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LOVE LETTERS FROM VIETNAM Comes to Poway OnStage This Month LOVE LETTERS FROM VIETNAM Comes to Poway OnStage This Month
by BWW News Desk on November 18, 2017 in San Diego

Author and singer-songwriter Alex Woodard and Broadway veteran Jonathan Tessero will bring a one-night-only stage production of Woodard's book and album, 'For The Sender: Love Letters from Vietnam,' to the Poway Center for the Performing Arts on Nov. 18, 2017, at 8 p.m. (more...)
BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at the Old Globe BWW Review: ROMEO AND JULIET at the Old Globe
by E.H. Reiter on November 17, 2017 in San Diego

ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe, a USD/Old Globe Shiley Graduate Theatre Program production is playing through November 19th. (more...)
A Look Inside a Broadway Dance Workshop with Ariana deBose A Look Inside a Broadway Dance Workshop with Ariana deBose
by E.H. Reiter on November 17, 2017 in San Diego

Take a look inside of an inspiring dance class taught by Ariana DeBose thanks to Broadway Artists Connection and Theatre Arts School of San Diego. When Ariana DeBose comes into the room, she is radiates a genuine warmth and enthusiasm, with a smile to match. You can tell that DeBose is just as excited to teach as this group is to be taught. (more...)
Bodhi Tree Concerts to Present ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 at The Veterans Museum Bodhi Tree Concerts to Present ALL IS CALM: THE CHRISTMAS TRUCE OF 1914 at The Veterans Museum
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Diego

In a unique collaboration with SACRA/PROFANA and San Diego Opera, Bodhi Tree Concerts presents the second annual performances of All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, a stage depiction by Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach. (more...)
UC San Diego Theatre and Dance to Present THE GREEN COCKATOO UC San Diego Theatre and Dance to Present THE GREEN COCKATOO
by BWW News Desk on November 17, 2017 in San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents The Green Cockatoo, by Arthur Schnitzler, translated by Carl R Mueller, and directed by Marco Barricelli. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 11/17 - MARGARITAVILLE, LES MIS, WAITRESS and More!
by BWW Special on November 17, 2017 in San Diego

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature BIG FISH, SISTER ACT, HAND TO GOD and more! (more...)
Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour Comedian Jo Koy Announces 2018 Break The Mold Tour
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Diego

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. (more...)
Review Roundup: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe Theatre - What Did The Critics Think? Review Roundup: HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS at The Old Globe Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk on November 16, 2017 in San Diego

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS runs at the Old Globe Theatre through December 24, adn the critics are weighing in! (more...)
Photo Exclusive: First Look at LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever in New Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse Photo Exclusive: First Look at LaChanze, Ariana DeBose and Storm Lever in New Donna Summer Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in San Diego

Due to popular demand, La Jolla Playhouse announces another week-long extension for its world premiere of SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical, featuring songs by Donna Summer, Giorgio Moroder and others; book by Robert Cary, Colman Domingo and Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys); with direction by Des McAnuff;choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis); and musical direction by Ron Melrose. The production will now run through December 24. BroadwayWorld has an exclusive first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
San Diego Theatre Connection Launches BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS BIG SHOW Campaign For The Holidays San Diego Theatre Connection Launches BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS BIG SHOW Campaign For The Holidays
by BWW News Desk on November 15, 2017 in San Diego

The San Diego Theatre Connection is Creating Community and empowering children with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County (www.sdbigs.org). During the holiday season, four of our theatre companies are participating in the BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS BIG SHOW campaign to recruit volunteers and help raise awareness for the established mentoring organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. Nationally, statistics show that children in the program are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27% less likely to begin using alcohol, 52% less likely to skip school, 37% less likely to skip a class, and 33% less likely to hit someone. (more...)
UCI Drama presents Pulitzer-Winner Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL UCI Drama presents Pulitzer-Winner Lynn Nottage's INTIMATE APPAREL
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

UC Irvine's Claire Trevor School of the Arts Department of Drama continues its 2017 18 season The Business of Politics/The Politics of Business with Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. Based on the life of Nottage's great grandmother, the 2004 play garnered numerous prizes, including Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle, Lucille Lortel, and Obie Awards, as well as the 2004 Steinberg Award for Outstanding New Play. Telling the story of an African American seamstress in 1905 New York, the play explores themes of societal and interpersonal power, through the lenses of race, class, and the early evolution of the suffragette movement. (more...)
Orange County Music and Dance Joins Partnership for ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS Orange County Music and Dance Joins Partnership for ARTIST OF THE YEAR AWARDS
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

OC Music & Dance (OCMD) announced today a new partnership with The Orange County Register and the Orange County Department of Education (OCDE) to expand and enhance the Artist of the Year competition for area high school visual and performing arts students. The competition, established by The Register and running since 2013, showcases Orange County's most talented youth. (more...)
BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S PRODUCTION OF AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre BWW Review: SAN DIEGO OPERA'S PRODUCTION OF AS ONE at Joan B Kroc Theatre
by Ron Bierman on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

If a spouse transitions from one sex to another in a state where gay marriage is illegal, is the marriage still valid? There are many possible reactions to that question, including heated discussion, juvenile giggling, or reactionary distaste. Composer Laura Kaminsky chose empathy for those most directly affected. The result was her first opera, and it is a striking statement at a time when empathy for anyone different is in short supply. As one, a chamber work for two singers and string quartet, does a compelling job of describing a transgender's struggle with sexual identity. It is the latest offering in the San Diego opera's d tour series, which features smaller-scale works outside the usual operatic repertoire. Kaminsky's choice of artistic partners was as fortunate as her timing. Kimberly Reed, a transgender woman, and Mark Campbell, one of today's most successful librettists, collaborated to produce a story that feels real and has emotional impact. (more...)
Isaac Oliver Is Bringing Holiday Cheer To Diversionary With LONELY CHRISTMAS Isaac Oliver Is Bringing Holiday Cheer To Diversionary With LONELY CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

Diversionary announces their holiday show Isaac Oliver's Lonely Christmas December 14th - 16th. Performances run Thursday at 7pm and Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Trim the tree, hang the stockings, light the menora and slug the eggnog. Ring out this troubling year with NYC comedy connoisseur Isaac Oliver as he regales San Diego for the first time with stories from his hit debut novel, Intimacy Idiot (Best of 2015 - NPR), and tales of woe of holidays past. This unabashedly authentic storyteller's take on the world and the season is as hilarious as it is moving, and intelligent as it is restorative. Oliver's unique blend of poignancy, candor and levity is the perfect antidote to a year filled with crazy, and the craziness of the holidaze! (more...)
San Diego Holiday Concerts & Monumental Music Festival That Kicks Off New Year San Diego Holiday Concerts & Monumental Music Festival That Kicks Off New Year
by BWW News Desk on November 13, 2017 in San Diego

Following spectacular fall programming like the triple-header of Mozart's Requiem this weekend and a very special Jazz @ The Jacobs series kickoff on Nov. 25, The First Lady of Song: An Ella Fitzgerald Tribute, the San Diego Symphony is set to deliver a particularly memorable holiday season with special festive concerts throughout December and into the new year. There's no doubt that music plays a big part in making it feel like the holidays, and these concerts will make a trip to the Symphony one of your favorite holiday traditions if it isn't one already: (more...)
Judge H. Lee Sarokin's TRAITOR OR PATRIOT? Gets Reading at North Coast Rep Judge H. Lee Sarokin's TRAITOR OR PATRIOT? Gets Reading at North Coast Rep
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

North Coast Repertory Theatre has announced its upcoming reading: Traitor or Patriot? by Judge H. Lee Sarokin. The free reading will take place on November 14, 2017. (more...)
UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Stage WHAT OF THE NIGHT? UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance to Stage WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

The UC San Diego Department of Theatre and Dance presents What of the Night? by Maria Irene Fornes, directed by Katie Pearl. (more...)
North Coast Rep Announces Free Reading of TRAITOR OR PATRIOT? North Coast Rep Announces Free Reading of TRAITOR OR PATRIOT?
by BWW News Desk on November 14, 2017 in San Diego

Two friends (government employees) take opposite views about disclosing corruption that they discover during the course of their work. The dispute causes a rift between the two friends and their families, and the play asks which of the two is the hero or villain and whether leakers of classified information are traitors or patriots. (more...)
BWW Interview: Ariana Debose Brings Some SUMMER to San Diego BWW Interview: Ariana Debose Brings Some SUMMER to San Diego
by E.H. Reiter on November 13, 2017 in San Diego

Ariana has brought her colossal talent to the La Jolla Playhouse in their new musical in SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, playing through December 17th. (more...)
BWW Review: the GRINCH and Whoville is still worth a holiday visit BWW Review: the GRINCH and Whoville is still worth a holiday visit
by E.H. Reiter on November 13, 2017 in San Diego

Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas! is that lovable anti-hero that has become a San Diego tradition and as this Old Globe production enters its 20th year it's clear that this production is as much a tradition as a Yule Log or a peppermint candy. (more...)
BWW Review: Globe for All TWELFTH NIGHT BWW Review: Globe for All TWELFTH NIGHT
by E.H. Reiter on November 12, 2017 in San Diego

Shakespeare comedies are at their best when they embrace the most silly side, and the Old Globe's Globe For All production of Twelfth Night takes that premise and runs with it in a delightfully entertaining way. (more...)
Photo Flash:  THE SECRET GARDEN Comes to New Village Arts Theatre Photo Flash: THE SECRET GARDEN Comes to New Village Arts Theatre
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in San Diego

New Village Arts Theatre has announced its winter production of the Tony Award-Winning musical, THE SECRET GARDEN, directed by the award-winning Rosina Reynolds. The production will run from November 3 to December 24. (more...)
Jose Martinez and Larica Schnell to Play Star Cross'd Lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set! Jose Martinez and Larica Schnell to Play Star Cross'd Lovers in ROMEO AND JULIET at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk on November 11, 2017 in San Diego

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for The Old Globe and University of San Diego Shiley Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. (more...)
Photo Flash: See The Cast of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS At The Old Globe Theatre! Photo Flash: See The Cast of HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS At The Old Globe Theatre!
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in San Diego

HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS runs at the Old Globe Theatre through December 24. See the cast in these production photos! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Edward Watts and More in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe Photo Flash: First Look at Edward Watts and More in 'THE GRINCH' at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk on November 10, 2017 in San Diego

The Old Globe presents its 20th annual production of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, running now through December 24 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night was last night, November 9, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)