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BWW Review: GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Steppenwolf Photo BWW Review: GUARDS AT THE TAJ at Steppenwolf
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 12, 2018

Steppenwolf's production reunites cast members Metwally and Moayed along with director Amy Morton. Together, these three artists collaborated with Joseph for the play's world premiere production at Atlantic Theatre in New York City in 2015. Accordingly, the present production is a unique and deeply emotional experience.

Steppenwolf Ensemble Members Bring Talents To NYC This Summer Photo Steppenwolf Ensemble Members Bring Talents To NYC This Summer
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 11, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company began producing ensemble-driven plays in a church basement in the suburbs of Chicago in 1976. Today the company is a leader in the American Theater proudly based in Chicago with more than 50 groundbreaking actors, directors and playwrights who call Steppenwolf their artistic home. While deeply rooted in the Chicago community, the impact of Steppenwolf's work is felt nationwide.

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Mounts GUARDS AT THE TAJ Photo Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Mounts GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by Julie Musbach - Jun 6, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company proudly presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo).

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf Today Photo GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production features the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

BWW TV: Celebrate the Best of Off-Broadway Backstage at the Obie Awards! Photo BWW TV: Celebrate the Best of Off-Broadway Backstage at the Obie Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards¬ģ just last week at Terminal 5.

Photo Coverage: The Stars Align Backstage at the 2018 Obie Awards! Photo Photo Coverage: The Stars Align Backstage at the 2018 Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 22, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards¬ģ last night, May 21 at Terminal 5.

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Obie Awards! Photo Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 22, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards¬ģ last night, May 21 at Terminal 5.

Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf Photo Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf's stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

Who Won at the 2018 Obie Awards? Full List! Photo Who Won at the 2018 Obie Awards? Full List!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) announced the winners of the 63rd Annual Obie Awards¬ģ on May 21 at Terminal 5.

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educationa Photo Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educational and Artistic Programming
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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.

Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf Photo Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 14, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf's stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

Andrew Garfield, Laura Benanti and More to Present at This Year's Obie Awards Photo Andrew Garfield, Laura Benanti and More to Present at This Year's Obie Awards
by Julie Musbach - May 14, 2018

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President and CEO) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, President and CEO) are thrilled to announce the star-studded line-up of presenters at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards, being held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at Terminal 5 (610 West 56th Street).

Kathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime Achievement Photo Kathleen Chalfant To Receive Obie Award For Lifetime Achievement
by Julie Musbach - May 7, 2018

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice announce that Tony Award-nominated and three-time Obie-winning actress Kathleen Chalfant will receive a special Obie Award for Lifetime Achievement at the 63rd Annual Obie Awards.

GUARDS AT THE TAJ By Rajiv Joseph Opens at Steppenwolf, 6/10 Photo GUARDS AT THE TAJ By Rajiv Joseph Opens at Steppenwolf, 6/10
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 27, 2018

A boldly funny and deeply moving play about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances

Kelli O'Hara-Led Web Series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Nominated for Webby Awards! Photo Kelli O'Hara-Led Web Series THE ACCIDENTAL WOLF Nominated for Webby Awards!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 18, 2018

The first season of the Kelli O'Hara-led webseries The Accidental Wolf received two Webby Nominations in the categories of Best Individual Performance for Kelli O'Hara and Best Writing for Arian Moayed.

Waterwell's Tom Ridgely to Join Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; Arian Moayed to Serve Photo Waterwell's Tom Ridgely to Join Shakespeare Festival St. Louis; Arian Moayed to Serve as Interim Artistic Director
by Julie Musbach - Apr 12, 2018

Waterwell (Tom Ridgely, Artistic Director; Arian Moayed, Producer) announced today that Co-Founder and Artistic Director Tom Ridgely will be stepping down next month to assume artistic and executive leadership of Shakespeare Festival St. Louis as Executive Producer. Following his departure, he will join the Waterwell Board of Directors. Tony Award nominee Arian Moayed, Co-Founder and Producer of Waterwell, will serve as Interim Artistic Director while the board conducts a national search for a successor.

Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces New Executive Producer Photo Shakespeare Festival St. Louis Announces New Executive Producer
by Stephi Wild - Apr 12, 2018

After a nine-month national search, Shakespeare Festival St. Louis has appointed Tom Ridgely, a Drama Desk-nominated director, producer and educator, as the Festival's new Executive Producer, a title that encompasses both artistic and executive leadership roles, it was announced today.

Lea DeLaria, Denis O'Hare, and More Join Cast of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS Photo Lea DeLaria, Denis O'Hare, and More Join Cast of THE 24 HOUR PLAYS
by Julie Musbach - Apr 4, 2018

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) announces additional casting for The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway.

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf 5/31 Photo GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf 5/31
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 2, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production features the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

Roundabout Announces THE 24 HOUR PLAYS OFF-BROADWAY Photo Roundabout Announces THE 24 HOUR PLAYS OFF-BROADWAY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018

On Monday, April 9, Roundabout Theatre Company's Roundabout Underground playwriting alumni will gather to present The 24 Hour Plays Off-Broadway. Six playwrights, six directors, 24 actors and a musical guest will perform six brand new short plays written & rehearsed over the course of a single day. The performance will begin at 8:00pm at the Laura Pels Theatre at the Harold and Miriam Steinberg Center for Theatre (111 West 46th Street).

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