Chicago Shakespeare Theater News

Ars Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 GranteesArs Nova, Goodspeed, Atlantic Theater and More Among NAMT's 2017 Grantees
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces 16 awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. (more...)

Chicago Theaters to Dim Marquees Friday Night in Honor of Martha LaveyChicago Theaters to Dim Marquees Friday Night in Honor of Martha Lavey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Chicago theaters in the city and suburbs will honor former Steppenwolf Artistic Director and ensemble member Martha Lavey by dimming the marquee lights and observing a moment of silence this Friday, April 28, 2017, 30 minutes before the start time of the evening production at each theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVEVIDEO: Get A First Look at CST's SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

We have a first look at the CST production of SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE! Check out the video below! (more...)

 SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE Comes to Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings to the stage one of the most popular romantic films of all time, Shakespeare in Love-in an enchanting, music-filled theatrical event staged by acclaimed director Rachel Rockwell. Based on the Academy Award-winner for Best Picture with screenplay by Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, Shakespeare in Love is adapted for the stage by Tony and Olivier Award-winner Lee Hall. (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts Honors Christine 'Chrissy' Atterberry at 2017 Legacy GalaRuth Page Center for the Arts Honors Christine 'Chrissy' Atterberry at 2017 Legacy Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts will hold its annual Ruth Page Legacy Gala at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Saturday, May 13. The evening begins at 5:15 p.m. with a VIP Reception, followed by dinner, a live auction, award presentations and dancing from until 11 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLEPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Concludes Season with MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 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. Previews are Friday, April 14 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 15 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 16 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Tuesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added matinee performance Thursday, May 11 at 1:30 p.m. NOTE There are no 7:30 p.m. performances Thursday, April 20 and  May 11 and no 4 p.m. performance  Saturday, April 22. Tickets to Marry Me a Little are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

ELYA FAYE IS RUTHIE HENSHALL 5/3 at Davenport's Piano Bar & CabaretELYA FAYE IS RUTHIE HENSHALL 5/3 at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Elya Faye *IS* Ruthie Henshall will play one night only on Wednesday, May 3, 8 PM, at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1383 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  Chicago music theater performer Elya Faye Bottiger will make her cabaret debut this one-woman show about British music theater performer Ruthie Henshall. Tickets are available by calling (773) 278-1830 or by visiting davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Aaron Posner & Teller Return to Chicago Shakespeare with MACBETH for 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!Aaron Posner & Teller Return to Chicago Shakespeare with MACBETH for 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces nine productions of the 2017/18 Season-which will engage audiences with timeless stories in transformational settings. The season also marks the introduction of the Theater's new and innovative third performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Additional productions are to be announced this summer. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

A friendly reminder! The acclaimed revival of ˇFigaro! (90210) begins performances tomorrow, Friday, April 7th for a limited run of 15 performances only, through April 23rd. (more...)

Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre to Premiere CARRIER This SpringChicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre to Premiere CARRIER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Chicago Slam Works Ensemble Theatre closes its third season with the World Premiere of "Carrier", exploring questions of inheritance and family, May 5 through June 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County PlayhousePatrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Joshua Fiedler announced additional casting for the Oscar Hammerstein Festival's Benefit concert, 'Hammerstein in Hollywood,' at Bucks County Playhouse on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards CelebrationPhoto Flash: LPTW Honor Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Liesl Tommy and More at 2017 Awards Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

On Friday, March 31, 2017, The League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of six outstanding women: Carol Hall, Linda Cho, Lilieana Blain-Cruz, Liesl Tommy, Jess Chayes and Emily Simoness. (more...)

Porchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVERPorchlight Revisits to Close 4th Season with ON A CLEAR DAY YOU CAN SEE FOREVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, music by Burton Lane, book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and based on the book Berkeley Square by John L. Balderston with direction by Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and starring Sharriese Hamilton and Karl Hamilton. (more...)

Veanne Cox, Gregory Wooddell and Rachel Zampelli to Lead David Ives's Revamped SCHOOL FOR LIES at STCVeanne Cox, Gregory Wooddell and Rachel Zampelli to Lead David Ives's Revamped SCHOOL FOR LIES at STC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Tony Award-nominee David Ives and STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, the team that created the award-winning French 'trilogy' of The Liar, The Heir Apparent and The Metromaniacs, will unite once more to present a newly revamped version of Ives' The School For Lies at the Lansburgh Theatre (450 7th Street NW) from May 30-July 2, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'BWW Feature: OCU to Host Inaugural Conference of 'Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training'
by Ronn Burton - Mar 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld sat down with Lance Marsh, Head of Performance at TheatreOCU and Conference Chair for the new Center for Excellence in Classical Theatre Training, to discuss their inaugural conference and the exciting future of the organization. (more...)

Placido Domingo on Relatability of FIGARO (90210), Starting Next Month Off-BroadwayPlacido Domingo on Relatability of FIGARO (90210), Starting Next Month Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Following a critically-acclaimed run in 2016, ˇFigaro! (90210) returns to the New York stage April 7th through April 23rd for 15 performances only. (more...)

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...)

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