Michael Martella To Be Honored For Exceptional Commitment To The ArtsMichael Martella To Be Honored For Exceptional Commitment To The Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2019

Americans for the Arts, the nation's leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts and arts education in America, announced today that Michael Martella, President of Boar's Head in Sarasota, FL and Chairman of the Van Wezel Foundation's Board of Directors will be honored with the Business Committee for the Arts Leadership Award. This award recognizes individuals for their extraordinary vision, leadership and commitment to supporting the arts and for encouraging other businesses to follow their lead. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Presents BLACK GIRLS, SEXUAL VIOLENCE and the #MuteRKelly CampaignVictory Gardens Theater Presents BLACK GIRLS, SEXUAL VIOLENCE and the #MuteRKelly Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Black Girls, Sexual Violence and the #MuteRKelly Campaign an event where Chicago community members can join conversations about women of color, sexual violence, community-based prevention, and systemic structures that contribute to this pervasive problem. The Town Hall will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Thursday, May 16 at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. (more...)

Ellen Burstyn to Join Lineup of Readers in Celebration of National Poetry MonthEllen Burstyn to Join Lineup of Readers in Celebration of National Poetry Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2019

Celebrated actress Ellen Burstyn,who won an Academy Award for Best Actress for Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore, will share some of her favorite poems as part of Poetry & the Creative Mind, a performance in celebration of National Poetry Month to be held April 24, 2019, at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall.  (more...)

Rattlestick Announces Casting For World Premiere Of LOCKDOWNRattlestick Announces Casting For World Premiere Of LOCKDOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater has announced casting and other details for the World Premiere of Lockdown by Cori Thomas (Citizens Market, When January Feels Like Summer), directed by Kent Gash (Barbeque). This play, commissioned by Rattlestick with support from the Virginia P. Toulmin Foundation, will begin previews on April 17, 2019 at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater (224 Waverly Place), with opening night set for May 2 and a limited engagement through May 19, 2019. Tickets are on sale now at www.rattlestick.org. (more...)

Black Beauty Festival Announced In Conjunction With Pipeline At Victory GardensBlack Beauty Festival Announced In Conjunction With Pipeline At Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater in partnership with The Black Women's Expo and Black Owned Chicago present the Black Beauty Festival February 9 from 2:00pm 10:00pm and February 10 from 1:00pm 6:00pm. Featuring a showcase of Black owned businesses specializing in beauty and wellness products, incredible performances, and post-show conversations, Black Beauty Festival is presented in conjunction with the Chicago Premiere of Pipeline, written by Dominique Morisseau and directed by Cheryl Lynn Bruce at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. Tickets to the Black Beauty Festival are FREE, RSVP preferred but not required. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management FellowVictory Gardens Theater Announces Tanuja Jagernauth As 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces Tanuja Jagernauth as the 2019 Marcelle McVay Management Fellow for 2019. Victory Gardens Next Generation Fellowships provide comprehensive mentorship, requisite training, and experience for these future leaders of color, preparing them to helm arts institutions or departments on the national and local level. The 2019 Macelle McVay Management Fellowship is made possible by support from the Weiss Grosshandler Charitable Fund. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With The Humana FestivalVictory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With The Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 - April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 - February 23, 2020). (more...)

Caroline Kennedy Named U.S. International Advisor To Praemium Imperiale Arts AwardCaroline Kennedy Named U.S. International Advisor To Praemium Imperiale Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The Japan Art Association has appointed Caroline Kennedy, former U.S. Ambassador to Japan, as International Advisor to Praemium Imperiale. Starting in November 2018, she will preside over the U.S. Nomination Committee, recommending candidates for the Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award. Ms. Kennedy will succeed, Ambassador William Luers, former President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, who served in this role for 18 years and will become an Honorary Advisor. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike HolterVictory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the World Premiere of Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes with original music by Charlie Coffeen. Rightlynd runs November 9 - December 23, 2018, with press performances on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

New Board Members Join Team at Second Stage TheaterNew Board Members Join Team at Second Stage Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

Currently celebrating its 40th Anniversary Season, Second Stage Theater has announced that Terry Lindsay, a current Trustee of the Board, and Timothy J. McClimon, Trustee and President, American Express Foundation and Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility, American Express, have been elected as Co-Chairs of Second Stage's Board of Trustees, effective September 1, 2018. Additionally, Laurie Erlandson and Peter Lichtenthal have both been voted on as new members of the Board of Trustees. Former Chairman Stephen C. Sherrill will remain on the Board, joining Tony Kiser as a Chairman Emeritus. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike HolterVictory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the World Premiere of Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes. Rightlynd runs November 9 - December 23, 2018, with press performances on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITIONVictory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play by Lauren Yee; White History by Dave Harris; How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; Seeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Hosts Town Hall: Reunite!Victory Gardens Hosts Town Hall: Reunite!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Reunite!, an event where Chicago artists will respond to the current immigration policies of the United States. Town Hall: Reunite! will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Public Programs For MIES JULIEVictory Gardens Theater Announces Public Programs For MIES JULIE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce Victory Gardens Theater's Public Programs line-up in conjunction with Mies Julie, written by Yael Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 - June 24, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

OTHELLO Begins May 29 at Free Shakespeare in the ParkOTHELLO Begins May 29 at Free Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) will begin previews for the 2018 Free Shakespeare in the Park production of OTHELLO beginning Tuesday, May 29 at the Delacorte Theater, continuing a 57-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. Directed by Tony Award winnerRuben Santiago-Hudson, OTHELLO will officially open on Monday, June 18 and will run through Sunday, June 24. (more...)

Georgina Bloomberg Hosts EEM's Longines Masters of New York Welcome Cocktail ReceptionGeorgina Bloomberg Hosts EEM's Longines Masters of New York Welcome Cocktail Reception
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Tonight, Georgina Bloomberg and EEM, creators of the Longines Masters Series, welcomed the world's top-ranked equestrian athletes, New York's elite, and distinguished businessmen and women to Bloomberg Philanthropies to celebrate the debut of the Longines Masters of New York. Longines is the Title Partner and Official Timekeeper and Watch of the Longines Masters Series in Paris, Hong Kong, and New York. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents Town Hall: #NEVERAGAINCHICAGO To End Gun ViolenceVictory Gardens Presents Town Hall: #NEVERAGAINCHICAGO To End Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, in association with Natural Shocks National Project and HowlRound Theatre Commons, presents Town Hall: #NeverAgainChicago to discuss the call to action taking place across the nation by students and allies to end gun violence. #NeverAgainChicago, which also features a reading of an excerpt from Lauren Gunderson's new play Natural Shocks, will be held in the Za?ek McVay Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. HowlRound Theatre Commons will livestream the event and can be viewed at www.howlround.tv. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of LETTIE By Boo KillebrewVictory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of LETTIE By Boo Killebrew
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with the World Premiere of Lettie, written by Boo Killebrew and directed by Artistic Director Chay Yew. Lettie runs April 6 - May 6, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, April 13, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Musica Viva NY Presents 'Infinite Hope' on Sunday, April 8Musica Viva NY Presents 'Infinite Hope' on Sunday, April 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

 Musica Viva NY presents Infinite Hope, commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s untimely death and celebrating his life and legacy, on Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Season - INDECENT, PIPELINE and MoreVictory Gardens Announces Season - INDECENT, PIPELINE and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, under the leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces the lineup for its 2018-2019 Season. Victory Gardens' 44th Season will include the Tony Award-nominated play Indecent by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel; the Chicago premieres of Pipeline by Dominique Morisseau and Cambodian Rock Band by Lauren Yee; and the world premieres of Rightlynd by Ike Holter and Miriam for President by Madhuri Shekar. (more...)

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