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Culmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago CelebrationCulmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) culminates Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War with Civil Strife, where family divisions launch a country into civil war through Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and into his notorious tragedy Richard III. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater embarks on an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Over 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGOOver 850 Events Across the Windy City Come Together for SHAKESPEARE 400 CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Bard is back!Shakespeare 400 Chicagotoday announcedthe festival line-up for 2016, featuring 850 events on stages and in museums, restaurants, parks, schools and neighborhoods across Chicago. (more...)

Andre DeShields Honored at 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the ArtsAndre DeShields Honored at 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts, held on Monday, November 9th, at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, raised funds for scholarships and celebrated talented artists and visionaries who came together in support of Theatre School students. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Theatre School at DePaul Honors GOTTA DANCE Star Andre De Shields in ChicagoPhoto Flash: The Theatre School at DePaul Honors GOTTA DANCE Star Andre De Shields in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

In Chicago last night (November 9), two-time Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Andre De Shields was honored by The Theatre School at DePaul University with the 2015 Award for Excellence in the Arts. The 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts Gala, which also honored Broadway In Chicago President Lou Raizin and Theatre School alumna Karen Aldridge, was held in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blue Aqua Hotel. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Host 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the ArtsTheatre School at DePaul University to Host 27th Annual Awards for Excellence in the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University (John Culbert, Dean) is pleased to present The 2015 Awards for Excellence in the Arts gala on Monday, November 9, 2015, in the Atlantic Ballroom of the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. The Radisson Blu is located at 221 North Columbus Drive. The event will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by dinner and program at 7 PM, and will conclude with a dessert reception. (more...)

Lesli Margherita, Alison Luff, and More Play Final MATILDA Performance on Broadway TodayLesli Margherita, Alison Luff, and More Play Final MATILDA Performance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2015

Lesli Margherita -- Matilda the Musical's long-running 'Mrs. Wormwood' -- will play her final performance in the Broadway show today, Sept. 6. (more...)

MATILDA Recoups Broadway Investment!MATILDA Recoups Broadway Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Matilda The Musical has paid back its $16 million investment on Broadway, making the show a rare hit simultaneously on Broadway and in London's West End. (more...)

Alison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA TomorrowAlison Luff to Join Cast of Broadway's MATILDA Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Alison Luff will join the company as Miss Honey beginning tomorrow, Saturday, September 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE QUALMS at Steppenwolf TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE QUALMS at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris is currently in previews, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. This sexy comedy marks Steppenwolf's eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park. The Qualms runs through August 31, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS World Premiere Begins Previews Tonight at SteppenwolfBruce Norris' THE QUALMS World Premiere Begins Previews Tonight at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris is a provocative comedy marks Steppenwolf's eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park. Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. The Qualms begins previews tonight, July 3, 2014 (opening night is July 13; press performances are July 12 at 3pm and July 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 31, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Rehearsals for Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS Now Underway at SteppenwolfRehearsals for Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS Now Underway at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris. (more...)

Kate Arrington & Owais Ahmed to Lead Steppenwolf's THE QUALMS; Pam MacKinnon to DirectKate Arrington & Owais Ahmed to Lead Steppenwolf's THE QUALMS; Pam MacKinnon to Direct
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Casting is complete for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-premiere production of The Qualms by ensemble member Bruce Norris. Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Steppenwolf's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs a cast of nine featuring ensemble member Kate Arrington with Owais Ahmed, Karen Aldridge, Diane Davis, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Keith Kupferer, David Pasquesi, Paul Oakley Stovall and Greg Stuhr. This sexy comedy marks Steppenwolf's eighth production and seventh world premiere by the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning author of Clybourne Park. The Qualms begins previews July 3, 2014 (opening night is July 13; press performances are July 12 at 3pm and July 15 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 31, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Tickets ($20 - 86) are on sale now at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!Breaking News: Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber to Join Cast of MATILDA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning MATILDA THE MUSICAL announced today that Matt Harrington and Christopher Sieber will join the company as Mr. Wormwood and Miss Trunchbull, respectively. (more...)

BroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Last Season's Hits- MATILDABroadwayWorld is Most Thankful For: Last Season's Hits- MATILDA
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 29, 2013

The 2013 theatre season brought some truly extraordinary productions, including Matilda, which is still playing at the Shubert Theatre. The musical earned thirteen Tony nominations- taking home five, including a special honor for the four girls playing the title role. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Talk Pre-Show Rituals & Perform 'Naughty' on LIVE FROM THE COUCHSTAGE TUBE: MATILDA's Leading Ladies Talk Pre-Show Rituals & Perform 'Naughty' on LIVE FROM THE COUCH
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2013

The four girls who share the title role in MATILDA THE MUSICAL appeared on WLNY TV's "Live from The Couch" this morning. Watch Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro sing an a cappella version of "Naughty," and talk to hosts John Elliott and Elise Finch about their pre-show rituals and learning an English accent. Check out their appearance below! (more...)

MATILDA's Leading Ladies Set for WLNY-TV's LIVE FROM THE COUCH TomorrowMATILDA's Leading Ladies Set for WLNY-TV's LIVE FROM THE COUCH Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

The four girls who share the title role in MATILDA THE MUSICAL will be guests on WLNY TV's "Live from The Couch" tomorrow morning Wednesday September 18 between 8-9 AM. They are Sophia Gennusa, Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom makes her Broadway debut. WLNY TV is Channel 55 on Time Warner and Channel 14 on RCN. Please check your local cable listings for more information. (more...)

Review - The Big Knife & MatildaReview - The Big Knife & Matilda
by Michael Dale - Apr 20, 2013

Theatre writers who were lured to that other coast by Hollywood greenbacks have been known to express their disillusionment with the film industry via the Broadway stage. George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart based their comedy Once In A Lifetime on their maddening movie studio experiences as did Betty Comden and Adolph Green with the musical Fade Out Fade In. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Matthew Warchus Talks Casting Bertie Carvel and the Four Matildas!BWW TV Exclusive: Matthew Warchus Talks Casting Bertie Carvel and the Four Matildas!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the opening night festivities and chatted with director Matthew Warchus about casting the new musical. Check out what he had to say about the four leading ladies and Bertie Carvel below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Four Leading Ladies and More Talk Opening Night!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: MATILDA THE MUSICAL's Four Leading Ladies and More Talk Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 16, 2013

MATILDA THE MUSICAL, produced by The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers, opened on April 11, 2013 at Broadway's Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). The four girls sharing the title role are Sophia Gennusa -- who played the lead on opening night -- Oona Laurence, Bailey Ryon and Milly Shapiro, each of whom is making her Broadway debut. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there for all of the opening night festivities and brings you interviews with the four leading ladies and more below! (more...)

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