Steppenwolf Theatre News

New England's Favorite Holiday Tradition A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starts November 5New England's Favorite Holiday Tradition A CHRISTMAS CAROL Starts November 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Trinity Rep announces its annual presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, directed by James Dean Palmer, and featuring resident acting company member Brian McEleney as Scrooge. Performances run November 5 through December 31.Tickets are on sale now and by phone at (401) 351-4242, online at www.trinityrep.com, or in person at the theater's box office at 201 Washington St. A Christmas Carol is presented by Cardi's Furniture with supporting sponsors Amica Insurance and Hasbro, Inc. (more...)

Capital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYCapital Stage Presents Tony Award & Pulitzer Prize Winning AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Capital Stage continues its 12th season Love + War with Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize Winner August: Osage County. Tracy Letts' masterpiece will be directed by Benjamin T. Ismail and will feature Capital Stage favorites such as Janis Stevens, Jamie Jones and Amy Resnick. (more...)

A Night Of Song And Story! SEE JANE SING At The McCallum TheatreA Night Of Song And Story! SEE JANE SING At The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Sep 27, 2016

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jane Lynch comes to the McCallum Theatre on Saturday, October 29, at 8:00pm for her Palm Desert solo concert debut in "See Jane Sing." Fresh from her iconic portrayal of Sue Sylvester on "Glee" and her Broadway debut as Miss Hannigan in Annie, Jane will bring her comic skills and musical prowess to the theatre stage. Audiences should prepare for a side-splitting evening of musical comedy, with more than a dash of wit as Jane explores her love of the beauty and absurdity of the American standard and show tune. (more...)

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA is an Emotional Lesson in Dealing with LossBWW Review: Steppenwolf's VISITING EDNA is an Emotional Lesson in Dealing with Loss
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Sep 27, 2016

Plays that deal with a terminal illness are tough. The storytelling can be tricky as each audience member comes to it with varying degrees of personal impact. In Visiting Edna, currently making its world premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, cancer is an actual character who gives voice to its own experience. Mostly clever, this device (along with an actor playing a television and another an angel), provides an interesting point of view in this lengthy tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at THE TRIAL OF AN AMERICAN PRESIDENT Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

For the first time in history,an American President is on trial for crimes against the world. The Trial of An American President, a new drama by Dick Tarlow with Bill Smith, will play off-Broadway at The Lion Theatre (410 W. 42nd Street) opening is this Thursday, September 29th. The show is produced by Shelter Entertainment LLC and Hello Larry Ltd and will play a limited engagement through October 15th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut SeriesTORCH, SASS AND SWING Hits Steppenwolf's LookOut Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

??Torch songs, smoky clubs and great music... The 70's in Chicago was a time of amazing people and music for a fresh young face out of Minnesota.  Suzanne Petri, Bobby Schiff, Jim Cox and Robert Breuler share fantastic stories of the great Chicago clubs such as Mr. Kelly's, The London House, Chez Paree and The Happy Medium. (more...)

Casting Complete for THE CHRISTIANS and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf TheatreCasting Complete for THE CHRISTIANS and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions: Lucas Hnath's The Christians directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman (December 1, 2016 - January 29, 2017) in the Downstairs Theatre; and Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee (February 2, 2016 - March 19, 2017) in the Upstairs Theatre. (more...)

DOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterDOWNTON ABBEY's Robert Bathurst to Star in KING CHARLES III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Mike Bartlett's new West End and Broadway sensation King Charles III, directed by Gary Griffin as part of the Theater's 30th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Halloween-Themed 'Haunted Hearts' Features Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & More Alongside Bone-Chilling NarrationHalloween-Themed 'Haunted Hearts' Features Bach's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 & More Alongside Bone-Chilling Narration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, the Chicago Philharmonic's 2016-17 season dedicated to love continues October 30 with Haunted Hearts, conjuring up bittersweet past loves, nightmarish scenes, and the bug that got away. C.P.E. Bach's Symphony No. 5, a devilishly difficult showpiece, sets the tone with its careening runs and shocking use of harmony. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOWPorchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

2017 Chicago Theatre Week Slates February Dates in the Windy City2017 Chicago Theatre Week Slates February Dates in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW17), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 9 - 19, 2017, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKATony Award Winner Reed Birney Will Star in Second Stage Theatre's MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced that Tony Award winner Reed Birney (The Humans) will star in the leading role of Ken Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Lett's 2003 play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. Mr. Birney has previously appeared in three Second Stage productions - The Family of Mann, Loose Knit, and Winterplay. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents BURIALS, 10/8Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents BURIALS, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) begins its 2016/17 season with The Burials, a world premiere by acclaimed playwright Caitlin Parrish, directed by Erica Weiss. Inspired by the enduring Greek tragedy, Antigone, the production explores the aftermath of a mass shooting and how one family and one community respond to the tragedy in unique ways. SYA curates numerous workshops, residencies and post-show events to engage both students and adults in the conversation.  (more...)

FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This FallFUN HOME's Judy Kuhn to Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Just announced, four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) will join the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde. (more...)

BLOOD is Back This OctoberBLOOD is Back This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Glenne Headly (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Dick Tracy, Mr. Holland's Opus) and James Kyson (NBC's Heroes, voted one of "Hollywood's 25 Hottest" by TV Guide) join the cast when The Garage re-opens its acclaimed world premiere production of BLOOD. Written and directed by Obie and New York Outer Critics Circle Award-winner/ DGA Award, two-time Golden Globe and five-time Emmy Award nominee Robert Allan Ackerman, BLOOD returns to the The Complex in Hollywood beginning Oct. 14. (more...)

BWW Review: The Dark Side of TRUE WESTBWW Review: The Dark Side of TRUE WEST
by Alexander Garza - Sep 15, 2016

4th Wall Theatre Company has hit the ground running this season with its opening production of Sam Shepard's Tony-nominated play, TRUE WEST. The piece explores a dualism of personalities, sibling rivalry, art as commerce, and what defines a man. Sometimes funny, sad, and frightening, the play never ceases to stir emotions from the audience. The story is interesting, timeless, and was well-told by Kim Tobin-Lehl. Of all the fantastic shows coming this season, this is one you don't want to miss. (more...)

Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of  GIVE IT ALL BACKCasting Announced for Sideshow Theatre Company's World Premiere of GIVE IT ALL BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for the second production in its 2016/17 season: Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons. (more...)

Jody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This SeasonJody Christopherson Joins THE OTHER MOZART Off-Broadway This Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Other Mozart (Drama Desk and Off Broadway Alliance award-nominated and New York Innovative Theatre award-winning) returns to Off Broadway this season. (more...)

A TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-BroadwayA TASTE OF HONEY Revival Extends Through October 30 Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

In response to popular demand, The Pearl Theatre Company extends Shelagh Delaney's A Taste of Honey to October 30. Directed by Austin Pendleton, this production marks the play's first New York revival in 35 years. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Announces Theatre Thursdays Series for 2016-2017 SeasonLeague of Chicago Theatres Announces Theatre Thursdays Series for 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the Theatre Thursdays line-up for the 2016-2017 Chicago theatre season including world premiere productions of Carroll Gardens (16th Street Theater), A Life Extra Ordinary (The Gift Theatre), Cinderella at the Theater of Potatoes (The Hypocrites), The Rip Nelson Holiday Spectacular (Hell in a Handbag Productions), Mr. and Mrs. Pennyworth (Lookingglass Theatre Company), The Wolf at the End of the Block (Teatro Vista), The Snare (Jackalope Theatre Company), Linda Vista (Steppenwolf Theatre Company), and Relativity (Northlight Theatre). Additional information for each event is available at http://bit.ly/theatrethursdays. (more...)

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