Chicago Shakespeare Theatre News

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Don Forston Joins Asolo Rep's HERO: THE MUSICAL, Running 4/29-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Asolo Repertory Theatre has announced a casting update for HERO: THE MUSICAL. Don Forston will be playing the role of Al Batowski. The production will run April 29 - June 1, 2014. HERO: THE MUSICAL features book and concept by Aaron Thielen and music and lyrics by Michael Mahler. Directed by David H. Bell. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Ivan Rutherford and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, opening tonight, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington, Jennie Sophia and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, previewing tonight, March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Starring Ivan Rutherford, Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, previewing tonight, March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Stages DEATHTRAP, Now thru 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the comedy-thriller Deathtrap by Ira Levin, today, March 28 through April 12, 2014. (more...)

Marjorie Bradley Kellogg, Deborah M. Dryden & More to Receive 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Scenic designer, writer and professor, MARJORIE BRADLEY KELLOGG, and costume designer DEBORAH M. DRYDEN are among the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 2, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Ms. Kellogg will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design and Ms. Dryden was selected to receive the 2014 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design. Ms. Kellogg's award will be presented to her by director Kenny Leon and Ms. Dryden's award will be presented to her by designer David Woolard. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/23/2014
by BWW - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/23/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Profiles Theatre Announces Extension for Midwest Premiere of COCK thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Profiles Theatre announces an extension for their Midwest premiere of Cock by Mike Bartlett, directed by Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox. The production opened February 20, 2014 and will extend for an additional seven weeks through May 25, 2014. Original cast members Eleni Pappageorge, Christopher Sheard and Jake Szczepaniak continue their roles with Torrey Hanson joining the cast beginning April 10, 2014. Performances are held at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Starring Ivan Rutherford, to Begin Previews 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical Les Miserables, previewing March 29, opening Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and Roxanne Hart Star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT at Pasadena Playhouse, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced Bruce Davison, Sharon Lawrence and RoxAnne Hart to star in A SONG AT TWILIGHT by Noel Coward, the fifth production of its 2013 - 2014 Season. A SONG AT TWILIGHT is performed tonight, March 18 to April 13; the press opening is Sunday, March 23. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/16/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre to Present MUD BLUE SKY, 4/9-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

A Red Orchid Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of Mud Blue Sky written by Marisa Wegrzyn and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production will feature AROT Ensemble Members Natalie West, Mierka Girten and Kirsten Fitzgerald, and will run April 9 - May 25, 2014 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Marion de Vries & Kelli Fox Among Creative Team for Blythe Festival's 40th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Artistic Director Marion de Vries has announced the directors and creative teams for the upcoming 2014, 40th Season of Blyth Festival. (more...)

Henry Godinez Directs WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Court Theatre, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of Water by the Spoonful written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and directed by Henry Godinez. Water by the Spoonful will run tonight, March 6 - April 6, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

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