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Johnny Cash's Music Shines in Ring of Fire, But Don't Hold Your Breath for the Story

Goodrich and Goodman. Photo courtesy of Ring of Fire Chicago LLC Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash, now extended through August at the Mercury Theatre on Southport, deserves to be called a jukebox musical. It's a rousing...

Russ Tutterow memorial service on July 13

A memorial will be held for Russ Tutterow at 6:30 p.m. July 13 at the Goodman Theatre, with doors opening at 6 p.m. in the Albert space. Tutterow, the former artistic director of Chicago Dramatists, died of cancer on May 4. According to an announcement Monday, the service will be "in tribute to...

Goodman Theatre Stages Chekhovian Love Letter to Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

3 weeks agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Brooks, Fisher and Lehman. Photo by Liz Lauren. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike is not a Chekhov parody, but Christopher Durang's play set in an old farmhouse in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, could have been set in a dacha...

How Do You Merge Analog Theatre With Digital Attention? Goodman Theatre Experiments

“I want to find new ways to break down the walls of the theater and have conversations with audiences, to engage in conversations about change in Chicago.”

Goodman's stop. reset.: A Sci-Fi Story of Books, Race and Technology

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Eugene Lee (Alexander Ames) and Edgar Sanchez (J). Photo by Liz Lauren. It's fitting that the Goodman Theatre's production of stop. reset., written and directed by Regina Taylor, coincides with the playwright's 20th season as an Artistic Associate with the...

Chicago theaters receive over $1 million from the Shubert Foundation

Chicago theaters will receive over $1 million in grants from the Shubert Foundation, it was announced on Thursday. The local theater receiving the most money is the Goodman Theatre, which will get $310,000.

The Goodman Theatre would like to be in your will

The other morning I was standing in the lobby of the Goodman Theatre when a bike messenger glided past without a word and disappeared into the bathroom. A moment later, he reappeared and dotted out back to the street, unchained his bike and vanished into the Loop. The lobby was mostly empty at...

Goodman, Steppenwolf want to be in your will

The other morning I was standing in the lobby of the Goodman Theatre when a bike messenger glided past without a word and disappeared into the bathroom. A moment later, he reappeared and dotted out back to the street, unchained his bike and vanished into the Loop. The lobby was mostly empty at...

As Goodman builds 'the Alice,' the word 'engagement' has some buzz

On Tuesday, the Goodman Theatre formally announced its new Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement, a $15 million endeavor named for a beloved late trustee. Dedicated to educational programs, the campaign will fund the development and operation of new classroom and meeting spaces...

Goodman Stages Hellman's The Little Foxes: It's Really About the Economy

2 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

Photo by Liz Lauren. Most people look at Lillian Hellman's 1939 play, The Little Foxes, as a play about a dysfunctional family battling over sex, money and property. You know, the kind that made Steppenwolf Theatre famous. But this one...

Sutton Foster headlines Goodman gala

Tony winner Sutton Foster is "very excited" to be coming to Chicago for the big annual Goodman Theatre summer gala this Saturday — at a time of year where she won't see her breath, every time she steps outside. The post Sutton Foster headlines Goodman gala appeared first on Chicago Entertainment - Chicago Sun-Times.

Goodman Theatre plans expansion with education center

Chicago's Goodman Theatre is to expand its downtown facility at 170 N. Dearborn St. to include new classroom, meeting and rehearsal space for its educational programs. Dubbed the Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement, the new complex of student-centered meeting rooms will be carved...

And the Buffalo Roam

  John Goodman (Don), Tom Sturridge (Bob) and Damian Lewis (Teach) in American Buffalo at Wyndham’s Theatre. Photograph by Johan Persson David Mamet has apparently reversed many of the political and social views he held when American Buffalo was first staged in 1975, and now supports free market economics and Hayek – which just shows, […]

'The Visit': Chita Rivera stars in Broadway musical about revenge

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,...

Chicago theaters receive large grant for audience-building

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 major Chicago arts organizations receive Wallace Foundation grants to study audience building

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

Great Gig: Turn of the Century

4 months agoMusic / Jazz : Jazz Underneath

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

Video: Wild celebrity antics in 'The Upstairs Concierge'

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.

Broadway, ballet mix for 'An American in Paris'

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...

'Upstairs Concierge' is a manic mess

“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,...

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