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Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's THE FIX - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's THE FIX - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. Check out a first look at the opening night shots below! (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!BWW Review: Signature Theatre's THE FIX Rocks DC!
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 24, 2015

The Fix has exactly what it takes to be a smashing production! Clever, dazzling and perfect for a Washington audience, The Fix is a must see at Signature. (more...)

Women's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch PartyWomen's Voices Theater Festival to Welcome Tony Winner Lisa Kron for Launch Party
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Tony Award-winning playwright Lisa Kron will be a featured guest and participant at the launch party of the Women's Voices Theater Festival on September 8 at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. The invitation-only event kicks off the beginning of the Festival, an unprecedented collaboration among professional theater companies that includes the presentation of more than 50 world-premiere productions of work by female playwrights, taking place this September and October in the nation's capital region. The launch party features a creative conversation between Kron and National Public Radio's Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg focused on gender parity in the arts in the Museum's Performance Hall, followed by a celebratory party and toast to officially declare the start of the Festival. (more...)

SUMMER HUMMER Breaks Records in Fourth Year ReturnSUMMER HUMMER Breaks Records in Fourth Year Return
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Last night, the fourth annual Summer Hummer added $30,000 to theatreWashington's Taking Care of Our Own emergency fund for artists in need, exceeding last year's total by $12,000. (more...)

BWW TV: Does He Have Your Vote? Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIXBWW TV: Does He Have Your Vote? Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2015

THE FIXSignature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's THE FIXPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIXSTAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempseyand music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now playing through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season.  BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at highlights below! (more...)

Mark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature TheatreMark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre tonight, August 11, through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean Performs Acoustic Version of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean Performs Acoustic Version of 'Wind Beneath My Wings'
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and runs through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart andThom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Show star Shoshana Bean is back at it with another entry in her backstage vlog, this time performing the show's anthem, 'Wind Beneath My Wings.' (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!BILLY ELLIOT, ACT ONE, Chita Rivera & More Set for PBS This Fall!
by TV News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

PBS President Paula Kerger announced at the Television Critics Association Press Tour the full lineup and airdates of PBS' annual arts programming showcase. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Wild Deer Finds Its Way Onto the Signature Theatre Stage!Twitter Watch: Wild Deer Finds Its Way Onto the Signature Theatre Stage!
by BWW Staff - Jul 29, 2015

On Twitter Watch, Signature Theatre wrote 'Oh deer! Just your average Tuesday when A DEER GETS STUCK IN THE THEATER! #Vote4Bambi (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans, Lawrence Redmond and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's THE FIXPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Evans, Lawrence Redmond and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com is excited to announce a first look at rehearsals of Signature Theatre's THE FIX! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean, Kamilah Marshall & Melanie Nyema Perform 'Quittin' Time' Backstage at Drury LaneSTAGE TUBE: BEACHES' Shoshana Bean, Kamilah Marshall & Melanie Nyema Perform 'Quittin' Time' Backstage at Drury Lane
by Stage Tube - Jul 23, 2015

Show star Shoshana Bean is back at it with another entry in her backstage vlog, this time featuring Kamilah Marshall and Melanie Nyema performing 'Quittin' Time.' Check it out below! (more...)

Signature Theatre to Launch 'Sigworks: Monday Night New Play Readings' This FallSignature Theatre to Launch 'Sigworks: Monday Night New Play Readings' This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

This season the Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre continues its commitment to new work by launching the SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Readings, a new initiative to highlight and support the work of DMV and regional playwrights. This series is an opportunity for playwrights, actors, directors, designers, and patrons to explore new plays in a fun and informal environment. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at THE FIX at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at THE FIX at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2015

Signature Theatre is excited to announce the cast of The Fix directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempseyand music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre August 11 - September 20,the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill & More to Lead THE FIX at Signature TheatreMark Evans, Christine Sherrill & More to Lead THE FIX at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of The Fix directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre August 11 - September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host 2015 Open House Next MonthSignature Theatre to Host 2015 Open House Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 2, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across five different stages. Free and open to the public, this special summer event runs from noon until 8:30pm, with numerous performances throughout the Signature complex starting every fifteen minutes, as well as a one-day-only discounted ticket sale at the Box Office for select performances of mainstage shows in Signature's 2015/16 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Show Swap! BEACHES' Whitney Bashor & Shoshana Bean Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYSTAGE TUBE: Show Swap! BEACHES' Whitney Bashor & Shoshana Bean Sing from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2015

Below,  the two leading ladies bring us a performance straight from Bean's dressing room. Watch as they perform Bashor's big song from THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY- 'Another Life.' (more...)

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by - Jul 14, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015. (more...)

theatreWashington & Signature Theatre to Present SUMMER HUMMER IV: FOREPLAY, 8/17theatreWashington & Signature Theatre to Present SUMMER HUMMER IV: FOREPLAY, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

theatreWashington and Signature Theatre are proud to announce the return of Summer Hummer, a burlesque-style fundraiser featuring some of DC's best and hottest performers. Summer Hummer IV: Foreplay will be held Monday, August 17 at Signature Theatre with two exclusive one-night-only performances at 7:30 PM and 9:30 PM. Tickets are $35 for General Admission or $100 for the VIP reserved section and are now on sale at SigTheatre.org or by calling 703 820 9771. (more...)

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