Matty Selman News

UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater CenterUNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?
by Misha Davenport - Aug 11, 2016

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Photo Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre FestivalPhoto Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) and can be found at www.cmtf.org, with tickets currently on sale ($20 per show, $200 all-festival rush passes). The press "sneak preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2016 Festival, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

3rd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to be Held in August3rd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 8 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) can be found at www.cmtf.org, with single tickets and festival passes currently on-sale. The press preview, featuring songs from all of the 2016 productions, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Full Lineup Announced for CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL at Victory Gardens TheaterFull Lineup Announced for CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances - the full schedule of dates, times and press openings will be announced shortly. Single tickets and festival passes go on sale Friday, July 1 at www.cmtf.org. (more...)

MOTHERSTRUCK! to Open Greenhouse Theater Center's Solo CelebrationMOTHERSTRUCK! to Open Greenhouse Theater Center's Solo Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

'MotherStruck!,' written and performed by Staceyann Chin, co-produced in New York by Rosie O'Donnell, Robert Dragotta and Culture Project, and originally directed by Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award-winner Cynthia Nixon begins Greenhouse Theater Center's 'Solo Celebration' at the Greenhouse (2257 N Lincoln Ave). (more...)

Cynthia Nixon and More to Helm Greenhouse's SOLO CELEBRATION! 12-Play SeriesCynthia Nixon and More to Helm Greenhouse's SOLO CELEBRATION! 12-Play Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Today, Jacob Harvey, Artistic Director of the Greenhouse Theater Center, announced the 12 plays that will be presented as part of the 'Solo Celebration!' series, running June 2016 - February 2017, including new works from acclaimed Chicago-based playwrights including Isaac Gomez, Brett Neveu, Douglas Post, Susan Padveen and Philip Dawkins (who will also be performing his solo work). (more...)

United Solo Concludes 2015 Run; Winners AnnouncedUnited Solo Concludes 2015 Run; Winners Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

 The ten-week run of the United Solo Festival, featuring 150 productions from six continents, concluded on Sunday, November 22 at Theatre Row in New York, where the festival is a resident company. Beginning with its opening night on September 17, United Solo presented between two and five shows every day, in a vast array of categories. Over 80 of the shows were sold out, and nearly 30 were presented in the ENCORE program, which features companies returning to the festival after successful performances in previous years. (more...)

UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT to Play United Solo Theatre FestivalUNCLE PHILIP'S COAT to Play United Solo Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

 Uncle Philip's Coat, A Play for One Actor, has been described as an Historic Document, A Coat and a Performance. A funny and poignant piece written by Matty Selman, based on a story by Selman and Larry Block, Uncle Philip's Coat can be experienced at Theatre Row, The Studio Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street, New York, NY 10036, as part of the United Solo Theatre Festival on Saturday, October 10, 2015, at 9:00 pm. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Beg. TonightMegan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm presents the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin tonight, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More to Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE; Cast Announced!Megan Byrne, Peter Friedman, David Margulies and More to Star in Playwrights Realm's THE HATMAKER'S WIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Critically acclaimed theatre company The Playwrights Realm has announced the cast and creative team for the New York premiere of Lauren Yee's new play The Hatmaker's Wife, directed by recent OBIE Award winner Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812). The Hatmaker's Wife marks the first Playwrights Realm production at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater (416 West 42nd Street) in midtown Manhattan, following previous engagements in several downtown Off-Broadway venues. Previews begin Tuesday, August 27, for an opening Thursday, September 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES Performs at the White HousePhoto Flash: GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES Performs at the White House
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2013

Gefilte Fish Chronicles the Musical was invited to perform at the White House. The event was hosted by Presidential Senior Advisor, Valerie Jarrett and Congresswoman, Debbie Wasserman Schultz. After a crowd pleasing presentation, the entire cast, writers, and crew, were invited to attend a VIP reception with Vice President Biden. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES THE MUSICAL Plays the White House TodayGEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES THE MUSICAL Plays the White House Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2013

In celebration of the eighth annual Jewish American Heritage Month, the White House will be hosting today, May 21st, a staging of the critically acclaimed 'The Gefilte Fish Chronicles the Musical'. (more...)

GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES THE MUSICAL to Play the White House, 5/21GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES THE MUSICAL to Play the White House, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2013

In celebration of the eighth annual Jewish American Heritage Month, the White House will be hosting on Tuesday, May 21st, a staging of the critically acclaimed 'The Gefilte Fish Chronicles the Musical', directed by Emily Maltby, with orchestrator James Higgins. (more...)

Fred Grandy Headlines Surflight Theatre's SLEUTH, 5/8-18Fred Grandy Headlines Surflight Theatre's SLEUTH, 5/8-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

Surflight Theatre, under the leadership of Executive Director Ken Myers presents Fred Grandy (TV's The Love Boat) and Christian Pedersen in Anthony Shaffer's Tony Award-winning thriller Sleuth, as part of the theater's 64th Season from May 8 through 18. (more...)

World Premiere of GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Warner Theatre, 3/2World Premiere of GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Warner Theatre, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut Foundation in association with the Warner Theatre will present the world premiere of the new musical, Gefilte Fish Chronicles: The Musical, March 2-10 at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. (more...)

World Premiere of GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES: THE MUSICAL Opens at Warner Theatre TodayWorld Premiere of GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES: THE MUSICAL Opens at Warner Theatre Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut Foundation in association with the Warner Theatre will present the world premiere of the new musical, Gefilte Fish Chronicles: The Musical, today, March 2-10 at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. (more...)

Gefilte Fish Chronicles Opens Saturday at the Warner TheatreGefilte Fish Chronicles Opens Saturday at the Warner Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut Foundation in association with the Warner Theatre will present the world premiere of the new musical,Gefilte Fish Chronicles: The Musical, March 2-10 at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. (more...)

World Premiere of GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Warner Theatre, 3/2World Premiere of GEFILTE FISH CHRONICLES: THE MUSICAL to Open at Warner Theatre, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

The Jewish Federation of Western Connecticut Foundation in association with the Warner Theatre will present the world premiere of the new musical, Gefilte Fish Chronicles: The Musical, March 2-10 at the Warner's Nancy Marine Studio Theatre. (more...)

ATC Opens 2012-13 Season with The Catholic Repertory: DOUBT and AGNES OF GOD, 9/27-11/4ATC Opens 2012-13 Season with The Catholic Repertory: DOUBT and AGNES OF GOD, 9/27-11/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2012

American Theater Company announces two American classics never-before-paired on a single night-The Catholic Repertory: Doubt & Agnes of God-directed by ATC Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and featuring Ensemble Member Sadieh Rifai, Lance Baker, Penelope Walker and Kate Skinner. (more...)

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