BWW Review: SEPARATE AND EQUAL at 59E59 Theaters is a Stunning and Unique Portrayal of Racial PrejudiceBWW Review: SEPARATE AND EQUAL at 59E59 Theaters is a Stunning and Unique Portrayal of Racial Prejudice
by Marina Kennedy - Sep 12, 2018

The New York City premiere of 'Separate and Equal,' written and directed by Seth Panitch, is now enthralling its audiences at 59E59 Theaters. The show is a stunning portrayal of race relations told through a combination of storytelling, basketball play, and contemporary dance performed to an original jazz soundtrack. (more...)

SEPARATE AND EQUAL, Inspired By The Oral History Project At The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Makes NYC Premiere At 59E59 TheatersSEPARATE AND EQUAL, Inspired By The Oral History Project At The Birmingham Civil Rights Museum, Makes NYC Premiere At 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) presents the NYC premiere of SEPARATE AND EQUAL, written and directed by Seth Panitch. Produced by the University of Alabama in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Museum and Birmingham Metro NAACP, SEPARATE AND EQUAL begins performances on Wednesday, September 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 30. Press Opening is Sunday, September 9 at 2:15 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Saturday at 7:15 PM; and Sunday at 2:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Single tickets are $25 - $35 ($24.50 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or visit www.59e59.org. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company Presents SLAUGHTER CITY By Naomi WallaceCoeurage Theatre Company Presents SLAUGHTER CITY By Naomi Wallace
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the first production of its ninth season, Slaughter City by Naomi Wallace. Directed by Coeurage Artistic Director Jer Adrianne Lelliott, there will be one preview performance on Friday, June 22, at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, June 23, at 8pm. Slaughter City will play through July 14 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center in North Hollywood.  (more...)

Chill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer SeasonChill Out With Some Hot Summer Shows with 59E59's Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

59E59 Theaters (Val Day, Artistic Director; Brian Beirne, Managing Director) is thrilled to announce the lineup of shows for the 2018 Summer Season at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Kicking off its upcoming ninth season, Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's only Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced Gathering Coeurage, a special fundraising event that will offer a rare glimpse into the company's development process. (more...)

BWW Review: MTW Presents a Definitive GUYS AND DOLLSBWW Review: MTW Presents a Definitive GUYS AND DOLLS
by Don Grigware - Feb 20, 2018

Guys and Dolls/music & lyrics by Frank Loesser/book by Joe Swerling and Abe Burrows/based on stories by Damon Runyon/directed by Mark Martino/musical director: Benet Braun/choreographer: Daniel Smith/Musical Theatre West (MTW),Long Beach/through March 4 My first association with musical composer Frank Loesser was as an actor in the 70s in a revue of his music. I played Sky Masterson of Guys and Dolls and sang a duet of 'I've Never Been In Love Before'. I came to realize quite rapidly how lovely his music is and how well he manages to capture the moment of genuine emotion within a song. Upon seeing Guys and Dolls several times since, I have been awestruck as well by Abe Burrows' and Joe Swerling's ability to take Damon Runyon's New York Broadway characters from the 20s and 30s and blow them up into something overwhelmingly moving and appealing. The two worlds of sin and redemption have never been connect (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at OF MICE AND MEN, Now Extended at North Coast RepPhoto Flash: First Look at OF MICE AND MEN, Now Extended at North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

North Coast Repertory has extended its run OF MICE AND MEN through November 19th, adding five more performances due to demand. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (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 - Oct 21, 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...)

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 - Oct 18, 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...)

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...)

Coeurage Theatre Company presents World Premiere of NICKY by Boni B. AlvarezCoeurage Theatre Company presents World Premiere of NICKY by Boni B. Alvarez
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the first production of its eighth season, the world premiere of Nicky, by acclaimed Los Angeles playwright Boni B. Alvarez. Directed by Beth Lopes, there will be two preview performances on June 1 and 2 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, June 3 at 8pm. Nicky will play through July 1 at the Greenway Court Theatre.  (more...)

Nominations Announced for 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Awards, Hosted by Vanessa & French StewartNominations Announced for 2017 Stage Raw Theatre Awards, Hosted by Vanessa & French Stewart
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Stage Raw announces the nominations for its third annual awards show 'A Wake and Sing!,' coming Monday, May 15 to Los Angeles Theatre Center, 514 S. Spring Street, Downtown. (more...)

Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6Coeurage Theatre Company to Re-Open URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL on 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the extension and re-opening of Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, the extended run will begin on Friday, January 6 at 8pm and continue through February 25 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center. (more...)

BWW Review: Fun and Games at URINETOWN THE MUSICALBWW Review: Fun and Games at URINETOWN THE MUSICAL
by Don Grigware - Nov 28, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company are known around town as the rebels, the 'pay what you want' company. Their motto? 'Nobody should have to pay high prices to see good theatre'. Nice reminder in these depression era times where our government is wracked by the entree of a despicably inept political leader and the majority of our middle-class struggle to make ends meet. The locale of this satirical musical comedy Urinetown, which had its Broadway run in 2001 with 10 Tony nominations, is a typical small city in a futuristic time where a drought has caused a water shortage and its citizens no longer have private amenities. They must urinate in public places and pay a fee to do so. The greedy Urine Good Company controls the enterprise, and if people pee in the bushes, they are arrested and thrown into Urinetown. Now in a striking production by the Coeurage Theatre Company at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center, the rarely revived Urinetown strikes s chord in our troubled times, as audiences laugh away problems that, when it comes right down to it, may not be that unimaginable. (more...)

LA'S Pay What You Want Theatre Company Presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICALLA'S Pay What You Want Theatre Company Presents URINETOWN: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want Company, has announced the final production of its seventh season, three-time Tony Award-winner Urinetown: The Musical. With music by Mark Hollmann, lyrics by Hollmann and Greg Kotis, book by Kotis, musical direction by Gregory Nabours, and directed by Kari Hayter, there will be one preview performance on November 4 at 8pm and opening is set for Saturday, November 5 at 8pm. Urinetown: The Musical will play through December 3 at the Historic Lankershim Arts Center.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: Seven Characters in Search of a Way OutBWW Reviews: Seven Characters in Search of a Way Out
by Erica Miner - Apr 21, 2015

It's no surprise that 'Unnecessary Farce' has been produced one hundred times (more...)

Shaun Taylor-Corbett to Star in Native Voices at the Autry's OFF THE RAILSShaun Taylor-Corbett to Star in Native Voices at the Autry's OFF THE RAILS
by Ellen Dostal - Feb 20, 2015

Continuing its role as the only Equity theatre company dedicated to developing new work by Native American artists, Native Voices at the Autry presents OFF THE RAILS by Randy Reinholz (Choctaw*), starring Shaun Taylor-Corbett. A bawdy and irreverent adaptation of Shakespeare's Measure for Measure set in Buffalo Bill's Wild West, the production is presented as part of Native Voices at the Autry's 2014-2015 season, themed 'Legacy and Loss: Stories From the Indian Boarding School.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: EQUIVOCATION, It's all in the Details and Theatricum Gets Them All RightBWW Reviews: EQUIVOCATION, It's all in the Details and Theatricum Gets Them All Right
by Ellen Dostal - Sep 12, 2014

Throughout two thirds of Bill Cain's political thriller EQUIVOCATION, a confused Shagspeare (known to us otherwise as Shakespeare and played by Ted Barton) keeps asking questions and getting answers that don't make sense. Finally a circumspect Father Garnet (Franc Ross) tells him to look for the question beneath the question and suddenly the pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at EQUIVOCATION at Theatricum BotanicumPhoto Flash: First Look at EQUIVOCATION at Theatricum Botanicum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

According to the history books, the infamous Gunpowder Plot was a conspiracy by England's marginalized Catholics to blow up Protestant King James I and his entire Parliament. Or was it? What if the official story concealed a darker truth? And what if King James had commanded William Shakespeare to write a play -- a "true historie" -- on order to further cement the government's account? These are some of the questions asked in Equivocation, Bill Cain's witty exploration of political power and artistic integrity. Winner of the prestigious 2010 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, Equivocation opens on Sept. 5 at Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Coeurage Theatre Company Finds the Art in ANDRONICUSBWW Reviews: Coeurage Theatre Company Finds the Art in ANDRONICUS
by Ellen Dostal - Aug 4, 2014

Without a doubt there are scenes in Shakespeare's Titus Andronicus that are difficult to watch. Actions that might come across as ludicrous on the page make one shrink with revulsion when viewed in the flesh, and within the confines of a small theater the effect is much like that of a horror show taken to the limit. Rape, murder, dismemberment, more murder, and about as much brutality as a person can handle in one sitting is what you'll find here. That Coeurage Theatre Company can stage it so that you can still appreciate the art in it is quite an accomplishment. (more...)

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