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Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 ArtistsPeninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

FADE Comes to TheaterWorks 6/1- 30FADE Comes to TheaterWorks 6/1- 30
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that FADE the 4th show of TheaterWorks 31st Season will run June 1 through June 30, 2017 (please note date correction). (more...)

Jerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler to Star in Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY at the GeffenJerry MacKinnon and Samantha Ressler to Star in Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Jerry MacKinnon (Sleepy Hallow) and Samantha Ressler (This is the End) will star in award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's Actually, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Tyne Rafaeli will direct the Geffen's production which runs May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017.  (more...)

Writers Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEXWriters Theatre presents THE MYSTERY OF LOVE & SEX
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2016/17 season with The Mystery of Love & Sex written by Bathsheba Doran and directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs April 5 - July 2, 2017 in The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles SmithGoodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old GlobePlays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

Steve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman TheatreSteve Scott to Direct AH, WILDERNESS! This Spring at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that his longtime creative collaborator, Artistic Associate and Producer Steve Scott, will direct the theater's production of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! this spring. Scott assumes this responsibility from Falls, who was originally announced as the production's director. (more...)

Plays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old GlobePlays by Anna Ziegler, Tanya Saracho and More Set for 2017 Powers New Voices Festival at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

The Old Globe today announced it will present the fourth annual New Voices Festival-with a new moniker: the Powers New Voices Festival, a weekend of readings of new American plays by professional playwrights, playing January 13 - 15, 2017. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona AwardJoseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager To Receive 2016 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

Eclipse Theatre Company announces its Eighth Annual Corona Award, to be presented to Joseph Drummond, Goodman Theatre Production Stage Manager. The Corona Award honors an individual who has played an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theater community as well as small- to medium-sized ensembles such as Eclipse Theatre. The Corona Award derives its name from the Latin word, meaning crown, as well as outer atmosphere of the sun most easily seen during a total eclipse. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALFinborough Theatre Adds Performances for ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2016

Following the critically acclaimed opening of the UK premiere of the hit Off Broadway musical Adding Machine: A Musical, composed by Joshua Schmidt, with libretto by Jason Loewith and Joshua Schmidt, and based on the classic play by Elmer Rice, two further matinee performances have been added to the sell-out run - on 12 and 19 November at 3pm. Josh Seymour directs Joseph Alessi (Mr Zero), Kate Milner-Evans (Mrs Zero), Joanna Kirkland (Daisy Dorothea Devore) and Edd Campbell Bird (Shrdlu), with James Dinsmore (Mr One and as cast), Helen Walsh (Mrs One and as cast), George Rae (Mr Two and as cast), and Sue Appleby (Mrs Two and as cast). (more...)

Erika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at SteppenwolfErika Sheffer's THE FUNDAMENTALS World Premiere Begins This Fall at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for the Steppenwolf-commissioned world premiere production of Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, who also directed Sheffer's Russian Transport at Steppenwolf in 2014. (more...)

Guest Blog: Composer Joshua Schmidt On ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICALGuest Blog: Composer Joshua Schmidt On ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL
by Guest Blogger: Joshua Schmidt - Sep 21, 2016

One could say that the Machine chose me first, then I chose it. Adapting Elmer Rice's 1923 expressionist juggernaut was the long-time dream of librettist Jason Loewith. Apparently he had approached other composers with the project to no avail. When he finally inquired as to my interest in the project in January of 2004, I was working as a sound designer on a show he was producing at the Next Theatre Company in Evanston, Illinois, where he served as Artistic Director. Up to that point, I had never written a musical, nor did envision myself writing one and I had never read, seen or even heard of Elmer Rice's The Adding Machine. (more...)

Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Preview Slated for The Guggenheim This MonthSteppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Preview Slated for The Guggenheim This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016 at 7:30pm, Works & Process at the Guggenheim presents a discussion with the creators and excerpts of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's The Fundamentals by Erika Sheffer prior to the play's world premiere on November 10. (more...)

Kennedy Matriarch Rose Kennedy Portrayed in ROSE this August at GreenhouseKennedy Matriarch Rose Kennedy Portrayed in ROSE this August at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

As part of the Solo Celebration series, the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) will present "Rose," the Chicago area premiere of best-selling Kennedy biographer Laurence Leamer's one-woman play about Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy, Aug. 19 - Sept. 25.  The play is directed by Goodman Theatre Producer and Artistic Collective Member Steve Scott and will star six-time Joseph Jefferson Award recipient Linda Reiter.   (more...)

Megan McGinnis Stars in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Opening Tonight at The Old GlobeMegan McGinnis Stars in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Tapped for Lead Role in FARGO Season 3Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Tapped for Lead Role in FARGO Season 3
by TV News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Tony nominee Carrie Coon will soon join Ewan McGregor in the third season of FX's hit anthology series FARGO, according to TVLine. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANYWriters Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Megan McGinnis-Led SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeMegan McGinnis-Led SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

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