Steppenwolf Theatre News

Raucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists RepRaucously Irreverent AN OCTOROON to Launch 2017-18 at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Artists Repertory Theatre launches its 2017/18 season with Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' provocative An Octoroon. An incendiary satire, this bold start to their 35th theatre season is co-directed by Lava Alapai and Artistic Director Damaso Rodriguez. (more...)

THE CRUCIBLE to Get at the Truth as Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Season OpenerTHE CRUCIBLE to Get at the Truth as Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Season Opener
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, "When does a lie become the truth?" (more...)

Other Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the HolidaysOther Theatre's BARNEY THE ELF Musical to Return for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Other Theatre will continue its 4th season with the third revival of its holiday hit BARNEY THE ELF, a campy and irreverent musical comedy, written by Bryan Renaud with lyrics by Renaud and Emily Schmidt. After helming the 2016 production, Tommy Rivera-Vega returns to direct and choreograph.  (more...)

Kitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLEKitchen Theatre to Launch 2017-18 Season with New Comedy SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Kitchen Theatre Company launches its 2017-2018 Season with Smart People, a sharp and provocative new comedy by Lydia R. Diamond. Summer L. Williams, Associate Artistic Director of Company One Theatre (Boston, MA), directs. Performances of Smart People begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in The Percy Browning Theatre on September 3. (more...)

LELA & CO Extends Again at Steep TheatreLELA & CO Extends Again at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

This summer's runaway hit is Steep Theatre's Lela & Co. This powerful U.S. premiere will run through September 16. Steep is adding eight new chances to hear Lela's passionately told story of resilience and hope in the face of overwhelming adversity, featuring Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel and Chris Chmelik, whose performances have been described as 'stunning,' 'fantastic,' and 'extraordinary empathetic.' (more...)

BWW Review: Anita Gillette Takes Celia Keenan-Bolger Through Time in Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAMBWW Review: Anita Gillette Takes Celia Keenan-Bolger Through Time in Bruce Norris' A PARALLELOGRAM
by Michael Dale - Aug 15, 2017

'If you knew in advance exactly what was going to happen in your life, and how everything was going to turn out, and if you knew you couldn't do anything to change it, would you still want to go on with your life?' (more...)

BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!BrightSide Theatre Announces 2017-18 Season; Tickets on Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and Executive Director Julie Ann Kornak have just announced BrightSide Theatre's 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This WeekFOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Brings Happy Thoughts Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

A friendly reminder! Previews begin this Friday, August 18 at 7:30 PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of For Peter Pan on her 70th birthday, a new play by two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and Tony Award nominee Sarah Ruhl (Stage Kiss, Dead Man's Cell Phone at Playwrights; In the Next Room, or the vibrator play; The Clean House).  (more...)

National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'National Black Theatre's 49th Season Heads 'Black to the Future'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's 49th season cedes the floor to modern-day griots with gripping, one-person tales capturing the trauma and triumph of a people. In a nod to the African tradition of the storyteller and historian who inspires and uplifts, the season is anchored by two one-person shows, The Peculiar Patriot, by Liza Jessie Peterson, a coproduction with Hi-ARTS, and Sancho by Paterson Joseph, a coproduction with Classical Theatre of Harlem (CTH) and Pemberley Productions. Themed "Black to the Future," the 49th season-which includes workshop productions by resident playwrights-seeks to take stock of the present and look to the past to predict and help shape a brighter future for Black people. (more...)

THE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at SteppenwolfTHE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 42nd Season with the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt, written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon. (more...)

CORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces CastCORIOLANUS: FIGHT LIKE A BITCH Announces Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

To live like a legend... sometimes you have to fight like a bitch. The country is at war, and the Senate cannot keep the peace within its own walls--- let alone on the battlefield. Enter Coriolanus: the country's most famous badass warrior. She returns home to face the greatest battle yet: to win the love of the people & run for office--- or face the dangerous consequences of defying society's expectations. CORIOLANUS, the rarely produced play by William Shakespeare about politics, power, and pride, is packed with daring physical combat and deliciously vicious language. (more...)

INDUSTRY: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes New General ManagerINDUSTRY: Steppenwolf Theatre Company Welcomes New General Manager
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes Karena Fiorenza Ingersoll as General Manager. Fiorenza Ingersoll brings more than a decade of experience as a leader and producer in the performing arts. (more...)

Sam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarterSam Shepard's SIMPATICO, Starring Michael Shannon, Finds Full Cast at McCarter
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2017

Buried secrets, blackmail, and false identities race onto the stage in this hard-driving tragicomedy about the slippery netherworld of thoroughbred racing from Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Sam Shepard. (more...)

B Street Theatre Announces WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLFB Street Theatre Announces WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf is Edward Albee's first Broadway production and is considered now to be a contemporary American classic. Opening on Broadway on October 13, 1962, and starring Uta Hagen and Arthur Hill, the original productions received both critical acclaim and public scorn for its confrontational characters, bitter philosophy on love, and realistic quality on an aging couple with a dark past. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old GlobeKen Ludwig's ROBIN HOOD! Extends Again at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

The Old Globe today announced that due to popular demand, the exciting Globe-commissioned world premiere comedy Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood! has now extended again, through September 10! This is the second and final extension for the hit show, which previously announced a one-week addition through September 3. The production plays in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Single tickets start at $45 and are on sale now. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower TheatreBWW Review: HIT THE WALL at WaterTower Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 8, 2017

Last Monday night, the Addison Theatre Center was abuzz, eagerly anticipating the directorial debut of WaterTower Theatre's new Artistic director, Joanie Schultz and the play HIT THE WALL that she carried with her from her previous Chicago home, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. When the house opened, actors milled about the stage, an enthusiastic indie band jamming away behind them, casually greeting ticket buyers as they took their seats. And, although we weren't yet sure if we were there to witness humor or horror, we entered ready for a riot. (more...)

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William Petersen and More Join the Cast of Tracy Letts' Broadway-Bound THE MINUTESWilliam Petersen and More Join the Cast of Tracy Letts' Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today additional casting for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by ensemble member, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. Ensemble members Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding), James Vincent Meredith (Mr. Blake), Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz) and William Petersen (Mayor Superba) join previously announced ensemble members Francis Guinan (Mr. Oldfield) and Ian Barford (Mr. Carp) in the cast of this new political comedy. Also featured in the cast are Brittany Burch as Ms. Johnson, Cliff Chamberlain as Mr. Peel and Penny Slusher as Ms. Innes. Previously announced ensemble member Tim Hopper is no longer in the cast due to a scheduling conflict. Remaining roles to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAYPlaywrights Horizons Opens Online Lottery for First Preview of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 7 at 12 Noon, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to the New York premiere production of FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY (more...)

Strike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on BroadwayStrike Up the Band! Final Casting Announced for THE BAND'S VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Broadway production of the critically acclaimed musical THE BAND'S VISIT, arriving on Broadway in Fall 2017 at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street). (more...)

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