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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...)

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...)

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...)

Goodman Theatre Announces 2017-18 Playwrights UnitGoodman Theatre Announces 2017-18 Playwrights Unit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Goodman Theatre's commitment to new works and living writers continues in its 2017/2018 Season. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Teams with Alphawood Gallery for 'I AM THE DARKER BROTHER' Writing Workshop SeriesGoodman Theatre Teams with Alphawood Gallery for 'I AM THE DARKER BROTHER' Writing Workshop Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Goodman Theatre will continue its collaboration with Chicago's Alphawood Gallery with the new writing workshop series, "I am the Darker Brother: Demonization and the Demise of Civil Liberties," this fall. Led by Chicago-based teaching artist Deb Lewis, participants use Langston Hughes' poem, "I, Too" as inspiration to explore what being an "American" means, and the responsibilities that freedom of speech engender. (more...)

Works by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman TheatreWorks by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival - a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Over the course of three weeks, the annual festival offers Chicago theatergoers a first look at eight new works, completely free-of-charge. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Posts Fall ClassesChicago Children's Theatre Posts Fall Classes
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Parents! Chicago Children's Theatre just posted its Fall 2017 line-up of performing arts classes for newborns to young teens, which is clearly growing into one of the deepest, most diverse rosters of arts education offerings for kids anywhere in Chicago. (more...)

Casting Set for Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Goodman TheatreCasting Set for Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, YASMINA'S NECKLACE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the casting and creative teams for its 2017/2018 Albert and Owen Theatre season openers. (more...)

Haven Theatre Sets 2017-18 Season, Plus Midwest Premiere of THE TOTAL BENT for 2018-19Haven Theatre Sets 2017-18 Season, Plus Midwest Premiere of THE TOTAL BENT for 2018-19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Haven Theatre has announced two of the three productions featured in its upcoming 2017-18 Season, including one world premiere - plus an exciting Midwest premiere already set for the company's 2018-19 Season. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Supports Summer Off-Loop Shows from Teatro Vista, Definition Theatre and CollaboractionGoodman Theatre Supports Summer Off-Loop Shows from Teatro Vista, Definition Theatre and Collaboraction
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Goodman Theatre is proud to support Chicago's off-Loop theater companies Teatro Vista, Definition Theatre Company and Collaboraction as a producing partner on several high-profile productions this summer - two of which open this week. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth ProgramsGoodman Theatre Holds Free Student-Performed Showcases for its Summer Youth Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

More than 60 Chicagoland teenagers will perform in two final showcases at Goodman Theatre to conclude the theater's summer programming-Playbuild Youth Intensive and Musical Theater Intensive-on August 11 and 12 at 7pm. Both programs were offered free of charge and taught over a course of seven-to-eight weeks in the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement ("the Alice"). This year's theme, "What it Means to be an American," uses Langston Hughes' poem "I too, Sing America" as inspiration. The final performances are scheduled for Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12 at 7pm at Goodman Theatre (170 N. Dearborn). Tickets are free but reservations are required; call 312.443.3800.  For more information, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/PlaybuildYouthFinal and GoodmanTheatre.org/MusicalTheaterFinal. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Stage Free Readings by Playwrights Unit Next WeekGoodman Theatre to Stage Free Readings by Playwrights Unit Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces a line-up of free staged readings written by 2016/2017 members of its Playwrights Unit - Lucas Baisch, Dawn Renee Jones, Evan Linder and Emma Stanton. (more...)

Teatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This SummerTeatro Vista's LA HAVANA MADRID Extends at Goodman Theatre This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

On the heels of critically-acclaimed sold-out runs at Steppenwolf Theatre Company and The Miracle Center in Logan Square, Teatro Vista's La Havana Madrid by Sandra Delgado extends its run  at Goodman Theatre this summer, July 21 - August 20. (more...)

Start Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman TheatreStart Summer This Weekend with AH, WILDERNESS! at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Experience the fireworks of love-first love, unrequited love and mature love-on stage this summer, as Goodman Theatre concludes its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Eugene O'Neill's Ah, Wilderness! (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'Goodman Theatre to Expand Education Programs Next Year with 'Disney Musicals in Schools'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce that Goodman Theatre will expand its Education programming into elementary schools with a $100,000 grant from Disney to bring the "Disney Musicals in Schools" program to the Chicago area. (more...)

Chi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 SeasonChi Children's Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Chicago Children's Theatre (chicagochildrenstheatre.org), the largest professional theater company devoted exclusively to families in Chicago, has announced its 2017-18 season.  (more...)

PAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the GoodmanPAMPLONA, Starring Stacy Keach, Extends at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Audiences now have eight more chances to see stage and screen star Stacy Keach in his tour-de-force performance as Chicagoland native son, Ernest Hemingway. Goodman Theatre announces that playwright Jim McGrath's newest work - Pamplona, which begins preview performances tomorrow - has been extended for one week, now closing on Sunday, June 25. (more...)

AH, WILDERNESS! Cast, Creatives Set for Summer Run at the GoodmanAH, WILDERNESS! Cast, Creatives Set for Summer Run at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

This summer, experience the agony and ecstasy of first love all over again in Goodman Theatre's major revival of Ah, Wilderness! - the sole comedic work of playwright Eugene O'Neill, the father of American drama. Steve Scott, the Goodman's longtime Producer, directs O'Neill's portrait of family life at the turn of the century - and the bliss, excitement and adventure of first love.  (more...)

Goodman to Offer Free NOURISH Workshops for Community Leaders, ActivistsGoodman to Offer Free NOURISH Workshops for Community Leaders, Activists
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

This summer, Goodman Theatre and the Center for Performance and Civic Practice (CPCP) present four one-day capacity building workshops focused on creative change tactics for members of Chicago's communities. These sessions are part of NOURISH-a multi-year initiative between the Goodman and CPCP to develop a greater capacity for arts-based community-led transformation-led by Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor (Goodman Theatre) and Michael Rohd (Founding Artist/Director of CPCP/Sojourn Theatre). (more...)

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