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.
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
The Village Theater at Cherry Hill is teaming up with the Michigan Shakespeare Festival (MSF) to expand its theatrical offerings by bringing special performances to Canton, MI next year. For three weeks in the summer of 2015, from July 29 - August 16, 2015, the Michigan Shakespeare Festival will present its 2015 Season lineup, which will consist of two Shakespeare plays and one classical comedy, to the Canton Community.BWW Reviews: Connecting With The Second City's DEPRAVED NEW WORLD April 2, 2014
The six performers who wrote and star in the Second City's new revue know how the hit an audience where it counts: 50% heart and 50% brain.