Thursday, November 3, 2011

Broadway via Chicago

By Jenny Seidelman, Campaign Manager

Regular blog readers may recall that after our summer show Chinglish closed, most of the cast headed to New York to take on Broadway. If you’ve been keeping up with the Chicago Tribune, The Economist, or The New York Times, you may have noticed last week our favorite comedy of miscommunication as finally opened on the Great White Way! If you’re in New York, check it out.

Of course, this isn’t the first time a Goodman show has made it to Broadway. The Internet Broadway Database lists more than 20 productions in Broadway history that started at the Goodman. Highlights include:

The 1984 production of Glengarry Glen Ross, featuring Joe Mantegna and Mike Nussbaum.

The 1999 production of Death of a Salesman, with Brian Dennehy.

A Moon for the Misbegotten in 2000, starring Gabriel Byrne and Cherry Jones.

And the 2005 original co-production (with Intiman Theatre) of The Light in the Piazza .

Next time you’re in New York, be on the lookout for Goodman productions!

Photo: Goodman Immediate Past Chairman Patricia Cox, Chinglish Director Leigh Silverman, Playwright David Henry Hwang, and Chairman Ruth Ann M. Gillis at opening night on Broadway.

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