‘Goshen’ to play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place

The world-premiere production features Chicago’s Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and the music of Grammy-winner Donald Lawrence.

SHARE ‘Goshen’ to play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place
“Goshen” will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in May.

“Goshen” will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place in May.

Ken Carl

Everything from gospel music, dramatic narrative, dance and song are on the bill for “Goshen,” a musical/dance collaboration between Deeply Rooted Dance Theater and Grammy Award winner Donald Lawrence making its world premiere at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place this spring.

Also featured in the production are the members of The Tri-City Singers, rapper Sir The Baptist, poet J. Ivy, choir master Zeke Locke, 8 principal singers, and 11 choral singers. The work “addresses contemporary matters of race and equity while exploring historic themes of power, wealth, fear, and oppression depicted in ancient biblical narrative,” according to Friday’s announcement. The score will feature selections from Lawrence’s Grammy-nominated album “Goshen” (the awards will be presented Sunday night) as well as original music specific to the production.

“Goshen,” directed and co-choreographed by Deeply Rooted co-founder and creative director Kevin Iega Jeff, will run May 22-31 at the theater (175 E. Chestnut).

Tickets are currently available for groups of 10 or more only by phone at (312) 977-1710 or by emailingGroupSales@BroadwayInChicago.com. Individual tickets will go on sale at a later date. Visit BroadwayInChicago.com for more information.

The Latest
If only so many weren’t too lazy and incurious — and triggered by discussions of race — to click on an easy-to-find three-year-old story so that they might gain an actual understanding of the context.
At issue are pending increases in health insurance costs for Affordable Care Act plans. Voters will learn just before the November elections that temporarily boosted subsidies will expire in 2023 — unless Congress acts.
One is product shortages, as with the shortage of personal protective equipment early in the pandemic and recently with infant formula. But are we willing to pay higher prices for less reliance on the global supply chain?
The hurried ordinance allowing outdoor amplified entertainment events without oversight is a bad idea.
The woman, 27, was not on the Red Line platform when she was shot, police said.