Mike Nussbaum leads Seanachai’s fundraiser Sept. 11

THE FALL THEATER SEASON is in full swing, and with it comes an array of autumnal soirees. Tuesday, Sept. 11, Seanachai Theatre Company – the company steeped in Irish storytelling tradition — brings in theatre legend Mike Nussbaum and Steppenwolf Theat

Record number of Jeff Award nominees per category

THE EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS were announced last week, and the bounty was even more, well, bounteous than in years past.   There were 197 nominations in 34 categori

Teatro Vista names Gutierrez new artistic director

TEATRO VISTA, Chicago’s premier Equity Latino theater company, announces that founder and longtime artistic director Edward Torres will be stepping aside in spring 2013 to accommodate his growing list of non-Teatro directing projects. The

Theatre Conference to highlight city’s Cultural Plan

THEATER WIT goes back to the future this weekend with the third annual Chicago Theater Conference. The brainchild of Theater Wit’s artistic director, Jeremy Wechsler, the conference runs through Sunday and focuses on the subject of how local theaters a

NYC theatres welcome 3 Chicago-originated shows

NEW YORK’S 59E59 THEATERS continue to provide welcoming off-Broadway accommodations for shows that originated in Chicago. Bruce Graham’s The Outgoing Tide, which had its world premiere in 2011 with

Diane Lane stars in Goodman’s fall season opener

THE GOODMAN THEATRE continues its mini-streak of turning to high-profile actors with the surname “Lane.” After Nathan Lane’s turn in Robert Falls’ monumental production of The Iceman Cometh,

Playwright Saracho wins Sundance Theatre Lab slot

IT’S PROBABLY SAFE TO SAY that Mexican-born, Chicago-based playwright Tanya Saracho has emerged. She adds another impressive notch to her professional belt by being selected as a member of the 2012 Theatre Lab at

Red Car’s Bridges’ work “The Interview” staged here

For 30 years, Lawrence (Larry) Bridges has been known for Red Car, his successful, four-city postproduction company.  At the same time, he has developed a personal body of creative work.

Three local musicals to play in Boston, New York

NO WORD YET on whether the Goodman’s high-profile recent production of The Iceman Cometh will get a Broadway outing, artists from the stalwart Chicago storefront scene are taking their shows on the road. Here are three very different homegrown musical pieces will hit the boards

3 local actresses named Lunt-Fontanne Fellows

THREE LOCAL LEADING LADIES were named among 10 actors around the country as 2012 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows. E. Faye Butler, Susan Moniz, and Hollis Resnik join seven other actors from around the country in July for a prestigious week-long master class on American musical the

Theo Ubique, Hypocrites dominate non-equity Jeffs

THE NON-EQUITY JOSEPH JEFFERSON AWARDS, presented at Park West on Monday, June 4, showed the many strengths of Chicago’s smaller theaters – or what c

New Leaf Theatre ends June 16 with current play

NEW LEAF CLOSES THE BOOK. After 11 years, New Leaf Theatre has decided to cease operations. The company’s current production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia, running through June 16 at t

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