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Casting Announced for Future Labs Reading of SHAKUNTALA, June 26 Photo Casting Announced for Future Labs Reading of SHAKUNTALA, June 26
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 23, 2021

Goodman Theatre announces the cast for the free live reading of its newest Future Labs play, SHAKUNTALA by Lavina Jadhwani and directed by Sophiyaa Nayar. 

Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON! Photo Play On Shakespeare Announces Actors And Directors For PLAY ON!
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 16, 2019

Play On Shakespeare today announces an expansive list of compelling actors and dynamic directors confirmed to participate in the Play on! Festival, presented in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF). Play on! features 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street). In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org.

Play On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVAL Photo Play On Shakespeare With CSC And OSF Present PLAY ON! FESTIVAL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 3, 2019

Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival-featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare's plays into contemporary modern English by some of today's most exciting playwrights-May 29-June 30 at the Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street).In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights-more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg-to translate Shakespeare's canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard's work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz's passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit. For more information, visit playonfestival.org.

CAATA And Hawaiian Representatives In Chicago For ConFest 2018 Join Peaceful Rally Photo CAATA And Hawaiian Representatives In Chicago For ConFest 2018 Join Peaceful Rally
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 10, 2018

The Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists (CAATA), the national organizers of ConFest 2018, supports the Hawaiian people's indigenous language reclamation. CAATA condemns the actions of Aloha Poke Co. and supports the peaceful rally Wednesday, Aug. 15, near the restaurant's Lincoln Park location at 818 W. Fullerton Ave, from 12:30 - 2:30 p.m.

Cornerstone Theater Co To Present The Premiere Of THE CARDINAL At Queens College Photo Cornerstone Theater Co To Present The Premiere Of THE CARDINAL At Queens College
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2018

Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present the premiere of a new play, The Cardinal, a journey through Flushing in Queens NY this summer.

Cornerstone Theater Co To Present The Premiere Of THE CARDINAL At Queens College Photo Cornerstone Theater Co To Present The Premiere Of THE CARDINAL At Queens College
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2018

Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present the premiere of a new play, The Cardinal, a journey through Flushing in Queens NY this summer.

SNOW IN MIDSUMMER Premieres at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival Photo SNOW IN MIDSUMMER Premieres at The Oregon Shakespeare Festival
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open the U.S. premiere of Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's Snow in Midsummer, directed by Justin Audibert, on August 5 in the Angus Bowmer Theatre. Preview performances are August 2, 3 and 4, and the play runs through Oct. 27, 2018.

Cornerstone Theater Co. To Present The Premiere Of UTOPIA PARKWAY Photo Cornerstone Theater Co. To Present The Premiere Of UTOPIA PARKWAY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2018

Cornerstone Theater Company is pleased to present the premiere of a new play, Utopia Parkway (working title) in Queens, New York this summer. Utopia Parkway will be performed at the Kupferberg Center for the Arts: Goldstein Theatre at Queens College on Friday, August 10 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, August 11 at 2 and 8 p.m. Tickets are pay-what-you-can with a suggested donation of $10. For more information and to reserve tickets email info@cornerstonetheater.org or call 1-800-578-1335.

Photo Flash: Indian Music Creates A Bond In THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Photo Photo Flash: Indian Music Creates A Bond In THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD
by Julie Musbach - Jun 11, 2018

Hypokrit Theatre Company in association with Satwik Arts present the World Premiere of THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD by Sonalee Hardikar and Shubhra Prakash. This play about Indian music that spans generations and countries is directed by Sonalee Hardikar. Performances run through June 17 at American Theatre of Actors.

THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Begins Performances June 6 Photo THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Begins Performances June 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Hypokrit Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD by Sonalee Hardikar and Shubhra Prakash. This play about Indian music that spans generations and countries will be directed by Sonalee Hardikar. Previews of this limited Off-Broadway engagement begin June 6 at American Theatre of Actors. Opening is slated for Sunday, June 10.

THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Begins Performances June 6 Photo THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Begins Performances June 6
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Hypokrit Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD by Sonalee Hardikar and Shubhra Prakash. This play about Indian music that spans generations and countries will be directed by Sonalee Hardikar. Previews of this limited Off-Broadway engagement begin June 6 at American Theatre of Actors. Opening is slated for Sunday, June 10.

THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Begins Performances June 6 Photo THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD Begins Performances June 6
by Stephi Wild - May 2, 2018

Hypokrit Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of THE MUSIC IN MY BLOOD by Sonalee Hardikar and Shubhra Prakash. This play about Indian music that spans generations and countries will be directed by Sonalee Hardikar. Previews of this limited Off-Broadway engagement begin June 6 at American Theatre of Actors. Opening is slated for Sunday, June 10.

Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/20 Photo Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/20
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2018

MERCHANT ON VENICE explores empathy and grace, as well as blame and internalized and externalized religious bigotry, while mixing it up with the clash/mash of South Asian culture in Los Angeles.

Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/22 Photo Rasaka And Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Opens 3/22
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 20, 2018

MERCHANT ON VENICE explores empathy and grace, as well as blame and internalized and externalized religious bigotry, while mixing it up with the clash/mash of South Asian culture in Los Angeles.

BWW Review: Center Theatre Group Presents ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE and WATER BY THE  Photo BWW Review: Center Theatre Group Presents ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE and WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, the First Two Plays in Quiara Alegría Hudes' Trilogy
by Shari Barrett - Feb 13, 2018

Quiara Alegria Hudes is a Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright who wrote the book for the Broadway musical "In the Heights," which received the 2008 Tony Award for Best Musical, a Tony nomination for Best Book of a Musical and was a 2009 Pulitzer Prize finalist. Her Pulitzer-nominated and winning trilogy of plays known as the "Elliot Trilogy" are now being presented concurrently, giving Los Angeles theatre audiences a rare opportunity to immerse themselves in this exciting playwright's work. ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE, the first in her trilogy of Elliot plays, is being produced by Center Theatre Group at the Kirk Douglas Theatre at the same time they are presenting the second play in the trilogy, Hudes' Pulitzer-winning WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Mark Taper Forum. The Latino Theater Company will present the final installment of the trilogy with their production of THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST at the Los Angeles Theatre Center (LATC) opening later this month.

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Center Theatre Group's ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE Photo Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Center Theatre Group's ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2018

Center Theatre Group's production of 'Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue' by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes opened last night, February 3. Directed by Shishir Kurup, the production will continue through February 25, 2018, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Cast Announced For Rasaka and Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE Photo Cast Announced For Rasaka and Vitalist's MERCHANT ON VENICE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 2, 2018

Casting has been completed for Rasaka and Vitalist's remounting of MERCHANT ON VENICE, Shishir Kurup's raucous South Asian re-imagining of Shakespeare's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE, to be directed by Liz Carlin Metz.

Spanish Language Open Captioned Performances Announced at CTG Photo Spanish Language Open Captioned Performances Announced at CTG
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 31, 2018

Center Theatre Group will offer Spanish-language translations of the 1 p.m. performance of "Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue" on Sunday, February 25 at the Kirk Douglas Theatre and the 8 p.m. performance of "Water by the Spoonful" on Friday, March 9 at the Mark Taper Forum. Each show will be performed in English with Spanish translations running simultaneously on open captioned screens. Audience members wishing to view the open captions should request to be seated in the captioning area when purchasing tickets.

Photo Flash: ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE Begins Performances Photo Photo Flash: ELLIOT, A SOLDIER'S FUGUE Begins Performances
by Julie Musbach - Jan 30, 2018

Performances have begun for Center Theatre Group's production of "Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue" by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed by Shishir Kurup, the production will open February 3 and continue through February 25, 2018, at the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2018

Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2018/19 season, planned by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO Christopher Koelsch. The season will include six mainstage productions presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional performances presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative.

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