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Children's Theatre Company Announces 2021 â€" 2022 Season Photo Children's Theatre Company Announces 2021 â€" 2022 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2021

Children's Theatre Company is celebrating the excitement, power, and joy of live theatre with its 2021 - 2022 Season, which includes five inspiring productions that will enthrall and delight audiences of all ages.

Children's Theatre Company Announces 2021 â€" 2022 Season Photo Children's Theatre Company Announces 2021 â€" 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jun 21, 2021

Full season subscriptions renewals, upgrades, and new full season subscriptions are on sale now online or by phone.

Goodman Theatre Announces 2021/2022 Season Featuring THE OUTSIDERS Musical, A CHRISTM Photo Goodman Theatre Announces 2021/2022 Season Featuring THE OUTSIDERS Musical, A CHRISTMAS CAROL & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 9, 2021

It’s a summer “homecoming” for Goodman Theatre audiences! On July 30, Chicago’s theater since 1925 will resume live, in-person performances following a 16-month COVID-19 pandemic period of darkened stages.

Sones De MĂ©xico Brings ZULEMA to Chicago Parks, August 5-21 Photo Sones De MĂ©xico Brings ZULEMA to Chicago Parks, August 5-21
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 3, 2021

Goodman Theatre returns to Chicago Parks this summer with Zulema—Sones de México Ensemble's electrifying new work with Music Director Victor Pichardo (the Goodman's Pedro Páramo and upcoming American Mariachi) written by Dolores Díaz and co-directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez and Marcela Muñoz, Aguijon Theater Co-Artistic Director.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Reopen With FANNIE in July Photo Oregon Shakespeare Festival to Reopen With FANNIE in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 27, 2021

Oregon Shakespeare Festival today announced that it will welcome back in-person audiences earlier than planned, on July 1, with Cheryl L. West’s Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer, staged in OSF’s outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre by director Henry Godinez and music director Felton Offard.

Metro Theater Company To Receive $20,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Ar Photo Metro Theater Company To Receive $20,000 Grant From The National Endowment For The Arts To
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 13, 2021

Metro Theater Company has been approved for a $20,000 Grants for Arts Projects award to support its upcoming 2021/22 season production Last Stop on Market Street, based on the New York Times bestselling, Newbery Medal-winning, and Coretta Scott King Award-winning picture book by Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson, adapted for the stage by Cheryl L. West, with music and lyrics by Grammy Award-winning songwriter Lamont Dozier and his son Paris Dozier.

MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Will Stream From Theatre Tuscaloosa This Weekend Photo MOTHERHOOD OUT LOUD Will Stream From Theatre Tuscaloosa This Weekend
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2021

Theatre Tuscaloosa will stream Motherhood Out Loud this weekend.

New Casting Announced for GHOSTS at Seattle Rep Photo New Casting Announced for GHOSTS at Seattle Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 14, 2021

Seattle Rep today announced new casting for its third Plays In Process installment, set to feature a fresh and relevant new translation of the Ibsen masterpiece Ghosts. The Plays in Process program offers audiences a behind-the-scenes look at the development of new works on the horizon for Seattle Rep.

Kenneth L. Roberson and Joseph Joubert Join the Creative Team of SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Photo Kenneth L. Roberson and Joseph Joubert Join the Creative Team of SHOUT SISTER SHOUT!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 31, 2021

SHOUT SISTER SHOUT! Has announced its creative team. Playwright Cheryl L. West (FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer; Jar the Floor), will be joined by Kenneth L. Roberson (Avenue Q; All Shook Up), who will direct & Joseph Joubert (Respect; The Color Purple) as arranger & orchestrator for the musical about the Godmother of Rock ’n’ Roll.

Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+ Photo Outdoor and Online Programming Expands Goodman Audiences by 150,000+
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 23, 2021

Over the past year, more than 150,000 people consumed Goodman's 12 online streaming productions, beginning with Jocelyn Bioh’s School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Taylor Schilling Joins Cast of Seattle Rep's Upcoming PLAYS IN PROCESS Photo Taylor Schilling Joins Cast of Seattle Rep's Upcoming PLAYS IN PROCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 4, 2021

Seattle Rep’s virtual Plays in Process series is underway, offering audiences guided and rare exposure to the raw, behind-the-scenes collaborative process of creating a play. Throughout the multi-part program, Seattle Rep is showcasing new plays in development that are on the horizon for the organization.

HERE LIES LOVE Cast Reunites in Fundraiser To Support Seattle Rep Photo HERE LIES LOVE Cast Reunites in Fundraiser To Support Seattle Rep
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 24, 2021

 Do you miss live theater? Did you miss Seattle Rep’s 2017 megahit show Here Lies Love, a revolutionary rock musical from music icon David Byrne?

Asolo Rep to Launch Rolling World Premiere of FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lo Photo Asolo Rep to Launch Rolling World Premiere of FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

Asolo Rep continues its 2021 outdoor season with the launch of the rolling world premiere of Cheryl L. West's Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer. Directed by Henry Godinez with Music Direction and Arrangements by Felton Offard, Asolo Rep will start the “roll,” followed by productions to be announced at Goodman Theatre and Seattle Rep.

Seattle Rep Presents GHOSTS Featuring Commentary by Uma Thurman, David Strathairn and Photo Seattle Rep Presents GHOSTS Featuring Commentary by Uma Thurman, David Strathairn and Paul Walsh
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

On its heels is the second installment premiering February 25, featuring another new work on the horizon for Seattle Rep – a fresh and relevant new translation of one of Henrik Ibsen’s most vivid and controversial masterpieces, Ghosts.

Laura Osnes, CAMELOT, and More to Headline Asolo Rep 2021 Outdoor Season Photo Laura Osnes, CAMELOT, and More to Headline Asolo Rep 2021 Outdoor Season
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 13, 2021

The season kicks off with Laura Osnes in Concert on February 5 and 6, with music direction by Fred Lassen.

Seattle Rep's New Online Series PLAYS IN PROCESS Takes Audiences Behind-the-Scenes of Photo Seattle Rep's New Online Series PLAYS IN PROCESS Takes Audiences Behind-the-Scenes of FANNIE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2021

Last month, Seattle Rep announced its exciting new program Plays in Process, a virtual series that offers audiences guided and rare exposure to the raw, behind-the-scenes collaborative process of creating a play, featuring new works on the horizon at Seattle Rep.

Uma Thurman, Taylor Schilling and More Join Seattle Rep's New Online Series PLAYS IN  Photo Uma Thurman, Taylor Schilling and More Join Seattle Rep's New Online Series PLAYS IN PROCESS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 17, 2020

Hosted by Braden Abraham, Plays in Process will feature top playwrights, directors, actors, and musicians including Uma Thurman (Kill Bill), Cheryl L. West (Shout Sister Shout!), David Strathairn (Good Night and Good Luck), Taylor Schilling (“Orange is the New Black”), E. Faye Butler (Pullman Porter Blues), Erica Schmidt (MAC BETH), and more.

Largest Playwright Commission Project Of Seattle Rep's History Announced Photo Largest Playwright Commission Project Of Seattle Rep's History Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 19, 2020

With an eye toward the future, Seattle Rep today announced the largest playwright commission project of the organization's history. After what has and continues to be a relentless year for the arts, Seattle Rep plants seeds for the future of the industry by devising an ambitious commission project featuring three initiatives: 20x30: Reimagining the Anthropocene, a program that will commission 20 playwrights; New Directions, a program that will commission directors each year; and the launch of a commissioning program for Seattle Rep's Public Works.

BWW Review: FANNIE LOU HAMER SPEAK ON IT! at Arena Stage Photo BWW Review: FANNIE LOU HAMER SPEAK ON IT! at Arena Stage
by Brandon Horwin - Oct 23, 2020

Live-outdoor theatre, an incredible view of the water at the Wharf, and E. Faye Butler are all we could ask or hope for at the moment. Arena Stage has delivered big with its limited engagement of Cheryl L. West's timely Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!.

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with E. Faye Butler Photo BWW Interview: Theatre Life with E. Faye Butler
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 22, 2020

My fellow theatregoers! Ever since this pandemic began, we have been asking when and if will live theatre return to the DC area. I am happy to report that the answer is a resounding YES and it is going to happen sooner than you maybe thought it would.

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