BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Goodman TheatreBWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 14, 2019

Director Mary Zimmerman lends her whimsy to THE MUSIC MAN at Goodman Theatre in a production that pays homage to the small-town charm and iconic score of Meredith Willson's classic musical. Under Zimmerman's direction, this MUSIC MAN becomes a joyful company piece showcasing, in particular, the talents of the formidable actors in the supporting and ensemble roles. The production finds all the earnest humor embedded in THE MUSIC MAN, and Jermaine Hill's music direction ensures that each note rings out fully from the 12-member orchestra. (more...)

The Goodman Announces Final Extension of THE MUSIC MANThe Goodman Announces Final Extension of THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, Goodman Theatre has added a second and final extension week to its major revival of The Music Man, which opened last night in the Albert Theatre (more...)

Casting Announcement For Milwaukee Rep Fall 2019/20 SeasonCasting Announcement For Milwaukee Rep Fall 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2019

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces the cast and creative teams for the 201920 Season shows 2 Pianos 4 Hands, The Niceties, The Nerd and Nunsense. (more...)

The Goodman Extends THE MUSIC MAN Through August 11The Goodman Extends THE MUSIC MAN Through August 11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

Due to popular demand, Goodman Theatre adds eight performances to its run of The Music Man, staged by Tony Award-winning Director Mary Zimmerman-now appearing through August 11. Hailed a "musical comedy at its feel-good best" (The New York Times), Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, based on the story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, features beloved songs including "Goodnight My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana," and "Till There Was You." (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE MUSIC MANGoodman Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2019

Goodman Theatre concludes its 2018/2019 Season on a high note with Mary Zimmerman's major revival of The Music Man-Meredith Willson's joyous musical masterpiece, hailed as "one of the sunniest musicals ever" that "glows with enjoyment" with "tunes [that] are full of gusto" (The New York Times), based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Ensemble Theatre Company's EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2019

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 40th Anniversary Season, the Southern California premiere of the stunning and wildly popular novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Jonathan Fox. EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED begins previews on Thursday, April 11, opens on Saturday, April 13 at 8:00pm, and runs through Sunday, April 28, 2019 at The New Vic, 33 W. Victoria Street in Santa Barbara. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Co Premieres EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATEDEnsemble Theatre Co Premieres EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

ENSEMBLE THEATRE COMPANY (ETC) presents the fourth show of its 40th Anniversary Season, the Southern California premiere of the stunning and wildly popular novel by Jonathan Safran Foer, EVERYTHING IS ILLUMINATED, adapted by Simon Block and directed by Jonathan Fox. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ballet Black Takes the Stage at the BarbicanPhoto Flash: Ballet Black Takes the Stage at the Barbican
by Roy Tan - Mar 15, 2019

There's always a buzz when Ballet Black take to the main stage, their popular programmes contrasting dramatic and playful storytelling in a lively showcase of powerful choreography. (more...)

Twelve Ways To Celebrate The Holidays At Chanhassen Dinner TheatresTwelve Ways To Celebrate The Holidays At Chanhassen Dinner Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres (CDT) is decked for the holidays and offers twelve ways to celebrate the season in 2018. On the Main Stage is IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN. This Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' 50th anniversary hit is a new staging that was reimagined for the Broadway stage in 2016 and is based on the classic 1942 film of the same title starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. It celebrates seven holidays from Thanksgiving to the Fourth of July and is the quintessential season showstopper. With over 20 Irving Berlin classic tunes and 13 celebratory production numbers, guests will be delighted with this entertainment spectacular for all ages. (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Stages World Premiere of SHREW!BWW Review: South Coast Repertory Stages World Premiere of SHREW!
by Michael Quintos - Apr 12, 2018

How do you "fix" the misogyny of Shakespeare's now antiquated THE TAMING OF THE SHREW? For playwright Amy Freed, it means injecting it with a noticeable dose of equality empowerment, and then shifting its characters' traits and motivations as if written from a female's perspective. That is the premise of South Coast Repertory's latest World Premiere production SHREW!-which continues performances in Costa Mesa through April 21. The results? A funny but flawed update with good intentions. (more...)

Amy Freed's SHREW! Has World Premiere At South Coast RepertoryAmy Freed's SHREW! Has World Premiere At South Coast Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2018

Playwright Amy Freed has always been a Shakespeare fan. Her breakout hit, The Beard of Avon (SCR-commissioned and premiered, 2001), was a smart, funny look at the controversy surrounding the authorship of Shakespeare's plays. Now comes SHREW! (March 24-April 21, Segerstrom Stage), in which Freed has re-imagined The Bard's play, The Taming of the Shrew, as a wickedly funny love story of two people who find their way to true, deep and mutual love. Art Manke directs SHREW!, which is an anchor production of the 2018 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Tickets are available at www.scr.org. (more...)

Trinity Rep Announces Hilarious Fast-Paced Comedy NATIVE GARDENSTrinity Rep Announces Hilarious Fast-Paced Comedy NATIVE GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Trinity Repertory Company will open Karen Zacarias' Native Gardens in April. This hilarious comedy of being neighborly brings commentary on the American Dream, the racial divide, and what happens when we build fictional (and literal) fences. (more...)

Additions Announced To Winnipeg New Music FestivalAdditions Announced To Winnipeg New Music Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2018

The Winnipeg New Music Festival's (WNMF) unique relationship with Iceland its innovative composers and their uniquely evocative music has evolved over a number of seasons. This year is the 100th anniversary of an important milestone in Icelandic history: the Danish Icelandic Act, a pivotal point in Iceland's history and journey to independence. In celebration of that event, the 2018 Festival (running Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2018) presents multiple world premieres by Icelandic composers including a major new work for orchestra and choir by Hilmar rn Hilmarsson on January 31. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare SHORT SHAKESPEARE- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 2/3Chicago Shakespeare SHORT SHAKESPEARE- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals for Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers. Directed and adapted by Jess McLeod and featuring a power-packed ensemble cast, this production will bring the magic to life for 1,000 students each day in the innovative, new venue The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare during its six-week run. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public on Saturdays February 3 March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: CYMBELINE at California Lutheran University Department Of Theatre And DanceBWW Review: CYMBELINE at California Lutheran University Department Of Theatre And Dance
by Jeffrey Scott - Nov 11, 2017

CYMBELINE proves to be a technical and emotional success- Director Michael J. Arndt consistently produces above-university-level work which constantly challenges his student actors. (more...)

Cape Dance Company Returns to Artscape with INTERPLAY this NovemberCape Dance Company Returns to Artscape with INTERPLAY this November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

The Cape Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Debbie Turner, returns to Cape Town's Artscape Theatre in November 2017 with INTERPLAY. After a successful season at the National Arts Festival, the company is delighted to present this season comprising two programmes of works that reflect the diversity of the company and its broad repertoire. (more...)

Oregon Shakespeare Festival Allen Elizabethan Theatre Opens 6/16-18
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival invites audiences to "be our guest" for a Falstaffian romp through merry old Windsor; a heroic, Homeric journey home to Ithaka; and a revelatory musical journey of self-discovery when its outdoor theatre opens the weekend of June 16-18. The Allen Elizabethan Theatre will feature The Merry Wives of Windsor, directed by Dawn Monique Williams; The Odyssey, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman; and Disney's Beauty and the Beast, directed by Eric Tucker. Previews begin June 6, and all three shows will run through the weekend of October 13-15. (more...)

Special Holiday Performance Featuring Pat Donohue & the Prairie All-Stars
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

Grammy winning fingerpicker Pat Donohue's devotion to acoustic guitar has made him an American standard, as he echoes the tones of Robert Johnson, Blind Blake, Merle Travis or Muddy Waters. (more...)

RICHARD II Opens in July at OSF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival will open William Shakespeare's Richard II, directed by Bill Rauch, on July 9 in the Thomas Theatre. Preview performances are offered July 5, 7 and 8. Due to popular demand, additional performances have been added on July 12, 27, Sept. 14, 27, October 18 and 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Road Less Traveled Productions' FARRAGUT NORTH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Road Less Traveled Productions (RLTP) presents its final production of the 2015-2016 season with the WNY premiere of FARRAGUT NORTH by Beau Willimon, opening Today April 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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