BWW Review: ShakesCar's CYRANO Has Ample Eloquence but Faulty Amplification BWW Review: ShakesCar's CYRANO Has Ample Eloquence but Faulty Amplification
by Perry Tannenbaum - Sep 7, 2019

Like its title, CYRANO is a shortened adaptation of Edmond Rostand's 'Cyrano de Bergerac.' Presented outdoors at the Winthrop Amphitheater, the Shakespeare Carolina production is an engaging intro to this classic - if you can comfortably plow through the distractions of a wayward sound system. (more...)

City Lit Theater Announces 40th Season of Productions City Lit Theater Announces 40th Season of Productions
by Sarah Hookey - May 22, 2019

City Lit's 40th Season to explore key moments in American history through fact, fiction and fantasy. Productions will include the Chicago premiere of Peter Parnell's ROMANCE LANGUAGE, a revival of Kristine Thatcher's VOICE OF GOOD HOPE, and world premiere adaptations of Robert F. Kennedy's THIRTEEN DAYS and Owen Lister's THE VIRGINIAN (more...)

Breaking: Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama Breaking: Jackie Sibblies Drury's FAIRVIEW Wins the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Jackie Sibblies Drury's Fairview has officially won the 2019 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

VIDEO: Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm! VIDEO: Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Watch Live at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

Today, April 15 (3pm EST), Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy will announce the winners of the the 2019 Pulitzer Prizes, including the finalists and winners for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. This announcement marks the 103rd year of the Prizes. For more information on this year's and all past years' winners and finalists, please visit http://www.Pulitzer.org. (more...)

Cast Announced For Promethean's GROSS INDECENCY: THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE Cast Announced For Promethean's GROSS INDECENCY: THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2018

Promethean's critically-acclaimed production of Moises Kaufman's historical drama GROSS INDECENCY: THE THREE TRIALS OF OSCAR WILDE, which enjoyed a two-week run in December 2016, will be remounted from February 15 through March 24, 2019 at Strawdog Theatre, 1809 W. Berenice. GROSS INDECENCY, which Promethean Artistic Director Brian Pastor will again direct, will be performed with cross-gender casting in some roles, as it was in the company's earlier production. Promethean Ensemble Member Jamie Bragg will reprise her leading role as Oscar Wilde. (more...)

Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces 2018-19 Season Promethean Theatre Ensemble Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2018

Was Dr. Martin Luther King correct in saying the moral arc of the universe bends toward justice? Even if we do learn from the past, are we still doomed to repeat some of it? Promethean Theatre Ensemble Artistic Director Brian Pastor says, "Friedrich Nietzsche once noted that 'when we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago.' As Promethean begins its 13th season, we are reminded of one of our founding tenets: that we tell stories of the past to illuminate our present. The themes that we explore this season challenge us to craft a better tomorrow by taking our cues from the boldest voices of yesteryear." (more...)

City Lit 2018-19 Season Announced City Lit 2018-19 Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

City Lit's 2018-19 season to span four centuries with comedies and dramas considering timeless themes (more...)

Breaking: Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama! Breaking: Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING Wins 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2018

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize Administrator Dana Canedy that Martyna Majok's COST OF LIVING has officially won the 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at City Lit's Production of J.B. Photo Flash: First Look at City Lit's Production of J.B.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award -winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, takes place in a corner of an enormous circus tent, where two vendors prepare to perform a play based on the Book of Job. One vendor, Nickles (meant to signify the devil, who is sometimes called Old Nick ), will play the Devil. The other vendor, Zuss ( Zeus ), will play God. The two choose J.B., a wealthy banker, to play their Job. City Lit's production is directed by Brian Pastor and will be performed by an ensemble of nine women who take all twenty-three roles of men, women, and children in the play's cast of characters. (more...)

OUR BAR Celebrates 8th Year Of Original Boozy Theater OUR BAR Celebrates 8th Year Of Original Boozy Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Project: Theater is set to present the 8 year anniversary presentation of OUR BAR. (more...)

City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55  City Lit's 'J.B.' to Employ Cast Composed Entirely of Women over Age 55 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2017

J.B., the Pulitzer Prize and Best Play Tony Award-winner by the American playwright and poet Archibald MacLeish, will be the second production in City Lit's 2017-18 season. Reviewing the original Broadway production in 1958, THE NEW YORK TIMES's legendary critic Brooks Atkinson called it A fresh and exalting morality that has great stature. (more...)

City Lit Theater Hosts Celebration for 'Banned Books' Week City Lit Theater Hosts Celebration for 'Banned Books' Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

City Lit Theater Company, in association with the American Library Association's Office of Intellectual Freedom, will present BOOKS ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK, a celebration of BANNED BOOKS WEEK, September 24 - 30, 2017, at various locations in and around Chicago. Thanks to increased support from funding sources, the number of performances has been doubled for the 2017 festival over the 2016 schedule. All events are free to the public. (more...)

New Adaptation of 'DORIAN GRAY', World Premiere of PROMETHEUS BOUND Set for City Lit's 2017-18 Season New Adaptation of 'DORIAN GRAY', World Premiere of PROMETHEUS BOUND Set for City Lit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2017

City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets. (more...)

New Adaptation of 'DORIAN GRAY', World Premiere of PROMETHEUS BOUND Set for City Lit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

City Lit Theater's 38th season will embrace Chicago's first look in a century at an Irish classic, a rarely done Pulitzer winner performed by a non-traditional cast composed entirely of women over 55, a new adaptation by a three-time Jeff-winning adapter of one of the great 19th Century novels, setting its story in a new time and place; and theCity Lit debuts of both the world's first playwright and Chicago's most esteemed translator, retelling an ancient myth through a cast of human actors and life-sized puppets. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

BWW Review: The Fugard's CLYBOURNE PARK a 'Woke' Look at White Privilege and Gentrification
by David Fick - Sep 19, 2016

The Fugard Theatre's production of CLYBOURNE PARK arrives at a time when South Africa is caught up in Archibald MacLeish's idea of 'the play without the play,' a world in which the gentrification trend and the problems caused by white privilege denialism intersect. (more...)

History Has Its Eyes on HAMILTON, Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Raise a glass! It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that HAMILTON has officially won the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Who Will Win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

2016 Pulitzer Prizes Will Be Announced This Afternoon; Watch the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Today's the day! The 2016 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced on today, April 18 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)

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