The 88th Annual Waa-Mu Show Announces Theme, New Writing ProcessThe 88th Annual Waa-Mu Show Announces Theme, New Writing Process
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2018

Northwestern University's Waa-Mu Show announces its 88th annual production "For the Record." The entirely student written and orchestrated musical follows a journalist as she embarks on a project to chronicle the lives of three of history's most incredible, and nearly forgotten, women. (more...)

Firebrand and TimeLine's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Extends Through November 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its hit revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. PHOTO CREDIT: CarolineorChange-1 (front) Rashada Dawan with back Emma Sipora Tyler and Tyler Symone in Firebrand Theatre and TimeLine Theatre Company's production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Photo by Marisa KM. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

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Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGEPhoto Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage (more...)

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGEFirebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces 2018-19 Directors Inclusion Initiative FellowsVictory Gardens Announces 2018-19 Directors Inclusion Initiative Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce the 2018/19 Season Directors Inclusion Initiates, to include Lauren Katz (Indecent), Mikael Burke (Rightlynd), N. Emil Thomas (Pipeline), Denise Yvette Serna (Cambodian Rock Band) and Ruby Des Jardins (Miriam for President). (more...)

Review Roundup: Do the Critics 'Believe' in THE CHER SHOW in Chicago?Review Roundup: Do the Critics 'Believe' in THE CHER SHOW in Chicago?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Cher Show took its opening night bows in Chicago last night, June 28. Let's see what the critics are saying... (more...)

Quin Arts and Getty Images Present Slim Aarons Exhibition Co-Curated with DK Johnston and the Getty Images GalleryQuin Arts and Getty Images Present Slim Aarons Exhibition Co-Curated with DK Johnston and the Getty Images Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

 Legendary photographer Slim Aarons, whose portraits of Hollywood stars and A-list socialites helped define the “cult of celebrity” itself, would have been right at home at a luxury hotel in New York – just as he was for decades in glamorous settings that ranged from Mustique to the French Riviera. (more...)

Review Roundup: HARD TIMES at Lookingglass TheatreReview Roundup: HARD TIMES at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2017

HARD TIMES runs at Lookingglass Theatre through January 14, and the critics are weighing in! (more...)

STUFF Adds Second Show at United Solo
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

In Stuff, playwright/performer John Feffer introduces his most personal play yet. Playing the roles of his mother, his aunt, and his distant relative Soviet poet Yitzik Feffer, he tells the story of a woman who gives away her most cherished possessions and reveals her most closely guarded secrets. Other real-life characters describe their own stuff: a filled-to-bursting storage unit of train memorabilia, an art collection lost to the wrecker's ball in lower Manhattan, a Moscow meeting with Paul Robeson, and a long-lost file box of knowledge. Audience members participate in the experience by receiving and passing around the stuff they're handed at the outset of the play. (more...)

Joey Slotnick, Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen's New Improvised Show IN THE ROOM Set for Lookingglass This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents In the Room, a special event developed by Lookingglass Ensemble member Joey Slotnick and artistic collaborators Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen. In the Room will be presented for three nights only, tonight, April 30 - May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Joey Slotnick, Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen's New Improvised Show IN THE ROOM Set for Lookingglass This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lookingglass Theatre Company presents In the Room, a special event developed by Lookingglass Ensemble member Joey Slotnick and artistic collaborators Lauren Katz and Jim Dennen.  In the Room will be presented for three nights only, April 30 - May 2, 2015 at 9:00pm at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rick Bayless and More in CASCABEL at Lookingglass Theatre; Show Extends thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment announce an extension to the wildly popular return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner -- Daring -- Desire, the unforgettable theatrical adventure featuring a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless that had Chicago audiences spellbound when it premiered in spring 2012. The extremely limited engagement is co-created by Rick Bayless, Lookingglass Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman (Hephaestus, The Brothers Karamazov, Hard Times), and Artistic Associate and founder of Silverguy Entertainment Tony Hernandez (Hephaestus, Lookingglass Alice). Cascabel runs at the Goodman Theatre's Owen Bruner Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, now playing through August 31, 2014. Scroll down for a first look at the show! (more...)

Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment Extend CASCABEL Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre, Frontera Grill and Silverguy Entertainment announce an extension to the wildly popular return of Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire, the unforgettable theatrical adventure featuring a sumptuous feast, world-class circus acts, and a tantalizing love story starring celebrity chef Rick Bayless that had Chicago audiences spellbound when it premiered in spring 2012. The extremely limited engagement is co-created by Rick Bayless, Lookingglass Ensemble Member Heidi Stillman (Hephaestus, The Brothers Karamazov, Hard Times), and Artistic Associate and founder of Silverguy Entertainment Tony Hernandez (Hephaestus, Lookingglass Alice). Cascabel runs at the Goodman Theatre's Owen Bruner Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, now playing July 30 -August 31, 2014. (more...)

UP Closes Steppenwolf Theater Company's 2008-2009 Season 6/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2008-2009 season, an exploration of the imagination, with Up by Bridget Carpenter, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz. Up plays June 18 - August 23, 2009 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The press performance is Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's UP Runs Through 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2008-2009 season, an exploration of the imagination, with Up by Bridget Carpenter, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz. Up plays through August 23, 2009 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. (more...)

Photo Flash: UP At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2008-2009 season, an exploration of the imagination, with Up by Bridget Carpenter, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz. Up plays June 18 - August 23, 2009 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The press performance is Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

UP Closes Steppenwolf Theater Company's 2008-2009 Season 6/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2008-2009 season, an exploration of the imagination, with Up by Bridget Carpenter, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz. Up plays June 18 - August 23, 2009 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The press performance is Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

UP Closes Steppenwolf Theater Company's 2008-2009 Season 6/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2008-2009 season, an exploration of the imagination, with Up by Bridget Carpenter, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and featuring ensemble members Ian Barford and Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz. Up plays June 18 - August 23, 2009 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The press performance is Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theater Ends 2008-2009 Season With UP 6/18-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2009

Steppenwolf Theatre Company concludes its 2008-2009 season, an exploration of the imagination, with Up by Bridget Carpenter, directed by ensemble member Anna D. Shapiro and featuring ensemble member Martha Lavey with Rachel Brosnahan, Jake Cohen, Tony Hernandez and Lauren Katz (additional casting to be announced). Up plays June 18 - August 23, 2009 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted. The press performance is Saturday, June 27 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)