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Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Chicago premiere productions! (more...)

Cast Announced for Steep Theatre's THE INVISIBLE HAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Steep Theatre's 17th season will open this fall with the Chicago premiere of Pulitzer Prize winner Ayad Akhtar's The Invisible Hand, directed by Audrey Francis. Akhtar won the Pulitzer for his play Disgraced, which premiered in 2012 at American Theatre Company in Chicago and later played both at the Goodman Theatre and on Broadway.  (more...)

Transport Group Announces 2016-17 Season: PICNIC and COME BACK, LITTLE SHEBA - William Inge in Repertory
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Drama Desk and OBIE-winning Transport Group will present Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III, two plays in rotating repertory as the centerpiece of its 2016-17 season.  Performances begin Thursday, February 23 and run through Sunday, April 23 at the Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street.  The opening night has been set for Sunday, March 26. (more...)

Peccadillo Theater Company to Present A WILDER CHRISTMAS This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Cody Estle Named Raven Theatre's New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

The Board of Directors of Raven Theatre has announced the appointment of Cody Estle as the company's Artistic Director effective immediately. (more...)

THE INVISIBLE HAND Extends at Steep Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

With only a few tickets remaining for its original run, Steep Theatre has added four more performances of The Invisible Hand. This powerful play has fascinated audiences and critics alike. The Invisible Hand will run through Saturday, November 18. (more...)

Huntington Announces Special Events Alongside BEDROOM FARCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

In conjunction with its upcoming production of Bedroom Farce, the Huntington Theatre Company will host a number of special events and post-show conversations. Performances begin Friday, November 11, 2016 at Avenue of the Arts/BU Theatre. (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Director Featured on STATE OF THE ARTS Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. The show's Obie Award-winning director, Dan Wackerman, is this week's special guest on Richard Pheneger's popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts' airing today, November 27th at noon. The segment can also be heard at www.wpkn.org. Performances of A WILDER CHRISTMAS are set to begin this Thursday, December 3rd, with the Opening on December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Director to Appear on WPKN Radio This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. The show's Obie Award-winning director, Dan Wackerman, will be this week's special guest on Richard Pheneger's popular WPKN Radio (89.5 FM) program 'State of the Arts' Friday, November 27th at noon. The segment can also be heard at www.wpkn.org. Performances of A WILDER CHRISTMAS are set to begin next Thursday, December 3rd, with the Opening on December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Rehearsals Start Today for Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS; Opens This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents The World Premiere Of Terry Teachout's BILLY AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017

Palm Beach Dramaworks presents the World Premiere of Terry Teachout's Billy and Me. Inspired by the friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge, the show opens December 8 at the Don & Ann Brown Theatre. (more...)

Ingmar Bergman's NORA Begins This Weekend at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Ingmar Bergman's NORA -- an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A DOLL'S HOUSE -- will be given its English-language New York debut Off-Broadway this fall when Austin Pendleton directs the production at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.), with previews set to begin November 14 prior to an official press opening November 22. The five-week production runs through December 12. NORA is produced by Cherry Lane Theatre in association with La Femme Theatre Productions.  (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY to Bow Next Month at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton.  (more...)

Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY to Open Raven Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season; Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Raven Theatre Company, which will turn 35 years old in March of 2018, announced today that its upcoming 2017-18 season will give Chicago audiences their first looks at plays by three of America's most acclaimed young playwrights. (more...)

Photo Flash: BY THE WATER Opens Tonight at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Midwest Premiere of By the Water, written by Sharyn Rothstein and directed by Cody Estle.  By the Water runs March 16 - April 23, 2017 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is scheduled for Friday, March 24 at 8pm.  (more...)

Pinter's BETRAYAL, NOT ABOUT NIGHTINGALES & More Set for Raven Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

For its 2016-17 season, the 33-year-old Raven Theatre Company will again bring new plays and playwrights to Chicago audiences along with revivals of classic and lesser-known works by masters of modern drama. Michael Menendian, producing artistic director, today announced a lineup that includes the early Tennessee Williams play Not About Nightingales and Pinter'sBetrayal as well as the Midwest premieres of Richard Greenberg's recent Broadway hit The Assembled Parties and Red Velvet by Lolita Chakrabarti, one of the U.K.'s most acclaimed new playwrights, and the world premiere of Sycamore - a drama of contemporary family life set in the Midwest by New York-based playwright Sarah Sander. (more...)

FANCY Musical, Inspired by Reba McEntire, Gets NYC Lab
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Margot Astrachan and The Peccadillo Theater Company will present a developmental lab presentation of FANCY, a new musical, on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM and Friday March 17 at 11AM and 3PM at The Westside Theatre, downstairs (407 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Begins Tonight at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A friendly reminder! Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. The Traveling Lady will begin performances tonight, June 7, and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins THE TRAVELING LADY, Extending at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

???????Horton Foote's The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton, opened on June 22 and was originally set to run through July 16, 2017, has been extended and will now run through July 30, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.). (more...)

Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY Opens Tonight at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, The Traveling Lady, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba, Lynn Cohen and More in THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. THE TRAVELING LADY will begin performances tonight and will open on June 22 running through July 16, 2017 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St.) in Greenwich Village. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Extends at the Atlantic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced that the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) and directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird) has been extended an additional week through Sunday, July 2 in advance of officially opening next Tuesday, June 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SEAGULL at The Artistic Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

In The Artistic Home's production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull, Company Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra (a Jeff Award nominee for The Artistic Home's Sweet Bird of Youth) plays the role of Madame Arkadina, the fading actress in love with a younger man, Trigorin. Scot West, previously seen at The Artistic Home in Watch on the Rhine, Interrogation and Miracle on 34th Street and in Griffin's Men Should Weep is the writer Trigorin. Brookelyn Hebert, of AH's Macbeth and Cut to the Chase, plays the young actress Nina, who is a rival to Arkadina for Trigorin's affections. In the role of Arkadina's son Konstantin, who competes with Trigorin for Nina's love, is AH ensemble member Julian Hester, a Jeff nominee for The Late Henry Moss. (more...)

Marguerite Willbanks, Matt Edmonds & Joe Kinosian, Norman Moses and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's Fall Lineup; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announces casting for the 2017/18 Season Fall shows including Souvenir, The Who & The What, Murder For Two, and Holmes and Watson. (more...)

Abraham Lincoln and More to Take the Stage in Shattered Globe Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its 2017-18 Season, featuring three Chicago premiere productions! (more...)

THE SIMPSONS Contributing Writer Gary Apple Will Debut New Irreverent Holiday Musical at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Gary Apple, who has served as a contributing writer on hit comedy series such as "The Simpsons," will debut his new irreverent holiday musical Christmas In Hell during this summer's New York Musical Festival. (more...)

Peccadillo's A WILDER CHRISTMAS to Close This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

A friendly reminder! The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company's hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will conclude its extended engagement this Sunday, January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

John Cariani, Hannah Elless, Emily Skinner and More Tapped for Transport Group's William Inge Rep; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Transport Group has announced the cast of Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Enters Final Week Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company's hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will conclude its extended engagement this Sunday, January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) A WILDER CHRISTMAS (comprised of Wilder's THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA) opened on December 8th. (more...)

Palm Beach Dramaworks Announces World Premiere of Terry Teachout's BILLY AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Billy and Me, a new play by Terry Teachout, whose Satchmo at the Waldorf has been produced to great acclaim Off-Broadway and throughout the country, will receive its world premiere next season at Palm Beach Dramaworks. 'A work of fiction freely based on fact,' the play speculates on the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge. PBD Producing Artistic Director William Hayes, who suggested the idea to Teachout, will direct the premiere, which runs from December 8, 2017 through January 7, 2018.    (more...)

Cast Announced for Midwest Premiere of THE ASSEMBLED PARTIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Raven Theatre Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle has announced a "blended family" of new and familiar Raven faces for the company's Midwest premiere of The Assembled Parties, which in 2013 earned a 2013 Tony® Award nomination for Best Play. The play by Richard Greenberg, author of Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain and many other plays, will open on Raven Theatre's East Stage under Estle's direction on Tuesday, January 31, following previews from January 25 - 30, 2017. (more...)

Starry William Inge Rep Begins Tonight at Transport Group
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Transport Group presents Picnic and Come Back, Little Sheba: William Inge in Repertory, directed by Artistic Director Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Intelligent Quartet of Actors Tapped for SMART PEOPLE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Four intellectuals - a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race - search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Palm Beach Dramaworks Presents The World Premiere of Terry Teachout's BILLY AND ME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

Billy and Me , a new play by Terry Teachout , author of the acclaimed Satchmo at the Waldorf , will receive its world premiere on December 8 at Palm Beach Dramaworks. A work of fiction freely based on fact, the play speculates on the tempestuous friendship between playwrights Tennessee Williams and William Inge . PBD Producing Artistic Director William Hayes , who suggested the idea to Teachout, directs the premiere, which runs through December 31, with specially priced previews on December 6 and 7. (more...)

Peccadillo Theater Opens A WILDER CHRISTMAS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company presents A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. The show opens tonight, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A WILDER CHRISTMAS Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

The Peccadillo Theater Company production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, is set to open tomorrow, December 8th at 7 pm at Theatre at St. Clement's. (more...)

Raven Theatre Announces Cast of William Inge's A LOSS OF ROSES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for A Loss of Roses, the infrequently produced drama by William Inge that premiered on Broadway in 1959 and launched the career of a young Warren Beatty. Raven's production will be the play's first professional staging in the Chicago area since early 1999. The Raven production will run on the company's West Stage from February 17 to April 2, 2016 under the direction of Raven Associate Artistic Director Cody Estle. (more...)

Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company will present A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin tonight, December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS Kicks Off the Holiday Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

This holiday season, the award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company presents A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen Thornton Wilder one-acts: THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA. Performances are set to begin tonight, December 3rd, with the Opening on Tuesday, December 8th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

Raven Theatre Sets THE OLD FRIENDS Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for The Old Friends by Horton Foote. Raven's production will be the play's second since its World Premiere staging in fall 2013 by New York's Signature Theatre Company. That production was subsequently remounted in 2014 at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas. The Raven production will run on the company's East Stage from January 27 to March 26, 2016 under Menendian's direction. (more...)

Peccadillo Theater's A WILDER CHRISTMAS Plays Special Holiday Performance Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company has added a special holiday performance of their hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, tonight (Tuesday) at 7 pm at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) (more...)

A WILDER CHRISTMAS Extends Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The award-winning Peccadillo Theater Company today announced that the hit production of A WILDER CHRISTMAS, an evening of two rarely seen one-acts by Thornton Wilder, will extend its limited engagement through January 10th at Theatre at St. Clement's, 423 West 46 Street (between Ninth & Tenth Aves.) A WILDER CHRISTMAS (comprised of Wilder's THE LONG CHRISTMAS DINNER and PULLMAN CAR HIAWATHA) opened on December 8th to unanimous rave reviews. (more...)

Cast Announced for Intimate, Woman-Centric Production of Pinter's BETRAYAL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Michael Menendian, Producing Artistic Director of Raven Theatre, has announced casting for the company's upcoming production of Betrayal, by Harold Pinter. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Horton Foote's THE TRAVELING LADY at Cherry Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

Cherry Lane Theatre's Founder's Project will celebrate 100 years of Horton Foote as they present, in a co-production with La Femme Theatre Productions, THE TRAVELING LADY, directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Cast Announced for First Floor Theater's AMERICAN HERO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Fresh off their sold-out production of PEERLESS, First Floor Theater will conclude their fifth season with the Chicago premiere of Bess Wohl's AMERICAN HERO, directed by Cody Estle. AMERICAN HERO will play May 8 - June 3, 2017 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Photo Flash: Arena Stage's Intellectuals Open SMART PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Four intellectuals-a doctor, an actress, a psychologist and a neurobiologist studying the human brain's response to race-search for love, acceptance and identity in Lydia R. Diamond's comedy-drama Smart People, which makes its D.C. debut at Arena Stage. Set against the backdrop of Obama's 2008 election, Diamond's fiercely funny play explores the unavoidable nature of cultural bias. Deputy Artistic Director Seema Sueko makes her Arena Stage directorial debut with this "sexy, serious and very, very funny modern-day comedy of manners" (Variety). Smart People runs April 14-May 21, 2017 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Artistic Home's Artistic Director Kathy Scambiatterra to Lead THE SEAGULL; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Artistic Home has announced its cast for their production of Anton Chekhov's classic comedy of unrequited love and unrealized dreams, The Seagull. (more...)

Atlantic Theater's ANIMAL, Starring Rebecca Hall, Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Atlantic Theater Company has announced complete casting for the New York premiere play Animal by Clare Lizzimore (Mint) directed by Gaye Taylor Upchurch (Harper Regan, Bluebird). (more...)

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