Chicago Shakespeare Theater News

Peninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMESPeninsula Players to Host Reading of Murder Mystery MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Christopher M. Walsh's 'Miss Holmes' on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMESPeninsula Players Announces Public Reading of MISS HOLMES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Players Theatre will present a play reading ofChristopher M. Walsh's "Miss Holmes" on Monday, April 3 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "Miss Holmes" is a thrilling new murder mystery inspired by the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and is the final offering of The Play's the Thing, a winter play reading series produced by Players for the Door County community. General seating is available; no admission fee. (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEXWriters Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Russian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-BroadwayRussian Crime Novelist and Political Dissident Boris Akunin to Take on HAMLET Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

The best-selling Russian crime fiction writer Boris Akunin's new stage adaptation of Shakespeare's HAMLET will debut this spring Off-Broadway when Red Lab Productions and Roust Theatre Company present HAMLET. A VERSION, with previews beginning April 21, prior to the official press opening on April 25 at The Theater at St. Clement's (423 W. 46 St.) in New York City. HAMLET. A VERSION is directed by Irina Gachechiladze. The production features original music by Georgian composer Giya Kancheli. (more...)

Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 SeasonsAsolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory Proudly Announce their 2017-18 Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

On Monday, March 20, 2017, Asolo Rep and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training proudly announced their 2017-18 seasons in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Tonye Patano to Star in Dominique Morisseau's SKELETON CREW at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team of Skeleton Crew by Dominique Morisseau. The Globe is the first regional theatre in the country to mount the play, which was presented here as a reading in the 2014 Powers New Voices Festival before an acclaimed Off Broadway run. San Diego director Delicia Turner Sonnenberg makes her Globe debut to helm the award-winning drama, which is presented in association with San Diego's MOXIE Theatre, where Turner Sonnenberg is Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bright Star Carmen Cusack Shines at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Bright Star Carmen Cusack Shines at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 16, 2017

Carmen Cusack's "Bright Star" never faded and was a gift from the heavens last night as she performed her cabaret act at Feinstein's/54 Below and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEMPhoto Flash: Court Theatre presents THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces casting for the Chicago premiere of The Hard Problem by Tom Stoppard, directed by Charles Newell. The Hard Problem runs March 9 - April 9, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) continues its summer tradition of vibrant family programming with Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky new musical is written by Emmy Award-winner Kevin Del Aguila with original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles SmithGoodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

World Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens SundayWorld Premiere of THE GRAVEDIGGER'S LULLABY Opens Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

TACT (Scott Alan Evans, Executive Artistic Director; Nora Chester & Jeffrey C. Hawkins, Associate Artistic Directors) is proud to continue the 2016 - '17 season will continue with the World Premiere of The Gravedigger's Lullaby, a play that arrives on the Mainstage by way of the company's 2015 newTACTics New Play Festival where it was workshopped and developed.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following recent political clashes over immigration and border control, ¡Figaro! (90210) returns to the New York stage April 7th - 23rd, for 15 performances only. With its unique mix of uproarious comedy and biting social commentary to highlight the importance of cultural inclusion in a nation of immigrants, ¡Figaro! (90210) will be back at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project (229 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This SummerLiza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Jessie Mueller and More to Join Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Principal Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for its star-studded 2017 Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles Arboretum with extraordinary multiple award winning guests artists Liza Minnelli, Alan Cumming, Joel Gray, Hair Spray Live's Madelyn Baillio, Beautiful's Jessie Mueller and Jarrod Spector, Grey Garden's Rachel York, Phantom of the Opera's Jordan Donica, the Midtown Men and Michael Feinstein in concert. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Kicks Off Rehearsals This Week in SeattleMURDER FOR TWO Kicks Off Rehearsals This Week in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

This week The 5th Avenue Theatre and ACT - A Contemporary Theatre plot their first step in musical mayhem and begin rehearsals for the drop dead funny musical comedy Murder for Two. (more...)

Cast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula PlayersCast Set for Reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's SALVAGE at Peninsula Players
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will present a play reading of Joseph Zettelmaier's "Salvage" on Monday, March 6 at 7 p.m. at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLEPorchlight Music Theatre's 2016-2017 Season Concludes With Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook.  (more...)

Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music TheatreAustin Cook and Bethany Thomas to Lead MARRY ME A LITTLE at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final mainstage production it its 2016 - 2017 season Marry Me a Little, starring Austin Cook and Bethany Thomas, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and originally conceived by Craig Lucas and Norman Rene, with direction by Jess McLeod and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Cook. (more...)

Laura Schellhardt's UPRIGHT GRAND Coming to Citadel This MarchLaura Schellhardt's UPRIGHT GRAND Coming to Citadel This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Dad tickles the ivories in a dive. His daughter dazzles in concert halls. In between them, the bittersweet dance of parent and child, present and past, dream and disappointment plays out in the key of life. Upright Grand, by Chicago-based playwright Laura Schellhardt, is wonderfully schmaltzy and boldly exposes emotion with old fashioned charm. (more...)

Two-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXESTwo-time Tony Winner Frank Galati Helms Asolo Rep's Production of THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Asolo Repertory Theatre continues its season with THE LITTLE FOXES,  acclaimed American playwright Lillian Hellman's captivating drama about the scheming Hubbard family and their insatiable lust for wealth. Directed by two-time Tony Award-winner and Academy Award-nominee Frank Galati, THE LITTLE FOXES previews March 15 and 16, opens March 17, and runs in rotating rep through April 15 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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