Clements Will Usher in Salesman, Cabaret, Bovell, McGrath, Murray-Smith and More at Milwaukee Rep in 2010-11

News   Clements Will Usher in Salesman, Cabaret, Bovell, McGrath, Murray-Smith and More at Milwaukee Rep in 2010-11 Milwaukee Repertory Theater's first season under new artistic director Mark Clements will include 11 shows on three stages. Cabaret, directed by Clements, will be the season opener, and will be the first musical ever staged in The Rep's Quadracci Powerhouse.

The American premieres of Scottish writer Tom McGrath's Laurel and Hardy and Australian writer Joanna Murray-Smith's one-woman show Bombshells, starring Olivier Award nominee Caroline O'Connor, are among the titles. The annual tradition of A Christmas Carol, directed by exiting artistic director Joseph Hanreddy, will be presented on the Pabst stage.

The music of Hank Williams will be heard in Nobody Lonesome for Me in the Stackner Cabaret. It's written by Lanie Robertson, who penned the popular Rep show Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill.

The season will also include Chaim Potok's My Name Is Asher Lev; Arthur Miller's Death of a Salesman, directed by Clements and featuring Rep resident actors Lee E. Ernst and Laura Gordon in the roles of Willy and Linda Loman; a cabaret tribute to the Wisconsin-born Liberace (Liberace: The Man, The Music & the Memories, created by Wayland Pickard and Randy Nolen); the hip-hop musical take on Shakespeare, The Bomb-Itty of Errors; Australian playwright Andrew Bovell's Speaking in Tongues; the comedy-thriller The 39 Steps, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and more.

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's three stages include the Quadracci Powerhouse, Stiemke Studio and Stackner Cabaret. (The Pabst is borrowed for A Christmas Carol.)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater is in the Patty & Jay Baker Theatre Complex, 108 E. Wells St., Milwaukee, WI. For information call (414) 224-9490 or visit milwaukeerep.com.

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