Berkeley Rep is featured in a fantastic front-page story in today's San Francisco Chronicle.
The headline reads, "Berkeley Rep a big success on Broadway," and the story, about the shows the Theatre has sent and is sending to New York as well as the buzz generated by the world premiere of American Idiot, features interviews with our own Artistic Director Tony Taccone, Managing Director Susie Medak, and Associate Artistic Director Les Waters, along with American Idiot producer Tom Hulce, Lincoln Center Artistic Director Andre Bishop, playwright Tony Kushner, and The Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis.
Speaking about Berkeley Rep's rising national profile, Tony Taccone is quoted as saying: "It puts a certain spring in your step. For everyone at the company, in some unconscious way it's a validation for everything you've been doing. But it's certainly not what we planned."
Tony goes on to say of the exposure: "I think it's good for all of us. If something is great at ACT or TheatreWorks or Marin, it raises people's expectations at all the other theaters. Is it good for Chicago when Steppenwolf does August: Osage County? It's good for the Goodman and everybody else. When people come out from New York and other places, they check out other companies while they're in town."
It is good achievement to be on the front page of this newspaper.You are deserving for this space on the newspaper.Hope you keep doing your brilliant work.
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