Hedy Weiss Responds to IN THE HEIGHTS Casting Controversy

Hedy Weiss Responds to IN THE HEIGHTS Casting Controversy

Now, on a Huffington Post piece titled Why White Actors Should Not Be Cast In Latinx Roles—On Broadway Or Off, Weiss has made her first response to the casting issue in the comments section, saying “Do you think Jonathan Pryce should be banned from playing Shylock because he is not Jewish? Do you think you should only recruit murderers in Cook County jail to play Macbeth? It is called acting.”

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Steppenwolf Announces Fall ‘LookOut’ Lineup

Steppenwolf Announces Fall ‘LookOut’ Lineup

LookOut programming takes place in Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, an 80-seat cabaret-style space at 1700 N Halsted St.

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Edgewater Theatre District Announces “Passport”

Edgewater Theatre District Announces “Passport”

Like a coffee shop punch card, the Passport can be stamped each time the bearer sees a play at a participating Edgewater theater.

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Timber Lake Playhouse Announces 2017 Season

Timber Lake Playhouse Announces 2017 Season

Timber Lake Playhouse, the Mt. Caroll stock theater that hosts dozens of Chicago-based artists every summer, has announced its 2017 season. MARY POPPINS will kick off the season next June, followed by Eugene O’Neill’s romantic coming-of-age comedy AH, WILDERNESS!.

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Casting Announced for Mary Zimmerman’s WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman

Casting Announced for Mary Zimmerman’s WONDERFUL TOWN at Goodman

The cast and creative team is set for Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman’s revival of WONDERFUL TOWN—Leonard Bernstein’s classic musical with lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov. WONDERFUL TOWN follows the adventure of sisters Eileen and Ruth, who leave Columbus, Ohio in search of success in the Big Apple.

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ATC Reduces Season Plans, Announces “Open Residency” Program

ATC Reduces Season Plans, Announces “Open Residency” Program

American Theater Company (ATC) has restructured its 2016-17 Season, postponing the world premiere of Basil Kreimendahl’s WE’RE GONNA BE OKAY to the following season. The other three previously announced plays will run on an updated production schedule.

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Second City and Slate Announce UNELECTABLE YOU Cast

Second City and Slate Announce UNELECTABLE YOU Cast

Slate and The Second City have announced casting for UNELECTABLE YOU, a new live political comedy show.

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Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Casting for Final Summer Reading

Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Casting for Final Summer Reading

The Chicago Inclusion Project has announced casting for their summer reading series production of, IN THE NEXT ROOM, OR THE VIBRATOR PLAY by Sarah Ruhl.

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Kokandy Season Includes Chicago Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE

Kokandy Season Includes Chicago Premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE

Kokandy Productions announced its fifth season, with an expanded line-up from previous years, featuring four musicals, including two Chicago premieres. The 2017/18 Season will also include numerous readings and workshops as a part of Kokandy’s “New Works Initiative.” The new season also marks the company’s transition to a not-for-profit organization.

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Columbia Theater Chair to Step Down, Department Combining With Dance

Columbia Theater Chair to Step Down, Department Combining With Dance

Theater Department Chair John Green will be stepping down at the end of the summer, and the administrative staffs of the Theater and Dance departments will be combining.

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