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Victory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion InitiativeVictory Gardens Announces Assistant Directors for 2016-17 Directors Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the 2016/17 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors include Kaiser Ahmed (Hand To God), Arianna Soloway (Roz and Ray), Ameenah Kaplan (A Wonder In My Soul), Charlotte Drover (Queen), and Alyssa Vera Ramos (Native Gardens). (more...)

Penguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBANDPenguin Rep Closes Season With Award-Winning DANIEL'S HUSBAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, the award-winning theatre in Stony Point, New York, under the leadership of Artistic Director Joe Brancato and Executive Director Andrew M. Horn, closes its 2016 season with the New York premiere of Daniel's Husband by Michael McKeever from September 23 through October 16, 2016. In Daniel's Husband, Mitchell and Daniel are the ideal couple, everything but married. Mitchell does not believe in marriage; Daniel does. "When their life together takes a shocking and unexpected turn," says Mr. Brancato, who will stage the production at Penguin Rep, "we learn about the power and pain of love in this breathtaking new play." (more...)

Victory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before OpeningVictory Gardens Extends Chicago Debut of HAND TO GOD Before Opening
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin due to early ticket demand. (more...)

FST Extends THE GOD OF ISAACFST Extends THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Due to popular demand, Florida Studio Theatre announces the extension of its third Summer Mainstage show, The God of Isaac. The production is now extended through August 28, 2016 in the Gompertz Theatre. Single tickets range from $36-$39.  Tickets may be purchased online at FloridaStudioTheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Victory Gardens' Teen Arts Council to Present SHOTS HEARD ROUND THE WORLDVictory Gardens' Teen Arts Council to Present SHOTS HEARD ROUND THE WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater's Teen Arts Council presents Shots Heard Round the World, an evening of spoken word poetry and performance in response to the state of the world and how it affects our youth. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Victory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New PlaysVictory Gardens Completes Casting for 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for each of the 2016 IGNITION Festival of New Plays selected works, including The Wayward Bunny by Greg Kotis; BREACH: a manifesto on race in America through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate by Antoinette Nwandu; EOM (end of message) by Laura Jacqmin; Kill Move Paradise by James Ijames; Gaza Rehearsal by Karen Hartman; and Girls In Cars Underwater by Tegan McLeod. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW Extends at Piven TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW Extends at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

? Due to popular demand, Grippo Stage Company's hit world premiere THE BEN HECHT SHOW will add four additional weeks of performances, extending through August 14, 2016 at the Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. (more...)

FST to Conclude 2016 Summer Mainstage Season with THE GOD OF ISAACFST to Conclude 2016 Summer Mainstage Season with THE GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Presenting a searing story of self-discovery, FST brings The God Of Isaac to the Gompertz stage to complete the 2016 Summer Mainstage Season. Written by James Sherman, this courageous and challenging journey of one man in search of answers runs from August 3 through August 21 in the Gompertz Theatre. Tickets are available online at floridastudiotheatre.org or by calling the box office at 941-366-9000. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, September 16 - October 16, 2016Victory Gardens Presents HAND TO GOD by Robert Askins, September 16 - October 16, 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. Hand To God runs September 16 - October 16, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, September 23, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOWSTAGE TUBE: Watch Scenes from Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOWPhoto Flash: First Look at Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek.  (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This MonthVictory Gardens Theater to Offer Series of Free Play Readings This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces the June lineup for The VG Reading Series. This regularly scheduled program of play readings provides playwrights a platform to develop their plays-in-progress, and will give audiences opportunities to experience exciting new work throughout the year. The Reading Series adds to VG's current programming of world premieres and new plays and the IGNITION Festival of New Plays. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere at Piven Theatre, 6/10-7/17
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. Based on Ben Hecht's books A Guide For the Bedevilled and A Child Of the Century, in which Hecht confronts his own identity as an American Jew in the wake of the Nazi Holocaust, THE BEN HECHT SHOW will play June 10 - July 17, 2016 at Piven Theatre at Noyes Cultural Center, 927 Noyes St. in Evanston. Tickets are currently available at grippostagecompany.com or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Tuesday, June 14 at 8 pm. (more...)

THE FABULOUS LIPITONES to Launch FST's Summer 2016 Season; Lineup Announced!THE FABULOUS LIPITONES to Launch FST's Summer 2016 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Florida Studio Theatre's Summer Mainstage Season kicks off with the culture clash comedy, The Fabulous Lipitones, the touching and funny production of The Roommate, and the courageous journey of self-discovery in The God of Isaac. The season opens on June 1 and plays through August 21 in the Keating and Gompertz Theatres. (more...)

BWW Review: BEAU JEST at Theatre ThreeBWW Review: BEAU JEST at Theatre Three
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 20, 2016

There is something very special about James Sherman's play Beau Jest now playing at Theatre Three. It actually reminds me of the television shows of the 50's and 60's (I Love Lucy for example). There is no message to preach; it is just funny situations, great acting, witty dialog, and a lot of heart. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory GardensCast Announced for THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater concludes its 41st season with Midwest Premiere of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The House That Will Not Stand runs June 10 - July 10, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, June 17, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Grippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven TheatreGrippo Stage Co.'s THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Premiere This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

BUYER AND CELLAR, FINDING DR. RUTH & More Set for Penguin Rep's 2016 SeasonBUYER AND CELLAR, FINDING DR. RUTH & More Set for Penguin Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Penguin Rep Theatre, under the leadership of founding artistic director Joe Brancato and executive director Andrew M. Horn, announces its 2016 season, the professional Equity company's 39th at its home in Stony Point (Rockland County), New York, a season filled with current and controversial subject matter. (more...)

THE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven TheatreTHE BEN HECHT SHOW to Debut This Summer at Piven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The fascinating life of Chicago newspaperman turned legendary playwright, screenwriter and novelist Ben Hecht takes center stage in Grippo Stage Company's world premiere of THE BEN HECHT SHOW, written and performed by James Sherman and directed by Dennis Za?ek. (more...)

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