Goodman Theatre News

Christine Sherrill and Will Ray Lead Drury Lane Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD, Now thru 3/24Christine Sherrill and Will Ray Lead Drury Lane Theatre's SUNSET BOULEVARD, Now thru 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's triumphant Broadway musical SUNSET BOULEVARD, previewing tonight, January 24, opening Friday, February 1 at 8:30 p.m., and running through March 24. (more...)

Kathryn Kelley and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris to Star in Arena Stage's MARY T. & LIZZY K.; Full Cast Announced!Kathryn Kelley and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris to Star in Arena Stage's MARY T. & LIZZY K.; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2013

Mary T. & Lizzy K. stars D.C.-area actress Kathryn Kelley (Round House Theatre's Next Fall) as Mary Todd Lincoln and Sameerah Luqmaan-Harris (Urban Stage's ReEntry) as Elizabeth Keckly. They are joined by noted local actors Thomas Adrian Simpson (last seen at Arena Stage as Col. Pickering in My Fair Lady) as Abraham Lincoln and Joy Jones (Studio Theatre's Invisible Man) as Ivy. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents SUNSET BOULEVARD, Beginning 1/24Drury Lane Theatre Presents SUNSET BOULEVARD, Beginning 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's triumphant Broadway musical SUNSET BOULEVARD, previewing January 24, opening Friday, February 1 at 8:30 p.m., and running through March 24. The all-star cast is led by Christine Sherrill as "Norma Desmond" (National Tour of Mamma Mia!, Legally Blonde at Marriott Theatre and Xanadu and Curtains at Drury Lane Theatre) and Will Ray as "Joe Gillis" (National Tour of Little House on the Prairie, the new musical Allegiance at the Old Globe Theater, and Irish Repertory's Meet Me In St. Louis). SUNSET BOULEVARD is directed by William Osetek (Drury Lane Theatre's smash hit production of Spamalot and Jeff Award nominee for Best Director and Best Production for Thoroughly Modern Millie.) (more...)

Zach Appelman Stars in Folger Theatre's HENRY V, Now thru 3/3Zach Appelman Stars in Folger Theatre's HENRY V, Now thru 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

The epic story of King Henry V's battle with the French during the Hundred Years' War comes alive for the first time at the Folger Theatre, in William Shakespeare's historical drama Henry V. The production, directed by Robert Richmond (Othello and Henry VIII at the Folger), stars Zach Appelman (War Horse on Broadway) in his Folger Theatre debut as Henry V, and will run from tonight, January 22 - March 3, 2013. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Plays Final Performance on Broadway TodayGLENGARRY GLEN ROSS Plays Final Performance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2013

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, which began previews on Friday, October 19, 2012, and officially opened on Saturday, December 8, 2012, will close today, January 20, 2013, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Upon closing, the production will have played 92 performances. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/20/2013Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 1/20/2013
by BWW - Jan 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2013 for Chicago (more...)

Jane Kaczmarek, Gregory Harrison and Diane Cary Star in Indie Chi Productions' THE SNAKE CAN, Now thru 2/24Jane Kaczmarek, Gregory Harrison and Diane Cary Star in Indie Chi Productions' THE SNAKE CAN, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Welcome to middle age... proceed with caution! Diane Cary, Jane Kaczmarek and Sharon Sharth star as three successful women who challenge themselves to find love and personal fulfillment in the middle years of life. Steven Robman directs the ensemble cast, which also includes Gregory Harrison, James Lancaster and Joel Polis, in the world premiere of The Snake Can by Kathryn Graf (Hermetically Sealed). Performances run tonight, January 19 through February 24, presented by Indie Chi Productions at the Odyssey Theatre in West Los Angeles. (more...)

HOW THE WORLD BEGAN Opens in The Rep's Stiemke Studio TonightHOW THE WORLD BEGAN Opens in The Rep's Stiemke Studio Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Religion and science collide in playwright Catherine Trieschmann's How the World Began, a visceral examination of the way in which we navigate interpersonal relationships involving seemingly irreconcilable beliefs - and just how hard it is to truly listen to one another in an increasingly polarized world. How the World Began runs in the Stiemke Studio from January 16 - February 24, and opens tonight, January 18. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center Presents KING LEAR, Now thru 2/18Dallas Theater Center Presents KING LEAR, Now thru 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

Dallas Theater Center will conclude its four-year Shakespeare cycle with one of the playwright's greatest tragedies King Lear, a co-production with Trinity Repertory Company and directed by DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty. King Lear opens for previews tonight, January 18 and runs through Sunday, February 18. (more...)

Valentine's Day Chicago Theatre RoundupValentine's Day Chicago Theatre Roundup
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

Valentine's Day is fast approaching. Below, check out a round-up of holiday-themed theatre and more thorughout the Chicago area! (more...)

Joshua Elijah Reese Replaces Gilbert Owuor in The Old Globe's THE BROTHERS SIZE, 1/26-2/24Joshua Elijah Reese Replaces Gilbert Owuor in The Old Globe's THE BROTHERS SIZE, 1/26-2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

The Old Globe today announced that Joshua Elijah Reese will play the role of Ogun Henri Size in the Southern California premiere of The Brothers Size by award-winning playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney. (more...)

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Play Final Performance 1/20GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS to Play Final Performance 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS, which began previews on Friday, October 19, 2012, and officially opened on Saturday, December 8, 2012, will close this Sunday, January 20, 2013, at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Upon closing, the production will have played 92 performances. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Second Stage's WATER BY THE SPOONFUL- Highlights!BWW TV: Sneak Peek of Second Stage's WATER BY THE SPOONFUL- Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 17, 2013

The Second Stage Theatre's production of the 2012 Pulitzer Prize-Winning drama Water by the Spoonful, written by Quiara Alegrķa Hudes and directed by Davis McCallum, will extend two weeks through February 10th at Second Stage Theatre (305 W 43rd Street). Second Stage's next production, Jason Robert Brown's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, will begin previews on March 7. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with 'LADY DAY', 2/2-3/10Porchlight Music Theatre to Celebrate Black History Month with 'LADY DAY', 2/2-3/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates Black History Month, with the third production in their 2012 - 2013 season, Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, February 2 - March 10, 2013, starring Alexis Rogers as Billie Holiday and directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley with music direction by Jaret Landon, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents Felicia P. Fields, 2/14Theatre at the Center Presents Felicia P. Fields, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Celebrating the most romantic night of the year, powerhouse songstress Felicia P. Fields will perform her all new show, Mess Around & Fall in Love, on Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 p.m. at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Rd. Filled with sassy hits like "I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good)", "Women Be Wise", "You Can Have My Husband But Don't Mess With My Man", and "I Got My Mojo Workin', Mess Around & Fall in Love brings entertainment to a new level and will have the audience singing and dancing in their seats for the entire 75-minute program. Dinner theater packages are available for $50 per person and performance only tickets are available for $35. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) will present a one-time-only marathon of all three plays in Quiara Alegria Hudes' acclaimed "Elliot Trilogy," including the 2012 Pulitzer Prize winner WATER BY THE SPOONFUL, on Sunday, January 27 at Second Stage Theatre (305 W 43rd St). (more...)

Photo Flash: Priscilla Lopez and More Star in TheatreWorks' SOMEWHERE, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: Priscilla Lopez and More Star in TheatreWorks' SOMEWHERE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2013

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, presents the regional premiere of SOMEWHERE, a captivating new play told in exuberant dance as well as drama by playwright Matthew Lopez (The Whipping Man), and featuring Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez (Broadway's A Chorus Line). This compelling tale of a 1960s Puerto Rican family dreaming and dancing its way toward show business will be helmed by director Giovanna Sardelli. SOMEWHERE plays tonight, January 16 - February 10, 2013 (press opening January 19) at TheatreWorks at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production in the photos below! (more...)

PlayhouseSquare to Welcome YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP!, 2/5-17PlayhouseSquare to Welcome YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP!, 2/5-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Celebrate 2013, with You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, continuing its National Tour starring Kevin Bartini and Gabrielle Mirabella at the 14th Street Theatre at PlayhouseSquare for a limited engagement, February 5 through February 17. You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up! is a part of the U. S. Bank Star Performance Series. (more...)

TEDDY FERRARA Begins 2/2 at the Goodman TheatreTEDDY FERRARA Begins 2/2 at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Rehearsals are underway for the world-premiere production of the Goodman-commissioned Teddy Ferrara by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn, praised as 'among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today' (The New York Times). Evan Cabnet directs this stirring exploration of an on-campus tragedy with a cast that includes Liam Benzvi (Gabe), Patrick Clear (University President), Rashaad Hall (Nicky), Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara), Christopher Imbrosciano (Jay), Jax Jackson (Jaq), Dev Kennedy and Fawzia Mirza (Campus Police), Paloma Nozicka (Jenny), Adam Poss (Drew), Josh Salt (Tim), Kelli Simpkins (Ellen) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (University Provost). The design team includes Jenny Mannis (Costume Designer), Keith Parham (Lighting Designer), Lee Savage (Set Designer) and Richard Woodbury (Sound Designer). Rehearsal photos, headshots and bio information can be found in the Press Room. Teddy Ferrara runs February 2 - March 3, 2013 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, February 11). Tickets ($14 - $45; subject to change) are now on sale and are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Teddy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). (more...)

Woolly Mammoth Presents THE CONVERT, Opening 2/13Woolly Mammoth Presents THE CONVERT, Opening 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

OBIE Award-winning playwright (Eclipsed, In The Continuum), and stage and television actress (AMC's The Walking Dead) Danai Gurira returns to Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company with her rich, unflinching, and compassionate new play, The Convert, directed by Woolly Company Director Michael John Garces (Oedipus el Rey), February 13 - March 10, 2013. (more...)

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