Goodman Theatre News

Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)

Broadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCESBroadway's Chester Gregory Joins the Cast of Kansas City Repertory's FENCES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Fresh off an 8-month run starring as Berry Gordy in Motown: The Musical, Gary, Indiana native Chester Gregory has been added to the cast of the Kansas City Repertory production of August Wilson's FENCES. (more...)

WAR PAINT Will Put its 'Best Face Forward' For the Final Time this December; Closing AnnouncedWAR PAINT Will Put its 'Best Face Forward' For the Final Time this December; Closing Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

The new Broadway musical, WAR PAINT, which stars Broadway legends and two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole together for the first time, will play its final performance on Saturday, December 30, 2017 at 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!BWW Morning Brief September 21st, 2017: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, LES MISERABLES Tour Launches, and More!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE SHOW-OFF Begins Performances, SUMMER Cast Announced, and More! (more...)

Goodman Theatre Launches 'Critics Boot Camp' For Early Career JournalistsGoodman Theatre Launches 'Critics Boot Camp' For Early Career Journalists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Goodman Theatre invites emerging theater writers and critics to apply for its new boot camp intensive experience Criticism in a Changing America designed to develop journalists' understanding of how plays live in the wider context of contemporary issues. (more...)

Pivot Arts presents DON'T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACKPivot Arts presents DON'T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Pivot Arts is pleased to present the world premiere of DON'T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK, a site-specific performance experience in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, conceived by Julieanne Ehre, written by Tanya Palmer, directed by Devon de Mayo and devised by an ensemble of actors and designers. Audience members are taken on an immersive journey inspired by the stories and experiences of Uptown residents, many of whom came to Uptown as refugees. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

The popular stand-up comedy show, S.U.C.K. (Stand Up Comedy Klub), returns to The Mockingbird Bar in the East Village with performances on September 22, October 21, and November 17. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIESLong Wharf Theatre presents World Premiere of FIREFLIES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Jane Alexander, Denis Arndt, Judith Ivey, and Christopher Michael McFarland will star in the world premiere of Fireflies by Tony Award nominee Matthew Barber, directed by Long Wharf Theatre Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein. (more...)

David W. Fox, Jr. Named New Goodman Theatre ChairmanDavid W. Fox, Jr. Named New Goodman Theatre Chairman
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2017

Goodman Theatre's Board of Trustees announces David W. Fox, Jr. as its new Chairman. (more...)

Arye Gross to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen PlayhouseArye Gross to Star in UNDERNEATH THE LINTEL at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2017

The Geffen Playhouse today announced that Arye Gross (Minority Report, Castle, Geffen's Coney Island Christmas) will star in Glen Berger's award-winning one-man play Underneath the Lintel: An Impressive Presentation of Lovely Evidences, directed by Steven Robman. (more...)

Satire Set in Contemporary China to Open Seattle Public's 2017-18 SeasonSatire Set in Contemporary China to Open Seattle Public's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Seattle Public Theater's 2017-18 Season opens with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness. (more...)

Cast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena StageCast Complete for Harriett D. Foy-Led East Coast Debut of NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Celebrating the life and music of Nina Simone, one of America's most iconic singers and civil rights activists, Christina Ham's provocative musical journey Nina Simone: Four Women makes its East Coast debut at Arena Stage. Set in the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, Alabama, in which four little girls lost their lives in 1963, Ham uses Simone's song 'Four Women' as the framework to explore the songstress' shift from artist to artist-activist. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Chicago audiences can now experience the international sensation that is the Young Vic Theatre production of Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge-now in previews and set to open September 18 at Goodman Theatre, launching the 2017/2018 Season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Windy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHICWindy City Playhouse to Debut Immersive Production SOUTHERN GOTHIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Windy City Playhouse announces an expansion in programming with a world-premiere immersive theatrical production, 'Southern Gothic,' premiering February 7, 2018 and running through April 1, 2018 as a stand-alone production following the 2017 season. (more...)

Pulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel to Speak at Portland StagePulitzer-Winning Playwright Paula Vogel to Speak at Portland Stage
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel will join Anita Stewart, Portland Stage Executive Artistic Director, on the Mainstage for a discussion about her work on Monday, October 2, 2017 at 7 p.m. (more...)

Steamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 SeasonSteamy ANTONY & CLEOPATRA to Open Folger Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Folger Theatre launches its 2017/18 season of power, passion, and politics with William Shakespeare's romantic tragedy of Antony and Cleopatra. (more...)

Mildred's Umbrella presents FEATHERS AND TEETHMildred's Umbrella presents FEATHERS AND TEETH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Reminding us all that Halloween is the best holiday of the year, Mildred's Umbrella (MU) dusts off its spooky side with the fun and bloody dark comedy FEATHERS AND TEETH by playwright and actress Charise Castro Smith. (more...)

Casting Announced for 14th Annual 'New Stages' Festival at Goodman TheatreCasting Announced for 14th Annual 'New Stages' Festival at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in Goodman Theatre's 14th annual New Stages festival - a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Hold Celebration of Actor Howard WittGoodman Theatre to Hold Celebration of Actor Howard Witt
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2017

Goodman Theatres honors the life and legacy of Howard Witt, one of the American theater's most accomplished actors, by hosting a public celebration event on Monday, October 2. Witt, whose six-decade theatrical career began and ended at the Goodman, passed away peacefully on June 21 at the age of 85. The celebration includes remarks and artistic presentations by Witt's family, including his three children-Deborah, Robin and Joshua Witt-close friends and artists. (more...)

16th Street Theater Season 2018 Announced16th Street Theater Season 2018 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

16th Street Theater announces their Season Eleven 2018: Heroes featuring five thrilling plays about combat and those who wield weapons by authors Kathleen Cahill and Sean Christopher Lewis, and Chicago writers Ike Holter, Aline Lathrop, and J. Joseph Cox. Who are protected and served, and what are the consequences? When violence surrounds, how does one learn to speak another language? (more...)

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