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Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creativ Photo Chicago Shakespeare Returns to Live Performances with AS YOU LIKE IT; Casts & Creatives for Chicago ShakesSTREAM Revealed
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 5, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater will welcome artists back to make theater again as dozens of actors, directors, designers, and technicians are busy creating upcoming productions, captured live in the Theater's performance spaces and streaming on-demand for audiences at home via the new Chicago ShakesSTREAM platform. 

Aaron Posner & Teller Return to Chicago Shakespeare with MACBETH for 2017-18 Season; Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces nine productions of the 2017/18 Season-which will engage audiences with timeless stories in transformational settings. The season also marks the introduction of the Theater's new and innovative third performance venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Additional productions are to be announced this summer.

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more!

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces MADAGASCAR ‚Ä" A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) continues its summer tradition of vibrant family programming with Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky new musical is written by Emmy Award-winner Kevin Del Aguila with original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.

VIDEO: Escape the Zoo and Watch Highlights from MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights from the show below!

From the Zoo to the Stage! See MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 25 through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m.

VIDEO: Escape the Zoo and Watch Highlights from MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights from the show below!

From the Zoo to the Stage! See MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 25 through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m.

From the Zoo to the Stage! See MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, from February 25 through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m.

Francis Guinan and Sean Fortunato to Lead THE BOOK OF JOSEPH World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the cast and creative team for the world premiere of The Book of Joseph, a new play by award-winning playwright Karen Hartman chronicling three generations of the Hollander family in a sweeping story that spans history from occupied Poland to present-day America. Directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, The Book of Joseph debuts in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, January 29-March 5, 2017.

Matt Raftery Videos

VIDEO: Escape the Zoo and Watch Highlights from MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights from the show below!

VIDEO: Escape the Zoo and Watch Highlights from MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

It's time to escape the zoo and head to the stage! The musical twist on the blockbuster DreamWorks motion picture, MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE, comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through April 15, 2017, with a press opening on March 4 at 10 a.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at highlights from the show below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Megan McGinnis and More in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2016

The Old Globe presents the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines returns to the show as director of the Globe production. SENSE AND SENSIBILITY will play now through August 14, 2016 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from GODSPELL at The Marriott Theatre, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2014

The Marriott Theatre presents the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway Revival of GODSPELL, opening tonight, June 11 and running through August 10 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. GODSPELL was originally conceived and directed by John-Michael Tebelak, with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, composer of Wickedand Pippin. Director and Choreographer Matt Raftery delivers a fresh, organic, intimate production, literally 'illustrating' the parables of the New Testament and bringing its lessons to life on the Marriott stage. The brilliant recent Broadway arrangements and orchestrations will be delivered under the Musical Direction of Ryan T. Nelson. Watch highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's CABARET with Megan Sikora, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jan 23, 2014

The musical theatre treasure CABARET kicks off the Marriott Theatre's 2014 season, opening tonight, January 22 and running through March 16 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. CABARET is Kander and Ebb's legendary musical about English cabaret performer Sally Bowles, American writer Clifford Bradshaw, and the decadence of 1929 Berlin. The production is directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery and Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Marriott Theatre's THE NUTCRACKER, Now Playing Through 12/28
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2013

The musical twist on the classic tale of The Nutcracker comes to life for children of all ages at The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, now through December 28. Filled with magic, mystery and heartwarming numbers, this classic holiday musical will be directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery. Check out highlights from the production below!

STAGE TUBE: 9 TO 5 Highlights, Now Playing at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2013

One of the most hotly anticipated new musicals from Broadway, 9 to 5, The Musical has come to the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The productino, which began performances on August 14, has an opening night of August 21, and will run through October 13. Based on the smash 1980 film, 9 to 5, The Musical is the hilarious story of friendship and revenge in the rolodex era. The musical features the blockbuster title song plus a jubilant Tony Award-nominated score by multi Grammy Award-winner Dolly Parton and a book by original screenwriter Patricia Resnick, The Marriott Theatre production will be directed by 11 time Jeff Award-winner David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Check out a first look at the cast in action below!

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2013

Off-Broadway's longest-running, smash hit musical comedy celebrating the triumphs and trials of the modern-day mating game I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, running through August 11. Click below to watch highlights from the show!

STAGE TUBE: SOUTH PACIFIC Opening Night at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show celebrated its opening April 10 and runs through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Scroll down for opening night interviews with the cast and creative team!

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 10, running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Click below to watch highlights from the production!