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Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards; BEING EARNEST Leads B Photo Last Chance To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards; BEING EARNEST Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 27, 2021

This is the last chance to vote for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards; SHE KILLS MONSTERS Le Photo Final Weeks To Vote For The BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards; SHE KILLS MONSTERS Leads Best Streaming Play
by BWW Staff - Dec 20, 2021

Time is running out to vote for for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards; First Stats Announced! Photo Vote For The 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards; First Stats Announced!
by BWW - Dec 6, 2021

Our readers set the nominees, and now voting is open for the 2021 BroadwayWorld Milwaukee, WI Awards! The 2021 Regional Awards honor productions which had their first performance between October 1, 2020 through September 30, 2021.

BWW Review: ROUGH CROSSING at American Players Theatre Photo BWW Review: ROUGH CROSSING at American Players Theatre
by Scott Rawson - Jul 5, 2021

It was another beautiful day up The Hill. Today’s picnic menu included canned cocktails (they’re better than you’d think), fried chicken and cholate mousse tort from an area café. It did not, unfortunately, include any Cognac.

BWW Review: AN IMPROBABLE FICTION at American Players Theatre Photo BWW Review: AN IMPROBABLE FICTION at American Players Theatre
by Scott Rawson - Jun 17, 2021

Tonight’s festivities are especially exciting, James DeVita’s “An Improbable Fiction”! Six improbable Shakespearean characters hang out at The Boar’s Head Tavern during the plague

The  47th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Are Announced Photo The  47th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Are Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2020

As part of the annual recognition of theater excellence, the 47th Non-Equity Jeff Awards today announced honorees in 21 artistic and technical categories. Recipients included 27 theater artists whose work was featured at 14 theater companies during the 2019-2020 season.

Chicago Shakespeare Presents THE COMEDY OF ERRORS Photo Chicago Shakespeare Presents THE COMEDY OF ERRORS
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??Chicago Shakespeare Theater invites audiences to spend their Saturday with Shakespeare in this cleverly abridged, 75-minute production of Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors on Saturdays at 11:00am, January 25a?"February 29, 2020 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Filled to the brim with acrobatics and mayhem, the hilarity and hijinks of Shakespeare's comedy are larger-than-life in this vibrant and fast-paced production, making it the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages.

BWW Review: TWELVE ANGRY MEN Captivates at Syracuse Stage Photo BWW Review: TWELVE ANGRY MEN Captivates at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 14, 2019

The classic American courtroom drama by Reginald Rose Twelve Angry Men, under the impressive direction of James Still, is now captivating audiences at Syracuse Stage. The production is co-produced with Indiana Repertory Theatre and showcases brilliant acting, a flawless and detailed set design by Junghyun Georgia Lee, and thought-provoking topics.

Drury Lane Sets Cast For AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Photo Drury Lane Sets Cast For AND THEN THERE WERE NONE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2019

Ten strangers meet on a clandestine island. Each holds a murderous secret. Who will pay the ultimate price? Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for the edge-of-your-seat murder mystery And Then There Were None, written by Agatha Christie and directed by Jessica Fisch. And Then There Were None runs July 12 September 1, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, July 25 at 8:00 p.m.

Photo Flash: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens This Week at Writers Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT Opens This Week at Writers Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 14, 2018

Shakespeare's Twelfth Night opens this week at Writers Theatre!

Writers Theatre Announces Season Casting Photo Writers Theatre Announces Season Casting
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 30, 2018

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company's previously announced 2018/19 season.

BWW Review: APPOGGIATURA Explores Love and Grief in Venice at the Indiana Repertory T Photo BWW Review: APPOGGIATURA Explores Love and Grief in Venice at the Indiana Repertory Theatre
by Melissa Hall - Mar 19, 2018

Music and plot are so closely intertwined in Appoggiatura, that you can't mention one without the other. Even the title reflects this, it means: a grace note performed before a note of the melody and falling on the beat. The play, part of a trilogy written by playwright-in-residence James Still, follows three travelers on a sojourn through lovely Venice. On their journey they wander the canals finding pieces of their hearts as they go. The city feels like one of the main characters in the story. As one actor notes, 'Venice is as old and broken as the rest of us.'.

VIDEO: Director James DeVita Discusses CYRANO DE BERGERAC AT American Players Theatre Photo VIDEO: Director James DeVita Discusses CYRANO DE BERGERAC AT American Players Theatre
by Alan Henry - Oct 4, 2017

Watch director James DeVita discuss CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre!

VIDEO: Director John Langs Discusses A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At American Players Th Photo VIDEO: Director John Langs Discusses A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM At American Players Theatre
by Alan Henry - Oct 3, 2017

Watch director John Langs discuss staging A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at American Players Theatre!

Review Roundup: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at American Players Theatre Photo Review Roundup: A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at American Players Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 7, 2017

A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE by Arthur Miller plays at American Players Theatre's Touchstone Theatre until October 22, and the critics are weighing in!

Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre Photo Review Roundup: CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 6, 2017

CYRANO DE BERGERAC at American Players Theatre's newly renovated Hill Theatre is a timeless romance filled with wit and heart-stopping action.

Review Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at American Players Theatre Photo Review Roundup: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at American Players Theatre
by BWW Intern - Sep 5, 2017

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at American Players Theatre's newly renovated Hill Theatre brings a modern spin on this Shakespearean classic, which first played on the American Players Theatre stage thirty seven years ago.

BWW Review: DEATH OF A SALESMAN Effects Spring Green
by Scott Rawson - Sep 9, 2016

Willy Loman (Wonderfully portrayed by Brian Mani) is a phony, a faker. He may very well be aware of this fact, and yet...he may not. Who among us has not a time or two filled in the blank spaces of our memory?

BWW Review: APT'S DEATH OF A SALESMAN Foreshadows Demise of the American Dream
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 20, 2016

Arthur Miller's 1949 Pulitzer Prize winning play Death of a Salesman might be considered by critics the most influential play of the 20th century. American Players Theatre presents a visceral, gut-wrenching production at the Up the Hill Theatre, the scenery drenched in depression glass colored green.: A green bedspread on a tarnished brass bed, a green ice box stands behind a humble green table and four chairs. Envisioned by Scenic Designer Michael Ganio, did he and veteran Director Kenneth Albers infer Willy Loman suffer from depression, was green with envy for his his brother Ben and friend Charley? Or did this particular hue represent the institutional green characterizing hospitals and mental asylums in the '40's and '50's symbolizing the breakdown between a person's memory and reality that Willy and his family struggle with?

BWW Review: APT Stages Marvelous Mad, Mad COMEDY OF ERRORS
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Jun 20, 2016

Quite refreshing and revitalizing as a summer breeze, American Players Theater (APT) opened their 2016 Up the Hill season in Spring Green with a wild version of William Shakespeare's Comedy of Errors. Directed by the well-known David Frank, this condensed Comedy revisits a slight nod to Lewis Carroll's 'The Adventures of Alice in Wonderland.' The production plays broadly by quoting  Shakespeare's verse with a tongue in cheek delivery also heightened by Victorian costumes designed by Fabio Tablini.  The imaginative designer envisioned two Dromios which might resemble Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, clothed in wide striped pants, vivid colored jackets and huge straw hats. The story set amid an Ephesus where square marble columns and a great gate placed on the left Up The Hill stage fashioned by Scenic Designer Nayna Ramey, gives Ephesus a rather dream like quality. 

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