NEW YORK - When I first saw "The Visit" at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago in 2001, I wrote that here was a strange, difficult, slow-to-build musical that could still pierce the skin with its mysteries and complexities, especially if some clutter and clatter was removed. I spoke of Broadway potential,...
The Goodman Theatre, Lyric Opera, Steppenwolf Theatre Company and Victory Gardens Theater are among twenty-six national recipients of a $52 million dollar grant, it was announced on Wednesday.
Four Chicago performing arts organizations — the Goodman Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, Victory Gardens Theatre and Lyric Opera Chicago — are among 26 such entitites nationwide selected to receive the New York-based Wallace Foundation’s...Show More Summary
Goodman Theatre in Chicago is hosting the premiere of a new romantic musical comedy by the same creative team that spawned the uber-successful Jersey Boys. Opening this coming Monday, September 29, Turn of the Century stars Jeff Daniels and Rachel York as a couple of musicians who mysteriously travel back in time to the year 1900. Show More Summary
This week’s Showcase video is “The Upstairs Concierge,” a new farce by Kristoffer Diaz ("The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity") at the Goodman Theatre.
NEW YORK — In January 2002, the Chicago-based theatrical producer Stuart Oken found himself at a party. The ill-fated Broadway musical “Sweet Smell of Success” had opened its Chicago tryout, and the Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls, the playwright John Guare and the director...
“The Upstairs Concierge,” the bewilderingly meandering, endlessly indulgent and thoroughly disappointing new show at the Goodman Theatre from the gifted writer Kristoffer Diaz, sets itself up as a manic farce with all of the trappings of that genre: a hotel with multiple doors and bedrooms,...
MONDAY | "The Upstairs Concierge": Set in a chic hotel, this is a new farce from Kristoffer Diaz, writer of "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity." Through April 26 at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.; 312-443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org
Last week, the high school August Wilson Monologue Competition was held at the Goodman Theatre.
The Goodman Theatre recently announced an ambitious addition to its 2015-2016 season: a five hour adaption of Robert Bolano's novel, 2666, underwritten by a former monk with the good fortune of possessing a $153 million lottery jackpot. [ more › ]
The new season at the Goodman Theatre, announced Wednesday, includes new plays from Jose Rivera and Rebecca Gilman, revivals of works by Lorraine Hansberry and Thornton Wilder, a new adaptation of an epic Chilean novel from artistic director Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, and a classic musical,...
The August Wilson Monologue Competition finals for Chicago high school students is set for 6pm Tuesday, March 10, at the Goodman Theatre. Twenty finalists will compete by performing a 2-3 minute monologue of their choosing from one of the...
If you, like me, need your egg nog with a little bourbon or your favorite holiday special is “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, Second City and Goodman have cooked up a satirical send-up just for us. (read Clint May's entire review....)
Casting complete. The Goodman Theatre filled in the remainder of its 2014-15 casting gaps on Wednesday.
Noah Haidle’s play “Smokefall,” which had two highly successful runs at the Goodman Theatre starring Mike Nussbaum, is to have a New York production at the MCC Theater early in 2016, it was announced in New York on Tuesday.
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase video is Mark L. Montgomery and Jennifer Coombs in “Rapture, Blister, Burn,” a comedy by Gina Gionfriddo currently playing the Goodman Theatre.
Feminism carried the promise of equality in marriage — a union between two equally empowered individuals, dividing up power, opportunity and responsibility; raising kids together; climbing the career-ladder in step; sharing emotional needs and self-actualizing a deux. With neither partner...
The Goodman Theatre announced a cast replacement for its fast approaching production of Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn” on Monday.
"Rapture, Blister, Burn," Gina Gionfriddo's play about the choices women have to make -- as well as the choices they're not given a chance to make -- is at Chicago's Goodman Theatre Jan. 17 to Feb. 22. The director, Kimberly Senior,Show More Summary
For those who have been blessed by one onstage Tiny Tim too many — and which of us is not in that number at this cultural juncture? — the Goodman Theatre is, for the first time this year, offering a tempting seasonal alternative.