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Ike Holter World Premiere For Studio Theatre Explores A World On The Brink Photo Ike Holter World Premiere For Studio Theatre Explores A World On The Brink
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2020

As the world collectively plans to close the door (and maybe throw away the key?) on 2020, Studio Theatre offers a reflection on this complicated, unexpected, and consequential moment in history with the world premiere of I Hate It Here: Stories from the End of the Old World, a Studio-commissioned audio play written and directed by Ike Holter.

Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars Go Virtual Photo Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars Go Virtual
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2020

Theatre 40 is launching a shortened season of its long standing Adult Education Theatre Appreciation Seminars this month. This Semester's theme is 'THE OTHER: plays concerning the relationships with those different from ourselves'. The presentations are virtual, online.

Photo Flash: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Opens At The Ahmanson Theatre Photo Photo Flash: John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS Opens At The Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

Following its Tony-nominated hit Broadway run seen by tens of thousands, Tony Award winner John Leguizamo's one-man play “Latin History for Morons” will be presented by Center Theatre Group at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles from September 5 through October 20, 2019. See photos from opening night!

Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens At The Ahmanson Theatre Photo Photo Flash: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG Opens At The Ahmanson Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019

The national tour of 'The Play That Goes Wrong,' the hilarious Tony Award-winning hit Broadway comedy celebrated its opening night at the Ahmanson Theatre last night!

BWW Review: PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER is Smart and Scary at La Jolla Playhouse Photo BWW Review: PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER is Smart and Scary at La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Jun 18, 2019

It's an old joke that dating can be dangerous business, but no more so then in the world premiere of Ike Holter's horror influenced, and thought provoking PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER at the La Jolla Playhouse, now playing through June 30th.

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast/Creative For Ike Holter's PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER Photo La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast/Creative For Ike Holter's PUT YOUR HOUSE IN ORDER
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of Put Your House in Order, by acclaimed Chicago playwright Ike Holter (Lottery Day), directed by Lili-Anne Brown. The show kicks off the Playhouse's 2019/2020 season, running in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Forum June 2 - 30.

TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival Photo TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company announces its inaugural "FIRST DRAFT: A TimeLine Playwrights Collective Festival,' the culmination of the company's latest two-year new-play incubator program offering residency to Chicago-based emerging and established writers. FIRST DRAFT will take place December 1 - 3, 2018, at TimeLine's home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, with free public readings of new plays by current Playwrights Collective members Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Maureen Gallagher, and Calamity West. 

The York Theatre Company Releases Three Cast Recordings: DESPERATE MEASURES, UNEXPECT Photo The York Theatre Company Releases Three Cast Recordings: DESPERATE MEASURES, UNEXPECTED JOY, and LONESOME BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

The York Theatre Company celebrates the release of three new original cast recordings of York productions from the 2017-2018 season: Desperate Measures, Unexpected Joy, and Lonesome Blues.

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

TimeLine Names Five New Company Members, Plus Additions To Board And Associate Artist Photo TimeLine Names Five New Company Members, Plus Additions To Board And Associate Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company is pleased to announce the addition of several new artists and community leaders to its ranks. Chicago artists Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Wardell Julius Clark, Charles Andrew Gardner, and Anish Jethmalani have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately. Additionally, the theater is welcoming JoAnne Dobrick, Anne Voshel, Richard G. Weinberg, and Nicholas Yassan to its Board of Directors, and Jared Bellot as a new Associate Artist.

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Firebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den Theatre Photo Firebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announces casting for its revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet), book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), direction by Lili-Anne Brown and music direction by Andra Velis Simon. 

Photo Flash: Jane Lynch Visits Cast Of UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Photo Flash: Jane Lynch Visits Cast Of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

"Glee" star Jane Lynch visited the cast of The York Theatre Company production of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Janet Hood. Unexpected Joy concludes its extended limited engagement this Sunday afternoon, May 27, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's where performances began April 24, 2018.

Photo Flash: Pop Singer/Songwriter Brielle Von Hugel Visits Cast of UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Photo Flash: Pop Singer/Songwriter Brielle Von Hugel Visits Cast of UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Pop singer/songwriter Brielle Von Hugel stopped by to visit the cast of The York Theatre Company production of the new musical Unexpected Joy

Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY Photo Cast Recording Announced for Off-Broadway's UNEXPECTED JOY
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Jump For Joy! The Off-Broadway cast recording of the New York premiere production of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell), will be recorded and released by JAY Records. Produced by John Yap, the recording will feature the original cast of The York Theatre Company production who will gather at Sear Sound Studios (353 West 48th Street) on Monday, May 14, 2018 to lay down the tracks for the recording.

UNEXPECTED JOY Opens Tonight Photo UNEXPECTED JOY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Opening Night is Tonight! The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, presents the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell).

Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season Photo Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere. 

UNEXPECTED JOY Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway Photo UNEXPECTED JOY Begins Performances Tomorrow Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, in association with Jim Kierstead, Aria Entertainment, Gabby Hanna & Marcy Feller, Riki Kane Larimer, Linda & Craig Wielkotz, Drew Desky & Dane Levens/Michael Mills, William Fernandez/Behzad Dabu, presents the New York premiere of the new musical Unexpected Joy, with book and lyrics by Bill Russell (Side Show) and music by Janet Hood (Elegies for Angels, Punks, and Raging Queens with Bill Russell).

BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, Photo BWW Interview: Behzad Dabu DISGRACED Again As He Repeatedly Gets It Right In Chicago, & Now L.A.
by Gil Kaan - Apr 16, 2018

Playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning DISGRACED will be preserved for wide audience accessibility in a series of live performance recordings by Susan Albert Loewenberg's L.A. Theatre Works April 19 through April 22, 2018. We had the chance to pick the mind of a very frequent collaborator of Ayad Akhtar, actor/producer/activist Behzad Dabu who will be reprising 'Abe' at the L.A. Theatre Works production, in the role he originated.

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