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Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth ProgramsGoodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

More than 60 Chicagoland teenagers will perform in two final showcases at Goodman Theatre to conclude the theater's summer programming-Playbuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive-on August 11 and 12 at 7pm. Both programs were offered free of charge and taught over a course of seven-to-eight weeks in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ("the Alice"). This year's theme, "What it Means to be an American," uses Langston Hughes' poem "I too, Sing America" as inspiration. The final performances are scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are free but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800.  For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaybuildYouthFinal and GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicalTheaterFinal. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Stage Free Readings by Playwrights Unit Next WeekGoodman Theatre to Stage Free Readings by Playwrights Unit Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by 2016/2017 members of its Playwrights Unit - Lucas Baisch, Dawn Renee Jones, Evan Linder and Emma Stanton. (more...)

Teatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This SummerTeatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

On the heels of critically-acclaimed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Miracle Center in Logan Square, Teatro Vista's La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado extends its run  at Goodman Theatre this summer, July 21 - August 20. (more...)

Start Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman TheatreStart Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Experience the fireworks of love-first love, unrequited love and mature love-on stage this summer, as Goodman Theatre concludes its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce that Goodman Theatre will expand its Education programming into elementary schools with a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program to the Chicago area. (more...)

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonChi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chicago Children's Theatre (chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the GoodmanPAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

AH, WILDERNESS! Cast, Creatives Set for Summer Run at the GoodmanAH, WILDERNESS! Cast, Creatives Set for Summer Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

This summer, experience the agony and ecstasy of first love all over again in Goodman Theatre's major revival of Ah, Wilderness! - the sole comedic work of playwright Eugene O'Neill, the father of American drama. Steve Scott, the Goodman's longtime Producer, directs O'Neill's portrait of family life at the turn of the century - and the bliss, excitement and adventure of first love.  (more...)

Goodman to Offer Free NOURISH Workshops for Community Leaders, ActivistsGoodman to Offer Free NOURISH Workshops for Community Leaders, Activists
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

This summer, Goodman Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) present four one-day capacity building workshops focused on creative change tactics for members of Chicago's communities. These sessions are part of NOURISH-a multi-year initiative between the Goodman and CPCP to develop a greater capacity for arts-based community-led transformation-led by Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor (Goodman Theatre) and Michael Rohd (Founding Artist/Director of CPCP/Sojourn Theatre). (more...)

Announcing a Prop and Scenery Giveaway for the Chicago Theater Community 5/6Announcing a Prop and Scenery Giveaway for the Chicago Theater Community 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Goodman Theatre invites members of the Chicagoland theater community-directors, designers, actors and theater artisans working at local performing arts venues-to a giveaway that includes select prop and set pieces from past Goodman productions. Every item is offered completely free of charge, and all must be taken immediately. Previews are not available prior to the sale. The props giveaway will take place at Goodman Theatre's Scene Shop (363 W. Pershing Road) starting at 9am until 1pm (or while supplies last). In lieu of an admission fee, the Goodman will accept donations in any amount ($10 suggested minimum) for Season of Concern, a service organization of the Chicago theater community. On-site parking is available. For more information, call 312.443.3819 ext. 103. For media inquiries, call the Publicity Office at 312.443.5152. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Offer New Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre to Offer New Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Goodman Theatre has announced its first sensory-friendly performance as part of the 40th anniversary of A Christmas Carol-Chicago's "crown jewel of the holiday season" (Daily Herald), directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Joins CTG's New Co-Commission InitiativeGoodman Theatre Joins CTG's New Co-Commission Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Goodman Theatre joins Los Angeles' Center Theatre Group (CTG) in a new co-commissioning partnership that also involves three other internationally renowned theaters-London's Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre, and New York's Second Stage-in the hopes of generating new plays to appear in multiple cities over the next decade. (more...)

OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman TheatreOBJECTS IN THE MIRROR, Inspired by True Story, Starts Next Week at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The world premiere of Objects in the Mirror, which was developed through the Goodman's  New Stages Festival, appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. (more...)

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...)

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 11, 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...)

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...)

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