Cock and Bull Commissions Playwright Megan Breen For New Ibsen Adaptation

Cock and Bull Commissions Playwright Megan Breen For New Ibsen Adaptation

Cock and Bull announced this morning they’ve commissioned Los Angeles playwright Megan Breen to create a contemporary adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play Ghosts titled LECHEROUS HONEY. In this new immersive production premiering at the Berger Park North Mansion this October, Cock and Bull will expand its work of original...

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Steppenwolf Adds Dexter Bullard and Hallie Gordon to ’16–’17 Slate

Steppenwolf Adds Dexter Bullard and Hallie Gordon to ’16–’17 Slate

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced the final two directors in the 2016/17 Subscription Season—Dexter Bullard will direct the world premiere production of ensemble member Tracy Letts’s LINDA VISTA and Hallie Gordon will direct the Chicago premiere of Taylor Mac’s HIR.

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Drury Lane Brings CHICAGO Back to Chicago.

Drury Lane Brings CHICAGO Back to Chicago.

Drury Lane Theatre announced today it’ll open its  2017-2018 season with CHICAGO directed by Artistic Director, William Osetek. Based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and script adaptation by David Thompson this will...

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Recycle Electronics, Fabric, and Costumes This Thursday at Steppenwolf

Recycle Electronics, Fabric, and Costumes This Thursday at Steppenwolf

Get out those ratty old drapes with expired flameproofing, and all of those Windows 95 towers you’re still holding on to. The 2nd Annual Chicago Green Theatre Alliance E-Waste and Textile Drive will be held this Thursday, May 26 at the Steppenwolf Garage Theatre and Parking Lot, 1624 N. Halsted.

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Cast Announced for Midsommer’s AS YOU LIKE IT

Cast Announced for Midsommer’s AS YOU LIKE IT

Casting has been announced for AS YOU LIKE IT directed by Midsommer Flight’s Founder and Producing Artistic Director Beth Wolf. Featuring: Charlee Cotton (Celia), Emily Demko (Rosalind), Eric Duhon (Orlando), Richard Eisloeffel (Silvius), Adam Gianforte (Le Beau, Lord/Musician, Jaques de Boys), Sonia Goldberg (Corin, Lady at Court), Adam Habben (Touchstone), Margaret...

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Full Line-Up Announced for CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Full Line-Up Announced for CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL

Michael Warrell and Lisa Kuhnen in CPA Productions’ DAPHNE’S SUNSET. Photo by Jenny Anderson. Underscore Theatre Company has announced the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago’s burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year’s festival will be held August 9 – 28,...

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Caroline Neff Joins Steep’s WASTWATER

Caroline Neff Joins Steep’s WASTWATER

Caroline Neff joins Peter Moore, Melissa Riemer, Nick Horst, Kendra Thulin, Joel Boyd, Richard Costes, Bernadette Santos Schwegel, and Allison Anderson in Steep Theatre’s upcoming U.S. Premiere of WASTWATER. Neff, a Steep company member, was recently named to the Steppenwolf ensemble. WASTWATER is written by Tony Award winner and Steep...

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Lake Forest Theatre Takes Ambitious First Steps

Lake Forest Theatre Takes Ambitious First Steps

Photo:  Steve Malone, Managing Artistic Director The new Lake Forest Theatre announced its inaugural three-show season, including THE SECRET GARDEN, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, and A CHORUS LINE in the 309-seat John & Nancy Hughes Theatre at the Gorton Community Center, which just underwent a 1.5 million dollar renovation. It’s an ambitious first season...

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Archive of Filmed Chicago-Area Theater Productions Launches

Archive of Filmed Chicago-Area Theater Productions Launches

Through agreements with Chicago Public Library and Actors’ Equity, the Chicago Film Archive of Performance, or C-FAP, announced its permanent home in Chicago Public Library’s Special Collections and Preservation Division.

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Saints Award $125,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups

Saints Award $125,000 to Chicago Performing Arts Groups

The Saints, Chicago’s Volunteers for the Performing Arts, have announced $125,000 in grants to 28 performing arts groups in the Chicago metropolitan area for 2016. The grants, ranging in amounts from $1,000 to $7,500, were awarded to theater, dance, and music organizations. Over the last two decades, the Saints have given almost $800,000 to many different performing arts groups.

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