Christine Lin, Henry Godinez and Liz Griffiths Receive Halcyon Theatre’s 2013 Iris Awards for connecting Chicago’s Communities and Arts
Halcyon Theatre will honor Christine Lin, Henry Godinez and Liz Griffiths as this year’s recipients of The Iris Award for connecting Chicago’s communities and arts, at Night of Flight, Halcyon Theatre’s first major fundraiser on Friday, March 8th, 2013, at Architectural Artifacts, 4325 N. Ravenswood in Chicago, Il.
On the final Friday in October, I met up with Lorey Hayes, a Broadway, film and television actress, who is also a director and an award-winning playwright, in Harlem at the Manhattan School of Music, for a spectacular concert tribute featuring MSM’s Grammy®-nominated Afro-Cuban Jazz Orchestra, led by the renowned percussionist Bobby Sanabria, and featuring the National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Award Honoree, the legendary Cuban-born conguero, Candido. The evening was a celebration of The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce, with The Orchestra kicking off a year-long “Harlem Nights” Concert Series with “Harlem Hothouses” saluting the venues such as the Apollo and the Savoy where Jazz flourished, and we were all dancing in the aisles during the encore.
Last night, I saw an alumni night preview performance of Signature Theatre’s riveting revival of Edward Albee’s The Lady from Dubuque, directed by David Esbjornson, and featuring Tony Award winner Jane Alexander in the title role, with Catherine Curtin as Lucinda, Michael Hayden as Sam, Peter Francis James as Oscar, Tricia Paoluccio as Carol, Laila Robins as Jo, Thomas Jay Ryan as Edgar and C.J. Wilson as Fred. The production began preview perfomances on February 14, with a March 5 opening night, and runs through March 25, 2012 as the inaugural production in The End Stage Theatre at the Company’s dazzling new Frank Gehry-designed home The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between Dyer and 10th Avenues).
Celebrate Chinese New Year with David Henry Hwang’s Chinglish through January 29, 2012