Kristen Johnson News

Step Up Productions' HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

'Tis the season! Step Up Productions will continue its 2014-15 season with the return of its wildly popular HoliDaze, a hilarious and heartwarming line-up of original holiday-themed short works by Kristiana Rae Colon, Dana Lynn Fromby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic playing November 21 - December 21, 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling (312) 316-8255. The press performance is Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Step Up Production Announces Full 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Step Up Productions is pleased to announce its full 2014-15 Season - its first Jeff Awards eligible season! The season kicks off this fall with the Chicago premiere of Theresa Rebeck's new comedy DEAD ACCOUNTS directed by Jason Gerace (2014 Jeff Award, Best Director, Great Expectations). Then, Step Up rings in the holidays with the return of HOLIDAZE, a hilarious and heartfelt round up of original, holiday-themed short works by some of the industry's most talented young playwrights. Winter also brings the bold two-man show, HANDICAP THIS!, an honest and comedic exploration of living with disabilities. The season concludes next spring with Beth Henley's Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy CRIMES OF THE HEART. Single tickets for all productions will go on sale at a later date. For more information, visit www.stepupproductions.org. (more...)

Redtwist Theatre Extends Run of LOOK BACK IN ANGER, Now Through 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Redtwist Theatre extends run of LOOK BACK IN ANGER though June 28. LOOK BACK IN ANGER was written by John Osborne. This production was directed by Jonathan Berry . (more...)

Redtwist Theatre Opens LOOK BACK IN ANGER Today
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2014

Look Back in Anger by John Osbourne will be directed by Jonathan Berry at Redtwist Theatre and opens today, May 17, at 3pm. (more...)

Redtwist Theatre to Open LOOK BACK IN ANGER, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Look Back in Anger by John Osbourne will be directed by Jonathan Berry at Redtwist Theatre and opens Saturday, May 17, at 3pm. (more...)

FROZEN Wins Big at 12th Annual Visual Effects Awards
by Movies News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Disney's mega animated hit Frozen was also among the night's big winners, winning the four awards for an animated feature, including outstanding VFX, animated character, created environment, and FX and simulation animation. (more...)

GRAVITY, GAME OF THRONES Among Visual Effects Society Nominations; Full List Announced
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Today, the Visual Effects Society, the industry's professional honoray society , announced the nominees for the 12th Annual VES Awards, recognizing outstanding visual effects artistry and innovation in film, animation, television, commercials? and video games. (more...)

COMEDY CENTRAL Continues Latin American Expansion in Peru on Claro TV
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2013

Comedy Central Latin America proudly continues its Latin America expansion launching the channel in Peru on Claro TV. (more...)

The Piece Project and Celebration Theatre Team for Reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

THE PIECE PROJECT and CELEBRATION THEATRE present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS tonight, January 28, 2013 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of SPIKE HEELS, which will feature Patrick J. Adams, Elaine Hendrix, Jenn Liu and Jeremy Sisto. (more...)

The Piece Project and Celebration Theatre Team for Reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

THE PIECE PROJECT and CELEBRATION THEATRE present an exclusive Los Angeles reading of Theresa Rebeck's SPIKE HEELS on Monday, January 28, 2013 at 8pm. Founded by Devon Gummersall and Andrew Carlberg, THE PIECE PROJECT is a celebrity-based theater ensemble. Every two-three months, The Piece Project hosts a play reading to benefit a local Los Angeles theater company. Devon Gummersall will direct this reading of SPIKE HEELS, which will feature Patrick J. Adams, Elaine Hendrix, Jenn Liu and Jeremy Sisto. (more...)

Mary Elizabeth MiCari Prepares to Open BAY RIDGE VOICE, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

A group of artists from various theaters and schools have joined forces to create Bay Ridge Voice, a new vocal studio in the heart of Brooklyn, opening its doors with a concert today, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center. (more...)

Mary Elizabeth MiCari Prepares to Open BAY RIDGE VOICE, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2012

A group of artists from various theaters and schools have joined forces to create Bay Ridge Voice, a new vocal studio in the heart of Brooklyn, opening its doors with a concert on Saturday, October 27 at 8:00 p.m. at the Bay Ridge Jewish Center. (more...)

Blair Underwood Among Guests on ABC's GOOD AFTERNOON AMERICA Today, 7/12
by TV News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Today, July 12 actor Blair Underwood discusses his role in a Broadway classic on GOOD AFTERNOON AMERICA. (more...)

Blair Underwood Among Guests on ABC's GOOD AFTERNOON AMERICA
by TV News Desk - Jul 09, 2012

On July 12 actor Blair Underwood discusses his role in a Broadway classic on GOOD AFTERNOON AMERICA. (more...)

Katie Finneran's I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER Shelved By Fox
by TV News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Fox network has shelved the comedy series I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER due to weak ratings. The network has announced that it will air an expanded version of 'American Idol' in its place on Wednesdays during the month of April. (more...)

Jennifer Tilly, Melora Hardin & More Lead Roundabout's DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER this Spring; John Tillinger Helms
by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2012

Roundabout Theatre Company in association with Damian Arnold, has announced casting for the Broadway premiere of Marc Camoletti's classic farce Don't Dress For Dinner, starring Ben Daniels as "Robert," Melora Hardin as "Jacqueline," Adam James as "Bernard" and Jennifer Tilly as "Suzanne" with Spencer Kayden as "Suzette." Don't Dress For Dinner is adapted by Robin Hawdon and directed by John Tillinger. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Katie Finneran Expecting Second Child
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2011

Today, Finneran revealed that she'll be adding another role to her resumé: mom to two kids. (more...)

Route 66 Presents GOLDFISH Reading, 11/29; Announces Holiday Party, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2011

TOMORROW NIGHT AT 7:30PM Route 66 Theatre Company presents A reading of a beautiful new play with two of Chicago's finest actors. FRANCIS GUINAN and JANET ULRICH BROOKS perform in GOLDFISH by John Kolvenbach and Directed by Route 66 Artistic Associate Damon Kiely with Kelly Wilson and James Victor Kuligoski. (more...)

Katie Finneran Joins I HATE MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER for Fox
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

Deadline.com reports that Katie Finneran has joined the cast of I Hate My Teenage Daughter for the new Fox comedy, I Hate My Teenage Daughter. Sherry Bilsing-Graham and Ellen Kreamer have written and will produce the pilot. According to the report, I Hate My Teenage Daughter 'centers on two women, Annie and Nikki (Finneran), who now have daughters just like the girls who picked on them in high school.' (more...)

HIGH PERFORMANCE RODEO Ends Sunday 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2011

The popular 25th annual High Performance Rodeo, Calgary's International Festival of the Arts continues today thru January 30, 2011 at various venues throughout Calgary, and features a collection of the boldest and the brightest artists from the realms of theatre, dance, comedy and music. (more...)

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