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Casting announced for 'Carlyle' at Goodman Theatre

The Goodman Theatre has announced casting for the Thomas Bradshaw world-premiere "Carlyle." To be directed by Benjamin Kamine, the production will feature James Earl Jones II in the titular role, with Patrick Clear, Maureen Gallagher, Tim Rhoze, Levenix Riddle, Tiffany Scott, Charlette Speigner...

10 Cloverfield Lane Super Bowl commercial

Watch the Super Bowl Ad for 10 Cloverfield Lane, a new film from Bad Robot. 10 Cloverfield Lane is coming to theatres March 11th. Director: Dan Trachtenberg Starring: John Goodman, [...]

Review: Another Word for Beauty (Goodman Theatre)

In this New York-based world premiere from director Steve Cosson and his troupe, The Civilians, Goodman Theatre creates a sympathetic showcase for José Rivera’s depiction of a Colombian women’s prison. In the end, there's lots of glitz but little that's profound. (read Lawrence Bommer's entire review...)

Too much is predictable in ‘Another Word for Beauty’

Driving home from the Goodman Theatre on Monday night - where "Another Word for Beauty," Jose Rivera's play about life in a high security women's prison in Bogota, Colombia received its world premiere - I turned on the news and heard...Show More Summary

A prison pageant that seeks ‘Another Word for Beauty’

Yes, it is set in a women's prison where at least some of the inmates have committed drug-related crimes. But no, "Another Word for Beauty," Jose Rivera's world premiere play-with-music at the Goodman Theatre, should not be taken asShow More Summary

Kristine Nielsen will lead Goodman's 'The Matchmaker'

Goodman Theatre has announced casting of Thornton Wilder's "The Matchmaker," the farce that inspired the musical "Hello, Dolly!" Kristine Nielsen, a 2013 Tony nominee for playing Sonia in Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" on Broadway, will lead the cast as Dolly Gallagher...

Review: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You! (The Second City and Goodman Theatre, 2015)

Even better than last year's premiere, Twist Your Dickens makes a comically compelling case for its annual renewal with this sophomore redux, offering audiences the great gift of laughter when they need it most. Highly Recommended! (read Clint May's entire review...)

Goodman announces cast of Falls and Bockley adaptation '2666'

Goodman Theatre has announced the 15-member ensemble cast for "2666," the 5-hour, 3-intermission world premiere adaptation of Robert Bolano's adventure novel by artistic director Robert Falls and playwright-in-residence Seth Bockley. The ensemble includes Charin Alvarez, Janet Ulrich Brooks, Yadira...

Unlike Scrooge, Goodman's A Christmas Carol Never Gets Old

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

For the past 38 years, the Goodman Theatre's adaptation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol has been an annual Chicago tradition. After four decades you'd think Chicagoans might grow tired of it, but even during its opening week i...

Review: A Christmas Carol (Goodman Theatre, 2015)

Goodman Theatre’s 2015 production of A Christmas Carol is its 38th, and this year's show is a gothic and glittering holiday treat: Henry Wishcamper’s direction doesn’t skimp on the scary or the silly, and veteran Larry Yando delivers a Scrooge that’s multifaceted: funny, curmudgeonly and genuinely complex. Highly Recommended! (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Will Kiss And Make Up In Musical ‘War Paint’

Call it the battle of the brands: A pair of Broadway stars will play two titans of the cosmetics industry in War Paint, a new musical that’s just been slated for its world premier early next summer at Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. It’sShow More Summary

Patti Lupone, Christine Ebersole to star in pre-Broadway musical at Goodman

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, two of Broadway's most acclaimed divas, will come to Chicago's Goodman Theatre in June to star in a new, likely Broadway-bound musical about the famous rivalry of two giants in the cutthroat world of cosmetics: Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Titled "War...

Coming to Goodman: New musical about cosmetics titans starring Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole

Coming to the Goodman Theatre: "War Paint," a new musical about cosmetic titan Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, with Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole starring. The post Coming to Goodman: New musical about cosmetics titans starring Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Goodman Theatre postpones ‘Wonderful Town’ until Fall 2016

The Goodman Theatre production of "Wonderful Town" has been rescheduled for Fall 2016. The post Goodman Theatre postpones ‘Wonderful Town’ until Fall 2016 appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Goodman Theatre revving up for Latino Theatre Celebration

The Goodman Theatre's Latino Theatre Celebration and its two related productions are taking shape. The post Goodman Theatre revving up for Latino Theatre Celebration appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Goodman announces cast of 'Another Word for Beauty'

The Goodman Theatre has announced casting for Jose Rivera's “Another Word for Beauty.”  The cast includes Stephanie Andrea Barron as Yolanda, Helen Cespedes as Xiomara, Monique Gabriela Curnen as Marilin/Magnolia, Dan Domingues as Danny/Maurico/Arturo, Danaya Esperanza as Luzmery, Zoe Sophia Garcia...

A Robert Falls top 12 for his Hall of Fame induction

On Nov. 16 at the Gershwin Theatre in New York, Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls will be inducted into the Theater Hall of Fame. Falls' fellow 2015 honorees are auspicious: the songwriting team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty; playwright Tony Kushner; director Julie Taymor; lighting...

Goodman Theatre Celebrates 38th Annual ‘A Christmas Carol’

It may be too early for theatergoers to start thinking about the holidays, but when it comes to ticket sales for the Goodman Theatre’s “A Christmas Carol,” Executive Director Roche Schulfer isn’t worried. “We joke about the fact that...Show More Summary

Newberry's Stagestruck City Explores Chicago's Long Theater History

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

The venerable Newberry Library, best known for its genealogical and local research facilities, now has on display a fascinating exhibit about Chicago's early theater history, leading up to the founding of the Goodman Theatre in the 1920s. Stagestruck City: Chicago's...

Review: Marvin’s Room (Shattered Globe Theatre)

Twenty-five years after its Goodman Theatre premiere, the late Scott McPherson’s dark comedy deftly explores the effects of impending loss, and the breaks and bonds of family. Shattered Globe’s production is both confident and compelling, with assured direction by Sandy Shinner, excellent production values and a gifted, intelligent ensemble. Show More Summary

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