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Jeff Perry, Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley to Give 'STANDUP SHAKESPEARE' Concert Reading at SteppenwolfJeff Perry, Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley to Give 'STANDUP SHAKESPEARE' Concert Reading at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is excited to announce a surprise summer performance of Standup Shakespeare: A Concert Reading with music by Ray Leslee, book by Kenneth Welsh and words by Shakespeare, of course. This event, which is a benefit concert reading for the theatre, showcases the extraordinary talent of Steppenwolf co-founder Jeff Perry alongside Broadway legends Norm Lewis and Alice Ripley. (more...)

Adirondack Theatre Festival Announces Staged Reading of BIG BABIESAdirondack Theatre Festival Announces Staged Reading of BIG BABIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2017

Big Babies will be performed as part of Adirondack Theatre Festival's new play reading series. The readings will take place at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 5, and Thursday, July 6, in the cabaret space of the Charles R. Wood Theater. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board TrusteesSteppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes Three New Board Trustees
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced the addition of three members to its Board of Trustees, Caryn Harris, Cari B. Sacks and Bryan Traubert, under the leadership of Board Chair Eric Lefkofsky. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVERPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's PASS OVER
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production ofPass Over by Antoinette Nwandu, directed by Danya Taymor. A provocative and hilarious riff on Waiting for Godot, the complete cast features ensemble member Jon Michael Hill (Moses), Julian Parker (Kitch) and Ryan Hallahan (Mister). Pass Over runs June 1 - July 9, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted St. Press performances are Saturday, June 10 at 3pm and Tuesday, June 13 at 7:30pm. Tickets ($20-$89) are available through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. Note: There are a limited number of $30 seats for all performances located in the first front two rows of the theatre with code "CLOSEUP." (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/19 - Shakespeare in Love and More! (more...)

4th Annual Fifth Star Honors to Celebrate Common, Steppenwolf and More at Millennium Park4th Annual Fifth Star Honors to Celebrate Common, Steppenwolf and More at Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and institutions for their contributions to the city's cultural landscape at the 4th annual Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. (more...)

Glenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleGlenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Glenn Davis to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

Taylor Mac's HIR Gets Chicago Premiere This Summer at SteppenwolfTaylor Mac's HIR Gets Chicago Premiere This Summer at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Hir, a subversive comedy by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Amy Morton (Paige) with Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac). (more...)

HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer LineupHOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC and More Slated for Steppenwolf's LookOut Series 2017 Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their summer lineup, which will feature a three week run of the acclaimed solo play, How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writings of Lester Bangs) by Jessica Blank and Erik Jensen, the award-winning writers of The Exonerated and Aftermath. The show will run July 6 - July 22 in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted St); the press performance is Friday, July 7 at 8pm. (more...)

Cast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The WallisCast Announced for Michael Arden-Directed THE PRIDE at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

This June, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts will present The Pride, a stylish, witty and affecting play that alternates between two very distinct time periods and the lives of three characters whose fate is destined by their eras. (more...)

Tracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyTracy Letts's LINDA VISTA World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed world premiere production of Linda Vista by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Dexter Bullard. The production continues for seven additional performances, through May 28, 2017. (more...)

Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

BWW TV: Hard Hats at the Ready, Second Stage Announces Season from New Broadway Home!BWW TV: Hard Hats at the Ready, Second Stage Announces Season from New Broadway Home!
by TV - Press Previews - Apr 22, 2017

Earlier this week, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Theater Gets Ready for Its Inaugural Broadway SeasonPhoto Coverage: Second Stage Theater Gets Ready for Its Inaugural Broadway Season
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 20, 2017

Earlier this week, Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTGSteppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Tapped as Associate Artist with CTG
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has shared that Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro is one of three celebrated artists to be invited into an expanded relationship with the Center Theatre Group (CTG) in Los Angeles. CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced today Shapiro, as well as Matthew Bourne and Danai Gurira, will be Associate Artists with the company. (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and MoreCTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Breaking: Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, Will Kick Off Second Stage's Broadway SeasonBreaking: Kenneth Lonergan's LOBBY HERO, Starring Michael Cera and Chris Evans, Will Kick Off Second Stage's Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced productions for its inaugural Broadway season at the historic Hayes Theater on Broadway. (more...)

Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!Philip Dawkins' THE BURN to Debut with Steppenwolf for Young Adults in 2017-18; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) has announced its 2017/18 season: The Crucible, the Tony Award-winning American classic by Arthur Miller directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry, and the world premiere of The Burn by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA's 2017/18 Season explores the question, When you Say it Enough, Does a Lie Become the Truth? (more...)

Danya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyDanya Taymor to Direct World Premiere of PASS OVER at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced accomplished director Danya Taymor will direct Steppenwolf's world premiere production of Pass Over by Antoinette Nwandu. (more...)

Earl Billings to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at True Colors Theatre CompanyEarl Billings to Star in BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY at True Colors Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Atlanta premiere of the 2015 Pulitzer Prize winning dramedy, Between Riverside and Crazy written by Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Eric J. Little. (more...)

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