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Forum Theatre's 2014-15 to Feature MISMATCHED, MOTHERHOOD & MoreForum Theatre's 2014-15 to Feature MISMATCHED, MOTHERHOOD & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Forum Theatre Producing Artistic Director Peter J Loewy has just announced 3 shows scheduled for the 2014-15 season. A world premier musical, a James Sherman comedy and the NJ Premier of a new musical by the author of last seasons David Michael Finkelstein's Bar Mitzvah. With a fourth show TBD. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Present THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, 11/14-12/14Victory Gardens Theater to Present THE TESTAMENT OF MARY, 11/14-12/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Continuing its 40th Anniversary Season, Victory Gardens Theater announces the Midwest Premiere of The Testament of Mary by Colm Toibin, directed by Dennis Zacek and featuring Linda Reiter. The Testament of Mary runs November 14-December 14, 2014, with the press performance on Friday, November 21, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Welcome Small Fish Radio Theatre's MERCURY CONSIDERS THE LAST LAYER, 8/3Victory Gardens to Welcome Small Fish Radio Theatre's MERCURY CONSIDERS THE LAST LAYER, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater hosts Small Fish Radio Theatre and Thespinarium for a one-night-only performance of the radio adaptation of Mercury Considers the Last Layer, written and directed by Trina Kakacek. Mercury Considers the Last Layer is a melodramatic romp, set in the dualistic world of burlesque, which follows the age-old quest of finding one's heart and one's self. Mercury was developed in the Victory Gardens Access Project Artist Development Workshop, with the lead male role written for actor, writer and Thespinariam Michael Herzovi. This special performance, which includes open captioning and American Sign Language interpretation, is meant for a mature audience. The performance is Sunday, August 3, 2014 at 7:30PM in the Zacek-McVay Theater at the Victory Gardens Biograph, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway TonightEverett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which began previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open tonight, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

Everett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-BroadwayEverett Quinton's DROP DEAD PERFECT Begins Previews Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue), which begins previews Tuesday, July 15th. The comedy will open Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. Written by Erasmus Fenn and directed by Joe Brancato, DROP DEAD PERFECT is laced with double-entendres and allusions to 1950s television and Hollywood melodramas. With adult language and situations, this outlandish production is recommended for adults only -- particularly those with a slightly twisted sense of humor. (more...)

Phamaly Theatre Company's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Begins TomorrowPhamaly Theatre Company's JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Begins Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Phamaly Theatre Company reprises 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat' in celebration of the company's 25th Anniversary, July 10 - August 10 at the Space Theatre in the Denver Performing Arts Complex. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage Midwest Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's REST, 9/12-10/12Victory Gardens to Stage Midwest Premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's REST, 9/12-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater announces the first play of its 40th Anniversary Season: the Midwest Premiere of Rest by Ensemble Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. Rest runs September 12-October 12, 2014, with the press performance on September 19, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

DEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens TheaterDEATH AND THE MAIDEN, Starring Sandra Oh, Extends Through July 20 at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Victory Gardens Theater adds an additional week of performances to the run of Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Death and the Maiden now runs June 13 - July 20, 2014, with the press performance on June 20, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Penguin Rep Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 6/27-7/20Penguin Rep Theatre to Present SEX AND EDUCATION, 6/27-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Penguin Rep Theatre presents the New York premiere of Sex and Education, a comedy by Lissa Levin, directed by Joe Brancato, and starring award-winning actress Lizbeth Mackay, from June 27 through July 20 in Stony Point, New York. (more...)

Everett Quinton to Star in Penguin Rep's DROP DEAD PERFECT at Theatre at St. Clement's, Beg. 7/15Everett Quinton to Star in Penguin Rep's DROP DEAD PERFECT at Theatre at St. Clement's, Beg. 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Peccadillo Theater Company presents Penguin Rep's production of DROP DEAD PERFECT, a new comedy starring the legendary Everett Quinton at the Theatre at St. Clements (423 W 46th St - between 9th and 10th Avenue) beginning Tuesday, July 15th, with opening set for Sunday, July 20th at 7PM. (more...)

THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN to Move to Skokie Theatre, Begin. 6/4THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN to Move to Skokie Theatre, Begin. 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

ShPIeL-Performing Identity announces that the world premiere of the solo theatre piece, The Passions of Emma Goldman, written and performed by Roslyn Alexander and directed by Dennis Zacek, will move to The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie, playing June 4 - June 22. (more...)

ShPIeL's World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN Begins TonightShPIeL's World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

ShPIeL-Performing Identity proudly announces the world premiere of the solo theatre piece, The Passions of Emma Goldman, written and performed by Roslyn Alexander and directed by Dennis Zacek, May 13 - June 22. The production runs at two locations: tonight, May 13 - June 1 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., and June 4 - June 22 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. (more...)

American Blues Theater's RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for 5/5American Blues Theater's RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, present RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival, Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door and include food and drinks. For more information or to order tickets go to americanbluestheater.com or call 312.725.4228. (more...)

Reviews Are In for Broward Stage Door Theatre's GOD OF ISAACReviews Are In for Broward Stage Door Theatre's GOD OF ISAAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

Every ethnicity, nationality and religion prizes its heritage, but Jews put a special value on honoring a direct bond with their forebears stretching across 6,000 years. That cornerstone of Passover also underlies James Sherman's 1985 comic drama The God of Isaac, enjoying an enthusiastic and effective revival at Broward Stage Door. But the search for roots - regardless of our background - makes the show easily relatable to anyone living in this nation of immigrants. (more...)

GOD OF ISAAC Run Now thru 4/20 at Broward Stage Door TheatreGOD OF ISAAC Run Now thru 4/20 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Mar 14, 2014

Often in theatre when a character searches for his spiritual identity much drama and angst ensues. In James Sherman's God of Isaac, which will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre today, March 14th, Isaac Adams' quest results in a series of hysterically funny, smart, and ultimately touching moments, as he comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself. (more...)

GOD OF ISAAC Run 3/14-4/20 at Broward Stage Door TheatreGOD OF ISAAC Run 3/14-4/20 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Mar 7, 2014

Often in theatre when a character searches for his spiritual identity much drama and angst ensues. In James Sherman's God of Isaac, which will open at the Broward Stage Door Theatre on March 14th, Isaac Adams' quest results in a series of hysterically funny, smart, and ultimately touching moments, as he comes to terms with his heritage, his mother, and himself. (more...)

REST, A WONDER IN MY SOUL and More Set for Victory Gardens' 40th Anniversary SeasonREST, A WONDER IN MY SOUL and More Set for Victory Gardens' 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Chris Mannelli announce Victory Gardens Theater's 40th Anniversary Season, a line-up of 5 plays in the subscription series by VG Resident Playwrights Samuel Hunter and Marcus Gardley; Colm Toibin, Lauren Yee and Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

Victory Gardens' THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS Begins TonightVictory Gardens' THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater presents the World Premiere of The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The cast includes Cheryl Lynn Bruce, Tosin Morohunfola, Ernest Perry, Jr. and Jacqueline Williams. The Gospel of Lovingkindness runs tonight, February 28 - March 30, 2014, with the press performance on March 7, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30Victory Gardens Theater to Stage World Premiere of THE GOSPEL OF LOVINGKINDNESS, 2/28-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Victory Gardens Theater continues its season with the World Premiere of The Gospel of Lovingkindness by Victory Gardens Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. The Gospel of Lovingkindness runs February 28 - March 30, 2014 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

ShPIeL to Stage World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN, Begin. 5/13ShPIeL to Stage World Premiere of THE PASSIONS OF EMMA GOLDMAN, Begin. 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2014

ShPIeL-Performing Identity proudly announces the world premiere of the solo theatre piece, The Passions of Emma Goldman, written and performed by Roslyn Alexander and directed by Dennis Zacek, May 13 - June 22. The production runs at two locations: May 13 - June 1 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., and June 4 - June 22 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 N. Lincoln Ave. in Skokie. (more...)

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