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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory Theater presents In the Heights, the 2008 Tony Award winner for Best Musical by Hamilton creator Lin Manuel Miranda in the Quadracci Powerhouse through October 28, 2018. Check out the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal With Les Dennis, Blake Harrison, Nitin Ganatra and Tala Gouveia in END OF THE PIER at Park Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018
Les Dennis, Nitin Ganatra, Tala Gouveia and Blake Harrison are to star in powerful new black comedy End Of The Pier, coming to Park Theatre from 11 July. As a former national treasure begins to reflect on his fading career and embrace his dimming stardom, his life is upended by the surprise arrival of the nation's favourite young comedian.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018
Milwaukee Repertory TheaterÂ concludes the 2017/18 Season with the great American classic,Â Our Town, a powerful and moving drama, in the Quadracci Powerhouse, runningÂ April 10 through May 13.Â Directed by Associate Artistic DirectorÂ Brent Hazelton, this large ensemble brings together some of Wisconsin's greatest theatre talent on one stage to create anÂ Our TownÂ for our town.Â
by BWW News Desk - 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.
by Shari Barrett - Aug 2, 2017
ANIMAL FARM, Orwell's brilliant political satire about the corrupting influence of power, charts the fall of idealism and the rise of tyranny after the animals of Manor Farm rise up against their oppressive human owner in a struggle for rights, equality, gaining the right to make their own choices on how to live their lives. Onstage, the story is read by two children, the girl (Sierra Rose Friday) and boy (Shane McDermott), keeping the audience informed as to the action taking place or what has gone on off stage leading to that particular scene. It all begins as the animals, led by Snowball, an idealistic pig (Christopher Yarrow), take over the farm from Mr. Jones (Steve Fisher). Their plan goes well at first; all the animals are equal and content. But eventually, several of the other pigs, led by Napoleon (Mark Lewis) and Squealer (Melora Marshall), yield to the lure of power and start to make decisions that serve their own interests best, eventually leading them to proclaim that some animals are more equal than others. The quote, 'absolute power corrupts absolutely,' certainly applies to Orwell's masterful work.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017
The manicured life of a conservative actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including politically liberal daughter Brooke, who's about to publish a tell-all memoir.Â Mary Jo DuPreyÂ directsÂ Jon Robin Baitz'sÂ Other Desert Cities,Â openingÂ July 8Â atÂ Will Geer's Theatricum Botanicum.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017
This summer, the world premiere of Mrs Orwell starring Cressida Bonas (Doctor Thorne (ITV), Gatsby (Leicester Square Theatre), An Evening with Lucien Freud (Leicester Square Theatre)) and Peter Hamilton Dyer (Twelfth Night and Richard III (Broadway for Shakespeare's Globe), A Midsummer Night's Dream: A Play for the Nation (RSC), Genius: Einstein (Fox 21 Television)) will be brought to life at the Old Red Lion. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017
William Shakespeare'sÂ The Merchant of VeniceÂ opens the summer season atÂ Will Geer's Theatricum BotanicumÂ onÂ June 3.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
Epic Theatre Company is closing out its acclaimed fifth season with a true modern classic-Peter Shaffer'sEquus.
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017
George Orwell's satire on the perils of Stalinism has proved magnificently long-lived as a parable about totalitarianism anywhere and has given the world at least one immortal phrase: 'Some are more equal than others.' The animals on a farm drive out their master and take over and run the farm for themselves.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017
Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, THE FLICK. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy,Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of THE FLICK movie house. The production is curently in previews for a February 14th opening and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of Annie Baker's 2014 Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, THE FLICK. Under the direction of Dexter Bullard, who also directed the Chicago premiere of Baker's Circle Mirror Transformation, the cast features Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner as the three hapless employees of THE FLICK movie house. Previews begin February 4 (opening night is February 14; press performances are Saturday, February 13 at 3pm and Tuesday, February 16 at 7:30pm) and runs through May 8, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015
Milwaukee Repertory Theater's 2015/16 Quadracci Powerhouse season continues with THE MOUSETRAP, a celebration of the 125th Anniversary of Agatha Christie's birth. Rep Favorite J.R. Sullivan directs a cast of stage veterans to realize Christie's masterfully woven plot, luring in audiences before delivering an unforgettable final twist! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015
On the heels of a sold-out production of George Orwell's Animal Farm last season, Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins the 2015/16 season with another Orwellian masterpiece, 1984. Adapted by Andrew White and directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon, 1984 receives a multi-media production that is a haunting, shockingly timely look at a future that seems disturbingly present. Performances began October 21 and continue through November 20, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St); the press performance is Saturday, October 24 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015
On the heels of a sold-out production of George Orwell's Animal Farm last season, Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins the 2015/16 season with another Orwellian masterpiece, 1984. Adapted by Andrew White and directed by SYA Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon, Orwell's 1984 receives a cutting-edge, multi-media production with projection design by Joseph A. Burke and photography direction by Joel Moorman. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014
Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) first production of its 2014/15 season is George Orwell's Animal Farm, a world premiere adaptation by Althos Low. SYA's Artistic and Educational Director Hallie Gordon directs the production in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre. The SYA 2014/15 season explores the theme, 'Create a Movement: The Art of Revolution.' Animal Farm runs now through November 9, 2014; with an additional week of student performances now offered November 11 - 14, 2014 at 10am. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014
In Revolution Farm, a brand new adaptation of Animal Farm, writer James Kenworth takes Orwell's classic satire and gives it a fresh, contemporary twist, injecting its timeless tale of a revolution that went wrong with a gritty, urban, in-yer-face language perfectly suited to being staged on one of London's longest established and largest inner city farms, Newham City Farm, Stansfeld Rd, London E6 5LT. Revolution Farm will run for eight performances between Tuesday 19 and Sunday 24 August. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014
Never underestimate the power of designer shoes on matters of the heart. Theatre Planners presents a romantic comedy by Emmy Award-winning writer Peter Lefcourt. Terri Hanauer directs the world premiere of The Way You Look Tonight, opening tonight as a guest production at the Odyssey Theatre.
Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Cummings Bill Brochtrup and More in Fountain Theatre's THE NORMAL HEART
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013
Fueled by love, anger, hope and pride, a circle of friends struggles to contain a mysterious disease ravaging New York's gay community. Simon Levy directs the exclusive Los Angeles revival of Larry Kramer's groundbreaking drama about public and private indifference to the onset of the AIDS crisis, and one man's fight to awaken the world to its urgency. The Normal Heart opens Sept. 21 at the Fountain Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!