Balm in Gilead 1984

Opened: May 31, 1984
Closing: January 06, 1985

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Circle Repertory Theatre
99 7th Avenue South New York, NY 10014

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Stephen Petronio Returns Back To Danspace Stage After Career Launching Season 40 Years Ago
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 22, 2022

Danspace Project and Stephen Petronio Company partner to present Bloodlines/Bloodlines(future), December 8-10, 2022 at Danspace Project's home in the historic St. Mark's Church in-the-Bowery.

Tickets On-sale Now For Nextstage Repertory Production Of BOOK OF DAYS By Lanford Wilson
by Stephi Wild - Feb 3, 2022

When murder roars through a small Missouri town, Ruth Hoch begins her own quest to find truth and honesty amid small town jealousies, religion, greed and lies.  This tornado of a play propels you through its events like a page-turning mystery. 

BWW Exclusive: The 101 GREATEST PLAYS of the Past 100 Years (1920-2020)
by Peter Nason - Apr 7, 2020

BWW Reviewer Peter Nason chooses the greatest theatrical works (non-musical) from 1920-2020; see if your favorites made the list!

TRUE WEST To Be Directed By Ensemble Member Randall Arney
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that longtime ensemble member Randall Arney will direct the highly anticipated Steppenwolf revival of Sam Shepard's True West-the production that catapulted Steppenwolf onto the American Theatre scene in 1982. Reimagined through the eyes of the new generation of Steppenwolf artists, the 2019 production of True West features ensemble members Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood. True West runs July 5 - August 18, 2019 in the Downstairs Theatre. Tickets ($20 - $96) go on sale April 26, 2019 at 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org

Steppenwolf Education Announces Changes To Fellowship Program
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 12, 2018

Steppenwolf Education's Professional Leadership Programs (PLP) offer opportunities through Internships, Apprenticeships and Fellowships for students, graduates, and early-career professionals. Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces a change in name from the Steppenwolf Multicultural Fellowship to the Steppenwolf Fellowship, in addition to a restructuring of the program to include a 30-hour externship. The Fellowship cohort is made up of early career people of color who hold an apprenticeship in their department of interest at Steppenwolf and are given additional paid professional development seminars and externship opportunities. The externship allows Fellows the opportunity to explore more deeply their individual professional goals, make connections to theatre practitioners outside of Steppenwolf's walls and provide more opportunities for mentorship across the industry.

John Malkovich to Star Opposite Jude Law in THE NEW POPE
by Macon Prickett - Jul 2, 2018

According to Variety, John Malkovich has signed on to star opposite Jude Law in “The New Pope,” the follow up to Paolo Sorrentino's The Young Pope.

Announcing Steppenwolf For Young Adults 18/19 Season
by Julie Musbach - Apr 25, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces its exciting 2018/19 season: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime, the Tony Award-winning play adapted by Simon Stephens based on the book by Mark Haddon, directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Jonathan Berry; and the world premiere of Radical by acclaimed playwright Matthew-Lee Erlbach, inspired by the book White American Youth by Christian Picciolini, directed by SYA Artistic Director Hallie Gordon. SYA's 2018/19 Season explores the question, "When You Feel Lost, How Do You Find Your Way?"

Angela Bassett Joins UNDERGROUND RAILROAD - A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2018

Academy Award-nominee, Angela Bassett will join Kathleen Battle as a guest narrator in Battle's program Underground Railroad: A Spiritual Journey accompanied by pianist Joel Martin and the LA-based choir, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers at the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for the Performing Arts (The Soraya) on Thursday, March 29 at 8:00pm.

Case Western Reserve University And Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program Ensemble Class Of 2020 Present FIFTH OF JULY
by Stephi Wild - Mar 14, 2018

The Case Western Reserve University/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program announces the debut performance of the Class of 2020. Fifth of July, from Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson, will run in the Helen Theatre at Playhouse Square.

Kathleen Battle Takes the Stage in 'Underground Railroad �" A Spiritual Journey'
by Julie Musbach - Mar 2, 2018

American soprano Kathleen Battle's luminous voice has been called by The Washington Post "...without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world."  Yet beyond the glory of her singing, in a career filled with countless accolades, honors and major milestones, what has perhaps distinguished her most is her almost magical ability to create an unwavering emotional bond between herself, her music and her audience.  On Thursday, March 29 at 8pm, that special bond will be on full display when Ms. Battle makes her debut at The Soraya with Kathleen Battle: Underground Railroad-A Spiritual Journey accompanied by pianist Joel Martin and the LA-based choir, The Albert McNeil Jubilee Singers.

Jessica Dickey's THE REMBRANDT Extends at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2017

Due to popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its widely loved Chicago premiere production of The Rembrandt written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon. Hailed as 'humorous and enlightening' (BroadwayWorld), this subtle and elegant play continues through November 11, 2017 in the Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted.

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry.

THE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 42nd Season with the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt, written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon.

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry.

THE REMBRANDT, Starring John Mahoney and Francis Guinan, Starts Next Month at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 42nd Season with the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt, written by Jessica Dickey and directed by Hallie Gordon.

Steppenwolf Sets Casting for THE REMBRANDT and THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces complete casting for the first two shows of its 2017/18 season: The Rembrandt by Jessica Dickey, directed by Hallie Gordon and Steppenwolf for Young Adults' production of The Crucible by Arthur Miller, directed by Jonathan Berry.

Taylor Mac's HIR Gets Chicago Premiere This Summer at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Hir, a subversive comedy by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Amy Morton (Paige) with Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac).

Cast Complete for Taylor Mac's HIR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the complete cast for Hir, a Chicago premiere by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac.

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for May 31, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! According to the non-clock thing hanging on the wall - what's it called? Oh, yeah, a calendar (yeah, like we'd ever allow a calendar to hang on any wall under our control - today is May 31, 2017! It's another day to allow yourself to live life dramatically and to gain ownership of your own schedule for the rest of the week so you can be certain to get to the theater. Yesterday, in our never-ending quest to enlist all of you to write our daily column for us, we posted TODAY'S QUERY on Facebook, asking our gentle readers to weigh in or whether or not 'dressing for the theater' is de rigueur or is it more of a 'come as you are' nature. Little did we know that such a question could engender such passionate responses and we daresay rather passionate defenses of the wear-whatever-the-hell-you-want school of thought.

Taylor Mac's HIR Gets Chicago Premiere This Summer at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of Hir, a subversive comedy by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac. Directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Producer Hallie Gordon, the cast features ensemble members Francis Guinan (Arnold) and Amy Morton (Paige) with Em Grosland (Max) and Michael Holding (Isaac).

Skidmore Theater Announces Spring 2017 Mainstage Production
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 21, 2017

The Skidmore College Department of Theater is pleased to announce its Spring 2017 Mainstage production, Balm in Gilead by Lanford Wilson, guest directed by international award-winning theater artist Phil Soltanoff. This updated version of Pulitzer Prize winner Lanford Wilson's first full-length play brings the world of grungy 1970s New York City to vivid life on the Skidmore stage.

Broadway-Bound THE MINUTES, GUARDS AT THE TAJ, BLKS and More Highlight 2017-18 at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz announced today the 2017/18 Season. The nation's premier ensemble theater, Steppenwolf celebrates its 42nd season with seven captivating shows - three world premieres and four Chicago premieres - that embrace diversity, compassion and imagination.

Steppenwolf for Young Adults Announces Cast for MONSTER
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) announces the complete cast for Monster by Walter Dean Myers, adapted by Aaron Carter and directed by Hallie Gordon.

Cast Complete for Taylor Mac's HIR at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announces the complete cast for Hir, a Chicago premiere by celebrated playwright, actor, singer-songwriter and performance artist Taylor Mac.

Steppenwolf for Young Adults to Premiere Gripping Drama MONSTER This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

The nationally recognized Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) brings a gripping world premiere adaptation of Walter Dean Myers' award-winning novel, Monster to the Steppenwolf stage.

Balm in Gilead FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Balm in Gilead has had 1 productions including Off-Broadway which opened in 1984.
Balm in Gilead has been nominated for several awards. These include Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John Malkovich, Outstanding Ensemble Performances (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Rigdon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Rigdon, Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John Malkovich, Direction (Obie Awards) for John Malkovich, Performance (Obie Awards) for Laurie Metcalf, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Malkovich, and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Laurie Metcalf.
Balm in Gilead has won several awards, including Outstanding Director of a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John Malkovich, Outstanding Ensemble Performances (Drama Desk Awards), Outstanding Lighting Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Rigdon, Outstanding Revival of a Play (Drama Desk Awards), and Outstanding Set Design (Drama Desk Awards) for Kevin Rigdon. Additionally, the show received the Outstanding Sound Design in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for John Malkovich, Direction (Obie Awards) for John Malkovich, Performance (Obie Awards) for Laurie Metcalf, Best Director (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for John Malkovich, and Performance (Theatre World Awards) for Laurie Metcalf.

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