Otherworld Theatre Presents GENERATION RED Otherworld Theatre Presents GENERATION RED
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2020

This January Otherworld Theatre proudly presents Generation Red, written by Alexander Utz and directed by Bec Willett. The play runs January 17 - February 2, 2020 at Otherworld Theatre. (more...)

Underscore Theatre Company Presents its 6th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Underscore Theatre Company Presents its 6th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2020

Underscore Theatre Company will present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. The 2020 Festival features full productions of eight new musicals, plus two pay-what-you-can staged readings and a showcase of 10-minute musicals. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages from February 3 - 23, 2020 at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2020 Festival, is Monday, February 3 at 8 pm. (more...)

Participants Announced for Midsommer Flight's Inaugural DIRECTORS FLIGHT Professional Development Program Participants Announced for Midsommer Flight's Inaugural DIRECTORS FLIGHT Professional Development Program
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2020

Midsommer Flight has announced the five theater professionals who will participate in the inaugural session of the company's new 'Directors Flight' initiative. Announced in fall 2019, Directors Flight is a program with the goal of promoting, cultivating, and inspiring classical directing talent in Chicago. The announcement last fall included a call for applications to participate. Instead of a tuition-based model, Midsommer Flight has opted to pay each selected director a small fellowship stipend for their participation. (more...)

Raven Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of a New Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE Raven Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of a New Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2020

Raven Theatre will continue its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 - March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Wilmette's Actors Training Center Partners With Chicago Dramatists On New Classes This Winter Wilmette's Actors Training Center Partners With Chicago Dramatists On New Classes This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019

Actors Training Center (ATC), the North Shore training center that has garnered a national reputation for training actors since 2007 is proud to announce a new educational partnership with Chicago Dramatics, the arts organization based in Chicago and has developed new plays and nurtured new playwrights since 1980. The partnership is focused on arts education with two classes at ATC in Wilmette starting Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020. These classes utilize the skills and knowledge of Chicago Dramatist-affiliated instructors to educate ATC's students in the field that are relevant to them and offer an opportunity to increase skills needed to pursue a career in their desired field.  (more...)

The Drama League Announces The Acting Company for DirectorFest 2020 The Drama League Announces The Acting Company for DirectorFest 2020
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

The Drama League (Artistic Director Gabriel Stelian-Shanks, Executive Director Bevin Ross) announced today the acting company for the 36th annual DirectorFest, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. Directorfest will take place January 10 - February 4, 2020 at various locations around NYC: The New Ohio Theatre (154 Christopher Street), The Drama League Theater Center (32 Avenue of the Americas), LaGuardia Performing Arts Center (31-10 Thomson Avenue), and Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street). For festival details and tickets, visit directorfest.org or call (212) 244-9494 x102. (more...)

Chicago Dramatists Announce Winter Class Schedule Chicago Dramatists Announce Winter Class Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2019

Chicago Dramatists has announced its winter line up of writing courses, many of which are brand new to our curriculum. a??For the winter session, we are offering a 20% Partnership Discount to members of Broadway World. Use promo code PartnerWinter20 at checkout to redeem this offer. a??We hope you'll make use of this offer, and join us this winter in some of our warm and creative classrooms. (more...)

Street Corner Arts Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO Street Corner Arts Presents THE BUTCHER OF BARABOO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2019

In Baraboo, Wisconsin, the ground is white with snow and the air is black with laughs. Valerie is the town butcher with an axe to grind. Her daughter Midge is a pharmacist whose clientele extends beyond the drug store. Over one cold February week, the town cop - who just happens to be Valerie's sister-in-law - will try to sniff out this family's secrets and lies. (more...)

The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020 The Drama League Announces Lineup And Creative Team For DirectorFest 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2019

The Drama League announced today the 2020 line-up of DirectorFest: The 36th Annual Directors Festival, the only festival in the United States dedicated to the art of contemporary stage directing. For its 36th year, the festival will include six fully-staged productions, a showcase concert of a new musical, a town hall, and conversations with directors including 2017 Tony Award Winner Rebecca Taichman (Indecent), 2014 Tony Award Winner and 2010 Drama League Founders Award for Excellence in Directing Kenny Leon (A Soldier's Play), and Intimacy Director Claire Warden (HBO's Mrs. Fletcher). (more...)

Elia Monte-Brown and John Wojda  To Lead Reading of THE MOUNTAIN KING Elia Monte-Brown and John Wojda To Lead Reading of THE MOUNTAIN KING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

In the Athletic Director's office of a prestigious Division One athletic department, a reform-minded administrator faces down a coach who personifies the winner-take-all culture of college football when scandal threatens to derail the season. (more...)

A Remembrance Of Chicago Performer Cat Dean Announced November 11 A Remembrance Of Chicago Performer Cat Dean Announced November 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2019

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Found Stages Presents Reading Of Gabrielle Fulton Play In Wine & Reading Series Found Stages Presents Reading Of Gabrielle Fulton Play In Wine & Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

Found Stages and Dunwoody Nature Center are joining to present the fourth play in the second annual 'Wine & Reading Series,' Gabrielle Fulton's SEED PLANTER on Sunday, October 13, 2019. (more...)

Crowded Fire Announces 2020 Season Crowded Fire Announces 2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

Crowded Fire Theater (CFT) Crowded Fire's Artistic Director Mina Morita unveiled the 2020 mainstage season lineup including two new plays that uphold the company's long tradition of collaborative work and boundary-pushing theater. (more...)

End Of Life Festival Presents DESIGNATED DAUGHTER End Of Life Festival Presents DESIGNATED DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

The Designated Daughter is being presented by The Marsh San Francisco as part of the Reimagine End of Life festival, a citywide exploration of death and celebration of life through creativity and conversation. Every family has one: the dutiful child who stays behind shouldering familial responsibilities. Podesta wasn't that daughter. However, when her elderly mother moves in a?" wreaking comic chaos, forcing a painful confrontation with a buried past, and prompting the search for the perfect pajamas a?" she has one last chance to build a bond of truth and love. (more...)

Court Theatre Welcomes New Artistic, Administrative Staff Court Theatre Welcomes New Artistic, Administrative Staff
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Court Theatre has appointed three new individuals to its staff. Regina Victor joins Court as their first-ever Associate Producer, while Andrew Berg will serve as the theatre's Director of Development, and Gabrielle Randle will conduct research in conjunction with Court's Oedipus Trilogy as an Artistic Fellow. (more...)

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill Presents BLOOD AND WATER Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill Presents BLOOD AND WATER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2019

Aux Dog Theatre Nob Hill will present the world premiere of the riveting drama BLOOD AND WATER which opens September 12 and runs through September 29. Advance Tickets are available at http://www.auxdogtheatre.org or by calling 505-596-0607. (more...)

Steep Theatre Announces 19th Season Steep Theatre Announces 19th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Steep Theatre announces the programming for its upcoming 19th season, which will continue the company's tradition of presenting bold plays from today's most exciting playwrights, brought to life by fearless ensembles and visionary directors. (more...)

About Face Theatre Announces New Artistic Associates About Face Theatre Announces New Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

About Face Theatre announces the addition of five new artists to the company's roster of Artistic Associates. Along with Artistic Director Megan Carney, the Artistic Associates represent the company's core artistic community whose creative focus helps shape About Face Theatre's theatrical productions and outreach. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2019

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Award-Winning Drama BOOGIEBAN Opens At Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater Award-Winning Drama BOOGIEBAN Opens At Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

Following a triumphant run in Chicago, The New York premiere of DC Fidler's play BOOGIEBAN, begins Thursday, September 5th at 8 p.m., with stars, DAVID PEACOCK and TRAVIS TEFFNER at Thirteenth Street Repertory Theater (50 W. Thirteenth Street), New York. (more...)

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