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Bio:
ROGER ELLIS is a director-producer who cultivates new interdisciplinary work that explores identity and post-traumatic growth. Selected credits: Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series (Director/Choreographer, Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series); THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
ROGER ELLIS is a director-producer who cultivates new interdisciplinary work that explores identity and post-traumatic growth. Selected credits: Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series (Director/Choreographer, Steppenwolf Theatre LookOut Series); THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF ... (read complete bio)
Haven Announces 2021-22 Season at The Den Theatre Photo Haven Announces 2021-22 Season at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 2, 2021

Haven has announced its 2021-22 Season, new mission statement and select special programs. The season kicks off this fall with the second annual Rocky Horror Picture Show directed by Haven’s Artistic Director Ian Damont Martin, featuring a screening of the cult-classic film alongside shadowcast performances by some of Chicago favorite actors.

American Music Theatre Project Breaks Virtual Ground With [re:CLICK] 2.0 Photo American Music Theatre Project Breaks Virtual Ground With [re:CLICK] 2.0
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 18, 2021

American Music Theatre Project's experimental web-based production allows audiences to pick an avatar and the version of the show they want to 'play.'.

American Music Theatre Project Announces Final Productions in 15th Anniversary Season Photo American Music Theatre Project Announces Final Productions in 15th Anniversary Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 1, 2021

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University announces the remainder of the 2020-2021 season. The 15th anniversary season concludes with the development of three new music theatre works and the first Capstone Festival featuring works created by senior music theatre students at Northwestern's School of Communication.

School Of Communication To Host Artist-in-Residence Michael R. Jackson Photo School Of Communication To Host Artist-in-Residence Michael R. Jackson
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 9, 2021

The School of Communication at Northwestern University will host a virtual residency with Hope Abelson Artist-in-Residence Michael R. Jackson Feb. 15 to March 5. During the residency, Jackson will visit classes, lead workshops for performers, dramatists, composers and lyricists and participate in a free livestream panel discussion at 7 p.m. CST, Thursday, Feb. 25.

UC Davis and Northwestern University Present [re: CLICK], a Digital Drama About Ident Photo UC Davis and Northwestern University Present [re: CLICK], a Digital Drama About Identity Challenges
by Stephi Wild - Dec 5, 2020

'[re: CLICK],' an innovative contemporary drama spotlighting five students who struggle with their identity in the digital age, marks a new collaboration between the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance and the American Music Theatre Project at Northwestern University.

Northwestern Will Honor Legacy of Music Theatre Alum Kelsey Pharr, Jr. Photo Northwestern Will Honor Legacy of Music Theatre Alum Kelsey Pharr, Jr.
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Northwestern Universitya??s School of Communication has announced the creation of the Kelsey Pharr, Jr. Speaker Series for the 2020-2021 academic year. The series will feature three artists of color working in the Chicago music theatre scene.

Wirtz Center Announces Online Subscription Package for Fall Photo Wirtz Center Announces Online Subscription Package for Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 8, 2020

Northwestern's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts today announced its fall 2020 lineup of virtual offerings. The three-play series includes a reading of Alice Childress's civil rights era drama 'Wine in the Wilderness,' an experimental adaptation of 'Antigone' and an evening of student-created multidisciplinary works.

Black Female Suicide Survivor Brings Her Story To Steppenwolf's Lookout Series With G Photo Black Female Suicide Survivor Brings Her Story To Steppenwolf's Lookout Series With GET OUT ALIVE
by Stephi Wild - Jan 5, 2020

Get Out Alive to debut as part of Steppenwolf's winter LookOut Series. Written & performed by independent artist Nikki Lynette; Directed by Roger Ellis, credits from across the United States, including NYC premiere of Laura Pittenger's Thou Shalt Not.

The Wirtz Center Presents The Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN HOME Photo The Wirtz Center Presents The Tony Award-Winning Musical FUN HOME
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 16, 2019

With a soaring score and deftly constructed book, a?oeFun Homea?? explores identity, parental presence and absence from the quirky confines of a family funeral parlor.

Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT Series 2019/20 Features Dance World Premieres And More Photo Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT Series 2019/20 Features Dance World Premieres And More
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 20, 2019

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is pleased to announce their Fall/Winter 2019/20 lineup. This eclectic season showcases exciting work from many Chicago-based artists and companies working across disciplines. Step out of the cold and into Front Bar for a drink to warm you up, then head into Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre for an unforgettable evening of performance. Since its inception, the LookOut series has featured the work of more than 1,000 artists from across Chicago and beyond in more than 350 performances.

The Horizon Theatre Announces THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME Photo The Horizon Theatre Announces THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

Horizon Theatre Company is continuing its outstanding 35th Anniversary Season with one of the most critically acclaimed plays of the past decade, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. Winner of 7 Olivier Awards and 5 Tony Awards including 'Best Play,' the show brings Mark Haddon's beloved best-selling novel to thrilling life on stage, adapted by two-time Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens.  Horizon Theatre Company's Atlanta premiere starts performances September 20, 2019 (Press Opening September 27, 2019) and runs until October 27, 2019 at Horizon Theatre in Little Five Points/Inman Park (1083 Austin Avenue N.E., Atlanta, GA 30307)  Atlanta. This show is a co-production between Horizon Theatre Company and Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville, Georgia. This production will move to Aurora for a run from January 9 through February 9, 2020. The play is sponsored in part by The Marcus Autism Center, a subsidiary of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and Osiason Educational Foundation.

American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, Photo American Music Theatre Project 2018-2019 Season Continues With Workshop Performances, A Songwriters' Showcase And More
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 15, 2019

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University's School of Communication will present workshop performances of three new music theater works as the 2018-2019 season continues.

Nadia Quinn, Alice Ripley, JOSEPH, and More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below Photo Nadia Quinn, Alice Ripley, JOSEPH, and More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 25, 2019

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551.

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival Kicks Off 5th Season
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2017

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off its 5th season of bringing new theatre to West Michigan all through the month of February on Wednesday, February 1 and 2, 2017 at 8:00 pm with a performance by Shadblow Theatre, reprising their production of Anatomy of Gray, by Jim Leonard. A coming of age story that is relatable to all. Its themes of community, family, questioning faith, fear of the unknown, acceptance, and love speak to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. The play's ensemble driven story-telling, sometimes delightful and sometimes devastating emotional depth, as well as its often presentational style allows this play to truly connect to its audiences. The story follows fifteen-year-old June Muldoon, her mother, the colorful townsfolk of Gray, Indiana, and the mysterious doctor who crash lands in the center of the "most boring town in the world." Seeking to raise questions about what it means to be a part of this incredibly diverse world, the heart of this play touches on themes relevant to all. Fast-paced clever staging, beautiful lyrical narration, and a small but talented nine person ensemble, this play offers a compelling story in an immersive setting that is sure to offer a lot of laughs and a few tears. 

Hugh Hefner Musical Heading to the Stage?
by Sally Henry Fuller - May 31, 2015

Could Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner be the next public figure to be immortalized in a musical? Theatre buzz has surfaced suggesting just that.

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento.

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below!

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 26, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below!

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Christina Mancuso - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below!

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony Award®-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below!

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