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William Saroyan Headshot
Date Of Birth:
August 31, 1908
Date Of Death:
May 18, 1981 (72)
Birth Place:
Fresno, CA, USA
 
William Saroyan Headshot
Date of Birth: August 31, 1908
Date of Death: May 18, 1981 (72)

Birth Place: Fresno, CA, USA
PlayFest Santa Barbara Festival Announces 2018 Events Photo PlayFest Santa Barbara Festival Announces 2018 Events
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2018

PlayFest Santa Barbara, in partnership with the Santa Barbara Public Library, and with the support of a Community Arts Grant from the City of Santa Barbara and Santa Barbara County Office of Arts and Culture, presents the Sixth Annual Festival of New Plays. The staged reading of Steve Karp's Honoree Play, REUNION, will take place in the Santa Barbara Central Library on March 10 at 7p.m. REUNION was selected as the 2018 Honoree play following an international competition. E. Bonnie Lewis and Ken Gilbert of DramaDogs will perform the roles of He and She. Maggie Mixsell of Speaking of Stories, will narrate. Anna Jensen, former Ensemble Theatre dramaturge and current co-host of Theatrixsb podcast, will moderate a post reading talkback between the audience and the playwright. The reading is free.

Valley Performing Arts Council Presents the Ballet ROMEO AND JULIET Photo Valley Performing Arts Council Presents the Ballet ROMEO AND JULIET
by Stephi Wild - Feb 23, 2018

‚ÄúRomeo and Juliet,‚ÄĚ Shakespeare's classic story of young star-crossed lovers, will be presented as a ballet by the Valley Performing Arts Council (VPAC) Saturday, March 3 at 6:30 p.m. at the William Saroyan Theatre in downtown Fresno. The performance will feature professional dancers from the renowned State Street Ballet of Santa Barbara alongside local dancers from Fresno Ballet Theatre.

Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Opens 3/2 Photo Actors Co-Op Theatre Company's A MAN FOR ALL SEASONS Opens 3/2
by Julie Musbach - Feb 23, 2018

Actors Co-op Theatre Company (Ovation Award-Winner 2017 Best Play, Intimate Theatre for 33 Variations) is proud to present the 1962 Tony Award-winner for Best Play, Robert Bolt's A Man for All Seasons, directed by Thom Babbes, produced by Carly Lopez. This tragic historical drama offers a brilliant portrait of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry VIII.

Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour Photo Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Coming off the huge success of his Netflix special Live From Seattle, Comedian Jo Koy will be launching a new tour starting 2018, which will include brand new material.

Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour Photo Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Coming off the huge success of his Netflix special Live From Seattle, Comedian Jo Koy will be launching a new tour starting 2018, which will include brand new material.

Zach Grenier Joins Red Bull Theater's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE Photo Zach Grenier Joins Red Bull Theater's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced that Zach Grenier would join the previously announced cast for the one night only benefit performance of Marivaux's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by James Magruder and directed by Jesse Berger.

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, Kristine Nielsen Set for Red Bull Th Photo Celia Keenan-Bolger, Arnie Burton, Carson Elrod, Kristine Nielsen Set for Red Bull Theater's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced the cast for the one night only benefit performance of Marivaux's THE TRIUMPH OF LOVE, translated by James Magruder and directed by Jesse Berger.

James Taylor Odom and Blake Price to Star in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Nor Photo James Taylor Odom and Blake Price to Star in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER North American Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

The 2017-2018 National Tour of the Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, produced by NETworks Presentations, announced today full casting and tour dates for the upcoming 2017-2018 season. James Taylor Odom will play the role of the eight D'Ysquith heirs and Blake Price will portray the role of Monty Navarro.

The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME Photo The Fountain Theatre Presents Mother-Daughter Tale RUNAWAY HOME
by Julie Musbach - Aug 8, 2017

Sometimes what you're searching for is right where you started. The Fountain Theatre presents a powerful, funny and deeply moving mother-daughter story byJeremy J. Kamps. Multiple award-winning Shirley Jo Finneyreturns to the Fountain to direct the world premiere of Runaway Home for a Sept. 16 opening.

FRIDAY 5 (+1): THE MOTHERF*CKER WITH THE HAT Opens Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jul 21, 2017

Shawn Whitsell's Destiny Theatre Experience celebrates its tenth anniversary starting tonight with the opening of Stephen Adly Guirgis' The Motherfucker With the Hat at Nashville's iconic Darkhorse Theater. Directed by Kurt Jarvis and featuring a cast of local stage favorites, along with some intriguing newcomers, including Michael Carlo, Megan Blevins, Matt N. Smith, Amie Lara and Tony Insignares.

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews began June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening night is slated for tonight, June 21.

Meg Ryan's Directorial Debut Comes to River St. Theatre This Weekend
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 20, 2017

Award-winning actress Meg Ryan makes directorial debut with the film, ITHACA, which opens Thursday, June 24 at the River Street theatre in Jaffrey,. It will play at 7pm each day through Saturday, June 26.

Greensboro Arts Alliance Announces 2017 Mainstage Summer Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 16, 2017

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, is proud to announce its 1st Annual Opera Festival as part of the 2017 Summer Season in Vermont. Heidi Lauren Duke choreographs & directs Mezzo-Soprano Martha Prewitt in Lee Hoiby's comedy Bon Appetit!, written about the legendary chef Julia Child, from June 30 - July 5, 2017, at the Town House (20 Church St.)  in Hardwick, Vermont.  The return of opera performance marks a full circle moment for Hardwick's historic Town Hall which was, in fact, built as an opera house in 1898.

2016 Primus Prize Winner IN A WORD Premieres at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Lesser America (Half Moon Bay, The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) presents the New York Premiere of IN A WORD by Lauren Yee, winner of the 2016 Francesca Primus Prize and a finalist for the ATCA/Steinberg Award. Directed by Tyne Rafaeli (The Bridges of Madison County national tour, Actually at Geffen Playhouse), previews begin June 16 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America continues its run as the inaugural Company in Residence.

Rashad Jennings Joins DANCING WITH THE STARS LIVE Tour; Full Schedule Announced
by Caryn Robbins - May 24, 2017

DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 24 winner and NFL running back Rashad Jennings will join his partner, Emma Slater, this summer in ‚ÄúDancing with the Stars: Live! - Hot Summer Nights.‚ÄĚ

ADAA Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize Goes to June Carryl for THE GOOD MINISTER FROM HARARE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The Armenian Dramatic Arts Alliance (ADAA) announced the winner of the $10,000 Saroyan/Paul Human Rights Playwriting Prize on April 24th, 2017 at the The Antaeus Theatre Company at the newly opened Kiki and David Gindler Performing Arts Centre in Glendale.

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. 

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org.

The Ahmanson Foundation Provides $1.5M Gift to Cal State LA's State Playhouse
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 22, 2017

The Ahmanson Foundation has awarded California State University, Los Angeles a two-year $1.5 million gift to update the University's State Playhouse. "This gift from The Ahmanson Foundation underscores the crucial role the arts play in our society," said Cal State LA President William A. Covino. "We're grateful to the foundation for its generous support of higher education and the arts."

Antaeus Theatre Company Unveils Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Antaeus Theatre Company will name its new venue at 110 E. Broadway in the City of Glendale the Kiki & David Gindler Performing Arts Center in honor of the Gindlers' $1 million capital campaign contribution and long-standing patronage.

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