Meet & Greet Wine Reception with Playwright & Lyricist Bill Russell of Side Show

  • July 12, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Brüka Studio 44

    44 West 1st Street
    Reno, Nevada 89501
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Join us for a wine reception with Side Show playwright and lyricist Bill Russell in our new Brüka Studio 44 space located at 44 W. First Street in Reno on Friday, July 12 2024  from 6-7 pm. 

Bill is an American librettist and lyricist. Among his stage musicals are elegies for angels, punks and raging queens, Pageant and Side ShowRussell received a 1998 Tony nomination for Side Show for Best Book and shared a nomination with composer Henry Krieger for Best Score. The show was nominated as Best Musical.   Russell's first musical to be professionally produced was Fourtune, which ran Off-Broadway at the Actors' Playhouse from April 27, 1980 to November 23, 1980.  He wrote the book and lyrics for the musical Pageant with Frank Kelly, which has an all-male cast that plays beauty queens. Pageant played Off-Broadway and on world stages and was also presented at Brüka Theatre under the direction of Mary Bennett in 2009. 

Date & Time

Fri, Jul 12, 2024 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Venue Details

Brüka Studio 44

44 West 1st Street
Reno, Nevada 89501 Brüka Studio 44
Brüka Theatre

Celebrating its 31st season in downtown Reno, Brüka Theatre is recognized for innovative productions, exceptionally talented artists, and the acclaimed Theatre for Children touring series since its founding in 1992. Central to Brüka is the commitment to the re-investigation of contemporary and classic plays and developing new plays within Brüka’s Artistic Collective, a group that includes winners of the Nevada Arts Council and Sierra Arts Foundation artist grants and nine local best actor honors.  Brüka was named “Best Theatre Company” by Reno News and Review for twenty-one years. Brüka, is a non-equity, small professional, not-for-profit theater company and a member of the National Theatre Communications Group.  Sign up for our newsletter by going to our website at

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