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Chicago Theaters to Dim Marquees Friday Night in Honor of Martha LaveyChicago Theaters to Dim Marquees Friday Night in Honor of Martha Lavey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Chicago theaters in the city and suburbs will honor former Steppenwolf Artistic Director and ensemble member Martha Lavey by dimming the marquee lights and observing a moment of silence this Friday, April 28, 2017, 30 minutes before the start time of the evening production at each theater. (more...)

Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

Definition Theatre Company to Stage Chicago Premiere of AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-JenkinsDefinition Theatre Company to Stage Chicago Premiere of AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces the first play of its 2017-2018 season, the Chicago premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, Appropriate), produced in association with Goodman Theatre. An Octoroon is directed by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and runs July 21 - August 20, 2017 in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater as part of Definition's tenure in the Victory Gardens Resident Theater Program. (more...)

MONSTER's Namir Smallwood Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleMONSTER's Namir Smallwood Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Namir Smallwood to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler AwardPhoto Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), presented the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award to Lisa Portes of Chicago, IL. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces New Managing Director and Director of Institutional AdvancementWriters Theatre Announces New Managing Director and Director of Institutional Advancement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces the promotion of Jon Faris to Managing Director and Carly Magill to Director of Institutional Advancement.  Lauren Sale also joins the Writers team as Director of Education. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th AnniversaryCity of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

FIRST LOOK 2015 Kicks Off at Steppenwolf's Upstairs TheatreFIRST LOOK 2015 Kicks Off at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, today, August 11, through August 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

Cast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs TheatreCast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Hopper, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry and More in Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSEPhoto Flash: First Look at Tim Hopper, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry and More in Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma andVictor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brittany Uomoleale, Victor Almanzar & More in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSEPhoto Flash: First Look at Brittany Uomoleale, Victor Almanzar & More in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma andVictor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Chicago Premiere TonightSteppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE Begins Chicago Premiere Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

Victor Almanzar, Francis Guinan, Brittany Uomoleale and More Lead Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning TonightVictor Almanzar, Francis Guinan, Brittany Uomoleale and More Lead Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (8/14 - 8/30) and Tim Hopper (7/2-8/13) sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting TodayGRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company completes its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and July 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 30, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2GRAND CONCOURSE Rounds Out Steppenwolf's 2014-15 Season, Starting 7/2
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company completes its 2014/15 Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. Grand Concourse begins previews July 2, 2015 (Opening night is July 12, 2015; Press performances are July 11 at 3pm and July 14 at 7:30pm) and runs through August 30, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

University of Chicago's Robert J. Zimmer, Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey and More Set for Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon TodayUniversity of Chicago's Robert J. Zimmer, Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey and More Set for Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon Today
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The third annual Arts Alliance Illinois Voices of a Creative State benefit luncheon will feature a keynote address by University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, who will discuss the vital, transformational role the arts play in education and civic engagement. The event also will pay tribute to two individuals who have made profound and lasting contributions to Chicago's theater scene: Steppenwolf Theatre Artistic Director Martha Lavey and former Steppenwolf Executive Director David Hawkanson. The event will take place Today, May 20, 2015 at the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive. (more...)

Tony-Nominated AIRLINE HIGHWAY to Close One Week EarlyTony-Nominated AIRLINE HIGHWAY to Close One Week Early
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's AIRLINE HIGHWAY will be closing early on June 7. The play received four 2015 Tony Award nominations. (more...)

Steppenwolf Tributes Artistic Director Martha Lavey at Gala 2015 TonightSteppenwolf Tributes Artistic Director Martha Lavey at Gala 2015 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble will join more than 600 members of Chicago's corporate, civic and cultural communities for Gala 2015 today, May 9, 2015 at Steppenwolf, 1650 N Halsted St. The Gala will offer guests a unique opportunity to connect with Steppenwolf ensemble members in their artistic home while enjoying a preview of upcoming productions, cocktails, a gourmet dinner, auction, music and dancing with Steppenwolf co-founder Gary Sinise and his Lt. Dan Band. (more...)

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