Chicago Shakespeare Theatre News

Central Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERTCentral Square Theater to Present Danai Gurira's THE CONVERT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Underground Railway Theater are proud to present the Danai Gurira's The Convert January 28 - February 28, 2016. The Convert is directed by Megan Sandberg-Zakian. The press performance is Monday, February 1 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Josh Lamon & Noah Racey to Lead ROAD SHOW at Signature TheatreJosh Lamon & Noah Racey to Lead ROAD SHOW at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Road Show directed by Gary Griffin (Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas, Signature's A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum). Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's musical, about the real-life Mizner brothers and their quest for the ever elusive American dream, was praised as 'fierce, funny, lean and heartbreaking' by the Chicago Sun-Times when Griffin's production premiered at Chicago Shakespeare Theater in 2014. Road Show will run from February 16 - March 13 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma ArtertonFull Cast Announced for West End Transfer of NELL GWYNN, Starring Gemma Arterton
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report complete casting for the West End transfer of Jessica Swale's new play NELL GWYNN, directed by Christopher Luscombe. (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full CastBreaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Cast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago PremiereCast Announced for FAR FROM HEAVEN Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to present the Chicago premiere of Far From Heaven, book by Richard Greenberg, music by Scott Frankel and lyrics by Michael Korie and starring multi-Jeff Award-winner Summer Naomi Smart with Brandon Springman and Evan Tyrone Martin. The production is directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music directed by Chuck Larkin and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, February 5 - March 13, 2016. Previews are Friday, Feb. 5 at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 7 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and opening night is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The regular performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m., with the exception of no performances February 11 or March 3 and an added performance Thursday, March 3 at 1:30 p.m. Single tickets may be purchased at porchlightmusictheatre.org or 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com. (more...)

Longtime Theatre at the Center Artistic Director to Step DownLongtime Theatre at the Center Artistic Director to Step Down
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, one of Chicagoland's leading regional theatres, announces today that as of January 1, William Pullinsi will step down after over a decade as Artistic Director to dedicate his time to pursuing other opportunities while remaining Artistic Director Emeritus. Jeff Award-winner Linda Fortunato will assume the role of Artistic Director. During Pullinsi's time at Theatre at the Center he brought to the stage World Premiere musicals including Knute Rockne, All American and The Beverly Hillbillies; and Regional and Chicago Premieres including Ring of Fire, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, A Christmas Memory, Making God Laugh, Miracle on South Division Street, Fox on the Fairway, Do I Hear a Waltz, Leading Ladies, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, What a Glorious Feeling and Nice Work if You Can Get It (which he will be directing during TATC's 2016 season). (more...)

Gemma Arterton To Star In West End Transfer Of NELL GWYNN!Gemma Arterton To Star In West End Transfer Of NELL GWYNN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Shakespeare's Globe, Jessica Swale's new play Nell†Gwynn, directed by Christopher Luscombe, transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season from†Thursday 4 February 2016 starring Gemma Arterton in the title role.† (more...)

The Chicago Artists Chorale to Present THE FROST VARIATIONS, 12/8The Chicago Artists Chorale to Present THE FROST VARIATIONS, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

The Chicago Artists Chorale, a group of over 60 members from Chicago's professional arts community, kicks off its second season with a holiday concert on Dec. 8, entitled THE FROST VARIATIONS. The performance will be held at The Nettelhorst School,†3252 N. Broadway, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

True Story of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE Premieres Off-Broadway TonightTrue Story of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE Premieres Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Jack Eidson & Sally Lindel present the World Premiere of THE LILLIPUT TROUPE, a new play with music by Gaby FeBland. Directed by Alex Benjamin, performances begin tonight,†November 6 at Off-Broadway's Chernuchin Theatre at the American Theatre of Actors. (more...)

Photo Flash: ELF Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: ELF Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Marriott Theatre†wraps up its sensational 40th Anniversary 2015 Season with one of Broadway's newest holiday comedies, ELF, opened†on†October 28 and†runs through December 31, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Presents THE FLICK, 2/4 - Will Allan, Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and More!Steppenwolf Theatre Presents THE FLICK, 2/4 - Will Allan, Danny McCarthy, Caroline Neff and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company†presents the highly anticipated Chicago premiere production of Annie Baker's†The Flick,†winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Directed by†Dexter Bullard, the cast features†Will Allan,†Danny McCarthy,†Caroline Neff†and†Travis Turner.†The Flick†runs February 4 - May 8, 2016 in the Upstairs Theatre. Tickets ($20 - $89) are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted),†312-335-1650†or†steppenwolf.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ELF at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ELF at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2015

The†Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, wraps up their sensational 40th Anniversary 2015 Season with one of Broadway's newest holiday comedies, ELF, currently in previews and opening tomorrow, October 28, running through December 31. BraodwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Goodrich and More in ELF at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Alex Goodrich and More in ELF at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, wraps up their sensational 40th Anniversary 2015 Season with one of Broadway's newest holiday comedies, ELF, currently in previews and opening†tomorrow, October 28, running through December 31. BraodwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Becca McCoy's THE PEARL IN THE HOGWALLER Returning to American Stage, 10/23-24Becca McCoy's THE PEARL IN THE HOGWALLER Returning to American Stage, 10/23-24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Actor Becca McCoy's entertaining and heart-warming tour-de-force cabaret will be presented again by popular demand at American Stage. (more...)

Original Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal Broadway Kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents the†original Broadway kids of A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL in THE KIDS FROM A CHRISTMAS STORY†on Monday November 2, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Jessie Mueller and THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC on 10/25BWW Interviews: Jessie Mueller and THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC on 10/25
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 21, 2015

New Jersey Arts Center will present 'The American Songbook' on Sunday, October 25th at 7:00 pm. The star studded line-up will include Jessie Mueller. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Mueller about her career and the upcoming performance. (more...)

Passage Theatre in Trenton Presents Tanya Saracho's SONG FOR THE DISAPPEARED; Cast AnnouncedPassage Theatre in Trenton Presents Tanya Saracho's SONG FOR THE DISAPPEARED; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2015

Complete casting has been announced for the opening production of Passage Theatre's 30th anniversary season, Song for the Disappeared, a world premiere by Tanya Saracho. Directed by Alex Correia, the production will play Trenton's The Mill Hill Playhouse through October 25. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 7th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 7th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 7, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Awards get it right! 'Scottsboro,' 'Cyclone' and 'Hollywood' serve up new delights, 'Pinafore' does it old school, and 'Goblin Market' and 'Nightmare Before Christmas' scare us. Christmas comes via Kokandy and the Q Brothers, and 'Grease: Live' is set for FOX-TV! (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE Begins TonightIrish Theatre of Chicago's MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago is pleased to launch its 2015-16 Season with the Midwest premiere of Geraldine Aron's touching and comedic one-woman show MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE, directed by Siiri Scott and featuring ensemble member Barbara Figgins*. MY BRILLIANT DIVORCE will play tonight, October 7, through†November 1, 2015 at Chief O'Neill's Pub & Restaurant, 3471 N. Elston Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

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