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Season Opening Celebration

Goodman Theatre kicked off its 2015/2016 Big Bold Brilliant season with an exclusive reception and dinner honoring the theater’s remarkable Artistic Collective at The Standard Club, followed by a performance of Disgraced in the Albert Theatre. …

Top 10 Reasons Why We Love Stage Managers

Today is International Stage Management Day. In recognition of all the amazing stage managers we are lucky to work with at the Goodman and all the dedicated SMs around the world, we've compiled the top 10 reasons why we love stage managers. 10. Production calendars? Boom, you're a magician balancing hectic schedules. 9. You know what…

10 of Velázquez’s Most Famous Paintings

Spanish painter Diego de Silva y Velázquez (1599-1660) was one of the most renowned artists of the Baroque era. In Disgraced, Emily creates a portrait of her husband, Amir, inspired by Velázquez’s Portrait of Juan de Pareja. Learn more about some of Velázquez’s masterpieces below! 1. Old Woman Frying Eggs (1618) This is one of…

Staff Picks: Five More Favorite Horror Films – Part II

In honor of Charise Castro Smith’s new horror comedy Feathers and Teeth (September 19 – October 18 in the Owen Theatre), we asked Goodman staff members to share their favorite horror movies. Check out recommendations below from staff member Scott Podraza. Check back soon for more picks from our staff and be sure to watch…

The Top 6 Monsters You Don’t Want to Meet from Around the World

Monsters have long been feared by, well, everyone. After all it’s only normal to be afraid of the dark… or more specifically, what‘s lurking unseen in the dark. In honor of Charise Castro Smith’s new horror play Feathers and Teeth I began exploring some of the creepiest creatures famous for terrorizing cultures across the world.…

Who’s Who in Disgraced

Learn about the five characters in Ayad Akhtar's Disgraced below! Amir: Amir is the central character in Disgraced. Amir’s family is of South Asian origin, but he was born in the United States and firmly identifies as an American. He is a successful corporate lawyer and lives in a lush apartment on New York City’s…

Playwright Ayad Akhtar on PBS Newshour

Ayad Akhtar, the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright of  Disgraced, sat down with PBS Newshour during the play’s recent Broadway run to discuss the hit play. Watch Akhtar discuss the themes of identity and religion in the United States in this video. Learn more about Akhtar's influences as an artist, then come see the production here at the Goodman—perfromances…

Staff Picks: Top Five Horror Films – Part I

In honor of Charise Castro Smith's new horror comedy Feathers and Teeth (September 19 - October 18 in the Owen Theatre), we asked Goodman staff members to share their favorite horror movies  Check out recommendations below from staff member Casey Chapman. Check back soon for more picks from our staff and be sure to watch a…