Multimedia Production RED LETTER JESUS Set for Provision Theater, 9/6-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Non-profit Provision Theater Company launches its 2013-2014 season with Red Letter Jesus, a deeply moving new show of Jesus' words from the synoptic gospels (Matthew, Mark and Luke) performed with an original multimedia presentation, including stunning videography captured throughout Israel and Jordan. The production will run September 6 through October 13 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 p.m.and Sundays at 3:00 p.m. at Provision Theater, 1001 W. Roosevelt Rd., Chicago, IL. (more...)

MCT Presents Reading of THE BOY INSIDE, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

True to its mission of nurturing local theatre artists, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) presents the Montgomery Davis Play Development Series staged reading of THE BOY INSIDE, by Wisconsin playwright Richard Kalinoski on Oct. 13. Leda Hoffmann directs a cast of nine Milwaukee favorites including Doug Clemons, Di'Monte Henning, Carrie Hitchcock, Karl Iglesias, Dan Katula, Ryan Schabach, Deborah Staples, Noah Totzke and Tami Workentin. (more...)

Geva Announces the Line-Up for the Festival of New Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

???????Geva Theatre Center unveils its line-up for the Festival of New Theatre 2016 to be held in the Fielding Stage from October 12 - October 23. FONT 2016 is a vibrant and innovative mix of new works by some of the most exciting playwrights from across the country and around the corner and is part of Geva's ongoing commitment to developing and producing new work for the American theatre.  (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre's THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 2013-2014 theatre season with the Milwaukee premiere of THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE by Keith Huff, September 18 - October 13, 2013. In addition to numerous plays, Keith Huff has written for the television series "House of Cards" and "Mad Men." This one-woman show features Milwaukee favorite Mary MacDonald Kerr who was last seen at MCT in THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL. The show is also a production collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department. UWM professor Jim Tasse will direct and the production team members are UWM faculty and students. THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre Opens 2013-14 Season with THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 2013-2014 theatre season with the Milwaukee premiere of THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE by Keith Huff, today, September 18 - October 13, 2013. (more...)

Cody Estle Named New Associate Artistic Director of Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Raven Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro have announced the appointment of Cody Estle as Associate Artistic Director. Estle, a Raven ensemble member, has directed five of the theatre company's productions over the past three seasons, including Dating Walter Dante, Boy Gets Girl, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Good Boys and True and Vieux Carre'. He is set to direct the company's Chicago premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate in January. (more...)

Theatre Horizon to Open 10th Season with THE SYRINGA TREE, 10/16-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Theatre Horizon begins its 10th Anniversary season by taking audiences into South Africa during Apartheid with Pamela Gien's renowned memory play, The Syringa Tree. This lovely work is set to run October 16-November 9. It opens Thursday, October 23 at 7:30 p.m. All shows are performed at Theatre Horizon's home space at 401 Dekalb Street. Tickets cost $20-$38. Discounts are available for students and senior citizens. Free tickets are also available for Norristown residents with proof of residency. Tickets are available online at theatrehorizon.org or by phone at 610-283-2230. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Provision Theater's THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2012

This Holiday Season, Provision Theater Company, 1001 W. Roosevelt Road, is bringing back their original musical based on the award winning children's book, THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, directed by Provision Theater Artistic Director Timothy Gregory and starring Provision Theater Company Member Susan Moniz and Chicago's James Rank. The production runs November 21 - December 23. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Announces Appointment of Managing Director and New Play Development Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the appointment Rachel Wendte and Deborah Blumenthal as its new Managing Director and New Play Development Director, respectively.  (more...)

Provision's Theater for Young Audiences' THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER! Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

This holiday season Provision Theater Company's Theater for Young Audiences will present Barbara Robinson's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!. (more...)

Provision Theater Company Premieres CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Provision Theater Company will continue its 11th season with the Midwest premiere of CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR by Lucia Frangione. The production will be directed by Provision's Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory. (more...)

THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY Opens Tonight at Provision Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2012

This Holiday Season, Provision Theater Company, 1001 W. Roosevelt Road, is bringing back their original musical based on the award winning children's book, THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, directed by Provision Theater Artistic Director Timothy Gregory and starring Provision Theater Company Member Susan Moniz and Chicago's James Rank. The production runs now through December 23. Beginning tonight, November 24, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey will run through December 23 Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Fridays and Todays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices include free parking and range from $10 to $32. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off. For reservations, call 312-455-0066 or visit www.provisiontheater.org. For group sales, please call 312-455-0066. (more...)

Photo Flash: Provision Theater Opens THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2012

This Holiday Season, Provision Theater Company, 1001 W. Roosevelt Road, is bringing back their original musical based on the award winning children's book, THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, directed by Provision Theater Artistic Director Timothy Gregory and starring Provision Theater Company Member Susan Moniz and Chicago's James Rank. The production runs tonight, November 21 - December 23. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Provision's Theater For Young Audiences to Stage THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This holiday season Provision Theater Company's Theater for Young Audiences will present Barbara Robinson's THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER!. (more...)

THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY Opens 11/24 at Provision Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2012

This Holiday Season, Provision Theater Company, 1001 W. Roosevelt Road, is bringing back their original musical based on the award winning children's book, THE CHRISTMAS MIRACLE OF JONATHAN TOOMEY, directed by Provision Theater Artistic Director Timothy Gregory and starring Provision Theater Company Member Susan Moniz and Chicago's James Rank. The production runs November 21 - December 23. Previews are Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 a.m. and Friday, Nov. 23 at 8 p.m. Beginning November 24, The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey will run through December 23 Wednesdays at 10 a.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Ticket prices include free parking and range from $10 to $32. Groups of 10 or more receive 10% off. For reservations, call 312-455-0066 or visit www.provisiontheater.org. For group sales, please call 312-455-0066. (more...)

Provision Theater Company to Premiere CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Provision Theater Company will continue its 11th season with the Midwest premiere of CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR by Lucia Frangione. The production will be directed by Provision's Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/08/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/08/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Brian Pastor Named Executive Director of Raven Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Raven Theatre announced today that Brian Pastor will become its new Executive Director, succeeding Kelli Strickland who left on April 1, 2015, to become the Executive Director at The Hypocrites. Mr. Pastor has for the last nine years been the Managing Director at City Lit Theatre Company. Following a two month transition period, he will assume his new position on a full-time basis on July 1, 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/29/2016
by BWW - May 29, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/29/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/22/2016
by BWW - May 22, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/22/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/15/2016
by BWW - May 15, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/15/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Leslie Ayvazian Set for Reading of New Play at Raven Theatre, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/01/2016
by BWW - May 1, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/01/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Wagner College Theatre to Present NYC Premiere of MY SOLDIERS, 3/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Wagner College Theatre Stage One presents the NY area premiere of My Soldiers, written and directed by Richard Kalinoski, a 2003 Stanley Drama Award winner (Skin of a Lawyer) who's currently an artist-in-residence in the Theater Department. Performances are March 4 through 9, 2014 at Stage One. (more...)

First Stars Announced for INTO THE WOODS in Central Park; Additional Casting for AS YOU LIKE IT Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

The Public Theater has announced additional casting today for the 50th Anniversary season of free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte. David Furr (Orlando) and Stephen Spinella (Jaques) join the previously announced MacIntyre Dixon (Adam), Renee Elise Goldsberry (Celia), Omar Metwally (Oliver), and Lily Rabe (Rosalind) in Shakespeare's comedy AS YOU LIKE IT, directed by Daniel Sullivan. (more...)

ALL MY SONS, DIVIDING THE ESTATE & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Raven Theatre's 32nd Season, under the theme 'Family Business,' will include four plays exploring the nature of family ties, according to Producing Artistic Director Michael Menendian and Co-Artistic Director JoAnn Montemurro. (more...)

Runcible Theatre's SCENES FROM AN EXECUTION Runs thru 3/29 at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Runcible Theatre Company will present Scenes from an Execution by Howard Barker at The Royal George Theatre through March 29, 2015. (more...)

Raven Theatre Company's BEAST ON THE MOON Begins 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Raven Theatre Company to produce Richard Kalinoski's universally celebrated Beast on the Moon CHICAGO - The final play of Raven's 2014-15 season will be Richard Kalinoski's Beast on the Moon, a touching and frequently humorous story of two refugees from the Armenian Genocide as they struggle to build a new life together in 1920's and 1930's Milwaukee. Beast on the Moon begins previews on April 21 and opens on April 27, 2015, playing through June 6. (more...)

THE MARIA PROJECT Arrives at 59E59 Theaters in March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

59E59 Theaters (Elysabeth Kleinhans, Artistic Director; Peter Tear, Executive Producer) welcomes Pure Projects, Inc, in association with Uncle Frank Productions, with the Off Broadway premiere of THE MARIA PROJECT, written and performed by Marcella Goheen and directed by Larry Moss. (more...)

IN A DARK HOUSE Opens 7/26 at Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Two estranged brothers face off in search of the truth about the troubled legacy of their shared past. Larry Moss directs the Los Angeles premiere of In A Dark Dark House by Neil LaBute, opening July 26 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse Opens WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin previously announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America, running evenings at 8 p.m. tonight, July 29, and August 1, 4 - 8 and matinees at 2 p.m. on August 1 & 8, 2015. (more...)

Saint Michael's Playhouse to Open WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening Woody Guthrie's American Song, an exuberant musical celebration of America. (more...)

RICHARD III Opens Tonight at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Comes to Stage at Provision Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Provision Theater Company will continue its 12th season with TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. (more...)

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Comes to Stage at Provision Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Provision Theater Company will continue its 12th season with TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE by Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom. The play will run tonight, February 10, through March 20. (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for The Old Friends by Horton Foote. Raven's production will be the play's second since its World Premiere staging in fall 2013 by New York's Signature Theatre Company. That production was subsequently remounted in 2014 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. The Raven production will run on the company's East Stage from January 27 to March 26, 2016 under Menendian's direction. (more...)

Welcome to Anatevka! Meet the Full Cast of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Dec 20, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF officially opens tonight, December 20, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

RICHARD III to Play Folger Theatre, 1/28-3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

The quintessential portrait of maniacal ambition and lust for power is on stage in William Shakespeare's epic history play Richard III at Folger Theatre. Robert Richmond (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Open 2013-14 Season with THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE, 9/18-10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) continues its 2013-2014 theatre season with the Milwaukee premiere of THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE by Keith Huff, September 18 - October 13, 2013. In addition to numerous plays, Keith Huff has written for the television series 'House of Cards' and 'Mad Men.' This one-woman show features Milwaukee favorite Mary MacDonald Kerr who was last seen at MCT in THE SWEETEST SWING IN BASEBALL. The show is also a production collaboration with the UW-Milwaukee Theatre Department. UWM professor Jim Tasse will direct and the production team members are UWM faculty and students. THE DETECTIVE'S WIFE performs in the Broadway Theatre Center's Studio Theatre in Milwaukee's Historic Third Ward. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ROCK OF AGES!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 23, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ROCK OF AGES below! (more...)

Season Flex Passes Now On Sale for Rogers Park Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Rogers Park-area theatres BoHo Theatre, Lifeline Theatre, Raven Theatre, the side project, and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre return for a seventh year to offer a flexible subscription pass to see a variety of Rogers Park productions throughout the season, running from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015. Dubbed "Chicago's answer to off-Broadway" by the Chicago Sun-Times, the quintet of companies garnered nine Non-Equity Jeff Awards out of thirty-six nominations during the 2013-2014 season and want to share their neighborhood's commitment to excellence with the entire community, by offering this discounted pass with up to 75% savings over regular single tickets. (more...)

ATC to Present HOLDING THE MAN at Matrix Theatre, 5/10-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Writer, actor and activist Timothy Conigrave's best-selling memoir (winner of the United Nations Human Rights Award for Non-Fiction and listed as one of the '100 Favorite Australian Books' by the Australian Society of Authors) is one of Australia's great love stories. The stage version by Tommy Murphy captures all its special magic. Producers Nick Hardcastle and Nate Jones launch their newly formed Australian Theatre Company with the Los Angeles premiere of Holding the Man, featuring an all-Australian cast and directed by veteran Hollywood acting coach Larry Moss. Opening night is May 10 at the Matrix Theatre. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite for 'When Everything Was Possible' Concert Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments), for one night only tonight, April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They are joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong provides lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite in WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in 'When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments),' for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Kurt Peterson & Victoria Mallory Reunite in WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Concert, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

James William Productions and Stephenie Skyllas will present Kurt Peterson and Victoria Mallory in 'When Everything Was Possible, A Concert (with comments),' for one night only, Sunday April 29th (7:30pm) at New York City Center (131 West 55th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenues), as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. They will be joined by a thirteen-piece band (Michael Rafter, Music Director), playing new orchestrations by Tony Award winner Jonathan Tunick. Larry Moss directs, with musical staging by Joshua Bergasse ("Smash"). Carolyn Wong will provide lighting design, with sound design by Leon Rothenberg and projection design by Telegraphicmedia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/24/2016
by BWW - Apr 24, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/24/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater will welcome Michael Aronov, Adam Dannheisser, Jennifer Ehle, Daniel Jenkins, Dariush Kashani, Jefferson Mays, Daniel Oreskes, Henny Russell, Joseph Siravo, and T. Ryder Smith in the cast of its upcoming production of OSLO, a new play by J.T. Rogers, directed by Bartlett Sher. (more...)

Raven Theatre Company's BEAST ON THE MOON Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Raven Theatre Company to produce Richard Kalinoski's universally celebrated Beast on the Moon CHICAGO - The final play of Raven's 2014-15 season will be Richard Kalinoski's Beast on the Moon, a touching and frequently humorous story of two refugees from the Armenian Genocide as they struggle to build a new life together in 1920's and 1930's Milwaukee. Beast on the Moon begins previews tonight, April 21 and opens on April 27, 2015, playing through June 6. (more...)

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