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Jenny McKnight Stars In 'Dusk Rings A Bell' At Mosaic TheatreJenny McKnight Stars In 'Dusk Rings A Bell' At Mosaic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

PLANTATION -- Following the successful, record-breaking run of The Irish Curse, Award Winning Mosaic Theatre is proud to announce that Stephen Belber's Dusk Rings A Bell will feature a member of 'Chicago's Elite 8,' Jenny McKnight in the lead role of Molly to star in the first production of this play outside of New York. (more...)

Phantom of the Opera's Howard McGillin Teaches A Master Class In NJPhantom of the Opera's Howard McGillin Teaches A Master Class In NJ
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Broadway's longest running "Phantom" in Andrew Lloyd Webber's global sensation Phantom of the Opera, Howard McGillin will offer a very special Master Class and Q& A in Bergen County, NJ. (more...)

Erasing the Distance Presents STRONGER THAN SILENCE 4/28Erasing the Distance Presents STRONGER THAN SILENCE 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

Erasing the Distance (ETD) proudly presents STRONGER THAN SILENCE: surviving our secrets. In this one-night-only theatrical event, four professional actors give voice to true stories of survivors of sexual violence, sharing perspectives on hope, healing, and forgiveness. (more...)

Next Theatre Presents The Metal Children 4/7-10Next Theatre Presents The Metal Children 4/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Next Theatre Company is proud to present the Midwest Premiere of Adam Rapp's The Metal Children, directed by Joanie Shultz, April 7- May 8 at 927 Noyes Street in Evanston. Previews are April 7 - 10. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents 'Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel' Concert, 4/4Porchlight Music Theatre Presents 'Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel' Concert, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present its 6th annual 'Chicago Sings' concert, Chicago Sings: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, Three Generations of American Musical Songwriters, at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011. (more...)

Canadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 SeasonCanadian Stage Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2011

Canadian Stage unveiled its highly anticipated 2010-2011 season today, marking the first season programmed by Artistic & General Director Matthew Jocelyn. The season heralds a bold, new direction for the company. Jocelyn seeks to redefine Canadian Stage as a centre for national and international multi-disciplinary theatre that pushes boundaries, adopts a 21st-century perspective and reflects Toronto's cultural diversity. The work will be driven by directors and auteurs at the forefront of contemporary theatre and audiences will have the opportunity to discover a new generation of story-tellers who challenge and entertain. (more...)

Chita Rivera On Stage in Sydney 6/22Chita Rivera On Stage in Sydney 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Two-Time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career with an intimate evening of music in CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY coming to Sydney and playing the York Theatre at the Seymour Centre on the 22 June 2011 at 8pm. Accompanied by her longtime musical director Michael Croiter on percussion and guitar, Michael Patrick Walker on the piano, and Dave Ellis on the Double Bass. Ms. Rivera will perform selections from her most celebrated musicals, including numbers from West Side Story ('America'), Sweet Charity ('Where Am I Going?' and 'Big Spender'), Chicago ('All That Jazz' and 'Nowadays'), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie and The Rink, and featuring the music of Leonard Bernstein, John Kander & Fred Ebb, Charles Strouse, Stephen Sondheim and Cy Coleman among others. (more...)

Theatreworks Premieres Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL, Closes 4/3Theatreworks Premieres Rajiv Joseph's THE NORTH POOL, Closes 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2011

Pulitzer Prize finalist Rajiv Joseph, one of America's hottest young playwrights, will celebrate the world premiere of his psychological drama THE NORTH POOL at TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley. The truth shifts constantly in this riveting new work by Joseph, whose hit play Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo makes its Broadway debut in March featuring Robin Williams. THE NORTH POOL stars Bay Area favorite Remi Sandri alongside TheatreWorks newcomer Adam Poss, with Giovanna Sardelli at the helm, and plays March 9-April 3 (press opening March 12) at TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto. (more...)

2011 Playwrights at Playpenn Conference in Philadelphia in July2011 Playwrights at Playpenn Conference in Philadelphia in July
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2011

PlayPenn, Philadelphia's professional new play development organization, will hold its seventh annual New Play Development Conference from July 8 - July 24 at both the Adrienne Theater and the Playground (2030 Sansom Street) in Philadelphia. The Conference will feature two weeks of intensive work on six works-in-progress by Lisa Dillman (American Wee-Pie); Jacqueline Goldfinger (Slip/Shot); Brian Quirk (Nerine); Lauren Yee (A Man, His Wife and His Hat); John Yearley (Another Girl); and Stefanie Zadravec (The Electric Baby). (more...)

Tommy Tune Wins 2011 Helen Hayes Tribute AwardTommy Tune Wins 2011 Helen Hayes Tribute Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

Tommy Tune has been announced as the 2011 recipient of the Helen Hayes Tribute Award. He will be honored at the 27th Helen Hayes Awards on April 25, at the Warner Theatre on Monday. (more...)

Hammond, Burns Lead Engeman Theater's GUYS AND DOLLSHammond, Burns Lead Engeman Theater's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. (more...)

Peter Flynn, Marcos Santana, Andrea Burns, Jessica Grove Set for Engeman's GUYS AND DOLLSPeter Flynn, Marcos Santana, Andrea Burns, Jessica Grove Set for Engeman's GUYS AND DOLLS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to announce the creative team for their upcoming production of GUYS AND DOLLS. Previews begin on Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 8:00 p.m., officially opening on April 16, 2011 at 8:00 p.m. and running through June 19, 2011. (more...)

Chicago Theatres 2011 SPRING GALA Held At JW Marriott Chicago Theatres 2011 SPRING GALA Held At JW Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2011

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the 2011 Spring Gala, an elegant, extravagant evening filled with philanthropy, food and entertainment. (more...)

Photo Flash: Goodman Theatre's EL NOGALARPhoto Flash: Goodman Theatre's EL NOGALAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Prolific playwright and Mexican Chicagoan Tanya Saracho brings US/Mexico border violence and class divide into sharp relief in El Nogalar, presented at Goodman Theatre, produced and commissioned by Teatro Vista, starting March 26, 2011. The Goodman's fourth collaboration with Teatro Vista over 16 years, El Nogalar marks the beginning of a new three-year producing partnership dedicated to new work by Latino writers. Cecilie D. Keenan directs this world premiere by Saracho-a Teatro Vista resident playwright and 'one of Chicago['s] most talented young writers' (Chicago Tribune)-developed in a staged reading during the Goodman's Latino Theatre Festival. El Nogalar (pecan orchard) is inspired by Anton Chekhov's classic The Cherry Orchard and charts a Mexican family's experience as their way of life is threatened by encroaching drug cartels, violence and economic upheaval. El Nogalar begins previews March 26 (Opening Night is April 4) and runs through April 24, 2011 in the Goodman's Owen Theatre; tickets are $10 - $42 (ticket prices are subject to change). The Scenemakers Board is the Contributing Sponsor for El Nogalar. Principal Support of Artistic Development and Diversity Initiatives is provided by The Joyce Foundation. Hoy is the Print Media Sponsor and The Chicago Latino Network is the Digital Media Sponsor (more...)

Justin Guarini, Paul Iacono to Star in RENT at Surflight Theatre, 5/28-6/19Justin Guarini, Paul Iacono to Star in RENT at Surflight Theatre, 5/28-6/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Direct from Broadway's American Idiot, American Idol's Justin Guarini and MTV's Paul Iacono (star of the hit series 'The Hard Times of RJ Berger') will star in Jonathan Larson's landmark rock musical RENT at Surflight Theatre in Beach Haven, NJ, from May 28 through June 19. Opening Night is scheduled for Saturday, May 28 at 8:00pm. Celebrating its 62nd Season of Broadway by the Beach, Surflight Theatre, a Jersey Shore entertainment destination for over 60 years, is now under the leadership of Producer and Surflight alum Roy Miller. (more...)

NOW PLAYING:  Vintage Theatre's THE DIXIE SWIM CLUBNOW PLAYING: Vintage Theatre's THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB
by Michael Mulhern - Mar 31, 2011

The story of five unforgettable women and friendships that last forever. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents LAS MENINAS Runs Thru May 15Asolo Rep Presents LAS MENINAS Runs Thru May 15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Asolo Repertory Theatre is thrilled to introduce Florida audiences to Las Meninas, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents 'Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel' Concert, 4/4Porchlight Music Theatre Presents 'Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel' Concert, 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

Porchlight Music Theatre will present its 6th annual 'Chicago Sings' concert, Chicago Sings: Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, Three Generations of American Musical Songwriters, at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave., at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2011. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK First Folio Theatre Presents THE WOMAN IN BLACK
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

First Folio continues its Season of Suspense with the British thriller The Woman in Black. Adapted by Stephen Mallatratt from the novel by Susan Hill, this tale of the supernatural has been electrifying audiences in London for over two decades. (more...)

Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents PINKALICIOUS Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Presents PINKALICIOUS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

The Theatre School at DePaul University proudly presents PINKALICIOUS THE MUSICAL, book by Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann, music by John Gregor, lyrics by John Gregor, Elizabeth Kann & Victoria Kann, directed by Lisa Portes, as the final installment of the 2010-2011 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences Series. (more...)

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