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Steep Theatre Extends POSH Through 3/12Steep Theatre Extends POSH Through 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Steep Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Laura Wade's Posh has been playing to enthusiastic sold-out houses since its opening in January. In response to enormous ticket demand, Posh has been extended through March 12th, adding 8 new opportunities to see what Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune called "a bevy of talent" perform in "a dynamic, often shocking little storefront show guaranteed to make you fume anew at the ongoing inequality of the most mature democracies.' (more...)

2cents Theatre Extends DEN OF THIEVES Through 2/212cents Theatre Extends DEN OF THIEVES Through 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to announce that their smash-hit, critically-acclaimed production of DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny isEXTENDING through SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASSSteppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) world premiere production of THE COMPASS devised and directed by Michael Rohd. (more...)

Tickets to Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf on Sale TomorrowTickets to Tracy Letts' MARY PAGE MARLOWE at Steppenwolf on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 29 at 11am for the highly anticipated world premiere production of Mary Page Marlowe, written by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts. Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County, teams up with him again for this new, ambitious production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. Mary Page Marlowe runs March 31 - May 29, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre to Open New Cafe & Bar and 80-Seat Black Box Theater This SpringSteppenwolf Theatre to Open New Cafe & Bar and 80-Seat Black Box Theater This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has just announced the opening of a new cafe & bar and 80-seat theater in the building at 1700 N Halsted St., which connects to its existing main lobby. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Open New Cafe & Bar, Theater SpaceSteppenwolf to Open New Cafe & Bar, Theater Space
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the opening of a new cafe & bar and 80-seat theater in the building at 1700 N Halsted St., which is connected to its existing main lobby. Collaborating on the new cafe & bar space are Steppenwolf's friends and neighbors, Boka Restaurant Group (BRG), along with interior designer Karen Herold of Studio K and the design agency Grip, representing the best in restaurateurs, interior design and marketing. Slated to open in Spring 2016, the cafe & bar space will be a warm neighborhood hub serving artisanal coffee, espresso and tea by La Colombe by day while gradually moving to traditional bar service for the evening hours. A special bonus will be the menu curated by Chef Chris Pandel of Swift & Sons and Balena. The name, opening date and menu for the cafe & bar will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This WinterStrawdog Theatre Company Presents Lauren Yee's IN A WORD This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the third main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season, Lauren Yee's In A Word, February 5 - March 19, directed by Jess McLeod, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 and 12, Saturday, Feb. 6 and 13 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 and 14 at 4 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 11 at 8 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Feb. 15 at 8 p.m. The regular performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. An industry performance is Monday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m. and a fully accessible performance in conjunction with the Access Project at Victory Gardens is Thursday, March 3 at 8 p.m.* Preview tickets are $15, regular run tickets are $28 and on sale now. Subscriptions, group, rush, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Gift Theatre's RICHARD III at Steppenwolf's GarageCast Announced for The Gift Theatre's RICHARD III at Steppenwolf's Garage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Gift Theatre kicks off its 15th anniversary season in March 2016 with artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton starring in William Shakespeare's Richard III directed by Jessica Thebus (Sex with Strangers, Steppenwolf).  The Gift's Richard III will be in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St) and runs March 3 - May 1, 2016.  Press opening is Monday, March 7.  www.steppenwolf.org (more...)

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will WriteWarner Bros. Theatre Ventures Developing DOG DAY AFTERNOON for the Stage; Stephen Adly Guirgis Will Write
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures has just announced that 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis (BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY) will write a new play based on the Oscar®-winning motion picture DOG DAY AFTERNOON.  Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures is developing the play for a Broadway bow to follow their successful production of Oscar® winner William Goldman's adaptation of MISERY starring Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)

HOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This WinterHOMELAND's Claire Danes to Be Honored at Steppenwolf's 'Women in the Arts' Luncheon This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced acclaimed film and television star Claire Danes as the guest of honor at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 12 noon (location TBD). The luncheon features an in-depth conversation with Claire Danes about her incredible career and impact as a leading woman in the arts. (more...)

2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January2Cents Theatre's DEN OF THIEVES Opens in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

2Cents Theatre, the producers of the critically-acclaimed productions of the hit musicals Rent and Fugitive Songs is thrilled to present DEN OF THIEVES, written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning author Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric Augusztiny. DEN OF THIEVES will preview on Saturday, January 9 at 8pm & Sunday, January 10 at 7pm and will open on Friday, January 15 and run through Sunday, February 7 at the Hudson Guild Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Carrie Coon, Lindsay Crouse & More to Lead New Tracy Letts Play at SteppenwolfCarrie Coon, Lindsay Crouse & More to Lead New Tracy Letts Play at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Casting has been announced for the highly anticipated world premiere production of Mary Page Marlowe, written by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts. Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, who directed Letts's internationally acclaimed August: Osage County, teams up with him again for this new, ambitious production in Steppenwolf's 40th anniversary season. Mary Page Marlowe runs March 31 - May 29, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, January 29, 2016 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Steppenwolf Associates Host UNLOCKED: 1984 TonightSteppenwolf Associates Host UNLOCKED: 1984 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

As Steppenwolf Theatre Company enters its 40th anniversary season, the Steppenwolf Associates -- a group of highly motivated and passionate young professionals -- kick off the fall season with a new event, UNLOCKED: 1984. (more...)

Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Gala Slated for Spring; Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band to PerformSteppenwolf's 40th Anniversary Gala Slated for Spring; Gary Sinise & Lt. Dan Band to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble will join more than 600 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities to celebrate 40 years of groundbreaking theater at Gala 2016 on Saturday, May 14, 2016 at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St. New this year, members of Steppenwolf's ensemble -- Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and her husband, ensemble member Ian Barford, as well as ensemble member Tracy Letts and his wife, actress Carrie Coon -- will co-chair the event alongside Board Chair Nora Daley and Sean Conroy, Caroline and Keating Crown and Liz and Eric Lefkofsky, bringing an exciting mix of artistic and board collaboration to the event. (more...)

Bruce Norris's DOMESTICATED, Starring Tom Irwin, Begins This Dec at Steppenwolf TheatreBruce Norris's DOMESTICATED, Starring Tom Irwin, Begins This Dec at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production of DOMESTICATED, a scandalously entertaining play written and directed by ensemble member Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park, The Qualms and The Pain and The Itch. Featuring ensemble member Tom Irwin as publicly shamed politician Bill Pulver opposite venerable Chicago actress Mary Beth Fisher, who plays his wife, DOMESTICATED begins previews December 3, 2015 (press performances are December 12 at 3pm and December 15 at 7:30pm; opening night is December 13) and runs through February 7, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents THE FLICK, 2/4 - Will Allan, Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and More!Steppenwolf Theatre Presents THE FLICK, 2/4 - Will Allan, Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated Chicago premiere production of Annie Baker's The Flick, winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by Dexter Bullard, the cast features Will Allan, Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and Travis Turner. The Flick runs February 4 - May 8, 2016 in the Upstairs Theatre. Tickets ($20 - $89) are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Larry David Channels Bernie Sanders in SNL Cold Opening!VIDEO: Larry David Channels Bernie Sanders in SNL Cold Opening!
by TV News Desk - Oct 18, 2015

In true SNL fashion, the show cast Larry David as Sendator Bernie Sanders in last night's cold opening. (more...)

Steppenwolf Associates to Host UNLOCKED: 1984, Expand Mentorship ProgramSteppenwolf Associates to Host UNLOCKED: 1984, Expand Mentorship Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

As Steppenwolf Theatre Company enters its 40th anniversary season, the Steppenwolf Associates -- a group of highly motivated and passionate young professionals -- kick off the fall season with a new event, UNLOCKED: 1984. (more...)

Amphibian Stage Productions to Present Broadway Recording OF MICE AND MEN, Starring James Franco and Chris O'DowdAmphibian Stage Productions to Present Broadway Recording OF MICE AND MEN, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions (Kathleen Culebro, Artistic Director) will show a film of the Broadway production of Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck, starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, on Wednesday, September 23 at 2pm and 7pm in partnership with the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. (more...)

Mary Beth Fisher to Join Tom Irwin in Steppenwolf's DOMESTICATEDMary Beth Fisher to Join Tom Irwin in Steppenwolf's DOMESTICATED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for the Chicago premiere of Domesticated, a provocative dark comedy written and directed by ensemble member and Pulitzer Prize-winner Bruce Norris. The cast features ensemble member Tom Irwin and venerable Chicago actress Mary Beth Fisher as a political couple in the midst of a sex scandal. Irwin has been an ensemble member since 1979, having performed in more than 50 Steppenwolf productions including The Grapes of Wrath and The Seafarer. Fisher, a frequent performer at Goodman Theatre, most recently in Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, last performed at Steppenwolf in Dead Man's Cell Phone in 2008. Completing the Domesticated cast are Emily Chang, Esteban Andres Cruz, Meighan Gerachis, Rae Gray, Beth Lacke, Millie Langford, Melanie Neilan, Meg Thalken and Karen Woditsch. Domesticated runs December 3, 2015 - February 7, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre. Tickets to Domesticated ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, October 2, 2015 through Audience Services (1650 N. Halsted) at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

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