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All-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at GoodmanAll-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Casting is complete for the Goodman commissioned world premiere of CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine. CARLYLE features an all-Chicago cast with James Earl Jones II in the titular role, joined by Patrick Clear (Janice's Father), Maureen Gallagher (Janice's Mother), Tim Rhoze (CARLYLE's Father), Levenix Riddle (Omar/Tyrone), Tiffany Scott (Janice/Sarah), Charlette Speigner (Anita Hill/Shaniqua) and Nate Whelden (Mark). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

An epic global portrait of the modern world and the artist's role within it, 2666 by the late Chilean author/poet Roberto Bolaño appears in a world premiere stage adaptation at Goodman Theatre, by its Tony Award-winning Artistic Director Robert Falls and Playwright-in-Residence Seth Bockley. (more...)

Kristine Nielsen & Allen Gilmore to Lead THE MATCHMAKER at Chicago's Goodman TheatreKristine Nielsen & Allen Gilmore to Lead THE MATCHMAKER at Chicago's Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

Casting is complete for Henry Wishcamper's contemporary take on Thornton Wilder's The Matchmaker-the inspiration for the musical Hello, Dolly!, revealing social truths through mistaken identity, outrageous misbehavior and spontaneous romance. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/15/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Chicago's Goodman Theatre Postpones WONDERFUL TOWN Until September 2016Chicago's Goodman Theatre Postpones WONDERFUL TOWN Until September 2016
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015

Goodman Theatre announces a change in its 2015/2016 schedule. Leonard Bernstein's classic musical Wonderful Town, previously announced for Spring/Summer 2016, will be rescheduled to September and open the Goodman's upcoming 2016/2017 Season. The move increases the potential for artistic collaborations that affect the future life of Tony Award winning Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman's major revival. A replacement Albert Theatre production for Spring/Summer 2016 will be announced soon. Additional productions in the 2016/2017 Season will be announced in the coming months. The Goodman will be in touch with its Season Subscribers with more information. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 11, 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. The BWW Chicago Award nominations are out and voting is open! Broadway In Chicago is bringing us five musicals for the holidays, and the Goodman, House, Barrel Of Monkeys and Mercury theaters are bringing us their perennials. Plus some future shows, and two Sherlock Holmes musicals! (more...)

Cast Set for Jose Rivera and Hector Buitrago's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at Goodman TheatreCast Set for Jose Rivera and Hector Buitrago's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

Goodman Theatre announces casting for ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY, a world premiere music-filled work by Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera with music by Grammy Award winner Hector Buitrago. Directed by Steve Cosson and developed through a co-commission between the Goodman and the New York-based theater company The Civilians, ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY is inspired by the true stories of the inmates at El Buen Pastor womens prison in Bogota, Colombia, who compete in a beauty pageant intended by their jailers to motivate and rehabilitate them. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/08/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

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Akhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonAkhtar's DISGRACED, Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY and More Set for Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

A wide range of stories and voices comprise Goodman Theatre's 2015/2016 Season-a 'Big-Bold-Brilliant' line-up, beginning this month. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

General Mischief Dance Theatre to Present World Premiere of UP AND AWAY, 10/11General Mischief Dance Theatre to Present World Premiere of UP AND AWAY, 10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents the World Premiere of Up and Away - Dances for all Hours. Performances will take place on October 11 at 1pm and 6pm at the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Family Auditorium, JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC. (more...)

Sandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION Festival, Beginning TodaySandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION Festival, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater recently announced the cast of its 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including GREY'S ANATOMY star Sandra Oh and Broadway legend Andre De Shields. (more...)

Sandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION FestivalSandra Oh and Andre De Shields Among Lineup for Victory Gardens' 2015 IGNITION Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater has just announced the cast of its 2015 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including GREY'S ANATOMY star Sandra Oh and Broadway legend Andre De Shields. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/31/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/31/2015
by BWW - May 31, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/31/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Victory Gardens Sets IGNITION Festival of New Plays LineupVictory Gardens Sets IGNITION Festival of New Plays Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for its newly-expanded IGNITION Festival of New Plays for the 2015 Festival, including Confessions of a P.I.M.P. by Andre De Shields; Queen by Madhuri Shekar; Slay & Eat  by A. Zell Williams; The Last Book of Homer by Jose Rivera; Muthaland by Minita Gandhi; Office Hour by Julia Cho; and Sadie River's Drag Ball on the Lawn by Basil Kreimendahl. The festival takes place July 16-19, 2015. The IGNITION festival creates a productive environment for both emerging and established playwrights to explore and develop their new work.  (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/24/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/24/2015
by BWW - May 24, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/24/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/17/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/17/2015
by BWW - May 17, 2015

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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/10/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/10/2015
by BWW - May 10, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/10/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's THE LITTLE FOXESPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's THE LITTLE FOXES
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Greed and familial betrayal is at the darkly comic heart of The Little Foxes by Tony Award-winning playwright Lillian Hellman. 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 runs now through June 7 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 11). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/03/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 5/03/2015
by BWW - May 3, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/03/2015 for Chicago (more...)

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