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Possum Point Players INTO THE WOODS Goes Beyond Ever AfterPossum Point Players INTO THE WOODS Goes Beyond Ever After
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

 If all who go "Into the Woods" get their wishes fulfilled, does everyone live happily ever after? Find out when Possum Point Players present the award winning Stephen Sondheim musical Sept. 30, Oct. 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9. The show features actors from ten communities from central Delaware to the southern tip of the state. (more...)

Northwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later SeasonNorthwestern Settlement's Adventure Stage Chicago Adds More Dates to REPRISE; Postpones New Work JACK'S HOUSE to a Later Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a program of Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement), announces additional dates for its fall production of Reprise, due to popular demand. A new play with original music forming part of the National Theatre of Scotland's Home Away Festival (performing in Glasgow on October 8), Reprise will return to Chicago for public performances November 4-5.  School matinees are scheduled for November 1-10.  ASC also announces the postponement of Jack's House.  All performances take place at Northwestern Settlement's Vittum Theater, 1012 N. Noble St. Tickets are $10 for preview performances, and $17 for adults and $12 for youth aged 14 years and younger for the regular run. Tickets may be purchased at adventurestage.org or by calling 773.342.4141 (more...)

Possum Point Players Brings Area's Actors 'Into the Woods'Possum Point Players Brings Area's Actors 'Into the Woods'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

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Adventure Stage Chicago to Present REPRISE This SeptemberAdventure Stage Chicago to Present REPRISE This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

An old man returns a violin to Northwestern Settlement. Ms. Harriet Vittum lent it to him 80 years earlier with the promise that he bring it back when he was done. With original music and lyrics inspired by Chicago's cultural traditions, Reprise follows an immigrant story as we discover what he did with the instrument all those years, how he knew he was finished, and what it meant to keep his promise. (more...)

Norm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue TheatreNorm Lewis to Star as 'Don Quixote' in MAN OF LA MANCHA at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Just announced, Norm Lewis will star in the iconic dual roles of Cervantes/Don Quixote in the legendary Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

International HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This OctoberInternational HOME AWAY Festival Coming to Glasgow This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Ten years ago, the National Theatre of Scotland launched with Home, a project inviting ten communities from across Scotland to express what Home meant to them, to reflect on their place in the world. (more...)

Adventure Stage Chicago Sets 2016-17 SeasonAdventure Stage Chicago Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC), a Northwestern Settlement (the Settlement) program, announces its 2016 - 2017 season. Kicking off its thirteenth season, ASC continues its commitment to new work and original storytelling in the spirit of service and community-building. (more...)

Nominees Announced for 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical TheaterNominees Announced for 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced the nominees for the 14th annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater. (more...)

STRICTLY COME DANCING Star Joanne Clifton to Lead NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL at LOST TheatreSTRICTLY COME DANCING Star Joanne Clifton to Lead NORMA JEANE: THE MUSICAL at LOST Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

KSW Productions and the LOST Theatre have announced the cast of their upcoming production Norma Jeane: The Musical, including Strictly Come Dancing star Joanne Clifton as Marilyn Monroe. (more...)

Target Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERETarget Margin Theater to Present Reimagining of THE ICEMAN COMETH at HERE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Target Margin Theater presents The ICEMAN Lab, a radical new reimaging of The Iceman Cometh, with four diverse theater artists each tackling a separate act of the play. This fresh take on O'Neill's classic will give audiences the opportunity to see each act as a separate experiment or all together in a single sitting. The four acts of The ICEMAN Lab will play a varied schedule at the HERE Arts Center (145 6th Avenue) from June 2 through June 25, with special marathon performances on June 11 and June 18. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!Robert Cuccioli, Kendra Kassebaum, Justin Gregory Lopez to Lead Revised PAINT YOUR WAGON in Seattle; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The 5th Avenue Theatre presents an exciting new 'revisal' of the sweeping saga Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON. Featuring an all-new book by Pulitzer Prize nominee John Marans, this show has taken an incredible journey over the last five years from developmental workshops to The 5th Avenue stage this season. And BroadwayWorld is happy to report that the company has just announced the full cast and creative team. (more...)

Rain Showers and Digital Magic Set for Garden Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAINRain Showers and Digital Magic Set for Garden Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street) is proud to present the beloved musical SINGIN' IN THE RAIN showing April 29 - May 29, 2016. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Host Bi-Annual Playwrights' Salon Next MonthBerkeley Rep to Host Bi-Annual Playwrights' Salon Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Ground Floor:Berkeley Rep's Center For Creation and Development of New Work invites local playwrights to its bi-annual Playwrights' Salon. The event will be held on Monday, April 4, 2016, from 7:30pm to 9:00pm at Berkeley Rep's bar (Michael's Second Act) at 2025 Addison Street. (more...)


by Jay Irwin - Feb 5, 2016

Dear Reader (It only seems appropriate to start this review off with that), sometimes a show comes along that feels like a no brainer. A show that's fairly bulletproof and if a theater does it well enough with enough pieces in place then it'll be a crowd pleaser. 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying' is one of those shows. You're bound to walk away from it with something you enjoyed. Which brings me to the current production at the 5th Avenue Theatre. They've managed to take this pleaser of a show so far beyond the bare minimum making this gem shine with so much brilliance that you may need sunglasses. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at 5th Avenue TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The uproariously funny satire on corporate ladder-climbing, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, starts rehearsals this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre. This Pulitzer Prize and multi-Tony Award-winning musical takes place in TV's Mad Men era, following window washer J. Pierrepont Finch's journey from mail room to the top of the World Wide Wicket Company, all with the help of a cunning guide book. A sharp-witted send-up of the corporate rat race that will keep audiences rolling in the aisles, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING is gracing The 5th Avenue stage for the first time. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

Rehearsals Underway for 5th Avenue Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSICRehearsals Underway for 5th Avenue Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Rehearsals started this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the exultant classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music, the iconic show sweeping Seattle for the holidays. Boasting such beloved songs as 'Do Re Mi,' 'My Favorite Things,' 'Sixteen Going on Seventeen,' and 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' this production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The Sound of Music will be presented as only The 5th can do, complete with a sensational live orchestra, stunning costumes, and incredible sets. Under the direction of David Bennett and with choreography by Trina Mills and music direction by Kat Sherrell, this musical will feature an exuberant all-local cast of fresh faces and favorite performers that includes Anne Allgood as the Mother Abbess, joining the previously announced David Pichette as Max Detweiler and Jessica Skerritt as the Baroness Elsa Schraeder, with Hans Altwies as Captain Georg von Trapp and Kirsten deLohr Helland as Maria. (more...)

PFP Announces LezPlay Weekend FinalistsPFP Announces LezPlay Weekend Finalists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Pride Films and Plays has announced the results of our LezPlay contest. The judges have named five finalists, including a teleplay and four stage plays. and these writers will have their scripts presented as staged readings during LezPlay Weekend, which runs September 11-13 at the Hoover-Leppen Theatre of Center on Halsted. (more...)

Center Stage Sets PRIDE AND PREJUDICE CastCenter Stage Sets PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Center Stage announces the cast and creative team of Pride and Prejudice, the first show of its 2015/16 Season. The play begins performances Sept. 11, with opening night set for Sept. 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bryan Gula, Solea Pfeiffer & More in 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASEPhoto Flash: First Look at Bryan Gula, Solea Pfeiffer & More in 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

The American musical sensation, Grease, will send audiences cruisin' through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle's freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer. (more...)

Bryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE, Beginning TonightBryan Gula and Solea Pfeiffer Lead 5th Avenue Theatre's GREASE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The American musical sensation, Grease, will send audiences cruisin' through the days of pajama parties, sock hops, and drive-ins with an exuberant cast of Seattle's freshest faces and favorite performers at The 5th Avenue Theatre this summer. (more...)

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