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Photos: Compass Theatre's WELLESLEY GIRL Premieres At Theater Wit PhotosPhotos: Compass Theatre's WELLESLEY GIRL Premieres At Theater Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(1/13/2022) - Compass Theatre has announced its return to the stage with the production of Wellesley Girl, written by playwright Brendan Pelsue and directed by James Fleming, Friday, Jan. 7 - Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont Ave. 


Photos: Inside Paramount Theatre's Production of GROUNDHOG DAY PhotosPhotos: Inside Paramount Theatre's Production of GROUNDHOG DAY
by Marissa Tomeo - Chicago

(1/7/2022) - Paramount Theatre is beyond proud to present the Midwest regional premiere of the musical comedy, Groundhog Day: The Musical. Previews start Wednesday, January 26, 2022. Opening Night is Friday, February 4, at 8 p.m. Performances run through Sunday, March 13.


Photos: Pegasus' 35th Annual Young Playwright's Festival to Premiere Virtually PhotosPhotos: Pegasus' 35th Annual Young Playwright's Festival to Premiere Virtually
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(1/3/2022) - Pegasus Theatre Chicago will present the 35th Annual Young Playwrights Festival, streaming Jan. 6 - Feb. 6, 2022 and a virtual opening night ceremony, Sunday, Jan. 9 at 2 p.m. CST. This year’s world premieres, written by high school students and given a staged professional production, share judgment in the material, mundane and mystical worlds.


Photos: First Look at IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN at Drury Lane Theatre PhotosPhotos: First Look at IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN at Drury Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(12/16/2021) - Based on the classic film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn follows retired song-and-dance man Jim's efforts to bring entertainment to his small Connecticut town. With the help of talented schoolteacher Linda, he turns his farmhouse into an inn and puts on spectacular shows celebrating all holidays.


Photos: Inside Opening Night of WHEN HARRY MET REHAB PhotosPhotos: Inside Opening Night of WHEN HARRY MET REHAB
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(12/7/2021) - WHEN HARRY MET REHAB is running now through January 30 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue. A comedy that takes sobriety seriously, WHEN HARRY MET REHAB is based loosely on the real-life experiences of Chicago sports radio personality, Harry Teinowitz.


Photos: Hell in a Handbag Presents CHRISTMAS DEAREST PhotosPhotos: Hell in a Handbag Presents CHRISTMAS DEAREST
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(12/2/2021) - Hell in a Handbag Productions will continue its 20th anniversary season with the return of one of its most popular holiday musicals: Christmas Dearest, featuring book and lyrics by Artistic Director David Cerda*, music by Cerda and Scott Lamberty and direction by Derek Van Barham. 


Photos: First Look at THE BEATRIX POTTER TEA PARTY at Chicago Children's Theatre PhotosPhotos: First Look at THE BEATRIX POTTER TEA PARTY at Chicago Children's Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(11/30/2021) - The Beatrix Potter Holiday Tea Party, a seasonal rite of passage for countless Chicago toddlers and their parents, returns to Chicago Children’s Theatre November 20-December 24, marking the return of live performances at Chicago’s largest professional theater devoted to children and families.


Photos: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre PhotosPhotos: First Look at A CHRISTMAS CAROL at Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(11/24/2021) - Get a sneak-peek at Goodman Theatre’s A Christmas Carol back on stage in the heart of the Chicago Loop following a year of darkened stages.


Photos: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Its Reopening With SISTER ACT PhotosPhotos: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Its Reopening With SISTER ACT
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(11/16/2021) - Mercury Theater Chicago Executive Producers Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon, Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter and Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran reopened the theater with the first Mainstage production of the 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season, Sister Act, based on the 1992 film. 


Photos: First Look at the National Tour of OKLAHOMA! PhotosPhotos: First Look at the National Tour of OKLAHOMA!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Broadway

(11/11/2021) - The North American tour of Rogers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma! began performances at the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis, MN on November 9, 2021 and will continue to play over 25 cities during the 2021-2022 season including stops in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Dallas, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Chicago and Nashville, and more. 


Photos: First Look at Tracy Letts' BUG at Steppenwolf Theatre Company PhotosPhotos: First Look at Tracy Letts' BUG at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(11/10/2021) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company will welcome audiences back for in-person performances for the first time in 20 months with its acclaimed and extraordinary revival of Bug by Pulitzer Prize and Tony award-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts, in the Downstairs Theater November 11 – December 12, 2021 (opening November 14).


Photos: Two River Theater Presents RADIO GOLF PhotosPhotos: Two River Theater Presents RADIO GOLF
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(11/9/2021) - Set in 1997, Radio Golf is the final play of August Wilson’s American Century Cycle, a series of ten plays documenting the African American experience throughout the twentieth century. The production marks Two River Theater's sixth play from the Cycle and will run now through November 21, 2021 in Two River’s Rechnitz Theater.


Photos: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago PhotosPhotos: First Look at the Pre-Broadway Run of PARADISE SQUARE in Chicago
by Stephi Wild - Broadway

(11/9/2021) - Paradise Square began its pre-Broadway engagement on November 2, at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre. Get a first look at the cast in action in these all new production photos!


Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre PhotosPhotos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(11/6/2021) - Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.


Photos: Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot at Liz and Eric Lefkofsky PhotosPhotos: Governor JB Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot at Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(11/5/2021) - Illinois Governor JB Pritzker and Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot attended the dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s new Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center.


Photos: Get a First Look at the National Tour of THE PROM! PhotosPhotos: Get a First Look at the National Tour of THE PROM!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Broadway

(11/2/2021) - The National Tour of the 2019 Drama Desk Award winner for Outstanding Musical THE PROM begins performances tonight at Playhouse Square in Cleveland.


Photos: Steppenwolf Theatre Opens its Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education PhotosPhotos: Steppenwolf Theatre Opens its Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(11/2/2021) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company opened today its trailblazing new 50,000 square foot theater building and education center, the Liz and Eric Lefkofsky Arts and Education Center.


Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala PhotosPhotos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(11/1/2021) - Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated 26 years as the center for music theatre in Chicago, honored actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera with The ICON Award, Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation with the Luminary Award and Latino business and civic leaders as 2021 Scene Changers at its 2021 ICONS Gala.


Photos: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Theatre Wit PhotosPhotos: MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Theatre Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(10/29/2021) - Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, currently enjoying a successful run at Chicago’s Theater Wit, will close on November 14, making way for Wit’s new holiday offering, Who’s Holiday!, which starts previews on November 26.


Photos: André De Shields Honored With Sarah Siddons Society's 66th Annual Actor PhotosPhotos: André De Shields Honored With Sarah Siddons Society's 66th Annual Actor of the Year Award
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(10/28/2021) - Tony Award Winner and multi-Tony nominee André De Shields was honored by the Sarah Siddons Society and presented the organization’s 66th Annual Actor of the Year Award at their benefit on October 25th in Chicago.  


PHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour PhotosPHOTO/VIDEO: Get A First Look At TOOTSIE On Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Broadway

(10/28/2021) - Get a first look at the non-equity national tour of Tootsie in all new photos and videos! The cast includes Drew Becker as Michael Dorsey, Ashley Alexandra as Julie Nichols, Payton Reilly as Sandy Lester, Lukas James Miller as Max Von Horn, Jared David Michael Grant as Jeff Slater, Kathy Halenda as Rita Marshall, Steve Brustien as Stan Fields, and Adam du Plessis as Ron Carlisle.


Photos: First Look at FANNIE at Goodman Theatre PhotosPhotos: First Look at FANNIE at Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(10/21/2021) - Get a first look at the powerful and electric Fannie (The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer) by Cheryl L. West, directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez.


Photo: First Look At Kyla Stone As Anya In ANASTASIA On Tour PhotosPhoto: First Look At Kyla Stone As Anya In ANASTASIA On Tour
by BWW Staff - Broadway

(10/19/2021) - BroadwayWorld has a first look at Kyla Stone as Anya in the non-equity National Tour of ANASTASIA!


Photos: Get A First Look At The New Cast Of RENT On Tour PhotosPhotos: Get A First Look At The New Cast Of RENT On Tour
by BWW Staff - Broadway

(10/18/2021) - BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast of the RENT 25th Anniversary Farewell Non-Equity Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson.


Photos: First Look at THIS WIDE NIGHT at Theater Wit PhotosPhotos: First Look at THIS WIDE NIGHT at Theater Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(10/11/2021) - Shattered Globe Theatre, in association with Interrobang Theatre Project, welcomes back audiences this fall with the Chicago premiere of Chloë Moss’s drama This Wide Night, directed by ITP Artistic Director Georgette Verdin, playing October 8 – November 13, 2021.


Photos: Black Button Eyes Productions Presents DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG PhotosPhotos: Black Button Eyes Productions Presents DR. HORRIBLE'S SING-ALONG BLOG
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(10/11/2021) - Black Button Eyes Productions is welcoming back live audiences this fall with the popular internet musical Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, an authorized fan production to benefit the Chicago charity Season of Concern, playing now through November 6, 2021 at The Edge Theater.


Photos: Broken Nose Theatre Presents KINGDOM Audio Adaptation PhotosPhotos: Broken Nose Theatre Presents KINGDOM Audio Adaptation
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(9/29/2021) - Broken Nose Theatre, one of Chicago’s premier Pay-What-You-Can theatre companies, is pleased to launch its tenth season with an audio adaptation of its hit 2018 play Kingdom, written by Resident Playwright Michael Allen Harris and directed by Manny Buckley.


Photos: First Look at DEAR SAN FRANCISCO: A HIGH-FLYING LOVE STORY PhotosPhotos: First Look at DEAR SAN FRANCISCO: A HIGH-FLYING LOVE STORY
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(9/24/2021) - See photos from the brand-new production from Dear San Francisco: A High-Flying Love Story, the brand-new theatrical experience debuting at San Francisco’s historic Club Fugazi. 


Photos: MR. BURNS- A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Theater Wit PhotosPhotos: MR. BURNS- A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY at Theater Wit
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(9/7/2021) - Theater Wit returns to live shows on August 27 with Anne Washburn’s Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, a brilliantly creative play that asks, “What’s left when everything is taken away?”


Photos: First Look at ZULEMA at Goodman Theatre PhotosPhotos: First Look at ZULEMA at Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(8/10/2021) - Bring the whole family to your neighborhood Chicago park for Zulema—Grammy Award-nominated Sones de México Ensemble’s electrifying new work with Music Director Victor Pichardo, written by Dolores Díaz and co-directed by Goodman Resident Artistic Associate Henry Godinez and Marcela Muñoz, Aguijon Theater Co-Artistic Director.


Photos: Go Behind the Scenes of I HATE IT HERE at Goodman Theatre PhotosPhotos: Go Behind the Scenes of I HATE IT HERE at Goodman Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Chicago

(7/14/2021) - Tomorrow, Goodman Theatre’s streaming-in-real-time Live series continues with I Hate It Here by Ike Holter.


Photos: Get a Sneak Peak at TEATRO ZINZANNI PhotosPhotos: Get a Sneak Peak at TEATRO ZINZANNI
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Chicago

(7/7/2021) - Teatro ZinZanni and Randolph Entertainment are ready to bring live comedy, music, and cirque roaring back to the Chicago Loop with fresh, astounding acts and a unique, immersive dining and live entertainment experience.