Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre Presents CURVE OF DEPARTUREPhoto Flash: Northlight Theatre Presents CURVE OF DEPARTURE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

In a cramped motel room in New Mexico, a "ragtag little group of humans" gathers in anticipation of the funeral of a man they loved but did not like. But the dearly departed is not their only concern, as they grapple with the demands of ordinary life and the decisions of an uncertain future.  (more...)

Northlight Opens 44th Season With CURVE OF DEPARTURENorthlight Opens 44th Season With CURVE OF DEPARTURE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, begins its 2018-19 season with Curve of Departure, written by Rachel Bonds?and directed by BJ Jones. Curve of Departure runs September 13 - October 21, 2018, 2018?at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday September 21, 2018 at 8pm. (more...)

Northlight Announces Season CastingNorthlight Announces Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 44th season, opening withCurve of Departure by Rachel Bonds and directed by BJ Jones. The season continues with the World Premiere of Mansfield Park, Kate Hamill's new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale of social satire, directed by Stuart Carden; followed by Christina Ham's Nina Simone: Four Women,directed by Kenneth L. Roberson; and the World Premiere of Landladies (previously titled The Janice), written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Jess McLeod. Closing out the season is Into the Breeches! by George Brant and directed by Jessica Thebus. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC PLAY Intrigues at Syracuse StageBWW Review: THE MAGIC PLAY Intrigues at Syracuse Stage
by Natasha Ashley - Apr 30, 2018

Syracuse Stage concludes its season with an intriguing and mystifying production of The Magic Play. The unique production features a cast of three actors under the astute direction of Halena Kays. It is positively entrancing thanks to the brilliant cast and unique script. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAYSyracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Syracuse Stage concludes the 17/18 season with 'The Magic Play,' starring magician and actor Brett Schneider and written by Andrew Hinderaker. Performances start April 25 and run through May 13 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama complex at 820 E. Genesee Street. Opening night is today, April 27. (more...)

Syracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAYSyracuse Stage Closes Season With THE MAGIC PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Syracuse Stage concludes the 17/18 season with "The Magic Play," starring magician and actor Brett Schneider and written by Andrew Hinderaker. Performances start April 25 and run through May 13 at the Archbold Theatre in the Syracuse Stage/SU Drama complex at 820 E. Genesee Street. Opening night is today, April 27. (more...)

BWW Review: Give in to Wonder at THE MAGIC PLAY, at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Give in to Wonder at THE MAGIC PLAY, at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Mar 16, 2018

Andrew Hinderaker's THE MAGIC PLAY, now running at Portland Center Stage, combines some truly impressive sleight of hand with achingly raw emotion into a show that is the antidote to cynicism and could touch even the most jaded of hearts. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Lineup for Their 44th SeasonNorthlight Theatre Announces Lineup for Their 44th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, announces its 44th season, opening withCurve of Departure by Rachel Bonds, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Mike Nussbaum and Sean Parris. The season continues with the World Premiere of Mansfield Park, Kate Hamill's new adaptation of Jane Austen's classic tale of social satire and the quest for romance, directed by Stuart Carden, and featuring Kayla Carter and Heidi Kettenring; followed by the World Premiere of The Janice, written by Sharyn Rothstein; and Christina Ham's Nina Simone: Four Women. Closing out the season is Into The Breeches! by George Brant. (more...)

Theatrical Hybrid THE MAGIC PLAY Runs 3/3 - 4/1 at The ArmoryTheatrical Hybrid THE MAGIC PLAY Runs 3/3 - 4/1 at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Andrew Hinderaker's stunning theatrical hybrid The Magic Play begins preview performances at The Armory on March 3, opens on March 9 and runs through April 1 on the U.S. Bank Main Stage. The Armory's production brings together the artistic team from the celebrated world premiere at Goodman Theatre/Olney Theatre Center, including director Halena Kays; magic creator/actor Brett Schneider; actor Sean Parris; master illusionist Jim Steinmeyer; scenic designer Lizzie Bracken, costume designer Alison Siple; aerial choreographer Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi; and flying effects by ZFX, Inc. Portland Center State at The Armory's run of The Magic Play is a co-production with Actors Theatre of Louisville and Syracuse Stage. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKYCourt Theatre Extends Pearl Cleage's BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, announces the extension of Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky now runs through February 19, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Court TheatrePhoto Flash: BLUES FOR AN ALABAMA SKY at Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, presents Blues for an Alabama Sky by Pearl Cleage, directed by Ron OJ Parson. Blues for an Alabama Sky runs January 12 - February 12, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, January 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MAGIC SHOW is RevealingBWW Review: THE MAGIC SHOW is Revealing
by Misha Davenport - Nov 2, 2016

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BWW TV: Is This Your Card? Watch Highlights from THE MAGIC PLAY at the GoodmanBWW TV: Is This Your Card? Watch Highlights from THE MAGIC PLAY at the Goodman
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 26, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Brett Schneider Brings Illusion to the Stage in THE MAGIC PLAY at the GoodmanPhoto Flash: Brett Schneider Brings Illusion to the Stage in THE MAGIC PLAY at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning TonightTHE MAGIC PLAY Brings Illusion to the Goodman, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting tonight, October 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

World-class magic meets a human story of love and loss in the world premiere of The Magic Play by Andrew Hinderaker at Goodman Theatre, October 21 - November 20. Critically acclaimed magician, illusion designer and actor Brett Schneider portrays a rising young magician who must take the stage just hours after his partner has left him. Though a good magician must always be in control of his show, The Magician's performance begins to unravel, illuminating his offstage life, which may be as fragile as a house of cards. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Magician and Actor Brett Schneider to Bring Illusions to THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman; Cast Announced!Magician and Actor Brett Schneider to Bring Illusions to THE MAGIC PLAY at Goodman; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

This fall, Goodman Theatre combines world-class magic with a human story of loss and love in the world premiere of The Magic Play, by Andrew Hinderaker and directed by Halena Kays, starting October 21. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THE COMPASSPhoto Flash: First Look at Steppenwolf for Young Adults' THE COMPASS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) world premiere production of THE COMPASS devised and directed by Michael Rohd. At the center of THE COMPASS is a trial determining the fate of a teenager who uses a fictional app called 'Compass' to make a life-altering decision. Exploring the intersection of technology and decision-making, every performance will end differently, depending on what the audience decides. THE COMPASS runs now through March 12, 2016 in the Downstairs Theatre; the press performance is today, February 27 at 3pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASSSteppenwolf for Young Adults to Stage World Premiere of THE COMPASS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Rehearsals are underway for Steppenwolf for Young Adults' (SYA) world premiere production of THE COMPASS devised and directed by Michael Rohd. (more...)

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