Victory Gardens Theatre News

Playwrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub ShootingPlaywrights Will Contribute to AFTER ORLANDO in Response to the Pulse Nightclub Shooting
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Missing Bolts Productions (Blair Baker & Zac Kline, artistic directors) and NoPassport Theatre Alliance and Press (OBIE-winner Caridad Svich, founder) are curating a collection of new plays from noted international playwrights in response the shooting at Pulse Nightclub, June 12, 2016. (more...)

Phil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE to Play Victory Gardens TheaterPhil Johnson's A JEWISH JOKE to Play Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

A JEWISH JOKE, starring Phil Johnson, written by Phil Johnson and Marni Freedman, will make its Chicago premiere directed by David Y. Chack, running July 6-31 at Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL). (more...)

The Chicago Inclusion Project Partners with Writers Theatre, TimeLine & ATCThe Chicago Inclusion Project Partners with Writers Theatre, TimeLine & ATC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Chicago Inclusion Project Founder and Producer Emjoy Gavino is pleased to announce a slate of upcoming projects with three Chicagoland theatres. (more...)

2nd Cincinnati One-Minute Play Festival to be Held at Know Theatre in July2nd Cincinnati One-Minute Play Festival to be Held at Know Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Know Theatre (Andrew Hungerford, Producing Artistic Direct & Tamara Winters, Associate Artistic Director) continue their dynamic partnership for The 2nd Annual Cincinnati One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit artist residency and educational programming at Know Theatre! (more...)

Andre De Shields Set for WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theatre in JulyAndre De Shields Set for WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theatre in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

After selling out shows across Chicago, 'WOZ: A Rock Cabaret,' is back by popular demand for five performances only from July 14 - 17, 2016 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). Inspired by the beloved film The Wizard of Oz, these Ozians will follow the yellow brick road to the tune of iconic rock anthems from the '80s and '90s. It's like your favorite radio station but better... because it has witches and munchkins!  (more...)

Victory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam RobersonVictory Gardens to Host Benefit Peformance of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND in Support of Chicago Artist Sam Roberson
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater will host a special benefit performance of The House That Will Not Stand by Ensemble Playwright Marcus Gardley, directed by VG Artistic Director Chay Yew, in support of Congo Square Theatre's Artistic Director Sam G. Roberson, Jr. on June 18, 2016 at 7:30 pm. Victory Gardens will donate fifty percent of the proceeds from the performance to assist Roberson with housing, food and medical care as he waits for a heart and kidney transplant. The evening will include a pre-show reception starting at 6:30 pm to celebrate Sam followed by the performance at 7:30 pm. Tickets for this performance can be purchased at www.victorygradens.org or by calling the box office at 773.871.3000. Victory Gardens Theater is located at 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Additional donations to support Roberson can be made at https://www.gofundme.com/samgjr. (more...)

5th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival Slated for June at Actor's Express5th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival Slated for June at Actor's Express
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival and Actor's Express present the 5th Atlanta One-Minute Play Festival on Sunday, June 12 and Monday June 13 at 8 PM at Actor's Express. The Festival is produced and curated by Dominic D'Andrea. (more...)

VIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism ForumVIDEOS: B.D. Wong Tells #MyYellowfaceStory, Panelists Discuss Inclusion at Beyond Orientalism Forum
by Michael Dale - May 5, 2016

The tony-winner has a message for white actors playing Asians: 'You're in the wrong part.' (more...)

Windy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THISWindy City Playhouse Announces Cast of THIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's most sophisticated new theater, presents the off-Broadway hit This, a tart 'melanchomedy' centering on four educated, artistically inclined thirtysomething New Yorkers whose longtime friendship is tested by an act of infidelity. Writer, director and playwright Carl Menninger (a former Deerfield native) returns home from Washington, D.C. to direct this piercing, beautifully crafted new play for lovers of language by Melissa James Gibson. Previews for This begin Wednesday, June 15 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTONPhiladelphia Theatre Company to Stage Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Philadelphia Theatre Company closes its 2015-2016 season with the East Coast premiere of Lucas Hnath's Hillary and Clinton May 27-June 26.  Directed by Ken Rus Schmoll, the production features an ensemble cast with Todd Cerveris, Alice M. Gatling, John Procaccino, and Lindsay Smiling. (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHATGulfshore Playhouse to Present THE WHO AND THE WHAT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Gulfshore Playhouse (www.GulfshorePlayhouse.org) - Southwest Florida's premier professional theatre - is pleased to announce its upcoming production of The Who and the What, a poignant and funny play about identity, religion, and the contradictions that make us who we are from Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Ayad Akhtar, scheduled for April 30 through May 15 at The Norris Center in Naples. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON at Victory Gardens TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Lucas Hnath's HILLARY AND CLINTON at Victory Gardens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Victory Gardens Theater presents the World Premiere of Hillary and Clinton by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Hillary and Clinton runs April 1 - May 1, 2016, with the press performance on Friday, April 8, 2016, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Finborough Theatre's Spring Season to Conclude with Premiere of SCHISMFinborough Theatre's Spring Season to Conclude with Premiere of SCHISM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

The multi-award-winning Finborough Theatre's Spring Season ends with the world premiere of a new play, Schism by Athena Stevens, which opens for a three week limited season on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 (Press Night: Friday, 29 April 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Teatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIESTeatro Vista to Stage Chicago Premiere of IN THE TIME OF THE BUTTERFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Teatro Vista announces the Chicago premiere of In the Time of the Butterflies, written by Lifetime Achievement Obie Award Winner Caridad Svich, based on Julia Álvarez's acclaimed novel, and directed by Ricardo Gutierrez, playing in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln, April 16 - May 22. Opening night is Friday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Preview performances run from Thursday, April 16 through Thursday, April 21. Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20 for previews, $25 for Thursdays and Fridays, and $30 for Saturday and Sunday performances. Students and seniors (+65 years or older) with valid ID are able to purchase $17 tickets. Discounts are also available for groups of 10 or more. To purchase tickets, please call 773.871.3000 or visit www.teatrovista.org. (more...)

Alaska One-Minute Play Festival Returning to AnchorageAlaska One-Minute Play Festival Returning to Anchorage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The One-Minute Play Festival (1MPF) (Dominic D'Andrea, Producing Artistic Director & Caitlin Wees, Associate Producer) and Perseverance Theatre (Art Rotch, Artistic Director & Joshua Lowman, Anchorage General Manager) continue their dynamic partnership for The 3rd Annual Alaska One-minute Play Festival with part of the proceeds to benefit The Alaska Native Voices Project, dedicated to serving and uplifting native Alaskan artists. (more...)

Broadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter TheatreBroadway's Debbie Bisno Named Resident Producer of McCarter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

McCarter Theatre Center's Resident Playwright/Artistic Director Emily Mann and Managing Director Timothy J. Shields have announced Debbie Bisno as the theatre's new Resident Producer. Ms. Bisno, a Broadway producer with two decades in the commercial and non-profit theatrical arenas, assumes her new leadership role immediately. Ms. Bisno will be based in Princeton as an important member of the artistic team at McCarter, and she will maintain and expand McCarter's relationships in NY, regionally, and abroad. Her existing company, Bisno Productions, will continue operations in Manhattan. (more...)

The Hub to Present IN A WORDThe Hub to Present IN A WORD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Fresh off its rolling World Premiere, the mind bending IN A WORDbrings playwright Lauren Yee back to The Hub. Three time Helen Hayes nominee Kerri Rambowleads the cast as Fiona, a mother wrestling with the loss of her son Tristan, kidnapped years earlier. Rambow is no stranger to Yee's work having earned rave reviews playing the Hatmaker's Wife in Hub's production of THE HATMAKER'S WIFE (formally A MAN, HIS WIFE, AND HIS HAT). (more...)

Cleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSESCleveland Play House MFA Class Unveils New Take on Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA (CWRU/CPH MFA) Acting Program will present Mary Zimmerman's METAMORPHOSES in the Helen Rosenfeld Lewis Bialosky Lab Theatre ('The Helen') at Playhouse Square for 10 performances only, March 16-26, 2016. (more...)

Austin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play HouseAustin Pendleton to Direct LUNA GALE at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Cleveland Play House's (CPH) monumental 100th Season continues with the regional premiere of LUNA GALE. CPH welcomes back film and stage legend Austin Pendleton to direct this contemporary drama that begs the question 'To whom do you belong?' Written by Rebecca Gilman, recipient of the 2015 Roe Green Award, LUNA GALE runs February 27 - March 20 in the intimate Allen Theatre. (more...)

Chicago Inclusion Project Partners with Chicago Cultural AllianceChicago Inclusion Project Partners with Chicago Cultural Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Teaming up in the spirit of community engagement and celebration of cultures, the non-profit organizations of The Chicago Inclusion Project and The Chicago Cultural Alliance come together in a strategic partnership.  (more...)

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