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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINEPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for Shakespeare & Company's CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Shakespeare & Company presents Shakespeare's Cymbeline, directed by Founding Artistic Director Tina Packer. This tale of love and passion, produced for the first time on the Company's Mainstage, runs in the Tina Packer Playhouse from July 4 to August 6, 2017. The production also marks a personal milestone for Packer, who, after opening her production of Cymbeline, will have directed all 37 plays in the Shakespeare canon. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Review: The Rep Romances Artful, Contemporary JANE EYREBWW Review: The Rep Romances Artful, Contemporary JANE EYRE
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - May 5, 2017

The legendary story of Jane Eyre, written by Charlotte Bronte in 1847, arrives as artful, contemporary adaption by Polly Teale in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's season ending production at the Quadracci Powerhouse. Director KJ Sanchez follows Teale's lead and delves deeper into the psychology between Jane and Mr. Rochester's uninhibited, possible mad wife Bertha. The two characters, through actors, Margaret Ivey (Jane) and Rin Allen (Bertha) shadow each other throughout the production. In this adaptation, Bertha appears to mirror Jane's repressed Victorian feelings that literally ignite their lives and  English homestead, Thornfield.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JANE EYRE at Milwaukee RepPhoto Flash: First Look at JANE EYRE at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents a critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story Jane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse, beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles. The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JANE EYRE Begins Performances at Milwaukee Rep 4/25 - 5/21JANE EYRE Begins Performances at Milwaukee Rep 4/25 - 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic storyJane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles.  The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. (more...)

BWW Review: A Thought Provoking Adaptation: JANE EYRE at Cincinnati Playhouse In The ParkBWW Review: A Thought Provoking Adaptation: JANE EYRE at Cincinnati Playhouse In The Park
by Abby Rowold - Mar 21, 2017

Refreshing and cleverly staged by K.J. Sanchez, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's production of Jane Eyre, adapted by Polly Teale runs through April 8th. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 3/12/2017
by BWW - Mar 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/12/2017 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

The Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This FallThe Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Milwaukee, WI -- The Florentine continues to craft its seasons with a blend of imaginatively staged classic operas and important new American works. The nation's sixth oldest opera company will launch the 83rd Season with the world premiere of SISTER CARRIE, a new work by the two-time Grammy Award-winning creators of Elmer Gantry. (more...)

New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This FallNew Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Today October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night:  The Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Shakespeare & CompanyPhoto Coverage: Opening Night: The Two Gentlemen Of Verona at Shakespeare & Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 13, 2016

Shakespeare & Company presented The Two Gentlemen of Verona last night and Broadwayworld was at the opening.  Written by William Shakespeare, and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jonathan Croy, this early romantic comedy takes a gleeful look at the fickle nature of young love, playing in-the-round at the Tina Packer Playhouse throughSeptember 4, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATFBWW Review: Sloppy PEN/MAN/SHIP at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 14, 2016

Charles, the ship-charterer (Brian D. Coats), is a black man who believes himself superior to all the black people who surround him. He has internalized the view held by Jim Crow America of African Americans as the inferior "other," but in order to entertain that view he necessarily has mentally set himself apart. Anderson's remarks in the program suggest Charles is an exemplar of America's notion of exceptionalism. (more...)

BWW Review: A Working Kitchen in THE SECOND GIRL at CATFBWW Review: A Working Kitchen in THE SECOND GIRL at CATF
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Jul 13, 2016

What makes The Second Girl a comedy more than anything else is Cathryn Wake's electrifying performance as Cathleen, a confection of flashing eyes, red hair, a tell-the-truth-and-shame-the-devil attitude, and naked ambition. Her vivacity is inescapable. (more...)

Shakespeare & Company's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Opens This WeekendShakespeare & Company's THE MERCHANT OF VENICE Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Shakespeare & Company will commemorate the 400th anniversary of the Bard during this 39th performance season with a newly configured theatre, and will debut its first production in-the-round with The Merchant of Venice, directed by Founder Tina Packer and featuring Jonathan Epstein as Shylock. This controversial and poignant play opens the Tina Packer Playhouse on July 1, and runs through August 21.  (more...)

New Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This FallNew Opera SISTER CARRIE Comes to Marcus Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

SISTER CARRIE, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM. (more...)

SISTER CARRIE to Premiere at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsSISTER CARRIE to Premiere at Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Sister Carrie, a new American opera commissioned by Florentine Opera from the creators of Elmer Gantry, comes to Milwaukee's Marcus Center for the Performing Arts for two performances: Friday October 7 at 7:30 PM and Sunday October 9 at 2:30 PM.   (more...)

Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Extends at Ars NovaSky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Extends at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Due to demand, a one-week extension has been announced for The Wildness: Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale, presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company. Originally set to play through March 19, this world premiere production will now play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through March 26 at Ars Nova (511 West 54th Street). This new work, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, is directed by Tony Award nominee Sam Buntrock and choreographed by Chase Brock. The Wildness: Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale features David Blasher, Lilli Cooper, Jeffrey Fernandes, Katie Lee Hill, Kyle Jarrow, Jamie Mohamdein, Sharone Sayegh, Lauren Worsham (Drama Desk Award winner and Tony Award nominee) and Kevin Wunderlich. Previews began February 16 and the show celebrated its Official Opening Night on Monday, February 29. (more...)

Playco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab ProgrammingPlayco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Play Company's (PlayCo) Idea Lab series complements the productions in their 2016 season by bringing together artists, scholars, writers and community leaders for stand-alone events to examine themes raised in the shows. Following performances of the world premiere of The Wildness, a co-produced with Ars Nova, Playco will present three post show events over three Thursdays, March 3, 10 & 17. (more...)

Sky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Opens Tonight at Ars NovaSky-Pony's Rock Fairy Tale 'THE WILDNESS' Opens Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, opens tonight, February 29, 2016. Presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company, a limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated through March 19. (more...)

The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More!The Florentine Opera's 83rd Season to Feature a World Premiere, Classics and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Florentine Opera Company General Director William Florescu announced the nation's sixth oldest opera company's 83Rd season with a 'grand reveal party' in the Marcus Centers newly renovated Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall: (more...)

Lilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars NovaLilli Cooper, Kyle Jarrow, Lauren Worsham and More Lead Sky-Pony's 'THE WILDNESS' at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

The world premiere of THE WILDNESS: SKY-PONY'S ROCK FAIRY TALE, with text by Obie Award winner Kyle Jarrow and Lauren Worsham and songs by Kyle Jarrow, presented by Ars Nova in collaboration with The Play Company, plays a limited Off-Broadway engagement, tonight, February 16, through March 19, with an official opening night on Monday, February 29, 2016. (more...)

The Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This FallThe Florentine Opera to Premiere SISTER CARRIE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Milwaukee, WI -- The Florentine continues to craft its seasons with a blend of imaginatively staged classic operas and important new American works. The nation's sixth oldest opera company will launch the 83rd Season with the world premiere of SISTER CARRIE, a new work by the two-time Grammy Award-winning creators of Elmer Gantry. (more...)

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