Pictured: James Earl Jones II. Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences has announced the cast for MADAGASCAR – A MUSICAL ADVENTURE adapted from the 2005 Dreamworks Motion Picture. Directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery, the production features James Earl Jones II (Marty the Zebra), Russell Mernagh (Alex the Lion), Rashada Dawan (Gloria... Read more
Narnia. Oz. And now, the Anyverse. In The New Colony’s premiere production, “Psychonaut Librarians,” we are brought to another world that is beyond our dreams. And in reality, we are brought to a show that is beyond our imagination.
On Thursday night at 5:30 PM, thousands of theater practitioners will gather outside of hundreds of theaters across the country to participate in a ceremony promising to create a “light for dark times ahead.” The event is called “The Ghostlight Project,” and is organized by many theater luminaries. Inspired... Read more
The idea of “Death with Dignity” has been emotionally evolving since Jack Kevorkian–AKA Dr. Death. In 2009, a friend diagnosed with ALS taught me the euphemism “Going to Switzerland.” Then last summer the internet wept waterworks of inspiration as incurably ill California resident Betsy Davis hosted a celebration culminating with her self-chosen death. Rivendell Theatre’s production of WINTER left me unsure about the issue.
Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced casting for the final two shows of its 2016-2017 season, including the U.S. Premiere of BEYOND CARING, written and directed by Alexander Zeldin in association with Dark Harbor Stories, a company led by Ensemble Member David Schwimmer and Tom Hodges, as well as the remount of the Jeff Award-winning MOBY DICK, adapted from the novel by Herman Melville and directed by Ensemble Member David Catlin.
WICKED will return to Chicago’s Oriental Theatre during the holiday season for a seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Godspell, Academy Award-winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman (“My So Called Life,” “Once... Read more