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Hell in a Handbag Celebrates Halloween With AIRPORT 1970SOMETHING Photo Hell in a Handbag Celebrates Halloween With AIRPORT 1970SOMETHING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2020

Hell in a Handbag Productions once again takes on the classic 1970s disaster film genre with a totally ridiculous twist! Airport 1970SOMETHING is a parody that celebrates the popular '70s Airport disaster film series, edited and dubbed over with new dialogue by Handbag ensemble members and some of Chicago's favorite performers.

Geva Theatre Center Announces Reimagined 2020-21 Season Photo Geva Theatre Center Announces Reimagined 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2020

Geva Theatre Center's 2020-2021 season was artfully devised to provide audiences with engaging, inclusive and delightful theatre throughout the year a?" safely. 

Signature Theatre Announces 1st National Tour of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND and West Coast P Photo Signature Theatre Announces 1st National Tour of CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND and West Coast Premiere of OCTET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2020

The Signature Theatre has announced that Octet, the critically acclaimed world premiere musical by Residency 5 playwright Dave Malloy, will make its west coast premiere during Berkeley Repertory Theatrea??s Spring 2021 season. Directed by Annie Tippe, Octet was the first musical commissioned and produced in the theatrea??s history.

NAATCO Announces ROMEO AND JULIET as Second Production for National Partnership Proje Photo NAATCO Announces ROMEO AND JULIET as Second Production for National Partnership Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2020

NAATCO (National Asian American Theatre Company) has announced the second production for the NAATCO National Partnership Project (NNPP): Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, in a modern verse translation by Hansol Jung, in partnership with Two River Theater of NJ (TRT).

Lloyd Suh Named 2020 Recipient Of The Horton Foote Prize Photo Lloyd Suh Named 2020 Recipient Of The Horton Foote Prize
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020

Mari Marchbanks (Founder and Executive Director) announced today that The 2020 Horton Foote Prize has been awarded to Lloyd Suh for his play The Chinese Lady. Awarded since 2010, the biennial prize is named in honor of the late playwright, and recognizes excellence in American theatre. 

Flash Mob Announced as Part of THE R&J PROJECT Photo Flash Mob Announced as Part of THE R&J PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2020

A Pop-Up, Flash Mob performance of the balcony scene from Romeo & Juliet will be staged on streets throughout the five boroughs of New York City, in cities across the United States and countries around the world.

Brown University Welcomes Sophia Skiles, New Head Of Acting In Brown/Trinity Program Photo Brown University Welcomes Sophia Skiles, New Head Of Acting In Brown/Trinity Program
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2020

Brown University's Department of Theatre Arts & Performance Studies is has announced that Sophia Skiles has been named the Head of Acting in the Brown/Trinity Program.

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Names Seret Scott the 2020 Gordon David Photo Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation Names Seret Scott the 2020 Gordon Davidson Award Recipient
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2020

Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation has named Seret Scott the 3rd annual Gordon Davidson Award recipient.

Two River Theater Launches Online Benefit Series With Joel Grey, Ruben Santiago-Hudso Photo Two River Theater Launches Online Benefit Series With Joel Grey, Ruben Santiago-Hudson and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2020

Starting in July, Two River Theater will launch a series of benefit play readings. The selected readings reflect the past, present and future of the theater's diverse range of programming including reimagined classics and world premieres by the industry's most adventurous theater artists.

About Face Theatre To Stream Performances Of Scott Bradleyand Chay Yew's PACKING Photo About Face Theatre To Stream Performances Of Scott Bradleyand Chay Yew's PACKING
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2020

In honor of Pride Month, About Face Theatre will bring its world-premiere production of PACKING to a wide audience through online streaming.  Directed by Chey Yew, PACKING is AFT Artistic Associate Scott Bradley's intimately moving solo piece charting his personal journey of self discovery as it intersects with recent queer history. Filmed and edited by Starbelly Studios, the streaming performance will be available June 19 through July 12, 2020 through the About Face Theatre website.

Erica Daniels to Exit Victory Gardens Following Protests Photo Erica Daniels to Exit Victory Gardens Following Protests
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2020

Theater Artists Transform Victory Gardens' Boarded Up Windows into Billboards During  Photo Theater Artists Transform Victory Gardens' Boarded Up Windows into Billboards During Protest
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2020

In Chicago, over 100 members of the theatre community gathered at the Victory Gardens Theater to protest. Before the protest began, artists transformed the theater's boarded up windows into billboards.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Free Seminar Series For Theater Professionals Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces Free Seminar Series For Theater Professionals
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater outgoing Artistic Director Chay Yew, Executive Artistic Erica Daniels announce a free seminar series taught by Chicago artists and local arts leaders designed to aid those whose ability to work has been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics cover virtual auditions, creating a home-recording studio, and how to handle income and taxes during this time.

Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION 2020 Photo Victory Gardens Announces IGNITION 2020
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater outgoing Artistic Director Chay Yew, Executive Artistic Erica Daniels announce the lineup for the 2020 IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Black Like Me by Monty Cole, North Star by Georgette Kelly, Last Hermanos by Exal Iraheta, and Pivot by Alex Lubischer. The annual festival of new plays, now online for Summer 2020, will run from mid-June to mid-July with free readings of four new plays from Chicago playwrights on Thursday evenings at 7:00pm. Each reading will be followed by a a?oeCoffee with the Creatorsa?? chat at noon the following day.

John Logan, Will Arbery and More to Take Part in Victory Gardens Theater's YOUR WORLD Photo John Logan, Will Arbery and More to Take Part in Victory Gardens Theater's YOUR WORLD OFF STAGE
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater has announced Your World Off Stage, an online conversation series with artists from the upcoming 2020/2021 season and members of the VG Playwrights Ensemble.

Victory Gardens Theater Announces New Management Model; Erica Daniels Named Executive Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces New Management Model; Erica Daniels Named Executive Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2020

The Victory Gardens Theater Board of Directors today announced a new management design for the 46 year-old institution. When Artistic Director Chay Yew departs at the end of June, Victory Gardens will adjust its executive structure to include the newly-created positions of Executive Artistic Director and more.

Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations Photo Breaking News: Drama League Announces 2020 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

a??a??a??a??a??a??a??The Drama League has announced the 2020 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Production of a Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Production of a Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much- coveted Distinguished Performance Award.

Victory Gardens Announces 2020-2021 Season Including Four Premieres Photo Victory Gardens Announces 2020-2021 Season Including Four Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2020

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Executive Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2020a?"2021 Season. Victory Gardens' 46th Season will include the Chicago premiere of Poor Yella Rednecks by Qui Nguyen; the world premiere of In Every Generation by Ali Viterbi; the acclaimed Chicago play Exit Strategy by Ike Holter; the Chicago premiere of cullud wattah by Erika Dickerson-Despenza, and the Chicago premiere of Heroes of the Fourth Turning by Will Arbery.

Cast Recording of Signature Theatre's CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND to Be Released May 8 Photo Cast Recording of Signature Theatre's CAMBODIAN ROCK BAND to Be Released May 8
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 15, 2020

Signature Theatre today announced that the cast recording of its production of their acclaimed production of Lauren Yee's Cambodian Rock Band, featuring songs by Dengue Fever, will be released on May 8 by Yellow Sound Label. The album will be produced by Michael Croiter and Matthias Winter.

Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez Has Passed Away Photo Theatre Artist Diane Rodriguez Has Passed Away
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2020

Noted theatre artist Diane Rodriguez, born June 22, 1951, in San Jose, CA, died today, April 10, 2020, in Los Angeles, of cancer.

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