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Photos: Go Inside Rehearsals for LONG WAY DOWN at the Apollo Theater

The new musical Long Way Down, adapted from the New York Times best-selling novel by Jason Reynolds, is now in rehearsal. Check out rehearsal photos!
Tyrese Shawn Avery, Dyllón Burnside & More to Lead LONG WAY DOWN Presentations

Get the latest news on the casting for the invited presentations of the new musical 'Long Way Down,' based on the acclaimed novel by Jason Reynolds. Find out who will be bringing this powerful story to life on stage at The Apollo on October 27 and 28.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces Live 2021/22 Season Featuring Works by Tracy Letts, Tina Landau & More

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company unveiled its path to welcoming audiences back to the theater—and not the same one they left but a stunning new 50,000 sq. ft. theater building and education center on Halsted Street.
THE 24 HOUR PLAYS: VIRAL MONOLOGUES Supports You Gotta Believe With Matthew Broderick, Kerry Butler and More

After an extraordinary year with over 300 original pieces produced, The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues teamed up with You Gotta Believe last night to finish 2020 with a bang! In the year’s final edition, a stellar lineup of writers and actors came together virtually to write, rehearse, perform and produce 18 all-new pieces in just 24 hours.
Daniel Dae Kim, Kerry Butler, Matthew Broderick and More to Star in Upcoming 24 Hour Plays: VIRAL MONOLOGUES

The 24 Hour Plays: Viral Monologues will finish 2020 with a can’t-miss new edition tonight to benefit You Gotta Believe! A stellar lineup of writers and actors will come together virtually to write, rehearse, perform and produce 19 all-new pieces in just 24 hours. Beginning at 6 PM ET, the monologues will be published, one every 15 minutes.
The Repertory Theatre Of St. Louis Examines Allyship With A Virtual Reading Of BLACK LIKE ME

As the national call for social justice increases, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis is honored to support BIPOC artists and stories.
Steppenwolf Announces 2020/21 Reset Season

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its 2020/21 Reset Season today featuring a truncated four play lineup (originally six plays) with flexible dates to allow for greater agility in the time of COVID-19, accompanied with a robust slate of original virtual programming.
MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT Extends Through July 21 Due To Popular Demand

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has added seven more performances to the run of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT. Now playing through July 21, this new work was conceived of and directed by ensemble member Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and created by ensemble members Tina Landau and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award).
VIDEO: Get A First Look At Tina Landau's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.
BWW Review: MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

While MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT's narrative flounders in certain points, the play's integrity never flounders. Watching the play unfold, there's no denying the relevance of the issues that Blakk faced in 1992 to today's society. But the play brilliantly conveys that resonance while also still maintaining a light-hearted and celebratory tone worthy of the story that it portrays.
Review Roundup: Ms. Blakk for President at Steppenwolf Theatre; What Did The Critics Think?

Steppenwolf Theatre's Ms. Blakk for President is now on stage! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!
Photo Flash: Get A First Look At Tina Landau's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT at Steppenwolf

BroadwayWorld has a first look at Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.
Photo Flash: First Look At MRS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT At Steppenwolf

Ms. Blakk For President is a brand new work conceived, co-written, and directed by Tina Landau (Spongebob SquarePants: the Broadway Musical), co-written by and starring Tarell Alvin McCraney (Oscar winner, Moonlight).
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf's MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is hard at work in rehearsal for the world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award).
Steppenwolf Announces Full Cast Of MS.BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the full casting for the world premiere of MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT, co-written by ensemble members Tina Landau (SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical) and Tarell Alvin McCraney (Moonlight, Academy Award). Conceived by Tina Landau, she also directs this true and little-known Chicago story that will star Tarell Alvin McCraney as Ms. Joan Jett Blakk. Joining McCraney in the cast are Patrick Andrews, Molly Brennan, Daniel Kyri, Jon Hudson Odom and Sawyer Smith.
Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION...

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre is Steppenwolf for Young Adults's (SYA) second play of the season, We Are Proud to Present A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915, written by Jackie Sibblies Drury and directed by Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle.
Chicago Winners For August Wilson Monologue Competition Announced

The League of Chicago Theatres, Goodman Theatre, the University of Illinois at Chicago and competition organizer Derrick Sanders announce the top Chicago finalists for the 10th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition, which were held Monday, March 4, 2019 at the Goodman Theatre: Abad Viquez of Nicholas Senn High School (first place), Freedom Martin of The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (second place), Serenity Saffold-Rice of Interlochen Center for the Arts (third place), and Lyk Singleton of The Chicago High School for the Performing Arts (honorable mention).
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with SYA's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION...

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) second play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, "When you feel lost, how do you find your way?" Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle co-direct We Are Proud to Present A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German Sudwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915, which will include a tour to six Chicago neighborhoods in partnership with Steppenwolf Education City Connections partners, BUILD, Inc, the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library. Each stop on the tour is open to the public and will include a community workshop, a performance of the play and a post-show discussion.
Announcing Chicago Neighborhood Tour Of SYA's WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION...

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) second play of the 2018-19 season, which asks, When you feel lost, how do you find your way? Steppenwolf for Young Adults Artistic Director Hallie Gordon and Gabrielle Randle co-direct We Are Proud to Present A Presentation About the Herero of Namibia, Formerly Known as South West Africa, From the German S dwestafrika, Between the Years 1884 - 1915, which will include a tour to six Chicago neighborhoods in partnership with Steppenwolf Education City Connections partners, BUILD, Inc, the Chicago Park District and Chicago Public Library. Each stop on the tour is open to the public and will include a community workshop, a performance of the play and a post-show discussion.

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