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JACK MAGAW is a professional Scenic Designer and also teaches at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Northwestern University in 1991. To date he has designed more than 300 professional theatrical productions in the United States and abroad for Off-Broadway, Chicago and regional theatres such as Arena Stage, Lincoln Center Theatre, The Goodman Theatre, Barrington Stage, Chicago Opera Theatre, La Jolla Playhouse, Pittsburgh Public Theatre, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Alliance Theatre, Kansas City Repertory Theatre, Indiana Repertory Theatre, Court Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Geva Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Writers' Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Utah Shakespeare Festival and the Galway Theatre Festival among many others. Mr. Magaw’s work in Chicago has been recognized many times by the Joseph Jefferson Award Committee. In his 28 year teaching career, he has taught all areas of design and technology at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. He resides in Chicago.

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Review: PORGY AND BESS at Music Theater Heritage

Now playing in the Grand Theater at Crown Center is Music Theater Heritage’s production of Gershwin’s “PORGY AND BESS.”  This is an example of MTH going “all in” on a very challenging show and producing an extremely credible final product. 
Photos: First Look At Andy Mientus, Larry Owens & Krystina Alabado in TICK, TICK…BOOM! at Cape Playhouse

Get a first look at The Cape Playhouse's first production of the summer -  tick, tick…Boom! written by Rent’s Tony Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson.
Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 89th Seasonn Artistic Company

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, has announced its artistic company and creative teams for its 89th season, performing June 18 through October 20, 2024. 
Video: See Andy Mientus, Larry Owens & Krystina Alabado in TICK, TICK…BOOM! Rehearsals

Check out footage of Andy Mientus, Larry Owens, and Krystina Alabado in tick, tick... Boom! rehearsals at The Cape Playhouse in Massachusetts!
Cast and Creatives Set For PORGY AND BESS at Music Theater Heritage

Music Theater Heritage has announced the cast and creative team for The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. Performances run June 6 through June 23.
Andy Mientus, Larry Owens, and Krystina Alabado Will Lead TICK, TICK…BOOM! at The Cape Playhouse

The Cape Playhouse will kick off their 97th summer season in June with the musical tick, tick…Boom! written by Rent’s Tony Award-winning composer Jonathan Larson. Directed by recently-appointed Artistic Director Eric Rosen in his inaugural season, tick tick…Boom! will feature Broadway stars Andy Mientus, Larry Owens, and Krystina Alabado.
Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL

The new production at Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace is Fiddler on the Roof.  Under the direction of Elizabeth Margolius, this is a different looking production. It works. The scenic design is subtle but very powerful.
Last Chance to Vote for the BWW Tampa Awards; Voting Ends 12/31

It's the final week left to vote for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! Voting ends on 12/31 at midnight. Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
2 Weeks to Vote for the BWW Tampa Awards; THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, LA GRINGA, American Stage Theatre Company & More Lead!

There's just two weeks left to vote and we have the latest standings as of Monday, December 18th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards December 5th Standings; THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Leads Best Musical!

It's December, and the first standings of the month have been announced as of Tuesday, December 5th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; LA GRINGA Leads Best Play!

Happy Holidays! The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 27th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Latest Standings Announced For The 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards; THE DROWSY CHAPERONE Leads Best Musical!

The latest wave of standings have been announced as of Monday, November 20th for the 2023 BroadwayWorld Tampa Awards! Don't miss out on making sure that your favorite theatres, stars, and shows get the recognition they deserve!
Cast Set For TRYING at Peninsula Players Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre, America’s oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County’s theatrical icon, is proud to announce the cast of “Trying” by Joanna McClelland Glass and the return of actor Lee E. Ernst to Wisconsin.  “Trying” runs for three weeks, August 16 through September 3, and is generously sponsored by Main Street Market.
Goodman Theatre, Paramount Theatre & More Nominated for 2022-2023 Equity Jeff Awards

Discover the nominations for the 55th Anniversary Jeff Awards for Equity Theater! Find out who made the cut and get ready for the highly anticipated awards ceremony.
Photos: First Look at Music Theater Heritage's A CHORUS LINE

Music Theater Heritage has released photos from its highly anticipated production of A CHORUS LINE, now playing. One of the most compelling American musicals ever created, A CHORUS LINE is one of only ten musicals to ever be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Check out the photos here!
Review: A CHORUS LINE at Music Theater Heritage

“A Chorus Line” from Music Theater Heritage is a not-to- be missed interpretation of a challenging show. Tickets are available online at www.musictheaterheritage.com online or by telephone at 816.221.6987.
Cast Announced For DAMES AT SEA At Peninsula Players Theatre

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, has announced the cast of the tap-happy musical comedy 'Dames at Sea' with book and lyrics by George Haimsohn and Robin Miller and music by Jim Wise. “Dames at Sea” runs for three weeks, July 26 through August 13, and is generously sponsored by Alibi Marina and Harbor Guest House with support from the Cordon Family Foundation.
Cast and Creatives Revealed For A CHORUS LINE at Music Theater Heritage

Music Theater Heritage has announced the cast and creatives for its 2023 summer production of A CHORUS LINE. One of the most prolific American musicals ever created, A CHORUS LINE is one of only ten musicals to be awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
U.S. Premiere of LONDON ROAD Adds Week of Performances at Theater Wit

Due to popular demand, Shattered Globe Theatre has announce one added week of performances for its hit U.S. premiere musical London Road, extending through Sunday, June 11, 2023.

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