Inspired by a legendary 1939 production starring Bill (Bojangles) Robinson, Skylight Music Theatre's "Hot Mikado" resets the Gilbert & Sullivan musical as a Cotton Club extravaganza circa 1942. "It's a nightclub. We call it The Hot House," said director Austene Van. Not only is she putting the production's band onstage, she's even seating several audience members at onstage bistro tables during each performance. The production opens Sept. 29 at the Broadway Theatre Center, 158 N. Broadway.
"The Who & the What," Ayad Akhtar's thorny comedy about a Muslim-American father and his adult daughters, has a surprising precursor from TV history. "I think Archie Bunker is an antecedent for Afzal in a lot of ways, and to some extent consciously," Akhtar said, likening the "All in the Family" patriarch to the father in his play. "I remember how much my dad loved Archie Bunker," the playwright said, recalling his family laughing at the TV show's "lovable defense of reactionary patriarchy."
A pair of gifts totaling $1 million will fund a complete renovation of the Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Stackner Cabaret, the Rep announced in a statement. The renovation will include a substantial increase in Stackner seating and a new kitchen, which will increase the Rep's ability to serve food both to Stackner patrons and other Rep visitors. Former Rep board president Vince Martin and his wife, Jan, have made a $750,000 gift for the project; the Stackner Family Foundation contributed $250,000.
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Selecting a term
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