Free or Low Cost Programming Announced for Lyric Opera of Chicago

Partnering with Lyric Unlimited, Lyric Opera’s outreach division, Lyric has announced this falls free or low-cost showcases and programming.

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REINVENTED BUSKERS Returns to Wicker Park Bucktown Blue Line CTA Stops.

Collaboraction Theatre Company and the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area (SSA) #33 have announced the return of REINVENTED BUSKERS.

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VISITING EDNA Marks An Uneven Journey Between Mother and Son

Helmed by Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro as she launches her first curated season, David Rabe’s world premiere play VISITING EDNA gives audiences a nearly three-hour exploration of the relationship between the elderly Edna (Debra Monk), who has terminal cancer, and her middle-aged son Andrew (Ian Barford).

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Griffin Announces Cast and Production Team for WINTERSET

Griffin Theatre has announced casting for their first production of the 16/17 season, WINTERSET.

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Haven Theatre Announces 2nd Annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN Line-Up

Haven Theatre Company has announced the line-up for their 2nd annual DIRECTOR’S HAVEN.

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Chicago Shakespeare Adds General Management Position 
Chicago Shakespeare has announced the hiring of Deborah Vandergift to the newly created position of General Manager. Joining the Theater’s leadership team, Vandergrift will “play an integral executive role helping to guide and manage the organization’s resources—and overseeing CST’s operational systems and human capital development initiatives and strategies.” Vandergrift... Read more
Victory Gardens Theater’s HAND TO GOD is Devilishly Good

A theatrical whirlwind that takes audiences from laugh-out-loud, outrageous comedy to moments of intense darkness and pure emotion—all of which are balanced in Askins’s brilliant, bold play.

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WONDERFUL TOWN is Simply Wonderful
(l-r) Jordan Brown (Wreck), Kristin Villanueva (Helen), Bri Sudia (Ruth) and Lauren Molina (Eileen). Photo by Liz Lauren.  WONDERFUL TOWN, now playing at the Goodman Theatre, is the quintessential example of the traditional musical. Big chorus numbers, a simple, but heartfelt plot, and an ending that wraps up suddenly... Read more
THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY: My Abdominal Muscles Haven’t Recovered

This stellar sendup is the hit of the 2016 season. That settles it—I have to see it again. Want to be my date? We can wear braids, drink red wine, and don capes and furs because, after all, winter is coming.

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Musically Human Theatre announces additional casting and creative team for PASSION 
Laura McClain  Musically Human Theatre has added to its previous cast announcement of Kelli Harrington as Fosca in their season opener of PASSION.  Directed by David Norwood, music direction by Aaron Benham, the production will also feature Matthew Keffer (Giorgio), Laura McClain (Clara), Patrick Byrnes (Colonel Ricci), Stephen Boyer... Read more