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Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Donna McKechnie at ICONS Gala Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Donna McKechnie at ICONS Gala
by Stephi Wild - Oct 7, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre was joined by nearly 200 people to launch its 28th season, honor the 2022 ICON Award recipient, one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie,  present The Luminary Award to Dan Ratner and The Genevieve and Daniel Ratner Foundation and raise funds for its artistic and educational programs. Check out photos!

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA Photo Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues to Host Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS GALA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 19, 2022

Cortney Hall and Matthew Rodrigues of ‚ÄúChicago Today‚ÄĚ on NBC5 will be hosting¬†Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre fundraising event, the ICONS Gala.¬†The ICONS Gala, chaired by Joe Higgins and Scott Hoesman, will be Friday, Sept. 23 at 5:30 p.m. at The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago.

Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient Photo Donna McKechnie Announced as Porchlight Music Theatre 2022 ICON Award Recipient
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 16, 2022

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre has announced this year’s recipient of the ICON Award is one of Broadway’s foremost singing and dancing leading ladies, Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie.

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 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.

Chita Rivera to be Honored at Porchlight Music Theatre's 2021 ICONS Gala Photo Chita Rivera to be Honored at Porchlight Music Theatre's 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago.

Stephen Colbert, David Schwimmer and More to Take Part in Lookingglass Theatre Compan Photo Stephen Colbert, David Schwimmer and More to Take Part in Lookingglass Theatre Company's 2021 Gglassquerade UnGALA
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2021

Lookingglass Theatre Company has announced their 2021 gglassquerade unGALA, a virtual event in support of the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company. Stay home, stay safe, stay cozy, and all the while, sustain America's most innovative ensemble-based theatre.

Porchlight Music Theatre's PorchlightPalooza Was A Success! Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's PorchlightPalooza Was A Success!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre held PorchlightPalooza, a three-day virtual festival Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23,  in lieu of its cancelled March 23 ICONS GALA.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces PORCHLIGHTPALOOZA, a Three-Day Virtual Festival Fe Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces PORCHLIGHTPALOOZA, a Three-Day Virtual Festival Featuring Joel Grey and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 5, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced a new three-day celebration and fundraiser in honor of its 25th Anniversary, PorchlightPalooza, Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23, which will include performances from Chicago's best talents, an exclusive interview hosted by legendary newsman Bill Kurtis with the 2020 ICON Award recipient Joel Grey and more.

Porchlight Announces PorchlightPalooza - A Three Day Fundraising Festival Featuring A Photo Porchlight Announces PorchlightPalooza - A Three Day Fundraising Festival Featuring A Conversation With Joel Grey, Performances, Raffles, and More
by Stephi Wild - Jul 9, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre announces a new three-day celebration in honor of its 25th Anniversary, PorchlightPalooza, Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23.

Porchlight Music Theatre Postpones ICONS Gala Honoring Joel Grey Until Further Notice Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Postpones ICONS Gala Honoring Joel Grey Until Further Notice
by Stephi Wild - Mar 13, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre announced today that its 25th Anniversary ICONS Gala honoring Broadway legend Joel Grey scheduled for Monday, March 23, at the Ritz-Carlton, 160 E. Pearson St. has been postponed.