- Celebrate your 25th anniversary
A scene from 'Animal Crackers' directed by Wishcamper at the Goodman in 2009. (Courtesy of Goodman Theatre)
; give back to the community; raise money -- it's all in the plan for ComedySportz this year. "Over our 25 years, we've seen how the joy, imagination, and laughter that come from improv comedy make people's lives better. We're so grateful for the support we've received in this community, that we wanted to help other organizations that make Lakeview and the world better places to live," said ComedySportz President and CEO Matt Elwell in a statement. This means they're working with groups like The Night Ministry, Funny Bones Improv, the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Sam Thompson Foundation. To learn more, head to their website
- Henry Wishcamper is now a new resident artistic associate of the Goodman Theatre, reports Hedy Weiss of the Sun-Times. As previously announced, Wishcamper will be directing Other Desert Cities in January at the Goodman. Additionally, Seth Bockley will be an artist-in-residence for two years at the theater.
- Some thoughts on the lack of love for Nathan Lane in this years Equity Jeff Award nominations, as well as who should win, from Bob Bullen.
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