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by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2020
Griffin Theatre CompanyÂ is pleased to launch its 32ndÂ season with the Midwest premiere ofÂ Lynn Nottage'sÂ dramaÂ Mlima's TaleÂ directed byÂ Jerrell L. Henderson, playingÂ February 15 â March 21, 2020Â onÂ Raven Theatre's Schwartz Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 20 atÂ www.griffintheatre.comÂ or by calling (773) 338-2177.Â The press opening is Sunday, February 23 at 7 pm.
by Shari Barrett - Jan 13, 2020
Playwright Robert Harling based the STEEL MAGNOLIAS story on his experience with the death of his diabetic sister. As her best friend and closest sibling, Harling found it difficult to cope with losing her, and his friends advised him to write about his feelings as a coping method. What began as a short story then evolved into a full-length play due to the complexity of the relationships and emotions that existed among the female characters who are a?oeas delicate as magnolias but as tough as steela?? who utilize humor and lighthearted conversations to cope with the seriousness of life's underlying situations.
by Benjamin Tomchik - Dec 12, 2019
This holiday season; skip the presents under the tree. All I want is tickets to Fiddler on the Roof at the National Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2019
The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) celebrated its 39th anniversary with more than 480 members of the community at the 2019 Legacy Awards Gala at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on November 13.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Evan Placey's award-winning drama Mother of Him, opens at Park Theatre on 18 September running until 26 October, with press night on Tuesday 24 September at 19.00 in Park200.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Evan Placey's award-winning dramaÂ Mother of Him, opens atÂ Park TheatreÂ onÂ 18 SeptemberÂ running untilÂ 26 October, with opening night onÂ Tuesday 24 September at 7.00pmÂ inÂ Park200.
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2019
On Monday, March 18, DGF hosted a Salon at the Lambs Club where they presented actress Judith Light and playwright Tony Kushner with the DGF Madge Evans & Sidney Kingsley Awards. Former DGF Fellow, Oliver Houser, was also presented with the inaugural DGF Stephen Schwartz Award. The evening featured performances by Michael R. Jackson, James Jackson Jr., Sean Patrick Cameron, and Oliver Houser, and remarks by Jordan Roth, Jon Robin Baitz, and Stephen Schwartz.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018
FRANKENSTEIN, the Off-Broadway musical playing at St. Luke's Theatre, had been running now for over a year and will be extending into 2019. Â Based on Mary Shelley's novel, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota, it is directed by Clint Hromsco and produced by John Lant, Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica. An open-run, it plays Monday evenings at 7 PM. Â There will also be Friday 11 AM matinees scheduled for school trips in 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018
Second in Horizon's New American Dreams Series, How Black Mothers Say I Love You is a powerful, funny and touching tale of a Jamaican mother and her daughters back home together - laughing, shouting and searching for love. How Black Mothers Say I Love You makes its U.S. premiere at Horizon Theatre Company with an all-star cast and creative team, with performances beginning July 13. Ottawa Tonite says, "Playwright Trey Anthony's love letter written to those women in her family that had to leave their children behind has both a whimsical and a hard edge to it. This play is good - standing ovation good. Â Sweet, touching and funny, ample in its raw emotion,Â How Black Mothers Say I Love YouÂ can't help but work its way into your heart." The play is sponsored by the family and friends of Denise McLaughlin in honor of her milestone birthday. Â Â Performances begin July 13 and run through August 26 (press opening on July 13) on the intimate Horizon Theatre stage in Little Five Points/Inman Park.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 16, 2018
Featuring 18 original songs and a cast of ten (6 dogs and 4 humans), the world premiere of MUTT HOUSE: THE MUSICAL at the Kirk Douglas Theatre in Culver City recounts the story of quirky outsider Eddie Corbin (Ryan McCartan) who has managed to find a place to call home in a neglected downtown animal shelter. But when the city threatens to close the shelter, Eddie must do something he's never done before - stand up for himself and fight for what's right. With the help of six zany mutts, he faces his fears and makes an unexpected human connection in the process. It's a fun and furry musical tale for animal lovers of all ages!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018
The Dramatic Question Theatre (DQT) will present a workshop production of The Pet Play by Noemi de la Puente, directed by David Davila. The Pet Play will begin performances on June 14 and run through June 24 at The Shetler Theatre (244 West 54th Street).
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2018
What is justified when survival is on the line? In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi's. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama's, and to safety - of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflictâ¦ but how long can she keep the war outside her walls?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018
Intellectual debate and food for thought: Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Mark St. Germain's off-Broadway hit, Freud's Last Session. Emmy Award-winner Robert Mandel directs for a January 13 opening, with performances continuing through March 4 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018
What is justified when survival is on the line?_ In a small town in the Democratic Republic of Congo, there is a bar called Mama Nadi's. As a vicious civil war drags on, young women find their way to Mama's, and to safety of a kind. Nadi both protects and profits off the bodies of women who have become casualties of violence, ensuring survival by catering to both sides of the conflict but how long can she keep the war outside her walls?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017
Invictus Theatre, a new theater company with a mission to create theatre that promotes a better understanding of the poetry, rhythm, and resonance of language and its ability to express the breadth of the human condition, is pleased to announce its first production, Othello: the Moor of Venice. A bold production of Shakespeare's tragic tale of love, lust, jealousy and ruthless vengeance, the play will open at the Heartland Studio Theatre in Chicago in November. Check out a first look at photos of the production!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2017
Producing Artistic Director John Lant, Write Act Repertory and Tamra Pica present the world premiere of FRANKENSTEIN, a new musical based on Mary Shelley's novel, about the human need for love and companionship, with book, music and lyrics by Eric B. Sirota and directed by Clint Hromsco. The show opens tonight, October 9th, and runs through December 18 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street, between 8th and 9th avenues). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017
The dog days of summer arrive early this year, as Rubicon Theatre Company presents a spring production of A.R. Gurney's howlingly funny canine comedy SYLVIA, a love story about empty nesters Greg and Kate, and an irrepressible mutt named Sylvia. Written by Drama Desk, Obie and Lortel Award-winning playwright A.R. Gurney (also known for Love Letters and The Dining Room), the plot follows what happens after a man going through a midlife crisis finds a dog in Central Park and brings her home without consulting his wife.
by Walter McBride - Jan 27, 2017
Geer made his Broadway debut in the 1988 revival of A Street Car Named Desire. Additional Broadway credits included: The Rose Tattoo, Side Man, and Twelve Angry Men.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017
Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opened at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016
Bill Kenwright presents the highly anticipated first ever UK tour of the Tony and Olivier award winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which opens at New Oxford Theatre on Thursday 5th January. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars in costume!