Haven Theatre Announces 2nd Annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN Line-Up

Haven Theatre Company has announced the line-up for their 2nd annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN.

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Chicago Shakespeare Adds General Management Position 
Chicago Shakespeare has announced the hiring of Deborah Vandergift to the newly created position of General Manager. Joining the Theater’s leadership team, Vandergrift will “play an integral executive role helping to guide and manage the organization’s resources—and overseeing CST’s operational systems and human capital development initiatives and strategies.” Vandergrift... Read more
Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

A theatrical whirlwind that takes audiences from laugh-out-loud, outrageous comedy to moments of intense darkness and pure emotion—all of which are balanced in Askins’s brilliant, bold play.

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WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful
(l-r) Jordan Brown (Wreck), Kristin Villanueva (Helen), Bri Sudia (Ruth) and Lauren Molina (Eileen). Photo by Liz Lauren.  WONDERFUL TOWN, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, is the quintessential example of the traditional musical. Big chorus numbers, a simple, but heartfelt plot, and an ending that wraps up suddenly... Read more
THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY: My Abdominal Muscles Haven’t Recovered

This stellar sendup is the hit of the 2016 season. That settles it—I have to see it again. Want to be my date? We can wear braids, drink red wine, and don capes and furs because, after all, winter is coming.

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Musically Human Theatre announces additional casting and creative team for PASSION 
Laura McClain  Musically Human Theatre has added to its previous cast announcement of Kelli Harrington as Fosca in their season opener of PASSION.  Directed by David Norwood, music direction by Aaron Benham, the production will also feature Matthew Keffer (Giorgio), Laura McClain (Clara), Patrick Byrnes (Colonel Ricci), Stephen Boyer... Read more
Four Chicago Writers Named to Goodman’s  16/17 Playwrights Unit 
Evan Linder  Goodman has selected four Chicago-based writers for the 16/17 Playwrights Unit, a year-long residency in partnership with Chicago Dramatists. The 2016-2017 playwrights are Lucas Baisch, whose work has been developed at Victory Gardens Theater, Post Q at Links Hall, Chicago Dramatists’ Saturday Series and more; Dawn Renee... Read more
Steppenwolf Completes Casting for THE CHRISTIANS and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN 
Tim Hopper  Steppenwolf has announced casting for two upcoming Chicago premiere productions: Lucas Hnath’s THE CHRISTIANS directed by ensemble member K. Todd Freeman (December 1, 2016 – January 29, 2017) in the Downstairs Theatre; and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN written and directed by Young Jean Lee (February 2, 2016 –... Read more
Julius Caesar at Writers Will Make You Think, and it Should.

I have this visceral reaction when a politician I did not vote for is elected, and I’m sure I’m not alone in this.

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Eclectic Announces DOG SEES GOD Cast. 
Eclectic Full Contact Theatre has announced casting for their season opener DOG SEES GOD: CONFESSIONS OF A TEENAGE BLOCKHEAD by Bert V. Royal.  Directed by Artistic Director David Belew, the production features Kirk Osgood (CB), Katie Hunter (CB’s Sister), Andy Blaustein (Van), Frank Gasparro (Matt), Brandon Rivera (Beethoven), Jennifer... Read more