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August Wilson, David Auburn, Manual Cinema in Court's 2018-19 season

Court Theatre will stage two world premieres, from Manual Cinema and David Auburn, in its 64th season, as well as plays from August Wilson, Anna Ziegler and Ntozake Shange, the Hyde Park company announced Tuesday. Opening the season will be the 10th and final play in Wilson’s Pittsburgh Cycle:...

18 shows to see now

"All My Sons" ???? In an extraordinarily intense and emotional production of "All My Sons," now at Court Theatre, director Charles Newell approaches Arthur Miller's great American play as if it were a Greek tragedy. Miller was interested in tragedy, of course, and believed in the idea of ordinary...

17 shows to see now

"All My Sons" ???? In an extraordinarily intense and emotional production of "All My Sons," now at Court Theatre, director Charles Newell approaches Arthur Miller's great American play as if it were a Greek tragedy. Miller was interested in tragedy, of course, and believed in the idea of ordinary...

Review: All My Sons (Court Theatre)

There's a lot to love in Arthur Miller's All My Sons. Both Johanna McKenzie Miller and Abby Pierce give nuanced performances as neighborhood women, and John Judd expertly guides us through Joe’s emotional journey with careful expertise. Show More Summary

15 shows to see now

“All My Sons” ???? In an extraordinarily intense and emotional production of “All My Sons,” now at Court Theatre, director Charles Newell approaches Arthur Miller’s great American play as if it were a Greek tragedy. Miller was interested in tragedy, of course, and believed in the idea of ordinary...

A monumental fall in Court Theatre's 4-star 'All My Sons'

“I’ve just come from the Women’s March,” said an Arthur Miller-loving friend whom I’d run into in the lobby of the Court Theatre on Saturday night. “And now, look, here I am at ‘All My Sons.’ ” She smiled ruefully. I smiled back. “Well,” I said, “at least it was always all about her.” The “her”...

Theater openings Jan. 19-25

Saturday “All My Sons”: A manufacturer confronts a World War II tragedy and a failed American Dream in Arthur Miller’s family drama. Through Feb. 11 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave.; 773-753-4472 and www.courttheatre.org Thursday “Hinter”: This world premiere thriller from Chicago playwright...

India reverses order on national anthem at theatres

Top court had previously ordered theatres to play the national anthem before film screenings to instill "patriotism".

The Stage 100 For 2018: Britain's Most Influential Theatre Folk

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Vicky Featherstone, artistic director of London's Royal Court Theatre, "has leapt from last year's placing of 39th in the annual list, reflecting her 'brave' and 'enlightened' leadership in the face of allegations around harassment and abuses of power in the theatre industry.... In taking the number one position, Featherstone knocks commercial producer Sonia Friedman […]

Stephen Albert of Court Theatre has died at 66

Stephen J. Albert, the executive director of Court Theatre in Hyde Park, a nationally respected non-profit theater executive and a man of creative passion and evangelical energy, died Friday night at the age of 66. The announcement of Albert's death was made Saturday by Charles Newell, the artistic...

So The Royal Court Cancelled A Play Because Of Sexual Harassment Claims But Reinstated It Because Of Censorship Claims, But It's Complicated

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Let's follow the story: A. First, the Royal Court Theatre cancelled a production of Rita, Sue, and Bob Too after the co-director stepped down in a flurry of "misconduct" allegations. (Here's that story.) B. Then a lot of people are upset that a play by a woman was cancelled because of the bad behavior of […]

London Theatre Axes Play Because It's Too 'Highly Conflictual' During Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign

2 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The Royal Court Theatre has shelved its planned production of Rita, Sue and Bob Too after The Guardian revealed its original co-director Max Stafford-Clark had been forced to step down after allegations of sexual harassment. The play, which tells the story of two teenage girls who have a sexual relationship with an older married man, […]

UN judges hear appeal against radical Serb's war crimes acquittal

UN prosecutors Wednesday sought to overturn the surprise acquittal of Serbia's Vojislav Seselj on war crimes charges, with the firebrand politician set to snub the court, dubbed "a theatre of the absurd" by a prominent critic this week. Show More Summary

Russia seizes top theatre director's assets

Russia has seized the assets of acclaimed theatre director Kirill Serebrennikov including his apartment, in a controversial fraud case that has shocked the arts community, a court said Thursday. "Ruble and foreign currency accounts, an apartment and a car have been frozen," a spokeswoman for Moscow's Basmanny district court, Yunona Tsareva, told AFP. Show More Summary

Controversial comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala expelled from Paris theatre

France’s Court of Appeal ordered the expulsion of the controversial comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala from Paris’ Main d'Or theatre on Wednesday, as requested by its owners in a long-running judicial struggle.

Court Theatre executive director is stepping down

Court Theatre said Monday that its executive director, Stephen J. Albert, would be leaving his job in the fall of next year. Albert, 66, has been with Court, a storied non-profit theater with a $4.5 million annual budget located on the campus of the University of Chicago, since the beginning of...

The Royal Court Has A 30-Point Plan To Address Sexual Harassment In Theatre

4 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

In the wake of many, many allegations (including those about Kevin Spacey when he was at the Old Vic), the plan is quite strong. "Royal Court artistic director Vicky Featherstone said her organisation would be adopting the code of behaviour immediately and it represented the 'beginning' of an industry-wide conversation about how to bring about […]

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