Latest news View all
Lyric Opera Announces Complete Cast for WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Opera Announces Complete Cast for WEST SIDE STORY

Lyric Opera has announced the rest of the cast for its new co-production of WEST SIDE STORY, which will feature nearly 100 artists from Chicago and across the country.

Read more
Broadway In Chicago Announces Next Season

Broadway In Chicago Announces Next Season

Photo: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND On Broadway | Joan Marcus Broadway In Chicago has announced the productions that will make up its next season, including the previously announced pre-Broadway world premiere of the Britany Spears musical ONCE UPON A ONE MORE TIME, TimeLine Theatre’s Chicago premiere of OSLO, and the...

Read more
Steppenwolf Appoints Filmmaker and Actor Leelai Demoz as Associate Artistic Director

Steppenwolf Appoints Filmmaker and Actor Leelai Demoz as Associate Artistic Director

Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that it will bring on Leelai Demoz as its new Associate Artistic Director. Demoz is a founding partner of Small Ax, a digital production company/agency based in Venice, California, where he produced the award-winning film “DIFRET” (2014 Sundance World Cinema and 2014 Berlin Panorama Audience...

Read more
Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Season

Brown Paper Box Co. Announces Season

Pictured: L M Feldman | Photo by Joey Stocks Brown Paper Box Co. has announced their 2019/20 season, kicking off in May with “Holding On,” a 2-night community-focused cabaret at Under the Gun Theater. In summer 2019, the company will present the Midwest premiere of L M Feldman’s “Grace, or...

Read more
Porchlight Announces 25th Season, Including “Sunset Boulevard”

Porchlight Announces 25th Season, Including “Sunset Boulevard”

Pictured: Hollis Resnik by Jason Epperson Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its 25th Anniversary season, kicking off in October with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s haunting “Sunset Boulevard” starring Hollis Resnik. Following is “Sophisticated Ladies,” a revue of Duke Ellington music opening next January. Closing out the season is the Chicago premiere...

Read more
Strawdog Announces Cast and Designers for TAKE ME

Strawdog Announces Cast and Designers for TAKE ME

Pictured (top, l to r): Nicole Bloomsmith, Kamille Dawkins, Carmine Grisolia and Michael Reyes with (bottom, l to r) Kristen Alesia, Megan DeLay, David Gorden-Johnson, Loretta Rezos and Matt Rosin. Strawdog Theatre Company has announced the cast and design team for the world premiere of TAKE ME, a musical comic...

Read more
Anna D. Shapiro to Direct THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical

Anna D. Shapiro to Direct THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Musical

Steppenwolf Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro has been announced as the director of the in-development musicalization of “The Devil Wears Prada,” featuring music by Sir Elton John, lyrics by Shaina Taub and a book by Paul Rudnick. Based on Lauren Weisberger’s best-selling 2003 novel and the 2006 film, the Broadway-bound...

Read more
Profiles View all
Goodman Invests in the Next Generation of Artists with CHRISTMAS CAROL

Goodman Invests in the Next Generation of Artists with CHRISTMAS CAROL

One of the most important pieces to any CHRISTMAS CAROL puzzle is the youth cast. This year, two such young artists in the show were trained through the Goodman’s Summer Musical Theater Intensive program, led by acclaimed music director Doug Peck.

Read more
Jackalope Enters Its Second Decade a Leader in New Play Development

Jackalope Enters Its Second Decade a Leader in New Play Development

Though still small and scrappy, Jackalope has become one of the most respected small companies in Chicago, and their cohort of collaborating artists are some of the most sought after in the off-loop scene.

Read more
Chicago Theatre Standards in Action with Citadel’s SEX WITH STRANGERS

Chicago Theatre Standards in Action with Citadel’s SEX WITH STRANGERS

“Only then did we start to explore the transitions in which Laura Eason gives us the repeated stage direction: ‘clothes come off, sex is imminent.'”

Read more
Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Steppenwolf: The Next Generation

Some of Steppenwolf’s newest Ensemble Members (and Stars of YOU GOT OLDER) discuss their craft, their company, and their city.

Read more