US Premiere of THE FUNFAIR By Simon Stephens Opens At Cal Rep Next WeekUS Premiere of THE FUNFAIR By Simon Stephens Opens At Cal Rep Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

California Repertory Company continues its 30th Season with the spectacle of The Funfair by Tony award-winning playwright Simon Stephens. In a world of brutality and banality audiences are immersed into the Funfair where the fun feels free. Power plays fueled by misogyny and capitalism push lovers Cash and Caroline onto an emotional high wire without a net. The United States premiere of The Funfair opens November 2nd in the Studio Theatre. (more...)

California Repertory Company Announces 2018-19 SeasonCalifornia Repertory Company Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

California Repertory Company (Cal Rep) announces its 30th Anniversary season which celebrates 3 decades of risk-taking theater by showcasing the work of local artists and bringing a range of World, West Coast and Southern California Premieres to Long Beach.  (more...)

LARVAE Comes to the Alchemical TheatreLARVAE Comes to the Alchemical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

LARVAE Wakes Up Alchemical Theatre Starting August 30th LARVAE, a new play by Kelsey Torstveit with incidental music by David Bird will be presented at the Alchemical Theatre Laboratory (104 West 14th Street) starting August 30th. Will Detlefsen directs. The cast features Kelsey Torstveit*and Joe Pietropaolo.*(member of Actors Equity) (more...)

Lighting Designer Chao-Yu Tsai Wins Silver at World Stage Design for UCSD's RHINOCEROS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance MFA Lighting Design alumni (2017) Chao-Yu Tsai won Silver at the World Stage Design in Taipei for his lighting design of UCSD's 2015 production of Eugene Ionesco's Rhinoceros. (more...)

JACK Presents the New York Premiere of MACHINALIA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

In 1928, Ruth Snyder was executed for the murder of her husband; that same year, Sophie Treadwell wrote Machinal, inspired by Snyder's story. Now, playwright Steph Del Rosso has crafted a relentless, raucous exploration of feminism - part rock concert, part performance art - inspired by Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece. This production, created for the IDEAS Festival 2017 in San Diego and subsequently presented at Ubuntu Theater in the Bay Area, lands at JACK under the direction of rising theater-maker Will Detlefsen. (more...)

2017 Wagner New Play Festival to Open Next Month at UC San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Department of Theatre & Dance at the University of California San Diego announces the line-up of its 2017 Wagner New Play Festival. The shows run May 9-20, with specific performance dates and times for each play available on the department website. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Present WAITING FOR GODOT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents Samuel Beckett's absurdist play, 'Waiting for Godot,' directed by Gabor Tompa, March 7-18, at the Theodore and Adele Shank Theatre in the Joan and Irwin Jacobs Theatre District on the university's campus. (more...)

Photo Flash: San Diego Rep's MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of "Manifest Destinitis," an Early California adaptation of Moliere's "The Imaginary Invalid" from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

San Diego Repertory Theatre Presents the World Premiere Production of MANIFEST DESTINITIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

San Diego Repertory Theatre (San Diego REP) presents the world premiere of 'Manifest Destinitis,' an Early California adaptation of Moliere's 'The Imaginary Invalid' from Culture Clash founding member and REP Playwright in Residence Herbert Siguenza. The brand new comedy, directed by REP Co-Founder and Artistic Director Sam Woodhouse opens San Diego REP's 41st season. The show's run begins on Thursday, September 15, 2016 and plays through Sunday, October 9, 2016 with an opening night on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 7 p.m. in the Lyceum Space Theatre at San Diego REP in Horton Plaza. (more...)

Dixon Place to Present THE MYSTERY OF PEARL STREET, Begin. 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Dixon Place has announced the world premiere of Toni Schlesinger's The Mystery Of Pearl Street based on the real life and unsolved vanishing of two struggling artists from their downtown loft. Set in the mysterious Blue Room, the playwright, performer, and journalist pursues the mysterious disappearance of the couple in 1997 from their loft near the East River on one of the oldest streets in Manhattan. The three-person play, a double mystery, is a wildly visual, psychological, and philosophical exploration of terror, romance, police procedure, money, real estate, and the city's history, from the ruthless colonists and clipper ships to the booms on Wall Street. Pearl Street is finally a story of love and loss, loss that no one saw coming--the oldest story in the book--and the Valentine's Day dinner when one could not have known what a large and horrific turn life could take. (more...)

Cryptic Fascination Theater Presents Sarah Kane's BLASTED, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Sarah Kane's controversial drama 'Blasted,' which drew first outrage and then acclaim from audiences and critics when it had its premiere in 1995 at the Royal Court Theater Upstairs in London, will return to New York for a three week run this September at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center as Cryptic Fascination Theater Company's inaugural production. (more...)

Cryptic Fascination Theater to Present Sarah Kane's BLASTED Off-Off Broadway, 9/11-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

Sarah Kane's controversial drama 'Blasted,' which drew first outrage and then acclaim from audiences and critics when it had its premiere in 1995 at the Royal Court Theater Upstairs in London, will return to New York for a three week run this September at the Duo Multicultural Arts Center as Cryptic Fascination Theater Company's inaugural production. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, PIPPIN, VANYA AND SONIA, Nathan Lane & VIRGINIA WOOLF? Win Big at Drama League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) announced today the winners for the 79th Annual Drama League Awards: Distinguished Production of a Musical, Kinky Boots; presented by Diane Paulus; Distinguished Play,Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, presented by Pam MacKinnon; Distinguished Revival of a Musical, Pippin, presented by Alex Timbers; Distinguished Revival of a Play,Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, presented by Rachel Chavkin; Distinguished Performance, Nathan Lane, presented by Debra Messing at a star-studded luncheon ceremony hosted by Ms. Messing and David Hyde Pierce at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). (more...)

Photo Flash: Stewart F. Lane, Bonnie Comley and More at Drama League 2013 Directors Project Brunch
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The Drama League held a brunch in honor of the 2013 Directors Project fellows on Thursday, May 16th. The brunch was hosted by Stewart F. Lane and Bonnie Comley, both members of the Drama League. Scroll down for a photo of the attendees! (more...)

Samantha Saltzman, Danny Sharron and More Selected for The Drama League Directors Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks; Artistic Director, Roger T. Danforth) have announced the exceptional stage directors who have been selected as the 2013 Fellows of The Drama League Directors Project: Georgi Georgiev Antiqua, Elizabeth Carlson, Will Detlefsen, Dimitar Ivanov Dimitrov, Vesselin Dimov, Alexandru Mihail, Raphael Massie, Louisa Proske, Jamila Reddy, Samantha Saltzman, Danny Sharron, Jordan Slaveykov, Nicole A. Watson, and Lian Walden. (more...)