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Kane Repertory Theatre Selects Hammaad Chaudry For Multiplatform Commission Photo Kane Repertory Theatre Selects Hammaad Chaudry For Multiplatform Commission
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2021

Kane Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Daniil Krimer and Managing Director Avery Bowne announce the selection of Hammaad Chaudry as the playwright for its new Multiplatform Commission. The yet to be titled commissioned play will be directed by Executive Producer Ansley Valentine and will premiere online March 29-April 11, 2021 with plans for an in-person production when it is safe to do so.

Steppenwolf Announces Lineup of Work for STEPPENWOLF NOW Photo Steppenwolf Announces Lineup of Work for STEPPENWOLF NOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2020

Steppenwolf unveiled today the programming lineup for its first-ever virtual stagea?"Steppenwolf NOW featuring breakthrough stories written by some of America's most talented voices. Steppenwolf NOW will be accessible to a global audience with Virtual Memberships available for purchase beginning mid-September.

FARGO Season Four Premiere Date Announced Photo FARGO Season Four Premiere Date Announced
by TV News Desk - Aug 10, 2020

FX has set the premiere date for the highly-anticipated fourth installment of Fargo, the Emmy, Golden Globe, AFI, Peabody and TCA Award-winning limited series created by Noah Hawley. Starring Chris Rock, the next chapter will premiere with two episodes directed by Hawley on Sunday, September 27 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on FX.

Steppenwolf Announces 2020/21 Reset Season Photo Steppenwolf Announces 2020/21 Reset Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced its 2020/21 Reset Season today featuring a truncated four play lineup (originally six plays) with flexible dates to allow for greater agility in the time of COVID-19, accompanied with a robust slate of original virtual programming.

Steppenwolf to Present Virtual Projects Featuring Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich and  Photo Steppenwolf to Present Virtual Projects Featuring Laurie Metcalf, John Malkovich and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2020

Steppenwolf's artistic team and ensemble have announced three new virtual projects that the company will be sharing exclusively with Members.

Chicago High School August Wilson Monologue Competition Will Be Held at The Goodman T Photo Chicago High School August Wilson Monologue Competition Will Be Held at The Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

Twenty-one Chicago high school students will compete in the finals of the 11th Annual August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Goodman Theatre, 170 N Dearborn on Monday, March 9, 2020 at 6:00 pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public.

Steppenwolf Theatre Has Announced its 2020/21 Season and the Grand Opening of New The Photo Steppenwolf Theatre Has Announced its 2020/21 Season and the Grand Opening of New Theatre Building
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2020

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and the Steppenwolf ensemble announced the 2020/21 Season today. As the storied ensemble theatre company embarks on its 45th season, a lineup of thrilling plays will be featured in its current home at 1650 N Halsted with the final production of the season premiering in the new state-of-the-art theatre building at 1646 N Halsted in August 2021.

Writers Theatre Announces Casting For 2019/20 Season Photo Writers Theatre Announces Casting For 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company's previously announced 2019/20 season.

BWW Review: LOTTERY DAY at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: LOTTERY DAY at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 10, 2019

It seems only fitting that Ike Holter would conclude his seven-play "Rightlynd Saga," set in the fictional 51st Ward of Chicago, by literally sending it off with a party. And this is no ordinary celebration. A cast of characters from previous installments in the "Rightlynd Saga" gathers in Mallory's backyard; she's the neighborhood's maternal figure, and she's poised to give away a sizable sum of money to one lucky winner.

The World Premiere Of LOTTERY DAY Concludes Ike Holter's Seven-Play Saga Photo The World Premiere Of LOTTERY DAY Concludes Ike Holter's Seven-Play Saga
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

"Not everyone will go home a winner" in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Lottery Day by Ike Holter, which appears through April 28 in the Owen Theatre. Holter concludes his seven-play "Rightlynd Saga"-the first play of which premiered five years ago, and has been hailed as "one of the most significant literary achievements in modern-day Chicago" (Chicago Tribune)-with a raucous theatrical bash, directed by Chicago native Lili-Anne Brown. Commissioned by the Goodman and developed through its New Stages Festival of new plays, Lottery Day takes place in a Rightlynd backyard where new characters and returning characters from the saga come together to create a work about the cost of belonging and the gift of community. Lottery Day appears through April 28 in the Owen Theatre.

Casting Announced For Lynn Nottage's SWEAT And Ike Holter's LOTTERY DAY At Goodman Th Photo Casting Announced For Lynn Nottage's SWEAT And Ike Holter's LOTTERY DAY At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Goodman Theatre proudly announces the casts for its Chicago premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat by Lynn Nottage, directed by Ron OJ Parson, as well as its world premiere of Lottery Day-Ike Holter's final work in his seven-play "The Rightlynd Saga," directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Tickets are now available for both productions at GoodmanTheatre.org, by telephone 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn).

Random Acts, About Face Youth Theatre And Pride Films & Plays Announce THE LARAMIE PR Photo Random Acts, About Face Youth Theatre And Pride Films & Plays Announce THE LARAMIE PROJECT Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2018

Random Acts, About Face Youth Theatre and Pride Films & Plays have announced a special 20th Anniversary Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT by Moises Kaufman, directed by Jason Gerace. The event, set to feature some of Chicago's best talent, will take place on Sunday, November 4 at 7:30pm at Pride Films and Plays' Broadway space. Tickets are tiered from $5-20 and can be purchased at www.RandomActsChicago.com. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Matthew Shepard Foundation.

Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6 Photo Court Theatre Extends RADIO GOLF Through October 6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Due to overwhelming demand, Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf now runs through October 6, 2018, at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. 

Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Court Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at RADIO GOLF at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, opens its 2018/19 season with August Wilson's Radio Golf, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Radio Golf runs August 30 - September 30, 2018 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, September 8, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educationa Photo Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educational and Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 675 civic, cultural and business leaders for the 2018 Gala on Saturday, May 12, 2018, raising over $1.3 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. The major fundraising event, which had record-breaking attendance, was held at a new location not far from the theatre, 1340 N Cherry Avenue, and was designed and produced by Jeffrey Foster for Frost Chicago. Attendees celebrated 42 seasons of groundbreaking ensemble theatre with an evening of festivity emceed by actor Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as "Dwight Schrute" on NBC's award-winning comedy, The Office and currently starring in The Doppelganger (an international farce) at Steppenwolf. Comedian, actor, director and producer Chris Rock, who starred in the world premiere Broadway production of The Motherf**ker with the Hat directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, joined as the guest auctioneer alongside Christie's Robbie Gordy.

Review Roundup: What Did he Critics Think Of THE DOPPLEGANGER at Steppenwolf? Photo Review Roundup: What Did he Critics Think Of THE DOPPLEGANGER at Steppenwolf?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has extended the world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary), through June 2 with the original cast.

THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2 Photo THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has extended the world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary), through June 2 with the original cast.

BWW TV: Witness the Hilarity of THE DOPPELGANGER Photo BWW TV: Witness the Hilarity of THE DOPPELGANGER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach. Directed by ensemble member Tina Landau, this hilarious farce features an 11-member cast led by actor and comedian Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as "Dwight Schrute" on NBC's award-winning comedy The Office, in the role of Thomas Irdley/Jimmy Peterson. Get a preview of the show below!

Photo Flash: THE DOPPELGANGER Celebrates Opening Night Photo Photo Flash: THE DOPPELGANGER Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary).

Photo Flash: First Look at THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach. Get a first look at the company below!

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