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Steppenwolf to Participate in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT This MonthSteppenwolf to Participate in THE GHOSTLIGHT PROJECT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announce Steppenwolf's participation in The Ghostlight Project, an evening of advocacy at theater companies across the country to demonstrate a shared commitment to greater inclusion,  participation and compassion in our theaters and our communities. (more...)

Karen Finley to Perform in Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT SERIES 2/10Karen Finley to Perform in Steppenwolf's LOOKOUT SERIES 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

This February, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series, a multi-genre performance series, presents two engagements written and performed by renowned performance artist and Chicago native, Karen Finley. Written in Sand: Collected AIDS Writings, a solo spoken word performance, runs Friday February 10 and Saturday February 11 at 8pm; and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery runs Friday, February 17 and Saturday, February 18 at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm, general seating). Both engagements take place in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, an intimate cabaret-style venue connected to Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks at 1700 N Halsted St. Tickets to Written in Sand and Unicorn Gratitude Mystery are $25 and can be purchased atsteppenwolf.org or 312-335-1650. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble MemberSteppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes New Ensemble Member
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces the addition of Audrey Francis to the acclaimed Steppenwolf ensemble. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This FebruarySteppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster to the Steppenwolf stage. (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf TheatreTony Winner Phylicia Rashad Named 2017 Women in the Arts Honoree at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly announces stage director, singer and Tony Award-winning actress Phylicia Rashad as the 2017 honoree at the annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, February 6, 2017 at 12noon at Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Rashad joins Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro for a riveting conversation about her multifaceted career and her role as a leader in the field. (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This WinterYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. (more...)

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...)

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