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Chicago Offers Theatre, Cabaret, Concerts & More This Fall! Photo Chicago Offers Theatre, Cabaret, Concerts & More This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2020

Theatre venues in Chicago and across the world remain closed due to the COVID 19 pandemic while the industry in Chicago has developed creative ways to connect with audiences.

Lisa Langford's RASTUS AND HATTIE Audio Play Begins This Month Photo Lisa Langford's RASTUS AND HATTIE Audio Play Begins This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020

16th Street Theater announces the audio play of Lisa Langford's RASTUS AND HATTIE directed by Lanise Antoine Shelley showing remotely on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights September 24 a?" October 24, 2020 with a press opening of Thursday September 24 at 7:00 PM.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends Streaming Photo Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Extends Streaming
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2020

On the heels of a limited online run, Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls directed by Lili-Anne Brown, is now extended and available for streaming through May 31.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stre Photo Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Today, Goodman Theatre makes available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.

SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Makes Its Chicago Premiere March 7 At G Photo SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Makes Its Chicago Premiere March 7 At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2020

Goodman Theatre continues its 2019/2020 Season with the Chicago premiere of School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play. This a?oeuproarious comedy that also pulls at the heartstringsa?? (The Hollywood Reporter), written by Jocelyn Bioh, arrives on the heels of a critically acclaimed, extended run Off-Broadway at MCC Theater. Chicago favorite Lili-Anne Brown returns to the Goodman to direct, after last season's celebrated production of Lottery Day. Full casting is below.

Akvavit Theatre Announces NORDIC SPIRIT FESTIVAL Photo Akvavit Theatre Announces NORDIC SPIRIT FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Akvavit Theatre is to launch its 10th anniversary season with the return of its Nordic Spirit Festival, featuring five staged readings of plays from each of the Nordic countries, presented in partnership with the Swedish American Museum.

Goodman Theatre Has Announced Casting For SCHOOL GIRLS and AMERICAN MARIACHI Photo Goodman Theatre Has Announced Casting For SCHOOL GIRLS and AMERICAN MARIACHI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Goodman Theatre has announced casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions in its 2019/2020 Season. Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play comes to the Goodman following its acclaimed off-Broadway engagement in a new production directed by Lili-Anne Brown (Lottery Day); and American Mariachi, directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez in a co-production with Dallas Theater Center, featuring live mariachi music on stage. School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play appears March 7 - April 12, 2020; tickets ($20-$70) are on sale now. American Mariachi appears April 25 - May 31; tickets ($20-$70) go on sale February 28 at 10am. Both productions appear in the 856-seat Albert Theatre. For tickets, visit GoodmanTheatre.org, call 312.443.3800 or purchase at the Goodman Theatre box office (170 N. Dearborn).

Victory Gardens Theater Announces 2019-2020 Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant  Photo Victory Gardens Theater Announces 2019-2020 Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater announces the 2019/20 Season Directors Inclusion Initiative Assistant Directors including Alexander (Lex) Turner (Tiny Beautiful Things), Lanise Antoine Shelley (The First Deep Breath), Christina Casano (How To Defend Yourself),  Jeremy Ohringer (Dhaba On Devon Ave) and Aliza Feder (The Right To Be Forgotten).

BWW Review: FAMILIAR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo BWW Review: FAMILIAR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 29, 2018

Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR, now in its Chicago premiere at Steppenwolf, offers up a lighthearted and laugh-out-loud funny family comedy, even as the play probes questions of identity and assimilation into American culture. Director Danya Taymor's dynamite ensemble builds on the richness of the characters inherent in Gurira's script.

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR Photo Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Celebrates Opening Night of Danai Gurira's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert. This Chicago premiere production is directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over.

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIAR Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf's FAMILIAR
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre is the widely acclaimed comedy, Familiar written by Danai Gurira, star of "The Walking Dead", Marvel Studios' Black Panther and playwright of Eclipsed and The Convert

VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Photo VIDEO: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by Stage Tube - Sep 28, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents NELL GWYNN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf Photo FAMILIAR By Danai Gurira Gets Chicago Premiere At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Familiar written by Danai Gurira (The Walking Dead, Black Panther, Broadway's Eclipsed) and directed by Danya Taymor, who helmed Steppenwolf's powerful 2017 production of Pass Over. As previously announced, this fiercely funny production features ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Nyasha) and Ora Jones (Marvelous Chinyaramwira), who appeared together in Steppenwolf's The Doppelganger (an international farce) last season. Rounding out the cast are Cheryl Lynn Bruce (Anne), Erik Hellman (Chris), Lanise Antoine Shelley, (Tendikayi), Luigi Sottile (Brad), Jacqueline Williams (Margaret Munyewa) and Cedric Young (Donald Chinyaramwira).

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre Photo Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces The Second Extension Of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER T Photo Lookingglass Theatre Company Announces The Second Extension Of 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 30 - September 9, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. This marks the second and final extension of the production.

Lookingglass To Extend 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA Photo Lookingglass To Extend 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. Due to high ticket demand, additional dates, August 22 - 26, 2018, have been added. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas plays at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.

Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare Photo Scarlett Strallen and Timothy Edward Kane Lead NELL GWYNN at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast for the North American premiere of Jessica Swale's exuberant new comedy Nell Gwynn, September 20-November 4, 2018. The music- and dance-filled play took London audiences by storm when it debuted at Shakespeare's Globe, followed by a celebrated run on the West End. Director of the original London production, Christopher Luscombe, helms the new Chicago Shakespeare production. Star of Broadway and the West End Scarlett Strallen appears as Nell; Chicago leading actor Timothy Edward Kane performs the role of King Charles II.

Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Seas Photo Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org.

Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company Mounts 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS Photo Photo Flash: Lookingglass Theatre Company Mounts 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas runs May 23 - August 19, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

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