The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns to Theater Wit, Begin. 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

The Ruffians have announced the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for BURNING BLUEBEARD are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Monday, December 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Ruffians have announced the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns 12/13-1/4 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The Ruffians have announced the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring most of the original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play for three weeks only December 13, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for BURNING BLUEBEARD go on sale Saturday, November 1 at ?www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Monday, December 15 at 8 pm. (more...)

Theater Wit Sets 'MR BURNS' Cast, Adds BAD JEWS & SANTALAND DIARIES to Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Wit's eleventh season launches November 21-December 28 with The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, once again starring Mitchell Fain. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Set 2014-15 season, Welcome New Artistic Leadership Team
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Neo-Futurists announce their 2014-15 season to include a TML pre-show event INFILTRATION, curated by Jane Beachy, Joseph R. Varisco and Malic White; Pseudo-Chum written by Sean Benjamin and directed by Carolyn Shoemaker-Benjamin; Redletter, created by Lisa Buscani and directed by Jen Ellison, Trust Us/Screw You, created by Dan Kerr-Hobert and Phil Ridarelli, and another great year of the smash hit, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind. The Neo-Futurists also welcome the addition of Artistic Director, Kurt Chiang. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD, Now Playing Through 1/5 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

For an avant-garde alternative to the holidays, The Ruffians are pleased to announce the return of the hit historical romp BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring the full original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire plays through January 5, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for BURNING BLEARBEARD are available online at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians Open BURNING BLUEBEARD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

For an avant-garde alternative to the holidays, The Ruffians present the return of the hit historical romp BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring the full original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play tonight, November 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Ruffians Bring BURNING BLUEBEARD to Theater Wit, Now thru Jan 5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2013

For an avant-garde alternative to the holidays, The Ruffians are pleased to announce the return of the hit historical romp BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring the full original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play tonight, November 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

For an avant-garde alternative to the holidays, The Ruffians present the return of the hit historical romp BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring the full original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play November 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Ruffians to Stage BURNING BLUEBEARD at Theater Wit, 11/21-1/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

For an avant-garde alternative to the holidays, The Ruffians are pleased to announce the return of the hit historical romp BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring the full original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play November 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for BURNING BLEARBEARD are available online at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150 ($18 advance tickets will be available a limited time only). The press opening is Sunday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Neo-Futurists' TOO MUCH LIGHT MAKES THE BABY GO BLIND to Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

The Neo-Futurists celebrate 25 years of the longest running production in Chicago, Too Much Light Makes The Baby Go Blind. To ring in this historic moment in Chicago theater history, come celebrate with your favorite writer/performer/director/laugh-inducer/thought-provokers. Events include their annual gala, The Neoccasion (where Neos past and present get spiffed up and spit shined) and T.M.L.M.T.B.G.B. - The Baby Returns To The Cradle, a special one-night show on the 25th Anniversary of T.M.L.'s first performance at the original location, featuring favorite personalities from the show's history. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' LORD OF THE FLIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2013

When the game turns deadly, how will you play? Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 season asks this question with Nigel Williams's adaptation of William Golding's classic, Lord of the Flies. The Hypocrites Artistic Director Halena Kays stages the production in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, featuring William Burke, Spencer Curnutt, Lane Flores, Rudy Galvan, Ryan Heindl, Cale Manning, Brendan Meyer, Lance Newton, Ty Olwin, Kevin Quinn, Adam Shalzi and Dan Smeriglio. Lord of the Flies runs now through November 15, 2013; the press performance is on October 19 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults' LORD OF THE FLIES, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2013

When the game turns deadly, how will you play? Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 season asks this question with Nigel Williams's adaptation of William Golding's classic, Lord of the Flies. The Hypocrites Artistic Director Halena Kays stages the production in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, featuring William Burke, Spencer Curnutt, Lane Flores, Rudy Galvan, Ryan Heindl, Cale Manning, Brendan Meyer,Lance Newton, Ty Olwin, Kevin Quinn, Adam Shalzi and Dan Smeriglio. Lord of the Flies runs tonight, October 16 - November 15, 2013; the press performance is on October 19 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults' LORD OF THE FLIES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2013

When the game turns deadly, how will you play? Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 season asks this question with Nigel Williams's adaptation of William Golding's classic, Lord of the Flies. The Hypocrites Artistic Director Halena Kays stages the production in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, featuring William Burke, Spencer Curnutt, Lane Flores, Rudy Galvan, Ryan Heindl, Cale Manning, Brendan Meyer,Lance Newton, Ty Olwin, Kevin Quinn, Adam Shalzi and Dan Smeriglio. Lord of the Flies runs October 16 - November 15, 2013; the press performance is on October 19 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

The Ruffians to Bring BURNING BLUEBEARD to Theater Wit, Nov 21-Jan 5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

For an avant-garde alternative to the holidays, The Ruffians are pleased to announce the return of the hit historical romp BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring the full original cast and creative team. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire will play November 21, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for BURNING BLEARBEARD go on sale Friday, September 20 at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150 ($18 advance tickets will be available a limited time only). The press opening is Sunday, November 24 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

LORD OF THE FLIES Set for Steppenwolf's Young Adults' 2013-14 Series; Performances to Begin 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2013

When the game turns deadly, how will you play? Steppenwolf for Young Adults' 2013/14 season asks this question with Nigel Williams's adaptation of William Golding's classic, Lord of the Flies. The Hypocrites Artistic Director Halena Kays stages the production in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, featuring William Burke, Spencer Curnutt, Lane Flores, Rudy Galvan, Ryan Heindl, Cale Manning, Brendan Meyer, Lance Newton, Ty Olwin, Kevin Quinn, Adam Shalzi and Dan Smeriglio. Lord of the Flies runs October 16 - November 15, 2013; the press performance is on October 19 at 3pm. Performances Tuesday through Friday at 10am are reserved for school groups only; public performances are scheduled Friday at 7:30pm (except October 18), Saturday at 3 and 7:30pm, and Sunday at 3pm. Single tickets ($20) are on sale now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 andsteppenwolf.org. School group tickets are available through Education Assistant Lauren Sivak at 312-654-5643. (more...)

William Burke, Spencer Curnutt & More to Lead Steppenwolf's LORD OF THE FLIES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Steppenwolf for Young Adults is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies. Halena Kays directs a cast featuring William Burke, Spencer Curnutt, Lane Flores, Rudy Galvan, Ryan Heindl, Cale Manning, Brendan Meyer, Lance Newton,Ty Olwin, Adam Shalzi and Dan Smeriglio in Nigel Williams's stage adaption of Golding's classic novel. Lord of the Flies runs October 16 - November 10, 2013. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Host THE MISS NEO PAGEANT, Now thru 6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

The women of The Neo-Futurarium get 'dirt in the skirt' with The Miss Neo Pageant. The show opens Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Host THE MISS NEO PAGEANT, 5/16-6/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The women of The Neo-Futurarium get 'dirt in the skirt' with The Miss Neo Pageant. The show opens Monday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

500 CLOWN FRANKENSTEIN Plays Viaduct Theatre, 10/31-11/18
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2012

500 Clown Theatre, founded in 2000, presents "500 Clown Frankenstein" just in time for Halloween, offering a clowns-eye view of creation and abandonment, for a limited run at Chicago's Viaduct Theatre. The production runs about 70 minutes with no intermission, is for ages eight and up, and offers a special ticket discount for returning audience members. (more...)

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