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Thursday, July 27, 2017

'Total Bent,' 'Displaced' in Haven's upcoming seasons by Morgan Greene

Haven Theatre will produce the world premiere of Isaac Gomez's "The Displaced" and the Chicago premiere of Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "The Total Bent" in upcoming seasons, the company announc…

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Chicago premieres in Shattered Globe's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Shattered Globe Theatre announced its 2017-18 season Thursday. First up, Louis Contey will direct James Still’s "The Heavens are Hung in Black" (Sept. 7-Oct. 21), an epic focusing on the …

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Wednesday, July 26, 2017

'Significant Other,' 'Bull in a China Shop' in About Face's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

About Face Theatre will present three Chicago premieres in its 2017-18 season, including Joshua Harmon's "Significant Other," which played its last performance on Broadway in April.   Co-p…

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Facility Theatre announces inaugural season by Morgan Greene

The Facility Theatre, a new theater collective lead by artistic director Kirk Anderson, announced its inaugural season Wednesday. The collective says it aims to bring veteran and emerging a…

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Marriott announces 'Honeymoon in Vegas' cast by Morgan Greene

The Marriott Theatre announced the cast of "Honeymoon in Vegas" Tuesday. As previously announced, the regional premiere will be lead by the original Broadway team, including director Gary G…

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Monday, July 24, 2017

Second City sets cast of 106th mainstage revue by Morgan Greene

The Second City has announced the cast of its 106th mainstage revue. Returning cast member Kelsey Kinney will be joined by Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varron…

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'Little Night Music,' '110 in the Shade' in BoHo's 2018 season by Morgan Greene

BoHo Theatre announced its 2018 season Wednesday. First up is "Cyrano" (March 3-April 15) by Edmund Rostand, translated by Michael Hollinger and adapted by Hollinger and Aaron Posner. The ni…

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Steppenwolf announces fall LookOut programming by Morgan Greene

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced fall programming for its multi-genre LookOut Series Monday, including performances part of the previously announced month-long Chicago International La…

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Friday, July 21, 2017

Soccer tricks with Cirque du Soleil by Morgan Greene

This week's Showcase video features two football dancers from Cirque du Soleil's "Luzia," now playing to Chicago crowds under the Grand Chapiteau. In the video, Abou Traore and Laura Biondo …

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

First Floor Theater announces 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

First Floor Theater announced its 2017-18 season featuring three new-to-Chicago plays Thursday. Opening the company's sixth season is Leah Nanako Winkler’s "Two Mile Hollow" (Oct. 8-Nov.…

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Still no bad ideas: Barrel of Monkeys celebrates 20 years of schoolkids' stories on stage by Morgan Greene

At the beginning of an afternoon class at Dewey School of Excellence in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, an adult wearing a crayon-colored T-shirt emblazoned with a lanky monkey says to a r…

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Montego Glover and Gregory Treco to join Chicago 'Hamilton' cast by Morgan Greene

Montego Glover and Gregory Treco are heading in to the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's hit musical "Hamilton," and Daniel Breaker and Karen Olivo are heading out, producer Jeffrey…

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Strawdog sets 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Strawdog Theatre Company announced its 30th season Thursday, the first to take place at the company's new home on Berenice Avenue.  First up is the previously announced Chicago premiere of …

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

'Ghost the Musical,' 'Steel Magnolias' in Theatre at the Center's 2018 season by Morgan Greene

Theatre at the Center, Northwest Indiana's Equity theater company, announced its 2018 mainstage season Wednesday.  Artistic director Linda Fortunato will direct the season opener "Steel Mag…

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Kate Baldwin, Kate Shindle win Sarah Siddons Society awards by Morgan Greene

Kate Baldwin and Kate Shindle, Broadway stars and alumni of Northwestern University, are both 2017 winners of the The Sarah Siddons Society of Chicago's Actor of the Year Award. Baldwin re…

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New ensemble members join Neo-Futurists by Morgan Greene

The Neo-Futurists are adding five new members to the ensemble, the first to join since the company launched its new late-night show "The Infinite Wrench," it was announced Wednesday.  The n…

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Monday, July 17, 2017

'At the Table' extends three weeks by Morgan Greene

Broken Nose Theatre's hit remount of "At the Table" is extending again after selling out six weeks of performances, the company announced Monday.  Written by Michael Perlman and directed by…

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

David Rabe, 'Hamlet' in Gift's 2018 season by Morgan Greene

The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include a world premiere from Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour, a Chicago premiere from the Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe and a modern take on "Hamlet,"…

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Women in Comedy presents interactive conference by Morgan Greene

Women in Comedy will host the first free interactive conference related to topics concerning visibility and equity for women in the industry, the non-profit group announced Thursday. Titled …

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Marriott cancels Wednesday's 'Bridges of Madison County' due to flooding by Morgan Greene

The Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire has cancelled Wednesday night's performance of "The Bridges of Madison County" due to severe flooding. Thursday and Friday performances are also cancelle…

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Grammy winner Thomas Young joins Steppenwolf's 'Standup Shakespeare' by Morgan Greene

Grammy Award-winning opera singer Thomas Young will join the cast of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's concert reading of "Standup Shakespeare," it was announced Wednesday.  Young, who was in t…

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Will Davis to direct 'Bobbie Clearly' in New York by Morgan Greene

The New York premiere of Alex Lubischer's "Bobbie Clearly" will open as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's Roundabout Underground season in the spring, it was announced Wednesday.  Americ…

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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Mercury Theater completes 'Hair' casting by Morgan Greene

Mercury Theater Chicago announced the cast of its upcoming production of "Hair," running July 27-Sept. 17. The '60s rock musical by James Rado and Gerome Ragni, with music by Galt MacDermot,…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Nick Offerman to play the Chicago Theatre in December by Morgan Greene

Chicago-area native Nick Offerman will bring his stand-up show back home this winter, it was announced Monday.  The comedian, writer and woodworker, known from NBC's "Parks and Recreation,"…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Ayad Akhtar, Calamity West in Steep Theatre's 2017-18 season by Morgan Greene

Steep Theatre Company announced its 2017-18 season Monday, including a Chicago premiere from Ayad Akhtar, a world premiere from Calamity West and another collaboration with the Tony Award wi…

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Composer Stephen Flaherty surprises Chicago's 'Ragtime' by Morgan Greene

Thursday night, the cast of Griffin Theatre Company's "Ragtime" prepared for another show at the Den Theatre in Wicker Park. They knew they would be singing the songs and saying the lines …

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Thursday, July 6, 2017

Lila Neugebauer to direct New York 'Mary Page Marlowe' by Morgan Greene

Lila Neugebauer will direct the New York premiere of Tracy Letts' "Mary Page Marlowe," Second Stage Theater has announced.  Letts' play, which received its world premiere in Chicago at Step…

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Brianna Borger and Patrick Andrews sing from 'Parade' by Morgan Greene

This week's Showcase features a song from Writers Theatre's production of the Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown's "Parade," the 1998 musical based on the real-life trial and eventual lynchi…

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Northlight Theatre sets 2017-18 season casting by Morgan Greene

Skokie's Northlight Theatre announced complete casting for its 2017-18 season Thursday.  Matthew Lopez's "The Legend of Georgia McBride" (Sept. 14-Oct. 22), about an Elvis impersonator tur…

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Ringling Bros. performers reunite for Wisconsin performance by Morgan Greene

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus took its final bows in May but, in true circus fashion, the show will go on once more for a one-weekend-only reunion at Circus World in Baraboo, Wis…

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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Steppenwolf announces casting of 'The Rembrandt' and 'The Crucible' by Morgan Greene

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced complete casting for the "The Rembrandt" and "The Crucible," the first two shows in the company's 2017-18 season. The Chicago premiere of "The Rembr…

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