William graduated with his BFA in Theatre Direction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Most recently, he directed The Artist's Lab at Stage 773 & the Jeff Recommended [title of show], and was the Casting Associate for Julius Caesar and Spike Heels. Chicago directing credits: A New Brain, Aloha Say the Pretty Girls, Godspell, the world premiere of To Tree, and Reefer Madness! The Musical in 2010 and its subsequent 4/20 remounts in 2011 and 2012. Cabaret: "Mary'z With a 'Z,'" "Proud at Mary's," "BPB Yearbook," & "Character Breakdown: A Miscast Cabaret." William served as an artistic associate with The Orchard Project in Hunter, NY, a production assistant for the 24-Hour Musicals at Joe's Pub, and the business management assistant at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. He can be found on Twitter @mwilliampanek.
THE CHER SHOW, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre before making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre in Fall 2018. We caught up with the cast this morning as they met the press in Chicago! See the video below!BWW Interview: Casey Lyons of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES January 25, 2018
Love Never Dies' Casey Lyons took some time on his day off to answer questions for BroadwayWorld before the tour hits Chicago February 14 through March 4, 2018.10 ON TUESDAY with Derek Van Barham May 23, 2017
BroadwayWorld Chicago brings you 10 on Tuesday, featuring artists in and around the city. This week's questionnaire participant - Mr. Derek Van Barham!10 ON TUESDAY with Veronica Garza May 16, 2017
Paramount Theatre in Aurora continues its season with Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID directed by Amber Mak. BroadwayWorld reached out to Christina Hall, who plays evil sea witch Ursula, to capture photos throughout a typical day leading up and including her performance - makeup and all. Here's what Ms. Hall had to share!Photo Blog: A Day in the Life of Yando Lopez of Steppenwolf's THE CHRISTIANS December 29, 2016
BroadwayWorld Chicago was on hand to meet the cast and creative team of THE FIRST WIVES CLUB, set to begin its pre-Broadway world premiere at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts Oriental Theatre.BWW Reviews: SMOKEFALL at Goodman Theatre September 30, 2014