The Goodman Theatre announced the members of its 2013-14 Playwrights Unit, a year-long new play development program, on Wednesday afternoon.
THEATER REVIEW: "A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theatre ???½ THEATER REVIEW: "A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theatre ???½... So, there's a scene in the Goodman Theatre's annual production of "A Christmas Carol," wherein Ebenezer...Show More Summary
On Wednesday, the Goodman Theatre announced casting for the Chicago premiere of "Buzzer," Tracey Scott Wilson's ("The Good Negro") play about the shifting landscapes of an urban neighborhood. Eric Lynch, Lee Stark and Shane Kenyon will star in the three-person drama, which had its world premiere at the Pillsbury House Theatre in Minneapolis in 2012. Show More Summary
Albany Park Theater Project, the multi-ethnic, youth performing arts ensemble, will return to the Goodman Theatre next spring with "God's Work," the Goodman announced on Tuesday. Receiving a new production in April designed for the Goodman's Owen Theatre, this is the second outing for the play which premiered at APTP in 2006. Show More Summary
It seems chef Rick Bayless has been by bitten the acting bug. In addition to next summer's remount of Lookingglass Theatre Company's "Cascabel," a dining-entertainment fusion show being presented at the Goodman Theatre, Bayless will be trying his hand at improv comedy for the first time this winter. Show More Summary
THEATER REVIEW: 'Smokefall' at the Goodman Theatre ???? THEATER REVIEW: 'Smokefall' at the Goodman Theatre ????... Noah Haidle, the overachieving young playwright formerly known for hyperintellectual insouciance, went through some personal...Show More Summary
THEATER REVIEW: 'Smokefall' at Goodman Theatre ???? "Smokefall," the fragile, haunting, not-to-be-missed new family drama at the Goodman Theatre is one of those rare new plays that manages both to be unstinting in its depiction of pain and dislocation yet also suffused with the hope that flows from healing and familial love.
The Goodman Theatre's production of 'Smokefall' takes a surreal approach to family love and the ties that bind us. [ more › ]
In preparation for the annual Goodman vs. Steppenwolf flag football game next weekend, the Goodman Theatre's staff and artists wish to tell the world why they're all that and an intermission cookie — by creating this funny parody of Robin Thicke's infamous song, "Blurred Lines."
On Thursday, Lookingglass Theatre and chef Rick Bayless announced, as expected, that the popular 'Rick Bayless in Cascabel: Dinner - Daring - Desire' will return in July for a month-long engagement at the Goodman's Owen Theatre, 170 N. Show More Summary
This week's Theater Loop Showcase video is a song from Cheryl L. West's "Pullman Porter Blues," currently onstage at the Goodman Theatre. Set in 1937 on the Panama Limited Pullman Train from Chicago's Union Station to New Orleans, the show depicts three generations of African-American porters, each representing monumental social changes. Show More Summary
THEATER REVIEW: "Pullman Porter Blues" at the Goodman Theatre ??? THEATER REVIEW: "Pullman Porter Blues" at the Goodman Theatre ???... The immaculately turned out heroes of playwright Cheryl L. West's new "play with music" at the Goodman Theatre, "Pullman Porter Blues," are headed out of town...
The Goodman Theatre is seeking young performers ages 5 to 17 for its 36th annual production of Charles Dickens' “A Christmas Carol.” Audition day is Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Goodman, 170 N. Dearborn St. Auditionees are asked to prepare...Show More Summary
The Goodman Theatre's version of The Jungle Book is Disney approved, but contains more of the deeper heart of Rudyard Kipling's stories. [ more › ]
THEATER REVIEW: 'The Jungle Book' at the Goodman Theatre ??½ THEATER REVIEW: 'The Jungle Book' at the Goodman Theatre ??½... In the very last scene of Mary Zimmerman's production, when Mowgli the lost man-cub is safely back with his own people and his adventures with Bagheera, King Louie and Baloo have receded in his memory...
Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls is to helm playwright Beth Henley's play "The Jacksonian" at the New Group in the fall, the New York-based theater company said Monday.
Rudyard Kipling hated Chicago. "It holds rather more than a million of people with bodies, and stands on the same sort of soil as Calcutta," wrote the man whom George Orwell dubbed "the prophet of British imperialism in its expansionist phase," following a visit to Chicago in the 1880s. Show More Summary
In the newest play at the Goodman Theatre, By the Way, Meet Vera Stark, Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage gives a look into this topic by giving us an intimate look into the fictional life of a black woman in early-Hollywood.
The genius of Chuck Smith is throughout this production. His passion is loud. It is crafted with love, and the depiction is great as the story unfolds. The set design is masterful as it uses multimedia to realize the story.
THEATER REVIEW: "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at the Goodman Theatre ?? THEATER REVIEW: "By the Way, Meet Vera Stark" at the Goodman Theatre ??... In the first part of the new play by the formidable, Pulitzer Prize-winning scribe Lynn Nottage...