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Charles Newell to Direct Rock ‘N’ Roll at Goodman

Charles Newell
Charles Newell

Charles Newell will direct the Midwest premiere of Tom Stoppard’s Rock ‘N’ Roll at the Goodman’s Albert Ivar Theatre, May 2-June 7.

Stoppard’s sweeping and passionate play spans two countries, three generations and 22 turbulent years, at the end of which, love remains — and so does rock ‘n’ roll.

Newell is the artistic director at Court Theatre, where he has directed over 30 productions, since 1994. He made his Chicago directorial debut in 1993 with The Triumph of Love, which won the Joseph Jefferson Award for Best Production. Other credits include Titus Andronicus, Arcadia, Uncle Vanya, Raisin, The Glass Menagerie, Man of La Mancha, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, Hamlet, The Invention of Love, and Nora.

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