Director and Full Cast and Announced for THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS Director and Full Cast and Announced for THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the opening production of Artemisia's season a?" THE SUFFRAGE PLAYS - an evening of three one-act comedies from the Suffrage Theatre, a vital element of the British Women's Suffrage Movement. (more...)

Redtwist Announces Cast of KING LEAR Redtwist Announces Cast of KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2019

Redtwist Theatre presents William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Steve Scott. The show opens Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 3pm and runs Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 3pm, through Sunday, August 4, 3:00pm. (more...)

KING LEAR Comes to Redtwist Theatre KING LEAR Comes to Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

Redtwist Theatre presents William Shakespeare's KING LEAR, directed by Steve Scott. The show opens Saturday, July 6, 2019, at 3pm and runs Thu, Fri, Sat at 7:30pm; Sun at 3pm, through Sunday, August 4, 3:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre Company's TAKE ME Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre Company's TAKE ME
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company concludes its 31st season with the world premiere of TAKE ME, a musical comic fantasia written by Mark Guarino, with original music and lyrics by Jon Langford (The Mekons, The Waco Brothers),orchestrations and arrangements by Anabelle Revak, direction by ensemble member Anderson Lawfer* and music direction by Chuck Evans. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Presents World Premiere Musical TAKE ME Strawdog Theatre Presents World Premiere Musical TAKE ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to conclude its 31st season with the world premiere of TAKE ME, a musical comic fantasia written by Mark Guarino, with original music and lyrics by Jon Langford (The Mekons, The Waco Brothers). (more...)

Casting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's TAKE ME Casting Announced For Strawdog Theatre's TAKE ME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Strawdog Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of TAKE ME, a musical comic fantasia written by Mark Guarino, with original music and lyrics by Jon Langford (The Mekons, The Waco Brothers). Based on real events, ensemble member Anderson Lawfer* directs this new musical about a woman struggling with trauma who finds solace in the world of alien conspiracy theories. (more...)

Promethean Announces Cast of ARCADIA Promethean Announces Cast of ARCADIA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Casting has been announced for Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 13th season opener - Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA. Stoppard's play - which the Royal Institution of Great Britain named one of the best science-related works ever written - follows two groups of people who were residents and guests of an English country house some 200 years apart. The action alternates between the early 19th Century (1809 and 1812) and the present-day, as the play's modern characters explore the actions of the earlier-era characters to improve their understanding of the present. (more...)

Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA this October Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA this October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Bunnicula, a family musical based on the popular children's book by Deborah and James Howe, with adaptation and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre emeritus ensemble member James Sie, music by Doug Wood, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Anthony Kayer. At a showing of Dracula one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family discovers an abandoned rabbit. When they bring him home, resident know-it-all Chester the cat suspects the worst after spying gleaming fangs in the bunny's mouth. And as vegetables start turning up mysteriously drained of their juices, even easygoing Harold the dog wonders if they have a supernatural menace on their hands. Brave the night and dare to embrace our differences in this musical adaptation of the 1979 book by Deborah and James Howe. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHTMARES & NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier Photo Flash: First Look at NIGHTMARES & NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier's phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van Barham. (more...)

Photo Flash: Black Button Eyes Productions' NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories Of John Collier Makes World Premiere Photo Flash: Black Button Eyes Productions' NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories Of John Collier Makes World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2018

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier's phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van Barham. (more...)

Casting Announced For Black Button Eyes' NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories Of John Collier Casting Announced For Black Button Eyes' NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories Of John Collier
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier's phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van Barham. (more...)

HAMILTON Chicago's Gregory Treco To Appear In Akvavit Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT OF NORDIC MUSIC HAMILTON Chicago's Gregory Treco To Appear In Akvavit Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT OF NORDIC MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Akvavit Theatre is pleased to present A LITTLE NIGHT OF NORDIC MUSIC, a benefit concert featuring highlights from the musical Chess and other song selections, with special guest Gregory Treco, who currently stars as Aaron Burr in the Chicago cast of the smash hit musical Hamilton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Poe is in Residence at The Edge Theater in NEVERMORE Photo Flash: Poe is in Residence at The Edge Theater in NEVERMORE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

Following its hit production of SHOCKHEADED PETER, Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. (more...)

Photo Flash: NEVERMORE  Explores the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe Photo Flash: NEVERMORE Explores the Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2018

Following its hit production of SHOCKHEADED PETER, Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes Productions' 'NEVERMORE' Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes Productions' 'NEVERMORE'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2017

Following its hit production of SHOCKHEADED PETER, Black Button Eyes Productions concludes its 2017-18 season with the Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced! Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

Photo Flash: Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 12th Season Opens with Jose Rivera's MARISOL Photo Flash: Promethean Theatre Ensemble's 12th Season Opens with Jose Rivera's MARISOL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. Marisol Perez is a copy editor for a Manhattan publisher. Though she is a white-collar worker, she still chooses to live alone in the tough section of the Bronx where she grew up. The play opens with Marisol barely escaping a vicious attack on her subway trip back to the Bronx. Later that evening, Marisol's guardian angel pays a visit to tell her she can no longer serve as Marisol's protector because she has been called to join the revolution already in progress against an old and senile God who is dying and 'taking the rest of the universe with him.' The angel warns Marisol that she will face many threats over the coming days and advises her to be prepared to defend herself. Soon, Marisol is caught up in the Armageddon being fought on the streets of New York City. (more...)

Casting Announced for Black Button Eyes' NEVERMORE Casting Announced for Black Button Eyes' NEVERMORE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson. (more...)

Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced! Rosie Ramos to Star in Title Role in Promethean Theatre Ensemble's MARISOL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Promethean Theatre Ensemble's twelfth season will open in October with Jose Rivera's MARISOL - an absurdist comedy in which a young New York City woman of Puerto Rican descent finds herself immersed in a battle led by angels to save the universe from a senile and ineffectual God. (more...)

Casting and Production Crew Announced for THE LIAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Casting has been announced for The Liar, David Ives's "translaptation" of Pierre Corneille's 1643 farce of the same name, according to Ed Rutherford, the Promethean Theatre Ensemble artistic associate who is directing the production. The title character, Dorante, a charming young man who cannot tell the truth, will be played by Josh Hambrock. Dorante's love interest Clarice (who he believes to be named Lucrece, the name of her friend who will be played by Katherine Schwartz) will be played by ensemble member Meghann Tabor. (more...)

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