BWW Review: Guthrie's AS YOU LIKE IT Promises Hip Hop Lovers' Trysts in the ForestBWW Review: Guthrie's AS YOU LIKE IT Promises Hip Hop Lovers' Trysts in the Forest
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 19, 2019

Deep into the Minneapolis midwinter ice and snow, book a ticket for the Guthrie's As You Like It on the Wurtele Thrust Stage and travel to the forest. William Shakespeare's tribute to the delights and folly of love. Set in the Forest of Ardenne, the evening promises a brief respite to city life in this playful and complex comedy set in contemporary times under the debut Guthrie direction of Lavina Jadhwani. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To Historic Pabst TheaterA CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns To Historic Pabst Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's holiday classic A Christmas Carol returns to the historic Pabst Theater November 27 - December 24, 2018.  Adapted by Artistic Director Mark Clements, A Christmas Carol is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.  (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Sale And VIP Walk-on Guest AnnouncedA CHRISTMAS CAROL Sale And VIP Walk-on Guest Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

For one day only, Monday, September 24, save up to 25% off of tickets to Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition,  A Christmas Carol, using promo code DICKENS. The Rep's hit A Christmas Carol adaptation, written by Artistic Director Mark Clements, is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care.  Tickets can be purchased online starting at 7am on Monday, September 24 at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by calling The Rep's Ticket Office at starting at 9am 414-224-9490 or in-person at 108 East Wells Street in downtown Milwaukee to take advantage of this one day offer.  A Christmas Carol runs November 27 - December 24, 2018 in the historic Pabst Theater.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 8/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 8/20/2018
by BWW - Aug 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2018 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

The Rep Announces A CHRISTMAS CAROL One Day Sale This MondayThe Rep Announces A CHRISTMAS CAROL One Day Sale This Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the return of the popular One Day Sale for the hit adaptation of the holiday favorite A Christmas Carol on Monday, July 23.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Children Theatre Presents LAST STOP ON MARKET STREETPhoto Flash: Chicago's Children Theatre Presents LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Chicago Children's Theatre's much anticipated 2017-18 season finale has arrived, and it's the hip-hop, heart-thumpin', toe-tappin' joy ride Last Stop on Market Street, a world premiere musical based on the 2016 Newbery-winning, Caldecott-honored children's book by Matt de la Peña. (more...)

BWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman TheatreBWW Review: AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Mar 21, 2018

With his use of phrases such as 'fake facts' and 'drain the swamp', Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls overtly speaks to the current political climate in his new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE. The audience's audible reactions to particularly searing lines prove that this 19th-century classic remains as relevant as ever, and Falls' thoughtful direction presents nuanced characters and ideas which defy simplistic analysis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Robert Falls Presents Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Robert Falls Presents Henrik Ibsen's AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

On the heels of Artistic Director Robert Falls' world premiere production of Blind Date comes his new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People. Nearly 150 years after Ibsen's masterpiece first thrilled audiences, it "is startling how current the play's ideas feel' (The New York Times) as it examines the complexities of corruption, greed and destruction of the environment and remains "a play so necessary, so exhilarating to experience.' (The Village Voice) When a water contamination crisis puts their community in peril, two brothers-Philip Earl Johnson as Thomas Stockmann, doctor and chief medical officer of the baths and Scott Jaeck as Peter Stockmann, Thomas' older brother and town mayor-face off in a battle of political ambitions and moral integrity. (more...)

Cast Announced For Robert Falls' AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman TheatreCast Announced For Robert Falls' AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Falls directs his adaptation, based on a translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, with a cast featuring Philip Earl Johnson as Thomas Stockmann, doctor and chief medical officer of the baths; Scott Jaeck as Peter Stockmann, Thomas' older brother and town mayor; Lanise Antoine Shelley as Katherine, Thomas' wife; Rebecca Hurd as Thomas' daughter, Petra. Rounding out the cast are Jesse Bhamrah (Billing), David Darlow (Morten Kiil), Allen Gilmore (Aslaksen), Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Hovstad), Larry Neumann, Jr. (The Drunk) and Carley Cornelius, Arya Daire, Guy Massey, Roderick Peeples and Dustin Whitehead as townspeople. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Spreads Tidings of Comfort & Joy at Milwaukee Repertory TheaterBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL Spreads Tidings of Comfort & Joy at Milwaukee Repertory Theater
by Kelsey Lawler - Dec 6, 2017

The Milwaukee Rep boasts the second-longest-running professional production of the Charles Dickens classic in the country, and given the magnificent caliber of its set and costume design, stage direction, original score, veteran actors, and touch of Panto-style (interactive) theater, this is one 'Carol' that will undoubtedly continue to be sung for decades to come. (more...)

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Rep presents Holiday Favorite A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: Milwaukee Rep presents Holiday Favorite A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

A Christmas Carol cast features Milwaukee Rep favorite Jonathan Wainwright (Of Mice of Men, A Christmas Carol), reprising his role as Scrooge, portraying one of Dicken's most recognizable characters. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins 11/28 at Milwaukee RepA CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins 11/28 at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's hit new A Christmas Carol adaptation, written and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. A Christmas Carol runs November 28 December 24, 2017 in the Historic Pabst Theater. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins 11/28 at Milwaukee RepA CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins 11/28 at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's hit new A Christmas Carol adaptation, written and directed by Artistic Director Mark Clements, is a tale of love, hope and redemption with just the right blend of beautiful music, lively dancing, stunning sets and eye-popping special effects. A Christmas Carol runs November 28 December 24, 2017 in the Historic Pabst Theater. It is a dazzling Christmas feast with enough theatrical goodies to fill any sized stocking hung by the chimney with care. (more...)

Milwaukee Rep Announces VIP Walk-On Guests for A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Plus One-Day Sale!Milwaukee Rep Announces VIP Walk-On Guests for A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Plus One-Day Sale!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

For one day only, Monday, September 25th, save up to 25% off of tickets to Milwaukee's favorite holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, using promo code DICKENS. (more...)

BWW Review:  Next Stop's DISGRACED a Stunning, Necessary Examination of All-American PrejudiceBWW Review: Next Stop's DISGRACED a Stunning, Necessary Examination of All-American Prejudice
by Andrew White - Sep 18, 2017

Stop for a moment to think how things have changed; how the election of Donald Trump and the imposition of a travel ban on Muslims and openly anti-immigrant, pro-white nationalist sentiment have torn away at the nation. It is no wonder that Akhtar's searing drama deserves its place on the stage right here, and right now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at NextStop TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at DISGRACED at NextStop Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

On Saturday September 9, 2017, NextStop Theatre Company, a professional black-box theatre near Reston Town Center, opened the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar. In the play, audiences experience a New York City dinner party that becomes a powder-keg of prejudice and identity politics surrounding Muslim assimilation in America. (more...)

BWW Review: 2017 REP LAB EMERGES for Company's Ongoing Success
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Apr 21, 2017

In the seventh presentation of the popular Rep Lab, the short-play festival features the company's Emerging Professional Residents (EPR) in acting, directing and technical theater to showcase their talent. This year, nine one act play along with a devised play written by the Emerging Professionals appeared in the Stiemke Studio for an intriguing evening of theater. Eight actors, seven directors, and four designers comprise the EPR team. In an interesting mix of plays, many examine the angst in relationships: communal, personal and professional within a wide time frame that also embodies considerable emotional range (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at JANE EYRE at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents a critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic story Jane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse, beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles. The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

JANE EYRE Begins Performances at Milwaukee Rep 4/25 - 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents the critically acclaimed adaptation of Charlotte Bronte's classic storyJane Eyre in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning April 25 through May 21. Directed by KJ Sanchez (Harvey, The Diary of Anne Frank), Jane Eyre is a passionate romance meets thrilling psychological drama performed by ten actors playing more than 20 roles.  The production combines Victorian-era costumes with inventive staging to bring new creativity and vitality to the classic story, considered one of the most widely read novels in the English language. (more...)

Rep Lab the Short-Play Festival Returns to Milwaukee Rep 4/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater  presents the seventh annual production of Rep Lab, a short-play festival featuring The Rep's highly-lauded Emerging Professional Residents in the Stiemke Studio April 13 - 17.   Tickets are $15 and can be purchased online at www.MilwaukeeRep.com, by phone at 414-224-9490, or at the Ticket Office at 108 E Wells Street, Milwaukee. (more...)