Tag: Charles Newell

Review: M. Butterfly (Court Theatre)

Nathaniel Braga and Sean Fortunato star in Court Theatre's "M. Butterfly" by David Henry Hwang, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
M. Butterfly 

Written by David Henry Hwang  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Jun 8  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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Review: An Iliad (Court Theatre, 2013)

Timothy Edward Kane stars as The Poet in Court Theatre's "An Iliad" by Lisa Peterson and Denis O'Hare, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
An Iliad

Written by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Dec 15  |  tickets: $40-$60   |  more info
       
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November 27, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Tartuffe (Court Theatre)

Elizabeth Ledo and AC Smith star in Court Theatre's "Tartuffe" by Molière, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)       
      
Tartuffe 

Written by Molière
Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru July 21  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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July 2, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: The Misanthrope (Court Theatre)

A.C. Smith, Grace Gealey and Erik Hellman star in Court Theatre's "The Misanthrope" by Molière, translated by Richard Wilbur and directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
The Misanthrope 

By Molière, Translated by Richard Wilbur
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 9  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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May 20, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: Proof (Court Theatre)

Chaon Cross stars as Catherine in Court Theatre's "Proof" by David Auburn, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
       
Proof 

Written by David Auburn  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru April 14  |  tickets: $40-$55   |  more info
       
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April 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago Plays of 2012

Taking into account the nearly 700 productions that we reviewed in 2012, here are our picks for the best of the best. Bravo!!  (FYI: We’re honored to have the national website Huffington Post use our choices for their Top 10 Chicago productions here)

Mary Beth Fisher and Rob Lindley star in Court Theatre's "Angels in America" by Tony Kushner, directed by Charles Newell. Molly Regan, Lusia Strus and Mariann Mayberry star in Steppenwolf Theatre's "Good People" by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by K. Todd Freman. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Rania Salem Manganaro stars in The Inconveniences' "Hit The Wall" by Ike Holter, directed by Eric Hoff. (photo credit: Ryan Borque) Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane star in Goodman Theatre's "The Iceman Cometh" by Eugene O'Neill, directed by Robert Falls. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Brandon Dahlquist, Shannon Cochran and Jonathan Weir star in Writers' Theatre's "A Little Night Music" by Stephen Sondheim, directed by William Brown. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)
Adam Poss and Madrid St. Angelo star in star in Victory Gardens' "Oedipus el Rey" by Luis Alfaro, directed by Chay Yew. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow) Chiara Mangiameli and Rick Bayless star in Lookingglass Theatre's "Rick Bayless in Cascabel" by Heidi Stillman and Tony Hernandez and Rick Bayless. (photo credit: Sean Williams) Lyric Opera of Chicago's "Show Boat", conducted by John DeMain, directed by Francesca Zambrello. (photo credit: Robert Kusel) Jason Danieley as George and Carmen Cusack as Dot, in Chicago Shakespeare's "Sunday in the Park with George" by Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine, directed by Gary Griffin. (photo credit: Liz Lauren) Richard Cotovsky and Preston Tate Jr. star in Mary-Arrchie Theatre's "Superior Donuts" by Tracy Letts.  (photo credit: Greg Rothman)

 

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January 6, 2013 | 0 Comments More

Review: James Joyce’s “The Dead” (Court Theatre)

Rachel Klippel, Regina Leslie, Jim DeSelm and Suzanne Gillen star in Court Theatre's "James Joyce's The Dead" by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey, directed by Charles Newell. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)        
      
James Joyce’s “The Dead”

Adapted by Richard Nelson and Shaun Davey
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Dec 9  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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November 24, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Angels in America – Part One: Millennium Approaches (Court Theatre)

Mary Beth Fisher, Rob Lindley - Angels in America Court Theatre       
      
Angels in America:  
       Millennium Approaches
 

Written by Tony Kushner  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 3  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

Review: Angels in America – Part Two: Perestroika (Court Theatre)

Rob Lindley - Angels in America Perestroika, Court Theatre       
      
Angels in America:   
       Perestroika

Written by Tony Kushner  
Directed by Charles Newell
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru June 3  |  tickets: $45-$65   |  more info
       
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April 19, 2012 | 0 Comments More

The best of Chicago theater in 2011

December’s end brings frantic resolutions, plans for heavy drinking and of course, a barrage of best/worst lists. Being the largest theater review site west of Broadway, Chicago Theater Beat covered over 600 shows in 2011, and the difficulty of choosing the top 25 speaks to the city’s vibrant cultural landscape. In alphabetical order, here are our choices for the year’s best:

Sadieh Rifai - American Theater Company - The Amish Project Mierka Girten, Susan Monts-Bologna - Becky Shaw, Red Orchid Theatre Mortensen, Leahy - The Big Meal, American Theater Company CST_BlackWatch_1 - Copy Jay Torrence, Dean Evans, Leah Urzendowski, Ryan Walters, Molly Plunk
Theatre Mir - Caucasian Chalk Circle - Production 1 Jennifer Lim and James Waterston - Chinglish Goodman Theatre Karen-Aldridge-Cliff-Chamberlain-Ste[3] East of Berlin, Russian Play - Signal Ensemble en-route---Chicago-Shakespeare-One-S[2]
Faust - TheMASSIVE - Chicago Festen_Lev_911 Chicago Shakespeare Theater's "Follies" About Face Theatre's "The Homosexuals" Timothy-Edward-Kane---Court-Theatre-[3]
CCTJackieMe_10 Frank, Fiffer, Bone Harry Groener, Ora Jones, by Peter Bosy Steve-Casillas-Jessie-David-Marvin-Q Andrea Prestinario and Nathan M. Hosner - My Fair Lady Paramount Theatre
Outgoing Tide - Northlight Theatre 011 004_Passing Strange by Bailiwick Chicago Plumpp-and-cast---H1 The Real Thing by Tom Stoppard - Writers Theatre 015 stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-b[1]

 

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December 31, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Top 10 Chicago plays of 2011

After covering nearly 600 productions this year, here are our picks of the best of the best. Bravo!!  FYI: The national website Huffington Post has kindly posted our choices on their Chicago page, which you can see here.

Clybourne Park, Steppenwolf Theatre One Step At A Time, en route Festen - Steep Theatre Chicago Shakespeare Theatre's "Follies" The Homosexuals - About Face Theatre
Timothy Edward Kane - Court Theatre An Iliad 003 Jackie and Me - Chicago Children's Theatre Momma's Boyz - Teatro Vista Court Theatre's "Porgy and Bess" stef-tovar-and-projections-by-john-boesche

 

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December 26, 2011 | 0 Comments More

Review: An Iliad (Court Theatre)

Timothy Edward Kane - Court Theatre An Iliad 003       
      
An Iliad 

Adapted by Denis O’Hare and Lisa Peterson
Directed by Charlie Newell 
at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis (map)
thru Dec 11  |  tickets: $40-$60   |  more info

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November 21, 2011 | 3 Comments More