Adapting the life of playwright August Wilson to the screen, director George C. Wolfe captures the heart of Wilson’s story, creating a film with terrific performances that clearly feels like it’s in the wrong medium.
After spending years on the stage, Cyra K. Polizzi is switching roles to create a sustainable, accessible, feminist theater practice — from play programs to accommodating tour locations.
‘A Raisin in the Sun’ celebrates 60th Anniversary: A look at Broadway’s first African-American woman playwrightBy Lauren Souza | Mar. 11, 2019
UW-Madison alumna Lorraine Hansberry debuted her play "A Raisin in the Sun," making her the first African-American female playwright on Broadway.
"Into the Woods" is a tremendous experience that combines the musical magic of different fairy tales into one theater performance that you will never forget.
Glorified 80s rock ‘n’ roll takes the audience back in time at the Overture Center on Feb. 7 as part of the Broadway’s tenth anniversay tour of the classic musical, “Rock of Ages.”
The theater industry is notorious for being difficult to find steady work, no matter what aspect of the field one is pursuing.
“The Rocky Horror Picture Show” is more than an objectively bad movie-musical from the ‘70s to the Madison-based shadow cast at Velvet Darkness; it’s a legacy, a cultural monument and a beacon for anyone who feels outcasted. The director of the group, Lantry, has been involved with Velvet Darkness for over 25 years.
Performances of University Theatre’s personalized version of Luigi Pirandello’s haunting play “Six Characters in Search of an Author” will be held through Oct.
The Broadway hit musical “Something Rotten!” stopped in Madison at part of the Overture Center’s Broadway at the Overture series.
“Something Rotten!” stunned and delighted a packed crowd at the Overture Center on Oct. 9. The musical comedy kept audience members smiling by not taking itself too seriously.
Madison is a hub of culture when it comes to the arts — concerts, art shows and poetry slams can be found every weekend. Few realize, however, that Madison also hosts dozens of theater performances, from Broadway tours to local productions. Here’s your guide for what to keep an eye out for this fall.
Express Yourself! put on its final production of “Spring Awakening” on Saturday night at the Bartell Theater after performing around Wisconsin since the beginning of November.
The local theater looked like everything you’d imagine it would: a modest waiting room with a family of welcoming, eager staff and an intimate black box theater for the main event.
The Forward Theater Company kicked off its ninth annual season with Lauren Gunderson’s “I and You” at the Overture Center’s Playhouse Theater. The play opened on Thursday, Nov. 2 and will run until Nov. 19 and, trust me, this is a show you do not want to miss.
Be sure to check out these upcoming theatrical performances coming to various theaters throughout Madison.
The Children’s Theater of Madison kicked off its season with the adorably entertaining “Madagascar – A Musical Adventure,” based on DreamWorks animated motion picture.