Up Against It - Off-Broadway

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Joseph Papp Public Theater/LuEsther Hall

(New York, NY)
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017
All For One Theater (AFO), the company that last produced My Name is Gideon, continues its legacy of producing acclaimed solo works with its upcoming production of Aaron Mark's SQUEAMISH starring two-time Tony nominee Alison Fraser (The Secret Garden, First Daughter Suite).
by Don Grigware - Sep 5, 2014
Since high school I have found Greek tragedy a repetitious, tedious bore - lots of emoting with zero action and no laughs. As I watched the magnificent SITI Company from New York perform Aeschylus' very first tragedy Persians at the Getty Villa in Malibu, things took a different turn, I somehow became fascinated ... primarily by Anne Bogart's fluid staging and the company of 9 impeccably disciplined and graceful actors.
by Jessica Khan - Sep 3, 2015
Nicole Kidman recently spoke with the Daily Mail during her third week ('which is apparently the toughest,' she says) of rehearsals for her role as DNA pioneer Rosalind Franklin in Anna Ziegler's PHOTOGRAPH 51, beginning performances with Michael Grandage Company this weekend on 5 September. The play opens at the Noel Coward Theatre on 14 September and runs until 21 November. And Kidman is already hoping her schedule will allow her to bring the show to Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 29, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE KING AND I gets a new ruler, Lupita Nyong'o takes the stage and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013
Aurora Theatre Company continues its 22nd season with the Bay Area Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's edgy and earnest A BRIGHT NEW BOISE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross helms this comedy about faith, family, forgiveness, and second chances, featuring Robert Parsons, Patrick Russell, Gwen Loeb, Megan Trout, and Daniel Petzold. A BRIGHT NEW BOISE playsNovember 8 through December 8 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017
Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director.
by Guest Blog: Lizzie Nunnery - Sep 10, 2018
In January 1917, four months after the murder of her husband, Hanna Sheehy Skeffington smuggled herself in to America with her eight-year-old son, Owen. As she'd previously been imprisoned for smashing the windows of Dublin Castle in suffragist protest, the British government wouldn't give her a passport.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014
American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, continues its 30th Anniversary season with the World Premiere of The Humans, written by Pulitzer Prize finalist and ATC signature playwright Stephen Karam and directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli,November 14 - December 21; with an official opening night of Monday, November 17. The Humans is produced here under special arrangement with New York's Roundabout Theatre Company where it will premiere in New York next season.
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 5, 2018
THE MILE-LONG OPERA's composer David Lang says he is trying to expand the definition of what an opera is. Well, AIDA this ain't. If you live in New York, you might know the High Line, a modern elevated walkway built over abandoned railroad tracks that stretches from the West Village to the Westside Highway at 34th Street. It is a voyeur's paradise--but the production does the voyeuristic aspects one better. It's a whale of a show.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015
The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the critically acclaimed FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE, a world premiere musical by Michael John LaChiusa, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Directed by Kirsten Sanderson, FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE began previews on Tuesday, October 6 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 15. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, November 22. Ghostlight Records recently recorded the original cast recording of FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE to be released later this season.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017
Spiro Veloudos remounts one of his favorite productions in celebration of his 20 years as Producing Artistic Director.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2013
The company of the first North American tour of WICKED will welcome Gina Beck as Glinda and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible on Monday, December 16 in Chicago, IL. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, is playing through December 21 at the Oriental Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016
Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017.
by Nicole Ackman - Nov 14, 2014
REIGN's seventh episode brought a new princess, a surprising shift of loyalty, an edict that threatens to claim countless lives, and the most difficult decision Francis has ever made. Francis's younger sister Claude (played by Rose Williams) has returned from abroad and few are happy to see her. But a drunken princess is frankly the least of their troubles.
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018
Aurora Theatre Company today announced that long-time artistic director Tom Ross will step down at the end of the company's 27th season in July 2019. When Ross departs, he will have been on staff at Aurora for 27 years, 15 of which he will have served as artistic director.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014
The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, written by Chiara Atik and directed by Stephanie Ward is now extending through May 20th, after selling out its four week run.
by Tory Gates - May 11, 2016
'...as Willie Dixon has said so many times, 'the blues are the roots, the rest of the music are the fruits.'
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015
Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Three Days of Rain, opens on Portland Center Stage's U.S. Bank Main Stage on May 22, with preview performances beginning May 17, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015
TAG Heuer Signs Hockey Star Henrik Lundqvist as Brand Ambassador 'King Henrik', star goalie of the New York Ranger's hockey team, is now officially in the nets for TAG Heuer. It's a perfect match: a regular fixture of the world's best dressed and most beautiful lists, Henrik now adds the ultimate masculine accessory to his wardrobethe TAG Heuer Carrera.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015
Lanford Wilson's 'Talley Trilogy' continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, The Shape of Things) helms FIFTH OF JULY, featuring Craig Marker (The Shape of Things, The Persians), Elizabeth Benedict, John Girot, Jennifer Le Blanc, Oceana Ortiz, Harold Pierce, Josh Schell, and Nanci Zoppi. FIFTH OF JULY plays April 17 through May 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets ($32-60) and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017
Aurora Theatre Company presents the U.S. Premiere of British playwright Steve Waters'(World Music, The Contingency Plan) hit play, TEMPLE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Mud Blue Sky, A Bright New Boise, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance) helms this thought-provoking new play, featuring Paul Whitworth, Sylvia Burboeck, J. Michael Flynn, Sharon Lockwood, Leontyne Mbele-Mbong, and Mike Ryan. TEMPLE plays April 14 through May 14 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018
ALICE IN CHAINS have announced an August 24th release for the long-awaited RAINIER FOG (BMG), their first album in five years. They're giving fans another sneak preview of the album with today's release of second track 'So Far Under' – click HERE to listen.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017
Grandaddy shares the video for “Brush With The Wild,” a track from their recent album Last Place, which was released this Spring on 30th Century Records/Columbia Records. The video stars actor and massive fan of the band, Jonah Ray (Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Nerdist Podcast, The Meltdown), and was directed by Aaron Beckum.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014
Rediscovered by Finborough Theatre Artistic Director Neil McPherson, Rachel is a genuinely lost landmark of American theatre - the first play by an African American woman ever produced professionally. Directed by exciting young director Ola Ince, as part of Black History Month, the European premiere of Rachel opens at the multi award-winning Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 30 September 2014 (Press Night: Thursday, 2 October at 7.30pm)
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2013
Closing Aurora Theatre Company's 21st season is the Bay Area Premiere of Neil LaBute's dark, edgy comic drama THIS IS HOW IT GOES, directed by Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Delicate Balance). Ross helmed LaBute's The Shape of Things, the first LaBute play produced in the Bay Area, in 2003. Featuring Aldo Billingslea (Collapse), Gabriel Marin (Collapse, Jack Goes Boating), and Carrie Paff (A Delicate Balance, Collapse, Betrayal), THIS IS HOW IT GOES presents a one-two punch after LaBute's Fat Pig (staged at Aurora in 2009).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Todd Rundgren, Friday, August 14th, 2015 at 8PM. Purchase tickets to see the groundbreaking artist at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015
Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013
Playing at 99% of capacity and poised to become the best selling musical in Goodman Theatre history, The Jungle Book recently extended by popular demand through August 18-marking the first time that three extension weeks have been added to a production in the Goodman's home on Dearborn Street. Now the show's success in Chicago might mean more productions internationally for the new Disney musical, however similarities to The Lion King might keep it from Broadway for a while.
by Cindy Marcolina - Jul 2, 2020
Rapper, beatboxer, theatre maker, and BAC Beatboxing Academy's artistic director Conrad Murray has released No Milk For The Foxes on YouTube, his 2015 co-production with Camden People's Theatre starring himself and Paul Cree. We caught up with him to hear everything about the perception of working class entertainment in mainstream media, where the gatekeepers are failing, and why the themes of No Milk For The Foxes are still a hot topic.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2013
Bay Street Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP, written by Charles Ludlam and directed by Kenneth Elliott, as the second production in its 2013 summer Mainstage season following the hysterical comedy, LEND ME A TENOR playing through June 23. THE MYSTERY OF IRMA VEP runs today, July 2 - 28 and stars Tom Aulino and 5 time Obie Award winning actor David Greenspan.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016
? Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the election of its newest Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Stillman has served as Artistic Director of New Work since 2004 and replaces current Artistic Director, Ensemble Member Andrew White. White, who has held the post since 2010, will serve as the company's first Connectivity and Engagement Director. Ensemble Member Philip R. Smith remains on the artistic leadership team in his role as Producing Director. In this spirit of ensemble and collaboration, Lookingglass Ensemble members routinely vote on the position of artistic director every three years. Elections are then ratified by the Lookingglass Board of Directors, and this artistic transition is effective immediately.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015
Writers Theatre presents The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, adapted by Wendy Kesselman and directed by Kimberly Senior. The show runs February 24 - June 28, 2015 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Avenue, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, March 4, and Thursday, March 5, 2015.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020
Aurora Theatre Company continues its dynamic 28th season with  Joe Orton's LOOT. Former Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (Everything is Illuminated, This Is How It Goes, A Delicate Balance) directs this comedic tour de force.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016
Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its Season with Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth, written and directed by Ensemble Member Doug Hara. Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth runs December 7, 2016 - February 19, 2017.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2018
Current Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee Todd Rundgren will be embarking on the world's first hybrid concert/book tour this spring, highlighting both his hits as well as "deep tracks" spanning his 50-year career.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013
The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcome Gina Beck as Glinda and Alison Fraser as Madame Morrible today, Monday, December 16 in Chicago, IL. WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, is playing through December 21 at the Oriental Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013
Hoping to inspire others who have been neglected or abused as a child and encourage them to stand up against it, author Doly has penned 'Overcoming All Odds' (published by AuthorHouse), an autobiographical look at how the author fought to obtain her freedom and accomplish her dream.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2013
WICKED flies back to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) on December 26, 2013 and runs through January 12, 2014. Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), online at www.ppacri.org or by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787).
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015
Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013
Z2 Entertainment is proud to present Tea Leaf Green with Whitewater Ramble to the Boulder Theater on Thursday, October 10th, 2013. Tickets will go on sale to the public on Friday, August 30th for $13.00 in advance, $15.00 day of show and $50 VIP package.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2013
Berkshire Theatre Group presents Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-Winning play Anna Christie at the Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening Night is tomorrow, August 24 at 8pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017
Aurora Theatre Company opens its 26th season with Rebecca Gilman's (Blue Surge, Spinning Into Butter, The Sweetest Swing in Baseball) LUNA GALE. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross directs this powerful and arresting Bay Area Premiere, featuring Jamie Jones (Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, Mud Blue Sky, Gideon's Knot), Laura Jane Bailey (Mud Blue Sky), Devin S. O'­Brien (Mud Blue Sky), Joshua Marx (TheatreWorks), Alix Cuadra (Theatre of Yugen), Kevin Kemp (Shotgun Players), and Jennifer Vega.  LUNA GALE plays September 1 through October 1 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. For tickets and information the public can call (510) 843-4822 or visit auroratheatre.org.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015
Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents Todd Rundgren, tonight, August 14th, 2015 at 8PM.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014
The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents In the Room, a special event developed by Lookingglass Ensemble member Joey Slotnick and artistic collaborators Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen. In the Room will be presented for three nights only, tonight, April 30 - May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015
Lookingglass Theatre Company presents In the Room, a special event developed by Lookingglass Ensemble member Joey Slotnick and artistic collaborators Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen.  In the Room will be presented for three nights only, April 30 - May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015
Lanford Wilson's 'Talley Trilogy' continues on the Aurora Theatre Company main stage with FIFTH OF JULY. Aurora Artistic Director Tom Ross (A Bright New Boise, This Is How It Goes, Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, The Shape of Things) helms FIFTH OF JULY, featuring Craig Marker (The Shape of Things, The Persians), Elizabeth Benedict, John Girot, Jennifer Le Blanc, Oceana Ortiz, Harold Pierce, Josh Schell, and Nanci Zoppi. FIFTH OF JULY plays tonight, April 17 through May 17 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014
The Peoples Improv Theater announced today that WOMEN, the record- breaking hit from #Serials @ The Flea Theater, will be running for a limited engagement from today, April 15 to May 6. This fast paced comedy introduces Louisa May Alcott's classic, Little Women, to HBO's critically acclaimed 'Girls', delivering a smartly crafted and hilarious 50 minute show.