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by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2019
The Kitchen Theatre Company is set to begin its 2019-2020 season with The Children by Lucy Kirkwood, a thought-provoking play that tackles the themes of mortality, consequence, and environmental legacy. Performances of The Children begin at the Kitchen Theatre Company in the Percy Browning Performance Space on September 8 and will runÂ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2019
The Roommate, a surprising and touching story of starting over, overcoming consequences and forming friendships is set to hit Aurora Theatre's mainstage from September 19 â October 20.Â The one-act dark comedy by Jen Silverman follows two mature women taking on a newly found chapter in their lives while coming to terms with transformation, themselves and each other.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2019
Capital Stage presents the Sacramento Premiere of The Roommate by Jen Silverman . Dena Martinez, in her main stage directorial debut for Capital Stage, will direct this dark comedy about identity, friendship and transformation.
by Christine Swerczek - Apr 19, 2019
SCHOOL OF ROCK is heading to the Orpheum on April 23-28. Here to talk about the musical and his personal road to touring with a hit show is Layne Roate, who plays the roommate Ned Schneebly.
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Oct 22, 2018
Here's an odd couple for you. Warm, inviting, trusting Midwesterner Sharon (Linda Powell) and shadowy, cautious, tough-as-nails Robyn (Tasha Lawrence), whose last known residence was The Bronx. One suspects that Sharon, a 50something divorcee could use some extra money and, perhaps, some company. Robyn, also a divorcee and now self-proclaimed lesbian, needs some space from her shady past. Both have varying estranged relationships with their children (voiceovers by Isaac Bloodworth as Sharon's son and Moira Malone as Robyn's daughter).
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2018
Long Wharf Theatre presentsÂ The Roommate, by Jen Silverman, directed by Mike Donahue.Â The play will take place October 10 to November 4, 2018 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. Tickets start at $30 and are available atÂ longwharf.orgÂ or by calling 203-787-4282.Â
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018
Now playing, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018
Steppenwolf TheatreÂ Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate byÂ Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award WinnerÂ Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble membersÂ Ora JonesÂ as Robyn andÂ Sandra MarquezÂ as Sharon. Get a first look below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2018
Now in rehearsals, Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. Ensemble members Ora Jones and Sandra Marquez star in this celebration of female friendship and midlife renaissance.
Photo Flash: Steppenwolf's 2018 Gala Raises $1.3 Million for the Theatre's Educational and Artistic Programming
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018
Steppenwolf Theatre Company's world-renowned ensemble was joined by more than 675 civic, cultural and business leaders for theÂ 2018 GalaÂ on Saturday, May 12, 2018, raising over $1.3 million for Steppenwolf's artistic, educational and community programming. The major fundraising event, which had record-breaking attendance, was held at a new location not far from the theatre, 1340 N Cherry Avenue, and was designed and produced by Jeffrey Foster for Frost Chicago. Attendees celebrated 42 seasons of groundbreaking ensemble theatre with an evening of festivity emceed by actorÂ Rainn Wilson, well-known for his role as "Dwight Schrute" on NBC's award-winning comedy,Â The OfficeÂ and currently starring inÂ The Doppelganger (an international farce)Â at Steppenwolf. Comedian, actor, director and producerÂ Chris Rock, who starred in the world premiere Broadway production ofÂ The Motherf**ker with the HatÂ directed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro, joined as the guest auctioneer alongside Christie's Robbie Gordy.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon.
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018
Steppenwolf's LookOutÂ series is proud to presentÂ The Yard'sÂ production ofcolumbinusÂ by the United States Theatre Project, written by Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli. Directed byMechelle MoeÂ and performed by The Yard's 15 young-person ensemble,Â columbinusÂ runsÂ Thursday, May 3 - Saturday, May 26Â in the 1700 Theatre.Â Press date is Friday, May 4 at 8pm.Â Tickets ($15 - $25) toÂ columbinusare on sale now through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), 312-335-1650 andÂ steppenwolf.org.Â Red and Black Card Members can use their credits towardÂ columbinus, and Black Card members get 2-for-1 tickets.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2018
AmericanÂ StageÂ announces theirÂ 2018-2019 Mainstage Series, marking Producing Artistic Director Stephanie Gularte's third season selected themed asÂ "LIFE. OUT LOUD."
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017
?Led by Founding Artistic DirectorÂ Katherine KovnerÂ and Producing DirectorÂ Roberta Pereira,Â and following the success of Sarah DeLappe's critically acclaimedÂ The Wolves,Â The Playwrights RealmÂ continues their female-centric 10th Anniversary season with the New York Premiere ofÂ Jen Silverman'sThe MoorsÂ (February 27 - March 25)Â at The Duke on 42nd Street, a New 42nd Street project. Directed byÂ Mike DonahueÂ and riffing on the lives and works of certain 19th-century novel-writing sisters,Â The MoorsÂ is aÂ dark comic examination of the ways in which women fight for visibility.