Now Playing Onstage in Madison - Week of 6/08/2014

June 8
10:00 AM 2014
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Queer Shorts in Broadway QUEER SHORTS
Bartell Theater
This playfest is a unique event, bringing together experienced directors, actors, and stage hands with folks who haven't been on stage (ever or in years) to learn the ropes, have fun, and create a couple of weekends of great theater. If you've been to Queer Shorts before, you know what a romp it is. If you've never been to Queer Shorts, don't put it off: we're only planning to continue through Queer Shorts 10.
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<a href=War Horse in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> WAR HORSE
Overture Center for the Arts
"A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of FIVE 2011 Tony Awards®, War Horse tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey. When Joey is sold to the cavalry and shipped from England to France, he is soon caught up in enemy fire, and fate takes him on an extraordinary journey, serving on both sides before finding himself alone in no man's land. But Albert cannot forget Joey and, still not old enough to enlist, he embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home. Based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo, this powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
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You're The Flop in Broadway YOU'RE THE FLOP
Bartell Theater
What makes a show "flop" on Broadway? Is it the composer? Works by beloved composers like Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Frank Loesser, Cy Coleman, John Kander and Fred Ebb, Harold Arlen, Claude Michael Schonberg and Alain Boublil, Stephen Schwartz, Jerry Herman and many more have failed on Broadway. Could it be the lack of a star? Shows that featured legendary stars like Angela Lansbury, Carol Channing, Lucille Ball, Robert Preston, Yul Brynner, Betty Buckley, Anthony Perkins, Christine Baranski and Nathan Lane have died a painful death on the Great White Way. Perhaps it's an unknown name? Musicals based off of popular source materials such as Breakfast at Tiffany's, Dracula, Alice in Wonderland, Doonesbury, A Doll's Life, Gone With the Wind, Elmer Gantry, Cyrano De Bergerac, Goldilocks, and, of course, Carrie, have all been financial, creative or all around failures.
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<a href=War Horse in Broadway" border="0" bheight="100" width="100" align="right"> WAR HORSE
Overture Center
The winner of five 2011 Tony Awards including Best Play, WAR HORSE will embark on a national tour in June 2012, bringing the hit play to 30 U.S. cities during the 2012-2013 season. WAR HORSE has been seen by almost 2 million people worldwide and is currently playing at New Yorki¿½s Lincoln Center Theater, in Londoni¿½s West End, and at Torontoi¿½s Princess of Wales Theatre. Future productions of WAR HORSE are planned for Australia, Berlin and South Africa, as well as a UK Tour. The tour of WAR HORSE, based on the beloved novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, will be directed by Bijan Sheibani based on the original Tonyi¿½ Award-winning direction by Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, and presented in association with Handspring Puppet Company. At the heart of the show are life-sized puppets which bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage. Michael Morpurgoi¿½s novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielbergi¿½s feature film of the same name, which was nominated for six Academy Awards including Best Picture.
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1776 in Broadway 1776
Eau Claire Children's Theatre
Step into the pages of history as John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Henry Lee and Thomas Jefferson work to convince the members of the Second Continental Congress to sign the Declaration of Independence. Despite all odds, these proud, uncertain, petty, noble men are determined to do the right thing for their fledgling nation.
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Madison THEATER Stories | Shows


Cabaret in BroadwayCabaret
Overture Center
(Runs 3/21 - 3/26)
The Last Week in December in BroadwayThe Last Week in December
Encore Studio for the Performing Arts
(Runs 12/2 - 12/17)
Big Fish in BroadwayBig Fish
Theatre LILA and Four Seasons Theatre
(Runs 12/2 - 12/11)
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in BroadwayBeautiful: The Carole King Musical
Overture Center
(Runs 6/13 - 6/18)


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