CROWNS Extends Through August 12th At Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre adds eight performances of Regina Taylor’s hit musical Crowns in a one-week extension through August 12. Tickets for the additional performances ($29 – $88) are now on sale and can be purchased at, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Target is the Major Corporate Sponsor of Crowns and JP Morgan Chase and PwC are Corporate Sponsor Partners. Chicago Tribune is a Media Partner. American Airlines is the Exclusive Airline of Goodman Theatre.

Tuesday, August 7……………7:30pm
Wednesday, August 8……….7:30pm
Thursday, August 9…………..7:30pm
Friday, August 10……………..8pm
Saturday, August 11………….2pm and 8pm
Sunday, August 12……………2pm and 7:30pm

Featured Guest Gospel Vocalists

Goodman Theatre Artistic Associate and “triple threat” Playwright/Director/Actor Regina Taylor has tied her 10th anniversary production of Crowns to Chicago—her newly adopted home and a city famous for its world-renowned gospel community. In honor of Chicago’s gospel tradition and its deep well of musical talent, select performances ofCrowns will feature guest vocalists from the Chicago gospel scene singing the classic hymn “How I Got Over.” These local luminaries include Darius Brooks, Kim Stratton,DeWayne Woods, Faith Howard, Brian W. Smith, Jonathan McReynolds, Mildred Murphy, Jaye Brown, Carya Holmes and Martin Woods. Visit for more information and scheduling updates.

“The Yolanda Project” and Pre-Show Spoken Word from Louder Than a Bomb/Young Chicago Authors

In reshaping her 17-year old central character in Crowns, Taylor engaged in “The Yolanda Project”—a four-week workshop and dialogue with young Chicago women aged 17-21 and involved with Louder Than a Bomb/Young Chicago Authors. Jamila Woods, a former Goodman intern and two-time Louder Than a Bomb winner, moderated the sessions. Members of Young Chicago Authors bring powerful recitations of their own spoken-word poems each Friday during the run—July 13, 20, 27 and August 3 at 7pm in the Goodman Lobby.

Additional pre-show events and activities at select performances of Crowns include local choirs Johnell Nicholas and In Spirit Ministries (July 11, 6:45pm) and Sweet Holy Spirit Church Choir (July 26, 6:45pm) in the lobby. Local milliners will sell their original hat creations in the coat check area.