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BWW Previews: UD REP ENSEMBLE 18-19 SEASON - its 10th!BWW Previews: UD REP ENSEMBLE 18-19 SEASON - its 10th!
by Greer Firestone - Aug 8, 2018

The Resident Ensemble Players, under the artistic direction of Sanford Robbins, is entering its tenth anniversary season and expanding its season offerings to seven shows. Included this season is a World Premiere from the REP's very own resident actor (and one of Aisle Say's favorites), Michael Gotch, and a newly reworked play by Theresa Rebeck. (more...)

Public Theater Mobile Unit National Launches With Lynn Nottage's SWEATPublic Theater Mobile Unit National Launches With Lynn Nottage's SWEAT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

The Public Theater announced today that the Mobile Unit, originally founded by Joe Papp in 1957 and currently touring to the five boroughs biannually, will expand in September to launch MOBILE UNIT NATIONAL with a free, four-week tour of Lynn Nottage's powerful Pulitzer Prize-winning play, SWEAT, directed by Kate Whoriskey. SWEAT, staged in its entirety, will tour to 18 Midwest cities across Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, and Wisconsin beginning Thursday, September 27 through Tuesday, October 23, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 2, 2018

Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE, now playing in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre, offers audiences a veritable master class in acting via Sandra Marquez and Ora Jones. Under the direction of Phylicia Rashad, Marquez and Jones have a touching and natural onstage rapport. The material of Silverman's play itself, however, does not exactly match the high bar of the performers. In fact, THE ROOMMATE feels rather uneven; the play dangles loose threads in front of the audience, introducing some major themes but never quite bringing any of them to fruition. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ROOMMATE at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: First Look at THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. Get a first look below! (more...)

THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins TodayTHE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Helmed THE ROOMMATE Now in Rehearsals at SteppenwolfPhylicia Rashad Helmed THE ROOMMATE Now in Rehearsals at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance. (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf TodayGUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf Today
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production features the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf's stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: Rajiv Joseph's GUARDS AT THE TAJ In Rehearsal At Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf's stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE ROOMMATE Comes to Steppenwolf This SummerPhoto Flash: THE ROOMMATE Comes to Steppenwolf This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ By Rajiv Joseph Opens at Steppenwolf, 6/10GUARDS AT THE TAJ By Rajiv Joseph Opens at Steppenwolf, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

A boldly funny and deeply moving play about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances (more...)

THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2THE DOPPELGANGER Extends Through June 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2018

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company has extended the world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary), through June 2 with the original cast. (more...)

GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf 5/31GUARDS AT THE TAJ Begins at Steppenwolf 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production features the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

Four Free Events Announced for THE DOPPELGANGER (an International Farce)Four Free Events Announced for THE DOPPELGANGER (an International Farce)
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

In conjunction with the world premiere of The Doppelganger (an international farce) by Matthew-Lee Erlbach, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is offering four free events on select Sundays during the run of the show. Each discussion is a fun and casual chance for audience members to engage with experts on topics associated with the production. Space is limited. RSVP through Audience Services at 312.335.1650 or at steppenwolf.org. (more...)

THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins June 21THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins June 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)

The New Group Announces Final Extension of GOOD FOR OTTOThe New Group Announces Final Extension of GOOD FOR OTTO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

The New Group has announced a second extension for the New York premiere production of David Rabe's Good for Otto, which will now play its final performance on Sunday, April 15.  Due to demand, the company previously announced a one week extension through April 8. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GOOD FOR OTTO Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: GOOD FOR OTTO Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2018

Good For Otto opened last night, March 8, at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). Originally set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through April 1, this production now plays through Sunday, April 8. (more...)

Steppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Begins Rehearsals TodaySteppenwolf's THE DOPPELGANGER Starring Rainn Wilson Begins Rehearsals Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Rehearsals kicked off today for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere comedy, The Doppelganger (an international farce) written by Chicagoland native Matthew-Lee Erlbach (Showtime's Masters of Sex, Off-Broadway's Handbook for an American Revolutionary). (more...)

Amy Morton to Direct Steppenwolf's GUARDS AT THE TAJAmy Morton to Direct Steppenwolf's GUARDS AT THE TAJ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Guards at the Taj by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph, directed by ensemble member Amy Morton. A stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, the Steppenwolf production will feature the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), whom Amy Morton directed in the Off-Broadway world premiere which received rave reviews when it premiered in 2015 and won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play. (more...)

GOOD FOR OTTO Extends Through April 8GOOD FOR OTTO Extends Through April 8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

Due to demand, The New Group has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere production of David Rabe's Good for Otto. Previews begin tonight, February 20, in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, March 8. Originally set to play a limited Off-Broadway engagement through April 1, this production now plays through Sunday, April 8 at The Pershing Square Signature Center (The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre, 480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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