Get ready for a blast from the past! Explore the 90 years of Goodman’s incredible history with archival photos, timelines and more.
Since 1925, Goodman Theatre has brought the finest in theater productions to audiences in Chicago, across the country and around the world—from exciting world premieres to inventive new interpretations of classic works, magnificent large-scale musicals and fresh productions of Broadway hits.
KENNETH SAWYER GOODMAN EXHIBIT
Before Goodman Theatre, there was a young playwright named Kenneth
Today, the Goodman family’s archives — correspondence, scripts, and photographs — are held at the Newberry Library. In celebration of our 90th Anniversary Season, we’ve compiled materials that give a sense of Kenneth Sawyer Goodman as an artist, a family man and a dynamic visionary.
Goodman Theatre Eras
Next: 1922-1931 Today’s Goodman Theatre traces its roots back to the early years of the 20th century, when the […]Read More ›
Previous: 1883-1918 Next: 1931-1969 World War I cut short the writing career of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, […]Read More ›
Previous: 1922-1931 Next: 1972-1985 Throughout the 1930s and ’40s the Goodman School of Drama garnered a national reputation […]Read More ›
Into the Archives
As Goodman Theatre celebrates its 90th anniversary, the Newberry Library will honor the theater’s namesake playwright, Kenneth Sawyer Goodman. In […]Read More ›
Take a look at the Goodman Theatre space as it evolved from its former home at the Art Institute of […]Read More ›