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Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIARPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert. This Chicago premiere production is directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIARPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert (more...)

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At SteppenwolfFAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira). (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 SeasonSteppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. This production is directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by Jared Grimes. 42nd Street runs now through January 7, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The show officially opened on November 5, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Theatre!VIDEO: Watch The Cast and Creative Team of 42ND STREET In Rehearsals at Drury Lane Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018! Watch the cast in rehearsals in this video! (more...)

Review Roundup: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?Review Roundup: 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre - What Did The Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

42ND STREET at the Drury Lane Theatre runs through January 2018, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

Photo Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: A Tappin' First Look at 42ND STREET at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. The press opening is scheduled for this Sunday, November 5, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. (more...)

Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!Kimberly Immanuel to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's 42ND STREET; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CARLYLE as Part of 'New Stages' at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The 11th annual New Stages Festival kicked off at Goodman Theatre on October 29. Appearing in repertory alongside FEATHERS AND TEETH is THE MAGIC PLAY by Andrew Hinderaker, a play that fuses magic and reality directed by Halena Kays; and CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, an exploration of right-wing politics in America through the eyes of an African American Republican directed by Benjamin Kamine. Scroll down for a first look at CARLYLE! (more...)

Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival Kicks Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. (more...)

Casting Set for Goodman Theatre's 2014 New Stages Festival, Running 10/29-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in 2014 New Stages, a free annual festival of new American plays that also includes three staged readings. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Closes BUD, NOT BUDDY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will close Bud, Not Buddy today. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents BUD, NOT BUDDY, 1/12-2/24
by samantha vega - Jan 17, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) skips a few grades following its recent smash hit, Harold and the Purple Crayon, with a new production of Bud, Not Buddy, January 12-February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. Single tickets start at $20, and are on sale now. To purchase, visit chicagochildrenstheatre.org or call (872) 222-9555. For group rates, visit GroupTix.net or call (773) 327-3778. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents Chicago Debut of BUD, NOT BUDDY, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2013

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will skip a few grades with its follow-up to its current smash hit, Harold and the Purple Crayon, with a new production of Bud, Not Buddy, tonight, January 12-February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Presents Chicago Debut of BUD, NOT BUDDY, 1/12-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2012

Chicago Children's Theatre (CCT) will skip a few grades with its follow-up to its current smash hit, Harold and the Purple Crayon, with a new production of Bud, Not Buddy, January 12-February 24, 2013 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is Friday, January 18 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Court Theatre Offers Free JITNEY Performance for Students During CPS Teachers' Strike, 9/13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

In response to the CPS teachers' strike, Court Theatre is offering a special free performance of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson, for any CPS student (and one parent/guardian) with a valid CPS ID. This free matinee will be Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 10:30am at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. There is no need to RSVP, simply present a valid CPS ID at the theatre. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents JITNEY, Now thru 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

Court Theatre kicks off its 2012-13 season with August Wilson's Jitney directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson.Jitney is the fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle to be produced at Court Theatre under Parson's direction. The production will run tonight, September 6 - October 14, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. The press opening will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Court Theatre Presents JITNEY, 9/6-10/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2012

Court Theatre kicks off its 2012-13 season with August Wilson's Jitney directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson.Jitney is the fourth play in Wilson's Century Cycle to be produced at Court Theatre under Parson's direction. The production will runSeptember 6 - October 14, 2012 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. The press opening will be Saturday, September 15, 2012 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

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