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Goodman Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMY and More Take Home Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 3, 2023

At the 55th anniversary celebration of Equity theater excellence, the Jeff Awards recognized 46 award recipients selected from among 214 theater artist nominees. Find out who took home Equity Jeff Awards in the full list of winners here!

THE WRITER Makes U.S. Premiere at Steep Theatre in August
by Stephi Wild - Jun 14, 2023

 Steep Theatre will be back in action this summer with the U.S. Premiere of Ella Hickson’s The Writer, directed by Georgette Verdin.

City Lit Sets 2023-24 Season; Producer/Artistic Director Terry McCabe to Retire
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 15, 2023

City Lit Producer and Artistic Director Terry McCabe announced that the theatre’s 2023-2024 season—its forty-third—will be his last on its staff. 

TimeLine Theatre Company to Present THE LEHMAN TRILOGY, THE LIFESPAN OF A FACT, and More in 2023-24 Season
by Blair Ingenthron - Apr 27, 2023

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays that explore today's social and political issues through the lens of the past, has announced its 27th season. The company's 2023-24 subscription season will launch in September with the previously announced Chicago premiere of the internationally acclaimed THE LEHMAN TRILOGY presented at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse.

World Premieres & More Set for Raven Theatre 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 24, 2023

Raven Theatre has announced its 41st Season, kicking off this fall with an ingenious and hair-raising revival of Lucille Fletcher’s drama Night Watch directed by Georgette Verdin.

Rivendell Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by Stephi Wild - Feb 9, 2023

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble (RTE), Chicago’s only Equity theatre dedicated to producing new work with women at the core, welcomes eight new ensemble members.

Chicago Premiere of THE LEHMAN TRILOGY to Open TimeLine Theatre 2023-24 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 7, 2023

TimeLine Theatre Company will present the Chicago premiere production of the internationally acclaimed and Tony Award-winning play THE LEHMAN TRILOGY by Stefano Massini, adapted by Ben Power, will open the company’s upcoming 2023-2024 season.

A TOWN CALLED PROGRESS World Premiere to be Presented by Promethean Theatre Ensemble in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 6, 2023

 Promethean Theatre Ensemble has announced dates and casting for its world premiere production of A TOWN CALLED PROGRESS, by Chicago playwright Trina Kakacek.

Industry Pro Newsletter: Innovate to Survive, Tony Eligibility Decisions Raises Eyebrows
by Alex Freeman - Feb 6, 2023

In both the US and the UK government funding decisions have shifted the way that many companies are able to go about their business - in England, the massive shift in Arts Council England funding has left many major stages looking to fill huge gaps in their books.

Goodman Theatre Announces Jamal Howard as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow
by Stephi Wild - Feb 1, 2023

Goodman Theatre has announced Jamal Howard (he/him) as the 2023 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow. A Chicago-based director and choreographer, Howard is the co-artistic director of New American Folk Theatre and an associate company member with TUTA Theatre.

FEN by Caryl Churchill to be Presented at Court Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 5, 2023

Court Theatre is set to present the third production in its 2022/23 season: Fen by Caryl Churchill; directed by Vanessa Stalling. Fen runs February 10 – March 5, 2023.

SWING STATE at Goodman Theatre Adds Two Performances in Final Week
by Blair Ingenthron - Oct 22, 2022

On the heels of a standing-room-only opening night and wide critical praise for the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman's Swing State—a “riveting, deeply moving, empathy-generating, extraordinary new play (by) a great poet of the upper Midwest” (Chicago Tribune)—Goodman Theatre adds two performances to the final week of Tony Award-winning director Robert Falls' world-premiere production.

Santa Fe Opera to Present THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE in October
by Blair Ingenthron - Sep 18, 2022

The Santa Fe Opera will present the world premiere of This Little Light of Mine, a new opera about the life of voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. The one-act opera is composed by Chandler Carter with libretto by Diana Solomon-Glover. Under development since 2017, the piece is commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera and its Opera for All Voices (OFAV) consortium partners.

Cast Announced for World Premiere of Rebecca Gilman's SWING STATE at Goodman Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 24, 2022

Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright Rebecca Gilman will mark her 10th production at Goodman Theatre, her longtime creative home, with Swing State—directed by Tony Award-winner Robert Falls in their 6th collaboration over 35 years. Swing State appears October 7 – November 13 in the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre.

Panel On Costume Design For The Stage Featured In Upcoming Jeff Awards Education Program
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 18, 2022

The Jeff Awards is hosting a live panel discussion with award-winning costume designers Monday, August 29

Fountain Theatre to Present 'Hyper-Staged' Reading of Lisa Loomer's ROE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 2, 2022

The Fountain Theatre will once again jump into action with a “hyper-staged” reading of Roe, a powerful, poignant and often humorous play by Lisa Loomer that cuts through the headlines to reveal the real-life women behind Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 case that gave women the right to safe, legal abortion. 

Ginger Thatcher Will Be on the Faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.'s Summer Intensive
by Stephi Wild - May 6, 2022

GINGER THATCHER will be on the faculty of Ballet Arts, Inc.’s Summer Intensive which will be taking place from June 13-17, 2022 in Jackson, Tennessee. Ms. Thatcher will be teaching musical theater, jazz, and modern dance classes for the participants in this year’s Summer Intensive.

World Premiere of THERE'S ALWAYS THE HUDSON to be Presented at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2022

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will present the world premiere of THERE’S ALWAYS THE HUDSON, Paola Lázaro’s exploration of what lies beneath rage and anger when partners in pain agree to torment those who have tormented them.

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces New Ensemble Members & Artistic Associates
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2022

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced the addition of six new Ensemble Members and six new Artistic Associates. Ensemble members include Demetra Dee, Tina M. Jach, Tina Muñoz Pandya, Hailey Rakowiecki, Jazzma Pryor and Devonte E. Washington. Artistic Associates include Mikey Gray, Lawrence Grimm, Jason Lynch, David Antonio Reed, Adam Schulmerich and Leslie Ann Sheppard.

Goodman Theatre Announces Artistic Updates
by Stephi Wild - Feb 10, 2022

With two major revivals on stage helmed by Artistic Collective members—August Wilson's Gem of the Ocean directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith (through February 27) and Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman's The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci (February 11 – March 20)—the Goodman announces several artistic updates as its 2021/2022 “Homecoming” Season continues.

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