The Den Theatre is pleased to present Chicago-bred comedian Beth Stelling for two performances only on Saturday, March 23, 2010 at 7:30 pm & 9:30 pm in The Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets ($25 general admission) are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 18+.
A young girl in her treehouse dreams of flying just like her hero Amelia Earhart in “When She Had Wings” by award-winning playwright Suzan Zeder. The play closes the 2018-2019 Imagine U family series at Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are Feb. 24 to March 10 in the Hal and Martha Hyer Wallis Theater, 1949 Campus Drive on the Evanston campus.
Goodman Theatre announces Megan Hilty, Broadway star and Tony® Award nominee, will headline its “Starstruck” spring fundraising gala. For one night only, the multifaceted songstress brings her talent and charisma to a set of musical theater favorites and classic standards. The black-tie event takes place on Saturday, May 18 at The Fairmont Chicago (200 N. Columbus), beginning with a 6:30pm cocktail reception, followed by the performance, an elegant three-course dinner and dancing to The Gentlemen of Leisure. Event Co-Chairs are Teri and Doug Brown, Carole Wood and Carl Jenkins and Benefit Events Leadership Chair is Joan E. Clifford, Immediate Past Chair, Board of Trustees. Tickets start at $1,000; call 312.443.3811 ext. 220 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org. All proceeds benefit Goodman Theatre’s Education and Engagement programs. Media interested in covering the event should call 312.443.5569.
In a boarded-up hotel room in the middle of nowhere, a desperate mother and private investigator join forces to bring a missing girl home. Over 90 minutes, more twists than a country road push these characters further and further from the expected, culminating in a nail-biting finale that satisfies - even if some of the narrative surprises are more confusing than clear.
Prop Thtr is pleased to continue its 2018-19 season with the world premiere of 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL, a late-night, cabaret-style evening of multi-disciplinary live performances and a biting look at privilege and the things we take for granted. This new devised adaptation of Thomas Nashe’s novella The Unfortunate Traveller is adapted and directed by Zach Weinberg and devised by The Ensemble. 2 UNFORTUNATE 2 TRAVEL will play March 8 – April 15, 2019 at 3502 N. Elston Ave. (near Kedzie and Addison) in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.propthtr.org.
Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its production on Kate Fodor’s drama HANNAH AND MARTIN, directed by SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey*. HANNAH AND MARTIN will feature SGT Ensemble Members Christina Gorman* as Hannah Arendt and guest artist Lawrence Grimm as Martin Heidegger with Ensemble Members Doug McDade*, Daria Harper*, Cortney McKenna*, Steven Peebles* and Drew Schad*, and former Protégé Jazzma Pryor+.
Goodman Theatre proudly announces the casts for its Chicago premiere of the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama Sweat by Lynn Nottage, directed by Ron OJ Parson, as well as its world premiere of Lottery Day—Ike Holter’s final work in his seven-play “The Rightlynd Saga,” directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Tickets are now available for both productions at GoodmanTheatre.org, by telephone 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 N. Dearborn). The Goodman is grateful for the support of its sponsors: for Sweat, American Airlines and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are Major Corporate Sponsors; ComEd is the Official Lighting Sponsor; Conagra Brands Foundation is the Production Sponsor; and ITW is the Corporate Sponsor Partner. For Lottery Day, Laurents/Hatcher Foundation is the Institutional Partner.
UrbanTheater Company (UTC) and Teatro Aguijón announced today they will be staging two separate productions of Not for Sale, Guadalís Del Carmen’s powerful play about gentrification, as a result of a unique and groundbreaking collaboration. Recently revised by Del Carmen, UTC will present the English-language version of the play, directed by Dominizuelan’s Wendy Mateo from March 8 to April 7 at UrbanTheater Company @ Batey Urbano, 2620 W. Division St. on the Paseo Boricua in the heart of Humboldt Park. Teatro Aguijón will present Spanish-language translation of the play translated and directed by Marcela Muñoz in mid-April at their home base, 2707 N. Laramie.
Pride Films and Plays will mount Jonathan Tolin’s one-man play BUYER & CELLAR in the Broadway Theater of the Pride Arts Center, according to the company’s Executive Director David Zak. The production will be directed by Chicago-based Donterrio Johnson, whose many acting credits include his Jeff Award-winning Judas Iscariot in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR for Theo Ubique and most recently, his role as the Leading Player in Mercury Theater’s production of PIPPIN. Johnson has also performed as an actor with Pride Films and Plays, in productions including UNDER A RAINBOW FLAG.
BoHo Theatre begins its 2019 season with BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by playwright Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell, directed by Ericka Mac. This production marks the company’s first as a resident company at Lincoln Park’s Greenhouse Theater Center and also the first under new artistic director Stephen Schellhardt. BRIGHT STAR was nominated for five Tony Awards and called “a shining achievement” by THE NEW YORK TIMES. It received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outer Critics Circles Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score.