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Robert Falls
Robert Falls

Robert Falls

Robert Falls has been the artistic director of Goodman Theatre since 1986. From 1977 to 1985, he was the artistic director of Wisdom Bridge Theatre. Most recently, he directed the off-Broadway premiere of Beth Henley’s The Jacksonian, starring Ed Harris, Glenne Headly, Amy Madigan and Bill Pullman. Last season, in addition to directing the world premiere of Ms. Henley’s play at the Geffen Playhouse, Mr. Falls directed a new production of Measure for Measure at the Goodman. In February 2015, his 2012 Goodman production of The Iceman Cometh, starring Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy, will be reprised with the original cast at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). Other recent productions include the regional premiere of John Logan’s Red, John Robin Baitz’s Three Hotels, The Seagull and the world premiere of Rebecca Gilman’s A True History of the Johnstown Flood. Mr. Falls’ credits also include King Lear, Desire Under the Elms, the Broadway revival of Eric Bogosian’s Talk Radio, the world premiere of Richard Nelson’s Frank’s Home, the American premiere of Conor McPherson’s Shining City and the Broadway and touring productions of Elton John and Tim Rice’s Aida. His Broadway productions of Death of a Salesman and Long Day’s Journey into Night received seven Tony Awards and three Drama Desk Awards. Other Goodman credits include the world premieres of Arthur Miller’s Finishing the Picture, Rebecca Gilman’s Blue Surge and Dollhouse, Eric Bogosian’s Griller, Steve Tesich’s The Speed of Darkness and On the Open Road and John Logan’s Riverview: A Melodrama with Music, as well as the American premiere of Alan Ayckbourn’s House and Garden.

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