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Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at PlayMakers Photo Photo Flash: First Look at JULIUS CAESAR at PlayMakers
by Stephi Wild - Mar 5, 2020

The Bard's classic play of politics and power hits the stage at PlayMakers for the first time ever. When Julius Caesar's heroic magnetism tips the scale and threatens to undo four centuries of republican rule in Rome, a small band of patriots determine to put things right. But is their ‚Äúright‚ÄĚ any better?

Photo Flash: EVERYBODY Wants to Cheat Death‚Ä"Now on Stage at PlayMakers Photo Photo Flash: EVERYBODY Wants to Cheat Death‚Ä"Now on Stage at PlayMakers
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 22, 2020

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents ‚ÄúEverybody,‚ÄĚ the award-winning, Pulitzer Prize finalist comedy that asks us to consider: What is a life well lived? Directed by Orlando Pabotoy in his PlayMakers debut, the production runs from January 22 to February 9, 2020.¬†

Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents DAIRYLAND Photo Photo Flash: PlayMakers Presents DAIRYLAND
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 21, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents 'Dairyland,' a world premiere comedy by Heidi Armbruster. This whimsical, heartfelt tale of one woman's journey from farm to table and table to farm is directed by Vivienne Benesch, and runs from October 16 to November 3, 2019.

PlayMakers Presents DAIRYLAND Photo PlayMakers Presents DAIRYLAND
by Julie Musbach - Oct 2, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents a?oeDairyland,a?? a world premiere comedy by Heidi Armbruster. This whimsical, heartfelt tale of one woman's journey from farm to table and table to farm is directed by Vivienne Benesch, and runs from October 16 to November 3, 2019.

Photo Flash: First Look at BEWILDERNESS at PlayMakers Repertory Company Photo Photo Flash: First Look at BEWILDERNESS at PlayMakers Repertory Company
by Stephi Wild - Jan 9, 2019

PlayMakers Repertory Company proudly presents "Bewilderness," a PlayMakers commission and the second production in its 2018/19 PRC2 Kenan Stage series. Written and directed by Zack Fine, "Bewilderness" invites us into the upside-down, creatively chaotic world of a playwright inspired by and obsessed with the great American philosopher, Henry David Thoreau. In this madcap comedy, the famous cabin on Walden Pond plays host not only to Thoreau, but also to his brother, his mother, Ralph Waldo Emerson, some singing doctors, and a wisecracking woodchuck.

PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Ken Ludwig's SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN  Photo PlayMakers Repertory Company Presents Ken Ludwig's SHERWOOD: THE ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018

The tale of Robin Hood is part of our collective mythology. Robin Hood is a nobleman who leaves behind his life of privilege to stand up for those in society who cannot. He is joined by a band of merry men and Maid Marian as he robs from the rich to give to the poor. But how well do we really know this legendary folk hero and what moves him? The legend of Robin Hood is one of the original resistance stories, and one man's awakening to the injustices of his society. In Ken Ludwig's frolicking, funny retelling, he's not a perfect man at all, but perfectly imperfect and surrounded by a colorful cast of characters who help challenge and shape his ideals.

Photo Flash: MARY'Z WITH A 'Z' Launches Brown Paper Box Co.'s 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opened its 2016/2017 season with Mary'z with a 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's set list in its entirety. Mary'z with a 'Z' was an evening of song, dance, drag, and reinterpreted numbers by over a dozen of Chicago's finest artists. Classic songz. New arrangementz. 44 yearz later. Scroll down for photos!

Full Cast Set for Brown Paper Box Co.'s MARY'Z WITH A 'Z'
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 4, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. opens its 2016/2017 season with MARY'Z WITH A 'Z,' a cover-to-cover tribute to 1972's Emmy-winning 'Liza With a 'Z' broadcast featuring BPBCo. members, alumni, and fresh faces presenting and reinventing Bob Fosse & Marvin Hamlisch's setlist in its entirety. The evening begins with Kander and Ebb's 'Yes' and ends with a 5-song Cabaret medley. Mixed in are a plethora of standards, show tunes, and numbers written specifically for Ms. Minnelli.

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Brown Paper Box Co.'s JULIUS CAESAR
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 26, 2016

Brown Paper Box Co. has announced their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar. The show opens Saturday, March 5, and runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM, and Sundays at 2:00 PM through April 3 at The Greenhouse Theater Center in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood (2257 N. Lincoln Avenue). A preview is also scheduled for Friday, March 4, along with a special Monday night performance on March 7, both of which begin at 7:30. Ticketing information and more can be found at www.brownpaperbox.org.

Ben Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to Direct
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 30, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role.

House Theatre Extends ROSE AND THE RIME Through 3/23
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 17, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the extension of their all-ages original play, Rose and the Rime, at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., through Sunday, March 23. The play is created by Company Members Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Artistic Director Nathan Allen, who is also the production's director, choreography by Company Member Tommy Rapley and music by Company Member Kevin O' Donnell. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Although designed for adults, Rose and The Rime is suitable for kids six and up. The run time is 85 minutes with no intermission. Current ticket prices range from $20 to $40. Ticket prices for the extension (After March 9) range from $20 - $45 (performance schedule remains the same). $10 Student and Industry Same-Day discounted tickets are available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehousetheatre.com or call 773.769.3832.

House Theatre of Chicago Extends ROSE AND THE RIME Through 3/23
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 14, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced the extension of their all-ages original play, Rose and the Rime, at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., through Sunday, March 23. The play is created by Company Members Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Artistic Director Nathan Allen, who is also the production's director, choreography by Company Member Tommy Rapley and music by Company Member Kevin O' Donnell. Performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Although designed for adults, Rose and The Rime is suitable for kids six and up. The run time is 85 minutes with no intermission. Current ticket prices range from $20 to $40. Ticket prices for the extension (After March 9) range from $20 - $45 (performance schedule remains the same). $10 Student and Industry Same-Day discounted tickets are available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehousetheatre.com or call 773.769.3832.

Photo Flash: First Look at House Theatre of Chicago's ROSE AND THE RIME
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 28, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the all-ages original play Rose and the Rime at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St. through Sunday, March 9. The play is created by Company Members Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Artistic Director Nathan Allen, who will also serve as the production's director, and has choreography by Company Member Tommy Rapley and music by Company Member Kevin O' Donnell. Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Although designed for adults, The Rose and the Rime is suitable for kids six and up and encourages young audiences to attend the opening of the production. The run time is 85 minutes with no intermission. Preview tickets are $15, Regular Run tickets range from $20 to $40 and $10 Student and Industry Same-Day discounted tickets are available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehousetheatre.com or call 773.769.3832.

House Theatre of Chicago Stages ROSE AND THE RIME, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the all-ages original play Rose and the Rime at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., today, Jan. 17 - Sunday, March 9.

House Theatre of Chicago to Stage ROSE AND THE RIME, 1/17-3/9
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 15, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents the all-ages original play Rose and the Rime at the Chopin Theatre Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St., Friday, Jan. 17 - Sunday, March 9. The play is created by Company Members Chris Matthews, Jake Minton and Artistic Director Nathan Allen, who will also serve as the production's director, and has choreography by Company Member Tommy Rapley and music by Company Member Kevin O' Donnell. Previews begin Friday, Jan. 17 through Saturday, Jan. 25 and play on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 7 p.m. Press opening is Sunday, Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3 p.m. Although designed for adults, The Rose and the Rime is suitable for kids six and up and encourages young audiences to attend the opening of the production. The run time is 85 minutes with no intermission. Preview tickets are $15, Regular Run tickets range from $20 to $40 and $10 Student and Industry Same-Day discounted tickets are available for all dates, seats permitting. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit www.thehousetheatre.com or call 773.769.3832.

House Theatre of Chicago to Present ROSE AND THE RIME, Begin. 1/17
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 6, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago brings their very favorite myth to life in their signature style. The multi-talented ensemble blends music, swirling acrobatic dance, spectacle, and stage craft to spin this cautionary tale. Set in a "little town by a big lake', young Rose undertakes a brave adventure to rescue a magic coin from the icy clutches of the Rime Witch. She saves her town, but can she change her fate? The all-ages original play by Company Members Nathan Allen, Chris Mathews, and Jake Minton begins performances January 17, 2014 at The Chopin Theatre (1543 W Division St.) and will transfer to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County in April.

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE Plays Raven Theatre, Now thru 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Everyone knows Scrooge and Mr. Potter, but can the holiday spirit work its magic on everyone's favorite man of mystery? Now in a fully realized stage version, appriopriate for audience ages 10 and up, Raven Theatre's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the mysterious theft and even more mysterious discovery of the Countess of Morcar's blue carbuncle. The story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted for the stage by Raven Theatre's co-Artistic Director Michael Menendian and John Weagly. With a dash of Christmas intrigue and a heap of good will, Raven's holiday offering is fun for the whole family!

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE CASE OF THE CHRISTMAS GOOSE to Play Raven Theatre, 12/12-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2013

Everyone knows Scrooge and Mr. Potter, but can the holiday spirit work its magic on everyone's favorite man of mystery? Now in a fully realized stage version, appriopriate for audience ages 10 and up, Raven Theatre's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the mysterious theft and even more mysterious discovery of the Countess of Morcar's blue carbuncle. The story by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has been adapted for the stage by Raven Theatre's co-Artistic Director Michael Menendian and John Weagly. With a dash of Christmas intrigue and a heap of good will, Raven's holiday offering is fun for the whole family!

Oak Park Festival Theatre to Present Edward Albee's SEASCAPE, 3/16-4/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Oak Park Festival Theatre continues its 2012-2013 season by staging Edward Albee's comedy/fantasy/satire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Seascape at the Madison Street Studio Theatre. Directed by Stephanie Shaw, the production will feature Artistic Director Jack Hickey as Charlie, OPFT veteran Mary Michell as Nancy, Alee Spadoni as Sarah, and Dan Toot as Leslie.

Oak Park Festival Theatre Presents Edward Albee's SEASCAPE, Now thru 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2013

Oak Park Festival Theatre continues its 2012-2013 season by staging Edward Albee's comedy/fantasy/satire, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Seascape at the Madison Street Studio Theatre. Directed by Stephanie Shaw, the production will feature Artistic Director Jack Hickey as Charlie, OPFT veteran Mary Michell as Nancy, Alee Spadoni as Sarah, and Dan Toot as Leslie.

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