Goodman Theatre News

Trinity Rep Hosts an Evening with Tony Winner Brian Dennehy, 7/30Trinity Rep Hosts an Evening with Tony Winner Brian Dennehy, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Trinity Repertory Company has announced a one-night-only engagement with award-winning television, stage and screen actor Brian Dennehy on Monday, July 30 at 7:00pm in Trinity Rep's Dowling Theater. Together onstage with Trinity Rep resident actor Fred Sullivan, Jr., the pair will discuss and perform the work of America's premier playwright Eugene O'Neill. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale Today for GRACE, Starring Paul Rudd and Michael ShannonTickets Go On Sale Today for GRACE, Starring Paul Rudd and Michael Shannon
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2012

Tickets for the Broadway Premiere of Grace, the acclaimed American play written by Award-winning writer Craig Wright (Mistakes Were Made, "Six Feet Under") and directed by Dexter Bullard (Tracy Letts' BUG), are now on sale to the general public, via Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

David Harbour, Richard Schiff & Jeremy Shamos Join Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS on Broadway!David Harbour, Richard Schiff & Jeremy Shamos Join Al Pacino-Led GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2012

It's just been announced that this fall, two-time Tony Award winner AL PACINO will be joined on stage by Tony nominee DAVID HARBOUR, Emmy Award winner RICHARD SCHIFF and Tony nominee JEREMY SHAMOS in the Broadway revival of DAVID MAMET'S acclaimed Pulitzer Prize-winning drama GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee BOBBY CANNAVALE has been cast in the role of Richard "Ricky" Roma. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 18th, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 18th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 18, 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. Patti LuPone, composer tributes, new musicals in Chicago and New York, 'Beauty And The Beast' and 'The Jungle Book,' yet another 'Reefer Madness' and more.... (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 - Jul 18, 2012

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

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Aurora Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY at Aurora Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 21st season with the coveted Bay Area Premiere of Kristoffer Diaz's smart, hilarious power-slam of a play, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY. Jon Tracy makes his main stage directing debut at Aurora with this sardonic critique of pop culture and political correctness. Featuring Rod Gnapp, Tony Sancho, Beethovan Oden, Dave Maier, and Nasser Khan, THE ELABORATE ENTRANCE OF CHAD DEITY plays August 24 through September 30 at the Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present OKLAHOMA! in 2013Lyric Opera of Chicago to Present OKLAHOMA! in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

Anthony Freud, general director of Lyric Opera of Chicago, announced today the creative team and performance dates for Oklahoma! The classic American musical by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II will receive its Lyric Opera premiere in May 2013, following the company's regular opera season. (more...)

Sarah Ruhl Presents Chamber Version of MELANCHOLY PLAY, Now thru 7/27Sarah Ruhl Presents Chamber Version of MELANCHOLY PLAY, Now thru 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

13P, the innovative collective of 13 playwrights, is about to culminate the mission it set forth upon its founding in 2003: to produce one play by each of its members. Pulitzer Finalist, TONY Award nominee and MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship recipient Sarah Ruhl (P#13) is creating a new, chamber version of her Melancholy Play (2001) with the composer Todd Almond and Davis McCallum, who directed a version of the work in 2002. (more...)

Silk Road Rising Presents Public Staged Readings of THE DOCTOR IS INDIAN, 8/3-8/5Silk Road Rising Presents Public Staged Readings of THE DOCTOR IS INDIAN, 8/3-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

Silk Road Rising presents three staged readings of Shane Sakhrani's new play THE DOCTOR IS INDIAN, directed by Anish Jethmalani, and featuring Minita Ghandi, Puja Mohindra, Kelly O'Sullivan, Anita Chandwaney, Dipika Cherala, Behzad Dabu, Neal Dandade, Kamal Hans, and Khurram Mozaffar. (more...)

Melody Hollis Debuts in MELODYLAND at the Joslyn Center Today, 7/15Melody Hollis Debuts in MELODYLAND at the Joslyn Center Today, 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2012

Melody Hollis, will make her desert debut in 'Melodyland' today, July 15, 2012 at 2 PM as part of the Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series presented by Les Michaels at the Joslyn Center's Arthur Newman Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss Star in FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Extended at Chicago's Mercury TheaterPhoto Flash: Mike Nussbaum and Coburn Goss Star in FREUD'S LAST SESSION, Extended at Chicago's Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

Due to popular demand, FREUD'S LAST SESSION at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), will now run through July 15th with a new Chicago cast, including local theater legend, Mike Nussbaum (Emmy, Drama Desk Award and four-time Jeff Award winner) as "Sigmund Freud" and Coburn Goss (Vigils at the Goodman Theatre, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Steppenwolf Theatre Companyand Off Broadway When the Messenger is Hot at 59E59) as "C.S. Lewis". See below for production photos of Nussbaum and Goss in action! (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION Extends Through 7/15FREUD'S LAST SESSION Extends Through 7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2012

The producers of FREUD'S LAST SESSION, the smash hit at the Mercury Theater (3745 N. Southport, Chicago), have announced an extension through July 15th in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre to Present THE 39 STEPS, Now Through 8/26Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre to Present THE 39 STEPS, Now Through 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway and West End smash hit THE 39 STEPS, opening July 12 at 8 p.m. and running through August 26. THE 39 STEPS stars Peter Simon Hilton as "Richard Hannay." (more...)

Peter Simon Hilton Leads Drury Lane Theatre's THE 39 STEPS, Now thru 8/26Peter Simon Hilton Leads Drury Lane Theatre's THE 39 STEPS, Now thru 8/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway and West End smash hit THE 39 STEPS, opening tonight, July 12 at 8 p.m. and running through August 26. (more...)

Photo Flash: Peter Simon Hilton and More in THE 39 STEPS at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: Peter Simon Hilton and More in THE 39 STEPS at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the Tony Award-winning Broadway and West End smash hit THE 39 STEPS, opening tomorrow, July 12 at 8 p.m. and running through August 26. Check out photos of the cast on stage below! (more...)

Diane Lane and Finn Wittrock Cast in Goodman Theatre's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH; MEASURE FOR MEASURE Added to 2012-13 SeasonDiane Lane and Finn Wittrock Cast in Goodman Theatre's SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH; MEASURE FOR MEASURE Added to 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that he will direct a major revival and new adaptation of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's darkly comic collision of vice and virtue, in Goodman Theatre's 2012/2013 season, March 9 - April 14, 2013. Also, director David Cromer announced partial casting for his production of Sweet Bird of Youth: Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Diane Lane appears as Princess Kosmonopolis and Finn Wittrock, who recently appeared in Broadway's Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman, is cast as the young-actor-turned-gigolo Chance Wayne. Complete casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Diane Lane to Lead David Cromer-Helmed SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Goodman Theatre This FallDiane Lane to Lead David Cromer-Helmed SWEET BIRD OF YOUTH at Goodman Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2012

Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that he will direct a major revival and new adaptation of Measure for Measure, Shakespeare's darkly comic collision of vice and virtue, in Goodman Theatre's 2012/2013 season, March 9 - April 14, 2013. Also, director David Cromer announced partial casting for his production of Sweet Bird of Youth: Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominee Diane Lane appears as Princess Kosmonopolis and Finn Wittrock, who recently appeared in Broadway's Death of a Salesman with Philip Seymour Hoffman, is cast as the young-actor-turned-gigolo Chance Wayne. Complete casting to be announced soon. The production opens the Goodman's new season, September 15 - October 21; a September 24 Season Opening Benefit will take place at The Standard Club. Tickets available only on subscription; call 312.443.3800 or visit www.GoodmanTheatre.org. Individual tickets to Sweet Bird of Youth go on sale August 10; Abbott Fund, Fifth Third Bank, Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and PwC LLP are the Corporate Sponsors Partners. Call 312.443.3811, ext. 586 for more information about the Season Opening Benefit. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Euan Morton, David Selby and More in The Old Globe's DIVINE RIVALRYPhoto Flash: First Look at Euan Morton, David Selby and More in The Old Globe's DIVINE RIVALRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2012

The Old Globe presents the West Coast Premiere of Divine Rivalry. Based on a real-life event, the drama about two of history's most famous artists-and one of history's most infamous statesmen-is written by Michael Kramer with D. S. Moynihan. Directed by Michael Wilson, Divine Rivalry runs now through August 5 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run through July 11. Opening night is Thursday, July 12 at 8:00 p.m. Get a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

CROWNS Extends Through August 12 at Goodman TheatreCROWNS Extends Through August 12 at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

Goodman Theatre adds eight performances of Regina Taylor's hit musicalCrowns in a one-week extension through August 12. (more...)

FREUD'S LAST SESSION to Hold 7/29 TalkbackFREUD'S LAST SESSION to Hold 7/29 Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2012

FREUD'S LAST SESSION will feature a post-show talkback discussion with Scott Kelley, Assistant Vice President for Vincentian Scholarship in the Office of Mission and Values and Assistant Professor in the Religious Studies Department at DePaul University, and James Halstead, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies at DePaul University, following the 1:00 p.m. performance on Sunday, July 29 at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport in Chicago. (more...)

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