Sydney Charles News

 
Birth Place:
United States
Bio:
Sydney Charles is ecstatic to be making her Mercury Theatre debut with this amazing production of The Color Purple. A native Chicagoan and Northern Illinois University graduate, Sydney left corporate America 3 years ago and has been performing ever since. She was most recently seen at the Royal ... (read more)
Sydney Charles News Feeds
 

Birth Place: United States

Bio:
Sydney Charles is ecstatic to be making her Mercury Theatre debut with this amazing production of The Color Purple. A native Chicagoan and Northern Illinois University graduate, Sydney left corporate America 3 years ago and has been performing ever since. She was most recently seen at the Royal ... (read more)
BWW Review: LOTTERY DAY at Goodman TheatreBWW Review: LOTTERY DAY at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 10, 2019

It seems only fitting that Ike Holter would conclude his seven-play "Rightlynd Saga," set in the fictional 51st Ward of Chicago, by literally sending it off with a party. And this is no ordinary celebration. A cast of characters from previous installments in the "Rightlynd Saga" gathers in Mallory's backyard; she's the neighborhood's maternal figure, and she's poised to give away a sizable sum of money to one lucky winner. (more...)

The World Premiere Of LOTTERY DAY Concludes Ike Holter's Seven-Play SagaThe World Premiere Of LOTTERY DAY Concludes Ike Holter's Seven-Play Saga
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

"Not everyone will go home a winner" in Goodman Theatre's world-premiere production of Lottery Day by Ike Holter, which appears through April 28 in the Owen Theatre. Holter concludes his seven-play "Rightlynd Saga"-the first play of which premiered five years ago, and has been hailed as "one of the most significant literary achievements in modern-day Chicago" (Chicago Tribune)-with a raucous theatrical bash, directed by Chicago native Lili-Anne Brown. Commissioned by the Goodman and developed through its New Stages Festival of new plays, Lottery Day takes place in a Rightlynd backyard where new characters and returning characters from the saga come together to create a work about the cost of belonging and the gift of community. Lottery Day appears through April 28 in the Owen Theatre. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. (more...)

Casting Announced For Lynn Nottage's SWEAT And Ike Holter's LOTTERY DAY At Goodman TheatreCasting Announced For Lynn Nottage's SWEAT And Ike Holter's LOTTERY DAY At Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

Goodman Theatre proudly announces the casts for its Chicago premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat by Lynn Nottage, directed by Ron OJ Parson, as well as its world premiere of Lottery Day-Ike Holter's final work in his seven-play "The Rightlynd Saga," directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Tickets are now available for both productions at GoodmanTheatre.org, by telephone 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN At NorthlightPhoto Flash: First Look At NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN At Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2019

In the aftermath of 1963's 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, Nina Simone rocked the nation with "Four Women," her tribute in song to the four little girls lost in the tragedy. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Continues its 2018-19 Season With NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMENNorthlight Theatre Continues its 2018-19 Season With NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2019

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson.Nina Simone: Four Women runs January 24 - March 2, 2019 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm. (more...)

TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective FestivalTimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company announces its inaugural "FIRST DRAFT: A TimeLine Playwrights Collective Festival,' the culmination of the company's latest two-year new-play incubator program offering residency to Chicago-based emerging and established writers. FIRST DRAFT will take place December 1 - 3, 2018, at TimeLine's home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, with free public readings of new plays by current Playwrights Collective members Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Maureen Gallagher, and Calamity West.  (more...)

Barbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MISTBarbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce award-winning actress Barbara E. Robertson will star as Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor in its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine) direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. Newly-arranged for an all-femme quintet, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 25 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMENNorthlight Theatre Presents NINA SIMONE: FOUR WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2018-19 season with Nina Simone: Four Women, written by Christina Ham and directed by Kenneth L. Roberson. Nina Simone: Four Women runs January 24 - March 2, 2019 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, February 1, 2019 at 8pm. (more...)

Review Roundup: American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WESTReview Roundup: American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Dove Charles), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WESTVIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at American Blues Theate's Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WESTPhoto Flash: First Look at American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Dove Charles), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish). (more...)

The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2018

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson ('Jeff') Awards. (more...)

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGEFirebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces Cast For FLYIN' WESTAmerican Blues Theater Announces Cast For FLYIN' WEST
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

American Blues Theater announces the cast for its 2018-2019 season opener, Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Flyin' West features Sydney Charles (Fannie Dove), Wardell Julius Clark (Frank Charles), Tiffany Renee Johnson (Minnie Renee Johnson), Joslyn Jones (Miss Leah), Tiffany Oglesby (Sophie Washington) and Henri Watkins (Wil Parish). (more...)

Firebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den TheatreFirebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announces casting for its revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet), book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), direction by Lili-Anne Brown and music direction by Andra Velis Simon.  (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...)

Photo Flash: Goodman Theatre Presents FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPhoto Flash: Goodman Theatre Presents FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Goodman Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith. Parks, in her 'finest work yet' (New York Times), serves up 'an American story as much about our present as it is about our past' (Los Angeles Times). (more...)

Cast Announced For FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (Parts 1, 2 & 3)Cast Announced For FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (Parts 1, 2 & 3)
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Goodman Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) by Pulitzer Prize winner Suzan-Lori Parks, directed by Niegel Smith. Parks, in her "finest work yet" (New York Times), serves up "an American story as much about our present as it is about our past" (Los Angeles Times). Filled with wit, poetry and original music composed by Grammy Award winner Justin Ellington and performed on stage nightly by Chicago native blues musician Melody Angel, the production follows Hero (Kamal Angelo Bolden), a Texas slave, who faces a simple yet monumental choice: join his master in the Confederate army to win his freedom-or remain enslaved at the plantation. Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) appears May 25 - June 24, 2018 (opening night is June 4 at 7pm) in Goodman Theatre's 350-seat flexible Owen Theatre. The estimated run time is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Tickets ($10 - $40; subject to change) are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Father , by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn). The Elizabeth F. Cheney Foundation is the Major Production Sponsor and American Airlines is the Contributing Sponsor. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonFirebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere.  (more...)

 1  2  3  4 … 8