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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

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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

Review: Feathers and Teeth (Goodman Theatre)

With Feathers and Teeth, we get an enervatingly familiar look at family dysfunction disguised as demonology, a quirkfest that dumbs an audience down as they realize how little’s at stake. (read Lawrence Bommer's entire review...)

A horror show with 'Teeth' at the Goodman

Although there is a long and venerable tradition of splatter theater in Chicago's off-Loop theaters, the adjective "horror" has rarely been applied to shows at the Goodman Theatre. Well, not by the Goodman Theatre, anyway. But that storied, gory genre makes a rare appearance on Dearborn Street...

Chicago’s Goodman Theatre Names First All-Female Playwrights Unit

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“The Playwrights Unit offers Chicago playwrights a year-long residency to foster new work with the Goodman’s artistic team. The group will meet twice a month and their work will culminate in public staged readings held in summer 201...

Goodman announces all-female Playwrights Unit

Goodman Theatre has announced the first all-female group of playwrights to be named as part of its sixth Playwrights Unit.  The newly-named members include: Kristiana Rae Colon, Chicago Dramatists resident playwright and executive director of the #LetUsBreathe collective; Sandra Delgado, ensemble...

Disgraced at Goodman Theatre: It Entertains But May Make You Squirm

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L to R, White, Sturgis, Young, Crane. Photo by Liz Lauren. Disgraced won a 2013 Pulitzer Prize for playwright Ayad Akhtar. But that doesn't mean you won't be squirming in your seat in mental discomfort as the 85-minute play progresses....

Review: Disgraced (Goodman Theatre)

Shocking and smart, Disgraced has a compelling and cutting script. Not one second of the 85-minute running time goes to waste, thanks to Ayad Akhtar’s stellar writing and Kimberly Senior’s tightly-paced direction. Highly Recommended. (read Lauren Whalen's entire review....)

What is it like for an actor the moments before curtain at 'Disgraced'?

Actor Bernard White plays Amir, the New York attorney at the center of "Disgraced," now at the Goodman Theatre through late October. Playwright Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize-winner of a play has Amir at the center of a dinner party that turns sour, devolving into the most intense sort of exchange...

Disgraced: Still no polite excuses for race and politics

Ayad Akhtar's "Disgraced" - a play that began at the American Theater Company in Chicago, moved to Broadway, snagged a Pulitzer Prize and now has shown up at the Goodman Theatre - is the most produced play in America's professional theaters this season. An HBO adaptation is already underway. The...

Line-up announced for Goodman Theatre's New Stages festival

Goodman Theatre has announced the seven plays of its 2015 New Stages festival. The line-up features three fully staged "developmental productions" and four staged readings, all to be performed free of charge.

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