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'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

2 weeks 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,...

Chicago theater openings for the week of April 3-9

MONDAY | "The Upstairs Concierge": Set in a chic hotel, this is a new farce from Kristoffer Diaz, writer of "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity." Through April 26 at Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn St.; 312-443-3800 or goodmantheatre.org

Videos: August Wilson Monologue Competition winners

Last week, the high school August Wilson Monologue Competition was held at the Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre Receives Grant From Lotto-Winning Former Monk

The Goodman Theatre recently announced an ambitious addition to its 2015-2016 season: a five hour adaption of Robert Bolano's novel, 2666, underwritten by a former monk with the good fortune of possessing a $153 million lottery jackpot. [ more › ]

Goodman Theatre's 2015-16 season includes 'Disgraced'

The new season at the Goodman Theatre, announced Wednesday, includes new plays from Jose Rivera and Rebecca Gilman, revivals of works by Lorraine Hansberry and Thornton Wilder, a new adaptation of an epic Chilean novel from artistic director Robert Falls and Seth Bockley, and a classic musical,...

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

2 months 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.

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