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Nominations Announced for the CDG Casting Awards 2021 Photo Nominations Announced for the CDG Casting Awards 2021
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Dec 16, 2020

The Casting Directors’ Guild (CDG) in partnership with Spotlight is pleased to announce nominations for the 2021 CDG Casting Awards, which will take place during an online ceremony on Tuesday 16 February 2021.

Actors Equity Association Will Host Racial Justice Town Hall for Members on 6/17 Photo Actors Equity Association Will Host Racial Justice Town Hall for Members on 6/17
by Nicole Rosky - Jun 11, 2020

Actors' Equity has invited members to attend an open discussion regarding racial injustice and anti-Black practices in the theatre industry. This conversation will be hosted by Equal Employment Opportunity Committee Vice Chairs E. Faye Butler, Barbara Roberts and Allyson Tucker.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2 Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2
by Julie Musbach - 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.

Photo Flash: The Game is Afoot at Peninsula Players With MISS HOLMES Photo Photo Flash: The Game is Afoot at Peninsula Players With MISS HOLMES
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 17, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, opens the riveting murder mystery "Miss Holmes," by Christopher M. Walsh, based on the characters by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle on Wednesday, July 4.  In this deadly and thrilling story, Walsh's Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are intelligent and independent women in 19th Century England.

South Coast Repertory Premieres LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS By Kemp Powers Photo South Coast Repertory Premieres LITTLE BLACK SHADOWS By Kemp Powers
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 27, 2018

Playwright Kemp Powers knew he'd found something incredible in the personal recollections of former slaves documented by a federal writers project during the Great Depression. Discovering the different voices and views in those first-person histories inspired him to learn more and write Little Black Shadows, which has its world premiere at South Coast Repertory, April 8-29, on the Julianne Argyros Stage. Directed by May Adrales, the show is part of the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Tickets are available now at www.scr.org.  

Actors' Equity Names Bill Rauch Recipient of the Ivy Bethune Award Photo Actors' Equity Names Bill Rauch Recipient of the Ivy Bethune Award
by Julie Musbach - Jan 24, 2018

Actors' Equity Association named Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) as recipient of the Ivy Bethune Award at an award ceremony today in OSF's Thomas Theatre.

Bill Rauch Named Recipient Of Actors' Equity Ivy Bethune Award Photo Bill Rauch Named Recipient Of Actors' Equity Ivy Bethune Award
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2018

Actors' Equity Association named Bill Rauch, Artistic Director of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), as recipient of the Ivy Bethune Award at an award ceremony in OSF's Thomas Theatre.

Ten Chimneys Foundation and Sarah Siddons Society Collaborate on New Exhibition Photo Ten Chimneys Foundation and Sarah Siddons Society Collaborate on New Exhibition
by Julie Musbach - Aug 3, 2017

Ten Chimneys Foundation is proud to welcome guests to a new Exhibition in collaboration with Sarah Siddons Society.

Photo Flash: Geva Theatre Center presents the World Premiere of OTHER THAN HONORABLE
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 25, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21.

Jamie Pachino's OTHER THAN HONORABLE to Make World Premiere at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Geva Theatre Center presents the world premiere of Other Than Honorable by Jamie Pachino. Other Than Honorable is directed by Kimberly Senior and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from April 25 - May 21.

Jen Silverman's Funny and Dark Comedy, THE ROOMMATE, Has West Coast Premiere at SCR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Can a person really change? And, once they break the mold, can they ever stop? Playwright Jen Silverman takes on these questions in The Roommate, a funny and dark comedy that has its West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory on the Julianne Argyros Stage, Jan. 3-22. Founding Artistic Director Martin Benson directs. Tickets are available now at www.scr.org.

Jen Silverman's Funny and Dark Comedy, THE ROOMMATE, Has West Coast Premiere at SCR
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 14, 2016

Can a person really change? And, once they break the mold, can they ever stop? Playwright Jen Silverman takes on these questions in The Roommate, a funny and dark comedy that has its West Coast premiere at South Coast Repertory on the Julianne Argyros Stage, Jan. 3-22. Founding Artistic Director Martin Benson directs. Tickets are available now at www.scr.org.

Photo Flash: First Look at LIFE SUCKS at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Opening its 29th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the Midwest Premiere of Life Sucks written by Aaron Posner and directed by Lookingglass Ensemble Member Andrew White. Life Sucks runs now through November 6, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Today, September 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Photo Flash: First Look at LIFE SUCKS at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Opening its 29th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the Midwest Premiere of Life Sucks written by Aaron Posner and directed by Lookingglass Ensemble Member Andrew White. Life Sucks runs now through November 6, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Lookingglass Sets Full Cast of LIFE SUCKS
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 14, 2016

Opening its 29th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the Midwest Premiere of Life Sucks written by Aaron Posner and directed by Lookingglass Ensemble Member Andrew White. Life Sucks runs September 9-November 6, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, September 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Brian D'Arcy James Honored at Sarah Siddons Society Awards
by Tyler Peterson - May 31, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. One of Broadway's most popular performers, Brian D'Arcy James, was the recipient. The event was co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean.

Photo Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater embarks on an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016.

Jeanine Tesori & Kate Baldwin Set for 2016 Sarah Siddons Awards, Honoring Sutton Foster & Brian D'Arcy James
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 25, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. Two of Broadway's most popular performers, Sutton Foster and Brian D'Arcy James, will be this year's recipients. The event is being co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean.

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