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Photo Flash: ORPHEE ET EURYDICE Opens Tonight at Lyric Opera Photo Flash: ORPHEE ET EURYDICE Opens Tonight at Lyric Opera
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago launches its 63rd season with Orph e et Eurydice by Christoph Willibald Gluck. This highly anticipated new production created by the legendary director-choreographer John Neumeier marks Lyric's first collaboration withThe Joffrey Ballet. (more...)
ShawChicago presents THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE ShawChicago presents THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

ShawChicago starts its twenty-fourth season with George Bernard Shaw's American Revolution work, The Devil's Disciple. This play, capturing classical American resistance, takes place Oct. 14 - Nov. 6 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. 'It's an American history lesson about our revolution,' says director Robert Scogin. (more...)
League of Chicago Theatres Launches HOT TIX Program League of Chicago Theatres Launches HOT TIX Program
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

The League of Chicago Theatres announces two neighborhood pop-up Hot Tix locations: at the Hyde Park Jazz Festival, September 23-24, 2017 and Andersonville Arts Week, October 13-15, 2017. (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults: THE CRUCIBLE Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Steppenwolf for Young Adults: THE CRUCIBLE
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Kicking off the 2017-2018 Steppenwolf for Young Adults (SYA) season is Arthur Miller's The Crucible, directed by Jonathan Berry. Steppenwolf Education presents this American classic as part of the SYA season which asks, When does a lie become the truth? Public performances for The Crucible are Saturday, October 7 at 3pm and 7:30pm; Sunday, October 8 at 3pm; Friday, October 13 at 7:30pm; Saturday, October 14 at 3pm and 7:30pm; and Saturday, October 21 at 3pm and 7:30pm in the Downstairs Theatre. The press performance is Saturday, October 7 at 3pm. Weekday performances are reserved for school groups only. Tickets to public performances ($20; $15 with student I.D.) are currently on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St), 312-335-1650 and steppenwolf.org. (more...)
Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

A down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator has an overdrawn checking account and a baby on the way. When a drag show takes over the entertainment at the Florida Panhandle bar where he performs, he'll also be out of a job unless he's willing to step into some high heels. This heartwarming, music-filled comedy celebrates the unexpected path to finding your true voice. (more...)
TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Canceled McAninch Arts Center TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Canceled McAninch Arts Center
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Due to circumstances beyond its control, the McAninch Arts Center's presentation of LPP Theatricals production of Tuesdays With Morrie starring Jamie Farr scheduled for Sept. 30 has been cancelled.The box office will be contacting ticket holders to Tuesdays With Morrie to arrange a refund or exchange to tickets for another show in the MAC's 2017-2018 season. (more...)
Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories Photo Flash: Barrel of Monkeys presents THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Barrel of Monkeys celebrates the season with THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories, a festive line-up of stories written by kids and inspired by the holidays, winter, elves, gift-giving and much more! THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA: Holiday Stories will play Mondays at 8 pm plus a special weekend of added holiday performances from December 4 December 23, 2017 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Directed by Artistic Director Brandon Cloyd, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA features stories conceived and written by Chicago elementary school students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. (more...)
Dance for Life Raises $233,000 at Annual Gala Dance for Life Raises $233,000 at Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, welcomed nearly 2,300 guests at the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance August 19 at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. Approximately 600 guests attended a pre-performance gala reception at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Avenue. From a combination of ticket sales, sponsorships and contributions, Dance for Life Chicago raised more than $233,000 to support Chicago Dancers United's The Dancers' Fund, which provides assistance to members of the dance community coping with critical health and life issues, and the AIDS Foundation of Chicago. (more...)
THE IMPORTANCE BEING EARNEST Comes to Writers Theatre THE IMPORTANCE BEING EARNEST Comes to Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents The Importance of Being Earnest, written by Oscar Wilde and directed by Halberstam. The Importance of Being Earnest runs November 8 December 23, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Williams Street Repertory presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 10/6 Williams Street Repertory presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 10/6
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Williams Street Repertory is excited to bring a gleefully gruesome Broadway smash musical to downtown Crystal Lake with their upcoming production of Little Shop of Horrors. This campy musical based on the 1960s cult horror film opens on October 6, 2017 at Raue Center For The Arts and runs select dates through October 29, 2017. (more...)
Links Taproom to Host 'F U Hate' Event for LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Children's Rights Charities Links Taproom to Host 'F U Hate' Event for LGBTQ+ and Immigrant Children's Rights Charities
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Links Taproom - an All-American craft beer and sausage focused neighborhood bar located at 1559 N Milwaukee Ave in Wicker Park - will host a massive fundraising 'F U Hate' event for LGBTQ+ & immigrant children's rights charities on Sunday, October 1. (more...)
Victory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop Dates Victory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop Dates
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Victory Gardens Theater and Emerald City Theatre will continue to provide Play Pals, a theater experience for the whole family, throughout the 2017-2018 Season. During designated matinees, children ages 4-11 will engage in critically-acclaimed theater education workshops from Emerald City Theatre while their parents attend performances at Victory Gardens Theater. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse Photo Flash: First Look at BECKY SHAW at Windy City Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Previews continue this weekend for Gina Gionfriddo's 'Becky Shaw,' playing now through November 12. Under the direction of Jeff Award winner Scott Weinstein, the dark comedy stars Carley Cornelius as the titular character, an emotionally-fragile single woman swept up in the chaos of a blind-date gone array. Press nights for the production are Thursday, Sept. 28 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Chicago Theater Works to Welcome Return of Two Chicago Classics This Fall Chicago Theater Works to Welcome Return of Two Chicago Classics This Fall
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Theater Works, 1113 W. Belmont, has announced its exciting fall production line up, including Flanagan's Wake, which will return to Chicago Today, September 23 through Thursday, November 9, and Tony n' Tina's Wedding, which is returning to Chicago indefinitely.  Flanagan's Wake, which has played in the Chicagoland area steadily since 1994, and Tony n Tina's Wedding, having successfully run in Chicago for over 16 years, will run in tandem at Chicago's newest venue. (more...)
Margaret Cho's 'Fresh Off The Bloat' Tour to Hit US, UK, Belgium and More Margaret Cho's 'Fresh Off The Bloat' Tour to Hit US, UK, Belgium and More
by BWW News Desk on September 23, 2017 in Chicago

Five-time Grammy and Emmy nominated comedian Margaret Cho has much to celebrate as she was recently named one of Rolling Stone magazine's 50 Best Stand-Up Comics of All Time and is set to launch what is sure to be her sickest stand-up comedy show to date this fall. (more...)
BWW Photo Exclusive: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Opening at the Paramount BWW Photo Exclusive: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Opening at the Paramount
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Paramount Theatre presents a rollicking 2017-18 BroadwaySeries opener with Million Dollar Quartet, the wildly popular rock and roll musical that played more than 2,500 performances in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has exclusive photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)
Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective Rusty Schwimmer to Star in Return of HELLCAB at The Agency Theater Collective
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

The Agency Theater Collective announces the Chicago holiday classic Hellcab, starring Rusty Schwimmer, written by Will Kern and directed by The Agency's Managing Director Sommer Austin playing at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 11 December 17. (more...)
Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto Harris Theater Welcomes New President and CEO, Patricia Barretto
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

The Joan W. and Irving B. Harris Theater for Music and Dance announced today the appointment of Patricia Barretto as its new Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols President and Chief Executive Officer Endowed Chair, effective immediately. (more...)
Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy
by Misha Davenport on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Theo Ubique's A NEW BRAIN is Pure, Exuberant Joy (more...)
The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House The Joffrey Ballet Named Resident Dance Company at the Lyric Opera House
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Lyric Opera of Chicago and The Joffrey Ballet today announced that Joffrey will become the resident dance company at the Lyric Opera House (20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago) at the start of the 2020/21 Season. (more...)
Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018 Shows at Goodman, Victory Gardens, Drury Lane, Steppenwolf and More Set for Chicago Theatre Week 2018
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. (more...)
Chicago's First Annual PINK HAT RUN to Benefit Women's Groups, 11/4 Chicago's First Annual PINK HAT RUN to Benefit Women's Groups, 11/4
by Christina Mancuso on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

The first annual Pink Hat Run will take place in Chicago Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017 in Chicago's South Loop. (more...)
Redtwist Theatre Announces OUR TOWN Extension to 10/29 Redtwist Theatre Announces OUR TOWN Extension to 10/29
by BWW News Desk on September 22, 2017 in Chicago

Due to numerous SOLD OUT performances, Redtwist Theatre announces the extension of the Jeff Recommended play OUR TOWN by Thornton Wilder, directed by Redtwist's Associate Artistic Director, James Fleming. (more...)
Pride Films and Plays presents HIS GREATNESS, 10/17 Pride Films and Plays presents HIS GREATNESS, 10/17
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Chicago

Three men - a great American playwright, his trusted and loyal assistant, and a young Canadian street hustler - find themselves together for two days in a hotel room in Vancouver. The ensuing battle for power, love and loyalty is frequently funny, engagingly dark and ultimately moving. HIS GREATNESS, inspired by a 'potentially true story' during the declining days of Tennessee Williams, is an intimate insight into the mind of a familiar public figure, grappling with the loss of former glory and desperate for a return to form and success. Pride Films and Plays will stage the play from October 14 November 12, 2017 in The Buena, the 50-seat venue of the Pride Arts Center. The Buena is located at 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. The press opening will be Tuesday, October 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)
Broken Nose Theatre Announces New Company Members & Artistic Associates Broken Nose Theatre Announces New Company Members & Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk on September 21, 2017 in Chicago

As it embarks on its sixth season, Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to announce a major expansion of the company by welcoming four new Company Members and eight new Artistic Associates. (more...)