BWW Review: COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic BWW Review: COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 14, 2018

The best way to frame Brett Schneider's solo show COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic, now playing at The Den Theatre, is with the following scenario: Open the book you're currently reading to a random page. Pick a word, any word on the page, and lock it into your mind's eye. Got it? So does Schneider. At least he might if you come to COMMUNION. (more...)

COMMUNION: An Evening Of Magic Comes to The Den Theatre COMMUNION: An Evening Of Magic Comes to The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Due to popular demand, actor and magician Brett Schneider's hit one-man show COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic, returns to Chicago for six performances only! Directed by Elana Boulos, COMMUNION will play September 13 - 22, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at thedentheatre.com. Recommended for ages 13+. The press opening is Thursday, September 13 at 8 pm. (more...)

Brett Schneider Takes the Stage in COMMUNION: An Evening Of Magic Brett Schneider Takes the Stage in COMMUNION: An Evening Of Magic
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

Due to popular demand, actor and magician Brett Schneider's hit one-man show COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic, returns to Chicago for six performances only, September 13 - 22, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently avaiable at thedentheatre.com. Recommended for ages 13+. The press opening is Thursday, September 13 at 8 pm.  (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC PLAY Intrigues at Syracuse Stage BWW Review: THE MAGIC PLAY Intrigues at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Apr 30, 2018

Syracuse Stage concludes its season with an intriguing and mystifying production of The Magic Play. The unique production features a cast of three actors under the astute direction of Halena Kays. It is positively entrancing thanks to the brilliant cast and unique script. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Syracuse Stage concludes the 17/18 season with 'The Magic Play,' starring magician and actor Brett Schneider and written by Andrew Hinderaker. Performances start April 25 and run through May 13 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama complex at 820 E. Genesee Street. Opening night is today, April 27. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Syracuse Stage concludes the 17/18 season with "The Magic Play," starring magician and actor Brett Schneider and written by Andrew Hinderaker. Performances start April 25 and run through May 13 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama complex at 820 E. Genesee Street. Opening night is today, April 27. (more...)

BWW Review: Give in to Wonder at THE MAGIC PLAY, at Portland Center Stage BWW Review: Give in to Wonder at THE MAGIC PLAY, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Mar 16, 2018

Andrew Hinderaker's THE MAGIC PLAY, now running at Portland Center Stage, combines some truly impressive sleight of hand with achingly raw emotion into a show that is the antidote to cynicism and could touch even the most jaded of hearts. (more...)

Theatrical Hybrid THE MAGIC PLAY Runs 3/3 - 4/1 at The Armory Theatrical Hybrid THE MAGIC PLAY Runs 3/3 - 4/1 at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Andrew Hinderaker's stunning theatrical hybrid The Magic Play begins preview performances at The Armory on March 3, opens on March 9 and runs through April 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. The Armory's production brings together the artistic team from the celebrated world premiere at Goodman Theatre/Olney Theatre Center, including director Halena Kays; magic creator/actor Brett Schneider; actor Sean Parris; master illusionist Jim Steinmeyer; scenic designer Lizzie Bracken, costume designer Alison Siple; aerial choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi; and flying effects by ZFX, Inc. Portland Center State at The Armory's run of The Magic Play is a co-production with Actors Theatre of Louisville and Syracuse Stage. (more...)

Spectacle Meets Sleight of Hand in THE MAGIC PLAY at Actors Theatre Spectacle Meets Sleight of Hand in THE MAGIC PLAY at Actors Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2018

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore announce the cast and creative team for The Magic Play. Featuring magic created by Brett Schneider, The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker will be directed by Halena Kays. Performances begin January 23 and run through February 11 in the Pamela Brown Auditorium, as part of the Brown-Forman Series. Tickets are available at 502.584.1205, online at ActorsTheatre.org or in person by visiting the Actors Theatre Box Office at 316 West Main Street, Louisville, KY 40202. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ali Kennedy Scott's JUST NOT THAT WOMAN Debuts in Vancouver Photo Flash: Ali Kennedy Scott's JUST NOT THAT WOMAN Debuts in Vancouver
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Making its world premiere at the 2017 Vancouver Fringe, JUST NOT THAT WOMAN, an insightful and thought-provoking play written and performed by award-winning Australian artist Ali Kennedy Scott, takes a revelatory look behind the 2016 election. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Scott onstage below! (more...)

The Den Theatre presents COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Following a sold-out engagement at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre this spring, actor and magician Brett Schneider's hit one-man show COMMUNION: An Evening of Magic, returns to Chicago for three performances only August 4 - 6, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available at thedentheatre.com. (more...)

Actors Theatre Completes 2017-18 Season Lineup with THE MAGIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Kevin E. Moore are thrilled to share that Andrew Hinderaker's The Magic Play will round out Actors Theatre of Louisville's 2017 - 2018 Season. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Announces the 2017/2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Robert Hupp yesterday announced the plays selected for the 2017/2018 season. The six plays are "The Three Musketeers", "The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time", "The Wizard of Oz", "Next to Normal", "A Raisin in the Sun", and "The Magic Play".   (more...)

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...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC SHOW is Revealing
by Misha Davenport - Nov 2, 2016

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BWW TV: Is This Your Card? Watch Highlights from THE MAGIC PLAY at the Goodman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Brett Schneider Brings Illusion to the Stage in THE MAGIC PLAY at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting tonight, October 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

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