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NY Live Arts Hosts Conversation with Bill T. Jones & Oskar EustisNY Live Arts Hosts Conversation with Bill T. Jones & Oskar Eustis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2018

Legendary choreographer, National Medal of Arts (2013) and MacArthur "Genius" Award (1994) recipient, and artistic director of New York Live Arts, Bill T. Jones welcomes a discussion with Oskar Eustis-Artistic Director of New York's Public Theater, who has nurtured one game-changing hit after another for the Public, including the award-winning musicals Fun Home and Hamilton. As both leaders in the arts world and change-makers, Jones and Eustis delve into the responsibilities of both arts organizations and artists. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

The Public Theater announced initial casting today for the world premiere of WHITE NOISE, written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks.  (more...)

New York Stage & Film's Annual Gala to Honor Patricia Wettig, Ken Olin, And Johanna PfaelzerNew York Stage & Film's Annual Gala to Honor Patricia Wettig, Ken Olin, And Johanna Pfaelzer
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

New York Stage and Film is thrilled to announce that its annual Winter Gala will honor playwright and Emmy award-winning actress Patricia Wettig (F2M, 'Brothers and Sisters,' 'thirtysomething') and Executive Producer/director/actor Ken Olin ('This Is Us,' 'Alias,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'thirtysomething'), and, in recognition for her years of dedication to New York Stage and Film, Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer, who is stepping down from her post at the end of the 2019 Powerhouse Summer Season. (more...)

LA Theatre Works Records Newly Resonant SISTERS MATSUMOTO for Radio & Online StreamingLA Theatre Works Records Newly Resonant SISTERS MATSUMOTO for Radio & Online Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018

Set in Stockton, California in 1946,Philip Kan Gotanda's acclaimed play about a Japanese-American family returning home after time in an Arkansas internment camp during World War II takes on renewed resonance as current government policies and rhetoric continue to inflame anti-immigrant sentiment. Starring Keiko Agena (Better Call Saul, 13 Reasons Why),June Angela (Tony and Drama Desk nominee forShogun on Broadway, The Electric Circus on PBS) and Suzy Nakamura (ABC's The Goldbergs, Blackish, Dr. Ken) as the sisters, with Greg Watanabe (Allegiance on Broadway, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Watch Over Me) and Ryun Yu (Hold These Truths at East West Players, Pasadena Playhouse), as their husbands.  (more...)

Dukesbay Productions Presents YOHEN, 10/19Dukesbay Productions Presents YOHEN, 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

A marriage that is falling apart: between James, an African American man, and Sumi, a Japanese national who met her husband while he served in post-war Japan. After James' retirement from the Army, the cracks in the pottery of their 37 year marriage begin to crumble. (more...)

Johanna Pfaelzer Named Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory TheatreJohanna Pfaelzer Named Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

New York Stage and Film announced today that Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer will be stepping down from her longtime leadership position with the organization to become the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre beginning September 1, 2019. (more...)

L.A. Theatre Works Announces Its 2018-19 SeasonL.A. Theatre Works Announces Its 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

L.A. Theatre Works has announced its 2018-19 season of seven plays, each to be recorded in front of a live audience for future radio broadcast and online distribution. All performances take place at the James Bridges Theater, located on the campus of UCLA in West Los Angeles. In addition, the company will introduce audiences to its signature style of radio theater at venues across the country during its 15th national tour. (more...)

Oskar Eustis To Receive SDCF's First Gordon Davidson AwardOskar Eustis To Receive SDCF's First Gordon Davidson Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) has named Oskar Eustis as the first recipient of its new honor, The Gordon Davidson Award, which will be bestowed annually by SDCF to recognize a director or choreographer for lifetime achievement and distinguished service in the regional theatre nationally. The presentation of the award will take place on Saturday, September 22, at the Center Theatre Group's Annex/ Gordon Davidson Rehearsal Hall, in a by-invitation-only event. (more...)

Jocelyn Bioh, Charles Busch and Kirsten Childs Win Dramatists Guild AwardsJocelyn Bioh, Charles Busch and Kirsten Childs Win Dramatists Guild Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

The Dramatists Guild of America is pleased to announce more recipients of their annual awards, which will be presented at their national conference on Saturday, July 28, 2018, at The Hilton Midtown in New York. (more...)

Brenda Meaney, Rae Gray, and More Lead La Jolla's QUEENSBrenda Meaney, Rae Gray, and More Lead La Jolla's QUEENS
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its west coast premiere production of QUEENS, by Martyna Majok. Directed by Carey Perloff, the show runs July 3 - 29. The cast features Jolly Abraham (Off-Broadway's Cost of Living) as "Aamani/Yara," Leslie Fray (TV's Elementary) as "Pelagiya/Dragana," Rae Gray (TV'sFear the Walking Dead) as "Inna/Tanya," Brenda Meaney (Off-Broadway's Party Face) as "Renia," Melissa Miller (Roundabout Theatre's Tartuffe) as "Agata" and Xochitl Romero (Playhouse's Kill Local) as "Isabela/Glenys." (more...)

A.C.T. announces 2018 Honorary Master of Fine Arts degree recipientsA.C.T. announces 2018 Honorary Master of Fine Arts degree recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.)Conservatory Director Melissa Smith announced today that honorary Master of Fine Arts degrees will be conferred on A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff, as well as acclaimed actors, directors, and teaching artists Steven Anthony Jones and Gregory Wallace. Perloff, Jones, and Wallace will receive their degrees at the graduation ceremony for the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2018 on Monday, May 21 at 11 a.m. at A.C.T.'s Geary Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). (more...)

Photo Flash: The Old Globe Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNSPhoto Flash: The Old Globe Presents A THOUSAND SPLENDID SUNS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017-2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for the Southern California debut of A Thousand Splendid Suns, Ursula Rani Sarma's sweeping and deeply moving theatrical production based on the best-selling book by Khaled Hosseini (The Kite Runner). Directed by Carey Perloff and presented in association with American Conservatory Theater, A Thousand Splendid Suns will run May 12 - June 17, 2018 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage, Old Globe Theatre, Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run May 12-16. Opening night is Thursday, May 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Chukwudi Iwuji Stars as OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park, Full CastChukwudi Iwuji Stars as OTHELLO at Shakespeare in the Park, Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of OTHELLO beginning Tuesday, May 29 at the Delacorte Theater, continuing a 56-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson, OTHELLO will officially open on Monday, June 18 and will run through Sunday, June 24. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for San Francisco (more...)

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Extends at Boston CourtA STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE Extends at Boston Court
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center announces the extension of their reimagined modern take of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire. Due to audience demand, the production will now play through April 1, 2018. This radical re-envisioning of Streetcarfeatures a multicultural cast and modern setting, pushing on the play's present-day relevance. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3Yale Rep Presents Suzan-Lori Parks's FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS, Parts 1, 2 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Yale Repertory Theatre (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Liz Diamond, March 16-April 7, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is Thursday, March 22. Father Comes Home From the Wars, Parts 1, 2 & 3 is a co-production with San Francisco's American Conservatory Theater, where it will play April 25-May 20. (more...)

Pan Asian Rep's NO-NO BOY Begins Performances TomorrowPan Asian Rep's NO-NO BOY Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Pan Asian Repertory Theatre (Tisa Chang, Artistic Producing Director), in tandem with 'Day of Remembrance', opens its 41st season on themes of social justice and historic amnesia with the special return engagement of the acclaimed play NO-NO BOY by Ken Narasaki, based on the groundbreaking novel byJohn Okada. Directed by Ron Nakahara, the cast will feature Leanne Cabrera, Dinh James Doan, Chris Doi, Eric Elizaga, David Huynh, Scott Kitajima, Karen Tsen Lee, Claro de los Reyes, Shigeko Sara Suga, and Tony Vo. (more...)

Community Events Announced For A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At Boston CourtCommunity Events Announced For A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE At Boston Court
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Boston Court Performing Arts Center presents a reimagined modern take of Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire (February 15 - March 25, 2018; press opening, February 24). The community panels and discussions have been announced for this radical re-envisioning of Streetcar which will feature a multicultural cast and modern setting, pushing on the play's present-day relevance. This selection of panel discussions and post-show Illuminations will allow for a deep discussion on A Streetcar Named Desire and its many prevalent themes, especially in regards to this production, which is presented within a contemporary and urban environment, highlighting the pertinence of the play for our divided America. (more...)

OTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT Announced for Shakespeare in the Park 2018 SeasonOTHELLO, TWELFTH NIGHT Announced for Shakespeare in the Park 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced the line-up today for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, continuing a 56-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Silk Road Rising presents THE PLURALITY OF PRIVACY PROJECTSilk Road Rising presents THE PLURALITY OF PRIVACY PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2018

Silk Road Rising (Chief Programming Officer & Mission Trustee, Jamil Khoury, and Executive Director, Malik Gillani) is proud to announce P3M5: The Plurality of Privacy Project in 5-Minute Plays, the first in a pairing of staged readings in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut. (more...)

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