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Bio:
Anna D. Shapiro joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2005 and became Artistic Director in 2015. She was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London), and was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Anna D. Shapiro joined the Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble in 2005 and became Artistic Director in 2015. She was awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play for August: Osage County (Steppenwolf, Broadway, London), and was nominated in 2011 in the same category for The Motherf**ker ... (read complete bio)
Noah Reid Joins the Cast of THE MINUTES on Broadway Photo Noah Reid Joins the Cast of THE MINUTES on Broadway
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 15, 2021

Steppenwolf’s production of The Minutes, the new American play by Tracy Letts, directed by Anna D. Shapiro has announced the complete cast for when performances resume on Broadway on March 19, 2022. Noah Reid (Emmy Award-winning Schitt’s Creek) will join original Broadway company members.

PASS OVER Moves Up Broadway Opening to August 22 Photo PASS OVER Moves Up Broadway Opening to August 22
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 11, 2021

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's acclaimed, award-winning play Pass Over, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor, will move its opening night up to Sunday August 22, 2021, three weeks earlier than the previously announced opening date of Sunday September 12, 2021.

Photos: First Look at PASS OVER on Broadway Photo Photos: First Look at PASS OVER on Broadway
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 5, 2021

Get a first look at the Broadway prpduction of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor.

PASS OVER Announces Lucky Seat Digital Lottery Photo PASS OVER Announces Lucky Seat Digital Lottery
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2021

PASS OVER announced today that it has launched a digital lottery with Lucky Seat for its Broadway run, which began last night, Wednesday August 4, at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd Street, New York, NY). Opening night is set for Sunday September 12.

PASS OVER To Celebrate First Performance on Broadway with A Post-Show Block Party Photo PASS OVER To Celebrate First Performance on Broadway with A Post-Show Block Party
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 28, 2021

PASS OVER announced today it will hold a block party on West 52nd Street in celebration of its first preview, and the first performance of a play on Broadway since March 2020, on Wednesday August 4 outside of the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd Street, New York, NY).

Road To Reopening: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Prepares For A Fall Return To Live Per Photo Road To Reopening: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Prepares For A Fall Return To Live Performance & Newly Constructed Building
by Alan Henry - Jul 23, 2021

BroadwayWorld is checking in with theaters around the country as they prepare to reopen this summer. Next in our series we check in with Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Executive Director E. Brooke Flanagan.

Steppenwolf Appoints Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis As Co-Artistic Directors Photo Steppenwolf Appoints Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis As Co-Artistic Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 22, 2021

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced a new model of leadership, naming two ensemble members Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis as the incoming Artistic Directors of the storied Chicago company.

Steppenwolf Announces New Co-Artistic Directors, Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis Photo Steppenwolf Announces New Co-Artistic Directors, Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis
by Stephi Wild - Jul 22, 2021

Both deeply rooted in the Chicago community, Davis and Francis have built the foundation of their artistic careers in the City's vibrant arts community. They each got their start at the School at Steppenwolf and, in 2017, became ensemble members under Anna D. Shapiro's leadership as Artistic Director.

PASS OVER Announces Audience Safety Policies for August Photo PASS OVER Announces Audience Safety Policies for August
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 16, 2021

PASS OVER announced today its audience policies and procedures for August performances at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd Street, New York, NY). Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination with an FDA or WHO authorized vaccine will be required for entry.

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago Photo THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Sets Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 29, 2021

Broadway In Chicago has announced the reopening of its theatres on October 5, 2021, including two pre-Broadways, PARADISE SQUARE and THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, four direct-from-Broadway productions Disney’s FROZEN, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, COME FROM AWAY, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL and more.

PASS OVER Box Office to Open Early on June 30 and July 1 Photo PASS OVER Box Office to Open Early on June 30 and July 1
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 24, 2021

PASS OVER will open the box office of Broadway's August Wilson Theatre early for two days only – Wednesday, June 30th and Thursday, July 1st – and offer a special walk-up offer for ticket buyers who can provide proof of vaccination.

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by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 22, 2021

THE MINUTES Will Return to Broadway in March 2022; Casting to Come Photo THE MINUTES Will Return to Broadway in March 2022; Casting to Come
by Stephi Wild - Jun 22, 2021

The production was originally set to open on March 15, 2020. The cast for the 2022 production will be announced soon. Learn more here!

Michael Ritchie Announces Retirement From Center Theatre Group Photo Michael Ritchie Announces Retirement From Center Theatre Group
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 10, 2021

Michael Ritchie announced that he will retire as Artistic Director of Center Theatre Group on December 31, 2021. Having taken over the position from Founding Artistic Director Gordon Davidson in January, 2005, for more than 16 years, Ritchie has led one of the country’s largest nonprofit regional theatres, producing and presenting 266 productions.

Tickets On Sale Today For PASS OVER; Coming to Broadway August 4 Photo Tickets On Sale Today For PASS OVER; Coming to Broadway August 4
by Stephi Wild - Jun 4, 2021

The Lincoln Center Theater production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's play Pass Over, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor will begin performances August 4th, 2021, at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre with opening night scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2021.

PASS OVER Will Begin Broadway Performances on August 4, First Broadway Show to Open P Photo PASS OVER Will Begin Broadway Performances on August 4, First Broadway Show to Open Post-Pandemic
by Stephi Wild - Jun 1, 2021

PASS OVER will begin performances August 4th, 2021, at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre with opening night scheduled for Sunday, September 12, 2021. This officially makes PASS OVER the first Broadway show to begin performances since the start of the pandemic, a full month before shows were originally expected to return.

Paul Rudnick on Staying True to THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Film in the New Musical Adaptat Photo Paul Rudnick on Staying True to THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Film in the New Musical Adaptation
by Stephi Wild - May 27, 2021

Paul Rudnick recently chatted about his new novel 'Playing The Palace', as well as the upcoming musical adaptation of The Devil Wears Prada, for which he wrote the book.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 20- Oli Higginson, Molly Lynch, and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, May 20- Oli Higginson, Molly Lynch, and More!
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2021

Today (May 20) in live streaming: your last chance to watch Miscast, Oli Higginson and Molly Lynch visit Backstage Live, the Next on Stage Top 10, and more!

Jason Alexander, John Behlmann, Lisa Edelstein & More Will Star in THE SISTERS ROSENS Photo Jason Alexander, John Behlmann, Lisa Edelstein & More Will Star in THE SISTERS ROSENSWEIG
by Nicole Rosky - May 11, 2021

The “Spotlight on Plays” series just announced the full company for Wendy Wasserstein’s The Sisters Rosensweig starring Jason Alexander, John Behlmann, Lisa Edelstein, Kathryn Hahn, Kathryn Newton, Tracee Chimo Pallero, Chris Perfetti and James Urbaniak.

Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's PASS OVER Will Open on Broadway at the August Wilson The Photo Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu's PASS OVER Will Open on Broadway at the August Wilson Theatre
by Nicole Rosky - May 4, 2021

The Lincoln Center Theater/LCT3 production of Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu’s acclaimed, award-winning play PASS OVER, directed by Obie Award winner Danya Taymor (“Daddy”, Heroes of the Fourth Turning) will reopen Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre (245 W 52nd Street, New York, NY) for a limited engagement, with exact dates to be announced shortly. This will mark the Broadway debut of both Nwandu and Taymor. PASS OVER will be produced on Broadway by Matt Ross, Jujamcyn Theaters, Lincoln Center Theater, Concord Theatricals, Renee Montgomery, Blair Underwood, Madeleine Foster Bersin and Antoinette Chinonye Nwandu.

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