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Photo Flash: First Look at IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE at ActorsNETPhoto Flash: First Look at IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE at ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

ActorsNET is launching its 22nd season with Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen's exciting adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' 1935 cautionary tale, It Can't Happen Here, which Lewis adapted the following year with John C. Moffitt from his novel by the same name. The show will play at its home in Morrisville, Pennsylvania on weekends from October 13 through 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of this searing drama in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE at ActorsNETPhoto Flash: First Look at IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE at ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017

ActorsNET is launching its 22nd season with Tony Taccone and Bennett S. Cohen's exciting adaptation of Sinclair Lewis' 1935 cautionary tale, It Can't Happen Here, which Lewis adapted the following year with John C. Moffitt from his novel by the same name. The show will play at its home in Morrisville, Pennsylvania on weekends from October 13 through 29. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast of this searing drama in action below! (more...)

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Comes to ActorsNETIT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Comes to ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2017

What if FDR has been defeated in 1936 and a fascist had been elected President of the United States? How would Americans react to the implementation of martial law, and the elimination of rights enshrined in the U.S. Constitution? What would happen if a free press was muzzled? If citizens fled to Canada even as a resistance was formed -- and its leaders and members were rounded up and incarcerated or executed? (more...)

New Board Members Welcomed at Berkeley RepNew Board Members Welcomed at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2017

Today Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced the addition of four new members to its Board of Trustees. These philanthropic citizens will join the rest of the board in guiding the Theatre for the next year. Steven Goldin, Laura Severino, and Kelli Tomlinson were voted in at the Annual Meeting on August 25, and Sudha Pennathur was voted in on September 25. (more...)

IT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Comes to ActorsNETIT CAN'T HAPPEN HERE Comes to ActorsNET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

ActorsNET launches its 22nd season with a stunning new adaptation by Tony Taccone and Bennet S. Cohen of Sinclair Lewis' satirical drama, It Can't Happen Here. Writing in the 1930s, Lewis, an acclaimed socially conscious author, adapted his best-selling novel of the same name into a play as a warning. His message? Do not elect a fascist to the American presidency. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Leguizamo Unveils LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS MarqueePhoto Coverage: John Leguizamo Unveils LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Marquee
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) will make his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play Latin History For Morons, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater. Leguizamo was front and center for the unveiling of his show's Broadway marquee today, and BroadwayWorld has photos below! (more...)

OSF Commission ROE Wins PEN Literary AwardOSF Commission ROE Wins PEN Literary Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

Roe, a riveting drama by Lisa Loomer about central figures in the American abortion rights debate that debuted at OSF in April 2016, is the winner of The PEN Center USA 2017 Literary Award for Drama. (more...)

Tickets on Sale this Sunday for LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS at Studio 54Tickets on Sale this Sunday for LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS at Studio 54
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

The box office for LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS will open Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 12PM at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

Broadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This FallBroadway Class Will Be in Session for John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Emmy winner John Leguizamo (Ghetto Klown) will make his highly-anticipated return to Broadway this fall in his original one-man comedic play LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, direct from his acclaimed engagements at The Public Theater and Berkeley Repertory Theater, producers Nelle Nugent and Kenneth Teaton announced today. (more...)

Berkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTSBerkeley Rep presents World Premiere of IMAGINARY COMFORTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

???????Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the world premiere of Imaginary Comforts, or The Story of the Ghost of the Dead Rabbit, written by Daniel Handler and directed by Tony Taccone. The new play begins previews on Thursday, October 5 and the show runs through Sunday, November 19. Individual tickets begin at $30 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Thursday, October 12. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Single Tickets Now On Sale for 2017/18 SeasonBerkeley Rep Single Tickets Now On Sale for 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced today that single tickets for its 2017-18 season will be on sale beginning Sunday, August 6. Prices for tickets to individual shows vary by performance day and seating section and are subject to change based on availability. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

Berkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESARBerkeley Rep's Tony Taccone Talks Free Speech, Art of Risk in Relation to The Public's JULIUS CAESAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director Tony Taccone has responded to the recent controversy surrounding JULIUS CAESAR at The Public Theater. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROONBerkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' AN OCTOROON
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of An Octoroon written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by Eric Ting will close out its season. (more...)

OSF-Commissions SWEAT and iNDECENT Earn Tony Award Nominations for Best PlayOSF-Commissions SWEAT and iNDECENT Earn Tony Award Nominations for Best Play
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The American Theatre Wing nominated two plays commissioned by the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for 2017 Tony Awards today, including Best Play. Commissioned through OSF's American Revolutions: The United States History Cycle, Sweat by Lynn Nottage and Indecent by Paula Vogel each received three nominations. (more...)

Theatre Bay Area to Honor Carey Perloff and Tony Taccone at BOLD. BRAVE. BRIGHT. Benefit 6/19Theatre Bay Area to Honor Carey Perloff and Tony Taccone at BOLD. BRAVE. BRIGHT. Benefit 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Theatre Bay Area today announced American Conservatory Theater Artistic Director Carey Perloff and Berkeley Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Tony Taccone will be honored at the (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Arian Moayed, Sherie Renee Scott and Micah Stock to Lead Dual-Language HAMLET at WaterwellArian Moayed, Sherie Renee Scott and Micah Stock to Lead Dual-Language HAMLET at Waterwell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Waterwell announced today a strictly limited engagement of a new dual language (English/Farsi) version of Hamlet at the Sheen Center for Thought and Culture (18 Bleecker Street). Starring Tony Award nominees Arian Moayed as Hamlet, Sherie Rene Scott as Gertrude, and Micah Stock as Horatio, with direction by Drama Desk nominee Tom Ridgely, Hamlet will begin performances on Wednesday, May 10, 2017, with an opening night set for Sunday, May 21 at 8:00pm, and will play through June 3. (more...)

Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2017 OVATION Gala Raises $775,000Berkeley Repertory Theatre's 2017 OVATION Gala Raises $775,000
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Saturday night, April 1, more than 350 of the Bay Area's finest arts supporters gathered at the Fairmont San Francisco to honor Berkeley Rep, the Tony Award-winning theatre company known for its innovative and challenging works. OVATION: Berkeley Rep Celebrates Monsoon Wedding raised $775,000 to support the Theatre's artistic and creative efforts, including education programming and the Theatre's attempts to promote active citizenry. (more...)

John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The PublicJohn Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Extends at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that three final performances have been added to the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Latin History for Morons, created and performed by John Leguizamo. Directed by Tony Taccone, this fiercely funny, satirical one-man show was inspired by Leguizamo's observation that Latinos are essentially invisible in the standard American history curriculum. (more...)

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