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"goodman theater" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"Oh, my God. And the brain is going to go blank. And oh, my God. What the hell? Well, you were I know one of the people involved was Paul Robeson, who you were very. But he was he he he joined it late on Arbery Lyles. And there were there were they was. Oh, my God, I can't forgive me for not remembering your name. But anyway, it was done in 1920 in the summer. And no theaters on Broadway generally performed during the summer because there was no air conditioning. But they came into town with this show called Shuffle Along, and it became this monumental hit. It it ran for a couple of years. They would it was a touring company. And one of the things that's so interesting about UB Blake, UB Blake's parents were were have been born into slavery. And and his dream was to make a Broadway show. And I just found that says something so poetic and so astonishing that that's what his dream was. And his parents were in were slaves. And he goes and makes a Broadway show. So that that was extraordinary to me. And and and it became this huge hit. And then when it toured around the country, because it was such a big hit, you know, it started to integrate a lot of the theaters around the country. It made like like, I think, 19 million dollars, which is a lot of money in the 1920s. And and it was this huge hit that transforms Ziegfeld hired the chorus girls from Shuffle Along to teach the girls at the Ziegfeld Follies. It was this huge influential hit and similar, but very different than Rustin. It it I remember I found a copy of a book about hit plays from 1920s and it had been the biggest hit of 1920, and they had list of all the plays, all the musicals, all the musicals, and they had also mentioned Shuffle Along. And it was just astonishing to me that something that had had that great of an impact got dismissed by history similar to Bayard. And so I have to I said, I want I have to tell this story. The more I got into it, the more obsessed I became. And so this was you and record six time Tony winner Audra McDonald and in the movie in the movie. Yeah. Back here as well. You have your stock company, but but Savvy on Glover again, anytime you're going to do dance on Broadway. Yeah. So anyway, that was that was a special one. But now back to the screen, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, 2017, which was with, among others, one Oprah Winfrey returning to acting for the first time in a while. And then 2020, your first of now two collaborations with Netflix, Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, an adaptation of the 1984 play by August Wilson, who died in 2005, meaning you guys overlapped in the business. Did you know each other? Yeah. He he August off August offered me one of his plays. And he said, we met in the bathroom at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. He said, I want you to direct a play by. I said, sure. Can I read it? He said, I haven't written it. So I said, well, I don't know if I have anything to offer until I read it. I could be a bad fit for it. And so and so I never. So we we talked about it. And interestingly enough, Jelly's Last Jam, which was my first Broadway show. He was the original book writer on that before I got involved. Oh, wow. Wow. And then he went on to write his 10 monumental play. Yes. And 11. You have count. And the thing. So Denzel Washington, who you again have a longstanding collaboration with. He's the one who has said we need to bring to the screen all of these August Wilson productions. So that they're kind of preserve for prosperity. And that really kind of began with him coming to you. Right. Yep. Yeah. What was the what was the he did the first and he did. Excuse me. Fences was before. Yeah. Yes. And then and then my rainy. But he says, I want you to be the the guardian of this one. You go and get Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman. And we should note for people who have just seen Rustin, Coleman, Domingo as one of the people in the band and Glenn Turman. Right. So I guess, you know, we've talked a little bit about the way you worked making my rainy. But but, you know, a question that I'm sure you've gotten many times, but people will, of course, be interested.
"goodman theater" Discussed on The Tennis.com Podcast
"Was standing man before Wawrinka. This is Stan. Welcome to the show. Thank you. Yeah, you know, one time I wanted to stand at Wendell and he's wearing a stand the man's shirt. I said, I said, stand up. That's what they used to call me. He said, they still call you that. You should have trained Mark, man. You can have the shoe, the frames. Yeah, well, Stan Musial, I think, had that first, but it's been around for a long time. So I was in a meeting just last night at dinner meeting at the Goodman theater and a guy had on the Adidas, Stan Smiths. And I said, I'm interviewing that guy tomorrow. Who's he? The guy whose shoes you're wearing. He was like, oh, what does he do? And I said, we wanted to create a tennis players of all time. I said, that's how the shoe came by. He's like, oh, well I just love the shoes. That's not the first time that's happened because, you know, a lot of people now, unless they're 55 and over, probably, probably never suddenly played the game. So that's normal to see that. It's great to see that guys like that. And young girls and young boys and babies and old people still wear the shoe. Right. And then I've got another friend who owns a clothing store, sort of an urban streetwear store in the south Lucas called success. He's actually a former NBA player. And he's got Stan smith's ten different versions of the Stan Smith shoe. And he was like, I don't know who the guy is. I know he played tennis with these shoes. We can't keep him on the shelf. And so it's just, it's just amazing how you create a sort of a brand off the court. That, you know, that lives on 40 years later. But I want to talk about your client career, right? Because I think people know you for the shoot, but they don't know. 1968 NCAA champ. Former president of the tennis Hall of Fame. 7, 1971 U.S. open champ. 1972 Wimbledon champ. USC Trojan, which is what we all know in tennis is a great tennis school. I mean, before the shoe, that's a hell of a playing career. But how did you get your start in SoCal? Because, you know, I think about all these tennis pros, you know, we all had a lot of people help and I know you have San Diego tennis patrons help you as well. How did you get into tennis? Well, it was really my two older brothers and they played a bit, my father actually coached the pest in a city college. He coached XS as well as other sports. And he never really coached me too much, but a group of parents in my area formed this tennis patrons association they hire pontius Segura. Who, in my opinion, could be the smartest coach that's ever played that's ever coached the game. He was a great player himself. And he was a little guy, but he had to use his brain to win and his legs. And he transferred some of those thoughts and ideas. He worked with Connors. He worked with Chang. He worked with a lot of players along the way. And he was great. And so I used to, every Saturday morning, we go to passing a high school, which was not really a country club situation, and it kind of pink beige is tennis courts, peaches, color, and hardwired nets. You hit the net in a bounce up, you know, 20 feet. So we did that every Saturday morning and I got to learn the game and then start playing tournaments in the area. And then USC offered me a scholarship. Not until the May of my senior year. I mean, he was trying to get other players and he kind of got stuck with me because everybody else turned him down, but you know, it worked out great. He's coached. And I'll soon and ralston and of course lots and Ramirez. A lot of great players over the years and they not only became good players, but they won majors, you know, like tomato one, Wimbledon and the U.S. open. Sooner one U.S. open, Ramirez won a few doubles titles along the way in the majors and of course lots and I played and Ross and once a major. So he was in my opinion the best college coach ever. You know, dick cool. Certainly one more title 17 titles, but George totally would, I think they won ten titles in his coaching career. So, but he coached guys that became great players, you know, on the international scene. And it was a great experience to be there for four years at USC. Now, you did something that we don't see a lot now. And that is 1968 NCAA champ in three years later, Grand Slam champion. How did that transition happen? So quickly. I mean, that was odd for ash was competing. I mean, there were some people who could play in the game at that point. So it wasn't like, oh, it's old days. You just walked into the tour. Well, it's a gradual thing. I won the national junior championships in 64 and then went to college one 68, and then was able to really play tournaments during my college days in the summertime. I played 5 or 6 tournaments against these top players during the summer. And then once I graduated in 68, I got to play Davis Cup and then just went right on the tour and played those same guys in the same tournaments in the summer, then of course year round. So I was able to get some good experience early on during college and I was the last guy to graduate from college to win a Grand Slam. Now, Arthur Ashe was the last guy he graduated before me, and he won a Grand Slam after me, but we were the last two to win grand slams to finish college. Now, how did you finance your career? Because in those days, you win a Grand Slam and you get a handshake. Get a check, right? So I gotta check. I gotta check the guys right before me in 68 got a warm handshake. And a coupon for maybe a sweater. But what I won the U.S. open, I won $20,000. And when I won the Wimbledon, I won 5000 pounds. So it was not the same as today, but it was more than just a warm handshake. Yeah. And then you go on and I was having a great career, lots of doubles titles. And at what point did the shoe come about? Because about in 71, the shoe had been created by horse dosser, who was Adidas son, and a guy named Robert haye, who was the number one French player. And the shoe was created in France in a place called lander shine, which is in the border of France and Germany and Austria. And so they wanted to get a stronger presence in the United States. And I was American player number one in the world at the time. And so we worked out agreement they were looking for a great looking guy to put on the tongue of the shoe, a great face. And they couldn't find one. So they got made. And so they put my face on the tongue, they had ro bears name on the side and had several iterations of the names of both names and that sort of thing. And finally, after about four years, I took his name off the shoe, and it was just my name after that. And then they took the shoe off the market in 2012 and 13, and the meeting in 2011 when they lured him into that. I wasn't too happy, but they came back with a vengeance and January 15th of 2014 and it went crazy after that. They did a lot of things with collaborations with hip hop artists and that sort of thing. And people that I didn't really know very well at the time, but the kids knew them. And so they really marketed to kids from 18 to 24, which I thought was a mistake because I thought those kids wouldn't know who I was, but again, they had collaborations with people for kids
"goodman theater" Discussed on Scranton Talks
"One of your interviewee is mentions that everyone's going through something. And I think people need to understand if you're meeting people on the street. We're talking with some of they've gone through stuff. Like I've gone through things. I'm sure lose Tristan you mentioned you've got through your own grief as well. And with American society, I think American society in general, I think there is there needs to be more conversation about going to therapy, talking about things that are not very comfortable and what are things that society should be saying. What should we be talking about and should be made more aware? Society. Yeah. You know, you know, we live in a culture where everything is so fast paced and we're so, you know, what are you feeling? You know what I mean? You got to get money. You know what I mean? Next thing, you know what I mean? It's so it's so bad because when we see some of our favorites, you know what I mean fall down and we say, wow, they were so kids saying signs of this early on, but we chose not to see that. You know what I mean? I see that person. And I always say, like you said earlier, we meet people. Everyone's gonna be dealing with something. And I think that in this world, everybody, you need to be kind. Point blank period. You have to leave the kindness and all that. So you know, I know it's a hard thing to do to do in the world, but you need to kind of, you know, you'll be on the right path and all that. And as far as the world of itself, then what conversations that we have the better. What I'm wearing this in front of the audience. Everybody stood up at the end. It just started hunting on one another. Why? Because it's that common thing that we go through as people. You know what I mean? You still be able to really talk about okay, yes, I want to do that challenge a theme. I'm like, how did I overcome that by doing XYZ? You know what I mean? And I didn't think I was like, you know, as a self that's crazy or, you know, like, you know, you're crazy if you ask for help. Everybody needs to help. Yeah, and it's definitely a very important, especially disorder. We're all going through something. So now, but as far as the artist's part, right? You are, we're dealing with our own issues. And then we put on top of that, our creativity. How do you do that? Specifically, this documentary, you said, okay, so I was asking other questions and then he led to something else. That has creativity sparking, right? And you're saying, okay, maybe I have something bigger than I thought. How do you deal with that in the sense because it is at the very difficult theme to talk about with people and you're not sure if they're going to be open to share. So how do you deal with that in your creative approach? Well, it's so interesting that you say that because while I was interviewing them, you know, my grief was still fresh in my own. Correct. So while I was interviewing them, I'm like, geez, I'm still unpacking myself and here I am receiving things from other people. And I'm like, I have to take a couple I have to take about a week or so apart from each interview because I'm like, you know, all I talk about some heavy stuff and then now I gotta edit it while I'm editing my short film and it was like, it was filled with stuff made emotional roller coaster for me, but it was that theme to what I knew single handedly that it was in divine order that I was doing the right thing with this project. You know what I mean? And I think for me, the biggest thing was just like sitting back and knowing that Michael okay. This is bigger than me. You know what I mean? My project is bigger than me. It's documentary is bigger than me. And to be able to teach with it in people to see it and feel something, that's what it is. That's what it's about. Right. And it's not something that you're doing. Do you have to sort of detach yourself from your own feelings or maybe you got more into that in order to be able to finish this documentary? I'm curious, I'm a curious person. So I definitely leaned into myself a little bit more about why does the person feel that way or can we go back, you know, the technology and see what happened to our specific time and all that. Yeah, it's just intuitive and me to just like, you know, lead with my body and the heart. Definitely. And I think that's what we have, right? I left at the end. So creativity is our voices just making stuff that it's important to us and that we want to share. So as far as that, we got to bring back something a little lighter. So you said you were doing your film and the documentary at the same time. A lot of filmmakers out there are season filmmakers but there are others that are starting out like I mentioned. So in that sense, tell us more about the process with that. You're doing two projects at the same time, but one of them came out before. And now you have something that you're working. What is the process as far as the production part of it? About at least what you encounter. Yeah, you know, so I'm very grateful for my short film team because when I sat down with each and every one of them, you know, they, you know, what my vision was, single handedly, you know what I mean? So grateful for that. Now, when I was in the editing room by myself for my documentary, it was just me, I didn't have anyone to turn to our go to look too. So it was kind of like it was kind of like a home therapy session in itself. And, you know, you walk through this project and I know that I've mentioned that, you know, we did with the 5 stages of three, you know, bargaining and like acceptance and the value that depression and all those other ones. And the people were talking, but I didn't set up the questions. Like, okay, let's talk about arguing, you know what I mean? Those things just like naturally just like the conversation. And as I was piecing together, this documentary, I was like, huh. Here we are. Talking about the acceptance of something, or the denial of something. And so, you know, my process was very, you know, blindness on and, you know, just getting very articulate about what it is that we want to share when we talk about green. And as far as your festival run so that you completed those two films, as far as being on the festival and screening your stuff, what was your process? The what you do in anything prior to the pandemic as far as that screening your film places and now how has that differ from what you're doing now with the documentary because it might be a little different, right? Yeah, no, it's definitely different nowadays. So the film now the documentary is precious news. So it's definitely been a submitted to customers right now. So it hasn't had its own chance to shine this yet. But the part is the short film pain that's done like an extraordinary job being out since 2019 and being part of your festival in Chicago filmmakers and stony island arts bank and, you know, I get to teach with it and my students get to see it and watch it and we talk about process making and, you know, real health business it's like each, you know, the mediums that I teach on is just I'm thankful for it. You were talking to us about your also a T-shirt. And you also, you work with these you say middle school or elementary school kids? So I work with court theater and we teach our students on the south side of Chicago and also work with tape, which is, you know, Chicago partners, education team, and we work on a west side of Chicago. Well, with middle school students. And I know this right now we're talking about how it is to juggle work and life. And then still try to do creative stuff. I think this would say something about filmmakers that they really get. It gets to them that they have to work more than doing creative stuff. And unfortunately, how do you juggle that? Because I know, you know, like you said, we have to make a living, you know? Yeah. But we also need to be creative in order to help our minds in order to help that creativity. So in your experience, how have you dealt with that within the years? Well, you know, tied before this whole pandemic thing happened. You know, it needs to be a key holder at a store called the tag bar, you know, have to wear like, you know, suits and jackets, people love and all that. And when, you know, this thing happening, you know, I couldn't be in front of people anymore. I had to hop into my teaching bag. Really, and it really just brought out the best in me because my life is, you know, built around passionate purpose, you know what I mean? And when those two things are ignited in me, it's like, okay, I can get paid for actually teaching what I know. You know what I mean? And also teaching to children that, you know, who are curious about, you know, about filmmaking and health stories get told and all that. So to have all the insight and knowledge, you know, lose, listen, I'm not gonna go too crazy. You know, all these gifts. Right, but you have to put it out there, especially for the younger generation, right? Yeah, you definitely got to put it out there because, you know, what we do as artists is. Generosity, you know what I mean? It's a public service, what we do. Sometimes we don't see the millions of jewels and sometimes we do. You know what I mean? But you get the stories out there and sell it. And the most audacity right, right? I mean, I think it is great because just to be able to get back, like you said, we have to be nice, you know? That is really what we should all follow all the time kindness. Regardless of anything, that's the first thing that comes in. And to be able to give that back like you said you're working short films, you're working on documentaries
"goodman theater" Discussed on Scranton Talks
"Welcome back to another episode of this grant and talks podcast. This is a podcast of inspirational informative and fun talks with other filmmakers about their projects and their journeys. Scranton talks is part of the independent film creative hub based in Scranton Pennsylvania. Hosted by Lucca RAS and myself, as a raised linskey, who founded the independent film creative hub, which is geared to help filmmakers reach their potential and becoming successful creative artists. I am so glad you can join us again for another episode and luce and I have been hard at work doing some many awesome projects. And we are so glad to bring you this next episode of screen talks. Usa and I had the pleasure to talk with director and filmmaker Tristan, Marcellus Winfrey. Tristan is a local Chicago writer, director, actor, producer, teaching artist and filmmaker. He attended the university of Houston downtown studying fine arts. He has had the privilege to perform a collaborate with theater companies such as the alley theater ensemble theater, pride film in place, Goodman theater Congo square theater, Oak Park festival, Chicago dramatist, LatinX theater commons in other companies. His film and commercial credits include pain as the agent of change short film. The helium begins documentary, the Thai bar, big break teen prevention, windstream kinetic energy. Tristan is a huge advocate for mental health awareness. He uses his platform to make a change in the world one step at a time. Lucy and I delve deep with Tristan on his filmmaking journey, and what has inspired him on the films he created, including talking about his recent documentary, the healing begins. Tristan, sums up the documentary with this point. We are in a new era of retelling our story as black people. The healing of ourselves and the world we live in will come when.
"goodman theater" Discussed on WGN Radio
"This week. Also, a lot of Broadway reopens. I know we were talking with our friend Miguel Cervantes. Who played Alexander Hamilton here in Chicago for five years. In just was magnificent in that role and now has taken over the role of Alexander Hamilton on Broadway. He was set to take over the role. Right when the pandemic hit everything Shut down, And now the Broadway is reopening and Hamilton is reopening. Miguel will be doing his, uh, take over. Of one of the most popular musicals in the world. Right now and over at the Goodman Theater. They ever production that will be in previews beginning Sept. The 18th. And then officially opening a week from tomorrow September, 27th called American Mariachi. That will be directed by the Amazing Henry. Uh, Deena's Who joins us on the phone line right now, Henry. Nice to talk to you again, My friend. How are you? I mean, greater talk to you, too. I'm well, Thank you really appreciate it. I'm so happy to hear that things are percolating again. The Goodman and at other theaters. What's the last year Plus been like for you had to be very frustrating. You know, it has been. It has been very frustrating, but a couple of things that have made it A little easier to deal with one is knowing that every single person in our field around the world has been experiencing the same thing and going through the same thing. And there's an odd sort of solace and comfort in that, you know, um, but it's also been an opportunity for us to get really sort of creative. About how we can share. A theater A and storytelling and content with audiences. Um, you know, at the Goodman last summer, we actually took A piece that we were supposed to do in the fall of 2020 and did a sort of abbreviated version in the parks throughout Chicago in collaboration with the city and the Park District. And that was incredibly gratifying and One of my great mentors, Luis Valdez, who wrote and directed the film, The Bomba, Uh, you know, used to say, you know, sometimes when people can't go to the theater, you gotta take theater to the people. Yeah, No, and and we had unprecedented ways of doing that now. With the Internet. Uh, one of the things that really bowled me over during the pandemic. Was the creative efforts by creative people. They weren't just going to sit around and do nothing. They started They started doing online place and online presentations and theaters, you know, presentations out in the parks and You know, places like that. You just can't hold creative people down for you Can you know it will out you know, stories have to be told. And And I think people need that. I think audiences need To feel like they are seeing themselves reflected and their experiences reflected through plays through and and the you know what makes theaters so cool is that is that you do that in a communal way with other people? Other audience members sitting in a room sitting in a park. And, you know, even sitting online. You can share that with other people. So well, you know, we got, uh, it seemed weird in the beginning to be watching. Musicals and plays and stage productions. Some of some of the most creative things that I saw were these staged readings, uh, at which actors or musicians, singers All performed something in their house. And then some genius came along and sink everything together, so it you know it all made sense and was in harmony and You know, beauty, and it's like, well, that's not only just putting something out there on the net that is really kind of creating a new art form in and of itself. Absolutely. I think you're exactly right there. And I think that you know, as we come out of this pandemic, Lord, please. Um, you know that some of these innovations are going to be with us, you know? Um, And that's that's not a bad thing. It's not a bad thing. You know that sometimes now the place that we do here in Chicago will be able to be seen by people all around the world. Right. Right. And that's you know, that's cool. Well, the the latest production that Henry is directing is called American Mariachi. Which which one? I'll get into in more detail in just a second. But before we even get into that, uh, the Goodman theater. What are the protocols right now, if someone were to come To see the show at the Goodman Tell us, you know, people want to know how. How, how safe they are going to be when they go to a theater. Well, they're going to be safe. Audiences are going to be safe because one you either need to show proof of vaccination. Um or a very, you know, recent Uh, negative test covid test and then audience members are all going to be masked as to be masked. And and there will be some socially distance. You know, there will be distance. People won't be packed necessarily right next to each other, Um, what we did, But schoolgirls there will tend. You know, there will be an empty cedars. So between groups of people, you know you and your family. You and your date, Uh, things like that. There's my dog saying good morning to do. Um, so And then, Of course, the company the actors, we are all vaccinated and, uh, and are tested every week. At the theater and all of the crew backstage likewise, and will also be masked so and and also at the Goodman we have completely redone are H back system. Um, so you know, we are mitigating the situation as much as possible. And And and so far so good that You know, just a little common sense goes along the way. Little common sense boy. That's that's for sure. And, uh, it is, uh, it's the response. It's the right thing to do. It's the responsible, you know, way to do this. If we are to get back to, you know, quote normal. Uh, this is the way that we have to do it now until we get you know, hopefully get this under control. Sometimes soon for how many years have you been associated with the Goodman, Henry? Oh, my goodness. Well without you know, making myself seem ancient first, which I do feel that part of the reason that I was asking because I felt ancient because your name is so Associated With, you Know, productions I want to say going back to the mid nineties. Maybe yes, as a director. Absolutely. That's exactly right. Dean. Um, I've been so blessed and been so blessed to work at the Goodman and To call the Goodman my artistic home. I first didn't performed as an actor, which is the way I was trained as an actor and, uh, moved here to Chicago right after grad school and Did my first play at the Goodman is an actor in Romeo and Juliet, DB Cates and the.
"goodman theater" Discussed on WGN Radio
"At WGN TV about their new show on what we can expect. And, uh you know what? They've got planned for this new show. Also coming up right after the news at 10 30. We will be talking with Henry Good. Deena's He is the uh, director of the new show. It's about to open at the Goodman Theater called American Mariachi. Henry Gardena has has directed many, many, many Shows at the Goodman. He's actually their resident artistic associate there. And has staged or had been responsible for numerous shows at this very prestigious theater, so that's going to be coming up as well. We're going to try to also work in this morning. Uh, some, uh, a little bit of cooking chat because we don't have a full food show today. Um, this past uh, Labor Day. We did a whole variety of Recipes for barbecuing. But also, you know, with so many people's tomato plants going crazy right now, by counter was filled with You know, beautiful tomatoes that came out of my yard and I've been just making everything I can possibly think of to use up these tomatoes. One of the best things I made was a tomato. Feta cheese, caramelized onion. Uh, puffed pastry. You lay the you lay the puff pastry out, you know, Roll it out a little bit. Sprinkle some crumbled feta cheese on top of it. I had caramelized some onions separately in a pan, Sprinkle those on it and then sliced up these beautiful tomatoes that just came right out of my yard. And laid. Those on top of it folded the puff pastry over it. Let you know left a little bit of the top still open, but you know, for the most part, it was all folded over. Uh, I put it in the oven, but you could also do it in direct style on the grill. If you want to, to give it a little more of a smoky flavor for maybe I think it was like 15 minutes. Something like that. The pastry puffs up and gets nice and crunchy and the tomatoes and the feta and the caramelized onion all kind of melt together. And it is the licious. We're gonna try to get to some more of these tomato recipes coming up in just a few minutes. When news breaks in Chicago or the world, you'll hear it here and we'll talk about a gear. This is Chicago's very own. 7 20 w G. M. 75 degrees at 10 30. Good morning. I'm David Juan. The news is sponsored by news Nation shootings in Chicago this weekend killed two people and injured least six others and the Taliban raises It's flag in Kabul..
"goodman theater" Discussed on Awards Chatter
"An act of rebellion. I actually don't feel like this was part of the rebellious part of myself that there was a certain point where i had started to turn myself around a little bit. And even though the desire to rebel didn't leave me and certainly. I took it away to college with me. I had kind of cleaned up my act in terms of my schoolwork and my studies and started to pay proper attention to what i wanted. My what. I wanted to do what i wanted my near future to look like and so i had auditioned for the goodman theatre school and gone there to audition and ben accepted and found. You know a cheap apartment and done all that. And so i felt i was. I was showing up in a way that was contrary perhaps to my previous behavior. Even though once. I ended up at school. I still looked like i was right out of the cure and when to classes and actually for the entire time that i was there at school you know what after four years of theatre school and then showing up to these agents in new york who were wanting to represent me. I was still wearing those kind of close and it was it was it was those agents who said you know you got a since he show up just a little bit more like the character that you're auditioning for unless like something that was washed up on the shore. Well it was the fact that there was interest in representing you that that led you to then move to new york. I mean that's where. I guess what i would let because this is From all over the country. I guess the world people of course aspiring actors converge on new york. But for you. What was the expectation of what that would be like. And then what was the reality of what it was like. I don't know it's interesting. I don't know y for me. Chicago fell even though i had grown up in and maybe it was because i grew up in a city like like london and i knew what big city was and so she called even though i went to chicago from michigan from grand rapids. Chicago's still felt small town to me. And i knew the for some reason that i wasn't going to stay there. I you know origin. Want to stay there For whatever reason that was And so know had had that agent not said come to new york and we're represents you have to imagine i probably would have gone. They're gone to la anyway. I don't know how that would have transpired. But i think i probably would have found my way there so but i you know i think one imagines it is much less so these days because of how you know how international productions are how how differently casting his done than it was done back there. I think it's much easier to be discovered today than just in a a soda at a soda fountain or whatever and in los angeles and so But back then night. I was new yorker los angeles new york los angeles. And why were you view. It sounds like you were vehemently opposed to los angeles. Why was that. I think initially because you know the the the school that i was in was predominantly a theater school and so that was the training that i i had there as you said going to this cornell a shakespeare summer which was actually it was it was. It was the national data of great britain in cornell But that he knows so. Much of my focus was towards doing theater. Even though i knew that i also wanted to fill. I think I definitely wanted to start there. And and so An i imagined that they would. It felt like a more realistic jumping off point for me to to both parts of the industry theater and film. From new york's and necessarily la. I just didn't feel like an an. La pride just felt like i wouldn't fit there. Sure well i think the crazy thing about new york is that you can have great success in off broadway even on broadway for some people Productions and yet you're not going to your style of living may not change very much and in fact. This is sort of what you experience. I think right with the the first of the brakes. That i'm going to pro kind of just bring up here. I guess mary-louise parker get sick. Has to drop out of something that had really means. Parker decided to jump off the show to go and do a canyon. What what was that movie. Not coldwater canyon members. No not laurel canyon. I can't remember she just runs. She jumped up production two weeks into the four weeks of rehearsal to do a film. It was good. And because i had a british accent already i came in and even though i'd had no experience out of college pretty much they they hired me and you know you win a theater world award. You get all kinds of claim but at the end of the day you're still waitressing on the at the same time right. That's new york new york. Was this something that kind of forced you to reconsider your position about l. a. Because i screen acting for all of its you know things that are maybe less fulfilling than than stage acting does pay a little better right now so much that it was because i met a guy i'd gone up to The long war orphan done Another british production of the philanthropist and met a fellow actor and so i was basically just going out to los angeles to to stay with him for for a couple of weeks to visit him. And i ended up selling my return ticket which used to be able to do in those days. You could literally sell. You could sell your return flight. I mean what world.
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"In Glenview. What else do you know that's been selling really well through hot text? So, um, I haven't had a chance to see it, but I'm hearing really good things about it. Yeah. What else? What else is on there right now that people can go and experience So we have Botanic Garden, a musical and that's at the park at Maple and 15th. It's being put on by, um 16th Street Theater. Um which, um, is it's um The it's 15 29 South Harlem, and this is a show that threatened by Lindsay John to the beloved Chicago, a sound designer, and Todd Logan, the playwright. It's a musical, also starring Carmen Roman and James Lemming, who are both, um you know, beloved Chicago actors, so that is really And I should say it's in Berwyn. Um, if if folks don't know that they're trying to look up that Harlem address in Chicago and then and then the streaming production we have is is Goodman theaters. I hate it here. Which is that's been on for a little while. That's I culture and William Brown came together to produce pests. And, um, it's all about, um, 2020 and, um, everything that happens. I I noticed that you have theater. Rosen Zanni listed. Yeah, as well. I'm going to go see that this coming Friday or Saturday. I can't remember which, but this is going to be my first time. You know, back with a live audience, uh, seeing anything but this This is I mean, it's it's not what you would call traditional kind of theatrical experience at all right? No, it's not. It's um You know, it's certified description. In many ways, I mean, it's so where they are is they're actually and it's the Cambria Hotel that they have their own floor there, and they've set up what they call a Spiegel tent, which is a very specific kind of it's really a Turkish chant, and the audience is inside the circumstance and the Show is an incredible mixture of circus and music and dance and, um, comedy and theatre. It's It's really amazing, and the space is just gorgeous. I mean it is and it's dinner for yourself. It's while you while you have dinner, so Yep. Yep, Which is also and, um, you know, I have been, although before the pandemic and the food is great. Yeah, It's uh, the show is running. I don't have the end date on it, but I know that the arteries it's an open ended one. They don't have an end date open ended run performance is just began the other day. And are being performed Wednesdays through Sundays. And you can get tickets. Uh huh. On the hot tix explained the whole hot Take situation. Where? Where do you go? How does it work? Explain. Explain.
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"The past, and they are top notch. I encourage you to check out this opportunity, whether you want to stay at home and enjoy the virtual Performances or get out and about and experience the re opening of Live entertainment. Here in Chicago. The Steppin Wolf Theater Company is also making a comeback with a new building and education center, along with a season of performances written by ensemble members, the new 50,000 Square foot Center on hall Stead. Street features a 400 seat round theater, along with new bars that encouraged socializing among theatergoers as well as people in the community. It's like an exciting time for Chicago theater absolutely streamed. Virtual productions begin in September of this year, while Bug by ensemble member Tracy Letts begins its revival live. In the downstairs theater on November 11th. You can visit steppin wolf dot org's For more information. The League of Chicago Theatre's hot Tix continues to offer half price tickets. To select virtual shows. Half price tickets are now available for performances between May 13th and May 16th of the Goodman theaters. The sound inside the play examines the relationship between Bella, a solitary creative writing professor who developed the connection with Christopher, a freshman student with literary dreams of his own, visit hot text out or go to purchase tickets for $15. As for this week's one recommendation, it is a truth universally acknowledged. Touched that warmer weather turns the thoughts of wine lovers to rose A. While there are plenty of options available. I'd like to recommend a pink wine produced by Steve Edmund's a luminary of what is called the Rhone Ranger movement. These were and are American winemakers who championed the grapes of France's Rhone Valley. Rose is made by these winemakers tend to be more restrained but are also decidedly crisp, refreshing and very fit. Would friend like from Herman Wine selections, I recommend the 2019 vintage of Edmund's ST John's Bone Jolly Rose. A It is very dry and offers great acidity length on the palate and lots of fresh red Berry notes. It's about 25 bucks, and I know that's a bit of a splurge for a lot of people, But I hardly encourage you to give it a try. It may very well change your mind about how good rose a wine can be. Visit. Pirmin wine dot com to order.
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"For your department that put on all these great events normally. In the city of Chicago for summertime to have of it some events back on the schedule again. Yeah, I think you know, despite that unimaginable challenges that we were thrown yet our way last year, in particular the challenges that were thrown to the cultural sector. Um it's nice to see that we've been able to persist and come together to, you know really slow and stop the spread of the virus so we can A better city on the right path forward to re opening, and that includes getting back to culture, So we're excited, and I think relieved because it's it's time and, um, we're happy that we're gonna be able to bring bring folks together this summer. It's gonna be something special. I mean, when everything shut down last year, everybody felt that you know that same kind of loss. Even not even you know, in many cases, not even be able to go out of the house, right? But you know, the creative community stepped up and started doing all of these virtual Projects, which was amazing. You can't keep creative people down they had they had to create and now Mayor Lightfoot announced. This open Chicago initiative, which includes open culture, explain what that means. Well, it czar password to get in the city. You know, back tol spirits and all of the things we love, live music, theater and dance. We have such a rich, You know, cultural scene here in Chicago. Um and so, what we're doing is we're just kind of trying to put us on that fast. Half board imagining that you know, 2021 will look a lot more like 2019 men 2020 in terms of our ability to kind of bring folks together. Uh, so in partnership with, you know, organizations across the city we've been, you know, able to announce the kind of opening of some of our city's most beloved kind of cultural institutions and treasures, including Millennium Park. We're gonna have a full season of events and morning Park this summer, which will start in June with kind of pop up performances, but also of course, include the Grant Park Music Festival. Her will be, you know, back to business. As usual. We will have some limited capacity. And you know, folks will have to register in advance. But we're happy Tol welcome, folks back to the to the park this summer or also, you know, before you before you move off of Millennium Park, I presume that means Pritzker Pavilion performances of my right about exactly so Grand Park Music Festival. Will be performing Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from July 2nd two on the 21st, and you can get all of that information at Grant Park Music festival dot org's. We're also going to be bringing back the very popular Millennium Park Music Series for 10 additional concert that will be on Thursdays starting August 2nd. On then we're also opening up the Pritzker states to some partners. The artist Korean Theater is gonna present the American Ballet Theater Company, Um, on July 8th, and we're also gonna have another dance for life performance that's presented by Chicago to get those united so it'll be both, you know, recognized partners, but also some new folks that are gonna be taking advantage of the state to the summer dance for life benefit. Hosted for 20 years at various venues throughout Chicago. Most of them were inside, although it wasn't the skyline stage in Navy Pier for several years, so this will be the first time that it's back outside again. Okay. And you know, this is a terrific benefit that brings together the best dance companies in Chicago all on one stage on one night. If you're a fan of dance that you know that that's AH must see Performance. But these performances that are going to be taking place at of the Pritzker Pavilion you say that you have to reserve in advance for those now. Yeah, this is this is something new that we're gonna have to institute this year, obviously for public public safety and health reasons, but it'll be a really easy process. All of the tickets were still free. So there's there's no charge, but there is a registration. System in place, so you'll be able to register register. You know your spot on the lawn and then also your spot and the seating bowl. Um and it'll be kind of after that. You'll be able to use your against registration to access the concert You can this way you can control The number of people so so you don't have too many people in one place at one time, in other words, Exactly Okay, now, how do you register for something Like that? Um, well, we're gonna have all the information will be, of course, on the Millennium Park website. Also at Grant Park Music Festival. The registration is not quite open, but that will be going life soon. As her book should check the Morning Park website and also Grant Park Music Festival full for that information, All right, So, in addition to Pritzker Pavilion, I was happy to see that lots of theaters are going to be reopening again as well as part of this program, right? Yeah, There are a lot of, you know, cultural organizations that are kind of opening, opening their doors back up, so we, you know, want to highlight all of those things, too, including theaters and You know, neighborhood's festivals that people love like the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, the printer printers roll it fast, um, old Town Art Fair. The Pivot Arts Festival, which is actually happening may 21st through June 5th, which is alive and multi arts experience lots of different Kind of genres. So we do wanna just acknowledge you know the work that our local festival presenters and our museums on our theaters are doing to get to get sucked the folks back open. So so how will some of these outdoor events be handled them? For example, the old Town art fair? June 12th and 13th Pride in the park, June 26 27, Southport Art Fair July 10th and 11th. Chinatown. Summer Fair July 17th and 18th. The printer's row lit fest. September 11th and 12th Hyde Park jazz festivals September 25th and 26. That's just part of what's on the list. But these air out your events. How do you control the number of people in spacing and all that sort of thing with things like that? Is that also by reservation? Um, well, I think all of these air independent, you know, privately, perfect produced events. Global handle that I think in different ways, But there are you know, pretty folks have worked really hard on, you know, providing at least the city has tried to really provide some guidance in terms of You know how you know presenters can deliver these events safely s. Oh, there is guidance that we're able Tiuna give to focus. And I think, um, e Think we've gone through this now and so, you know, controlling entrance and exit and making sure that you know people have, uh, you know, distancing. And, uh you know, advanced, you know, and it Cleaning protocols and all about Tess's is built into the process now, so we'll be working closely with all of these event producers to make sure that their events can go go smoothly for the public in terms of theaters reopening In your announcement on this. It includes Broadway in Chicago Back up and running a to Broadway Playhouse theater water tower, They're going to be producing Six. The production called Sixth and October October 5th through January 30th. The Goodman Theater is on it. The court theater in Hyde Park. Yeah. Is on it. I'm just so I can't even tell you how happy I am to see that live theaters, you know, going to be back up and running to some degree. Yeah, I'm excited about it, too. And I think we'll you know, we'll continue to see throughout the summer Additional, You know, details and more more theaters, more music venues, right Being able Tol open open their doors. As we move. You know, later into the summer into the fall, it's going to be a process for sure. In terms of getting everybody back on track. But I didn't want to mention that, In addition to the kind of reopening support, we also have some grant programs that are available Tiuna cultural presenters just knowing that you know, folks need Resource is and and capital capital to be able to kind of mountain produces the show..
"goodman theater" Discussed on WGN Radio
"The Keeler Bridge is closed right now over the Eisenhower. It looks like one of the cars that was involved in. This has crashed into a pole. We're trying to get more information on it. In terms of your expressways, travel times pretty high this morning. The rain's not gonna help on the end bounced Kennedy. We do have almost 55 minutes from O'Hare to downtown. An hour and five on the Eisenhower 3 92 The old post office. I'm Vicky Jacuzzi on WGN Traffic. Central cultural events will be returning to Chicago this summer is part of the next phase of the city's reopening plans are being put in place for the return of a number of popular events and institutions like summer dance. Goodman Theater, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the old town art Fair Market Days and Printers row lit fest. There also be a new month long citywide festival called Chicago Tune in which kicks off in August. Cities. Also launching the Protect Chicago Music series, which will be available to those who are fully vaccinated. Chicago's public health commissioner, Dr Allison are would, he says the return of these events is a sign that Chicago is winning the fight against covert 19. This is really just pointing to the fact that we continue to make really good progress against Cove it I think the mayor really wanted to set out the sense that you know, we are feeling very optimistic that by this summer I think we'll be in a place where we can really largely be able to return, assuming that we continue to see good up. In vaccination or what? He was a guest on Chicago's afternoon news yesterday. Here on WGN ahead of Chicago Civilian Office of Police Accountability Copa is resigning Sydney Roberts has held that post for the last three years, she led the office through a number of high profile cases. Including the recent deadly force. Police shootings of Adam to Lehto and Anthony Alvarez, mayor Life ago has been critical of Copa. I'm seek her resignation, but I've made no secret of the fact that I've been extraordinarily unhappy other with the way that they've handled a number of things, not the least of which is Taking over 18 months to move forward on an investigation regarding Anjanette Young and a lot of that time, nothing happened here plans to name an interim leader for Copa while she searches for a permanent replacement. State police are looking for witnesses to an officer involved shooting in suburban Linwood. It happened Sunday at a gas station on Glenwood Dire road. One person was struck by gunfire and taken to the hospital with injuries. State police have not given any further information about that incident. Cook County Jail detainees have a new resource center to help forget the what they need to re enter society. WGN's Pam Jones reports. Sheriff Tom Dart says nearly half of his jail population has some.
"goodman theater" Discussed on WGN Radio
"Cultural events will be returning to Chicago this summer is part of the next phase of the city's reopening plans are in place for the return of popular events. And institutions like summer Dance, the Goodman Theater, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Old Town art, Fair Market Days and Printers roll with fast. They'll also be a new month long citywide festival called Chicago Tune in which kicks off in August. Mere. Lightfoot was asked yesterday about the potential return of the air and water show. We've been in conversation with the organizer producers for some time, but we're not ready to kind of announce what might happen later in the summer. But stay two cities also launching the project Chicago Music Series, which will be available only to those who have been vaccinated, with local convention activity, expected to resume the hotel industry is slowly gaining steam. Michael Jacobson is president and CEO of the Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association. Rape are still definitely lower in occupancy Still lower. I mean, just give you a sense. Last week, hotel occupancy was right around 30% that is up from the teens and single digits that hotels were at last year, he says the industry is starting to see an uptick in reservations. Jacobson was a guest yesterday on Chicago's afternoon news here on WGN. Four men are in the hospital this morning after being shot in the South Shore neighborhood. Four men were outside on a porch shot about 6 to 10 o'clock last night. This location. 69th and Cornell. Three men came up to them and open fire. Three victims were taken to the hospital in fair condition. Another victim is in critical condition. No one is in custody. Least have said This appears to be a targeted shooting, and that police knew had contact previous contact with two of the victims. No criminal charges will be filed after someone plays two nooses on a football field at York High School in L Merge. The incident happened back in January. WGN's Pam Jones has an update on the story. Officials from district 205 see the nooses were placed there by a student who wanted to draw attention to the isolation and mental health impact of covert 19. However, the district says It acknowledges the symbolism of the nooses can invoke fear and anger regardless of intent. Officials say the incident is being handled as a school matter. Pam Jones WGN news former 22nd Ward alderman Ricardo Munoz pleaded not guilty during his arraignment in federal court yesterday on corruption. Charges of federal indictment charges him with 15 counts of wire fraud. And one count of money laundering. During his 26 years on the Chicago City Council. He rose to be chairman of its Progressive Reform caucus and also served as the caucuses treasurer. Federal investigators allege he used that position to form a political action committee raising money from donors. Prosecutors say he used those funds to pay for personal expenses. Like called college tuition for relative jewelry, clothing, cellphones, vacation sports tickets and airline tickets. Cook County Jail detainees have a new resource center to help get them going as they re enter society. Sheriff Tom Dart says Nearly half of his jail.
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"goodman theater" Discussed on The Successful Encore Career Podcast
"I love that genre but also you know organizations are doing pop up concerts and performances in neighborhoods in a way therm aching in person. And they're bringing it to a more local community so in a way what we're seeing on the internet is getting more broad. You can see it all over a little bit more global yet live in person. Things are frankly getting a little bit more local. I know the columbus symphony has been doing pop concerts around columbus in chicago. The goodman theatre has taken their show fanny about the civil rights activists fannie lou hamer and they've they've got a little portable stage that folds out of a truck sort of like a food truck and they'll have scheduled times and they'll shell up in a neighborhood put it up. They'll do this. One person show and the audiences will really enjoy it. And i'm i'm going to raise up again. Cactus plays towards an anti-racist tomorrow. You know a series of of readings or they're more than readings performances online performances of plays. That again we wouldn't. I'm not sure we would have done before. And you know that those little pop ups that started actually back in the spring when whether was getting warmer was a true not just community collaboration or a community connection. It may have been a lifesaving line for some people who just had no one and were by themselves in the same four walls of their house To have young children playing music you know on the sidewalk so these folks all especially older folks could come out and listen. I mean that was powerful. I hope one of the things i hope one of the byproducts of this pandemic the sounds a little self promotional and forgive me but you know one of the things we as a culture did when we locked down is we turn to the arts. We turn to the streaming performances. We turn to our musicians. We turned to theatre. We turn to dance. And i hope this ends perhaps love esscalation of our value of that and one of the challenges of that because remember any art form is also in a way and industry you know people have to be able to read etcetera and you know one of the challenges of the pandemic is. we are creating this proliferation of artwork. But it's also a lot harder to make a living from it because we are largely offering it at tremendous discount or free and i hope that as people reflect on the lockdown and reflect on. How art was there for them. How music was there for them. How theater was there for them. That when we come back that they'll help support us to help our industry combat. I think that those of us who enjoy the arts during this time have to be really thankful that artists are so compelled to do their art that they didn't just make it available to us. They made sure we knew it was available because You know thank goodness. For television. Showing us these programs and facebook making highlight of it and But i but i agree with you. We we were. We think we'd gotten to the point of where we were treating as an industry instead of as an art form it's gotta be somewhere between obviously as artists were compelled to create art. We can't not do it right. But on the other hand we also need to eat bells and bills and all of those mundane things we have to do..
See Chadwick Boseman's final performance in the just-released 'Ma Rainey's Black Bottom' trailer
"This is the final Chadwick Boseman trailer isn't it turned out? It turns out that Ma Rainey's black bottom Will be the last. A full completed film from Chadwick Boseman, who last August passed away after a very long private battle with colon cancer that took his young life on Lee at 43 years old. The Black Panther star was working on this film with Oscar winner Violet Davis. It's the film adaptation of the August Wilson play that's been at the Goodman Theater and other theaters but probably the biggest and most ambitious. Production in Chicago was the one that was at the Goodman and I was going to play some of it for you hear on the radio, but it's extremely visual and a lot of it would be lost, but it's fantastic. It's got Oscar. Winds all over it from violent Davis to Chadwick. To the choreography, the music. This just looks like it's going to be an amazing film. When it comes out on Netflix in December, 1 week for Christmas, that's going to be coming out on Netflix. Marini's black bottom. If you go to YouTube or the Netflix pages, you could take a look at the trailer. You will not be disappointed in this. I have to check that out now onto somebody feed