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Chicago High Schoolers to Compete in August Wilson Monologue Finals March 10

3 days agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

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...

Review: Twist Your Dickens or Scrooge You! (Second City at Goodman Theatre)

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....)

Goodman announces final 2014-15 casting

Casting complete. The Goodman Theatre filled in the remainder of its 2014-15 casting gaps on Wednesday. 

'Smokefall' will get a New York production

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. 

Video: High-octane flirting in 'Rapture, Blister, Burn'

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.

REVIEW: 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' at 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...

Cast-change, 'Blister, Burn'

The Goodman Theatre announced a cast replacement for its fast approaching production of Gina Gionfriddo’s “Rapture, Blister, Burn” on Monday.

Talking 'Rapture, Blister, Burn' With the Goodman's Kimberly Senior

"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

REVIEW: 'Twist Your Dickens, Or Scrooge You!' at the Goodman Theatre

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.

Rick Bayless to cameo in Goodman Theatre-Second City collaboration

There will be a local celebrity cameo every night when Second City’s “Twist your Dickens, or Scrooge You!” – an interactive parody of “A Christmas Carol” -- kicks off its run Friday in Goodman Theatre’s Owen Theatre. The show isn’t announcing when...

Robert Falls, Midwesterner at heart, warms to L.A. for 'Luna Gale'

3 months agoArts : Culture Monster

"It's currently 12 degrees in Chicago," says Robert Falls, the artistic director of Chicago's Goodman Theatre. He's in L.A. to oversee the Tuesday opening at the Kirk Douglas Theatre of Rebecca Gilman's "Luna Gale," the world-premiere production he directed last year at the Goodman.

REVIEW: 'A Christmas Carol' at the Goodman Theatre

Anyone who just played King Lear is ready for a little fun. So that might explain why the hard-working Larry Yando, once again starring in "A Christmas Carol" at the Goodman Theatre, seems especially eager to arrive at the end of the show, when a newly cheery Mister Scrooge, suddenly aware that...

Mark Wahlberg is 'The Gambler' at the AFI Fest 2014

Mark Wahlberg suits up while attending the screening of his new film The Gambler during the 2014 AFI Fest held at Dolby Theatre on Monday (November 10) in Hollywood. The 43-year-old actor was joined by his co-stars John Goodman, Anthony Kelley, and director Rupert Wyatt. PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Mark Wahlberg It [...]

Goodman's Smokefall: Following One Family Across Time

4 months agoUnited States / Chicago : A/C

When the Goodman Theatre staged the world premiere of Noah Haidle's play Smokefall last year in its smaller theater, the play received great reviews and audiences responded enthusiastically. The theater has remounted the production with the same cast this...

Goodman taps four for Playwrights Unit

The Goodman Theatre Playwrights Unit, a yearlong residency program meant to nurture playwrights as they develop new works, will include four participants during the 2014-15 season, the theater announced Monday.

Fake food has supporting role in 'Smokefall'

Dirt, paint, pencils and flower petals are not fit human fare, yet eight times a week Catherine Combs appears to chow down on them during the Goodman Theatre's return engagement of "Smokefall" — and she still shows up for the curtain call looking fine.

'Native Son' to 'Downpour,' 4 shows not to miss

In the great flurry of Chicago theater openings this last three weeks, two must-see shows have emerged. They are "Smokefall" at the Goodman Theatre and "Native Son" at the Court Theatre.

Goodman announces 'Twist Your Dickens' cast

The Goodman Theatre announced on Thursday the cast of its upcoming collaboration with Second City, “Twist Your Dickens, or Scrooge You!” by Peter Gwinn and Bobby Mort. The show previously played Los Angeles’ Kirk Douglas Theatre in 2012 and 2013.

REVIEW: 'The World of Extreme Happiness' in the Goodman's Owen Theatre ??½

The birth of Sunny, the central character in Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's unstinting and sardonic new play, "The World of Extreme Happiness," is celebrated by her moments-old self being stuffed in a bucket, lid slammed shut. The parental hope is that Sunny, whose outlook as a peasant girl in the...

REVIEW: 'Smokefall' at the Goodman Theatre ????

In Noah Haidle's quixotic, gorgeous "Smokefall," the narrative begins with a young couple who have fallen in love. They get advice from someone much older — this romance will end in tragedy, he says. They all do. Someone walks out on someone else, the relationship a casualty of human...

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