Goodman Theatre News

Photo Flash: BRIGADOON at Goodman Theatre, Now Through 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Goodman Theatre presents Brigadoon. Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's legendary musical of Broadway's Golden Age, under director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, tells the enchanting tale of an 18th century Scottish village that appears every century for one day only -- and the complications that arise when it's discovered by two 20th century Americans. Book writer Brian Hill revisits the libretto for this production, while music director Roberta Duchak and an orchestra of 13 use new orchestrations to enhance Loewe's lilting score. Brigadoon runs June 27 to August 10 in the Albert Theatre. Check below for photos from the production! (more...)

American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed byDamon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR Previews July 9 at First Folio Theatre's Outdoor Main Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents Shakespeare's classic comedy THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR on its outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate. THE MERRY WIVES OF WINDSOR previews July 9, opens Saturday, July 12 at 8:15 p.m., and runs through August 10, 2014. Guests are encouraged to bring a picnic and enjoy First Folio Theatre's annual "Shakespeare under the Stars" production, directed by Jeff Award nominee Nick Sandys. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Drury Lane's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by Stage Tube - Jul 02, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno (Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) will direct. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Launch 2014-15 Season with New, Intimate Staging of TITANIC, 10/18-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 02, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Michael Cerveris & More at FAUST: THE CONCERT Opening Night Party
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 02, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for Encores! FAUST with Randy Newman & More!
by Walter McBride - Jul 02, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices starred alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert, which was performed last night, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. BroadwayWorld brings you phtos from inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Randy Newman and Cast of Encores! FAUST Take Bows at New York City Center
by Walter McBride - Jul 02, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, just played at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. The one-night-only event was directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The cast included Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck,Tony Vincent, and Broadway Inspirational Voices. BroadwayWorld was there for teh special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 02, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent & More in Encores! FAUST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, running one night only in July at New York City Center, is the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust is directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Tony Vincent & More in Encores! FAUST
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 01, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices star alongside Randy Newman in Faust: The Concert, which will be performed tonight, July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

The Hypocrites Inaugurate New Theatre with World Premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, 8/2-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The Hypocrites are pleased to launch their 2014-15 Season with the world premiere of ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney*, playing August 2 - October 5, 2014 at its new home, The Den Theatre, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre to Present DEATH TAX, 9/2-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Kicking off its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents Death Tax, by Lucas Hnath, and directed by Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman. Death Tax runs September 2, 2014 - October 12, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Friday, September 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

David Cromer in THE NORMAL HEART and More Set for 2014 Three Oaks Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Co-founders John Stoops, Tim Evans, and Marc Grapey proudly announce the second season of Three Oaks Theater Festival, a summer theater festival that brings limited-engagement runs of highly-acclaimed, professional productions to audiences in Harbor Country, Michigan. This expanded season is being performed in creative venues throughout Harbor Country, including the Acorn Theater, Vickers Theatre, and the historic Lakeside Inn. Three Oaks Theater Festival is presented with major support by The Pokagon Fund. (more...)

'Designing Women' Star Meshach Taylor Dies at 67
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actor Meshach Taylor, best known for his role as 'Anthony Bouvier' on TV's Designing Women, died on June 28th at the age of 67 (more...)

Photo Flash: More Photos from Bay Street Theater's TRAVESTIES Released, Now Through 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce that the Tony award-winning comedy TRAVESTIES, by Tom Stoppard, is now on stage through July 20. The production is directed by Gregory Boyd. Tickets can be purchased online now at www.baystreet.org or by calling the Box Office at 631-725-9500, 11 am to Showtime. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to www.baystreet.org. (more...)

Meshach Taylor Passes Away at 67
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actor Meshach Taylor passed away late last night, June 28. His agent, Dede Binder, said the cause was colorectal cancer. His son told the LA Times that Taylor was in hospice care at his family's home and surrounded by loved ones when he died at 10:47 p.m. (more...)

Come See BRIGADOON on the Big Screen in Millennium Park, 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

Pack a picnic and see the 1956 film version of Brigadoon in celebration of the Goodman's spectacular new production! This Sunday, June 29, Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events will partner with Goodman Theatre to present a FREE screening of the classic movie musical in Millennium Park, featuring Gene Kelly and Cyd Charisse. The film begins at 6:30pm with a special pre-show performance byBrigadoon stars Kevin Earley and Jennie Sophia. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Casting for THE NIGHT ALIVE, 9/18-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013. The Night Alive begins previews September 18, 2014 (opening night is September 28; press performances are September 27 at 3pm and September 30 at 7:30pm) and runs through November 16, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Photo Flash: 'SPELLING BEE' Celebrates Opening at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its 30th anniversary season with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, now running through August 17, 2014. Scott Calcagno(Legally Blonde at The Civic Theatre, Grease at The Long Lake Theatre as well as the annual production of A Christmas Carol at Drury Lane Theatre) directs. The show recently celebrated its opening, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivites below! (more...)

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