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Date of Birth: February 21, 1953 (66)

Birth Place: Evanston, IL, USA
Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Chicago Awards!Final Chance to Vote for the BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 24, 2018

It's the last week to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Chicago Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Chicago Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Chicago Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Chicago Awards; WICKED Leads Best Tour!Vote For The 2018 BWW Chicago Awards; WICKED Leads Best Tour!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award; WICKED Leads Best Touring Production!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award; WICKED Leads Best Touring Production!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

GREEN BOOK to Receive Two HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDSGREEN BOOK to Receive Two HOLLYWOOD FILM AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Oct 23, 2018

dick clark productions announced today that Participant Media and DreamWorks Pictures' Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly and starring Viggo Mortensen, Mahershala Ali and Linda Cardellini, will receive both the “Hollywood Ensemble Award” and “Hollywood Screenwriter Award” at the 22nd Annual “Hollywood Film Awards,” which will take place on Sunday, November 4 at The Beverly Hilton. The TIFF 2018 People's Choice Award winner is written by Peter Farrelly, Nick Vallelonga and Brian Currie and is inspired by a true friendship that in 1962 transcended race, class and the Mason-Dixon line. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Rajiv Joseph and Karen Rodriguez to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. An Obie Award-wining and Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright, Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj was produced at Steppenwolf this past May to great acclaim. Karen Rodriguez, a celebrated Chicago-based actor, recently performed at Steppenwolf in The Doppelganger (an international farce) and The Rembrandt, and will be featured in this season's world premiere of Isaac Gomez's La Ruta, in a role written specifically for her. (more...)

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Announces 2018/19 Season, A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, TRUE WEST, and MoreSteppenwolf Theatre Company Announces 2018/19 Season, A DOLL'S HOUSE PART 2, TRUE WEST, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz proudly unveiled today the 2018/19 Season. (more...)

Steppenwolf Announces New Ensemble MembersSteppenwolf Announces New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain to the world-renowned Steppenwolf ensemble. Cooper, an in-demand Chicago-based actor, recently performed in Steppenwolf's production of BLKS and Chamberlain, a regular on the Steppenwolf stage, was recently featured in The Minutes by ensemble member Tracy Letts. (more...)

BWW Review: THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyBWW Review: THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 22, 2017

Tracy Letts's world premiere THE MINUTES, now making its debut at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, unfolds in an unsuspecting manner. Both because the play has a smart structure that shifts over the course of the 100-minute runtime and also because the content left me contemplative for days after seeing it. Here Letts uses the framework of a small town's council meeting as a microcosm of a larger discussion on the current political climate (though this play is not overtly about Trump's presidency) and the desire to cling to certain ideologies in the name of order and group preservation, though those long-held beliefs may not be true. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Tracy Letts' THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf TheatreReview Roundup: Critics Weigh in on Tracy Letts' THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf Theatre
by Review Roundups - Nov 20, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE MINUTES by Tracy Letts at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: First Look at THE MINUTES by Tracy Letts at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2017

Previews are underway for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Tracy Letts's THE MINUTES at SteppenwolfPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for Tracy Letts's THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Tracy Letts's THE MINUTES at SteppenwolfVIDEO: New Trailer for Tracy Letts's THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Rehearsals have begun for Steppenwolf Theatre Company's highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. Click below to watch a new trailer for the production! (more...)

Cast Complete for Tracy Letts's World Premiere THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf; Stars Also Set for BLKS and More!Cast Complete for Tracy Letts's World Premiere THE MINUTES at Steppenwolf; Stars Also Set for BLKS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces full casting for its upcoming productions of BLKS by poet Aziza Barnes (December 7, 2017 - January 28, 2018); You Got Older by Clare Barron (January 25 - March 11, 2018); and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Burn by Philip Dawkins (February 14 - March 3, 2018). (more...)

William Petersen and More Join the Cast of Tracy Letts' Broadway-Bound THE MINUTESWilliam Petersen and More Join the Cast of Tracy Letts' Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today additional casting for the highly anticipated world premiere of The Minutes by ensemble member, Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts, directed by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. Ensemble members Kevin Anderson (Mr. Breeding), James Vincent Meredith (Mr. Blake), Sally Murphy (Ms. Matz) and William Petersen (Mayor Superba) join previously announced ensemble members Francis Guinan (Mr. Oldfield) and Ian Barford (Mr. Carp) in the cast of this new political comedy. Also featured in the cast are Brittany Burch as Ms. Johnson, Cliff Chamberlain as Mr. Peel and Penny Slusher as Ms. Innes. Previously announced ensemble member Tim Hopper is no longer in the cast due to a scheduling conflict. Remaining roles to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Glenn Davis Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Glenn Davis to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

MONSTER's Namir Smallwood Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro announced today the addition of Namir Smallwood to the world-renowned ensemble. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

Steppenwolf Welcomes New Ensemble Members
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

? Steppenwolf Theatre Company will to welcome Sandra Marquez and Caroline Neff to its world-renowned ensemble. Both have performed in multiple shows with the company and can currently be seen on Steppenwolf's stages in Mary Page Marlowe and The Flick respectively. Marquez and Neff are the first two members added under Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. (more...)

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