Swedenborg Hall To Premiere New Play Calendar Girls

SAN DIEGO–Calendar Girls, a new play by Tim Firth, based on the popular 2003 film, will be performed at Swedenborg Hall Nov. 6-23. Calendar Girls tells the story of a group of English Women’s Institute club members who pose nude for a calendar to raise money for a hospital and become an international sensation. The […]

Cygnet Theatre Presents Shepard Classics‏

Playwright, actor Sam Shepard

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre will continue its tradition of presenting plays performed in a rotating repertory by staging two thought-provoking American classics by playwright, actor and icon Sam Shepard. The emotional and physical duo of Fool for Love and True West both address the American dream in powerful and passionate ways. Cygnet Artistic Director Sean Murray […]

Old Globe’s Quartet Extends Through August 31‏

From left, Robert Foxworth as Reginald Paget, Elizabeth Franz as Jean Horton, Jill Tanner as Cecily Robson, and Roger Forbes as Wilfred Bond in Ronald Harwood's Quartet, directed by Richard Seer, July 25 - Aug. 31, 2014 at The Old Globe. Photo by Jim Cox.

    SAN DIEGO–The Old Globe today announced additional performances for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood’s comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay ofThe Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West […]

Cygnet Theatre Launches Third Annual New Play Festival‏

SAN DIEGO–Cygnet Theatre, in collaboration with Playwrights Project, will present the third annual Playwrights in Process: New Play Festival. Cygnet Theatre has long been committed to celebrating human stories through the medium of live theatre. Playwrights in Process will present four readings of new plays by selected Southern California playwrights. The four winning plays were selected from more than 160 submissions […]

Debbie Allen’s ‘Brothers of the Knight’: An Electrifying Family Musical Loaded With Young Hard-Hitting Hip-Hop Swinging, Singing and Winging Performers

Debbie Allen's BROTHERS OF THE KNIGHT musical concluded a successful three days run at WASHINGTON, DC's WARNER THEATRE July 10-13, 2014.

By Danny R. Johnson WASHINGTON, DC – Today, at 64, the incomparable Debbie Allen has proved herself on Broadway, in film and in television as a dancer, actor, singer, choreographer, director, writer and producer. At a time when black male film directors are establishing themselves in Hollywood, she is among the very few black women […]

San Diego Students To Compete At National High School Musical Theater Awards

SAN DIEGO–Southwest Region (San Diego and Tucson) Ben Vereen Awards top winners, Jonathan Norwood and Aubree Bouche, both San Diego students, are now headed to Broadway to compete at the National High School Musical Theater Awards on June 30 for a chance to win $10,000 towards a college scholarship. The inaugural Ben Vereen Awards, sponsored […]

The Second City Returns To La Jolla Playhouse

LA JOLLA–The Second City returns to the La Jolla Playhouse, following a successful run last summer of their original San Diego-centric show, The Good, the Bad and the I-5. This time they’ll light up the stage with The Second City’s Nut-Cracking Holiday Revue, to run November 28 to December 21 in the Mandell Weiss Forum in La Jolla. This hilarious […]

Creator Of “La Pastorela” Bring New Play To The La Jolla Playhouse

Skeleton

LA JOLLA–A multiracial trio of angels never had a clue they could get into so much trouble when they decided to head to Earth to take part in the Dia de los Muertos ceremony. They have to deal with skeletons in their closets while fighting for their souls with the lord of the Aztec underworld […]

‘Motown The Musical’: A Joyous Broadway Musical Celebrating Legendary Motown Artists Who Made Berry Gordy Famous

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL ensemble performing JACKSON 5 number at Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, BROADWAY on May 23, 2014.

By Danny R. Johnson BROADWAY – The late Bob Fosse, who was one of the world’s greatest Broadway producers and choreographers of hit musicals, once stated that the trickiest thing about a musical was to figure out a way for the characters to break gracefully into song. Maybe that was all wrong. Perhaps the hardest […]

La Jolla Playhouse And San Diego Museum Of Man Partner To Present Border Crossing

LA JOLLA–The San Diego Museum of Man will partner with La Jolla Playhouse in a production of Border Crossing  in 2015 The site-specific theatre program will immerse people in the experience of crossing the border illegally from Mexico into the United States. It will offer a vivid first-person experience, cutting through polarized political debates. Actors will break stereotypes as […]