Steppenwolf Theatre News

Cast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs TheatreCast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

Jane Lynch to Bring Solo Show to Lyric Opera of Chicago in DecemberJane Lynch to Bring Solo Show to Lyric Opera of Chicago in December
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago will showcase acclaimed actress, singer, and comedian Jane Lynch in "See Jane Sing," her hilarious cabaret show, on Thursday, December, 17 and Friday, December 18 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm. (more...)

Michael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTMichael Shannon Joins Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & John Gallagher Jr. in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director), in association with Ryan Murphy, just announced that Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon will return to Broadway as "James Tyrone, Jr." in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey Into Night, joining the previously announced Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as "Mary Tyrone," Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as "James Tyrone," and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as "Edmund Tyrone." Jonathan Kent will direct, as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season.  (more...)

Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery Set for 'SEE JANE SING' at Mondavi Center, 8/8Jane Lynch and Kate Flannery Set for 'SEE JANE SING' at Mondavi Center, 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

See Jane Sing: Broadway with a Twist is an evening of musical comedy, wit and the occasional show tune from Emmy and Golden Globe award winner Jane Lynch. Backed by The Tony Guerrero Quintet, and with special guest Kate Flannery (NBC's The Office), Lynch pulls out all the stops: expect musical comedy and a not-too-serious, but totally heartfelt, exploration of American standards and show tunes. Or, as Lynch describes it, an "anti-cabaret show." (more...)

Juan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next MonthJuan Francisco Villa's DON CHIPOTLE to Make World Premiere at the Storefront Theater Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

terraNOVA Collective and The Playground Theater, in association with the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events, are pleased to announce the world premiere of DON CHIPOTLE by Juan Francisco Villa (Empanada for a Dream), directed by Jo Cattell. A new Latino superhero is born in this epic coming-of-age adventure, told through theatre, puppetry, animation, music and a children's choir. DON CHIPOTLE will play August 25 - September 27, 2015 at the Storefront Theater, 66 E. Randolph St. in Chicago.  (more...)

Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27Aurora Theatre to Present Bay Area Debut of MUD BLUE SKY, 8/28-9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Aurora Theatre Company opens its 24th season with the Bay Area Premiere of award-winning playwright Marisa Wegrzyn's (Hickorydickory, The Butcher of Baraboo) MUD BLUE SKY. (more...)

Paul Adelstein Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/21-22Paul Adelstein Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome songwriter, composer and actor Paul Adelstein featuring Doris for two performances only - Friday, August 21 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 22 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Jane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's PubJane Lynch, Gad Elmaleh & More Comedians Coming to Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Funny People coming to Joe's Pub at the Public from Summer-Fall 2015 include Jane Lynch, Daniel Koren and more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

Photo Flash: A New King in Town- First Look at Jose Llana in THE KING AND I!Photo Flash: A New King in Town- First Look at Jose Llana in THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Jose Llana just stepped into the role of the King of Siam in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Llana in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jose Llana Says 'Hello, Siam' Onstage in THE KING AND IPhoto Flash: Jose Llana Says 'Hello, Siam' Onstage in THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Jose Llana just stepped into the role of the King of Siam in Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). The actor posted a photo of himself in full costume today, along with the caption 'Hello, Siam,' and you can check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Hopper, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry and More in Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSEPhoto Flash: First Look at Tim Hopper, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry and More in Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma andVictor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

Chautauqua Theater Company Announces New Play WorkshopChautauqua Theater Company Announces New Play Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Chautauqua Theater Company (CTC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Vivienne Benesch and Managing Director Sarah Clare Corporandy, presents Jason Wells's The Engine of Our Ruin for two Signature Staged Readings on July 17 and 18 on the Bratton Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brittany Uomoleale, Victor Almanzar & More in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSEPhoto Flash: First Look at Brittany Uomoleale, Victor Almanzar & More in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma andVictor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: GRAND CONCOURSE Makes Chicago Debut in Sublime Steppenwolf ProductionBWW Reviews: GRAND CONCOURSE Makes Chicago Debut in Sublime Steppenwolf Production
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 13, 2015

In Grand Concourse, playwright Heidi Schreck has skillfully crafted a narrative about what it means to give back- not only in the sense of performing acts of charity but also in the sense of forgiveness. Now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, an accomplished cast of four actors brings to life Schreck's intriguing exploration of what it means to truly help others and the wearing effects that the striving towards selflessness can bring. (more...)

Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!Glenn Howerton and Rory O'Malley to Star in The Old Globe's THE COMEDY OF ERRORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Comedy of Errors as The Old Globe's 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival continues the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Sets THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT CastWindy City Playhouse Sets THINGS YOU SHOULDN'T SAY PAST MIDNIGHT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, announces the cast for its third production, the riotous Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight: A Comedy in Three Beds from Peter Ackerman, co-author of 20th Century Fox's hit animated film Ice Age. This contemporary sex farce is directed by William Brown, fresh off his successful run of Doubt at Writers Theatre. Brown directs a stellar cast of Broadway veterans and rising stars including Emily Tate, Peter Meadows, Patrese McClain, Shane Kenyon, Chris Sheard and Robert Spencer. Things You Shouldn't Say Past Midnight runs August 12-October 4 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. Opening night is Saturday, August 15. windycityplayhouse.com/things/ (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 SeasonThe Neo-Futurists Set 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2015-16 season alongside a slate of new artistic initiatives which explore devised theater and new works. The season includes two prime time productions: POP WAITS created by Malic White and Molly Brennan, and Mike Mother created and written by Jessica Anne. In addition, the company launches a series of year-round developmental presentations including a quarterly experimental performance workshop The Arrow created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney as well as a new works residency Neo-Lab with an inaugural workshop of Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison. The Neo-Futurists document this year of devised work exploration through Go! A Podcast about Creativity and continue another great year of the smash hit Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville. (more...)

Tickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on SaleTickets to MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL at Orpheum Theatre Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards, today announced the cast of leading ladies for the Memphis production of the international hit show Menopause The Musical, which will play the Orpheum Theatre for 3 performances, August 1-2, 2015. Tickets are available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Cape Playhouse presents the world premiere production direct from Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY of Women in Jeopardy! - a fun and flirtatious new comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sean Daniels. Women in Jeopardy! is opening on Tuesday, July 14 and running through Saturday, July 25. (more...)

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