Sally Wingert News

Harry Judge to Lead Chicago Shakespeare Theater's HENRY V; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announced today casting for William Shakespeare's epic Henry V, directed by celebrated British director Christopher Luscombe in his Chicago debut. In a rousing finale to the 2014 season, the play that inaugurated Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 1986 on the rooftop of Lincoln Park's Red Lion Pub comes to the Courtyard Theater for the first time. Shakespeare's powerful history play explores the consequences of war and the capacity of language to inspire and transform. Leading the troops as the charismatic, young monarch is Harry Judge in the titular role. Henry V will be performed in CST's Courtyard Theater April 29 through June 15, 2014. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Announces Cast, Director for THE DRUNKEN CITY, Running 5/14-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the six actors and director for its upcoming regional premiere of the Outer Critics Award-nominated play The Drunken City by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker, Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet, and The Receptionist by Adam Bock. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Perfectly Marvelous CABARET
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jan 20, 2014

A collaboration by Theatre Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust, as a part of the Broadway Re-Imagined series, has high production values, top local talent and a story that retains relevance more than 40 years after it first premiered. (more...)

CABARET Runs Now thru 2/9 at Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Cabaret, in a provocative staging directed by the nationally acclaimed Peter Rothstein, continues the Broadway Re-Imagined series, a collaboration between Theater Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust. This production of Kander and Ebb's groundbreaking musical also features a stellar cast showcasing such local talent as Sally Wingert, just named the Star Tribune's 2013 Artist of the Year, Jim Detmar, Tyler Michaels, Kira Lace Hawkins and Sean Dooley. Cabaret runs today, January 15-February 9, 2014 at the historic Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. (more...)

CABARET to Run 1/15-2/9 at Pantages Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

Cabaret, in a provocative staging directed by the nationally acclaimed Peter Rothstein, continues the Broadway Re-Imagined series, a collaboration between Theater Latte Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust. This production of Kander and Ebb's groundbreaking musical also features a stellar cast showcasing such local talent as Sally Wingert, just named the Star Tribune's 2013 Artist of the Year, Jim Detmar, Tyler Michaels, Kira Lace Hawkins and Sean Dooley. Cabaret runs January 15-February 9, 2014 at the historic Pantages Theatre, 710 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis. Tickets are on sale now at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 and in person at the State Theatre Box Office. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions Presents THE RECEPTIONIST, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Dark & Stormy Productions welcomes four actors and a director for its upcoming regional premiere of The Receptionist by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker and Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Guthrie's TRIBES Reminds Us to Really Listen
by Noah Lee Jordan - Oct 12, 2013

How often do we take for granted our sense of hearing? Our human existence is so intricately connected with the world of sound--from music, to movies, to simply talking on the phone to a loved one-when left without sound, most people might feel lost, painfully alone, or even go insane. Imagine now, if you lived in a world of constant silence and sound never even existed--at least for you. This is Billy's world. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Present THE RECEPTIONIST at Artspace, 12/11-1/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces that they are partnering with Artspace (www.artspace.org) to present their upcoming regional premiere of The Receptionist by Adam Bock, directed by Benjamin McGovern, and starring Sally Wingert, Bill McCallum, Sara Marsh, and Harry Waters, Jr. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker at The Engine Room, and Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet at The Miller Bag Building. (more...)

John McGinty, Stephen Schnetzer & More Star in TRIBES, Beginning Tonight at Guthrie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 05, 2013

The Guthrie Theater begins its production of Nina Raine's Tribes tonight, October 5. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and a 2010 Olivier Award nominee for Best Play, Tribes is a provocative, poignant family drama that illuminates the fascinating interplay of sound and communication, perception and true understanding. Wendy Goldberg (Guthrie: Dollhouse) directs this regional premiere that begins performances on the McGuire Proscenium Stage tonight. (more...)

Dark & Stormy Productions to Present THE RECEPTIONIST, Begin. 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

Dark & Stormy Productions today announces the four actors and director for its upcoming regional premiere of The Receptionist by Adam Bock. Previously, Dark & Stormy presented Outside Providence by Edward Allan Baker and Speed-the-Plow by David Mamet. (more...)

John McGinty, Stephen Schnetzer & More Set for TRIBES at Guthrie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for its production of Nina Raine's Tribes. Winner of the 2012 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Play and a 2010 Olivier Award nominee for Best Play, Tribes is a provocative, poignant family drama that illuminates the fascinating interplay of sound and communication, perception and true understanding. Wendy Goldberg (Guthrie: Dollhouse) directs this regional premiere that begins performances on the McGuire Proscenium Stage on Friday, October 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Celebrates Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Friday night, July 12, saw the opening of the Guthrie Theater's romantic summer comedy Pride and Prejudice helmed by Guthrie director Joe Dowling. The production is the Simon Reade adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel and features Ashley Rose Montondo (Guthrie: Charley's Aunt, University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program) as Miss Elizabeth Bennet along with Vincent Kartheiser (Guthrie:A Christmas Carol, Henry V, Henry IV; Regional theater: Death of the Novel; Film: Untamed Heart, In Time; Television: 'Mad Men') as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Scroll down for photos from the curtain call and opening night party! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vincent Kartheiser, Ashley Rose Montondo and More in Guthrie Theater's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Friday night, July 12, saw the opening of the Guthrie Theater's romantic summer comedy Pride and Prejudice helmed by Guthrie director Joe Dowling. The production is the Simon Reade adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel and features Ashley Rose Montondo (Guthrie: Charley's Aunt, University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program) as Miss Elizabeth Bennet along with Vincent Kartheiser (Guthrie:A Christmas Carol, Henry V, Henry IV; Regional theater: Death of the Novel; Film: Untamed Heart, In Time; Television: "Mad Men") as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

The Guthrie's BEHOLD Gala Celebrates 50th Anniversary with Community, Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2013

On Saturday night, BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, honoring 50 years of the Guthrie, took place on the theater's Wurtele Thrust Stage before a packed house. The performance featured a glittering array of contributors including actors and artists linked to all aspects of the Guthrie's past and its vision for the future. BEHOLD, the centerpiece of a weekend that captivated the Twin Cities and marked the long and vital relationship between the Guthrie and the community that it calls home, marked the half-century milestone for the flagship of the American regional theater movement that first opened its doors in 1963. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Brian d'Arcy James, Whoopi Goldberg and More Set for Guthrie Theater's 50th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

The Guthrie welcomes 17 accomplished local actors and vocalists who have all appeared on the Guthrie's stages during their careers to complete the artist line-up as the vocal ensemble for BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, honoring 50 years of the Guthrie, tonight, June 22, 2013. Accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra helmed by Musical Director Andrew Cooke, the ensemble will perform songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time, in unexpected ways. (more...)

Christopher Plummer, Barbara Byrne and More Join Guthrie's 50th Anniversary Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

The Guthrie today announced that eight artists who have graced the Guthrie's stages during its 50-year history, from the first season in 1963 to the theater's current season, are slated to participate in the Guthrie's 50th anniversary on June 22, 2013. Exclusive interviews with the legendary Zoe Caldwell and Christopher Plummer will be unveiled as part of a poignant and celebratory multi-media tribute, while stage veterans Barbara Bryne, Peter Michael Goetz and Stephen Yoakam; two graduates of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program, Matthew Amendt and Valeri Mudek; and an alum of A Guthrie Experience for Actors in Training, Erik Heger; will perform live for the one-night-only event. (more...)

Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Kalember and Whoopi Goldberg Set for Guthrie Theatre Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

The Guthrie Theater today announced that actors Daniel Gerroll, Patricia Kalember and Whoopi Goldberg will appear in BEHOLD: A Gala Performance celebrating the Guthrie's 50th anniversary on June 22, 2013. BEHOLD marks a return to the Guthrie for Gerroll, who last appeared in Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing in the 2011-12 season. Kalember, a stage actress best-known for her roles on television's "Thirtysomething" and "Sisters," makes her Guthrie debut alongside husband Gerroll in the performance, which will be the first time the pair will perform together since a 2002 production of Blithe Spirit at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY. Goldberg also returns to the signature thrust stage for the first time since her five-night Guthrie engagement in May of 1988. (more...)

Cantus to Perform at Guthrie's 50th Anniversary Gala, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

The Guthrie today announced that the award-winning male vocal ensemble Cantus will perform an original arrangement of a classic from the American musical canon at BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, celebrating the theater's 50th anniversary, on June 22, 2013. Called the 'premier men's vocal ensemble in the United States' by the classical music publication Fanfare, the nine-member Cantus lends its mix of stunning vocals and engaging performance to musical works that span from the Renaissance to the 21st century. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown to Write New Piece Based on HAMLET for Guthrie Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

The Guthrie today announced that it has commissioned Tony Award and Drama Desk Award-winning Broadway songwriter and composer Jason Robert Brown to create an original music piece for its 50th-anniversary gala performance BEHOLD. Brown's composition will be based on text excerpts from Shakespeare's Hamlet. (more...)

Guthrie Theater Announces 50th Anniversary Gala Vocal Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2013

The Guthrie today announced that 17 accomplished local actors and vocalists who have all appeared on the Guthrie's stages during their careers will complete the artist line-up as the vocal ensemble for BEHOLD: A Gala Performance, honoring 50 years of the Guthrie, on Saturday, June 22, 2013. Accompanied by a 12-piece orchestra helmed by Musical Director Andrew Cooke, the ensemble will perform songs from some of the greatest musicals of all time, in unexpected ways. (more...)

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