Studs Terkel News

Date of Birth: May 16, 1912
Date of Death: October 31, 2008 (96)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
BWW Preview: The Producing Unit Presents a Staged Reading Of AMERICAN DREAMS at The Alhecama TheaterBWW Preview: The Producing Unit Presents a Staged Reading Of AMERICAN DREAMS at The Alhecama Theater
by Maggie Yates - Mar 22, 2017

The Producing Unit presents a staged reading of American Dreams, a performance piece exemplifying the broad and varied brands of "American" living. Directed by Peter Frisch and featuring Bill Egan, Tom Hinshaw, Meredith McMinn, Robert Riechel, Jeremy Tristan, and Ivy Vahanian, this series of monologues from a dozen different characters invites audiences to consider the very concept of the "American Dream," and how this socially constructed entitlement varies for each individual-yet exists consistently as a vital thematic goal. (more...)

Tony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters ProjectTony Nominee Stephen Bray to Teach at 12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announce Stephen Bray, Tony, and Grammy-nominated songwriter for The Color Purple, will join the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project as a Master Teacher. (more...)

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESSPhoto Flash: Northlight Theatre Company presents FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

irector Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones. Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Carnegie Hall Announces 2017-2018 SeasonCarnegie Hall Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Clive Gillinson, Executive and Artistic Director, today announced Carnegie Hall's 2017-2018 season consisting of more than 170 concerts as well as a wide range of education and social impact programs created by Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute. (more...)

12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions12th Annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project Seeks Submissions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The Johnny Mercer Foundation and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation's most talented songwriters, aged 18 to 30 years, for the 12th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESSNorthlight Theatre Continues 2016-17 Season with World Premiere of FACELESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Faceless, written by Selina Fillinger and directed by BJ Jones.  Faceless runs January 26 - March 4, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Red Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELLRed Crescendo Theatre Company Presents GODSPELL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Red Crescendo Theatre Company presents their inaugural production of Stephen Schwartz and John Michael Tebelak's timeless classic GODSPELL (2012 VERSION) performing December 10th - 18th, Saturdays and Sundays @ 2pm as well as Thursday December 15th @ 7pm, at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647. Tickets are $12; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit gorillatangotheatre.com. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Musical Receives European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2017Stephen Schwartz Musical Receives European Premiere at Southwark Playhouse in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

The European Premiere of WORKING will open at Southwark Playhouse on 7 June 2017, with previews from 2 June, for a strictly limited season ending 8 July 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Matt Hovde, Director of UNELECTABLE YOU, Discusses Political SatireBWW Interview: Matt Hovde, Director of UNELECTABLE YOU, Discusses Political Satire
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 2, 2016

On Saturday evening, November 5, 2016, at 7 p.m., at Riverside's Fox Performing Arts Center, members of the Second City comedy troupe will apply their unique comedy style to this election season, in a performance of UNELECTABLE YOU: THE SECOND CITY'S COMPLETELY UNBIASED POLITICAL REVUE. UNELECTABLE YOU, jointly presented by Second City and Slate Magazine, is a fast-paced combination of sketch, improvisation, music, and multi-media that takes a hard-hitting look at the United States' election process in general and the improbable events of 2016 in particular. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

A CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Open Bristol Riverside Theatre's 30th SeasonA CLOSER WALK WITH PATSY CLINE to Open Bristol Riverside Theatre's 30th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 30th Anniversary Season with A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline by Dean Regan on September 27-October 16. (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut SeriesTORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Deaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles PremiereDeaf Actor to Play Quasimodo in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME's Los Angeles Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Deaf Actor, Begins Tonight in Los AngelesTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Starring Deaf Actor, Begins Tonight in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment presents the first show of its 2016-2017 season, the Los Angeles premiere production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, book by Peter Parnell, musical direction by Dennis Castellano, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Glenn Casale. (more...)

TUTS and the Humphreys School to Stage WORKING: A MUSICAL This SeptemberTUTS and the Humphreys School to Stage WORKING: A MUSICAL This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) and the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) presents Working: A Musical from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, running September 15-17 in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for The Performing Arts. (more...)

WORKING to Launch Seattle Musical Theatre's 39th SeasonWORKING to Launch Seattle Musical Theatre's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, is launching its 39th season this Today with the classic musical, WORKING. (more...)

WORKING to Launch Seattle Musical Theatre's 39th SeasonWORKING to Launch Seattle Musical Theatre's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, is launching its 39th season this Friday with the classic musical, WORKING. (more...)

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