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Goodman Theatre Kicks Off Lorraine Hansberry Celebration

In honor of the late, legendary playwright Lorraine Hansberry, Chicago’s Goodman Theatre is throwing a citywide celebration April 30–June 5. Curated by resident director Chuck Smith, the five weeks of programming will include performances...Show More Summary

Review: Carlyle (Goodman Theatre)

Thomas Bradshaw's 'Carlyle' is billed as a satire. It’s not. The piece delivers some of the most straightforwardly offensive and despicable forms of misogyny and racism that you can imagine, none of it delivered with the wit or intelligence necessary for satire. (read Catey Sullivan's entire review....)

John Dossett and Douglas Sills join 'War Paint' cast

John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of "War Paint," the Goodman Theatre announced Thursday.  As previously announced, "War Paint" will star Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as dueling cosmetic industry rivals Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Dossett will play Tommy Lewis,...

Former top cop McCarthy to play witness in Al Capone mock trial

Notorious gangster Al Capone's role in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre will be center stage during a mock trial at the Goodman Theatre on Wednesday, featuring former Chicago police Superintendent Garry McCarthy as a witness in the case. The mock trial, scheduled for shortly after noon, is the...

Review: The Matchmaker (Goodman Theatre)

Ultimately, Goodman Theatre's 'The Matchmaker' is good “match” between cast and audience. In fact, the one big critique would be that sometimes, after a very funny line, actors proceed too quickly, and the next line gets swallowed up in the laughter, preventing a well-deserved follow-up laugh. Recommended. (read Duane Barnes' entire review...)

Chicago’s Goodman Theatre Announces 2016–2017 Slate

The Goodman Theatre announced its lineup for the 2016–17 season as the company celebrates Robert Falls’ 30th anniversary as artistic director. Falls is expanding the Chicago theater’s slate with nine plays offered as opposed to the typical eight works. Show More Summary

Bob Falls will direct 'Ah, Wilderness!' in Goodman Theatre's 2016-17 season

Goodman Theatre's 2016-17 season of 11 productions, announced Wednesday, features new plays by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and Andrew Hinderaker, a reimagined musical directed by Mary Zimmerman, the Chicago premiere of a Chekhov adaptation by Annie Baker and a revival of a Eugene O'Neill comedy, to...

'The Matchmaker': Wilder's wisdom and Goodman's cast make a fine couple

Every time I watch a play by Thornton Wilder — be it "Our Town," "The Skin of Our Teeth," or, as of Monday night in an expansive new production at the Goodman Theatre, "The Matchmaker" — I am struck with the thought that here was a playwright who really cared about his audience. I speak not of...

Review: 2666 (Goodman Theatre)

Just the story of how Roberto Bolaño's massive-yet-still-unfinished book was adapted by Goodman's artistic director Robert Falls over ten years could be the subject of a documentary. In the meantime, seeing all 5+ hours of 2666 is your call - you may or may not like it. Show More Summary

How much is that Goodman Theatre show? Try $173

Which upcoming Chicago show has posted some truly eye-popping ticket prices? Here's a hint. It's not "Hamilton." It's "War Paint," the Goodman Theatre attraction slated to open in June. "War Paint" is a new musical about rival female giants of the cosmetics world, Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth...

Goodman announces casting for 'The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window'

The Goodman Theatre has announced the cast of "The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window," Lorraine Hansberry's second play produced on Broadway about the crumbling world of a writer who takes a political risk with his newspaper. Dominic Comperatore will star in the title role with Diane Davis as Iris,...

Christopher Gattelli will choreograph Goodman's 'War Paint'

Broadway choreographer Christopher Gattelli has joined the creative team of the new musical "War Paint," the Goodman Theatre announced Friday. Gattelli, a veteran choreographer known for his Tony-winning work in "Newsies," is also choreographing the pre-Broadway production of "The SpongeBob Musical"...

Valentine's video: 'Name That Tune' with the cast of Goodman's 'The Matchmaker'

How many popular, hummed love songs could you name in one minute? That's the Valentine's Day challenge in this week's Theater Loop video featuring the cast of Goodman Theatre's "The Matchmaker." Actors Ron Rains, Elizabeth Ledo, Anita Hollander, Behzad Dabu, Postell Pringle and Theo Allyn test...

Catch Some Amazing Theatre At A Discount This Chicago Theatre Week

Chicago Theatre Week is upon us, meaning we all have a chance to see some great theater at a discount at the Goodman Theatre, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, the Lyric Opera and more this month. [ more › ]

Broadway star Norm Lewis to headline Goodman gala

Noted musical theater star Norm Lewis, who made Broadway history as the first African-American to star in the title role in "The Phantom of the Opera," will be the headliner at the Goodman Theatre's annual benefit fundraiser this spring. The post Broadway star Norm Lewis to headline Goodman gala appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

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

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