Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For ASSASSINSSignature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Assassins with music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by John Weidman and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies). Signature Theatre continues to be the largest single producer of the work of Stephen Sondheim and Assassins marks the 30th production of a Sondheim musical in Signature Theatre's history. Assassins will run from August 11 - September 29 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Dempsey and Dana P. RoweBWW Interview: Theatre Life with John Dempsey and Dana P. Rowe
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 11, 2019

Today's subjects Dana P. Rowe and John Dempsey are currently living their theatre lives as the writing team for the excellent swashbuckling World Premiere Musical Blackbeard at Signature Theatre. The production runs through July 14th in the MAX. (more...)

BWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature TheatreBWW Review: BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 1, 2019

Signature Theatre concludes its 29th season with a World Premiere musical written by, in my opinion, one of the most underrated writing teams working in musical theatre today. Blackbeard written by John Dempsey (Book & Lyrics) and Dana P. Rowe (Music) has everything you could ever want in a musical. It features a high quality score, a great cast, excellent production values, and swordplay. What more do 1you need? (more...)

Photo Flash: BLACKBEARD Sails Into Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: BLACKBEARD Sails Into Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Blackbeard, a world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre with book & lyrics by John Dempsey (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), music by Dana P. Rowe (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic). Blackbeard will run from June 18 through July 14 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At BLACKBEARD at Signature TheatreVIDEO: First Look At BLACKBEARD at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jun 26, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Blackbeard, a world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre with book & lyrics by John Dempsey (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), music by Dana P. Rowe (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix), and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer(Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic). Blackbeard will run from June 18 through July 14 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For BLACKBEARDSignature Theatre Announces Casting And Creative Team For BLACKBEARD
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Blackbeard with book & lyrics by John Dempsey (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix) and music by Dana P. Rowe (Signature's The Witches of Eastwick, The Fix) and directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic). The world premiere musical commissioned by Signature Theatre sets sail with the most infamous pirate of all time. After learning he's a wanted man by the British army, Blackbeard and his merry crew of maritime marauders embark on a fantastical journey across the globe to raise an undead pirate army from the depths of the sea. Blackbeard will run from June 18 - July 14, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GRAND HOTEL Takes Bows at Signature TheatrePhoto Coverage: GRAND HOTEL Takes Bows at Signature Theatre
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical runs through May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre - A Lush PresentationBWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre - A Lush Presentation
by Charles Shubow - Apr 25, 2019

I recall seeing GRAND HOTEL in its pre-Broadway incarnation at the Colonial Theatre in Boston in 1989. I took my mother and a niece. I do not have much recollection of whether I enjoyed it or not. But I do remember the late Michael Jeter's performance from the Tony Awards in 1990. He was terrific. Tommy Tune directed (more...)

BWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature TheatreBWW Review: GRAND HOTEL at Signature Theatre
by Elliot Lanes - Apr 11, 2019

There are certain things that really bother me in theater.  One of the biggest is when a theater company that is capable of brilliance presents a show that should be a perfect fit – and unfortunately ultimately delivers a final product that does not meet my expectations. (more...)

VIDEO: Take a Peek Inside Signature's GRAND HOTELVIDEO: Take a Peek Inside Signature's GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 10, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise(Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical runs from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Signature's GRAND HOTELPhoto Flash: First Look at Signature's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Signature Theatre presents Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise. Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical runs from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTELVIDEO: Get A First Look At Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2019

Signature Theatre's Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall d'Amboise (Signature's Light Years) is now on stage. Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. Get a first look at the production below! (more...)

Bobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More Cast in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTELBobby Smith, Natascia Diaz, Nicki Elledge, and More Cast in Signature Theatre's GRAND HOTEL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for Grand Hotel, the Musical directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, and Signature's Titanic) and choreographed by Kelly Crandall D'Amboise (Signature's Light Years). Set in 1928 Berlin, a series of eclectic guests and staff including a fading ballerina, a destitute baron, a wannabe-starlet typist and an ailing bookkeeper collide at the bustling Grand Hotel. Grand Hotel the Musical will run from April 2, 2019 - May 19, 2019 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: A new look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Ford's TheatreBWW Review: A new look at TWELVE ANGRY MEN at Ford's Theatre
by Pamela Roberts - Jan 25, 2019

Even after 65 years after Twelve Angry Men was first performed, we sit with the uncomfortable realization that prejudice shapes many of our interactions. The current production at Ford's Theatre is an important message, a provocative reminder, and a great night of theater (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere ALL SAVE ONE at Washington Stage GuildBWW Review: World Premiere ALL SAVE ONE at Washington Stage Guild
by Roger Catlin - Nov 20, 2018

'All Save One' is Greg Jones Ellis' world premiere play about a 1950s Hollywood in which a Oscar Wilde-type playwright is ensconced in Hollywood, with a front marriage to a film star, a longtime relationship with a man who has become his secretary, and temptations right outside the window of his beachside home. (more...)

WSG Presents the World Premiere Of ALL SAVE ONEWSG Presents the World Premiere Of ALL SAVE ONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The Washington Stage Guild presents the world premiere of All Save One by area playwright Greg Jones Ellis. Set in Hollywood 1950, this witty comedy-drama reveals what goes on behind closed doors when a world-famous writer, his actress wife and his longtime 'secretary' arrive from England, only to have their comfortable household disrupted by the arrival of a handsome young priest and a film producer with a secret of his own. (more...)

Washington Stage Guild Presents World Premiere of ALL SAVE ONEWashington Stage Guild Presents World Premiere of ALL SAVE ONE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

The Washington Stage Guild presents the world premiere of All Save One by area playwright Greg Jones Ellis. Set in Hollywood 1950, this witty comedy-drama reveals what goes on behind closed doors when a world-famous writer, his actress wife and his longtime "secretary" arrive from England, only to have their comfortable household disrupted by the arrival of a handsome young priest and a film producer with a secret of his own. Add a malicious young blackmailer, and this glimpse into how Hollywood dealt with private lives is by turns darkly funny and emotionally powerful. All Save One opens Thursday, Nov. 15 and runs through Sunday, December 9. NOTE: There is no performance on Thanksgiving (Nov. 22), but there is an added matinee performance on Friday, Nov. 23 at 2:30 pm. Press opening performance will be on Sunday, November 19 at 2:30 pm. (more...)

PASSION at Signature Theatre - A Musical About Obsession and RomancePASSION at Signature Theatre - A Musical About Obsession and Romance
by Charles Shubow - Aug 28, 2018

Signature's 29th season begins with record-breaking 29th Sondheim production! (more...)

Photo Flash: Claybourne Elder, Natascia Diaz and Steffanie Leigh in PASSION at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: Claybourne Elder, Natascia Diaz and Steffanie Leigh in PASSION at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Natascia Diaz, Claybourne Elder, and Steffanie Leigh are starring in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion at Signature Theatre. This new production is directed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story). Passion runs through September 23, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Get an exclusive first look at the company in action in the photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Video: First Look At PASSION at Signature TheatreExclusive Video: First Look At PASSION at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2018

Natascia Diaz, Claybourne Elder, and Steffanie Leigh are starring in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical Passion at Signature Theatre. This new production is directed by Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner(Signature's Sunday in the Park with George, West Side Story). Passion runs through September 23, 2018 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

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