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3Arts Awards Chicago Artists, $25,000 Cash Grants Photo 3Arts Awards Chicago Artists, $25,000 Cash Grants
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, is honored to award 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted grants at the 11th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration, taking place tonight, November 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The celebration will honor the ten annual 3Arts Awards recipients along with ten recipients of Make a Wave-an unprecedented artist-to-artist giving initiative.

Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA Photo Meet The Women Of Steppenwolf's LA RUTA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2018

This December, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is proud to present the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez. Featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast, La Ruta is inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route. La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss.

Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Gehringer in the Goodman Theatre's LADY IN DENMARK Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Linda Gehringer in the Goodman Theatre's LADY IN DENMARK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2018

Dael Orlandersmith, "an intense poet, writer and intellectual" (Chicago Tribune), brings her newest work, Lady in Denmark, to the Owen Theatre. Reuniting with director Chay Yew (Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, 2012), Orlandersmith's world premiere production is a reflection on love and adversity starring stage and screen actress Linda Gehringer in a 90-minute solo performance. Helene (Gehringer) is a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. This is her journey through the couple's time together-from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Chicago.Lady in Denmark is one of five world premieres this season, all originally developed as a part of the Goodman's New Stages Festival.

3Arts Awards 20 Chicago Artists with Unrestricted Cash Grants Photo 3Arts Awards 20 Chicago Artists with Unrestricted Cash Grants
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

3Arts, the Chicago-based nonprofit grantmaking organization, is honored to award 20 Chicago artists with unrestricted grants at the 11th annual 3Arts Awards Celebration, taking place Monday, November 5 at the Museum of Contemporary Art. The celebration will honor the ten annual 3Arts Awards recipients along with ten recipients of Make a Wave-an unprecedented artist-to-artist giving initiative.

World Premiere Of LADY IN DENMARK Starts Today Photo World Premiere Of LADY IN DENMARK Starts Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2018

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith highlights the universal languages of love and music in Lady in Denmark, kicks off the 2018/2019 season in the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre. Chay Yew, who also helmed the play's 2016 New Stages Festival staged reading, directs Linda Gehringer as Helene-a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. Orlandersmith's newest play is Helene's journey through the couple's time together-from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Andersonville, Chicago. The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (set), Christine Pascual (costumes), Lee Fiskness (lighting) and Mikhail Fiksel (original music and sound). Donald E. Claxon is the production stage manager. Lady in Denmark appears October 19 - November 18, 2018 (opening night is October 29 at 7pm) in the Goodman's Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); tickets ($15-45; subject to change), by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/LadyInDenmark.

LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins 12/13 Photo LA RUTA By Isaac Gomez With All Female Latinx Cast Begins 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the world premiere production of La Ruta by acclaimed Chicago playwright Isaac Gomez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez and featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez along with an eight-member all female Latinx cast. Inspired by the lives of Mexican women who live, work-and disappear-along a Ciudad Juarez bus route, La Ruta weaves live music through a story of resilience in the wake of loss.

World Premiere Of LADY IN DENMARK Starts 10/19 Photo World Premiere Of LADY IN DENMARK Starts 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Pulitzer Prize Finalist Dael Orlandersmith highlights the universal languages of love and music in Lady in Denmark, kicks off the 2018/2019 season in the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre. Chay Yew, who also helmed the play's 2016 New Stages Festival staged reading, directs Linda Gehringer as Helene-a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. Orlandersmith's newest play is Helene's journey through the couple's time together-from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Andersonville, Chicago. The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (set), Christine Pascual (costumes), Lee Fiskness (lighting) and Mikhail Fiksel (original music and sound). Donald E. Claxon is the production stage manager. Lady in Denmark appears October 19 - November 18, 2018 (opening night is October 29 at 7pm) in the Goodman's Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); tickets ($15-45; subject to change), by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/LadyInDenmark.

Photo Flash: First Look at Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips.

Raven Theatre Presents CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY Photo Raven Theatre Presents CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. This sharp and boisterous drama about family, faith and revolution will play October 4 - November 18, 2018 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.

Raven Theatre Presents CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY Photo Raven Theatre Presents CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips. This sharp and boisterous drama about family, faith and revolution will play October 4 - November 18, 2018 on Raven's 99-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago.

Stage And Screen Actress Linda Gehringer Stars In Dael Orlandersmith's LADY IN DENMAR Photo Stage And Screen Actress Linda Gehringer Stars In Dael Orlandersmith's LADY IN DENMARK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Dael Orlandersmith, "an intense poet, writer and intellectual" (Chicago Tribune), brings her newest work, Lady in Denmark, to the Owen Theatre. Reuniting with director Chay Yew (Black n Blue Boys/Broken Men, 2012), Orlandersmith's world premiere production is a reflection on love and adversity starring stage and screen actress Linda Gehringer in a 90-minute solo performance. Helene (Gehringer) is a Danish American woman coping with the death of her husband who finds solace in the hauntingly beautiful music of their favorite singer, Billie Holiday. This is her journey through the couple's time together-from the smoky jazz clubs of post-war Copenhagen to the home they shared in present-day Chicago. Lady in Denmark is one of five world premieres this season, all originally developed as a part of the Goodman's New Stages Festival. The creative team includes Andrew Boyce (set), Christine Pascual (costumes), Lee Fiskness (lighting) and Mikhail Fiksel (original music and sound). Donald E. Claxon is the Production Stage Manager. Lady in Denmark appears October 19 - November 18, 2018 (opening night is October 29 at 7pm) in the Goodman's Owen Theatre (170 N. Dearborn); tickets ($15-45; subject to change) go on sale Friday, August 31, by telephone 312.443.3800 or online GoodmanTheatre.org/LadyInDenmark.

Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY Photo Casting Announced For Raven Theatre's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY by two-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Lynn Nottage, directed by Tyrone Phillips.

Photo Flash: Haven Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of THE DISPLACED Photo Photo Flash: Haven Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of THE DISPLACED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2018

Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other.

Haven Theatre Presents THE DISPLACED Photo Haven Theatre Presents THE DISPLACED
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2018

Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other. Written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Jo Cattell, THE DISPLACED will play May 31 - July 1, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale shortly at haventheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Today, June 6 at 8 pm.

Haven Theatre Presents THE DISPLACED Photo Haven Theatre Presents THE DISPLACED
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other. Written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Jo Cattell, THE DISPLACED will play May 31 - July 1, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale shortly at haventheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Wednesday, June 6 at 8 pm.

Haven Theatre Presents THE DISPLACED Photo Haven Theatre Presents THE DISPLACED
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Haven Theatre is pleased to conclude its 2017-18 Season with the world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other. Written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Jo Cattell, THE DISPLACED will play May 31 - July 1, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale shortly at haventheatrechicago.com. The press opening is Wednesday, June 6 at 8 pm.

Timeline Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Brett Neveu's TO CATCH A FISH Photo Timeline Theatre Company Presents World Premiere Of Brett Neveu's TO CATCH A FISH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company announces casting and other details for the world premiere of TO CATCH A FISH by Brett Neveu, directed by Ron OJ Parson, May 3 - July 1, 2018 (previews 4/25 - 5/2) at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. Press Night is Wednesday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and information, visit timelinetheatre.com or call (773) 281-8463 x6.

Jackalope Theatre Co Announces Cast of THE LIGHT FANTASTIC Photo Jackalope Theatre Co Announces Cast of THE LIGHT FANTASTIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2018

Jackalope will conclude its 10th Season with the world premiere of The Light Fantastic, written by Ike Holter, directed by Gus Menary, with the full cast announced below.

Haven Theatre Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE DISPLACED Photo Haven Theatre Announces Casting for the World Premiere of THE DISPLACED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Haven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of THE DISPLACED, an electrifying thriller exploring the heartbreak of gentrification and the scars we leave on each other, written by Isaac Gomez and directed by Jo Cattell, THE DISPLACED will feature Rashaad Hall and Karen Rodriguez.

A Red Orchid Extends TRAITOR Due To Overwhelming Demand Photo A Red Orchid Extends TRAITOR Due To Overwhelming Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu and directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon, due to overwhelming demand. The production features Ensemble Members Dado, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Larry Grimm, Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West, with Jacob Alexander, Mary Jo Bolduc, Missi Davis, Kristin Ellis, Nation Henrickson, Frank Nall and Steve Walker, featuring lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst. Traitor will add Wednesday evening performances in February and now runs through March 4, 2018. 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Tickets for the extension are on sale now.

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