Chicago Shakespeare Theatre News

Mike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep TheatreMike Bartlett's EARTHQUAKES IN LONDON to Make U.S. Debut at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Steep Theatre will present the first professional U.S. production of Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winning playwright Mike Bartlett's Earthquakes in London, opening January 26, 2017. Steep's production opens on the heels of another Chicago production of this enormously exciting playwright's work, the critically-acclaimed King Charles III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre. Earthquakes will be helmed by one of Chicago's most exciting talents, Steep Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Jonathan Berry.  Berry recently directed Steppenwolf Theatre's Constellations, and, over the years, has consistently produced some of Steep's most notable shows, including Season 15's Posh by Laura Wade, which won the Non-Equity Jeff Award for Best Ensemble, and was nominated for Best Director and Best Production.  (more...)

Porchlight's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Fourth and Final TimePorchlight's IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Fourth and Final Time
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec. 31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59Alison Vesely of First Folio Theatre Dies at the Age of 59
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Alison C. Vesely, Artistic Director and Co-Founder of First Folio Theatre, passed away Friday at the age of 59 of ovarian cancer. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Fourth and Final Extension for IN THE HEIGHTSPorchlight Music Theatre Announces Fourth and Final Extension for IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec.31, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular scheduled performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Tickets are $55 - 75. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago to Launch 2016-17 with THE WEIR This WinterIrish Theatre of Chicago to Launch 2016-17 with THE WEIR This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago will launch its 2016-17 Season with Conor McPherson's haunting and humorous Irish classic THE WEIR, directed by Siiri Scott, who helmed last season's critically acclaimed one-woman show My Brilliant Divorce. (more...)

THE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 SeasonTHE WEIR, LITTLE THING, BIG THING and More Set for Irish Theatre of Chicago's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Irish Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2016-17 Season, featuring a modern Irish classic, a Midwest premiere and a new staged reading festival of the works of emerging Irish playwrights. (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...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALESQuintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Last Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUSLast Chance to See the Acclaimed Production of William Shakespeare's CORIOLANUS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

The streets are full of protest: It's an election year; economic inequality strains the social fabric; debates rage throughout a nation riddled with dissension and distrust; unscrupulous politicians manipulate public opinion; the hypocrisy and humiliation of political campaigns drive away the country's finest! But beneath all this political drama looms the personal tragedy of one man's emotional blindness.  Call it Coriolanus ripped from the headlines!!  (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...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & MoreAmerican Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

John Leguizamo presents The Q Brothers' Othello: The Remix, written, directed and composed by GQ and JQ, which is making its New York debut at the Westside Theatre (407 W. 43rd), with an official opening set for Thursday, November 17th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

LIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 TheatersLIFE IS FOR LIVING World Premiere to Celebrate Noel Coward at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the world premiere of LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD, co-created by Simon Green and David Shrubsole. Starring Mr. Green with musical direction by Mr. Shrubsole, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD was researched by Jason Morell. Produced by Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford, LIFE IS FOR LIVING: CONVERSATIONS WITH COWARD begins performances on Tuesday, December 13 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 1. Press opening is Sunday, December 18 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Cheek By Jowl Announces UK Dates For THE WINTER'S TALECheek By Jowl Announces UK Dates For THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Cheek by Jowl today announces the UK dates for its new production of The Winter's Tale, performed with an English company (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC TheaterTaylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 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. (more...)

ROCKNE Musical to Spotlight Notre Dame Football Coach with Reading at Northwestern's American Music Theatre ProjectROCKNE Musical to Spotlight Notre Dame Football Coach with Reading at Northwestern's American Music Theatre Project
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will give viewers a behind-the-scenes look at the musical 'Rockne: There's Something in the Game' during a reading Nov. 19 on the Evanston campus. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLYHalcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre presents dirty butterfly by debbie tucker green, a co-production with Chicago's The Blind Owl. Artistic Director of The Blind Owl, Azar Kazemi, directs this U.S. Premiere. dirty butterfly runs now through December 10, 2016 at Halcyon Theatre (press opening Nov. 10), located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

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