Playwrights Foundation Names New Executive Artistic Director Jessica Bird Beza Playwrights Foundation Names New Executive Artistic Director Jessica Bird Beza
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Playwrights Foundation announces the appointment of Jessica Bird Beza as Executive Artistic Director for the 43 year-old San Francisco Bay Area arts organization. She brings a range of executive and artistic experience to the position, including serving in leadership roles with The Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse and Mo'olelo Performing Arts Company, producing three different new play festivals and directing at San Diego REP, La Jolla Playhouse and Theatreworks Silicon Valley. (more...)

Paul Robeson Theatre Festival Opens August 23 At LATC Paul Robeson Theatre Festival Opens August 23 At LATC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2019

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PERMANENT COLLECTION Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse PERMANENT COLLECTION Comes to Sierra Madre Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2019

The next selection in Off the Page, Sierra Madre Playhouse's ongoing series of play readings, will be Permanent Collection by Thomas Gibbons. (more...)

Town Hall Theatre Presents One Night Only Staged Reading Of UNCANNY VALLEY Town Hall Theatre Presents One Night Only Staged Reading Of UNCANNY VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2019

Next up in Town Hall Theatre's staged reading series IN THE WINGS is a one-night only reading of UNCANNY VALLEY, a riveting new play about artificial intelligence and ethical quandaries by Thomas Gibbons, directed by Lana Palmer. UNCANNY VALLEY will have one performance only on Monday, April 29, 2019, at Town Hall Theatre Company, 3535 School Street, in Lafayette, CA. Tickets are $10 general admission and free to subscribers, and are available through the Box Office at (925) 283-1557 or online at www.TownHallTheatre.com. (more...)

Barrington Stage Names Stacey Rose Inaugural Winner of Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award Barrington Stage Names Stacey Rose Inaugural Winner of Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2019

Barrington Stage Company announced today that Stacey Rose is the inaugural winner of The Bonnie and Terry Burman New Play Award, a new national play contest at BSC. Rose will be awarded $25,000 and her play America v. 2.1: The Sad Demise & Eventual Extinction of the American Negro will receive a world premiere production at BSC. (more...)

Review Roundup: New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776 Review Roundup: New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts's gender-bent production of 1776 is now on stage! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through December 23rd. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get A First Look At New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776 Photo Flash: Get A First Look At New Repertory Theatre's Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts's gender-bent production of 1776 this holiday season! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts through December 23rd. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Extends RIGHTLYND Through December 30 Victory Gardens Theater Extends RIGHTLYND Through December 30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the critically-acclaimed hit Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. With six additional performances, the production now runs through December 30, 2018, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the World Premiere of Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. Rightlynd runs November 9 - December 23, 2018, with press performances on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

CSUF's 'Bee-luther-hatchee' Opens This Today CSUF's 'Bee-luther-hatchee' Opens This Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Cal State Fullerton's 2018-2019 theatre season opens with the powerful "Bee-luther-hatchee" by Thomas Gibbons. The production is directed by guest professional director Saundra McClain and runs October 5-28, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The play follows Shelita Burns, an African-American editor, who publishes "Bee-luther-hatchee," the award-winning biography of a reclusive 72-year-old black woman named Libby Price. Having never met, Shelita decides to deliver a copy to Libby. The meeting between the two stirs a complex confrontation and challenges preconceptions. (more...)

CSUF's 'Bee-luther-hatchee' Opens This Friday CSUF's 'Bee-luther-hatchee' Opens This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Cal State Fullerton's 2018-2019 theatre season opens with the powerful "Bee-luther-hatchee" by Thomas Gibbons. The production is directed by guest professional director Saundra McClain and runs October 5-28, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The play follows Shelita Burns, an African-American editor, who publishes "Bee-luther-hatchee," the award-winning biography of a reclusive 72-year-old black woman named Libby Price. Having never met, Shelita decides to deliver a copy to Libby. The meeting between the two stirs a complex confrontation and challenges preconceptions. (more...)

Powerful, Provocative Drama Offers Fierce Season Opener For Cal State Fullerton Powerful, Provocative Drama Offers Fierce Season Opener For Cal State Fullerton
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Cal State Fullerton's 2018-2019 theatre season opens with the powerful "Bee-luther-hatchee" by Thomas Gibbons. The production is directed by guest professional director Saundra McClain and runs October 5­-28, 2018 in the Hallberg Theatre on campus. The play follows Shelita Burns, an African-American editor, who publishes "Bee-luther-hatchee," the award-winning biography of a reclusive 72-year-old black woman named Libby Price. Having never met, Shelita decides to deliver a copy to Libby. The meeting between the two stirs a complex confrontation and challenges preconceptions. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership Change New Repertory Theatre Announces Leadership Change
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

New Repertory Theatre, the professional theatre company in residence at the Mosesian Center for the Arts, announces that Artistic Director Jim Petosa will step down from his leadership position (held since 2012) at the end of the 2018-2019 Season. He will next direct We Will Not Be Silent, opening in October, which will be the last production he directs during his tenure as artistic director. (more...)

New Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts To Stage Diverse and Gender-Bent Production Of 1776 New Repertory Theatre in Massachusetts To Stage Diverse and Gender-Bent Production Of 1776
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

BroadwayWorld has learned that New Rep Theatre in Massachusetts will stage a gender-bent production of 1776 this holiday season! The production is set to run at the Mosesian Center for the Arts November 30th through December 23rd. (more...)

New Plays, Classics, And Musicals Spark CSUF Theatre & Dance 2018-2019 Season New Plays, Classics, And Musicals Spark CSUF Theatre & Dance 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Musical blockbusters "Children of Eden" and "Heathers The Musical" join new plays "bee-luther-hatchee" and "Mr. Burns: A Post Electric Play" and classics "The Cherry Orchard" and "Lysistrata" on the Cal State Fullerton stages in 2018-19. Two world-premiere-packed Dance Theatre productions also headline the schedule. "Theatre is about story-telling and this season we open with a story about who has the right to tell whose story," explains CSUF Theatre & Dance Chair David Mickey. "Our College of the Arts students have the right to tell stories that are thought provoking, timeless, engaging, and entertaining and this season will create challenging and educational opportunities for our students, as well as myriad performance experiences for our loyal audiences in Orange County." (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company to Host 'June-A-Palooza' A Festival of Readings and Performances From All Over Philly InterAct Theatre Company to Host 'June-A-Palooza' A Festival of Readings and Performances From All Over Philly
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

This June, InterAct Theatre Company will present a month of new work in collaboration with theatres from around Philadelphia for what they are calling JUNE-A-PALOOZA. It will be a celebratory festival of dynamic readings, celebrations, and workshops highlighting new work from InterAct and more than a dozen other area artists and companies. (more...)

Black Flag Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY Black Flag Theatre Company Presents Regional Premiere of UNCANNY VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Black Flag Theatre Company opens their inaugural season with the regional premiere of Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, playwright in residence at InterAct Theatre Company in Philadelphia. Sue Birch (Artistic Director of Theatre Britain) stars as Claire, a retiring neuroscientist tasked with one final project - to teach the newest advancement in artificial intelligence  (Michael Salimitari, Perfect Wedding) how to be human. This new play draws on current research in artificial intelligence and robotics to explore the painful divide between creator & creation and the ethical minefield that awaits us all in the very near future. (more...)

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 - March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Presents BREACH By Antoinette Nwandu Victory Gardens Theater Presents BREACH By Antoinette Nwandu
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

California Shakespeare Theater continues its 43rd Season with the play that made Tennessee Williams famous and secured his place in the American Classic canon. The Glass Menagerie is told through the illusion of Tom Wingfield's memory as he recounts an episode from his youth. (more...)

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