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Berkeley Rep Begins Enrollment
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2008

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre begins enrollment for spring classes at its School of Theatre and a summer intensive for middle- and high-school students. The 10-week spring schedule includes courses for all ages and abilities in acting, directing, movement, voice, and playwriting. Among its highlights is a two-day workshop on physical theatre for professional actors taught by renowned clown Geoff Hoyle. The Summer Theatre Intensive offers two four-week sessions for middle-school and high-school students while school is out. All classes meet in the Nevo Education Center at 2071 Addison Street next door to the Theatre in downtown Berkeley, and are taught by instructors who are nationally recognized teaching artists and theatre professionals. (more...)

Berkley Rep 2008/09 Season includes 'Arabian Nights,' 'Inish
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2008

The season kicks off with the world premiere of Yellowjackets by Itamar Moses. Followed August Wilson's masterpiece Joe Turner's Come and Gone; Mary Zimmerman's The Arabian Nights; the world premiere of The Vibrator Play by Sarah Ruhl;Fyodor Dostoevsky's Crime and Punishment; and Waters tackles Martin McDonagh again in The Lieutenant of Inishmore. The season concludes with David Henry Hwang's Berkeley Rep debut, Yellow Face. (more...)

ACT MFA Program Presents 'Orlando' Feb.28 - March 15ACT MFA Program Presents 'Orlando' Feb.28 - March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2008

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced casting and the design team for its upcoming production of Virginia Woolf's Orlando, adapted by Sarah Ruhl. The play, directed by A.C.T. alumnus and incoming managing director of the Marin Theatre Company Ryan Rilette, will be performed by members of the A.C.T. Master of Fine Arts Program class of 2008 and will play at Zeum Theater February 28 through March 15. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'Taking Over' with Danny Hoch Debuts at Berkeley RepPhoto Flash: 'Taking Over' with Danny Hoch Debuts at Berkeley Rep
by BWW - Jan 14, 2008

Taking Over, written and performed by Danny Hoch, directed by Tony Taccone makes its world premiere at Berkeley Rep. Taking Over is a powerful new show in which this Obie Award-winning solo performer depicts a Brooklyn neighborhood where the melting pot is boiling over with ethnic and economic tension,' explain press notes. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces 'Page to Stage' Conversations Line-UpBerkeley Rep Announces 'Page to Stage' Conversations Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2008

Every year, Bay Area audiences see guests engaged in conversation at Berkeley Repertory Theatre - and the tradition continues in 2008 with Page to Stage. Today, the Tony Award-winning theatre announced the speakers for this year's free events. (more...)

Danny Hoch is 'Taking Over' Berkeley Rep, Jan.11 - Feb.10Danny Hoch is 'Taking Over' Berkeley Rep, Jan.11 - Feb.10
by Eugene Lovendusky - Nov 26, 2007

This January, Obie Award-winner Danny Hoch is Taking Over Berkeley Repertory Theatre's Thrust Stage with his first new solo show in ten years. Berkeley Rep's artistic director, Tony Taccone helms the solo project. Taking Over begins previews on January 11, opens January 16, and closes February 10, 2008. (more...)

Sarah Jones to Bring Bridge & Tunnel to L.A. This FallSarah Jones to Bring Bridge & Tunnel to L.A. This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2007

Acclaimed playwright, poet and actor Sarah Jones stars in her acclaimed Broadway one-woman show Bridge & Tunnel for a limited engagement of 28 performances only at the Brentwood Theatre from September 25 to October 21 (more...)

Berkeley Rep Announces 2006-07 SeasonBerkeley Rep Announces 2006-07 Season
by Eugene Lovendusky - Jun 7, 2006

The Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced its seven-show 2006-07 season, which includes several West Coast and World Premieres. (more...)

Bridge & Tunnel Extends Broadway Run Through August 6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2006

Sarah Jones--who was chosen as the recipient of a 2006 Special Tony Award for playing a mosaic of women in her one-woman play Bridge & Tunnel--is now set to perform the show through August 6th (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sarah Jones Caricature Unveiled at Sardi'sPhoto Coverage: Sarah Jones Caricature Unveiled at Sardi's
by Ben Strothmann - May 10, 2006

On May 9th, Bridge & Tunnel star/writer Sarah Jones' caricature was unveiled at Sardi's, and BroadwayWorld was there! (more...)

Kushner and Sendak's Brundibar Runs April 28 - May 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2006

Co-production of Berkeley Rep and Yale Rep includes But the Giraffe, a Curtain Raiser to Hans Krása's Brundibar (more...)

BWW Video Show Preview: Bridge & TunnelBWW Video Show Preview: Bridge & Tunnel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2006

Highlights from Sarah Jones' 'Bridge and Tunnel' are now available on BroadwayWorld.com (more...)

Chorus of "Rosie's Broadway Kids" Make Stage Debuts in Brundibar and Comedy on the Bridge
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2006

A chorus of young performers from Rosie's Broadway Kids, an arts education organization created by Rosie O'Donnell which enriches the lives of children through the arts, will make their professional New York City stage debuts in the upcoming productions of Brundibar and Comedy on the Bridge at The New Victory Theater. (more...)

Bridge & Tunnel Extends on Broadway Through July 9th
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2006

A new block of tickets through July 9th will now be available at the box office and through telecharge.com (212-239-6200). (more...)

Bridge & Tunnel's Jones Interviewed on Feb. 19 'Breakfast with the Arts'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2006

Sarah Jones' Bridge & Tunnel will be featured on the February 19th edition of Breakfast with the Arts (more...)

Bridge and Tunnel:  The Play About The BoroughBridge and Tunnel: The Play About The Borough
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2006

Set in the most racially diverse place on the planet, Sarah Jones' play deals with the uneasy assimilation that is a part of this nation of immigrants (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bridge & Tunnel Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Bridge & Tunnel Opening Night
by Ben Strothmann - Jan 27, 2006

BroadwayWorld was there as celebrities walked the red carpet before and after Sarah Jones' new Broadway show Bridge & Tunnel (more...)

Dee, Neuwirth, Cantone Take Part in Bridge & Tunnel Talkbacks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2006

Ruby Dee, Bebe Neuwirth and Mario Cantone will join playwright Sarah Jones for talkbacks following performances of Bridge & Tunnel in January (more...)

The Wiz Revival Bows at La Jolla This Fall; Zhivago and Sorkin Play Also Part of Line-UpThe Wiz Revival Bows at La Jolla This Fall; Zhivago and Sorkin Play Also Part of Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2006

The highly anticipated Broadway-bound revival of The Wiz will premiere at San Diego's La Jolla Playhouse this fall, and the new musical Zhivago as well as a new Aaron Sorkin play will also be a part of the line-up (more...)

The Wiz Revival Bows at La Jolla This Fall; Zhivago and Sorkin Play Also Part of Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2006

The highly anticipated revival of The Wiz will bow at the La Jolla Playhouse in San Diego this spring; Zhivago and a new Aaron Sorkin play will also be part of the season line-up (more...)

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