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52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2020

The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.

BC CULTURE DAYS Celebrates Metro Vancouver Arts With Expanded Lineup Of Virtual Event Photo BC CULTURE DAYS Celebrates Metro Vancouver Arts With Expanded Lineup Of Virtual Events
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2020

BC Culture Days announces a month-long series of engaging, interactive events taking place throughout Metro Vancouvera?"including Vancouver, North Vancouver, Richmond, Tri-Cities, New Westminster, Surrey, Langley, Maple Ridge, and Missiona?"and across Canada at culturedays.ca from September 25 to October 25, 2020.

BC Culture Days Announces Expanded, Cross-Country Virtual Celebration of Arts & Cultu Photo BC Culture Days Announces Expanded, Cross-Country Virtual Celebration of Arts & Culture
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2020

BC Culture Days is inviting British Columbians to experience the 'unexpected intersections' of creative connection and artistic discovery during its 11th annual celebration of arts and culture, September 25 to October 25, 2020.

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).

STICK FLY Announced At Writers Theatre Photo STICK FLY Announced At Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2020

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2019/20 Season with Stick Fly, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by WT Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Stick Fly runs February 5, 2020 a?" March 15, 2020 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 12, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.

STICK FLY Comes To Writers Theatre February 2020 Photo STICK FLY Comes To Writers Theatre February 2020
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2019/20 Season with Stick Fly, written by Lydia R. Diamond and directed by WT Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Stick Fly runs February 5, 2020 a?" March 15, 2020 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. 

BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at UD Rep Ensemble Photo BWW Review: MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at UD Rep Ensemble
by Greer Firestone - Nov 15, 2019

What has Sandy Robbins accomplished in two decades at UD? Our state has a theatre group equal to The Guthrie in Minneapolis, the Arena Stage in DC and the McCarter Stage in Princeton, among others; venues renown as the greatest of American performance stages.

BWW Review: Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP keeps its snap at the Alley Theatre Photo BWW Review: Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP keeps its snap at the Alley Theatre
by Gary Laird - Aug 21, 2018

Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP, now playing at the Alley Theatre, is a theatrical phenomenon.

Alley Stage Is Set For Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP Photo Alley Stage Is Set For Agatha Christie's THE MOUSETRAP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

The Alley Theatre and Interim Artistic Director James Black announce the cast and crew of the ExxonMobil Summer Chills production, Agatha Christie's The Mousetrap, offering a cool escape from the sizzling summer heat. Directed by Interim Artistic Director James Black, The Mousetrap is the longest running show in world theatre history. The play runs August 10 - September 2, 2018. Tickets are available at alleytheatre.org or by calling the Box Office at 713.220.5700.

BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: HAVING OUR SAY at Goodman Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - May 20, 2018

Goodman Theatre's revival of HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS feels less like an evening in the theater than time whiled away in the company of two delightful women. Based on the 1993 New York Times bestselling memoir of the same title, this play shares the oral history of Sadie and Bessie Delany, two African American sisters who were born in 1889 and 1891, respectively.

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

Goodman Theatre revives Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Emily Mann's 'warming theatrical event' (Variety)that celebrates the lives of 'two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom' (Chicago Tribune). Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith's production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively, as they trace their lives in a heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest.

Performances Begin 5/5 For HAVING OUR SAY: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Photo Performances Begin 5/5 For HAVING OUR SAY: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Goodman Theatre celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune) in a major revival of Emily Mann's Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Directed by the Goodman's longtime Resident Director Chuck Smith, the production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively. The sisters were discovered in 1991 when Amy Hill Hearth interviewed them for The New York Times. Following the article, the trio co-authored the book, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years-a New York Times bestseller and heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest. Mann adapted it for the stage, first at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey and then to Broadway, where it ran for 317 performances. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years appears May 5 - June 10, 2018 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 14). Tickets ($20 - $75; subject to change) are now on sale at GoodmanTheatre.org/HavingOurSay, by phone at 312.443. 3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). ComEd is the Major Corporate Sponsor, Conagra Brands Foundation is the Major Production Sponsor and ITW and PwC are the Corporate Sponsor Partners. 

Cast Announced for the Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS Photo Cast Announced for the Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

"Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." - Sadie Delany (1889 -1999). Goodman Theatre revives Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Emily Mann's "warming theatrical event" (Variety)that celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune). Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith's production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively, as they trace their lives in a heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest.

Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH Photo Photo Flash: Victory Gardens Theater presents BREACH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 - March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Victory Gardens Theater Presents BREACH By Antoinette Nwandu Photo Victory Gardens Theater Presents BREACH By Antoinette Nwandu
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 43rd season with BREACH: a manifesto on race in america through the eyes of a black girl recovering from self-hate, written by Antoinette Nwandu and directed by Lisa Portes. BREACH runs February 9 March 11, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, February 16, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ is an Astonishing Acrobatic Adventure at Syracuse Stage Photo BWW Review: THE WIZARD OF OZ is an Astonishing Acrobatic Adventure at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Dec 3, 2017

The holiday production at Syracuse Stage is always a family favorite to look forward to and this year is no different. Syracuse Stage and the Department of Drama have joined forces with New York City-based 2 Ring Circus to bring a twist on the iconic story of The Wizard of Oz. Cleverly directed by Donna Drake, The Wizard of Oz comes to life with all the familiarity of the 1939 film starring Judy Garland, but with a unique infusion of acrobatic arts into the story and choreography. The end result is truly hypnotizing.

Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced Photo Chicago's Jeff Awards Equity Nominations for 2016-2017 Productions Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2017

Seven world premiere plays seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards. 158 nominations in 33 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2016 and July 31, 2017.

BWW Review: THE ELEPHANT MAN at UD REP Ensemble
by Greer Firestone - Mar 7, 2017

In this supercharged political environment, we are buffeted with tweeted grotesqueries daily. We ask ourselves where is the humanity in this?

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago.

Photo Flash: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky runs January 12 - February 12, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m.

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