Goodman Theatre News

American Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This SpringAmerican Theater Company Packs Its Basket with Talent for PICNIC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its Season 32 with William Inge's Pulitzer Prize-winning Picnic. (more...)

SITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This SpringSITI Company's John Cage-Inspired Play CHESS MATCH NO. 5 Headed to Abingdon This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Abingdon Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Tony Speciale, presents the world premiere of CHESS MATCH NO. 5, conceived and directed by Anne Bogart, with text arranged by Jocelyn Clarke from the words of John Cage. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone Explains Why She's 'Crazy for Rachel Bloom'WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone Explains Why She's 'Crazy for Rachel Bloom'
by TV News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

In a new interview with ET, legendary stage star Patti LuPone discusses her new Broadway musical WAR PAINT and her love for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's Rachel Bloom (more...)

Tickets on Sale for Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINTTickets on Sale for Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole in WAR PAINT
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 6, 2017

After breaking all records at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, two-time Tony Award-winning powerhouses Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole will bring two legendary women, and notorious rivals, to extraordinary life on Broadway in War Paint. (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine EbersoleBox Office Opens Today for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone And Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The box office for WAR PAINT will open today, Monday, February 6, 2017 at 10am at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). (more...)

GOD LOOKED AWAY Starring Al Pacino Launches Mobile Rush at Pasadena PlayhouseGOD LOOKED AWAY Starring Al Pacino Launches Mobile Rush at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The Pasadena Playhouse has announced a new partnership with TodayTix, the theater ticket app, to launch a mobile Rush program for Dotson Rader's GOD LOOKED AWAY, directed by Robert Allan Ackerman, and starring Al Pacino and Judith Light. (more...)

Alison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on BroadwayAlison Wright Completes Cast of Lynn Nottage's SWEAT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

Producers Stuart Thompson and Louise Gund have announced the full cast for the Broadway production of the searing new play Sweat. Alison Wright ('The Americans') joins the previously announced cast from the critically acclaimed Public Theater engagement. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKYCourt Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENEWriters Theatre to Continue 2016-17 Season with THE SCENE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Scene, written by Theresa Rebeck and directed by Kimberly Senior. (more...)

Dvorak's RUSALKA To Open At The Met Starring Kristine Opolais, TodayDvorak's RUSALKA To Open At The Met Starring Kristine Opolais, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Kristine Opolais stars in her first Met performances of her breakthrough role, the title character in Dvo?ak's Rusalka, in a new staging, directed by Mary Zimmerman and conducted by Sir Mark Elder, opening at the Met February 2. (more...)

The Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYCThe Semitic Root's Immersive Murdery Mystery THE STRANGEST Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Strangest invites audiences into an immersive theatrical experience in which they enter a traditional Arab storytelling café, where for centuries masters of the oral tradition wove tales of intrigue. (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 RoundtableBetty Buckley, Brian Stokes Mitchell and More Set for Theatre Forward's 2017 Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 14th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, February 3 at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHERPhoto Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m.  (more...)

Pivot Arts & Loyola University Announce 2017 Arts Incubator ProgramPivot Arts & Loyola University Announce 2017 Arts Incubator Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Pivot Arts and Loyola University's Department of Fine and Performing Arts (DFPA) are pleased to announce the fifth year of their performing arts incubator program for professional artists that includes mentorships for Loyola undergraduates. The program provides ensembles and artists time and space to develop original work that is innovative, collaborative and often blurs the boundaries between music, dance, theater and other disciplines. Students work alongside professional artists on each project.   (more...)

Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Announces Auditions for Summer 2017Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival Announces Auditions for Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

Auditions and interviews will be held on MONDAY, FEBRUARY 6 for the 2017 Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival (NDSF). The Festival seeks community and student actors, musicians (especially horn players), technicians, and production management. Paid positions are available at both the professional and apprentice levels. (more...)

Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485Peninsula Players to Stage Reading of Michael Perry's POPULATION 485
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre will host the first of three play readings Monday, February 6 at 7 p.m. when it presents Michael Perry's "Population 485" at Bjorklunden, 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in RepQuintessence Theatre Group to Stage LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST and THE BROKEN HEART in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Quintessence Theatre Group continues producing progressive classic theatre with its spring 2017 repertory productions of William Shakespeare's Love's Labor's Lost and John Ford's The Broken Heart. (more...)

Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!Lanise Shelley to Play Title Role in KING LIZ at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Road) announces the complete casting for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," a production that "keeps you gasping with excitement" (Observer) over one woman's journey to take on the male-dominated world of sports agents. (more...)

BWW Interview: Travis Turner Gears Up for an Outrageous Run of BOOTYCANDY at Windy City PlayhouseBWW Interview: Travis Turner Gears Up for an Outrageous Run of BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 27, 2017

I had the chance to speak with local actor Travis Turner at Steppenwolf's Front Bar just before he began previews for BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse, in which he plays the lead role of Sutter. Over the past year, Turner has performed in The Second City's LONGER! LOUDER! WAGNER! parody at Lyric Opera, as well as TWIST YOUR DICKENS at Goodman Theatre, played the role of Avery in Annie Baker's three-hour-and-fifteen-minute long Pulitzer Prize winner THE FLICK at Steppenwolf, and portrayed one-half of a vaudeville duo as Thaddeus in THADDEUS AND SLOCUM at Lookingglass Theatre. (more...)

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