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Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala Raises $800,000Berkeley Rep's OVATION Gala Raises $800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018

On Saturday evening, June 9, nearly 400 of the Bay Area's finest arts supporters gathered at The Ritz-Carlton San Francisco to celebrate Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning theatre company known for its groundbreaking and challenging productions. Ovation: 50 Years and Glowing raised over $800,000 to support the Theatre's artistic and innovative efforts, including its educational programming and new play development. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces Tony Taccone's Final ShowBerkeley Rep Announces Tony Taccone's Final Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that Kiss My Aztec!, a world premiere musical written by John Leguizamo and Tony Taccone, will fill the final slot of the previously announced 2018-19 subscription season. The musical, directed by Taccone, will be the final production of his tenure as Michael Leibert Artistic Director and cap his storied 33-year career at Berkeley Rep. (more...)

The Broad Stage and Red Hen Press with AT THE KITCHEN TABLEThe Broad Stage and Red Hen Press with AT THE KITCHEN TABLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Broad Stage continues their collaboration with Red Hen Press for Red Hen Press: At the Kitchen Table with Rinde and Ellen on Sunday, July 22 at 2:00pm in the East Wing at The Broad Stage. (more...)

Schimmel Center To Present Anna Deavere Smith In Notes From The Field, 6/1 & 6/2Schimmel Center To Present Anna Deavere Smith In Notes From The Field, 6/1 & 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Schimmel Center will present Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Anna Deavere Smith's Obie Award-winning solo performance, Notes From the Field, for one weekend only on Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, June 2 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in preparation for a two week run at the Royal Court in London. The production is directed by Leonard Foglia and features original music composed and performed by bassist Marcus Shelby who joins Ms. Smith on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at ANGELS IN AMERICA at Berkeley Repertory TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at ANGELS IN AMERICA at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety - directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! First staged 26 years ago, and originally commissioned by the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco while Taccone was serving as artistic director, this fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics, gay identity, and mythology, and a personal story of love and loyalty. In today's sociopolitical climate, Kushner's universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever. (more...)

VIDEO: Randy Harrison on Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICAVIDEO: Randy Harrison on Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

In the video below, Randy Harrison talks about what Tony Kushner's Angels in America has taught him and why he thinks today's young LGBTQ people should see the play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artists Repertory Theatre Presents THE THANKSGIVING PLAYPhoto Flash: Artists Repertory Theatre Presents THE THANKSGIVING PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Artists Repertory Theatre is proud to present the World Premiere of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) from April 1 through 29, on the Morrison Stage. The play is directed by Luan Schooler, Artists Rep's Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy. The Thanksgiving Play is the second commission of the theatre's Table|Room|Stage new play development program to receive its World Premiere at Artists Rep. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces 2018-19 SeasonBerkeley Rep Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced a compelling slate of productions for its 2018-19 subscription season. Berkeley Rep's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone revealed six of the seven shows that will comprise his final season at the Theatre. (more...)

THE THANKSGIVING PLAY By Larissa FastHorse Comes to Artists Rep, 4/1THE THANKSGIVING PLAY By Larissa FastHorse Comes to Artists Rep, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

??????? Artists Repertory Theatre is proud to present the World Premiere of The Thanksgiving Play by Larissa FastHorse (Sicangu Lakota) from April 1 through 29, on the Morrison Stage. The play is directed by Luan Schooler, Artists Rep's Director of New Play Development & Dramaturgy. The Thanksgiving Play is the second commission of the theatre's Table|Room|Stage new play development program to receive its World Premiere at Artists Rep. (more...)

Tony Taccone To Be Honored By The Museum of Performance + DesignTony Taccone To Be Honored By The Museum of Performance + Design
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

The Board of the Museum of Performance + Design takes great pleasure in announcing that Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Michael Leibert Artistic Director Tony Taccone will be presented with its 2018 San Francisco Arts Medallion for his outstanding leadership in the arts on Monday, March 26, 2018, 5:30pm-8:00pm, at The Battery in San Francisco. (more...)

Broadway's Been Schooled! LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS RecoupsBroadway's Been Schooled! LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Recoups
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

The producers of John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, announced today that the one-man play has become the first play to recoup its capitalization this season. LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS recouped in the first 15 weeks of its limited run at Broadway's Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). The original 16-week engagement was extended an additional three weeks on opening night, November 15, 2017. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Replaces PIKE ST. with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO MEBerkeley Rep Replaces PIKE ST. with WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced that due to scheduling conflicts, Nilaja Sun's Pike St. will be replaced by What the Constitution Means to Me as the final production in its 2017-18 season. Written by and starring award-winning playwright and actress Heidi Schreck and directed by Oliver Butler, What the Constitution Means to Me will have its world premiere in the Peet's Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Stephen Spinella and the Cast of Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICAPhoto Flash: Get a First Look at Stephen Spinella and the Cast of Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety - directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of the ambitious production, check it out below! (more...)

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Enters its Final Four WeeksLATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Enters its Final Four Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2018

Only four final weeks before he's history! LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamo, will conclude on Sunday, February 25 at 3:00 PM. (more...)

Stephen Spinella Will Lead Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICAStephen Spinella Will Lead Berkeley Rep's ANGELS IN AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Leguizamo Starts With A Clean Slate Of Laughs For Every PerformancePhoto Coverage: John Leguizamo Starts With A Clean Slate Of Laughs For Every Performance
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 24, 2017

You're usually not supposed to laugh in class after everything that the teacher says, but John Leguizamo cannot control his students (audience) during his one man hit show LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS. Recently Co-Producer Jamie deRoy & some friends visited John backstage as the blackboard was being prepared for another lesson in Latin history and current events that has audiences rollicking at Studio 54. Check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: John Leguizamo Invites Dreamers to Broadway's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONSBWW TV: John Leguizamo Invites Dreamers to Broadway's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 30, 2017

Twenty Dreamers attended last night's Latin History For Morons performance on Broadway and stayed after the show for a Q&A with John Leguizamo. Go behind the scenes in the video below! (more...)

BWW TV: Class Is In Session! Go Inside Opening Night of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONSBWW TV: Class Is In Session! Go Inside Opening Night of LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by TV - Opening Night Special - Nov 25, 2017

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamo, officially opened last night, November 15, 2017 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can go behind the scenes below! (more...)

VIDEO: 'LATIN HISTORY's John Leguizamo Reveals He Was a 'Moron' About His HeritageVIDEO: 'LATIN HISTORY's John Leguizamo Reveals He Was a 'Moron' About His Heritage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

On this week's LATE SHOW, actor John Leguizamo revealed that he found out how little he really knew about his heritage while doing research for his new Broadway play, LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Leguizamo Takes Another Broadway Bow in LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONSPhoto Coverage: John Leguizamo Takes Another Broadway Bow in LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 16, 2017

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamo, officially opened last night, November 15, 2017 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

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