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Studs Terkel News

Date of Birth: May 16, 1912
Date of Death: October 31, 2008 (96)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
Victoria Clark, Montego Glover and Tsidii Le Loka Take Part in Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky's MADAME SOUSATZKA WorkshopVictoria Clark, Montego Glover and Tsidii Le Loka Take Part in Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky's MADAME SOUSATZKA Workshop
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2016

The New York Post writes that convicted forger and producer Garth Drabinsky is planning his next stage project. Rumor is Drabinsky, producing via entertainment company StageVentures, has booked Toronto's Elgin Theatre for a new musical based on the 1988 film MADAME SOUSATZKA, which he produced, starring Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Update: THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Extended Through 7/31Update: THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Extended Through 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

After the sold-out and award-winning success of The Day Shall Declare It in 2015, Wilderness returns to the Los Angeles Arts District to remount its immersive, site-specific theatre experience, opening Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and running through Sunday, June 19, 2016. [UPDATE: The show has been extended thru July 31st by popular demand!] The internationally acclaimed physical theatre piece weaves together dynamic movement with a collage of American labor literature from Tennessee Williams and Studs Terkel, exploring the concept of work in America: what it does for us - and what it does to us.  (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Sets Updated 2016-17 SeasonBristol Riverside Theatre Sets Updated 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre announces two changes to its 30th Anniversary Mainstage season.  The season will kick off with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan on September 27-October 16.  Patsy Cline defined the term "crossover hit" by dominating country, blues, pop and gospel charts in the 1950s and early '60s. Featuring over 20 of Patsy's unforgettable hit songs, this toe tappin', foot stompin' tribute traces her career from the early days of singing in honky tonks, through her rise to fame at the Grand Ole Opry, to her triumph at Carnegie Hall. The production will feature BRT veteran Jessica Wagner whose portrayal of Patsy in Always, Patsy Cline was one of BRT's highest grossing productions. (more...)

BWW Review: WORKING Reminds Us We Are More Than Our JobsBWW Review: WORKING Reminds Us We Are More Than Our Jobs
by Alexander Garza - Jun 7, 2016

WORKING is based on Studs Terkel's well-known book of interviews with U.S workers, which retells the accounts of men and women and presents the meaning that these jobs bring to their lives. This classic musical was first adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso and premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The show later ran on Broadway briefly before entering the national regional theatre circuit. The show was updated in 2012 with two new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, and features the classic numbers from artists such as Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and James Taylor. WORKING runs at Main Street Theatre from May 21 - June 19, 2016. The show, directed by the talented Andrew Ruthven, reflects not only the struggles that we go through as a nation, but hits home on multiple levels with the diverse and hard working citizens of Houston. (more...)

BWW Review: WORKING Reminds Us We're More Than Our JobsBWW Review: WORKING Reminds Us We're More Than Our Jobs
by Alexander Garza - Jun 7, 2016

WORKING is based on Studs Terkel's well-known book of interviews with U.S workers, which retells the accounts of men and women and presents the meaning that these jobs bring to our lives. This classic musical was first adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso and premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois. The show later ran on Broadway briefly before entering the national regional theatre circuit. The show was updated in 2012 with two new songs from Lin-Manuel Miranda, and features the classic numbers from artists such as Stephen Schwartz, Craig Carnelia, and James Taylor. WORKING runs at Main Street Theatre from May 21 - June 19, 2016. The show, directed by the talented Andrew Ruthven, reflects not only the struggles that we go through as a nation, but hits home on multiple levels with the diverse and hard working citizens of Houston. (more...)

BWW Review: Underdone Gem WORKING Shows Off the Working Class at ShowtunesBWW Review: Underdone Gem WORKING Shows Off the Working Class at Showtunes
by Jay Irwin - May 9, 2016

It's something most of us have to do at least 5 days a week, go to work. So you'd think a musical about folks and their working lives would resonate more. But the musical "Working", despite being loved by musical theater nerds, never really caught on. In fact it only ran for 24 performances on Broadway back in 1978. But thankfully the folks at Showtunes have done what they do and dusted this one off for a weekend so more people can discover how wonderful it is. (more...)

Lisa Kron's WELL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More Set for Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonLisa Kron's WELL, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR & More Set for Bristol Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre celebrates its 30th Anniversary with a classic, a murder mystery, two musicals, and a heartfelt comedic family tale. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Eddie Jemison Joins Cast of Aaron Posner's LIFE SUCKS at LookingglassEddie Jemison Joins Cast of Aaron Posner's LIFE SUCKS at Lookingglass
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the addition of Eddie Jemison to the Midwest Premiere of Life Sucks by Aaron Posner, directed by Ensemble Member Andrew White and featuring Ensemble Member Philip R. Smith as Dr. Aster. Jemison replaces previously-announced Ensemble Member Joey Slotnick in the role of Vanya, due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

The Second City e.t.c.'s A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT to Open Next WeekThe Second City e.t.c.'s A RED LINE RUNS THROUGH IT to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Second City has announced the opening of The Second City e.t.c.'s 40th Revue, A Red Line Runs Through It. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on Friday, April 29, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at The Second City e.t.c. Theatre (2nd Floor of Piper's Alley, 230 W North Ave). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Showtunes Theatre to Present Final Concert Musical of 16th Season, WORKINGShowtunes Theatre to Present Final Concert Musical of 16th Season, WORKING
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Showtunes Theatre Company is thrilled to announce the final concert musical of their 16th season, WORKING. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This SpringGoodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company to Present THE REAL AMERICANS, 4/27-5/1PlayMakers Repertory Company to Present THE REAL AMERICANS, 4/27-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present "The Real Americans" written and performed by Dan Hoyle, April 27-May 1.   (more...)

Immersive THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Returns to LA in MayImmersive THE DAY SHALL DECLARE IT Returns to LA in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

After the sold-out and award-winning success of The Day Shall Declare It in 2015, Wilderness returns to the Los Angeles Arts District to remount its immersive, site-specific theatre experience, opening Tuesday, May 10, 2016 and running through Sunday, June 19, 2016. The internationally acclaimed physical theatre piece weaves together dynamic movement with a collage of American labor literature from Tennessee Williams and Studs Terkel, exploring the concept of work in America: what it does for us - and what it does to us. Developed and co-directed by Annie Saunders and Sophie Bortolussi (Punchdrunk's Sleep No More), The Day Shall Declare It will run for a limited time, to audiences of only thirty people per show. The intimate performances will run six nights a week, Tuesday through Sunday, with doors opening at 8:00pm and performances beginning at 8:30pm. The 2016 version sees the addition of  "The Paradise," an exclusive pop-up bar with live music curated by Vagrant Bartenders. Wilderness, an experimental performance company that brings temporary theatrical experiences to vacant buildings awaiting redevelopment, presents this work in partnership with Ad Age Standout 2015 production company HeLo, and in association with Los Angeles Performance Practice and Imperial Art Studios. For more information, please visit http://thisisthewilderness.com. (more...)

Judith Sloan to Bring YO MISS! to La MaMa, 3/4-13Judith Sloan to Bring YO MISS! to La MaMa, 3/4-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Judith Sloan is a masterful actor/dialectition and a sublime mixologist of sound. She blends both gifts in her newest play, 'YO MISS!,' in which she channels her own family's traumas through the experiences of immigrant and minority teens whom she has taught in arts programs over the last two decades. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway star just released a DVD of her 54 Below show, performed in a holiday musical and at Joe's Pub, and is prepping for BroadwayCon. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte, and Scott Coulter celebrate the incredible songbook of a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Judith Sloan's YO MISS! to Make World Premiere at La MaMa This SpringJudith Sloan's YO MISS! to Make World Premiere at La MaMa This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

'YO MISS!' by Judith Sloan will make its world premiere at La MaMa from March 4 to 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: WORKING Gets the Job DoneBWW Review: WORKING Gets the Job Done
by Katherine Waddell - Dec 10, 2015

This past weekend at South Bend's Clay High School, the musical Working by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, based on the best-selling book of interviews with America's work force by Studs Terkel, took to the stage for three performances and absolutely earned their standing ovations! Comprised of dozens of students (and some teachers!) this high school's performance set an impressive tone for not only their student's abilities, but anybody who was involved with such an incredible show. (more...)

Barbara Quinn Benom Releases LEGACY OF A TEAPOTBarbara Quinn Benom Releases LEGACY OF A TEAPOT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Barbara Quinn Benom, a mother, grandmother, retired nurse and real estate agent, cancer patient and survivor, devoted writer and author, has completed her newest work 'Legacy of a Teapot - A Family's Ancestral Tales Revealed': an imaginative work that delves into the ideas of tradition, ancestry, laughter, love, and life. (more...)

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