A Bright Room Called Day

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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018
59E59 Theaters is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of KURT VONNEGUT'S MOTHER NIGHT, adapted and directed by Brian Katz. Produced by The Custom Made Theatre Company with Executive Producers William & Ruth Isenberg and Leah Abrams, and Producer Jay Yamada, KURT VONNEGUT'S MOTHER NIGHT begins performances on Friday, October 5 for a limited engagement through Sunday, November 3.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018
The Workmen's Circle will present activist and widely acclaimed playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with the Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's 2018 Winter Benefit on December 10, 2018 in Manhattan.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2018
The Workmen's Circle today announced the Benefit and Host Committees for the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-honoring activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, on December 10, 2018, in Manhattan.
by Jay Irwin - Oct 29, 2018
Dear Readers, today I want to talk to you about one of the most exciting companies in town and their latest show, The Williams Project's 'A Bright Room Called Day' by Tony Kushner. Specifically, I want to focus on three aspects of why they and their current show are so exciting and by the end I expect one if not all three aspects will entice you to catch this one, or at least I hope so.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2018
Bold performance from trans non-binary artist anchors hit production of award-winning play
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2018
Theatre Communications Group (TCG) announces that its 2019 Gala will honor Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tony Kushner; Broadway press agent, and President of DKC/O&M, Rick Miramontez; and arts philanthropist, and Chairman Emerita of Ingram Industries, Inc., Martha R. Ingram.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2017
Miles Richardson leads an 11-strong cast of J. M. Barrie's rarely performed play DEAR BRUTUS in its centenary year at Southwark Playhouse, presented by Troupe Theatre and directed by Jonathan O'Boyle.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2018
On December 10, The Workmen's Circle will present activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-at The Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018
In Trustus Theatre's 34th Season, Trustus Artistic Director Chad Henderson is looking beyond the Midlands to create the outstanding programs housed within the theatre's walls. In 2019, Trustus Theatre is collaborating with four professional theatre artists from Charleston, SC: Sharon Graci (Artistic Director of Pure Theatre), Janine McCabe (College of Charleston Department of Theatre Chair), Erin Wilson (Pure Theatre Core Ensemble Member), and Scott Pattinson (Actors' Equity Association Member, Pure Theatre Core Ensemble Member). The theatre is also bringing back past Trustus Company Member Baxter Engle and Trustus Company Emeritus Steve Harley. Engle is a professional designer who now lives in New York City working with Production Glue, a live event company. Harley is a professional actor who is based out of Myrtle Beach and is a Company Member at Atlantic Stage.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
Bold performance from trans non-binary artist anchors hit production of award-winning play
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
Trustus Theatre continues their 34th Season with the production of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, a play that portrays another side to the story behind Charles Dickens's A Christmas Carol. This play arrives at Trustus Theatre just in time for the holiday season, and will open up on Trustus Theatre's Main Stage on Friday, November 30 and will run through Saturday, December 22, 2018. Shows will run Thursday through Sunday for three packed weeks of holiday laughter and cheer.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2017
Coeurage Theatre Company, LA's Pay What You Want theatre company, has announced the final production of its eighth season, The Secret in the Wings by Mary Zimmerman.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018
Trustus Theatre continues its dedication to bringing important theatre to Columbia with their production of Fun Home, an acclaimed and award-winning Broadway musical to their Thigpen Main Stage this spring. The musical play is a masterful expansion of Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir of the same name and is a play about being able to live in your truth, whatever it may be. This musical will open on Friday, March 23 and will run through Saturday, April 14, 2018.
by Robert Encila-Celdran - Mar 28, 2019
Acclaimed playwright Sarah Ruhl began her career as an avid consumer of other people's works. A church in Chicago was the unlikely venue of her first encounter with 'Angels in America,' where she gushed about Tony Kushner's work for its 'seriousness, endurance, political engagement, and language.'
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 23, 2018
It has been reported that lauded playwright Tony Kushner will appear in conversation with theatre scholar Alisa Solomon at Bard College to chat about the legacy and influence of legendary composer Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2018
This spring, UW Drama students will take on Tony Kushner's seminal, era-defining play about AIDS and homosexuality in 1980s America, Angels in America-at least, they'll take on half of it.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today a one-week extension for the American premiere of THE LOW ROAD, written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, THE LOW ROAD is part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. THE LOW ROAD will now run through Sunday, April 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
California Shakespeare Theater continues its 2019 summer season with The Good Person of Szechwan by Bertolt Brecht, translated by Wendy Arons and adapted by Tony Kushner, playing July 3 through July 21, 2019 at the Bruns Amphitheater. A Pay What You Can performance will be held on Wednesday, July 3. Tickets will be available starting at 10am on the day of the show through TodayTix and the Cal Shakes Box Office at 510.548.9666.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019
Public Theater announced the line-up today for The Public's 2019-20 Season 
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Shakespeare in the Square is proud to present William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream for an exclusive two-week engagement starting August 7 and running through August 19. Performances will take place at The Access Theater (380 Broadway, New York City) in The Gallery Space. Tickets are available at www.ShakespeareintheSquare.tix.com.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2019
The Williams Project today announced the cast and creative team of its 2019 production line-up, 'The Bar Plays,' a two-play series including productions of Tennessee Williams' Small Craft Warnings and The Time Of Your Life by William Saroyan, performed in repertory at Seattle's historic Washington Hall in the Central District.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 16, 2018
On this day, we celebrate the birthday of Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Tony Kushner!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced complete casting today for the New York premiere of THE LOW ROAD, written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, THE LOW ROAD is part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018
Trustus Theatre is continuing their Season 33 theme, Eyes Open, with their upcoming production of A Bright Room Called Day by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tony Kushner. At the beginning of 1932 in Germany, the political landscape has begun to shift as the Nazis win control of the parliament for the first time. How would the small, seemingly inconsequential, actions that followed change the world of Agnes Eggling and her friends? What came next was more unthinkable than they could have ever imagined. This show will open on Friday, January 19 and will run through Saturday, February 3, 2018. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Tony Kushner's Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, Part One: Millennium Approaches and Part Two: Perestroika.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The Rehearsal Webseries in Concert. Jaclyn Bethany, Dalal Bruchmann and the cast of their Broadway centric digital series The Rehearsal are proud to bring their celebration of New York jazz in conjunction with the upcoming release of the show. Music inspired by The Rehearsal will feature Cole Porter tunes, jazz classics, original music by Dalal & friends + an exciting preview of the film and talkback with the cast including Caitlin Carver (I Tonya), Rileigh McDonald (title role in Matilda), Tina Benko (The Crucible, The Public's Julius Caesar), Adam David Thompson (Godless, Mozart in The Jungle), James Udom (Mies Julie) , Alex Hurt and Shay Lee Abeson. Join us of a night of music and fun inspired by The Rehearsal.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its second production of its 2018/19 season in its new home at 456 Main Street!  The 2018/19 season will continue with Tony Kushner's The Illusion starring Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Patrick Cameron, Cassie Cameron, Rolando Gomez, David Marciniak, Sara Kow-Falcone and Ray Boucher. The production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Emily Powrie (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography).
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018
Hampstead Theatre announces the first two productions for 2018.The UK premiere of Sarah Burgess' breathtakingly witty Dry Powder will be directed by Anna Ledwich and begins performances today.
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jan 26, 2018
Town and Trustus keep the theatre fires burning in early 2018!
by BWW - Jan 20, 2018
Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2018 for South Carolina
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jan 20, 2018
The 2018 theatre calendar kicks off with productions at Town and Trustus!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) is excited to announce its second production of its 2018/19 season in its new home at 456 Main Street!  The 2018/19 season will continue with Tony Kushner's The Illusion starring Dave Hayes, Lisa Vitrano, Patrick Cameron, Cassie Cameron, Rolando Gomez, David Marciniak, Sara Kow-Falcone and Ray Boucher. The production team includes Lynne Koscielniak (set design), John Rickus (light design), Jenna Damberger (costume design), Emily Powrie (props), Katie Menke (sound design) and Adam Rath (fight choreography).
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2019
Dear Readers, it has been one crazy year with some amazing theater. You know it's true. We've had dead teens riding a roller coaster, demonic puppets, and an ageless guy with a picture of himself in his attic. And, of course, a hip-hop founding father sweeping through town. But let's not talk about the juggernaut when we have such amazing things right here that blew us all away. At least they blew me away. So, let's talk about what blew me away this past year and what I have chosen to give my BWW 2018 Seattle Critic's Choice Awards (Jay's Picks) to (not to mention all those honorable mentions since often I can't limit myself to just one).
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Jan 11, 2018
A sneak peek at the next 6 months of Midlands theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018
Great Apes is a new play by Patrick Marmion directed by RSC and Donmar actor Oscar Pearce (Wolf Hall, Real Thing), based on the novel by Will Self. It is a raucous, surreal modern satire that mixes Self's famously rich language with subtle simian movement and vocalisations to create a theatrical 'Planet of the Apes' crossed with 'Gulliver's Travels'. With set and costume design by Sarah Beaton, movement by Jonnie Riordan, lighting by Matt Haskins and sound by Dan Balfour.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 2018
Theater's next generation of actors will come from all over the globe, to be certain, but one might find an impressive concentration of artists on the campus of the University of Southern California, where the list of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in acting rivals any group to be found anywhere. Take Michael Khachanov, for example. Born in Azerbaijan, he grew up (from the age of 7 to 17) in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, and now calls Los Angeles as his hometown. As an undergraduate at Berkeley, he majored in business and economics, and now he finds himself in the midst of USC's MFA three-show repertory of plays while he and his classmates prepare for showcases in New York City and LA.
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 21, 2018
Theater's next generation of actors will come from all over the globe, to be certain, but one might find an impressive concentration of artists on the campus of the University of Southern California, where the 2018 list of candidates for the Master of Fine Arts in acting rivals any group to be found anywhere. Take Isadora Lee Cintron Moya, for example. A native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, she earned her bachelor's degree in theater from the University of Puerto Rico, where she was a member of the university's acclaimed Traveling Theatre Group.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
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 Professor Juliette Carrillo's original work Plumas Negras. Carrillo began this project while working with Cornerstone Theater Company in the East Salinas community back in 2013; she interviewed countless farmworkers, and as she heard story after compelling story, a narrative began to emerge. The play's narrative follows the lives of three generations of female workers, the struggles that tear their families apart, and the love that binds them together. Also partially narrating the action are two wise crows, as magical realism weaves throughout a script that is rich with serious explorations of workers' rights, gender inequity, and the perceptions and treatment of the immigrant population.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018
'That old copper statue by the Courthouse downtown, honouring the dead Confederate soldier, ain't there no more…'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018
Southwestern University's Sarofim School of Fine Arts' Theatre Department is proud to present A Bright Room Called Day by Tony Kushner. In the early 1930's, the future of Germany teeters between the debilitated Weimar government and the uprising of Hitler's Nazi Party.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2018
Casting has been announced for the World Premiere of Great Apes from the novel by Will Self; reimagined for the stage by Patrick Marmion. Great Apes is a new play by Patrick Marmion directed by RSC and Donmar actor Oscar Pearce (Wolf Hall, Real Thing), based on the novel by Will Self opening at the Arcola Theatre on Monday 19th March.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews on Tuesday, February 13 for the American premiere of THE LOW ROAD, written by Tony and Pulitzer Prize winner Bruce Norris. Directed by Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, THE LOW ROAD is part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR.
by Patrick Michael Kelly - Feb 1, 2018
Trustus and Town close their first productions of the calendar year, while Theatre South Carolina has some witchcraft afoot!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2018
The Workmen's Circle presented activist and playwright Tony Kushner, best known for his play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, with its Activism and Jewish Culture Award at the organization's annual Winter Benefit-Setting the Stage for Change-on Monday, December 10, 2018.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018
Studio Theatre kicks off its 40th Anniversary season by stepping outside its front door as Associate Artistic Director Matt Torney directs Tony Award-winning playwright (Dear Evan Hansen) and Bethesda native Steven Levenson's If I Forget. This observant, political-but-personal family drama set in 2000 centers on the dynamics of a modern Jewish family in DC's Tenleytown neighborhood. Brought together by their elderly father's 75th birthday, the adult children of the Fischer family squabble over what to do with their long-held and now lucrative 14th Street property, igniting debates on religion, politics, and history. The first act opens days after the collapse of the Israel-Palestine Camp David peace talks, and If I Forget considers events of the outside world-and the weight of the turn of a millennium-through a domestic lens, grounding events and issues of the time in personal perspectives, while interrogating what it means to be an American Jew in the twenty-first century.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
TDF, the not-for-profit organization dedicated to bringing the power of the performing arts to everyone, which is celebrating 50 years of service to audiences and the performing arts community in 2018, has announced it will be honoring Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright TONY KUSHNER at its 50th Anniversary Gala on Monday, June 18 at Manhattan's historic Gotham Hall (1356 Broadway @ 36th Street, NYC). Mr. Kushner's masterwork, Angels in America, is currently receiving its first Broadway revival with the National Theatre production at the Neil Simon Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018
Tony Kushner's Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning masterpiece finally arrives at Berkeley Rep in its entirety - directed by artistic director Tony Taccone in his 20th anniversary season! First staged 26 years ago, and originally commissioned by the Eureka Theatre in San Francisco while Taccone was serving as artistic director, this fierce and astounding two-part drama is at once an epic exploration of American politics, gay identity, and mythology, and a personal story of love and loyalty. In today's sociopolitical climate, Kushner's universal message of compassion and inclusion makes Angels in America as timely as ever.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
In the video below, Randy Harrison talks about what Tony Kushner's Angels in America has taught him and why he thinks today's young LGBTQ people should see the play.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018
A musical a decade in the making, The Restoration's Constance is coming to Trustus Theatre's Main Stage this May. It will make its full debut right here in Columbia and will feature a strong cast of 25 actors and a creative team of designers that will work together to create a visually exciting show that rises to the level of The Restoration's memorable and stirring music. This musical will open on Friday, May 4, and will run through Saturday, May 19, 2018. Tickets may be purchased at www.trustus.org, or by calling the Trustus Box Office at 803-254-9732.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018
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 Professor Andrew Borba's fresh look at Tony Kushner's ever-relevant A Bright Room Called Day. First written in 1985, at the play's center is a group of friends in 1930s Berlin, experiencing the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise to power of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party. Interspersed with this primary narrative is a contemporary American character, weighing parallels between the rise of Hitler, Reagan-era conservatism and the present day.