The 1953 musical, based on the play My Sister Eileen, about a pair of Ohio sisters newly relocated to New York's Greenwich Village, will play the Chicago venue June 25-Aug. 7, 2016. Casting will be announced at a later date; Tony winner Donna Murphy starred in Broadway's most recent staging of Wonderful Town.
Artistic director Robert Falls' season in the Albert Theatre at the Goodman also includes the first post-Broadway production of Disgraced by Ayad Akhtar; Another Word for Beauty by José Rivera; The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder; and The Sign in Sidney Brustein’s Window by Lorraine Hansberry.
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 Oct. 28-Nov. 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.