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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...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

Victor Almanzar, Francis Guinan, Brittany Uomoleale and More to Lead Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE; Full Cast Announced!Victor Almanzar, Francis Guinan, Brittany Uomoleale and More to Lead Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the full cast for 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...)

Photo Coverage: Sigourney Weaver, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Turn Out for Signature Theatre's Annual GalaPhoto Coverage: Sigourney Weaver, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Turn Out for Signature Theatre's Annual Gala
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 28, 2015

On April 20, 2015, Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Debra Monk joined Brynn O'Malley, Claybourne Elder and Donna Migliaccio to honor renowned Stephen Sondheim collaborator James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, Passion). Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AIRLINE HIGHWAYPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 24, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opened last night, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the whole night and you can check out photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

AIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens This Evening at Manhattan Theatre ClubAIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens This Evening at Manhattan Theatre Club
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out), opens tonight, April 23 at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). (more...)

University of Chicago's Robert J. Zimmer, Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey and More Set for Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon, 5/20University of Chicago's Robert J. Zimmer, Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey and More Set for Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon, 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 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 Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive. (more...)

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