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Cambodian Rock Band - 2019 - San Diego, CA (Regional)

Dubbed "fierce, gorgeous and heartwarming" by the Los Angeles Times, this epic play/rock concert thrusts us into the life of a young woman trying to piece together her family history thirty years after her father fled Cambodia. Featuring a cast that performs a mix of contemporary Dengue Fever hits and classic Cambodian oldies, playwright and UC San Diego alum Lauren Yee brings to vivid life the Cambodian rock scene of the '60s and '70s, a movement cut short by the Khmer Rouge’s brutal attempt to erase the music (and musicians) once and for all. A story about survivors, the resilient bond of family and the enduring power of music.

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La Jolla Playhouse

(La Jolla, CA, )
La Jolla Village Drive & Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA,
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020
Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) announced today that The 2020 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Lloyd Suh for his play The Chinese Lady. Awarded since 2010, the biennial prize is named in honor of the late playwright, and recognizes excellence in American theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - Sep 25, 2020
Today's top stories: Andrew Lloyd Webber on his COVID-19 vaccine trial, Seth Rudetsky's concert series will include Orfeh & Andy Karl, LaChanze, Keala Settle, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020
The Signature Theatre has announced that Octet, the critically acclaimed world premiere musical by Residency 5 playwright Dave Malloy, will make its west coast premiere during Berkeley Repertory Theatrea??s Spring 2021 season. Directed by Annie Tippe, Octet was the first musical commissioned and produced in the theatrea??s history.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2020
Berkeley Rep's Artistic Director Johanna Pfaelzer today announced three additional virtual projects for the fall. The season, titled Rep On-Air, will include collaborations with Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza (Company, Speed-the-Plow, and Taboo), celebrated New Yorker cartoon artist Tom Toro, Pulitzer Finalist Eisa Davis, and Bay Area favorite Hershey Felder.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2020
Dramatists Guild Foundation (DGF) has announced the 2020-2021 class of Fellows. The 20-year-old program propels the most promising creative talents to their full potential to help shape the future of theater. This season's class includes six musical theater writers and four playwrights, who were selected from more than 500 applicants.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2020
As part of Berkeley Rep's virtual programming, on October 3, 2020, for six consecutive Saturdays, a group of the Theatre's esteemed artists will lead virtual three-hour workshops, each on a different aspect of theatrical art-making. Deep Dive: Further Your Craft with Berkeley Rep Artistic Innovators will engage participants in active ways, and provide insight into how working professionals approach their art. Available as a series or individually, these sessions will energize your mind and push you to Further Your Craft.  
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
The New York Times has reported that due to the ongoing health crisis, theatrical work streamed online and shows that were scheduled to be staged in person but were canceled, will now be eligible for the Pulitzer Prize for drama.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020
Philadelphia Theatre Company begins its 46th season with the rolling world premiere of The Days of Re-Creation: A Virtual Play on September 30th at 7pm.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2020
This past Friday evening, Oregon Shakespeare Festival artists, supporters, patrons and arts supporters from around the world gathered for a virtual, fun and inspiring live stream event focused on supporting both OSF and the Rogue Valley communities it serves.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020
Playwrights Horizons today announced Natasha Sinha as its new Associate Artistic Director. Selected after a national search, Sinha, who is currently Director of Artistic Programs at Signature Theatre, will assume the position in January 2021.
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2020
Need something new to listen to, read, or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases, including a Jagged Little Pill book, Rags and Cambodian Rock Band cast recordings, Sea Wall/A Life audiobook, and more!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
The Blank Theatre in Hollywood has announced a year-long celebration of its landmark 30th anniversary, beginning with announcing the winners of the 2020 Young Playwrights Festival. Thirteen plays by playwrights aged 15a?"19 from 10 different states have been chosen.
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020
The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors today announced a new management design for the 46 year-old institution. When Artistic Director Chay Yew departs at the end of June, Victory Gardens will adjust its executive structure to include the newly-created positions of Executive Artistic Director and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2020
Mario Cantone will host this year's Lucille Lortel Awards, which are being presented as a virtual broadcast and benefit for The Actors Fund on Sunday, May 3, at 7pm. The online event will bring together theatre performers, industry veterans, and fans worldwide in a celebration of Off-Broadway.
by Jim Munson - May 29, 2020
PlayGround, San Francisco's renowned theatre development lab, is currently in the midst of hosting the nation's largest fully digital new play festival, PlayGround Zoom Fest. Already running and continuing through June 14, 2020, the ambitious five-week online event gathers leading voices in American Theatre including Lauren Yee, Jonathan Spector, Aaron Loeb, Geetha Reddy, Kent Nicholson, acclaimed actors, theatre journalists, designers, and more from across the country, to present and discuss a panoply of new works and celebrate PlayGround's 25th anniversary. BroadwayWorld caught up this week with PlayGround's Artistic Director Jim Kleinmann and the much-in-demand playwright Lauren Yee in separate phone conversations. Yee is just coming off a huge success with the New York run of her newest play, Cambodian Rock Band. She participated in PlayGround's Writers Pool as a young playwright and will be part of the festival's Zoom Town Hall panel on June 8th.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Berkeley Repertory Theatre today revealed all seven productions for the 2021 subscription season. The shows announced include the West Coast premiere and season opener Sanctuary City by Martyna Majok; the world premiere musical Goddess by Saheem Ali; the world premiere musical Swept Away and more.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2020
Director, producer and Cornell University alumnus ('93) David Winitsky has been named the new Interim Producing Artistic Director of Ithaca's Kitchen Theatre Company. David's appointment was unanimously approved by the Kitchen Theatre Company's Board of Directors. He succeeds M. Bevin O'Gara, the theatre's Producing Artistic Director since 2017.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2020
Unapologetically Asian, a new movement aimed to celebrate Asian American stories, will host a 'Broadway Kiki' Zoom panel on Saturday May 30th at 7pm ET. The panel will share stories around the quarantine, discuss the emerging Asisan American identity from their perspective, and what being 'Unapologetically Asian' means to them.
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2020
Building on over 40 years of producing powerful contemporary theatre, Studio Theatre is pleased to announce its largest class ever of commissioned artists to Studio R&D, its incubator to support the creation of new work. Studio will award grants to 10 artists-playwrights, directors, and multidisciplinary creators-investing in its future while supporting theatre-makers and expanding the idea of what it means to be a generative artist. For the first time, Studio R&D commissions are being awarded to support the creation of audio plays, as Studio explores alternate modes of theatrical storytelling in response to the present moment.
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020
On Tuesday, May 19, presenters Charles Bush and Julie Halston, along with OBA President Peter Breger, announced the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance. The Off Broadway Alliance plans on celebrating this year's winners with a reception this Fall.
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020
The Jewish Repertory Theater has announced it has been selected to host a City Final in the Jewish Plays project's annual National Jewish Playwriting Contest. The JCC will host the City Final as an online event, Wednesday, June 24, from 7-8 P.M.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
City Theatre and City of Asylum are collaborating to present South Side Theater's annual Momentum Festival starting Wednesday, May 13, Pittsburgh-Post Gazette reports.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Manoa Valley Theatre returns for its 52nd season with a stellar lineup of shows that includes a slew of Hawaii premieres, including comedy, musical comedy, drama and a local-kine Hawaii favorite.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
Charles Busch and Julie Halston will announce the winners of the 10th Annual Off Broadway Alliance Awards on Tuesday, May 19 at 11:30 am. The winners will be announced via streaming on Facebook and YouTube.
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2020
A play discussion group focused on contemporary female voices and a weekly Q&A with the artists of SpeakEasy's 30th Anniversary Season are the two new audience engagement initiatives set to debut at SpeakEasy Stage next week.  
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2020
The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers and national publications, today announced its plans for honoring the 2019-2020 season of Broadway and Off-Broadway productions.
by - May 1, 2020
Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for May, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020
In response to the public health pandemic, Portland Center Stage at The Armory has canceled the final two productions in the 2019-2020 season; the world premiere of Howards End and Cambodian Rock Band.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2020
Signature Theatre has issued a statement regarding the cancellation of shows and events due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
by Stephen Mosher - Jun 8, 2020
More and more, creativity pours out of the artists of the community onto the internet. Here are some of the lates works to be found online.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2020
Tune in right here at 7:30pm to watch The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards and check back for a full list of winners, updating live!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2020
Manoa Valley Theatre announces new dates for its 52nd season with a stellar lineup of shows that includes a slew of Hawaii premieres, including comedy, musical comedy, drama and a local-kine Hawaii favorite.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2020
Kitchen Theatre Company has announced that producing artistic director M. Bevin O'Gara and associate producing director Lesley Greene have departed the company, as of June 30.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
This week's episode of Manoa Valley Theatre's new live streaming video series called MVT Live, features two people instrumental in the making of Cambodian Rock Band, one of the groundbreaking productions from the upcoming MVT Season.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2020
Now celebrating its 28th Anniversary, The Blank Theatre's Nationwide Young Playwrights Festival is set to present 13 plays by playwrights aged 15a?"19 from nine different states. These plays will be presented as digital shorts on Vimeo by professional actors and directors, running from August 8 through September 19. They will then migrate to The Blank's 3rd Stage on Patreon.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2020
Tonight, in celebration of Off- and Off-Off Broadway theater, the American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice honored the recipients of the 65th Annual Obie Awards.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2020
In the midst of a?oedarkness on the face of the deepa??, new works development organization Live & In Color is launching their latest online initiative Days of Re-Creation, a seven part series of short plays written to be performed specifically on a virtual platform.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2020
Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley announced today that 'Stars In The House's' 'Plays In The House' series will feature The Smell of the Kill by Michele Lowe LIVE on Sunday, August 30 at 2 PM ET in support of The Actors Fund.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2020
Due to the global pandemic, Courtney Sale, the Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director, and Bonnie J. Butkas, Executive Director, today announced major changes to the schedule for the upcoming season at Merrimack Repertory Theatre. 
by Stephi Wild - Apr 8, 2020
Need something new to read or watch? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020
a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020
Michael Musto, joined the Off Broadway Alliance's Nominating Committee this morning and announced this season's Off Broadway Alliance Award nominees.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2020
The 65th Annual Drama Desk Awards has partnered with 'Stars in the House' to live stream this year's Nominations. Seth Rudetsky and James Wesley, the hosts of the virtual daily series benefiting the Actors Fund, will announce the nominees.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2020
Two dozen nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) for the 38th Annual Elliot Norton Awards.
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020
Signature Theatre today announced that the cast recording of its production of their acclaimed production of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band, featuring songs by Dengue Fever, will be released on May 8 by Yellow Sound Label. The album will be produced by Michael Croiter and Matthias Winter.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2020
San Francisco Playhouse announced their new Empathy Gym Fireside Chat series which will be streamed live for free on YouTube. Each week, Artistic Director Bill English invites playwrights to join him for a one-hour conversation about playwriting, business, and the future of theatre. Audience members can participate in the conversation by leaving a comment on YouTube.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020
Nominations for the 35th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were announced today by theatre veterans Jeremy Jordan and Ashley Spencer. The Awards will be presented during a special online event on Sunday, May 3, broadcast on the official website - www.LortelAwards.org - beginning at 7:00pm ET. A virtual 'host' and presenters will be announced at a later date. As always, the Lortel Awards will be a benefit for The Actors Fund and fans are encouraged to make donations at actorsfund.org/Lortel. The Lucille Lortel Awards are produced by the Off-Broadway League and the Lucille Lortel Theatre Foundation. Additional support is provided by TDF.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2020
Tony Award Winner Ali Stroker (Broadway: Oklahoma; Deaf West's Spring Awakening); Lilli Cooper (Broadway: Tootsie, Tony Nominee; Spongebob Squarepants), Teal Wicks (Broadway: The Cher Show; Finding Neverland), Ciara Renee (Broadway: Frozen; Big Fish), Eric William Morris (Broadway: King Kong), Alyse Alan Louis (Broadway: Amelie; The Public: Soft Power), Danny Gardner (Broadway: On the Town), Jennifer Blood (Broadway: Matilda; Violet), Alexis Floyd (a?oeThe Bold Typea??) have joined this week's lineup for Seniorly Presents: Curtain Up! a live show created in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020
Merrimack Repertory Theatre (MRT) today announced six of the seven plays for the 2020-21 Season, including the world premiere of Young Americans by Lauren Yee, as well as two of the plays originally scheduled for the current season, according to new Nancy L. Donahue Artistic Director Courtney Sale and Executive Director Bonnie J. Butkas.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2020
Baltimore Center Stage, Long Wharf Theatre, The Public Theater, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, and Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, have announced PLAY AT HOME, a series of micro-commissioned short plays. The first of the commissioned plays will be available today, Wednesday, April 1, for the public to download, read and perform at home.