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BWW Reviews: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have a Luminous BRIGHT STAR on the HorizonBWW Reviews: Steve Martin and Edie Brickell have a Luminous BRIGHT STAR on the Horizon
by Ellen Dostal - Oct 7, 2014

What I found so utterly engaging about the world premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical BRIGHT STAR is its complete unpretentiousness. Certainly its musical style --American bluegrass with a heaping helping of laid back mountain charm -- has the kind of lilting homespun ease that makes you feel like you're listening to the neighborhood jug band on mama's back porch, and there's something oddly comforting about that. (more...)

Photo Flash: BRIGHT STAR Celebrates Opening Night at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: BRIGHT STAR Celebrates Opening Night at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star runs now through November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Scroll down for photos from the opening festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed byWalter Bobbie, Bright Star runs now through November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run through September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast and Creative Team of Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Jason Wooten, John Cudia, Josh Tower & More Set for Casa Manana's BAD BOYS OF BROADWAY Concert, Now thru 1/12Jason Wooten, John Cudia, Josh Tower & More Set for Casa Manana's BAD BOYS OF BROADWAY Concert, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Casa Maņana will debut an original production, Bad Boys of Broadway In Concert, during a limited engagement today, January 10 through 12, 2014, in Fort Worth. The new show brings the brightest talent direct from Broadway to sing memorable, villainous songs from award-winning Broadway and West End musicals. Single tickets are on sale now through the Casa Box Office and Ticketmaster. (more...)

Jason Wooten, John Cudia, Josh Tower & More Set for Casa Manana's BAD BOYS OF BROADWAY Concert, 1/10-12Jason Wooten, John Cudia, Josh Tower & More Set for Casa Manana's BAD BOYS OF BROADWAY Concert, 1/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Casa Maņana will debut an original production, Bad Boys of Broadway In Concert, during a limited engagement January 10 through 12, 2014, in Fort Worth. The new show brings the brightest talent direct from Broadway to sing memorable, villainous songs from award-winning Broadway and West End musicals. Single tickets are on sale now through the Casa Box Office and Ticketmaster. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Glorious RAGTIME Celebrates Rep's 60th SeasonBWW Reviews: Glorious RAGTIME Celebrates Rep's 60th Season
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Sep 26, 2013

The Milwaukee Rep embarked on a new journey when Mark Clements presented a resplendent Ragtime to open the company's 60th anniversary season in September 2013. As Clements begins his second term as Artistic Director, this Ragtime production carries the audience for a ride on the 'wheels of a dream' with a lingering presence few will encounter. Every theatrical and musical detail, from the casting, costumes, lighting and stage design rose above any expectations the audience previously envisioned. Opening night for the Rep's 60th season proved awe inspiring, almost angelic, assuring the supreme possibilities inherent in any art performance. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 25th, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 25th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 25, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Sting's 'The Last Ship' and the Broadway In Chicago spring season, 'Oz' in 3D, updates on TV's 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Glee,' plus Groff at Ravinia, 'Lanyard Skynerd' at Martyrs, a road trip 'Ragtime' and more! (more...)

RAGTIME Opens Tonight at Milwaukee RepRAGTIME Opens Tonight at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

Voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best Novels of the last century, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage 'on the wheels of a dream' in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at The Rep. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess and More in Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIMEPhoto Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess and More in Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Ragtime, the sweeping musical which will kick off The Rep's 2013/14 60th Anniversary Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse theater. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory and More Join Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME, Beg. TonightCarmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory and More Join Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Ragtime, the sweeping musical which will kick off The Rep's 2013/14 60th Anniversary Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse theater. (more...)

RAGTIME to Open 9/21 at Milwaukee RepRAGTIME to Open 9/21 at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best Novels of the last century, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage "on the wheels of a dream" in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at The Rep. (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Gavin Gregory  & More Set for Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIMECarmen Cusack, Gavin Gregory & More Set for Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Voted by Time Magazine as among the Top 100 Best Novels of the last century, this sweeping musical portrait of early 20th century America tells the powerful tale of a white, upper-middle class family, an African-American couple and an Eastern European immigrant escaping to America with his daughter, as they all confront the timeless contradictions of wealth, poverty, freedom, prejudice, hope, and despair in pursuit of the American Dream. Unfolding through the fiery rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley, and the vibrant klezmer of the Lower East Side, this vivid and unforgettable Tony-winning score bursts onto the stage "on the wheels of a dream" in what will be the largest and most epic production ever staged at The Rep. (more...)

2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Five world premiere plays and three new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences received Jeff nominations by the Jeff Awards Committee and are among the 166 nominations in 36 categories announced for Chicago Equity theatrical productions opened between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. (more...)

Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory and More Join Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME; Cast Announced!Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory and More Join Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Ragtime, the sweeping musical which will kick off The Rep's 2013/14 60th Anniversary Season in the Quadracci Powerhouse theater. (more...)

2012 BWW Chicago Awards - LIVE Update KINKY BOOTS and More in the Lead - 12/10!2012 BWW Chicago Awards - LIVE Update KINKY BOOTS and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Chicago Awards and continues until December 15, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Chicago Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the latest standings below. (more...)

2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Chicago Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/19!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 19, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Chicago Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

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