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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

A Red Orchid announces its 2018-19 season, including two Chicago premieres by Kt Hawbaker

On Tuesday, A Red Orchid Theatre announced its 2018-19 season lineup, including two Chicago premieres and a production one of Eugene Ionesco’s final plays. Things kick off in the late fall…

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Monday, May 21, 2018

The Sixth National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival to run in Chicago this August by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, the Consortium of Asian American Theaters and Artists announced that the National Asian American Theater Conference and Festival, aka ConFest, will be held in Chicago August 13-18…

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First Folio Theatre announces its 2018-19 season, including some by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, First Folio Theatre announced its lineup of 2018-19 shows, including the remounting of its most beloved show, “The Madness of Edgar Allan Poe.” An original play by executive d…

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Friday, May 18, 2018

The Dance Center of Columbia College announces 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Friday, the Dance Center at Columbia College Chicago announced the lineup for its 2018-19 season, including Donald Byrd’s Spectrum Dance and Hedwig Dances. The programming will mark the…

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The House Theatre announces its 2018-19 season, including three world premieres by Kt Hawbaker

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced its lineup of 2018-19 shows, marking the company’s 17th season. Along with classics like “The Nutcracker,” there will be three world premiere…

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Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Steppenwolf announces lineup for summer 2018's "Lookout" series, including Big Dipper and Walkabout Theatre by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Steppenwolf announced the complete lineup for its summer 2018 Lookout series, featuring more than 20 different artists from an array of performance-based media including standu…

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'Anastasia' will journey to the Oriental Theatre during Broadway in Chicago's 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, Broadway in Chicago announced that ‘Anastasia,’ the musical inspired by the 1997 animated film, will have a two-week engagement during the BIC’s 2018-19 season. The produ…

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'A Bronx Tale' to make Chicago debut during Broadway in Chicago's 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Tuesday, Broadway in Chicago announced that ‘A Bronx Tale’ will make its Chicago debut at the Oriental Theatre next spring during BIC’s 2018-19 season. It will play for a limited en…

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tony-winner Len Cariou to bring his one-man musical revue, 'Broadway and the Bard,' to Stage 773 by Kt Hawbaker

On Tuesday, Tony Award-winning actor Len Cariou, Starry Night Productions and Aruba Productions announced the Chicago staging of “Broadway and the Bard: an Evening of Shakespeare and Song,…

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Navy Pier — the tourist spot is going native this summer, with Chicagoans in mind by Kt Hawbaker

The bad henna tattoos. The flimsy, “personalized” keychains. Jimmy Buffett. The Bubba Gump Shrimp Co. Jimmy Buffett. The droves of hormone-addled high school students away from their par…

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Monday, May 14, 2018

Goodman announces cast for world premiere of Ellen Fairey's "Support Group for Men" by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, the Goodman announced casting for its upcoming world premiere of “Support Group for Men” by Ellen Fairey. The comedy, which tackles shifting gender norms and social paradigms …

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Lincoln Center production of 'Falsettos' to tour Chicago in 2019 by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, Broadway In Chicago announced that the first national tour of the Lincoln Center’s “Falsettos” will run for a limited engagement during BIC’s 2018-19 season. The Tony Awar…

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The Chicago Children's Theatre announces inclusive 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, the Chicago Children’s Theatre announced programming for its 2018-19 season, including a handful of shows produced with sensory sensitivities in mind. Kicking things off will…

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Windy City Playhouse announces its 2018-19 season lineup, including an extended run of "Southern Gothic" by Kt Hawbaker

On Wednesday, the Windy City Playhouse announced the shows included in its 2018-19 season, which begins with an extension of Leslie Liautaud’s “Southern Gothic” that runs until Decembe…

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

The Second City announces queer-centered sketch comedy show for Pride month by Kt Hawbaker

On Tuesday, the Second City announced a June run for “Let’s Make It Perfectly Queer: a Salute to Pride,” a sketch show performed by an entirely LGBTQIA cast. The program marks the come…

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Dance for Life announces 2018 company lineup, including Hubbard Street and the Joffrey by Kt Hawbaker

Dance for Life Chicago announced the lineup of companies for their August 18 benefit performance, marking the event’s 27th annual staging. The partner dance companies that perform each yea…

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Monday, May 7, 2018

Sideshow Theatre Company announces casting for world premiere of 'Tilikum' by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, Sideshow Theatre Company announced casting for its world premiere of Kristiana Rae Colon’s ‘Tilikum.’ Directed by Lili-Anne Brown, the show will feature Sideshow ensemble me…

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Friday, May 4, 2018

The Goodman announces casting for Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2, & 3)' by Kt Hawbaker

On Friday, the Goodman Theatre announced the cast for its Chicago premiere of “Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)” by Suzan-Lori Parks. The show was a 2015 finalist for the…

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Underscore Theatre and the Den announce casting for 'Haymarket' by Kt Hawbaker

On Friday, Underscore Theatre and the Den Theatre announced casting for a new staging of “Haymarket,” a folk- and blues-infused musical that chronicles the fallout of the 1886 Chicago Ha…

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City Lit announces 2018-19 season, inlcuding a world premiere by Kt Hawbaker

On Friday, City Lit announced its 2018-19 season, with a roster of five different shows. Starting things off in the fall will be George Bernard Shaw’s “Arms and the Man,” directed by B…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

New block of 'Hamilton' tickets to go on sale May 8 by Kt Hawbaker

Broadway in Chicago announced on Thursday that a new 20-week block of tickets for “Hamilton” will go on sale May 8 at 10 a.m. The tickets will be available for performances from Septembe…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Jeremy Piven to headline Laugh Factory by Kt Hawbaker

Laugh Factory Chicago will host a run of Jeremy Piven’s stand-up performances, slated for May 10-13. Piven, an Evanston-native best known as boorish Hollywood agent Ari Gold on “Entourag…

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Firebrand Theatre announces 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

Firebrand Theatre announced its 2018-19 season on Tuesday, with a lineup that includes two musicals, one of them a Chicago premiere. Kicking things off in September will be a revival of the …

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Monday, April 30, 2018

Writers Theatre announces casting for 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, Writers Theatre announced casting for its previously introduced 2018-19 season, which includes productions of Shakespeare’s “Twelth Night”, August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’…

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Stage Left Theatre will have no mainstage programming in 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

On Monday, Stage Left Theatre announced that plans for any 2018-19 mainstage programming are on hold. According to the company, the pause comes amid a major leadership change. Stage Left’s…

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Hershey Felder announces one-night-only 'Great American Songbook Sing-along' by Kt Hawbaker

Warm up your pipes — Hershey Felder Presents recently announced “Hershey Felder’s Great American Songbook Sing-Along,” a one-night musical event to be held on May 12 at 7:30 p.m. at …

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Friday, April 27, 2018

Broken Nose Theatre announces casting for 'The Opportunities of Extinction' by Kt Hawbaker

Broken Nose Theatre announced the cast for its production of “The Opportunities of Extinction” on Friday. This staging will feature feature company member Echaka Agba as Mel, artistic as…

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The Artistic Home Ensemble announces 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

The Artistic Home Ensemble announced three plays for its 2018-19 season, including the Chicago premiere of Lauren Gunderson’s “Ada and the Engine.” Kicking things off this fall will be…

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Steppenwolf for Young Adults announces a 'challenging' 2018-19 season by Kt Hawbaker

Steppenwolf for Young Adults announced its 2018-19 season Wednesday, with two productions that Steppenwolf says ask the question, “When you feel lost, how do you find your way?” “The C…

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