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52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 52nd Annual Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - 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.

First Folio Theatre to Present World Premiere Production of LITTLE WOMEN Photo First Folio Theatre to Present World Premiere Production of LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2020

To conclude its 24th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) welcomes the literary-inspired World Premiere production of Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN, adapted for the stage by Heather Chrisler. Directed by Tara Branham, Louisa May Alcott's LITTLE WOMEN previews March 25-27, opens March 28 and runs through April 26, 2020.

Shattered Globe's SHEEPDOG Has Been Extended Photo Shattered Globe's SHEEPDOG Has Been Extended
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Shattered Globe Theatre has announced its hit Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's drama Sheepdog, directed by Wardell Julius Clark will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, March 15, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office

Photo Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe Theatre's SHEEPDOG Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe Theatre's SHEEPDOG
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2020

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to continue its 2019-20 Season with the Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. SHEEPDOG will play January 16 a?" February 29, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, January 19 at 3 pm.

Shattered Globe Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of SHEEPDOG in January Photo Shattered Globe Theatre to Present Chicago Premiere of SHEEPDOG in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre will continue its 2019-20 Season with the Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark. SHEEPDOG will play January 16 a?" February 29, 2020 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.shatteredglobe.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Sunday, January 19  at 3 pm.

Casting Announced for Shattered Globe Theatre's SHEEPDOG Photo Casting Announced for Shattered Globe Theatre's SHEEPDOG
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of Kevin Artigue's SHEEPDOG, a love story that investigates the blurred lines between duty and passion in the face of police brutality, directed by Wardell Julius Clark.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHIW Extended Through December At Chi Children's Theatre Photo THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR SHIW Extended Through December At Chi Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2019

Due to box office demand, Chicago Children's Theatre is adding a full month of performances to its Chicago premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a bright new, puppet-filled live stage version of Eric Carle's timeless children's book about an insatiable caterpillar that munches its way to become a full-fledged butterfly.

Photo Flash: Chicago Children's Theatre Presents THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Children's Theatre Presents THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019

 Chicago Children's Theatre's launches its 14th season with the Chicago premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a bright new version of Eric Carle's timeless children's book about an insatiable caterpillar that munches its way to become a full-fledged butterfly.

THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Show Opens Chicago Children's Theatre's 14th Season Photo THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR Show Opens Chicago Children's Theatre's 14th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2019

Chicago Children's Theatre's launches its 14th season with the Chicago premiere of The Very Hungry Caterpillar Show, a bright new version of Eric Carle's timeless children's book about an insatiable caterpillar that munches its way to become a full-fledged butterfly.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces Casting For SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH Photo Chicago 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. 

Chicago Children's Theatre's FREDERICK Adds Three More Weeks Photo Chicago Children's Theatre's FREDERICK Adds Three More Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2018

Chicago Children's Theatre's announced today a three-week extension of its current smash hit musical, Leo Lionni's Frederick.

Chi Children's Theatre Announces Cast and Crew of FREDERICK Photo Chi Children's Theatre Announces Cast and Crew of FREDERICK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2018

Chicago Children's Theatre's kicks off its thirteenth season with its own, smash hit family musical Leo Lionni's Frederick, based on Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse.

Chi Children's Theatre Announces Cast and Crew of FREDERICK Photo Chi Children's Theatre Announces Cast and Crew of FREDERICK
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Chicago Children's Theatre's kicks off its thirteenth season with its own, smash hit family musical Leo Lionni's Frederick, based on Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Attend PIRATES OF PENZANCE At Pasadena Playhouse Photo Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Attend PIRATES OF PENZANCE At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

 The wackiest beach party in town continues! Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, announces a one-week extension of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites, now through February 25, due to high demand.  Tickets are now on sale at pasadenaplayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529.

Review: Gilbert and Sullivan's PIRATES OF PENZANCE Reimagined as an Interactive Beach Photo Review: Gilbert and Sullivan's PIRATES OF PENZANCE Reimagined as an Interactive Beach Party at the Pasadena Playhouse
by Shari Barrett - Jan 29, 2018

Back in the late 60s, groups of people would meet up at an agreed-upon place to attend a "happening," defined as a partly improvised or spontaneous piece of theatrical or other artistic performance, typically involving audience participation. This description is exactly how I would describe what is taking place at the Pasadena Playhouse through February 25, 2018, with Gilbert and Sullivan's PIRATES OF PENZANCE as reimagined by the Chicago-based Hypocrites acting troupe who turns the classic on its head, surprising audiences with a raucous 80-minute beach party that blends the original operetta with modern day attire, a central stage area from which the tossing of beach balls is encouraged, kiddie wading pools are available for seats, and lots of audience participation is expected during every moment the 10 energetic actor-musicians are in the house.

PIRATES OF PENZANCE Extends At Pasadena Playhouse Photo PIRATES OF PENZANCE Extends At Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2018

 The wackiest beach party in town continues! Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, announces a one-week extension of Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites, now through February 25, due to high demand.  Tickets are now on sale at pasadenaplayhouse.org or by calling 626-356-7529.

Wacky Beach Party PIRATES OF PENZANCE Comes to Pasadena Playhouse Photo Wacky Beach Party PIRATES OF PENZANCE Comes to Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2017

Pasadena Playhouse, the State Theatre of California, reinvents its theatre to present Gilbert and Sullivan's Pirates of Penzance, as reimagined by the Chicago theatre hooligans The Hypocrites. This wacky beach party with flying beach balls, rubber duckies, ukuleles, banjos, plastic swimming pools, and a tiki bar brings the audience on stage for a night they won't forget.

Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Photo Photo Flash: Northlight Theatre presents THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

A down-on-his-luck Elvis impersonator has an overdrawn checking account and a baby on the way. When a drag show takes over the entertainment at the Florida Panhandle bar where he performs, he'll also be out of a job unless he's willing to step into some high heels. This heartwarming, music-filled comedy celebrates the unexpected path to finding your true voice.

Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE Photo Northlight Theatre Opens its 2017-2018 Season with THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the Chicago Premiere of The Legend of Georgia McBride, written by Matthew Lopez, directed by Lauren Shouse. The Legend of Georgia McBride runs September 14-October 22at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press performance is Friday, September 22 at 8:00pm.

First Folio Addresses AS YOU LIKE IT Casting Complaints: 'Art Should Engender Discuss Photo First Folio Addresses AS YOU LIKE IT Casting Complaints: 'Art Should Engender Discussion'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

One of Shakespeare's classic romances, AS YOU LIKE IT, is currently running at First Folio Theatre through August 20. The company has received some complaints about its casting decisions and released a 'Statement of Artistic Integrity' in response.

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