University of Notre Dame's Department of FTT to Stage FRANKENSTEIN This November
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

The University of Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces FRANKENSTEIN by Tim Kelly, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, November 9-13, 2016.  (more...)

University of Notre Dame's Department of FTT to Stage FRANKENSTEIN This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

The University of Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces FRANKENSTEIN by Tim Kelly, adapted from the novel by Mary Shelley, in the Patricia George Decio Theatre at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center, November 9-13, 2016.  (more...)

FRANKENSTEIN, I AND YOU and More Set for NDFTT's 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces four productions for its 2016/17 theatre season.  (more...)

FRANKENSTEIN, I AND YOU and More Set for NDFTT's 2016-17 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Notre Dame's Department of Film, Television, and Theatre (FTT) announces four productions for its 2016/17 theatre season.  (more...)

BWW Review: 1776 Marvels with History
by Katherine Waddell - Apr 22, 2016

If you've ever dozed off in history class during the topic of the Declaration of Independence, prepare to be taught the same lesson in a much more interesting way. This past weekend at The South Bend Civic Theatre, 1776 opened. There were no limitations on how they dramatized the creation of the most influential document in the history of the United States of America. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present 1776
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

In this year of the presidential election and the bicentennial celebration of the Hoosier state, the South Bend Civic Theatre is presenting 1776 in the Wilson Theatre. The original, Broadway production of this musical depiction of the birth of our nation won the Tony Award for Best Musical and now this theatrical, historical journey comes to South Bend for three weekends between April 15th and May 1st. A wonderful cast of volunteer actors illuminate the story of the Second Continental Congress for a unique perspective of this iconic event in our nation's history: with men that are emotional, proud, uncertain, charming, and irritable humans wanting the best for their families. (more...)

Photo Flash: NEW COUNTRY Celebrates Midwest Premiere at The Den Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theater, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show runs now through May 14, 2016. Under the direction of Ian Streicher, the uncensored comedy about a country star's Nashville bachelor party going wildly amiss is sure to entertain audiences looking to push the proverbial envelope for a moving and hilarious night out. Scroll down for photos from the opening night festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of The New York Times' Critics' Pick NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theater, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show, described by Stage and Cinema as a"...hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama," previews February 20, 2016 and runs through May 14, 2016.  Under the direction of Ian Streicher, the uncensored comedy about a country star's Nashville bachelor party going wildly amiss is sure to entertain audiences looking to push the proverbial envelope for a moving and hilarious night out. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY Comes to Chicago's Den Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2016

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of The New York Times' Critics' Pick NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show, described by Stage and Cinema as a '...hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama,' previews tonight, February 20, 2016 and runs through May 14, 2016. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY Comes to Chicago's Den Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of The New York Times' Critics' Pick NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show, described by Stage and Cinema as a '...hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama,' previews February 20, 2016 and runs through May 14, 2016. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

From the cobblestone streets of London and the islands off the Irish coast, to the halls of Harvard and clamor of the second Continental Congress, Artistic Director, Mark Abram-Copenhaver, is proud to announce the 2016 season at the South Bend Civic Theatre. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Presents CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

One of the masterworks by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams steams up South Bend Civic Theatre in May. In the play, Big Daddy Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 and is among Tennessee Williams' most popular plays. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, 5/8-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

One of the masterworks by legendary playwright Tennessee Williams steams up South Bend Civic Theatre in May. In the play, Big Daddy Pollitt, the richest cotton planter in the Mississippi Delta, is about to celebrate his 65th birthday. He is distressed by the rocky relationship between his beloved son Brick, an aging football hero who has turned to drink, and his beautiful and feisty wife Maggie. As the hot summer evening unfolds, the veneer of Southern gentility slips away as unpleasant truths emerge and greed, lies and suppressed sexuality reach a boiling point. Cat on a Hot Tin Roof won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1955 and is among Tennessee Williams' most popular plays. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 5th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 5, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'A Class Act' and 'Dreamgirls' open, two takes on 'Singin' In The Rain,' 'The Book Of Mormon' and 'Sexy Baby' extend, Bailiwick Chicago's 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson,' and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MAKING GOD LAUGH Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

Inspired by the Woody Allen joke, "If you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans", Sean Grennan's newest work, MAKING GOD LAUGH, made its Chicago Premiere at Theatre at the Center. Produced in association with First Folio Theatre, this heartwarming comedy runs through June 10 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Directed by William Pullinsi, MAKING GOD LAUGH stars Chicago favorites Peggy Roeder, Craig Spidle, Kevin McKillip, Joe Foust and Erin Noel Grennan. (more...)

Photo Flash: IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010

In his incomparable style, Meredith Willson, the author of The Music Man and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, tells the classic story of a white-bearded gentleman, claiming to be the real-deal Santa Claus, as he produces a genuine holiday miracle in It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas. The musical adaptation of the popular holiday favorite 'Miracle on 34th Street' will bring holiday cheer to Theatre at the Center's 20th Anniversary, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, November 11 through December 19, with the press performance on Sunday, November 14 at 7 p.m. The production will be directed by William Pullinsi. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Opening Night at Theatre at the Center's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW Photo Special - Sep 20, 2010

The uproarious musical masterpiece, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, by composer and lyricist David Yazbek and librettist Jeffery Lane, makes its Regional premiere at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, September 9 through October 10. The press performance will be Thursday, September 16 at 8 p.m. The Tony Award Winning smash hit consistently delivers; Clive Barnes of the New York Post raves DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS is 'A knockout punch to Broadway's funny bone! One of the liveliest, funniest, best-performed musicals in years. Super-smart and superior in every way.' This production will be directed by Bill Pullinsi and choreographed by Stacey Flaster. (more...)

Photo Flash: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Plays Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2010

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the Tony Award nominated, groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, will be playing only at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, IN, July 8 through August 8. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Ends Run of I DO! I DO! 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2010

An intimate, nostalgic look at a happy marriage full of ups and downs, Theatre at the Center presents the first two-person musical ever performed on Broadway, I DO! I DO! The charming, Tony-nominated musical ends its run at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, May 23. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Flashes of Drama Illuminate Suburban I DO I DO
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2010

A very fine revival of the first two-person Broadway musical opened out in Munster, Indiana, on Sunday night. "I Do! I Do!," the show crafted by the "fanstastick" team of Tom Jomes (book and lyrics) and Harvey Schmidt (music).... (more...)

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