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Writers Theatre Hosts TREVOR The Musical Reunion With Marc Bruni and Original Cast Photo Writers Theatre Hosts TREVOR The Musical Reunion With Marc Bruni and Original Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce a reunion of the original company of TREVOR the musical. The reunion will be presented in four weekly video installments on Writers Theatre's official Facebook page and YouTube Channel beginning Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm.

Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Award Photo Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian Music Travel, Best Direction and Best Scenic Design presented by SPL for the seventh annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards. The nominees (12 young actors and 12 young actresses), selected after evaluating 80 productions across the state of Illinois, have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, June 4, 2018 at 6:30PM and hosted by NBC 5 entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter. Sponsored by NBC 5, the Illinois chapter of The Jimmy Awards (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students.

TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends for Final Time at Writers Theatre Photo TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends for Final Time at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds another week of performances to the run of TREVOR the musical.

TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends Through October 1st at Writers Theatre Photo TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends Through October 1st at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds ten performances to the run of TREVOR the musical.

BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago Photo BWW TV: Get A First Look At TREVOR The Musical in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 16, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. TREVOR the musical runs August 9 - September 17, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 7:30 pm

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre Photo TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical.

TREVOR the Musical Gearing Up for World Premiere at Chicago's Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

As previously announced, Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2017/18 season with the World Premiere of TREVOR the musical.

Unity Theatre presents a Fun Farce with LEADING LADIES
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Unity Theatre brings you the hilarious comedy, Leading Ladies, on the Main Stage from June 1 - June 18, 2017.

Main Street Theater to Present Reading of Thomas Hagemann's 1946, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

On January 28 at 7pm, Main Street Theater will present the first reading of local playwright Thomas Hagemann's latest work, 1946. Main Street produced the world premiere of Hagemann's Breakfast at Eight in 2010. This staged reading, which will be followed by a discussion with the playwright and wine and cheese reception, is a Part of the Art Series event at Main Street and will benefit MST's current Capital Campaign to purchase and renovate its Times Blvd. location in Rice Village. Tickets are $50 and $25 (and $25 of the $50 ticket is tax-deductible). Tickets are on sale in person at the Main Street Theater Box Office, 2540 Times Blvd., via phone at 713.524.6706, or online at MainStreetTheater.com.

Main Street Theater Launches Public Phase of Capital Campaign for Renovation of Rice Village Location
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

Main Street Theater announces the launch of the public phase of its capital campaign to purchase and renovate its Rice Village facility where the theater has been creating nationally recognized productions for more than 30 years.

Main Street Theater Launches Public Phase of Capital Campaign for Renovation of Rice Village Location
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Main Street Theater announces the launch of the public phase of its capital campaign to purchase and renovate its Rice Village facility where the theater has been creating nationally recognized productions for more than 30 years. There will be a kickoff event on Monday, May 13 from 6 - 7:30pm at 2540 Times; free and open to the public. RSVP to CapitalCampaign@MainStreetTheater.com.

MST's Capital Campaign Holds Kickoff Event May 13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2013

Main Street Theater announces the launch of the public phase of its capital campaign to purchase and renovate its Rice Village facility where the theater has been creating nationally recognized productions for more than 30 years. There will be a kickoff event on Monday, May 13 from 6 - 7:30pm at 2540 Times; free and open to the public. RSVP to CapitalCampaign@MainStreetTheater.com.

BWW Reviews: The Alley's THE ELEPHANT MAN is Powerfully Evocative and Emotionally Stirring
by David Clarke - Apr 18, 2013

Last night, The Alley Theatre hosted the press opening night of Bernard Pomerance's well-known 1977 tragic drama THE ELEPHANT MAN. The nearly 100-minute one act production is a fascinating look at the life of Joseph 'John' Carey Merrick, who began developing severe bone and skin abnormalities by age two. The play takes place from 1884 to 1890, focusing primarily on the parts of Joseph Merrick's life when he was acquainted with and studied by Dr. Frederick Treves, a surgeon in London. Throughout Joseph Merrick's life these abnormalities worsened, significantly increasing the physical strain these deformities subjected his body to. Joseph Merrick passed on April 11, 1890, at the age of 27. The official cause of death is asphyxia.

Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.

Alley Theatre Announces Cast and Creative Team for THE ELEPHANT MAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Bernard Pomerance's The Elephant Man, a story about the strength of the human spirit, compassion and humanity. Called 'enthralling and luminous' by The New York Times, The Elephant Man, directed by Gregory Boyd, runs April 12 through May 5, 2013 on the Hubbard Stage.

BWW Reviews: The Alley's Taut and Suspenseful A FEW GOOD MEN Perfectly Handles the Truth
by David Clarke - Mar 7, 2013

Any mention of Aaron Sorkin's A FEW GOOD MEN makes people instantly think of Jack Nicholson yelling, 'You can't handle the truth!' Currently, the Alley Theatre is offering a production of Aaron Sorkin's play that easily surpasses the 1992 film adaptation in quality. The Alley Theatre's powerful production of A FEW GOOD MEN is a tense, taut court room drama thrill-ride that will leave audiences breathless and speechless.

Alley Theatre Presents A FEW GOOD MEN, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs tonight, March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.

Alley Theatre to Present A FEW GOOD MEN, 3/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Bringing together an outstanding, large cast with a world-class artistic team, Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd directs Aaron Sorkin's A Few Good Men. This epic production brings this captivating military courtroom drama to life. A Few Good Men runs March 1 through March 24, 2013, on the Hubbard Stage.

Main Street Theater Presents LIFE IS A DREAM, 9/15-10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2012

What is life? What is this world? What is real, and what is only illusion? Pedro Calderon de la Barca's sweeping play LIFE IS A DREAM explores these questions that resonate in our souls. With previews September 15, 16, and 19, Life Is a Dream opens September 20 and runs through October 21 at Main Street Theater - Rice Village, 2540 Times Blvd.

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from Main Street Theater's LIFE IS A DREAM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2012

Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, translated and adapted by Nilo Cruz, runs through Oct. 21 at Main Street Theater in Rice Village. Check out new photos from the production below!

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