Chicago Shakespeare Theater News

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music TheatreCast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Paramount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODDParamount Theatre to Bring Beauty to Sondheim's Dark Musical SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Some, others, many and bloody well everyone need to strap themselves in for Paramount Theatre's bold new production of Sweeney Todd-The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. (more...)

Tony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford StageTony Winner Darko Tresnjak Extends Stay as Artistic Director of Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Sue Ann Collins, president of the Board of Directors of Hartford Stage, announced today that Darko Tresnjak, artistic director since 2012, has extended his contract through June 2019. (more...)

Sarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-BroadwaySarah DeLappe's THE WOLVES Returns Tonight, Extends Through December Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The encore engagement of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play opens tonight at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. In response to popular demand, The Playwrights Realm, by arrangement with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush, has extended the encore engagement of the production through December 29.   (more...)

Photo Coverage: Buckle Up! MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Buckle Up! MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Celebrates Opening Night
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 2, 2016

The New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater, began previews on November 9, 2016 at the Lucille Lortel Theater and opened just last night November 30.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

MCC Theater (Robert LuPone, Bernard Telsey, William Cantler, Artistic Directors; Blake West, Executive Director) has announced a two-week extension - now through December 29, 2016 - for the New York City premiere of MCC Theater's new musical Ride the Cyclone, the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE!Photo Flash: First Look at MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. With book, music and lyrics by Jacob Richmond and Brooke Maxwell, Ride the Cyclone had its celebrated U.S. premiere in 2015 at Chicago Shakespeare Theater under the direction and choreography of Rachel Rockwell, who returns for the MCC production. (more...)

300 Students Unleash Their Boundless Creativity with the Bard300 Students Unleash Their Boundless Creativity with the Bard
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

This month, Chicago Shakespeare Theater was filled to capacity with students from high schools across the city and the metro area, performing, cheering, dancing and geeking out-over Shakespeare. The Battle of the Bard "Final Bout" marked the culmination of countless hours of rehearsal time, Saturday workshops and preliminary bouts for this region-wide high school Shakespeare slam. (more...)

Taylor Louderman Departs MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Due to 'Creative Differences'Taylor Louderman Departs MCC's RIDE THE CYCLONE Due to 'Creative Differences'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Previews began earlier this month for MCC Theater's New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. Before opening night, however, the musical will welcome a new cast member. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARKCase Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!Kate Arrington to Join Original Stars in Off-Broadway Encore of THE WOLVES; Rush Policy Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Playwrights Realm has announced the complete cast of The Wolves, Sarah DeLappe's debut play. (more...)

Yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival Welcomes Estimated 1.1 MillionYearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago Festival Welcomes Estimated 1.1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Shakespeare 400 Chicago, the yearlong festival marking the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death, will wrap up a dynamic year of programming with a full calendar of events in December, having inspired an estimated 1.1 million people to take part in 863 events at 231 locations across the city of Chicago. (more...)

Andrew Keltz Makes NYC Solo Cabaret DebutAndrew Keltz Makes NYC Solo Cabaret Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Andrew Keltz makes his New York City solo debut with a show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on November 22 at 9:30pm. This cabaret, dubbed THIRTY THANKSGIVINGS, will include songs and stories of food, family, and friendship. All net proceeds will be donated to City Harvest - rescuing food for New York's hungry. Composer and lyricist Tyler Beattie joins Andrew as music director. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNIE WARBUCKS Celebrates Opening at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: ANNIE WARBUCKS Celebrates Opening at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Theatre at the Center's production of Annie Warbucks, the sequel to Annie, the 1977 Tony Award-winning smash Broadway hit, opened to a packed house Sunday, November 20. Based on Harold Gray's Little Orphan Annie comic strip, the book is by Thomas Meehan with music by Charles Strouse and lyrics by Martin Charnin. Annie Warbucks opened Off Broadway in 1993 and broke records for the time with 200 performances.  The Jeff Recommended production will continue through December 18. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!Carmen Cusack to Star in One-Woman World Premiere DO THIS at Gulfshore Playhouse; Sheryl Kaller to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse, Southwest Florida's Premiere Professional theatre, is very excited to announce that 2016 Tony Award-nominee Carmen Cusack will star in the one-woman, world premiere of Do This by Karen Siff Exkorn, which will run from January 7th through the 28th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OTHELLO: THE REMIX Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: OTHELLO: THE REMIX Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 17, 2016

The hip-hop continued with Othello: The Remix and it's opening night audience with DJ Supernova playing hits for the celebrants at Stage 48 and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: OTHELLO: THE REMIX Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: OTHELLO: THE REMIX Celebrates Opening Night!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 17, 2016

The hip-hop continued with Othello: The Remix and it's opening night audience with DJ SuperNova playing hits for the celebrants at Stage 48 and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the HolidaysA CHRISTMAS STORY to Return to Cleveland Play House for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

The most popular show in Cleveland Play House history is back just in time for the holidays! A Christmas Story will once again delight Cleveland audiences with its nostalgic tale of little Ralphie Parker and his ultimate Christmas wish. (more...)


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