All stories by Morgan Greene on BroadwayStars

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Second City partners with John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts by Morgan Greene

The Second City, Chicago’s storied comedy institution, will partner with the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington D.C., it was announced Tuesday. The new collaborat…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 05:55PM

Remy Bumppo announces 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company announced its 22nd season Tuesday. First up will be an adaptation of “Frankenstein” (Oct. 11-Nov. 11) by Nick Dear, the latest Chicago production of Mary Shel…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:45PM
Monday, March 12, 2018

Prop sets 2018-19 season of shows by Morgan Greene

The Prop Thtr will present a new adaptation of “Peter Pan” and an immersive experience in its 2018-19 season, the Avondale company announced Monday. Opening in the fall will be “Neverl…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:30PM
Friday, March 9, 2018

Video: Sneak peek of Q Brothers and Chicago Children's Choir collaboration by Morgan Greene

Take a look behind the scenes of “Long Way Home,” the Q Brothers’ collaboration with the Chicago Children's Choir, in this latest Showcase. In the video, filmed during a recent rehears…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:40PM
Thursday, March 8, 2018

'Memphis' cast complete at Porchlight by Morgan Greene

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the complete cast of the Joe DiPietro and David Bryan musical “Memphis.” The production will star Liam Quealy as Huey Calhoun, Aeriel Williams as F…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:00PM
Wednesday, March 7, 2018

'Dear Evan Hansen,' 'Hello, Dolly!' in Broadway in Chicago's upcoming season by Morgan Greene

If you still haven’t seen two of the biggest Broadway hits of the 2017 season, or if you just want to see them again, you’re in luck: “Dear Evan Hansen” and “Hello, Dolly!” are c…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 10:00AM
Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Jill Valentine named executive director of Stage 773 by Morgan Greene

The Lakeview performance venue Stage 773 has announced two new staff appointments: Jill Valentine as executive director and Jack Short as managing director. Valentine, a founding principal o…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:15PM

Video: Joseph Anthony Byrd sings from Paramount's 4-star 'Cabaret' by Morgan Greene

This week's Showcase features a performance from the Paramount Theatre's hit production of "Cabaret." In the video, Joseph Anthony Byrd sings the Kander and Ebb second-act song “I Don’t …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:00PM

Steven Dietz, Pearl Cleage in American Blues Theater's 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

American Blues Theater announced its 2018-19 season Tuesday. Opening the season will be “Flyin’ West” (Oct. 5-Nov. 3) by Pearl Cleage. Chuck Smith will direct the 1898-set drama about …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 11:00AM
Monday, March 5, 2018

Illusionist Ricardo Rosenkranz returns to Royal George by Morgan Greene

Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz is bringing his illusions back to the Royal George Theatre, the physician-magician announced Monday. In the 2016 Tribune review, Chris Jones said, “Rosenkranz crafts…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 05:45PM

Albany Park Theater Project to present world premiere 'Ofrenda' by Morgan Greene

Albany Park Theater Project will present the world premiere production “Ofrenda” this spring, the company announced Monday. Created and performed by the 34-member APTP youth ensemble, …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:55PM

'Curve of Departure' with Mike Nussbaum in Northlight's 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Northlight Theatre announced its 2018-19 season, the company’s 44th, Monday. First up will be “Curve of Departure” by Rachel Bonds, featuring Mike Nussbaum and Sean Parris. Artistic di…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 11:00AM
Thursday, March 1, 2018

David Cromer directs 'Next to Normal' in Writers' 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

David Cromer will take on the 2010 Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical “Next to Normal” in Writers Theatre’s 2018-19 season, the Glencoe company announced Thursday. Cromer, who recentl…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 03:00PM
Monday, February 26, 2018

Stage 773 announces forum series by Morgan Greene

Stage 773 will present a new open forum series, the company announced Monday. Hosted by the Young Professionals Board of Stage 773, the first event is slated for April 2. The panel, about di…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:40PM
Wednesday, February 21, 2018

From the ashes of 'Birth of a Nation' controversy, a new playwright and 'The Light' by Morgan Greene

There was a standing ovation after the world premiere of “Birth of a Nation” at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. The film, about the 1831 slave uprising led by Nat Turner, was directed, …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:25PM
Tuesday, February 20, 2018

August Wilson, David Auburn, Manual Cinema in Court's 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Court Theatre will stage two world premieres, from Manual Cinema and David Auburn, in its 64th season, as well as plays from August Wilson, Anna Ziegler and Ntozake Shange, the Hyde Park com…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:00PM

Goodman announces 'Enemy of the People' cast by Morgan Greene

Philip Earl Johnson and Scott Jaeck will lead Robert Falls’ new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s “An Enemy of the People,” Goodman Theatre announced Tuesday. Johnson will play Thomas Sto…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 10:00AM
Friday, February 16, 2018

'Indecent,' Ike Holter premiere in Victory Gardens' 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Victory Gardens Theater will stage the Chicago premiere of Paula Vogel’s Tony Award-nominated drama “Indecent” as part of its 44th season, along with two more Chicago premieres and two…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 10:00AM
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Hell in a Handbag sets 2018 season by Morgan Greene

The Golden Girls will make their return in Hell in a Handbag’s 2018 season, along with a revival of “L’Imitation of Life” and a Charles Ludlam play, the campy Andersonville company a…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:00PM

Steppenwolf adds new ensemble members by Morgan Greene

Celeste M. Cooper and Cliff Chamberlain are joining Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s storied ensemble, artistic director Anna D. Shapiro announced Thursday. Both Chicago-based actors have bee…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 12:30PM

Artists from Postmodern Jukebox, Tune-Yards in Lyric's 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Morgan Greene

There will be no opera singers in the Lyric’s production of “Jesus Christ Superstar.” Broadway performers and artists from the bands Postmodern Jukebox, Tune-Yards and Diane Coffee wil…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 11:00AM
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Video: 'You, You' from Pride's 'Yank!' by Morgan Greene

William Dwyer sings a sentimental song from “Yank! A World War II Love Story” in the latest Theater Loop Showcase video. In “Yank,” now playing at the Pride Arts Center, Dwyer plays …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:00PM
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Jo Cattell named 2018 Michael Maggio fellow by Morgan Greene

Jo Cattell is the latest early-career Chicago-based director to be named a recipient of the annual Michael Maggio Fellowship, Goodman Theatre announced Tuesday. As the 2017-18 fellow, Cattel…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:05PM

'The Wolves': For a play about soccer, the Goodman needs actors with game by Morgan Greene

On a chilly January morning, a team takes the turf field at the CIBC Fire Pitch facility in Chicago. The group of women, wearing a mix of cleats and sneakers, practice high knees under the w…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 03:55PM

Steppenwolf announces spring 2018 LookOut lineup by Morgan Greene

The Yard, a Chicago youth ensemble, will bring its production of Stephen Karam and PJ Paparelli’s “columbinus” to Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series this spring, it was announced Tuesday. …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 03:30PM
Monday, February 12, 2018

Video: 'Old Friends' from Porchlight's 'Merrily' by Morgan Greene

This week’s Showcase features a chummy tune from the 1981 Stephen Sondheim musical “Merrily We Roll Along.” In the video, Neala Barron, Jim DeSelm and Matt Crowle, who star in the Porc…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:50PM

Chicago Shakes announces 'Macbeth' cast by Morgan Greene

Ian Merrill Peakes and Chaon Cross will star in Teller and Aaron Posner’s music and magic-infused “Macbeth,” Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced Monday. Joining Peakes as Macbeth and…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 04:15PM

Joffrey Ballet announces 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

The Joffrey Ballet’s 2018-19 season will include the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov’s “Anna Karenina,” presented as part of a first-time collaboration between the Joffrey and the A…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 01:05AM
Friday, February 2, 2018

Lifeline Theatre announces 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Lifeline Theatre will adapt three stories for the stage in its 2018-19 season, the company announced Friday. First up is a world-premiere adaptation of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley’s “Fra…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 11:00AM
Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Patti LuPone to perform at Steppenwolf in March by Morgan Greene

Broadway legend Patti LuPone will be the next diva to perform at Steppenwolf Theatre as part of the LookOut Series, the company announced Tuesday. LuPone, a two-time Tony winner, will perfor…

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 12:00PM
Thursday, January 25, 2018

Rivendell announces 2018 season by Morgan Greene

Rivendell Theatre Ensemble announced the remainder of its 2018 season Thursday. Opening in the spring is “The Cake” (April 11-May 20) by Bekah Brunstetter. Lauren Shouse will direct the …

SOURCE: Chicago Tribune Subscription at 02:50PM

All that Chat

REOPEN BROADWAY SEASON
Sep 14, 2021: Chicago - Ambassador Theatre
Oct 17, 2021: Dana H. - Lyceum Theatre
Mar 28, 2022: Plaza Suite - Hudson Theatre
Apr 17, 2022: The Minutes - Studio 54
Apr 28, 2022: Macbeth - Lyceum Theatre