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Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVETJonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyCast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

THE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center TheaterTHE BABYLON LINE Begins Tonight at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater presents Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). The production, directed by Terry Kinney, features Maddie Corman, Randy Graff, Julie Halston, Michael Oberholtzer, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser, and Frank Wood, and begins performances tonight, November 10. Opening night is Monday, December 5. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

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B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/19B Street Theatre Presents $9.00 at 9:00 pm Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Buck Busfield's adaptation of Charles Dickens' Classic Tale A Christmas Carol. After a sold-out run on B Street Theatre's Family Series Stage in 2015, Buck Busfield's adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to B Street's Mainstage as the 2016 Holiday Show. Called "a set piece of costume-changing, door-slamming comic gold" by the Sacramento Bee, this production is sure to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Featuring B Street's beloved Company Members Greg Alexander reprising his role of Ebenezer Scrooge, John Lamb, Amy Kelly, Tara Sissom and Kurt Johnson, this production is a must-see this Holiday Season. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC TheaterTaylor Louderman, Alex Wyse and More Join Original Chicago Stars in RIDE THE CYCLONE, Beginning Tonight at MCC Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

MCC Theater presents the thrilling New York City premiere of the new musical Ride the Cyclone, which marks just the third musical in MCC's now-iconic 30-year history of producing new works for the American theater. (more...)

B Street Theatre's Mainstage Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROLB Street Theatre's Mainstage Presents A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

After a sold-out run on B Street Theatre's Family Series Stage in 2015, Buck Busfield's adaptation of A Christmas Carol returns to B Street's Mainstage as the 2016 Holiday Show. Called "a set piece of costume-changing, door-slamming comic gold" by the Sacramento Bee, this production is sure to warm the hearts of children and adults alike. Featuring B Street's beloved Company Members Greg Alexander reprising his role of Ebenezer Scrooge, John Lamb, Amy Kelly, Tara Sissom and Kurt Johnson, this production is a must-see this Holiday Season. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center to Close Solo Celebration! with CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRRELGreenhouse Theater Center to Close Solo Celebration! with CIRCUMFERENCE OF A SQUIRREL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will 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. (more...)

Ron West to Lead The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at the GoodmanRon West to Lead The Second City's TWIST YOUR DICKENS at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The Second City's irreverent and interactive seasonal satire, Twist Your Dickens returns to Goodman Theatre for its third year with new yuletide yuks and favorite faces. 'A satisfying twist on the traditional tale' (Time Out Chicago), Twist Your Dickens is written by former The Colbert Report writers Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort and directed by and starring Second City Alum Ron West. (more...)

BARNEY THE ELF to Return to The Other Theatre Company for the HolidaysBARNEY THE ELF to Return to The Other Theatre Company for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

The Other Theatre Company (TOTC) announces the return of the smash hit with a queer twist Barney the Elf, written by company member Bryan Renaud, original direction by Silkaitis, additional direction by Tommy Rivera-Vega and choreographed by Rivera-Vega, November 30 - January 1, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Halcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLYHalcyon Theatre and The Blind Owl Present U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Chicago's Halcyon Theatre presents dirty butterfly by debbie tucker green, a co-production with Chicago's The Blind Owl. Artistic Director of The Blind Owl, Azar Kazemi, directs this U.S. Premiere. dirty butterfly runs now through December 10, 2016 at Halcyon Theatre (press opening Nov. 10), located in residence at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church, 3253 W. Wilson Avenue, on Chicago's north side. (more...)

New Freedom Theatre Celebrates Holiday Season with the Return of Black NativityNew Freedom Theatre Celebrates Holiday Season with the Return of Black Nativity
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

New Freedom Theatre opens its 50th Anniversary season with the annual holiday favorite Black Nativity: An African Musical Play, running November 30-December 18 at Freedom Theatre (Broad and Master Streets).  (more...)

BWW Review: South Coast Rep Lovingly Skewers Telenovelas in DESTINY OF DESIREBWW Review: South Coast Rep Lovingly Skewers Telenovelas in DESTINY OF DESIRE
by Michael L. Quintos - Nov 7, 2016

Lovingly skewering the not-so-subtle art of telenovelas, Karen Zacarķas' winning play DESTINY OF DESIRE---now being performed at Orange County's South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa through November 13---compresses an entire series' worth of over-the-top melodramatic goodness into a two-act play that, not surprisingly, comes off as an intentionally hilarious comedy. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Chicago (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterDOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler AwardPhoto Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), presented the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award to Lisa Portes of Chicago, IL. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This FallAbout Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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THE TALL GIRLS to Take the Court at Shattered Globe This SeasonTHE TALL GIRLS to Take the Court at Shattered Globe This Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2016-17 season with the Chicago premiere of Meg Miroshnik's drama THE TALL GIRLS, an ensemble piece about five young women in the 1930s rural Midwest who discover a way to escape their crumbling town - by playing basketball. (more...)

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