American Blues Theater Presents The Chicago Premiere Of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEYAmerican Blues Theater Presents The Chicago Premiere Of THE ABSOLUTE BRIGHTNESS OF LEONARD PELKEY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey, by James Lecesne and directed by Kurt Johns. The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey runs March 29 April 27, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago. The official press opening is Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: ALL CHILDISH THINGS Opening Night at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: ALL CHILDISH THINGS Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

For its first performance in 2019, First Folio Theatre presents Joseph Zettelmaier's contemporary comedy heist ALL CHILDISH THINGS running through February 24, 2019.  (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents ALL CHILDISH THINGS As Its First Production Of 2019First Folio Theatre Presents ALL CHILDISH THINGS As Its First Production Of 2019
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2018

For its first performance in 2019, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is thrilled to present Joseph Zettelmaier's contemporary comedy heist ALL CHILDISH THINGS, previewing January 23-25, opening January 26 and running through February 24, 2019. "Witty, suspenseful, and wonderfully revealing about friendship," according to The Cincinnati Enquirer, ALL CHILDISH THINGS gives audiences the chance to laugh into the New Year, reminisce on their childhood and experience the carefree and clumsy antics of an easy-to-love cohort of friends. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Announces Casting For ALL CHILDISH THINGS And THE FIRESTORMFirst Folio Theatre Announces Casting For ALL CHILDISH THINGS And THE FIRESTORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) has announced the casting for the remainder of its 2018-2019 indoor season.  (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces $15,000 Grant Award from The Shubert FoundationPeninsula Players Theatre Announces $15,000 Grant Award from The Shubert Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is proud to announce it has received a $15,000 award from The Shubert Foundation. The Shubert Foundation awarded a record total of $26.8 million to 533 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across the United States. The Shubert Foundation provides grants only to organizations that have established artistic and administrative track records, as well as a pattern of fiscal responsibility.   (more...)

Point Park University Presents Two Children's Classics Before the Curtains Close at the Oakland LocationPoint Park University Presents Two Children's Classics Before the Curtains Close at the Oakland Location
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

Point Park University's Playhouse Jr., the second longest running children's theatre company in the country, will be wrapping up the 2017-2018 season and bringing down the curtain at the historic Pittsburgh Playhouse with two unique shows for children of all ages. (more...)

Peninsula Players' Present Reading Of A TRICK OF THE LIGHTPeninsula Players' Present Reading Of A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre presented a reading of "A Trick of the Light," a new comedy by Peter Moore, on Monday, March 5 to a capacity crowd.  'A Trick of the Light' was produced as part of The Play's the Thing, a winter series of play readings organized by Peninsula Players Theatre.   (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces 2018-2019 SeasonAmerican Blues Theater Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2018 - 2019 Season, "Home Sweet Home." American Blues' 33rd Season will include the Chicago Premieres of On Clover Road by Steven Dietz, directed by Halena Kays and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne, directed by Kurt Johns; Flyin' West by Pearl Cleage, directed by Chuck Smith; the 17th annual production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; and The Spitfire Grill - a musical book, lyrics, and music by James Valeq & Fred Alley, music directed by Malcolm Ruhl. (more...)

Peninsula Players Announces Cast Of A TRICK OF THE LIGHTPeninsula Players Announces Cast Of A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

Peninsula Players Theatre presents a reading of "A Trick of the Light," a new comedy by Peter Moore, Monday, March 5 at 7 p.m., at Bjorklunden, located at 7590 Boynton Lane, Baileys Harbor. "A Trick of the Light" is the second of the three play reading series, The Play's the Thing. The series is funded in part by a grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds from the State of Wisconsin, as well as a generous grant from the Door County Medical Center and Friends of Door County Libraries as well as operating funds from Peninsula Players Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio TheatrePhoto Flash: WOMEN IN JEOPARDY Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in First Folio Theatre's Chicago premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, previewing Jan. 24-26, opening Jan. 27 and closing Feb. 25, 2018. (more...)

First Folio Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDYFirst Folio Theatre Presents the Chicago Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2018

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in First Folio Theatre's Chicago premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, previewing Jan. 24-26, opening Jan. 27 and closing Feb. 25, 2018. Written by Wendy MacLeod, author of The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure and Things Being What They Are, this biting comedy explores the lives of best friends and divorcees Mary, Jo and Liz who are always looking out for each other. When Mary and Jo start to suspect that Liz's new boyfriend is a serial killer, they begin an investigation to prove it to her and save her life. However, when they bring Liz's teenage daughter Amanda into it, along with her spaced-out boyfriend Trenner, things go from humorously tricky to hilariously complex. (more...)

First Folio Presents The Premiere Production Of WOMEN IN JEOPARDYFirst Folio Presents The Premiere Production Of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Thelma and Louise meets The First Wives Club in First Folio Theatre's Chicago premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY, previewing Jan. 24-26, opening Jan. 27 and closing Feb. 25, 2018. Written by Wendy MacLeod, author of The House of Yes, Schoolgirl Figure and Things Being What They Are, this biting comedy explores the lives of best friends and divorcees Mary, Jo and Liz who are always looking out for each other. When Mary and Jo start to suspect that Liz's new boyfriend is a serial killer, they begin an investigation to prove it to her and save her life. However, when they bring Liz's teenage daughter Amanda into it, along with her spaced-out boyfriend Trenner, things go from humorously tricky to hilariously complex. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017

More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol as Goodman Theatre offers its first-ever sensory-friendly/relaxed performance. Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, the Goodman welcomes families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Concludes 40th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL with 'Tiny Tim Drive'Goodman Theatre Concludes 40th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL with 'Tiny Tim Drive'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Goodman Theatre and Candlelighters NYC partner for the launch of the theater's Tiny Tim Drive a charitable effort during A Christmas Carol that spotlights one service organization selected by the young performer portraying Tiny Tim. Candlelighters NYC from which 10-year-old actor Paris Strickland has personally benefited supports families who travel to New York City for pediatric cancer treatment. (more...)

VIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROLVIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years. This year's spotlight falls on Paris Strickland, the adorable 10 year-old girl with a miraculous story of her own. CBS Sunday Morning chatted with the young actress and her Goodman company. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol as Goodman Theatre offers its first-ever sensory-friendly/relaxed performance. Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, the Goodman welcomes families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. (more...)

BWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Goodman TheatreBWW Review: A CHRISTMAS CAROL at The Goodman Theatre
by Patrick Rybarczyk - Nov 30, 2017

With its mixture of darkness and light, Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL is a long-standing holiday tradition that takes audiences on a journey of misery, revelation, and redemption. Now in its 40th year on stage at The Goodman Theatre, this tale stands the test of time, with some fresh updates that reveal room for even more. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 40th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 40th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in the spectacular storytelling, glorious music and Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 29 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years, now through December 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 34 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years as Chicago's long-standing holiday tradition, enjoyed by more than 1.5 million people, November 18 December 31. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Nearly 100 actors, crew, staff and audiences of A Christmas Carol have smiled, spoken and shared. Today, Goodman Theatre launches a multimedia showcase reflecting the impact the production has made over 40 years: the Humans of A Christmas Carol photo project, featuring the cast, crew and staff captured by famed Chicago-based photographer Frank Ishman; and A Christmas Carol All-Stars, stories from a variety of patrons from those who have attended nearly every year, to the couple married by Bob Cratchit, to the fan named for Tiny Tim. (more...)

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