Inside THE COLUMNIST Part Three: Conversation With the Playwright

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes a look at the world of American Blues Theater’s production of THE COLUMNIST through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes. To read past INSIDE articles, click here.

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Inside THE COLUMNIST Part 2: Costume Design

In this 3-part feature, PerformInk continues its INSIDE series and takes a look into American Blues Theater’s production of THE COLUMNIST through blog posts written by the people behind the scenes.

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Inside THE COLUMNIST Part One: Interview with Phillip Earl Johnson and Kymberly Mellen

From the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning author of Proof, THE COLUMNIST is a drama about power, sex, and betrayal. At the height of the Cold War, Joe Alsop is the nation’s most influential journalist – beloved, feared, and courted by the Washington world. But as the 60s dawn and America undergoes dizzying change, the intense political dramas Joe is embroiled in become deeply personal as well. For this article, Elyse Dolan interviewed two of the actors about the show. THE COLUMNIST runs February 17th through April 1st at Stage 773.

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American Blues Announces 17-18 Season, Including New Keith Huff Play
Photo: The 2016 production of American Blues’ IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE. (Johnny Knight) American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2017-18 Season. American Blues’ 32nd Season will include the world premiere of SIX CORNERS by Keith Huff, directed... Read more
15 Years of Making Bedford Falls ‘WONDERFUL’

An inside look at what makes American Blues Theater’s IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! keep ringing after 15 years.

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American Blues Announces New Ensemble Member and Artistic Affiliates
Pictured: new American Blues Theater ensemble member Darren Canady. American Blues Theater announced today the addition of a new Ensemble member and three new Artistic Affiliates. Joining the Ensemble is playwright Darren Canady, whose world-premiere commission TRANSit is currently playing at American Blues. Joining the team of Artistic Affiliates... Read more
American Blues accepting submissions for ’17 National Blue Ink Playwriting Award

Award includes a cash prize and the opportunity to develop prize-winning script with American Blues Theater

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LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
American Blues Theatre’s LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS plays till June 26th Read more
LITTLE SHOP Makes for A Delectable Evening on Skid Row

American Blues Theater’s triumphant LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will have Chicago audiences clamoring to head downtown to Skid Row. This intimately staged production has a full sound (with music director Austin Cook leading a four-piece band, you can feel the vibrations of the bass in the floor) and provides an all-encompassing, fully entertaining spectacle.

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INSIDE LITTLE SHOP Part 3: Adventures in Tech

In our final days in the rehearsal space, we had a sitzprobe and a designer run which were both exciting and crowded. Between the cast, the band, and the creative/production team, there are more than 35 people involved in bringing this show to life.

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