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BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT: Regional Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company Photo BWW Review: THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT: Regional Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 2, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company is the first theater in the country to produce THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT following its SRO limited run on Broadway. Based on the 2012 essay/book co-written by John D'Agata and Jim Fingal, the play explores the conflict between an unorthodox author (D'Agata) and the young fact-checker (Fingal) assigned by his magazine editor to vet a groundbreaking piece about a teen's suicide in Las Vegas. GSC mounts its production with local luminary and Academy Award nominee Lindsay Crouse, New York and Off-Broadway actor Mickey Solis, and recent Harvard University graduate Derek Speedy, making his Gloucester debut, under the direction of the estimable Sam Weisman.

Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester Photo Regional Premiere THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT Opens In Gloucester
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with the regional premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact from August 30 through September 22 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Gloucester Stage is the first theater in the country to produce the critically-acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact since the play's SRO smash hit world premiere Broadway run featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale closed in January 2019.

GSC Announces Regional Premiere Of Broadway's LIFESPAN OF A FACT Photo GSC Announces Regional Premiere Of Broadway's LIFESPAN OF A FACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh and Interim Managing Director Chris Griffith recently announced that the non-profit theater's 40th anniversary season will include regional premiere of The Lifespan of a Fact from August 30 through September 22.  Gloucester Stage will be the first theater in the country to produce the critically-acclaimed The Lifespan of a Fact since the play's SRO smash hit world premiere Broadway run featuring Daniel Radcliffe, Cherry Jones, and Bobby Cannavale closed in January 2019.

BWW Review: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: A Play for the Zeitgeist Photo BWW Review: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN: A Play for the Zeitgeist
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 4, 2018

Chilean author Ariel Dorfman's 1990 play DEATH AND THE MAIDEN is set in an unnamed country that is probably Chile as it emerges from a long period of dictatorship and adjusts to life under a fledgling democratic government. Even as the nation struggles to reinvent itself, one woman's road to recovery from captivity and torture is strewn with psychological obstacles that threaten her husband's career, their marriage, and her very sanity. Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Steven Maler's taut direction of Flora Diaz, Mickey Solis, and Mark Torres results in a riveting production in the Sorenson Center's blackbox theater.

Photo Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDEN Photo Photo Flash: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company presents DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN Photo Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Presents: DEATH AND THE MAIDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company (CSC) announces the first staged production of its 2017-18 Winter/Spring Season, Ariel Dorfman's shattering drama Death and the Maiden, directed by Founding Artistic Director Steven Maler at the Sandra L. Sorenson Black Box, Sorenson Center, Babson College, 231 Forest Street in Wellesley, MA.

BWW Review: New England Premiere of THE EFFECT at Gloucester Stage Company
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 19, 2017

It is a simple premise: Two candidates in a pharmaceutical drug trial fall in love, but is their chemistry real, or induced? This scientific debate is the subject of Lucy Prebble's THE EFFECT, now in its New England Premiere at Gloucester Stage Company. Under the direction of Sam Weisman, the play stars Lindsay Crouse as Dr. Lorna James and Brad Hall as Dr. Toby Sealey, a pair with a past, along with Susannah Hoffman and Mickey Solis as the volunteers who may have a future. Both relationships contribute talking points on either side of the discourse that fuels the drama, but the playwright leaves enough doubt to allow the viewer to wrestle with the conclusion.

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Examines Trial and Error in THE EFFECT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of Lucy Prebble's The Effect from June 16 through July 8 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Lucy Prebble's funny and moving look at medicinal trial and error explores the depths of attraction and attachment, and wonders at the limits of medicine and the ever-elusive rules of the heart.

Photo Flash: New England Premiere of THE EFFECT to Open this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 38th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with the New England Premiere of Lucy Prebble's The Effect from June 16 through July 8 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA.

BWW Review: The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGE
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 3, 2016

Having seen a previous less-than-stellar local production of Yasmina Reza's Tony winning play God Of Carnage, I'm thrilled that Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre has added it to their season this year. Leave it to The Engeman to redeem a show. This intelligent and well-executed incarnation runs through March 6th at the gorgeous Northport venue.

John W. Engeman Theater to Present GOD OF CARNAGE; Cast, Creative Team Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GOD OF CARNAGE.  GOD OF CARNAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - Northwell Health.  Performances begin on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm and run through March 6, 2016.

Photo Flash: First Look at Will Lyman in Commonwealth Shakespeare's KING LEAR, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' continues its 20th season with William Shakespeare's King Lear with celebrated Boston actor Will Lyman in the title role. Scroll down for a first look at the star onstage!

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's KING LEAR Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's 'Free Shakespeare On The Common' continues its 20th season with William Shakespeare's King Lear with celebrated Boston actor Will Lyman in the title role.

Commonwealth Shakespeare Company to Stage KING LEAR, 7/22-8/9; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

One of Greater Boston's most beloved traditions, Commonwealth Shakespeare Company's "Free Shakespeare On The Common" continues its 20th season with William Shakespeare's King Lear with celebrated Boston actor Will Lyman in the title role.

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS Plays Baryshnikov Arts Center, Now thru 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love.

American Premiere of ILLUSIONS to Play Baryshnikov Arts Center, 9/17-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Baryshnikov Arts Center (BAC) will introduce New York audiences to a leading voice in Russia's contemporary theater scene with the American Premiere of award-winning playwright Ivan Viripaev's Illusions. The U.S.-born artist Cazimir Liske, who graduated from the Moscow Art Theatre School and has been based in Moscow for the past decade, translated the text to English and, with significant residency and technical support from BAC, has developed a new staging of the work, a darkly comedic examination of true love.

The Brick to Present World Premiere of PARIS BELONGS TO US, Begin. 12/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

The Brick Theater, Inc. presents the World-premiere of PARIS BELONGS TO USA Dangerous Ground productionConceived, designed and directed by Doris Mirescu Based on the 1961 film of the same name by Jacques Rivette. Performances begin December 10th at The Brick (579 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn NY).

Bard SummerScape 2013 to Present THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Stage Premiere, 7/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

The Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson presents the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century. SummerScape's theatrical adaptation comes courtesy of visionary Hungarian director Janos Szasz in collaboration with Gideon Lester, Director of Bard's Theater Programs. It is also Szasz, whose previous stage adaptations of Bulgakov's underground classic have already "made it big" (Moscow Times) at both the Hungarian National and Moscow Art Theatres, who directs Bard's new production: an exploration of miracles, madness, and the magic of theater itself. The Master and Margarita will be presented in ten performances between July 11 and 21 in Theater Two of the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, on Bard's glorious Hudson Valley campus.

Bard SummerScape 2013 Presents THE MASTER AND MARGARITA Stage Premiere, Now thru 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

The Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson presents the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century. SummerScape's theatrical adaptation comes courtesy of visionary Hungarian director Janos Szasz in collaboration with Gideon Lester, Director of Bard's Theater Programs. It is also Szasz, whose previous stage adaptations of Bulgakov's underground classic have already 'made it big' (Moscow Times) at both the Hungarian National and Moscow Art Theatres, who directs Bard's new production: an exploration of miracles, madness, and the magic of theater itself. The Master and Margarita will be presented in ten performances between today, July 11 and 21 in Theater Two of the Frank Gehry-designed Fisher Center, which celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, on Bard's glorious Hudson Valley campus.

THE MASTER AND THE MARGARITA to Make World Premiere at Bard SummerScape 2013, 7/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

The Bard SummerScape festival in New York's Annandale-on-Hudson presents the world premiere of an original stage adaptation of The Master and Margarita (1937) by Mikhail Bulgakov. The Master and Margarita is widely recognized as one of the greatest and most beloved Russian novels of the 20th century.

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