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Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurne Photo Mercedes Ruehl & Harris Yulin to Star in Suffolk Theater's LOVE LETTERS By A.R. Gurney
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 23, 2022

Suffolk Theater will present Academy Award winner Mercedes Ruehl and Harris Yulin starring in a production of Love Letters, written by A.R. Gurney, directed by Harris Yulin, and produced by Josh Gladstone on Saturday, July 9 at 8PM and Sunday, July 10 at 3PM.

A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards Photo A STRANGE LOOP, COMPANY, TAKE ME OUT & More Win 2022 Drama League Awards
by Team BWW - May 20, 2022

The 88th Annual Drama League Awards will be presented in person at The Ziegfeld Ballroom on Friday, May 20, 2022, at 12:00PM. The 2022 Awards will recognize eligible Broadway and Off-Broadway (non-virtual only) productions that began preview performances between March 16, 2021, and April 23, 2022.

Tripwire Harlot Press to Publish Plays By Ground-Breaking BIPOC Writers in Sledgehamm Photo Tripwire Harlot Press to Publish Plays By Ground-Breaking BIPOC Writers in Sledgehammer Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2022

The Sledgehammer Series, a book project hosted by Tripwire Harlot Press, was created during the pandemic by playwrights Sheila Callaghan, Jacqueline Goldfinger, and Sarah Ruhl to address limited opportunities in dramatic publishing in the American theater, and specifically to redress a lack of published visibility for BIPOC playwrights.

Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS Photo Season of Concern to Present One-Night-Only Benefit Performance of JERRY'S GIRLS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson. 

People's Light Announces An Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team, Including Steve Photo People's Light Announces An Expansion of the Theatre's Artistic Team, Including Steve H. Broadnax III & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

Following their recent leadership transition in which Producing Artistic Director Zak Berkman succeeded former Executive Artistic Director Abigail Adams, People’s Light has announce an exciting expansion of their artistic team with four new appointments. Broadway-favorite Steve H. Broadnax III (Thoughts of a Colored Man) transitions from Resident Director to People’s Light Associate Artistic Director.

Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theat Photo Jenn Colella, Gavin Creel, Marilyn Maye & More to be Featured in Eugene O'Neill Theater Center 58th Summer Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2022

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center has announced its 2022 summer season, which features the return of some beloved in-person public events put on pause during the virtual and hybrid seasons of 2020 and 2021. 

BWW Interview: Loose Cattle's Michael Cerveris & Kimberly Kaye Discuss New Album, Chi Photo BWW Interview: Loose Cattle's Michael Cerveris & Kimberly Kaye Discuss New Album, Chicago Show & HBO's 'The Guilded Age'
by Kevin Pollack - May 19, 2022

Michael Cerveris is a singer/songwriter and guitarist who's toured the US and UK as a guitarist for Bob Mould, but also happens to have been declared 'possibly the most versatile actor on Broadway' by Playbill magazine, while The Wall Street Journal suggested he 'might just be the best musical-theater performer we have.' A veteran of performances at Chicago's Goodman Theatre, Northlight Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and several seasons of Sondheim at Ravinia, Cerveris' last previous singer-songwriter performances in Chicago were at the celebrated Schuba's Tavern in 2004 on tour for his first solo record, Dog Eared, and a stop in early 2020 at Evanston's Wine Goddess Cafe. Cerveris and bandmate Kimberly Kaye will be bringing the songs of their americana/y'allternative/amerikinda band Loose Cattle to SPACE in Evanston on Sunday, May 22nd at 1pm.

World Premiere of MISTER MISS AMERICA Starring Neil D'Astolfo to be Presented at Ratt Photo World Premiere of MISTER MISS AMERICA Starring Neil D'Astolfo to be Presented at Rattlestick Theater Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 18, 2022

All For One Theater has announced the world premiere of Mister Miss America, written and performed by Neil D'Astolfo and directed by Tony Speciale. Mister Miss America will play July 6-31, 2022 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place), with opening night set for Monday, July 11 at 7:00 pm.

Two BIPOC Theatre Companies Collaborate With NYPD to Present New Play Photo Two BIPOC Theatre Companies Collaborate With NYPD to Present New Play
by Marissa Tomeo - May 15, 2022

This is an unprecedented collaboration in theatre. New Professional Theatre and Blackberry Productions have partnered with the New York Police Department (NYPD) on the COPP Project. Commonalities, Opposites, Partners, Peace (COPP) is a project that will demonstrate what a powerful tool theatre can play in healing and transforming disparate communities. The play has been developed through personal interviews and facilitated workshops with youth and police officers.

Tony Yazbeck & Chita Rivera to Perform at Berkshire Theatre Group's 2022 Colonial Con Photo Tony Yazbeck & Chita Rivera to Perform at Berkshire Theatre Group's 2022 Colonial Concert Series Memorial Day Weekend
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 13, 2022

This Memorial Day Weekend, the legendary Tony Award winner Chita Rivera (The Rink, Kiss of the Spider Woman) and the Tony Award nominated song-and-dance man Tony Yazbeck (On the Town) bring Broadway to the Berkshires. 

Goodman Theatre Videos

VIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at 
Chicago Shakespeare Theater VideoVIDEO: First Look at ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 29, 2022

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is presenting William Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well in the Courtyard Theater through May 29, 2022.  

Photo/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes, Ben Rappaport & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR VideoPhoto/Video: First Look at Sean Hayes, Ben Rappaport & More in GOOD NIGHT, OSCAR
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2022

Over the course of a four-hour release from a mental ward, and in front of thousands on live TV, the irrepressible and witty Oscar Levant, played by Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Sean Hayes, lays bare the necessity of insanity in the making of brilliant work and the cost he is willing to pay to entertain the masses.

VIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Goodman Theatre's GEM OF THE OCEAN With Director Chuck Smith
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2022

ABC7 recently profiled Goodman Theatre's Gem Of The Ocean. 'It's teaming with good Black history because it tells the story of coming over from Africa, living in slavery,' Smith said. 'You're talking about individuals who experienced slavery.' Check out the video.

VIDEO: See Highlights From I HATE IT HERE at Goodman Theatre VideoVIDEO: See Highlights From I HATE IT HERE at Goodman Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 14, 2021

Tomorrow, Goodman Theatre's streaming-in-real-time Live series continues with I Hate It Here by Ike Holter.

VIDEO: First Look at OHIO STATE MURDERS at Goodman Theatre VideoVIDEO: First Look at OHIO STATE MURDERS at Goodman Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 16, 2021

Tomorrow, Goodman Theatre’s streaming-in-real-time Live series continues with Ohio State Murders by Obie Award-winning playwright Adrienne Kennedy.

VIDEO: Travis Turner Talks Chicago Theatre & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT VideoVIDEO: Travis Turner Talks Chicago Theatre & More on the Latest Episode of 32 BAR CUT
by Stage Tube - May 13, 2021

Today's episode features one of Adrienne's closest friends, Travis Turner, sits down to chat about theatre in Chicago, studying at Northwestern, his agent offer stories and life as an actor in North America's second largest theater market, Chicago!

VIDEO: Meet the Goodman Theatre's Manager of Individual and Major Gifts, Victoria Rod VideoVIDEO: Meet the Goodman Theatre's Manager of Individual and Major Gifts, Victoria Rodriguez
by Stage Tube - Aug 6, 2020

Manager of Individual and Major Gifts Victoria Rodriguez shares her passion for building meaningful connections with donors and her coworkers to a?oetake care of the people who take care of us.a??

VIDEO: Living Legend Ann Reinking Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge! VideoVIDEO: Living Legend Ann Reinking Visits Backstage LIVE with Richard Ridge!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 28, 2020

Nothing can stop BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge from bringing you interviews with your favorite Broadway stars! Watch below as he chats with living legend Ann Reinking!

VIDEO: Meet the Goodman's Production Stage Manager Alden Vasquez VideoVIDEO: Meet the Goodman's Production Stage Manager Alden Vasquez
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2020

Meet Production Stage Manager Alden Vasquez as he shares his journey from Goodman intern in 1983 to a current Production Stage Manager.

VIDEO: Meet the Goodman's Production Coordinator Amber Porter VideoVIDEO: Meet the Goodman's Production Coordinator Amber Porter
by Stage Tube - May 15, 2020

Production Coordinator Amber Porter talks about being a mother, her newfound hobbies while sheltering-at-home and what it's like to be part of the Goodman family.