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Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller & Heather Headley Featured at Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017Photo Flash: Jessie Mueller & Heather Headley Featured at Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the culmination of the 30th Anniversary Season with GALA 2017 on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier-raising a record-breaking $1.74 million for Chicago Shakespeare in Classrooms and Communities initiatives. (more...)

Hubbard Street Season 39 Spotlight Ball Raises Over $800,000Hubbard Street Season 39 Spotlight Ball Raises Over $800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of the world's premier contemporary dance organizations, together with Event Chair and Chair of Hubbard Street's Board of Directors, Sara Albrecht, and Honorary Chair Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Corporate Honoree, Exelon, held its Season 39 Spotlight Ball on Wednesday, June 7 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park, located at 200 North Columbus Drive in Chicago. (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Receives Grant from National Endowment for the ArtsChicago Philharmonic Receives Grant from National Endowment for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects across the country in the NEA's second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017. Included in this announcement is an Art Works award of $12,000 to Chicago Philharmonic for Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic. The NEA received 1,728 Art Works applications and will make 1,029 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000.              (more...)

Peoples Gas Contributes $5 Million to Chicago's Navy Pier for Sustainable Welcome PavilionPeoples Gas Contributes $5 Million to Chicago's Navy Pier for Sustainable Welcome Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

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Chicago Philharmonic Sets 2017 'Side-by-Side' Series in the ParksChicago Philharmonic Sets 2017 'Side-by-Side' Series in the Parks
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Chicago Philharmonic will present its third year of Side by Side with the Chicago Philharmonic as part of the Chicago Park District's 2017 Night Out in the Parks series. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/26 - Vote in the BWW Awards! (more...)

Heather Headley and Jessie Mueller to Headline Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017Heather Headley and Jessie Mueller to Headline Chicago Shakespeare's GALA 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrates the culmination of the 30th Anniversary Season with GALA 2017 on Friday, June 9, 2017 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, and offers attendees a first look at the Theater's dynamic new performance venue in-progress-The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. (more...)

4th Annual Fifth Star Honors to Celebrate Common, Steppenwolf and More at Millennium Park4th Annual Fifth Star Honors to Celebrate Common, Steppenwolf and More at Millennium Park
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and institutions for their contributions to the city's cultural landscape at the 4th annual Fifth Star Honors presented by Allstate Insurance Company. (more...)

Chicago Community Trust, CEO Terry Mazany to Receive Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 2017 JUBA! AwardChicago Community Trust, CEO Terry Mazany to Receive Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 2017 JUBA! Award
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), which creates community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, hosts its 27th Jubalee Gala. (more...)

Savion Glover, Maurice Hines and More Slated for 27th Rhythm World FestivalSavion Glover, Maurice Hines and More Slated for 27th Rhythm World Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), presents the 27th annual summer festival of American tap and percussive dance, Rhythm World, featuring three generations of hoofers, including tap giants Savion Glover and Maurice Hines. (more...)

Hubbard Street Kicks Off 40th Anniversary with Decades of Audience FavoritesHubbard Street Kicks Off 40th Anniversary with Decades of Audience Favorites
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, programming for Season 39 Summer Series, June 8-11, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. The program features a look at Hubbard Street through the decades, featuring The 40s and Georgia by Lou Conte, Twyla Tharp's The Golden Section, an excerpt from Resident Choreographer, Alejandro Cerrudo's One Thousand Pieces as well as pieces by Jim Vincent, Crystal Pite, William Forsythe, and Lucas Crandall. (more...)

Hubbard Street Kicks Off 40th Anniversary this JuneHubbard Street Kicks Off 40th Anniversary this June
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, under the artistic direction of Glenn Edgerton, announces today, programming for Season 39 Summer Series, June 8-11, 2017 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Announces 18 Park Tour of Free ROMEO AND JULIETChicago Shakespeare Announces 18 Park Tour of Free ROMEO AND JULIET
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's timeless classic Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, will tour to 18 neighborhood parks across the City, July 26-August 27, 2017. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Announces Free Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Tour 2017Chicago Shakespeare Announces Free Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks Tour 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's timeless classic Romeo and Juliet, adapted and directed by Marti Lyons, will tour to 18 neighborhood parks across the City, July 26-August 27, 2017. (more...)

Grant Park Music Festival One Night Membership Passes Go On Sale TomorrowGrant Park Music Festival One Night Membership Passes Go On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Summer in Chicago begins in less than seven weeks with opening night of the Grant Park Music Festival on Wednesday, June 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m. in the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Midsommer Flight to Return for Sixth Season of Bringing Free Shakespeare to Chicago's ParksMidsommer Flight to Return for Sixth Season of Bringing Free Shakespeare to Chicago's Parks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Midsommer Flight to return for sixth season of bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks (more...)

Cavalia Opens its New Theatrical Adventure ODYSSEOCavalia Opens its New Theatrical Adventure ODYSSEO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

#OdysseoCHI - The internationally acclaimed entertainment company Cavalia has once again pushed the limits of live entertainment with its new theatrical adventure Odysseo - a $30 million extravaganza that expands the definition of performance into an epic yet soulful experience. The world's largest touring production last night opened its first run in the Midwest, under the White Big Top at Soldier Field South Lot (South Lot, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago, IL 60605). Tickets are now on sale for Odysseo matinee and evening performances through Sunday, April 23, 2017, at www.cavalia.net or by calling 1-866-999-8111.  (more...)

Hubbard Street Launches DREAMTIX For Chicago Public SchoolsHubbard Street Launches DREAMTIX For Chicago Public Schools
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Hubbard Street Board Chair Sara Albrecht and Kathryn Humphreys, the company's Director of Youth, Education and Community programs, are proud to announce the successful launch of Hubbard Street's new ticket access for Chicago Public School students and guardians, DreamTix, during its Spring Series performances March 16–19 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Raises More Than $65,000 at 14th Annual BOLD MOVES FOR BOLD WOMEN EventHubbard Street Dance Chicago Raises More Than $65,000 at 14th Annual BOLD MOVES FOR BOLD WOMEN Event
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, among the world's premier contemporary dance companies, along with honorary event chair Aurora Abella Austriaco, of Valentine Austriaco &Bueschel, P.C.; honorary event chair Pamela Cullerton, wife of Illinois Senate President John J. Cullerton; event chair and Hubbard Street board member Karen H. Lennon; and a 17-member host committee, welcomed more than 250 guests to the offices of Baker McKenzie, LLP overlooking Chicago's Millennium Park on Thursday, March 16, 2017 for Hubbard Street's 14th annual Bold Moves for Bold Women event. (more...)

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