Sally Wingert News

Photo Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Karen Zacarias' NATIVE GARDENS Celebrates Opening Night at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacar as' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Blake Robison directs this hilarious new play about the clash of class and culture that pushes well-meaning neighbors over the edge. Native Gardens is a co-production with Guthrie Theater and runs now through October 22, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. The show just celebrated its opening and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Review:  Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENSBWW Review: Arena Stage Goes Local with NATIVE GARDENS
by Jennifer Perry - Sep 20, 2017

Good cast, good technical work, some funny jokes, but there's something missing. (more...)

BWW Review: The New Play NATIVE GARDENS is a Comedy with a Conscience - Funny and TopicalBWW Review: The New Play NATIVE GARDENS is a Comedy with a Conscience - Funny and Topical
by Jill Schafer - Jul 31, 2017

'I think comedy is disarming. I mean literally. You let down your armor so you can laugh. And if you laugh, you're taking things in. I want people who disagree to watch this play and be able to laugh at themselves.' Mission accomplished. The new play NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarias (from whom this quote comes), now playing on the Guthrie proscenium stage, accomplishes this and more. Through the lens of neighbors disagreeing about a fence, she exposes our many prejudices, fears, and defenses. Everyone in the audience can recognize themselves and the prejudices they harbor, or the ones they've faced, and laugh at the ridiculousness of it all. The two couples in the play are on opposite sides of many issues, but through this dispute they eventually come to realize that despite their differences they both want the same thing - a nice yard to live in and friendly neighbors. (more...)

Guthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena StageGuthrie Cast to Return for NATIVE GARDENS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Good fences make good neighbors...right? Neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute in Karen Zacarias' newest hot-button comedy Native Gardens, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Playwrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core WritersPlaywrights' Center Announces 2017-18 McKnight Fellows, New Core Writers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The Playwrights' Center is excited to announce the 2017-18 McKnight National Residency and Commission recipient, 2017-18 McKnight Fellows in Playwriting, 2017-18 McKnight Theater Artist Fellows, 2017-2020 Core Writers and 2017-18 Core Apprentices. (more...)

BWW Review: Artistry's WIT Takes the Audience on a Beautifully Painful JourneyBWW Review: Artistry's WIT Takes the Audience on a Beautifully Painful Journey
by Jill Schafer - May 16, 2017

I don't know where to begin with this one. Artistry's production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play WIT is simply devastating. But it's also funny, and smart, and philosophical, and enlightening. This is my first experience with the play, and I really can't think of anyone I'd rather see in the lead role than the incomparable Sally Wingert. She gives a masterful performance in what has got to be one of the juiciest roles in theater - a smart, educated, independent, confident woman who experiences life in a whole new way while approaching death from cancer. This professor who is an expert in the metaphysical poetry of John Donne has spent her life contemplating life, death, and the afterlife in theory, and has to rethink everything she believes when faced with the stark reality of it. It's a brilliantly written play given an excellent and interesting staging by Artistry, and Sally's performance is one not to be missed. (more...)

Meet the Cast of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS - Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield and More!Meet the Cast of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS - Melissa Gilbert, Timothy Busfield and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced that celebrated actors Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield have joined the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)

Melissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the PantagesMelissa Gilbert and Timothy Busfield Join THE 24 HOUR PLAYS at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that celebrated actors MELISSA GILBERT and TIMOTHY BUSFIELD are joining the cast of the Minnesota premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS® on Monday, March 13 at 8 p.m. at the historic Pantages Theatre (710 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis). This one-night-only event brings together the extraordinary talent of local and nationally-known artists to create six new theatrical plays within 24 hours. (more...)

Justin Kirk, Devin Kelley, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan McCartan and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in MinneapolisJustin Kirk, Devin Kelley, Joel McKinnon Miller, Ryan McCartan and More Set for THE 24 HOUR PLAYS in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

In celebration of the historic Pantages Theatre's 100th anniversary, Hennepin Theatre Trust and the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) School of Fine Arts are partnering to support emerging musical theatre talent in Minnesota by presenting the premiere of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/19/2017Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/19/2017
by BWW - Feb 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/19/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/12/2017Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/12/2017
by BWW - Feb 12, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/12/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/05/2017Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 2/05/2017
by BWW - Feb 5, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/05/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

MJTC Announces Doorways Programs for THE WHIPPING MANMJTC Announces Doorways Programs for THE WHIPPING MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) has announced its upcoming Doorways Programs for The Whipping Man.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 1/29/2017Now Playing Onstage in St. Paul - Week of 1/29/2017
by BWW - Jan 29, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/29/2017 for St. Paul (more...)

Sally Wingert, Noted Twin Cities Actress, to Make Directorial DebutSally Wingert, Noted Twin Cities Actress, to Make Directorial Debut
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to welcome Sally Wingert in her directorial debut for The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez.  This production runs from February 4 - 26, 2017 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116.   (more...)

Playwright Warren Bowles Wins Ivey AwardPlaywright Warren Bowles Wins Ivey Award
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Twin Cities theater veteran Warren C. Bowles took home an Ivey Award for his direction of Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC)'s 2016 production of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife by Charles Busch. The play, which portrays the existential angst of a bored housewife when an old friend arrives, featured Sally Wingert, Linda Kelsey and Maggie Bearmon Pistner as part of its stellar cast. (more...)

DAI, THE WHIPPING MAN and More Set for MJTC's 2016-17 SeasonDAI, THE WHIPPING MAN and More Set for MJTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce its 22nd season of staging stories about Jewish history and culture with themes universal to people of all backgrounds. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David KellyBWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with Guthrie HARVEY's David Kelly
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 25, 2016

David Kelly debuts at the Guthrie Theater as Elwood P. Dowd in HARVEY. Learn a bit more about him and his thoughts on this old-school show on the Guthrie's Wuertle Thrust Stage, playing through May 15. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season - Tickets On Sale NowHennepin Theatre Trust Announces 2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season - Tickets On Sale Now
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the 2016-2017 Broadway on Hennepin Season, featuring the best of Broadway with five Minnesota premieres and five returning favorites. Making their Minneapolis premieres are Fun Home, winner of five 2015 Tony Awards including Best Musical; The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, the 2015 Tony Award-winning Best Play; and Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, the critically acclaimed 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Revival of a Musical. (more...)

MJTC to Present THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFEMJTC to Present THE TALE OF THE ALLERGIST'S WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2015

Minnesota Jewish Theatre Company (MJTC) is pleased to announce the opening of The Tale of the Allergist's Wife, directed by Warren Bowles and starring Sally Wingert. This production runs from February 13th - March 6th, 2015 at the Highland Park Community Center Theater, 1978 Ford Parkway, St. Paul, MN 55116. Individual tickets go on sale January 8th and range in price from $20 - $32. Student and group discounts are available. To order, call (651) 647-4315 or visit www.mnjewishtheatre.org. Press passes are available for performances on Saturday, February 13th at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday, February 14th at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. (more...)

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