Steppenwolf Theatre News

Geffen Playhouse Adds SWITZERLAND, THE NIGHT ALIVE and Two More Shows to Its 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse has announced four plays for the eight-play 2014-2015 season, including the Co-World Premiere, with the Sydney Theatre Company, of the Geffen commissioned, Switzerland, written by Joanna Murray-Smith (The Female of the Species); the West Coast Premieres of The Night Alive, written by Olivier and Evening Standard Award winner and Tony nominee Conor McPherson (The Weir, The Seafarer) and directed by Geffen Artistic Director Randall Arney; and The Power of Duff, written by Stephen Belber and directed by Peter DuBois (Rapture, Blister, Burn); and The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, written by Scott Carter. (more...)

Les Waters Replaces Pam MacKinnon as MARJORIE PRIME Director; Show Runs 9/10-10/19 at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Obie Award-winner Les Waters will direct the world premiere of Jordan Harrison's profound and engaging "Marjorie Prime" at the Center Theatre Group / Mark Taper Forum, September 10 through October 19, 2014. The opening is set for September 21. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Makes Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run today, April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.. (more...)

Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble has announced its newest member, playwright Bruce Norris. Among his many accomplishments, Norris is the author of The Qualms, playing July 3 - August 31 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Since 2000, Steppenwolf has produced seven of Norris's plays, including Clybourne Park and the world premieres of A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, Purple Heart and The Infidel. (more...)

Teatro Vista Presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Teatro Vista begins their 2014 spring season with Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, playing at The Richard Christiansen Theater located within The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., tonight, April 15 - May 18. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Chicago (more...)

ANNAPURNA Begins Previews Tomorrow, Starring Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

The New Group presents the New York premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, directed by Bart DeLorenzo and featuring Megan Mullally and Nick Offerman, in a limited Off-Broadway engagement April 13 - June 1. Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 21 at 7:00pm, at The New Group @ Theatre Row (The Acorn Theatre, 410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BUENA VISTA Reading Set for Profile Theatre's 'In Dialogue' Series This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

A staged reading of new play Buena Vista will be offered as part of Profile Theatre's 'In Dialogue Staged Reading Series' of new and contemporary plays in conversation with Sam Shepard's body of work. Buena Vista was developed and premiered at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and will continue to be refined while at Profile. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage DEATHTRAP, 3/28-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Written in 1978, Deathtrap still holds the record for longest-running comedy thriller on Broadway. Sidney Bruhl is a playwright desperately in need of a hit. Just in time, a former student sends him the manuscript of his first play, a murder mystery called Deathtrap. Sidney smells a hit, but he's never been that fond of sharing credit. TIME Magazine said, 'If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try Deathtrap.' (more...)

Odyssey Extends A STEADY RAIN Through 5/11; Will Play Guthrie Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Odyssey Theatre Ensemble's production of A Steady Rain by Keith Huff, directed by Steppenwolf Theatre co-founder Jeff Perry (Scandal) and starring Thomas Vincent Kelly and Sal Viscuso, will extend through May 11 before transferring to the Guthrie Theatre in Minnesota this fall. (more...)

THE WHITE SNAKE, MR. BURNS, THE CRUCIBLE & More Set for Guthrie Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Guthrie Director Joe Dowling today announced ten mainstage productions in his final season at the helm of the world renowned theater, culminating 20 years of remarkable leadership. The 2014-2015 lineup includes first-time Guthrie productions of plays by A.R. Gurney, Anne Washburn and Sarah Ruhl, three productions directed by Dowling, including a beloved Shakespeare comedy and iconic masterpieces by Arthur Miller and Sean O'Casey, the Guthrie debut of visionary writer and director Mary Zimmerman, as well as an all-American musical slated for summer. (more...)

SIS Productions Presents West Coast Premiere of IMPENETRABLE, Now thru 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

SIS Productions presents the full West Coast Premiere of Impenetrable by Mia McCullough, running today, April 11 - May 3, 2014. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Amy Herzog's THE GREAT GOD PAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of The Great God Pan by Amy Herzog, "one of the brightest new talents in the theatre" (New York Times). Known for delicately detailed character studies that subtly balance humor and insight, Amy Herzog is the Obie Award-winning author of 4000 Miles. Her newest published work, The Great God Pan was commissioned by Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago and received its world premiere at Playwrights Horizons in New York City in 2012. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Stage Chicago Premiere of Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE, 7/8-8/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that the fifth play in its 2014/15 Subscription Season is the Chicago premiere of Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the production features ensemble member Tim Hopper in the Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St), July 8 - August 30, 2015. (more...)

John McGinty to Lead Everyman Theatre's TRIBES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Everyman Theatre announced today that John McGinty has joined the cast of the upcoming Baltimore premiere of Nina Raine's award-winning play Tribes. The hysterical and touching coming-of-age story is about a young deaf man and his struggle for self-identify and what it truly means to be understood. Mr. McGinty, who is himself deaf, will appear in the role of the main character Billy. The announcement of Mr. McGinty's casting comes during National Deaf History month, which is celebrated from March 13 - April 15. (more...)

Revival of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, to Open in June in Chicago; Heads to Broadway in August!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The Chicago Tribune just announced that THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan is headed to Chicago, then Broadway this summer, guided by producer Scott Rudin and directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It will star Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson. (more...)

AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Available on Blu-ray/DVD Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

The film adaptation of Tracy Letts' Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning play AUGUST OSAGE COUNTY is available on Blu-ray and DVD today. (more...)

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