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First Folio Theatre to Stream CYMBELINE: A Folk Tale With Music June 3-14 Photo First Folio Theatre to Stream CYMBELINE: A Folk Tale With Music June 3-14
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

 As a way to help address the absence of live theater performances, First Folio Theatre will offer a streaming video recording of the award-winning Cymbeline: A Folk Tale with Music, directed by Michael Goldberg. Adapted from Shakespeare's romance by David Rice with original music and lyrics by Michael Keefe and David Rice, this production was recorded live during a 2013 performance on First Folio's outdoor stage. The show will be streaming on the Vimeo video service June 3 a?" 14. With an original bluegrass/gospel score played by the cast members themselves, Cymbeline is just the tonic folks need in these difficult times.

Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017

More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol as Goodman Theatre offers its first-ever sensory-friendly/relaxed performance. Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, the Goodman welcomes families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities.

Goodman Theatre Concludes 40th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL with 'Tiny Tim Drive' Photo Goodman Theatre Concludes 40th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL with 'Tiny Tim Drive'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Goodman Theatre and Candlelighters NYC partner for the launch of the theater's Tiny Tim Drive a charitable effort during A Christmas Carol that spotlights one service organization selected by the young performer portraying Tiny Tim. Candlelighters NYC from which 10-year-old actor Paris Strickland has personally benefited supports families who travel to New York City for pediatric cancer treatment.

VIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Ann Photo VIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years. This year's spotlight falls on Paris Strickland, the adorable 10 year-old girl with a miraculous story of her own. CBS Sunday Morning chatted with the young actress and her Goodman company.

Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol as Goodman Theatre offers its first-ever sensory-friendly/relaxed performance. Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, the Goodman welcomes families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities.

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 40th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CA Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 40th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in the spectacular storytelling, glorious music and Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 29 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years, now through December 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Photo Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 34 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years as Chicago's long-standing holiday tradition, enjoyed by more than 1.5 million people, November 18 December 31.

Goodman Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL Photo Goodman Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Nearly 100 actors, crew, staff and audiences of A Christmas Carol have smiled, spoken and shared. Today, Goodman Theatre launches a multimedia showcase reflecting the impact the production has made over 40 years: the Humans of A Christmas Carol photo project, featuring the cast, crew and staff captured by famed Chicago-based photographer Frank Ishman; and A Christmas Carol All-Stars, stories from a variety of patrons from those who have attended nearly every year, to the couple married by Bob Cratchit, to the fan named for Tiny Tim.

Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Photo Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 34 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years as Chicago's long-standing holiday tradition, enjoyed by more than 1.5 million people, November 18 December 31.

Cast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol takes the stage in its 39th year. Returning for his fourth year, Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption.

Cast Announced for 39th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

With new stage magic and Chicago favorites, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol takes the stage in its 39th year. Returning for his fourth year, Henry Wishcamper directs Charles Dickens' tale of hope and redemption.

Larry Yando to Lead Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tickets go on sale tomorrow for the Goodman Theatre's annual holiday tradition, A Christmas Carol, now in its 37th year and directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper for the second time.

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Goodman Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

The most wonderful time of the year is underway as Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol begins its 36th annual production. Directing the holiday favorite for the first time, Henry Wishcamper's production features all-new on stage magic-set elements, special effects and more. The cast of 27 (below, includes 14 new and 13 returning cast members) stars Larry Yando, who most recently appeared in Mary Zimmerman's production of The Jungle Book as Shere Khan, in his sixth turn as Ebenezer Scrooge and 8-year-old Matthew Abraham as Tiny Tim for the second year. A Christmas Carol runs now through December 28 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Larry Yando Stars in Goodman Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2013

The most wonderful time of the year is underway as rehearsals begin this week for Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, 'a joyous present for the entire family' (Chicago Sun-Times), in its 36th annual production. Directing the holiday favorite for the first time, Henry Wishcamper's production features all-new on stage magic-set elements, special effects and more. The cast of 27 (below, includes 14 new and 13 returning cast members) stars Larry Yando, who most recently appeared in Mary Zimmerman's production of The Jungle Book as Shere Khan, in his sixth turn as Ebenezer Scrooge and 8-year-old Matthew Abraham as Tiny Tim for the second year. A Christmas Carol runs tonight, November 16 - December 28 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre.

Larry Yando to Star in Goodman Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2013

The most wonderful time of the year is underway as rehearsals begin this week for Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol, 'a joyous present for the entire family' (Chicago Sun-Times), in its 36th annual production. Directing the holiday favorite for the first time, Henry Wishcamper's production features all-new on stage magic-set elements, special effects and more. The cast of 27 (below, includes 14 new and 13 returning cast members) stars Larry Yando, who most recently appeared in Mary Zimmerman's production of The Jungle Book as Shere Khan, in his sixth turn as Ebenezer Scrooge and 8-year-old Matthew Abraham as Tiny Tim for the second year. A Christmas Carol runs November 16 - December 28 in the Goodman's Albert Theatre.

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere of CYMBELINE, 6/19-7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), will present the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, previewing June 19, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m., and running through July 21, 2013. This wondrous new version of the timeless Shakespearean folk tale has been moved to Civil War Appalachia and includes 10 original songs featuring beautiful bluegrass melodies. SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC is adapted by First Folio Theatre's Executive Director and Jeff Award-nominee, David Rice, with Music and Lyrics by Rice and Michael Keefe (First Folio's Resident Composer). Michael Goldberg (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream at First Folio Theatre) directs the "Shakespeare Under the Stars" production, which concludes First Folio Theatre's smash hit 2013 season. It will appear on the outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate.

Photo Flash: Cast of First Folio Theatre's CYMBELINE Celebrates Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), presents the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m. and running through July 21, 2013. Check out a look back at opening night below!

First Folio Theatre Stages World Premiere of CYMBELINE, Now thru 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), will present the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, previewing tonight, June 19, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m., and running through July 21, 2013.

First Folio Theatre to Stage World Premiere of CYMBELINE, 6/19-7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2013

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83), will present the rollicking World Premiere of SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC, previewing June 19, opening Saturday, June 22 at 8:15 p.m., and running through July 21, 2013. This wondrous new version of the timeless Shakespearean folk tale has been moved to Civil War Appalachia and includes 10 original songs featuring beautiful bluegrass melodies. SHAKESPEARE'S CYMBELINE: A FOLK TALE WITH MUSIC is adapted by First Folio Theatre's Executive Director and Jeff Award-nominee, David Rice, with Music and Lyrics by Rice and Michael Keefe (First Folio's Resident Composer). Michael Goldberg (The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe, Twelfth Night, Much Ado About Nothing and A Midsummer Night's Dream at First Folio Theatre) directs the "Shakespeare Under the Stars" production, which concludes First Folio Theatre's smash hit 2013 season. It will appear on the outdoor main stage situated on the scenic slopes of the historic Mayslake Peabody Estate.

Quest Theatre Ensemble Presents THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY, Opening 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

Quest Theatre Ensemble presents the world premiere musical, The People's Passion Play, which chronicles the creation of the universe and key Biblical events through the Passion and Resurrection. The musical is written by award-winning, Chicago-based Playwright/Director/Puppeteer Andrew Park with original music by Scott Lamps. Performances run Feb. 22 through March 31st at the Blue Theater located at 1609 West Gregory (one block south of Bryn Mawr and Ashland). The production is suitable for all audiences of all ages and is free to the public. Donations are encouraged. For reservations and more information visit www.questensemble.com, email reservations@questensemble.org or call 312-458-0895.