ReelAbilities Film Festival Announces Special Guests & EventsReelAbilities Film Festival Announces Special Guests & Events
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2019

The 11th  Annual ReelAbilities Film Festival: New York of the Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan is proud to take the audience beyond its outstanding selection of films with an array of special events and speakers that enhance the weeklong festival. Highlights will include a disability comedy night at Gotham Comedy Club, led by “Seinfeld” actor Danny Woodburn and many esteemed comedians, and a fashion and design event at Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum. The festival will also feature industry-related panels such as Writing Disability with Nancy Silberkleit, CEO of Archie Comics,  Alexandra Cassel, a writer for the children's television program “Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood,” and award-winning director Jason DaSilva. Additionally, the festival will open its doors for free daytime screenings for schools and educators. All schools are welcome to take advantage of this special initiative; contact  reelabilities@jccmanhattan.org for more details. To learn more about screenings and special events or to purchase tickets, visit  reelabilities.org/newyork or call 646.505.5708 or TTY 877.505.6708. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces 2019/20 Season; LINDIWE, BUG, KING JAMES, and MoreSteppenwolf Announces 2019/20 Season; LINDIWE, BUG, KING JAMES, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 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. (more...)

Stage Manager Malcolm Ewen Named Steppenwolf Ensemble MemberStage Manager Malcolm Ewen Named Steppenwolf Ensemble Member
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the addition of longtime stage managerMalcolm Ewen into the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Ewen has worked at Steppenwolf since 1987 and has stage managed more than 40 shows and taken four Steppenwolf productions to Broadway-including The Grapes of Wrath and Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? both of which won Tony Awards. (more...)

BWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyBWW Review: A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Feb 11, 2019

A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2, now in its world premiere at Steppenwolf, explores the gap between society's expectations for the central character Nora and how she perceives herself. Lucas Hnath's sequel to Ibsen's classic, proto-feminist work A DOLL'S HOUSE sees Nora returning through the very door she slammed fifteen years prior. She now must literally face the consequences of her desire to reclaim her identity and her quest to achieve equal rights to the men of 19th century society. In so doing, Hnath reveals that the chasm between Nora's societal/familial obligations and her obligations to herself may never be resolved. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the Chicago premiere production of A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, helmed by celebrated director Robin Witt and featuring ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy), Sandra Marquez (Nora), Yasen Peyankov (Torvald) with Barbara E. Robertson (Anne Marie). Hnath's bitingly funny play will feature a Steppenwolf first: fully accessible on stage seating. (more...)

Photo Flash: in Rehearsals For Steppenwolf's Production of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Photo Flash: in Rehearsals For Steppenwolf's Production of A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, helmed by celebrated director Robin Witt and featuring ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy), Sandra Marquez (Nora), Yasen Peyankov(Torvald) with Barbara Robertson (Anne Marie). This Chicago premiere of Hnath's bitingly funny play will feature fully accessible onstage seating. (more...)

Steppenwolf's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Begins RehearsalsSteppenwolf's A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 Begins Rehearsals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath, helmed by celebrated director Robin Witt and featuring ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy), Sandra Marquez (Nora), Yasen Peyankov (Torvald) with Barbara Robertson (Anne Marie). This Chicago premiere of Hnath's bitingly funny play will feature fully accessible onstage seating. (more...)

Tony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Steppenwolf EnsembleTony Nominee Carrie Coon Joins Steppenwolf Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Award-winning actor Carrie Coon to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Honors Actor and Playwright Danai Gurira At Annual Women in the Arts LuncheonPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Honors Actor and Playwright Danai Gurira At Annual Women in the Arts Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company gathered with 300 leaders from Chicago's business and civic communities for the 10thAnniversary Steppenwolf Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon to honor OBIE, Helen Hayes and NAACP Award-winning actor and playwright Danai Gurira on December 10, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Gurira was also recently appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, focusing on gender equality and women's rights. Author of the hit play, Familiar, which is currently running through January 13, 2019 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, Ms. Gurira was joined by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Steppenwolf Education Manager Jared Bellot for a warm and candid conversation about her impressive acting career on-screen and on-stage, her award-winning plays and her impact as an activist and philanthropist. (more...)

BWW Review: FAMILIAR at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyBWW Review: FAMILIAR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 29, 2018

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf, offers up a lighthearted and laugh-out-loud funny family comedy, even as the play probes questions of identity and assimilation into American culture. Director Danya Taymor's dynamite ensemble builds on the richness of the characters inherent in Gurira's script. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIARPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert. This Chicago premiere production is directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIARPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert (more...)

Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2019 Christopher Durang SeasonEclipse Theatre Company Announces 2019 Christopher Durang Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Eclipse Theatre Company announces 2019 season will feature the comedic works of playwright Christopher Durang (more...)

Steppenwolf Offers Special Onstage Seating for A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2Steppenwolf Offers Special Onstage Seating for A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of A Doll's House, Part 2 by award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath, helmed by acclaimed director Robin Witt and featuring ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy), Sandra Marquez (Nora) and Yasen Peyankov (Torvald), with Barbara Robertson (Anne Marie). Hnath's bitingly funny play continues this classic story 15 years after the infamous door slam that ended Ibsen's original play. (more...)

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At SteppenwolfFAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira). (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Rajiv Joseph and Karen Rodriguez to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. An Obie Award-wining and Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright, Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj was produced at Steppenwolf this past May to great acclaim. Karen Rodriguez, a celebrated Chicago-based actor, recently performed at Steppenwolf in The Doppelganger (an international farce) and The Rembrandt, and will be featured in this season's world premiere of Isaac Gomez's La Ruta, in a role written specifically for her. (more...)

Eclipse Theatre's 2018 William Inge Season Continues with BUS STOPEclipse Theatre's 2018 William Inge Season Continues with BUS STOP
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, will continue their 2018 William Inge Season with Bus Stop, directed by ensemble member Steve Scott. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 SeasonSteppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Eclipse Theatre's 2018 William Inge Season Continues with BUS STOPEclipse Theatre's 2018 William Inge Season Continues with BUS STOP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, will continue their 2018 William Inge Season with Bus Stop, directed by ensemble member Steve Scott. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educational and Artistic ProgrammingPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educational and Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 675 civic, cultural and business leaders for the 2018 Gala on Saturday, May 12, 2018, raising over $1.3 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. The major fundraising event, which had record-breaking attendance, was held at a new location not far from the theatre, 1340 N Cherry Avenue, and was designed and produced by Jeffrey Foster for Frost Chicago. Attendees celebrated 42 seasons of groundbreaking ensemble theatre with an evening of festivity emceed by actor Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as "Dwight Schrute" on NBC's award-winning comedy, The Office and currently starring in The Doppelganger (an international farce) at Steppenwolf. Comedian, actor, director and producer Chris Rock, who starred in the world premiere Broadway production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, joined as the guest auctioneer alongside Christie's Robbie Gordy. (more...)

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