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Chicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury LaneChicago Acting Couple Paula Scrofano and John Reeger to Star in THE GIN GAME at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Jeff Award winners Paula Scrofano and John Reeger, and directed by Ross Lehman. (more...)

Alice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring GalaAlice Ripley Among Distinguished Women to Be Honored at TACT's 2017 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

TACT has announced the 2017 Spring Gala will honor Alice Ripley, Theresa Rebeck, Elizabeth Ireland McCann and Nelle Nugent, four distinguished women of the theatre. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Continues 2017/2018 Season with the Pulitzer-Winning Play THE GIN GAMEDrury Lane Theatre Continues 2017/2018 Season with the Pulitzer-Winning Play THE GIN GAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the Pulitzer-winning play The Gin Game written by D.L. Coburn, featuring Chicago theatre legends and Jeff Award winners John Reeger and Paula Scrofano, and directed by Robbie Lehman. The Gin Game runs June 22 - August 22, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.  (more...)

VIDEO: WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Has Epic Fail with Classic DramaVIDEO: WHEEL OF FORTUNE Contestant Has Epic Fail with Classic Drama
by TV News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On last night's WHEEL OF FORTUNE, contestant Kevin had an unfortunate epic fail when he was not able to solve a puzzle missing just one letter. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning MoviesBWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring James Earl Jones, Opens Tonight at A.R.T.THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring James Earl Jones, Opens Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, presents The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring James Earl Jones, Begins Tonight at A.R.T.THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA, Starring James Earl Jones, Begins Tonight at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin today, February 18 and run through Today, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Jack Garfein Chats SOMETHING WILD Film and More Today at The Drama Book ShopJack Garfein Chats SOMETHING WILD Film and More Today at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome internationally-renowned director and acting teacher, Jack Garfein, to speak about his groundbreaking, psychologically complex film, Something Wild, his book, Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor and his world-famous Master Classes on acting technique now given at his newly opened Jack Garfein Studio in the Theater District. (more...)

Amy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn PrizeAmy Herzog, Dominique Morisseau, Penelope Skinner and More Among 2017 Finalists for The Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Susan Smith Blackburn Prize has announced 10 Finalists for its prestigious playwriting award, the oldest and largest prize awarded to women playwrights. (more...)

Jack Garfein Will Chat SOMETHING WILD Film, Acting Techniques and More at The Drama Book ShopJack Garfein Will Chat SOMETHING WILD Film, Acting Techniques and More at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Drama Book Shop will welcome internationally-renowned director and acting teacher, Jack Garfein, to speak about his groundbreaking, psychologically complex film, Something Wild, his book, Life and Acting: Techniques for the Actor and his world-famous Master Classes on acting technique now given at his newly opened Jack Garfein Studio in the Theater District. (more...)

BWW Review: THE GIN GAME at MetroStageBWW Review: THE GIN GAME at MetroStage
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 6, 2017

There was a time on Broadway when acting couples made certain plays better than they actually were by giving tour-de-force performances. D.L. Coburn's The Gin Game is a prime example. (more...)

Roz White and Doug Brown to Face Off in THE GIN GAME at MetroStageRoz White and Doug Brown to Face Off in THE GIN GAME at MetroStage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has announced that the 1978 Pulitzer Prize winning play The Gin Game, by D. L. Coburn, and directed by Thomas W. Jones II, will be in performance at MetroStage February 2-March 12 and feature Roz White and Doug Brown. (more...)

THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.THE NIGHT OF THE IGUANA with James Earl Jones Finds Full Cast at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present The Night of the Iguana, written by Tennessee Williams and directed by Michael Wilson. Performances begin on Saturday, February 18 and run through Saturday, March 18 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle St., Cambridge. (more...)

Jan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This WinterJan Kudelka to Bring Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash to Hugh's Room This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash today, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). (more...)

Back by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASHBack by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Today, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash is an intimate journey into the epic voice and tender heart of the Janis Joplin legend. (more...)

Third Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac ClubThird Annual JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH Moves to Tranzac Club
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

In the wake of the unfortunate closing of the beloved Hugh's Room, the unstoppable Jan Kudelka has announced that her third annual Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash will now take place at the Tranzac Club, 292 Brunswick Avenue on Wednesday, January 18 at 8:30pm, the same night and time it was originally booked. (more...)

Tonight Only! Oak Park Festival Theatre Presents THE GIN GAME ReadingTonight Only! Oak Park Festival Theatre Presents THE GIN GAME Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

This month's reading is 'THE GIN GAME' by D.L.Coburn. (more...)

Back by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASHBack by Popular Demand! Jan Kudelka Sings Janis! THIRD ANNUAL JANIS JOPLIN'S BIRTHDAY BASH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Gone at 27, the Queen of Psychedelic Soul is back for one night only! After smashing sold-out shows in 2015 and 2016, singer and performer Jan Kudelka conjures and celebrates the beloved blues/rock trailblazer Janis Joplin with a 74th birthday bash on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 at Hugh's Room (2261 Dundas St. W.). Janis Joplin's Birthday Bash is an intimate journey into the epic voice and tender heart of the Janis Joplin legend. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

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