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GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company completes its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and July 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 30, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 MillionPhoto Flash: THE HERD, Gary Sinise and More Help Steppenwolf's Gala 2015 Raise $1.2 Million
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 550 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 on Saturday, May 9, 2015, raising more than $1.2 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Paul Gross and Martha Burns to Lead Bruce Norris' DOMESTICATED in Canadian Premiere, Nov 17-Dec 13Paul Gross and Martha Burns to Lead Bruce Norris' DOMESTICATED in Canadian Premiere, Nov 17-Dec 13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Company Theatre will present the Canadian premiere production of DOMESTICATED, a new play by Pulitzer and Tony award-winning author, Bruce Norris. The play, starring Paula Gross and Martha Burns, will run November 17 - December 13, 2015, directed by Philip Riccio at Berkeley Street Theatre. (more...)

Steppenwolf Extends THE HERDSteppenwolf Extends THE HERD
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the extension of The Herd, the debut play of Olivier Award-winning actor Rory Kinnear currently playing to critical acclaim in its U.S. premiere production in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. In a four-star review, the Chicago Tribune raves, 'A family drama that sticks with you...this is Steppenwolf acting at its best' and The New York Times says, 'a buoyantly entertaining play [that] breathes with real, complicated life.' Directed by ensemble member and Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, The Herd adds six additional performances, extending the run through June 14, 2015 with the original cast. Tickets ($20-$89) to the added performances are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries to THE QUALMS' First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries to THE QUALMS' First Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the New York premiere of THE QUALMS, a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated).  Directed by Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; this season's A Delicate Balance and The Heidi Chronicles), the play is the final production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.    (more...)

THE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists RepTHE LIAR Begins 5/26 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Artists Repertory Theatre will bring its 2014/15 season to close with The Liar, an adaptation of Pierre Cornielle's 17th Century French comedy from the brilliant mind of David Ives, a playwright best known for hilarious adaptations and plays such as All In The Timing and Venus in Fur. (more...)

8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!8th Annual Mimi Awards Set for 11/16 at Lincoln Center Theater!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust today announced that the Eighth Annual 'Mimi' Awards will be presented on Monday, November 16, 2015 at Lincoln Center Theater.  The 'Mimi' Awards are presented biennially to honor the accomplishments of some of the most gifted up-and-coming American playwrights. (more...)

Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19Bid in Playwrights Horizons' Online Auction, Go Backstage at THE KING & I and More, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons has announced details for its 2015 special online Auction.  Bidding for the auction, which will feature an eclectic array of items and unique opportunities, begins today, Tuesday, May 5 at www.CharityBuzz.com/PlaywrightsHorizons. Online bidding will continue through Tuesday, May 19.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Playwrights Horizons' Annual Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: Go Inside Playwrights Horizons' Annual Spring Gala!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - May 5, 2015

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons held its annual Spring Gala yesterday, May 4 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled CELEBRATING PETER JAY SHARP'S NEW YORK, the evening honored the late philanthropist, hotelier and real estate developer Peter Jay Sharp and The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation (Foundation Directors: the late Mr. Sharp, Edmund Duffy, Dan Lufkin, the late Jack Nash and Norman Peck). Among several theaters in New York City, Playwrights Horizons' more intimate 128-seat theater was named after the late philanthropist. It premiered when the company's new building opened its doors in January 2003. BroadwayWorld takes you insode the special night below! (more...)

Victor Almanzar, Francis Guinan, Brittany Uomoleale and More to Lead Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE; Full Cast Announced!Victor Almanzar, Francis Guinan, Brittany Uomoleale and More to Lead Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the full cast for the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (8/14 - 8/30) and Tim Hopper (7/2-8/13) sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin, Jeremy Shamos & More to Lead Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS at Playwrights HorizonsDonna Lynne Champlin, Jeremy Shamos & More to Lead Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for THE QUALMS, the New York premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated).  Directed by Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; this season's A Delicate Balance and the current The Heidi Chronicles), the play is the final production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.    (more...)

Fugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This SummerFugard Theatre's A HUMAN BEING DIED THAT NIGHT to Play BAM This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

In this taut 2013 theatrical adaptation of Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela's award winning-book, the apartheid regime's most notorious assassin and head of its death squad, Eugene de Kock (played by Matthew Marsh), sits opposite psychologist Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela (played Noma Dumezweni) in Pretoria Central Prison in 1997. Gobodo-Madikizela is a member of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission determined to understand his actions. She questions de Kock, who is sentenced to two life terms plus 212 years for crimes against humanity, murder, conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, assault, kidnapping, illegal possession of firearms, and fraud. (more...)

BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY Wins 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

It was just announced that Stephen Adly Guirgis' Between Riverside and Crazy has earned the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play ran at the Atlantic THeatre Company last summer and again at Second Stage Theatre in February. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AMY HERZOG FESTIVAL at Center Stage Where Two Plays are Staged Simultaneously FOR THE FIRST TIMEBWW Reviews: AMY HERZOG FESTIVAL at Center Stage Where Two Plays are Staged Simultaneously FOR THE FIRST TIME
by Charles Shubow - Apr 17, 2015

AFTER THE REVOLUTION and 4000 MILES are both directed by Lila Neugebauer and it's quite the experience. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning July 2Full Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning July 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the full cast for the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

CLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City TheatreCLYBOURNE PARK to Open 4/17 at City Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

St. Petersburg City Theatre continues its 90th Mainstage Season, presented by Raymond James, with the Tony Award and Pulitzer-Prize winning CLYBOURNE PARK, written by Bruce Norris. Opening night is April 17, 2015 and the production runs through May 3, 2015. There is a talk-back planned on April 19 following the performance. (more...)

Richard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This SpringRichard Prioleau, Olivia Washington and More to Lead Masterworks Theater's THE GLASS MENAGERIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Masterworks Theater Company is proud to announce the cast for the first show of their season: The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. Directed by Christopher Scott, The Glass Menagerie will feature Saundra Santiago ("The Sopranos"), Richard Prioleau (HBO's "A Normal Heart") as Tom, Olivia Washington (Lee Daniels' The Butler), as Laura, and Doug Harris (The Found Dog Ribbon Dance) as Jim. The play will begin May 8 and Open on Thursday, May 14 running through May 30 at the 47th Street Theatre (304 West 47th Street). (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host Fashion Show and Party Inspired by MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4/9Steppenwolf to Host Fashion Show and Party Inspired by MARIE ANTOINETTE, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

In celebration of one of civilization's most famous fashionistas, Steppenwolf Theatre Company hosts EXPLORE: The World of Marie Antoinette, an exclusive fashion show and party, Thursday, April 9 at 5:30pm. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

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