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Photo Flash: Virtual Staged Reading Of ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY PhotosPhoto Flash: Virtual Staged Reading Of ALL-ONE! THE DR. BRONNER'S PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(5/2/2020) - The Passage Theatre concludes their second season with a virtual staged reading of All-One! The Dr. Bronner's Play.


Photo Flash: Take a Look Inside Postponed Production of INTIMATE APPAREL at Nort PhotosPhoto Flash: Take a Look Inside Postponed Production of INTIMATE APPAREL at Northlight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(3/20/2020) - In 1905, a black seamstress named Esther sews her way out of poverty stitch by delicate stitch, creating fine lingerie for her Manhattan clientele while longing for a husband and a future. She finds common ground with a Jewish fabric merchant, a relationship they both know cannot grow.


Photo Flash: Kokandy Productions Presents the Chicago Premiere of HUNDRED DAYS PhotosPhoto Flash: Kokandy Productions Presents the Chicago Premiere of HUNDRED DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(3/10/2020) - Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical Hundred Days, featuring music and lyrics by The Bengsons, and book by The Bengsons and Sarah Gancher.


Photo Flash: HER HONOR JANE BYRNE at Lookingglass Theatre Company PhotosPhoto Flash: HER HONOR JANE BYRNE at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(3/6/2020) - Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Her Honor Jane Byrne, written and directed by Ensemble Member J. Nicole Brooks. Her Honor Jane Byrne runs February 26–April 12, 2020 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Performance will be held Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.


Photo Flash: Vision Productions' Midwest Premiere of THE ART OF SISTERS PhotosPhoto Flash: Vision Productions' Midwest Premiere of THE ART OF SISTERS
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(3/4/2020) - Vision Productions will present the limited engagement of the Midwest premiere of The Art of Sisters, adapted and directed by Vision Productions Artistic Director Miriam Canfield, March 4 – 7 in the library at Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 31st St. Opening/press night is Wednesday, March 4 at 7:30 p.m. with additional performances Thursday, March 5 and Friday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, March 7 at 3 and 7:30 p.m. The running time is 80 minutes with no intermission. Tickets are $28 each and on sale at Visionproductions.org.


Photo Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Presents I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICA PhotosPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf for Young Adults' Presents I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/28/2020) - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' presents I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter. 


Photo Flash: TUTA Theatre's World Premiere Adaptation of HEDDA GABLER: A PLAY WI PhotosPhoto Flash: TUTA Theatre's World Premiere Adaptation of HEDDA GABLER: A PLAY WITH LIVE MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/28/2020) - TUTA Theatre will present the world premiere adaptation of Hedda Gabler: A Play with Live Music, adapted and directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, with original music and music direction by Wain Parham, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. Hedda Gabler will play February 25 – March 29, 2020 at Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W. Berenice Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.tutatheatre.org. The press opening is Thursday, February 27 at 7:30 pm.


Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents NEW FACES SING BROADWAY NOW PhotosPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents NEW FACES SING BROADWAY NOW
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/25/2020) - Porchlight Music Theatre announces the star of Porchlight's spring production, the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical Cory Goodrich as the host of New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller and music directed by Tom Vendafreddo; at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets to each New Faces are $37 at SPACE and $60 at The Arts Club. The Arts Club performances include a pre-performance cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.


Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS at Paramount Theatre PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS at Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/21/2020) - Join Paramount Theatre for its world premiere musical The Secret of My Success, a hilarious, heartfelt new romp about corporate culture, unbridled ambition, mistaken identity and making your own way in life.


Photos/Video: First Look at THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS at the Paramount Theatre PhotosPhotos/Video: First Look at THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS at the Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/21/2020) - Paramount Theatre presents the world premiere musical The Secret of My Success.


Photo Flash: Griffin Theatre Company Presents MLIMA'S TALE PhotosPhoto Flash: Griffin Theatre Company Presents MLIMA'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/20/2020) - Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 32nd season with the Midwest premiere of Lynn Nottage's drama Mlima's Tale directed by Jerrell L. Henderson, playing February 15 – March 21, 2020 on Raven Theatre's Schwartz Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 20 at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Sunday, February 23 at 7 pm.


Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of PLANO at First Floor Theater PhotosPhoto Flash: Chicago Premiere of PLANO at First Floor Theater
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/20/2020) - First Floor Theater is continuing its eighth season with the Chicago premiere of Will Arbery's dark comedy PLANO, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Audrey Francis. Presented as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series, PLANO is currently playing through March 28, 2020 at Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650. The press opening is Thursday, February 20 at 8 pm.


Photo Flash: First Look at TimeLine's KILL MOVE PARADISE PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at TimeLine's KILL MOVE PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/20/2020) - Four young black men, torn from the world without warning, discover themselves stuck in a cosmic waiting room in the afterlife. While balancing the reality of their past and the uncertainty of their future, their souls try to find peace in TimeLine Theatre's Chicago premiere of Kill Move Paradise.


Photo Flash: First Look at Haven's TITUS ANDRONICUS at The Den Theatre PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at Haven's TITUS ANDRONICUS at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/19/2020) - Haven continues its 2019-20 season with William Shakespeare's revenge-tragedy Titus Andronicus, promising a thrilling, bloody marathon – centering on the voices of marginalized people too often excluded from classical theater performance. Directed by Artistic Director Ian Damont Martin, Titus Andronicus will play February 13 – March 14, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at havenchi.org.


Photo Flash: Chicago-Area Premiere Of ALMOST HEAVEN: JOHN DENVER'S AMERICA PhotosPhoto Flash: Chicago-Area Premiere Of ALMOST HEAVEN: JOHN DENVER'S AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/18/2020) - The Chicagoland premiere of Almost Heaven: John Denver's America opened Sunday night February 16 to an enthusiastic crowd. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato cast Shannon McEldowney, Steven Romero Schaeffer, Andrew Mueller, Sara Geist and Tommy Malouf in the musical revue Almost Heaven: John Denver's America to kick off its 30th Anniversary Season. The cast was joined on stage by musicians William Underwood, Malcolm Ruhl and Alison Tatum. Fortunato is the director and William Underwood is the music director. The now Jeff Recommended production continues through March 22.


Photo Flash: First Look at GRAVEYARD SHIFT at Goodman Theatre PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at GRAVEYARD SHIFT at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/17/2020) - Rising stars playwright korde arrington tuttle and director Danya Taymor reunite for the world premiere production of graveyard shift, following its appearance as a developmental production in the Goodman's 2018 New Stages Festival. Featuring an ensemble cast of five, graveyard shift is an unflinching but open-hearted look at how we navigate a world full of fear, loosely inspired by the legacy of Sandra Bland. Casting note: Debo Balogun replaces previously announced actor Kyle Vincent Terry, who has left the production. 


Photo Flash: Writer's Theatre Presents Lydia Diamond's STICK FLY PhotosPhoto Flash: Writer's Theatre Presents Lydia Diamond's STICK FLY
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/14/2020) - Sibling rivalries and parental expectations come to a head as family secrets emerge during a weekend away that becomes more “interrogation” than “relaxation” in this witty and moving rollercoaster of a family comedy-drama.


Photo Flash: Get a Sneak Peek Inside Rehearsals for I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICA PhotosPhoto Flash: Get a Sneak Peek Inside Rehearsals for I AM NOT YOUR PERFECT MEXICAN DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/13/2020) - Steppenwolf for Young Adults' will present the world premiere stage adaptation of I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter, based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Erika L. Sánchez , adapted by Isaac Gómez, directed by ensemble member Sandra Marquez and featuring ensemble member Karen Rodriguez. 


Photo Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre PhotosPhoto Flash: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/10/2020) - Drury Lane Theatre presents the beautifully captivating Gershwin musical An American in Paris. See photos from opening night!


Photo Flash: Raven Theatre's Chicago Premiere Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE PhotosPhoto Flash: Raven Theatre's Chicago Premiere Adaptation of A DOLL'S HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/10/2020) - Raven Theatre is continuing its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen's masterpiece A DOLL'S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL'S HOUSE will play February 6 – March 22, 2020 on Raven's 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10 at 7:30 pm.


Photo Flash: DOUBLE VISION Takes The Stage At The 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre F PhotosPhoto Flash: DOUBLE VISION Takes The Stage At The 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/6/2020) - Double Vision, a new musical, runs through February 22 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. An original show of galactic proportions, Double Vision turns musical theatre on its head with science fiction inspirations, queer- and POC-centered narratives, and an 80s rock-inspired score. Double Vision is artistically and collaboratively led by a team of Northwestern University and Stanford University alumni and is proud to be supported by a grant from the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.


Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVA PhotosPhoto Flash: Underscore Theatre Company Presents CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/4/2020) - Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 6th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond.


Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Presents JEEVES SAVES THE DAY PhotosPhoto Flash: First Folio Theatre Presents JEEVES SAVES THE DAY
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/4/2020) - To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020.


Photo Flash: First Folio Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of JEEVES SAVES THE DA PhotosPhoto Flash: First Folio Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/4/2020) - To begin the new year with laughs a-plenty, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St & Rt. 83) presents the World Premiere production of JEEVES SAVES THE DAY, by Margaret Raether, to continue its 2019-2020 season. Based on stories by P.G. Wodehouse and directed by Artistic Associate Joe Foust, JEEVES SAVES THE DAY previews January 29-31, opens February 1, and runs through March 1, 2020.


Photo Flash: First Look At THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look At THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/4/2020) - After a sold out opening weekend, the blast-from-the-past comedy, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT, will have one final weekend of performances. Written and directed by Cat McGee, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT will play this Friday, February 7th and Saturday, February 8th, 2020 at 7 p.m. at The Newport Theater, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are $23 and are currently available at Todaytix.com (The Hilary Duff Project) or by using the Today Tix app. 


Photo Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's LABYRINTH PhotosPhoto Flash: Broken Nose Theatre's LABYRINTH
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(2/3/2020) - Broken Nose Theatre has launched its eighth season, exploring the theme “Change the Rules,” with the U.S. premiere of Beth Steel's propulsive financial drama Labyrinth, directed by Spenser Davis, playing January 31 - February 29, 2020 at its resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences.


Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Windy City Playhouse PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at THE BOYS IN THE BAND at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(1/30/2020) - Windy City Playhouse (3014 W. Irving Park Rd.) is thrilled to present Mart Crowley's groundbreaking play, “The Boys in the Band,” directed by Playhouse Associate Artistic Director Carl Menninger.


Photo Flash: SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre PhotosPhoto Flash: SOPHISTICATED LADIES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(1/29/2020) - Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary Mainstage season continues with Duke Ellington's Sophisticated Ladies, January 24 a?" March 6, 2020 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St. Featuring music by Duke Ellington, concept by Donald McKayle, direction and choreography by Brenda Didier and Florence Walker Harris, and music direction by Jermaine Hill.


Photo Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Throu PhotosPhoto Flash: PlayMakers Laboratory Presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Travels Through Time
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(1/28/2020) - PlayMakers Laboratory, formerly Barrel of Monkeys, is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with THAT'S WEIRD GRANDMA: Travels Through Time, directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, playing Sundays at 3 pm from January 19 – February 16, 2020 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago.


Photo Flash: First Look at Valiant Theatre's New Works Festival PhotosPhoto Flash: First Look at Valiant Theatre's New Works Festival
by BWW News Desk - Chicago

(1/28/2020) - Valiant Theatre is a mission-driven company committed to telling stories of real people and historic events marked by courage, valor, and determination. Telling the stories of the valiant. Inspiring others to live life more valiantly.