Goodman Theatre News

2012 Icicle Creek Theatre Festival Announces Plays2012 Icicle Creek Theatre Festival Announces Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

Icicle Creek Center for the Arts today announced two new plays that will be presented in August 2012 as part of its renowned program, the Icicle Creek Theatre Festival (ICTF). (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Party of AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE - Meryl Streep, Noah Bean & MorePhoto Flash: Opening Night Party of AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE - Meryl Streep, Noah Bean & More
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). The official Opening Night was Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. Check out the after-party photos below featuing Meryle Streep and all the cast. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nathan Lane et al. in Goodman Theatre's THE ICEMAN COMETHPhoto Flash: Nathan Lane et al. in Goodman Theatre's THE ICEMAN COMETH
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Opening night for Robert Falls' major revival of THE ICEMAN COMETH, O'Neill's towering portrait of hope and disillusionment, is coming up May 3 at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. The production, currently in previews, is led by Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Nathan Lane as Theodore 'Hickey' Hickman, the quintessential purveyor and slayer of pipe dreams. The 18-member cast is one of the largest ensembles to take the Goodman stage in recent years. See photos of Lane, Brian Dennehy and more in THE ICEMAN COMETH below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSPhoto Flash: Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith. Kyle Hatley directs. Little Shop of Horrors runs now through May 20 at the Rep's Copaken Stage. See photos from the production below! (more...)

Nominee Reactions: ON A CLEAR DAY's Jessie Mueller - 'I Really Wasn't Expecting It...'Nominee Reactions: ON A CLEAR DAY's Jessie Mueller - 'I Really Wasn't Expecting It...'
by BWW - May 1, 2012

'I'm feeling so very excited and overwhelmed! It's a lot to take in. I'm so honored but I really wasn't expecting it! I'm so thrilled and so grateful. I got a call from my agent this morning, so that's how I found out. I wasn't watching the broadcast on TV. I think my boyfriend and I will definitely be going out tonight to celebrate. In the meantime, there are lots and lots of phone calls to make and people to talk to!' (more...)

Berkeley Rep Adds DEAR ELIZABETH and FALLACI to SeasonBerkeley Rep Adds DEAR ELIZABETH and FALLACI to Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Today Tony Taccone, artistic director of Berkeley Repertory Theatre, revealed two new plays that he's selected to complete the Tony Award-winning nonprofit's 45th season. In keeping with its reputation for debuting smart and adventurous shows, the Theatre presents the world premiere of Fallaci, written by Lawrence Wright and directed by Gregory Mosher, and the West Coast premiere of Dear Elizabeth, the latest collaboration from Sarah Ruhl and Les Waters. (more...)

Nominee Reactions: Celia Keenan-Bolger for STARCATCHER 'It's All Been a Real Gift'Nominee Reactions: Celia Keenan-Bolger for STARCATCHER 'It's All Been a Real Gift'
by BWW - May 1, 2012

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play for PETER AND THE STARCATCHER 'I'm really excited! I woke up with my husband and weeks ago I said we'd have a staycation so we're in a hotel that of course didn't have NY1- which I think is hysterical. So, we had to watch it on my phone. This is so great, I care about the show so so much and I've worked on it for so long. These past 3 years have been so special and we weren't sure it would even come to Broadway. It's all been a real gift. I'm sure I'll be on the phone all day. I'm so excited to do the show tonight!' (more...)

Andre De Shields Visits Seth Rudetsky on SETH SPEAKS This Week, 5/1-5Andre De Shields Visits Seth Rudetsky on SETH SPEAKS This Week, 5/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway star Andre De Shields visits Seth Rudetsky on "Seth Speaks" on Sirius XM radio this week. Tune in May 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 at 11AM ET and May 5 at 11PM ET to hear De Shields shooting the breeze with Seth and singing "Big Black Man" from the hit Broadway musical The Full Monty. "Seth Speaks" airs on Sirius XM Stars channel 107. (more...)

AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 4/30AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated tonight, April 30, through May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, April 30 at 7:00 PM. Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group, Opening 4/30Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group, Opening 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated tonight, April 30 through May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production! (more...)

Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, Closing Tonight, 4/29Ballybeg Presents EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, Closing Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Ballybeg's debut production, EMPANADA FOR A DREAM, the story of a boy growing up on the Lower East Side, written and performed by Juan Francisco Villa* closes tonight. Alex Levy directs performances, held at the TBG Studio Theatre, 312 West 36th Street, 3rd Floor (between Eighth and Ninth Avenues) through tonight, April 29, 2012. *Member, Actors' Equity Association. AEA Showcase. (more...)

STC's STRANGE INTERLUDE by Eugene O'Neill Closes Tonight, 4/29STC's STRANGE INTERLUDE by Eugene O'Neill Closes Tonight, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Continuing its 25th Anniversary Season, the Shakespeare Theatre Company presents Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Strange Interlude. Directed by STC Artistic Director Michael Kahn, Strange Interlude runs at the Company's Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW) through tonight, April 29, 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New GroupPhoto Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production! (more...)

Working Theatre Announces Reading of US Poet US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 5/7Working Theatre Announces Reading of US Poet US Poet Laureate Philip Levine, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Working Theater has announced a reading of the poetry of US Poet Laureate Philip Levine. Readers include Pulitzer-Prize winning novelist Jeffrey Eugenides and performers André De Shields, Gene Gillette and Lisa Ramirez on May 7th at 7pm at the SEIU 32BJ building at 25 West 18th Street, on the 5th floor. Reception with artists to follow. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) today announced the upcoming publication of Quiara Alegria Hudes's Water by the Spoonful, the 2012 winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The play will be available from TCG Books on August 1, and will be quickly followed up with the release of Hudes's Elliot, A Soldier's Fugue on August 15. These are the second and first plays, respectively, of a trilogy by the award-winning playwright; the third installment, The Happiest Song Plays Last, will receive its world premiere in spring 2013 at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago and will be published by TCG later that year. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Announces Summer 2012 Theater HighlightsLeague of Chicago Theatres Announces Summer 2012 Theater Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Summer 2012 will see Chicago offering more than 200 producing theaters includes a range of special summer programming, featuring everything from the latest musicals to highly anticipated world premieres. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San DiegoALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

The Old Globe's 2012-13 Season will feature the World Premieres of two new musicals: Allegiance - A New American Musical by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. The season also includes George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in celebration of the classic play's 100th anniversary and the World Premiere of a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. Two recent Broadway hits will make their San Diego debuts at the Globe: David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. Rounding out the season are the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow and the Southern California Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. (more...)

TENDERLOIN Documentary Theater Runs Now thru 5/27TENDERLOIN Documentary Theater Runs Now thru 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Annie Elias brings her years of experience in documentary theater to Cutting Ball with the World Premiere of TENDERLOIN, a piece about the people and places in Cutting Ball Theater's neighborhood. Written by Annie Elias, with theater documentarians Tristan Cunningham, Siobhan Doherty, Rebecca Frank, Michael Uy Kelly, Leigh Shaw, and David Sinaiko (with additional writing by David Westley Skillman), and directed by Elias, TENDERLOIN plays tonight, April 27 - May 27 at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Pearl Theatre Company Announces New Resident Acting Company MembersPearl Theatre Company Announces New Resident Acting Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

The Pearl Theatre Company today announced that actors Joey Parsons and Wayne T. Carr have joined the Pearl's Resident Acting Company. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit,' for April 25th, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit,' for April 25th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 25, 2012

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 non-Equity Jeff Award nominations, a 'Jersey Boys' benefit, 'Cats' now and forever, the market for 'Motherhood,' Roosevelt lands 'Lysistrata Jones,' and much, much more.... (more...)

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