CHICAGO -- It's full steam ahead for Goodman Theatre's "Campaign for the New Goodman Theatre," a fundraiser to build a state-of- the-art theatre complex on north Dearborn Street by the year 2000. The location is the historic site of the Garrick and Woods theatres, now occupied by the landmark Harris and Selwyn theaters.
The new Goodman Theatre, a two-theatre venue with a joint lobby and multi-level retail space, is expected to bring an audience of some 300,000 to the North Loop for an estimated economic impact of nearly $40 million.
Since its founding in 1925, Goodman Theatre has been housed in the Art Institute of Chicago but has since outgrown both its needs and its welcome.
-- By Lawrence Bommer