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LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Arkansas Repertory Theatre is offering free tickets to a performance of their season opener, Chicago, for federal employees who have been furloughed or working without pay during the government shutdown. “These are our friends and neighbors feeling the impact,” said Karen Rudolph, director of marketing and audience engagement. “We talked as a staff and decide ...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.—Opportunity knocks as Arkansas Repertory Theatre opens its 2019 Season with the Tony Award-winning production, Chicago. The musical—book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse; music by Jon Kander; lyrics by Fred Ebb—is based on a play of the same name by Chicago Tribune reporter and playwright Maurine Dallas Watkins. Ron Hutchins will direct and choreograph Chicago which ...

Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced today that William Trice has been named the theatre’s new executive artistic director. Trice, a Little Rock native, has served as Broadway producer in New York since 2010, producing work that has earned him three Tony Awards and five nominations.  “After the year we’ve been through with suspending productions and re-evaluating our entire op ...

At the request of Cliff Baker’s husband, Guy Couch, The Rep has established the Cliff Fannin Baker Artistic Director’s Fund. 

Arkansas Repertory Theatre officials will formally announce a 2019 Mainstage season at a special reveal party scheduled for 5:30 p.m. on November 13 at the theatre in downtown Little Rock.

The season reveal party will serve a dual purpose as a reminder of the theatre’s ongoing capital campaign.


(Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 6, 2018) – Arkansas Repertory Theatre board chair Ruth Shepherd confirms that Arkansas Rep founder Cliff Fannin Baker died this morning.

Arkansas Repertory Theatre has announced its 2018-2019 slate of officers and named seven new members to the board of directors of the state’s largest, nonprofit professional theatre.


Two months since the Arkansas Repertory Theatre announced it would suspend productions due to significant cash flow issues, fiscal year end reports show significant progress being made in efforts to save the state’s largest nonprofit, professional theatre.


Ruth Shepherd Reports on Reimagining The Rep


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