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Zimmerman Adapts CANDIDE in Major Musical Revival At The Goodman, 9/17Zimmerman Adapts CANDIDE in Major Musical Revival At The Goodman, 9/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

Goodman Theatre celebrates its 10th season in Chicago's North Loop Theatre District with a fresh take on an enduring masterpiece- Candide, Voltaire's effervescent, picaresque adventure, newly adapted and directed by Chicago's own Mary Zimmerman, the Goodman's Manilow Resident Director. A cast of 19 and an orchestra of 12, under the direction of Music Director Doug Peck, bring to life nearly 30 songs in Leonard Bernstein's glorious score, and recreate Voltaire's satirical story of Candide (Geoff Packard)-a young optimist shipwrecked, soldiered, swindled and separated (repeatedly) from his true love, Cunegonde (Lauren Molina). For this major revival, Zimmerman has tapped her signature design team-Daniel Ostling (Set), Mara Blumenfeld (Costumes), T.J. Gerkens (Lighting) and Richard Woodbury (Sound). Danny Pelzig choreographs the cataclysmic events that ensue. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Present CANDIDE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, et al. in 2010-2011 SeasonGoodman Theatre to Present CANDIDE, A CHRISTMAS CAROL, et al. in 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

The Goodman Theatre is proud to present their 2010-2011 Season Dates. Tickets for these shows can be bought online at www.goodmantheatre.org, by phone at (312) 443-3800, or in person at 170 North Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60601. (more...)

Robert Falls, Mary Beth Fisher, et al. Hold Talkback for THE SEAGULL at Goodman Theatre, 11/7Robert Falls, Mary Beth Fisher, et al. Hold Talkback for THE SEAGULL at Goodman Theatre, 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

Director Robert Falls and actors Mary Beth Fisher and Francis Guinan talk about the process of bringing Anton Chekhov's The Seagull to Goodman Theatre at a special discussion on Sunday, November 7 at 6:30pm, following the matinee performance. Moderated by Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey, this conversation is part of the theater's Artists Talk series, a unique opportunity for audiences to connect directly with the artists from Goodman productions. Tickets to the Artists Talk are $10 ($5 for Goodman subscribers); 312.443.3800. The Seagull runs through November 14 in the Goodman's Owen Theatre. The culmination of two years of research and preparation, this production of The Seagull marks a departure from Falls' recent large-scale work-and a focus on the method of Konstantin Stanislavsky, the man often credited as 'the father of modern theater.' As previously announced, the ensemble cast of 14 includes Will Allan, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Rebecca Buller, Cliff Chamberlain, Laura T. Fisher, Mary Beth Fisher, Dieterich Gray, Stephen Louis Grush, Francis Guinan, Scott Jaeck, Kelly O'Sullivan, Steve Pickering, Demetrios Troy and Heather Wood. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the Contributing Sponsor of The Seagull. (more...)

It's Official: Rock, Cannavale to Lead THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT on Broadway in 2011It's Official: Rock, Cannavale to Lead THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT on Broadway in 2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2010

THE MOTHERF**KER WITH THE HAT by Stephen Adly Guirgis will make its world premiere on Broadway starring Bobby Cannavale, Chris Rock, Elizabeth Rodriguez, Annabella Sciorra and Yul Vázquez. Directed by Anna D. Shapiro, the production will open on Monday, April 11, 2011 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York City). The strictly limited 14-week engagement will begin previews on Tuesday, March 22, 2011. (more...)

Xanthe Elbrick Leads Venus Flytrap At The Workshop Theater 11/4Xanthe Elbrick Leads Venus Flytrap At The Workshop Theater 11/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Tony Award nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Ragtime) will direct Tony Award nominee Xanthe Elbrick (Coram Boy) in the world premiere production of Venus Flytrap by Anthony Dodge. Venus Flytrap will begin performances on November 4, 2010 at The Workshop Theater. (more...)

Chita Rivera Given LPTW's Lifetime Achievement Award 12/9Chita Rivera Given LPTW's Lifetime Achievement Award 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

The League of Professional Theatre Women is pleased to announce that its 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award, which honors women exhibiting exemplary service to the theatre, will be presented to two-time Tony Award®-winning actress/singer/dancer Chita Rivera. (more...)

John McClure, Jr. & More Lead SANCTIFIED At Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14John McClure, Jr. & More Lead SANCTIFIED At Lincoln Theatre 10/21-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Washington-area premiere of the award-winning new gospel musical comedy Sanctified, playing the historic Lincoln Theatre for a limited engagement, October 21 through November 14. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Brings Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/19-12/31Goodman Theatre Brings Back A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/19-12/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

Goodman Theatre's perennial holiday classic A Christmas Carol, consistently included among the Midwest's top-tier holiday events, returns for the 33rd season. Renowned Chicago actor John Judd appears for the first time in the legendary role of Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol, 'Goodman Theatre's annual Christmas gift to Chicago' (Daily Herald) for more than three decades. Judd leads a cast of 26 this holiday season-including 10 Chicagoland actors also appearing in A Christmas Carol for the first time. Chicago actor/director William Brown returns for the fifth consecutive year to stage the production hailed as 'a joyous present for the entire family' (more...)

Ron OJ Parson directs HOME at Court Theatre 11/11-12/12Ron OJ Parson directs HOME at Court Theatre 11/11-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

Court Theatre continues its 56th season with Samm-Art Williams' Home, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. The production will run November 11 - December 12, 2010 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for the 33rd Year to Goodman TheatreA CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns for the 33rd Year to Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

Goodman Theatre's perennial holiday classic A Christmas Carol, consistently included among the Midwest's top-tier holiday events, returns for the 33rd season. (more...)

Shannon to Lead Wright's MISTAKES WERE MADE at Barrow Street; Opens 11/14Shannon to Lead Wright's MISTAKES WERE MADE at Barrow Street; Opens 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2010

Producers Scott Morfee, Jean Doumanian and Tom Wirtshafter, who presented the critically acclaimed landmark production of Thornton Wilder's Our Town, will next present the New York premiere of the new comedy, Mistakes Were Made, by Craig Wright with direction by Dexter Bullard. The two-character play features Academy Award-nominee Michael Shannon as producer Felix Artifex and Mierka Girten as his assistant Esther, and reunites the creative team of the Off-Broadway smash hit Bug (Bullard, Shannon and Barrow Street). The 16- week limited engagement will begin performances Friday, November 5, 2010 at the Barrow Street Theatre. Opening night is set for Sunday evening, November 14, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 20th, 2010'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 20th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 20, 2010

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 Equity Jeff Awards, 'Seven Brides For Seven Brothers,' 'The Music Man,' 'Miracle On 34th Street' twice, 'Billy Elliot,' 'Reefer Madness,' more.... (more...)

Barzin Akhavan, Terence Archie & More Set For Berkeley Rep's THE ARABIAN NIGHTSBarzin Akhavan, Terence Archie & More Set For Berkeley Rep's THE ARABIAN NIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Today, Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced casting for its holiday revival of The Arabian Nights. This hit show from Tony Award-winning director Mary Zimmerman returns for 24 performances only - from December 11 through December 30. (more...)

Writers' Theatre Presents Travels With My Aunt 11/9-3/27/2011Writers' Theatre Presents Travels With My Aunt 11/9-3/27/2011
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

Writers' Theatre continues its 2010/11 Season with Travels With My Aunt by Graham Greene, adapted for the stage by Giles Havergal, directed by Associate Artistic Director Stuart Carden. (more...)

Previews Begin For Public's IN THE WAKE 10/19Previews Begin For Public's IN THE WAKE 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Tuesday, October 19 for the New York premiere of IN THE WAKE. (more...)

New Leaf Theatre Presents REDEEMERS, 11/16-12/19New Leaf Theatre Presents REDEEMERS, 11/16-12/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

New Leaf Theatre, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary season, proudly presents the world premiere of Redeemers by playwright Bilal Dardai and directed by Jessica Hutchinson. This darkly comic production will take place at Rocco Ranalli's Cafe and Pizzeria, 1925 N. Lincoln Ave., in a private event space within the venue from Tuesday, Nov. 16 through Sunday, Dec. 19, 2010. Press opening is Sunday, Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Admission is a $15 suggested donation. The production will run Sundays - Thursdays; performance schedule and details enclosed. (more...)

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre Presents KNOCK ME A KISS, 11/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2010

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre will present Knock Me a Kiss by Charles Smith at their home at Henry Street Settlement's Abrons Arts Center/Recital Hall (466 Grand Street). Performances begin November 11th with Opening Night set for Sunday, November 21st. Performances continue through December 5th only. Chuck Smith directs a cast that features Erin Cherry, André De Shields, Gillian Glasco, Morocco Omari, Sean Phillips, and Marie Thomas. Knock Me a Kiss will have set design by Anthony Davidson, costume design by Ali Turns, lighting design by Shirley Prendergast, and sound design by Bill Toles. (more...)

Court Theater Closes THREE TALL WOMEN 10/17Court Theater Closes THREE TALL WOMEN 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2010

Court Theatre announces the final selection for the company's fifty-sixth season, Edward Albee's Three Tall Women, pending final approval from Mr. Albee. The production will be directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell. (more...)

ATC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, 10/16-11/28ATC Presents MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, 10/16-11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010

It's 1927 and Ma Rainey, the Mother of the Blues, strides into a rundown Chicago recording studio to join a battling quartet of musicians. The great playwright August Wilson places this formidable artist at the center of a captivating drama of flamboyant personalities, professional jealousy, and shattered dreams. Directed by Lou Bellamy, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from October 16 through November 6. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from November 11 through November 28. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are KGUN9, MIX-FM and Tucson Lifestyle. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Chicago's Goodman Theatre Presents THE SEAGULL, 10/16-11/14Chicago's Goodman Theatre Presents THE SEAGULL, 10/16-11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2010

Goodman Theatre announces the 12-member cast for Robert Fall's intimate new production of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (rehearsals begin August 24, tickets go on sale August 13). This 19th century masterpiece is brought to life by a company including Francis Guinan (August: Osage County; The Grapes of Wrath) in his Goodman debut as the retired judge Peter Sorin and Mary Beth Fisher (Rock 'N' Roll; The Year of Magical Thinking) as his sister, Irina Arkadina, a beautiful, selfish actress. Also joining the cast are Janet Ulrich Brooks (Polina); Rebecca Buller (Maid); Cliff Chamberlain (Boris Trigorin, Irina's young lover), Dietrich Gray (Yakov); Stephen Louis Grush (Konstantin Trepliov, Irina's twenty-five year old playwright son); Scott Jaeck (Dr. Eugene Dorn); Kelly O'Sullivan (Masha); Steve Pickering (Ilia Shamrayev, Sorin's estate manager); Demetrios Troy (Simon Medvendenko); and Heather Wood (Nina Zarietchnaya). The Seagull runs October 16 - November 14, 2010 in the Owen Theatre; tickets are $10 - $45. Kirkland & Ellis LLP is the Contributing Sponsor of The Seagull.Artistic Director Robert Falls returns to the work of Anton Chekhov following previous productions of Three Sisters at the Goodman (1995, with a cast including Calista Flockhart, Susan Bruce and Jenny Bacon) and Orchards: Seven American Playwrights Present Stories by Chekhov (1986, adaptations by Maria Irene Fornes, Spalding Gray, John Guare, David Mamet, Wendy Wasserstein, Michael Weller and Samm-Art Williams-The Acting Company/New York, tour with off-Broadway opening). (more...)

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