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A CHRISTMAS CAROL Breaks Milwaukee Rep Box Office RecordsA CHRISTMAS CAROL Breaks Milwaukee Rep Box Office Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's hit new production of A Christmas Carol, broke box office records last week during the Wednesday, July 19, 2017 on-sale.   (more...)

One Day Sale Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROLOne Day Sale Announced for A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the return of the popular One Day Sale for the hit new adaptation of the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol on Wednesday, July 19.  The One Day Sale on Wednesday, July 19 offers up to a 25% discount on all tickets when using promotional code SNOW.  Tickets can be purchased at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep's Ticket Office at 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee. The Rep's Ticket Office will be open from 9am to 6pm for the One Day Sale and the special pricing online will be available from 7am to 11:59pm. A Christmas Carol runs November 28 - December 24 in the historic Pabst Theater.  A Christmas Carol is presented by Wells Fargo. (more...)

BWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Showcases Golden Age at Buell TheatreBWW Review: CIRCUS 1903 Showcases Golden Age at Buell Theatre
by Chris Arneson - Feb 23, 2017

With the forthcoming departure of the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, it might seem like the circus world could be fading...but not if shows like Circus 1903 stick around. (more...)

BWW Review: Audiences Completely Give Their Hearts to MKE Rep's Resplendent New A CHRISTMAS CAROLBWW Review: Audiences Completely Give Their Hearts to MKE Rep's Resplendent New A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Dec 7, 2016

What could be a better holiday gift to Milwaukee than a World Premiere adaptation of Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol? On Friday night, Artistic Director Mark Clements opened his resplendent adaptation for the Milwaukee Repertory Theater in the gorgeous Pabst Theatre. In this innovative adaptation by Clements in collaboration with a stunning artistic team, the production renewed holiday magic in the company's 41st year for the city that Clements and The Rep call home. (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Rep's New A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Light and Love on Dickens' Dark LondonBWW Preview: MKE Rep's New A CHRISTMAS CAROL Shines Light and Love on Dickens' Dark London
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Nov 28, 2016

When Dickens wrote his timeless Christmas story about mid 19th century London audiences often push aside, especially at the holidays, he wanted his audiences to be transformed into seeing their world  in a new way. In 2016, the Milwaukee Repertory Theater produces their 41st incarnation of Charles Dickens' beloved A Christmas Carol beginning on opening night, December 2. The historical Pabst Theater houses Dickens' story, first published in 1843, with a innovative adaptation conceived by Artistic Director Mark Clements and begins a journey with Ebenezer Scrooge into his past, present and future. (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Milwaukee Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROLCast, Creative Team Set for Milwaukee Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

 Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the World Premiere adaptation of A Christmas Carol.  Previously announced Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carolas Mr. Cratchit), will make his debut as Scrooge becoming the 12th actor in Milwaukee Rep history to portray one of Dicken's most recognizable characters.  He'll be joined by many familiar faces including Associate Artist Jonathan Gillard Daly (Man of La Mancha, Of Mice and Men) as Mr. Fezziwig, Michael Doherty (Ragtime) as Fred, Associate Artist Angela Iannone as Mrs. Fezziwig, Chike Johnson (Of Mice and Men) as Ghost of Christmas Present, Associate Artist Reese Madigan (Five Presidents) as Bob Cratchit, Associate Artist Jonathan Smoots (A Christmas Carol) as Marley, Malkia Stampley(Dreamgirls) as Mrs. Cratchit and Associate Artist Deborah Staples (Harvey, The Amish Project) as Ghost of Christmas Past.   Complete casting to be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and ConsequenceBWW Review: OF MICE AND MEN: Steinbeck's Portrait of Human Frailty Bristles With Power and Consequence
by Herbert Paine - Apr 5, 2016

Scott Greer delivers a stirring performance that cuts straight to the heart and gives heart to Arizona Theatre Company and Milwaukee Repertory Theater's co-production of OF MICE AND MEN. There is artistry, substance, and depth enough in Steinbeck's allegory of man's existential struggle to make this staging a must-see before it leaves Phoenix. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Stages Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MENArizona Theatre Company Stages Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, tonight, March 5, through March 26 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. I. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Stage Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MENArizona Theatre Company to Stage Steinbeck's Stirring Classic, OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's (ATC) powerhouse season continues with one of the most celebrated works in American literature, John Steinbeck's OF MICE AND MEN, the emotional and stirring account of migrant workers George and Lennie who dream of settling down on a farm where the land stretches forever and the soft rabbits need tending, March 5-26 at the Temple of Music and Art, 333 S. Scott Ave. I. (more...)

BWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAYBWW Preview: MKE Ballet and Michael Pink Elevate Ballet Culture in World Premiere of Wilde's DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 15, 2016

If as Oscar Wilde wrote, 'Beauty is a form of genius, indeed a higher form of genius, and needs no explanation,' the Milwaukee Ballet and Michael PInk affirm this statement with a resounding performance of their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on Wilde's late 19th century novella, Pink and his 'dream team,'--Lighting Designer David Grill, Composer Philip Fenney and Costume/Scenic Designer Todd Edward Ivins--sparked magical genius in the first full length ballet staged in the Historic Pabst Theater. Ivins spoke the essence of the moment when he stated, 'A historic occasion in a historic theater.' (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Continue Season with Philadelphia Premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHERWalnut Street Theatre to Continue Season with Philadelphia Premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 207th season with the Philadelphia premiere of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER. Directed by Bill Van Horn, this play with music begins previews on March 15th, opens on March 23rd and runs through May 1st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Preview: Milwaukee Ballet's World Premiere  Introduces Decadent, 'Wilde' DORIAN GRAYBWW Preview: Milwaukee Ballet's World Premiere Introduces Decadent, 'Wilde' DORIAN GRAY
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 5, 2016

Coming this February, Milwaukee Ballet and Artistic Director Michael Pink introduce their World Premiere ballet Dorian Gray. Based on the British 1980 novel by Oscar Wilde, Pink originally debuted another version of this story in Augsburg, Germany two years ago. This year in Milwaukee, PInk commissioned a new score by Philip Feeney, scenic and costume designs by Todd Edward Ivins, and returns Emmy award-winning Lighting Designer David Grill to envision the ominous story.. Grill will be at Super Bowl 50 on Sunday, February 7, and then 'after lighting Coldplay will light the Milwaukee Ballet.' This tour-de-force creative collaboration underscores fresh choreography by Pink to produce another full-length ballet performed for the first time in the Historic Pabst Theater over two full winter weekends. (more...)

BWW Review: Milwaukee Rep Stages Beautiful, Breathtaking OF MICE AND MENBWW Review: Milwaukee Rep Stages Beautiful, Breathtaking OF MICE AND MEN
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jan 26, 2016

In a beautiful, breathtaking evening at Milwaukee Rep, Artistic Director Mark Clements reprises his critically acclaimed production Of Mice and Men. On stage, Todd Edward Ivins' elegant, grand set design creates a wooden bunkhouse where shadows flow onto the stage and complements Jesse Klug's sensual lighting. These technical elements elevate John Steinbeck's bindlestiffs and ranch hands set in 1935 California that represent humanity's great struggles to connect to another human being and achieve lofty if sometimes, unattainable dreams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OF MICE AND MENPhoto Flash: First Look at Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OF MICE AND MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Milwaukee Repertory Theatre's OF MICE AND MEN begins tomorrow, January 19, at the Quadracci Powerhouse and runs through February 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Winners Announced - Nova Y. Payton, Phil Stepanski and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Winners Announced - Nova Y. Payton, Phil Stepanski and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Milwaukee Awards winners. Highlights include Nova Y. Payton for her role in DREAMGIRLS at Milwaukee Rep, Alexander B. Tacoma who wins 'Best Costume Design' for DREAMGIRLS, and Phil Stepanski winning 'Best Actor in a Play' for THE NERD at Sunset Playhouse. Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update - Liz Pazik, Nova Y. Payton Tied!2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update - Liz Pazik, Nova Y. Payton Tied!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Phil Stepanski Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Phil Stepanski Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Phil Stepanski Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update - Ben Tajnai, Phil Stepanski Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update 11/27 - Ben Tajnai, Phil Stepanski Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee Awards Update 11/27 - Ben Tajnai, Phil Stepanski Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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