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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
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Neighborhood Classics to Present Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 11/18; 'Violin Invasion' Set for 11/17Neighborhood Classics to Present Violinist Rachel Barton Pine, 11/18; 'Violin Invasion' Set for 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

?Neighborhood Classics presents celebrated violinist Rachel Barton Pine in concert on Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm at P.S. 321 in Brooklyn (180 Seventh Ave.). Pine will perform Bach's Sonata in G Minor and selections from Paganini's 24 Caprices, Op. 1, plus new works dedicated to her from New York composers Mohammed Fairouz (“For Egypt” from Sonata for Unaccompanied Violin Native Informant, from 2011) and Earl Maneein (Be12(OH)12(BTB)4 Metal Organic Framework, from 2014). The concert will be hosted by Neighborhood Classics Founder and Artistic Director Simone Dinnerstein. All ticket sales for this one-hour, family-friendly concert benefit P.S. 321. (more...)

WORKING to Open Santa Clara University's 2014-15 Mainstage Theatre SeasonWORKING to Open Santa Clara University's 2014-15 Mainstage Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

WORKING is a vital new musical based on the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Studs Terkel. Newly adapted by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin and Godspell) from the original adaptation by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, WORKING is the working man's A Chorus Line. A musical exploration of 26 people from all walks of life, with songs by all-star composers Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers, Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz and Grammy Award winner James Taylor. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: Rollins' Students Shine in True-to-Life Musical, WORKINGBWW Review: Rollins' Students Shine in True-to-Life Musical, WORKING
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 2, 2014

As its opening song, and the Walt Whitman poem from which it was inspired, says, WORKING is all about the 'varied carols' of working Americans. For nearly four decades, this musical has been celebrating the high (and low) lights of the American workforce. Conceived and adapted by Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, WICKED) and Nina Faso, the show employs no fictional characters, instead, it draws from real-life individuals and the stories that they told legendary author and historian Studs Terkel for his book of the same name. The Rollins College production of the musical, running now through Saturday, October 4th at the Annie Russell Theatre is a joyful, if not over-stuffed, examination of this ultimately uplifting material. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz Allows Change to WORKING at Rollins College to Highlight Farmworker IssuesStephen Schwartz Allows Change to WORKING at Rollins College to Highlight Farmworker Issues
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

"Un Mejor Dia Vendra" echoes the chorus of a song from Working, a musical based on the 1974 bestseller of the same name by Studs Terkel. "A better day will come." The refrain is sung by a character named Emilio, a migrant farmworker who began picking crops with his family at the age of eight. The song was removed from Working in 2011, but can be seen in the upcoming production at the Annie Russell Theatre at Rollins College. (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INNAmy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19Firecat Projects Presents Tony Fitzpatrick's THE MIDNIGHT CITY, 9/6 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Firecat Projects, in conjunction with Steppenwolf Theatre, presents The Midnight City, written and performed by Tony Fitzpatrick with Stan Klein, Sept. 6-Oct. 19 in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N Halsted. (more...)

Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with World Premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, 9/3-10/5Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with World Premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, 9/3-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Polarity Ensemble Theatre kicks off its 2014 -15 season with the world premiere of MIRACLES IN THE FALL, a searing drama in which a family must surmount the lies and betrayals that have twisted their lives. MIRACLES IN THE FALL is written by Dionysos Cup Award Winner Chuck O'Connor and directed by Jeff Award Winner Richard Shavzin. It plays September 3 - October 5, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614, where Polarity begins the second year of its new residency. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room, 6/21A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

University of Chicago's LET'S GET WORKING: CHICAGO CELEBRATES STUDS TERKEL Festival Kicks Off TodayUniversity of Chicago's LET'S GET WORKING: CHICAGO CELEBRATES STUDS TERKEL Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

Today, May 9 through May 11, 2014, the University of Chicago and the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts will host Let's Get Working, a three-day festival honoring the life and work of Studs Terkel, Chicago legend and UChicago alumnus. The festival will introduce Terkel's legacy to new and younger audiences while highlighting individuals and groups, both local and national, who have been impacted, influenced, and inspired by his work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Casper (more...)

University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Let's Get Working explores Terkel's legacy while showcasing individuals and groups from Chicago and beyond who have been influenced and inspired by Terkel's work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. All events are free and open to the public. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 4/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Casper - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Casper (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/13/2014Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/06/2014Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for New Jersey (more...)

Spider Saloff Performs BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse TonightSpider Saloff Performs BERLIN IN SWINGTIME at Logan Center Performance Penthouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Tonight, April 5, 2014 at 8pm, celebrated chanteuse Spider Saloff will present Berlin In Swingtime, a rare performance that explores the life and songs of Irving Berling, with Chicago's Jeremy Kahn at the piano. The performance is presented in partnership with KMP Artists and UChicago Arts at Logan Center's Performance Penthouse. (more...)

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