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by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater returns to the Auditorium Theatre for a full-length evening concert on Thursday, September 29 at 7:30PM to celebrate their 40th anniversary with the program Flamenco Passion, a showcase of classical, contemporary, and traditional Spanish dance. (more...)

Musical Theater Prodigy Joshlyn Camille Lomax to be Honored as 'Rising Star'Musical Theater Prodigy Joshlyn Camille Lomax to be Honored as 'Rising Star'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) and Allstate Insurance Company announced today that they will present the second 'Rising Star' youth award to Joshlyn Camille Lomax during the third-annual Fifth Star Awards on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. The award celebrates the achievements of Chicago youth demonstrating promise and career aspirations in the arts. Lomax, a student at CPS' Chicago Academy for the Arts (ChiArts), was selected from a pool of nominees submitted by the public and several Chicago high school arts programs. (more...)

American Writers Museum to Host Evening with 'SEINFELDIA' AuthorAmerican Writers Museum to Host Evening with 'SEINFELDIA' Author
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

The United States' rich cultural landscape will expand early next year when the American Writers Museum (AWM) opens its doors in March 2017. (more...)

Cindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star AwardsCindy Crawford, Fred Willard and More to Present at 2016 Fifth Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) will honor four Chicago artists and arts advocates and one iconic cultural institution at the 3rd annual Fifth Star Awards presented by Allstate Insurance Company on Wednesday, September 14 at 7pm-at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. (more...)

Walkabout Theater to Stage TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE for FreeWalkabout Theater to Stage TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE for Free
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Walkabout Theater Company is pleased to celebrate summer with TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE, an interactive, outdoor parade and performance spectacle featuring over 30 multi-disciplinary artists - performed in both Spanish and English and perfect for the entire family. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Welcomes New CEO Tania Castroverde MoskalenkoAuditorium Theatre Welcomes New CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University announces the appointment of Tania Castroverde Moskalenko as Chief Executive Officer. (more...)

Walkabout Theater Presents TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE this AugustWalkabout Theater Presents TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Walkabout Theater Company is pleased to celebrate summer with TALL GIRL AND THE LIGHTNING PARADE, an interactive, outdoor parade and performance spectacle featuring over 30 multi-disciplinary artists - performed in both Spanish and English and perfect for the entire family. Five free performances will be presented August 16, August 23-24 and August 26-27, 2016 at unique outdoor venues across the City, primarily through the Chicago Park District's "Night Out in the Parks" series.  (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Sets Summer 2016 Community ProgramsThe Auditorium Theatre Sets Summer 2016 Community Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre's Department of Creative Engagement announces its annual summer initiatives: the return of Hands Together, Heart to Art(HTHTA) Summer Camp July 11 through August 5 and the popular "Made in Chicago" Summer Dance Intensive June 27 through July 1. (more...)

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by BWW - Jun 19, 2016

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Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spotlight Ball Raises More Than $800,000Hubbard Street Dance Chicago's Spotlight Ball Raises More Than $800,000
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

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 Co-Chairs Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CEO/Co-Owner of The Second City Andrew Alexander, held its Season 38 Spotlight Ball on Thursday, June 9 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, located at 221 North Columbus Drive in Chicago. (more...)

Techweek Announces Toronto Executive Advisory BoardTechweek Announces Toronto Executive Advisory Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

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Stage Left Theatre to Host LeapFest XIII, 6/25-7/31Stage Left Theatre to Host LeapFest XIII, 6/25-7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Stage Left Theatre is proud to present LeapFest XIII, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running June 25 – July 31, 2016.  LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Mrinalini Kamath, Shayne Kennedy, Andrew Kramer, and Aline Lathrop (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour SetChicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour Set
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In the midst of the world's largest yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, which brings 850 events to more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors throughout 2016, 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. In its fifth anniversary year, the FREE FOR ALL tour is the largest citywide event of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's delightful romantic comedy Twelfth Night tour to 19 neighborhood parks across the City, July 14-August 14, 2016. Adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly, this jubilant, music-infused production features some of Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry and riotously comedic characters-in a 75-minute theatrical event for audiences of all ages. (more...)

City of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th AnniversaryCity of Chicago Honors Martha Lavey, Steppenwolf's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and members of the Chicago City Council today  honored Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 40th Anniversary, recognizing the organization for its invaluable artistic contributions to Chicago. Additionally, in a separate resolution, Mayor Emanuel and the City Council paid special tribute to former Steppenwolf artistic director Martha Lavey on her two decades of transformational leadership from 1995 to 2015. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Host 'PLAY LIKE A KID' FUNdraiserThe Auditorium Theatre to Host 'PLAY LIKE A KID' FUNdraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre hosts Play Like a Kid…For the Kids!, a Game Day FUNdraiser to support their education and outreach programs, on Tuesday, June 14 at 6PM at the Chicago Sports Museum at Water Tower Place (835 N. Michigan Ave - 7th Floor). Attendees will enjoy the museum exhibits and the museum's "Play with the Legends" interactive games while enjoying food, wine and beer, raffle prizes, and a live auction. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Hosts GALA 2016, Featuring Tony Winner Alan Cumming!Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Hosts GALA 2016, Featuring Tony Winner Alan Cumming!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) celebrated the global impact of Shakespeare with GALA 2016 at the Theater's home on Navy Pier on the 400th Anniversary of his death-April 23, 2016-a date which also marked the playwright's 452nd birthday. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Present CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST as Part of 'STOMPING GROUNDS'The Auditorium Theatre to Present CHICAGO RHYTHM FEST as Part of 'STOMPING GROUNDS'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre presents Chicago Rhythm Fest, the culminating performance of Chicago Human Rhythm Project's two-month, citywide festival STOMPING GROUNDS, on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30PM. (more...)

Goodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This SpringGoodman Theatre to Host Citywide Lorraine Hansberry Celebration This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

In conjunction with a production of playwright Lorraine Hansberry's final work, The Sign in Sidney Brustein's Window, Goodman Theatre presents a Lorraine Hansberry Celebration (April 30 - June 5), curated by Goodman Resident Director Chuck Smith. (more...)

Sprint Joins Smart Chicago Collaborative and Mayor Rahm Emanuel for Connect Chicago LaunchSprint Joins Smart Chicago Collaborative and Mayor Rahm Emanuel for Connect Chicago Launch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2016

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Chicago Will Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary This MonthChicago Will Celebrate Shakespeare's 400th Anniversary This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

In the midst of the world's largest yearlong celebration of Shakespeare bringing 850 events to more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors throughout 2016, Shakespeare 400 Chicago announces highlights for the 400thAnniversary of Shakespeare's death on April 23, 2016, a date which also marks the playwright's 452nd birthday. The world pays tribute to the playwright's remarkable legacy on this day--but nowhere with as much spirit as in Chicago. Culminating in a spectacular 'Celebration of Shakespeare' Fireworks display over Lake Michigan set to a Shakespeare-inspired score, Shakespeare takes center stage in two signature Shakespeare 400 Chicago events on April 23: Riccardo Muti leads the Chicago (more...)

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