Next Theatre Company News

Steve 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 07, 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 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...)

Henry Godinez Directs WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Court Theatre, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of Water by the Spoonful written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and directed by Henry Godinez. Water by the Spoonful will run tonight, March 6 - April 6, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Next Theatre Company to Present THE GREAT GOD PAN, 4/3-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

Next Theatre Company announces the Midwest premiere of The Great God Pan, April 3 - May 11, by Amy Herzog and directed by Next Artistic Associate Kimberly Senior, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m., Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Monday, April 7 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Saturday 4 p.m. performances April 19, 26, May 3 and May 10th. Preview tickets are $25. Tickets are $30 - $45 with subscriber and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased at nexttheatre.org or by calling 847-475-1875 x2. (more...)

Henry Godinez to Direct WATER BY THE SPOONFUL at the Court Theatre, 3/6-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Court Theatre continues its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of Water by the Spoonful written by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and directed by Henry Godinez. Water by the Spoonful will run March 6 - April 6, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, March 15, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Next Theatre's LUCK OF THE IRISH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Next Theatre Company has announced the Midwest premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish, running now through February 23, 2014, directed by Damon Kiely, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Next Theatre Opens 2014 Season with LUCK OF THE IRISH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Next Theatre Company has announced the Midwest premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish, tonight, January 16 - February 23, 2014, directed by Damon Kiely, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. (more...)

AIMEE AND JAGUAR, DADA GERT and More Set for Northwestern University Theatre and Dance, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

A play set in war-torn Berlin and a National Theatre Live (NT Live) reprise broadcast of Shakespeare's 'Hamlet' will help distract Chicago area theatre fans from January's frigid temperatures. (more...)

AIMEE AND JAGUAR, DADA GERT and More Set for Northwestern University Theatre and Dance, Jan 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

A play set in war-torn Berlin and a National Theatre Live (NT Live) reprise broadcast of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" will help distract Chicago area theatre fans from January's frigid temperatures. (more...)

Next Theatre to Open 2014 Season with LUCK OF THE IRISH, 1/16-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Next Theatre Company has announced the Midwest premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish, January 16 - February 23, 2014, directed by Damon Kiely, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Next Theatre Company to Kick Off 2014 with Kristen Greendridge's LUCK OF THE IRISH, 1/16-2/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Next Theatre Company is proud to announce the Midwest premiere of Kirsten Greenidge's Luck of the Irish, January 16 - February 23, 2014, directed by Damon Kiely, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Jan. 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Saturday 4 p.m. performances February 1, 8, 15 and 22. Preview tickets are $25. Tickets are $30 - $45 with subscriber and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased at nexttheatre.org or by calling 847-475-1875 x2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Next Theatre's COMPULSION at Noyes Cultural Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

Next Theatre Company announces the first production in their 33rd season, Rinne Groff's Compulsion, October 10 - November 17, directed by Devon de Mayo, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. (more...)

COMPULSION, GREAT GOD PAN and More Set for Next Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2013

Jenny Avery, artistic director, and Jon Arndt, managing director, of Next Theatre Company, have announced Next Theatre Company's 33rd main stage season. (more...)

Next Theatre to Open 33rd Season with COMPULSION, 10/10-11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 04, 2013

Next Theatre Company announces the first production in their 33rd season, Rinne Groff's Compulsion, October 10 - November 17, directed by Devon de Mayo, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Saturday 4 p.m. performances October 27 and November 3, 10 and 17. Preview tickets are $25, Tickets are $30 - $40 with subscriber and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased at nexttheatre.org or by calling 847-475-1875 x2. (more...)

Lifeline Theatre Welcomes Four New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

Lifeline Theatre is proud to announce four new members of its artistic ensemble: Heather Currie, Amanda Delheimer Dimond,Amanda Link, and Maren Robinson. Lifeline's ensemble determines the company's artistic programming and provides leadership, support and counsel in the play development process. (more...)

Next Theatre Company to Open 33rd Season with COMPULSION, Begin. 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Next Theatre Company announces the first production in their 33rd season, Rinne Groff's Compulsion, October 10 - November 17, directed by Devon de Mayo, at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes Street. Previews are Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Oct. 13 at 2 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There are Saturday 4 p.m. performances October 27 and November 3, 10 and 17. Preview tickets are $25, Tickets are $30 - $40 with subscriber and student discounts available. Tickets may be purchased at nexttheatre.org or by calling 847-475-1875 x2. (more...)

Carrie Coon Joins Cast of David Fincher's GONE GIRL
by Movies News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Deadline reports that Tony nominee Carrie Coon has signed on to David Fincher's upcoming drama Gone GIRL. (more...)

2012-2013 Jeff Awards Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

Five world premiere plays and three new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences received Jeff nominations by the Jeff Awards Committee and are among the 166 nominations in 36 categories announced for Chicago Equity theatrical productions opened between August 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013. (more...)

Still Got It Players Gamble on FATHER BINGO Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

FATHER BINGO, a musical comedy written by Bill Nilsson, a Dearborn Heights resident, is scheduled as the opening production for the groups 2013 - 14 season. What makes this a unique opportunity is that the musical has only been present twice previously. FATHER BINGO made it's World Premiere in 2006 at the Detroit Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts. Directed by Debbie Lannen and featuring the Original Vandellas as the Bingo Mamas, it opened to over 3000 ticket holders and acquired a 93% approval rating. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Appoints Aaron Carter as Director of New Play Development
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

Steppenwolf Theatre Company today announces the appointment of Aaron Carter as the theater's new Director of New Play Development effective July 8, 2013. Carter has served as Steppenwolf's literary manager since 2011. (more...)

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