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Bio:
JACK MAGAW is a professional Scenic Designer and also teaches at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Northwestern University in ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
JACK MAGAW is a professional Scenic Designer and also teaches at The Theatre School at DePaul University in Chicago. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre Arts and English Literature from Vanderbilt University in 1985 and a Master of Fine Arts in Scenic Design from Northwestern University in ... (read complete bio)
Cast of TALLEY'S FOLLY Announced by Peninsula Players Theatre Photo Cast of TALLEY'S FOLLY Announced by Peninsula Players Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2021

Peninsula Players Theatre¬†has announced the cast and creative team for ‚ÄúTalley‚Äôs Folly‚ÄĚ by Lanford Wilson. ‚ÄúTalley‚Äôs Folly‚ÄĚ highlights¬†one evening in the courtship of two unlikely lovers, Matt Friedman and Sally Talley, portrayed by Peninsula Players Theatre veteran actors and real-life husband and wife,¬†Sean and¬†Linda Fortunato.¬†

Shattered Globe Theatre Presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Photo Shattered Globe Theatre Presents WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 31, 2020

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2019-20 Season with Andrew Bovell's When The Rain Stops Falling, a stunning mystery of love and loss that reverberates through four generations, with direction and movement direction by Elizabeth Margolius. When The Rain Stops Falling will play April 23 a?" June 6, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 27, 2020 at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. 

Mat Smart's THE AGITATORS Opens At Alabama Shakespeare Festival Photo Mat Smart's THE AGITATORS Opens At Alabama Shakespeare Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 29, 2020

Alabama Shakespeare Festival presents The Agitators: The Story of Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass by Mat Smart on the Octagon Stage January 30 a?" February 13, 2020. Directed by Logan Vaughn, this new production explores the real-life friendship between two American champions of freedom and equality a?" Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass.

Photo Flash: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens At Theatre At The Center In Munst Photo Photo Flash: Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Opens At Theatre At The Center In Munster
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 19, 2019

Irving Berlin's White Christmas opened Sunday night November 17 to a packed house at Theatre at the Center in Munster.  The cast gave a thrilling performance for an audience that was teeming with the holiday spirit.  Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the show. 

BWW Review: RAGTIME at Musical Theater Heritage Photo BWW Review: RAGTIME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Oct 13, 2019

a?oeRagtimea?? at Musical Theatre Heritage is more than just a great show. It has harnessed extraordinary power to move its audience and remind us of the idea that is America.

RAGTIME Comes to Crown Center Photo RAGTIME Comes to Crown Center
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2019

MTH Theater at Crown Center has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Ragtime. Based on the 1975 novel by E. L. Doctorow, Ragtime is the Tony Award-winning musical with music by Stephen Flaherty, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and book by Terrence McNally.

SILENT SKY Begins This Month At Peninsula Players Theatre Photo SILENT SKY Begins This Month At Peninsula Players Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 14, 2019

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is excited to announce the opening of 'Silent Sky' by Lauren Gunderson. 'Silent Sky' tells the story of unsung astronomer Henrietta Swan Leavitt, whose discoveries at Harvard Observatory in the 1890s opened the galaxies above. 'Silent Sky' performs August 21 through September 1.

Review Roundup: What Are Critics Thinking About AMERICA V. 2.1: THE SAD DEMISE & EVEN Photo Review Roundup: What Are Critics Thinking About AMERICA V. 2.1: THE SAD DEMISE & EVENTUAL EXTINCTION OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO at Barrington Stage Company?
by Alan Henry - Jun 24, 2019

The world premiere of America V. 2.1: The Sad Demise and Eventual Extinction of the American Negro is running now through June 30 at the Barrington Stage Company's St. Germain Stage.

BWW Review: AMERICA V. 2.1: THE SAD DEMISE & EVENTUAL EXTINCTION OF THE AMERICAN NEGR Photo BWW Review: AMERICA V. 2.1: THE SAD DEMISE & EVENTUAL EXTINCTION OF THE AMERICAN NEGRO at Barrington Stage Company Packs far more than a 1 - 2 Punch.
by Marc Savitt - Jun 23, 2019

This bold, brave, important, timely, and highly relevant story is a cautionary tale. In the spirit of Brave New World, 1984, and Fahrenheit 451 it is set in a dystopian society but as Playwright Stacey Rose, who was awarded the grand prize in BSC's Bonnie & Terry Burman New Play Award of 2019 for this piece, points out - in the 'not too distant future'. It has a lot to say.

Theatrical Sound Designers And Composers Association (TSDCA) Hold Fourth Annual Membe Photo Theatrical Sound Designers And Composers Association (TSDCA) Hold Fourth Annual Membership Meeting
by Stephi Wild - Jun 12, 2019

Today, the Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) announced their fourth annual membership meeting, with events for both members as well as the general public. On June 23rd-24th, the TSDCA will hold two days of public panels and discussions regarding sound design and composition in theatre. After three years of holding the annual meeting in New York City, the TSDCA will be changing its location this year to Chicago, in order to highlight the organization's growing national membership. The events will be held at the brand new headquarters of Shure, 125 S Clark St, Chicago, IL 60603 from 11am-8pm on June 23rd, and 10:30am-8pm on June 24th.

Peninsula Players Announces 2019 Artistic Company Photo Peninsula Players Announces 2019 Artistic Company
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 30, 2019

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce the artistic company for its 84th season, running June 18 through October 20, 2019.  Nestled along Door County, Wisconsin's scenic shore, the award-winning acting company of Peninsula Players has been enthralling generations of audiences in its 600-plus seat, all-weather pavilion, since 1935, presenting hundreds of pre-Broadway tryouts, world premieres, classic dramas, comedies and musicals.

Emmy-Winning Journalist & Comedian Faith Salie Opens One-Woman Show At Alliance Theat Photo Emmy-Winning Journalist & Comedian Faith Salie Opens One-Woman Show At Alliance Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 15, 2019

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere production of Approval Junkie, by and starring Faith Salie.  A comedian and Emmy Award-winning journalist best known for her roles on NPR's Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me! and CBS News Sunday Morning, Salie returns home to Georgia to adapt her memoir into a heartfelt (and disturbingly hilarious) one-woman show.  Approval Junkie is directed by Amanda Watkins and premieres on the Hertz Stage April 5 - 28, 2019.  Opening night is Wednesday, April 10, 2019.   

Peninsula Players Theatre Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant Photo Peninsula Players Theatre Receives Wisconsin Arts Board Grant
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2019

Peninsula Players Theatre is pleased to announce it was awarded a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board (WAB) through their Creation & Presentation program. Funds from the grant will support the Peninsula Players continued development and presentation of outstanding theatrical productions and community programs as the theater prepares for its 84th season in 2019.

BWW Review: Shattered Globe Theatre/Theater Wit's THE REALISTIC JONESES Photo BWW Review: Shattered Globe Theatre/Theater Wit's THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 23, 2019

Despite the title, Will Eno's THE REALISTIC JONESES, now receiving its Chicago premiere in a co-production between Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit, does not seem to wholly exist in the real world. Though Jack Magaw's tidy set design, Hailey Rakowiecki's quotidian costume designs, and John Kelly's lighting design are all quite realistic, Eno's play dwells in the realm of the absurd. Rather than following any conventional narrative structure, THE REALISTIC JONESES plays out as a series of vignettes between two married couples; both are the Joneses of the title. The elder Joneses, Jennifer and Bob, are long-time residents of the unidentified town near the mountains, while Pony and John are newcomers to the neighborhood.

Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit Presents THE REALISTIC JONESES Photo Photo Flash: Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit Presents THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Will Eno'sheartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, who has directed the Chicago premieres of four of Eno's plays. This breakout Broadway work of unspoken love and possibility will play January 10 - March 9, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org ortheaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Monday, January 21, 2019 at 7 pm.

Shattered Globe and Theater Wit's THE REALISTIC JONESES Begins January 10 Photo Shattered Globe and Theater Wit's THE REALISTIC JONESES Begins January 10
by Julie Musbach - Dec 11, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Will Eno's heartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, who has directed the Chicago premieres of four of Eno's plays.

BWW REVIEW: INDECENT at Arena Stage Photo BWW REVIEW: INDECENT at Arena Stage
by Elliot Lanes - Nov 30, 2018

There are some plays in the history of Broadway that you just scratch your head as to why they didn't have a longer run. Paula Vogel's Indecent is definitely one of those plays. It opened to rave reviews on Broadway, won the Tony Award for best direction and only ran 128 performances. The award win gave the show a considerable box office bump, but not enough to convince the show's producers to make a run of it in the summer heat. Thankfully, PBS preserved the Broadway production for posterity and the play is now getting a much deserved second life in regional theaters across the country.

Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For INDECENT at Arena Stage Photo Full Cast And Creative Team Announced For INDECENT at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2018

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for Pulitzer Prize winner Paula Vogel's thought-provoking play Indecent. Inspired by the 1923 Broadway debut of Sholem Asch's Yiddish drama The God of Vengeance, and the controversy that surrounded its themes of censorship, immigration and anti-Semitism, Vogel explores the behind-the-scenes story of the courageous artists who risked their careers and lives to perform this piece of theater under the most challenging circumstances. Infused with music that combines standards from Yiddish theater with folk traditions of the early to mid-20th century, Indecent, a co-production with Baltimore Center Stage and Kansas City Repertory, is directed by Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky. The production runs November 23 - December 30, 2018 in the Kreeger Theater.

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Regional Premiere Of INDECENT Photo Kansas City Repertory Theatre Announces Regional Premiere Of INDECENT
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 21, 2018

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 2018/19 season with the emotionally-intimate Broadway sensation, INDECENT, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. Running January 18 through February 10, 2019 at Spencer Theatre, INDECENT is a co-production with Arena Stage and Baltimore Center Stage, and is directed by former KCRep artistic director, Eric Rosen, with choreography by Erika Chong Shuch, and music direction and original music by Alexander Sovronsky.

Shattered Globe And Theater Wit's Present THE REALISTIC JONESES Photo Shattered Globe And Theater Wit's Present THE REALISTIC JONESES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2018

Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Will Eno's heartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, who has directed the Chicago premieres of four of Eno's plays.

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