Jessie Fisher and Erik Hellman Will Perform in Variety Showat (Le) Poisson RougeJessie Fisher and Erik Hellman Will Perform in Variety Showat (Le) Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2019

(LE) POISSON ROUGE presents Jessie Fisher (from Broadway's Once and Harry Potter and the Cursed Child) and Erik Hellman (Chicago PD, Steppenwolf Theatre) in "Erik and Jessie and Everyone You Know Variety Show!" The duo presents an updated variant of the classic variety show: Original music, special guests, comedy, magic, improv, games and ephemera along with the tightest country soul band in the land. Fast-paced, fun, wild and surprising. Special guests include cast members from "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" performing…outside of their comfort zones. Join us for some pre-Valentine's day love and joy! (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Honors Actor and Playwright Danai Gurira At Annual Women in the Arts LuncheonPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Honors Actor and Playwright Danai Gurira At Annual Women in the Arts Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

 Steppenwolf Theatre Company gathered with 300 leaders from Chicago's business and civic communities for the 10thAnniversary Steppenwolf Women in the Arts fundraising luncheon to honor OBIE, Helen Hayes and NAACP Award-winning actor and playwright Danai Gurira on December 10, 2018 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, 221 N Columbus Dr. Ms. Gurira was also recently appointed a United Nations Goodwill Ambassador, focusing on gender equality and women's rights. Author of the hit play, Familiar, which is currently running through January 13, 2019 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, Ms. Gurira was joined by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Steppenwolf Education Manager Jared Bellot for a warm and candid conversation about her impressive acting career on-screen and on-stage, her award-winning plays and her impact as an activist and philanthropist. (more...)

BWW Review: FAMILIAR at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyBWW Review: FAMILIAR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 29, 2018

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf, offers up a lighthearted and laugh-out-loud funny family comedy, even as the play probes questions of identity and assimilation into American culture. Director Danya Taymor's dynamite ensemble builds on the richness of the characters inherent in Gurira's script. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIARPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert. This Chicago premiere production is directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIARPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert (more...)

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Winter 2018-19 LineupSteppenwolf's LookOut Series Announces Winter 2018-19 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their Winter 2018-2019 lineup, giving audiences plenty of reasons to escape the cold with performances from hot, new acts and the return of LookOut favorites. Warm up with a drink at Front Bar and stay for an unforgettable night of live performance in Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre. Since its inception, the LookOut series has featured the work of more than 1,000 artists from across Chicago, the country and the world in more than 300 performances. (more...)

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At SteppenwolfFAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira). (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 SeasonSteppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces Summer 2018 LookOut Series LineupSteppenwolf Announces Summer 2018 LookOut Series Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2018

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series is pleased to announce their exciting Summer 2018 lineup, which includes offerings from more than 20 different artists and groups ranging from standup to theatre to live music to a live podcast episode and more! LookOut's Summer 2018 lineup provides audiences with a variety of reasons to step out of the heat, grab a cool drink from Front Bar and head into Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre to experience diverse artists and genres. (more...)

BWW Review: SMART PEOPLE at Writers TheatreBWW Review: SMART PEOPLE at Writers Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Mar 30, 2018

Delivering a triple threat of relevant writing, thoughtful direction, and a strong ensemble cast, SMART PEOPLE is well worth a trip to Writers Theatre's stylish new facility on Chicago's North Shore. (more...)

Photo Flash: Writers Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Writers Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Four intelligent, attractive and opinionated young urban professionals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, success and identity while also attempting to navigate the intricacies of racial and sexual politics. This whip-smart new play taps into current cultural conversation in an enthralling and provocative way, taking on deep questions of the nature of prejudice with razor sharp wit. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLEWriters Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents Smart People, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Hallie Gordon. Smart People runs March 21 - June 10, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents the World Premiere of THE BURNPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults presents the World Premiere of THE BURN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is proud to produce the world premiere of The Burn, written by acclaimed Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins and directed by Devon de Mayo. Featuring a cast of professional actors, The Burn addresses the bullying and social media issues that many teens experience in school.  Public performances for The Burn are Saturday, February 17 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 24 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm; Saturday, March 3 at 3pm and 7:30pm; and Saturday, March 10 at 3pm in the Upstairs Theatre.  Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only. Tickets to public performances ($20; $15 with student I.D.) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces SMART PEOPLEWriters Theatre Announces SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents Smart People, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Hallie Gordon. Smart People runs March 21 - June 10, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents the World Premiere of THE BURNPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults Presents the World Premiere of THE BURN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is proud to produce the world premiere ofThe Burn, written by acclaimed Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins and directed by Devon de Mayo. Featuring a cast of professional actors, The Burn addresses the bullying and social media issues that many teens experience in school.  Public performances for The Burn are Saturday, February 17 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Friday, February 23 at 7:30pm; Saturday, February 24 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Friday, March 2 at 7:30pm; and Saturday, March 3 at 3pm and 7:30pm in the Upstairs Theatre. The press performance is Saturday, February 17 at 3pm. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only. Tickets to public performances ($20; $15 with student I.D.) are available through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLEWriters Theatre Presents SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2018

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents Smart People, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by Hallie Gordon. Smart People runs March 21 June 10, 2018 in the Gillian Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Philip Dawkins's THE BURN Before Storycatchers TourSteppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Philip Dawkins's THE BURN Before Storycatchers Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) is proud to produce the world premiere of The Burn, written by Chicago playwright Philip Dawkins and directed by Devon de Mayo. SYA presents this new play as part of their season which asks, 'When does a lie become the truth?' (more...)

Chita Rivera Slated for Steppenwolf's 2017-18 Winter 'LookOut Series'Chita Rivera Slated for Steppenwolf's 2017-18 Winter 'LookOut Series'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Steppenwolf's LookOut Series has announced their exciting Winter 2017-18 Lineup, which will feature two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera in Concert with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLESteppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry. (more...)

THE CRUCIBLE to Get at the Truth as Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Season OpenerTHE CRUCIBLE to Get at the Truth as Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, "When does a lie become the truth?" (more...)

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