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American Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This SeasonAmerican Theater Company to Workshop 12 New Projects This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Chicago Open Residency Experiment (CORE) program, a series of week-long residencies for artists of all disciplines, continues its second year with 25 artists workshopping 12 new projects throughout Season 33. (more...)

PARADE at Writers Theatre to Extend Through 7/15PARADE at Writers Theatre to Extend Through 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince.  The Writers Theatre production of Parade is directed by Gary Griffin and features musical direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac.  Parade now runs through July 15, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

PARADE Extends Through July 9 at Writers TheatrePARADE Extends Through July 9 at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince. (more...)

BWW Review: PARADE at Writers TheatreBWW Review: PARADE at Writers Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 3, 2017

PARADE is now in a blistering and beautifully minimalist production from director Gary Griffin. Though it is based off the real-life 1913 trial of Jewish pencil factory worker Leo Frank and was written by Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry in 1998, this musical feels entirely of this moment. Set in Atlanta, Georgia, the musical follows Leo as he is imprisoned and put on trial after being falsely accused of the murder of Mary Phagan, a pre-teen girl found dead in the basement of the pencil factory. Georgia governor Hugh Dorsey wants to rapidly resolve the case and pins the blame on Leo-and coerces factory janitor Jim Conley to serve as an eye witness. The residents of Atlanta buy into Dorsey's false narrative, as they're distrustful of Frank and also want to see Mary's death avenged.   (more...)

Photo Flash: PARADE Opens at Writers TheatrePhoto Flash: PARADE Opens at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

This stirring, Tony Award-winning musical explores the endurance of love and hope against seemingly insurmountable odds, telling the true story of Leo Frank, a Brooklyn-born Jewish man falsely accused of murder in 1913 Atlanta. (more...)

World Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater CompanyWorld Premiere Play T Opens Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) opens the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T. tonight, Thursday, May 25. The competitive ice skating saga is directed by Margot Bordelon and features Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn).   (more...)

American Theater Co.'s Youth Ensemble presents THE PROJECT(S) Adaptation, 7/14-23American Theater Co.'s Youth Ensemble presents THE PROJECT(S) Adaptation, 7/14-23
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Youth Ensemble presents a 50-minute abridgement by Jess McLeod and Sarah Slight of the critically acclaimed The Project(s)-a documentary play on Chicago's public housing conceived, co-written and originally directed by ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger-July 14 - 23, 2017. Directed by Monty Cole, the production features Youth Ensemble members Latrel Crawford, Danielle Jean-Baptiste, Alex King, Li Luzietti, Jenna Makkawy, Liliana Mastroianni, Azalia Resendiz, Keenya Riley, Ireon Roach, Leah Schiffman, Leojae Steward, and Ervin Tobar. The Youth Ensemble is meeting with Chicago public housing residents originally interviewed for the play, in order to learn more about the documentary theater-making process and help with character development prior to performing the piece. (more...)

WE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd SeasonWE'RE GONNA BE OKAY, DIAGRAM OF A PAPER AIRPLANE and More Set for American Theater Co's 33rd Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) is proud to announce its Season 33, which kicks off this October with the world premiere of Janine Nabers' Welcome to Jesus, directed by Artistic Director Will Davis, October 26-December 3, 2017. (more...)

World Premiere of 'T.', About Kerrigan/Harding Ice Skating Saga, Finds Cast at ATCWorld Premiere of 'T.', About Kerrigan/Harding Ice Skating Saga, Finds Cast at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) concludes its Season 32 with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding. Margot Bordelon directs a cast featuring Guy Massey (Al), Leah Raidt (T.), ensemble member Tyler Ravelson (Jeff), Kelli Simpkins (Joanne) and Nate Whelden (Shawn). T. runs from May 18-June 25, 2017 (press opening: Monday, May 22). (more...)

Cast Complete for PARADE at Writers TheatreCast Complete for PARADE at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, concludes its 2016/17 season with the musical Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry, music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, and co-conceived by Harold Prince.  The Writers Theatre production of Parade is directed by Gary Griffin and features musical direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac.  (more...)

American Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This SpringAmerican Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its Season 32 with William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic. (more...)

American Theater Company & National Public Housing Museum Team for THE PROJECT(S), Educational ProgramsAmerican Theater Company & National Public Housing Museum Team for THE PROJECT(S), Educational Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) and the National Public Housing Museum (NPHM) have announced a new partnership to co-create and pilot an educational curriculum in Chicago Public Schools based on ATC's critically acclaimed The Project(s) - a documentary play on Chicago's public housing conceived, co-written and directed by ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli and co-written by Joshua Jaeger. (more...)

American Theater Company Welcomes New Managing DirectorAmerican Theater Company Welcomes New Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

American Theater Company's (ATC) Artistic Director Will Davis has announced Katie Klemme as ATC's new managing director, effective immediately. Klemme joins ATC in her new role after having been a resident stage manager with the company since 2008. (more...)

Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS Begins Tonight at American Theater CompanyRegional Debut of MEN ON BOATS Begins Tonight at American Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) presents the regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, tonight, Jan. 6, through Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all-new Chicago cast. (more...)

American Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATSAmerican Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) launches its new Opening Weekend program initiative during the first weekend of performances for Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (full run Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017). (more...)

American Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATSAmerican Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) launches its new Opening Weekend program initiative during the first weekend of performances for Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (full run Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017). (more...)

BWW Review: CAMELOT in WestportBWW Review: CAMELOT in Westport
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 11, 2016

Classic tale reimagined.Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Camelot is being presented in a 'reimagined' way at the Westport Country Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard in CAMELOT, Now Extended at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Robert Sean Leonard in CAMELOT, Now Extended at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to high ticket demand for its current production of Lerner & Loewe's 'Camelot,' an extra week of performances has been added, extending through Saturday, November 5. Additional performances are scheduled on Wed., Nov. 2, at 2 p.m.; Thurs., Nov. 3, at 8 p.m., Fri., Nov. 4, at 8 p.m.; and Sat., Nov. 5, at 3 and 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

All-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATCAll-New Chicago Cast Set for Regional Debut of MEN ON BOATS at ATC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) announces casting for its regional premiere of Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, immediately following the production's acclaimed Off Broadway run directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis at Playwrights Horizons. Davis also helms the ATC production, with an all new Chicago cast. (more...)

Reimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country PlayhouseReimagined Version of Lerner & Loewe's CAMELOT Begins October 4 at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

A freshly inventive and intimate take on the classic Lerner and Loewe musical "Camelot" will be staged by Westport Country Playhouse,October 4 - 30, featuring Tony Award winner Robert Sean Leonard as King Arthur, directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. (more...)

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