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Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

Casting for Steppenwolf's GARAGE REP 2015 Announced!Casting for Steppenwolf's GARAGE REP 2015 Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Now in its sixth year, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents Garage Rep 2015, featuring three cutting-edge Chicago companies producing bold work in rotating repertory for ten weeks under Steppenwolf's banner. This year's Garage Rep features Cold Basement Dramatics' production of Heat Wave, Pride Films and Plays' production of Angry Fags and Red Tape Theatre's production of The Walk Across America for Mother Earth. Casting and creative teams for each production included below. Performances run February 20, 2015 - April 26, 2015 in the Garage Theatre (1624 N. Halsted St.). Press weekend is March 7 and 8. Single tickets ($20) are now available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), at ?312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Paul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen PlayhousePaul Vincent O'Connor, Fiona O'Shaughnessy, Dan Donohue and More to Star in THE NIGHT ALIVE at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its West Coast premiere production of Conor McPherson's The Night Alive, helmed by Geffen Playhouse Artistic Director Randall Arney. This production will feature Paul Vincent O'Connor (August: Osage County at the National Theatre, London), Fiona O'Shaughnessy (Utopia), Dan Donohue (The Lion King on Broadway), Denis Arndt (Basic Instinct), and Peter O'Meara (Band of Brothers). (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION, 1/15-2/21 at Victory GardensBailiwick Chicago to Present PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION, 1/15-2/21 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

On the heels of its wildly-successful production of The Wild Party, Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the world premiere of the fierce new play PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION by Resident Playwright Aaron Holland*, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown*, playing January 15 - February 21, 2015 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present Evening of World Premiere Plays With THE TENS, 1/13-17Actors Theatre of Louisville to Present Evening of World Premiere Plays With THE TENS, 1/13-17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Artistic Director Les Waters and Managing Director Jennifer Bielstein are pleased to announce the lineup of The Tens, an evening of world premiere ten-minute plays. The Tens runs January 13 - 17, 2015 in the Victor Jory Theatre. (more...)

Jeff Perry, Kevin McKidd & More to Star in ANNA CHRISTIE at Odyssey TheatreJeff Perry, Kevin McKidd & More to Star in ANNA CHRISTIE at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Real-life father and daughter Jeff Perry (Scandal) and Zoe Perry (upcoming feature film Cotton) star with Kevin McKidd (Grey's Anatomy) and Mary Mara (Nash Bridges) when Odyssey Theatre Ensemble presents Anna Christie, opening Jan. 24 at the Odyssey Theatre in West L.A. Former Long Wharf associate artistic director Kim Rubinstein directs Eugene O'Neill's 1922 Pulitzer Prize winner. (more...)

Jane Lynch Returning to Host 67th Annual DGA AwardsJane Lynch Returning to Host 67th Annual DGA Awards
by TV News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced that actor Jane Lynch will return to host the 67th Annual DGA Awards for the second year in a row. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAYReview Roundup: Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY
by Review Roundups - Dec 15, 2014

very few playwrights have the acute sense of American place you find in D'Amour's beautiful writing. Especially toward the end, 'Airline Highway' is a worthy follow-up to the similarly adroit 'Detroit,' a Pulitzer Prize finalist about another great city ridden and then mostly abandoned by the country at large. These are both moralistic plays (with similar codas) suggesting we pay more attention to the beautiful urban gardens between sea and shining sea, very much dimmed by human tears. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/13-12/14/2014
by - Dec 14, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 14, 2014 - Sunday, December 14, 2014. (more...)

Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens Tonight at Chicago's Steppenwolf TheatreBroadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY Opens Tonight at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 subscription season with the world premiere production of Airline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, How to Build a Forest) and directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway opens tonight, December 14, 2014 and runs through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, which has been extended through Spring 2015, announces an unprecedented Winter Weather Guarantee. From January-March 2015, Million Dollar Quartet will exchange previously purchased tickets if inclement weather makes it difficult, or impossible, to travel to the theater. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Ring in the New Year at Eccles CenterJane Lynch to Ring in the New Year at Eccles Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Emmy Award-winning actress, comedian and singer Jane Lynch unleashes an unconventional, uproarious, music-filled cabaret show -- or what The New York Times dubbed "the anti-cabaret" -- on Wednesday, December 31. The side-splitting musical journey into the New Year begins at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 Subscription season with the world premiere production ofAirline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, Cherokee) and directed by Joe Mantello (Take Me Out, Assassins, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway began previews December 4, 2014 (Opening night is December 14, 2014; Press performances are December 13 at 3pm and December 16 at 7:30pm) and continues through February 8, 2015 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Single tickets to Airline Highway ($20 - $86) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St); at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE and THE TERRIBLE Join The New Colony's 2014-15 SeasonSTANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE and THE TERRIBLE Join The New Colony's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2014-15 main stage season at its new permanent home -- The Den Theatre's, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Joining the previously announced world premiere musical PLASTIC REVOLUTION, The New Colony will present two additional world premieres: the musical comedy STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE written and directed by Mr. Margaret Svetlove and the dark comedy THE TERRIBLE by Morgan McNaught, directed by Jesse Roth. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Welcome Kurt Elling in ELLING SWINGS SINATRA, 2/27-28Segerstrom Center to Welcome Kurt Elling in ELLING SWINGS SINATRA, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

One remarkable vocalist honors another when Grammy Award winner Kurt Elling pays homage to Frank Sinatra in Elling Swings Sinatra February 27 & 28 in Samueli Theater. (more...)

Broadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY Begins Tonight at Chicago's Steppenwolf TheatreBroadway-Bound AIRLINE HIGHWAY Begins Tonight at Chicago's Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 2014/15 subscription season with the world premiere production of Airline Highway, written by Lisa D'Amour (Detroit, How to Build a Forest) and directed by Joe Mantello (The Last Ship, Casa Valentina, Wicked). Steppenwolf's production will be presented by Manhattan Theatre Club (MTC) at their Samuel J. Friedman Theatre on Broadway in Spring 2015. Airline Highway begins previews tonight, December 4, 2014 (Opening night is December 14, 2014; (more...)

Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015Laurie Metcalf Will be Honored at Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces award-winning star of stage and screen Laurie Metcalf as the guest of honor at the 2014/15 annual Steppenwolf Salutes Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon on Monday, March 9, 2015 at 12 noon (location TBD). (more...)

DMT's 'Bare Bones' Readings Continue with ANNAPURNA in JanuaryDMT's 'Bare Bones' Readings Continue with ANNAPURNA in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) has announced the second production in the 2014-2015 'Bare Bones' staged reading series: ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, a gripping two-hander about the resilience and fragility of love. (more...)

Bob Anderson to Star in FRANK THE SINGER THE SONGS at The Palazzo Theatre, Beginning Jan 24Bob Anderson to Star in FRANK THE SINGER THE SONGS at The Palazzo Theatre, Beginning Jan 24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

FRANK THE SINGER THE SONGS, starring Bob Anderson, comes to The Palazzo Theatre at The Palazzo Las Vegas, beginning January 24, 2015. (more...)

Signal Ensemble to Present RED BUD, 1/22-2/28Signal Ensemble to Present RED BUD, 1/22-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the United States premiere of Red Bud by Brett Neveu and directed by Brant Russell at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., January 22 - February 28. (more...)

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