Showing posts with label Arthur Miller. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arthur Miller. Show all posts

Monday, September 11, 2017


Chi, IL LIVE Shows On Our Radar:




Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we're looking forward to the 2017/18 season at Chicago's iconic, award winning GoodmanTheatre. They've long been favorites of ours for world class productions. We'll be out first for the press opening of Arthur Miller’s classic A View from the Bridge on September 18th. Check back soon for our full review.

Goodman Theatre announces the casting and creative teams for its 2017/2018 Albert and Owen Theatre season openers. The season kicks-off September 9 with internationally acclaimed Belgian director Ivo van Hove’s “magnetic, electrifying, astonishingly bold” (London Evening Standard) revival of Arthur Miller’s classic A View from the Bridge (September 9 – October 15). Yasmina’s Necklace by Rohina Malik, directed by Ann Filmer, is next (October 20 – November 19), which was developed as part of the Goodman’s New Stages Festival and premiered last fall at 16th Street Theater. In addition, the Goodman’s fall season includes the 14th annual New Stages Festival of new plays (September 20 – October 8) and the 40th annual production of A Christmas Carol, starring Larry Yando in his 10th turn as Ebenezer Scrooge (November 18 – December 31); line-up/casting will be announced soon.

This season, the Goodman introduces a new way to experience Chicago’s world-class theater: MEMBERSHIP. Audiences choose from three levels to suit their preferences, including Classic 8-play, 5-play or 3-play packages; Choice, a personalized package that can include both Owen and Albert productions; and Whenever—the ultimate flexible package, to be used at any time during the season. All Goodman members receive unlimited ticket exchanges, discounted parking, 15% savings at the Goodman bar and gift shop, restaurant discounts and more. To purchase a Membership (5-play ticket packages start at $100) or individual tickets to A View from the Bridge ($25 - $95) and A Christmas Carol ($25 - $107, or the ULTIMATE40 package for $140, which includes Premium seating and special benefits), visit or call the Box Office at 312.443.3800. Individual tickets for Yasmina’s Necklace go on sale September 8.


The Young Vic Production of Arthur Miller’s
A View from the Bridge                                                                               Directed by Ivo Van Hove | September 9 – October 15 
in the Albert Theatre

Visionary Belgian director Ivo van Hove injects a raw, pulsating energy into Arthur Miller’s 1955 classic—recipient of 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of a Play and Best Director. Direct from sold-out runs on Broadway and London’s West End comes Ivo van Hove’s revival of Arthur Miller’s famed drama. Brooklyn longshoreman Eddie Carbone welcomes his immigrant cousins to America. But when one of them falls for Eddie’s young niece, Catherine, Eddie’s jealous mistrust exposes an unspeakable secret—one that drives him to commit the ultimate betrayal.

Daniel Abeles…………..Rodolpho
Ian Bedford……………..Eddie Carbone
Catherine Combs. .….....Catherine
Ronald Connor…………Louis
Brandon Espinoza……..Marco
James D. Farruggio. ......Officer
Ezra Knight……………..Alfieri
Andrus Nichols . ………..Beatrice
Jan Versweyveld (Set and Lights), An D’Huys (Costumes), Tom Gibbons (Sound). Jeff James is the Associate Director.

Yasmina’s Necklace
By Rohina Malik
Directed by Ann Filmer | October 20 – November 19 
in the Owen Theatre

The refugee experience is illuminated by this “sweet and hopeful story” (Chicago Tribune ) about love and renewal in the face of past devastation—a 2016 Jeff Award nominee for Best New Work. Challenged by his Iraqi roots, Abdul Samee has obscured his Muslim identity in favor of assimilation—he’s changed his name to Sam, and even tells his co-workers that he’s Italian. But his attitudes change when he meets Yasmina, a refugee from his father’s homeland whose own experiences have hardened her to the possibilities of love. As a tentative relationship between the two blossoms into something more, each begins to find hope in the future, buoyed by the power of family, connection and the embracing of their shared culture.

Salar Ardebili….……….Man
Rom Barkhordar……....Musa
Laura Crotte…………...Sara
Allen Gilmore…………..Imam Kareem
Martin Hanna…………..Amir
Susaan Jamshidi……...Yasmina
Michael Perez………….Sam
Amro Salama…………..Ali
Frank Sawa…………….Officer
Joe Schermoly (Set), Rachel Sypniewski (Costumes), Cat Wilson (Lights) and Barry Bennett (Sound).  

About Goodman Theatre
America’s “Best Regional Theatre” (Time magazine) and “Chicago’s flagship resident stage” (Chicago Tribune ), Goodman Theatre is a not-for-profit organization distinguished by the quality and scope of its artistic programming and civic engagement. Founded in 1925, the Goodman is led by Robert Falls—“Chicago’s most essential director” (Chicago Tribune), who marks 30 years as Artistic Director this season—and Executive Director Roche Schulfer, who is celebrated for his vision and leadership over nearly four decades. Dedicated to new plays, reimagined classics and large-scale musical theater works, Goodman Theatre artists and productions have earned hundreds of awards for artistic excellence, including: two Pulitzer Prizes, 22 Tony Awards, nearly 160 Jeff Awards and more. Over the past three decades, audiences have experienced more than 150 world or American premieres, 30 major musical productions, as well as nationally and internationally celebrated productions of classic works (including Falls’ productions of Death of a Salesman, Long Day’s Journey into Night, King Lear and The Iceman Cometh, many in collaboration with actor Brian Dennehy). In addition, the Goodman is the first theater in the world to produce all 10 plays in August Wilson’s “American Century Cycle.” For nearly four decades, the annual holiday tradition of A Christmas Carol has created a new generation of theatergoers. 

The 2016 opening of the Alice Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement (“the Alice”) launched the next phase in the Goodman’s decades-long commitment as an arts and community organization dedicated to educating Chicago youth and promoting lifelong learning. Programs are offered year-round and free of charge. Eighty-five percent of the Goodman’s youth program participants come from underserved communities.

Goodman Theatre was founded by William O. Goodman and his family in honor of their son Kenneth, an important figure in Chicago’s cultural renaissance in the early 1900s. The Goodman family’s legacy lives on through the continued work and dedication of Kenneth’s family, including Albert Ivar Goodman, who with his late mother, Edith-Marie Appleton, contributed the necessary funds for the creation of the new Goodman center in 2000.

Today, Goodman Theatre leadership includes the distinguished members of the Artistic Collective: Brian Dennehy, Rebecca Gilman, Henry Godinez, Dael Orlandersmith, Steve Scott, Chuck Smith, Regina Taylor, Henry Wishcamper and Mary Zimmerman. Joan E. Clifford is Chair of Goodman Theatre’s Board of Trustees, Cynthia K. Scholl is Women’s Board President and Justin A. Kulovsek is President of the Scenemakers Board for young professionals. 

Visit the Goodman virtually at—including OnStage+ for insider information—and on Twitter (@GoodmanTheatre), Facebook and Instagram.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

ACT OUT: Arthur Miller's Broken Glass Opens at Red Twist

Broken Glass
By Arthur Miller 
Directed by Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves
Opens at Redtwist Theatre Sunday, Oct 14, at 3pm

Company member and Jeff Award-winner, Jacqueline Grandt, plays a woman with a mysterious illness in Miller's 1995 award-winning period drama about the demons of your past that become your present nightmare. 

Redtwist Production History of the Play
Redtwist (then called Actors Workshop Theatre) produced the play in 2001 at the then-Victory Gardens studio as an itinerant company, opening just days before 9/11. During that production, Michael Colucci directed and played the role of Harry Hyman. He cast Jan Ellen Graves as his wife Margaret, who later became his actual wife and producing partner. They moved into the Bryn Mawr location in 2002, and producedBroken Glass as the opening show in their first full season in 2004-05. Jan again played Margaret Hyman, and Michael directed. It was Redtwist's first show for Jacqueline Grandt and Neal Grofman (as Sylvia and Phillip Gellburg), who are reprising their roles for this production. Michael is revisiting the role of Harry Hyman, and co-directing with Jan Ellen Graves. "I'm thrilled to have Jacqueline Grandt recreating a role that very few people saw in 2004 when Redtwist was a new company," says Artistic Director, Michael Colucci. "Broken Glass will be a reunion of sorts as we are celebrating our 10th year in Edgewater." Steve Scott was originally scheduled to direct but needed to tend to health matters. Jan Ellen Graves comments, "We'd like to thank Steve Scott for laying the foundation for this production."

Featuring company members, Jacqueline Grandt (Sylvia Gellburg) and Michael Colucci (Harry Hyman), with guest artists, Neal Grofman (Phillip Gellburg), Susan Fay (Margaret Hyman), Mike Nowak (Stanton Case), Robyn Okrant (Harriet).

Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Directors), Willie Landon (Assistant Director), Shelby Glasgow (Stage Manager), Olivia Leah Baker (Assistant Stage Manager), Justin Castellano (Production Manager), Amanda Lautermilch (Production Assistant), Frank Sjodin (Tech Director), Joe Schermoly (Set Designer), Christopher Burpee (Lighting Designer), Christopher Kriz (Sound Designer), kClare Kemock (Costume Designer), Rachel S. Parent (Costume Assistant), Jeff Shields (Prop Designer), Eva Breneman (Dialect Coach), Cassandra Rose (Dramaturg), Mary Reynard Liss (Vocal Coach), Chris Rickett (Fight Director); Garvin Jellison (Master Electrician); Jan Ellen Graves (Graphic Designer); Charles Bonilla (Box Office Manager); Malcolm Martinez (Box Office Associate); Johnny Garcia (Associate Producer); Michael Colucci & Jan Ellen Graves (Producers)

Opens: Sun, Oct 14, 3pm
Runs: Thu, Fri, Sat, 7:30pm; Sun, 3pm
Closes: Sun, Nov 18
Running Time: Approximately 2:15, which includes one intermission
Previews: $15; Wed, Thu, Fri, Oct 10, 11, 12, at 7:30pm (no show on Oct 13)
Tickets: Thursdays, $25; Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, $30 (seniors & students $5 off)
Group Rates: Special discounts for groups of 10 or more, and groups of 25 or more
Call: 773-728-7529

Redtwist is located at 1044 W Bryn Mawr, 2 blks W of LSD, 2 blks E of the Red Line El station. Street parking (paybox/meters until 9pm) is available on Bryn Mawr, side streets, and Broadway. Please reserve 48 hours in advance. Credit cards accepted by phone and via Paypal to guarantee seating.

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