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Rashada Dawan

 
Bio:
Theatre credits include The Lion King (Broadway), Big River (BoHo Theatre), The Other Cinderella (Black Ensemble Theatre), The Wiz-the Remix (Cornerstone Productions), Dreamgirls (FAMU Theatre), For Colored Girls Who Dance (B.FLI Productions, Inc.), From the Mississippi Delta (Fleetwood Jourdain ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
Theatre credits include The Lion King (Broadway), Big River (BoHo Theatre), The Other Cinderella (Black Ensemble Theatre), The Wiz-the Remix (Cornerstone Productions), Dreamgirls (FAMU Theatre), For Colored Girls Who Dance (B.FLI Productions, Inc.), From the Mississippi Delta (Fleetwood Jourdain ... (read complete bio)
Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Postponed Production of INTIMATE APPAREL at Northligh Photo Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Postponed Production of INTIMATE APPAREL at Northlight Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 20, 2020

In 1905, a black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for a husband and a future. She finds common ground with a Jewish fabric merchant, a relationship they both know cannot grow.

INTIMATE APPAREL Comes to Northlight Photo INTIMATE APPAREL Comes to Northlight
by Stephi Wild - Feb 28, 2020

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2019-2020 season with Intimate Apparel, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Tasia A. Jones. Intimate Apparel runs March 12 a?" April 19, 2020 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8pm.

Northlight Theatre Presents INTIMATE APPAREL Photo Northlight Theatre Presents INTIMATE APPAREL
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 20, 2019

Northlight Theatre continues its 2019-2020 season with Intimate Apparel, written by Lynn Nottage and directed by Tasia A. Jones. Intimate Apparel runs March 12 a?" April 19, 2020 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is Friday, March 20, 2020 at 8pm.     

Northlight Theatre to Host Benefit Event ART TRANSFORMS: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE Photo Northlight Theatre to Host Benefit Event ART TRANSFORMS: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF THE POWER OF COMMUNITY
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 18, 2019

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director, Timothy J. Evans, presents Art Transforms: A Musical Celebration of the Power of Community, featuring performances by Lucy Godinez, Rashada Dawan, and Molly Hernandez. The event will be held Tuesday, February 4, 2020, from 6:00pm-8:00pm at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave in Evanston.

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting for MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE Photo The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting for MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2019

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR a?" A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from October 4 to December 29, 2019, with a press opening on Saturday, October 12 at 10 a.m.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

VIDEO: JUNIE B JONES, THE MUSICAL at the Marriott Theatre Photo VIDEO: JUNIE B JONES, THE MUSICAL at the Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019

Live a day in the life of this ever lovable and outspoken first grader with the premiere of Junie B. Jones, The Musical, at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Running from July 12 to August 11, 2019, with press opening on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., this special one-hour presentation explores the wonderful works of Barbara Park's beloved best-selling books. Created by the team who brought Dear Edwina to the stage-Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich-and developed into a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical by TheatreworksUSA, Junie B. Jones, The Musical is directed and choreographed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, with musical direction by Ellen Morris.

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th Season Photo Northlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2019

Northlight Theatre announces casting for its 45th season, opening with Mother of the Maid by Jane Anderson, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Kate Fry (Isabelle Arc), Kareem Bandealy (Jacques Arc), Hayley Burgess (Moniqueus Joan), Ricardo Gutierrez (Father GilbertChamberlainGuardScribe), Casey Morris (Pierre Arc), Grace Smith (Joan Arc) and Penelope Walker (Lady of the Court).

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL Photo The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For JUNIE B. JONES, THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Jun 25, 2019

Live a day in the life of this ever lovable and outspoken first grader with the premiere of Junie B. Jones, The Musical, at Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. Running from July 12 to August 11, 2019, with press opening on Saturday, July 20 at 10 a.m., this special one-hour presentation explores the wonderful works of Barbara Park's beloved best-selling books. Created by the team who brought Dear Edwina to the stage-Marcy Heisler and Zina Goldrich-and developed into a genuinely comical (and not strictly-for-kids) musical by TheatreworksUSA, Junie B. Jones, The Musical is directed and choreographed by Johanna McKenzie Miller, with musical direction by Ellen Morris.

Chris' Birthday Belt Fest Returns To Raise Money For Howard Brown Center Photo Chris' Birthday Belt Fest Returns To Raise Money For Howard Brown Center
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 10, 2019

Jeff Award-winning director and HIV+ activist Christopher Pazdernik presents the 5th installment of Chris' Birthday Belt Fest, an annual benefit concert for Howard Brown Health, Monday, May 13 at 8 p.m. at Greenhouse Theatre Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.Tickets are $30, in advance; $40, at the door on the night of the performance, and are available at GreenHouseTheater.org or by calling 773.404.7336. The performance is suitable for all ages and runs two hours with one intermission.

DJEMBE! Makes U.S. Debut At Apollo Theater In March Photo DJEMBE! Makes U.S. Debut At Apollo Theater In March
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

Following a smash-hit international tour, the new, interactive theatrical event, DJEMBE! The Show, makes its U.S. debut at the Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago), for a strictly limited engagement starting performances on March 19, 2019 (with an official premiere on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 p.m.). DJEMBE! (JEM-bay) will engage audiences in a high-energy program of powerful storytelling and inspiring music, including iconic pop hits. Leading this lively musical journey will be the trio of Broadway talent Ben Hope (Once) as Emcee; critically-acclaimed Chicago musical theater artist Rashada Dawan (Caroline, or Change) on lead vocals; and Guinean master drummer and folklorist Fode Lavia Camara, backed by an ensemble of world-class musicians.

Firebrand and TimeLine's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Extends Through November 11
by Julie Musbach - Oct 12, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its hit revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. PHOTO CREDIT: CarolineorChange-1 (front) Rashada Dawan with back Emma Sipora Tyler and Tyler Symone in Firebrand Theatre and TimeLine Theatre Company's production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Photo by Marisa KM.

Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s Photo Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 1, 2018

Celebrate the fierce femmes of the '90s with Firebrand Theatre! Firebrand presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE '90s on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8 pm at Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. #208, in Chicago.

BWW Review: Firebrand Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo BWW Review: Firebrand Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by Rachel Weinberg - Sep 27, 2018

Firebrand Theatre's second season opens with a poignantly fitting musical choice: composer Jeanine Tesori and librettist Tony Kushner's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE. In the musical from this renowned writing team, protagonist Caroline Thibodeaux, a black woman working as a maid for a white Jewish family in 1963 Lake Charles, Louisiana goes on a powerful journey of self-discovery. Firebrand, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, has made a production choice that fits the company's feminist mission like a glove.

Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by Julie Musbach - Sep 25, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Photo Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens Today Photo Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University announce the Equity cast members of Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, music by Michael Mahler and lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler. The production will run July 20 - August 5 at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the Northwestern Evanston campus. The Press Opening is Today, July 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Photo Flash: First Look at SOMETHING IN THE GAME Photo Photo Flash: First Look at SOMETHING IN THE GAME
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University present Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, music by Michael Mahler and lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler. The production will run July 20 - August 5 at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the Northwestern Evanston campus.

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