Goodman Theatre Announces its 2015/2016 Season of Rarely-Seen Masterworks and new Plays

In an unprecedented world premiere event, Robert Falls and Seth Bockley co-adapt and co-direct 2666, Roberto Bolano’s internationally-celebrated novel

CHICAGO, IL – Artistic Director Robert Falls announces the wide range of stories and voices that comprise Goodman Theatre’s upcoming 2015/2016 Season—a “Big—Bold—Brilliant” line-up beginning September 2015.  The five plays on subscription in the Albert Theatre include the first post-Broadway production of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; Another Word for Beauty by José Rivera; The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder; The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry; and Leonard Bernstein’s musical Wonderful Town with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. The three-play Owen Theatre subscription line-up includes Feathers and Teeth by Charise Castro Smith; Carlyle by Thomas Bradshaw; and Soups, Stews, and Casseroles: 1976 by Rebecca Gilman. In a special non-subscription theatrical event, Falls joins forces with Playwright-in-Residence Seth Bockley to present a world-premiere stage adaptation of 2666, Roberto Bolaño’s epic novel. Three other non-subscription events include the 38th annual production of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol; the second annual production of The Second City’s Twist Your Dickens, or Scrooge You!; and a collaboration with Albany Park Theater Project. In addition, the annual New Stages Festival is set for October 28 – November 15, 2015, including three developmental productions and three staged readings.

Subscription tickets are on sale now; call 312.443.3800 or visit GoodmanTheatre.org/Subscribe. Individual tickets go on sale beginning in August. Tickets to 2666 can be purchased as a subscription add-on (available now; subscribers save 20%) or as an individual ticket, on sa