South Coast Repertory News

SCR Kicks Off Theatre for Young Audiences Season with ELLA ENCHANTED: The MusicalSCR Kicks Off Theatre for Young Audiences Season with ELLA ENCHANTED: The Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

South Coast Repertory opens the 2017-18 Theatre for Young Audiences series with the popular Ella Enchanted: The Musical, Oct. 27-Nov.12. This play, based on the book by Gail Carson Levine, has been adapted for the stage by Karen Zacar as, with music by Deborah Wicks La Puma. Casey Stangl directs the enchanting musical on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Tickets are on sale now: www.scr.org. (more...)

North Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MENNorth Coast Rep to Revive American Classic OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

For its second play of Season 36, North Coast Rep is reviving John Steinbeck's classic drama novella-turned play, OF MICE AND MEN. (more...)

Arye Gross to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen PlayhouseArye Gross to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) will star in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, directed by Steven Robman. (more...)

Mosaic Theater Company Extends THE DEVIL'S MUSICMosaic Theater Company Extends THE DEVIL'S MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

The first show of Mosaic Theater's third season, The Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith, has been officially extended through October 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: ONCE at South Coast RepertoryPhoto Flash: ONCE at South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Once tells the story of a Dublin street musician about to abandon his dream when a beautiful woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to new heights, and their connection becomes more than an everyday romance. A captivating tale that will draw you in from the very first note. (more...)

Company of Angels Debuts THIS LAND by Evangeline OrdazCompany of Angels Debuts THIS LAND by Evangeline Ordaz
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

A deep, painful, joyful story about one extended California family with roots in different parts of the world, who make their home on the same plot of Southern California land over 150 years. Los Angeles native and Mexican-American playwright, Evangeline Ordaz, crafts a rich and complex web of diverse characters from Los Angeles' Latino, African-American, Anglo, and Native American communities who co-exist as if time were a wheel that constantly doubles back on itself. Through triumph and despair these families discover how deeply they are rooted in the dreams of their ancestors and the land on which they stand. Directed by Company of Angels artistic director, Armando Molina, This Land debuts on October 20, at Company of Angels, Los Angeles' oldest professional theater. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena StageCast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Are You In or Are You Out? Tickets on Sale for CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICALAre You In or Are You Out? Tickets on Sale for CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

As previously announced, following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonSteamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Cornerstone Theater Company to Present MAGIC FRUIT This FallCornerstone Theater Company to Present MAGIC FRUIT This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Cornerstone Theater Company will present Magic Fruit, the culminating Bridge Show of the Hunger Cycle at The Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles on select dates November 18 - December 10, 2017. Magic Fruit will unite the previous eight communities of this Cycle of plays for a ninth and final production. (more...)

WILD HORSES to Continue Rolling World Premiere at Rochester's CenterStage at the JCCWILD HORSES to Continue Rolling World Premiere at Rochester's CenterStage at the JCC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

National New Play Network, the country's alliance of nonprofit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, celebrates the opening of the Rolling World Premiere (RWP) of Wild Horses by Allison Gregory at Associate Member CenterStage at the JCC (Rochester, NY September 9-23, 2017). (more...)

Greg Keller and More Complete the Cast of OFFICE HOUR at the Public TheatreGreg Keller and More Complete the Cast of OFFICE HOUR at the Public Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of OFFICE HOUR, written by Julia Cho and directed by Neel Keller, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Broadway's THE PARISIAN WOMAN Will Change Weekly Based on Trump's TweetsBroadway's THE PARISIAN WOMAN Will Change Weekly Based on Trump's Tweets
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Playwright Beau Willimon plans to update the play on a weekly basis to keep up with current political events as well as with President Trump's controversial tweets (more...)

Marc Bamuthi Joseph Returns to BAM with NY Premiere of /peh-LO-tah/Marc Bamuthi Joseph Returns to BAM with NY Premiere of /peh-LO-tah/
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

The New York premiere of /peh-LO-tah/, a performance work by award-winning poet-performer Marc Bamuthi Joseph, explores the links between dance and sport, as well as the complexities of soccer-the world's most popular game-as a source of both joy and exploitation. (more...)

Tony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Segerstrom Center This WinterTony Winner Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Segerstrom Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes Tony Award- and Emmy-winning performer Kristin Chenoweth for one-night-only on Saturday, February 3 at 7:30 p.m. in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Dangerous Seduction Back to NYCCRUEL INTENTIONS: THE MUSICAL to Bring Dangerous Seduction Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Following two sold-out runs in Los Angeles and a sold-out pop-up engagement in NYC, Cruel Intentions: The Musical, the stage adaptation of Roger Kumble's 1999 cult hit film, created by Jordan Ross, Lindsey Rosin and Roger Kumble, will return to New York for a limited engagement at (le) Poisson Rouge (158 Bleecker Street) beginning Friday, November 17, 2017. (more...)

Theater J Opens Season with SOTTO VOCETheater J Opens Season with SOTTO VOCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

At a time when our nation's response to immigrants and refugees is hotly debated, Theater J opens its 2017-2018 season with the powerful and poetic Sotto Voce by Nilo Cruz.  Sotto Voce, which is set in motion by the ill-fated 1939 trip of the S.S. St. Louis, runs October 3-29.   (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE ITGreenhouse Theater Center Presents USE IT OR LOSE IT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to present USE IT OR LOSE IT: An Evening of Short Plays About Your Rights, original works inspired by contemporary and historic legal battles the ACLU has fought on behalf of Americans' rights and freedoms (more...)

Breaking: Phillipa Soo and Marton Csokas Join Uma Thurman in Broadway's THE PARISIAN WOMANBreaking: Phillipa Soo and Marton Csokas Join Uma Thurman in Broadway's THE PARISIAN WOMAN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

The producers of The Parisian Woman, the electrifying new play by 'House of Cards' creator Beau Willimon, announced today that Marton Csokas (Loving, The Lord of the Rings) and Tony Award nominee Phillipa Soo (Hamilton, Amelie) will join Uma Thurman, Josh Lucas and Blair Brown to complete the cast, playing the characters of 'Peter' and 'Rebecca' respectively. Mr. Csokas will be making his Broadway debut. (more...)

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALDSegerstrom Center for the Arts Presents AN EVENING WITH AUDRA MCDONALD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Emmy winning star Audra McDonald returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for an up close and personal concert on Friday, May 11, 2018 in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. Accompanied by her trio, McDonald will bring her vivacious personality and artistry to hit show tunes, classic film songs and selections written expressly for her by many of today's leading composers. The New York Times wrote of her Carnegie Hall concert, "That sense of excitement, in which she tugs a song forward emotionally, is inherent in the quickness and tang of her vibrato, as though feelings are pouring out of her almost faster than they can be reined in." (more...)

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