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Winners Announced For 2021 Michael Merritt Awards Photo Winners Announced For 2021 Michael Merritt Awards
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2021

The Michael Merritt Award, a national award unique in its emphasis on excellence in both design and collaboration, is presented annually to professional theatrical designers.

Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette, and More Announced for THE CALL TO UNITE Livestream E Photo Josh Groban, Alanis Morissette, and More Announced for THE CALL TO UNITE Livestream Event
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 27, 2020

The Call to Unite is a 24-hour global livestream event that will unite people across the world to celebrate our shared humanity. 

Founding Director Of Weston Playhouse Malcolm Ewen Passes Away Photo Founding Director Of Weston Playhouse Malcolm Ewen Passes Away
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Weston Playhouse is deeply saddened to announce that ?Malcolm Ewen?, Weston Playhouse Theatre Company Founding Director, beloved colleague, and friend, has passed after a long battle with cancer.

The 24rth Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration Announced Photo The 24rth Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration Announced
by A.A. Cristi - May 7, 2019

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on  Monday, May 13th, 2019 at Columbia College Chicago. 72 E. 11th Street, Chicago IL, 60605.  5:00pm-10:00pm      

Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Named Steppenwolf Ensemble Member Photo Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Named Steppenwolf Ensemble Member
by Julie Musbach - Feb 15, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the addition of longtime stage managerMalcolm Ewen into the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Ewen has worked at Steppenwolf since 1987 and has stage managed more than 40 shows and taken four Steppenwolf productions to Broadway-including The Grapes of Wrath and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? both of which won Tony Awards.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES Photo VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES Photo Berkeley Rep Announces Full Cast For METAMORPHOSES
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 12, 2018

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

Remy Bumppo Announces New Associate Artists Photo Remy Bumppo Announces New Associate Artists
by Julie Musbach - Dec 4, 2018

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company is pleased to announce that Mike Durst, Yeaji Kim, Christopher Kriz, Joe Schermoly, and Ellen Willett have been the first to be named Associate Artists of the company. The newly created Associate Artist program honors the work of these talented collaborators and will give them more opportunities to work with the company on future projects.

Narda E. Alcorn Appointed Chair Of Stage Management At Yale School Of Drama Photo Narda E. Alcorn Appointed Chair Of Stage Management At Yale School Of Drama
by Julie Musbach - Nov 30, 2018

James Bundy, Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, announced today the appointment of Narda E. Alcorn as Chair of the School's Stage Management Department and Stage Management Advisor at Yale Rep, for a five-year term beginning July 1, 2019.

Steep Theatre Opens THE BOXCAR Photo Steep Theatre Opens THE BOXCAR
by Julie Musbach - Aug 22, 2018

Steep's new cabaret-lounge space, The Boxcar, is set to open to the public this weekend, expanding the company's artistic programming and offering a community gathering place five nights a week, Thursday through Monday evenings.

25th Annual Michael Merritt Awards to Take Place Next Month Photo 25th Annual Michael Merritt Awards to Take Place Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2018

The 25th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 14th, 2017 at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. 5:00pm-10:00pm Broadway, film, television and regional theatre Costume Designer Toni-Leslie James(Come From Away, August Wilson's Jitney) will receive the 2018 Merritt Award.

New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep Photo New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD Extends at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Due to an overwhelming demand, Berkeley Rep has announced that the world premiere musical of Ain't Too Proud-The Life and Times of The Temptations will extend for two additional weeks. Originally scheduled to close on October 8, the popular musical will now run through Sunday, October 22.

Cast Complete for New Temptations Musical AIN'T TOO PROUD at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full casting and creative team for the world premiere of AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE TEMPTATIONS MUSICAL. The musical stage production will be directed by Tony Award winner Des McAnuff. Berkeley Rep presents the show by special arrangement with Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce (American Idiot, Spring Awakening).

HELLO, DOLLY!'s Santo Loquasto Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Santo Loquasto has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for HELLO, DOLLY!.

HELLO, DOLLY!'s Santo Loquasto Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Santo Loquasto has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Scenic Design of a Musical for HELLO, DOLLY!.

Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth Receives 2017 Michael Merritt Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The 24th Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 15th, 2017 at Loyola University Chicago.Legendary Broadway and Film Costume Designer Ann Roth (The Nance, The Book of Mormon, The English Patient, Midnight Cowboy) will receive the 2017 Merritt Award. 

Megan McGinnis Stars in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015.

Megan McGinnis-Led SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015.

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015.

23rd Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration Set for 5/16
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 25, 2016

The 23rd Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 16th, at Loyola University Chicago.    5:00pm-10:00pm  

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