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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at First Folio Theatre's THE GRAVEDIGGER Photos Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at First Folio Theatre's THE GRAVEDIGGER
(9/16/2014) - To kick off its 19th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is proud to present the World Premiere of the gothic drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, which previews October 1, opens October 4 and runs through November 2, 2014. Scroll down for some creepy promo pics!


Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE Photos Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE
(9/16/2014) - Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland present the first production in their 2014-15 Hugen Hall season, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's Fail/Safe, adapted for the stage by ensemble members Nikki Klix and Anderson Lawfer, now through October 14, direction by Anderson Lawfer at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


The Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning 10/31 Photos The Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning 10/31
(9/16/2014) - Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary Season, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will open its doors for the entire community beginning on October 31 with the first film in the "Made in Chicago" Movie Series, "Chicago," and continuing on November 9 with Family Fun Day where all are welcome to experience the magic of the Auditorium Theatre while enjoying interactive activities, exciting crafts, special tours and more. Both events are free and open to the public.


Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR Photos Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
(9/16/2014) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center Photos Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
(9/16/2014) - In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, with a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Sets Halloween, Holiday Shows, Begin. 10/3 Photos The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Sets Halloween, Holiday Shows, Begin. 10/3
(9/16/2014) - The Kiss Kiss Cabaret presents the 5th annual 'Peek-A-Boo: An Ooky Spooky Halloween Revue', Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 followed by 'Holiday Spectacular' Nov. 14 through Dec. 19. There are no performances on Friday, Nov. 28 or Dec. 26. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret performances are on Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets, which include reserved seating, interactions with the host throughout the show, and post-show photo opportunities with the cast, are $25. For tickets or information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com


Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 9/19 Photos Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 9/19
(9/16/2014) - Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 AM. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. ANNIE will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement November 18 through 30, 2014.


PLATH/HUGHES Premieres 10/18 at Gorilla Tango Photos PLATH/HUGHES Premieres 10/18 at Gorilla Tango
(9/16/2014) - Robert Eric Shoemaker's intensely moving duet-musical 'PLATH/HUGHES,' previously seen at Curious Theatre Branch's RHINOFEST, will perform at Gorilla Tango Bucktown this fall. 'PLATH/HUGHES' opens Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 pm, and subsequently runs Saturday, October 25, Saturday, November 15, Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. $15 student tickets are available at the door with valid student ID. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.


Theatre School at DePaul University to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 10/1-12 Photos Theatre School at DePaul University to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 10/1-12
(9/16/2014) - The Theatre School at DePaul University will present IN THE HEIGHTS, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the Fullerton Stage Theatre in the new Theatre School building located at Racine and Fullerton. The production, directed by Lisa Portes, premieres on Friday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 1 and 2, at 7:30 PM.


The New Colony's THE GOLDFISH PROJECT: PROCREATION to Play Dank Haus, Beg. 10/3 Photos The New Colony's THE GOLDFISH PROJECT: PROCREATION to Play Dank Haus, Beg. 10/3
(9/15/2014) - The New Colony has announced an exciting free line-up of Side Stage programming this fall, kicking off with a new installment of THE GOLDFISH PROJECT, Shawn Bowers' uproarious (and a little bit creepy) adventures posing as a women on popular online dating sites.


BWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality Entertainment Photos BWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality Entertainment
(9/16/2014) - BroadwayWorld reviews Paramount Theatre's 'Cats.' The felines prowling the stage at Aurora's Paramount Theatre have truly been given the five-star treatment. On a perfectly polished (and monstrous) set by Kevin Depinet (along with projections by Michael Stanfill), they are given plenty of room to jump, climb, and play. They are donned in those iconic (expertly designed by Theresa Ham, with wigs and make-up by Katie Cordts and Lauren Cecil) leotards and furry hats. And, most impressive, they have been lit in brilliant colors by lighting extraordinaire, Jesse Klug. The aesthetic appeal on the Paramount stage is top-notch and one of the main reasons this production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' is as fully satisfying as this musical gets.


Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23 Photos Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23
(9/15/2014) - Her Story Theater's Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, premieres October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story-the 'demand' side and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls.


THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs 10/18-11/23 at Lifeline Theatre Photos THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs 10/18-11/23 at Lifeline Theatre
(9/15/2014) - The Velveteen Rabbit runs Saturday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Nov. 23 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Press opening is Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Previews are Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.) Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.


Theater Wit Sets 'MR BURNS' Cast, Adds BAD JEWS & SANTALAND DIARIES to Season Photos Theater Wit Sets 'MR BURNS' Cast, Adds BAD JEWS & SANTALAND DIARIES to Season
(9/15/2014) - Wit's eleventh season launches November 21-December 28 with The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, once again starring Mitchell Fain.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14 Photos Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14
(9/14/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 14, 2014.


 
🔀CHICAGO SHOWS
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(Runs 9/5 - 9/21)
Annie Get Your Gun in ChicagoAnnie Get Your Gun
(Runs 9/12 - 9/21)
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(Runs 8/21 - 10/5)
In the Heights in ChicagoIn the Heights
(Runs 10/1 - 10/12)
Dial Dial "M" for Murder
(Runs 9/18 - 10/19)
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(Runs 10/10 - 10/20)
Annie Get Your Gun (Stone) in ChicagoAnnie Get Your Gun (Stone)
(Runs 11/6 - 11/7)

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