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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…

5 Exciting Reasons to Attend Scene Soirée 2016

Join Goodman Theatre’s Scenemakers Board this Friday, July 29, as they show their love for all things Chicago by celebrating the best of Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods! Here are five of the most scintillating reasons why you won't want to miss this hot summer party. GoodmanTheatre.org/SceneSoiree 1. It’s a fun, hassle-free way to experience the flavors…

Goodman Theatre Gala 2016

Daring. Dazzling. Dynamic., Goodman Theatre's Gala held on Saturday, May 21, was a great success, with all proceeds going toward Goodman Theatre’s Education and Community Engagement Programs. Guests attending the event were treated to a performance by Broadway and TV star Norm Lewis, followed by dinner and dancing to the Gentlemen of Leisure at the…

Robert Falls Discusses Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 on WGN Radio

Last Friday night, Artistic Director Robert Falls chatted with Justin Kaufmann at WGN Radio about the current production of Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 and his three decades-long career at the Goodman. Listen to the interview. >> Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 plays through June 19. To learn more, visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Soups.…