Victory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With The Humana FestivalVictory Gardens Announces New Lily Padilla Play In 2020 In A Co-world Premiere With The Humana Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 - April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 - February 23, 2020). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Honors Donna MurphyPhoto Coverage: Abingdon Theatre Company Gala Honors Donna Murphy
by Walter McBride - Oct 23, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company held their special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening, honoring two-time Tony Award winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Passion; Wonderful Town), was hosted by Randy Rainbow. (more...)

Victory Gardens Hosts ANGELS IN AMERICA Event With Writer Dan KoisVictory Gardens Hosts ANGELS IN AMERICA Event With Writer Dan Kois
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater hosts writer Dan Kois for special discussion and signing of his book The World Only Spins Forward: The Ascent of Angels in America. Kois will be joined on stage by Chicago actors and writers for a reading of excerpts from the book. This one-night-only event will be held on Monday, October 1 at 7:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Victory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike HolterVictory Gardens Presents The World Premiere Of RIGHTLYND By Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater continues its 44th season with the World Premiere of Rightlynd, written by Ike Holter and directed by Lisa Portes. Rightlynd runs November 9 - December 23, 2018, with press performances on Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 7:30pm and Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:00pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Abingdon Theatre Co Gala to Honor Donna Murphy Plus Performance From Upcoming CLOSER THAN EVERAbingdon Theatre Co Gala to Honor Donna Murphy Plus Performance From Upcoming CLOSER THAN EVER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Abingdon Theatre Company will launch their 26th season with a special one-night-only gala event on Monday, October 22 at The Edison Ballroom. The evening honors two-time Tony winner Donna Murphy (Hello, Dolly!; Passion; Wonderful Town). (more...)

The Hub Theatre Announces New Leadership and New Plays For Season 11The Hub Theatre Announces New Leadership and New Plays For Season 11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2018

The Hub Theatre, under new Artistic Director, Matt Bassett, announced their 2018-19 season and welcomed a new staff member today. Bassett will be joined by KELSEY MESA as Associate Artistic Director for this season featuring a regional premiere by a favorite Hub playwright, the world premiere of the inaugural play by a vibrant new voice, and a number of events both familiar and brand new to The Hub. (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces 2018-19 Directors Inclusion Initiative FellowsVictory Gardens Announces 2018-19 Directors Inclusion Initiative Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels announce the 2018/19 Season Directors Inclusion Initiates, to include Lauren Katz (Indecent), Mikael Burke (Rightlynd), N. Emil Thomas (Pipeline), Denise Yvette Serna (Cambodian Rock Band) and Ruby Des Jardins (Miriam for President). (more...)

Victory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITIONVictory Gardens Announces Casting And Full Schedule For IGNITION
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Victory Gardens Theater Artistic Director Chay Yew, Managing Director Erica Daniels and Director of New Play Development Skyler Gray announce the lineup for the 10th Anniversary IGNITION Festival of New Plays, including Prosthesis by Robert Askins; Untitled Road Trip Play by Lauren 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...)

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...)

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