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Chicago Theaters to Stage Record Number of World Premieres This Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Fall of 2016 will see Chicago bursting with new works and adaptations. Long regarded as the leader in the U.S. for producing new work, Chicago companies will stage a record number of new plays making their world premieres in Chicago. More than 250 companies of the Chicago theater community typically produce more than 100 world premieres each season.  

Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS, The Met Opera and More Set for WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2016 season.

Works & Process, the Performing-Arts Series at the Guggenheim, Announces Fall 2016 Season
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 26, 2016

Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2016 season. Since 1984 the performing-arts series has championed new works and offered audiences unprecedented access to leading creators and performers. Each intimate program blends performance with stimulating conversation with the creators, and takes place in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum's Frank Lloyd Wright-designed, 285-seat Peter B. Lewis Theater. Described by the New York Times as 'an exceptional opportunity to understand something of the creative process,' Works & Process is produced by founder Mary Sharp Cronson. A season preview video is available and further details can be found at worksandprocess.org.

Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by Rebecca Russo - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations.

Eamonn Walker Leads Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, a rowdy dark comedy written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov.

Photo Flash: Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens at Trafalgar Studios
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 7, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS recently had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben(Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets, call 0844 871 7632 or visit atgtickets.com

Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS Opens in the West End
by Marianka Swain - Jun 3, 2016

Last night, Jesse Eisenberg's THE SPOILS had its press night at Trafalgar Studios. His third play, The Spoils originally ran Off-Broadway in 2015 at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The London production stars Eisenberg, Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones), Katie Brayben (Beautiful - The Carole King Musical), Annapurna Sriram (Billions) and Kunal Nayyar (The Big Bang Theory), and plays until August 13. It's directed by The New Group's Scott Elliott. To book tickets: 0844 871 7632, atgtickets.com

Dexter Bullard & Hallie Gordon to Helm 2016-17 Productions at Steppenwolf
by Tyler Peterson - May 26, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the final two directors in the 2016/17 Subscription Season-Dexter Bullard will direct the world premiere production of ensemble member Tracy Letts's Linda Vista and Hallie Gordon will direct the Chicago premiere of Taylor Mac's Hir.

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by Tyler Peterson - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro.

Thomas Bradshaw, Erika Sheffer & Wallace Shawn Set for The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY Talkbacks
by Tyler Peterson - May 2, 2016

The New Group has announced additional guests for post-show talkbacks at The Sensuality Party, with playwrights Thomas Bradshaw (Burning, Intimacy) and Erika Sheffer (Russian Transport) joining in the conversation at Brooklyn College following the 7:00pm performances on May 2 and May 3, respectively, and Wallace Shawn (Aunt Dan and Lemon, The Fever, Marie and Bruce) joining at LaGuardia Community College following the 2:30pm performance on May 11.

The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY Begins Performances Tonight
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 25, 2016

Performances begin tonight for The Sensuality Party, a new play by Justin Kuritzkes, presented by The New Group as part of the company's 2015-2016 season. This New York premiere, directed by Danya Taymor, features Catherine Combs, Jeff Cuttler, Katherine Folk-Sullivan, Jake Horowitz, Layla Khoshnoudi and Rowan Vickers.

Eamonn Walker to Lead Steppenwolf's Chicago Premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for the Chicago premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, a rowdy dark comedy written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. The cast features London-born actor Eamonn Walker as ex-cop Pops.

Cast Announced for The New Group's THE SENSUALITY PARTY, Coming to New York College Campuses
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 8, 2016

The New Group has announced complete casting for The Sensuality Party, a new play by Justin Kuritzkes, presented as part of the company's 2015-2016 season. 

Jesse Eisenberg to Star in His Off-Broadway Show, THE SPOILS, in London, May 27
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 6, 2016

The European premiere of The New Group's critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production, The Spoils, a razor-sharp new comedy written by and starring internationally acclaimed actor Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network, Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice), will transfer for a strictly limited season at London's Trafalgar Studios, from 27 May to 13 August, with press night on 2 June. 

Stage Vets to Star in Cherry Lane Theatre's PASS OVER
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 1, 2016

Cherry Lane Theatre has announced casting for the third and final production of the company's award-winning MENTOR PROJECT 2016:  Antoinette Nwandu's PASS OVER, being presented at Cherry Lane (38 Commerce St.) from April 13-23, it has been announced by Seri Lawrence and Janio Marrero, MENTOR PROJECT's Producing Artistic Directors.  Angelina Fiordellisi is Cherry Lane's Founding Artistic Director.

The New Group to Bring Kuritzkes' THE SENSUALITY PARTY to NYC College Campuses
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 17, 2016

The New Group proudly presents The Sensuality Party as part of its 2015-2016 season. This New York premiere of a new play by Justin Kuritzkes was developed through The New Group's New Group/New Works play development program. Directed by Danya Taymor, this production will play 18 performances only at college campuses across all five boroughs of New York City, with venues including Brooklyn College, LaGuardia Community College, Gallatin School (New York University), Baruch College, Lehman College, Pace University NYC Campus, Pace University Westchester Campus and the College of Staten Island. Full schedule of venues & dates follows. Casting to be announced.

VOICE LESSONS with Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts World Premiere & More Set for Steppenwolf's Expanded 2016-17 Season
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 7, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the 2016/17 Season, the first to be curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf artistic team. The new season brings many exciting changes that embrace expanded artistic offerings, flexibility and a diverse selection of experiences, featuring the ensemble in ways both familiar and new. In 2016/17, Steppenwolf will produce an expanded six-play Subscription Season, as opposed to the previous five-play season, in a new format that features four plays in the Downstairs Theatre with the opportunity for subscribers to choose between two productions in the Upstairs Theatre.

Ars Nova Names 2016 Resident Artists
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 25, 2016

Ars Nova continues its support of artists in the early stages of their professional careers through its wide array of unique development programs. Recognizing the critical need for performance as part of the development process, Ars Nova's programs bring bold, innovative new work to the stage all year long, through Project Residencies, concerts, readings, variety shows, workshops, festivals and full productions. Each season, Ars Nova provides audiences over a hundred opportunities to catch something extraordinary.

Photo Coverage: Kate Mulgrew and Anne-Cecilie Engell Speyer Host Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon
by Walter McBride - Oct 1, 2015

Kate Mulgrew and Anne-Cecilie Engell Speyer hosted Vineyard Theatre's Annual Emerging Artists Luncheon on Wednesday, September 30 from noon-2 p.m. at the National Arts Club  in Manhattan.

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