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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Lifeline Theatre 2019-20 season includes 'Middle Passage' and a rock musical based on Norse mythology by Doug George

Lifeline Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season in Rodgers Park, a season of stories including a classic whodunit, an adaptation of National Book Award winner “Middle Passage” and a wo…

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Dance for Life 2019 announces lineup, will honor late Hubbard and Ensemble Espanol founders by Doug George

Dance for Life Chicago on Thursday announces the lineup for its 2019 performance at the Auditorium Theatre, including returning companies Giordano Dance Chicago, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Victory Gardens announces 2019-20 season of premieres by Doug George

Victory Gardens Theater has released its upcoming 2019-20 season, the 45th for the Chicago theater and a lineup including the Chicago premiere of “Tiny Beautiful Things” by Nia Vardalos …

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

North Shore Center adds off-Broadway play series for this summer by Doug George

The North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie has added a lineup of three plays for June and July. The plays, all coming to the northern suburbs via off-Broadway, were announced T…

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Friday, March 15, 2019

The wrestlers are ready, the Greenhouse crowd is waiting, the ring hasn't shown — a Chicago theater story by Doug George

As the story of a night of Chicago theater, this one’s got everything: Heroics, villains, wrestling, cheap drinks and an audience that won't give up on the players. Last weekend on Lincoln…

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

'Pride & Joy — The Marvin Gaye Musical' is coming to the Chicago Theatre by Doug George

“Pride & Joy — The Marvin Gaye Musical” is coming to the Chicago Theatre in June for nearly a week’s worth of performances. “Pride & Joy” is described as a jukebox musica…

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Chicago theater openings March 15-21 by Doug George

SATURDAY "Herland": A young high-school grad helps her neighbor create a D.I.Y. retirement home in her garage. Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.; 773-728-7529 and www.redtwist.org SU…

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Pivot Arts Festival announces lineup for summer 2019 by Doug George

The Pivot Arts Festival in Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods has announced its lineup of music, theater and dance for this summer's fest, running May 31 to June 9 in various ven…

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Porchlight's 25th anniversary season includes 'Sunset Boulevard' and 'Freaky Friday' by Doug George

The Porchlight Music Theatre of Chicago has announced its 25th anniversary season, kicking off with Hollis Resnik in "Sunset Boulevard" and concluding with the local premiere of "Freaky Frid…

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Here's a first look at Millennium Park’s 2019 summer season: Concerts, festivals and the Year of Chicago Theatre by Doug George

Summer is coming: The first draft of a calendar of events for Millennium Park’s 2019 summer season is out now, including concerts, festivals and the Year of Chicago Theatre. The announceme…

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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

‘Into the Woods’ and Manual Cinema at Writers Theatre next season by Doug George

A Gary Griffin-directed musical (Sondheim’s “Into the Woods”), a new “Doll’s House,” Lydia R. Diamond’s “Stick Fly” and a work by Chicago’s Manual Cinema are among the si…

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Presidents play by Rick Cleveland and Green Day's 'American Idiot' for American Blues next season by Doug George

American Blues Theater has announced its 2019-20 season, including "Five Presidents" by "West Wing" writer Rick Cleveland, a Nambi E. Kelley world premiere and the Green Day musical "America…

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Friday, March 1, 2019

Tickets for 'Rent' in Chicago go on sale March 6 by Doug George

Tickets for the coming 20th anniversary touring production of "Rent" go on sale next week. According to a Friday announcement from Broadway in Chicago, tickets for the two-week run (May 10-1…

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

David Cale's 'We're Only Alive For a Short Amount of Time' heads to NYC by Doug George

Performance artist David Cale's solo memoir play "We're Only Alive For a Short Amount of Time" will have a production at the Public Theater in New York this summer. According to an announcem…

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Wednesday, February 27, 2019

'Mean Girls' the musical is coming to Chicago in December by Doug George

“Mean Girls,” the Broadway musical from last spring adapted from Tina Fey’s 2004 teen movie, is coming to Chicago at the end of this year. The first national tour will play the Nederla…

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Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Joffrey Ballet announces 2019-20 season, with return of 'Don Quixote' and Chicago premiere of 'Jane Eyre' by Doug George

The Joffrey Ballet announced its 2019-20 season Tuesday, with the Chicago premieres of Cathy Marston’s “Jane Eyre” and a work by Justin Peck, as well as the returns of “Don Quixote…

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Friday, January 25, 2019

That's a pretty good trick: 'Magic Parlour' marks 1,000th performance Friday by Doug George

A bit of dazzle for you: Dennis Watkins’ show "The Magic Parlour" is reaching a milestone that few shows reach, even fewer one-man shows reach and vanishingly few magic shows reach — his…

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

It’s Save the Seats 2018: We have tickets for New Year’s Eve comedy, music and theater — all for Tribune readers by Doug George

This is our 2018 edition of Save the Seats, the annual Tribune feature we’ve run since 2005 with ticket reservations for Tribune readers for New Year’s Eve. And yes, New Year’s Eve fal…

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

At Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery, a show about death by Doug George

Chicago magician and performer Neil Tobin’s show “Necromancer: Near Death Experience” will have two final Halloween-season performances at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave. Th…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Christmas tree lighting and other Chicago holiday events announced for 2018 by Doug George

Given it’s in the 30s outside, all the sudden, is it not too soon to talk about the holidays? The city on Friday announced a schedule of holiday events for Millennium Park and the surround…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Haunted Houses in Chicago 2018: Our top 12 scares for your Halloween by Doug George

You can get buried alive, chased by a demented clown, get souvenir scare photos, get lost in a graveyard, pay to scare other people, pay to skip the line, get chased by a demented clown with…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Steep Theatre opens new Boxcar cabaret space this weekend by Doug George

The Steep Theatre on the Far North Side neighborhood of Edgewater has a new cabaret space: The Boxcar. The intimate new venue opens this weekend in 1113 W. Berwyn Ave., an expansion into the…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

What's your cast for an all-women 'Glengarry Glen Ross'? by Doug George

Chicago's Amy Morton will direct an all-women “Glengarry Glen Ross” on Broadway, the Tribune reported late Thursday. Morton, of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, has acted a number of ti…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

'Come From Away' musical is coming to Chicago in 2019 by Doug George

“Come From Away” will make its first landing in Chicago next summer, Broadway in Chicago announced Thursday. The unlikely musical set in Gander, Newfoundland, will play July 30 to Aug. 1…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

'Cats' is coming back to Chicago July 2019 by Doug George

Time for more “Memory”: The national tour of “Cats” is coming back to Chicago in July 2019, presenter Broadway in Chicago announced Tuesday. The record-breaker of an Andrew Lloyd Web…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chicago SummerDance kicks off June 28 in Grant Park — here's the full schedule by Doug George

Come with your dancing shoes, come barefoot, come as you are, this summer's lineup for Chicago SummerDance begins in June 2018 in Grant Park. The June 28 to Aug. 24 lineup, announced Thursda…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Summer 2018 in Millennium Park: Here's a first look at Broadway stars, jazzy fests and movie nights by Doug George

Want a first look at summer in Chicago? The 2018 summer lineup for Millennium Park has been announced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Expect more detailed calendars…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

'Cher Show' tickets for Chicago's pre-Broadway premiere go on sale Friday by Doug George

Tickets for “The Cher Show,” the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the mononymous singer, go on sale first thing Friday, Broadway in Chicago announced. Casting has y…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Pivot Arts Festival has this summer's lineup by Doug George

Pivot Arts on Thursday announced the lineup for this summer's Pivot Arts Festival, the sixth year for the fest. It's slated to run June 1-10 in Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Onion Comedy & Arts Festival announces lineup including David Cross, Bob Odenkirk by Doug George

The lineup was announced Tuesday for the Onion Comedy & Arts Festival in Chicago, running at various venues May 30 to June 3 and celebrating the Onion's 30th anniversary as a publication. Th…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Save the Seats 2017: More than 300 tickets for your New Year's Eve by Doug George

This is our 2017 edition of Save the Seats, the annual Tribune feature we've run since 2005 with ticket reservations for Tribune readers for New Year's Eve. This year the eve is on Sunday, w…

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