CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This FallCHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Set for Steppenwolf Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from October 14 - November 8, 2015. (more...)

Tickets to Steppenwolf's DOMESTICATED on Sale FridayTickets to Steppenwolf's DOMESTICATED on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company continues its 40th anniversary Subscription Season with the Chicago premiere production of Domesticated, a provocative dark comedy written and directed by ensemble member Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Qualms and Clybourne Park. Domesticated runs December 3, 2015 - February 7, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre. Single tickets to Domesticated ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, October 2, 2015 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N. Halsted) at 312-335-1650 and www.steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's THE HOT L BALTIMORE to Run 10/21-11/21 at T. Schreiber TheatreLanford Wilson's THE HOT L BALTIMORE to Run 10/21-11/21 at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

After 46 years of producing affordable live theatre, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre opens their 2015-2016 season with The Hot L Baltimore, a powerful and poignant comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson (Fifth of July, Tally's Folly, Burn This). (more...)

Victory Gardens Launches Director Inclusion InitiativeVictory Gardens Launches Director Inclusion Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater announces the launch of The Directors Inclusion Initiative to encourage and develop talented and emerging Chicago stage directors identifying as people of color, disable, women, transgender and gender non-conforming. The aim of the initiative is to cultivate a new generation of diverse stage directors who create dynamic theatre work for their unique points of view. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage POCATELLO, 11/7-12/13Griffin Theatre to Stage POCATELLO, 11/7-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead), playing November 7 - December 13, 2015 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are available at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. Season subscriptions are currently available. The press opening is Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7 pm. (more...)

Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

PRAIRIE-OKE!, the musical mash-up parody that rocked Los Angeles, returns for three weekends only to the Cavern Club Theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre's THE HOT L BALTIMOREPhoto Flash: First Look at T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre's THE HOT L BALTIMORE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

After 46 years of producing affordable live theatre, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre opens their 2015-2016 season with THE HOT L BALTIMORE, a powerful and poignant comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson (Fifth of July, Tally's Folly, Burn This). Twenty-two performances will be staged at The Gloria Maddox Theatre, 151 West 26th Street, 7th Floor (between 6th and 7th Avenues), New York, NY 10001 now through November 21, 2015. The production opens tomorrow, October 24, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: MISERY's Laurie Metcalf, Thrilling Audiences in THE OTHER PLACE and BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRSFLASHBACK FRIDAY: MISERY's Laurie Metcalf, Thrilling Audiences in THE OTHER PLACE and BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS
by Michael Dale - Oct 23, 2015

Metcalf won an Obie Award for her Off-Broadway debut and is one of the finest actors regularly appearing in New York. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: MISERY Begins Broadway Previews!  Will You Be Its Number One Fan?VIDEO FLASHBACK: MISERY Begins Broadway Previews! Will You Be Its Number One Fan?
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

A look back at Rob Reiner's 1990 film version of MISERY and new stars Bruce Willis and Laurie Metcalf. (more...)

Lanford Wilson's THE HOT L BALTIMORE Begins Tonight at T. Schreiber TheatreLanford Wilson's THE HOT L BALTIMORE Begins Tonight at T. Schreiber Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

After 46 years of producing affordable live theatre, T. Schreiber Studio & Theatre opens their 2015-2016 season with The Hot L Baltimore, a powerful and poignant comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson (Fifth of July, Tally's Folly, Burn This). (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar to Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

Skylight Theatre's EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA COLA to Transfer to Colony TheatreSkylight Theatre's EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA COLA to Transfer to Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

The Colony Theatre is pleased to announce that it is bringing to its mid-size Equity theatre the wildly successful, LA Times Critic's Choice production of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA by Ron House, directed by Alan Shearman and based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman, and John Neville-Andrews. (more...)

CHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf GarageCHARM, Northlight's World Premiere by Philip Dawkins, Begins Tonight at Steppenwolf Garage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces the World Premiere of CHARM by Philip Dawkins. Directed by BJ Jones, CHARM was developed through Northlight's Interplay Series and will be presented in Steppenwolf's Garage Theatre, 1624 N. Halsted, from tonight, October 14, through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Steep Theatre Ensemble Welcomes Ashleigh LaThrop and Joel ReitsmaSteep Theatre Ensemble Welcomes Ashleigh LaThrop and Joel Reitsma
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Steep Theatre is thrilled to announce that actors Ashleigh LaThrop and Joel Reitsma have joined the company as its newest Ensemble Members (more...)

It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW Lead the Field of 180 NomineesIt's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW Lead the Field of 180 Nominees
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 9, 2015

It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW... Lead the Field of 180 Nominees. 86 productions from 55 theaters receive nominations in 36 categories. Voting open through New Year's Eve! (more...)

Griffin Theatre's POCATELLO Begins TonightGriffin Theatre's POCATELLO Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

 Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead), playing tonight, November 7 - December 13, 2015 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Stage POCATELLO, 11/7-12/13Griffin Theatre to Stage POCATELLO, 11/7-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead), playing November 7 - December 13, 2015 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are available at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. Season subscriptions are currently available. The press opening is Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7 pm. (more...)

Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22Unauthorized Karaoke Parody Musical PRAIRIE-OKE! to Return to the Cavern Club, 11/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

PRAIRIE-OKE!, the musical mash-up parody that rocked Los Angeles, returns for three weekends only to the Cavern Club Theater. (more...)

Bruce Norris's DOMESTICATED, Starring Tom Irwin, Begins This Dec at Steppenwolf TheatreBruce Norris's DOMESTICATED, Starring Tom Irwin, Begins This Dec at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production of DOMESTICATED, a scandalously entertaining play written and directed by ensemble member Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park, The Qualms and The Pain and The Itch. Featuring ensemble member Tom Irwin as publicly shamed politician Bill Pulver opposite venerable Chicago actress Mary Beth Fisher, who plays his wife, DOMESTICATED begins previews December 3, 2015 (press performances are December 12 at 3pm and December 15 at 7:30pm; opening night is December 13) and runs through February 7, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/27 - Nicholas Dantes, Larry Yando and More Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/27 - Nicholas Dantes, Larry Yando and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Tom Irwin, Mary Beth Fisher and More for DOMESTICATED at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Tom Irwin, Mary Beth Fisher and More for DOMESTICATED at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production of DOMESTICATED, a scandalously entertaining play written and directed by ensemble member Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park, The Qualmsand The Pain and The Itch. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's POCATELLOPhoto Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's POCATELLO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead), playing November 7 - December 13, 2015 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Monique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning TonightMonique Gaffney and Christopher Salazar Lead 2015 Globe for All Tour of MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL returns to bring free professional Shakespeare directly to diverse, multigenerational audiences in underserved communities around San Diego County. This second year of GLOBE FOR ALL follows a highly successful inaugural production in 2014. One of the Bard's most charming comedies, MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, will be directed by renowned Shakespearean Rob Melrose, Artistic Director of San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater, who makes his Globe debut. He directs a cast of local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. (more...)

Rutina Wesley Leads TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Old GlobeRutina Wesley Leads TWELFTH NIGHT, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night, directed by Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, as part of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night tonight, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & MorePoint Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature CHICAGO, INTO THE WOODS & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present five productions in the 2015-2016 season, ranging from classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (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...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening TonightJeffrey Bean Stars in Alley Theatre's THE FOREIGNER, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

THE FOREIGNER is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season. Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean returns to one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. The show opens tonight, July 8, 2015. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley TheatreJeffrey Bean Stars in THE FOREIGNER, Beginning Tonight at the Alley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Foreigner is the last play in the 'Alley Theatre @ UH' season, starring Alley Resident Company member Jeffrey Bean in one of his signature roles as Charlie Baker. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Skylight Theatre Stages World Premiere of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA, Now thru 8/23Skylight Theatre Stages World Premiere of EL GRANDE CIRCUS DE COCA-COLA, Now thru 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company in association with Flying Cucumber Productions presents the World Premiere of El Grande CIRCUS de Coca-Cola, written by Ron House and directed by Alan Shearman. Based on El Grande de Coca-Cola by Ron House, Diz White, Alan Shearman and John Neville-Andrews, Opening at 8:30pm today, July 18, 2015 Runs at 8:30pm Fridays and Saturdays, 3pm Sundays through August 23, 2015. The Skylight Theatre complex is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027. (more...)

Full Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS SetFull Cast, Creative Teams for Jackalope's ROLLING and PROWESS Set
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Jackalope's 8th season continues with the world premieres of Rolling, written by Calamity West, directed by Nate Silver, and Prowess, written by Ike Holter, directed by Marti Lyons, with the full casts and production teams announced below. (more...)

Richard Johnson to Bring One-Man Show to Gene Frankel TheatreRichard Johnson to Bring One-Man Show to Gene Frankel Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

In celebration of Black History Month, actor/vocalist Richard Johnson will perform the premiere of his one man play, 'Pappy on Da Underground Railroad,' directed by Keith Allen, accompanied by musical director Terry Wallstein. Johnson is best known for his cabaret shows on the music of Nat King Cole and as a stylist of antique gospel music and Negro Spirituals. In the play-which ascends into soaring spiritual music-a 'conductor' the Underground Railroad educates and prepares a group of runaway slaves for their journey northward with him. He is met with the daunting challenge of selling freedom to men and women who don't believe freedom exists for them. Performances will be February 11 to 27 at Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, Manhattan. (more...)

Timothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater CompanyTimothy Olyphant Stars in Kenneth Lonergan's HOLD ON TO ME DARLING at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Jeffory Lawson, Managing Director) is proud to announce complete casting for the world premiere of Academy Award nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Kenneth Lonergan's latest play Hold On To Me Darling, directed by Atlantic Artistic Director Neil Pepe. (more...)

A Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATEDA Red Orchid Theatre Extends THE MUTILATED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

?Due to popular demand, A Red Orchid Theatre has extended its critically-acclaimed production of Tennessee Williams' The Mutilated, directed by Ensemble Member Dado. The Mutilated will now run through March 13, 2016. The Mutilated features Ensemble Members Lance Baker, Jennifer Engstrom, Mierka Girten, Steve Haggard, Shade Murray, Doug Vickers and Natalie West with Ciera Dawn, Jennifer Glasse, Roy Gonzalez, Mario Hernandez, Morgan Maher, Lauren Vogel and Dominque Worsley. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

John Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian SandsJohn Malkovich to Direct The Irish Rep's A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, Starring Julian Sands
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre, in association with Nick Brooke LTD. and Pleasance, are proud to announce the return of Julian Sands (Room With a View, The Killing Fields, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo) in A CELEBRATION OF HAROLD PINTER, directed by acclaimed actor and director John Malkovich (Places in the Heart, The Caretaker).  Originally presented during The Irish Rep's 2012-13 Theater Season, the critically acclaimed solo show returns for a strictly-limited engagement from Tuesday, March 15th - Sunday, April 3rd, 2016.  Tickets are on sale now through The Irish Rep box office at 212-727-2737 or online at www.irishrep.org. (more...)

A Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere CastA Red Orchid Sets SENDER World Premiere Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

?A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere of Sender by Ike Holter, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. Featuring Ensemble Member Steve Haggard, the cast of Sender also includes McKenzie Chinn, Mary Williamson and Steven Wilson. Sender will run April 14 - May 29, 2016. The press opening for Sender is April 18, 2016 at 7 p.m. A Red Orchid Theatre is located at 1531 N Wells. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of DOMESTICATEDPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of DOMESTICATED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago premiere production of Domesticated, a scandalously entertaining play written and directed by ensemble member Bruce Norris, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Clybourne Park, The Qualms and The Pain and The Itch. Featuring ensemble member Tom Irwin as publicly shamed politician Bill Pulver opposite venerable Chicago actress Mary Beth Fisher, who plays his wife, Domesticated begins previews December 3, 2015 (press performances are December 12 at 3pm and December 15 at 7:30pm; opening night is December 13) and runs through February 7, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre. Single tickets ($20 - $89) are available through Audience Services (1650 N. Halsted) at 312-335-1650 andsteppenwolf.org. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Griffin Theatre's POCATELLO at Signal Ensemble TheatrePhoto Flash: New Shots of Griffin Theatre's POCATELLO at Signal Ensemble Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead), playing now through December 13, 2015 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has fresh images of the cast onstage below! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes, Roy J. Brown Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes, Roy J. Brown Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Nicholas Dantes in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

Skylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSESkylight Theatre Company to Present the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Skylight Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of FOREVER HOUSE Written by Tony Abatemarco and Directed by Elizabeth Swain Opening Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 8pm reception to follow 8:30pm Fridays, 8pm Saturdays, and 3pm Sundays through Feb 28, 2016 The Skylight Theatre is located at 1816 1/2 N. Vermont, LA, 90027 (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Dan Deluca Winning Big!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update - Dan Deluca Winning Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Announces Ninth SeasonTympanic Theatre Company Announces Ninth Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

Following a hugely successful eighth season, which included the Midwest Premiere of Jackie Sibblies Drury's Social Creatures and the acclaimed short play festival, Today We Escape-inspired by Radiohead's OK COMPUTER -Tympanic Theatre Company is proud to announce its ninth season in Chicago, as well as the appointment of a new Artistic Director and co-Literary Managers. Outgoing Artistic Director Dan Caffrey, who will continue serving as part of the company's Literary and Marketing Committees, and incoming Artistic Director Christopher Acevedo are proud to announce the two plays that will be comprising Tympanic's ninth season:- Blueberry Toast by Mary Laws, and Paper City Phoenix by Walt McGough. In addition to announcing Acevedo as the new Artistic Director, the company also proudly announces the appointment of Ted Brengle and Joshua Ellison as co-Literary Managers. (more...)

BAT BOY Chicago Premiere & More Set for Griffin Theatre Company's 2015-16 SeasonBAT BOY Chicago Premiere & More Set for Griffin Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

 Griffin Theatre Company has announced its 28th Season, kicking off this fall with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead). Next winter, Griffin presents the Midwest premiere of British playwright John Van Druten's romantic drama LONDON WALL, directed by recent Jeff Award-winner and ensemble member Robin Witt (Men Should Weep, Flare Path). The season concludes next summer with the Chicago debut of the off-Broadway hit BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe, direction by Scott Weinstein, who helmed Griffin's hit musical Titanic, and music direction by Ethan Deppe. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT Rocks The Den Theatre, Beginning TonightThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT Rocks The Den Theatre, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play tonight, August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

The NOLA Project to Present MARIE ANTOINETTEThe NOLA Project to Present MARIE ANTOINETTE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Everyone loves a hot mess. Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton, Honey Boo Boo, Heidi and Spencer Pratt, The Real Housewives of [insert city here]. We watch them out of admiration, out of fascination and - let's be honest - out of a hidden desire to see them fall from grace. The eighteenth-century version of the reality star was Marie Antoinette. Adore her, admonish her, despise her or behead her, the one thing you couldn't do was ignore her. In David Adjmi's hot new play, the queen that everyone has an opinion of is finally given her own voice, and you might be surprised by what comes out. "Marie Antoinette" has played Yale Rep, SOHO Rep, A.R.T. and Steppenwolf Theatre, and The NOLA Project is thrilled to present this regional premiere to a city that knows a thing or two about French royalty. Three-time Big Easy Award-winning director Mark Routhier ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", "Balm in Gilead") will direct and Big Easy Entertainer of the Year Cecile Monteyne will star as the controversial queen. (more...)

Griffin Theatre to Present POCATELLO, Beginning 11/7Griffin Theatre to Present POCATELLO, Beginning 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

 Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2015-16 season with the Midwest premiere of Samuel D. Hunter's heartbreaking comedy POCATELLO, directed by ensemble member Jonathan Berry (Punk Rock, Balm in Gilead), playing November 7 - December 13, 2015 at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets go on sale Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (866) 811-4111. Season subscriptions are currently available. The press opening is Sunday, November 15, 2015 at 7 pm.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage CompanyPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ENGAGEMENTS at Barrington Stage Company
by Stephen Sorokoff - Aug 20, 2015

Last night Barrington Stage Company presented the World Premiere of Engagements by Lucy Teitler and BroadwayWorld was there. Directed by Louisa Proske (BSC debut), Engagements stars (in their BSC debuts) Amanda Quaid (Irish Rep's The Weir) as Lauren, Kate Loprest (First Date) as Allison, Adam Gerber (George Street Playhouse The Whipping Man) as Ryan, Phoebe Strole (Spring Awakening) as Catherine, and Robert David Grant (Yale Rep Hamlet) as Mark. (more...)

Barrington Stage's ENGAGEMENTS by Lucy Teitler Opens TomorrowBarrington Stage's ENGAGEMENTS by Lucy Teitler Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the sexy, millennial world premiere comedy Engagements by Lucy Teitler, from August 13-30 with a press opening Wednesday, August 19 at 7:30pm. (more...)

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