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Goodman Theatre's 2666 Now Available for Streaming Photo Goodman Theatre's 2666 Now Available for Streaming
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2018

From internationally-celebrated novel, to world-premiere stage adaptation, to groundbreaking online event. Late Chilean author/poet Roberto Bolaño's 2666, co-adapted and co-directed by Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls and Chicago-based playwright Seth Bockley, is now streaming.

Performances Begin 5/5 For HAVING OUR SAY: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years Photo Performances Begin 5/5 For HAVING OUR SAY: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2018

Goodman Theatre celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune) in a major revival of Emily Mann's Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years. Directed by the Goodman's longtime Resident Director Chuck Smith, the production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively. The sisters were discovered in 1991 when Amy Hill Hearth interviewed them for The New York Times. Following the article, the trio co-authored the book, Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years-a New York Times bestseller and heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest. Mann adapted it for the stage, first at McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey and then to Broadway, where it ran for 317 performances. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years appears May 5 - June 10, 2018 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, May 14). Tickets ($20 - $75; subject to change) are now on sale at GoodmanTheatre.org/HavingOurSay, by phone at 312.443. 3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). ComEd is the Major Corporate Sponsor, Conagra Brands Foundation is the Major Production Sponsor and ITW and PwC are the Corporate Sponsor Partners. 

Broken Nose Theatre To Receive BIC Emerging Theatre Award Photo Broken Nose Theatre To Receive BIC Emerging Theatre Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The League of Chicago Theatres announces Broken Nose Theatre as the recipient of the 2018 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award. The award will be presented at the League of Chicago Theatres Gala on Monday, May 21, 2018 at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago, 120 E. Delaware Place.

The Goodman to Examine the Ferguson Unrest and Aftermath in Two Plays Photo The Goodman to Examine the Ferguson Unrest and Aftermath in Two Plays
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2018

A collective of perspectives. A public outcry. The establishment of a movement. This month, two new plays- Until the Flood by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Neel Keller and florissant & canfield by Kristiana Rae Colon, directed by Derrick Sanders-bring a national dialogue to the stage.

Goodman Theatre's Alice Rapoport Center For Education And Engagement Is Now Complete Photo Goodman Theatre's Alice Rapoport Center For Education And Engagement Is Now Complete
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Goodman Theatre proudly announces the completed expansion of its Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement-a state-of-the-art, LEED-certified, 10,000 square-foot community arts center in the heart of downtown Chicago, accessible within the Goodman facility. Designed by Wheeler Kearns Architects with Lead Architect Chris-Annemarie Spencer, the Alice Center is the new home for the Goodman's myriad programs for youth, educators and lifelong learners. Newly-opened spaces-the Northern Trust Lab, Efroymson and Hamid Family Lobby, Sabl Conference Room and a library, kitchen and restroom facilities, including one gender-neutral restroom, funded by Linda Hutson-join the Clifford Family Lobby, Roger and Julie Baskes Rotunda, Walter Family Foundation Lab and Pritzker Foundation I.T. Hub. Prince Charitable Trusts/Patrick and Meredith Wood Prince are the Supporters of LEED Certification in the Alice. Chicago civic leader Michael Sachs named the Center in honor of his late wife, Alice B. Rapoport-a Goodman Trustee and 15-year champion of the theater's Education and Engagement outreach efforts.

BTE's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Directed By Steve Scott Opens May 4 Photo BTE's OUTSIDE MULLINGAR Directed By Steve Scott Opens May 4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2018

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, presents John Patrick Shanley's heartwarming romantic comedy "Outside Mullingar," directed by Steve Scott, May 3-June 3. Says the Seattle Times, "The Irish-American Shanley (known for his delightful film romance 'Moonstruck,' and trenchant morality drama 'Doubt') can sure and begorrah dish the bickering and the blarney, the Irish wisdom and gallows wit."

Two Sensory-Friendly Performances Announced For Upcoming 2018/2019 Season at Goodman  Photo Two Sensory-Friendly Performances Announced For Upcoming 2018/2019 Season at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces two Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performances as part of its ongoing efforts to make the plays on stage accessible to all audiences. In partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, these performances are designed to create a performing arts experiences intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. The upcoming offerings include A Christmas Carol on December 29-building on the success of the first-ever performance offered this past year, during the 40th anniversary production of the Chicago holiday favorite, directed by Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper.

SWEAT, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Lead The Goodman's 2018-19 Season Photo SWEAT, THE MUSIC MAN, and More Lead The Goodman's 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2018/2019 Season-a 14-play line-up of timely, original and inspired works curated by Falls in collaboration with his artistic associates. The new season, which begins in September and continues through July 2019, includes 10 full productions on the Goodman's stages (856-seat Albert Theatre and 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre) plus three free New Stagesdevelopmental productions, and one TBA production TBA staged as part of the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance's 2018 International Latino Theater Festival. Goodman Theatre memberships, including new flexible packages, are now available for purchase.

Cast Announced for the Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS Photo Cast Announced for the Goodman's HAVING OUR SAY: THE DELANY SISTERS' FIRST 100 YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

"Life is short, and it's up to you to make it sweet." - Sadie Delany (1889 -1999). Goodman Theatre revives Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters' First 100 Years, Emily Mann's "warming theatrical event" (Variety)that celebrates the lives of "two strong, vibrant women dispensing joy and wisdom" (Chicago Tribune). Goodman Theatre Resident Director Chuck Smith's production features Ella Joyce and Marie Thomas as the Delany centenarians, Bessie (1891 - 1995) and Sadie (1889 -1999), respectively, as they trace their lives in a heartfelt reflection of their family history and triumphs over prejudices in times of social unrest.

Eclipse Opens Inge Season With NATURAL AFFECTION Photo Eclipse Opens Inge Season With NATURAL AFFECTION
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

Eclipse Theatre Company, the only Midwest theatre company to feature one playwright in one season, will begin their 2018 William Inge Season this spring with a production of his rarely produced 1962 play Natural Affection, with Rachel Lambert making her Eclipse directorial debut.

Renée Elise Goldsberry to Headline Goodman Theater's Gala Fundraiser Photo Renée Elise Goldsberry to Headline Goodman Theater's Gala Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

Tony® Award winning Broadway star Renee Elise Goldsberryheadlines Goodman Theatre's May 19 "Ruby Night" spring fundraising gala, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the Women's Board.

Goodman Theatre Extends THE WOLVES Through 3/18 Photo Goodman Theatre Extends THE WOLVES Through 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2018

Audiences now have more chances to get in the game: Goodman Theatre adds six performances of The Wolves by Sarah DeLappe, extending through March 18.

Cast Announced For Robert Falls' AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman Theatre Photo Cast Announced For Robert Falls' AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2018

Falls directs his adaptation, based on a translation by Eleanor Marx-Aveling, with a cast featuring Philip Earl Johnson as Thomas Stockmann, doctor and chief medical officer of the baths; Scott Jaeck as Peter Stockmann, Thomas' older brother and town mayor; Lanise Antoine Shelley as Katherine, Thomas' wife; Rebecca Hurd as Thomas' daughter, Petra. Rounding out the cast are Jesse Bhamrah (Billing), David Darlow (Morten Kiil), Allen Gilmore (Aslaksen), Aubrey Deeker Hernandez (Hovstad), Larry Neumann, Jr. (The Drunk) and Carley Cornelius, Arya Daire, Guy Massey, Roderick Peeples and Dustin Whitehead as townspeople.

Jo Cattell Named 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow At Goodman Theatre Photo Jo Cattell Named 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellow At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces Jo Cattell as the recipient of the 2017/2018 Michael Maggio Directing Fellowship, an honor reserved for early-career Chicago-based directors. Cattell will gain complete access to the artistic process at the Goodman, including the opportunity to assist on a Goodman production-from early research and design through the casting and rehearsal process to the opening. The annual fellowship was established in 2002 to honor the memory and artistry of Goodman Associate Artistic Director Michael Maggio (1951 - 2000) who directed a total of 22 productions at the Goodman and more than 60 productions around the country.

Goodman Theatre Announces Participants For The 'Disney Musicals In Schools' Program Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Participants For The 'Disney Musicals In Schools' Program
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces the five Chicagoland elementary schools that have been selected to participate in the 2018 "Disney Musicals in Schools" program, an outreach initiative developed by Disney Theatrical Productions to create sustainable theater programs in under-resourced elementary schools. Coordinated by Goodman Theatre artists Adrian Azevedo and Anna Gelman, under the leadership of Walter Director of Education and Engagement Willa J. Taylor, the five area public elementary schools received performance rights to a Disney musical of their choice, at no cost.

Artemisia Announces Girl's Summer Camp Photo Artemisia Announces Girl's Summer Camp
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2018

Artemisia launches its first-ever Girls Summer Camp, running July 9-14, 2018, at Oak Brook Park District Center. Empowering girls 12-18 through theatre, Artemisia Girls Summer Camp provides an exciting week-long curriculum in improvisation, theatre games, body movement, storytelling, ensemble work and performance. Artemisia Girls Summer Camp welcomes all students, whether or not they have theatre experience or training. Artemisia's core values are empowerment, inclusion and diversity and girls from all backgrounds, ethnicities and cultural influences are strongly encouraged to enroll.

Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Makes its Chicago Premiere Photo Dael Orlandersmith's UNTIL THE FLOOD Makes its Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

On the heels of a critically-acclaimed off-Broadway run, Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate and Alice Center Resident Artist Dael Orlandersmith brings her one-woman show, Until the Flood to Goodman Theatre, April 27 - May 13.

Stacy Keach Makes Triumphant Return to The Goodman in Rescheduled PAMPLONA Photo Stacy Keach Makes Triumphant Return to The Goodman in Rescheduled PAMPLONA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Today, Goodman Theatre announces the Summer 2018 return of Jim McGrath's Pamplona starring stage and screen veteran Stacy Keach as Ernest Hemingway, directed by Artistic Director Robert Falls. Originally scheduled for Spring 2017, Pamplona appeared for 11 preview performances but closed prematurely after its star suddenly fell ill on Opening Night and doctors ordered recuperation.

Concord Music Acquires Tams-Witmark Music Library Photo Concord Music Acquires Tams-Witmark Music Library
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2018

Concord Music just announced today that it has acquired the celebrated Tams-Witmark Music Library, underscoring the company's commitment to continuing expansion of its musical theater franchise.

Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season Photo Eclipse Theatre Company Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2018

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the only theatre company in the Midwest to focus on a single playwright each season, has announced that they will feature the works of legendary American playwright William Inge for the 26th Anniversary, 2018 Season. Eclipse plans to explore the range of Inge's canon with three full productions, readings, and public events focused on the playwright and his works.

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