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VIDEO: See Clips from CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens Photo VIDEO: See Clips from CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 24, 2022

Victory Gardens Theater preesents the final show in its 2021/22 Mainstage Season, the regional premiere of cullud wattah, written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. 

Photos: First Look At CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens Photo Photos: First Look At CULLUD WATTAH At Victory Gardens
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 20, 2022

On June 19, 2022, Victory Gardens Theater opened the regional premiere of cullud wattah, written by Erika Dickerson-Despenza and directed by Lili-Anne Brown. 

World Premiere of PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES: A NIGHT WITH FELICIA P. FIELDS to b Photo World Premiere of PEARL'S ROLLIN' WITH THE BLUES: A NIGHT WITH FELICIA P. FIELDS to be Presented at Writers Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 31, 2022

Writers Theatre will conclude its 2021/22 Season with¬†Pearl‚Äôs Rollin‚Äô with the Blues: A Night with Felicia P. Fields.¬†¬†The production runs June 23, 2022 ‚Äď July 24, 2022 in the in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.¬†The Press Opening is Friday, July 1, 2022 at 7:30pm.

Congo Square Theatre Announces Performers For Juneteenth Celebrations Photo Congo Square Theatre Announces Performers For Juneteenth Celebrations
by A.A. Cristi - May 24, 2022

Chicago's Congo Square Theatre Company, one of the nation's premier African American theatres, celebrates the Juneteenth holiday with two festive ‚ÄúHomecoming‚ÄĚ-themed programs, Sunday, June 19 at the Zhou B Art Center, 1029 W. 35th Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood.

Black Ensemble To Begin GRANDMA'S JUKEBOX, May 21 Photo Black Ensemble To Begin GRANDMA'S JUKEBOX, May 21
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2022

Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor continues the 2022 Season of Excellence: The Season of Healing and Joy with the world premiere of Grandma’s Jukebox, written and directed by Michelle Reneé Bester. 

Theo Ubique Builds A Beautiful City With Inspired Take On The Classic GODSPELL Photo Theo Ubique Builds A Beautiful City With Inspired Take On The Classic GODSPELL
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2022

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre closes its 2021-2022 season with GODSPELL, the Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak beloved and timeless tale of friendship, loyalty, and love, based on the Gospel of St. Matthew.

Cast Announced for the Regional Premiere of CULLUD WATTAH at Victory Gardens Theater Photo Cast Announced for the Regional Premiere of CULLUD WATTAH at Victory Gardens Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 4, 2022

Victory Gardens Theater has announced the cast for the final show in its 2021/22 Mainstage Season, the regional premiere of¬†cullud wattah, written by¬†Erika Dickerson-Despenza¬†and directed by¬†Lili-Anne Brown.¬†cullud wattah¬†runs June 11 ‚Äď July 17, 2022¬†at¬†Victory Gardens Theater,¬†2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's PASSING STRANGE Photo Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's PASSING STRANGE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 20, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre will conclude the eighth season of its ‚Äúlost‚ÄĚ musicals series with¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†Passing Strange,¬†book and lyrics by¬†Stew, music by¬†Heidi Rodewald¬†and¬†Stew, direction by¬†Donterrio, music directed by¬†Justin Akira Kono¬†and choreography by¬†Terri K Woodall,¬†May 18 and 19.

Congo Square Theatre Reschedules FESTIVAL ON THE SQUARE and Vision Benefit Photo Congo Square Theatre Reschedules FESTIVAL ON THE SQUARE and Vision Benefit
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 24, 2022

Congo Square Theatre Company has rescheduled two of its signature programs, the Festival on the Square and Vision Benefit, to now take place on Sunday, June 19, 2022, commemorating the Juneteenth holiday. Both events were originally scheduled for February 5, 2022.

Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2022 Season Photo Black Ensemble Theater Announces 2022 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 13, 2022

Black Ensemble Theater's Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces its 2022 Season of Excellence: The Season of Healings. 

Invictus Theatre Company Announces RUINED Cast And Team Photo Invictus Theatre Company Announces RUINED Cast And Team
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 11, 2022

Invictus Theatre Company today announced the full cast and production team for its production of Lynn Nottage's Pulitzer Prize-winning RUINED. Ebby Offord will direct the play, which will preview from February 17 to 20, in advance of the press opening on Monday, February 21, 2022, at 7:00 pm.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Casting And Artists for WOMEN OF SOUL Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Casting And Artists for WOMEN OF SOUL
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2022

Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran, and Executive Producers Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon announce the cast and creative team for the next Mainstage production of the 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season, Women of Soul, featuring a special tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Kelvin Roston, Jr. To Join Cast of SISTER ACT for Its Final Weeks at Mercury Theatre Photo Kelvin Roston, Jr. To Join Cast of SISTER ACT for Its Final Weeks at Mercury Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 9, 2021

Disco diva Deloris Cartier and the Sisters of Our Mother of Perpetual Faith are getting into the Christmas habit at Mercury Theater Chicago with the final weeks of performances of the hit musical Sister Act. The critically acclaimed production, perfect for the whole family, must close on January 2, 2022, at Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. 

Photos: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Its Reopening With SISTER ACT Photo Photos: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Its Reopening With SISTER ACT
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 16, 2021

Mercury Theater Chicago Executive Producers Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon, Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter and Managing Director Shane Murray-Corcoran reopened the theater with the first Mainstage production of the 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season, Sister Act, based on the 1992 film. 

Cast Announced For SISTER ACT To Reopen Mercury Theater Chicago Photo Cast Announced For SISTER ACT To Reopen Mercury Theater Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2021

Casting has been announced for the first Mainstage production of the 2021-2022 Mercury Theater Chicago season, Sister Act, based on the 1992 film. Sister Act features music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Glenn Slater, and book by Bill and Cheri Steinkellne, and Douglas Carter Beane. 

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Will Open Theo Ubique Four-Show Season in September Photo SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Will Open Theo Ubique Four-Show Season in September
by Stephi Wild - Aug 14, 2021

The season will conclude in the summer of 2022 with a 50th Anniversary production of Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak’s musical GODSPELL, directed by the company’s newly appointed Managing and Casting Director Christopher Pazdernik and choreographed by Jeff award-winner Jenna Schoppe (She/Her).

MAMMA MIA! Will Be Performed by Illinois' Music Theater Works Next Month Photo MAMMA MIA! Will Be Performed by Illinois' Music Theater Works Next Month
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2021

ABBA's hits tell the hilarious story of a young woman's search for her birth father. This sunny and funny tale unfolds on a Greek island paradise. On the eve of her wedding, a daughter's quest to discover the identity of her father brings three men from her mother's past back to the island they last visited 20 years ago.

The African American Arts Alliance Announces Honorees of the 2020 Black Excellence A Photo The African American Arts Alliance Announces Honorees of the 2020 Black Excellence Awards
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 4, 2020

The African American Arts Alliance (AAAA) will host the 20th annual Black Excellence Awards, an evening celebrating Black artists, Black voices, and Black stories across artistic disciplines, on November 10, 2020 at 7pm. The 2020 virtual celebration will honor selected awardees who have exhibited artistic excellence.

Cheryl Frazier, Michael Lewis and More to Star in Invictus Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE  Photo Cheryl Frazier, Michael Lewis and More to Star in Invictus Theatre's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 9, 2020

Invictus Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for the second production of its first full season - the seminal American drama, A RAISIN IN THE SUN, by Lorraine Hansberry.

WONDER WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Announces Cast and Creative Team Photo WONDER WOMEN: THE MUSICAL Announces Cast and Creative Team
by Stephi Wild - Dec 28, 2019

Direct from hit engagements at the 2018 Atlanta Musical Theatre Festival and a 2019 workshop at Studio Tenn in Nashville, TN, Wonder Women: The Musical arrives in Chicago as part of Underscore Theatre Company's 2020 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival, running February 8-20, 2020 at The Edge Theatre, 5451 N. Broadway. Tickets available now at CMTF.org.

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