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The Grappler to Present 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel at The Healy Theatre, 4/7The Grappler to Present 'GATEKEEPERS' Panel at The Healy Theatre, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Where does art belong and who gets to make it? Acclaimed playwright Idris Goodwin and Louder Than a Bomb creator Kevin Coval asked these questions in Steppenwolf for Young Adult's recent production of This is Modern Art (Based on True Events). This is Modern Art represents the true story of Chicago graffiti crew MUL, depicting the events leading up to and following their decision to carry out the biggest graffiti bomb of their career on the modern wing of the Art Institute of Chicago. This is Modern Art asked audiences to start a revolution, and the Chicago theatre community did- more than anyone expected. (more...)

THE LITTLE FOXES Begins in May at Goodman TheatreTHE LITTLE FOXES Begins in May at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Greed and familial betrayal is at the darkly comic heart of The Little Foxes by Tony Award-winning playwright Lillian Hellman-'an expertly constructed, grippingly paced plot machine that pits good against evil and lets evil win' (The New York Times). Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper directs the classic 1939 play about wealth's corrupting power-one of Hellman's most notable works, which was adapted into a 1941 film starring Bette Davis-centering on the Hubbard family's ruthless pursuit in the South's post-bellum economic slump. The Little Foxes appears May 2 - June 7 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 11). Tickets ($25-$81; subject to change) are on sale now at GoodmanTheatre.org/LittleFoxes, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). The Goodman Theatre Women's Board is the Major Production Sponsor, Ernst & Young LLP and Interactive Health are the Corporate Sponsor Partners and Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor for The Little Foxes. (more...)

NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015NNPN to Present Rolling World Premieres for Beckim's LIGHTS RISE ON GRACE and Yee's IN A WORD in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The NATIONAL NEW PLAY NETWORK (NNPN), the country's alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, announces its 48th and 49th Rolling World Premieres: Chad Beckim's Lights Rise on Grace and Lauren Yee's in a word, as well as openings for its 43rd, 44th, and 47th plays, Uncanny Valley by Thomas Gibbons, Colossal by Andrew Hinderaker, and River City by Diana Grisanti. (more...)

THE BIG BANG THEORY's Johnny Galecki Boards Paramount's Horror Prequel RINGSTHE BIG BANG THEORY's Johnny Galecki Boards Paramount's Horror Prequel RINGS
by Movies News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

According to Deadline, THE BIG BANG THEORY star Johnny Galecki has signed on for Paramount's upcoming horror prequel RINGS, the third film in the 'horror franchise about a cursed videotape that kills a viewer within seven days.' (more...)

Irish Theatre of Chicago to Premiere THE WHITE ROAD, 4/30-6/13Irish Theatre of Chicago to Premiere THE WHITE ROAD, 4/30-6/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, concludes its 20th anniversary season with the world premiere drama THE WHITE ROAD by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan*, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric*, playing April 30 - June 13, 2015 at its resident home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

AMERICAN BUFFALO to Open 4/16 at Newnan Theatre CompanyAMERICAN BUFFALO to Open 4/16 at Newnan Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Don, owner of a junk shop, has sold a buffalo nickel to a coin collector for only $90.00. He regrets the sale, believing that the coin is worth much more. So he and his two buddies, Teach and Buddy, plan to steal the coin back. The story is ostensibly about a burglary, but the real center of interest is the way the characters deal with each other when their plans start to fall through. (more...)

Theatre of NOTE to Stage World Premiere of Bill Robens' ENTROPY, 4/17-5/30Theatre of NOTE to Stage World Premiere of Bill Robens' ENTROPY, 4/17-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Theatre of NOTE continues its 2015 season with the World Premiere of ENTROPY by Bill Robens and directed by Christopher William Johnson. (more...)

Public Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETHPublic Theater's Mobile Shakespeare Unit to Tour MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that it will continue its commitment to bringing free Shakespeare to the community and strengthening audience engagement with the arts by expanding its MOBILE SHAKESPEARE UNIT to include a spring touring production of MACBETH to the five boroughs. Directed by Edward Torres, the free Mobile Unit tour (April 24 - May 14) will bring free Shakespeare to audiences who have limited or no access to the arts by visiting prisons, homeless shelters, and other community venues, including stops at our Public Works community partner venues: Brownsville Recreation Center in Brooklyn, Fortune Society in Queens and DreamYard Project in the Bronx. Following the three-week tour, MACBETH will have a limited sit-down run at The Public Theater from May 17 through June 7, with an official press opening on Wednesday, May 20. The Mobile Shakespeare Unit toured Pericles last fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mary Zimmerman's THE WHITE SNAKE Comes to The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Mary Zimmerman's THE WHITE SNAKE Comes to The Old Globe
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 30, 2015

Mary Zimmerman makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, THE WHITE SNAKE. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will runs through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage JEEVES TAKES A BOW, 4/16-5/3Milwaukee Chamber Theatre to Stage JEEVES TAKES A BOW, 4/16-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

P.G. Wodehouse's beloved comic characters will take the Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) stage once more in JEEVES TAKES A BOW, April 16 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 SeasonAMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2015-16 Season, featuring an unprecedented seven productions for Chicago audiences! The season kicks off this summer with the triumphant return engagement of the critically acclaimed 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 Artistic Director Sean Graney and featuring most of the original cast. (more...)

Road Theatre Company to Present THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, 4/19-6/21Road Theatre Company to Present THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, 4/19-6/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founder/Artistic Director together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, are thrilled to announce the fifth show of its 2014-2015 season, the Los Angeles Premiere of THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE, written by Wendy MacLeod and directed by Andre Barron. THINGS BEING WHAT THEY ARE will preview on Sunday, April 19 at 7pm; Tuesday, April 21 & Wednesday, April 22 at 8pm and will open on Thursday, April 23 at 8pm and run through Sunday, June 21st at the Road on Lankershim, 5108 Lankershim Blvd. in North Hollywood. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Long Beach Playhouse to Present 'MEET VERA STARK'Long Beach Playhouse to Present 'MEET VERA STARK'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Lynn Nottage's most recent play, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, takes a look at a serious topic in a lighthearted way. Through humor tinged with pathos, we see Vera Stark shapeshift to fit the expectations of the racial stereotypes of the 1930s. (more...)

World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of smart, exhilarating new play Body & Blood by Gift Co-Founder and playwright, William Nedved and directed by Marti Lyons, who previously directed Bethany last season and recently directed Thornton in Lookingglass' Title and Deed. Body & Blood features Gift ensemble members Lynda Newton (The Royal Society of Antarctica) and Gabe Franken (Thinner Than Water) with guest artists Cyd Blakewell (Griffin Theatre Company's Balm in Gilead), Stephen Spencer (Remy Bumppo's Our Class) and Nicholas Harazin (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Macbeth). (more...)

BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31BROWNSVILLE SONG Coming to Philadelphia Theatre Company, 5/1-31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 40th Anniversary season with the hit of the Humana Festival brownsville song (b-side for tray) by Kimber Lee May 1-31. Co-produced with Long Wharf Theater in New Haven, CT, brownsville song (b-side for Tray) is directed by Eric Ting, and features a cast including Sung Yun Cho, Curtiss Cook, Jr., Catrina Ganey, Anthony Martinez-Briggs, and Kaatje Welsh. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer LabBerkeley Rep Selects 14 Projects for 2015 'GROUND FLOOR' Summer Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

?Today, The Ground Floor: Berkeley Rep's Center for the Creation and Development of New Work announces that it has selected 14 projects for its fourth Summer Residency Lab featuring works from more than 20 talented artists. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

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