SDC Zelda Fichandler Award Goes to Lisa Portes

SDC Zelda Fichandler Award Goes to Lisa Portes

Lisa Portes is the recipient of the 2016 Zelda Fichandler Award, which recognizes an outstanding director or choreographer who is “transforming the regional arts landscape through singular creativity and artistry in the theater.”

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Halcyon Casts DIRTY BUTTERFLY

Halcyon Casts DIRTY BUTTERFLY

Pictured: Genevieve VenJohnson Chicago’s Halcyon Theatre has announced casting for the U.S. Premiere of DIRTY BUTTERFLY by Debbie Tucker Green, a co-production with Chicago’s The Blind Owl. Directed by The Blind Owl’s Artistic Director Azar Kazemi, the production features Leah Raidt, Reginald Robinson Jr. and Genevieve VenJohnson. Understudies include Charlee...

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Jimmy Buffet Musical Will Play Chicago Pre-Broadway

Jimmy Buffet Musical Will Play Chicago Pre-Broadway

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Frank Marshall, Mindy Rich, Anita Waxman and Beth Williams announced today that ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play a limited pre-Broadway engagement beginning November 9, 2017 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE...

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CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Posts Early Closing

CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Posts Early Closing

It’s been a wild fall for commercial theater in Chicago—the early closing follows close on the heels of the crash and burn of HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA, which played only one performance at the Royal George before closing after unanimous pans.

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Opening Plans for Chicago Children’s Theatre’s “Station”

Opening Plans for Chicago Children’s Theatre’s “Station”

Chicago Children’s Theatre announced grand opening plans today for its new home, the former 12th District Police Station at 100 S. Racine Avenue, now being transformed into a performing arts and community center in Chicago’s West Loop, called appropriately “The Station.” Phase One of the project opens in February, and...

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Tympanic Announces Cast and Creative Team for SWEET ANALYTICS

Tympanic Announces Cast and Creative Team for SWEET ANALYTICS

Pictured: Rosie Moan, Jordan Shomer. Tympanic Theatre has announced the cast and crew for the World Premiere of SWEET ANALYTICS by Hayes Borkowski. Directed by Joshua Ellison, the production features Patrick Alvarez, Celeste Burns, Kaylyn Carter, Katelyn Douglass, Ben Kirberger, Rosie Moan, Jordan Shomer, Sergio Soltero, and Christopher Waldron. The...

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American Theater Company Casts MEN ON BOATS.

American Theater Company Casts MEN ON BOATS.

American Theater Company has announced casting for its regional premiere of MEN ON BOATS by Jaclyn Backhaus.

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Schedule Set for Broken Nose Theatre’s BECHDEL FEST 4

Schedule Set for Broken Nose Theatre’s BECHDEL FEST 4

Broken Nose Theatre has announced the line-up for this years BECHDEL FEST 4: THE BOILING POINT. The festival will feature new female-driven stories, and all passing the Bechdel-Wallace Test.

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Joffrey Ballet Restructures its Academy of Dance Leadership.

Joffrey Ballet Restructures its Academy of Dance Leadership.

The Joffrey Ballet has announced a major leadership reorganization for the Joffrey Academy of Dance.

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UrbanTheatre Company Announces LA GRINGA Cast

UrbanTheatre Company Announces LA GRINGA Cast

NK Gutiérrez UrbanTheater Company has announced the cast for the Midwest premiere of LA GRINGA by Carmen Rivera. Directed by Miranda Gonzalez, the production features Phil Camacho, Nydia Castillo, Frank Davila, NK Gutiérrez, Jorge Navarro and Sofia Tew. LA GRINGA runs Nov. 11 to Dec. 11 at UrbanTheater Company, 2620...

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