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Cast Announced for The Gift Theatre's RICHARD III at Steppenwolf's GarageCast Announced for The Gift Theatre's RICHARD III at Steppenwolf's Garage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

The Gift Theatre kicks off its 15th anniversary season in March 2016 with artistic director and ensemble member Michael Patrick Thornton starring in William Shakespeare's Richard III directed by Jessica Thebus (Sex with Strangers, Steppenwolf).  The Gift's Richard III will be in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre (1624 N Halsted St) and runs March 3 - May 1, 2016.  Press opening is Monday, March 7.  www.steppenwolf.org (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (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...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20Berkeley Rep to Stage West Coast Premiere of Ayad Akhtar's DISGRACED, 11/6-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre is proud to present the West Coast premiere of Disgraced by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar. (more...)

NCTC to Present THE KID THINGNCTC to Present THE KID THING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

This fall, award-winning playwright Sarah Gubbins makes her Bay Area debut at New Conservatory Theatre Center with the West Coast premiere of The Kid Thing, to be directed by Becca Wolff. Hailed by Variety as "a work of significant depth," The Kid Thing proves good news isn't all it's cracked up to be. When two lesbian couples who have been close friends for years get together for a dinner party, the unexpected news of an impending pregnancy manages to rock both relationships. Emotions run deep in this biting, witty piece about what it means to have a child today. (more...)

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS to Premiere at The TankTHERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS to Premiere at The Tank
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

THERE IS A HAPPINESS THAT MORNING IS - a new play by Mickle Maher - will premiere as  the season opener at The Tank theater company this fall with Previews beginning September 11 and Opening on September 12th at The Tank (151 West 46th Street / 8th Fl.) HAPPINESS is scheduled to run through September 27th. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR thru March 15A Red Orchid Theatre Extends ACCIDENTALLY, LIKE A MARTYR thru March 15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Due to overwhelming demand, A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Accidentally, Like a Martyr, written by Grant James Varjas and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray and featuring Ensemble Members Steve Haggard, and Doug Vickers with David Cerda, Layne Manzer, Luce Metrius, Troy West and Dominique Worsley The production now runs January 15 - March 15, 2015, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. (more...)

Michael Patrick Thornton Stars in Next Theatre's RICHARD III, Beginning TonightMichael Patrick Thornton Stars in Next Theatre's RICHARD III, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2015

Next Theatre Company presents the second production in its 34th season, Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Jessica Thebus, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (more...)

Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (more...)

Michael Patrick Thornton to Star in Next Theatre's RICHARD III; Cast Announced!Michael Patrick Thornton to Star in Next Theatre's RICHARD III; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

?Next Theatre Company announces the cast for its second production in its 34th season, Shakespeare's Richard III, directed by Jessica Thebus, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Saturday, January 3 at 8:00 p.m.; Sunday, January 4 at 2p.m., Friday, January 9 and Saturday, January 10 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 11 at 2 p.m. Press Opening night is Tuesday, January 13 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Michael Shannon Presents Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse TonightMichael Shannon Presents Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Michael Shannon will present the New York Premiere of EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO), written and performed by Jennifer Engstrom. Directed by Darren Lee Cole, previews begin tonight, October 10 at SoHo Playhouse with opening night set for Sunday, October 19. (more...)

Michael Shannon to Present Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse Next MonthMichael Shannon to Present Jennifer Engstrom's EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO) at SoHo Playhouse Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Michael Shannon will present the New York Premiere of EXCUSE MY DUST (A DOROTHY PARKER PORTFOLIO), written and performed by Jennifer Engstrom. Directed by Darren Lee Cole, previews begin October 10 at SoHo Playhouse with opening night set for Sunday, October 19. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7Writers Theatre to Open 2014-15 Season with ISAAC'S EYE, Running 9/2-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's opener to its 2014/15 season: the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show runs September 2 - December 7, 2014 at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave Ave, Glencoe. The Press Openings are Wednesday, September 10, 2014 and Thursday, September 11, 2014, at 7:30pm. (more...)

Evanston's Next Theatre Company Faces EvictionEvanston's Next Theatre Company Faces Eviction
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 7, 2014

Due to its failure to keep up with rent payments for the past two years, Evanston's Next Theatre will be forced to relinquish its space in the Noyes Cultural Arts Center. Since the theatre is indebted for over $76,000, city officials will be holding a meeting today to 'authorize enforcement' of the collection of the deficit. The council will also discuss plans to decline renewal of the theatre lease when expires in May 2015. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUSNorthlight Theatre Announces Casting for 'PENSACOLA', THE MOUSETRAP, and WHITE GUY ON THE BUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces casting for the first three productions of the 40th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct VANYA AND SONIA in 2015; Larry Yando to Play 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the GoodmanSteve Scott to Direct VANYA AND SONIA in 2015; Larry Yando to Play 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls announces that his longtime associate, Producer Steve Scott, will direct Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning, 'deliriously funny, hilariously demented' Broadway hit, in Spring 2015 (dates TBA). A loving send-up of Chekhov's greatest works, Vanya makes its Chicago premiere in the Albert Theatre as part of the Subscription series in the theater's 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' (One play is TBA.) (more...)

LUCE, TURTLE, RICHARD III & More Set for Next Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonLUCE, TURTLE, RICHARD III & More Set for Next Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Next Theatre Company announces their 2014 - 2015 season. Their 34th season of presenting is titled 'Heroes and Villains. Details for the season are below! (more...)

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