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Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
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Sweeney Todd
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Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka Jr.
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BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company Photo

BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company

Directed by Helen Young, TimeLine Theatre Company’s Chicago premiere of Lloyd Suh’s THE CHINESE LADY is a poignant and well-crafted play centered on Afong Moy, who was supposedly the first Chinese woman to come to America. Although historical record does not have much definitive information about Afong Moy (we even know that was not her real name), Suh uses the play’s well-structured 90 minutes to imagine what she might have said to audiences had she been given the chance. For at least 15 years from 1834 to 1850, Afong Moy was treated like an exhibit in a museum; Nathaniel and Francis Carnes brought her to the United States to showcase her in front of American audiences. Thus, Afong Moy was taken away from her family and stripped of agency. While Suh’s script cleverly allows Afong Moy to take back some of that agency, the play also demonstrates that in reality this young woman didn’t have much of a voice or control over her situation at all.

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater Photo

BWW Review: ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre Photo

BWW Review: ROCK OF AGES at Paramount Theatre

LATEST NEWS

Babes With Blades Announces Cast and Creative Team For RICHARD III Photo

Babes With Blades Announces Cast and Creative Team For RICHARD III

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) returns to live performances with its 2022 season and its presentation of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago’s Disability Cultural Center and directed by Richard Costes, August 25 – October 15, at The Edge Theater, 5451 N. Broadway Ave, with select performances being live streamed.

Exciting New Music & Storytelling Event Series Coming To Artifact Events In Chicago

7th Show Added for Sam Morril at The Den Theatre Photo

7th Show Added for Sam Morril at The Den Theatre

World Premiere of BAREFACE & More Announced for Ballet 5:8 2022-2023 Season Photo

World Premiere of BAREFACE & More Announced for Ballet 5:8 2022-2023 Season

Comedian Jourdain Fisher to Perform at The Den Theatre Photo

Comedian Jourdain Fisher to Perform at The Den Theatre

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of AFTER THE BLAST at Broken Nose Theatre Photo

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of AFTER THE BLAST at Broken Nose Theatre

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID Photo

Photos: First Look at the Chicago Premiere of WHEN WE WERE YOUNG AND UNAFRAID

Joshua Bassett Announces First-Ever Headline Tour Photo

Joshua Bassett Announces First-Ever Headline Tour

BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company Photo

BWW Review: THE CHINESE LADY at TimeLine Theatre Company

Improv Group ComedySportz Chicago Moves to New Location at Piper's Alley Photo

Improv Group ComedySportz Chicago Moves to New Location at Piper's Alley

BWW Interview: Jacqueline Williams of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour Presented By Bro Photo

BWW Interview: Jacqueline Williams of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD National Tour Presented By Broadway In Chicago

Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater Photo

Cast Announced for FENCES at American Blues Theater

Early Bird Pricing Announced For Dance & Audition Masterclasses at the Academy of the Arts Photo

Early Bird Pricing Announced For Dance & Audition Masterclasses at the Academy of the Arts

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of THE SECRETARIES at First Floor Theater Photo

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere of THE SECRETARIES at First Floor Theater

Cast and Creatives Announced for ANTIGONE at Redtwist Theatre Photo

Cast and Creatives Announced for ANTIGONE at Redtwist Theatre

World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. & More Announced for TimeLine Theatre Company 2022-23 Se Photo

World Premiere of CAMPAIGNS, INC. & More Announced for TimeLine Theatre Company 2022-23 Season

Marriott Theatre Concert Series to Celebrate Elvis Presley and Girl Groups in June Photo

Marriott Theatre Concert Series to Celebrate Elvis Presley and Girl Groups in June

Christopher Kale Jones & More to Lead World Premiere of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE at Chicag Photo

Christopher Kale Jones & More to Lead World Premiere of IT CAME FROM OUTER SPACE at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Comedian Dave Attell to Perform at The Den Theatre Photo

Comedian Dave Attell to Perform at The Den Theatre

Cast Announced for THE SECOND CITY E.T.C'S 46TH REVUE Photo

Cast Announced for THE SECOND CITY E.T.C'S 46TH REVUE

Auris Presents Announces Debut HEATWAVE Music Festival Photo

Auris Presents Announces Debut HEATWAVE Music Festival

SUMMER OF LOVE, THE HITS FROM 1967 & MORE Announced At Metropolis Photo

SUMMER OF LOVE, THE HITS FROM 1967 & MORE Announced At Metropolis

Chicago Dancers United Announces Dance For Life 2022 Photo

Chicago Dancers United Announces Dance For Life 2022

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Celebrates The Year Of Chicago Dance With May - September Events and Comp Photo

M.A.D.D. Rhythms Celebrates The Year Of Chicago Dance With May - September Events and Company Updates

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater's FLAMENCO PASSION Returns To The North Shore Center, June 17-19

Metropolis Welcomes BIG SUIT: A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS Photo

Metropolis Welcomes BIG SUIT: A TRIBUTE TO TALKING HEADS

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Chicago Philharmonic Performs MARVEL STUDIOS' BLACK PANTHER LIVE IN CONCERT

Mandala Makers Festival Showcases Multidisciplinary Artists Photo

Mandala Makers Festival Showcases Multidisciplinary Artists

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Chart-Topping Singer-Songwriter Sarantos Talks COVID-related Chronic Pain On Latest Single

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Two New Feature Films and Two-Week Festival of Shorts Announced for PrideArts Summer Streaming Film Schedule

The Den Theatre to Present Comedian Kurt Braunohler Photo

The Den Theatre to Present Comedian Kurt Braunohler

3 World Premieres & 1 Chicago Premiere Announced for Theatre Above the Law 2022/23 Season Photo

3 World Premieres & 1 Chicago Premiere Announced for Theatre Above the Law 2022/23 Season

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Artist Roster for the 2022/23 Ensemble Photo

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Artist Roster for the 2022/23 Ensemble

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Musical NOTES & LETTERS at Underscore Theatre Com Photo

Photos: First Look at the World Premiere Musical NOTES & LETTERS at Underscore Theatre Company

LIZ CALLAWAY: BROADWAY AND BEYOND is Coming to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre Photo

LIZ CALLAWAY: BROADWAY AND BEYOND is Coming to Metropolis Performing Arts Centre

Artemisia Theatre to Present the World Premiere of ROE V US Photo

Artemisia Theatre to Present the World Premiere of ROE V US

NEAL BRENNAN: UNACCEPTABLE Tour Rescheduled for July at The Den Theatre Photo

NEAL BRENNAN: UNACCEPTABLE Tour Rescheduled for July at The Den Theatre

Haven to Present Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at The Den Theatre Photo

Haven to Present Nikki Lynette's GET OUT ALIVE at The Den Theatre

Kokandy Productions to Present CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical Photo

Kokandy Productions to Present CRUEL INTENTIONS: The '90s Musical

The Second City Announces First-Ever Artistic Advisory Board Photo

The Second City Announces First-Ever Artistic Advisory Board

Black Ensemble To Begin GRANDMA'S JUKEBOX, May 21

Jack Harlow Announces 'Come Home The Kids Miss You' Tour Dates Photo

Jack Harlow Announces 'Come Home The Kids Miss You' Tour Dates

Steppenwolf Theatre Opens SEAGULL in the New Ensemble Theater Through June 12 Photo

Steppenwolf Theatre Opens SEAGULL in the New Ensemble Theater Through June 12

Music Theater Works Presents DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID Photo

Music Theater Works Presents DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company Photo

BWW Review: SEAGULL at Steppenwolf Theatre Company

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Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello to Present JUDY, LIZA, BARBRA, AND ME! at Des Plaines Theatre

Steep Theatre Returns with Two New Premieres for Summer

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Lina Kourtrakos's MIDWEST CABARET CONFERENCE Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Music Institute Chorale Presents FROM AFRICA June 5 At Nichols Concert Hall Photo

Music Institute Chorale Presents FROM AFRICA June 5 At Nichols Concert Hall

Free Street Announces 57 BLOCKS, An Original, Immersive Play, Calling For Radical Change,  Photo

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