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Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre announced today that, due to demand, the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA will extend its limited engagement by two weeks and will now close on July 18. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CITY OF ANGELS at the Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CITY OF ANGELS at the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, opening tomorrow, June 17th, and running through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at CITY OF ANGELS at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, opening tomorrow, June 17th, and running through August 2. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville Receives Grant from The Roy Cockrum FoundationActors Theatre of Louisville Receives Grant from The Roy Cockrum Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Actors Theatre of Louisville's Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein announce that the theatre is the recipient of a major grant awarded from The Roy Cockrum Foundation in support of the theatre's prestigious Apprentice/Intern Company. The award will support grants over the next ten years for each apprentice and intern during the nine-month program, and provides year-round employment for the program's leadership. The Apprentice/Intern Company offers total immersion into the world of a major American regional theatre and a unique combination of performance, training, observation and networking. (more...)

FIVE PRESIDENTS Begins 6/23 at Bay Street TheaterFIVE PRESIDENTS Begins 6/23 at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Bay Street Theater has announced that FIVE PRESIDENTS, the new play by Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (Six Feet Under, The West Wing, and House of Cards), will extend its run for an additional week due to popular demand. The production will now run from June 23-July 19.  (more...)

STUPID F$#@ING BIRD to Play Victory Gardens, 7/23-8/30STUPID F$#@ING BIRD to Play Victory Gardens, 7/23-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Carlisle Hart, LLC presents Sideshow Theatre Company, Chicago's preeminent theater company for presenting familiar stories in unorthodox ways, in a commercial remount of their wildly successful, sold-out smash hit production of STUPID FUCKING BIRD. Aaron Posner's comic spin on Chekhov's The Seagull is directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green, from July 23 through August 30, 2015 with Press Opening Saturday, July 25 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Zacek McVay Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Music Theatre Wichita Opens Season with AIDA TonightMusic Theatre Wichita Opens Season with AIDA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 44th summer season June 10-14 with the first of its five large-scale productions, Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. This marks the 28th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

LTC Announces Directors for CARNAVAL 2015; Latina/o New Works Festival Runs 7/23-25LTC Announces Directors for CARNAVAL 2015; Latina/o New Works Festival Runs 7/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Latina/o Theatre Commons (LTC) proudly announces the roster of powerhouse directors paired with eight playwrights for the groundbreaking Carnaval 2015-a theatre festival of New Latina/o work at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, Chicago, July 23-25. (more...)

Full Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & MoreFull Cast Set for OKLAHOMA! at The Muny, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

TONY FEVER! Parte 3: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'miglior musical'TONY FEVER! Parte 3: i Tony Awards 2015 e i candidati a 'miglior musical'
by Valeria Venturelli - Jun 3, 2015

Abbiamo gia visto i candidati a miglior attrice ed attore protagonista,e anche quelli a miglior attrice ed attore non protagonista.  Eccoci dunque a IL PREMIO che tutti stiamo aspettando: MIGLIOR MUSICAL! (more...)

Teatro Vista Names New Development/Managing DirectorTeatro Vista Names New Development/Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Teatro Vista announces that Jose Antonio Cruz has joined their ranks as its new Development/Managing Director. Cruz brings a wealth of experience after having spent 11 years as Associate Producer, Board Member and Treasurer for The Spanish Reportory Theater Company (Repertorio Español) in New York City. Teatro Vista, the vanguard of Latino theatre in the United States, was also honored by The Joyce Foundation with its prestigious three-year Spotlight Grant that awards the company $2.5 million over three years. (more...)

Bonnie Metzgar Named Interim Artistic Director of American Theater CompanyBonnie Metzgar Named Interim Artistic Director of American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

American Theater Company's (ATC) Board of Directors has named respected Chicago artist Bonnie Metzgar as its interim artistic director, effective immediately. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN BUFFALO to End, June 27West End's AMERICAN BUFFALO to End, June 27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

A hit with critics and public alike, Damian Lewis, John Goodman and Tom Sturridge star in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 play American Buffalo which must end on 27 June 2015. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
by Elee Schrock - Jun 1, 2015

It's a hot time for theatre in Chicago! Pre-Broadway engagements, remounts, premieres, and more fill the stages this summer and here are BroadwayWorld's top picks for the ones to look out for! (more...)

The New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This FallThe New Black Fest Commissions Five Black Women Playwrights for UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

In the tradition of Facing Our Truth: Short Plays on Trayvon, Race and Privilege and HANDS UP: 6 Playwrights, 6 Testaments, The New Black Fest (guest curator playwright Dominique Morisseau) will commission five black women playwrights to write short plays entitled UN-TAMED: HAIR BODY ATTITUDE - Short Plays by Black Women. The playwrights include Cori Thomas, Nikkole Salter, Chisa Hutchinson, Lenelle Moise and Jocelyn Bioh. (more...)

Russ Tutterow to Receive Jeff Awards Non-Equity Special AwardRuss Tutterow to Receive Jeff Awards Non-Equity Special Award
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee will pay a special tribute to the career and legacy of Russ Tutterow at the 2015 Non-Equity Awards Ceremony on June 8, 2015 at Park West. (more...)

Singer Ira Lee Collings Brings 'Gay Since 1935- A Gay Geezer's Musical Odyssey' to Don't Tell Mama.Singer Ira Lee Collings Brings 'Gay Since 1935- A Gay Geezer's Musical Odyssey' to Don't Tell Mama.
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Born in a very small town in Indiana, the youngest of 8 children, Ira Lee began singing on the radio with his sister when they were kids. After studying at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, he moved to New York where he appeared off-Broadway and in regional theatre, and even opened for the great Dawn Hampton in the '60s. After many years of performing, he took a 25-year hiatus from show business, re-appearing a few years ago with several successful cabaret appearances in NYC. Now 79, Ira Lee shares his life-time of experience with humor and joy. (more...)

Andy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The MunyAndy Christopher, Nicholas Rodriguez & More Will Star in BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story. Written by Alan Janes, Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story is directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Josh Walden and music directed by Michael Horsley. (more...)

Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12Soho Rep Extends 10 OUT OF 12
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

In response to popular demand, Soho Rep., in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the world premiere of 10 out of 12 by Anne Washburn (Mr. Burns) to July 5. The production, which opens on June 10, reunites the playwright with the Obie Award-winning director Les Waters, Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville. In 10 out of 12, a company of theatre artists is engaged in the very peculiar-and uniquely impossible-task of making a new play. Based on notes Washburn took during her past technical rehearsals, this Soho Rep. commission is a wry and absorbing look at how work forms us and deforms us. (more...)

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