NATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play HouseNATIVE GARDENS Comes To Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH), offers the thought-provoking comedy Native Gardens from playwright Karen Zacarias, to be performed April 27th - May 19th  in the Allen Theatre at Playhouse Square.  The production is directed by CPH Associate Artistic Director Robert Barry Fleming, with a press opening Friday, May 3rd.  (more...)

Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. (more...)

Barbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MISTBarbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce award-winning actress Barbara E. Robertson will star as Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor in its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine) direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. Newly-arranged for an all-femme quintet, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 25 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at The Walnut TheatreBWW Review: HOLIDAY INN at The Walnut Theatre
by Greer Firestone - Sep 19, 2018

The Walnut Theater opens its 210th season with HOLIDAY INN with music by America's songwriter, Irving Berlin. One is invariably impressed by the institution's lavish sets (Robert Andrew Kovach) and the quality and attention to detail of their entire Creative Crew. (more...)

Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary SeasonIrving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN Opens Walnut Street Theatre 210th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 210th season with the lush romantic comedy Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN, featuring a score by "America's Songwriter."  Based on the classic film by the same name, the production will be directed by Charles Abbott and choreographed by Michelle Gaudette. Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn begins previews on September 4th, opens on September 12th, and runs through October 21st on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonFirebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Thinking Forward: Maine State Music Theatre Celebrates Its Diamond JubileeBWW Interview: Thinking Forward: Maine State Music Theatre Celebrates Its Diamond Jubilee
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Mar 4, 2018

Anniversaries are customarily times to reflect on the past, but for Maine State Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Curt Dale Clark, the 2018 gala celebration of the company's sixty years is not only a time to celebrate history, but also to use the significant milestone as an opportunity to look to the future. 'We are thinking forward and not resting on our laurels. We are accentuating what works, trying to fix what doesn't, and trying to find new ways to engage the community and make them happy,' Clark explains his philosophy about the Brunswick-based theatre's upcoming historic season. (more...)

Stage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Opens Application Period For The Charles Abbott FellowshipStage Directors And Choreographers Foundation Opens Application Period For The Charles Abbott Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, has opened the application for the first of this season's two Charles Abbott Fellowships and announced the timetable for the second Fellowship application process. The fellowship opportunities will be with Curt Columbus, artistic director of Trinity Repertory Company in Providence RI on his production of the musical Ragtime at Trinity Rep, and with Joseph Haj, artistic director of the Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis MN on his production of the musical West Side Story at The Guthrie. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINALGreenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Launch 2017-18 Season with MACHINAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Greenhouse Theater Center has launched its 2017-18 season with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play, MACHINAL. (more...)

TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited Announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free. Please RSVP at least a day in advance (or much sooner) by calling 212/714-7628, or e-mailing TRUVoicesReservations@gmail.com. The three selected works are as follows: (more...)

TRU Announces TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Mondays, June 12, 19 & 26, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC.  A 'Dollars and Sense' talkback on the future development of the presented works will be held after each performance. Admission is free.  (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Announces Full 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Season, kicking off this summer with Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and Elizabeth Margolius' bold reimagining of Sophie Treadwell's most celebrated play MACHINAL, inspired by the first woman to be executed by the electric chair.  (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Stage BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Cleveland Play House's Outcalt Theatre will be transformed into the rent-controlled apartment of ex-cop Walter 'Pops' Washington in the bold, fresh, and unfiltered work of renowned playwright Stephen Adly Guirgis. Packed with irreverent humor, lightning-quick dialogue, and tremendous heart, Between Riverside and Crazy is the Pulitzer Prize-winning dark comedy about family, pride, and redemption. (more...)

UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

Gene Weygandt Will Star in UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its popular Solo Celebration! series with the Chicago premiere of UNCLE PHILIP'S COAT, Matty Selman's hilarious and heartbreaking show about a Jewish man's search for his place in his family's history, starring veteran Broadway and Chicago actor and three-time Jeff Award-winner Gene Weygandt. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

UNCLE PHILLIP'S COAT Stars Gene Weygandt at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Premiere of playwright Matty Selman's "Uncle Philip's Coat" will run at the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave) Nov. 27 - Dec. 31. Directed by Elizabeth Margoliusand starring Gene Weygandt (best known as The Wonderful Wizard of Oz in "Wicked" in Chicago and on Broadway), "Uncle Philip's Coat" follows Matty on his humorous and heartfelt journey of personal discovery, sparked by his inheritance of a tattered coat from his eccentric Russian-Jewish immigrant uncle Philip.  (more...)

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