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Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards NominationsChristine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

TWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors FundTWEED TheaterWorks to Present MARAT/SADE to Benefit The Actors Fund
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Some of the most important playwrights and performers in avant-garde theater present staged readings of new works in progress at the intimate, ultimate downtown theatrical event: Writers Block 2016 presented by Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project to showcase the vision of contemporary writers, performers and artists, many of whom got their start in the nightclubs, seminal performance spaces, and theaters in the EV/LES. (more...)

About Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This FallAbout Face Theatre's Reimagined I AM MY OWN WIFE Comes to Theater Wit This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

About Face Theatre will launch its 2016-17 Season with a reimagining of Doug Wright's I AM MY OWN WIFE, the Tony, Pulitzer Prize and Lambda Literary Award-winning play first developed at AFT back in 2003. (more...)

Strawdog Theatre to Launch 2016-17 Season with DISTANCE World PremiereStrawdog Theatre to Launch 2016-17 Season with DISTANCE World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company is proud to announce the first production in its 2016 - 2017 season, the world premiere of Jerre Dye's Distance, August 25 - October 1, directed by Erica Weiss, performed at The Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard. (more...)

New Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th SeasonNew Works by Neil LaBute, Israel Horovitz and More Slated for La MaMa's 55th Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Over 70 productions of local and international artists representing six continents - North America, South America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia -- will visit the stages of La MaMa during the 2016-17 season, the company's 55th year of presenting world-class experimental music, theater and dance, it has been announced by Mia Yoo, La MaMa's Artistic Director. (more...)

NYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland ParkNYC's Musically Human Theatre Moves to Highland Park
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

Musically Human Theatre (MHT), a professional not-for-profit company focusing on musical theatre, has signed a lease with the City of Highland Park for space in the Karger Center at 1850 Green Bay Road, Producing Artistic Director David Norwood announced today. (more...)

The Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross PlayThe Gift Theatre to Present World Premiere of New Melissa Ross Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

The Gift Theatre, Chicago's most intimate and pioneering Equity ensemble theatre, presents the world premiere of Melissa Ross' haunting and heartfelt mystery A Life Extra Ordinary. Ensemble memberJohn Gawlik directs a cast featuring ensemble members Cyd Blakewell (Annabel), John Kelly Connolly (Bill), Paul D'Addario (Tom), Darci Nalepa (Polly), Lynda Newton (Grace), Jay Worthington (Jeff), and making his Gift Theatre debut, Rudy Galvan (Sam). A Life Extra Ordinary opens Thursday, October 6 at The Gift Theatre, 4802 N. Milwaukee Avenue. Press performance is on Monday, October 3 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Bay Area Premiere of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON at Phoenix Theatre this FallBay Area Premiere of BY THE WATERS OF BABYLON at Phoenix Theatre this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Bay Area Premiere of Pulitzer Prize Winner Robert Schenkkan's "By the Waters of Babylon" at Phoenix Theatre Sept 30-Oct 15 (more...)

Danspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDSDanspace Project's PLATFORM 2016: LOST & FOUND to Examine Impact of AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Platform 2016: Lost & Found, the eleventh and most ambitious edition to date, will examine the impact of AIDS on generations of artists. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in JulyCarol Lipnik to Launch Summer Residency at Pangea in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Summer Residency at Pangea on Sunday, July 10 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, August 28. (more...)

Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park's FAIRY TALE COURTROOM Begins TonightBreakthrough Theatre of Winter Park's FAIRY TALE COURTROOM Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Breakthrough Theatre of Winter Park presents the Dana Proulx comedy, 'Fairy Tale Courtroom', from May 6-May 9, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

Carol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at PangeaCarol Lipnik to Welcome Michael Musto, Justin Sayre and More at Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an 'ethereal vocal phenomenon' by The New York Times - will welcome special guests for her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea running Sunday nights at 7:00 PM through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

MIKE MOTHER to Open 5/2 at The Neo-FuturariumMIKE MOTHER to Open 5/2 at The Neo-Futurarium
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

Experience the entirely unique voice and lyricism of Neo-Futurist Jessica Anne in her upcoming show, Mike Mother. The show opens Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m. at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Leap for Deep Learning, HPC Applications With NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerators NVIDIA Delivers Massive Performance Leap for Deep Learning, HPC Applications With NVIDIA Tesla P100 Accelerators
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

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Rust-Oleum Selects Transplace for Canadian Transportation ServicesRust-Oleum Selects Transplace for Canadian Transportation Services
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

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Carol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in AprilCarol Lipnik to Launch Spring Residency at Pangea in April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

CAROL LIPNIK - the spellbinding, wistfully-humorous singer and songwriter called an "ethereal vocal phenomenon" by The New York Times - will launch her Sunday Night Spring Residency at Pangea on Sunday, April 3 at 7:00 PM to run through Sunday, June 26. (more...)

La Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #133 JOHN KELLYLa Mama to Present COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #133 JOHN KELLY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

LA MAMA presents COFFEEHOUSE CHRONICLES #133 "JOHN KELLY" -- Saturday March 26, 2016 at 3:00pm - 5:00pm?-- Located at, La MaMa, Downstairs (66 East 4th Street, NYC). JOHN KELLY, a World Renowned performance artist returns to La Mama for this one-night engagement to Present new material, present past works and discuss his performance and visual artist practices with a pnalen comprised of Morgan Jenness, Kyle DeCamp, John Jesurun, Kevin Maloney, Nicky Paraiso. (more...)

Strawdog Extends Final Show at Hugen HallStrawdog Extends Final Show at Hugen Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company, Artistic Director Hank Boland and Hugen Hall Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the third production in their 2015 - 2016 Hugen Hall season, Elizabeth Lovelady's world premiere adaptation of Rudolph Mate'sfilm D.O.A., March 5 - April 5, directed by Elizabeth Lovelady at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street has extended through April 10. The performance schedule is Saturdays at 4 p.m., Sundays at 12 p.m., and Monday and Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Additional performances are Saturday, April 9 at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sunday, April 10 at 12 and 4 p.m. Single tickets are $15 and are currently on sale. Subscriptions, group, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866.811.4111. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at D.O.A. at Strawdog Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at D.O.A. at Strawdog Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Strawdog Theatre Company presents the third production in its 2015-2016 Hugen Hall season, Elizabeth Lovelady's world premiere adaptation of Rudolph Mate's film D.O.A., running now through April 5, directed by Elizabeth Lovelady at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. Opening night performance was last night, March 7. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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