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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Kokandy announces 'Grand Hotel' cast by Morgan Greene

Kokandy Productions has announced the cast of “Grand Hotel,” the final musical in the company’s fifth season. “Grand Hotel” will star Michelle Jasso as Elizaveta Grushinskaya, Jona…

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Goodman announces cast of 'The Wolves' by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for the Chicago premiere of Sarah DeLappe’s “The Wolves,” Goodman Theatre announced Tuesday. The ensemble includes Angela Alise as #00, goalie; Isa Arciniegas as #2…

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Raven Theatre announces 2018-19 season by Morgan Greene

Raven Theatre’s 2018-19 season, the first with recently named artistic director Cody Estle at the company’s helm, will feature all women playwrights, the company announced Tuesday. Openi…

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Mercury announces 'Bunny Bunny' cast by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for “Bunny Bunny: Gilda Radner, A Sort of Love Story,” Mercury Theater Chicago announced Tuesday. Dana Tretta will star as Radner with Jackson Peter Evans as Alan Zwe…

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Sunday, January 14, 2018

Chicago Ex Fest is canceled by founder by Morgan Greene

The inaugural Chicago Ex Fest has been canceled, founder Matthew Payne announced Friday in a Facebook post. Ex Fest, slated to run this weekend at the Crowd Theater in Lakeview, was created …

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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Stephen Colbert to host starry alumni show at Northwestern by Morgan Greene

Stephen Colbert will host a starry alumni show during Northwestern University’s 2018 CommFest, the annual event including open houses, master classes and performances, it was announced Thu…

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

'Hit the Wall' musical in development by Morgan Greene

A musical version of Ike Holter's 2012 hit play "Hit the Wall" has been selected for a developmental series at the USC School of Dramatic Arts, it was announced Tuesday. Part of LiveRead@SDA…

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Second City announces 'She the People' cast by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for the return of “She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing It for Themselves,” Second City announced Tuesday. Starring in the sketch show created, desig…

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Video: 'For Good' from 'Wicked' by Morgan Greene

This week’s Showcase features a performance from the national tour of “Wicked,” now back in Chicago for the first time since 2013. In the video, Chelsea Emma Franko, the tour’s Elpha…

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Monday, January 8, 2018

Paramount announces 'Cabaret' cast by Morgan Greene

Joseph Anthony Byrd, direct from “Kinky Boots” on Broadway, will star as the Emcee in Kander and Ebb’s 1966 Broadway musical “Cabaret,” Aurora’s Paramount Theatre announced Monda…

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Video: 'If You Knew' from Firebrand's 'Lizzie' by Morgan Greene

This week’s Showcase features a performance from Firebrand Theatre’s smash hit production of “Lizzie,” a punk-rock take on the tale the alleged axe murderess Lizzie Borden. In the vi…

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Theatre at the Center announces 'Steel Magnolias' cast by Morgan Greene

Theatre at the Center announced the cast of Robert Harling’s Louisiana beauty shop-set tearjerker “Steel Magnolias” Wednesday. The production will star Cory Goodrich as M’Lynn, Landr…

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New artistic directors at the New Colony by Morgan Greene

The New Colony has announced the company’s new artistic directors: Fin Coe and Stephanie Shum. Coe and Shum, who succeed founding members Andrew Hobgood and Evan Linder, were both previous…

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Talking to Sarah Bockel about push-pull of the 'Beautiful' Broadway tour by Morgan Greene

Near the end of “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical,” after the audience has watched Carole King fall in and out of love, make hits from the sidelines and finally step into a spotligh…

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Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Firebrand announces '9 to 5' cast by Morgan Greene

Firebrand Theatre has announced the cast of “9 to 5,” the Dolly Parton-scored Broadway musical based on the eponymous 1980 movie celebrating the working woman. The production is the seco…

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Friday, December 29, 2017

Watch: The year in Theater Loop Showcase by Morgan Greene

Reading all of the year-end lists and wishing there was a way to relive your favorite Chicago theater performances? Here are some of the star turns of 2017, all featured in the Theater Loop…

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Monday, December 25, 2017

Video: 'You've Got a Friend' from 'Beautiful' by Morgan Greene

Gather your friends, family and good vibes and join in the chorus of this week’s Showcase from the national tour of “Beautiful — The Carole King Musical.” In the video, former Chicag…

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Definition Theatre Company announces 'Moon Man Walk' cast by Morgan Greene

Definition Theatre Company announced the cast of the Chicago premiere of “Moon Man Walk” Friday. The production will star Debo Balogun, Isabeau Dornevil, Shadana Patterson and Michael An…

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Drury Lane announces 'Joseph' casting by Morgan Greene

Drury Lane Theatre announced the cast of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” Thursday. Wearing the coat of many colors in the Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice biblical Broadwa…

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Happy holidays from Chicago theaters by Morgan Greene

It’s ok if you’re not yet feeling the holiday spirit. It’s been a dramatic year. Luckily, the annual Theater Loop holiday video has arrived. Prepare to de-Grinch. In this year’s vide…

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Raven Theatre announces cast of Philip Dawkins premiere by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for Philip Dawkins’ world-premiere play “The Gentleman Caller,” Raven Theatre announced Tuesday. The drama, based on the true story of the first meeting and followi…

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'SNL' alum Julia Sweeney brings stand-up show to Second City by Morgan Greene

“Saturday Night Live” veteran and longtime writer and performer Julia Sweeney will make her Second City stand-up debut this January in a brand new workshop production, it was announced T…

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Friday, December 15, 2017

Congo Square announces 'Jitney' cast by Morgan Greene

Ensemble members Ron Conner and Anthony Irons will star as Booster and Turnbo in Congo Square Theatre Company’s upcoming production of August’s Wilson’s “Jitney,” it was announced …

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Thursday, December 14, 2017

Marriott announces 'Ragtime' cast by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for “Ragtime,” the Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens Tony-winning turn-of-the-century musical, the Marriott Theatre announced Thursday. “Ragtime” will star Nathani…

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Broadway's Ciara Renee joins 'Lizzie' extension by Morgan Greene

Firebrand Theatre’s bloody hit “Lizzie,” a rock musical inspired by the alleged axe murderess, will extend with new cast member Ciara Renee, the company announced Thursday. Renee, who …

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Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Porchlight announces 'Merrily' cast by Morgan Greene

Porchlight Music Theatre announced the cast of the Stephen Sondheim musical “Merrily We Roll Along” Wednesday. The production will star Matt Crowle as Charley Kringas, Jim DeSelm as Fran…

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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

House Theater announces cast of 'Hatfield & McCoy' by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for the new production of “Hatfield & McCoy,” the House Theatre of Chicago announced Tuesday. The Hatfields include: Robert D. Hardaway as Devil Anse Hatfield, Marika…

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Monday, December 11, 2017

Rob Lowe brings one-man show to Chicago by Morgan Greene

Rob Lowe will bring the national tour of his one-man show to Chicago for a one-night-only performance in May, Broadway in Chicago announced Monday. “Stories I Only Tell My Friends: Live,…

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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater announces 2018 season by Morgan Greene

Black Ensemble Theater has announced its 2018 season, featuring tributes to Chuck Berry, Patti LaBelle, blues artists and the women of soul. First up is “Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chu…

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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Steep announces 'Hinter' cast by Morgan Greene

Casting is complete for “Hinter,” a world premiere thriller by Calamity West, Steep Theatre announced Wednesday. The production will feature Aurora Adachi-Winter, Lauren Sivak, Sasha Smi…

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Video: Beatboxing champion Ball-Zee performs from 'Gobsmacked' by Morgan Greene

This week's Showcase features Ball-Zee, a three-time winner of the UK Beatbox Championship and the current star of the beatboxing and a capella touring show "Gobsmacked." In the video, Ball…

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