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Shaw Festival Reveals 2020 Financial Results Photo Shaw Festival Reveals 2020 Financial Results
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 19, 2021

In addition to realizing a financial gain, the Shaw Festival also made strides in cultivating new funding partnerships, while supporting surrounding businesses, during the on-going COVID-19 pandemic.

Shaw Festival Has Announced 2019 Financial Results Photo Shaw Festival Has Announced 2019 Financial Results
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 6, 2020

During the Annual General Meeting held earlier today, the Shaw Festival announced positive financial results for the 2019 season. Kevin Patterson, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, shared with an audience of patrons, donors and company members that both sales and fundraising revenues achieved all-time highs, resulting in a $519,000 season surplus.

A DICKENS CAROL Comes to Madison Street Theatre Photo A DICKENS CAROL Comes to Madison Street Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 20, 2018

Before Scrooge.  Before Jacob Marley.  Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with.

Oak Park Festival Theatre Announces The Cast And Production Of A DICKENS CAROL Photo Oak Park Festival Theatre Announces The Cast And Production Of A DICKENS CAROL
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2018

Before Scrooge. Before Jacob Marley. Charles Dickens had his own ghosts to contend with.

Photo Flash: The Artistic Home presents WEDDING BAND Photo Photo Flash: The Artistic Home presents WEDDING BAND
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 31, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It opened to the press on Sunday, October 29 and will run through December 17, 2017. Last seen in Chicago in 2003 in a co-production between Steppenwolf and Congo Square Theatre, its first-ever showing here thirty years prior was but one stop in this play's march toward due recognition.

Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home Photo Cast Announced for 'WEDDING BAND' at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2017

The Artistic Home will open its 2017-18 season with a lesser known, but wholly timely piece: WEDDING BAND: A LOVE/HATE STORY IN BLACK AND WHITE, by eminent African-American playwright and author Alice Childress. It will open to the press Sunday, October 29 at 7:00 pm, following previews from October 25 - 28.

Casting Announced for Once-Lost Tennessee Williams Play NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 2, 2017

The cast of Raven Theatre Company's premiere of Tennessee Williams' Not About Nightingales has been announced, with Raven Founding Artistic Director Michael Menendian directing. The play's action revolves around the tyrannical prison warden Boss Whalen's inhumane treatment of the inmates in his island prison.  Deciding they have had enough, and inspired by their de facto leader Butch, the inmates of Hall C fight back by waging a hunger strike. When it garners media attention, Boss Whalen responds with torture.  All the while, Whalen's inmate assistant Jim and new secretary Eva struggle with the moral dilemma of either exposing the strike and losing their jobs or assisting Whalen in keeping it under wraps. 

Shaw Festival Welcomes Peter Jewett as New Chair of the Board of Governors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

At the Annual General Meeting earlier today, Andrew M. Pringle fulfilled his duties as the Shaw Festival's Chair of the Board of Governors. During his remarks, Mr. Pringle passed the torch to Chair Designate Peter Jewett and announced new Board members Ian Joseph, Kevin Patterson and Julian Rance.

VONNEGUT'S WORLD a Week-Long Festival Exploring the Author Set to Launch September 7-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Vonnegut's World," a new week-long celebration of Vonnegut-themed special events leading up to the World Premiere event of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" at Indianapolis Opera, was announced today and will be held at an array of Indianapolis venues fromSeptember 7th-14th. Presented by Indy Opera in partnership with Indianapolis Art Center, Butler University, Indy FilmFest, Bluebeard Restaurant, and Indy Reads, the festival represents a unique collaboration of area arts organizations and local venues to explore the many facets of the famed Hoosier and iconic literary figure. The schedule of events includes an opening reception, panel discussion, film screening, reading, "brunch of champions," special music performances, and final dress rehearsal of the new opera, written by Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark. Vonnegut completed the libretto just two weeks before his death in 2007.

VONNEGUT'S WORLD a Week-Long Festival Exploring the Author Set to Launch September 7-14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Vonnegut's World," a new week-long celebration of Vonnegut-themed special events leading up to the World Premiere event of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" at Indianapolis Opera, was announced today and will be held at an array of Indianapolis venues fromSeptember 7th-14th. Presented by Indy Opera in partnership with Indianapolis Art Center, Butler University, Indy FilmFest, Bluebeard Restaurant, and Indy Reads, the festival represents a unique collaboration of area arts organizations and local venues to explore the many facets of the famed Hoosier and iconic literary figure. The schedule of events includes an opening reception, panel discussion, film screening, reading, "brunch of champions," special music performances, and final dress rehearsal of the new opera, written by Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark. Vonnegut completed the libretto just two weeks before his death in 2007.

VONNEGUT'S WORLD a Week-Long Festival Exploring the Author Set to Launch September 7-14
by Alexa Criscitiello - Aug 10, 2016

Vonnegut's World," a new week-long celebration of Vonnegut-themed special events leading up to the World Premiere event of "Happy Birthday, Wanda June" at Indianapolis Opera, was announced today and will be held at an array of Indianapolis venues fromSeptember 7th-14th. Presented by Indy Opera in partnership with Indianapolis Art Center, Butler University, Indy FilmFest, Bluebeard Restaurant, and Indy Reads, the festival represents a unique collaboration of area arts organizations and local venues to explore the many facets of the famed Hoosier and iconic literary figure. The schedule of events includes an opening reception, panel discussion, film screening, reading, "brunch of champions," special music performances, and final dress rehearsal of the new opera, written by Kurt Vonnegut and composed by Richard Auldon Clark. Vonnegut completed the libretto just two weeks before his death in 2007.

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble Theater's THE MARVIN GAYE STORY
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 13, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continues the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) with The Marvin Gaye Story (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend), written by Jackie Taylor and directed by Daryl D. Brooks. The Marvin GayeStory (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, June 12 - July 10, 2016. The official press opening is Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm. Preview dates for the production are June 4, 5, 10 and 11.

Raven Theatre Extends 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW'
by Tyler Peterson - Jun 13, 2016

Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow), which on Monday, June 6 was honored for 'Outstanding Ensemble' at the annual Jeff Awards (Non-Equity Branch), has extended its previously announced remount by one week, with a new closing date of August 27, 2016. The entire Jeff award-winning all-African-American cast of the production will return for the run from July 21 through August 27, 2016.

Black Ensemble Theater to Continue 40th Anniversary Season with THE MARVIN GAYE STORY
by Tyler Peterson - May 20, 2016

Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continues the 40th Anniversary Season (The Season of Greatest Hits) withThe Marvin Gaye Story (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend), written by Jackie Taylor and directed by Daryl D. Brooks. The Marvin Gaye Story (Don't Talk About My Father Because God Is My Friend) will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, June 12 - July 10, 2016. The official press opening is Sunday, June 12 at 3:00 pm. Preview dates for the production are June 4, 5, 10 and 11.

Raven Theatre to Remount DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW This Summer
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 26, 2016

Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys (An Evening of Vaudeville and Sorrow), which earned rave reviews, was Jeff-recommended, won the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards for Best Revival, Best Director and Best Actor (Andrew Malone) and became one of the largest selling hits in Raven Theatre Company's 32-year history, will return for a limited engagement in July and August of 2016. Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of the company and director of this production, announced the remount today. The entire all-African-American cast of the production will return for the run from July 21 through August 21, 2016.

Juvenile Justice Initiative and ACLU Officials Speak After 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015

Raven Theatre will welcome Elizabeth Clarke, founder and President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative and one of its board members, Khadine Bennett, staff attorney and Legislative Counsel with the ACLU of Illinois, when they visit the theater to lead a discussion of its critically acclaimed DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS following the November 7th performance of the play.

Juvenile Justice Initiative and ACLU Officials to Speak After 'DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW', 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Raven Theatre will welcome Elizabeth Clarke, founder and President of the Juvenile Justice Initiative and one of its board members, Khadine Bennett, staff attorney and Legislative Counsel with the ACLU of Illinois, when they visit the theater to lead a discussion of its critically acclaimed DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS following the November 7th performance of the play.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre Launches 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents its annual DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS tonight, July 9, through July 19 featuring workshop readings of four new full-length plays by Chicago-area playwrights as a part of a six-month long development process.

Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Host 2015 Dionysos Cup Festival of New Plays Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents its annual DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS July 9 - 19 featuring workshop readings of four new full-length plays by Chicago-area playwrights as a part of a six-month long development process.

Viable Theater Company Presents FEATHERSTONE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Hard on the heels of three magnificent original plays ('The Observatory', 'Venus Envy' and 'Killing Angela'), the Viable Theater Company presents its fourth piece of riveting and challenging theater in as many years: the acerbic comedy, 'Featherstone.'

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