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Charles Newell's final project as Court Theatre's artistic director offers audiences a hilarious exploration of what makes us human as well as a stunning reminder of his keen dramaturgical instincts. The production has already been extended through April 28 due to critical acclaim and popular demand.


Court Theatre has announced the extension of Tom Stoppard’s theatrical tour-de-force Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead due to overwhelming demand.


Court Theatre presents Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard, directed by Marilyn F. Vitale, running March 29 – April 21, 2024. See photos from the production.

Review: RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

If new Artistic Director Edward Hall's RICHARD III is any indication of what Chicago audiences can come to expect during his tenure, they would do well to cheer, 'Long live the king.' The darkly comic historical thriller runs through March 3 at CST's Courtyard Theater.

Video: Get A First Look At RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre

Get a first look at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3 in all new video!

Photos: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3. Power, greed, ambition. A world where to win is everything. And to win at all costs. This marks the first major US production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare

Watch as Director Edward Hall and Katy Sullivan (Richard III) discuss reuniting to take on this epic political thriller RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare. Tony Award-nominated actor, Paralympic champion, and bilateral above-knee amputee Katy Sullivan makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut in the title role.

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Lance Guest Cast As Johnny Cash In RING OF FIRE At Drury Lane Theatre

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2023 season with a celebration of one of America’s great music icons in Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash. Featuring the music of Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire was created by Richard Maltby, Jr., conceived by William Meade, is adapted from the Broadway production by Richard Maltby, Jr., and Jason Edwards, orchestrations by Steven Bishop and Jeff Lisenby and additional arrangements by David Abbinanti. 

Cast & Creative Team Set for LET THE RIGHT ONE IN at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of the National Theatre of Scotland production of Let the Right One In, performing at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre.

Video: First Look at Northlight Theatre's GEORGIANA & KITTY: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

All new video footage has been released for Northlight Theatre's new production of Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley, running now through Christmas Eve.

GEORGIANA & KITTY: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY to Open at Northlight Theatre in November

Northlight Theatre will continue its 2022–2023 season with Georgiana & Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Marti Lyons. The production runs November 25 – December 24, 2022.

Northlight Theatre Announces Casts for 2022-2023 Season Shows; THE GARBOLOGISTS, ANDY WARHOL IN IRAN & More

Northlight Theatre has announced its 2022-2023 season, opening with the buddy comedy The Garbologists by Lindsay Joelle, directed by Cody Estle.

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire IL

The moment you walk into the theatre and see the 'mountains' surrounding the back walls you know exactly where you are and that you need to be here. Read our critic's review of the 2022 production.

Photos: First Look at The Marriott Theatre's THE SOUND OF MUSIC

The Marriott Theatre, located at 10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, is presenting THE SOUND OF MUSIC, now in previews, officially opening April 20 at 7:30 p.m., and closing June 5, 2022.

The Marriott Theatre to Present THE SOUND OF MUSIC

The Marriott Theatre, located at 10 Marriott Dr. Lincolnshire, will welcome spring with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, previewing Wednesday, April 13, opening April 20 at 7:30 p.m., and closing June 5, 2022.

Court Theatre Extends OTHELLO Due To Popular Demand

Due to popular demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, extends the first show of its 2021/2022 Season, The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice, by William Shakespeare. Specifically conceived for a smaller audience and co-directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell and Gabrielle Randle-Bent, Othello features Kelvin Roston Jr., in the titular role. 

Paramount Theatre to Present Free Virtual Reading of PRETENDED by Lanise Antoine Shelley

Aurora’s Paramount Theatre will present a free virtual reading of Pretended, a new play about a Haitian adoptee in search of truth and identity, written and directed by Chicago actor, playwright and director Lanise Antoine Shelley, Thursday, January 14, at 7 p.m. CT. Tickets are free but reservations are required.

Steppenwolf to Present Virtual Projects Featuring Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich and More

Steppenwolf's artistic team and ensemble have announced three new virtual projects that the company will be sharing exclusively with Members.

BWW Review: THE MOUSETRAP at Court Theatre a Fresh Take on Agatha Christie's Record-breaking Mystery

How do you put a new spin on the world's longest-running play? At Court Theatre, director Sean Graney takes on this challenge with Agatha Christie's classic murder mystery, THE MOUSETRAP. Running continuously in London's West End since 1952, the original production currently clocks in at over 28,000 performancesa?'certainly a jewel in the crown of one of the world's most successful mystery writers. While the London production has only updated its set design twice since its premiere, here in Chicago, Graney and team breathe fresh life into the popular mystery with fascinating designs, hilarious character actors and an honest approach to Christie's insightful exploration of human nature.

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