims To Put On A Show - Not Just Make Content! BWW Interview: MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES' Alan Tudyk Aims To Put On A Show - Not Just Make Content!
by Gil Kaan - Jun 15, 2019

A man of many voices and talents (you may not readily recognize by voice - he has so many), Alan Tudyk will be mounting the Geffen stage, undertaking dual roles in Michael Mitnick's MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES. Under the direction of Geffen Playhouse artistic director Matt Shakman, previews for MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES began June 11, with an opening night set for June 19, 2019. Alan managed to find some time to get on the phone with me after a fun day of rehearsals. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Raises More Than $1.3 Million At Annual Backstage Fundraiser Geffen Playhouse Raises More Than $1.3 Million At Annual Backstage Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2019

Geffen Playhouse raised more than $1.3 million for the theater's education, community engagement and artistic initiatives at its 17th annual Backstage at the Geffen fundraiser held May 19, it was announced today. Danny Glover (Lethal Weapon franchise, The Color Purple, Dreamgirls) presented the Artistic Impact Award for Harry Belafonte, which was accepted by daughter Gina Belafonte on his behalf, and Jane Fonda (Grace & Frankie, Book Club, 9 to 5) presented the Distinction in Theater Award to Lily Tomlin. (more...)

Alan Tudyk to Star in the Geffen's MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES Alan Tudyk to Star in the Geffen's MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced the full cast for its world premiere production Mysterious Circumstances, written by Michael Mitnick (Drama Desk Award nominee for Fly by Night, The Siegel) and directed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Matt Shakman. (more...)

BWW Interview: Magician Helder Guimarães Storytelling With His Magic Right Before Your Eyes BWW Interview: Magician Helder Guimarães Storytelling With His Magic Right Before Your Eyes
by Gil Kaan - May 15, 2019

The world premiere of world-renown magician Helder Guimarães' INVISIBLE TANGO has already begun previews at the Geffen Playhouse. A World Champion of Magic (among other titles), Helder has enlisted the directing talents of Frank Marshall and the musicality of Moby for his TANGO of storytelling and sleight-of-hand. Helder agreed to reveal some secrets of his magic success. (No, he didn't, but I was just hoping he would!) (more...)

Geffen and Audible Will Co-Produce NIGHTFALL For 2019/2020 Season Geffen and Audible Will Co-Produce NIGHTFALL For 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Geffen Playhouse and Audible will co-produce Nightfall for the Los Angeles theater's 2019/2020 season, it was announced today. Written by Marisela Treviño Orta (The River Bride, Braided Sorrow, Wolf at the Door) as part of Audible's Emerging Playwrights Fund, Nightfall will make its world premiere in Geffen's Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater in February and marks the completion of the Geffen Playhouse 2019/2020 season lineup. (more...)

Playwright Applications Are Now Open for THE WRITERS' ROOM at the Geffen Playwright Applications Are Now Open for THE WRITERS' ROOM at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2019

Geffen Playhouse is now accepting applications for the 2019/2020 cycle of The Writers' Room playwrights group, it was announced today. Now entering its second year, the next group of playwrights chosen will begin their residency in September 2019. The Writers' Room initiative was first developed and launched in 2018 under the direction of Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Matt Shakman. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/22: Shoshana Bean in WAITRESS, and More! Wake Up With BWW 2/22: Shoshana Bean in WAITRESS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Feb 22, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld, and Happy Friday! Finish off your week right by catching up on the latest Broadway news before you kick back for the weekend! (more...)

Idina Menzel, Andy Garcia and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Appear in Geffen Playhouse's 2019/2020 Season Idina Menzel, Andy Garcia and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Will Appear in Geffen Playhouse's 2019/2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Geffen Playhouse today announced eight productions that will make up its 2019/2020 season, with one additional production to be announced. This marks the second lineup curated by Artistic Director Matt Shakman and the 24th season for the Los Angeles theater. The season will launch Tuesday, August 20, 2019 and run through Sunday, July 19, 2020. (more...)

BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY's Gwilym Lee Will Star in Hulu Pilot THE GREAT BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY's Gwilym Lee Will Star in Hulu Pilot THE GREAT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Deadline reports that Bohemian Rhapsody's Gwilym Lee will star in Hulu's The Great. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jefferson Mays On Always Looking For the Next Terror, Wonder & Joy of His Profession BWW Interview: Jefferson Mays On Always Looking For the Next Terror, Wonder & Joy of His Profession
by Gil Kaan - Nov 6, 2018

Tony Award-winner Jefferson Mays (and his many characters) will grace the Gil Cates Theatre stage of the Geffen Playhouse for his one-man adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, already in previews, with opening night set for November 7, 2018. I had the chance to pick Jefferson's witty mind for some very fun answers to my semi-serious inquiries. (more...)

TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Reading Raises More Than $100K For SU2C And Geffen Playhouse TERMS OF ENDEARMENT Reading Raises More Than $100K For SU2C And Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

More than $100,000 was raised at the exclusive one-night-only reading of Terms of Endearment presented by Berlanti Productions and Jessica Queller at the Geffen Playhouse, it was announced today. All proceeds from the fundraiser will benefit Stand Up To Cancer and Geffen Playhouse's New Play Development Program. (more...)

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