As we approached the 40th Anniversary of A Christmas Carol at Goodman Theatre, we were curious to hear the multitude of ways the show has touched audiences over the years.
Long before the first snowflake falls on our marquee, Goodman Theatre’s staff begin the year-long preparations for the most anticipated show of the year–Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
For the past 25 years, Goodman Theatre Women’s Board President Cynthia K. Scholl has made A Christmas Carol a family tradition, together with her husband, Michael, and four children. Here, she reflects on their love of the play—and why it is an Essential presence in Chicago. “Attending A Christmas Carol reminds my family that Christmas […]
Jaw-dropping acts of magic + the poignant punch of Chicago theater = “a singular new play” (The New York Times). Andrew Hinderaker’s The Magic Play, which makes its world premiere here in the Goodman’s Owen Theatre, uses visual spectacle to tell an intimate story of love and loss—and the desperate measures we take to hold […]
“Such interesting people live on Christopher Street…Here we live, here we love, this is the place for self-expression.” So goes the lyrics to “Christopher Street,” the opening musical number of Wonderful Town. Costume designer Ana Kuzmanic was tasked with bringing that sense of individual style to the “poets, actors, dancers, writers” of 1950s Greenwich Village […]
Two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole discuss the experience of portraying legendary cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden in the World Premiere musical War Paint. Starts June 28 in the Goodman’s Albert Theatre! GoodmanTheatre.org/WarPaint
Costume Designer Jenny Mannis talks about working on Rebecca Gilman’s Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976. Now on stage in the Owen Theatre through June 19. GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups
Watch a trailer for Rebecca Gilman’s new drama Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, directed by Robert Falls! Starts Saturday, May 21! GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups
Get a sneak peek at the Goodman’s upcoming production of The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window. Performances begin April 30! GoodmanTheatre.org/TheSign
In Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976, the fate of a Wisconsin cheese factory comes into question after it is acquired by a larger food conglomerate. The majority of conversations about its future, however, take place not within the factory, but at the kitchen table of employee Kim Durst and his family. As playwright Rebecca Gilman […]