Goodman Theatre News

Adaptation of Jean Racine's PHEDRE Opening Next Week at Trap Door TheatreAdaptation of Jean Racine's PHEDRE Opening Next Week at Trap Door Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Trap Door Theatre will present Phedre by Jean Racine, adapted by Paul Schmidt, and directed by Nicole Wiesner, running Thursday, January 5, 2016, through Saturday, February 11, 2016, playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8PM. (more...)

NNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix TheatreNNPN Rolling World Premiere of HOW TO USE A KNIFE to Play Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of How to Use a Knife opening January 19, 2017 on the Frank and Katrina Basile Stage. This production runs through February 12, 2017, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director. (more...)

Nashville Rep to Stage Reading of Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPYNashville Rep to Stage Reading of Christopher Durang's BEYOND THERAPY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Nashville Rep presents a staged reading of the quirky comedy Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang at a REPaloud in partnership with OZ Arts Nashville on Saturday, January 14, 2017. A revealing talkback with Tony award-winning playwright Durang, the cast, director, and audience immediately follows the reading. (more...)

Durang's BEYOND THERAPY Set for 1/14 REPaloud ReadingDurang's BEYOND THERAPY Set for 1/14 REPaloud Reading
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 22, 2016

Tony Award-winning playwright Christopher Durang - this season's Ingram New Works Fellow at Nashville Repertory Theatre - will be on hand for a reading of his quirky comedy, Beyond Therapy, on Saturday, January 14, 2017, at OZ Arts Nashville. (more...)

Chicago Improv Group Baby Wants Candy to Debut at Second City This WinterChicago Improv Group Baby Wants Candy to Debut at Second City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

'Baby Wants Candy,' Chicago's celebrated comedy institution announces today its move to Judy's Beat Lounge at The Second City Training Center (230 W. North Ave) for a limited run, starting January 7 and running through March 25, 2017. (more...)

Asolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration DayAsolo Rep Presents THE ORIGINALIST Opening on Inauguration Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Asolo Rep continues its winter rep season and the fifth and final year of its American Character Project with THE ORIGINALIST, Charles MacArthur Award-winner John Strand's gripping political masterpiece that spotlights the late polarizing judicial titan, Justice Antonin Scalia. (more...)

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago ShakespeareFrancis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Hollywood Legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in LOVE LETTERSHollywood Legends Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal to Star in LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Hollywood legends and stars of Love Story, Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal will star in the upcoming UK tour of LOVE LETTERS at Wolverhampton Grand Theatre from Monday 13 - Saturday 18 November 2017. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GODBerkeley Rep Presents West Coast Premiere of Broadway Smash Hit HAND TO GOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the West Coast premiere of Hand to God written by Robert Askins and directed by David Ivers. The Broadway smash hit and Tony Award-nominated play begins previews on Friday, February 3, and the show runs through Sunday, March 19. Individual tickets begin at $29 and can be purchased online at berkeleyrep.org or by phone, 510 647-2949. Press night will be on Friday, February 10. (more...)

Casting Complete for Goodman's GLORIA, UNCLE VANYA, DESTINY OF DESIRE and KING OF THE YEESCasting Complete for Goodman's GLORIA, UNCLE VANYA, DESTINY OF DESIRE and KING OF THE YEES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces complete casting and creative teams for four Winter/Spring 2017 productions - one world premiere Goodman commission and three Chicago premieres - continuing the 2016/2017 'Essential Goodman' season. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman TheatreSteve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

Johann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This WinterJohann Strauss Operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS to Play Light Opera Works This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Light Opera Works presents the Johann Strauss operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS (in English) with a 30-piece orchestra, December 26, 2016- January 1, 2017, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston. (more...)

THE ROSENKRANZ MYSTERIES Extends at The Royal George CabaretTHE ROSENKRANZ MYSTERIES Extends at The Royal George Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Classic as well as never-before-seen illusions have amazed audiences at the Royal George Cabaret space, as the nationally regarded illusionist Ricardo Rosenkranz stars in The Rosenkranz Mysteries, an evening of magic to lift the spirits. The astounding numbers have captivated audiences in its cabaret style setting with tables featured in the space. This one-man, 90-minute production runs through January 22 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret space, 1641 North Halsted Street. (more...)

Playwrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University Presents 11th Annual Rough Readings SeriesPlaywrights Foundation and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford University Presents 11th Annual Rough Readings Series
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Playwrights Foundation (PF) and the National Center for New Plays at Stanford's 2016/17 Rough Reading Series present early draft  readings on January 23 & 24 of THIRD EYE MOONWALK  by Jon Bernson, a  PF Resident Playwright. The readings of THIRD EYE MOONWALK are on Monday, January 23 2017 - 7:30 pm at Stanford and Tuesday January 24 2017 - 2:00 pm at Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Presents TRUTH AND RECONCILIATIONSideshow Theatre Company Presents TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 10th anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's powerful and epic journey truth and reconciliation, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green* and featuring a 22-member cast. truth and reconciliation will play March 12 - April 16, 2017 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL to Continue Solo Celebration! at Greenhouse Theater CenterCIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL to Continue Solo Celebration! at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to conclude its Solo Celebration! Series with the Chicago premiere of John Walch's savagely funny one-man show CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey and starring Will Allan. CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL will play January 13 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat, Preview WAR PAINT at the TimesSTAGE TUBE: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Chat, Preview WAR PAINT at the Times
by Stage Tube - Dec 15, 2016

Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, returning to Broadway this spring in the acclaimed new musical War Paint, were featured guests at this week's New York Times 'War Paint Times Talk,' hosted at the Times Center. They were joined by Tony-nominated composer Scott Frankel and moderator Alexandra Jacobs. Below, watch their discussion, plus see them sing songs from the show! (more...)

Broadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES GalaBroadway Vets Jessie Mueller and Michelle Williams Sign on for Lyric Opera's CHICAGO VOICES Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Lyric Opera announced today that Tony Award-winning Broadway star Jessie Mueller and gospel and R&B sensation Michelle Williams will join the line-up of performers slated for the Chicago Voices Gala Concert, a special, one-night-only concert on Saturday, February 4, at 7:30pm at Lyric's Civic Opera House. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Welcomes Joanie Schultz as Artistic DirectorWaterTower Theatre Welcomes Joanie Schultz as Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Paul Shultz, President of the WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors, and Derek Blount, Chairman of the WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Search Committee, today announced the appointment of Joanie Schultz as Artistic Director. (more...)

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