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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Matthew Gardiner
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 20, 2021

Today’s subject Matthew Gardiner is a prime example of someone living their theatre life to the fullest. While he has directed and choreographed all over town and in Korea as well, by far the bulk of his career has been working at Signature Theatre. Since coming there in 2004, Matthew has either choreographed and or directed some of Signature’s most memorable productions while also serving as the company’s Associate Artistic Director since 2011.

Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform as Part of Broadway in Photo Renée Elise Goldsberry and Brian Stokes Mitchell Will Perform as Part of Broadway in the Park at Wolf Trap's Filene Center
by Stephi Wild - Jul 20, 2021

The pair will join a cast of Signature favorites in a program of Broadway's greatest hits including “Don't Rain on My Parade,” “I Am What I Am,” “The Schuyler Sisters,” “You'll Never Walk Alone,” and so much more.

Olney Theatre Center Offers Free Tickets For First-Time Patrons All Summer Photo Olney Theatre Center Offers Free Tickets For First-Time Patrons All Summer
by Stephi Wild - Jul 17, 2021

The offer applies to the four paid, ticketed programs in Olney Outdoors: Sing Praise! - a series of faith-centered concerts featuring gospel, Jewish, and East Asian traditions; The Andrew A. Isen Cabaret Series; Jazz@Olney; and Theatre for Young Audiences. Those programs include more than 44 individual performances through September 3.

Olney Outdoors Full Schedule Released Featuring Over 50 Events and 100+ Artists Photo Olney Outdoors Full Schedule Released Featuring Over 50 Events and 100+ Artists
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021

Tickets are available now for Olney Theatre Center’s massive program of live summer events on the open-air Root Family Stage: “Olney Outdoors'. Curated by Kevin McAllister, the series highlights cabaret, jazz, spoken word, drag, dance, faith-centered performances, and theatre for young audiences.

BWW Review: MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET at Signature Theatre
by Dara Homer - May 1, 2021

Midnight at The Never Get begins as a cabaret act that transforms into a love story and concludes as a meditation on the way we grieve our past selves. The entire show takes place in a 1960s nightclub where things are not quite as they seem: the star of the act, singer Trevor Copeland (Sam Bolen, who also co-conceived the show), has died, and he's chosen to spend his afterlife inside a cabaret of songs and stories. We are the audience to Trevor's memories as he takes us on a journey through a chapter of his past in which he performed in a nightclub routine with the love of his life, songwriter Arthur Brightman (Christian Douglas).

MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Starring Sam Bolen, Christian Douglas & Bobby Smith Now Str Photo MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Starring Sam Bolen, Christian Douglas & Bobby Smith Now Streaming
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 30, 2021

Signature Theatre has released Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 

Sam Bolen, Christian Douglas and Bobby Smith to Star in MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET Photo Sam Bolen, Christian Douglas and Bobby Smith to Star in MIDNIGHT AT THE NEVER GET
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and dates for Midnight at The Never Get, the third production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. With book, music & lyrics by Jonathan Larson grant winner Mark Sonnenblick, Midnight at The Never Get features the performance of a lifetime from a 1960s underground gay nightclub in Greenwich Village. 

Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM Photo Signature Theatre Extends SIMPLY SONDHEIM
by Stephi Wild - Mar 19, 2021

 Due to popular demand, Signature Theatre extends Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, for three weeks, until April 16 on Marquee TV.

Signature Theatre Announces March And April Masterclass Schedule Photo Signature Theatre Announces March And April Masterclass Schedule
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 10, 2021

Signature Theatre announces the first seven masterclasses of 2021 in its popular Thursday evening virtual masterclass series.

The Olney Home Hour Returns For Valentine's Day Photo The Olney Home Hour Returns For Valentine's Day
by Stephi Wild - Feb 8, 2021

“The Olney Home Hour” an online revue of songs, sketches, and reflections on a monthly theme, returns this week on Friday, February 12 with “Seasons of Love” at 8:00 pm, streaming for free on Facebook, YouTube and the Olney Theatre Center blog.

BWW Review: SIMPLY SONDHEIM at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: SIMPLY SONDHEIM at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 5, 2021

We all remember back in the day (meaning before mid-March 2020) when we would gather in a theatre, wait for the house lights to dim and hear the first notes from a live orchestra played. Since that time, theatre companies have found some very inventive ways to present plays in the new medium of streaming pandemic theatre. Presenting musicals however are always more of a challenge because of the number of people allowed in a space at any one time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Signature Theatre has solved that problem and is now presenting Simply Sondheim the first in their five show Signature Features subscription series.

Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM is Now Available Photo Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM is Now Available
by Stephi Wild - Feb 2, 2021

Today, Signature Theatre releases Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer's canon, and was filmed over the course of three days in Signature's MAX Theatre with multiple safety protocols in place.

VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM Photo VIDEO: Awa Sal Secka Performs 'Now You Know' in Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2021

Signature Theatre's Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season, takes place next month. Get a sneak peek at the show, featuring Awa Sal Secka perform 'Now You Know'! 

VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Barrett Wilbert Weed & More Featured in 9th Episode of THE SIGNA Photo VIDEO: Chita Rivera, Barrett Wilbert Weed & More Featured in 9th Episode of THE SIGNATURE SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 21, 2021

Signature Theatre has released the ninth episode of The Signature Show, a free half-hour digital experience featuring performances by acclaimed artists, interviews, celebration of new musical voices and memories of Signature’s past and a glimpse into its future.

Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora, Emily Skinner and More Announced for SIM Photo Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Conrad Ricamora, Emily Skinner and More Announced for SIMPLY SONDHEIM
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 14, 2021

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and streaming dates for Simply Sondheim, the first production in the Signature Features 2021 Season. Starring 12 singers and an orchestra of 16, Simply Sondheim includes over 30 songs from the composer’s canon, and was filmed over the course of three days.

VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Being Alive' From COMPANY as Part of Signature Theatre's  Photo VIDEO: Norm Lewis Performs 'Being Alive' From COMPANY as Part of Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDEHEIM
by Stage Tube - Dec 29, 2020

To kick off its 2021 season, Signature presents a new production of Simply Sondheim directed and choreographed by Signature Theatre Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner. Get a sneak peek at the concert with Norm Lewis performing 'Being Alive' from Company.

Signature Theatre Announces 2021 Five-Show Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiff Photo Signature Theatre Announces 2021 Five-Show Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Daniel J. Watts and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 2, 2020

Signature Theatre has announced the full lineup for Signature Theatre’s 2021 Signature Features season, five fully-staged plays and musicals, made exclusively for the screen and professionally filmed in HD on set (multiple safety protocols were employed to ensure artists’ and crew’s safety).

Olney Theatre Center's SIGNAL BOOST Kicks-Off Tonight With Music Mondays Photo Olney Theatre Center's SIGNAL BOOST Kicks-Off Tonight With Music Mondays
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 9, 2020

Tonight, Olney Theatre Center begins a new phase of online programming with the premiere of Signal Boost a multi-pronged digital initiative that includes a series of short concerts: 'Music Mondays'; a podcast covering the history of Olney Theatre hosted by Melissa Gilbert, 'The Melissa Gilbert Learning Hour' and more.

ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST From Bobby Smith Jr. Photo ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST From Bobby Smith Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 30, 2020

As part of ACJ Film Fund's expansion into worldwide film production, it was announced today that Mark Amin's U.S. based Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura, and Lifeng Wang's Yintai Investment will team up to produce and finance Bobby Smith Jr.'s highly anticipated feature length sci-fi thriller BURST.

ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST from Bobby Smith Jr. Photo ACJ to Produce Sci-Fi Thriller BURST from Bobby Smith Jr.
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Sep 30, 2020

As part of ACJ Film Fund’s expansion into worldwide film production, it was announced today that Mark Amin’s U.S. based Sobini Films, Japanese producer Motoko Kimura, and Lifeng Wang’s Yintai Investment will team up to produce and finance Bobby Smith Jr.’s highly anticipated feature length sci-fi thriller BURST.

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