John Bonanni News

Warner Executive Director Resigns
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

Effective March 10, 2013, John Bonanni will conclude his tenure as Executive Director of the Warner Theatre. In leaving, John plans to pursue his long-time professional goals as an executive producer via his company Big Fish, Big Pond, but has volunteered his services as an artistic consultant to the Warner Theatre, specifically its Stage Company. (more...)

Emmy-Winning TV Director Rob Schiller Helms Warner Theatre's CURTAINS, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

Emmy Award winning Hollywood Director Rob Schiller, also known for his philanthropic endeavors, is now lending his award-winning directing talents to the Warner, a historic theater in Connecticut that offers state of the art digital cinema, dance, plays and musicals. (more...)

Emmy-Winning TV Director Rob Schiller to Helm Warner Theatre's CURTAINS, Beg. 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Emmy Award winning Hollywood Director Rob Schiller, also known for his philanthropic endeavors, is now lending his award-winning directing talents to the Warner, a historic theater in Connecticut that offers state of the art digital cinema, dance, plays and musicals. (more...)

BWW's Top Connecticut Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Connecticut in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

Rob Schiller to Direct CURTAINS at the Warner
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2012

When Emmy Award winning director producer Rob Schiller visited his old friend, Warner Theatre Executive Director John Bonanni, last spring to conduct a Master Class in comedy, he didn't expect the mystique of the Warner Experience to do its magic. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2012

The Warner Theatre (John Bonanni, Executive Director) by special arrangement with Theresa Wozunk presents the world premiere of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical- with book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jon Goldstein. Directed by Igor Goldin, performances of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical are now playing through July 14th at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut. (more...)

Madeline Brewer to Lead Warner Theatre's LIBERTY World Premiere; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, a new musical that tells the stirring and spectacular story of United States immigration through the eyes of a young European immigrant, will be presented in an exclusive, fully-staged professional production at the Warner Theatre in advance of its New York premiere. Performances begin June 30, 2012. (more...)

Warner Theater to Present LIBERTY Beg. 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2012

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, a new musical that tells the stirring and spectacular story of United States immigration through the eyes of a young European immigrant, will be presented in an exclusive, fully-staged professional production at the Warner Theatre in advance of its New York premiere. Performances begin June 30, 2012. (more...)

Warner Theater to Present LIBERTY Beg. 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2012

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, a new musical that tells the stirring and spectacular story of United States immigration through the eyes of a young European immigrant, will be presented in an exclusive, fully-staged professional production at the Warner Theatre in advance of its New York premiere. Performances begin June 30, 2012. (more...)

Warner Theatre Presents Premiere of LIBERTY, 6/20-7/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

The Warner Theatre (John Bonanni, Executive Director) by special arrangement with Theresa Wozunk will present the world premiere of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical- with book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jon Goldstein. Directed by Igor Goldin, performances of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical begin June 30th, 2012 and continue through July 14th at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of Warner Theatre's LIBERTY THE MUSICAL!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2012

The Warner Theatre (John Bonanni, Executive Director) by special arrangement with Theresa Wozunk will present the world premiere of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical- with book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jon Goldstein. Directed by Igor Goldin, performances of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical begin June 30th, 2012 and continue through July 14th at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut. We have a first look at the cast photo below. Check back for additional shots to come! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes of Warner Theatre's LIBERTY THE MUSICAL!
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2012

The Warner Theatre (John Bonanni, Executive Director) by special arrangement with Theresa Wozunk will present the world premiere of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical- with book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jon Goldstein. Directed by Igor Goldin, performances of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical begin June 30th, 2012 and continue through July 14th at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut. (more...)

Madeline Brewer to Lead Warner Theatre's LIBERTY World Premiere; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2012

LIBERTY: A MONUMENTAL NEW MUSICAL, a new musical that tells the stirring and spectacular story of United States immigration through the eyes of a young European immigrant, will be presented in an exclusive, fully-staged professional production at the Warner Theatre in advance of its New York premiere. Performances begin June 30, 2012. (more...)

Warner Theatre Presents Premiere of LIBERTY, 6/20-7/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

The Warner Theatre (John Bonanni, Executive Director) by special arrangement with Theresa Wozunk will present the world premiere of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical- with book and lyrics by Dana Leslie Goldstein and music by Jon Goldstein. Directed by Igor Goldin, performances of LIBERTY A Monumental New Musical begin June 30th, 2012 and continue through July 14th at the Warner Theatre in Torrington, Connecticut. (more...)

Warner Announces New Development and Finance Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2011

The Northwest CT Association for the Arts is pleased to announce the appointment of Sara Hannafin, Director of Development and Marilyn Yerks, Director of Finance at the Warner Theatre. (more...)

Celebrate Warner's 80th Birthday Celebration 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2011

Celebrate 80 Years of Entertaining on Thurs, Aug 18 at Main Street Marketplace from 5-9pm | Under the Marquee and Meet the Executive Director, John Bonanni. (more...)

Warner Theatre Announces New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2011

Kenneth Merz, President of the Board of Directors of The Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts has announced the appointment of John Bonanni as the new Executive Director of the Warner Theatre, the beautifully restored art deco performing arts center located in Torrington, Connecticut. (more...)

The Warner Theatre Announces New Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2011

Kenneth Merz, President of the Board of Directors of The Northwest Connecticut Association for the Arts has announced the appointment of John Bonanni as the new Executive Director of the Warner Theatre, the beautifully restored art deco performing arts center located in Torrington, Connecticut. (more...)

UNDER FIRE Plays The New York Musical Theater Fest The Theater at St. Clement's, Opens 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

John Bonanni, Big Fish Big Pond, Ltd and the New York Musical Theater Festival present the world premiere of Under Fire, a new musical set in the late 1970's during the bloody revolution in El Mirado, and based upon the 1983 motion picture of the same title. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mitchell, Trujillo & Devine Visit NYMF's UNDER FIRE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2009

John Bonanni, Big Fish Big Pond, Ltd and the New York Musical Theater Festival present the world premiere of Under Fire, a new musical set in the late 1970's during the bloody revolution in El Mirado, and based upon the 1983 motion picture of the same title. Directed, book and lyrics by Tony Nominee and Emmy award winner Barry Harman (ROMANCE/ROMANCE, THE Carol Burnett SHOW, ALL IN THE FAMILY) and music by Broadway composer Grant Sturiale (OLYMPUS ON MY MIND). Under Fire will feature choreography by Jonathan Cerullo. (more...)

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