Joffrey to interpret another great novel in Cathy Marston’s Jane Eyre

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Article by Joe DeRosa; Photo by Cheryl Mann If things keep going the way they’ve been going for Ashley Wheater and the world-renowned Joffrey Ballet, Cathy Marston’s adaptation of the 19th-century classic novel Jane Eyre will turn out to be the perfect choice to open the 2019-20 season. Since his appointment in 2007 as the […]

Hamilton to Close 1/5/20; Final Block of Tickets on Sale 5/17

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CHICAGO (May 15, 2019) – The musical HAMILTON will conclude its more than three (3) year run in Chicago at Broadway In Chicago’s CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe St.) on January 5, 2020, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller.  Chicago was the first city outside New York where HAMILTON opened; the production began performances on September 27, 2016 at […]

Steppenwolf Breaks Ground Today on New Campus Expansion

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New Building to Feature 400-seat In-the-Round Theatre, Dedicated Education Floorand New Social Spaces where Artists, Audiences and Students Converge Rendering by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture CHICAGO (March 5, 2019) – Steppenwolf Theatre Company, the nation’s premier ensemble theatre, proudly breaks ground today on the next phase of its multi-year campus expansion on Halsted […]

Timeline Theatre announces purchase of Uptown property as future home

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Chicago, IL, December 21, 2018 – TimeLine Theatre Company is pleased to announce that it has completed the purchase of property located at 5033–5035 North Broadway Avenue in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. The property, which encompasses a five-story, 45,120-square-foot warehouse building plus a vacant lot near the corner of Broadway and Argyle, is planned as the […]

Prop Thtr and Curious Theatre Branch announce 30th Rhinofest

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CURIOUS THEATRE BRANCH AND PROP THTR PRESENT THE 30th ANNUAL RHINOCEROS THEATER FESTIVAL, JANUARY 12 – FEBRUARY 24, 2019 AT PROP THTR Chicago’s Longest Running Fringe Festival Returns with Six Weeks of Performances and Special Events Including Full Moon Vaudeville and a Celebration of Poet and Teacher John Starrs CHICAGO – Curious Theatre Branch and […]

Lifeline Theatre Present “Fillet of Solo” Festival

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CHICAGO – Lifeline Theatre Artistic Director Dorothy Milne and former Live Bait Theater Artistic Director Sharon Evans are pleased to announce the 22nd Annual Fillet of Solo Festival, running January 18–February 2, 2019. Celebrating the breadth of Chicago’s enduring storytelling and live lit scene, Lifeline brings 12 storytelling collectives and seven solo performers together for […]

2019 Skokie Idol Competition

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2019 SKOKIE IDOL Audition Date: January 12, 2019 Noon – 3 pm   Skokie, Illinois – MadKap Productions is holding the 5th annual SKOKIE IDOL competition with auditions beginning January 12, 2019.  Auditioners should prepare their very best song.  They may sing to a karaoke track, a CD, or a musical instrument. Auditioners will compete in one of three divisions based […]

Kokandy Names Artistic Director and Associates

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CHICAGO (November 19, 2018) – Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the appointment of Derek Van Barham as the company’s new Producing Artistic Director, succeeding Allison Hendrix, who served in the position since Kokandy was founded in 2010. Barham is joined by three new Artistic Associates: Adrian Abel Azevedo, Leda Hoffmann and Nik Whitcomb. The new artistic team is supported by Kokandy’s Board of […]