BWW Review: Stackner Cabaret Invites Comic Spirit to Milwaukee in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 2, 2017

Actor Frank Ferrante begins on Milwaukee's Stackner Cabaret's stage by walking over to a small table, sitting down, and then placing the iconic thick black mustache and eyebrows defining the indomitable comedian Groucho Marx. In the The Milwaukee Repertory Theater's superb production An Evening With Groucho written by Ferrante and directed by Dreya Weber, the transformation from actor to classic comic spirt engages the audience in a collusion of laughter and humor for all audiences. (more...)

AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO to Bring Laughs to Milwaukee Rep This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater will make Milwaukee laugh with the global hit An Evening with Groucho starring Frank Ferrante this March 24- May 28 in the Stackner Cabaret. (more...)

Centerstage Presents Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including 'Hooray for Captain Spalding,' and 'Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.' (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Announces 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park announced today an exciting season of extravagant stage adaptations, powerhouse productions and world premieres, beginning with an adaptation of the Oscar-winning film SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opening Sept. 2. (more...)

BWW Review: LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre - An Homage to Sid Caesar and Mid Century TV
by Greer Firestone - Jan 30, 2017

'Mid Century' is in renaissance. Mid-century decor, mid-century fashion, mid-century architecture (although Palm Springs architecture has never left the '50's and '60's). Now we welcome a resurgence of Mid Century entertainment at The Walnut, America's oldest theatre and a National Historic Landmark. (more...)

The Walnut Street Theatre Begins the New Year with Loads of Laughs in Neil Simon's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play begins previews on January 17th, opens on January 25th and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. This production is part of a double feature of Simon's work at the Walnut, as Last of the Red Hot Lovers will begin performances the in the Independence Studio on 3 on January 10th. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. Directed by Frank Ferrante, the play is currently in previews before a January 25th opening and runs through March 5th on the Walnut's Mainstage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Groucho Returns to the Walnut With Frank Ferrante in AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

For one night only, Frank Ferrante will perform his acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in An Evening With Groucho at Walnut Street Theatre. The performance that Variety called "a Tour de Force" will happen on the Mainstage on Monday, February 27. Ferrante is also performing in Laughter on the 23rd Floor at the Walnut, now through March 5. (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts Presents Most “Special” Special Events Ever
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts reaches a true milestone by announcing the most added presentations it has EVER offered its 39-year history! For the first time, patrons will enjoy 22 unforgettable and can't-miss events in one extraordinary theatre.  LMT's most spectacular, most star-studded, most "special" special events season ever features everything from superstar comedian Bob Newhart to Vicki Lawrence and Mama; from Classic Albums Live!, showcasing the music of David Bowie and Creedence Clearwater Revival to Sing-Alongs with "Grease" and "Willy Wonka;" also, a National Theatre Live screening of "Amadeus;" country's Terri Clark, legendary Judy Collins; our on-stage Cabaret series; and so much more! There is simply no doubt that 2017 brings something for everyone to enjoy at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Ring in the New Year with LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR at Walnut Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre continues its landmark 208th season with Neil Simon's classic comedy, LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Launches Professional Training Institute for Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2016

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the launch of the Professional Training Institute (PTI), an advanced actor training program for students in 8th-12th grade who may have an interest in pursuing a career as a professional theater artist. Participants will receive free training from some of the top theater professionals in the world culminating in a capstone summer performance where they will be employed as paid, professional actors. Support for this program is provided by funders of The Rep's new community engagement initiative Mpact, which is designed to further the theater's mission of creating positive change in the cultural, social and economic vitality of Milwaukee. (more...)

Cast Announced for HOTEL L'AMOUR at Teatro ZinZanni
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Teatro ZinZanni Seattle today announced the cast of headlining talent set to play in the romantic, original production, Hotel L'Amour. Starring the return of the Tony Award-winning living legend Liliane Montevecchi, Hotel L'Amour also features funny man Frank Ferrante, master illusionist Maestro Voronin, aerialist and choreographer to the stars Dreya Weber, and opera diva Kristin Clayton alongside international circus artists Svetlana, aerialist Rui Ling, and juggler Viktor Lee. When the staff at Hotel L'Amour catches wind of the Madame's return, they literally bend over backward to prepare - champagne flows and dreams never die as the Madame reflects on her life and tales of wonder with gorgeous French flare. Complete with a gourmet multi-course feast, wine pairings, and uniquely curated cocktails, guests will never want to check out of Hotel L'Amour! Hotel L'Amour opens June 16, 2016 and runs through September 25, 2016 at Teatro ZinZanni - tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online atZinZanni.com/Seattle, by calling the Box Office Tuesday-Sunday at (206) 802-0015, or by visiting the Box Office in person at 222 Mercer Street, Seattle. (more...)

LADY DAY, Marco Ramirez's THE ROYALE, DISGRACED and More Set for Milwaukee Rep's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Tonight, Artistic Director Mark Clements and Managing Director Chad Bauman announced Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2016/17 Season to a group of The Rep's subscribers, donors, community leaders, and members of the press. (more...)

Frank Ferrante's Thirty Years as 'The One, The Only... Groucho!'
by Michael Dale - Jan 9, 2016

The award-winning actor has made a career out of portraying one of America's comedy originals. (more...)

Frank Ferrante to Tour GROUCHO in Australia
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Actor/director Frank Ferrante who won acclaim for his stage portrayals of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in New York, London and PBS television returns to Australia for a 35 city tour in An Evening With Groucho beginning September 30th, 2016 and playing through November 26th. Ferrante will cover much of the country including New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia and Victoria with stops in Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Brisbane. Australia based Jally Entertainment again produces. Dreya Weber directs. (more...)

The Hit Men - Former Stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

JERSEY BOYS has been one of the hottest tickets on Broadway since it opened and more than 17.5 million people have seen the show worldwide. Now is your chance to see the original stars with The Hit Men featuring former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as well as Tommy James and the Shondells, today, November 13 at 8 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. (more...)

The Hit Men - Former Stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons - to Play Ridgefield Playhouse, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

JERSEY BOYS has been one of the hottest tickets on Broadway since it opened and more than 17.5 million people have seen the show worldwide. Now is your chance to see the original stars with The Hit Men featuring former stars of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons as well as Tommy James and the Shondells, on Friday, November 13 at 8 p.m. at The Ridgefield Playhouse. (more...)

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