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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do April 6-April 12, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

IT’S THE ONE THAT YOU WANT! It’s been 40 years since the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John musical “Grease” hit movie theater screens, and in honor of the milestone, …

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Friday, March 30, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do March 30-April 5, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

It’s time to make big plans. Here are some cool things to check out in the coming week: SCREEN SCENE The 34th Chicago Latino Film Festival takes place April 5-19 at AMC River East, 322 E. …

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Thursday, March 29, 2018

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ delivers a heartfelt homage to a beloved film by Miriam Di Nunzio

Just as in the Julia Roberts - Richard Gere film, we are transported to a world where the fairy tale happy ending is inevitable.

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

‘Winter’s Tale,’ ‘Sweat,’ ‘The Music Man’ among Goodman’s 2018-2019 season by Miriam Di Nunzio

In all, ten full productions as well as three New Stages developmental productions are among the offerings.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

American Theater Company is closing its doors by Miriam Di Nunzio

Its final production turned out to "We're Gonna Be Okay," which closed on March 4.

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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Quest Theatre Ensemble shuts down after 16 years in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

Among the troupe's most notable productions was the holiday pageant "Blue Nativity," featuring large-scale puppetry.

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Chicago Shakespeare season boasts ‘Hamlet,’ ‘Bedknobs and Broomsticks’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

Also on tap: "A Midsummer Night's Dream" and the return of "Q Brothers Christmas Carol."

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The Mix — Cool things to do March 16-22, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

Chicago's St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Chicago Flower & Garden Show and the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival are just some of the fun in store.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ musical team hopes we’ll fall in love with romance all over again by Miriam Di Nunzio

Jerry Mitchell: "The film is so beloved that I had to honor the movie and still find a way to turn it in to a new musical."

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Legendary Bob Mackie will design costumes for ‘The Cher Show’ musical by Miriam Di Nunzio

Previews for "The Cher Show" begin June 12 at the Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph. Tickets go on sale March 23.

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Second City, Kennedy Center form partnership for new works, education programs by Miriam Di Nunzio

The agreement calls for co-commissions for new sketch-style and full-length and scripted works.

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do March 9-15, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

Demi Lovato & DJ Khaled, the South Side Irish Parade and The Eagles are just some of the entertainment offerings in store in the coming week.

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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

‘Miss Saigon,’ ‘Book of Mormon’ join ‘Dear Evan Hansen, ‘Dolly!’ for BIC season by Miriam Di Nunzio

Season tickets go on sale March 28 at broadwayinchicago.com.

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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Northlight Theatre’s plans for Evanston location have been scrapped by Miriam Di Nunzio

Northlight says it will seek other site options in Evanston or perhaps elsewhere for its new location.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Danai Gurira, Bruce Norris, Tarell Alvin McCraney plays set for Steppenwolf by Miriam Di Nunzio

McCraney, who won an Oscar for the adapted screenplay of "Moonlight," will be reunited here with Tina Landau in the remount of his play "Wig Out."

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Monday, February 26, 2018

‘Pretty Woman’ stage musical cast arrives in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

The stage musical based on the iconic film starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts begins previews March 13 at the Oriental Theatre.

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Friday, February 23, 2018

Chef Rick Bayless foundation pledges $170,000 to Chicago theaters by Miriam Di Nunzio

The grants are the official first act of the Bayless Family Foundation, headed by Kevin Sullivan, the chef's son-in-law.

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Thursday, February 22, 2018

‘Frankenstein,’ ‘Radio Golf’ among 2018-2019 season at Court Theatre by Miriam Di Nunzio

Charles Newell directs "The Adventures of Augie March," adapted from the Saul Bellow novel.

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The Mix — Some cool things to do Feb. 23-March 1, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

Noel Gallagher, Brad Paisley and Sergio Mendes are headed here for concerts in the coming days.

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Friday, February 16, 2018

‘Love Never Dies,’ at Cadillac Palace, is no match for ‘Phantom of the Opera’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

REVIEW: Andrew Lloyd Webber's “Love Never Dies,” now at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, picks up 10 years after “Phantom of the Opera” left off. But why?

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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Heath Saunders, Ryan Shaw, Jo Lampert among ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ Lyric cast by Miriam Di Nunzio

“Jesus Christ Superstar” is poised to rock the Lyric Opera stage in April with an eclectic cast of artists announced Thursday. Starring in the Lyric Opera’s “Broadway…

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Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Miami City Ballet, Opera Atelier on tap for Harris Theater 2018-19 season by Miriam Di Nunzio

Everything from classical Indian dance to French Baroque master works and ballet are among the offerings.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

‘Anna Karenina’ among highlights of Joffrey Ballet’s 2018-2019 season by Miriam Di Nunzio

The Chicago dance company also plans CSO collaboration, world premiere by a rising star from London, and the return of "Swan Lake" and "Nutcracker."

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Tuesday, February 6, 2018

‘La boheme,’ ‘La traviata,’ ‘Elektra’ among Lyric Opera’s 2018-2019 season by Miriam Di Nunzio

A new grand-scale musical coproduction of "West Side Story" directed by Francesca Zambello will be presented in 2019.

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Monday, February 5, 2018

Parmount’s Broadway series boasts world premiere of ‘August Rush’ musical by Miriam Di Nunzio

The show will be directed by Tony Award-winner John Doyle.

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Director Joe Mantello finds meaning in ‘Wicked’ and ‘Human’ nature by Miriam Di Nunzio

"I think the audiences in Chicago are really open. They're engaged and eager," says Tony-winning director Joe Mantello.

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

‘Tootsie’ stage musical to get world premiere in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

The show, directed by Scott Ellis, features music by David Yazbek, with a book by Robert Horn and choreography by Denis Jones.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Dorothy Milne stepping down from Lifeline Theatre post by Miriam Di Nunzio

Under Milne's leadership, Lifeline flourished, growing from an annual operating budget of just over $300,000 to just under $1 million.

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Celebrity deaths of 2017 — remembering some of those we lost this past year by Miriam Di Nunzio

From movies to music to television and beyond, 2017 saw the passing of some of our most beloved artists from across the entertainment spectrum.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Julia Sweeney to workshop standup show at Second City by Miriam Di Nunzio

"Julia Sweeney: Older and Wider," promises the comedian's present-day take on everything from parenting to feminism and everything in between.

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Rob Lowe bringing his live ‘Stories’ to Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

Tickets for the stage show at the Cadillac Palace will go on sale Dec. 13.

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