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Also Credited As: Eric D. Schaeffer
 
Bio:
Eric Schaeffer is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Arlington‚Äôs Signature Theatre. Under his leadership, the Theatre was honored with the 2009 Tony Award¬ģ for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America, as well as 97 Helen Hayes Awards with an additional 411 nominations for theater excellence ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Eric Schaeffer is the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Arlington‚Äôs Signature Theatre. Under his leadership, the Theatre was honored with the 2009 Tony Award¬ģ for Outstanding Regional Theatre in America, as well as 97 Helen Hayes Awards with an additional 411 nominations for theater excellence ... (read complete bio)
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by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021

Queens Theatre To Offer Virtual Performing Arts Classes For NYC Students During Sprin Photo Queens Theatre To Offer Virtual Performing Arts Classes For NYC Students During Spring Break
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2021

Queens Theatre (QT) will present a week of virtual performing arts classes to engage students during the New York City Public School spring break-from Monday, March 29th to Friday, April 2, 2021-to spark participants' imaginations and grow their natural performance skills through fun, targeted theater activities, and rigorous workshops.

Queens Theatre Announces Winter Break Drama Classes For Kids Photo Queens Theatre Announces Winter Break Drama Classes For Kids
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2021

Queens Theatre today unveiled a week of virtual programming to entertain, educate and enlighten New York City Public School students during the winter break, from Monday, February 15th to Friday, February 19th, 2021.

BWW Review: SIMPLY SONDHEIM at Signature Theatre Photo BWW Review: SIMPLY SONDHEIM at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 5, 2021

We all remember back in the day (meaning before mid-March 2020) when we would gather in a theatre, wait for the house lights to dim and hear the first notes from a live orchestra played. Since that time, theatre companies have found some very inventive ways to present plays in the new medium of streaming pandemic theatre. Presenting musicals however are always more of a challenge because of the number of people allowed in a space at any one time due to COVID-19 restrictions. Signature Theatre has solved that problem and is now presenting Simply Sondheim the first in their five show Signature Features subscription series.

Signature Theatre Announces 2021 Five-Show Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiff Photo Signature Theatre Announces 2021 Five-Show Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Solea Pfeiffer, Daniel J. Watts and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2020

Signature Theatre has announced the full lineup for Signature Theatre’s 2021 Signature Features season, five fully-staged plays and musicals, made exclusively for the screen and professionally filmed in HD on set (multiple safety protocols were employed to ensure artists’ and crew’s safety).

Broadway Rewind: Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut in GIGI Photo Broadway Rewind: Vanessa Hudgens Makes Her Broadway Debut in GIGI
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 15, 2020

Today we rewind to 2015, when the first revival of Gigi arrived on Broadway. The musical opened on April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 86 performances. 

Signature Theatre Co-Founder Eric Schaeffer Has Stepped Down Amid Allegations of Sexu Photo Signature Theatre Co-Founder Eric Schaeffer Has Stepped Down Amid Allegations of Sexual Assault
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

BroadwayWorld reported earlier today that Signature Theatre denied sexual assault allegations against its co-founder and artistic director Eric Schaeffer.

Signature Theatre Denied Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Co-Founder Eric Schaef Photo Signature Theatre Denied Allegations of Sexual Assault Against Co-Founder Eric Schaeffer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

BroadwayWorld reported that Signature Theatre co-founder Eric Schaeffer has stepped down amid allegations of sexual assault.

VIDEO: Eric Schaeffer Salutes 'Signature in the Schools' on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE Photo VIDEO: Eric Schaeffer Salutes 'Signature in the Schools' on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2020

Signature Theatre has released the latest episode in its Signature Strong Live series!

VIDEO: Watch John Dempsey, Dana Rowe, and More in Episode 9 of SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE Photo VIDEO: Watch John Dempsey, Dana Rowe, and More in Episode 9 of SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020

Signature Theatre has released its 9th episode of Signature Strong Live, featuring John Dempsey, Dana Rowe, and more!

Signature Theatre Reschedules Summer Production of MAMMA MIA! Photo Signature Theatre Reschedules Summer Production of MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2020

Mamma Mia! at The Anthem DC will not run June 25 - July 5, 2020 as previously scheduled. Signature Theatre has worked with their sponsors Amazon and Max Productions and their partners at The Anthem and have announced that they have been able to reschedule the performances to next summer, June 24 - July 3, 2021.

VIDEO: Bobby Smith, Maria Rizzo, Tracy Lynn Olivera, and Nova Y. Payton Chat on SIGNA Photo VIDEO: Bobby Smith, Maria Rizzo, Tracy Lynn Olivera, and Nova Y. Payton Chat on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2020

Signature Theatre has released the 7th episode in its Signature Strong Live! series.

BWW Interview: Jennifer Buzzell and James Gardiner of Signature Theatre Talk Keeping  Photo BWW Interview: Jennifer Buzzell and James Gardiner of Signature Theatre Talk Keeping the Company Vital and Strong Without a Live Audience
by Elliot Lanes - May 8, 2020

Many theatres around the world have started engaging their audiences with lots of digital content since the COVID-19 pandemic started back in March. Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA  has taken the idea of digital content and has kicked it up  many notches. They were the first area company  to stream one of their productions with Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes. The play was shuttered mid-run.

VIDEO: On This Day, May 6- GLORY DAYS Opens (and Closes) On Broadway Photo VIDEO: On This Day, May 6- GLORY DAYS Opens (and Closes) On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2020

On this day in 2008, Glory Days had its opening night on Broadway, and subsequently joined just a handful of musicals in history to post a closing notice on the same night. 

VIDEO: Robbie Schaefer and Angelica Chéri Discuss Writing  Musicals on SIGNATURE STR Photo VIDEO: Robbie Schaefer and Angelica Chéri Discuss Writing Musicals on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2020

In the 5th episode of Signature Strong Live!, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer will discuss what it takes to write a new musical.

VIDEO: Claybourne Elder, Donna Migliaccio, and Christopher Michael Richardson Chat So Photo VIDEO: Claybourne Elder, Donna Migliaccio, and Christopher Michael Richardson Chat Sondheim on SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2020

In the third episode of Signature Strong Live!, Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer chats with stars about Signature's special relationship with Stephen Sondheim.

VIDEO: Natascia Diaz Shares Message About Theatre Washington's Emergency Fund Drive Photo VIDEO: Natascia Diaz Shares Message About Theatre Washington's Emergency Fund Drive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020

Natascia Diaz has shared a video message, and a little song and dance, encouraging people to donate to Theatre Washington's COVID-19 Emergency Fund Drive.

Regional Spotlight: How Signature Theatre is Working Through The Global Health Crisis Photo Regional Spotlight: How Signature Theatre is Working Through The Global Health Crisis
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2020

Today, we're checking in with Arlington, Virginia's Signature Theatre, to find out how the health crisis is affecting them, how you can help the theater, and more.

VIDEO: Signature Theatre Favorites Maria Rizzo, Bobby Smith, Nova Y. Payton and Tracy Photo VIDEO: Signature Theatre Favorites Maria Rizzo, Bobby Smith, Nova Y. Payton and Tracy Lynn Olivera Chat For SIGNATURE STRONG LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2020

Signature Theatre has launched Signature Strong Live!, bringing live conversations to YouTube.

Signature Theatre's EASY WOMEN SMOKING LOOSE CIGARETTES Available for Digital Streami Photo Signature Theatre's EASY WOMEN SMOKING LOOSE CIGARETTES Available for Digital Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2020

Signature Theatre has announced that beginning Monday, March 30 patrons will have the ability to watch the world premiere production of Easy Women Smoking Loose Cigarettes by DC playwright Dani Stoller from their homes.

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