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Playwright Philip Dawkins' Family History Brought to Life in THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at GreenhousePlaywright Philip Dawkins' Family History Brought to Life in THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at Greenhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave ) and Sideshow Theatre Company present the world premiere of "The Happiest Place on Earth," written by and starring Joseph Jefferson Award-winning playwright and Sideshow Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins and directed by Sideshow Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green.  The show runs Sept. 17 - Oct. 23 with the press opening on Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m.  (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ONHaven Theatre Company to Open 4th Season with Chicago Premiere of HOW WE GOT ON
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Haven Theatre Company announces How We Got On to begin their fourth season, written by Idris Goodwin and directed by Jess McLeod, at the company's new home within the Den Theatre's new Bookspan Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., September 29 - November 12. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights of the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More in HUNCHBACK at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

The 2016 Music Circus season concludes with the Northern California premiere of a new musical from the mind of Victor Hugo, inspired by one of the most epic stories ever told: The Hunchback of Notre Dame. This daring production sets the classic tale of love, vengeance, and compassion to one of the most sweeping scores ever written for the stage. It's the only stage collaboration between two masters of American musical theatre, Alan Menken (Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast) and Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin).  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Chicago Legends to Announce 2016 Jeff Award Nominations Next WeekChicago Legends to Announce 2016 Jeff Award Nominations Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Chicago theatre greats Deanna Dunagan and Mike Nussbaum will announce the nominations for the 48th Annual Joseph Jefferson Awards, recognizing excellence in Chicago theatre, on a video to be released Tuesday, August 30 at www.jeffawards.org. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity WestSideshow Theatre to Premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by Calamity West
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company will continue its 2016/17 Season with Calamity West's wry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing November 20 - December 18, 2016 at Victory Gardens.  (more...)

American Sign Language Show ART Added to LookOut Series at Steppenwolf TheatreAmerican Sign Language Show ART Added to LookOut Series at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

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Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce 2016 RecipientsEdgerton Foundation New Play Awards Announce 2016 Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, is pleased to announce the recipients of the first round of the 2016 Edgerton Foundation New Play Awards. The awards, totaling $580,000, allow 15 productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. Two more rounds of recipients will be announced later this year. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces  2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company MembersSideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

The Agency Theater Collective of Chicago to Present CHAGRIN FALLSThe Agency Theater Collective of Chicago to Present CHAGRIN FALLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Agency Theater Collective is pleased to announce the fall production of Chagrin Falls, written by Mia McCullough and directed by Sommer Austin, October 22 - December 4, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Breaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on BroadwayBreaking News: Jessica Hecht, John Turturro & Tony Shalhoub Will Lead THE PRICE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) has just announced the stars of the new Broadway production of Arthur Miller's The Price, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre Company co-founder, Terry Kinney. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Bring SWINGIN' LITTLE CHRISTMAS to Feinstein's at the NikkoJane Lynch to Bring SWINGIN' LITTLE CHRISTMAS to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Join award-winning singer, actress and comedian, Jane Lynch, as she rings in the holidays with her brand-new show, Swingin' Little Christmas, at Feinstein's at the Nikko. (more...)

The Agency Theater Collective to Stage Capital Punishment Drama CHAGRIN FALLSThe Agency Theater Collective to Stage Capital Punishment Drama CHAGRIN FALLS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

The Agency Theater Collective is pleased to announce the fall production of Chagrin Falls, written by Mia McCullough and directed by Sommer Austin, October 22 - December 4, at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 SeasonPARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

Gregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena StageGregory Linington and Isabel Keating Join Marg Helgenberger in THE LITTLE FOXES at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

There are people who eat and there are those who get eaten. This fall, Arena Stage serves up Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, a delicious drama about family greed and betrayal. Emmy Award winner and Golden Globe nominee Marg Helgenberger, known for her 12 seasons as Catherine Willows on CBS's CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, stars as Regina Giddens under veteran director Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage. The Little Foxesruns September 23-October 30, 2016 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

David Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Sets Dates at SteppenwolfDavid Rabe's New Play VISITING EDNA, Starring Debra Monk, Sets Dates at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company launches its 41st season, the first curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, with the moving and enthralling world premiere of Visiting Edna by renowned American playwright David Rabe (Streamers, Good for Otto). (more...)

Adam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZAdam Immerwahr to Make DC Directorial Debut with Theater J's THE LAST SCHWARTZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

?Theater J begins the 2016-2017 season with the regional premiere of the rollicking, engaging, and thoughtful comedy, The Last Schwartz, written by Lilly Award Winner Deborah Zoe Laufer. It plays at Theater J September 7 through October 2, 2016 and kicks off the first season selected by new Artistic Director Adam Immerwahr. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTYMTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present LUREDTNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present LURED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

LURED, a new play by Frank J. Avella that explores the persecution of gays in Russia, will be presented in the 2016 Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director). (more...)

Actor's Express to Stage Atlanta Premiere of APPROPRIATE This FallActor's Express to Stage Atlanta Premiere of APPROPRIATE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

?Actor's Express stages the Atlanta premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' raucous dark comedy Appropriate October 29 - November 20, 2016. (more...)

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