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Tennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Ninth Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDTennessee Shakespeare Company Launches Ninth Season With TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, in partnership with Memphis' Hutchison School, will perform Christopher Sergel's revised stage adaptation of Harper Lee's daring American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird from September 20 through October 2. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at FirehouseTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Opens September 9th at Firehouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2016

Next up - To Kill A Mockingbird - opens September 9th and runs through the 25th, with preview set for September 8th. The novel, written by Harper Lee, was published in 1960. In the play, adapted by Christopher Sergel, Scout, a young girl in a quiet southern town, is about to experience the dramatic events that will affect the rest of her life. She and her brother, Jem, are being raised by their widowed father, Atticus, and by a strongminded housekeeper, Calpurnia. Wide-eyed Scout is fascinated with the sensitively revealed people of her small town, but, from the start, there's a rumble of thunder just under the calm surface of the life there. The Firehouse Theatre is excited to present this cherished but timely tale.  (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Adds Performances at Omaha Community PlayhouseTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Adds Performances at Omaha Community Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse is adding three Wednesday evening performances of To Kill a Mockingbird due to high demand for tickets. (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th SeasonTO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, THE COMEDY OF ERRORS and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare Company's 9th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, the Mid-South's professional, classical theatre, today announced its full 2016-17 season of plays, outreach programs, and Education initiatives in the Memphis area and beyond. (more...)

Sally Allen's 10 Novels That Describe the American ExperienceSally Allen's 10 Novels That Describe the American Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Literary expert Sally Allen, author of Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers (Griffins Wharf Publishing), has curated a list of 10 novels that describe the American experience. (more...)

Justin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County PlayhouseJustin Guarini, Michele Ragusa and Euan Morton to Lead New Musical CAKE OFF at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Broadway, television and film star Justin Guarini returns to Bucks County Playhouse when he joins Tony nominee Euan Morton, Barrymore winner Michele Ragusa and newcomer Aidan J. Lawrence at Bucks County Playhouse for 'Cake Off,' a new musical by Sheri Wilner, Julia Jordan and Adam Gwon. 'Cake Off', directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch, will preview on August 19, with opening night August 20 and run through September 10, 2016. (more...)

Darryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto TheatreDarryl Maximilian Robinson Set for FUNNY GIRL at The Historic Rialto Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

Two major revivals of sorts are occurring at The Historic Rialto Theatre at 1023 Fair Oaks Ave in South Pasadena, Calif. (more...)

Tennessee Shakespeare Company Announces its Ninth Mainstage SeasonTennessee Shakespeare Company Announces its Ninth Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2016-17 Mainstage season of classical plays in Memphis. (more...)

Academy Award'-Winner Aaron Sorkin to Teach Online Screenwriting MasterClassAcademy Award'-Winner Aaron Sorkin to Teach Online Screenwriting MasterClass
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

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Olivier Winner Brian Cox to Helm World Premiere of SINNERS at GAAR This SummerOlivier Winner Brian Cox to Helm World Premiere of SINNERS at GAAR This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Greensboro Arts Alliance and Residency (GAAR), under the Artistic Direction of Sabra Jones, has announced that celebrated British actor and Emmy Award winner Brian Cox will direct the premiere of Joshua Sobel's Sinners, and that Tony nominees Marla Schaffel and Kathryn Meisle will star in Annie Get Your Gun. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 6/6/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

Open Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A GardenOpen Book: TUCK EVERLASTING's Bookwriters Claudia Shear and Tim Federle; Providing Dirt For A Garden
by Michael Dale - May 16, 2016

Award-winning actor/playwright and award-winning actor/novelist team up for their first Broadway musical book. (more...)

THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, AIDA and More Set for Hale Centre Theatre's 2017 SeasonTHE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, AIDA and More Set for Hale Centre Theatre's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2017 entertainment season that will begin a new era of year-round, non-stop productions in its new 130,000 square-foot performing arts center in Sandy City. (more...)

Florida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & MoreFlorida Rep's 2016-17 Season to Feature 'SPELLING BEE,' TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD & More
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Florida Repertory Theatre, recently called 'one of the top regional troupes in the United States' by 'The Wall Street Journal', is pleased to announce its 2016-2017 Season in the Historic Arcade Theatre and ArtStage Studio Theatre. Running October 7 to May 14, the season includes Agatha Christie's most famous whodunit, a Tony-winning musical, multiple comedies, an American classic, a world-premiere, and more! (more...)

Books-A-Million Launches Millionaire's Club Card Members Week, 4/22Books-A-Million Launches Millionaire's Club Card Members Week, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

As a thank you to devoted customers, Books-A-Million is hosting its annual MCC Week starting Friday, April 22 through Thursday, April 28. During this weeklong appreciation celebration, Millionaire's Club card members will enjoy seven days of in-store savings and online giveaways as well as additional grand prizes! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman TheatreCast, Creative Team Announced for SOUPS, STEWS, AND CASSEROLES: 1976 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On the heels of their critically acclaimed world premiere of Luna Gale, playwright Rebecca Gilman and Artistic Director Robert Falls again join forces for her newest drama, Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Change is coming to a small Wisconsin town when a corporation acquires a local cheese manufacturer, which employs the majority of the town's working class citizens. For the Durst family, the merger presents newfound opportunity-and a moral dilemma. The Chicago premiere, which marks the play's second production following its 2014 world premiere at The Repertory of St. Louis, features Cliff Chamberlain as longtime factory employee Kim Durst; Cora Vander Broek as his wife Kat; Lindsay Stock as their daughter, Kelly. Rounding out the cast are Ty Olwin (Kyle), Angela Reed (Elaine) and Ann Whitney (JoAnne). The creative team includes Kevin Depinet (set), Richard Woodbury (sound), Jenny Mannis (costumes) and Jesse Klug (lights). Kimberly Osgood is the production stage manager. Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 appears May 21 - June 19 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 31). Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Mayer Brown LLP is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. (more...)

Offstage Drama Divides Community Over Annual Alabama Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRDOffstage Drama Divides Community Over Annual Alabama Production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
by Michael Dale - Apr 18, 2016

An annual production to raise funds for a local museum now benefits a non-profit set up by Harper Lee. (more...)

Theatrical Outfit Names New Associate Artistic DirectorTheatrical Outfit Names New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

?Theatrical Outfit announces the promotion of Clifton Guterman to Associate Artistic Director. Formerly The Outfit's Casting Director, Executive Associate and Artistic Associate, Guterman will continue his work in casting and literary management and will also serve as a community engagement liaison to connect the company's programming to greater Atlanta and beyond. After splitting his time between Theatrical Outfit and Atlanta's Actor's Express, where he is National New Play Network Producer in Residence, this season, Clifton will return to The Outfit in a full time capacity beginning July 1. (more...)

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