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Karen Azenbrg is a director and choreographer, recent credits include A Christmas Memory (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Next To Normal and Rent (Pioneer Theatre Company). She directed and choreographed Prom Queens Unchained Off-Broadway, as well as Blocks an early work by the late Jonathan Larson. ... (read more)
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Bio:
Karen Azenbrg is a director and choreographer, recent credits include A Christmas Memory (Alabama Shakespeare Festival), Next To Normal and Rent (Pioneer Theatre Company). She directed and choreographed Prom Queens Unchained Off-Broadway, as well as Blocks an early work by the late Jonathan Larson. ... (read more)
Pioneer Theatre To Present Media RoundtablePioneer Theatre To Present Media Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company (PTC) has assembled a panel of media experts to discuss their experiences in the era of a?oefake news,a?? following the upcoming opening night of their regional premiere of the recent Broadway play, The Lifespan of a Fact. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pioneer Theatre Company Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS In ConcertPhoto Flash: Pioneer Theatre Company Presents DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS In Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The principal cast includes Broadway actors BRENT BARRETT as Lawrence Jameson, MATTHEW HYDZIK as Freddy Benson; and KATE FAHRNER as Christine Colgate. (more...)

BWW Feature: PTC's Chris Massimine Named National Performing Arts Action Association HumanitarianBWW Feature: PTC's Chris Massimine Named National Performing Arts Action Association Humanitarian
by Blair Howell - Oct 17, 2019

At age 27, Chris Massimine made news when named CEO of the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene as the youngest executive to oversee the activities of a professional, multimillion-dollar performing arts institution. He's just become Managing Director of Pioneer Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Interview: PTC's Karen Azenberg on Concert Productions, Including the Upcoming DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSBWW Interview: PTC's Karen Azenberg on Concert Productions, Including the Upcoming DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 8, 2019

For several years now, each season at Pioneer Theatre Company has included a concert production of a musical, including THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, CHESS, IN THE HEIGHTS, and LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Always audience and critics' favorites, they feature a unique production style transported from New York City by artistic director Karen Azenberg. This year's show--DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, playing October 18-19--will surely prove to be no different. Azenberg graciously took time from her demanding preparation schedule to describe these concert productions and give a sneak peek of what's to come with DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS. (more...)

Pioneer Theater Company Announces Full Cast For DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPioneer Theater Company Announces Full Cast For DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019

The complete cast, including visiting cast with Broadway credentials and returning local actors, has been announced for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The concert-style production runs just three performances, over October 18 & 19, 2019, and is an add-on to PTC's 2019-2020 season. (more...)

Initial Cast Announced for PTC's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSInitial Cast Announced for PTC's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019

A partial cast list has been revealed for Pioneer Theatre Company's Concert Production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, based on the wildly popular 1988 MGM comedy that was a hit film starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine. The principal cast includes Broadway actors BRENT BARRETT as Lawrence Jameson, MATTHEW HYDZIK as Freddy Benson; and KATE FAHRNER as Christine Colgate. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 9/20: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Begins Previews, and More!Wake Up With BWW 9/20: THE LIGHTNING THIEF Begins Previews, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2019

Today's top stories: The Lightning Thief begins previews on Broadway tonight, and more! (more...)

Photo/Video: Get A First Look At The Broadway-Bound CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre CompanyPhoto/Video: Get A First Look At The Broadway-Bound CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre Company
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2019

BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Broadway-bound production of Cagney, based on the life of Academy Award® winner James Cagney, launches Pioneer Theatre Company's (Artistic Director, Karen Azenberg & Managing Director, Chris Massimine) season this Fall. Opening Friday, September 20, the limited engagement runs  through October 5. Tickets are available as part of a season subscription package by calling (801) 581-6961 or by visiting pioneertheatre.org. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: As Newly Named Managing Director, Chris Massimine Will 'Pioneer Way for a Brighter' PIONEER THEATRE COMPANYBWW Interview Part 2: As Newly Named Managing Director, Chris Massimine Will 'Pioneer Way for a Brighter' PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY
by Blair Howell - Sep 19, 2019

An exclusive BWW Q&A interview with Chris Massimine, the newly named Managing Director at Pioneer Theatre Company. 'PTC has such a brilliant reputation for top-tier work and first-class service, to both patrons and visiting artists alike. The company's artistic leadership in Karen Azenberg is second-to-none in my opinion,' he says. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 1: Tony Nominee Chris Massimine 'Just the Right Person' to Continue and Expand Excellence of PIONEER THEATRE COMPANYBWW Interview Part 1: Tony Nominee Chris Massimine 'Just the Right Person' to Continue and Expand Excellence of PIONEER THEATRE COMPANY
by Blair Howell - Sep 17, 2019

With 'American Idiot' and 'Indecent' Chris Massimine became a Tony-nominated producer. He is 'just the right person to continue the journey' of the 57-year-old professional theater in Salt Lake City, according to PTC Artistic Director Karen Azenberg. (more...)

Single Tickets On Sale 8/21 for First Half of PTC's SeasonSingle Tickets On Sale 8/21 for First Half of PTC's Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Individual tickets for the first half of Pioneer Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, August 21 at 10:00 a.m. Existing PTC subscribers may purchase additional tickets and secure seats using their Flex Pass two days earlier, on Monday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

GOD OF CARNAGE Opens Tomorrow July 19, 2019 At Theatre AspenGOD OF CARNAGE Opens Tomorrow July 19, 2019 At Theatre Aspen
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

Theatre Aspen rounds out its 36th Season with Yasmina Reza's TONY Award-winning comedy God of Carnage, which marks its official opening night tomorrow Friday, July 19 at 8:00pm at the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park (470 Rio Grande Place). (more...)

CAGNEY Announces Cast for Pre-Broadway Run In Salt Lake CityCAGNEY Announces Cast for Pre-Broadway Run In Salt Lake City
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2019

The Broadway-hopeful production of Cagney, based on the life of 'Yankee Doodle Dandy' star Academy Award winner James Cagney, has completed its casting and returns to the stage, opening Pioneer Theatre Company's (PTC) season this fall. (more...)

Theatre Aspen's 2018 Production Of RAGTIME Recieves Seven Henry Award NominationsTheatre Aspen's 2018 Production Of RAGTIME Recieves Seven Henry Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2019

Theatre Aspen is the proud recipient of seven Henry Award nominations from the Colorado Theatre Guild for the company's 2018 production of Ragtime. (more...)

Incoming PTC Managing Director Chris Massimine Scores Big In NYC Theatre Award SeasonIncoming PTC Managing Director Chris Massimine Scores Big In NYC Theatre Award Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company's incoming managing director, CHRIS MASSIMINE joins PTC effective July 1, but he arrives after bringing in major awards and citations from four prestigious awards organizations: Drama Desk, Outer Critics' Circle, Off Broadway Alliance and Drama Critics' Circle. (more...)

BWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's GREASE is NostalgicBWW Review: Pioneer Theatre Company's GREASE is Nostalgic
by Tyler Hinton - May 14, 2019

GREASE at Pioneer Theatre Company is a nostalgic, feel-good snapshot of the 1950s. (more...)

PTC Presents GREASE By Jim Jacobs And Warren CaseyPTC Presents GREASE By Jim Jacobs And Warren Casey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a rollicking evening of nostalgic fun with the classic '50s musical Grease, running Friday, May 10 - May 25, 2019, to close its 2018-2019 season.  (more...)

Theatre Aspen Announces Complete Casting And Creative Teams For 2019 Summer SeasonTheatre Aspen Announces Complete Casting And Creative Teams For 2019 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

Theatre Aspen (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) announced today the complete casts and creative teams for the company's 36th Season, which includes the Tony Award-winning musical Guys & Dolls, the smash-hit musical Little Shop of Horrors, and the Tony-winning play God of Carnage, as well as additional programming and special events for the summer. This season, loaded with talent from Broadway, national tours, and training programs from across the country, promises to provide one not-to-be-missed event after another. The 2019 Theatre Aspen main-stage season runs June 21st through August 17th at the Hurst Theatre in Rio Grande Park. (more...)

BWW Interview: Artistic Director Karen Azenberg on PTC's Upcoming SeasonBWW Interview: Artistic Director Karen Azenberg on PTC's Upcoming Season
by Tyler Hinton - Apr 5, 2019

Pioneer Theatre Company's 2019-2020 season is filled with an eclectic array of exciting shows, many of which are coming direct from Broadway, and it opens with a pre-Broadway tryout of an off-Broadway hit. Artistic Director Karen Azenberg generously gave her time to speak with BroadwayWorld about how the season came together and what is in store, in addition to sharing the title of next year's concert production. (more...)

BWW Interview: Mary B. Robinson Directs the 'Fascinating, Thought-Provoking and Enlightening' Pulitzer Prize-Winner SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre CompanyBWW Interview: Mary B. Robinson Directs the 'Fascinating, Thought-Provoking and Enlightening' Pulitzer Prize-Winner SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company
by Blair Howell - Mar 22, 2019

Mary B. Robinson, director of SWEAT at Pioneer Theatre Company, says the Pulitzer Prize-winner contains 'nine characters [that] are created with empathy and humanity, demonstrating the 'curiosity not judgment' mantra of Playwright Lynn Nottage.' (more...)

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