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Goodman Theatre Announces the 2021 NEW STAGES FESTIVAL Photo Goodman Theatre Announces the 2021 NEW STAGES FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 20, 2021

The Goodman announces its six-project line-up of the 17th annual New Stages Festival, running December 1-19.

Single Tickets For Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2021-2022 Season Go On Sale Monday Photo Single Tickets For Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2021-2022 Season Go On Sale Monday
by Stephi Wild - Sep 24, 2021

Single tickets for the shows in Asolo Repertory Theatre's 2021-2022 season will go on sale to the public on Monday, Sept. 27, at 10 a.m.

BWW Review: TITANIC (SCENES FROM THE BRITISH WRECK COMMISSIONER'S INQUIRY, 1912) at C Photo BWW Review: TITANIC (SCENES FROM THE BRITISH WRECK COMMISSIONER'S INQUIRY, 1912) at Court Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Jun 17, 2021

In TITANIC (SCENES FROM THE BRITISH WRECK COMMISSIONER’S INQUIRY, 1912), playwright Owen McCafferty poignantly dramatizes eyewitness accounts of the Titanic’s sinking. Based on the British investigation into the shipwreck, the play allows the viewer to observe history unfold as if in real time.

Court Theatre Announces Cast and Creatives For Digital Production of TITANIC Photo Court Theatre Announces Cast and Creatives For Digital Production of TITANIC
by Stephi Wild - May 20, 2021

Owen McCafferty's Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912) tells the story of the sinking of the RMS Titanic using verbatim testimonies from a court investigation of the wreck.

Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premiere of Ahrens & Photo Asolo Repertory Theatre Announces 2021-22 Season Featuring World Premiere of Ahrens & Flaherty's KNOXVILLE & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021

Asolo Repertory Theatre announced its 2021-22 season today. Asolo Rep will kick off in November with a musical that will set the tone for the whole season with its message of exuberant hope and love for all humanity. The winter repertory season includes three incredible works that speak to family, community and love.

Court Theatre Revises Events in 2020/21 Season In Response to Ongoing Pandemic Photo Court Theatre Revises Events in 2020/21 Season In Response to Ongoing Pandemic
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 12, 2021

Court Theatre has announced further revisions to its 2020/21 Season. The newly-revised season has Court postponing its production of August Wilson’s Two Trains Running and pushing back dates of Owen McCafferty’s Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912) and Shakespeare’s Othello.

Diversionary Theatre Announces AmeriQueer Series of AudioCast Plays Featuring George  Photo Diversionary Theatre Announces AmeriQueer Series of AudioCast Plays Featuring George Takei and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 7, 2020

Diversionary Theatre, the Nation's 3rd Oldest LGBT Theatre will present the AmeriQueer Series streaming online as an audiocast and featuring a program of new plays never before performed in San Diego. The series will run Friday October 16th - Thursday, November 26th, 2020.

52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.

Mary Testa, Zo√ę Winters and More Join MIT Music And Theater Arts' Third Annual PLAYW Photo Mary Testa, Zo√ę Winters and More Join MIT Music And Theater Arts' Third Annual PLAYWRIGHTS LAB
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 4, 2020

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Music and Theater Arts (MTA) has announced the third annual Playwrights Lab, September 18-October 3, 2020. This virtual festival of eight staged readings brings together MIT students and professional theatre artists to showcase new works by the student writers in the Playwrights Lab workshop.

Court Theatre Announces Revamped 2020-2021 Season, Including Digital Access to Live P Photo Court Theatre Announces Revamped 2020-2021 Season, Including Digital Access to Live Performances and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 14, 2020

Court Theatre has announced updates to its 2020/21 Season in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The reimagined season has Court returning to the stage in February 2021 with Owen McCafferty's Titanic (Scenes from the British Wreck Commissioner's Inquiry, 1912), followed by Shakespeare's Othello, and then August Wilson's Two Trains Running.

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE GREAT LEAP at Asolo Rep Photo Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE GREAT LEAP at Asolo Rep
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 9, 2020

Asolo Rep, in conjunction with Miami New Drama, presents THE GREAT LEAP, a sharp-witted new drama by award-winning playwright Lauren Yee, directed by Vanessa Stalling. 

Asolo Rep Presents Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP Photo Asolo Rep Presents Lauren Yee's THE GREAT LEAP
by Stephi Wild - Feb 25, 2020

Asolo Rep, in conjunction with Miami New Drama, presents THE GREAT LEAP, a sharp-witted new drama by award-winning playwright Lauren Yee. Directed by Vanessa Stalling, THE GREAT LEAP previews March 18 and 19, opens March 20 and runs through April 11 in the Cook Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts.

Court Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season Photo Court Theatre Announces 2020-2021 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 4, 2020

Court Theatre, under the continuing leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces its 66th season. The company's 2020/21 season will feature the sixth play in August Wilson's American Century Cycle, Two Trains Running, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson; the Americana musical Violet, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley and music by Jeanine Tesori, directed by Charles Newell; the culmination of Court's Oedipus Trilogy with the Sophocles classic Antigone, directed by Seret Scott; Caryl Churchill's Fen, directed by Vanessa Stalling; and a new production of Shakespeare's Othello, starring Kelvin Roston, Jr. and Timothy Edward Kane, adapted and directed by Charles Newell.

BWW Review: ROE at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: ROE at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jan 28, 2020

Lisa Loomer's ROE offers a timely exploration of the history behind the 1973 Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade and the ongoing political debate around abortion and a women's right to choose. While Loomer's text is not necessarily nuanced in the way that it presents the argument around abortion, ROE does consider both sides of this divisive issue. The play is perhaps most compelling in its capacity to pull back the curtain around the original Roe v. Wade case and reveal the case's history. ROE centers on two critical women, the lawyer Sarah Weddington, who was only in her mid-twenties when she brought this case before the Court, and Norma McCorvey, the plaintiff under the pseudonym 'Jane Roe.' Before I saw this play, I had never heard these women's names before. But now, thanks to Loomer's work, I won't soon forget them. For Loomer interestingly not only presents both sides of the United States' debate over a woman's right to choose but also puts forth Sarah and Norma's two differing perspectives on the events that transpired before and after Roe v. Wade was decided.

*ROE* Makes Its Chicago Premiere January 18 At Goodman Theatre Photo *ROE* Makes Its Chicago Premiere January 18 At Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2020

 Conceived in a pizza parlor and argued in the highest court in the land, the landmark 1973 case of Roe v. Wade legalized abortiona?"and is debated still today. Vanessa Stalling returns to the Goodman to direct the 15-member cast, including emblematic characters of plaintiff Norma McCorvey (a?oeJane Roea??) and Sarah Weddington, the young Texan lawyer who argued the case.

Casting Announced For ROE And GRAVEYARD SHIFT At Goodman Theatre Photo Casting Announced For ROE And GRAVEYARD SHIFT At Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 16, 2019

Goodman Theatre continues its 2019/2020 Season this winter with two new plays.

BWW Feature: BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY at Colony Theatre Photo BWW Feature: BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY at Colony Theatre
by Cristina Pla-Guzman - Oct 29, 2019

Miami New Drama presents The Bridge of San Luis Rey by Thornton Wilder adapted for the stage by David Greenspan- October 24-25, 2019 a?" Preview October 26, 2019 a?" Opening Night through November 17, 2019 Tickets starting at $39. Miami New Drama at the Colony Theatre is proud to present THE BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY, an adventurous adaptation of Thorton Wilder's Pulitzer Prize winning novel written and starring six-time Obie Award winning playwright, David Greenspan. The multi-faceted tale is turned into a wryly lyrical fable of fate, love, and the transformative magic of theater.

Steppenwolf, SIX, and More Take Home Equity Jeff Awards; Full List! Photo Steppenwolf, SIX, and More Take Home Equity Jeff Awards; Full List!
by Stephi Wild - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Extends Photo Chicago Premiere of TINY BEAUTIFUL THINGS Extends
by Julie Musbach - Oct 1, 2019

Due to popular demand, Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of its critically acclaimed production of Tiny Beautiful Things, based on the book by Cheryl Strayed, adapted for the stage by Nia Vardalos, co-conceived by Marshall Heyman, Thomas Kail, Nia Vardalos and directed by Vanessa Stalling. Tiny Beautiful Things now runs through October 20, 2019, at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

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