Photo Flash: First Look at QUEEN World Premiere at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. Queen runs now through May 14, 2017, with the press performance tonight, April 21, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Hosts Special Earth Day Celebration Surrounding the World Premiere of QUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces a one-night-only Earth Day event surrounding its World Premiere production of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz.   (more...)

Victory Gardens to Present World Premiere of QUEEN by Madhuri Shekar
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 42nd season with the World Premiere of Queen, written by Madhuri Shekar and directed by Joanie Schultz. (more...)

Tony Winning Playwright David Rabe Joins Gift Theatre Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton, co-founder William Nedved and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario have announced Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe has joined the ensemble. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This January
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute pieces curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns January 5-15, 2017. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Welcome Return of TEN This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute pieces curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns January 5-15, 2017. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble member John Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario(Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Today, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is onMonday, October 3 at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Announces Casting for World Premiere of A LIFE EXTRA ORDINARY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble member John Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario(Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is onMonday, October 3 at 7:30PM. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: KILL FLOOR at American Theater Company Makes for Bloody Good Theater
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 30, 2016

KILL FLOOR at American Theater Company is truly a killer production. Abe Koogler's intense and poignant new play is in excellent hands in this Midwest premiere directed by Jonathan Berry. KILL FLOOR insightfully examines contemporary issues of humanity, race, and identity, and with its superb casting, also genuinely moves. This exhilarating production certainly merits the attention of any Chicago theater lover. (more...)

Cast Announced for American Theater Company's Midwest Premiere of KILL FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, announces casting for its Midwest Premiere of Kill Floor, a contemporary drama written by Abe Koogler and directed by Jonathan Berry, being presented March 25 - May 1, 2016 (Press opening: Tuesday, March 29).  The cast, all making their ATC debuts, includes: Audrey Francis (as Andy), Sol Patches (B), Eric Slater (Rick), Darci Nalepa (Sarah), and Louie Rinaldi (Simon). (more...)

TEN (+5) Kicks Off The Gift Theatre's 2016 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 1, 2016

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute plays curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns this year as TEN (+5) to honor the 15 year anniversary, tonight, January 1-10, 2016. (more...)

TEN (+5) to Kick Off The Gift Theatre's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

TEN, The Gift Theatre's annual season kickoff celebration of ten 10-minute plays curated by artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton and associate artistic director Paul D'Addario, returns this year as TEN (+5) to honor the 15 year anniversary, January 1-10, 2016. (more...)

The Gift Theatre Extends GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

To accommodate demand for tickets, The Gift Theatre has added performances and extended the run of its critically acclaimed new play for the second time, Good for Otto, written by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe and directed by Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton. After announcing their extension, the show was scheduled to close December 20, Good for Otto, will continue performances January 14 - February 7, 2016. Performances are Thursday-Saturday at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Please consult The Gift's website at thegifttheatre.org or call the box office at 773-283-7071 for the most current schedule and ticket availability. (more...)

Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton presents the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO Begins Tonight at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

Cast Announced for GOOD FOR OTTO World Premiere at The Gift Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the cast for the world premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

FIRST LOOK 2015 Kicks Off at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, today, August 11, through August 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

World Premiere of GOOD FOR OTTO to Run 10/1-11/22 at The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Gift Theatre's artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of psychological drama Good For Otto by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. (more...)

Cast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

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