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Final Week to Experience Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Photo Final Week to Experience Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 21, 2021

After cancelling three performances due to a breakthrough case of COVID-19 within the company ranks, The Joffrey Ballet resumed performances on Sunday, December 19. Artists to wear protective face coverings for the final nine performances, which will resume this week as originally scheduled.

Photos: FLYING OVER SUNSET Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway Photo Photos: FLYING OVER SUNSET Celebrates Opening Night on Broadway
by Bruce Glikas - Dec 14, 2021

Lincoln Center Theater's new musical, Flying Over Sunset just celebrated opening night at Vivian Beaumont Theater last night, marking the final Broadway opening of 2021.

The Joffrey Ballet Announces Return Of THE NUTCRACKER Photo The Joffrey Ballet Announces Return Of THE NUTCRACKER
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 8, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet's critically-acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, is certain to be a highlight of the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric Opera House, 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, in 26 performances, December 4 ‚Äď 26, 2021.

Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Returns For The Holidays Photo Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Returns For The Holidays
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 23, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet's reimagined holiday classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to Chicago during the Joffrey's first-ever season at the historic Lyric Opera House in downtown Chicago at 20 North Upper Wacker Drive, in 28 performances, December 4 ‚Äď 26, 2021.

Joffrey Ballet Announces Inaugural Season at Lyric Opera House Photo Joffrey Ballet Announces Inaugural Season at Lyric Opera House
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 19, 2021

The Joffrey Ballet has announced The Joffrey Ballet’s inaugural season at the Lyric Opera House, marking the Company’s long-awaited return to the stage with live performances featuring several new-to-the-stage works, highly-anticipated remounts, company debuts, and the world-premiere adaptation of a classic American story.

The Joffrey Ballet Has Announced Their 2020-2021 Season Photo The Joffrey Ballet Has Announced Their 2020-2021 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 18, 2020

Ashley Wheater MBE, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, has announced the Company's 2020-2021 inaugural season at Lyric Opera House, featuring a ballet masterpiece from legendary choreographer Sir Kenneth MacMillan, a world premiere from choreographer Cathy Marston, a Joffrey debut from George Balanchine, a Chicago premiere from Hamburg Ballet Chief Choreographer John Neumeier, and the fifth anniversary of Christopher Wheeldon's holiday classic The Nutcracker. The Joffrey Ballet begins its 65th season with MacMillan's iconic Manon, October 14-25, 2020, followed by Wheeldon's magical production of The Nutcracker, December 5-27, 2020. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents a mixed program that includes the world premiere adaptation of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men by Marston and the Joffrey premiere of Serenade by Balanchine, February 17-28, 2021. Closing the season is the Chicago premiere of Neumeier's acclaimed The Little Mermaid, April 21- May 2, 2021.

Joffrey Ballet, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, And More Announced At The Auditorium Theatr Photo Joffrey Ballet, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE, And More Announced At The Auditorium Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 17, 2019

See the full schedule of events coming up The Auditorium Theatre now through May 5, 2020.

Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Returns For The Holidays Photo Joffrey's THE NUTCRACKER Returns For The Holidays
by Stephi Wild - Nov 12, 2019

The Joffrey Ballet's critically-acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Ida B. Wells Drive, in 29 performances only, November 30-December 29, 2019. This season's production marks the last time The Nutcracker will take place at the Auditorium Theatre since its world premiere in 2016. The Company moves to the Lyric Opera House with the start of the 2020-2021 season.

BWW Showstopper: Getting the Jobs Done - Bates-Campbell (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Wi Photo BWW Showstopper: Getting the Jobs Done - Bates-Campbell (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS Wins Grammy for Best Opera Recording
by Richard Sasanow - Feb 11, 2019

The Mason Bates-Mark Campbell opera, THE (R)EVOLUTION OF STEVE JOBS--which debuted at the Santa Fe Opera in summer 2017--walked off with this year's Best Opera Recording at the Grammys on Sunday night. Michael Christie conducted the Santa Fe Opera orchestra, and the cast. Directed by Kevin Newbury, included Sasha Cooke, Jessica E. Jones, Edward Parks, Garrett Sorenson & Wei Wu. It was produced by Elizabeth Ostrow.

Joffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and More Photo Joffrey's 2019/20 Season Includes JANE EYRE, DON QUIXOTE, and More
by Stephi Wild - Feb 5, 2019

Ashley Wheater, The Mary B. Galvin Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2019-2020 season featuring a Chicago premiere from Northern Ballet Artistic Director Cathy Marston, along with a Chicago premiere from Tony Award-winning choreographer and New York City Ballet Resident Choreographer Justin Peck, plus the return of an audience favorite by choreographer Yuri Possokhov, and Christopher Wheeldon's holiday classic The Nutcracker. The Joffrey Ballet begins its 64th season with Marston's modern re-telling of Jane Eyre, October 16-27, 2019, followed by Wheeldon's magical holiday classic The Nutcracker, November 30-December 29, 2019. For its winter engagement, the Joffrey presents a mixed repertory program that includes the Chicago premiere of Peck's acclaimed The Times Are Racing, the Chicago premieres of Mono Lisa and The Sofa by Israeli choreographer Itzik Galili, Wheeldon's Commedia, and Bliss!, a new work from Stephanie Martinez, winner of the Joffrey's 2015 Winning Works choreographic competition, February 12-23, 2020. Closing the season is the return of Possokhov's Don Quixote, April 22- May 3, 2020, which received its world premiere in Chicago in 2011.

Joffrey Ballet Opens The Holiday Season With THE NUTCRACKER Photo Joffrey Ballet Opens The Holiday Season With THE NUTCRACKER
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2018

The Joffrey Ballet's critically acclaimed reimagined classic, The Nutcracker, by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, returns to open the holiday season at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, in 29 performances, December 1-30, 2018. 

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season: World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA, Return Of S Photo Joffrey Ballet Announces 2018-19 Season: World Premiere of ANNA KARENINA, Return Of SWAN LAKE And More
by Julie Musbach - Feb 12, 2018

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2018-19 season featuring the world premiere of Yuri Possokhov's historic reimagining of Leo Tolstoy's classic novel, Anna Karenina, presented as part of a first-time collaboration between The Joffrey Ballet and the renowned Australian Ballet, along with a world premiere by rising urban dance star Andrea Walker, the Chicago Premiere of Wayne McGregor's Kairos and the return of two popular works by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon.

Joffrey Ballet's Reenvisioned NUTCRACKER to Open Today Photo Joffrey Ballet's Reenvisioned NUTCRACKER to Open Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 33 performances only, at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, December 1-30, 2017.

Joffrey Ballet's Reenvisioned NUTCRACKER to Open 12/1 Photo Joffrey Ballet's Reenvisioned NUTCRACKER to Open 12/1
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 9, 2017

Following a wildly successful world premiere in December 2016, The Joffrey Ballet will present its newly reimagined holiday classic The Nutcracker by Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon in 33 performances only, at the historic Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in downtown Chicago at 50 East Congress Parkway, December 1-30, 2017.

Joffrey Ballet Announces 2017-2018 Season - World Premiere, Tony Winner Christopher Wheeldon's New NUTCRACKER, Balanchine/Robbins Premiere and More
by Molly Tracy - Feb 24, 2017

Ashley Wheater, Artistic Director of The Joffrey Ballet, proudly announces an impressive 2017-18 season including a world premiere by Joffrey Ballet Master¬†Nicolas Blanc,¬†the North American Premiere of¬†Midsummer Night's Dream¬†by acclaimed chorographer¬†Alexander Ekman¬†plus¬†Chicago Premieres by¬†George Balanchine,¬†Lola de √Āvila¬†and¬†Jerome Robbins.¬†

Opera America Announces Finalists In 2017 Director-Designer Showcase
by Molly Tracy - Dec 21, 2016

OPERA America, the national service organization for opera and the nation's leading champion for American opera, is proud to announce the 2017 finalists of the Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase, a biennial program offered as part of OPERA America's continuing efforts to foster emerging opera artists.

Joffrey Ballet Presents NUTCRACKER, 12/10-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet,¬†led by Artistic Director¬†Ashley Wheater¬†and Executive Director¬†Greg Cameron, proudly presents¬†the highly anticipated world premiere production of¬†The Nutcracker¬†by¬†Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award¬ģ¬†for Best Choreography for¬†An American in Paris.¬†

Joffrey Ballet Presents NUTCRACKER, 12/10-30
by Molly Tracy - Nov 18, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet,¬†led by Artistic Director¬†Ashley Wheater¬†and Executive Director¬†Greg Cameron, proudly presents¬†the highly anticipated world premiere production of¬†The Nutcracker¬†by¬†Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award¬ģ¬†for Best Choreography for¬†An American in Paris.¬†

The Joffrey Ballet Streams from Rehearsal of Christopher Wheeldon's THE NUTCRACKER Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet will offer the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look of the highly anticipated world premiere production of The Nutcracker by Christopher Wheeldon, winner of the 2015 Tony Award for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit, An American in Paris. Seeing the master at work and watching the impeccably trained dancers of The Joffrey Ballet is a one-day-only opportunity, Today, September 8, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (CT) and is accessible via the Joffrey's online YouTube channel.

Joffrey Ballet To Livestream THE NUTCRACKER, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The Joffrey Ballet¬†will offer the public a rare glimpse into the rehearsal studio when it streams a live, first look of the highly anticipated world premiere production of¬†The Nutcracker¬†by¬†Christopher Wheeldon,¬†winner of the 2015 Tony Award¬ģ¬†for Best Choreography for the Broadway hit,¬†An American in Paris. Seeing the master at work and watching the impeccably trained dancers of The Joffrey Ballet is a one-day-only opportunity,Today, September 8, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm (CT)¬†and is accessible via the Joffrey's online¬†YouTube channel.

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