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The American Theatre Critics Association Names Stephanie Alison Walker Winner of the  Photo The American Theatre Critics Association Names Stephanie Alison Walker Winner of the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2020

The American Theatre Critics Association named Stephanie Alison Walker as the recipient of the 2019 Francesca Primus Prize, which recognizes an emerging woman playwright. The prize, administered through ATCA, is named in honor of Francesca Primus, a playwright, dramaturg, theater critic, and ATCA member who died of cancer in 1992.

The Hit Musical, MIRACLE Announces Final Weeks And Receives Jeff Awards Nomination Photo The Hit Musical, MIRACLE Announces Final Weeks And Receives Jeff Awards Nomination
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2019

The hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, MIRACLE, is announcing its final weeks, closing on Sunday, September 29. In its successful five month run, the musical was seen by over 30,000 people including Chicago Cubs players David Ross, Willson Contreras, Kerry Wood, Ryan Dempster and Ryne Sandberg, as well as numerous local celebrities including Jim Belushi, Allison Victoria of HGTV, Wayne Messmer, Tom Ricketts, Tom Dreesen and many more who lauded the production. Today, William Marovitz and Arny Granat, co-producers of the production, are thrilled to announce that MIRACLE has been nominated for a 2019 Equity Jeff Award in the a?oeNew Work- Musicala?? category. Now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, MIRACLE is providing Chicago Cubs fans and theatregoers a final opportunity to relive the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series win.

MIRACLE The Hit Musical Extended Through September 29 Photo MIRACLE The Hit Musical Extended Through September 29
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 19, 2019

In honor of the 108 years it took the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is thrilled to celebrate its 108th performance on Friday, August 30th with a special event at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted) beginning at 7:15 p.m. The scheduled performance of the production will follow at 8 p.m.

Review Roundup : HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup : HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions; What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Jul 8, 2019

Head Over Heels is now open at Kokandy Productions! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

ATCA Names Finalists For Francesca Primus Prize Photo ATCA Names Finalists For Francesca Primus Prize
by Stephi Wild - Jun 13, 2019

The American Theatre Critics Association (ATCA) has selected three finalists for the Francesca Primus Prize, sponsored by ATCA and the Francesca Ronnie Primus Foundation. The award, presented annually since 1997, recognizes the best work by an emerging woman playwright who has not yet achieved national prominence.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MIRACLE at Royal George Theatre? Photo Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of MIRACLE at Royal George Theatre?
by Alan Henry - May 21, 2019

MIRACLE is up to bat at Royal George Theatre through July 14. What did critics have to say? Read all the reviews!

Review Roundup: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL National Tour Opens in Photo Review Roundup: THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL National Tour Opens in Chicago
by Alan Henry - Jan 11, 2019

The producers of The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical announced this morning Chris McCarrell will reprise the role of Percy Jackson in the upcoming national tour of the musical adaption of the New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan. 

Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE in Chicago? Photo Review Roundup: What Did The Critics Think Of Broadway-Bound TOOTSIE in Chicago?
by Alan Henry - Oct 2, 2018

TOOTSIE's world premiere pre-Broadway engagement officially opened last night, September 30, at Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre. The show runs through October 14 before opening on Broadway on Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at the Marquis Theatre. Get a first look at the cast, starring Santino Fontana, in the photos below!

HINTER Extends Through March 17 Photo HINTER Extends Through March 17
by Julie Musbach - Feb 13, 2018

With its original run almost sold out, Steep Theatre has added eight more performances of Calamity West's Hinter. Called 'taut, complex and a bloody good time" by Alex Huntsberger of TimeOut Chicago, this thrilling new play has enthralled audiences and critics alike. Hinter will run through Saturday, March 17.

Review Roundup: MACHINAL at Greenhouse Theatre Center in Chicago Photo Review Roundup: MACHINAL at Greenhouse Theatre Center in Chicago
by BWW Intern - Sep 5, 2017

MACHINAL at the Greenhouse Theatre is a re-imagining of the classic play inspired by murderess Ruth Snyder. See what the critics are saying!