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Stephanie Blythe and Laquita Mitchell Headline LESSON PLAN Premiere Photo Stephanie Blythe and Laquita Mitchell Headline LESSON PLAN Premiere
by Gigi Gervais - Dec 3, 2021

 On Site Opera, New York’s pioneering opera company rooted in site-specific storytelling and the immersive experience, revisits the perils, hilarity, and teachable lessons of 2020 with Lesson Plan, a live and interactive digital production based on Georg Phillip Telemann’s Der Schulmeister with additional music and new English libretto by Rachel J. Peters, Friday, January 21- Saturday, January 29, 2022.

BWW Review: I HATE IT HERE at Goodman Theatre Photo BWW Review: I HATE IT HERE at Goodman Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Jul 15, 2021

I didn't hate I HATE IT HERE. In fact, Chicago playwright Ike Holter's 'concept album' play was both uproariously funny and thought-provoking.

Goodman Theatre Announces Casting For I HATE IT HERE Photo Goodman Theatre Announces Casting For I HATE IT HERE
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 1, 2021

Goodman Theatre's streaming-in-real-time Live series concludes with I Hate It Here by Ike Holter and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Featuring a dynamic cast (full list below), the production is a rallying cry for our times.

White Snake Projects Announces A SURVIVOR'S ODYSSEY - The Third Virtual Opera in Thei Photo White Snake Projects Announces A SURVIVOR'S ODYSSEY - The Third Virtual Opera in Their Pandemic Trilogy
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 25, 2021

Following the resounding success of the virtual opera Death by Life, treating the subjects of long-term incarceration and systemic racism, Cerise Jacobs and her activist opera company White Snake Projects have announced their third live virtual world premiere opera since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Goodman Theater To Present Live Streamed Productions Of THE SOUND INSIDE, OHIO STATE  Photo Goodman Theater To Present Live Streamed Productions Of THE SOUND INSIDE, OHIO STATE MURDERS, & I HATE IT HERE
by Alan Henry - May 13, 2021

Technology, videography and stage production come together for the new Live series, Goodman Theatre‚Äôs next step towards resuming in-person performances. Accessible via multiple video cameras, each performance of three new productions‚ÄĒincluding two Chicago premieres and a major revival‚ÄĒare streamed live online for real-time consumption by audiences at home.

THE SOUND INSIDE, OHIO STATE MURDERS & I HATE IT HERE to be Presented in New Goodman  Photo THE SOUND INSIDE, OHIO STATE MURDERS & I HATE IT HERE to be Presented in New Goodman Theatre Virtual Series
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 19, 2021

Technology, videography and stage production come together for Goodman Theatre's new¬†Live¬†series. Accessible via multiple video cameras, each performance of three new productions‚ÄĒincluding two Chicago premieres and a major revival‚ÄĒare streamed live online for real-time consumption by audiences at home.

White Snake Projects Announces Online Events Before DEATH BY LIFE Photo White Snake Projects Announces Online Events Before DEATH BY LIFE
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 25, 2021

White Snake Projects have announced three online events leading up to the premiere of their new virtual opera, Death By Life. 

The  47th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Are Announced Photo The  47th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Are Announced
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2020

As part of the annual recognition of theater excellence, the 47th Non-Equity Jeff Awards today announced honorees in 21 artistic and technical categories. Recipients included 27 theater artists whose work was featured at 14 theater companies during the 2019-2020 season.

Sideshow Theatre To Stream TILIKUM - One Night Benefit For #LetUsBreathe Collective Photo Sideshow Theatre To Stream TILIKUM - One Night Benefit For #LetUsBreathe Collective
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 12, 2020

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to present a one-night-only streaming revival of its 2018 hit Tilikum on Friday, June 19 at 7 pm CDT, a benefit for the #LetUsBreathe Collective in honor of Juneteenth and the Black Lives Matter movement, and in solidarity with the protests in Chicago and around the world for an end to State-sponsored violence against Black bodies. The presentation will include remarks and conversation with some of the artists who created it.

Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Photo Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

With the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Chicago non-Equity theater season, the Jeff Awards announced the nominees for the 47th annual awards for theater excellence that include 120 theater artists across 21 categories.

BWW Review: MIDDLE PASSAGE at Lifeline Theatre Photo BWW Review: MIDDLE PASSAGE at Lifeline Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Feb 27, 2020

In Lifeline Theatre's MIDDLE PASSAGE, the intimate Rogers Park venue transforms into the scene of a 19th century maritime epic. Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan and David Barr III adapt Charles Johnson's award-winning 1990 novel for the stage, and Duncan directs. The sprawling tale follows a recently freed slave as he journeys from the gambling dens of New Orleans to the heart of the African slave trade and back again.

American Blues Theater Presents 18th Anniversary Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo American Blues Theater Presents 18th Anniversary Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by Stephi Wild - Oct 31, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2019-2020 Season with its 18th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 14, 2019 a?" January 4, 2020 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

BWW Review: CRYSTAL CREEK MOTEL at Flying V Theatre Photo BWW Review: CRYSTAL CREEK MOTEL at Flying V Theatre
by Russell Smouse - Oct 18, 2019

Follow the doings of individuals who come in and out of a motel where the room itself and those who clean it are the only constants.

Photo Flash: Sideshow Theatre Presents X Photo Photo Flash: Sideshow Theatre Presents X
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019

Sideshow Theatre Company opens its 2019-20 season with the U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's mind-bending sci-fi thriller X, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green*. X will play September 22 ‚Äď October 27, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre Hosts Celie's Southern Tea Service In Conjunction With THE COLOR P Photo Drury Lane Theatre Hosts Celie's Southern Tea Service In Conjunction With THE COLOR PURPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 18, 2019

Experience true Southern hospitality at Celie's Southern Tea before the matinee performance of the Tony Award-winning musical The Color Purple on October 26, 2019, at 1:00 p.m. Enjoy scrumptious Southern comfort food like fried green tomatoes, cornbread muffins, and hummingbird cake, and meet a?oeCeliea?? and her sister a?oeNettie,a?? played by Eben K. Logan and Kyrie Courter. Celie's Southern Tea is $37.00 for adults and $27.00 for children 12 and under. Reservations must be made 24 hours in advance.

American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! Photo American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2019-2020 Season with its 18th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 14, 2019 a?" January 4, 2020 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Sideshow Theatre's X Begins September 22 Photo Sideshow Theatre's X Begins September 22
by Julie Musbach - Aug 23, 2019

Sideshow Theatre Company opens its 2019-20 season with the U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's mind-bending sci-fi thriller X, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green*. X will play September 22 a?" October 27, 2019 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre's X Photo Casting Announced for Sideshow Theatre's X
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

Sideshow Theatre Company announces casting for its U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's mind-bending sci-fi thriller X, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green*.

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For THE COLOR PURPLE Photo Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For THE COLOR PURPLE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the 2016 Tony Award-winning The Color Purple, with book by Marsha Norman and music and lyrics by Brenda Russel, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray. The Color Purple is directed by Lili-Anne Brown, choreographed by Breon Arzell, and music directed by Jermaine Hill. The production runs September 13 a?" November 3, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m.

Sideshow Theatre Presents X At Victory Gardens Theater Photo Sideshow Theatre Presents X At Victory Gardens Theater
by Julie Musbach - Jul 23, 2019

Sideshow Theatre Company opens its 2019-20 season with the U.S. premiere of Alistair McDowall's mind-bending sci-fi thriller X, directed by artistic director Jonathan L. Green*. X will play September 22 a?" October 27, 2019 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

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