July 11, 2009 |
Adrian Noble got roughed up a bit toward the end of his tenure as the Bard's man in Britain -- he left in 2003 after 13 years as artistic director of the Royal Shakespeare Company, his plans for tearing down its main stage in Stratford-upon-Avon and building a more contemporary facility having drawn slings and arrows from the media and the arts community. Noble, 58, is eager to have another go at leading a company of Shakespearean actors, this time at San Diego's Old Globe. Noble has been named artistic director of next year's annual Shakespeare Festival, consisting of three summer productions at the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre in Balboa Park, the theater announced Friday.
March 19, 2008 |
Jerry Patch, co-artistic director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, is leaving the No. 2 position at the Globe to take a job as director of artistic development for New York City's Manhattan Theatre Club. Patch -- who joined the Globe in 2005 as resident artistic director and was appointed co-artistic director with Darko Tresnjak last fall -- will leave May 31. Patch's departure follows close on the heels of December's announcement that Tony Award-winning director Jack O'Brien would step down after 26 years as artistic director.
December 7, 2007 |
Acknowledging that he has become more of a Broadway baby than a steward for San Diego, Jack O'Brien is stepping down after 26 years as artistic director of the Old Globe Theatre. Moonlighting regularly on Broadway since 2000, he has earned three Tony Awards as director of "Hairspray," Shakespeare's "Henry IV" and Tom Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia."
June 15, 2007 |
It's "extreme makeover" time for San Diego's Old Globe Theatre. The 72-year-old Balboa Park arts institution -- consisting of the Old Globe Theatre, the outdoor Lowell Davies Festival Theatre and the small Cassius Carter Centre Stage -- is slated for major renovation, beginning in June 2008.
May 14, 2007
A film-based musical by Harvey Fierstein, a drama inspired by the life of boxing legend Joe Louis and a new take on the MGM classic "The Band Wagon" are among world premiere offerings announced for the Old Globe Theatre of San Diego's 2007-08 winter season. Fierstein's Broadway-bound "A Catered Affair" opens the season in the Old Globe (Sept. 30 to Oct. 28).
March 6, 2007 |
Amy Freed, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for her play "Freedomland," has been named to Old Globe Theatre's Playwright-in-Residence program, the San Diego-based theater announced Monday.