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Photo Flash: First Look at New American Folk Theatre's SCRAPSPhoto Flash: First Look at New American Folk Theatre's SCRAPS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of SCRAPS, the story of the Patchwork Girl of Oz, many years after her celebrated adventures in L. Frank Baum's Oz book series. Written by Co-Artistic Director Anthony Whitaker* and directed by Co-Artistic Director Jamal Howard*, SCRAPS will play September 1 - 29, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Casting Announced For New American Folk Theatre's SCRAPSCasting Announced For New American Folk Theatre's SCRAPS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2018

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its  world premiere of SCRAPS, the story of the Patchwork Girl of Oz, many years after her celebrated adventures in L. Frank Baum's Oz book series. (more...)

Factory Theater Presents THE ADVENTURES OF SPIRIT FORCE FIVEFactory Theater Presents THE ADVENTURES OF SPIRIT FORCE FIVE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2018

The Factory Theater presents the world premiere of The Adventures of Spirit Force Five, playing June 29 - August 11 at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St. The new play is written by Jill Oliver and directed by Spenser Davis. Previews are Friday, June 29 and Saturday, June 30 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, July 1 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: New American Folk Theatre Presents HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOWPhoto Flash: New American Folk Theatre Presents HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2018

It's Pompeii meets Heathers as New American Folk Theatre presents the Midwest premiere of Johnny Drago's 1980s-infused comedy HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW, directed by Derek Van Barham, playing March 10 - April 7, 2018 at The Den Theatre (2A), 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (773) 697- 3830. The press opening is Monday, March 12 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Casting Announced for New American Folk Theatre's HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOWCasting Announced for New American Folk Theatre's HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

It's Pompeii meets Heathers! New American Folk Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its 1980s-infused Midwest premiere comedy HOT PINK, OR READY TO BLOW, directed by Derek Van Barham. (more...)

CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?
by Misha Davenport - Aug 11, 2016

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Photo Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) and can be found at www.cmtf.org, with tickets currently on sale ($20 per show, $200 all-festival rush passes). The press "sneak preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2016 Festival, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

3rd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 8 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) can be found at www.cmtf.org, with single tickets and festival passes currently on-sale. The press preview, featuring songs from all of the 2016 productions, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Are Announced - HEATHERS, BYHALIA, MISSISSIPPI, LONDON WALL and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 27, 2016

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 121 nominations in 24 categories for the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2015, and March 31, 2016. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 148 productions offered by 67 Non-Equity producing organizations. The Jeff Committee recommended 65 of those shows (or 44%), making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Of the 65 Jeff Recommended productions, a record 53 (or 82%) received nominations, representing 32 theatre companies. (more...)

NAFT and Redtwist's THE SUMMER OF DAISY FAY Now Jeff Recommended
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The Chicago production of The Summer of Daisy Fay, based on the Fannie Flagg novel Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man and presented in association with Redtwist Theatre, is now Jeff Recommended. (more...)

THE SUMMER OF DAISY FAY to Play Redtwist Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

This one-woman show stars Charlie Irving, and runs from July 11 thru August 17 at Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago, IL 60660. Performances are Saturdays at 3pm, Sundays and Mondays at 7:30pm. Press Opening is Saturday, July 11 at 3pm. Tickets are available at daisyfay.brownpapertickets.com or visit www.newamericanfolktheatre.org for more information. (more...)

DARK OF THE MOON Opens New American Folk Theatre's Second Season, Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

New American Folk Theatre begins its 2014 season with Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney. The play, directed by Anthony Whitaker and Jamal Howard, runs June 7 through June 29 (previews tonight, June 6) at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. (more...)

DARK OF THE MOON to Open New American Folk Theatre's Second Season, 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

New American Folk Theatre begins its 2014 season with Dark of the Moon by Howard Richardson and William Berney. The play, directed by Anthony Whitaker and Jamal Howard, runs June 7 through June 29 (previews June 6) at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60622. Press Opening Performances are June 7 at 7:30 p.m. and June 8 at 6 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit newamericanfolktheatre.org or darkofthemoon.brownpapertickets.com (more...)