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[Off-Broadway, 1999]
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Scrooge (GQ, at center) embraces the magic of the Christmas season with the cast of C Photo

Scrooge (GQ, at center) embraces the magic of the Christmas season with the cast of Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21–December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Laure

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Scrooge (GQ, at center) embraces the magic of the holiday season in Chicago Shakespea Photo

Scrooge (GQ, at center) embraces the magic of the holiday season in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21–December 31, 2017. Photo by Liz Lauren.

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11/21/2017
Lil’ Tim (JQ, at center) charms with his classic refrain â€"God bless us e Photo

Lil’ Tim (JQ, at center) charms with his classic refrain â€"God bless us err’body” while Scrooge (GQ) looks on in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21–D

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11/21/2017
The Ghost of Christmas Past (Postell Pringle) throws it back to Scrooge’s past Photo

The Ghost of Christmas Past (Postell Pringle) throws it back to Scrooge’s past with the help of his back-up dancers (JQ and Jackson Doran) in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of Q Brothers Christmas Carol, presented in The Yard at Chicago Shak

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11/21/2017
Hip-hop sensations and siblings the Q Brothers—JQ as Christmas Prese Photo

Hip-hop sensations and siblings the Q Brothers—JQ as Christmas Present and GQ as Ebenezer Scrooge—serve as writers, directors and performers in Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s production of A Q Brothers’ Christmas Carol.

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12/03/2013

 

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Q Brothers News

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Season Photo St. Louis Shakespeare Festival Announces 2022 Season
by Stephi Wild - Mar 4, 2022

St. Louis Shakespeare Festival (Tom Ridgely, Producing Artistic Director) announced today that its 22nd Shakespeare in the Park production will be Much Ado About Nothing.

Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chicago Shakes Next Month Photo Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chicago Shakes Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 24, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater is once again the ultimate destination for the holiday season. The 80-minute hip hop holiday hit Q Brothers Christmas Carol, created by Chicago sensations the Q Brothers Collective (GQ, JQ, Jax, and Pos) and developed with Creative Producer Rick Boynton, is back in a limited engagement in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, December 7-23, 2021.

League of Chicago Theatres' Annual Holiday Guide Highlights Seasonal Productions Photo League of Chicago Theatres' Annual Holiday Guide Highlights Seasonal Productions
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 2, 2021

Chicago theatres will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance, and comedy offerings this Holiday season. In support, the League of Chicago Theatres will create a comprehensive Holiday Theatre Guide that will be available for distribution beginning in mid-November.

Chicago Shakespeare Announces 2021/22 Productions & Programs Photo Chicago Shakespeare Announces 2021/22 Productions & Programs
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 27, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the return of in-person performances at the Theater’s home on Navy Pier with the much-awaited debut of As You Like It infused with the hit songs of The Beatles, beginning October 6, 2021. 

Shakespeare In The Parks Celebrates 10th Anniversary with DREAM Photo Shakespeare In The Parks Celebrates 10th Anniversary with DREAM
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 14, 2021

Chicago Shakespeare Theater celebrates the 10th Anniversary of Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks with a re-envisioned creative community engagement program.

Student Blog: Hip Hop and Theatre Belong Together Photo Student Blog: Hip Hop and Theatre Belong Together
by Student Blogger: Cris Blak - Mar 10, 2021

In a world of ballads and dance breaks, beats and bars and breakdancing also has a place.

Theater Latté Da Announces THE GHOSTLIGHT SERIES Photo Theater Latté Da Announces THE GHOSTLIGHT SERIES
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 14, 2020

Theater Latté Da announced today THE GHOSTLIGHT SERIES, five virtual cabarets launching January 2021. The virtual cabaret series will feature more than 40 Minnesota artists showcasing stories and songs delivered monthly beginning January and running through July 2021.

Delmark Records to release 'Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular' August 21st, w/ Bill Photo Delmark Records to release 'Johnny Iguana's Chicago Spectacular' August 21st, w/ Billy Boy Arnold, Lil' Ed, John Primer & More
by Robert Diamond - Aug 18, 2020

'Johnny has played with musical monsters— Junior Wells, Carey Bell, Koko Taylor, Hymie Shimansky. Okay, maybe not Hymie, but plenty of topnotch blues and rock musicians. The Claudettes are the culmination of it all, at this point, and he could stop here and have a legacy others would kill for.'

Chicago Children's Theatre's BOING! Summer Festival Drops Online June 20 Photo Chicago Children's Theatre's BOING! Summer Festival Drops Online June 20
by Stephi Wild - May 29, 2020

Tune into BOING! 2020, a free webcast debuting on Chicago Children's Theatre's new YouTube channel, CCTv, dropping Saturday, June 20 at 10 a.m. CST.

Theater Latte Da Launches NEXT UP Lab in Lieu of Season Announcement Photo Theater Latte Da Launches NEXT UP Lab in Lieu of Season Announcement
by Stephi Wild - May 13, 2020

In lieu of a season announcement, Theater Latté Da announces a??NEXT UPa??,an intensive laboratory investing in the future of new musical theater. New work has always been a part of the company's DNA. Over the past eight years the company has further prioritized the support of new musicals and plays with music through its NEXT program: including commissions, workshops, the NEXT Festival, and of course world premieres. It will spend the coming months supporting playwrights, composers and lyricists.

Q Brothers Videos

STAGE TUBE: The Cast of OTHELLO: THE REMIX Pokes Fun at That Other Hip Hop Musical, HAMILTON
by Stage Tube - Dec 2, 2016

There seems to only be one thing on every New Yorker's mind. The Cubs winning the World Series? Nope. Donald Trump becoming President? Nah. People only care about HAMILTON!  You can't blame them, though. Combining hip hop and musical theatre to tell the story of America's founding fathers is quite an interesting subject. But, they're not the only ones using hip hop at their show. 

STAGE TUBE: The Q Brothers Take on Christmas Freestyle Challenge at Chicago Shakespeare
by Stage Tube - Dec 14, 2015

This week's Showcase features a Christmas freestyle challenge with the Q Brothers at Chicago Shakespeare Theater.Showcased this week on the Chicago Tribune is a Christmas freestyle challenge with The Q Brothers at Chicago Shakespeare Theater. Check it out below!

STAGE TUBE: New Video of A Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol through December 31, 2014. Check out the latest video below!

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST'S OTHELLO: THE REMIX
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 15, 2013

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the American premiere of Othello: The Remix, created by the Q Brothers, March 12-April 28, 2013 in the theater Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare. Othello: The Remix, the CST-commissioned hip-hop adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy, spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats, returns home for a limited engagement following an acclaimed world premiere in London at Shakespeare's Globe and a tour to Germany and Edinburgh. Tickets for Othello: The Remix are on sale now for $20-$35. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights of the production below.