Goodman Theatre News

Theatre Y to Stage MEDEA, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Theatre Y presents Euripides' Medea, freely adapted by poet Robinson Jeffers at Theatre Y, 2649 N. Francisco Ave. in Chicago, May 7-June 1, 2014. Director Kevin V. Smith returns to the helm to bring a bold, dangerous, and emotionally rich dreamvision to Euripides' classic, having previously directed Theatre Y's wildly imaginative and experimental productions of Exiles and The Misunderstanding. (more...)

2nd Annual Pivot Arts Festival, ART MEETS SCIENCE, to Feature BAATHHAUS, The Honeypots and More, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Pivot Arts launches its second annual celebration of innovative performance events, May 28 - June 14, throughout Chicago's Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods. The PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL serves to bring audiences together for unique performance events. This year the festival's focus highlights the intersection between the performing arts and science. Tickets go on sale for "Art Meets Science" April 20, with a range of free events and entrance fees no higher than $15 per event. To purchase tickets and for complete festival information, visit or call 773.609.0782. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington and More in Highlights of LES MIS at Drury Lane
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, now running through June 8, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Terry Layman to Return to Titan Theatre in KING LEAR, Running 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Queens-based Titan Theatre Company will conclude its critically acclaimed, award-winning second season with a signature take on Shakespeare's epic masterpiece King Lear. The production will play a limited run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. (more...)

INTAR Extends ADORATION OF THE OLD WOMAN with LOOKING's Raul Castillo Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

INTAR today announced that Adoration of the Old Woman by Jose Rivera and directed by Patricia McGregor, starring Raul Castillo (HBO's 'Looking'), Danielle Davenport, Jose Joaquin Perez, Socorro Santiago and Carmen Zilles, will continue through for another week, through April 27th to accommodate overwhelming demand. (more...)

The Theatre Group at SBCC Presents GROUND, 4/23-510
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Theatre Group at SBCC presents a touching new play, GROUND by Lisa Dillman, as the final offering in the 2013-2014 SeasonFor its final offering in the 2013/2014 season, The Theatre Group at SBCC will present the West Coast Premiere of the new play GROUND by Lisa Dillman, directed by R. Michael Gros, in the Jurkowitz Theatre, April 23-May 10, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 09, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct VANYA AND SONIA in 2015; Larry Yando to Play 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls announces that his longtime associate, Producer Steve Scott, will direct Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning, 'deliriously funny, hilariously demented' Broadway hit, in Spring 2015 (dates TBA). A loving send-up of Chekhov's greatest works, Vanya makes its Chicago premiere in the Albert Theatre as part of the Subscription series in the theater's 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' (One play is TBA.) (more...)

TimeLine Theatre to Stage Chicago Premiere of JUNO, 4/23-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

TimeLine Theatre Company concludes its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the musical JUNO, book by Joseph Stein, music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, based on the play JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK by Sean O'Casey, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling with music direction by Doug Peck and Elizabeth Doran. JUNO will run at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, May 1 - July 27, 2014 (previews April 23 - 30). Press opening is Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 6
by - Apr 06, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 06, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 5/6-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast and Crew of Titan Theatre's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Rehearsals began this week for Titan Theatre Company's final production of its critically acclaimed second season, Shakespeare's masterpiece, KING LEAR. The epic story of the 'Mad King' and his three daughters will run April 25 - May 11, 2014 at Queens Theatre, the borough's premiere performing arts venue. Titan Theatre Company Artistic Director Lenny Banovez, who previously helmed Titan's hit productions of A Midsummer Night's Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Henry V, will direct. Scroll down for some pictures of the cast and production team! (more...)

Peter Moore, Cynthia Marker & More to Lead Steep Theatre's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Steep Theatre's upcoming Midwest Premiere of Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet will feature an exceptionally talented group of Chicago artists, including two Steep Company Members (Peter Moore and Cynthia Marker), a Columbia College student (Caitlin Looney), and an actor most recently seen on stage at the Goodman (Shane Kenyon). If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet opens at Steep Theatre on Friday, April 18, and will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate Jonathan Berry. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Blanca Aguero in Aurora Theatre's MARIELA IN THE DESERT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Aurora Theatre continues the 2013-2014 Harvel Lab Series with a Teatro del Sol production, Mariela in the Desert by Karen Zacarias. It is 1950 and artists Mariela and Jose are living an isolated existence in the desert of Northern Mexico, haunted by the ghost of their young son. Jose is very ill and Mariela sends a telegram to their daughter encouraging her to come home. Where once the walls were beautifully decorated, now only one painting remains, and it is shrouded in mystery. This play will be performed in Spanish with English supertitles. This production features an amazing cast including the stunning Blanca Aguero in the title role of Mariela and Aurora Theatre Producing Artistic Director Anthony P. Rodriguez as her husband, the ailing artist Jose. Scroll down to see some pictures of Blanca Aguero from the show! (more...)

Martin Landau Cast in Lifetime Original Movie OUTLAW PROPHET
by TV News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Lifetime has cast Academy Award and Golden Globe winner Martin Landau in the Lifetime Original Movie 'Outlaw Prophet: Warren Jeffs' (more...)

Artemisia to Present Staged Readings of CHEWING ON BECKETT, 5/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Artemisia's workshop/staged reading of Chewing On Beckett will perform May 8, 9 and 10, 2014, and is a wild, female riff on Waiting For Godot. Inspired by the discovery that the Beckett Estate prohibits women from performing Beckett's masterpiece, Chewing On Beckett takes a personal, tragic and hilarious look at the close bond between two women, who find themselves abandoned in a futuristic wasteland. (more...)

ALL OUR TRAGIC World Premiere and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2014-15 Season, beginning in August 2014 with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*. Audiences may experience ALL OUR TRAGIC at a single twelve-hour marathon performance (with ample breaks for food and beverage) or through shorter installments spread over multiple weekends. (more...)

American Blues Theater to Present Chicago Premiere of GROUNDED, 6/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the Chicago premiere of Grounded, by George Brant and directed by Lisa Portes, June 6 - July 13 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. The running time is approximately 80 minutes. Pink Previews, where tickets sales benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research, are Friday, June 6 and Saturday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 8 at 2:30 p.m. Opening Night is Thursday, June 12 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $19 - $49 and are available at 773.404.7336 or (more...)

Yale Institute for Music Theatre to Develop AFTERLAND and CLOUDS ARE PILLOWS FOR THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The YALE INSTITUTE FOR MUSIC THEATRE has selected two original book musicals to be developed in an intensive lab setting in New Haven, June 3-15. Afterland, with music and lyrics by Benjamin Velez and book and lyrics by Kathryn Hathaway, will be directed by Mark Brokaw; and Clouds are Pillows for the Moon, with music by Tidtaya Sinutoke and book and lyrics by Ty Defoe, will be directed by Leigh Silverman. The Institute culminates with open rehearsal readings of each project, presented as a part of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, on June 14 and 15. (more...)

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