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Goodman Theatre Streams Famed DEATH OF A SALESMAN In Collaboration With Showtime And  Photo Goodman Theatre Streams Famed DEATH OF A SALESMAN In Collaboration With Showtime And The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2020

In an unprecedented collaboration with Showtime and The Actors Fund, Goodman Theatre is proud to present the stream of the Tony Award-winning Broadway production of Arthur Miller's Death of A Salesman, starring two-time Tony Award winner Brian Dennehy and directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director and Tony Award winner Robert Falls.

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts Presents Performance Of LOVE LETTERS Benefi Photo The Center for Visual and Performing Arts Presents Performance Of LOVE LETTERS Benefiting The Caring Place Of NWI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2020

The Center for Visual and Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, will showcase one exclusive performance of the Pulitzer Prize nominated play by A.R. Gurney 'Love Letters' at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2.

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Leadership Photo Sideshow Theatre Company Announces New Artistic Leadership
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2020

Sideshow Theatre Company's longtime artistic director Jonathan L. Green announced he will step down this fall after helming the company for 13 years. Green will be succeeded by ensemble member and artistic director elect Regina Victor, with ensemble member Justin J. Sacramone serving as the company's associate artistic director. Green will continue his work with Sideshow as an artistic company member.

THE HUMANS, NAPERVILLE and More Announced for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's 2020-2021 Se Photo THE HUMANS, NAPERVILLE and More Announced for Buffalo Theatre Ensemble's 2020-2021 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2020

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, has announced its 2020-2021 three-play season. The season will open with Mat Smart's 'Naperville' directed by BTE Ensemble member Kurt Naebig, and include Stephen Karam's 'The Humans' directed by Steve Scott and more.

Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stre Photo Goodman Theatre's SCHOOL GIRLS; OR, THE AFRICAN MEAN GIRLS PLAY Now Available to Stream
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2020

Today, Goodman Theatre makes available for online streaming its production of Jocelyn Bioh's School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play directed by Lili-Anne Brown, while performances are suspended to mitigate spread of COVID-19.

AMERICAN DAD! Returns to TBS for Its 15th Anniversary Photo AMERICAN DAD! Returns to TBS for Its 15th Anniversary
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2020

American Dad! is back with new episodes on TBS starting Monday, April 13 at 10:00pm ET/PT. This year marks the 15th anniversary of Seth MacFarlane's award-winning satirical animated comedy, and on Monday, September 14 the series will air its milestone 300th episode. The series moved to TBS in 2014 and has aired 101 original episodes on the network to date. The latest season drew nearly 18M total viewers and ranks as a top-five cable comedy.

Mary Ann Thebus And Michael And Mona Heath To Receive 2020 Corona Award Photo Mary Ann Thebus And Michael And Mona Heath To Receive 2020 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2020's Eleventh Annual Corona Award: Mary Ann Thebus and Michael and Mona Heath. The Corona Award honors individuals and organizations which play an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre.

TBS Orders Two More Seasons of AMERICAN DAD Photo TBS Orders Two More Seasons of AMERICAN DAD
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2020

TBS has ordered two more seasons of the top-rated animated comedy American Dad! part of the network's escapist, lean-back line-up of smart, imaginative programming that tells stories with heart and a comedic edge. Currently ranked as a top 5 cable comedy โ€“ with the current season reaching an audience of nearly 18 million viewers across all TBS platforms โ€“ American Dad! has been a significant performer ever since joining the network. The series from 20th Century Fox Television will celebrate its momentous 300th episode this year, joining the ranks of only a few adult animated comedies to reach this landmark.

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Presents THE CAKE Photo Buffalo Theatre Ensemble Presents THE CAKE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble presents 'The Cake' by Bekah Brunstetter, directed by Steve Scott, Jan.30-March 1 in the Playhouse Theatre at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd. The LA Times calls the play 'funny and smart' and observes, 'The Cake' explores human conflict from an insightful, slightly offbeat perch with understanding, respect and compassion for opposing points of view.' There will be a preview performance 8 p.m. Thursday, Jan 30; press opening is 8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31. Performances run through March 1.

Emmy Award-Winner Sean Hayes To Appear At Goodman Theatre's 2019 Education Luncheon Photo Emmy Award-Winner Sean Hayes To Appear At Goodman Theatre's 2019 Education Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019

Goodman Theatre, now in its 95th season, announces the a?oeLegacy & Promisea?? Education and Engagement luncheon on Wednesday, February 5 featuring Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated actor Sean Hayes. Hayes joins the Goodman's Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor and more for this 5th annual event, which celebrates the theater's programs for youth, schools and lifelong learners. Proceeds from the event support these programs, all of which are offered completely FREE of charge to participants and are 100% funded by individual contributions. Event leadership includes Joan Clifford, Immediate Past Chair and Benefit Events Leadership Chair; Patricia Cox, Education and Engagement Trustee Leadership Chair; Kathleen Cowie, Goodman Theatre Trustee and Education and Engagement Committee Chair; and Teri Brown and Lorrayne Weiss, Women's Board Education and Engagement Co-chairs. The event takes place at The Palmer House (17 E. Monroe) at 12noon (registration opens at 11:30am). Tickets start at $250; call 312.443.3811 ext. 220. Proceeds benefit Education and Engagement at the Goodman. Media interested in attending/covering should call 312.443.5151.

BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: THE SANTALAND DIARIES at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Dec 8, 2019

The ceaselessly cynical Crumpet the Elf has returned to Goodman Theatre for the second year in a row. This year Steven Strafford takes the lead in David Sedaris's THE SANTALAND DIARIES under the direction of Steve Scott. While Strafford's take on David/Crumpet remains as foul-mouthed and blunt as ever, the actor's take on the role has some real vulnerability. Strafford gives us the sense that Crumpet wears his cynicism like armor, using it as a defense mechanism to combat his loneliness and discontentment with his current career status (Crumpet's declaration that being an elf seems like a a?oeterrifyinga?? job opportunity rings especially true here). Although Strafford's Crumpet has a deft emotional center, he still never compromises on the humora?'but his delivery is smartly such that audiences may land on different moments as the funniest in Sedaris's text (adapted by Joe Mantello for the stage).

Photo Flash: Steven Strafford Stars In THE SANTALAND DIARIES At Goodman Theatre Photo Photo Flash: Steven Strafford Stars In THE SANTALAND DIARIES At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2019

Goodman Theatre presents the return of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, November 29 - December 29 in the Owen Theatre.

VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE SANTALAND DIARIES at the Goodman Photo VIDEO: Watch the Trailer For THE SANTALAND DIARIES at the Goodman
by Stage Tube - Nov 9, 2019

Goodman Theatre presents the return of The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, November 29 - December 29 in the Owen Theatre. Directed by longtime Goodman Artistic Associate Steve Scott, The Santaland Diaries has been performed across the nation over the past two decades and is perfect for those who prefer their eggnog spiked.

Steppenwolf, SIX, and More Take Home Equity Jeff Awards; Full List! Photo Steppenwolf, SIX, and More Take Home Equity Jeff Awards; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2019

The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Ceremony took place on October 21, 2019, during a spirited evening at Drury Lane Oakbrook. 'Frankenstein,' produced by Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, took home five awards, including Best Production a?' Play in the Midsize category. Court Theatre also took home five awards, including the coveted Ensemble Award for 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf' and four awards for a?oePhotograph 51.a?? Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of 'Downstate' received the Jeff Award for Best Production - Play in the Large category. The award for Best Production - Musical in the Large category went to 'Six' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater, and the award for Best Production - Musical in the Midsize category went to 'Caroline, or Change,' produced by Firebrand Theatre in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company.

Goodman Theatre Announces Venue And Date Changes For Two Spring 2020 Productions Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Venue And Date Changes For Two Spring 2020 Productions
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces an update to Goodman Theatre's 2019/2020 Season. The Chicago premiere of School Girls; Or, the African Mean Girls Play by Jocelyn Bioh, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, originally scheduled for the Owen Theatre, will move into the 856-seat Albert Theatre; the Falls-directed major revival of Molly Sweeney by Brian Friel, originally scheduled for the Albert Theatre, will move into the 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre.

BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Nebraska Repertory Theatre is More Than  Photo BWW Review: THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE at Nebraska Repertory Theatre is More Than What You See
by Christine Swerczek - Oct 10, 2019

Matthew Lopez' THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE runs at the Johnny Carson Theatre in Lincoln through October 13.

Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free New Stages Festival Photo Casting Announced For Goodman Theatre's Free New Stages Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2019

Casting is complete for the two a?oedevelopmental productionsa?? featured in Goodman Theatre's 16th annual New Stages Festivala?"a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights.

Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season Will Feature The Visionary Works Of Pla Photo Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2020 Season Will Feature The Visionary Works Of Playwright Caryl Churchill
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the Midwest to focus on a single playwright each season, has announced they will feature the innovative works of Caryl Churchill for the 2020 Season. Eclipse plans to explore the range of Ms. Churchill's canon with three full productions, readings, and public events focused on the playwright and her works.

BTE Adds American Sign Language For 2019-2020 Season Photo BTE Adds American Sign Language For 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, 425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn, is adding American Sign Language (ASL) to one performance of each of the three productions in its 2019-2020 Three-Play Season. ASL is the predominant sign language of Deaf communities in the United States and English-speaking parts of Canada

2019 Special Jeff Award Goes To Teatro Vista Photo 2019 Special Jeff Award Goes To Teatro Vista
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019

The Jeff Awards will honor Teatro Vista with the 2019 Special Equity Jeff Award at the Equity Ceremony at Drury Lane Oakbrook on October 21, 2019. Over the last three decades, Teatro Vista has theatrically depicted the human experience from its unique Latinx perspective. Founded in 1989 by actors Henry Godinez and Eddie Torres to provide a platform upon which stories born of and relevant to the Latino culture could be heard, Teatro Vista has enriched the Chicago theatre scene with haunting, humorous, historical and magical stories. Teatro Vista, now under the artistic direction of Ricardo Gutierrez, continues to challenge and entertain Chicago audiences with its gifted ensemble of dynamic artists.

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