The evocative live music of Ladysmith Black Mambazo forms the foundation of this Steppenwolf world premiere production written and co-directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson. As the story travels from Chicagos Kingston Mines to South Africa and beyond, Lindiwes love story challenges us to define the boundaries between this world and the next, all the while exploring the sacrifices we make for love.
News About Lindiwe at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
The 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Celebrate Excellence in Chicago Theatre; Winners Announced
November 09, 2020
In its 52nd annual celebration of theater excellence, the Jeff Awards has recognized 39 recipients for the 2020 awards, selected from among 142 theater artist nominees across 30 artistic and technical categories.
52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
September 15, 2020
The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.
BWW Review: LINDIWE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
November 19, 2019
Steppenwolf's world premiere production of LINDIWE, a collaboration between ensemble member Eric Simonson and acclaimed South African music group Ladysmith Black Mambazo, finds the most success in its musical moments. The production, co-directed by Simonson and Jonathan Berry, features new music from Ladysmith Black Mambazo to tell the love story of the titular Lindiwe and her boyfriend Adam. It helps that the narrative focuses on Lindiwe's experience as a singer touring with Ladysmith Black Mambazo-and, indeed, the group literally accompanies her at several moments throughout the production. Lindiwe explains that she never goes anywhere without her 'guys,' as she affectionately refers to them. Thus, Ladysmith Black Mambazo functions as a kind of Greek chorus underscoring the romantic storyline at the play's center. The conceit also allows for the play to utilize the group's original music.
Casting Complete For BUG By Tracy Letts At Steppenwolf; Tickets On Sale Friday
November 12, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the addition of ensemble member Randall Arney in the role of 'Dr. Sweet' to the cast of Bug by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (January 23 a?" March 8, 2020). Completing the cast of this acclaimed cult classic are Chicago favorites Jennifer Engstrom (R.C.) and Steve Key (Jerry Goss) along with previously announced ensemble members Carrie Coon (Agnes White) and Namir Smallwood (Peter Evans).
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal For LINDIWE At Steppenwolf Theatre Company
October 24, 2019
Rehearsals are underway for Lindiwe, Steppenwolf's highly anticipated world premiere production written by ensemble member Eric Simonson and featuring music written and performed by the five-time GRAMMY® winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Directed by ensemble member Eric Simonson and Jonathan Berry, the life-affirming love story travels from Chicago's Kingston Mines to South Africa and beyond.
Steppenwolf's LINDIWE feat. Ladysmith Black Mambazo On Sale Now
September 13, 2019
Tickets go on sale today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere production of Lindiwe, featuring music written and performed by the five-time GRAMMY winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
Steppenwolf Announces Casting for First Half of 2019/20 Season
July 23, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for the first four productions of the 2019/20 season featuring previously announced ensemble members Audrey Francis, Tim Hopper, Caroline Neff, Yasen Peyankov and Karen Rodriguez, and the return of Steppenwolf regulars including Michael Patrick Thornton, Cedric Young and Keith Kupferer, along with dozens of Chicago-based actors and an exciting debut by South African stage and screen star Nondumiso Tembe.
Steppenwolf Announces 2019/20 Season; LINDIWE, BUG, KING JAMES, and More
February 28, 2019
Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced the 2019/20 Season today. With seven Steppenwolf main series productions and two Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) productions, the 44th season brings together the talents of revered Steppenwolf legends and captivating new ensemble members in a powerful lineup that celebrates a dynamic range of exciting voices.