American Blues Theater has announced the line-up for 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL. The 16the edition of the annual festival, based on the 1930’s WPA-era program that brought Orson Welles, Arthur Miller, and Clifford Odets into public attention, features 10 original pieces reflecting current cultural events with proceeds... Read more
Pictured: Anna Schutz Brown Paper Box Co. has announced a change-up and addition to their Executive Team as they continue their 2017/2018 season. Co-founding members Anna Schutz and M. William Panek are making the move to Executive Director and Marketing Director, with Kristi Szczepanek in the company’s newest Executive... Read more
League members will honor Route 66 Theatre Company as the recipient of the Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award, Michael and Mona Heath with the Tribute Award, Cheryl Lynn Bruce with the Lifetime Achievement Award, and Lookingglass Theatre Company Ensemble with the Artistic Achievement Award.
Pictured: Rachel Sullivan Jackalope Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for the Midwest premiere of IDEATION by Aaron Loeb. Directed by Gus Menary, the production features Rachel Sullivan (Hannah), Kaiser Ahmed (Sandeep), Japhet Balaban (Brock), Michael Kingston (Ted), and Henry Greenberg (Scooter). The production team includes... Read more
Pictured: Danya Taymor Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced Danya Taymor will step in to replace Liesl Tommy as director for the world premiere production of PASS OVER by Antoinette Nwandu. In addition, Ryan Hallahan will step in to play the role of “Mister” replacing originally announced Cliff Chamberlain. Hallahan... Read more
Griffin Theatre has announced the 20 person cast and production team for RAGTIME with a book by Terrence McNally lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty. Directed by Scott Weinstein with new orchestrations by Matt Deitchman, music direction by Jermaine Hill and Ellen Morris and choreography by William... Read more
Black Ensemble Theater has announced the cast for the world premiere of BLACK PEARL: A Tribute to Josephine Baker. Directed and written by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl Brooks, the production features Joan Ruffin as Older Josephine, Aerial Williams as Younger Josephine, and Rhonda Preston as Mother. The ensemble also... Read more
Pictured: Michele Stine and Austin Ryan Hunt. Emerald City Theatre has announced the cast for the world premiere of MOTHER GOOSE’S GARDEN by by ECT Director of Educational Programming Kate Leslie. Directed by Artistic Director Jacqueline Stone, the production features teaching artists Austin Ryan Hunt and Michele Stine as nursery rhyme... Read more