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THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS Comes to the Court Theatre Photo THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS Comes to the Court Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Mar 9, 2023

Court Theatre - under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director - is overjoyed to present the fourth and final production of its 2022/23 season: The Gospel at Colonus.

Court Theatre to Present Spotlight Reading Series Featuring Works by Sonia Sanchez Photo Court Theatre to Present Spotlight Reading Series Featuring Works by Sonia Sanchez
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 1, 2023

Court Theatre will present the 2023 Spotlight Reading Series. The Spotlight Reading Series will run March 15 - 17, 2023 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm at the Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts.

FEN by Caryl Churchill to be Presented at Court Theatre in February Photo FEN by Caryl Churchill to be Presented at Court Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

Court Theatre¬†is set to present the third production in its 2022/23 season:¬†Fen¬†by Caryl Churchill; directed by¬†Vanessa Stalling.¬†Fen¬†runs¬†February 10 ‚Äď March 5, 2023.

Hyde Park School of Dance's THE NUTCRACKER Combines Hip Hop, Ballet, & Modern Dance Photo Hyde Park School of Dance's THE NUTCRACKER Combines Hip Hop, Ballet, & Modern Dance
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 21, 2022

Hyde Park School of Dance (HPSD) brings together fans of ballet, modern, and hip hop with its annual presentation of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker.

Court Theatre Names Gabrielle Randle-Bent New Associate Artistic Director Photo Court Theatre Names Gabrielle Randle-Bent New Associate Artistic Director
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 10, 2022

As Associate Artistic Director, Randle-Bent will work closely with Newell and other members of the artistic team. She will advise in season planning, manage the development of new work, and - as a part of Court theatre’s new engagement division - help set and articulate strategies for engagement with the many communities Court serves.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) Is Accepting Nominations For The 2022 Zelda Fichandler Award
by Stephi Wild - Jun 24, 2022

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announced today that nominations for the Zelda Fichandler Award, for a director or choreographer who is transforming theatre in the Central Region, are now being accepted through July 18, 2022. 

Chicago's Court Theatre Will Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award Photo Chicago's Court Theatre Will Receive 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by Nicole Rosky - May 18, 2022

The Tony Awards¬ģ Administration Committee has announced that based on the recommendation by the American Theatre Critics Association,¬†Court Theatre of Chicago¬†will be the recipient of the 2022 Regional Theatre Tony Award. The honor is accompanied by a grant of $25,000, made possible by City National Bank‚Äôs generous support.

Court Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season Photo Court Theatre Announces 2022-2023 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 29, 2022

For the 68th season, Court Theatre will share a beloved, sharp-witted classic comedy; a drama set in Apartheid-era South Africa that speaks directly to our moment; an award-winning Caryl Churchill play about the lives of women farm laborers in 1970s England; and a celebratory, exuberant musical that re-imagines the story of Oedipus.

Court Theatre Announces 2022 South Side Youth Fest, Supporting The Art Of South Side  Photo Court Theatre Announces 2022 South Side Youth Fest, Supporting The Art Of South Side Teens
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2022

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces Court’s 2022 Southside Youth Fest, inviting South Side teens to make and share original digital stories.

New Dates Announced For Court Theatre's THE LADY FROM THE SEA Photo New Dates Announced For Court Theatre's THE LADY FROM THE SEA
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2022

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Angel Ysaguirre, Executive Director, continues its 2021/22 season with The Lady from the Sea by Henrik Ibsen, translated by Richard Nelson, and directed by Shana Cooper. The Lady from the Sea now runs February 25 ‚Äď March 27, 2022 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.¬†

Charles Newell Videos

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT
by TV - On the Road - Jan 26, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM.

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Court Theatre's IPHIGENIA IN AULIS
by TV - On the Road - Nov 18, 2014

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Court Founding Artistic Director Nicholas Rudall's translation of Euripides' Iphigenia in Aulis, directed by Charles Newell. Iphigenia in Aulis will run through December 7, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Click below to watch highlights from the production!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of NATIVE SON at Court Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2014

Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater have extended the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run through October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Court Theatre's M. BUTTERFLY
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 20, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below!

BWW TV: First Look at Jim DeSelm, Mary Ernster and More in Court Theatre's THE DEAD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2012

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present James Joyce's "The Dead," with book by Richard Nelson, music by Shaun Davey, lyrics conceived and adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, and directed by Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. "The Dead" is running through December 9, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights from the show below.