Writers Extends INTO THE WOODSWriters Extends INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds five performances to the run of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary Griffin. Into the Woods now runs through September 29, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Review: Gary Griffin's Enchanting INTO THE WOODS at Writers TheatreBWW Review: Gary Griffin's Enchanting INTO THE WOODS at Writers Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Aug 24, 2019

Writers Theatre opens its 2019/20 season with INTO THE WOODS, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale mash-up, directed by Olivier Award-winning Sondheim interpreter Gary Griffin. Staged in the round in the larger of the Glencoe theater's two venues, Griffin makes the most of the intimate configuration to showcase his talented cast, a mix of Chicago veterans and younger talents. With impressive comedic instincts, dramatic acting chops, and vocal facility with Sondheim's difficult score, these are just the kind of people you'll want to get lost in a forest with for a couple of hours. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Kicks Off Season With CHICAGO SINGSPhoto Flash: Porchlight Kicks Off Season With CHICAGO SINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th anniversary season began with the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello and a band featuring Kelsey Boltz, Cara Hartz, John McCreary, Greg Strauss, Celeste Park and Jake Saleh. (more...)

Writers Theatre Opens 2019/20 Season with INTO THE WOODSWriters Theatre Opens 2019/20 Season with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2019/20 Season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary Griffin.  (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th SeasonNorthlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Northlight Theatre announces casting for its 45th season, opening with Mother of the Maid by Jane Anderson, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Kate Fry (Isabelle Arc), Kareem Bandealy (Jacques Arc), Hayley Burgess (Moniqueus Joan), Ricardo Gutierrez (Father GilbertChamberlainGuardScribe), Casey Morris (Pierre Arc), Grace Smith (Joan Arc) and Penelope Walker (Lady of the Court). (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Begins 25th Season With CHICAGO SINGSPorchlight Music Theatre Begins 25th Season With CHICAGO SINGS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 14th Annual Chicago Sings concert: Chicago Sings 25 Years of Porchlight, Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m., at The Museum of Contemporary Art, 220 E. Chicago Ave, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello. Reception begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour and light appetizers. Performances, awards ceremony and paddle raising begins at 7 p.m. in the Edlis Neeson Theatre. Tickets are on sale for $125 at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884. Tickets at the door will be $150. The event has reserved seating and supports Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming. (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces Casting For 2019/20 SeasonWriters Theatre Announces Casting For 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company's previously announced 2019/20 season. (more...)

PTI Performs EVERYBODY At Milwaukee RepPTI Performs EVERYBODY At Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents Everybody by Pulitzer Prize finalist Branden Jacobs-Jenkins performed by the 2018/19 Professional Training Institute (PTI) ensemble  July 18 -21, 2019 in the Stiemke Studio.  PTI is an advanced actor-training program for students in 9th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist.   The 2018/19 PTI ensemble features sixteen students hailing from ten different high schools who received free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world, culminating in this capstone performance of Everybody, where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Its 45th SeasonNorthlight Theatre Announces Its 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 45th season, opening with Mother of the Maid by Jane Anderson, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Kate Fry. The season continues with the World Premiere of The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, a companion piece to Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Jessica Thebus; followed by the World Premiere of How A Boy Falls, by Steven Dietz, directed by BJ Jones; and Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel. Closing out the season is Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Rob Lindley, featuring Bethany Thomas. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Douses the Skylight Music Theatre with Energy & OptimismBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Douses the Skylight Music Theatre with Energy & Optimism
by Kelsey Lawler - Nov 24, 2018

The Skylight's musical Hairspray is Milwaukee's bigger, bolder, bowl-you-over show for the holidays, celebrating diversity of all kinds, from the color of your skin to the inches in your waistline. It's unabashedly idealistic and optimistic - a look at what great strides we might make if we put down our prejudices and picked up our dancing shoes. (more...)

Skylight Music Theatre Announces Nine Performances Added To HAIRSPRAYSkylight Music Theatre Announces Nine Performances Added To HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

Skylight Music Theatre today announced that due to overwhelming demand, nine additional performances have been added to Skylight's holiday show, Hairspray. The show, which opens Friday, November 16 will now run through Sunday, December 30, 2018 with special early bird and family-friendly performance times added throughout the run.   (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Hosts Free Stackner Cabaret Preview At Colectivo Back RoomMilwaukee Rep Hosts Free Stackner Cabaret Preview At Colectivo Back Room
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater partners with Colectivo Coffee to present two free concerts to showcase the Stackner Cabaret Season in the Back Room at Colectivo Prospect (2211 N. Prospect Ave) on Saturday, October 13, 2018 and Saturday, February 9, 2019 at noon. (more...)

Katherine Thomas Joins Cast Of THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!Katherine Thomas Joins Cast Of THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to welcome Katherine Thomas to the cast of the The All Night Strut! running November 9, 2018 - January 13, 2019 in the Stackner Cabaret. (more...)

BWW Review: One Dazzling Star Sings Five Legendary Divas in SONGS FOR NOBODIES at the Milwaukee Repertory TheaterBWW Review: One Dazzling Star Sings Five Legendary Divas in SONGS FOR NOBODIES at the Milwaukee Repertory Theater
by Kelsey Lawler - Sep 11, 2018

Would you believe that one woman could embody the likes of Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holliday, and Maria Callas? Milwaukee Rep alum and diva in her own right, Bethany Thomas, does just that. (more...)

Newly Renovated Stackner Cabaret Opens At Milwaukee Repertory Theater, TodayNewly Renovated Stackner Cabaret Opens At Milwaukee Repertory Theater, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

After years of planning, months of construction and $1.75million  later, Milwaukee Repertory Theater is set to reopen the newly renovated Stackner Cabaret today, September 7, 2018 in conjunction with the start of the 65th Anniversary Season with American Premiere of Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith starring the incomparable Bethany Thomas. (more...)

Newly Renovated Stackner Cabaret Opens At Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 9/7Newly Renovated Stackner Cabaret Opens At Milwaukee Repertory Theater, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

After years of planning, months of construction and $1.75million  later, Milwaukee Repertory Theater is set to reopen the newly renovated Stackner Cabaret on Friday, September 7, 2018 in conjunction with the start of the 65th Anniversary Season with American Premiere of Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith starring the incomparable Bethany Thomas. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals FundraiserPhoto Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd at the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert fundraiser; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, held Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, direction by Keely Vasquez, music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie, stage management by Jake Allen Miller and sound design Robert Hornbostel. Monday's event was the company's most successful Chicago Sings to date. Sales from this one-night-only performance benefit Porchlight Music Theatre's youth educational and community outreach programming raising more than $54,000. (more...)

SONGS FOR NOBODIES Begins Sept 7 In The New Stackner CabaretSONGS FOR NOBODIES Begins Sept 7 In The New Stackner Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 65th Anniversary Season opens in the $1.75 million newly renovated Stackner Cabaret with Songs for Nobodies by Joanna Murray-Smith (American Song, Bombshells) starring Milwaukee Rep favorite Bethany Thomas (Ain't Misbehavin, Ragtime, Man of La Mancha) in a one-woman tour-de-force show about legendary divas Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces Casting For Fall ShowsMilwaukee Rep Announces Casting For Fall Shows
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the complete cast and creative teams for the 2018/19 Season fall shows including Songs for Nobodies, Guards at the Taj, The All Night Strut!, and Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

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