Victory Gardens Hosts Town Hall: Reunite!Victory Gardens Hosts Town Hall: Reunite!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater presents Town Hall: Reunite!, an event where Chicago artists will respond to the current immigration policies of the United States. Town Hall: Reunite! will be held at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Wednesday, July 18 at 7 pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Lineup for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New PlaysVictory Gardens Theater Announces Lineup for 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater announces the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play byLauren Yee; White History by Dave Harris; How to Defend Yourself by Lily Padilla; Seeing Eye by Nick Malakhow; and The First Deep Breath by Lee Edward Colston II. The 2018 Festival runs August 3 -5, 2018 at Victory Gardens Theater, located at 2433 N Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

BWW Review: Sexual Sparks Ignite When Tennessee Williams Meets William Inge in Philip Dawkins' THE GENTLEMAN CALLERBWW Review: Sexual Sparks Ignite When Tennessee Williams Meets William Inge in Philip Dawkins' THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2018

The setup would make a hell of a piece of theatrically-minded erotica. Call it Cat (On A Hot Tin Roof) and Mouse, as sexual sparks ignite when elegant playwright on the verge of stardom, Tennessee Williams, visits the home of shy aspiring playwright William Inge for a newspaper interview to promote the Chicago opening of what would be his landmark Broadway success, THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Announces Public Programs For MIES JULIEVictory Gardens Theater Announces Public Programs For MIES JULIE
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

???????Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce Victory Gardens Theater's Public Programs line-up in conjunction with Mies Julie, written by Yael Farber, directed by Dexter Bullard, and adapted from August Strindberg's Miss Julie. Mies Julie runs May 25 - June 24, 2018, with the press performance on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

BWW Interview: Philip Dawkins Talks New Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLERBWW Interview: Philip Dawkins Talks New Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by David Clarke - May 21, 2018

Philip Dawkins's latest play is making its New York premiere at the Cherry Lane Theatre. The play recounts the fateful meeting of William Inge and Tennessee Williams prior to the Chicago premiere of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. We sat down with Dawkins to get the inside scoop on this sexy and searing new drama. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company has launched its 25th Anniversary main stage season with The Gentleman Caller, the New York premiere production of a new play by Philip Dawkins. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Abingdon Stages THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: Abingdon Stages THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) launches its 25th Anniversary main stage season with The Gentleman Caller (more...)

Podcast: The 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Welcomes THE GENTLEMAN CALLER's Juan Francisco Villa, Daniel K. Isaac, Phillip DawkinsPodcast: The 'Keith Price's Curtain Call' Welcomes THE GENTLEMAN CALLER's Juan Francisco Villa, Daniel K. Isaac, Phillip Dawkins
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - May 6, 2018

Last month, I had the opportunity to talk to playwright, Phillip Dawkins, about his latest play, THE GENTLEMAN CALLER. We chatted about the men who are about to start previews in the New York premiere of the play, Juan Francisco Villa and Daniel K. Isaac. I was very specific that I wanted to chat with them. Sometimes, you get exactly what you ask. Both Juan and Daniel braved spending time with me, and we had a fantastic chat about the show, their careers, and being non-traditionally cast in the roles of Tennessee Williams and William Inge, respectively. (more...)

Seven New Works Slated for New Visions/New Voices 2018 at The Kennedy CenterSeven New Works Slated for New Visions/New Voices 2018 at The Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces the biennial festival New Visions/New Voices from April 27-29, 2018, marking the 15th showcase of this industry workshop. (more...)

Single Carrot Welcomes Artistic Team Of PETER PAN To BaltimoreSingle Carrot Welcomes Artistic Team Of PETER PAN To Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Single Carrot's 11th season continues with an original LGBTQ+ adaptation of Peter Pan written by Joshua Conkel. Joshua and dramaturg Jolene Noelle will remain in Baltimore for the intensive workshop period through March 12, joining the team from Los Angeles and New York City respectively. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan
by Misha Davenport - Apr 24, 2018

10 on Tuesday with GENTLEMAN CALLER's Rudy Galvan (more...)

Aurora Fox Announces First Season Under Helen Murray, Including CAROLINE, OR CHANGEAurora Fox Announces First Season Under Helen Murray, Including CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 22, 2018

The DCPA NewsCenter has reported that the new season at the Aurora Fox Arts Center has been announced. This is the first season under new Executive Producer Helen R. Murray. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2018Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2018
by BWW - Apr 20, 2018

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)

Podcast: On 'Keith Price's Curtain Call,' Philip Dawkins Talks his Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Running Simultaneously in New York and ChicagoPodcast: On 'Keith Price's Curtain Call,' Philip Dawkins Talks his Play THE GENTLEMAN CALLER Running Simultaneously in New York and Chicago
by Keith Price's Curtain Call - Apr 16, 2018

Any actor worth their salt will tell you that every great play begins with the words on the page.  Because of the worlds that playwrights (and Librettists) create, many people, even more than actors,  have jobs inside and outside of the theater.  So any chance to talk to a young playwright as delightful and talented as Chicago-based playwright, Philip Dawkins, I will take.  His current opus, The Gentleman Caller is currently in rehearsals to make its New York debut at Cherry Lane Theater, as it coincides with its simultaneous World Premiere production, still running at Chicago's The Raven Theater, through May 27, 2018.  (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Co Announces Cast of THE GENTLEMAN CALLERAbingdon Theatre Co Announces Cast of THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company (Tony Speciale, Artistic Director; Denise Dickens, Producing Director) has announced casting for the first production of its 25th Anniversary main stage season, The Gentleman Caller, a new play by Philip Dawkins (Charm, Le Switch, The Homosexuals). (more...)

BWW Interview: Will Von Vogt & Melanie Field On SIGNIFICANT OTHER & Significant Theatre LifeBWW Interview: Will Von Vogt & Melanie Field On SIGNIFICANT OTHER & Significant Theatre Life
by Gil Kaan - Apr 4, 2018

Playwright Joshua Harmon is finally returning to the Geffen Playhouse, the scene of his 2015 runaway hit BAD JEWS. This time he's bringing his SIGNIFICANT OTHER, after having finished successful runs both on Broadway and Off. We got the chance to catch cast members Will Von Vogt and Melanie Field during their final rehearsals. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents Town Hall: #NEVERAGAINCHICAGO To End Gun ViolenceVictory Gardens Presents Town Hall: #NEVERAGAINCHICAGO To End Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

???????Victory Gardens Theater, in association with Natural Shocks National Project and HowlRound Theatre Commons, presents Town Hall: #NeverAgainChicago to discuss the call to action taking place across the nation by students and allies to end gun violence. #NeverAgainChicago, which also features a reading of an excerpt from Lauren Gunderson's new play Natural Shocks, will be held in the Za?ek McVay Theater at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue on Sunday, April 15 at 6pm. This event is FREE and open to the public. HowlRound Theatre Commons will livestream the event and can be viewed at www.howlround.tv. (more...)

Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLERReview: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by Misha Davenport - Apr 3, 2018

Review: Make a Date for a Captivating THE GENTLEMAN CALLER (more...)

Photo Flash: Raven Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of THE GENTLEMAN CALLERPhoto Flash: Raven Theatre Hosts the World Premiere of THE GENTLEMAN CALLER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Raven Theatre is pleased to continue its 35th anniversary season with the world premiere of Philip Dawkins' provocative drama THE GENTLEMAN CALLER, directed by Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

BWW Review:  THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at DiversionaryBWW Review: THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH at Diversionary
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 29, 2018

THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH follows a family's pursuit of happiness in the Magic Kingdom, is a personal recount of a family journey that could be a Disney movie itself. is playing through April 15th at Diversionary Theatre. (more...)

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