Contemporary Stage News

Stacy Keach Describes Heart Attack During PAMPLONA at the GoodmanStacy Keach Describes Heart Attack During PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

It has been confirmed that Stacy Keach suffered a heart attack onstage during the opening night performance of PAMPLONA at the Goodman Theatre, prompting the organization to cancel the rest of the show's run to allow him to recover. Today, Keach took a moment to describe the experience to The Chicago Tribune. (more...)

UPDATE: Goodman Cancels Remaining Run of PAMPLONA After Stacy Keach Falls IllUPDATE: Goodman Cancels Remaining Run of PAMPLONA After Stacy Keach Falls Ill
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

UPDATE: According to the Chicago Tribune, Goodman Theatre has cancelled the rest of its run of PAMPLONA, starring Stacy Keach, who fell ill during the opening night performance and has since been receiving medical attention. (more...)

PAMPLONA Opening Night Halts as Stacy Keach Falls Ill During PerformancePAMPLONA Opening Night Halts as Stacy Keach Falls Ill During Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Opening night of PAMPLONA at Goodman Theatre came to an unfortunate halt last night as Stacy Keach was falling ill during his performance. (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the GoodmanPAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYAQuintessence Theatre Group presents UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group concludes its 7th season of progressive classic theatre with Anton Chekhov's Uncle Vanya, in the Philadelphia premiere of a new version by Annie Baker.  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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/16/2017Now Playing Onstage in Santa Barbara - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Santa Barbara (more...)

BWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh PublicBWW Review: DADDY LONG LEGS Blends the Sweet and Strange at Pittsburgh Public
by Greg Kerestan - Mar 22, 2017

A fantastic directorial interpretation and a dazzling cast bring lightness and charm to a deeply unusual, almost unbalanced, romantic comedy. (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the GoodmanStacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Returns to LondonHOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Today WILTON'S MUSIC HALL announces a revival of the award-winning, critically-acclaimed Broadway musical comedy How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying, opening for a limited run from 08 April. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in RepQuintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On BroadwayBWW Review: August Wilson's Compelling JITNEY Finally Arrives On Broadway
by Michael Dale - Jan 20, 2017

When August Wilson's Jitney had its 1982 world premiere at Pittsburgh's Allegheny Repertory Theatre, there were no plans for it to serve as 1/10th of the greatest achievement in American drama. But by the time a revised version of that script opened Off-Broadway in 2000, six of the plays that would each represent a decade in his American Century Cycle had made it to Broadway and Wilson was firmly established as one the country's great playwrights. (more...)

Akvavit Theatre Announces  New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company MembersAkvavit Theatre Announces New Artistic Leadership; Associate Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Akvavit Theatre, Chicago's premier Nordic Theatre Company, will launch 2017 with new artistic leadership and an expanded ensemble. Five year Akvavit veterans Kirstin Franklin and Breahan Pautsch will serve as the company's new Co-Artistic Directors, succeeding Artistic Director Chad Eric Bergman and Managing Artistic Director Bergen Anderson, who have served since 2009. Bergman and Anderson will remain with Akvavit as Founders and as part of the original company, which still includes Mark Litwicki and Matthew Isler. Additionally, Akvavit welcomes eight new Associate company members: Richard Gilbert, Joe Giovannetti, Sarah Giovannetti, Nigel Harsch, Paulette Hicks, Micah Kronlokken, Julie Mitre and Amber Robinson.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALESPhoto Flash: First Look at Quintessence Theatre Group's WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues its 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...)

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 - Dec 7, 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 Today, 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...)

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...)

TampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESESTampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present the Tampa premiere of Will Eno's award-winning Broadway play The Realistic Joneses on November 11-13 and November 15-20 at The Studio Theatre, Hillsborough Community College-Ybor, on the corner of E. Palm Ave. and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba), Tampa. (more...)

ICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the GeffenICEBERGS, Alena Smith's World Premiere Ode to Los Angeles, Begins Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Geffen Playhouse presents theWorld Premiere of ICEBERGS, recipient of The Edgerton Foundation New Play Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: Quintessence Theatre Group Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDRENPhoto Flash: Quintessence Theatre Group Presents MOTHER COURAGE AND HER CHILDREN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

TampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESESTampaRep to Present Tampa Premiere of THE REALISTIC JONESES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will present the Tampa premiere of Will Eno's award-winning Broadway play The Realistic Joneses on November 11-13 and November 15-20 at The Studio Theatre, Hillsborough Community College-Ybor, on the corner of E. Palm Ave. and N. 14th Street (Avenida Republica de Cuba), Tampa. (more...)

Janis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at QuintessenceJanis Dardaris to Star in 'MOTHER COURAGE' at Quintessence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre and launces its seventh season with David Hare's translation of Bertolt Brecht's Mother Courage and Her Children, with original music by Michael Friedman. (more...)

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