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Friday, September 22, 2017

Agency to present 'Hellcab' for the holidays by Morgan Greene

Rusty Schwimmer will star in the return of the Chicago classic “Hellcab,” the Agency Theater Collective announced Friday. “Hellcab,” once a staple at the now shuttered Profiles Theat…

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Harris Theater appoints president and CEO by Morgan Greene

Patricia Barretto has been appointed the new president and CEO of the Harris Theater for Music and Dance, effective immediately, the board of trustees announced Friday. Barretto was named in…

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Lookingglass sets season casting by Morgan Greene

Lookingglass Theatre Company announced complete casting for its 2017–18 season Wednesday. “Hard Times” (Oct. 4-Jan. 14), adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman, will feature Audrey An…

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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Jackalope announces cast of '1980' by Morgan Greene

Jackalope Theatre Company has announced the cast of the world premiere of “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson),” the opener of the company’s 10th season. Patricia Cotter’s …

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For Hubbard Street's fall series, you'll follow dancers on loading docks and stairwells of Harris Theater by Morgan Greene

Over its 40-year history, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance has continuously expanded the constraints of contemporary dance and embraced theatrics. If you’ve seen the company in performance…

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Monday, September 18, 2017

PrivateBank Theatre to become CIBC Theatre by Morgan Greene

The PrivateBank Theatre at 18 W. Monroe St. will soon have a new name and marquee, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday. Following a June acquisition, the PrivateBank, where the Chicago prod…

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Thursday, September 14, 2017

Factory Theater sets 25th season by Morgan Greene

The Factory Theater announced its 25th season of world premieres, along with the company’s new co-artistic directors, Thursday. Opening the season is Mike Ooi’s “Captain Steve’s Cari…

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'Spamilton' to end Chicago run by Morgan Greene

“Spamilton” will end its open run in Chicago Oct. 8, the New York based producers of the hit “Hamilton” parody announced Thursday. The skewering of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Pr…

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David McDermott named executive director of Hubbard Street Dance by Morgan Greene

David McDermott will join Hubbard Street Dance Chicago’s leadership team as executive director, the company announced Thursday. McDermott currently serves as the first deputy commissioner …

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Gift Theatre announces cast of 'Swell in the Ground' by Morgan Greene

The Gift Theatre announced the cast of its world premiere production of Janine Nabers’ “A Swell in the Ground” Wednesday. The nonlinear look at the lives of four college friends will s…

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An actor with Chicago ties to lead new Barry Jenkins film by Morgan Greene

Kiki Layne, an actress who was named one of the Tribune’s Hot New Faces of Chicago theater in 2016, will play the lead role in Barry Jenkins and Annapurna’s adaptation of James Baldwin…

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About Face Theatre names new artistic director by Morgan Greene

Megan Carney will be About Face Theatre’s new artistic director, the company’s board of directors announced Wednesday. Carney currently serves as the director of the Gender and Sexualit…

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Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Steppenwolf announces complete casts of 'The Minutes,' 'BLKS' and 'You Got Older' by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for Tracy Letts’ world premiere drama “The Minutes,” along with upcoming winter productions, Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced Tuesday. Danny McCarthy and Jeff …

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Immersive 'Southern Gothic' added to Windy City's season by Morgan Greene

Windy City Playhouse will present a world premiere immersive theater production in February, the company announced Tuesday. “Southern Gothic,” written by Leslie Liautaud and directed by …

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'Trevor' star Eli Tokash is already a seasoned performer at 14 by Morgan Greene

Some people spend their whole lives dreaming about their Broadway debuts. Others make theirs before middle school. Eli Tokash is one of those lucky few. He's a 14-year-old from the Pittsburg…

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Monday, September 11, 2017

Pegasus announces 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Pegasus Theatre Chicago announced its 2017-18 season Monday. First up is “Shakin’ the Mess Outta Misery” (Nov. 8-Dec. 10), Shay Youngblood’s coming-of-age tale about a young black gi…

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Goodman to host celebration of Howard Witt by Morgan Greene

Goodman Theatre will host a public event honoring the life and legacy of the longtime Chicago actor Howard Witt, the company announced Monday. Witt is known for his Tony-nominated performan…

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Thursday, September 7, 2017

TimeLine completes 'In the Next Room' casting by Morgan Greene

TimeLine Theatre Company announced the cast of Sarah Ruhl’s “In the Next Room (or the vibrator play)” Thursday. “In the Next Room,” the second production of TimeLine’s 2017-18 se…

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Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Bernie G. Yvon 2017 scholarships awarded by Morgan Greene

Four performing arts students have been awarded college scholarships from a fund honoring Bernie G. Yvon, the longtime Chicago actor who died in an automobile accident in 2014. This year’s…

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Theater Wit announces season casting by Morgan Greene

Theater Wit announced complete casting for its 2017-18 season Wednesday. As previously announced, Alex Weisman, soon to make his Broadway debut in “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” wi…

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'Haymarket' back for Underscore's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Underscore Theatre Company announced its 2017-18 season Wednesday. “Carrie 2: The Rage (An Unauthorized Musical Parody)” (Oct. 13-Nov. 19), featuring book, music and lyrics by Preston M.…

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Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Dance Center names Ellen Chenoweth interim director of Dance Presenting Series by Morgan Greene

Ellen Chenoweth has been named the interim director of the Dance Presenting Series at the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, it was announced Tuesday. Chenoweth, who is currently the …

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MCL Chicago to cease operations by Morgan Greene

The MCL Chicago comedy theater will cease operations effective March 1, management announced Tuesday. Full programming will continue through Jan. 31. MCL Chicago was founded in 2014, when th…

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Steep announces 'Invisible Hand' cast by Morgan Greene

Steep Theatre announced the cast of Ayad Akhtar’s “The Invisible Hand” Tuesday. The season opener, a political thriller about an American banker taken hostage, will star Owais Ahmed, A…

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Video: 'Easy to Be Hard' from 'Hair' by Morgan Greene

This week's Showcase features a song from the rock musical "Hair," now playing at the Mercury Theater. Michelle Lauto, who stars as the second-semester NYU protestor Sheila, sings "Easy to B…

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Theatre at the Center sets 'Big River' cast by Morgan Greene

Northwest Indiana’s Theatre at the Center announced the complete cast of “Big River” Friday. James Romney and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis will star as Huck and Jim, respectively. Romne…

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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Backstage at 'Aladdin': 38 tons of scenery, 337 sparkling costumes come together to create magic by Morgan Greene

Wishes have been granted by a genie and a magic carpet has flown for months at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, where the national touring production of Disney’s “Aladdin” has b…

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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

'Mamma Mia!,' 'South Pacific' in Drury Lane's 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Drury Lane Theatre announced its 2018-19 season Tuesday. First up is Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Pulitzer Prize-winning musical “South Pacific” (April 5-June 17). Next up is Tennessee Wi…

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

More ‘Hamilton’ tickets go on sale Aug. 29 by Morgan Greene

Your next shot at scoring “Hamilton” tickets is coming up next week. Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced Wednesday that a new block of tickets for the Chicago produ…

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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

'She the People' coming to UP Comedy Club by Morgan Greene

The Second City’s “She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves” will open this fall at UP Comedy Club. The new sketch comedy show, created, designed and per…

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Robert Lepage 'Coriolanus' in Stratford's 2018 season by Morgan Greene

The Stratford Festival of Canada, a longtime summer favorite of Chicago theater fans, has announced its 2018 season, which will mark Robert Lepage’s Stratford directorial debut with a soci…

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