More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report More Than 50 Chicago Activists, Artists And Leaders Join The Neo-Futurist's 24-Hour Reading Of The Robert Mueller Report
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

The Neo-Futurist Theater is proud to host more than 50 Chicago-based activists, artists and leaders to take part of its 24-hour staged reading of the Mueller Report. The report, which is nearly 450 pages, was originally delivered by Special Counsel Robert Mueller on April 18, 2019 and covers subjects ranging from questions about Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election to whether President Donald Trump. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast, the production will be performed for the public on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., February 16-March 16, 2019. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities.  (more...)

San Francisco Playhouse Ends 13th Mainstage Season with CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

San Francisco Playhouse (Bill English, Artistic Director; Susi Damilano, Producing Director) concludes its thirteenth Mainstage season with the ingenious, award-winning crime noir musical City of Angels, directed by Bill English. (more...)

Members of A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program to Stage THE BIG MEAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

American Conservatory Theater's Master of Fine Arts Program, Class of 2016, will present Dan LeFranc's The Big Meal-a delicious comedy about eight diners, four generations and one family-February 24-27, 2016 in The Rueff at A.C.T.'s Strand Theater (1127 Market Street, San Francisco). Family is not a word, it's a seating chart in this delicious and provocative comedy. Playwright Dan LeFranc orients the drama around four generations of a single family loving and laughing, fighting and yelling over a series of meals. While the passing of time in LeFranc's world is fluid (this feels like a modern cousin of Thornton Wilder's The Long Christmas Dinner), the meals are quick and casual-a moveable feast. One moment, two young lovers are hooking up over cocktails, the next moment, they're middle-aged and clashing about their kids. With characters that develop, flip, and shift, The Big Meal serves up a thought-provoking feast for audiences. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present Eugene O'Neill's AH, WILDERNESS! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2015-16 season with AH, WILDERNESS!, Eugene O'Neill's passionate coming-of-age classic. AH, WILDERNESS! is a tender portrait of a sensitive teenage poet whose experience of first love leads him into the raptures of romantic poetry and the pain of heartbreak. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Featuring a lively cast of dozens, delightful music, gorgeous costumes, and those deliciously spooky ghosts, the Bay Area's favorite holiday tradition returns with American Conservatory Theater's celebrated production of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol. Now in its 39th year, this version of A Christmas Carol-adapted by Paul Walsh and Carey Perloff-stays true to the heart of Dickens's timeless story of redemption and brings a playful sensibility to his rich language. (more...)

A.C.T. to Present Eugene O'Neill's AH, WILDERNESS! This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) continues its 2015-16 season with AH, WILDERNESS!, Eugene O'Neill's passionate coming-of-age classic. AH, WILDERNESS! is a tender portrait of a sensitive teenage poet whose experience of first love leads him into the raptures of romantic poetry and the pain of heartbreak. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stunning Creative Choices and Broadway Cast Lead ACT's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Harmony Wheeler - May 29, 2015

Taking his inspiration from the summer solstice and a turn of the twentieth century Sweden setting, director Mark Lamos gives Sondheim's A Little Night Music an "erotic" staging at San Francisco's American Conservatory Theatre . A Little Night Music features breathtaking scenic design from Riccardo Hernandez and stunning costumes designed by Candice Donnelly. Audiences leave with plenty of material worthy of hours of discussion. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More Lead A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. The show opens tonight, May 27, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Patrick Cassidy, Dana Ivey, Emily Skinner, Karen Ziemba and More in A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A.C.T. Extends A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, June 21.  (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A.C.T.'s A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, Starring Emily Skinner & Karen Ziemba
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Artistic Director Carey Perloff announced today the full cast for the upcoming production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's rapturous and seductive musical, A Little Night Music. (more...)