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Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy "Nunsense," with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin. The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 18. "Nunsense" received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical. (more...)

MCT's DEAR ELIZABETH to Run 9/23-10/18MCT's DEAR ELIZABETH to Run 9/23-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Take an intimate look at the 30-year friendship between poets Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell in DEAR ELIZABETH, September 23 - October 18, 2015. Milwaukee Chamber Theatre continues its 2015-2016 Season with a moving and innovative play by Sarah Ruhl, under the direction of Marie Kohler and starring real-life married couple Carrie Hitchcock and Norman Moses. DEAR ELIZABETH performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Steep Theatre to Open Season with Premiere of Hamish Linklater's THE CHEATSSteep Theatre to Open Season with Premiere of Hamish Linklater's THE CHEATS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Steep Theatre is thrilled to launch their 15thseason with the world premiere of Hamish Linklater'sThe Cheats.Mr. Linklater, a celebrated andaward-winning stage and film actor, made his playwriting debut in 2013 with the well-regarded pieceThe Vandal, whichenjoyed an extended Off-Broadway run with theFlea Theater in New York City and subsequently made its Midwest premiere at Steep Theatre in October of 2014.TheCheats,Mr. Linklater's much-anticipated second playafter his promising debut,explores the way that we can hastily judge others while refusing to acknowledge our own flaws.The production will be helmed byone of Chicago's most sought after directors, Steep Ensemble Member Joanie Schultz.The Cheatsopens on October 1stat Steep's Edgewater theatre, where the companyhas put together a string of hits, while bringing new work and new voices to Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Sets RIDE THE CYCLONE CastChicago Shakespeare Theater Sets RIDE THE CYCLONE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the U.S. premiere of Ride the Cyclone, a new musical with a refreshingly offbeat twist from Brooke Maxwell and Jacob Richmond, directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Originating as a cult classic cabaret piece in Canada, this dark musical comedy is being further developed with Chicago Shakespeare Creative Producer Rick Boynton for its highly anticipated American debut, presented in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, September 29-November 8, 2015. (more...)

Jessica Wright Buha Joins Lifeline Theatre's Artistic EnsembleJessica Wright Buha Joins Lifeline Theatre's Artistic Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Lifeline Theatrewelcomes Jessica Wright Buha to its artistic ensemble, the body which determines the company's artisticprogramming and provides leadership, support and counsel in its play-development process. (more...)

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS to Premiere at The TankTHERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS to Premiere at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS - a new play by Mickle Maher - will premiere as the season opener at The Tank theater company this fall with Previews beginning September 11 and Opening on September 12th at The Tank (151 West 46th Street / 8th Fl.) HAPPINESS is scheduled to run through September 27th. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKEQuintessence Theatre Group to Open 6th Season with ROMEO & JULIET and THE MANDRAKE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Quintessence Theatre Group launches its sixth season of progressive classic theatre with Shakespeare's romantic tragedy ROMEO AND JULIET presented in rotating repertory with Wallace Shawn's celebrated translation of Machiavelli's sex comedy THE MANDRAKE. A nine actor repertory ensemble comprised of Quintessence's best and director Alexander Burns will continue to establish Quintessence's brand of full throttle epic classic theatre for today. ROMEO AND JULIET will begin previews on Wednesday, September 30 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 3 at 8pm. THE MANDRAKE will begin previews on Wednesday, October 14 at 7pm and open on Saturday, October 17 at 8pm. All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119. To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

American Theater Company to Honor Late Artistic Director with Legacy Celebration, 9/30American Theater Company to Honor Late Artistic Director with Legacy Celebration, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC) honors its late artistic director PJ Paparelli and kicks off Season 31 with a Legacy Celebration fundraiser on Wednesday, Sept. 30. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Streets Begins Rehearsals in Old NorthShakespeare in the Streets Begins Rehearsals in Old North
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Local Old North St. Louis residents, including a police officer, will be learning staging tips from professional actors when rehearsals begin this week forThe World Begun,a play artfully adapted from William Shakespeare'sTwelfth Night. The show, part of the wildly successful Shakespeare in the Streets event, will be performed Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 17-19, on N. 14thStreet, between Montgomery and St. Louis Avenue. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO to Make World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre This FallFOR HER AS A PIANO to Make World Premiere at Pegasus Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicagois pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the world premiere dramaFOR HER AS A PIANObyNambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hitNative Son, featuring music byJaret Landonanddirected by Producing Artistic DirectorIlesa Duncan.Produced in association withGoodman TheatreandChicago Dramatists,FOR HER AS A PIANOwill playSeptember 30 -November 1, 2015atChicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!FOR HER AS A PIANO Premiere to Launch Pegasus Theatre Chicago's 2015-16 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Pegasus Theatre Chicago justannounced its 2015-16 season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere dramaFOR HER AS A PIANObyNambi E. Kelley, playwright of the critically acclaimed 2014 hitNative Son. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available atwww.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

Raven Theatre to Present THE PLAY ABOUT MY DADRaven Theatre to Present THE PLAY ABOUT MY DAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The Play About My Dad by Boo Killebrew, which opened at New York's 595 E 59 Theatres in June 2011, tells of the author's father, a doctor in Gulfport, Mississippi who stayed behind to take care of patients as the storm hit in August 2005. New Orleans, as the largest city to be hit by the storm, appropriately received most of the media attention, but Katrina's effects on the Gulf Coast were devastating. Many coastal towns were destroyed, 235 people were killed and more than one million Mississippians were affected. (more...)

American Theater Company to Co-Produce World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's FULFILLMENTAmerican Theater Company to Co-Produce World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's FULFILLMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, kicks off Season 31: The Legacy Season with the co-world premiere of Fulfillment, written by Thomas Bradshaw and directed by Ethan McSweeny, Nov. 6-Dec. 13, 2015 (press opening Thursday, Nov. 12). This production is a co-world premiere with The Flea Theater in New York, where Fulfillment opens under McSweeny's direction next month. (more...)

California Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic DirectorCalifornia Shakespeare Theater Names New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater today announced the appointment of Eric Ting as the company's new Artistic Director. The announcement, by Cal Shakes Board President Jean Simpson and Search Committee Chair Kate Stechschulte, caps an extensive seven-month nationwide search. Ting will serve as the fifth artistic director in the company's history, succeeding outgoing Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone, who completed his 16-year tenure with the opening of The Mystery of Irma Vep. (more...)

Shattered Globe to Open 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1Shattered Globe to Open 25th Season with MARVIN'S ROOM, 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Shattered Globe Theatreis pleased to open its 25thseason with a 25thanniversary production ofMARVIN'S ROOM, Chicago playwrightScott McPherson'saward-winning dark and mordantly funny comedy about putting family first, directed by Producing Artistic DirectorSandy Shinner.MARVIN'S ROOMwill playOctober 1 - November 14, 2015atTheater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to Present WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD, 9/7-10/4Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company to Present WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD, 9/7-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company announces its first production of Season 36, the world premiere of Women Laughing Alone with Salad by playwright Sheila Callaghan, directed by Kip Fagan. Women Laughing Alone with Salad will run from September 7 to October 4 as part of the inaugural Women's Voices Theater Festival. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Wisconsin Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Open Aug 19 at Peninsula PlayersWisconsin Premiere of John Patrick Shanley's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR to Open Aug 19 at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, will open the Wisconsin premiere of John Patrick Shanley's Tony Award-nominated 'Outside Mullingar' August 19 , 2015 as part of its celebratory 80th season. (more...)

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