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Theater openings June 26-29

Monday "Ah, Wilderness!": Young love and rebellious adventure take the Goodman's stage in this Eugene O'Neill comedy. Through July 23 at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.; 312-443-3800 and goodmantheatre.org Wednesday "The Bridges of Madison County": This Jason Robert Brown musical, based on...

'Wilderness,' then farewell: The Goodman's Steve Scott is retiring

In Chicago theater circles, the joke about Steve Scott, producer at the Goodman Theatre, is that he does whatever his boss, artistic director Robert Falls, does not want to do. That job description (and I speak here of what I have seen with my own eyes) has included: Shaking the hands of enough...

Stacy Keach talks about his on-stage heart attack at Goodman Theatre

"I felt," said Stacy Keach on Thursday morning, "like this great fog had come over me. It was the most bizarre moment of my entire career." That fog was, he said, an apparent on-stage heart attack that coincided inconveniently with the May 30 opening night of "Pamplona," a one-man show at the Goodman...

Stacy Keach had heart attack during 'Pamplona'

The actor Stacy Keach suffered a mild heart attack during the opening night performance of Jim McGrath's "Pamplona," Goodman Theatre artistic director Robert Falls told the Tribune on Tuesday. That May 30 performance, attended by critics, friends of the theater and board members, was canceled mid-performance...

Chicago's Goodman Theatre Cancels 'Pamplona' After Star Stacy Keach Falls Ill

2 weeks agoArts : Modern Art Notes

"The Goodman Theatre has canceled the entire run of Pamplona, the highly anticipated world premiere of the one-man show about Ernest Hemingway starring Stacy Keach that was to run through June 25... Performances were canceled on a day-to-day basis since this past Tuesday when the 76-year-old actor fell ill midway through the opening night […]

Goodman Theatre cancels rest of 'Pamplona' run

The production of the play "Pamplona" at the Goodman Theatre has been ended, with all remaining productions canceled, according to an announcement from the Goodman Theatre Friday. This comes on the heels of two canceled nights of shows after the opening night performance May 30 was halted when...

'Pamplona' cancellations continue at the Goodman Theatre

Day-by-day cancellations continue for the play "Pamplona" at the Goodman Theatre. Friday's 8 p.m. performance has been canceled. As with past nights, ticketholders are being contacted by the box office to reschedule. "Pamplona," a world-premiere play by Jim McGrath about Ernest Hemingway, was halted...

Goodman's 'Pamplona' is canceled again Thursday night

Thursday's night performance of "Pamplona" has been canceled, the Goodman Theatre has announced. Ticketholders for the 7:30 p.m. show are being contacted by the box office to reschedule. "Pamplona," a world-premiere play by Jim McGrath about Ernest Hemingway, was halted during Tuesday's opening-night...

Goodman receives Disney grant

The Goodman Theatre will bring Disney musicals into under-resourced Chicago elementary schools through its latest education program, artistic director Robert Falls and executive director Roche Schulfer announced Thursday. With a $100,000 grant from Disney, the outreach initiative developed by Disney...

Goodman's Stacy Keach play takes Wednesday off after a rough opening night

On Wednesday, the Goodman Theatre canceled the evening's scheduled performance of "Pamplona," a new play by Jim McGrath about Ernest Hemingway. The cancellation followed a fraught and worrisome opening night Tuesday wherein the well-known star of the solo show, Stacy Keach, appeared to become confused...

Goodman Theatre halts 'Pamplona' opening night after Stacy Keach falls ill

The Goodman Theatre took the extraordinary step of suspending the world premiere of "Pamplona," a new one-character play by Jim McGrath about Ernest Hemingway, after the star of the show, Stacy Keach, appeared to fall ill Tuesday night and to get lost in the hefty monologue he was trying to deliver....

Review: Objects in the Mirror (Goodman Theatre)

As a piece of storytelling, Objects in the Mirror is riveting. Playwright Charles Smith’s world premiere drama about a Liberian refugee is so fraught with tension that it makes you forget to breathe. Like travel itself, this work is something that leaves you different. Show More Summary

Goodman sets 'Ah, Wilderness!' cast

Niall Cunningham of CBS' "Life in Pieces" will star in Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness!" at the Goodman Theatre this summer, the company announced Tuesday. Cunningham will make his Goodman debut as Richard Miller with Ayssette Munoz as Murial McComber. The production will feature Randall...

Review: King of the Yees (Goodman Theatre)

In making her persona the star of her world premiere drama King of the Yees, playwright Lauren Yee has created a meta-format to explore her relationship with her father. This genre-melding is part mystery and part coming-of-age saga, a drama marked by broad comedy, steeped lightly in satire and soaked through with magical realism. Show More Summary

Review: Destiny of Desire (Goodman Theatre)

With Goodman Theatre's Destiny of Desire, playwright Karen Zacarias might have invented a new theatrical genre. The unabashedly histrionic production is part Greek tragedy, part frantic sex farce and entirely steeped in the aesthetic of Latin American telenovelas. Highly Recommended! (read Catey Sullivan's entire review...)

‘View From the Bridge’ opens Goodman’s next season

The Goodman Theatre will open its 2017-18 season with the director Ivo Van Hove's intensely radical West End and Broadway adaptation of Arthur Miller's "A View From the Bridge," the Goodman announced Thursday, along with announcing the rest of the theater's season.   The Tony Award-winning "A View...

'Destiny of Desire' also about the desire for a new kind of audience

At one point in "Destiny of Desire," the very fun, very self-aware new show by Karen Zacarias at the Goodman Theatre that offers up a live version of a telenovela, it is said from the stage that telenovelas represent the most popular form of live entertainment on the planet. We're told some "2...

Review: Uncle Vanya (Goodman Theatre)

Anton Chekhov's timeless Uncle Vanya questions how to be kind, loyal and useful to others while being true to oneself is the deeper theme inherent in the play. With ticket prices of $20 to $59, Goodman Theatre's production is a gift to the community. Show More Summary

Tom Hiddleston & Brie Larson Premiere 'Kong: Skull Island' in Hollywood

Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson stepped out for the big premiere of their new film Kong: Skull Island. The duo hit the red carpet with their co-stars Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, and Corey Hawkins at Dolby Theatre on Wednesday evening (March 8) in Hollywood. Also in attendance were Joe Manganiello, Matthew Modine, David Koechner, [...]

Goodman announces 'Objects in the Mirror' cast

Casting is complete for the world premiere of Charles Smith's "Objects in the Mirror," the Goodman Theatre announced Wednesday. "Objects" is inspired by Smith's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee, Shedrick Yarkpai, and the long road that lead to his acting career. Daniel Kyri, in his...

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