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52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2020

The Jeff Awards has announced the nominees for the 52nd annual awards for theater excellence that include 142 theater artists across 30 artistic and technical categories. The awards will be presented in an online program on Monday, November 9, 2020 at 7:00PM.

BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Gulfshore Playhouse Photo BWW Review: IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Gulfshore Playhouse
by Emily Yorgey - Nov 26, 2019

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY at Gulfshore Playhouse, adapted by Joe Landry and directed by Peter Amster, tells this classic Christmas tale in a new, engaging way.  

FIVE PRESIDENTS By Rick Cleveland Announced At American Blues Theater Photo FIVE PRESIDENTS By Rick Cleveland Announced At American Blues Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 7, 2019

American Blues Theater opens its 2019-2020 Season by welcoming home Ensemble member Rick Cleveland with the Chicago Premiere of his play Five Presidents, directed by Ensemble member Marty Higginbotham. Five Presidents runs September 6 - October 19, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival Photo TimeLine Announces Inaugural FIRST DRAFT Playwrights Collective Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 20, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company announces its inaugural "FIRST DRAFT: A TimeLine Playwrights Collective Festival,' the culmination of the company's latest two-year new-play incubator program offering residency to Chicago-based emerging and established writers. FIRST DRAFT will take place December 1 - 3, 2018, at TimeLine's home at 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, with free public readings of new plays by current Playwrights Collective members Tyla Abercrumbie, Will Allan, Maureen Gallagher, and Calamity West. 

The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List Photo The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2018

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson ('Jeff') Awards.

Classics, Comedies, Musicals and More Highlight League of Chicago Theatres' Annual Ho Photo Classics, Comedies, Musicals and More Highlight League of Chicago Theatres' Annual Holiday Guide
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

The Chicago theater community will present a wide variety of festive plays, musicals, dance and concert offerings this Holiday season.

Photo Flash: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE Comes to American Blues Theater Photo Photo Flash: THIS WONDERFUL LIFE Comes to American Blues Theater
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago premiere of Steve Murray's This Wonderful Life and directed by Ensemble member Carmen Roman, starring Founding Ensemble Member James Leaming. This Wonderful Life runs November 2-26, 2017 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway in Chicago. The official press opening is November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

American Blues Theater to present THIS WONDERFUL LIFE Photo American Blues Theater to present THIS WONDERFUL LIFE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 26, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago premiere of Steve Murray's This Wonderful Life and directed by Ensemble member Carmen Roman, starring Founding Ensemble Member James Leaming. This Wonderful Life runs November 2-26, 2017 at The Edge Theater, 5451 N Broadway in Chicago. The official press opening is November 5, 2017 at 2:00 p.m.

Chicago Theater Bike Ride to Celebrate Theater Community at Foster Beach
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), and TheEmergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides.

American Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

American Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival. 

American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by A.A. Cristi - May 5, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Ron OJ Parson. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

American Blues Theater to Host 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, hosts 2017 Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival on Tuesday, May 2, 2017.

American Blues Theater Welcomes Claude Binder as Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, announces the appointment of the theater's new Managing Director, Claude Binder. He will begin his tenure at American Blues Theater today, March 6, 2017.

American Blues Theater to Stage Chicago Premiere of David Auburn's THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs February 17 - April 9, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

American Blues Theater Selects Idris Goodwin as the Recipient of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 17, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has named Idris Goodwin the winner of the 2017 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award. Goodwin's play, HYPE MAN, was selected from a pool 543 submissions. As part of the award, Goodwin receives a $1,000 cash prize and the opportunity to further develop his script with American Blues Theater.

American Blues Theater Presents the Chicago Premiere of THE COLUMNIST
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 11, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs February 17 - April 1, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  

American Blues Theater to Stage Chicago Premiere of David Auburn's THE COLUMNIST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

American Blues Theater continues its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago Premiere of The Columnist by David Auburn and directed by Keira Fromm. The Columnist runs February 17 - April 9, 2017 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

American Blues Theater Welcomes New Member, Artistic Affiliates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

American Blues Theater announces the addition of a new Ensemble member and three new Artistic Affiliates.

BWW Review: PPT's Regional Premiere ALABAMA STORY Defends Freedom to Read in Poignant Production
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 30, 2016

Once again, Peninsula Players imports a fresh new play first produced in 2015 direct from Utah to Door County. Playwright Kenneth Jones' Alabama Story received a first regional premiere at the award-winning Fish Creek theater in a story where an innocent children's book by Garth Williams--'The Rabbits' Wedding'-incites civil unrest in Montgomery, Alabama, 1959.

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