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Theater Latte Da Launches NEXT UP Lab in Lieu of Season Announcement Photo Theater Latte Da Launches NEXT UP Lab in Lieu of Season Announcement
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

In lieu of a season announcement, Theater Latté Da announces a??NEXT UPa??,an intensive laboratory investing in the future of new musical theater. New work has always been a part of the company's DNA. Over the past eight years the company has further prioritized the support of new musicals and plays with music through its NEXT program: including commissions, workshops, the NEXT Festival, and of course world premieres. It will spend the coming months supporting playwrights, composers and lyricists.

Theater Latté Da Continues New Work Development and Awards $20,000 NEXT Generation C Photo Theater Latté Da Continues New Work Development and Awards $20,000 NEXT Generation Commission
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

Theater Latté Da today announced singer/songwriters Kate Kilbane and Dan Moses, who together form the musical duo, The Kilbanes, and actor/directors Jessie Austrian and Noah Brody as the recipients of the NEXT Generation Commission, a new opportunity for women artists and artists of color

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Open Air Flexpass and Adjusts 2020 Summe Photo Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Open Air Flexpass and Adjusts 2020 Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 30, 2020

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival announced that they have adjusted their 2020 Summer Season in light of the ongoing public health crisis.

Minnesota Orchestra And Jon Kimura Parker Unveil Plans For 2020 SUMMER AT ORCHESTRA H Photo Minnesota Orchestra And Jon Kimura Parker Unveil Plans For 2020 SUMMER AT ORCHESTRA HALL
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 5, 2020

Minnesota Orchestra Creative Partner for Summer at Orchestra Hall Jon Kimura Parker and President and CEO Michelle Miller Burns announced plans today for Summer at Orchestra Hall, a new take on the Orchestra's summer festival that will run from Friday, July 17, through Sunday, August 9, celebrating the Orchestra's home in the city and its proximity to the revitalized Peavey Plaza.

BWW Review: Skillful, Riveting A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Jungle Theater Photo BWW Review: Skillful, Riveting A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 at Jungle Theater
by Karen Bovard - Jan 20, 2020

If the idea of an update to one of the world's most groundbreaking plays makes you dubious, because you think it will be a stodgy yawner or because you believe classics should not be messed with, or if you know little about Ibsen's most famous play, and so think you'll be too clueless to get this one, be reassured: the Jungle's production of A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 is both accessible and riveting.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Summer 2020 Season Photo Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival Announces Complete Summer 2020 Season
by Stephi Wild - Oct 28, 2019

The Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has announced the complete lineup for the 2020 Summer Season, including Shakespeare's crookback villain Richard III and the lovestruck romantic comedy Love's Labor's Lost, alongside the world premiere of The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni in a new adaptation by Christopher Bayes and Steven Epp. The 2020 season will also feature free performances of HVSF's family-friendly, touring production of Much Ado About Nothing. Performance schedule and casting will be announced at a later date.

PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List! Photo PARADISE SQUARE Earns More TBA Award Nominations Than Any New Musical; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 21, 2019

Theatre Bay Area, one of the largest regional performing arts service organizations in North America, has announced the finalists of the 2019 TBA Awards. The sixth-annual TBA Awards Celebration will take place on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Herbst Theatre (401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco).

Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at the World Premiere of McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS
by Julie Musbach - Jun 25, 2019

Get a first look inside the world premiere of Immortal Longings at ZACH Theatre, the newest work by playwright and American Theatre Legend Terrence McNally

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Terrence McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Terrence McNally's IMMORTAL LONGINGS
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

The world premiere of Immortal Longings at ZACH Theatre, the newest work by playwright and American Theatre Legend Terrence McNally starring Steven Epp as Sergei Pavlovich Diaghliev and Wyatt Fenner as Vaslav Nijinsky; directed by Peter Rothstein; and choreography by Kelli Foster Warder, will play The Topfer at ZACH.  Performances begin June 12 with an Official Opening date of June 20and running through July 14.

GRIMM Star Silas Weir Mitchell Stars in Playwrights' Arena's THE END OF BEAUTY Photo GRIMM Star Silas Weir Mitchell Stars in Playwrights' Arena's THE END OF BEAUTY
by Sarah Hookey - Apr 24, 2019

Jon Lawrence Rivera, Artistic Director of Playwrights' Arena - the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights - is announcing the cast for THE END OF BEAUTY by Cory Hinkle, which includes Ruy Iskandar, Silas Weir Mitchell and Tania Verafield.

BWW Review: METAMORPHOSES at Guthrie Photo BWW Review: METAMORPHOSES at Guthrie
by Karen Bovard - Apr 22, 2019

'Bodies' is the first word spoken in Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Ovid's METAMORPHOSES, and it's the physicality of the story telling that makes this show such a theatrical pleasure. First developed with students at Northwestern, the production went pro and opened on Broadway in 2002 at Circle in the Square. There it created quite a splash, literally: the first two rows of audience were supplied with disposable raincoats. Yes, that's right: METAMORPHOSES is staged in and around a pool.

Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans For Sommerfest 2019: M√ļsica Juntos (Music Togeth Photo Minnesota Orchestra Announces Plans For Sommerfest 2019: M√ļsica Juntos (Music Together)
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019

The Minnesota Orchestra announced plans for Sommerfest 2019 today, unveiling a four-week July festival, presented under the banner Musica Juntos (Music Together), that spotlights Latin American music and culminates in performances of Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasion segun San Marcos, a much-celebrated, genre-blurring retelling of the biblical passion of St. Mark, described by critics as "a work of genius" and "the first indisputably great composition of the 21st century."

Playwrights' Arena Announces 2019 Season Photo Playwrights' Arena Announces 2019 Season
by Julie Musbach - Feb 20, 2019

Playwrights' Arena, the first and oldest theater dedicated to discovering, nurturing, and producing original works written exclusively by Los Angeles playwrights, will present three World Premieres during its 2019 Season: SOUTHERNMOST by Mary Lyon Kamitaki, THE END OF BEAUTY by Cory Hinkle and LIKE/SHARE by Janine Salinas Schoenberg.

Berkeley Rep Extends METAMORPHOSES For Two Weeks Photo Berkeley Rep Extends METAMORPHOSES For Two Weeks
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 6, 2019

Following an overwhelmingly positive response from audiences and critics alike, Berkeley Rep has announced that Metamorphoses, directed by Mary Zimmerman, will extend for an additional two weeks. The popular show will now run through Sunday, March 24.

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES Photo Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Feb 4, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman. Check out the photos below!

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES Photo VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

BWW Interview: 6 Questions with Guthrie Theater NOISES OFF's Nathan Keepers Photo BWW Interview: 6 Questions with Guthrie Theater NOISES OFF's Nathan Keepers
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Nov 29, 2018

There's more than meets the eye and the funny bone when it comes to creating a farce like NOISES OFF at the Guthrie Theater. Nathan Keepers tells more about what it takes.

BWW Review: The Moving Company is Back with an Original, Profound, Silly, Thoughtful, Photo BWW Review: The Moving Company is Back with an Original, Profound, Silly, Thoughtful, Delightful, Sweet, and Surprising New Work THE 4 SEASONS
by Jill Schafer - Nov 17, 2018

The Moving Company (which grew out of the ashes of the Tony-winning Theatre de la Jeune Lune) is back this fall with a very Moving Company kind of show. Which is to say original, profound, silly, thoughtful, delightful, sweet, surprising, and a little odd. Conceived by co-Artistic Directors Steven Epp, Nathan Keepers, and Dominique Serrand, THE 4 SEASONS was inspired by the idea of the four seasons, including Vivaldi's famous composition FOUR SEASONS and Piazzolla's less famous composition FOUR SEASONS. They also drew inspiration from Chekhov, and this quote from the Russian playwright about his work could also describe MoCo's work, and this piece in particular: 'What happens onstage should be just as complicated and just as simple as things are in real life. People are sitting at a table having dinner, that's all, but at the same time their happiness is being created, or their lives are being torn apart.'

BWW Review: THE LORAX is a Fantastical Fable  at The Old Globe Photo BWW Review: THE LORAX is a Fantastical Fable at The Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter - Jul 9, 2018

THE LORAX is a fantastic fable, one that seems as apt for today as when the book was written in 1971. Playing at The Old Globe through August 12th. For information on tickets and showtimes go to www.theoldglobe.org

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