Chicago Dancemakers Forum and The Nature Conservancy Partner For Series of PerformancesChicago Dancemakers Forum and The Nature Conservancy Partner For Series of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2019

Chicago Dancemakers Forum partners with The Nature Conservancy to present a series of original dance performances centered on stewardship and ecological exploration called Natural Encounters. Past Chicago Dancemakers Forum awardees Nejla Yatkin, Ayako Kato, Nico Rubio, and Erin Kilmurray will present immersive dance works at Indian Ridge Marsh, Hegewisch Marsh, and Big Marsh on the city's southeast side on Sept. 7 at 10:00 a.m., Sept. 21 at 4:00 p.m. and Oct. 5 at 4:00 p.m. These events are presented as part of the Chicago Park District's Night Out in the Parks program. All three events are free and open to the public. (more...)

Court Theatre Extends THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH Through June 23Court Theatre Extends THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH Through June 23
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2019

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, announces the extension of its critically acclaimed hit The Adventures of Augie March, a play by David Auburn, based on the novel by Saul Bellow, and directed by Charles Newell, due to overwhelming demand. (more...)

Photo Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCHPhoto Flash: Court Theatre Presents THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, concludes its 2018/19 season with the World Premiere of The Adventures of Augie March, a play by David Auburn, based on the novel by Saul Bellow, and directed by Charles Newell. The Adventures of Augie March runs May 9 - June 9, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Pivot Arts Fest Announces Expanded World Premiere LineupPivot Arts Fest Announces Expanded World Premiere Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

Pivot Arts, which celebrates innovative, multidisciplinary performance, has expanded the lineup for its seventh annual Pivot Arts Festival, including five world premieres by playwright/director Seth Bockley, BraveSoul Movement, Chicago Fringe Opera, choreographers Ayako Kato and Erin Kilmurray, musician/actor Ahmed Moneka making his U.S. debut and more. The Festival runs May 31-June 9 at various locations in Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods. (more...)

Court Theatre Concludes 2018-2019 Season With THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIECourt Theatre Concludes 2018-2019 Season With THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2019

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Charles Newell, Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director, and Executive Director Angel Ysaguirre, concludes its 2018/19 season with the World Premiere of The Adventures of Augie March, a play by David Auburn, based on the novel by Saul Bellow, and directed by Charles Newell. The Adventures of Augie March runs May 9 June 9, 2019 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Ave. The press opening is Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Pivot Arts Fest Offers World Premiere Lineup For 2019Pivot Arts Fest Offers World Premiere Lineup For 2019
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Pivot Arts, which celebrates innovative, multidisciplinary performance, announces the lineup for its seventh annual Pivot Arts Festival showcasing theatre, dance and music performances, including five world premieres. The Festival runs May 31-June 9 at various locations in Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods. Tickets go on sale April 3 at pivotarts.org/festival. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETHChicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces the cast and creative team for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. Adapted and directed by Marti Lyons and featuring a dynamic ensemble cast, the production will be performed for the public on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m., February 16-March 16, 2019. After each performance, the actors remain on stage for a question-and-answer session, before joining the audience in the Lobby for one-on-one conversations and photo opportunities.  (more...)

Chicago Dancemakers Forum Announces A Free Celebration Of Contemporary DanceChicago Dancemakers Forum Announces A Free Celebration Of Contemporary Dance
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2018

Chicago Dancemakers Forum celebrates its 15th Anniversary year with Elevate Chicago Dance 2018, a full-day of performances, installations, workshops and discussions by 45 Chicago dancemakers on Sunday, October 21 at the Chicago Cultural Center, in partnership with the City of Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). (more...)

Chicago Dancemakers Forum Announces The Awardees Of The 2018 Greenhouse Program For Emerging ChoreographersChicago Dancemakers Forum Announces The Awardees Of The 2018 Greenhouse Program For Emerging Choreographers
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

Chicago Dancemakers Forum announces the four recipients of the 2018 Greenhouse Awards. Elysia C. Banks, Erin Kilmurray, Monica Thomas and Megan Young will each receive a cash grant of $4,000 for the development of new work with the support of a mentor who is awarded $1,000 for their participation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Celebrates Opening Of Kander & Ebb's CABARETPhoto Flash: Paramount Theatre Celebrates Opening Of Kander & Ebb's CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2018

The Paramount Theatre in west suburban Chicago opened a divine, decadent new production of Kander & Ebb's Cabaret on Saturday, February 10. Here, the cast and crew celebrate the Jeff-nominated production in the Paramount Theatre's Grand Gallery at the post-show opening night party. (more...)

A Red Orchid Extends TRAITOR Due To Overwhelming DemandA Red Orchid Extends TRAITOR Due To Overwhelming Demand
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2018

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the extension of Traitor, an adaptation of Heinrich Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, written by Ensemble Member Brett Neveu and directed by Ensemble Member Michael Shannon, due to overwhelming demand. The production features Ensemble Members Dado, Kirsten Fitzgerald, Larry Grimm, Guy Van Swearingen and Natalie West, with Jacob Alexander, Mary Jo Bolduc, Missi Davis, Kristin Ellis, Nation Henrickson, Frank Nall and Steve Walker, featuring lighting design by Ensemble Member Mike Durst. Traitor will add Wednesday evening performances in February and now runs through March 4, 2018. 2018 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Tickets for the extension are on sale now. (more...)

High Concept Labs to Feature Works-in-Progress and More at 2017 Open HouseHigh Concept Labs to Feature Works-in-Progress and More at 2017 Open House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

On Today, October 19, the arts service organization High Concept Labs (HCL) celebrates its Sponsored Artists at the biannual HCL Open House at Hairpin Arts Center from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. (more...)

High Concept Labs to Feature Works-in-Progress and More at 2017 Open HouseHigh Concept Labs to Feature Works-in-Progress and More at 2017 Open House
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

On Thursday, October 19, the arts service organization High Concept Labs (HCL) celebrates its Sponsored Artists at the biannual HCL Open House at Hairpin Arts Center from 7:00 to 11:00 PM. (more...)

Announcing HCL's Fall 2017 Sponsored ArtistsAnnouncing HCL's Fall 2017 Sponsored Artists
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

High Concept Labs (HCL) today announces the Fall 2017 lineup of its flagship Sponsored Artist Program. Eight artists and collaboratives will develop, rehearse, and present new work for Chicago audiences this season. In conjunction with rehearsal and performance space, HCL provides Sponsored Artists with administrative, marketing, production, documentation, and development assistance. 2017 marks the seventh year of the Sponsored Artist Program. (more...)

About Face Youth Theatre presents BRAVE LIKE THEM
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2017

About Face Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of BRAVE LIKE THEM, a punk-infused exploration of the underground "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s, devised and performed by members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble and co-directed by AFT Education and Outreach Director Ali Hoefnagel and Education Coordinator Kieran Kredell. BRAVE LIKE THEM will play seven performances only, July 26 - August 6, 2017 at the Pride Arts Center (The Buena), 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets for BRAVE LIKE THEM ($20 or Pay-What-You-Can) are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.  (more...)

About Face Youth Theatre presents BRAVE LIKE THEM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

About Face Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere of BRAVE LIKE THEM, a punk-infused exploration of the underground "riot grrrl" movement of the 1990s, devised and performed by members of the About Face Youth Theatre Ensemble and co-directed by AFT Education and Outreach Director Ali Hoefnagel and Education Coordinator Kieran Kredell. BRAVE LIKE THEM will play seven performances only, July 26 - August 6, 2017 at the Pride Arts Center (The Buena), 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets for BRAVE LIKE THEM ($20 or Pay-What-You-Can) are currently available at aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565.  (more...)

The Inconvenience Announces 8th Multidisciplinary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

The Inconvenience gears up for their eighth year of multidisciplinary programming, presenting four projects focusing on the responsibility of the artist in a volatile political and cultural climate. Season 8 considers how we Reflect, React, Resist and Rebuild through visibility, interchange and accountability. (more...)

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig's Circus-Theater Show QUEST to Make World Premiere at Actors Gymnasium This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2017

The Actors Gymnasium has announced the world premiere of Quest, an original circus-theater production adapted and directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, featuring original music by Kevin O'Donnell and loosely based on Leo Tolstoy's short story 'The Three Questions.' Quest, part of Actors Gymnasium's Annual Winter Circus, runs Today, Feb. 11 - Sunday, March 19 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Press opening is Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. with an opening night party Today Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Leslie Buxbaum Danzig's Circus-Theater Show QUEST to Make World Premiere at Actors Gymnasium This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

The Actors Gymnasium has announced the world premiere of Quest, an original circus-theater production adapted and directed by Leslie Buxbaum Danzig, featuring original music by Kevin O'Donnell and loosely based on Leo Tolstoy's short story 'The Three Questions.' Quest, part of Actors Gymnasium's Annual Winter Circus, runs Saturday, Feb. 11 - Sunday, March 19 at Noyes Cultural Arts Center, 927 Noyes St. Press opening is Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m. with an opening night party Saturday Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre's Sweeping WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Paramount Theatre's more than 30,000 subscribers plus musical theatre fans all over Chicagoland have one of the greatest musicals ever to look forward to this spring, when the downtown Aurora theater presents a grand, sweeping production of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY, now through April 24, 2016. Press opening is tonight, March 19 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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