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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: STORIES ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS at the Neo-Futurist Theater Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: STORIES ON SUNDAY AFTERNOONS at the Neo-Futurist Theater
September 19, 2017

Barrel of Monkeys is bringing back its popular Sunday matinees this fall with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Stories on Sunday Afternoons, playing Sundays at 2 pm from October 15 - November 12, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Sunday, October 22nd. Broa... (more...)
Goodman Theatre Launches 'Critics Boot Camp' For Early Career Journalists Goodman Theatre Launches 'Critics Boot Camp' For Early Career Journalists
September 19, 2017

Goodman Theatre invites emerging theater writers and critics to apply for its new boot camp intensive experience Criticism in a Changing America designed to develop journalists' understanding of how plays live in the wider context of contemporary issues.... (more...)
Casting Announced for 14th Annual 'New Stages' Festival at Goodman Theatre Casting Announced for 14th Annual 'New Stages' Festival at Goodman Theatre
September 20, 2017

Casting is complete for the three developmental productions featured in Goodman Theatre's 14th annual New Stages festival - a free celebration of new works by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights.... (more...)
Works by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman Theatre Works by Ike Holter, Bess Wohl, Rebecca Gilman and More Set for 2017 New Stages Festival at Goodman Theatre
September 20, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces the lineup of its 14th annual New Stages Festival - a celebration and discovery of new work by some of the country's finest established and emerging playwrights. Over the course of three weeks, the annual festival offers Chicago theatergoers a first look at eight new works,... (more...)
Other Theatre presents THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO Other Theatre presents THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO
September 19, 2017

Other Theatre, in association with Chicago Dramatists' Grafting Project, is pleased to launch its 4th season with the world premiere of Mart n Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, directed by Kelly Howe, playing September 29 October 29, 2017 at Chicago ... (more...)
Pivot Arts presents DON'T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK Pivot Arts presents DON'T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK
September 19, 2017

Pivot Arts is pleased to present the world premiere of DON'T LOOK BACK/MUST LOOK BACK, a site-specific performance experience in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood, conceived by Julieanne Ehre, written by Tanya Palmer, directed by Devon de Mayo and devised by an ensemble of actors and designers. Audience... (more...)
Free K-8 Music Programs Announced at Music Institute Free K-8 Music Programs Announced at Music Institute
September 19, 2017

The Music Institute of Chicago will offer one free music performance or activity to every K 8 school in proximity to its campuses, located in Evanston, Downers Grove, Lake Forest, Lincolnshire, and Winnetka, as well as on Chicago's Near North Side during the 2017 18 school year. Schools in these and... (more...)
Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering and More On Sale at City Winery Chicago
September 19, 2017

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces two nights with multi-Grammy Award nominee Bebel Gilberto, Poi Dog Pondering returns for their annual year-end residency and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, September 21 at noon at citywinery.com/chicago.... (more...)
Broadway in Chicago IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tickets On Sale 9/22 Broadway in Chicago IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS Tickets On Sale 9/22
September 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS are delighted to announce that individual tickets for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS will go on sale on Friday, Sept. 22, 2017. The stage adaptation of the beloved classic film is coming to Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palac... (more...)
Nick Adams to Headline Pride Films and Plays 'Simply Sensational' Benefit 11/6 Nick Adams to Headline Pride Films and Plays 'Simply Sensational' Benefit 11/6
September 19, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, will feature Broadway musical theater star NICK ADAMS, who originated the role of Adam/Felicia in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, in its American premiere on Broadway. Prior to PRISCILLA, Adams had major roles in the hit revivals of A C... (more...)
BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT
September 19, 2017

BWW Review: Steppenwolf's Artful THE REMBRANDT... (more...)
Announcing the Cast and Production Team of Jackalope's 1980 (OR WHY I'M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON) Announcing the Cast and Production Team of Jackalope's 1980 (OR WHY I'M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON)
September 18, 2017

It's 1980 and an unknown congressman from Illinois, John Anderson, just might have a chance to be President of the United States. In the candidate's Boston campaign office, four idealistic young campaign workers struggle to spread the hope that their long-shot candidate might bring to the country an... (more...)
Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center Photo Flash: BIG RIVER: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn Opens at Theatre at the Center
September 18, 2017

Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn opened to a packed house at Theatre at the Center on Sunday night. Audience members leapt to their feet at the end of the performance of the now Jeff-Recommended production. Actors James Romney in the role of Huck and Jonathan Butler-Duplessis in the r... (more...)
Encore Theatre Productions presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Encore Theatre Productions presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
September 18, 2017

Encore Theatre Productions brings the contemporary musical The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, music and lyrics by William Finn and book by Rachel Sheinkin. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee will be performed at Elgin Academy in the Kimball Street Theatre, 350 Park Street, Elgin, IL... (more...)
CDI to Present THE CHICAGO PROJECT as Part of Chicago Architecture Biennial CDI to Present THE CHICAGO PROJECT as Part of Chicago Architecture Biennial
September 18, 2017

CDI/Concert Dance Inc. (CDI) presents the world premiere of The Chicago Project: Future Present at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn, on Friday, September 22 at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.... (more...)