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We Remember Meshach Taylor (1947-2014)

Posted by: at 07/01/2014 04:49 PM
We Remember Meshach Taylor (1947-2014)

Meshach Taylor in rehearsal for the Goodman’s production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn from the 1984/1985 Season.

We at the Goodman Theatre were saddened to learn of the death from cancer on June 28 of actor Meshach Taylor.  A much loved and highly respected mainstay of the Chicago theater community in the 1970s, Meshach created indelible performances at a variety of local theaters, among them the original Organic Theatre Company and the Goodman, where his performance in Sizwe Bansi is Dead in the 1977/1978 Season earned him a Jeff Award. His other Goodman appearances included Native Son in 1978 and The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1985).


Memories of "Brigadoon"

Posted by: at 07/08/2014 12:39 PM
Memories of "Brigadoon"

Part of the fun of showcasing a long-time favorite musical is listening to stories from those who have a personal connection to the show. We put out a call for stories from patrons who were a part of a production of Brigadoon during their life, and we received some fantastic memories! 


Dance in Brigadoon

Posted by: Rachel Rockwell at 07/14/2014 10:32 AM
Dance in Brigadoon

Director and Choreographer Rachel Rockwell

What I learned about dance storytelling, I learned from watching Agnes de Mille’s beautiful ballets in movies like Oklahoma and Carousel.  It was new way of approaching the work that had an indelible effect on me as young choreographer.  It gave me a foundation upon which to base my own brand of dance storytelling.  I have never seen any of the footage of the de Mille choreography for Brigadoon. I don’t know if any exists. I have no doubt it would have been revolutionary.