Blog & Buzz

Taking in a Eugene O’Neill play on a summer evening might seem akin to bringing a Dostoevsky paperback to the beach. But Ah, Wilderness! won’t fit anybody’s preconceptions of O’Neill—the “father of American drama” best known for his towering works Long Day’s Journey Into Night and The Iceman Cometh. But as Nat (Randall Newsome), the […]

Blog & Buzz

Goodman Theatre is proud to be supporting partner in Public Enemy: Flint, a response by national, and international arts and community organizations to the ongoing water crisis in Flint, Michigan. Usually known in English as An Enemy of the People, Henrik Ibsen’s play (which will also be presented on the Goodman stage in our own production […]

Community Engagement

The Goodman opens new doors for Chicagoland students through its educational programming—and ensures these teenagers stay engaged with the theater through the Goodman Youth Arts Council (GYAC). A group of young artists who use their theater training to connect people with the stories on stage, GYAC participants believe theater can educate and empower by building […]


In 1906, America bustled along at the frenetic pace it had commenced a half century earlier when industrialism revamped its labor, leisure and communication. The Wright brothers patented their illustrious invention, Chicago began construction on its first freight delivery tunnel system and Dr. Lee Deforest debuted his vacuum tube, which formed the foundation for the […]


The 2016/2017 Season concludes with Ah, Wilderness!, and marks a bittersweet moment for the Goodman Theatre family: director Steve Scott steps down from his long-held position as the theater’s Producer. Scott has called the Goodman his artistic home for nearly four decades, when he joined the staff as Director of Educational Programs. Other than a […]

About the Plays

With acclaimed productions of The Iceman Cometh, Long Day’s Journey Into Night and more to his name, Goodman Theatre Artistic Director Robert Falls has been hailed as one of the leading interpreters of Eugene O’Neill. The Goodman’s rich history with the “Father of American Drama” (1888-1953) spans most of the theater’s history. 1939 – O’Neill’s work […]