American Blues Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Affiliate

American Blues Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Affiliate

American Blues Theater has announced the addition of five new ensemble members and one new artistic affiliate. 

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American Blues Theater Announces Cast and Creative Team for FLYIN’ WEST

American Blues Theater Announces Cast and Creative Team for FLYIN’ WEST

Set in 1898, FLYIN’ WEST is the story of Black women pioneers who settled in the town of Nicodemus, Kansas.

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Cast Complete for BUDDY at American Blues Theater

Cast Complete for BUDDY at American Blues Theater

American Blues Theater has announced complete casting and design team for “BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story.”

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Review: SIX CORNERS at American Blues Theater

Review: SIX CORNERS at American Blues Theater

Huff’s witty dialogue and challenging moral premise and powerful yet understated performances from the cast make SIX CORNERS a thoroughly worthwhile outing.

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American Blues Announces Cast and Creatives for SIX CORNERS

American Blues Announces Cast and Creatives for SIX CORNERS

American Blues Theater announces casting for the World Premiere of SIX CORNERS, written by Keith Huff and directed by Gary Griffin.

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Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! at American Blues Theater

Review: IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! at American Blues Theater

Just as with my first experience watching the film, the story of IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE and the joy and connection these artists brought reminded me again that traditions are important. Clearly, this is one American Blues Theater have made their own, and I think I just might join them.

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Review: BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER at American Blues Theater

Review: BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER at American Blues Theater

Playwright Dael Orlandersmith shows her gift for writing with rhythmic expression — using poetry between personal narratives — in BEAUTY’S DAUGHTER.

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American Blues Announces 2017 RIPPED Festival Line-Up

American Blues Announces 2017 RIPPED Festival Line-Up

American Blues Theater has announced the line-up for 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL. The 16the edition of the annual festival, based on the 1930’s WPA-era program that brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, and Clifford Odets into public attention, features 10 original pieces reflecting current cultural events with proceeds benefiting...

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THE COLUMNIST Struggles to Engage

THE COLUMNIST Struggles to Engage

Joseph Alsop (Philip Earl Johnson), our journalist protagonist, as a character draws similarities to Kushner’s’ Roy Cohn, but is not pathetically endearing or despicably hypocritical or even conflicted enough to hold the fascination that Kushner’s’ depiction of Roy creates. There is little urgency for this character and nothing particularly captivating about him.

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Inside THE COLUMNIST Part Three: Conversation With the Playwright

Inside THE COLUMNIST Part Three: Conversation With the Playwright

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes a look at the world of American Blues Theater’s production of THE COLUMNIST through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here.

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