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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Think global, drink local by Cristalle Bowen

Just like families, the places we call home can be chosen.  Athletes feel at home on the field and plenty of entertainers of all types declare they feel most comfortable onstage, which allo…

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Friday, December 8, 2023

Boop! is a bop by Cristalle Bowen

Who knew Betty Boop had imposter syndrome and was tired of being such a generational baddie? Also . . . who knew she was Black? In Boop! The Musical she is—and somehow the original cartoon…

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Friday, August 18, 2023

MJ delves into the chaos and glory of Michael Jackson by Cristalle Bowen

Double Michaels! Triple threats! Joe Jackson’s aggression! MJ the Musical titillates in a new touring production of the Broadway hit navigating the chaotic life of King of Pop Michael Jack…

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Thursday, June 1, 2023

Keeping it real about musical marriages by Cristalle Bowen

For better or (probably for) worse, The Real Housewives of (enter location here) reality TV show franchise is an American institution that has infiltrated mainstream society. The show docume…

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

History in the house by Cristalle Bowen

House Musical: Coming of Age in the Age of House, the new community production running at Center on Halsted’s Hoover-Leppen Theatre, is a great history lesson on the genre and Black Chicag…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Dance party, comedy extravaganza by Cristalle Bowen

WTF is Black Joy, anyway? Rob Wilson aims to get into specifics with his Second City directorial debut, Dance Like There Are Black People Watching: A Black Excellence Revue. Second City has …

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards