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Broadway Theatre Center [edit]
158 N. Broadway ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 291-7800
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Another of Milwaukee's fine downtown theaters, the Studio Theatre at the Broadway Theatre Center hosts some great plays. Milwaukee's Skylight Opera Theatre, Chamber Theatre and Renaissance Theaterworks performances are all housed here.
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Oct. 23, 2015 - Nov. 15, 2015

Renaissance Theaterworks presents THE BALLAD OF EMMETT TILL by Ifa Bayeza, Directed by Marti Gobel October 23th-November 15th, 2015. In the summer of 1955, fourteen year-old Emmett Till made the journey from Chicago, Illinois to Money, Mississippi, deep in the Jim Crow/Segregated South. Two weeks later, his broken and mutilated body was discovered in the Tallahatchie River. Shock and outrage over Till's kidnapping and brutal murder ignited the Civil Rights Movement and changed our country forever. Using contemporary prose, jazz and gospel music, Bayeza has written a celebration of Emmett Till's life and a tribute to his legacy in American History.

Oct. 24, 2015

Fiery and impetuous? Calm and deliberate? Which alter ego will you don for this evening of masquerading revelry in a fascinating concert featuring a single performer? Ensemble member and 2015 Grammy award winning pianist Cory Smythe will take the stage at the Broadway Theatre Center and seamlessly connect the dots between the music of Robert Schumann, John Zorn, Sciarrino, and Smythe’s own original pieces and improvisations. The party won’t stop with the final cadenza! Join us afterwards in the bar and bistro for fabulous food, drinks, and a costume contest to crown the King and Queen of the Night.

Jan. 22, 2016 - Feb. 14, 2016

Renaissance Theaterworks presents AGNES OF GOD by John Pielmeier, Directed by Suzan Fete January 22nd-February 14th, 2015. A contemporary murder mystery set within the confines of a secluded convent. Agnes, a devout and innocent young nun, is found alone in her room with her dead newborn. Accused of murder, Agnes insists she has no memory of the conception or birth. A psychiatrist is appointed to determine whether Agnes is fit to stand trial, while the convent's Mother Superior is resolved to protect Agnes' fragility. As the psychiatrist and the Mother Superior struggle over Agnes' fate, the play plunges into the mystery of faith and the consequence of truth.

April 1, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Renaissance Theaterworks presents CENSORED ON FINAL APPROACH by local playwright Phylis Ravel, Directed by Leda Hoffmann, April 1-24th, 2015. During WWII, an elite group of female pilots became pioneers, heroes, and role models. They were the Women Air Force Service Pilots; the first American women to fly military aircraft. Their biggest battles were fought on the ground; the women struggled daily with sexual harassment, discrimination, and sabotage. Based on real incidents, the play tells the story of four of these young women, and the cost of their commitment and patriotism.


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Posted by natscadream on Feb. 5, 2009 at 2:14 p.m. (report)

Don't forget about BARNEY & BEE by Michael Frayn presented by Renaissance Theaterworks. Located at the Studio Theater at the Broadway Theater Center. MARCH 20-APRIL 12, 2009. visit for more details.

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