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Michael Manuel was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He spent the greater part of his youth as a barker at the Puyallup Fair and riding the rails. In jr. high he was introduced to theatre and sketch comedy, although one could argue that he could not recognize the difference between the ... (read more)
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Michael Manuel was born and raised in Tacoma, Washington. He spent the greater part of his youth as a barker at the Puyallup Fair and riding the rails. In jr. high he was introduced to theatre and sketch comedy, although one could argue that he could not recognize the difference between the ... (read more)
BWW Review: A Modern Day OTHELLO Finds Humor Amid the Horror of RevengeBWW Review: A Modern Day OTHELLO Finds Humor Amid the Horror of Revenge
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 21, 2019

Never has the relationship between Iago and Roderigo in Shakespeare's OTHELLO stolen the show like it does in the current A Noise Within production, directed by Jessica Kubzansky. With an outwardly nonchalant Michael Manuel as the revenge seeking villain, and Jeremy Rabb, an actor who knows comedy like the back of his hand, as his unsuspecting lackey, the situational humor in Shakespeare's tragedy comes front and center. That's right, humor. (more...)

Photo Flash: TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley TheatrePhoto Flash: TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black announce the cast and crew of the 2018-19 Hubbard Season opener, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Moscone. The Alley presents an inventive, nontraditional, yet faithful production of Twelfth Night set in the 1930s that showcases not only the resident acting company, but also a diverse group of performers making their Alley debut. The play runs October 5-28, 2018 in the Hubbard Theatre. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700. (more...)

Shakespeare's Comedy Classic TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley TheatreShakespeare's Comedy Classic TWELFTH NIGHT Comes to Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black announce the cast and crew of the 2018-19 Hubbard Season opener, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, directed by Jonathan Moscone. (more...)

SCR Closes Theatre For Young Audiences Season With New Musical Tale, AMOS & BORISSCR Closes Theatre For Young Audiences Season With New Musical Tale, AMOS & BORIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

South Coast Repertory concludes the 2017-18 Theatre for Young Audiences series with Amos & Boris, adapted from the classic children's book by William Steig. This theatrical retelling has been adapted for the stage by Sofia Alvarez with music and additional lyrics by Daniel Roland Tierney. The world premiere will be directed by Jessica Kubzansky on the Julianne Argyros Stage, May 19-June 3. Tickets are available now at www.scr.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS Closes MainStreet's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company's final production of the 2016/2017 season is 'just right'! George Stiles (Music) and Anthony Drewe (Book & Lyrics) who are best known for Honk! and Disney's Mary Poppins, bring their original twist to the well-known story, which includes great songs and a hilarious book that will have the whole family laughing! (more...)

MainStreet to Close 2016-17 Season with GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE BEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

MainStreet Theatre Company's final production of the 2016/2017 season is 'just right'! George Stiles (Music) and Anthony Drewe (Book & Lyrics) who are best known for Honk! and Disney's Mary Poppins, bring their original twist to the well-known story, which includes great songs and a hilarious book that will have the whole family laughing! (more...)

Yale Repertory Theatre to Present Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, 3/25-4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents CYMBELINE by William Shakespeare, directed by Evan Yionoulis, March 25-April 16 at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 31. (more...)

'Pro99' Actors' Equity Members Send Open Letter to AEA President
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Members of the "Pro99" movement of Actors' Equity Association have issued an open letter to AEA's newly elected president, Kate Shindle, in response to her victory and to her inaugural address as president of the national union for actors and stage managers. The open letter is signed by over 400 Equity members (listed below), including such notable names as Ed Asner, Francis Fisher, Sally Kirkland and Alfred Molina. The "Pro99" movement formed in late 2014 in opposition to AEA's rollout of a new plan that will effectively force "intimate theaters" in Los Angeles to pay Equity actors minimum wage, go "non-union" or even close - despite an overwhelming vote against the plan by 66% of the Los Angeles membership on an advisory referendum. "Pro99" members around the nation, who take their name from the current AEA "99 Seat Plan" that allows members to volunteer in smaller venues, oppose AEA's new promulgated plan. They are requesting that Equity leadership put a moratorium on the plan until local members' voices can be heard, and that the union work with its members to develop an alternative plan that will more realistically address the needs of the Los Angeles theater community. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Brilliant TARTUFFE at Shakespeare Theatre Company
by Roger Catlin - Jun 10, 2015

It's surprising that in its 45 years, D.C.'s venerable Shakespeare Theatre Company has yet to produce either of Moliere's most famous plays. Perhaps, artistic director Michael Kahn suggests, they were waiting for the right one. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage TARTUFFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Berkeley Rep is proud to welcome back the beloved team of Dominique Serrand and Steven Epp for a provocative and powerful revival of Moliere's dark comedy about religious hypocrisy. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

It's Hog Heaven! West Coast Premiere of THREE LITTLE PIGS Opens Today at MainStreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2014

MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their first show of the 2014/2015 season: the west coast premiere of Stiles and Drewe's The Three Little Pigs. Jessica Kubzansky is the Director, with Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright, and Choreography by John Pennington. The production opens to the public today, October 4th at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, October 19th only. (more...)

THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, OUR AMERICAN COUSIN and More Set for Parson's Nose Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Parson's Nose Theater, led by Artistic Director Lance Davis, announces its 15th anniversary season of classic theater in Southern California. (more...)

It's Hog Heaven! West Coast Premiere of THREE LITTLE PIGS to Open 10/4 at MainStreet Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

MainStreet Theatre Company is delighted to announce their first show of the 2014/2015 season: the west coast premiere of Stiles and Drewe's The Three Little Pigs. Jessica Kubzansky is the Director, with Musical Direction by Janice Rodgers Wainwright, and Choreography by John Pennington. The production will play eight school performances from September 29th - October 3rd, and open to the public on Saturday, October 4th at 4pm. The strictly limited engagement will run through Sunday, October 19th only. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SCLA's Jazz-Age ROMEO AND JULIET is an Electric Affair
by Ellen Dostal - Jul 14, 2014

It is a chilling conclusion when Kimberly Scott repeats the text of the prologue again at the end of ROMEO AND JULIET while standing over the dead bodies of the lovers. You can hear the bitter warning in her voice as she slowly looks from one end of the stage to the other at two fathers who have paid the price of their feud in blood. As her weighty words hang in the air, the lights dim and Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles's magnificent production fades out. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton - for seventeen performances only, tonight, July 8 to July 26 (press opening July 13). Scroll down for a first look at the star-crossed lovers in action! (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, Now thru 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, today, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)

Jack Mikesell and Christina Elmore to Star in SCLA's ROMEO AND JULIET, 7/8-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles (SCLA), under the artistic direction of Ben Donenberg, returns to the Japanese Garden at the Greater Los Angeles VA Healthcare Campus for the third consecutive summer, with a Los Angeles-centric summer production of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet -- directed by Royal Shakespeare Company and Royal National Theatre alum Kenn Sabberton -- for seventeen performances only, July 8 to 26 (press opening July 13). (more...)

South Coast Rep Closes 50th Season with TARTUFFE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Fifty years ago, a band of young actors-led by a duo fresh out of San Francisco State-came together through a love of theatre. When they officially formed as a company, South Coast Repertory, the group's first production was Moliere's classic, Tartuffe. As SCR concludes its 50th Season this year, it comes full circle with a new production of Tartuffe, directed by Dominique Serrand, today, May 9-June 8, on the Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

South Coast Rep to Close 50th Season with TARTUFFE, 5/9-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Fifty years ago, a band of young actors-led by a duo fresh out of San Francisco State-came together through a love of theatre. When they officially formed as a company, South Coast Repertory, the group's first production was Moliere's classic, Tartuffe. As SCR concludes its 50th Season this year, it comes full circle with a new production of Tartuffe, directed by Dominique Serrand, May 9-June 8, on the Segerstrom Stage. (more...)

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