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EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season Photo EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray.

EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season Photo EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE to Open A Red Orchid Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre opens its 2017-2018 Season with Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray.

Hell in a Handbag's Hit THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES to Transfer to Stage 773 Photo Hell in a Handbag's Hit THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES to Transfer to Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

The 'Girls' are headed to Boystown! After an eleven-week sell-out run, including two extensions at Mary's Attics in Andersonville, Hell in a Handbag Production' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is transferring to Lakeview's Stage 773 for an additional six-weeks. The new condensed, late-night edition will feature the best of the original run - plus new material.

A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes Shade Murray as Associate Artistic Director Photo A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes Shade Murray as Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointment of Ensemble Member Shade Murray as the company's Associate Artistic Director. Murray's appointment marks the first Associate Artistic Directorship in the company's history. A Red Orchid also welcomes new Development Director Amanda Runge and Audience Services Manager David Marden.

Hell in a Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends Through 9/16
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 10, 2017

Tickets are selling faster than cheesecake, pussycat! After a month of sell-out performances, Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce a second extension of its campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES, with added performances through through Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. The campy parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms is written by David Cerda and directed by Shade Murray. Ticket for all performances are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. 

Hell in a Handbag's GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Extends at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Thank you for being a friend, indeed! Due to popular demand Hell in a Handbag Productions' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is adding six additional weeks of performances, extending through August 26, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood.

Audience Awards $5K to Local Artists in PianoFight's ShortLived VI
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Five thousand dollars are at stake in the largest audience-judged theater competition in the country, PianoFight's ShortLived VI. Thirty six plays from Bay Area writers, theater companies, sketch groups, and dance troupes vie for the audience's affection over the seven week competition to crown the Bay Area's best and win $5,000.

Jackalope Theatre Company's 10th Season Features Three World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Jackalope Theatre Company, under the artistic direction of Gus Menary, announces its 2017/18 season, the company's 10th. The upcoming season features four productions, including three world premieres.

Hell in a Handbag's THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES Comes to Mary's Attic
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 15, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions thanks you for being a friend this summer with its campy world premiere parody of one of TV's most beloved sitcoms: THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES by David Cerda, directed by Shade Murray, playing June 14 - July 12, 2017 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Single tickets are on sale at www.handbagproductions.org or by calling (800) 838-3006. The press opening is Thursday, June 15 at 7:30 pm.

Shattered Globe's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70TH BIRTHDAY Extends Through 5/27
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 2, 2017

Due to popular demand, Shattered Globe Theatre's hit Chicago premiere of Sarah Ruhl's FOR PETER PAN ON HER 70th BIRTHDAY will add one additional week of performances, extending through May 27, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  Directed by Jessica Thebus, the imaginative and moving drama was written for Ruhl's mother, Kathleen Ruhl, who stars in the Shattered Globe production. Tickets for all performances are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends to 6/17 at 16th Street Theater
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 25, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACAR√ćAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NU√ĎEZ, April 13 - June 17, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn.

INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACAR√ćAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NU√ĎEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on¬†Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM. ¬†

Chicago Premiere of David Adjmi's 3C to Play A Red Orchid Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

???????A Red Orchid Theatre concludes its 2016-2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of 3C, written by David Adjmi and directed by Ensemble Member Shade Murray. The production runs April 20 - June 4, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. The press opening is Monday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.

Goodman Theatre Sets Cast for World Premiere of OBJECTS IN THE MIRROR By Charles Smith
by Julie Musbach - Mar 8, 2017

The cast and creative team is complete for Objects in the Mirror, a Goodman Theatre-commissioned world premiere by Charles Smith. Directed by Resident Director Chuck Smith, Objects in the Mirror is inspired by the playwright's real-life friendship with a Liberian refugee-turned-actor, Shedrick Yarkpai-portrayed by Daniel Kyri, in his Goodman debut. The production was developed through the 2015 New Stages festival and features a 5-member cast who brings to life the gripping account of one Liberian refugee's attempts to find peace by exposing a potentially dangerous lifelong secret. Objects in the Mirror appears April 29 through June 4 (opening night is May 8) in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($20-$75; subject to change) are now on sale and available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Objects, the box office (170 N. Dearborn) or by phone at 312.443.3800.

BWW Interview: Betty Buckley Chats About Her New Album, SPLIT, and Returning To Broadway
by Leigh Scheps - Mar 1, 2017

It's been nothing but 'memories' for Betty Buckley this theater season. She won a Tony Award for her portrayal of Grizabella, the glamour cat, in Cats when it opened in 1982 and replaced Glenn Close as Norma Desmond in Sunset Boulevard. Both shows are in revival runs right now on Broadway.

16th Street Theater presents INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 21, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACAR√ćAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NU√ĎEZ, April 13 - May 20, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM. ¬†

Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company Presents the Southeast Premiere of EXIT STRATEGY by Ike Holter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Artistic Director Kenny Leon and True Colors Theatre Company presents the Southeastern premiere of Exit Strategy written by Ike Holter and directed by John Dillon, running February 21 - March 19, 2017 at Fulton County's Southwest Arts Center's Performance Theater. 

Chicago Philharmonic Presents SOUND OF CHANGE, 2/19
by Molly Tracy - Feb 17, 2017

Relive the music of a generation when the Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2 ) present "Sounds of Change," a celebration of music from the 60s and 70s at City Winery Chicago. From Hendrix to Shostakovich, the transforming world spread its message though the music of the times.

U.S. Premiere of Caryl Churchill's ESCAPED ALONE Heads to BAM Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

BAM presents the acclaimed Royal Court Theatre production of Caryl Churchill's Escaped Alone in its US premiere.

Follow in the Footsteps of Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Pasek & Paul and More with a DGF Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

The Dramatists Guild Fund and Program Chairs Michael Korie, Laurence O'Keefe, and Diana Son announce applications for the 2017-18 Dramatists Guild Fellows Program are now open and encourage playwrights, composers and lyricists to apply.

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