Jeff Awards Announces 2016 Equity Nominations

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee today.

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Remy Bumppo Appoints New Marketing Manager

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company announced today that it has named Mackenzie Nilsen as the company’s new Marketing Manager.

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FUN HOME On-Sale Date Announced

With all the buzz around this fall’s HAMILTON sit-down in Chicago, it’s easy to forget that another groundbreaking Broadway musical will begin its tour here this fall—if for only a brief run.

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Cast Set for Hypocrites CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES

The Hypocrites have announced casting for the world premiere of CINDERELLA AT THE THEATER OF POTATOES by Andra Velis Simon.

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City Lit Announces 2016-17 Season
City Lit Theater’s 37th season lineup, announced yesterday by City Lit artistic director Terry McCabe, includes a mix of three world premieres, plus a classic comedy of the 19th Century that has not been seen in Chicago in 120 years. City Lit has long been known for its adaptations... Read more
Lisa Portes Joins Theatre Communications Group Board of Directors

Chicago director and educator Lisa Portes was named one of six new members to the Theatre Communications Group board of directors.

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A-List Cast Delivers in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN

Bertolt Brecht’s tale of doomed do-gooder Shen Te in THE GOOD PERSON OF SZECHWAN is as timeless as it is poignant.

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Doing Too Much

I am recently back from vacation and under the spell cast by days of few interruptions and simple choices. I am, in short—relaxed. And as sometimes happens after a period of decompressing and unplugging, I wonder how I can’t do a better job of holding on to this feeling upon my return.

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Arts Alliance Illinois Names New Executive Director

Following an extensive nationwide search Arts Alliance Illinois announced today that Claire Rice has been named new Executive Director.

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Steppenwolf, Northlight and Victory Gardens Receive Edgerton Grant

The one-time grants range from $5,000 to $75,000 awards and totaling $580,000, allow productions extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run.

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