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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014 Photos 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
(8/27/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!!


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lakeview East Festival of the Arts; Sept 2014 to Celebrate 10 Years Photos Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lakeview East Festival of the Arts; Sept 2014 to Celebrate 10 Years
(8/27/2014) - The Lakeview East Chamber of Commerce is proud to host and produce the 10th Annual Lakeview East Festival of the Arts. The 10th anniversary weekend takes place Saturday, Sept. 13 and Sunday, Sept. 14 in Lakeview, a dynamic and diversified neighborhood community rich in culture, history and the arts, from Belmont Ave. to Hawthorne Street. The 2014 Lakeview East Festival of the Arts showcases more than 150-juried artists featuring world-class original paintings, sculpture, photography, furniture, jewelry and more. This will all be in addition to the diverse artists' booths, live music on multiple stages, the interactive children's area, wine and food booths and much more. Scroll down for photos of last year's event!


John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall Photos John Lahr to Talk New Tennessee Williams Biography at Steppenwolf This Fall
(8/27/2014) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Martha Lavey engages in conversation with John Lahr about his latest book, Tennessee Williams: Mad Pilgrimage of the Flesh in a special one-night-only event on Monday, October 13 at 7pm in the Downstairs Theatre.


Duplicity Ensemble Closes Inaugural Season with LAMP OIL at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival, Now thru 9/6 Photos Duplicity Ensemble Closes Inaugural Season with LAMP OIL at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival, Now thru 9/6
(8/28/2014) - Duplicity Ensemble's inaugural season is coming to a close with Anne Walaszek's Lamp Oil at the 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival, today, August 28-September 6.


Fox Valley Rep Presents BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Now thru 10/19 Photos Fox Valley Rep Presents BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS, Now thru 10/19
(8/28/2014) - Fox Valley Repertory continues their 2014 theater series with Neil Simon's heart-warming family comedy, Brighton Beach Memoirs. This coming-of-age memoir, directed by Ronan Marra, will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage tonight, August 28 - October 19, 2014.


2014 Chicago Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today Photos 2014 Chicago Fringe Festival Kicks Off Today
(8/28/2014) - The Chicago Fringe Festival, presented by Blue Moon, has announced its line up for the 2014 Festival. Performances in the fifth annual Chicago Fringe Festival take place in five venues in Jefferson Park, today, August 28 - September 7.


Drury Lane Theatre Continues 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, Now thru 10/19 Photos Drury Lane Theatre Continues 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, Now thru 10/19
(8/28/2014) - Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing tonight, August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014.


Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Begins Tonight Photos Cole Theatre's Inaugural Production, ECSTASY, Begins Tonight
(8/28/2014) - Mike Leigh connoisseur Shade Murray, who directed the Jeff Award-winning Abigail's Party for A Red Orchid in 2010, will direct Cole Theatre's inaugural production, Mike Leigh's Ecstasy. The production will star Boyd Harris, Maura Kidwell, Layne Manzer, Lauren Pizzi, Michaela Petro and Joel Reitsma.


Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12 Photos Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
(8/27/2014) - Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston.


SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7 Photos SUPER-WELLESIAN to Play Chicago Fringe Festival, 9/4-7
(8/27/2014) - After a successful run of SAMUEL BECKETT, ANDRE THE GIANT, AND THE CRICKETS, Hawkeye Plainview Productions reteams with multiple Jeff Award winning Oracle Productions' B*Sides program with SUPER-WELLESIAN at this year's Chicago Fringe Festival at the Early and Often Stage, 4751 N. Milwaukee for only three performances September 4 @ 10pm, September 6 @ 7pm, and September 7 @ 8:30pm . Directed by Christopher Marcum, who also stars as Orson Welles, the full original cast also includes David Coupe as Superman, Natalie DiCristofano as Lois Lane, Linsey Falls as original Superman announcer Jackson Beck, and Kevin Crispin as Martian actor Clark Marble. Tickets for SUPER-WELLESIAN are free at the door with a suggested donation and a one time purchase of a $5 Chicago Fringe button. Tickets can purchases in advance for $10.


Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert Photos Jessie Mueller, Karen Mason & More Set to Take Part in FWD Theatre Project Concert
(8/27/2014) - Eight veteran actors, directors, writers, choreographers and producers have created FWD Theatre Project ("Festival of Works in Development"), a grass-roots initiative for the discovery, development and delivery of original musical theater to the Chicago community. Artistic Director Amber Mak along with Collective Artistic Associates Justin Brill, Wade Elkins, Michael Gillis, Karen Multer, Steve Multer, Missy Greenburg and Scott Sowinski, have announced LaunchingFWD!, a one-night-only concert event at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, Monday, September 22 at 8 pm (doors open at 6 pmfor food and cocktails).


Gorilla Tango Burlesque's STAR WARS Parody Trilogy Comes to a Close with 'BOOBS OF ENDOR', 9/20 Photos Gorilla Tango Burlesque's STAR WARS Parody Trilogy Comes to a Close with 'BOOBS OF ENDOR', 9/20
(8/26/2014) - In the epic conclusion of Gorilla Tango Burlesque's (GTB) sexy Star Wars parody saga, the risque Rebel Alliance confronts the evil Galactic Empire for once and all. Keep calm and yub nub on as we gather to celebrate those brave souls who led the Rebellion to victory: The Mighty Ewoks!


Seanachai Theatre Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago; 20th Anniversary Season Announced! Photos Seanachai Theatre Changes Name to Irish Theatre of Chicago; 20th Anniversary Season Announced!
(8/26/2014) - Seanachai Theatre Company is pleased to celebrate its 20th anniversary season with an official name change to Irish Theatre of Chicago. The 2014-15 Season will include Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian and the world premiere drama THE WHITE ROAD by founding ensemble member Karen Tarjan, directed by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric.


A KURT WEILL CABARET Comes to No Exit Cafe, 9/19-10/19 Photos A KURT WEILL CABARET Comes to No Exit Cafe, 9/19-10/19
(8/26/2014) - Theo Ubique artistic director Fred Anzevino and musical director Jeremy Ramey, who teamed up for the company's Jeff-award Best Musical winner The Light in the Piazza as well as Aspects of Love and Master Class, are collaborating on this collection of songs by the German born classical composer-turned-Broadway-songsmith Kurt Weill, running September 19 to October 19, 2014.


The Chicago Mammals Present 3rd Annual ALL GIRLS PROJECT Photos The Chicago Mammals Present 3rd Annual ALL GIRLS PROJECT
(8/26/2014) - The Chicago Mammals will be presenting the All Girls Project presenting 'All Girl Edgar Allan Poe from October 17th through November 3rd.


 
🔀CHICAGO SHOWS
Monty Python's Spamalot
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The Mikado in ChicagoThe Mikado
(Runs 8/22 - 8/31)
Annie Get Your Gun in ChicagoAnnie Get Your Gun
(Runs 9/12 - 9/21)
All Shook Up
(Runs 9/5 - 9/21)
Oklahoma! in ChicagoOklahoma!
(Runs 8/21 - 10/5)
In the Heights in ChicagoIn the Heights
(Runs 10/1 - 10/12)

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