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Milwaukee Rep Raises $109K to Support More Online Content Photo Milwaukee Rep Raises $109K to Support More Online Content
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2020

Milwaukee Rep has announced the completion of the Donald & Donna Baumgartner and Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Family Double-Down for Artists Challenge which raised a total of $109,000 to support Milwaukee Rep's terrific and talented artists that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

People's Light Announces Two Virtual Hootenannies With David M. Lutken Photo People's Light Announces Two Virtual Hootenannies With David M. Lutken
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020

Frequent People's Light guest artist David M. Lutken is coming to a screen near you. The fan-favorite folk troubadour leads a stellar ensemble of musicians for two virtual hootenannies on Thursday, May 14 at 7:30pm and Sunday, May 17 at 2pm.

Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants f Photo Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation Announces Recipients of Virus Response Grants for Theater Writers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2020

The Bret Adams and Paul Reisch Foundation has announced the recipients of their special COVID-19 response grants for playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists who have had a full professional production cancelled, closed, or indefinitely postponed due to the COVID-19 closures.

Video: Go Behind the Scenes of HOOTENANNY: THE MUSICALE at Milwaukee Rep Photo Video: Go Behind the Scenes of HOOTENANNY: THE MUSICALE at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2020

Milwaukee Rep will present the world premiere event Hootenanny: The Musicale by celebrated musician David M. Lutken in the Stackner Cabaret March 27 - May 24, 2020. A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development production, Hootenanny: The Musical is inspired by Lutken's storied music career and his own personal ancestry featuring songs like 'Shenandoah,' 'St. Louis Blues,' 'The Wabash Cannonball' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin'.' Audiences are invited to be a part of the four interconnected American musical journeys, filled with beauty, virtuosity, joy and the rough-and-tumble history of this country's unique family tree.

Milwaukee Rep to Present the World Premiere Event  HOOTENANNY: THE MUSICALE Photo Milwaukee Rep to Present the World Premiere Event HOOTENANNY: THE MUSICALE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Milwaukee Rep will present the world premiere event Hootenanny: The Musicale by celebrated musician David M. Lutken in the Stackner Cabaret March 27 - May 24, 2020. A John (Jack) D. Lewis New Play Development production, Hootenanny: The Musical is inspired by Lutken's storied music career and his own personal ancestry featuring songs like 'Shenandoah,' 'St. Louis Blues,' 'The Wabash Cannonball' and 'The Times They Are a-Changin'.' Audiences are invited to be a part of the four interconnected American musical journeys, filled with beauty, virtuosity, joy and the rough-and-tumble history of this country's unique family tree.

BWW Review: WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE at Ivoryton Playhouse Photo BWW Review: WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE at Ivoryton Playhouse
by Andrew Beck - Nov 7, 2019

A history lesson with music is the perfect way to describe 'Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,' that is now playing at the Ivoryton Playhouse through November 10. There's no need for sepia toned distance as this work covers the ups and downs of Guthrie's journeys and songs. With a marvelous cast of four, led by co-creator David M. Lutken, Guthrie's legacy is given an immediacy and excitement that brings an audience into the heyday of protest music that grew out of what Ken Burns described as 'hillbilly music' in his recent documentary on the country genre.

People's Light Presents Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN Beginning July 31 Photo People's Light Presents Thornton Wilder's OUR TOWN Beginning July 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2019

People's Light wraps up summer with a music-infused production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. Long after it won the 1938 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, Wilder's masterwork remains one of the most popular plays of all time, reminding audiences across the country that there is beauty in the ordinary.

WEST SIDE STORY, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Will Play Milwaukee Repertory Theat Photo WEST SIDE STORY, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH & More Will Play Milwaukee Repertory Theater in 2019-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2019

Artistic Director Mark Clements and Executive Director Chad Bauman have just announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2019/20 Season, which celebrates the 10th Anniversary Season of Artistic Director Mark Clements with 15 productions across four venues in the Patty & Jay Baker Theater Complex.

Penguin Rep Presents WOODY SEZ At SUNY Rockland Community College Photo Penguin Rep Presents WOODY SEZ At SUNY Rockland Community College
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Penguin Rep Theatre presents 'Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie,' for two performances only, Saturday, September 15 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, September 16 at 2 p.m., at SUNY Rockland Community College's 500-seat Cultural Arts Theatre in Suffern, New York.

WOODY SEZ Brings Guthrie's Music to People's Light Photo WOODY SEZ Brings Guthrie's Music to People's Light
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Four wildly talented actor-musicians deliver a toe-tapping, hand-clapping, sing-along summer experience for all generations in Woody Sez: The Life & Music of Woody Guthrie, back by popular demand at People's Light. Folk revolutionary Guthrie showed you can strum a revolution with joy. Current troubadour David M. Lutken and friends celebrate the fascinating, beautiful, and sometimes tragic life of the legend who inspired Dylan, Springsteen, DiFranco, and an entire songwriting tradition. Featuring 15 instruments, 25 songs, and comprised almost entirely of Guthrie's own words, Woody Sez runs August 1-26 on the Leonard C. Haas Stage in Malvern.

Breaking: Glenda Jackson, CURSED CHILD, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Win at the 2018 Drama Photo Breaking: Glenda Jackson, CURSED CHILD, THE BAND'S VISIT & More Win at the 2018 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by Tony® Award winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and Tony® Award nominee Christopher Sieber at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online right here at BroadwayWorld.com.

BWW Review: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Opera House Photo BWW Review: THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Opera House
by Joseph Harrison - May 13, 2018

Every once in a while, a person is born who is destined to influence the world in ways yet to be seen. Sometimes these men and women are born into a position of power, such as a king or queen, and other times they do whatever it takes to become great and powerful business or political leaders on the backs of others. But once in a blue moon there comes a man who gains fortune and fame for simply being someone who people connect with, who speaks the truth, and who does his best to make the world a better place than he left it. One such man is the sage from Oologah ,Oklahoma, William Penn Adair Rogers. As time passes, fewer and fewer people are alive who had first-hand experience reading Will Rogers' column, listening to him on the radio, or seeing his films. It is for that reason, that we are lucky a show like THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES exists, and even luckier that Goodspeed Musicals chose it for the opening production of its 2018 season. Telling his life story over the course of a Ziegfeld follies extravaganza (another thing that many today have no memory of), this dazzling, colorful, and heartwarming musical takes audiences on a journey from rags to riches with America's "Cowboy Philosopher".

CURSED CHILD & SPONGEBOB Leads Outer Critics Circle Award Winners - Full List of Winn Photo CURSED CHILD & SPONGEBOB Leads Outer Critics Circle Award Winners - Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2017-18 season in 27 categories.

Outer Critics Circle Award Nominees Announced; SPONGEBOB, HARRY POTTER, and MY FAIR L Photo Outer Critics Circle Award Nominees Announced; SPONGEBOB, HARRY POTTER, and MY FAIR LADY Lead Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators covering New York theater for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, announced today (April 24, 2018) its nominees for the 2017-18 season. Broadway's "Come From Away" starJenn Colella along with "The Band's Visit" sensation Katrina Lenk presided over the (11AM) announcement ceremony in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street). 

Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals Photo Exclusive: Get A First Look At THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Goodspeed's THE Will Rogers FOLLIES! Telling the life story of humorist Will Rogers, the Tony-Award winning musical features a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.THE Will Rogers FOLLIES begins performances on April 13th and will run through June 21st.

Breaking: THE BAND'S VISIT, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN, And More Earn Dram Photo Breaking: THE BAND'S VISIT, ANGELS IN AMERICA, MEAN GIRLS, FROZEN, And More Earn Drama League Nominations; See The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

The Drama League (Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Artistic Director) today announced the 2018 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The nominations were announced this morning by Tony® Award winners Harriet Harris, Julie White and Tony® Award nominee Christopher Sieber at the official announcement event at Sardi's Restaurant, which was streamed live online right here at BroadwayWorld.com.

VIDEO: Cast and Creative Talk THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed Photo VIDEO: Cast and Creative Talk THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Goodspeed presents THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES! Telling the life story of humorist Will Rogers, the Tony-Award winning musical features a book by Peter Stone, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and music by Cy Coleman.THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES begins performances on April 13th and will run through June 21st.

VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WOODY SEZ at Westport Country Playhouse Photo VIDEO: Watch the Official Trailer for WOODY SEZ at Westport Country Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2018

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a summer '17 off-Broadway hit, is currently playing a limited engagement at Westport Country Playhouse, January 9 - 20. The joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale of 'America's greatest folk poet' is told using Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including 'This Land Is Your Land,' 'Union Maid,' 'Deportees,' and 'This Train Is Bound for Glory.'

Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's WOODY SEZ Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Westport Country Playhouse's WOODY SEZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie, a summer '17 off-Broadway hit, will have a limited engagement at Westport Country Playhouse, January 9 20. The joyful, touching, and tumultuous tale of America's greatest folk poet is told using Guthrie's own words and over two dozen of his indelible songs, including This Land Is Your Land, Union Maid, Deportees, and This Train Is Bound for Glory.

Westport Country Playhouse to Stage WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE Photo Westport Country Playhouse to Stage WOODY SEZ: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF WOODY GUTHRIE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

Westport Country Playhouse will stage a limited engagement of the recent off-Broadway musical, 'Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie,' from January 9 through January 20. Featured in the title role is David M. Lutken, the show's deviser, who won Helen Hayes and Joseph Jefferson awards for his performance.

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