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MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. Following its TONY® Award-winning NYC run, the production began its US National Tour in 2009. It has since enjoyed successful runs at theatres around the world, however MTC's production will be one of the first professional productions in the Bay Area since the Broadway tour in 2009. (more...)

Kate Burton to Star in Irish Rep's Immersive THE DEAD, 1904
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre and Dot Dot Productions, in association with The American Irish Historical Society, have announced the world premiere of THE DEAD, 1904 - an immersive adaptation of James Joyce's classic story, "The Dead," adapted by the Pulitzer Prize winning Irish poet Paul Muldoon (Moy Sand and Gravel) and novelist Jean Hanff Korelitz (Admission, You Should Have Known). (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Present Second Director's Haven at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Haven Theatre Company and Artistic Director Josh Sobel have announced the Director's Haven for 2016, an emerging director's showcase, October 28 - November 9, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

BWW Takes a Closer Look at Harry Enfield's Upcoming Project with the Young Vic, ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Harry Enfield will play studio boss Herman Glogauer in Christopher Hart's adaptation of Kaufman and Hart's classic Hollywood comedy, Once in a Lifetime. Enfield is joined in the cast of Richard Jones' production by John Marquez as George and Claudie Blakley as May, with further casting still to be announced. (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces DELIRIUM
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

When a modern Irish playwright meets a Russian classic - all hell breaks loose. On October 28, EgoPo presents the Philadelphia premiere of Theatre O and Enda Walsh's raucous revisioning of The Brothers Karamazov. Through an explosion of light, sound and puppetry, this theatrical outburst of toxic masculinity will grab audiences by the throat. Three brothers are locked in an eternal family struggle with their abusive patriarch culminating in an epic theological battle. Delirium previews October 26-27 and opens Friday, October 28. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, November 13. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Greenway Arts Alliance Presents George Orwell's 1984
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2016

"War is Peace, Freedom is Slavery and Ignorance is Strength."  Greenway Arts Alliance Presents: George Orwell's 1984, directed by Kate Jopson as the first production of their novel to stage program Greenway Reads. 300 Fairfax High School students are reading the novel and will attend matinee's of the theatrical production. The adaptation by Alan Lyddiard creates an interactive and engaging experience for audience members. Jopson said, "We're trying to create an immersive experience. The elements of the play and its themes are all around us in the real world. We try to emphasize that and as soon as you arrive at the theater there's not anywhere you're not in the set of 1984, even in the lobby and bathrooms."   (more...)

EgoPo Classic Theater Announces DELIRIUM
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

When a modern Irish playwright meets a Russian classic - all hell breaks loose. On October 28, EgoPo presents the Philadelphia premiere of Theatre O and Enda Walsh's raucous revisioning of The Brothers Karamazov. Through an explosion of light, sound and puppetry, this theatrical outburst of toxic masculinity will grab audiences by the throat. Three brothers are locked in an eternal family struggle with their abusive patriarch culminating in an epic theological battle. Delirium previews October 26-27 and opens Today, October 28. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday, November 13. Tickets start at $25. Performances are at the Latvian Society Theater on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company to Present Second Director's Haven at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Haven Theatre Company and Artistic Director Josh Sobel have announced the Director's Haven for 2016, an emerging director's showcase, October 28 - November 9, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Print Room at The Coronet's THE TEMPEST Starring Kevin McMonagle and Charlotte Brimble
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

The full cast for Print Room at the Coronet's The Tempest is today announced. Directed by Simon Usher, who garnered critical acclaim for his Hamlet at Belgrade Coventry and his Timon of Athens, Pericles and The Winter's Tale at Leicester Haymarket, this is the first staging of Shakespeare by the Notting Hill Gate venue. Design is by Lee Newby.  (more...)

Casting 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...)

Charles Mee's LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON Gets Reading at Abingdon This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Abingdon Theatre Company launches its Ghostlight Reading Series with LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON by Charles Mee on November 28 at 7pm. The reading is free and open to the public at Abingdon Theatre Company's June Havoc Theatre (312 West 36th Street). Leon Ingulsrud is set to direct. (more...)

Bobby Cannavale in THE HAIRY APE and More Set for Park Avenue Armory's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Park Avenue Armory today announced its 2017 season, deepening the institution's commitment to presenting groundbreaking unconventional programs that take full advantage of its soaring Wade Thompson Drill Hall and intimate historic rooms. (more...)

Actors' Equity, Chicago Public Library Creating Film Archive of Chicago Theatre
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The new theatre preservation project is modeled after the New York Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Starts Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HAIRY APE at Odyssey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff directs a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape. The production opened on May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kauffman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME to Close Strawdog's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland have announced the final main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season and the final production to be produced at Strawdog's Broadway home for 26 years*, George S. Kauffman and Moss Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME, April 22 - June 4, directed by Damon Kiely, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. (more...)

YOU ON THE MOORS NOW to Launch The Hypocrites' 20th Anniversary Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced its 20th Anniversary Season, featuring five dynamic productions, including a world premiere musical adaptation and two Chicago premieres. The company is also thrilled to launch a new play development initiative, with its first-ever new play commissions. (more...)

EgoPo's MACHINAL Opens 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

On April 22, EgoPo presents the opening of Sophie Treadwell's expressionist masterpiece, Machinal. Machinal is directed by Brenna Geffers, whose most recent work with EgoPo includes Eugene O'Neill's The Hairy Ape, and Henrik Ibsen's Lady from the Sea and A Doll's House. (more...)

Theatre Clwyd Announce All-Welsh Cast of CYRANO DE BERGERAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatr Clwyd Artistic Director Tamara Harvey today announces the full casting for Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac which also features new Welsh poetry from Twm Morys. Steffan Rhodri leads the all-Welsh company in the role of Cyrano, with Sara Lloyd-Gregory as Roxanne and Marc Rhys as Christian, alongside Wayne Cater, Steven Elliott, Victoria John, Rhys Parry Jones, Daniel Llewelyn-Williams, Gwawr Loader, Sion Pritchard, Aled Pugh, Simon Holland Roberts and Dafydd Llyr Thomas. (more...)

Geva to Continue Season with Co-Production of A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

A classic drama by America's only Nobel Prize-winning playwright continues the 2015-2016 ESL Wilson Stage Series as Geva Theatre Center presents A Moon for the Misbegotten by Eugene O'Neill and directed by Ben Barnes in the Elaine P. Wilson Stage from March 29 through April 24. (more...)

SHINING CITY, Starring Matthew Broderick, Opens Tonight at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

A friendly reminder! Previews begin tonight for Irish Repertory Theatre's production of Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick. Directed by Ciaran O'Reilly, SHINING CITY also features Billy Carter (The Weir, Port Authority), Lisa Dwan (the acclaimed Beckett Trilogy), and James Russell (Port Authority, Juno and the Paycock). (more...)

The 43rd Annual JEFF AWARDS Winners Announced - THE HAIRY APE, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, RENT and More Among Top!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

"The Hairy Ape"- Eugene O'Neill's expressionist play presented in a stark, brutal and imaginative setting; "Byhalia, Mississippi"- a new work of southern love and forgiveness, and "Rent"- the musical update of "La Boheme" performed in a small storefront theatre, took home the most honors on Monday, June 6, at Park West during the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

2016 Season Tennessee Williams Theater Fest to be Held in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

2016 marks the centenary of the year Eugene O'Neill began writing ground-breaking plays in Provincetown, considered the birthplace of modern American theater. This year, the 11th Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater (TW Fest) will offer new approaches to staging O'Neill from the perspective of Tennessee Williams' genre-busting dramas. (more...)

Roald Dahl's THE TWITS Becomes Theatrical Dining Experience at The Vaults
by Marianka Swain - Jun 28, 2016

Celebrating 100 years of Roald Dahl, Les Enfants Terribles (The Trench), ebp (Alice's Adventures Underground), gastronomic wunderkinds Bompas & Parr and creative wranglers Creature of London present gloriously gruesome interactive theatrical dining experience DINNER AT THE TWITS at The Vaults, Waterloo. (more...)

BWW Review: Eugene O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE Addresses Social and Class Inequities Still in Place Today
by Shari Barrett - Jun 10, 2016

The Hairy Ape at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble through July 17 tells the story of Robert 'Yank' Smith, a brutish ship laborer who searches for a sense of belonging in a world controlled by the wealthy elite who he believes only see him as a dirty and hairy ape rather than a real human being. As head coal stoker on an ocean liner, Yank (Haile D'Alan whose incredible and extremely physical performance lifts the entire production to the highest artistic quality) is in his element where he rules his dark, hot, hard-drinking smoky world while managing a group of six other coal stokers who seem to prove their resemblance to simians no matter what they do thanks to the brilliant and totally physical ape-like choreography of their every move by director Steven Berkoff. It's truly a wonder as to how the ensemble manages to keep their energy at such a high level throughout the entire show. (more...)

The LIVINGroom Collaborates with Jeff Award-Winning Designer for PLAYLIST Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for a special performance on Sunday, July 31, offered in addition to its monthly residency at Stage 773. The LIVINGroom: Playlist is created in collaboration with Jeff Award-winning sound designer Jeffrey Levin. Solo artists and LIVINGroom ensemble membersAbigail Phelps, Megan Powell, Ian Randall, Joel Reitsma and Laura Reitsma will perform in The LIVINGroom: Playlist, which is directed by Laura Reitsma.  (more...)

Vanessa Stalling Named Artistic Director as Oracle Moves to Larger Space
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Board of Directors, Staff and Company Members of Oracle Productions are thrilled to announce that Vanessa Stalling has been named Oracle's new Artistic Director. Stalling has been involved with the Chicago theatre community for over a decade, and is the current Michael Maggio Directing Fellow at The Goodman Theatre. (more...)

See Bold Plays of O'Neill and Williams in THE BEST SMALL TOWN IN THE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

At the four-day Festival, Beyond Success:  Tennessee Williams and Eugene O'Neill,  the Provincetown Tennessee Williams Theater Festival (TW Festival) offers a delightful theater and travel experience to discover Provincetown, rated one of 'the best small towns in America' for its beauty and culture.* (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks to Open LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

This monumental, searing masterwork, which earned O'Neill his fourth Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks on January 29 and continues through February 28, 2016. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Opens LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

This monumental, searing masterwork, which earned O'Neill his fourth Pulitzer Prize for Drama, opens at Palm Beach Dramaworks tonight, January 29 and continues through February 28. Please note that all evening performances are at 7:30pm, and all matinees are at 1:00pm. (more...)

THE HAIRY APE and More Set for Oracle's Sixth Season of Public Access Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

The Board of Directors, Staff and Company Members of Oracle Productions are proud to announce the lineup of plays and events for 2016 - Season 6 of Public Access Theatre. (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. Directed by Artistic Director Lane Savadove, EgoPo Classic Theater continues their season of influential female playwrights with Luce, a woman who led an extraordinary life as a Broadway playwright, war journalist, congresswoman, ambassador, and Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient. The Women previews March 3 and opens Friday, March 4. The show runs three weeks, closing on Sunday March 20. Tickets start at $25. All performances are at the Latvian Society of Philadelphia on 7th and Spring Garden. (more...)

10 ON TUESDAY with Monty Cole
by M. William Panek - Feb 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld Chicago is bringing you 10 on Tuesday, featuring artists in and around Chicago. This week's questionnaire filler-outer - Victory Gardens' Monty Cole. (more...)

Provincetown Theater Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Provincetown Theater's new Executive Artistic Director, Tristan DiVincenzo has announced the theater's extensive 2016 season.  The year will explore a highly adventurous mix of theatre styles including: Shakespearean comedy; the side splitting farce of Oscar Wilde; the ground breaking dramatic work of Eugene O'Neill; the absurdism of Samuel Beckett and a completely re-imagined "A Christmas Carol".   (more...)

EgoPo's THE WOMEN to Open 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On March 4, EgoPo presents the opening of Clare Boothe Luce's comic masterpiece, The Women with an all-female cast of 19. (more...)

Theater-by-the-Grove at Indiana University of Pennsylvania to Present THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Department of Theater & Dance at Indiana University of Pennsylvania will present The Hairy Ape, written by Eugene O'Neill.  The production will run February 18-20 and 24-27 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, February 21 at 2:00 p.m. Performances will be presented by Theater-by-the-Grove in the Waller Hall Theater. (more...)

Theatre Exile to Stage Philadelphia Premiere of Kim Davies' SMOKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Following five Barrymore wins, and the sold-out and critically acclaimed production of Rizzo, Theatre Exile continues their 19th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Smoke by Kim Davies. Studio X (1340 S. 13th Street) is the intimate setting for this disquieting erotic thriller that carves away the layers of the human condition to expose our deepest self-deceptions. A playful game of cat and mouse turns a coincidental encounter between two strangers into a dangerous struggle for power. Previews begin on Thursday, February 18, 2016 and press opening night is Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at 8:00pm. The show runs for a total of 21 performances through Sunday, March 13, 2016. Tickets are on sale now for $10.00 to $40.00 at www.theatreexile.org or by phone (215) 218-4022. (more...)

Oracle to Stage THE HAIRY APE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Admission is FREE in Public Access Theatre. Reservations are strongly recommended. All performances are wheelchair accessible. Select performances will feature captioning and ASL interpretation. Visit publicaccesstheatre.org for information (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present PROSPERO'S STORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present the world premiere of Prospero's Storm, adapted and directed by Damon Kiely, with music and lyrics by Mark Elliott, based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as the second installment of the 2015-16 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. (more...)

MTC Kicks Off 50th Season with AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Marin Theatre Company opens its 50th Anniversary Season with Tracy Letts' August: Osage County. The play debuted at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, IL, moving directly to Broadway in 2007. (more...)

Casting Set for The Hypocrites' CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Hypocrites has announced casting for its second production of its 20th Anniversary season, the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES. (more...)

Cast Announced For Thriller THE AMERICAN WIFE at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

Casting has been announced for THE AMERICAN WIFE, a new thriller coming to Park Theatre from 7 September - 1 October. Looking at the real human cost behind the war on terror and myriads of misinformation, the full cast includes: Julia Eringer, Vidal Sancho, George Taylor, Emilio Doorgasingh, Mitchell Mullen, Anne Wittman, Sanee Raval, Sophie Angelson, Lucia Henry Peragine and Sascha Petrou. The Press Night is Friday 9 September, 7pm.   (more...)

New American Play THE GREAT DIVIDE to Debut at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The world premiere of the award-winning new play The Great Divide by acclaimed new American playwright Alix Sobler runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing Sunday and Monday evenings and Tuesday matinees from Sunday, 4 September 2016 (Press Night: Monday, 5 September 2016 at 7.30pm). (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2016/17 The Freshness Initiative Playwrights & New Company Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

As it embarks on its 10th Anniversary Season, Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce the playwrights for "The Freshness Initiative," the company's commissioning and new play development program, now in its third year. The 2016/17 season will feature public readings of brand new plays by J. Nicole Brooks, Selina Fillinger and Isaac Gomez. The readings will take place at Victory Gardens Theater during May, June and July of 2017. Two of the world premiere productions featured in Sideshow's 2016/17 Season were developed through "The Freshness Initiative," Philip Dawkins' The Happiest Place on Earth and Calamity West's Give It All Back. (more...)

Oracle Appoints New Managing, Associate Artistic Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Oracle Productions is delighted to announce that Company Member Lauren Yarbrough has been named their Managing Director, and Artistic Producer Tony Santiago has been promoted to the role of Associate Artistic Director.  (more...)

Matthew Broderick to Star in Revival of Conor McPherson's SHINING CITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The Irish Repertory Theatre has announced that Conor McPherson's acclaimed play SHINING CITY, starring two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick, will inaugurate its newly renovated theater, located at 132 West 22nd Street. (more...)

O'Neill's THE HAIRY APE to Play The Odyssey, 5/14-7/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Renowned British actor/writer/director Steven Berkoff will direct a rare production of Eugene O'Neill's 1922 expressionist play The Hairy Ape, opening May 14 at West L.A.'s Odyssey Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Kauffman & Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME Begins Tonight at Strawdog
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland present the final main stage production in its 2015 - 2016 season and the final production to be produced at Strawdog's Broadway home for 26 years*, George S. Kauffman and Moss Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME. The production begins tonight, April 22, and continues through June 4, directed by Damon Kiely, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway St. (more...)

David Byrne to Headline PS122's 2016 Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

PS122's Spring Gala 2016 celebrates three contemporary luminaries whose influence ripples across borders and through generations by honoring Annie-B Parson and Paul Lazar, the visionary team behind Big Dance Theater. In addition, Nicole Birmann Bloom, of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, will receive the Shining Star Award for her unwavering dedication to New York City arts and French-American cultural exchange. (more...)

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