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BWW Reviews: Superman Soars into Dreams at Milwaukee Rep's THE HISTORY OF INVULNERABILITYBWW Reviews: Superman Soars into Dreams at Milwaukee Rep's THE HISTORY OF INVULNERABILITY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 22, 2014

This April, Milwaukee Rep staged an interesting performance written by David Bar Katz for the finale of their 60th Anniversary season. Superman, a fictional comic book hero still idolized by young and old, arrived in the production The History of Invulnerability, a play dependent on an overwhelming presence of stage technology and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements. This historical narrative on how Superman was "born" reflects the mind of his co-creator Jerry Siegel one hour and thirty-six minutes before Siegel died. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater to Close 60th Season with THE HISTORY OF INVULNERABILITYMilwaukee Repertory Theater to Close 60th Season with THE HISTORY OF INVULNERABILITY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater concludes its 60th Anniversary Season with The History of Invulnerability, the play The Washingtonian says 'leap[s] across an impressive array of thought-provoking issues in a single bound . . . a super achievement.' The cast features Rep newcomers Bob Amaral, JJ Phillips and Greg Wood, as well as Rep Associate Artists Angela Iannone and Gerard Neugent, Rep Artistic Associate Michael Kroeker, guest actors Kelley Faulkner and Josh Landay, children's cast John Brotherhood, Luke Brotherhood and Max Pink as well as several members of The Rep's Artistic Ensemble. Written by playwright David Bar Katz, The History of Invulnerability will be directed by Rep Artistic Director Mark Clements. The Executive Producer for this production is Judy Hansen. (more...)

BWW Reviews: World Premiere Musical 'Anatole' Illuminates Honor in the City of LightBWW Reviews: World Premiere Musical 'Anatole' Illuminates Honor in the City of Light
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 26, 2014

Fantastique! Magnifique! Milwaukee's First Stage garnered these praises from the audience after their World Premiere musical Anatole opened in the Todd Wehr Theater last weekend. Set in Paris, the City of Light, the classic children's stories written by Eve Titus with illustrations by Paul Galdone illuminate the themes of friendship, honor and integrity so one can be the person, or in this instance, the heroic mouse one was meant to be. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maclay Writes the Tale of Heroic Mouse in World Premiere 'Anatole'BWW Interview: Maclay Writes the Tale of Heroic Mouse in World Premiere 'Anatole'
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 19, 2014

Milwaukee's First Stage produces another world premiere musical for young audiences with an adaptation from a classic children's book: Anatole. The Caldecott Medal winning picture authored by Eve Titus and illustrated by Paul Galdone has captured the hearts of children for more than 50 years. First Stage transforms the story of the honorable French mouse who overcomes obstacles to become a first class cheese connoisseur while he sings and dances his way through 12 original songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's NOISES OFFPhoto Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Rep's NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

Michael Frayn's uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Milwaukee Rep's NOISES OFF cast in action below! (more...)

NOISES OFF Opens Tonight at The Rep's Quadracci PowerhouseNOISES OFF Opens Tonight at The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Called 'the funniest farce ever written' by the New York Post, Michael Frayn's uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. The perfect show for the holiday season, Noises Off is a hysterical romp packed full of a side-splitting collection of forgotten cues, missed connections and backstage hilarity! Written by playwright Michael Frayn, Noises Off will be directed by KJ Sanchez, who returns to The Rep after directing last year's luminous production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The production features Rep Associate Artists Jonathan Gillard Daly, Laura Gordon, Gerard Neugent and Deborah Staples, frequent guest actor Kelley Faulkner, Chicago-based actors Aaron Christensen and Joe Dempsey and Rep Acting Interns Joe Boersma and Sara Zientek. Noises Off runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, November 19 - December 22 and opens Friday, November 22. (more...)

NOISES OFF Opens 11/19 at The Rep's Quadracci PowerhouseNOISES OFF Opens 11/19 at The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2013

Called "the funniest farce ever written" by the New York Post, Michael Frayn's uproarious play-within-a-play follows the on- and off-stage antics of the members of a mediocre touring company as they blunder from an ominously bad dress rehearsal to a spectacularly disastrous performance. The perfect show for the holiday season, Noises Off is a hysterical romp packed full of a side-splitting collection of forgotten cues, missed connections and backstage hilarity! Written by playwright Michael Frayn, Noises Off will be directed by KJ Sanchez, who returns to The Rep after directing last year's luminous production of The Diary of Anne Frank. The production features Rep Associate Artists Jonathan Gillard Daly, Laura Gordon, Gerard Neugent and Deborah Staples, frequent guest actor Kelley Faulkner, Chicago-based actors Aaron Christensen and Joe Dempsey and Rep Acting Interns Joe Boersma and Sara Zientek. Noises Off runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from November 19 - December 22 and opens Friday, November 22. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess and More in Highlights of Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIMESTAGE TUBE: Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess and More in Highlights of Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 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 some highlights below! (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...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME - Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess & More!STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Milwaukee Rep's RAGTIME - Carmen Cusak, Gavin Gregory, David Hess & More!
by Stage Tube - 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. Meet the cast and check out some behind the scenes coverage 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...)

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...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting for I LEFT MY HEART, VENUS IN FUR, FOREVER PLAID and NOISES OFFMilwaukee Rep Announces Casting for I LEFT MY HEART, VENUS IN FUR, FOREVER PLAID and NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for I Left My Heart: A Salute to the Music of Tony Bennett, the first production to open The Rep's 60th Anniversary 2013/14 Season, Venus in Fur, coming to the Stiemke Studio in late September, Forever Plaid, opening at the end of October in the Stackner Cabaret and Noises Off, the second production in the Quadracci Powerhouse this season. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Close Its Season With CLYBOURNE PARKArizona Theatre Company to Close Its Season With CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2013

Arizona Theatre Company (ATC) closes its 2012-2013 season with the eagerly anticipated Arizona premiere of Bruce Norris' multi-award-winning, provocative new comedy, "Clybourne Park." Performances will be held at The Herberger Theater Center in downtown Phoenix May 2 through May 19, 2013. ATC season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. Phoenix production sponsor is Zazu Pannee Park Regent. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK to Bring Race and Real Estate to The Rep, 1/29-2/24CLYBOURNE PARK to Bring Race and Real Estate to The Rep, 1/29-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2013

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, London's Olivier Award for Best Play and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. Clybourne Park runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from January 29, 2013 - February 24 , 2013 and opens on Friday, February 1, 2013. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marti Gobel, James T. Alfred and More in Milwaukee Rep's CLYBOURNE PARKPhoto Flash: First Look at Marti Gobel, James T. Alfred and More in Milwaukee Rep's CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2013

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, London's Olivier Award for Best Play and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK Brings Race and Real Estate to The Rep, Now thru 2/24CLYBOURNE PARK Brings Race and Real Estate to The Rep, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2013

Winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize, London's Olivier Award for Best Play and the 2012 Tony Award for Best Play, Clybourne Park is a wickedly funny and fiercely provocative new play about the volatile combination of race and real estate. Clybourne Park runs in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse from tonight, January 29, 2013 - February 24 , 2013 and opens on Friday, February 1, 2013. (more...)

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