Men with big dreams, women fighting for visibility and love at the same time, while ignorance and bigotry divide people; though this sounds like the ingredients to contemporary mayhem, its roots are found in a play set in the 1960s.
The Goodman Theatre will officially open the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement May 18th in conjunction with the Goodman-curated Citywide Celebration of Chicago native playwright Lorraine Hansberry
The Goodman has made further moves to aim its sights on a Broadway run for the upcoming WAR PAINT, starring Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. Six-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (Light in the Piazza, South Pacific) will design the costumes for the musical centered on cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein...
True theatrical immediacy can be hard to come by. Plays take time to write, produce, and rehearse – it can be a challenge to keep them fresh and resonant, especially when they tackle major social and political issues.
Tim Edward Rhoze began his theatrical career in Michigan. “My dad was involved in theater in Detroit, and he would take me to rehearsals with him. He would have me help him memorize his character’s lines – we bonded in that way – that was really cool.
Joseph Drummond is hanging up his stopwatch after completing his 42nd season at the Goodman Theatre with the closing of 2666.