Studs Terkel News

Date of Birth: May 16, 1912
Date of Death: October 31, 2008 (96)
Birth Place: New York, NY, USA
Gender: Male
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...)

SILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th SeasonSILENT SKY, WORKING, VENUS IN FUR, HARRIET THE SPY and More Set for Main Street Theater's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Main Street Theater's 40th Anniversary Season will unfold in the company's 2 new residences: the completely renovated Rice Village space on Times Blvd. and the MATCH (Midtown Arts & Theater Center Houston) on Main Street. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This FallThe Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Suzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's TonightSuzanne Petri Brings TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for 'Outstanding Cabaret Artist' and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs tonight, October 28, and November 4 & 7, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Relive Pioneering Series THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE with New DVD SetBWW Review: Relive Pioneering Series THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE with New DVD Set
by Jeffrey Walker - Oct 27, 2015

What is the American dream? This question and many others were asked and explored on a ground-breaking public television series from the early 1970s. Combining elements of variety shows and sketch comedy, documentary film, witty animated sequences, and a who's who of pop culture icons, THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE paved the way for future television programming. Years before SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE and THE DAILY SHOW, a just before cult classics like THE GROOVE TUBE and KENTUCKY FRIED MOVIE offered topical and satirical comedy on film, THE GREAT AMERICAN DREAM MACHINE was pioneering television. (more...)

Suzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This FallSuzanne Petri to Bring TORCH, SASS AND SWING! to Davenport's This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Chicago's acclaimed Jefferson Award nominated actress and winner of the After Dark Award for "Outstanding Cabaret Artist" and the Chicago Cabaret Professionals Gold Coast Award, Suzanne Petri brings her brand new show, TORCH, SASS AND SWING!, to Davenport's Cabaret (1383 N Milwaukee Ave). The show runs October 28, November 4 and November 7, 2015. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf GarageCHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's RusalkaLyric Opera of Kansas City PREMIERE Rare Czech Opera Dvorak's Rusalka
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Kansas City continues its 58th season with a Lyric Opera Premiere production of Anton Dvo?ák's rarely performed opera Rusalka, November 7, 11, 13 and 15  at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts. The production will be sung in Czech with English titles. This is not only the first Dvo?ák opera produced by the Lyric Opera of Kansas City but the first Czech opera for the Company and Kansas City audiences.The production, directed by Academy-Award winning director Eric Simonson, will feature members of the Kansas City Symphony under the baton of Alexander Polianichko and a unique partnership with members of the Kansas City Ballet. One of the highlights of this lush production will be the spectacular lighting and video projections.  (more...)

Showtunes Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic DirectorShowtunes Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Seattle-based actor and director Matt Wolfe recently took the reigns as artistic director for SHOWTUNES Theatre Company. His first full day of work was Monday October 5, 2015 and he is knee-deep in preparations for the start of the expanded three-show 2015-2016 Season. On December 5th The Washingtonians will kick things off by performing Songs We Know; it will be their first concert after a 12-year hiatus and more than 65 chorus members are expected to participate. (more...)

The Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This FallThe Hypocrites to Stage THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Hypocrites is pleased to continue its 2015-16 season with THE 4TH GRADERS PRESENT AN UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE by Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Joel Ewing and Mechelle Moe, featuring students from Senn Arts Magnet High School's "The Yard." This special collaboration will play eight performances only October 30 - November 8, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This FallCHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

Harrison and Haig Join Parker and Thompson In Savoy's GUYS AND DOLLS!Harrison and Haig Join Parker and Thompson In Savoy's GUYS AND DOLLS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Full casting is announced for the highly acclaimed Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls, which is at the New Alexandra Theatre from Tues 24 November to Sat 5 December 2015, prior to a strictly limited run at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. (more...)

Actors Co-op Opens Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE TonightActors Co-op Opens Stephen Schwartz's THE BAKER'S WIFE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Actors Co-op (Ovation Award-Winner 2015 Best Intimate Theatre Musical for 110 in the Shade) is thrilled to announce the first show in its 2015-2016 season (and 24th year of producing theatrical excellence in Los Angeles!) with THE BAKER'S WIFE, book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof, Zorba), music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell), musical direction by Jake Anthony, choreography by Julie Hall, produced by Kimi Walker and directed by Ovation Award-winner Richard Israel (110 in the Shade, Floyd Collins). THE BAKER'S WIFE opens tonight, September 18 at 8pm and run through Sunday, October 25 at the Actors Co-op David Schall Theatre, 1760 N. Gower St. (on the campus of the First Presbyterian Church of Hollywood) in Hollywood. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight TonightGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky Stars in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

Chicago magazine's 2015 Fall PreviewChicago magazine's 2015 Fall Preview
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

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