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The Actors' Gang Presents VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMERThe Actors' Gang Presents VIOLENCE: THE MISADVENTURES OF SPIKE SPANGLE, FARMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

The Actors' Gang presents VIOLENCE: The Misadventures of Spike Spangle, Farmer, written by The Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins and Adam Simon and directed by Bob Turton, who was most recently seen at The Actors' Gang as "The Maniac" in Accidental Death of an Anarchist. This no-holds barred satire of militarism and media manipulation begins performances May 2nd (Press Opening May 11th at 8:00pm) and will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through June 22nd.  (more...)

The Actors' Gang Theater Announces One Act Festival, March 14 - April 20The Actors' Gang Theater Announces One Act Festival, March 14 - April 20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

The Actors' Gang presents One Act Festival, featuring two contrasting programs performed in repertory. Show one, entitled The Classic, begins performances March 14th (press opening March 23) and features two classic one-act plays -- Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit, directed by Brian T. Finney, and Samuel Beckett's Krapps's Last Tape, directed by Cynthia Ettinger. Show two, entitled The Original, begins performances March 16 (Press Opening March 29) and features three new one-act plays written, directed, and acted by The Actors Gang ensemble:  Tradition, written by James Edward Bane and directed by Tess Vidal, A Perfect World, written by Lynde Houck and directed by Danielle Powell, and Clean Slate, written by Bob Turton and directed by Zoe Hall. Both programs will run Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, through April 20th.   (more...)

The Actor's Gang Theater Presents APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOWThe Actor's Gang Theater Presents APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

The Actors' Gang production of APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW will begin Thursday, November 29th as part of The Actors' Gang 2018/19 Hellzapoppin' Season. APHRODITE'S HOLIDAY SHOW will perform every Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, through December 16th. (more...)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through 11/14JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Extends At The Actors Gang Through 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of 'Johnny Got His Gun' at the Ivy Substation, adding two performances, a matinee performance on November 11th, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and Veteran's Day and an evening performance on November 14th. The stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, began previews on October 6th and opened October 13th. (more...)

JOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Opens At The Actors' Gang Next MonthJOHNNY GOT HIS GUN Opens At The Actors' Gang Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Actors' Gang announced today that the stage adaptation of Academy Award-winning screenwriter Dalton Trumbo's war novel, Johnny Got His Gun, written by Bradley Rand Smith and directed by Tim Robbins, will kick off The Actors' Gang 2018/19 Season from Saturday, October 6th to Saturday, November 10th, 2018. The press opening is Saturday, October 13. (more...)

The Actors' Gang Announces 2018 Free Shakespeare In The ParkThe Actors' Gang Announces 2018 Free Shakespeare In The Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

The Actors' Gang will begin performances for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park for Families production of Much Ado About Avengers beginning Saturday, August 4th, continuing a 12-year tradition of free theater in Media Park. Based on William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" and inspired by the characters of Marvel's The Avengers, this 45 minute, all?ages production will run every Saturday and Sunday of August at 11am, through August 26th. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

The Actors' Gang presents Angels, Devils and Other Things, an evening of eleven original short plays written and directed by The Actors' Gang ensemble that begins previews on Thursday, May 17, has its world premiere on Saturday, May 19 and runs through Saturday, June 16, 2018. (more...)

THE NEW COLOSSUS Extended At The Actors' GangTHE NEW COLOSSUS Extended At The Actors' Gang
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

The Actors' Gang has announced an extension of "The New Colossus" due to strong ticket sales. The production will now continue through May 12 at The Actors' Gang Theater. Directed by Tim Robbins and written The Actors' Gang ensemble and The Actors' Gang's Artistic Director, Tim Robbins. The world premiere of The New Colossus began previews on February 8 and opened on February 17, 2018. Six new performances have been added on Saturday nights at 8:00pm - April 7, 14, 21, 28, May 5, and closing night, May 12. (more...)

THE NEW COLOSSUS Directed By Tim Robbins Comes to The Actors' GangTHE NEW COLOSSUS Directed By Tim Robbins Comes to The Actors' Gang
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

The Actors' Gang presents The New Colossus, a new play written by The Actors' Gang ensemble and directed by Actors' Gang Artistic Director Tim Robbins. The New Colossus begins previews on Thursday, February 8, has its world premiere on Saturday, February 17 and runs through Saturday, March 24, 2018. (more...)

Review Roundup: BAD WORDS Screams Into Theaters
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 14, 2014

For his directorial debut, Jason Bateman abandons his loveably, sweet family-man persona in BAD WORDS. Based on Andrew Dodge's original screenplay, BAD WORDS chronicles a middle-aged man (Batemen) who dropped out of High School and decides to enter the National Quill Spelling Bee. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Bateman Talks New Comedy 'Bad Words' on TODAY
by TV News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Actor Jason Bateman stopped by this morning's TODAY and opened up on directing and starring in his new comedy 'Bad Words', in which he says his character crashes a spelling bee to exact some revenge. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Jason Bateman in New Subversive Comedy BAD WORDS
by Movies News Desk - Jan 8, 2014

Focus Features has just debuted a green band trailer for Jason Bateman's upcoming comedy BAD WORDS. The film will open in select theaters on March 21 before expanding nationwide on March 28th. (more...)

VIDEO: Red Band Trailer for Jason Bateman's BAD WORDS
by Movies News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

Yahoo! Movies has just debuted the red band trailer for Jason Bateman's upcoming comedy BAD WORDS - check it out below! (more...)

Focus Features Nabs Rights to Jason Bateman's BAD WORDS
by Movies News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

Variety reports that Focus Features has nabbed worldwide distribution rights to Jason Bateman's directorial debut BAD WORDS, with plans to release the dark comedy film next year. (more...)

Allison Janney, Phillip Baker Hall Set for Jason Bateman's BAD WORDS
by Movies News Desk - Nov 2, 2012

As first reported by Deadline, Allison Janney and Phillip Baker Hall have officially signed on for Jason Bateman's upcoming directorial debut, BAD WORDS. The dark comedy is set to begin filming this week in LA. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 4/27-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse announces its first production of the 2012/13 season: the world-premiere musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner and La Jolla Playhouse 2011 Gala Honoree Doug Wright (I AM MY OWN WIFE), Amanda Green (BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL) and Trey Anastasio of the popular band Phish, with direction by Neil Pepe (SPEED-THE-PLOW) and choreography by Benjamin Millepied ('Black Swan'), running April 27 - June 10, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's HANDS ON A HARDBODY to Move to Broadway in 2012-13 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

Producers Broadway Across America (John Gore, Thomas B. McGrath, Beth Williams), Rich Entertainment Group (Bob and Mindy Rich), Barbara Whitman, Latitude Link, Dede Harris, Sharon Karmazin, and Howard and Janet Kagan just announced that the La Jolla Playhouse production of the new American musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY will bow on Broadway in the 2012-2013 season. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 4/27-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse announces its first production of the 2012/13 season: the world-premiere musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner and La Jolla Playhouse 2011 Gala Honoree Doug Wright (I AM MY OWN WIFE), Amanda Green (BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL) and Trey Anastasio of the popular band Phish, with direction by Neil Pepe (SPEED-THE-PLOW) and choreography by Benjamin Millepied ('Black Swan'), running April 27 - June 10, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Carradine, Foster, Case, Emick & More to Star in Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY at La Jolla
by BWW - Mar 12, 2012

The cast features Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Nashville, Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies) as "JD Drew," Allison Case (Hair revival on Broadway) as "Kelli Mangrum," Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick (Broadway's Ring of Fire) as "Mike Ferris," Hunter Foster (Playhouse's Little Miss Sunshine; Broadway's Urinetown) as "Benny Perkins," Jay Armstrong Johnson (Broadway's Catch Me If You Can) as "Greg Wilhote," David Larsen (Broadway's Good Vibrations) as "Chris Alvaro," Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Legally Blonde national tour) as "Heather Stovall," Mary Gordon Murray (Broadway's Little Me) as "Virginia Drew," Connie Ray (author/performer, Smoke on the Mountain, Broadway's Next Fall) as "Cindy Barnes," Jon Rua (Broadway's In the Heights) as "Jesus Pe?a," Keala Settle (Broadway's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) as "Norma Valverde," Dale Soules (Grey Gardens) as "Janis Curtis," Jacob Ming Trent (Lincoln Center Theatre's On the Levee) as "Ronald McGowan," Scott Wakefield (Broadway's It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) as "Frank Nugent" and William Youmans (Playhouse's Dracula, Twelfth Night) as "Don Curtis/Dr. Stokes." (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 4/27-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

La Jolla Playhouse announces its first production of the 2012/13 season: the world-premiere musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY, written by Pulitzer Prize winner and La Jolla Playhouse 2011 Gala Honoree Doug Wright (I AM MY OWN WIFE), Amanda Green (BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL) and Trey Anastasio of the popular band Phish, with direction by Neil Pepe (SPEED-THE-PLOW) and choreography by Benjamin Millepied ('Black Swan'), running April 27 - June 10, 2012 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

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