Victory Gardens Theatre News

Kokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next SpringKokandy Productions to Ease on Down the Road with THE WIZ Next Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Kokandy Productions will launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell.  (more...)

THE CHRISTIANS Music Director to Lead Holiday Concert at SteppenwolfTHE CHRISTIANS Music Director to Lead Holiday Concert at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's LookOut Series presents a one-night-only holiday concert led by Jaret Landon, music director of The Christians featuring Faith Howard, Yando Lopez, Jazelle Morriss, Mary-Margaret Roberts and Charlie Strater and more singing new and traditional holiday fare. (more...)

Cast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music TheatreCast Complete for Kander & Ebb's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of the Broadway musical The Scottsboro Boys, February 3 - March 12, featuring music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb, book by David Thompson, direction by Samuel G. Roberson, Jr, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Florence Walker-Harris with Breon Arzell as associate choreographer, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Brett Neveu's HER AMERICA to Make World Premiere at Greenhouse Theater CenterBrett Neveu's HER AMERICA to Make World Premiere at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center will continue its Solo Celebration! Series with the world premiere of Brett Neveu's haunting drama HER AMERICA (formerly titled MISS AMERICA), starring veteran Chicago and Broadway actress Kate Buddeke and directed by Linda Gillum. (more...)

The Collective in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre
Present the UK Premiere of the Twentieth Century WayThe Collective in Association with Jermyn Street Theatre Present the UK Premiere of the Twentieth Century Way
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Los Angeles 1914 - a place where modern world reality meets 19th Century bigotry.  A time when law enforcement agencies are on a collision course with the clandestine and illicit gay community. (more...)

The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!The 6th Annual Boston One-Minute Play Festival Returns: Nasty Women Strike Back!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The Boston One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) returns with a twist: the sixth annual festival will celebrate the works of all women-identified playwrights and directors, as part of 1MPF's National Women's Initiative. Boston joins New York, Minneapolis, Chicago, South Florida, and other cities including an all women-identified cohort of artists this season. The aim of this program is to get a cohort of women-identified theatremakers in the room, uphold the important themes, ideas, conversations, and dialogues that bubble up to the surface, and hold space for valuable community conversations. (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOODFirst Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of CAPTAIN BLOOD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Experience the novel come alive, as First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the world premiere stage adaption of CAPTAIN BLOOD, opening Saturday, January 28, 2017 and running through February 26, 2017, with previews January 25-27. (more...)

Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARKCase Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Ensemble to Star in CLYBOURNE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House (CWRU/CPH) MFA Acting Program will open its 2016 - 2017 season in December with the multi-award-winning Clybourne Park. (more...)

A VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's ExpressA VERY MERRY (ALL-INCLUSIVE) 1MPF HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR! Set for Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

A Very Merry (All-Inclusive) 1MPF Holiday Spectacular! will be presented on Tuesday, December 20 at 8 PM and Wednesday December 21 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. (more...)

Greenhouse Theater Center Presents the World Premiere of HER AMERICAGreenhouse Theater Center Presents the World Premiere of HER AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to continue its Solo Celebration! Series with the world premiere of Brett Neveu's haunting drama HER AMERICA (formerly titled MISS AMERICA), starring veteran Chicago and Broadway actress Kate Buddeke and directed by Linda Gillum. HER AMERICA will play January 6 - February 12, 2017 at The Greenhouse Theater Center (Downstairs Mainstage), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Solo Celebration! flex passes and single tickets are currently available at greenhousetheater.org, in person at the box office or by calling (773) 404-7336. The press opening is Wednesday, January 11 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Andrew Keltz Makes NYC Solo Cabaret DebutAndrew Keltz Makes NYC Solo Cabaret Debut
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Andrew Keltz makes his New York City solo debut with a show at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on November 22 at 9:30pm. This cabaret, dubbed THIRTY THANKSGIVINGS, will include songs and stories of food, family, and friendship. All net proceeds will be donated to City Harvest - rescuing food for New York's hungry. Composer and lyricist Tyler Beattie joins Andrew as music director. (more...)

5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival to Feature Over 60 New Works by Latinx Playwrights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (#1MPF) and INTAR continue their acclaimed collaboration with The 5th Annual INTAR One-Minute Play Festival, with part of the proceeds to benefit UNIT 52, INTAR's training program for emerging artists. (more...)

Quintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALESQuintessence Theatre Group Continues Tradition of Holiday Classics for the Whole Family with WILDE TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Quintessence Theatre Group continues it's tradition of holiday classics for the whole family with Oscar Wilde's Wilde Tales. Celebrated up-and-coming experimental director Jeremy Bloom adapts and directs this amalgamation of short stories. Wilde Tales begins performances on Wednesday, December 7 at 7pm and opens on Saturday, December 10 at 7pm.  All performances are at the Sedgwick Theater, 7137 Germantown Ave. in Mt Airy, Philadelphia, 19119.  To purchase tickets visit www.QuintessenceTheatre.org or call 215.987.4450. (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Casting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater WitCasting Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for its upcoming revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell, playing March 5 - April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler AwardPhoto Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), presented the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award to Lisa Portes of Chicago, IL. Scroll down for photos! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

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BLIZZARD '67, MUTHALAND and More Set for 16th Street's 10th Anniversary SeasonBLIZZARD '67, MUTHALAND and More Set for 16th Street's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

16th Street Theater announces their 10th Anniversary Season 2017: The Journey featuring three exceptional plays about journeys by writers Jon Steinhagen, Karen Zacarias and Minita Gandhi as well as a return to nine plays by past playwrights-in-residence. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Presents GIVE IT ALL BACKSideshow Theatre Company Presents GIVE IT ALL BACK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 2016/17 Season with thewry and subversive world premiere GIVE IT ALL BACK by artistic associate Calamity West, directed by artistic associate Marti Lyons, playing November 20 - December 18, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

Trinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYSTrinity Rep Presents Reprise Performance of THE EVERY 28 HOURS PLAYS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Trinity Rep invites the public to revisit the one-minute plays written on the ground in Ferguson, MO and performed at the theater in fall of 2015 to a second community-led performance of The Every 28 Hours Plays on Monday, October 17th at 7:30PM. (more...)

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