AMERICAN IDIOT, 'UNNAMED LOVE-SUICIDE', ADDING MACHINE and More Set for The Hypocrites' 2015-16 Season
(3/27/2015) - The Hypocrites are pleased to announce their 2015-16 Season, featuring an unprecedented seven productions for Chicago audiences! The season kicks off this summer with the triumphant return engagement of the critically acclaimed ALL OUR TRAGIC, an unparalleled twelve-hour theatrical adaptation that combines all 32 surviving Greek tragedies into a single epic narrative, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Sean Graney and featuring most of the original cast.
Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE
(3/27/2015) - First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) presents the international hit play LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, currently in previews and opening this Saturday, March 28 at 8 p.m., running through April 25, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
Barrel of Monkeys' THE BIG WEDDING: EVERYONE GET MARRIED Benefit Set for Today
(3/28/2015) - Barrel of Monkeys will present its annual fundraising soiree, THE BIG WEDDING: Everyone Get Married today, March 28, 2015 at The Drucker Center, 1535 N. Dayton Ave. in Chicago. This year's theme, 'Everyone Get Married,' is inspired by a student-written story of the same name that will be performed at the event. Embracing the playful theme, the fancy schmancy affair will include adult beverages, delectable hors d'oeuvres, bouquet and garter tosses, a DJ, first dances (and more dancing!), a photo booth and much more. The fundraiser will also feature an enticing silent auction and a raffle for tickets to Today Night Live. Tickets go on sale Monday, February 2 at www.barrelofmonkeys.org/bigwedding.
Chicago's BLUE MAN GROUP Sets New Summer Schedule
(3/27/2015) - Blue Man Group the critically hailed theatrical phenomenon continuing its open run at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted Street), has announced the summer 2015 performance schedule in conjunction with new and exciting Chicago attraction packages. To further enrich the audience experience and kick-off summer in an unforgettable way, Blue Man Group has created a number of packages that combine their thrilling, multi-sensory, innovative, theatrical spectacle with one-of-a-kind experiences throughout the city. Chicago-area attractions packages are all available through the show's website www.blueman.com/chicago/about-show.
Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Patrick Thornton in TITLE AND DEED at Lookingglass Theatre
(3/27/2015) - Continuing its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the Midwest Premiere of Title and Deed, by Will Eno and directed by Marti Lyons. Title and Deed runs March 18 - May 3, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Openings are Friday, March 27 at 7:30pm and Saturday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets can be purchased through the box office at (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org.
Steppenwolf to Host Red or White Ball 2015 Next Month
(3/27/2015) - The Steppenwolf Auxiliary Council hosts one of Chicago's most exciting spring events, the 2015 Red or White Ball on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 9pm. The signature event for the city's most influential young professionals begins with the highly anticipated VIP Reception at 7:30pm, featuring restaurant stations presented by Chicago's leading chefs, followed by a party with open bars, food, exciting auction and raffle packages and D.J. Matt ROAN spinning late into the night.
Spartan Theatre Company Presents ON AN AVERAGE DAY, Now thru 4/12
(3/27/2015) - Spartan Theatre Company presents John Kolvenbach's On An Average Day. This cutting edge contemporary drama chronicles an encounter between two adult brothers, Jack and Bob--Jack is doing great, and Bob is...Bob. Secrets emerge as the two men stumble through the emotional fog of their relationship with each other and their father. Equal parts hilarious and gut wrenching, this thriller invokes a touch of Mamet and shades of Shepherd to put an original spin on the concept of 'sins of the father.'
Griffin Theatre to Stage THE BIRDS at Theater Wit, 6/6-7/19
(3/26/2015) - Griffin Theatre Company has announced its summer 2015 production: the Chicago premiere of the heart-pounding thriller THE BIRDS, adapted by acclaimed Irish playwright Conor McPherson and directed by ensemble member Kevin Kingston. THE BIRDS will play June 6 - July 19, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.
Lookingglass Theatre's MOBY DICK, Begins 6/10
(3/26/2015) - Continuing its 27th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by ensemble member David Catlin from the book by Herman Melville, produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick runs June 10 - August 9, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Moby Dick go on sale April 15.
World Premiere of BODY & BLOOD Set for Gift Theatre, 6/18-8/9
(3/26/2015) - The Gift Theatre artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton announces the world premiere of smart, exhilarating new play Body & Blood by Gift Co-Founder and playwright, William Nedved and directed by Marti Lyons, who previously directed Bethany last season and recently directed Thornton in Lookingglass' Title and Deed. Body & Blood features Gift ensemble members Lynda Newton (The Royal Society of Antarctica) and Gabe Franken (Thinner Than Water) with guest artists Cyd Blakewell (Griffin Theatre Company's Balm in Gilead), Stephen Spencer (Remy Bumppo's Our Class) and Nicholas Harazin (Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Macbeth).