The 2017 Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 2017 Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 49th Annual Equity Jeff Awards honored last seasons achievements in Chicago theater Monday night at Drury Lane Oakbrook. “Sweeney Todd” at Paramount was the most honored production of the evening, earning five trophies, including the best Production-Musical-Large.

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Jeffs to Honor Steve Scott with Special Award

Jeffs to Honor Steve Scott with Special Award

The prolific director and recently retired Goodman producer will be honored for his 37-year career in Chicago theater.

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2017 Equity Jeff Award Nominees

2017 Equity Jeff Award Nominees

The Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee has announced its slate of nominees for the equity wing of the 2017 Jeff Awards, covering shows that opened in the 2016-2017 season. The ceremony will be held Monday, November 6 at Drury Lane Oakbrook. 

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Jeff Committee Announces Study to Identify Areas Where Awards Can Improve

Jeff Committee Announces Study to Identify Areas Where Awards Can Improve

Opinion research firm Taproot+ has agreed to conduct a study for the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee this summer to identify current perceptions of the organization and where the Jeff Awards can improve. Recently the committee has been under scrutiny for a lack of diversity, particularly since Pulitzer-winning playwright Tracy Letts snubbed...

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The 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

The 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Winners

The full list of winners of the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards

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David Cerda to Receive Special Jeff Award

David Cerda to Receive Special Jeff Award

More than 200 members of the Chicago theater community signed a recommendation that the 2017 Non-Equity Special Jeff Award be given to David Cerda — the co-founder and Artistic Director of Hell in a Handbag Productions — for his theatrical and charitable contributions.

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2017 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

2017 Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees Announced

The Jeff Awards announced today a total of 127 nominations in 26 categories for the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.

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No Jeff Judges for Letts at Steppenwolf – Jeff Committee Responds

No Jeff Judges for Letts at Steppenwolf – Jeff Committee Responds

“Our Committee of 55 hard-working devoted theatergoers each see more than a hundred plays a year. Our membership is diverse, with all ages and diversity.”

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Non-Equity Jeff Awards Move to Athenaeum

Non-Equity Jeff Awards Move to Athenaeum

Pictured: Athenaeum Theatre In an effort to accommodate more of Chicago’s theater community, the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee announced today that the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be held at The Athenaeum Theatre on June 5th. The Athenaeum, located at 2936 N. Southport Avenue, seats 984 patrons in its Main...

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The 2016 Equity Jeff Award Winners Are…

The 2016 Equity Jeff Award Winners Are…

The Best Ensemble Jeff Award-Winning Cast of The House Theater’s UNITED FLIGHT 232, which also won the Best Play: Midsize Award, in the presence of a flight 232 survivor who was in the audience. (Michael Brosilow)   The 48th Annual Equity Jeff Awards were held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on...

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