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HER HONOR JANE BYRNE Audio Play To Air On WBEZ Photo HER HONOR JANE BYRNE Audio Play To Air On WBEZ
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company, in collaboration with WBEZ 91.5 Chicago, presents a World Premiere audio play of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member and Mellon Playwright in Residence J. Nicole Brooks. Her Honor Jane Byrne will air on Chicago's NPR news station WBEZ 91.5 FM and wbez,org on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 26 from 11am-1pm CT and Saturday, November 28 from 2pm-4pm CT.

Tune in to Join Collaboraction's CRUCIAL CONNECTIONS Photo Tune in to Join Collaboraction's CRUCIAL CONNECTIONS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2020

Join Collaboraction, Chicago's theater for social change, on Thursday, November 19 from 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. CT for Crucial Connections, the company's free, highly interactive, live online show that's all about 'hyper-local, thinking global.'

Passes Now Available to the Public for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS Photo Passes Now Available to the Public for NAMT's FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2020

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced that the public can attend NAMT's 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS by making a donation to NAMT ($30 donation for one day / $50 donation for both days).

Lookingglass Announces THE SECRET PASSAGE, A New Digital Membership Photo Lookingglass Announces THE SECRET PASSAGE, A New Digital Membership
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces the new digital membership: The Secret Passage, which includes exclusive programming of enthralling stories, virtual delights and artist engagement opportunities. 

Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Ann Photo Amber Iman, Zachary Noah Piser, Vincent Rodriguez III and More Announced for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's directors, musical directors and casting for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020. Due to the pandemic, the Festival will be reimagined and shared online through Broadway On Demand. Events will kick off on November 17.

Six Innovative Librettists Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Virtual Libretto Workshop Photo Six Innovative Librettists Selected for Fort Worth Opera's Virtual Libretto Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2020

Fort Worth Opera announced today the names of the six librettists whose unpublished works have been selected for Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, an exciting exploration of operatic storytelling, and the eighth installment of its innovative new works showcase.

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NE Photo National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces Lineup for 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2020

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the line-up of new musicals for their 32nd Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, on Thursday, November 19 and Friday, November 20, 2020.

Fort Worth Opera Announces Call For Submissions For FRONTIERS: FWO LIBRETTO WORKSHOP Photo Fort Worth Opera Announces Call For Submissions For FRONTIERS: FWO LIBRETTO WORKSHOP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2020

Fort Worth Opera (FWO) has announced a call for submissions for Frontiers: FWO Libretto Workshop, an exciting exploration of operatic storytelling, and the eighth installment of the company's innovative new works showcase.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces J. Nicole Brooks Has Been Awarded an Andrew W. Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces J. Nicole Brooks Has Been Awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced that Ensemble Member and playwright J. Nicole Brooks (Her Honor Jane Byrne) has been awarded an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant to support a three-year residency at Lookingglass Theatre Company through the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP).

HowlRound and the Mellon Foundation Announce 13 Playwrights Joining National Playwrig Photo HowlRound and the Mellon Foundation Announce 13 Playwrights Joining National Playwright Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

HowlRound Theatre Commons has announced it has been awarded a three-year, $1,336,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support HowlRound's core programs and the continuation of the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP), funding thirteen new playwright residencies in nine states.

HowlRound Announces 2020 National Playwright Residency Program Photo HowlRound Announces 2020 National Playwright Residency Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

In collaboration with The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, HowlRound Theatre Commons established the National Playwright Residency Program (NPRP) in 2013.

Nominations for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced Photo Nominations for the 2020 Dora Mavor Moore Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020

At an online media announcement - pre-taped in front of Meridian Hall with physically distanced protocols in place - streamed June 8 on the Dora Awards YouTube channel, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) announced 243 nominations for the 41st annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards.

Regional Spotlight: How Lookingglass Theatre Company is Working Through the Global He Photo Regional Spotlight: How Lookingglass Theatre Company is Working Through the Global Health Crisis
by Stephi Wild - May 7, 2020

Today we're checking in with Lookingglass Theatre Company. We chatted with Heidi Stillman, Artistic Director of the theatre.

David Schwimmer and Alexander Zeldin to Appear on Lookingglass Theatre Company's Podc Photo David Schwimmer and Alexander Zeldin to Appear on Lookingglass Theatre Company's Podcast
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents new episodes of Keeping Curious, a new lineup of programming free to all audiences. While Coronavirus keeps theaters closed and audiences apart, Lookingglass Theatre has developed a whole host of free digital offerings presented by Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates.

Lookingglass Theatre Presents New Digital Offerings Photo Lookingglass Theatre Presents New Digital Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Keeping Curious, a new lineup of programming free to all audiences.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Launches KEEPING CURIOUS, a New Lineup of Free Digital P Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Launches KEEPING CURIOUS, a New Lineup of Free Digital Programming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2020

While Coronavirus keeps theaters closed and audiences apart, Lookingglass Theatre has developed a whole host of free digital offerings presented Lookingglass Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates, including a new weekly podcast, a virtual yoga class, and exclusive performances.

BWW Review: HER HONOR JANE BYRNE at Lookingglass Theatre Photo BWW Review: HER HONOR JANE BYRNE at Lookingglass Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 13, 2020

J. Nicole Brooks's HER HONOR JANE BYRNE, now in a world premiere production at Lookingglass, is a play deeply rooted in Chicago's not-too-distant history. Inspired by former Chicago Mayor Jane Byrne (the first woman to serve as mayor here) and her decision to move into Cabrini-Green as a display of her desire to revitalize the city's housing projects, the play introduces a cast of characters representing different perspectives in the city. Brooks (who also directs) has assembled an intriguing array of characters in HER HONOR JANE BYRNE, and she makes the pivotal choice to prominently feature residents of Cabrini-Green as much as Byrne and some of her fellow Chicago politicians. Yet the play becomes too cluttered in its various storylines and ideas.

Photo Flash:  HER HONOR JANE BYRNE at Lookingglass Theatre Company Photo Photo Flash: HER HONOR JANE BYRNE at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks. Her Honor Jane Byrne runs February 26–April 12, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Performance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

The 2020 George London Award Winners Are Announced; Five Singers Win Top Prize Of $10 Photo The 2020 George London Award Winners Are Announced; Five Singers Win Top Prize Of $10,000
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

a?oeI have known for three generations how difficult the career of an opera singer remains,a?? said George London Foundation President Nora London at the announcement of the 2020 George London Award winners. a?oeThis all started because George wanted to help a?" and now we have been giving these awards for almost 50 years.a??

Lookingglass Theatre Will Present the World Premiere of HER HONOR JANE BYRNE by J. Ni Photo Lookingglass Theatre Will Present the World Premiere of HER HONOR JANE BYRNE by J. Nicole Brooks
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2020

Lookingglass Theatre Company will present the World Premiere of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks. Her Honor Jane Byrne runs February 26-April 12, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Performance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

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