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Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonIvo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater's 40-year commitment to producing works that are representative of American society. In announcing the new season, Falls serves up a dynamic mix of works from culturally and aesthetically diverse playwrights-new plays and revisited classics that address the most significant issues facing the country today. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles SmithGoodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Karen Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Next Week at the GoodmanKaren Zacarias' DESTINY OF DESIRE Begins Next Week at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

The plot twists, outrageous circumstances and fast-paced narrative style of the telenovela arrive on the Goodman stage this spring in Destiny of Desire-Karen Zacarias' "terrifically entertaining theatrical rollercoaster, directed to perfection by Jose Luis Valenzuela" (The Los Angeles Times). (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the GoodmanUNCLE VANYA Opens Tonight for Now-Extended Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls marks his 30th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Baker's (The Flick) adaptation of Uncle Vanya. Uncle Vanya opens tonight and appears for a now-extended run through March 19 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Stacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the GoodmanStacy Keach to Return as Ernest Hemingway in PAMPLONA at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Ten years after their critically acclaimed collaboration on King Lear, Artistic Director Robert Falls and stage and screen star Stacy Keach-both 2015 Theater Hall of Fame inductees-reunite for the world premiere of Pamplona by Jim McGrath. (more...)

Jess McLeod Named Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Michael Maggio FellowJess McLeod Named Goodman Theatre's 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces Jess McLeod as the recipient of the 2016/2017 Michael Maggio Fellowship for Chicago-based directors.  (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins's GLORIA Adds Two Performances at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Audiences have two more opportunities to see the Chicago premiere of Gloria - a 'shocking, hilarious and spectacularly honest play' (Chicago Tribune) and 'tantalizing, darkly comic expose of ambition and egoism' (Daily Herald) by MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman TheatreBranden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Opens Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

What is newsworthy? What lives have value? Does ambition compromise morals? MacArthur Foundation Fellow Branden Jacobs-Jenkins explores these questions and more in Gloria. Directed by Evan Cabnet, Gloria made its Off-Broadway debut in 2015 at the Vineyard Theater. The complete cast and creative team reunite for the Chicago premiere at the Goodman. (more...)

Mat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' CenterMat Smart's EDEN PRAIRIE, 1971 Coming Up at Playwrights' Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Core Writer Mat Smart lives in New York now, but spent a handful of years in Minnesota as a Jerome Fellow and a McKnight Fellow in Playwriting at the Playwrights' Center. (more...)

BLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman TheatreBLACK WORDS MATTER Events Set for Black History Month at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

This February, Goodman Theatre has joined citywide celebrations of Black History Month with its "Black Words Matter: Celebrating Black Voices On Stage and Beyond" series of events. (more...)

Goodman Theatre's New Marquee to Shine as Part of 'Ghostlight Project'Goodman Theatre's New Marquee to Shine as Part of 'Ghostlight Project'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Goodman Theatre leadership announces that the theater will illuminate its brand new marquee for the first time during a public ceremony on Thursday, January 19 at 5:30pm. (more...)

Broadway Stars Power Spring 2017 Special Events at Goodman TheatreBroadway Stars Power Spring 2017 Special Events at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

This spring, Goodman Theatre hosts two Tony Award winning special guests for its annual spring fundraisers, which support the theater's Education and Engagement programs.  (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...)

Goodman Theatre and Chicago Blackhawks Team Up for the HolidaysGoodman Theatre and Chicago Blackhawks Team Up for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces a holiday partnership with the Chicago Blackhawks in two special events this December. (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...)

Cast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the GoodmanCast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol takes the stage in its 39th year. Returning for his fourth year, Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption. (more...)

THE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning TonightTHE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting tonight, October 21. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

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Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages FestivalPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 2016 New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The three 'developmental productions' featured in Goodman Theatre's 13th annual New Stages festival, a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights, are underway. These three plays, which are staged in repertory with modest production values following three weeks of rehearsal, include Blue Skies Process by Abe Koogler, directed by Henry Wishcamper; Support Group for Men by Ellen Fairey, directed by Kimberly Senior; and The King of Hell's Palace by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Tea Alagi. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the casts in action below! (more...)

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