Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS ExtendsChicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Extends
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019

Due to popular demand, Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its critically acclaimed production of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things now runs through October 20, 2019, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Brighton HorrorFest Returns For its 4th Year in 2019Brighton HorrorFest Returns For its 4th Year in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2019

This year's programme sees the return of popular cabaret group, the Foo Foo Fighters, who are bringing three evenings of burlesque to the first week of the festival with Nightmare on Middle Street, Dr Frankenbubble's Spoopy Soup Cabaret providing the late-night variety shows in the second week. Popular local entertainer Professor Elemental also makes an appearance with his Tales of Wrong for one night only. (more...)

The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Begins Oct. 17The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY Begins Oct. 17
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The Gift Theatre will conclude its 2019 Season with the Chicago premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy KENTUCKY, directed by ensemble member Chika Ike*, playing October 17 a?" November 16, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look At TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS At Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th Anniversary season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 - October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Cast Announced For Los Angeles Premiere Of OPERATION AJAXCast Announced For Los Angeles Premiere Of OPERATION AJAX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019

Little Fish Theatre has announced its cast for the Los Angeles premiere of Operation Ajax opening October 3. This true story about a 1953 CIA covert operation is written by Matthew Spangler and Farshad Farahat, and is directed by LFT Associate Artistic Director Suzanne Dean. The five-person ensemble plays all 13 real and imagined figures surrounding the plan to overthrow the Prime Minister of Iran a?" Mohammad Mossadegh. (more...)

Lucky Plush To Premiere RINK LIFE At Steppenwolf's 1700 TheatreLucky Plush To Premiere RINK LIFE At Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019

Chicago-based dance theater company Lucky Plush Productions, led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads, returns to Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre this fall as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series with the world premiere of Rink Life. (more...)

Jonathan Demar To Make Green Room 42 Debut This FallJonathan Demar To Make Green Room 42 Debut This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019

Jonathan Demar will make his Green Room 42 debut on November 10th at 7pm with an all new version of his solo show Setting the Standard. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGSVictory Gardens Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2019

Victory Gardens Theater kicks-off its 45th Anniversary season with the Chicago Premiere of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos and co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail and Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things runs September 6 a?" October 13, 2019, with press performance on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Casting Announced For The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKYCasting Announced For The Gift Theatre's KENTUCKY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2019

The Gift Theatre announces casting for its Chicago premiere of Leah Nanako Winkler's dark comedy KENTUCKY, directed by ensemble member Chika Ike*. (more...)

Larry Shue's THE NERD Opens July 3 At Little Fish TheatreLarry Shue's THE NERD Opens July 3 At Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Opening July 3 at Little Fish Theatre is one of theater's favorite funny farces, The Nerd. Larry Shue's story about the dilemma of a young architect and his bumbling tactless houseguest runs for four weeks, and is directed by company member Don Schlossman. (more...)

Theatre Y To Present SELF-ACCUSATION By Peter HandkeTheatre Y To Present SELF-ACCUSATION By Peter Handke
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

One of the most radical works of the 20th century, Peter Handke's Self-Accusation takes the audience on a journey that explores our need to confess and our delight in hearing about others' transgressions. In this play without characters, the actors confess to all sorts of sins, ranging from the monstrosity of dealing in slaves or committing genocide, to the triviality of failing to shake the lotion bottle before use. At times disturbing, funny and profound, this crescendo of wrongdoing suggests that if 'to err is human,' then to confess -to make a story out of our transgression- is the beginning of art. (more...)

Ethics, Power and Race at Forefront of BTE's Staging at the MACEthics, Power and Race at Forefront of BTE's Staging at the MAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD) presents "Defiance" by John Patrick Shanley, directed by BTE Ensemble Member Kurt Naebig, Jan. 31-March 3. There will be a preview Thursday, Jan. 31. Press opening is Friday, Feb. 1. (more...)

PICK OF THE VINE opens January 10 at Little Fish TheatrePICK OF THE VINE opens January 10 at Little Fish Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

Harvested from over 800 short plays submitted from around the world, Little Fish Theatre uncorks its 17th season of Pick of the Vine on January 10. The audience and critic favorite is a perfectly blended bouquet of nine short plays where audiences will experience Magic Moments, featuring a mix of new and familiar LFT artists. (more...)

The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson ('Jeff') Awards. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Robbie Rozelle In BUSTIN' OUT' On Pride WeekendFeinstein's/54 Below Presents Robbie Rozelle In BUSTIN' OUT' On Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robbie Rozelle in 'Bustin' Out' today, June 23, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Presents Robbie Rozelle In BUSTIN' OUT' On Pride WeekendFeinstein's/54 Below Presents Robbie Rozelle In BUSTIN' OUT' On Pride Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Robbie Rozelle in 'Bustin' Out' on Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Floor Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEAPhoto Flash: First Floor Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

First Floor Theater is pleased to continue their sixth season with the Chicago premiere of Nathan Alan Davis's poetic and poignant drama, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, directed by Chika Ike. DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA will play March 4 - 31, 2018 at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at firstfloortheater.com.  (more...)

First Floor Theater Presents DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEAFirst Floor Theater Presents DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

First Floor Theater is pleased to continue their sixth season with the Chicago premiere of Nathan Alan Davis's poetic and poignant drama, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, directed by Chika Ike. DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA will play March 4 - 31, 2018 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently on sale at firstfloortheater.com.  (more...)

The Best Short Plays Of 2018, PICK OF THE VINE Opens 1/12The Best Short Plays Of 2018, PICK OF THE VINE Opens 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Little Fish Theatre is proud to present the 16th season of Pick of the Vine, the best-selling short play festival that has audiences lining up every year. For the first show of 2018, LFT will be presenting pieces that examine the Secrets We Keep, featuring a mix of new and familiar artists. POV is the flagship production of Little Fish Theatre, garnering audience and critical praise alike. (more...)

First Floor Theater Announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEAFirst Floor Theater Announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

First Floor Theater is thrilled to announce casting for their Chicago premiere of Nathan Alan Davis's poetic and poignant drama, DONTRELL, WHO KISSED THE SEA, directed by Chika Ike. (more...)

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