Harry Hadden-Paton Will Lead THE KING'S SPEECH At Chicago ShakespeareHarry Hadden-Paton Will Lead THE KING'S SPEECH At Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces today the cast and creative team for the North American Premiere production of The King's Speech, beginning September 12 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Writer David Seidler brings the remarkable true story that inspired the Academy Award-winning film back to the stage in a new production of the play, directed by Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winner Michael Wilson. Following the play's North American premiere in Chicago, the production is slated for engagements at other theaters across the country. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th SeasonNorthlight Theatre Announces Casting For 45th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2019

Northlight Theatre announces casting for its 45th season, opening with Mother of the Maid by Jane Anderson, directed by BJ Jones and featuring Kate Fry (Isabelle Arc), Kareem Bandealy (Jacques Arc), Hayley Burgess (Moniqueus Joan), Ricardo Gutierrez (Father GilbertChamberlainGuardScribe), Casey Morris (Pierre Arc), Grace Smith (Joan Arc) and Penelope Walker (Lady of the Court). (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHORT SHAKESPEAREPhoto Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETHChicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast, the production will be performed for the public on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., February 16-March 16, 2019. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities.  (more...)

Aaron David Gleason, Son of Joanna Gleason, Readies Four AlbumsAaron David Gleason, Son of Joanna Gleason, Readies Four Albums
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2019

Aaron David Gleason, son of Broadway legend Joanna Gleason, is readying the release of a massive, four-album project January 11. After many years of being caged in the label system, he finally got his hands on the masters and gives the wide-spanning snapshot much-needed updates. While he regales tales of sexuality, mental health and the world, the performer thrashes around in lush funkadelic pop-rock. (more...)

Staged Readings Goodman Theater 14th ANNUAL NEW STAGES FESTIVALStaged Readings Goodman Theater 14th ANNUAL NEW STAGES FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the casts for its one-time-only staged readings as part of its free 14th annual New Stages Festival, October 5-8. The four staged readings include: How to Catch Creation by Christina Anderson; Eden Prairie, 1971 by Mat Smart; The Untranslatable Secrets of Nikki Corona written and directed by Jos Rivera; We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time by David Cale, music by Matthew Dean Marsh. Plus, a sneak peek at an immersive work-in-progress POSTNATION conceived by Mikhael Tara Garver, an exploration of immigrants' roles in the creation of the U.S. Postal Service. Audiences also have the final opportunity to experience the three developmental productions (staged in repertory) during the weekend: Lottery Day by Ike Holter, directed by Lili-Anne Brown; Continuity by Bess Wohl, directed by Annie Tippe; and Twilight Bowl by Rebecca Gilman, directed by Erica Weiss. To reserve FREE tickets, call 312.443.3800, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/NewStagesFestival or the box office (170 N. Dearborn); For more information about Industry Professionals Weekend, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Professionals (more...)

Hanging Cow Productions Announce the Premiere of ANGELS AMONG US
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Hanging Cow Productions' new, dramatic play 'Angels Among Us' highlights the journey of 9 characters living through the worst days of their lives, but little do they know that everything happens for a reason... even if they don't quite see any hope in their life's turning point at the time. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends COMPANY Through Aug 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Review: Marriage is Good COMPANY Policy
by Teresa Budasi - Jun 24, 2016

To be or not to be … married. That is the question facing Robert throughout COMPANY, the Stephen Sondheim/George Furth musical that concludes Writers Theatre's current season at its spiffy new venue in Glencoe. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Conclude 2015-16 Season with Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, concludes its 2015/16 season with Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show runs June 15 - July 31, 2016 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, June 22, at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Stage Sondheim's COMPANY, 6/15-7/31
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Writers Theatre concludes its 2015/16 season with Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company was originally produced and directed on Broadway by Harold Prince, and features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo, and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show runs June 15, 2016 - July 31, 2016 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre: 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Leads Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight at Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2016

The Goodman commissioned world premiere of CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine, features an all-Chicago cast with James Earl Jones II in the titular role, joined by Patrick Clear (Janice's Father), Maureen Gallagher (Janice's Mother), Tim Rhoze (CARLYLE's Father), Levenix Riddle (Omar/Tyrone), Tiffany Scott (Janice/Sarah), Charlette Speigner (Anita Hill/Shaniqua) and Nate Whelden (Mark). (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Presents Theatrical Readings of CYMBELINE, 2/26 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, running Feb. 26-March 1, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Host Readings of CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, running Feb. 26-March 1, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Presents Theatrical Readings of CYMBELINE, 2/26 - 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, running Feb. 26-March 1, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Host Readings of CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, running Feb. 26-March 1, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

All-Chicago Cast Announced for Thomas Bradshaw's CARLYLE World Premiere at Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Casting is complete for the Goodman commissioned world premiere of CARLYLE by Thomas Bradshaw, directed by Benjamin Kamine. CARLYLE features an all-Chicago cast with James Earl Jones II in the titular role, joined by Patrick Clear (Janice's Father), Maureen Gallagher (Janice's Mother), Tim Rhoze (CARLYLE's Father), Levenix Riddle (Omar/Tyrone), Tiffany Scott (Janice/Sarah), Charlette Speigner (Anita Hill/Shaniqua) and Nate Whelden (Mark). (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago to Host Readings of CYMBELINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, running Feb. 26-March 1, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Presents Theatrical Readings of CYMBELINE, 2/26 - 3/1
by Louisa Brady - Jan 28, 2016

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 21st Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Shakespeare's CYMBELINE, running Feb. 26-March 1, 2016, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)

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