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Geva Theatre Center's 43rd Season Continues with RED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

The enthralling, Tony Award-winning drama inspired by the life of artist Mark Rothko continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents Red by John Logan and directed by Skip Greer in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from October 20 through November 15. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

REX'S EXES, TABLE SETTINGS, ALADDIN, JR. and More Set for Sam Bass Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Sam Bass Theatre is pleased to announce its 2014-2015 season full of laughter, drama and song! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/24/2015 - DAMES AT SEA, IN YOUR ARMS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: DAMES AT SEA sails into previews, IN YOUR ARMS dances its way into San Diego, ANTIGONE arrives at BAM and more! (more...)

Miriam Margolyes Takes on the Star Behind the Stars in I'LL EAT YOU LAST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

BAFTA Award-winner Miriam Margolyes transforms into legendary Hollywood agent Sue Mengers in the wickedly hilarious one-woman show, I'll Eat You Last, directed by Dean Bryant. Promising a night full of tinseltown tattle, this theatrical delight by renowned playwright John Logan opens on Thursday 6 November 2014 at Arts Centre Melbourne, Fairfax Studio. (more...)

Cast Announced for NEVER THE SINNER at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin.  Never the Sinner runs November 6 - December 6, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

COCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Christopher Mannelli, announces the lineup for its 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Victory Gardens Launches Director Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the launch of The Directors Inclusion Initiative to encourage and develop talented and emerging Chicago stage directors identifying as people of color, disable, women, transgender and gender non-conforming. The aim of the initiative is to cultivate a new generation of diverse stage directors who create dynamic theatre work for their unique points of view. (more...)

City Lit Theater Sets 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Nicholas Meyer's The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, in a world premiere adaptation by City Lit Artistic Director Terry McCabe and directed by Warner Crocker, will open City Lit Theater's thirty-sixth season, McCabe announced today. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents 'Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight. This behind-the-scenes event focuses on Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin, running November 6 - December 6, 2015. Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight examines the real life case of Leopold and Loeb, including a discussion with the actors portraying these unforgettable young men. Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight is tonight, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

JULIUS CAESAR, Starring Anthony Cochrane, Maurice Jones and More, Opens 2014-15 Season at the Folger Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Folger Theatre launches its 2014/15 season in Rome with William Shakespeare's enduring political tragedy, Julius Caesar from tonight, October 28 - December 7, 2014. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present 'Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight,' 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight. This behind-the-scenes event focuses on Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin, running November 6 - December 6, 2015. Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight examines the real life case of Leopold and Loeb, including a discussion with the actors portraying these unforgettable young men. Backstage at the Biograph: In Plain Sight is Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

West End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon Lipkin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Old Vic has today announced casting for David Greig's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, directed by Max Webster. Simon Lipkin will play the role of the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson, whilst Simon Paisley Day takes the role of the Once-ler. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin.  Never the Sinner runs November 6 - December 6, 2015 with the press performance today, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Actors Bridge's 20th Anniversary Continues with THE NETHER
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 19, 2015

Jessika Malone directs Actors Bridge Ensemble's 20th Anniversary Season's upcoming production of Jennifer Haley's The Nether, opening December 4 at the new Actors Bridge Studio at the Darkhorse Chapel, 4610 Charlotte Avenue (entrance on 47th Avenue). (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Victory Gardens Stages John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin. Never the Sinner runs now through December 6, 2015 with the press performance tonight, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/01/2015
by BWW - Nov 1, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/01/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

NEVER THE SINNER Opens 5/15 at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Chicago, May 21,1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age 18, and Richard Loeb, age 19, killed 14 year old Bobby Franks and were quickly apprehend­ed when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sam Bass Presents Unnerving, Spectacularly Performed NEVER THE SINNER
by Jeff Davis - May 26, 2015

The production has several aces up its sleeve, the first being John Logan's script. Logan-the scribe behind the plays Red and I'll Eat You Last, films Gladiator, The Aviator, Sweeney Todd, Hugo, and Skyfall, and the T.V. show Penny Dreadful-is easily one of the greatest contemporary writers in any medium. His gift for creating edge-of-your-seat pacing, engrossing and flawed characters, and witty dialogue shows through in Never the Sinner, Logan's 1985 work and first play. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 5/24/2015
by BWW - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/24/2015 for Austin (more...)

NEVER THE SINNER Opens Tonight at Sam Bass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Chicago, May 21,1924. Nathan Leopold Jr., age 18, and Richard Loeb, age 19, killed 14 year old Bobby Franks and were quickly apprehend­ed when Leopold's glasses were found near the corpse. (more...)

Broadway's Karen Murphy to Play Sue Mengers in I'LL EAT YOU LAST at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) has announced the cast and creative team for its second main stage play of the 2016 season, I'LL EAT YOU LAST: A CHAT WITH SUE MENGERS by John Logan.  Starring Karen Murphy, the play will run Thursday, April 7 through Sunday, May 1 at the Berlene T. and Jarrell R. Milburn Theatre at Amphibian Stage Productions.     (more...)

Stage West to Present RED, Begin. 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

What goes into the creation of a major piece of art? Does it flow like water out of the artist, or is it a struggle as painful as childbirth? Does pain lend it greater legitimacy? Stage West presents a searing look into the depths of an artist's ambition and vulnerability in John Logan's Red, beginning its 5-week run on Thursday, April 9. (more...)

Actors Bridge Preps FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS for 4/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2016

Actors Bridge Ensemble's 20th anniversary season continues in April with the Nashville premiere of Meg Miroshnik's The Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls, directed by Leah Lowe and running April 15-23 at the Belmont Black Box Theater. (more...)

HAND TO GOD, World Premieres & More on Tap for Victory Gardens' 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew, announces the lineup for its 2016-2017 Season. Victory Gardens' 42nd Season will include the Chicago Premieres of Hand to God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin; Native Gardens by Karen Zacarias, directed by Marti Lyons; and the World Premieres of Roz and Ray by Karen Hartman, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew; A Wonder in My Soul by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew; and Queen by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Artistic Associate Joanie Schultz. The 42nd Season will also include a Bonus Series featuring the Chicago Premieres of Wrestling Jerusalem written and performed by Aaron Davidman, directed by Michael John Garces; St. Jude written and performed by Ensemble Playwright Luis Alfaro; and A Little Bit Not Normal written and performed by Arlene Malinowski. (more...)

COCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Christopher Mannelli, announces the lineup for its 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets Cast of HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for the next show of its 41st season, the world premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEVER THE SINNER - Compelling Courtroom Drama
by John James DeWitt - Jun 7, 2015

The true story of murderous teens Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb has seen many iterations over the years, from thinly veiled derivatives like ROPE, COMPULSION or MURDER BY NUMBERS to direct accounts of their actions such as the musical THRILL ME, or the subject of this review, John Logan's Never the Sinner. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Josh Davis to Star in THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce Josh Davis (Beautiful) will play Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

First Look at Rebel Wilson in GUYS AND DOLLS as Simon Lipkin Joins Cast
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

GUYS AND DOLLS today announces that Simon Lipkin will be joining the West End cast for a limited time at the Phoenix Theatre to play the part of Nathan Detroit from Tuesday 28 June until Sunday 21 August 2016. He will play opposite the award-winning actor Rebel Wilson as Miss Adelaide. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends 'DEATH OF A STREETCAR'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a second two-week extension of Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf: A Parody created by Tim Ryder and Tim Sniffen, written by Tim Sniffen and directed by Stuart Carden and Michael Halberstam. Due to demand, the production now runs through August 14, 2016, as the inaugural production of the Gillian Theatre at Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Spiro Veloudos to Direct THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz and direction by Spiro Veloudos (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/12; 'Phenomenal' JC SUPERSTAR in KC, RED in St. Petersburg and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, St. Petersburg, Adelaide, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an 'astonding' SCIENCE AND SOULMATES in DC, a 'phenomenal' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Kansas City, and full coverage of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, just to name a few. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Susan Lieberman's NETTA AT NINETY Set for Raven's New Play Development Series, 2/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Noted Chicago playwright Susan Lieberman will join Raven Theatre's [Working Title] new play development series with a fully staged workshop production of her play Netta at Ninety, to be directed by Michael Ryczek and performed on the Raven Theatre East Stage Monday, February 23 through Wednesday, February 25. Curtain times for all three performances will be 7:30 pm. (more...)

Zach Reiner-Harris Joins THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

The creators of the hit comedy show GAY CAMP are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled THE GAY CAMP CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 11 at 7pm. (more...)

MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Set for Tonight at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre tonight, December 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Cast Set for MY BIG GAY 'GAY CAMP' CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/12 at the Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The creators of the hit comedy show Gay Camp are returning with a one-night-only cabaret titled My Big Gay 'Gay Camp' Christmas Spectacular, playing at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre on Friday, December 12 at 7pm. (more...)

Alex Weisman to Lead Chicago Premiere of HAND TO GOD; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater announces casting for its first show of its 42st season, Hand To God by Robert Askins, directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Stage John Logan's NEVER THE SINNER This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the next show of its 41st season, Never the Sinner by John Logan, directed by Gary Griffin.  Never the Sinner runs November 6 - December 6, 2015 with the press performance on Friday, November 13, 2015, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens to Launch Backstage at the Biograph Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater introduces Backstage at the Biograph, a new event series that takes audiences behind-the-scenes for an in-depth look at a unique aspect of the rehearsal process of each production throughout the season. The first Backstage at the Biograph focuses on Sucker Punch by Roy Williams, directed by Dexter Bullard, running September 18 - October 18, 2015. Backstage at the Biograph: Blow-By-Blow highlights the intensive boxing training actors must go through for the production. Backstage at the Biograph: Blow-By-Blow is Wednesday, September 9, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

Shakespeare Theatre Company to Celebrate Free For All's 25th Anniversary This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

One of the capital's most beloved annual traditions, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) Free For All, and one of William Shakespeare's most beloved plays, A Midsummer Night's Dream, are coming together for a major milestone: Free For All's 25th anniversary. Ethan McSweeny directs a revival of his 2012-2013 STC production, which will run September 1-13 at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Stage West's RED Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

What goes into the creation of a major piece of art? Does it flow like water out of the artist, or is it a struggle as painful as childbirth? Does pain lend it greater legitimacy? Stage West presents a searing look into the depths of an artist's ambition and vulnerability in John Logan's Red, beginning its 5-week run tonight, April 9. (more...)

To Hell in a Hand Puppet! Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's HAND TO GOD, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Apr 7, 2015

The new American play Hand to God opens on Broadway tonight, April 7, 2015 at the Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street), marking the Broadway debuts of playwright Robert Askins and director Moritz von Stuelpnagel. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Act Like A GRRRL Fundraiser Set for Darkhorse 4/17-18
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 10, 2015

For two nights only, on April 17 and 18, they will speak, sing, dance, and shape-shift their stories to life as part of GRRRLS NIGHT OUT: an all-star fundraising performance for GRRRL scholarships, to be held at the Darkhorse Theater, 4610 Charlotte Avenue in Nashville. (more...)

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