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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Bonnie Brooks departs Columbia's Dance Center by Morgan Greene

Bonnie Brooks, the presenting series director and lead curator for the Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, will depart the center effective May 31, concluding 18 years of leadership w…

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Trio of world premieres in Chicago Children's Theatre's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Three world premieres are coming up in Chicago Children’s Theatre's 2017-18 season, the company announced Wednesday. The five-show slate begins in the fall with the return of "A Year with …

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth to appear at the Paramount in Aurora by Morgan Greene

Tony and Emmy Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth will appear in a one night-only performance at the Paramount Theatre next fall, the Aurora company announced Tuesday. The "intimate evening" with…

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Friday, May 19, 2017

Second City picks Bob Curry fellows by Morgan Greene

The Second City has announced the fourth year of its Bob Curry Fellowship, which will culminate in a showcase next month. The 16 fellows include Jayson Acevedo, Atra Asdou, Dan Bazaldua, S…

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

First Folio Theatre announces 22nd season by Morgan Greene

First Folio Theatre announced its 2017-18 season, featuring a four-play slate, Wednesday. Opening the season in the fall is Joseph Zettelmaier's "The Man-Beast" (Oct. 4-Nov. 5), a horror tal…

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A life full of questions becomes Brian Quijada's 'Where Did We Sit on the Bus?' by Morgan Greene

In 1996, a Highwood third-grader named Brian Quijada raised his hand to ask his teacher a question during a lesson about Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement. "Well, where were we?" he a…

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The Inconvenience returns for 8th season by Morgan Greene

The Inconvenience theater group will present its eighth year of multidisciplinary programming, featuring four projects, according to the announcement Tuesday, "focusing on the responsibili…

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Monday, May 15, 2017

80 shows in Chicago Women’s Funny Festival by Morgan Greene

The lineup for the 6th Annual Chicago Women’s Funny Festival will feature 80 shows over four days, it was announced Monday. Taking place June 15 through June 18 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belm…

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Video: Evan Tyrone Martin sings from 'Jesus Christ Superstar' by Morgan Greene

Can't wait until NBC airs "Jesus Christ Superstar" live next Easter Sunday? This week's Showcase video features an impassioned performance from Evan Tyrone Martin, currently starring in "Jes…

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Collaboraction's 22nd season will focus on racism by Morgan Greene

Collaboraction Theatre Company announced Friday its 22nd season, centered on the theme "The Reality of Racism and Envisioning Racial Healing in Chicago." The return of the "Peacebook Festiv…

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Thursday, May 11, 2017

Steppenwolf adds new ensemble member by Morgan Greene

Chicago actor Glenn Davis will join the ranks of the esteemed Steppenwolf Theatre Company ensemble, the company announced Thursday. Davis, 35, is a Chatham native and 2004 graduate of the T…

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cast complete for 'Native Gardens' at Victory Gardens by Morgan Greene

Victory Gardens Theater has announced casting for Karen Zacarias' "Native Gardens," the company's final show in its 42nd season. The Chicago premiere will star Patrick Clear as Frank Butle…

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Cast set for Gift Theatre's 'Pilgrims' by Morgan Greene

The Gift Theatre announced the cast of the world premiere of Claire Kiechel's play "Pilgrims" Wednesday. The play will feature ensemble members Brittany Burch and Ed Flynn, with Janelle Vil…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Babes With Blades announces 20th season by Morgan Greene

Babes With Blades announced its 20th anniversary season Tuesday. First up in the fall is the world premiere of Barbara Lhota’s "The Invisible Scarlet O’Neil" (Sept. 2-Oct. 14), based o…

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Arts Alliance Illinois to honor Renee Fleming by Morgan Greene

Arts Alliance Illinois will honor the opera star Renee Fleming with the inaugural Creative Voice Award, it was announced Tuesday. Fleming, a creative consultant at the Lyric Opera of Chicago…

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Monday, May 8, 2017

Bryce Pinkham sings 'On The Street Where You Live' by Morgan Greene

In this week's Showcase, Bryce Pinkham, with a spring in his step, sings the classic Lerner and Loewe tune "On the Street Where You Live." Pinkham, who received a Tony nomination for his pe…

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble sets 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, the Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage in Glenn Ellyn, announced its 2017-2018 season Thursday. The three-play slate …

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Two world premieres in American Theater Company's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

American Theater Company announced its 33rd season Thursday. Opening in October is the world premiere of Janine Nabers’ Southern Gothic-update "Welcome to Jesus" (Oct. 26-Dec. 3). Artisti…

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'New Brain,' 'Altar Boyz' in Theo Ubique's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre annnounced its final season at Roger Park's No Exit Cafe Wednesday. The company will head to its new home at 721-23 Howard St. in Evanston for the 2018-19 season.…

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'Rose' returns for Greenhouse's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

The Greenhouse Theater Center announced its 2017-18 season Wednesday, which will include the return of last season's solo show "Rose." Opening the season this summer is Sophie Treadwell's "…

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'How To Be A Rock Critic' in Steppenwolf's LookOut summer lineup by Morgan Greene

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced additional programming for its multi-genre LookOut Series Wednesday, including a three-week summer run of "How To Be A Rock Critic (Based on the Writi…

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Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Columbia's Dance Centers 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago announced its 44th season of contemporary dance Wednesday, including the return of the Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan. First up on the 2017-1…

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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Goodman sets 'Ah, Wilderness!' cast by Morgan Greene

Niall Cunningham of CBS' "Life in Pieces" will star in Eugene O'Neill's comedy "Ah, Wilderness!" at the Goodman Theatre this summer, the company announced Tuesday. Cunningham will make his …

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Friday, April 28, 2017

'Linda Vista' extends one week by Morgan Greene

Tracy Letts' world premiere play "Linda Vista" will extend one week, Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced Friday. The new play from the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member…

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Chicago theaters to dim lights in honor of Martha Lavey by Morgan Greene

Chicago theaters will honor Martha Lavey by dimming their marquee lights and observing a moment of silence this Friday. Lavey, the former Steppenwolf Theatre Company artistic director and lo…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Sandra Delgado first Theater on the Lake 'In the Works' playwright by Morgan Greene

The Chicago Park District has announced that Sandra Delgado, a performer, writer and Chicago native, will be the first playwright featured in Theater on the Lake's new play commission. For…

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Twyla Tharp in MCA Stage's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

The Museum of Contemporary Art announced its upcoming MCA Stage season Monday, including a program of recreated 1960s and 70s dances from Twyla Tharp. Following a restructuring of the progra…

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Watch a 'Jolly Holiday' from 'Mary Poppins' by Morgan Greene

This week's supercalifragilistic Showcase video features a peppy tune from "Mary Poppins." In the video, Matthew Crowle as Bert and Nicole Armold as the titular zany nanny enjoy each other'…

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2017 Merritt Awards announced by Morgan Greene

The 24th annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration are slated to take place this May in Chicago. Broadway and film costume designer Ann Roth, whose many credits includ…

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Sarah Ruhl wrote 'For Peter Pan on Her 70th Birthday' for her mom as a hedge against getting old by Morgan Greene

Three generations of women are gathered around a table at the Lucky Platter cafe in Evanston. The daughter, Sarah Ruhl, has written a play for her mother. The mother, Kathleen Ruhl, will sta…

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop's 'Little Miss Sunshine' cast announced by Morgan Greene

Chicago Theatre Workshop announced the cast of the Chicago premiere of "Little Miss Sunshine" Thursday. The production stars Sophie Kaegi as Olive Hoover with Greg Foster as Richard, Sharyon…

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