To meet the high demand for tickets to its galvanic production of “The Royale,” Marco Ramirez’s rhythmically-powered play about boxing, race and more, the American Theater Company, 1909 W. Byron, has added a number of performances (on Wednesday and Sunday evenings) to the final two weeks of its run.
Steppenwolf Theatre has announced its 2015-2016 subscription season which will mark the kickoff of the company’s 40th anniversary. Among the productions to be produced will be a world premiere play by Tracy Letts (of “August: Osage County” fame), and a stage adaptation of a John Steinbeck novel by Frank Galati.
Broadway In Chicago’s 2015-2016 season will feature three Tony Award winners: “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder,” the revival of “Cabaret,” and “Matilda The Musical.” Also on the schedule are “If/Then,” “Dirty Dancing” and the pre-Broadway world premiere of “Gotta Dance.”
August Wilson did not invent African-American theater, although throughout the 1980s and ’90s it might …
Something extraordinary is happening on Scotland’s stages these days, and it has resulted in the creation of two productions that serve as intriguing meditations on the futility (and inevitability) of war both past and present.
To start, a hypothetical question addressed to the powers that be at Steppenwolf Theatre: How would you react were you to arrive at work one morning only to discover that the entire facade of your theater had been spray-painted with graffiti, and that the message left behind went like this: “All the world is OUR stage.”
The title of Steven Dietz’s play, “Yankee Tavern,” is a bit of a red herring, subtly calling to mind the communal bar scene of television’s “Cheers.” But Dietz, whose play is receiving a zesty Chicago premiere by American Blues Theater, is on to something considerably more intriguing as he homes in on the twisted web of lies, conspiracy theories, denial and walk-on-the-wild-side black comedy that ensnares his four characters.
Those doorbells are ringing again at the Bank of America Theatre, and that can mean only one thing: “The Book of Mormon,” the raucously irreverent Tony Award-winning musical is back in Chicago.
Enter The Den Theatre, where director Halena Kays has staged a unique and wonderful production of Samuel Beckett’s “Endgame” and you really have to wonder just what she and her uncannily gifted cohorts are up to.
Marco Ramirez ‘s astonishing 75 minute play is a tightly laced glove of a drama about race, success and boxing that delivers a power punch to the soul.