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STAGE TUBE: Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Helps Children and Art
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. During their 2014 Summer Art Camp, Signature Theatre stopped by the classrooms to talk with the campers about the meaning of art as they gear up to celebrate their 30th anniversary of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. Check out the video below! (more...)

Third Annual SUMMER HUMMER Raises Over $18,000
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Last night, the third annual Summer Hummer added more than $18,000 to the coffers of Taking Care of Our Own, an emergency fund administered by theatreWashington that provides short term assistance to theatre artists in need. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Gets Reviewed By Pint-Sized Fan!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2014

Signature Theatre is currently presenting Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre through September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Below, check out an adorable review from one of the show's littlest fans- Iain! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley & More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Claybourne Elder and Brynn O'Malley Star in Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Opening in the MAX Theatre tonight, August 12, and playing through September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: Exclusive First Look at Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley, Erin Driscoll and More in Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Feature: Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Open House: 'Signature Surprises' All Season Long!
by Ellen Burns - Aug 08, 2014

'We're opening doors, singing 'Here we are'!' So sing the three fast friends of Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and that was the message of Washington-area (and Sondheim specialist) Signature Theatre to the overflowing crowd of thousands last weekend at their Open House celebrating the 25th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Claybourne Elder and Brynn O'Malley Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre beginning tonight, August 5, and playing through September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Trailer for Signature's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Claybourne Elder, Brynn O'Malley and More in Rehearsals for Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Dreamgirls, The Threepenny Opera). Running in the MAX Theatre August 15 - September 21, the Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine classic is the first production of Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Kurt Weill Foundation for Music to Expand Grant and Sponsorship Programs
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 30, 2014

President and CEO Kim H. Kowalke today announced expanded programmatic initiatives for the The Kurt Weill Foundation for Music. Dr. Kowalke, who was invited to lead the Foundation by Lotte Lenya in 1981, described the present moment as 'the beginning of a new phase in the Foundation's history. The twelve-member Board of Trustees of the Foundation has made available the financial resources necessary to increase funding for grants and sponsorships substantially, expand existing programs, and embark upon new initiatives that will significantly advance the organization's mission. Staff appointments will enhance the Foundation's ability to respond to these new opportunities.' (more...)

Claybourne Elder & Brynn O'Malley to Lead Signature Theatre's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the cast of Sunday in the Park with George, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony AwardŽ-winning musical (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale July 1 for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

On July 1, 2014, single tickets go on sale for Signature Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season. The 2014/15 season will bring three new musicals to life in world premieres including the world premiere of the Sheryl Crow and Barry Levinson penned musical adaptation of the 1982 movie Diner; Kid Victory by John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and Greg Pierce; and Soon by Nick Blaemire. The season begins with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Sunday in the Park with George; and continues with the musical version of Sinclair Lewis's best-selling novel Elmer Gantry; the DC area premiere of Sex with Strangers by Laura Eason; a world premiere concert event Simply Sondheim celebrating the work of Stephen Sondheim; and Kander & Ebb's classic musical Cabaret. Tickets to all of these events as well as Signature's Cabaret and Holiday Follies concerts go on sale to the public July 1 at 10AM. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ORDINARY DAYS at the Round House Theatre - No Ordinary Musical
by Charles Shubow - Jun 06, 2014

Baltimore composer Adam Gwon is finally given a chance to show his extraordinary talent in Maryland. (more...)

Summer Stages: An Exciting Summer of Theatre in Washington, DC Lies Ahead!
by Jennifer Perry - Jun 02, 2014

A lot of exciting theatre is happening this summer in the DC area. Here are some things to check out! (more...)

SDCF Offers Paid Directing and Choreography Observerships; Application Deadline 7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Apply by May 30, 2014 to be eligible for all 25 PAID opportunities through the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF). Applications are available online at SDCFOUNDATION.ORG. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Sings 'Mack the Knife' in Signature Theatre's THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife. Scroll down to see a video of Natascia Diaz singing 'Mack The Knife' from the prodction! (more...)

Round House Theatre to Present ORDINARY DAYS, 5/28-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

Ordinary Days, an acclaimed new musical by Adam Gwon, brings Round House's 2013/2014 season to a harmonious close as it makes its area premiere. Signature Theatre's Matthew Gardiner makes his Round House directing debut with this Off-Broadway hit by one of musical theater's most exciting new composers. Ordinary Days runs at Round House Theatre Bethesda from May 28 thru June 22. Opening night is Monday, June 2, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/6- GLORY DAYS
by Stage Tube - May 06, 2014

Today in 2008, Glory Days opened at the Circle in the Square Theatre, where it ran for one performance. Glory Days is a musical with music and lyrics by Nick Blaemire and a book by James Gardiner about four high school friends reuniting a year after graduation. The musical premiered at the Signature Theatre, a professional regional theatre in Arlington, Virginia, from January 15 through February 17, 2008, where it was directed by Eric D. Schaeffer, the Artistic Director of the theatre, with musical staging by assistant director Matthew Gardiner. The producers cited 'low advance sales' in announcing the show's closing. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Signature Theatre's THE THREEPENNY OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 05, 2014

Virginia's Tony-Award winning Signature Theatre presents The Threepenny Opera, Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's cutting and enduring critique of capitalism and corruption. Directed by Signature Theatre's Associate Artistic DirectorMatthew Gardiner (Tender Napalm, Dreamgirls, Really Really), the production stars Mitchell Jarvis (Broadway's Rock of Ages) as the charismatic Macheath, known to popular culture as Mack the Knife and Natascia Diaz (Jenny; Broadway's Man of LaMancha, Signature's Brother Russia, Kiss of the Spiderwoman). BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at the video below! (more...)

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