Broadway In Chicago today announced their plans to honor the late James M. Nederlander, the legendary Broadway theatre owner and producer, patriarch of Broadway and champion of Chicago's Downtown Theatre District, by renaming the Oriental Theatre as the James M. Nederlander Theatre. The new marquee and signage will be unveiled as the NEDERLANDER THEATRE, on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, with the opening of Dear Evan Hansen.
Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT’S WEIRD, GRANDMA Rings in the Holidays, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Mondays at 8 pm (plus special weekend performances) from December 10 – December 22, 2018 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140.
Not many events are able to sustain a seven-year run in the Windy City, making us increasingly curious about The House Theatre's The Magic Parlour starring Dennis Watkins. What does one even expect at an intimate magic show like this, and could it possibly live up to the hype? The answer is a resounding yes, in that The Magic Parlour is a truly baffling and exciting experience from start to finish.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of A Doll’s House, Part 2 by award-winning playwright Lucas Hnath, helmed by acclaimed director Robin Witt and featuring ensemble members Celeste M. Cooper (Emmy), Sandra Marquez (Nora) and Yasen Peyankov (Torvald), with Barbara Robertson (Anne Marie). Hnath’s bitingly funny play continues this classic story 15 years after the infamous door slam that ended Ibsen’s original play.
Tis the season for holiday theatergoing! This year, Goodman Theatre offers two choices for Chicago audiences—Charles Dickens’ classic A Christmas Carol, now in its 41st year, and the Goodman debut of David Sedaris’ contemporary, irreverent The Santaland Diaries, adapted by Joe Mantello. The Goodman kicks off the holiday season on Saturday, November 17 at 7pm with its annual tree lighting featuring cast members of A Christmas Carol, prior to the evening performance. A Christmas Carol directed by Henry Wishcamper appears November 17 – December 30 in the Albert Theatre; tickets are $25 - $119 (subject to change). The Santaland Diaries directed by Steve Scott appears November 30 – December 30 in the Owen Theatre; tickets are $15-45 (subject to change). Tickets to both productions are available by telephone 312.443.3800, online at GoodmanTheatre.org or at the Box Office (170 N. Dearborn).
Artemisia is now accepting submissions from playwrights who are represented by an agent or reside in the greater Chicago area to be considered for Fall Festival 2019. Our annual fall festival will change somewhat this year, but will feature three to four full-length, women-empowering plays discovered through a passionate search by our artistic staff. Each play is read only once and followed by a dedicated audience discussion focused by two questions – Does the Play Empower Women? Does the Play challenge you to see women in a new light? Artemisia’s Artistic Director chooses a play from the festival to undergo an exciting development process that celebrates the playwright’s unique feminist voice and engages our audience directly in workshops and discussion, leading to a premiere production in Chicago. There is no fee to submit and complete submission guidelines can be found at ARTEMISIATHEATRE.ORG. The deadline to receive submissions is January 15, 2019.
Executive and Artistic Director Keith Gerth and Associate Artistic Director Stephen Smith announce Oil Lamp Theater’s 2018 holiday show, It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. This special presentation, directed by Keith Gerth, will be performed from November 29 through December 30, 2018 – with extra Saturday matinees and Sunday evening performances added -- at 1723 Glenview Road, Glenview.
It should come as a surprise to no one that women in science face discrimination; from the prevalence of the well-known riddle about a father and son in a car accident to the frequently cited study published in January 2018 revealing frightening gender bias in scientific field statistics, this issue has, at the very least, been recognized in American culture.
But how do we fix it?
Shattered Globe Theatre and Theater Wit are pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Will Eno’s heartbreaking new comedy THE REALISTIC JONESES, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, who has directed the Chicago premieres of four of Eno’s plays. THE REALISTIC JONESES will feature SGT Ensemble Members Cortney McKenna*, Linda Reiter* and Joseph Wiens* with H.B. Ward.
TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Cardboard Piano, Hansol Jung’s powerful story of faith, love, and the human capacity for forgiveness set amidst violent conflict in northern Uganda, playing January 9 – March 17, 2019.