The Heir Apparent

November 29, 2015

January 17, 2016

in CST's Courtyard Theater

written by David Ives, adapted from
Le Légataire universel
by Jean-François Regnard
directed by John Rando

John Rando


John Rando makes his Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut. Recent Broadway credits include Penn & Teller On Broadway and his highly acclaimed revival of On the Town (Tony Award nomination for direction) Mr. Rando won the 2002 Tony Award and Outer Critics Circle Award for his direction of Urinetown: The Musical. Other Broadway credits include: A Christmas Story, The Wedding Singer, A Thousand Clowns and Neil Simon's The Dinner Party. He has directed several productions New York City Center Encores!, including: Annie Get Your Gun, Little Me, It’s a Bird It’s a Plane It’s Superman, Gentleman Prefer Blondes, On the Town, Damn Yankees, Face the Music, Of Thee I Sing, The Pajama Game, Do Re Mi and Strike Up the Band. Off-Broadway credits include: The Heir Apparent (Calloway Award for Outstanding Direction, Classic Stage Company); Lives of the Saints, All in the Timing (Obie Award for direction), Mere Mortals and Ancient History (Primary Stages), all plays by David Ives; The Toxic Avenger (New World Stages); Pig Farm (Roundabout Theatre Company); Bright Ideas (Manhattan Class Company); Polish Joke by David Ives (Manhattan Theatre Club); Rosenkrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, The Comedy of Errors (The Acting Company); and The Venetian Twins (The Pearl Theatre Company). Regional credits include: Round and Round The Garden (American Conservatory Theater); The Man Who Came to Dinner (The Alley Theatre); Steve Martin’s The Underpants (The Geffen Playhouse); The Taming of the Shrew, The Comedy of Errors (The Old Globe); A Flea In Her Ear (Williamstown Theatre Festival); The Guardsman (Berkshire Theatre Festival); On the Town and Guys and Dolls (Barrington Stage Company), among many others. In 1992, Mr. Rando was a Drama League Directing Fellow. His professional accomplishments were recognized by the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television with the 2010 Alumni Achievement Award and by the University of Texas at Austin with the 2004 Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award. He also serves as Executive Vice President of SDC, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. 

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