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3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2017

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides. (more...)

Chicago Theater Bike Ride to Celebrate Theater Community at Foster BeachChicago Theater Bike Ride to Celebrate Theater Community at Foster Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), and TheEmergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides. (more...)

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

"At the Table", Michael Perlman's drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a weekend in the country, took home the most honors on Monday, June 5, during the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre.  (more...)

Edward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.comEdward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.com
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Each year, the Tony Awards release a list of names of friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year. (more...)

DirectorsLabChicago Announces 2017 'Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World' LabDirectorsLabChicago Announces 2017 'Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World' Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Artistic Director Wm Bullion has announced the 2017 DirectorsLabChicago to be held Sunday, August 20, through Friday, August 26, 2017, primarily at Victory Gardens Theater on Chicago's north side. The theme for this year's Lab is Director­-Audience: Engaging and Challenging a Distracted World. (more...)

Glenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleGlenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Glenn Davis to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Arts Alliance Illinois, under the leadership of Executive Director Claire Rice and Board Chair Brooke Flanagan, Director of Institutional Advancement at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, welcome artistic, business, creative, and philanthropic leaders from across Illinois to the organization's Fifth Annual Benefit Luncheon on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Palmer House Hilton, located at 17 East Monroe Street in Chicago. Guest check-in and a reception begin at 11:15am, with the seated luncheon following promptly at noon. (more...)

Chicago Theaters to Dim Marquees Friday Night in Honor of Martha LaveyChicago Theaters to Dim Marquees Friday Night in Honor of Martha Lavey
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Chicago theaters in the city and suburbs will honor former Steppenwolf Artistic Director and ensemble member Martha Lavey by dimming the marquee lights and observing a moment of silence this Friday, April 28, 2017, 30 minutes before the start time of the evening production at each theater. (more...)

Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. (more...)

Definition Theatre Company to Stage Chicago Premiere of AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-JenkinsDefinition Theatre Company to Stage Chicago Premiere of AN OCTOROON by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Definition Theatre Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tyrone Phillips and Managing Director Neel McNeill, announces the first play of its 2017-2018 season, the Chicago premiere of An Octoroon by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Gloria, Appropriate), produced in association with Goodman Theatre. An Octoroon is directed by Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith and runs July 21 - August 20, 2017 in the Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens Theater as part of Definition's tenure in the Victory Gardens Resident Theater Program. (more...)

MONSTER's Namir Smallwood Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleMONSTER's Namir Smallwood Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Namir Smallwood to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler AwardPhoto Flash: Chicago's Lisa Portes Receives SDC Foundation 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On Sunday, October 30, 2016, Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), presented the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award to Lisa Portes of Chicago, IL. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces New Managing Director and Director of Institutional AdvancementWriters Theatre Announces New Managing Director and Director of Institutional Advancement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces the promotion of Jon Faris to Managing Director and Carly Magill to Director of Institutional Advancement.  Lauren Sale also joins the Writers team as Director of Education. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th AnniversaryCity of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

FIRST LOOK 2015 Kicks Off at Steppenwolf's Upstairs TheatreFIRST LOOK 2015 Kicks Off at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, today, August 11, through August 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

Cast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs TheatreCast Set for FIRST LOOK Next Month at Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces casting for First Look 2015, a program dedicated to new play development, August 11 - 16, 2015 in the Upstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). First Look 2015 features six staged readings, providing an early look at works-in-progress from some of the most dynamic playwrights in the field. The mission of First Look is to develop new plays for future production at Steppenwolf and other theaters across the country. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tim Hopper, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry and More in Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSEPhoto Flash: First Look at Tim Hopper, Francis Guinan, Mariann Mayberry and More in Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma andVictor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brittany Uomoleale, Victor Almanzar & More in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSEPhoto Flash: First Look at Brittany Uomoleale, Victor Almanzar & More in Rehearsal for Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma andVictor Almanzar as Oscar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Steppenwolf's GRAND CONCOURSE
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2015

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Grand Concourse, a play full of both humor and heart by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper sharing the role of Frog and Mariann Mayberry as Shelley with Brittany Uomoleale as Emma and Victor Almanzar as Oscar.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

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