Victory Gardens Theatre News

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp TheaterNUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3HOOKMAN Extended Through 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Steep Theatre plunges into the world of horror with their Midwest premiere of Lauren Yee's Hookman. The play, which has been described by Yee as an 'existential slasher-comedy', was directed by the Jeff Award-winner Vanessa Stalling (United Flight 232 - Best Play, Midsize). The production marks Stalling's Steep Theatre directorial debut. ??The cast of Hookman features Karen Rodriguez, Kiayla Ryann, Aja Wiltshire, Sasha Smith, James Doherty, and Mary Tilden. (more...)

Roustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTSRoustabouts Theatre Company to Present Comic Retelling of Classic Romance in WITHERING HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Roustabouts Theatre Company presents a comic retelling of a classic romance WITHERING HEIGHTS, based on 'Withering Heights' by Emily Bronte, written and performed by Phil Johnson and Omri Schein and directed by David Ellenstein, bringing together two notable local actors and North Coast Rep's Artistic Director to direct the World Premiere at Diversionary Theatre from June 11 to July 9. (more...)

OriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival WeekendOriginKC: New Works Festival to Welcome Major Artistic Leaders for Festival Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Kansas City Repertory Theatre elevates its profile in the national theatre community with the second annual OriginKC: NEW WORKS FESTIVAL. In addition to a striking lineup of playwrights and directors for this year's festival, an impressive list of arts leaders from preeminent regional theaters across the country will be attending the Festival Weekend, May 12-13.  (more...)

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt AwardLegendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award.  (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab FestivalFlorida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices plays in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres April 27-30. The 2017 Festival features six new play readings, a keynote address and playwrights' panel, and two premieres of plays that were read as part of last year's PlayLab. (more...)

Stages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary SeasonStages Repertory Theatre Announces 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Stages Repertory Theatre's 2017-2018 Season celebrates the theatre's 40^th Anniversary with a mix of world and regional premieres, fan favorites and stories that reflect Houston's vibrant, diverse community. The season features 3 world and 4 regional premieres, collaborations with New York's One Year Lease Theater Company and Houston's Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, Stages' inaugural Latina/o Theatre Festival, the 10^th anniversary of Stages' hallmark Panto holiday program for children and families, and a return to Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

HOOKMAN an Existential Slasher Comedy Comes to Steep TheatreHOOKMAN an Existential Slasher Comedy Comes to Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Her mother warned her about the treacherous hook-handed man hiding in the back seat, but only after a tragic accident could Lexi see the real threat of the hookman. The bitingly funny, edge-of-your-seat scary Hookman is a lethally sharp slasher comedy about grief, adolescence, and the power of the stories we tell each other and ourselves.  (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENEWriters Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage4th Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Headed to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Executive Artistic Director, & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 4th Annual Alaska One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit The Alaska Native Voices Project, dedicated to serving and uplifting native Alaskan artists. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, March 2 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE: *There are no Thursday 7:30 p.m. performances February 9 and March 2. Tickets for previews are $38 and for the regular run $45 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

American Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This SpringAmerican Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its Season 32 with William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music TheatreCast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENEWriters Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Photo Flash: CAPTAIN BLOOD Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: CAPTAIN BLOOD Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD. The show celebrated its opening on Saturday, January 28, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! The production will run through February 26, 2017. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOODFirst Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Today, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

Robert O'Hara Helms His Off-Broadway Hit BOOTYCANDY in Chicago Starting TonightRobert O'Hara Helms His Off-Broadway Hit BOOTYCANDY in Chicago Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) presents Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOODFirst Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Saturday, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

Brett Neveu's HER AMERICA to Make World Premiere at Greenhouse Theater CenterBrett Neveu's HER AMERICA to Make World Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its Solo Celebration! Series with the world premiere of Brett Neveu's haunting drama HER AMERICA (formerly titled MISS AMERICA), starring veteran Chicago and Broadway actress Kate Buddeke and directed by Linda Gillum. (more...)

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