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The Ghostlight Project at the Goodman

As Goodman Theatre unveiled its new marquee on On January 19, the Goodman joined theaters across the country to participate in The Ghostlight Project. Artists gathered to pledge to protect the values of equality, inclusion, justice—and empathy for everyone, regardless of race, class, religion, country of origin, immigration status, (dis)ability, gender identity or sexual orientation.…

A Story of Love and Survival: A Christmas Carol‘s Kim Schultz on Her New Memoir Three Days in Damascus

Starring as the Ghost of Christmas Present in A Christmas Carol, actor Kim Schultz sheds light on the many injustices of the world, urging Scrooge to change his ways. Off stage, Schultz has found a similar calling, becoming an advocate for refugees of international crises. After volunteering in the Middle East, Schultz recently released Three…

Meet the Goodman’s 2016/2017 Playwrights Unit

Andrew Hinderaker developed The Magic Play during a year-long residency in the Goodman’s Playwrights Unit. The process of creating a play, from inception to fully realized production, is often long and arduous, and writers typically revise their work through a series of workshops and readings. The Playwrights Unit, a program in which four local writers…

Wonderful Town‘s Lauren Molina Takes Over Theatermania’s Instagram

See what happened when actor Lauren Molina, who plays Eileen Sherwood in Wonderful Town, took over Theatermania's Instagram account to document a two-show day right here at the Goodman. Wonderful Town plays through October 23! Buy tickets now at GoodmanTheatre.org/WonderfulTown. Tomorrow will be wonderful! #LaurenMolina #InstagramTakeover #WonderfulTown #GoodmanTheatre A photo posted by TheaterMania (@theatermania) on Sep…

New York City in Leonard Bernstein’s Musicals

Just as Bernstein’s classic musicals On the Town (1944), Wonderful Town (1953) and West Side Story (1957) are known for their complex, vibrant scores and glorious dance numbers, all three also share another central component: their New York City setting. In each of these musicals, New York itself functions like a character in the show,…

An Inside Look at the Making of the Wonderful Town Signature Image

In preparation for the Goodman's upcoming production of the classic Leonard Bernstein musical Wonderful Town, lead actors Lauren Molina and Bri Sudia headed to Paul Elledge's Photography Studio to pose for the show's signature image. Lauren and Bri play sisters Eileen and Ruth Sherwood, who leave Columbus, Ohio in the hopes of making it big…

Your Wonderful Town Mixtape

A whimsical love letter to Manhattan, Wonderful Town follows the adventure of sisters Eileen and Ruth, who leave Columbus, Ohio in search of success in the Big Apple. With a classic score by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by the legendary duo Betty Comden and Adolph Green, it's a musical that "fizzes and pops and rhumbas…