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FROM OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Programming Continues at Milwaukee Rep Photo FROM OUR HOME TO YOUR HOME Programming Continues at Milwaukee Rep
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 30, 2020

Milwaukee Rep continues From Our Home to Your Home online programming through September thanks to the support of Donald & Donna Baumgartner, Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Family and the donors to the Double-Down for Artists Challenge which raised a total of $109,000 to support Milwaukee Rep's artists that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

Milwaukee Rep Raises $109K to Support More Online Content Photo Milwaukee Rep Raises $109K to Support More Online Content
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 11, 2020

Milwaukee Rep has announced the completion of the Donald & Donna Baumgartner and Elizabeth Quadracci Harned Family Double-Down for Artists Challenge which raised a total of $109,000 to support Milwaukee Rep's terrific and talented artists that have been severely impacted by COVID-19.

Beth Malone, Taylor Trensch and More Among Cast of PRIDE PLAYS Photo Beth Malone, Taylor Trensch and More Among Cast of PRIDE PLAYS
by Julie Musbach - May 22, 2019

Initial casting and remaining directors have been announced for Pride Plays, an upcoming festival of play readings to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. Nick Mayo serves as Festival Director.

BWW Review: Compelling SWEAT Tells an Emotional Tale of the Fall of the American Work Photo BWW Review: Compelling SWEAT Tells an Emotional Tale of the Fall of the American Working Middle Class and its Effect on the Nation
by Roy Berko - Oct 31, 2018

Lynn Nottage, who has been called 'as fine a playwright as America has,' started to craft 'Sweat,' which is now getting a production at Cleveland Play House, in 2011, just before the height of the national malaise, but not before Reading, Pennsylvania and similar areas were hit by layoffs, plant closings, and general angst. The playwright honed in on the national problem and succeeded in writing a raw, disturbing and illuminating script that won the 2017 Pulitzer for Drama.

Photo Flash: Cleveland Playhouse Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Photo Photo Flash: Cleveland Playhouse Presents Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 15, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) brings to life Lynn Nottage's complex story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rust Belt drama Sweat. Set in Reading, PA, this relevant story offers audience members suspense through its intricate portrayal of characters battling to survive in a city crippled by economic stagnation. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley will direct. Previews begin on October 13th, with press opening on October 19th at the Outcalt Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company.

The Lark Sets Lineup For 25th Annual Playwrights' Week Photo The Lark Sets Lineup For 25th Annual Playwrights' Week
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 11, 2018

The Lark is thrilled to announce five plays and playwrights have been chosen through its Open Access Program for the 25th Annual Playwrights' Week. This year's plays, selected from a pool of over 1,200 submissions, will be: Sistren by Erin Buckley; Even Flowers Bloom in Hell, Sometimes by Franky D. Gonzalez; As Is: Conversations With Big Black Women in Confined Spaces by Stacey Rose; form of a girl unknown by Charly Evon Simpson; and Desarrollo by Juliany Taveras. The selected playwrights will participate in an intensive seven-day retreat, designed to foster a peer-based community among the writers, their creative teams, and The Lark's staff.

SWEAT Offers A Compelling Portrait Of Pride And Survival At Cleveland Play House Photo SWEAT Offers A Compelling Portrait Of Pride And Survival At Cleveland Play House
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2018

Cleveland Play House (CPH) brings to life Lynn Nottage's complex story of the Pulitzer Prize-winning Rust Belt drama Sweat.  Set in Reading, PA, this relevant story offers audience members suspense through its intricate portrayal of characters battling to survive in a city crippled by economic stagnation. CPH Artistic Director Laura Kepley will direct. Previews begin on October 13th, with press opening on October 19th at the Outcalt Theatre in Playhouse Square. This production is sponsored by Great Lakes Brewing Company.

Photo Flash: Milwaukee Rep presents ANIMAL FARM Photo Photo Flash: Milwaukee Rep presents ANIMAL FARM
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2018

Leading the cast of Animal Farm will be Milwaukee Rep Associate Artists Jonathan Gillard Daly (Man of La Mancha andMousetrap) as Benjamin/Pilkington and Deborah Staples (A Christmas Carol and Harvey) as Clover. Rounding out the cast is Milwaukee native Brendan Titley (Penguin Rep Theatre's Trayf) as Snowball/Minimus, Melvin Abston(Broadway's Sister Act) as Napoleon, Tiffany Rachelle Stewart (Broadway's A Curious Incident of the Dog In The Night-time) as Squealer/Mollie and Stephanie Weeks (Tennessee Shakespeare Company's A Midsummer Night's Dream) as Boxer/Major.

Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Starts Next Month at Milwaukee Rep Photo Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Starts Next Month at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents an adaption of the landmark novel, Animal Farm, in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 9 through February 11, 2018. George Orwell's novel, adapted into a play by Ian Wooldridge, transforms this literary classic into a vibrant and moving production that is still resonant today.

Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Starts Next Month at Milwaukee Rep Photo Stage Adaptation of George Orwell's ANIMAL FARM Starts Next Month at Milwaukee Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents an adaption of the landmark novel, Animal Farm, in the Quadracci Powerhouse beginning January 9 through February 11, 2018. George Orwell's novel, adapted into a play by Ian Wooldridge, transforms this literary classic into a vibrant and moving production that is still resonant today.

BWW Interview: Noah Racey of ROAD SHOW at Signature Theatre
by Jamie McGonnigal - Mar 14, 2016

I first met Noah Racey when I was directing the 2004 Nightlife Awards at Town Hall in New York. He was performing with his co-star from Never Gonna Dance, Nancy Lemenager. If you've never seen him dance, you haven't lived. I got to chat a bit about his stay down here in DC. 

BWW Review: The Engeman's GOD OF CARNAGE
by Melissa Giordano - Feb 3, 2016

Having seen a previous less-than-stellar local production of Yasmina Reza's Tony winning play God Of Carnage, I'm thrilled that Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre has added it to their season this year. Leave it to The Engeman to redeem a show. This intelligent and well-executed incarnation runs through March 6th at the gorgeous Northport venue.

John W. Engeman Theater to Present GOD OF CARNAGE; Cast, Creative Team Set
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 5, 2016

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GOD OF CARNAGE.  GOD OF CARNAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - Northwell Health.  Performances begin on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 8:00pm and run through March 6, 2016.

Cincinnati Playhouse Presents SEX WITH STRANGERS, Now thru 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Laura Eason's sexy, funny grown-up fling SEX WITH STRANGERS heats up the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season with both sexual and intellectual tensions. The provocative new play runs tonight, Sept. 26 through Oct. 25 on the Playhouse's intimate Thompson Shelterhouse stage.

Cincinnati Playhouse to Present SEX WITH STRANGERS, 9/26-10/25
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 31, 2015

Laura Eason's sexy, funny grown-up fling SEX WITH STRANGERS heats up the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's 2015-16 season with both sexual and intellectual tensions. The provocative new play runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 25 on the Playhouse's intimate Thompson Shelterhouse stage.

BWW Reviews: Pioneer Theatre Company's SWEET CHARITY is Filled with Life
by Tyler Hinton - May 13, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company's production of SWEET CHARITY is a zany, zingy concoction filled with life and all that comes with it.

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season.

BWW Reviews: The Engeman's OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 29, 2014

Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities' is an emotion roller coaster. It is a heart wrenching story set around what is supposed to be a happy time of year and Richard T. Dolce's cast wonderfully delivers at the stunning John W. Engeman Theatre. Running through March 9th at the Northport venue, the play revolves around a prominent political Californian family.

Photo Coverage: OTHER DESERT CITIES Opens at John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jan 26, 2014

John W. Engeman Theater presents OTHER DESERT CITIES, the funny, gripping and ultimately satisfying play about family secrets brought to light from Jon Robin Baitz (creator of TV's Brothers & Sisters), which was a finalist for the 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Previews began on Thursday, January 23rd at 8:00 p.m. while the official opening was last night, Saturday, January 25th at 8:00 p.m., the production runs through March 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld was on the scene last night - check out photos below!

BWW Reviews: Emotions Run Deep in Pioneer Theatre's Smartly Directed OTHER DESERT CITIES
by Blair Howell - Nov 1, 2013

Credit director Charles Morey for the excellence of Pioneer Theatre Company's production of 'Other Desert Cities.' It's the delicate balance between spontaneous comedy and intense family drama that he so smartly achieves that makes the play so enjoyable.

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