BWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKBWW Review: Arizona Theatre Company Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by Herbert Paine - May 22, 2018

David Ira Goldstein, recently retired from his position as Arizona Theatre Company's artistic director, returns to put his distinctive signature on the play. The result is a sensitively drawn, powerfully commanding, and deeply unsettling portrait of a family in waiting for the inevitable, featuring a remarkable performance by Anna Lentz. (more...)

BWW Interview: Patrick Toon and TARTUFFE at The Shakespeare Theatre of New JerseyBWW Interview: Patrick Toon and TARTUFFE at The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey
by Marina Kennedy - May 1, 2018

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey opens their 2018 season with Tartuffe by Moliere, translated by Richard Wilber, and directed by the theatre's Artistic Director, Bonnie J. Monte. show will be on stage at the F.M Kirby Shakespeare Theatre from May 16 through June 3. Broadwayworld.com had the pleasure of interviewing Patrick Toon who plays Orgon in Tartuffe. (more...)

The Belmont Theatre Relives THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKThe Belmont Theatre Relives THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018

The Belmont Theatre will produce the play THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK in the theatre's Bon-Ton Studio April 13-15 & 19-22. The play is by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Geva Mounts THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKPhoto Flash: Geva Mounts THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018

Geva Theatre Center's 2017-2018 Season continues with The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by David Ira Goldstein, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from February 13 through March 18. (more...)

THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to People's LightTHE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Comes to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Building on the Blaine County School District's mission of inspiring, engaging, educating and empowering every student, Company of Fools announces the 21st year of Stages of Wonder-an in-school dramatic arts program that has served as the theatre curriculum in local elementary schools since 1997. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKGeva Theatre Center Presents THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2018

Geva Theatre Center's 2017-2018 Season continues with The Diary of Anne Frank, by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by David Ira Goldstein, in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from February 13 through March 18. (more...)


by Roy Berko - Nov 7, 2017

The Holocaust was a horrific series of experiences. As the years go by, and the survivors of the atrocities die off, leaving no one to attest to the actual pain and suffering, those who want to make sure that such experiences do not repeat themselves turn to tangible objects and written accounts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Playhouse on ParkBWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at Playhouse on Park
by Joseph Harrison - Oct 29, 2017

'Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don't know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!' These inspiring words were written by a young Anne Frank in the diary that would go on to become the most famous diary in the world. Her optimism, her spirit, and her joy for life, even in the harshest of situations, has inspired so many since they were captured on the page. And, though young Anne did not live to see her own potential become reality, she left behind a first-person account that tells her story and the intricacies of the daily existence of eight people hidden away in Amsterdam during the height of World War II. Bringing those stories to life on the stage is what Playhouse on Park in West Hartford has done in their latest production of Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett's THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK which has been adapted by Wendy Kesselman to include newly discovered writings and survivor accounts of life during Nazi rule. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKCleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. These words will come alive again as Cleveland Play House produces The Diary of Anne Frank, providing an immersive experience for the audience in this adaptation never-before seen on the CPH stage. (more...)

BWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Brings a Lesson of Hope to Sacramento Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK Brings a Lesson of Hope to Sacramento Theatre Company
by Courtney Symes - Oct 1, 2017

Director Casey McClellan again brings a World War II era piece to the Sacramento Theatre Company and makes it relevant to what we are experiencing today. Like last season's The Glass Menagerie, The Diary of Anne Frank deals with the human emotions brought on by betrayal, loss, and, ultimately, hope. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANKCleveland Play House to Stage Compelling Production of THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

Think of all the beauty still left around you and be happy. These words will come alive again as Cleveland Play House produces The Diary of Anne Frank, providing an immersive experience for the audience in this adaptation never-before seen on the CPH stage. (more...)

Virginia Richardson Stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at the Roxy Regional TheatreVirginia Richardson Stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

For over half a century, her memoir has captured the hearts of millions around the world.  Now the Roxy Regional Theatre is bringing to life the inspirational true story of a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, opening Today, February 17, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Virginia Richardson Stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at the Roxy Regional TheatreVirginia Richardson Stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

???????For over half a century, her memoir has captured the hearts of millions around the world.  Now the Roxy Regional Theatre is bringing to life the inspirational true story of a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, opening Friday, February 17, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Virginia Richardson Stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at the Roxy Regional TheatreVirginia Richardson Stars in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK at the Roxy Regional Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

For over half a century, her memoir has captured the hearts of millions around the world.  Now the Roxy Regional Theatre is bringing to life the inspirational true story of a young girl swept up in the turmoil of the Holocaust in THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK, opening Friday, February 17, at 8:00pm. (more...)

Lee Street Theatre and St. Thomas Players Bring Anne Frank's Diary to LifeLee Street Theatre and St. Thomas Players Bring Anne Frank's Diary to Life
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

When the Nazis arrested 15-year-old Anne Frank in 1944, her diary was tucked away in a briefcase, and had the Nazis not dumped its contents during a search for what they might call 'valuables,' the diary would have been lost to time.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael RussottoBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Michael Russotto
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 22, 2016

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Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This FallPalo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This FallPalo Alto Players to Present THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Palo Alto Players, the Peninsula's first theatre company, continues its 86th season with one of the most powerful stories of the 20th century, The Diary of Anne Frank, adapted by Wendy Kesselman from the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, based on the personal memoirs of Anne Frank. A timeless testament to the human spirit that resonates through generations, The Diary of Anne Frank plays November 4-20, 2016 at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, and is directed by Dennis Lickteig, with Roneet Aliza Rahamim of Palo Alto in the title role. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

Flat Rock Playhouse Presents The Diary of Anne FrankFlat Rock Playhouse Presents The Diary of Anne Frank
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Come experience the powerful truth of a young girl who left the world behind with a legacy of bravery. The Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Pulitzer prize and Tony Award winning play The Diary of Anne Frank, written by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and newly adapted by Wendy Kesselman. This inspiring production will resume the 2016 season running from September 8th through September 25th at the Clive & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village rock of Flat Rock. (more...)

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