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Northwestern Theater Presents THE GRAPES OF WRATH and More in May Lineup Photos Northwestern Theater Presents THE GRAPES OF WRATH and More in May Lineup
(4/18/2015) - May is a busy month for theater on Northwestern University's Evanston campus, and there is something for every audience imaginable: Old, young and in between.


Windy City Playhouse Extends END DAYS through May 3 Photos Windy City Playhouse Extends END DAYS through May 3
(4/18/2015) - Windy City Playhouse, Chicago's newest Equity theater, has announced the extension of their production of END DAYS. It runs through April 26 at Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park.


Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Photos Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
(4/17/2015) - BILLY ELLIOT celebrated a triumphant opening night at Drury Lane Theatre on Thursday, April 16. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!


University of Chicago's Robert J. Zimmer, Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey and More Set for Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon, 5/20 Photos University of Chicago's Robert J. Zimmer, Steppenwolf's Martha Lavey and More Set for Arts Alliance Illinois Luncheon, 5/20
(4/17/2015) - The third annual Arts Alliance Illinois Voices of a Creative State benefit luncheon will feature a keynote address by University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, who will discuss the vital, transformational role the arts play in education and civic engagement. The event also will pay tribute to two individuals who have made profound and lasting contributions to Chicago's theater scene: Steppenwolf Theatre Artistic Director Martha Lavey and former Steppenwolf Executive Director David Hawkanson. The event will take place Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E. Upper Wacker Drive.


Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Photos Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
(4/17/2015) - One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. The production opened on April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!


Pride Films and Plays to Close Summer Season with THE BOY FROM OZ Photos Pride Films and Plays to Close Summer Season with THE BOY FROM OZ
(4/17/2015) - Pride Films and Plays will conclude its remarkable Summer Season with The Boy From Oz, the Broadway musical which tells the amazing life story of celebrated songwriter and performer Peter Allen. Featuring songs by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman and Nick Enright, Direction by David Zak, and Musical Direction by Robert Ollis, The Boy From Oz tells the exuberant yet heart-warming true story of a young Australian boy who loved to perform and ended up in the glamorous orbit of Judy Garland and her soon-to-be famous daughter Liza.


Photo Flash: First Look at Commedia Beauregard's BARD FICTION Photos Photo Flash: First Look at Commedia Beauregard's BARD FICTION
(4/17/2015) - Following their hit holiday show A Klingon Christmas Carol, Commedia Beauregard is pleased to present the return of its wildly popular dark comedy BARD FICTION, a Shakespearean retelling of Quentin Tarantino's cult film classic Pulp Fiction, written by Ben Tallen, Aaron Greer, Brian Watson-Jones and the collaborative efforts of the Pulp Bard Wiki and directed by Artistic Director Christopher Kidder-Mostrom. BARD FICTION will play July 10 - August 2, 2015 at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.cbtheatre.org or by calling the box office at (312) 487-1893. The press opening is Friday, July 10 at 8 pm.


SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight Photos SHINING LIVES World Premiere Musical to Open This May at Northlight
(4/16/2015) - Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the world premiere of Shining Lives: A Musical. Directed by Jessica Thebus and developed through Northlight's Interplay Series, the musical is adapted from the Northlight-commissioned play These Shining Lives. The production will run at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie, from May 8 - June 14, 2015. Shining Lives: A Musical opens May 15 and 16, 2015.


Cafe Ballou Hosts 'Cafe Cabaret: An Electric Night of Eclectic Performers' Tonight Photos Cafe Ballou Hosts 'Cafe Cabaret: An Electric Night of Eclectic Performers' Tonight
(4/17/2015) - Cafe Cabaret invites guests to an electric evening filled with eclectic performers tonight, April 17 at 7:00 p.m. The event will be held at Cafe Ballou, 939 N Western Avenue, Chicago. Cafe Cabaret is led by Roberta Miles and features a rotating cast of uncommon characters guaranteed to make your jaw drop in shock and cheeks hurt from laughter. Donations are encouraged.


Theatre School at DePaul Presents THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, Now thru 4/26 Photos Theatre School at DePaul Presents THE DUCHESS OF MALFI, Now thru 4/26
(4/17/2015) - The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present The Duchess of Malfi, by John Webster, on the Fullerton Stage Theatre at The Theatre School at DePaul University. The production, directed by Lavina Jadhwani, premieres tonight, April 17, and runs through Sunday, April 26, 2015.


ArtReach Educational Theatre Stages SEUSSICAL, Beginning Today Photos ArtReach Educational Theatre Stages SEUSSICAL, Beginning Today
(4/17/2015) - ArtReach Educational Theatre is staging Seussical, the Musical!Shows will be performed tonight, April 17th at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 18th at 2 and 7:30pm, Today, April 24th at 7:30pm, Saturday, April 25th at 2 and 7:30pm at The Cutting Hall Theatre located at 150 East Wood Street in Palatine.


Dead Writers Theatre Collective Opens 2015 Season with LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN Tonight Photos Dead Writers Theatre Collective Opens 2015 Season with LADY WINDEMERE'S FAN Tonight
(4/17/2015) - Dead Writers Theatre Collective opens their season with Oscar Wilde's four-act comedy of morals 'Lady Windermere's Fan,' directed by Dead Writers Artistic Director Jim Schneider at Stage 773 located at 1225 W. Belmont Ave., April 17-June 7. Previews are April 17-21; press opening is Wednesday, April 22.


Nothing Without a Company's DOWN THE MOONLIT PATH Opens Tonight Photos Nothing Without a Company's DOWN THE MOONLIT PATH Opens Tonight
(4/17/2015) - Nothing Without a Company will open its 10th Anniversary Season with an immersive and interactive multi-media dramatization of nine traditional folktales from cultures around the world.


The Hypocrites' THREE SISTERS Begins Tonight at The Den Theatre Photos The Hypocrites' THREE SISTERS Begins Tonight at The Den Theatre
(4/17/2015) - The Hypocrites are pleased to conclude their 2014-15 season with Anton Chekhov's heartbreaking comedy THREE SISTERS, adapted and directed by Geoff Button, playing tonight, April 17 - June 6, 2015 at their new home, The Den Theatre Mainstage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.


Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Begins Tonight Photos Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Begins Tonight
(4/17/2015) - Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final mainstage production in its 20th Anniversary 'Season of Sondheim,' A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, tonight, April 17 - May 24, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Linda Madonia and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Previews are tonight, April 17 and Saturday, April 18 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 19 at 2 p.m. and Monday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars below!