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Magic, Equal Rights and More Highlight Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces new programming through early April for LookOut, the company's multi-genre performance series featuring a diverse array of work from both emerging and established artists. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

Flamenco Fest, Langston Hughes Celebration and More Coming Up at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces a star-studded celebration of Langston Hughes, "The Voice" finalist Laith Al-Saadi and more. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Sets Cast for Chicago Debut of Complicite's A DISAPPEARING NUMBER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 20th Anniversary season with a daring new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER, the exquisite 2007 play by Complicite about love, math and how the past and future connect. Winner of the 2007 Critics' Circle Theatre, Evening Standard, and Laurence Olivier awards for Best New Play, it was originally conceived and directed by Simon McBurney and devised by the original company. TimeLine's new production of A DISAPPEARING NUMBER will be directed by Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLOOD Begins Tonight at The Complex in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2016

A Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products in a new political thriller with music inspired by true events. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, the world premiere of BLOOD, based on the real-life 'Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal,' gets a five-week run beginning March 5 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. Featuring original music and songs by 'The Virgins' bassist Nick Ackerman and 'Jet' drummer/vocalist Chris Cester, BLOOD marks the debut production of L.A.'s newest theater company, The Garage. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLOOD at The Complex in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

A Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products in a new political thriller with music inspired by true events. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, the world premiere of BLOOD, based on the real-life 'Japanese Tainted Blood Scandal,' gets a five-week run beginning March 5 at The Complex on Hollywood's Theater Row. Featuring original music and songs by 'The Virgins' bassist Nick Ackerman and 'Jet' drummer/vocalist Chris Cester, BLOOD marks the debut production of L.A.'s newest theater company, The Garage. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BLOOD to Mark The Garage's Debut Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

A Jewish-American reporter in Japan uncovers a conspiracy to cover up the government-sanctioned sale of HIV-contaminated blood products in a new political thriller with music inspired by true events. (more...)

BWW Reviews: INHERIT THE WIND Transforms Wichita Community Theatre
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jan 24, 2014

Inherit the Wind opened last night at Wichita Community Theatre. Through the use of inventive staging, clear and specific story telling and honest performances, director Mark T. Mannette made this classic script feel fresh and relevant. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Wichita Community Theatre's INHERIT THE WIND Brings Controversy
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jan 16, 2014

Wichita Community Theatre is hard at work preparing for their upcoming production of Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee. Directed by Mark Mannette and Apprentice Directed by Steve Miotto, Inherit the Wind promises to be a challenging and exciting theatrical experience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Murney, Tartaglia, Locke et al. at Jim Caruso's Cast Party In Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2011

This past Wednesday and Thursday, host Jim Caruso and musical director Billy Stritch oversaw another Hollywood edition of Cast Party, the wildly successful open mic night, which tours the country celebrating local talent. The event, made up of impromptu musical performances, has been running every Monday at Birdland in New York City for the past eight years. (more...)

Theresa Anne Swain Named LA's Next Great Stage Star 2009
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2009

Upon the January 27th Finale of six, sold-out nights of competition among 18 contestants at Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA, the vivacious Theresa Anne Swain was named LA's Next Great Stage Star 2009. The annual talent search has become the most high profile stage competition in Los Angeles since its inception in 2006. Ms. Swain was awarded a $1000 cash prize, an equally lucrative, paid headlining engagement at Sterling's Upstairs. As the event's Gold Sponsor, the Sheraton Universal Hotel, located adjacent to Universal Studios, will provide the talented redhead with dinner for two at the hotel's noted 'California's Restaurant,' and an overnight stay in a beautifully appointed suite to coincide with her return to Sterling's on a date to be announced prior to May, 2009. (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs Hosts LA's Next Great Stage Star 2009
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2008

Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's, LA?s most critically acclaimed supper club dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway stars, Musical Theatre performers and Nightclub artists on a weekly basis, is seeking 18 amateur and/or professional 'legit' singers between 16 and 35 years of age to compete for the title of LA's Next Great Stage Star 2009. (more...)

Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's Announces June Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2008

Critically acclaimed as LA's premier supper-club, Sterling's Upstairs located at the legendary Vitello's Restaurant in Studio City, CA, officially enters its third year of operation this month. (more...)

Winner of LA's Next Great Stage Star Contest Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2006

Sterling's Upstairs at Vitello's in Studio City, CA - which presented its first talent search entitled LA's Next Great Stage Star November 20 through December 12, 2006 - is pleased to announce that after over a hundred submissions and auditions to become one of 17 contestants in what will become an annual talent competition, Merissa Haddad was voted LA's Next Great Stage Star (more...)

NAACP Announces Nominees for Annual Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2005

The City of Los Angeles and Beverly Hills/Hollywood NAACP announced the nominees for their prestigious 15th Annual Theatre Awards. (more...)