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STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Milwaukee Rep Honors National Diabetes Awareness Month With Post S Photo STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Milwaukee Rep Honors National Diabetes Awareness Month With Post Show Panel
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 17, 2021

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month and Milwaukee Rep will partner with JDRF Wisconsin (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) to curate a post-show panel discussion about Type 1 Diabetes following the performance on Sunday, November 21 at 7:00 pm.

BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS Brings Laughter Through Tears to the MILWAUKEE REP Photo BWW Review: STEEL MAGNOLIAS Brings Laughter Through Tears to the MILWAUKEE REP
by Kelsey Lawler - Nov 15, 2021

This show strikes a perfect emotional balance that steals your heart and splits your sides.

Photos: First Look at STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Milwaukee Rep Photo Photos: First Look at STEEL MAGNOLIAS at Milwaukee Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2021

Steel Magnolias will be the first play with a live audience in Milwaukee Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse in over 18 months. As a way to say THANK YOU, Milwaukee Rep is offering free tickets to local Healthcare Workers to performances on November 10 at 7:30pm, November 11 at 7:30pm and November 14 at 7pm.

Milwaukee Rep's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Offers Free Tickets For Healthcare Workers Photo Milwaukee Rep's STEEL MAGNOLIAS Offers Free Tickets For Healthcare Workers
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2021

Steel Magnolias will be the first play with a live audience in Milwaukee Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse in over 18 months.  As a way to say THANK YOU, Milwaukee Rep is offering free tickets to local Healthcare Workers to performances on November 10 at 7:30pm, November 11 at 7:30pm and November 14 at 7pm. 

Casting Announcement For Milwaukee Rep Season Openers Photo Casting Announcement For Milwaukee Rep Season Openers
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2021

Milwaukee Rep has announced the complete cast and creative teams for the 2021/22 Season openers Dad's Season Tickets in the Stackner Cabaret and Steel Magnolias in the Quadracci Powerhouse. 

Steep Theatre Is Extending Run of Lucy Kirkwood's MOSQUITOES Photo Steep Theatre Is Extending Run of Lucy Kirkwood's MOSQUITOES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 29, 2019

Steep Theatre is extending the run of Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes through November 16, adding four more chances to catch this beautifully performed and powerful show. Inside the Large Hadron Collider, two high-energy particle beams travel at close to the speed of light before being forced to collide. Outside, two sisters run on an ideological collision course that threatens to upend the fragile gravity holding their family together. Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes is an intergenerational look at the gulf between decisions and their consequences.

BWW Review: Science Meets Family Dysfunction in MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre Photo BWW Review: Science Meets Family Dysfunction in MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Oct 15, 2019

Olivier Award-winning British playwright Lucy Kirkwood pulls no punches when it comes to examining family dysfunction on stage. Her 2017 play MOSQUITOES, which premiered at the National Theatre of Great Britain, features three generations of family members who are so fundamentally disconnected from each other that they barely speak the same language. Penned in response to Brexit, Kirkwood's family drama presents a microcosm of the wider societal divides in her country. This theme is equally relatable in the play's U.S. premiere at Steep Theatre, directed by Jaclynn Juttinga?'a production that marks the storefront theatre's debut as an Equity company. With a scientific subplot about the experiments that confirmed the existence of the Higgs Boson, or a?oeGoda?? particle, Kirkwood's wordy yet fast-paced play evokes the intellectual rigor of Tom Stoppard and the relational angst of Tennessee Williams.

Photo Flash: First Look at MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at MOSQUITOES at Steep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019

Steep Theatre begins its 19th season and opens its first production as an Equity theatre in October with the U.S. premiere of Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. Kirkwood won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play for her Chimerica, and her play The Children enjoyed a well-received run at Steppenwolf this past spring. This production will mark Steep's first venture with the playwright, as well as with director Jutting, a long-time friend of the company.

MOSQUITOES Opens At Steep Theatre Photo MOSQUITOES Opens At Steep Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2019

Steep Theatre begins its 19th season and opens its first production as an Equity theatre in October with the U.S. premiere of Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. Kirkwood won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play for her Chimerica, and her play The Children enjoyed a well-received run at Steppenwolf this past spring. This production will mark Steep's first venture with the playwright, as well as with director Jutting, a long-time friend of the company.      

Casting Announced For MOSQUITOES At Steep Theatre Photo Casting Announced For MOSQUITOES At Steep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 11, 2019

Steep Theatre begins its 19th season and opens its first production as an Equity theatre in October with the U.S. premiere of Olivier Award-winner Lucy Kirkwood's Mosquitoes, directed by Jaclynn Jutting. Kirkwood won the 2014 Olivier Award for Best New Play for her Chimerica, and her play The Children enjoyed a well-received run at Steppenwolf this past spring. This production will mark Steep's first venture with the playwright, as well as with director Jutting, a long-time friend of the company.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

The Den Theatre's FOUR PLACES Extends Through July 7 Photo The Den Theatre's FOUR PLACES Extends Through July 7
by Julie Musbach - Jun 26, 2019

Due to popular demand, The Den Theatre announces its hit revival of Joel Drake Johnson's true-to-life drama FOUR PLACES, directed by ensemble member Lia Mortensen, will extend through Sunday, July 7

Photo Flash: Inside The Den Theatre's FOUR PLACES Photo Photo Flash: Inside The Den Theatre's FOUR PLACES
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2019

The Den Theatre presents a revival of Joel Drake Johnson's true-to-life drama FOUR PLACES, directed by ensemble member Lia Mortensen, playing May 24 - June 30, 2019 at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

The Den Theatre Presents FOUR PLACES Photo The Den Theatre Presents FOUR PLACES
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2019

The Den Theatre is pleased to present a revival of Joel Drake Johnson's true-to-life drama FOUR PLACES, directed by ensemble member Lia Mortensen, playing May 24 - June 30, 2019 at 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (2B) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. The press opening is Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 pm.

BWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: CURIOUS INCIDENT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 8, 2018

Under Jonathan Berry's direction, Simon Stephens's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME has found its emotional center at Steppenwolf. Based upon the novel by Mark Haddon, CURIOUS INCIDENT marks the first Steppenwolf for Young Adults production of this season, and this staging brings the show's theme of human connection to the forefront. I saw this play both on Broadway and on tour when it passed through Chicago in 2016, and the more poignant parts of the narrative felt swallowed up by the cavernous venues. In Steppenwolf's comparably smaller Downstairs Theatre, CURIOUS INCIDENT has considerably more emotional heft while also offering up a unique visual and aural landscape.

Steppenwolf For Young Adults Launches Season with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN  Photo Steppenwolf For Young Adults Launches Season with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins rehearsals next week for its first play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, 'When you feel lost, how do you find your way?' Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry directs SYA's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Julie Musbach - Oct 5, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) opens with the Tony Award-winning production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Simon Stephens, directed by Jonathan Berry and featuring ensemble member Caroline Neff.

Steppenwolf For Young Adults Launches Season with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN  Photo Steppenwolf For Young Adults Launches Season with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins rehearsals next week for its first play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, 'When you feel lost, how do you find your way?' Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry directs SYA's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE N Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Julie Musbach - Sep 20, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins rehearsals next week for its first play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, 'When you feel lost, how do you find your way?'

Steppenwolf For Young Adults Launches Season with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN  Photo Steppenwolf For Young Adults Launches Season with THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by Julie Musbach - Aug 29, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins rehearsals next week for its first play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, 'When you feel lost, how do you find your way?' Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry directs SYA's production of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

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