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THE LORD OF THE RINGS - A MUSICAL TALE to Transfer to New Zealand This Fall
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 9, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater's upcoming production of The Lord of the Rings – A Musical Tale will transfer this fall to The Civic Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand.

Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHAKES IN THE CITY: TWELFTH NIGHT
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 2, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced Shakes in the City, part of CST's longstanding commitment to creative community engagement offering free and accessible programming for audiences of all ages in neighborhoods across Chicago.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Reveals Cast of THE LORD OF THE RINGS - A MUSICAL TALE
by Stephi Wild - Jun 5, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST)  has announced the cast and creative team of the highly anticipated The Lord of the Rings – A Musical Tale. Based on the books by J.R.R. Tolkien, this production comes to the stage in a US premiere production directed by Paul Hart, July 19–September 1, 2024 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare.

Following Leadership Shakeup Chicago Shakespeare Theater 'Parts Ways' With Creative Producer
by Joshua Wright - May 31, 2024


Rick Boynton, a longtime creative producer known for his work on Broadway titles such as Six, Illinoise, and The Notebook, is no longer working at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.

Theatre Director Edward Hall Criticizes ACE Funding Cuts
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 10, 2024


UK Theatre director Edward Hall, who left the UK to become artistic director at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, is criticizing the UK's arts funding system. 

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Reveals 2024-25 Season Lineup
by Stephi Wild - Apr 10, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced its 2024-25 season lineup, which kicks off this June. Subscriptions are available now.

Eddie Izzard Brings HAMLET to Chicago Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Mar 27, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater has announced an addition to the season: Tony Award-nominated actor Eddie Izzard brings her celebrated solo theatrical performance of Hamlet to Chicago, direct from a triple-extended New York run at the Orpheum and Greenwich House Theaters and prior to launching a highly anticipated London transfer at Riverside Studios.

Chicago Theatres Celebrate Women's History Month In March With A Wide Selection Of Productions
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 29, 2024


Celebrate Women's History Month with Chicago Theatres featuring a variety of productions honoring the vital role of women in American history.

Review: RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Zac Thriffiley - Feb 10, 2024


If new Artistic Director Edward Hall's RICHARD III is any indication of what Chicago audiences can come to expect during his tenure, they would do well to cheer, 'Long live the king.' The darkly comic historical thriller runs through March 3 at CST's Courtyard Theater.

Video: Get A First Look At RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by Joshua Wright - Feb 9, 2024


Get a first look at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3 in all new video!

Photos: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3. Power, greed, ambition. A world where to win is everything. And to win at all costs. This marks the first major US production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare
by Joshua Wright - Jan 26, 2024


Watch as Director Edward Hall and Katy Sullivan (Richard III) discuss reuniting to take on this epic political thriller RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare. Tony Award-nominated actor, Paralympic champion, and bilateral above-knee amputee Katy Sullivan makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut in the title role.

Robbie Fairchild, Ricky Ubeda & More to Star in Justin Peck & Jackie Sibblies Drury's ILLINOISE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 30, 2023


Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast of the highly anticipated Illinoise, a new kind of musical based on Sufjan Stevens’ acclaimed concept album.

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2023


Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Full Cast and Team Set for MACBETH, Starring Ralph Fiennes and Indira Varma
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 31, 2023


Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the location, cast, and creative team for the highly-anticipated spring production of Macbeth. Directed by STC Artistic Director Simon Godwin, Macbeth stars Tony and BAFTA Award-winner Ralph Fiennes and Olivier Award-winner Indira Varma as the leading lord and lady. Learn more about the location, cast, and creative team here!

Industry Pro Newsletter: Broadway Averts a Strike, Dallas Arts Groups Need More Than a Band-Aid
by Alex Freeman - Jul 24, 2023


Last week, Broadway narrowly avoided joining Hollywood by coming to a tentative agreement on the Pink contract, after IATSE had voted to authorize a strike if they couldn’t find a deal. Amidst wide industry challenges, Cara Joy David explores the revenue side of the equation and the regional theatre subscription model.

Chicago Shakespeare Welcomes New Artistic and Executive Leadership to Drive Innovation and Creativity in Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 19, 2023


Chicago Shakespeare is welcoming new artistic and executive leadership, who are set to bring fresh ideas, innovation, and creativity to the theater scene. Prepare to be amazed by the exciting changes happening at Chicago Shakespeare.

Review: QUEEN MARGARET'S VERSION OF SHAKESPEARE'S WAR OF THE ROSES at Will Geer Theatricum Botanicum
by Tracey Paleo - Jul 10, 2023


Ellen Geer’s new compilation of Shakespeare's best-known history plays does nothing to address the misogynistic, xenophobic views that have led to Margaret of Anjou’s historical presentation (or any other woman’s) as a stereotypical villain. But in other ways, it succeeds in illuminating Margaret as what she actually was - a force to be reckoned with.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Reveals Lineup For 2023-24 Season
by Stephi Wild - May 9, 2023


Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces its 2023/2024 productions and programming, featuring bold interpretations of Shakespeare’s plays in conversation with visionary artists of today, world premiere productions, theater from across the globe through the WorldStage series, and much more.

Rebecca Thornhill and Evelyn Hoskins Will Lead GYPSY at The Mill at Sonning Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jan 6, 2023


Rebecca Thornhill will star as Mama Rose and Evelyn Hoskins will play her daughter Louise in 'Gypsy' at The Mill at Sonning Theatre, running from 24 May - 15 July, 2023.

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