Barbara Gaines News

RSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 ChicagoRSC Actor to Lead SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE for Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Oxford Playhouse's stirring SANCHO: AN ACT OF REMEMBRANCE, starring celebrated Royal Shakespeare Company actor Paterson Joseph, as a part of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)

Over 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGOOver 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Bard is back! Shakespeare 400 Chicago today announced the festival line-up for 2016, featuring 850 events on stages and in museums, restaurants, parks, schools and neighborhoods across Chicago. (more...)

Jackalope Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic DirectorJackalope Theatre Company Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Jackalope Theatre Company, the Edgewater-based theatre company currently in its 8th season, announces that Gus Menary will become its third artistic director, effective immediately. Menary had been serving in an interim capacity since March 2015. Additionally, longtime collaborators Paloma Nozicka and Corinne Bass have been named as Jackalope's newest company members. (more...)

Russian MEASURE FOR MEASURE to Kick Off Shakespeare 400 at Chicago ShakespeareRussian MEASURE FOR MEASURE to Kick Off Shakespeare 400 at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) welcomes Cheek by Jowl and Moscow Pushkin Drama Theatre's internationally acclaimed production of William Shakespeare's MEASURE FOR MEASURE to kick off the line-up for the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration. (more...)

James Vincent Meredith to Star in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare; Cast Announced!James Vincent Meredith to Star in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full cast and creative team for Shakespeare's intimate tragedy of heartbreak and revenge, OTHELLO. (more...)

Mayor Emanuel Announces Largest Global Celebration Of Playwright's 400-Year Legacy In 2016: Shakespeare 400 ChicagoMayor Emanuel Announces Largest Global Celebration Of Playwright's 400-Year Legacy In 2016: Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

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The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOSTThe Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

The Old Globe today shared its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. The season features the welcome return of Steve Martin (Bright Star) with the World Premiere of his new play Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein, in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Director. Paul Gordon's musical Sense and Sensibility will have its West Coast premiere, presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it had its world premiere in February 2015, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. The Summer Shakespeare Festival will include Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present TEN: A SEASON OF CREATIVE WOMEN, Now through 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present a new exhibition TEN: A Season of Creative Women at Lyric, curated by Scott Marr and Michael Schoenig, at the Civic Opera House. The exhibit runs through May 22, 2016, over the course of Lyric's 61st season. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Cast Recording Now AvailableChicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the release of the Chicago Shakespeare cast recording of the highly acclaimed world premiere production Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. (more...)

Chicago Lyric Opera's OPERATHON 2015 Raises Goal-Breaking Amount of MoneyChicago Lyric Opera's OPERATHON 2015 Raises Goal-Breaking Amount of Money
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

CHICAGO - OPERATHON 2015, Lyric Opera of Chicago's annual live-radio marathon fundraiser on 98.7WFMT and WFMT.com, celebrated its 36th anniversary by raising more than $500,000 during its 16-hour broadcast on Saturday, October 3. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/26/2015
by - Sep 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/26/2015. (more...)

Lyric Opera Presents Barbara Gaines' MARRIAGE OF FIGAROLyric Opera Presents Barbara Gaines' MARRIAGE OF FIGARO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

?To open its 61st season, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mozart's joyous comedy The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Henrik Nanasi in a glamorous new production from renowned director Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (more...)

Chicago's Lyric Opera Launches Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO TonightChicago's Lyric Opera Launches Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

CHICAGO – To open its 61st season, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mozart's joyous comedy The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Henrik Nánási in a glamorous new production from renowned director Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The Marriage of Figaro is Gaines' first non-Shakespearean opera, following her acclaimed operatic debut staging Verdi's Macbeth at Lyric in 2010. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 9/13/2015 - 9/20/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 9/13/2015 - 9/20/2015
by BWW - Sep 20, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 9/13/2015 - 9/20/2015. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 9/19/2015
by - Sep 19, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 9/19/2015. (more...)

Chicago's Lyric Opera to Launch Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 9/26Chicago's Lyric Opera to Launch Season with THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

CHICAGO – To open its 61st season, Lyric Opera of Chicago presents Mozart's joyous comedy The Marriage of Figaro, conducted by Henrik Nánási in a glamorous new production from renowned director Barbara Gaines, founder and artistic director of Chicago Shakespeare Theater. The Marriage of Figaro is Gaines' first non-Shakespearean opera, following her acclaimed operatic debut staging Verdi's Macbeth at Lyric in 2010. (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, Starting TonightAaron Posner & Teller Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Shakespeare's spectacular tale of revenge and romance -- The Tempest -- staged by award-winning directors Aaron Posner and Teller, of the magic duo Penn & Teller. This inventive reimagining features the music of Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, as well as choreography from the pioneering dance troupe Pilobolus led by Associate Artistic Director Matt Kent. (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller to Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST; Cast, Creatives Set!Aaron Posner & Teller to Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for Shakespeare's spectacular tale of revenge and romance-The Tempest, staged by award-winning directors Aaron Posner and Teller, of the magic duo Penn & Teller. (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller to Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST; Cast, Creatives Set!Aaron Posner & Teller to Helm Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's THE TEMPEST; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for Shakespeare's spectacular tale of revenge and romance-The Tempest, staged by award-winning directors Aaron Posner and Teller, of the magic duo Penn & Teller. (more...)

Regis Philbin to Hosts Letterman Panel in Celebration of National Comedy Center GroundbreakingRegis Philbin to Hosts Letterman Panel in Celebration of National Comedy Center Groundbreaking
by TV News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

To celebrate the groundbreaking of the National Comedy Center, Regis Philbin will moderate a panel of producers, writers and crew from David Letterman's Late Show and Late Night. (more...)

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