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Beverly Theatre Guild Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS Photo Beverly Theatre Guild Presents STEEL MAGNOLIAS
by A.A. Cristi on January 27, 2023 in Chicago

The Beverly Theatre Guild has announced its upcoming production of the stage play Steel Magnolias as the second show of its classic offerings for BTG's 60th Anniversary Season.
DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour to End its Run This Summer Photo DEAR EVAN HANSEN National Tour to End its Run This Summer
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 27, 2023 in Chicago

The North American Tour of Dear Evan Hansen, which first launched at the Buell Theatre in Denver, Colorado in October 2018, will end its run on July 2nd, 2023 at the Koger Center in Columbia, South Carolina. See how to purchase tickes!
About Face Will Host Re_Generation Studio, A Free Workshop Series Photo About Face Will Host Re_Generation Studio, A Free Workshop Series
by Stephi Wild on January 27, 2023 in Chicago

About Face Theatre continues its 28th season with Re/Generation Studio, a series of innovative, intergenerational workshops focused on new works and the future of queer theatre.
St. Charles Singers To Showcase Sacred Music At 2023 Winter And Spring Concerts Photo St. Charles Singers To Showcase Sacred Music At 2023 Winter And Spring Concerts In Wheaton And St. Charles
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

The St. Charles Singers, led by founder Jeffrey Hunt, will present two distinctly different programs of sacred music at its March and June 2023 concerts, which conclude the celebrated chamber choir's 39th season. Each program will be heard in Wheaton and St. Charles, Illinois.
Alvin Ailey American Dance Returns For Six Performances Only March 8-12 At Audit Photo Alvin Ailey American Dance Returns For Six Performances Only March 8-12 At Auditorium Theatre
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

The Auditorium Theatre (50 E. Ida B. Wells Drive) will welcome the return of Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, America's beloved cultural ambassador to the world, for six performances only, March 8-12, 2023, during their 22-city North American tour. 
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Names Internationally-Celebrated Choreographer Aszu Photo Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Names Internationally-Celebrated Choreographer Aszure Barton As Resident Artist
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) Artistic Director Linda-Denise Fisher-Harrell and Executive Director David McDermott have announced that award-winning, critically-acclaimed choreographer Aszure Barton will serve as the company's Resident Artist for the next three years, embarking upon a process-based period of collaboration, creation, and mutual growth.
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces SPRING SERIES: ELEMENTS Photo Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Announces SPRING SERIES: ELEMENTS
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago (HSDC) will present the second programs of its 45th anniversary season: Elements, featuring several World and Company Premieres and acclaimed revivals. The 2022/23 Season 45: Sapphire Season continues with HSDC's Spring Series at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (220 E. Chicago Ave.) which will run March 23–April 2 with two mixed repertory performances, each performed four times. 
Photos: First Look At CABARET At Porchlight Music Theatre, Now Extended Through Photo Photos: First Look At CABARET At Porchlight Music Theatre, Now Extended Through March 5
by A.A. Cristi on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced, due to popular demand, a new block of tickets for three weeks of performances have been added to its presentation of the Tony Award-winning landmark musical Cabaret, at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. See photos from the production!
Felicia P. Fields & More to Star in THE GOSPEL TRUTH, Benefiting Urban Reformers Photo Felicia P. Fields & More to Star in THE GOSPEL TRUTH, Benefiting Urban Reformers
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

The Beautiful City Project has announced the cast of its Black History Month Edition of its cabaret series, THE GOSPEL TRUTH, with proceeds to benefit Urban Reformers.
Comedian Michael Yo to Perform at The Den Theatre in March Photo Comedian Michael Yo to Perform at The Den Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

The Den Theatre will present comedian Michael Yo for two stand-up performances on Friday, March 31 at 7:15 pm and Saturday, April 1 at 7:15 pm on The Heath Mainstage.
What You Need to Know About CARMEN at Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo What You Need to Know About CARMEN at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

Opera’s legendary femme fatale returns to Lyric Opera of Chicago with Bizet’s Carmen — March 11 – April 7, 2023 — starring J’Nai Bridges, a leading interpreter of the famous title role and a singer with deep Chicago roots.
John Mayer Announces Solo Acoustic 2023 Spring Tour Photo John Mayer Announces Solo Acoustic 2023 Spring Tour
by Michael Major on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

For the first time in his career, trailblazer John Mayer has set a groundbreaking solo acoustic tour for spring 2023. 20 years in the making, this audacious trek features solo performances by Mayer, leaning heavily on his acoustic guitar work with special performances on piano and electric guitar, in arenas throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Working in Concert Presents its Second Annual International Women's Day Concert Photo Working in Concert Presents its Second Annual International Women's Day Concert
by Stephi Wild on January 26, 2023 in Chicago

Working in Concert has announced its Second Annual International Women's Day Concert, “Will They Remember Life Was Beautiful - A Tribute to Women in the Arts.” The concert will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, in the  Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Oak Park. 
Video: First Look at HANSEL AND GRETEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo Video: First Look at HANSEL AND GRETEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by A.A. Cristi on January 25, 2023 in Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago is presenting the return of Humperdinck's deliciously dark fairytale Hansel and Gretel, January 25 to February 5, 2023. See video highlights from the production!
Photos: First Look at HANSEL AND GRETEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago Photo Photos: First Look at HANSEL AND GRETEL at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 25, 2023 in Chicago

Get a first look at photos of Lyric Opera of Chicago's return of Humperdinck's deliciously dark fairytale Hansel and Gretel, January 25 to February 5, 2023.
THIS IS NOT A CHURCHILL to Open at at Facility Theatre in February Photo THIS IS NOT A CHURCHILL to Open at at Facility Theatre in February
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 25, 2023 in Chicago

Curious Theatre Branch and BeauTown Cabaret will bring together more than 20 of Chicago fringe theatre’s best writers, directors and performers for This Is Not a Churchill, four short plays paying homage to playwright Caryl Churchill.
Shop Cozy Winter Essentials in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop Photo Shop Cozy Winters Essentials in BroadwayWorld's Theatre Shop
by Team BWW on January 25, 2023 in Chicago

Shop official merchandise from Kimberly Akimbo, Hadestown, Kimberly Akimbo, Wicked, Beetlejuice and more to stay warm and cozy this winter!
Cast Announced for LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE at Steppenwolf Theatre Compan Photo Cast Announced for LAST NIGHT AND THE NIGHT BEFORE at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 25, 2023 in Chicago

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is continuing its 47th season with the Chicago premiere of Donnetta Lavinia Grays’ Last Night and the Night Before, a powerful, poetic exploration of what it takes to create a future from a past you long to forget.
Mandala Arts and Uchicago Present Master Musician Amjad Ali Khan and Ensemble in Photo Mandala Arts and Uchicago Present Master Musician Amjad Ali Khan and Ensemble in April
by Stephi Wild on January 25, 2023 in Chicago

Mandala South Asian Performing Arts and the University of Chicago Department of Music are partnering on a series of events featuring an undisputed master of the music world: Amjad Ali Khan.
Photos: First Look At Alexander Gemignani and The Cast of BIG FISH At Marriott T Photo Photos: First Look At Alexander Gemignani and The Cast of BIG FISH At Marriott Theatre
by A.A. Cristi on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

The Marriott Theatre’s 2023 season launches with the family-friendly musical adventure, BIG FISH! See photos of Broadway star Andrew Gemignani and more in new character portraits!
Natural Talent Productions Presents URINETOWN THE MUSICAL Photo Natural Talent Productions Presents URINETOWN THE MUSICAL
by A.A. Cristi on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

Natural Talent Productions has brought you incredible productions in the past, such as Jesus Christ Superstar, The Little Shop of Horrors, Seussical the Musical, Into the Woods, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Disney's The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and more!
Second Show Added for Comedian Scott Seiss at The Den Theatre Photo Second Show Added for Comedian Scott Seiss at The Den Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

Due to popular demand, The Den Theatre has announced comedian Scott Seiss will add a second stand-up performance on Friday, February 17, 2023 at 9:30 pm on The Heath Mainstage.
Chicago Premiere of HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE to be Presented at Gri Photo Chicago Premiere of HEISENBERG: THE UNCERTAINTY PRINCIPLE to be Presented at Griffin Theatre Company
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

Griffin Theatre Company will continue its 33rd season with the Midwest premiere drama HEISENBERG: The Uncertainty Principle by Simon Stephens, directed by Nate Cohen, playing February 23 – March 26, 2023 on Raven Theatre’s Schwartz Stage.
James Monroe Iglehart to Star in Broadway-Aimed A WONDERFUL WORLD in New Orleans Photo Iglehart to Lead A WONDERFUL WORLD in New Orleans & Chicago
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

A Wonderful World, A New Musical about the Life and Loves of Louis Armstrong will premiere in New Orleans and Chicago this fall, with Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart starring as Armstrong. See additional details, and how to purchase tickets!
Review: THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Goodman Theatre Photo Review: THE RIPPLE, THE WAVE THAT CARRIED ME HOME at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

In the ripple, the wave that carried me home, protagonist Janice must metaphorically reckon with her homecoming and her childhood in the fictional Beacon, Kansas.
PRINCESS IVONA Adds Sunday Performances Through February 19th at Trap Door Theat Photo PRINCESS IVONA Adds Sunday Performances Through February 19th at Trap Door Theatre
by Stephi Wild on January 24, 2023 in Chicago

By popular demand, Trap Door will be adding 4 performances to the run of Princess Ivona at 7PM on Sundays through February 19th.
Photos: Redtwist Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE GREAT KAHN, Playing Photo Photos: Redtwist Theatre Presents the World Premiere Of THE GREAT KAHN, Playing Through February 26
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

See photos from the Redtwist Theatre’s world premiere of The Great Khan, written by Michael Gene Sullivan and directed by Jamal Howard, playing through February 26, at Redtwist Theatre.
Visceral Dance Chicago Announces Winter Engagement Photo Visceral Dance Chicago Announces Winter Engagement
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

Visceral Dance has announced its winter engagement featuring performances at Visceral's Ann Barzel Theater.
BrightSide Theatre Presents Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE Photo BrightSide Theatre Presents Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE
by A.A. Cristi on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, continues with their Season 10 Again – to Fully Celebrate our 10th Anniversary – with this classic Neil Simon comedy!
CIRCUS QUIXOTIC Chicago Premiere To Be Presented At The Actors Gymnasium Photo CIRCUS QUIXOTIC Chicago Premiere To Be Presented At The Actors Gymnasium
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

The Actors Gymnasium will present CIRCUS QUIXOTIC, an original circus theatre production adapted and directed by David and Kerry Catlin, with circus choreography by Artistic Director Sylvia Hernandez-DiStasi.
Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Photo Winners Announced For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Awards on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

The winners have been announced for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, honoring the best in regional productions, touring shows, and more which had their first performance between October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2022.
Paramount Theatre Announces Subscription Series for 2023-24 Season Featuring BEA Photo Paramount Theatre Announces Subscription Series for 2023-24 Season Featuring BEAUTIFUL, BILLY ELLIOT & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

Light the marquee, roll out the red carpet and open the doors to the largest subscription theater in the nation, because downtown Aurora’s Paramount Theatre has announced the four blockbuster musicals on tap for its 2023-24 Broadway Series.
I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: KATIE DEAL SINGS DOLLY PARTON to Play Marriott Theatre i Photo I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU: KATIE DEAL SINGS DOLLY PARTON to Play Marriott Theatre in March
by Chloe Rabinowitz on January 23, 2023 in Chicago

Award-winning country artist and actress Katie Deal will celebrate beloved American icon Dolly Parton in a concert entitled I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU, at Marriott Theatre March 25 and 26.
Photos: First Look at ALMOST, MAINE at Oil Lamp Theater Photo Photos: First Look at ALMOST, MAINE at Oil Lamp Theater
by Blair Ingenthron on January 22, 2023 in Chicago

Oil Lamp Theater will present ALMOST, MAINE, written by John Cariani and directed by Susan Gorman through February 26. Check out photos of the production here!