Goodman Theatre News

Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox to Lead the Cast of THE OLD FRIENDS at Houston's Alley Theatre, 8/15-9/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The "Alley Theatre @ UH" season begins with Betty Buckley, Hallie Foote, Annalee Jefferies and Veanne Cox in award-winning Texas playwright Horton Foote's The Old Friends, a Southwestern premiere. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre to Present CHURCHILL, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Acclaimed Chicago actor Ronald Keaton performs his one-man show Churchill, based on the life and writings of one of the greatest leaders of the 20th Century. Experience the man who famously proclaimed, "I am ready to meet my Maker. Whether my Maker is prepared for the great ordeal of meeting me is another matter..." Come hear Winston discuss his failures and his successes, his love of art, liquor, and women, and the bravery of Britain's finest hour. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 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. 'Seussical' splashes, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Clemente' and 'Hansel & Gretel' bow, 'Hank Williams' returns, 'Charlie Brown' takes a hike, plus 'Reefer Madness' at Mayne, Bill Larkin at Davenport's and showtunes at Ravinia. Plus:'Titanic' arrives as 'The Last Ship' sails! (more...)

Rogue Machine Theatre's PATERNUS Begins 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

As an "Off The Clock" late night entertainment option, Paternus connects audiences to Rogue Machine's edgy "not for primetime" new work. This is the same series that brought critical acclaim to shows like Small Engine Repair by John Pollono and Adam Rapp's Bingo With The Indians. Last season, Rogue Machine garnered twelve Ovation Award nominations after winning upwards of 50 awards (including Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, Garland, and BEST PRODUCTION two years in a row) since its inception in 2008. The company was lauded as "Best Theatre Company of 2012" by the LA Weekly. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Folio Celebrates MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opened last Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. BroadwayWorld has photos from last weekend's opening festivities below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 14, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents BRIGADOON, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades. The production opened on July 7, 2014. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe and Rodrick Covington to Star in THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN Concert at NYMF, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Moldy Fig Productions, LCC present THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN, a one night only concert event. With Book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio & Dominic Taylor; Music and Lyrics by Kevin Ray; and Additional Story by Suellen Vance, the concert will be directed by Lee Summers and is set for Tuesday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from First Folio Theatre's THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR
by Stage Tube - Jul 11, 2014

First Folio Theatre presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual 'Shakespeare under the Stars' production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Celia Keenan-Bolger
by Walter McBride - Jul 09, 2014

Broadway favorite Celia Keenan-Bolger had a great year, earning a Tony nomination for her beautiful portrayal of 'Laura' in John Tiffany's revival of The Glass Menagerie. You can check out photos of Celia in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

Fight or Flight to Present THIS IS NOT JUST ANOTHER WHITE SHARK, 7/22-24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

Fight or Flight's co-artistic directors John Behlmann, Steve Coles Hughes and Eileen Little announce three presentations of their latest trapeze, storytelling extravaganza, which tosses the most famous great white shark in cinema history into the air and into the realm of high-flying parody. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 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. All the latest on the Goodman's 'Brigadoon,' cast announcements of major titles from Light Opera Works, the Paramount and Porchlight, see Team Starkid and 'Ball At The Savoy' at Stage 773, local premieres of 'Suds' and 'Big Fish,' plus the #1 high school actor in America and more! (more...)

Family of Vinicius De Moraes Releases Statement on Broadway Bound Musical Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Today, the family of Vinicius de Moraes issued the following statement regarding the Broadway bound musical adaptation (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRIGADOON Delivers Enchanting Summer Musical Spectacle
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 08, 2014

Goodman Theatre's production of Lerner and Loewe's 1947 musical Brigadoon lovingly pays homage to the tradition of classic American musical theatre while also retaining a sense of exuberance and delight. Helmed by director and choreographer Rachel Rockwell, this production does not shy away from spectacle and largely has the talent to back it up. The show preserves Lerner and Loewe's lush music and lyrics with an updated book by Brian Hill that provides an even sense of pacing and storyline. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON Extends Again Through August 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

By popular demand, Brigadoon extends its stay at Goodman Theatre for the second time; seven performances just added, running now through August 17. (more...)

Roger Forbes, Elizabeth Franz, Robert Foxworth and Jill Tanner to Lead QUARTET at The Old Globe, Running 7/25-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the third production of the 2014 Summer Season, Ronald Harwood's comedy Quartet, directed by Richard Seer (Other Desert Cities, God of Carnage, The Last Romance). Harwood received an Academy Award for his screenplay of The Pianist and was nominated for The Diving Bell and the Butterfly and The Dresser (also a hit on Broadway and the West End). Quartet will play in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, July 25 - August 24, 2014. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company's 2014-2015 Season to Include HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY & DON'T GO GENTLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Haven Theatre Company announces their 2014-2015 season. The company's second full season features two Chicago premiere productions: Catherine Trieschmann's Hot Georgia Sunday, directed by Marti Lyons, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., and Stephen Belber's Don't Go Gentle, directed by Cody Estle, at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets will go on sale at a later date and will be announced on the Haven Theatre Company website: www.HavenTheatreChicago.com. (more...)

Musical Stage Adaptation of BLACK ORPHEUS Headed to Broadway; Lynn Nottage to Write Book & George C. Wolfe to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Producers Stephen Byrd, Alia Jones-Harvey, and Paula Marie Black announced today that the new musical stage adaptation of Black Orpheus will feature a book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynn Nottage and will be directed by multi Tony Award winner George C. Wolfe. (more...)

BRIGADOON, With Revamped Libretto, Opens Tonight at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents Brigadoon, the first large-scale professional revival in more than three decades, extended through August 10 by popular demand; the full 28-member company remains intact. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick's Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. Brigadoon runs at the Albert Theatre. Opening night is tonight, July 7. (more...)

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