Announcing First Publication of Wilder Adaptation of Ibsen Classic

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Thornton Wilder’s adaptation of Ibsen’s classic A Doll’s House. The most recent production of this adaptation was staged in the spring of 2016 by Theatre for a New Audience in Brooklyn, NY. Before that production, the play had not been staged since its record-breaking Broadway premiere starring Ruth Gordon in 1937. Read more

From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Orlando Celebrates The Healing Force Of Theatre

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I have always maintained that a theatre is a living, breathing thing.  It is the only performance art form that allows for the instantaneous reaction and bond between an audience and the players on both a visceral a spiritual level.   In the almost two decades I have been covering theatre and doing interviews with those that have chosen the boards as their career, every interviewee can remember their first time stepping into a theatre and the connection that experience made to shape their life, no matter how young or old they were at the time.    Read more

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with American Theater Company’s Artistic Director WILL DAVIS

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with American Theater Company’s Artistic Director WILL DAVIS from SHOWBIZ NATION LIVE! on Vimeo.

WILL DAVIS discusses being chosen as American Theater Company’s new Artistic Director.  Visit atcweb.org for more information. Read more

Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire’s CARMINA BURANA with David Cerda’s Hell In A Handbag Productions

 

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Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire are proud to present two performances of composer Carl Orff’s spectacular operatic classic, “Carmina Burana”Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., at First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple (77 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL). Advance purchase tickets are available now at http://wcpacarminaburana.brownpapertickets.org. Read more

Announcing new American Theater Company Artistic Director Will Davis

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Following a six-month national search, American Theater Company’s (ATC) Board of Directors has named Will Davis its new artistic director, effective immediately. Currently based in New York, Davis is a director and choreographer known for physically adventurous new works, including the recently announced Off-Broadway run of Jaclyn Backhaus’ Men on Boats this summer (a coproduction of Playwrights Horizons and Clubbed Thumb), and two past productions of Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, for which Davis won a Helen Hayes award for outstanding direction. The appointment at ATC marks a return to Chicago for Davis, who holds a BFA in Theatre Studies from DePaul University and served as assistant director for ATC’s 2006 production of William Inge’s The Dark at the Top of the Stairs. Read more

TimeLine Theatre Announces Expansion of Core Artistic Team and More

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TimeLine Theatre Company announces that Chicago artists Behzad Dabu and Ron OJ Parson have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately. Additionally, the theater is welcoming 11 Associate Artists and three new members to its Board of Directors, including Sondra Healy, co-chairman of Turtle Wax, Inc.

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