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THE CHRISTIANS Music Director to Lead Holiday Concert at SteppenwolfTHE CHRISTIANS Music Director to Lead Holiday Concert at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series presents a one-night-only holiday concert led by Jaret Landon, music director of The Christians featuring Faith Howard, Yando Lopez, Jazelle Morriss, Mary-Margaret Roberts and Charlie Strater and more singing new and traditional holiday fare. (more...)

Cherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and PlaywrightsCherry Lane Mentor Project Announces its Mentors and Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Cherry Lane (Angelina Fiordellisi, Founding Artistic Director; Seri Lawrence, Janio Marrero, Producing Artistic Directors) is proud to announce this year's playwrights and mentors for their Obie Award-winning Mentor Project, culminating with fully-staged productions presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St. in NYC) from February 22 to May 6, 2017.†† (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Extends at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Extends at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its acclaimed world premiere production of The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. (more...)

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep TheatreMike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's†Earthquakes in London, opening†January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed†King Charles III†at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre.†Earthquakes†will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.††Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's†Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's†Posh†by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.† (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CHRISTIANS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: THE CHRISTIANS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st†season with the Chicago premiere of†Lucas Hnath's†The Christians†directed by ensemble member†K. Todd Freeman. The cast features ensemble member†Tom Irwin†as Pastor Paul and ensemble member†Robert Breuler†as Elder Jay with†Shannon Cochran†as the Pastor's wife, Elizabeth,†Glenn Davis†as Joshua and†Jacqueline Williams†as Congregant. Set designer†Walt Spangler†transforms The Downstairs Theatre into a church where a live choir performs onstage. Under the musical direction of†Jaret Landon, the choir features†Faith Howard,†Yando Lopez,†Jazelle Morriss,†Mary-Margaret Roberts,†Charlie Strater†and†Michael Weatherspoon. (more...)

Casting Announced for First Two Steppenwolf Shows of 2017: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN and LINDA VISTACasting Announced for First Two Steppenwolf Shows of 2017: STRAIGHT WHITE MEN and LINDA VISTA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company†announces final casting for†Straight White Menby Young Jean Lee (February 2 - March 19, 2017) and the world premiere of†Linda Vista†(March 30 - May 21, 2017) by ensemble member Tracy Letts; the first two shows of 2017. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyCast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)


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Steppenwolf Announces LookOut Series Winter Lineup with Karen Finley & MoreSteppenwolf Announces LookOut Series Winter Lineup with Karen Finley & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company†announces the 2016/17 winter lineup for†LookOut,†the company's multi-genre performance series featuring a diverse array of work from both emerging and established artists. LookOut programming takes place in Steppenwolf's†1700 Theatre, an 80-seat cabaret-style space connected to Steppenwolf's own†Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks†at 1700 N Halsted St. Guests can take drinks into the theater. Every†Friday†a different DJ spins in Front Bar before the performance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/30/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series Presents Chicago Premiere of Boomerang's REPERCUSSIONSteppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series Presents Chicago Premiere of Boomerang's REPERCUSSION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series†presents the Chicago premiere of†BOOMERANG'sRepercussion, created†in collaboration†with†Greg Saunier,†drummer and founding member of the internationally acclaimed band†Deerhoof.† (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS to Continue Steppenwolf Theatre's 41st Season This WinterTHE CHRISTIANS to Continue Steppenwolf Theatre's 41st Season This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Steppenwolf continues its 41st season with the Chicago premiere of Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTERSteppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for Monster by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Aaron Carter and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/23/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/16/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/16/2016
by BWW - Oct 16, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/16/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Recipient of Zelda Fichandler AwardStage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Announces Recipient of Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that†Lisa Portes†is the recipient of the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award, which recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is transforming the regional arts landscape through singular creativity and artistry in the theatre. The award heralds accomplishment to date and promise for the future, artistic vision, and deep commitment to a region outside of New York. It carries an unrestricted grant of $5,000 to the individual recipient. (more...)

Princess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III AwardPrincess Grace Foundation-USA to Present Queen Latifah with Prince Rainier III Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

The Princess Grace Foundation-USA(PGF-USA) is proud to announce that award-winning actress, singer, songwriter and producer Queen Latifah will accept the prestigious Prince Rainier III Award for her outstanding contribution to the Arts and her exemplary give-back (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/09/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/09/2016
by BWW - Oct 9, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/09/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Casting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young AdultsCasting Complete for New Play THE BURIALS at Steppenwolf for Young Adults
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for The Burials, a world premiere by Caitlin Parrish and the first production of SYA's 2016/17 season. (more...)

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