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Photo Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANICPhoto Coverage: A Visit with the Cast of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Jan 16, 2017

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature TheatreBoyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact, and She Loves Me) is set to star opposite Emmy and Tony Award-winner Debra Monk (Curtains, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and NYPD Blue) in the world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie EackerBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jamie Eacker
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 2, 2017

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BWW Feature:  DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016BWW Feature: DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 1, 2017

In 2016, I saw 120+ productions, the majority of which were in the DC Metro Area. The 2016 calendar year offered a slew of memorable theatergoing experiences, but some stand out among the others. As I look forward to what's in store theatrically in 2017, I take a look back at 2016. (more...)

BWW Review:  Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 22, 2016

All told, this is a fantastic production and definitely one of my favorites of the 200+ shows I saw in 2016 - whether in the DC Metro Area, New York, or anywhere else. (more...)

Review Roundup: Signature Theatre's TITANICReview Roundup: Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANICPhoto Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stunning production below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Signature Theatre Gives Viewers A Virtual Fly-Through of the Set of TITANICSTAGE TUBE: Signature Theatre Gives Viewers A Virtual Fly-Through of the Set of TITANIC
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

Take a virtual flight through set designer Paul Tate DePoo III's remarkable set in this new video! Washington Post theater critic Nelson Pressley visited a rehearsal for Titanic and wrote a fascinating piece (link below) about the challenges of creating a set that encompasses the grandeur of the show in our intimate space. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's TITANICSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Stage Tube - Dec 19, 2016

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GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017GEORGIE: MY ADVENTURES WITH GEORGE ROSE Headed Off-Broadway in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Producers Martin Platt and David Elliott with Mary Cossette, Jamie deRoy, Richard Winkler, and Mike Blank will present the New York premiere of the critically acclaimed Signature Theatre production of Georgie: My Adventures with George Rose, the new play written by and starring Ed Dixon (Sunset Boulevard, LES MISERABLES) with direction by Eric Schaeffer (Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

BWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Warms Hearts at the Garden TheatreBWW Review: A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Warms Hearts at the Garden Theatre
by Kelli McGurk - Dec 8, 2016

Christmas time is here, indeed, with A Charlie Brown Christmas at the Garden Theatre. Adapted for the stage by Eric Schaeffer, this live-action transfer is almost an exact carbon copy of the beloved television special. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in RehearsalPhoto Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award®-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey. Titanic will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360 degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music VideoSTAGE TUBE: Get Ready for Signature's 360-Degree Send-Off with 'Godspeed Titanic' Music Video
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2016

Signature Theatre's Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. Get ready for the show's big send-off with the company's rendition of 'Godspeed Titanic' below! (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than NaughtyBWW Review: Signature's SILVER BELLES Is More Nice than Naughty
by Benjamin Tomchik - Nov 30, 2016

With a 75 minute runtime, the show never becomes cloyingly sweet or as indigestible as a fruit cake, as happens with too many holiday specials. The musical has all the makings of a Hallmark Channel Christmas movie, with just a touch of tongue-and-cheek humor to give it a little zing. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peggy YatesBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peggy Yates
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 28, 2016

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Photo Flash: SILVER BELLES at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: SILVER BELLES at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to present the world premiere production of a new holiday musical, Silver Belles. (more...)

A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Coming to The Wilton PlayshopA CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS Coming to The Wilton Playshop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Wilton Playshop will present Charles Schulz's A Charlie Brown Christmas, directed by John Atkin. (more...)

Maxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE EventMaxine Peake, Gemma Jones and Martha Goober to Perform in The Old Vic's Inaugural ONE VOICE Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

The Old Vic today announces the full programme for the inaugural One Voice performance on Saturday 26 November. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eric SchaefferBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Eric Schaeffer
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 11, 2016

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All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!All Aboard for Signature Theatre's 360-Degree Staging of TITANIC; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey.  (more...)

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