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Victory Gardens Theatre

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  • Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season

    Victory Gardens announces 2014-15 season
    After the scaled-back current season, the Victory Gardens Theater will return to full producing strength during the 2014-15 season — which features five shows, including two world premieres and the first Chicago production of plays by Samuel D....
  • Yes, I can hear you now

     
    This is a widely shared (and widely copied) video of 3-year-old Grayson Clamp hearing his father's voice for the first time: Though most of us see this as a marvel of science and a huge boon to those who cannot......
  • Hometown 'Grease' and Rahm in the house: The big theater stories of 2011

    Hometown 'Grease' and Rahm in the house: The big theater stories of 2011
    Phew, 2011 was quite a year in Chicago theater. As the year comes to a close, ready for a quick tour back through the newsworthy highlights? The Black Ensemble Theater bowed a gorgeous, $19 million new home on the North Side. Stage 773 on Belmont...
  • The remnants of Riverview

    The remnants of Riverview
    When Russ Hencinski looks out of his classroom window at Lane Tech High School, the science and astronomy teacher sees a strip mall with a Jewel-Osco grocery store and other smaller shops. But in his mind's eye, Hencinski can conjure up an image of the...
  • Sighting: Tom Hanks, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Buffett, Jeremy Piven at RL

    Sighting: Tom Hanks, LeAnn Rimes, Jimmy Buffett, Jeremy Piven at RL
    While in Chicago promoting his upcoming film, "Larry Crowne," Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson visited RL in the Gold Coast Thursday and Friday. Country singer LeAnn Rimes and husband Eddie Cibrian had brunch at RL Sunday. Cibrian is filming NBC's...
  • Chicago cast in L.A. for 'Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity'

    The Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles is not only planning to stage Kristoffer Diaz's "The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity," it says it will do so with two of the original Chicago leads: Usman Ally and Desmin Borges. First produced in 2009 at the...
  • Steppenwolf Theatre adds staffers

    Aaron Carter is the new literary manager at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Carter, also a playwright and a longtime player on the Chicago theater scene, served as literary manager of the Victory Gardens Theater for nearly four years. He was closely...
  • Chay Yew talks about his plans for making Victory Gardens grow

     Chay Yew talks about his plans  for making Victory Gardens grow
    For most of its 37 years of existence, Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater has been synonymous with, and run by, Dennis Zacek and his wife, Marcelle McVay. Beginning this fall, a new artistic director takes over at Victory Gardens, 46-year-old playwright...
  • 2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE

    2011 FALL THEATER GUIDE
    New theaters. Renovated playhouses. Hot dramas. Nervous new artistic directors. Stephen Sondheim and his “Follies.” A celebration of Stephen Schwartz, a dissection of Mark Rothko, and a look at the tragedy that befell the Amish of...
  • A new stage for South Coast Repertory

    A new stage for South Coast Repertory
    Being artistic director of a major regional stage company means you get to give everyone "notes" — theater lingo for putting in your two cents while a play is being readied. Being Marc Masterson, newly arrived as South Coast Repertory's artistic...
  • Chay Yew announces new slate of Victory Gardens playwrights

    In case it wasn't clear by now, it's a new era at the Victory Gardens Theater. On Wednesday morning, artistic director Chay Yew announced a new slate of ensemble playwrights. It's a much smaller group, made up of Philip Dawkins, Marcus Gardley, Samuel D....