Goodman Theatre News

AMERYKA, SMOKEFALL and More Set for South Coast Rep's Dec 2012-March 2013 SeasonAMERYKA, SMOKEFALL and More Set for South Coast Rep's Dec 2012-March 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

South Coast Rep has announced its schedule of performances from December 2012-March 2013. (more...)

Casting Announced for Christopher Shinn's TEDDY FERRARA at the Goodman TheatreCasting Announced for Christopher Shinn's TEDDY FERRARA at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Goodman Theatre announces casting for the world-premiere production of Teddy Ferrara by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn, praised as 'among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today' (The New York Times) and noted as having 'his finger firmly on both the political and dramatic pulse of our times" (The Telegraph). A Goodman Theatre Commission-and part of the Goodman's 2011 New Stages festival-Teddy Ferrara, directed by Evan Cabnet, explores what happens when a tragedy sparks a movement--and the truth gets lost along the way. (more...)

Midwest New Musicals Presents THE LAST STORYTELLER, 12/17Midwest New Musicals Presents THE LAST STORYTELLER, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Midwest New Musicals continues Words and Music, a concert reading series of original musicals, with THE LAST STORYTELLER, book and lyrics by Caroline Lee and Christina Biggs, music by Margaret James, on Monday, December 17, at 7:30 pm, at the Light Opera Works Second Stage, 1420 Maple (at Lake) in Evanston. Tickets are $15, available at Light Opera Works box office: (847) 920-5360, or at the door. (more...)

2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Chicago Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the latest standings below. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Kid-Friendly Opera POPCORN & PASCALE TodayLyric Opera of Chicago Presents Kid-Friendly Opera POPCORN & PASCALE Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2012

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents a 70-minute opera adventure created especially for kids ages 5-12 and their families, called, Popcorn & Pasquale. This show, written by David Kersnar (Lookingglass Theater Company) and Jacqui Russell (Chicago Children's Theater), takes place at the Civic Opera House today, December 2 at 2pm. (more...)

'Popcorn & Pasquale' and 'The Second City Guide to the Opera' Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago, 12/2 & 1/5'Popcorn & Pasquale' and 'The Second City Guide to the Opera' Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago, 12/2 & 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Anthony Freud, Lyric Opera of Chicago's general director, has announced two performance events that exemplify different facets of the ambitious new Lyric Unlimited program being launched this year: Popcorn & Pasquale today, December 2 and The Second City Guide to the Opera on January 5. (more...)

AMERYKA, SMOKEFALL and More Set for South Coast Rep's Dec 2012-March 2013 SeasonAMERYKA, SMOKEFALL and More Set for South Coast Rep's Dec 2012-March 2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

South Coast Rep has announced its schedule of performances from December 2012-March 2013. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 11/26Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 11/26
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries. Sit back and catch up on this week's regional reviews, features, interviews and more! (more...)

Justiin Davis, Dion Graham, and More Set for MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING Reading, 11/29-30Justiin Davis, Dion Graham, and More Set for MR. RICKEY CALLS A MEETING Reading, 11/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

R. Erin Craig presents staged readings of Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (written by Ed Schmidt) on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th in New York City. The industry-only staged readings are open by invitation only. (more...)

Tom Wopat Set for MR RICKEY CALLS A MEETING ReadingsTom Wopat Set for MR RICKEY CALLS A MEETING Readings
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

R. Erin Craig presents staged readings of Mr. Rickey Calls a Meeting (written by Ed Schmidt) on Thursday, November 29th and Friday, November 30th in New York City. The industry-only staged readings are open by invitation only. (more...)

Jimmy McDermott Named Goodman Theatre Directing FellowJimmy McDermott Named Goodman Theatre Directing Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Goodman Theatre announces Jimmy McDermott, former associate artistic director at Writers' Theatre, as the recipient of the 2012/2013 Season Michael Maggio Directing Fellow for Chicago-based directors. As a fellow, McDermott will receive a stipend and the opportunity to assist on a Goodman production-from early research and design through the casting and rehearsal process to the opening-and become involved in the Goodman's artistic team. Previous Maggio Fellows include Lynn Ann Bernatowicz (2002/2003), Mignon McPherson Nance (2003/2004), Ann Filmer (2005/2006), Dado (2006/2007), Anthony Moseley (2007/2008), Joanie Schultz (2009/2010) and Anna Bahow (2011/2012). (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Opening 3/27First Folio Theatre Presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Opening 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the acclaimed play UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely, previewing March 27, opening March 30 and running through April 28, 2013. The production stars Kristine Thatcher, a member of the 2001 Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble, where her play Voice of Good Hope premiered and was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work in 2000. Thatcher most recently appeared as Terri in Jeffrey Sweet's new play Immoral Imperatives. Prior to that, she appeared in First Folio Theatre's production of Macbeth. Other credits include 'Hannah Jarvis' in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Goodman Theatre, 'Candida' in George Bernard Shaw's Candida at Writers' Theatre, and 'Regan' in King Lear and 'Kate' in Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 28th, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 28th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 28, 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 'Season Of Carols' concert, the 'Eastland' CD, short runs of 'Lucky Stiff' and 'They're Playing Our Song,' changes at Drury Lane and Circle, and a variety of alternative holiday performances! (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Opening in MarchFirst Folio Theatre Presents UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, Opening in March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2012

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the acclaimed play UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL, directed by Jeff Award nominee Alison C. Vesely, previewing March 27, opening March 30 and running through April 28, 2013. The production stars Kristine Thatcher, a member of the 2001 Tony Award-winning Victory Gardens Playwrights Ensemble, where her play Voice of Good Hope premiered and was nominated for the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best New Work in 2000. Thatcher most recently appeared as Terri in Jeffrey Sweet's new play Immoral Imperatives. Prior to that, she appeared in First Folio Theatre's production of Macbeth. Other credits include "Hannah Jarvis" in Tom Stoppard's Arcadia at the Goodman Theatre, "Candida" in George Bernard Shaw's Candida at Writers' Theatre, and "Regan" in King Lear and "Kate" in Taming of the Shrew at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman Theatre: Classy Holiday Magic, Courtesy of Three StarsA CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman Theatre: Classy Holiday Magic, Courtesy of Three Stars
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 27, 2012

One of the nation's most prominent of the many productions of "A Christmas Carol" that crop up like greenery this time of year is the one at Chicago's Goodman Theatre. Now in its 35th annual outing, it's a warm, thought-provoking and timeless tale of redemption and good will, humanity and universality that, surprisingly , shares with Jonathan Larson's "Rent" an immediate central theme. "No day but today" might very well be a line from Charles Dickens' short 1843 novel of the same name, as pithy and wise as the novel's, and this show's, ending line: "God bless us, everyone." (more...)

Soho Rep Extends WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION..., Through 12/9Soho Rep Extends WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION..., Through 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

In response to extraordinary critical acclaim and popular demand, Soho Rep, in association with John Adrian Selzer, extends the New York premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's We Are Proud to Present a Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884-1915, directed by Eric Ting, to Sunday, December 9. (more...)

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Plays Milwaukee Rep, 12/11-1/13SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Plays Milwaukee Rep, 12/11-1/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

From the author of Pride and Prejudice comes this heartwarming, humorous tale of two sisters struggling to move past a family disaster. Sensible, reserved Elinor and passionate, impulsive Marianne find the road to true love beset with dashing suitors and well-meaning relatives, devoted friends and devious rivals, and scandalous secrets and unexpected twists in a period-perfect adaptation that captures all of the deliciousness, flirtation and folly of Jane Austen's well-loved novel. (more...)

Anneliese van der Pol to Lead New Musical JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA at Arizona Theatre CompanyAnneliese van der Pol to Lead New Musical JANE AUSTEN'S EMMA at Arizona Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

Arizona Theatre Company presents the Arizona Premiere of "Jane Austen's Emma" a new romantic musical comedy that brings Jane Austen's masterpiece to life. "Jane Austen's Emma" plays at the Temple of Music and Art and runs from December 1, 2012 - December 22, 2012. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from December 31, 2012 - January 20, 2013. "Jane Austen's Emma" is sponsored by Shirley Estes. ATC's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!2012 BWW Chicago Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 2012

Voting is now underway for the Chicago Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 21st, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 21st, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 21, 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. 'Les Miz' mania, a local 'Annie,' and holiday musicals galore: 'Schooner,' 'Jonathan Toomey,' 'We Three Lizas,' 'Gifts Of The Magi,' three 'Christmas Carols' and more! (more...)

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