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TimeLine Theatre Welcomes New Faces to Core Artistic TeamTimeLine Theatre Welcomes New Faces to Core Artistic Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

TimeLine Theatre Company announces that Chicago artists Behzad Dabu and Ron OJ Parson have been named Company Members at the theater, effective immediately. (more...)

Asolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This SpringAsolo Rep to Stage GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Nearly 50 years after the groundbreaking film inspired the world, Asolo Rep is thrilled to present Todd Kreidler's electric stage adaptation of the iconic Academy Award-winning film†GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER. † (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Extends Off-Broadway RunMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Extends Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

MCC THEATER†announced today the extension-by popular demand-of its hit play, Noah Haidle's Smokefall, through Sunday, March 20th. It was previously scheduled through March 13th. For more information on MCC Theater, please visit www.mcctheater.org. (more...)

Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24Lookingglass to Stage Federico Garcia Lorca's BLOOD WEDDING, 3/2-4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Lookingglass Theatre Company continues its 28th Season with Federico Garcia Lorca's Blood Wedding, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, and directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling. Blood Wedding runs March 2 - April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

Inside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNERInside Asolo Rep Event Slated for ALL THE WAY, GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Asolo Rep presents Inside Asolo Rep: ALL THE WAY and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER on†February 24, 2016. (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSALSan Francisco Playhouse to Stage West Coast Premiere of COLOSSAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse†continues its thirteenth Mainstage season with West Coast premiere of Andrew Hinderaker's Colossal, directed by Jon Tracy. (more...)

Young Artists of America at Strathmore to Present Stephen Schwartz's CHILDREN OF EDENYoung Artists of America at Strathmore to Present Stephen Schwartz's CHILDREN OF EDEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

On Sunday, March 13th†at 4pm, Young Artists of America at Strathmore (YAA) presents the youth premiere of the new symphonic version of†Children of Eden†by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked,†Godspell,†Pippin†and†The Prince of Egypt). Schwartz himself will be working as a guest mentor with the YAA high school-aged students. The cast, full symphonic orchestra, and chorus will include over 350 youth from all over the DC Metro area including 250†younger artists from North Bethesda Middle School. The performance will take place at The Music Center at Strathmore (5301 Tuckerman Ln, North Bethesda, MD). (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at GoodmanAll-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Casting is complete for the Goodman commissioned world premiere of CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine. CARLYLE features an all-Chicago cast with James Earl Jones II in the titular role, joined by Patrick Clear (Janice's Father), Maureen Gallagher (Janice's Mother), Tim Rhoze (CARLYLE's Father), Levenix Riddle (Omar/Tyrone), Tiffany Scott (Janice/Sarah), Charlette Speigner (Anita Hill/Shaniqua) and Nate Whelden (Mark). (more...)

Sideshow Theatre's MAI DANG LAO to Premiere This Spring at Victory Gardens TheaterSideshow Theatre's MAI DANG LAO to Premiere This Spring at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Following its hit production of†No More Sad Things,†Sideshow Theatre Company†is pleased to continue its 2015/16 Season with the world premiere of†David Jacobi's chilling new drama†MAI DANG LAO, directed by artistic associate†Marti Lyons, playing†March 6 - April 10, 2016†at†Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Arena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACEDArena Stage Sets Full Cast of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Arena Stage announces casting for the final production of the 2015/16 season, Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Disgraced. Director Timothy Douglas (Arena's King Hedley II) tackles this emotionally-charged play by Akhtar, author of the novel 'American Dervish' and currently the most produced playwright in the United States. Hailed as 'emotionally shattering, a smart and provocative work of unusual daring that should be seen by anyone who cares about serious theater' by Newsday, Disgraced runs April 22-May 29, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Steep Theatre Extends POSH Through 3/12Steep Theatre Extends POSH Through 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Steep Theatre's critically acclaimed production of Laura Wade's†Posh†has been playing to enthusiastic sold-out houses since its opening in January. In response to enormous ticket demand,†Posh†has been†extended through March 12th, adding 8 new opportunities to see what Chris Jones of the†Chicago Tribune†called "a bevy of talent" perform in "a dynamic,†often shocking little storefront show guaranteed to make you fume anew at the ongoing inequality of the most mature democracies.' (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 7Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 7
by Audition Roundup - Feb 7, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 7, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in†LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.† "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham.†LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA†will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

MCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayMCC's SMOKEFALL, Starring Zachary Quinto, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

MCC Theater welcomes film and television star Robin Tunney, making her stage debut opposite Zachary Quinto in the New York premiere of Smokefall†by Noah Haidle, directed by Anne Kauffman, who directed The Nether for MCC last season to great acclaim. Smokefall will play the Lucille Lortel Theatre (121 Christopher Street) with previews beginning tonight, February 4, 2016,†and an opening night set for February 22. It is scheduled through March 13. (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of JEEVES AT SEA at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of JEEVES AT SEA at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st†St. & Rt. 83) presents†the Chicago premiere of the witty comedy†JEEVES AT SEA, opening Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 8:00 p.m., and running through February 28,†2016 with previews January 27- 29. Directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely†(First Folio's†Winter's Tale†and†The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe), the stars of First Folio's productions of†Jeeves in Bloom†and†Jeeves Takes a Bow, will reprise their roles in†JEEVES AT SEA, with†Jim McCance as "Jeeves" and Christian Gray (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe†and†Winter's Tale†at First Folio Theatre,†The Glass Menagerie†at Oak Park Festival Theatre) as "Bertie." (more...)

Shattered Globe to Round Out 25th Season with IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT This SpringShattered Globe to Round Out 25th Season with IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre†concludes its 25th†anniversary season with the gripping, racially charged mystery†IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, based on the novel by†John Ball,†adapted by†Matt Pelfrey†and directed by†Louis Contey, playing†April 21 -†June 4, 2016†at†Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Closes Final Season with AMERICAN BUFFALOMary-Arrchie Theatre Co. Closes Final Season with AMERICAN BUFFALO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. closes its 30th and final season with David Mamet's gripping and often hilarious drama AMERICAN BUFFALO, directed by Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, playing January 28 - March 6, 2016 at Angel Island, 735 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago. (more...)

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