Tim Meadows to host The Second City and NBCUniversal’s 2nd Annual BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

Tim Meadows to host The Second City and NBCUniversal’s 2nd Annual BREAK OUT COMEDY FESTIVAL

The Second City and NBCUniversal announced today the return of the NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, taking place in Chicago June 3 and June 4, 2016. The event will be hosted by Second City and Saturday Night Live alum Time Meadows.

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MOSQUE ALERT Extends at Silk Road Rising

MOSQUE ALERT Extends at Silk Road Rising

(left to right) Rom Barkhodar and Mark Ulrich in Silk Road Rising’s MOSQUE ALERT. Photo: Airan Wright Silk Road has announced their world premiere of Jamil Khoury’s MOSQUE ALERT will extend through My 15th, 2016 adding 2 weeks of performances. Our Tonika Todorova says MOSQUE ALERT is “undeniably pertinent”. Read her...

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Video: Gavin Lawrence as 7-Year-Old Barack Obama

Video: Gavin Lawrence as 7-Year-Old Barack Obama

Chicago Children’s Theatre’s production of JABARI DREAMS OF FREEDOM features Gavin Lawrence as Barack Obama, and in this clip as a 7-year-old he come’s up with the ubiquitous “Yes we can”.

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Collaboraction Launches City-Wide Festival for Peace

Collaboraction Launches City-Wide Festival for Peace

Collaboraction, which now bills itself as “Chicago’s social issue-driven contemporary theatre”, is launching PEACEBOOK, a new collaborative city-wide festival of theater, dance, music, visual art, and spoken word focused on cultivating peace in Chicago as part of the Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks program. Intended to engage new...

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THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES Extends at TUTA

THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES Extends at TUTA

TUTA’s Chicago premiere play, THE EDGE OF OUR BODIES, by acclaimed American writer and Pulitzer Prize finalist Adam Rapp, has extended nearly a month and is now slated to close to May 22nd.

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Goodman Announces Tony Award-Winning Design Team for WAR PAINT

Goodman Announces Tony Award-Winning Design Team for WAR PAINT

The Goodman has made further moves to aim its sights on a Broadway run for the upcoming WAR PAINT, starring Patti Lupone and Christine Ebersole. Six-time Tony Award winner Catherine Zuber (Light in the Piazza, South Pacific) will design the costumes for the musical centered on cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein...

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SoloChicago Announces THE UNFORTUNATES for Summer

SoloChicago Announces THE UNFORTUNATES for Summer

Following on the heels of its inaugural production of CHURCHILL, which played two Chicago engagements, had an Off-Broadway run last year, and continues to play around the country, Ronald Keaton & Kurt Johns’ SoloChicago Theatre has announced its sophomore offering.

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Emerald City’s SCHOOLHO– USE ROCK will head to Broadway Playhouse this Summer

Emerald City’s SCHOOLHO– USE ROCK will head to Broadway Playhouse this Summer

SCHOOLHO– USE ROCK LIVE! will play the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place July 8 through August 28, 2016. Individual tickets go on sale on Friday, April 22.

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Chicago Fire’s Eamonn Walker Joins Cast of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

Chicago Fire’s Eamonn Walker Joins Cast of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for the Chicago premiere of BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY, a dark comedy written by 2015 Pulitzer Prize winner Stephen Adly Guirgis and directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Yasen Peyankov. The cast features London-born actor Eamonn Walker as ex-cop Pops and ensemble member...

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First Folio Announces Season, CAPTAIN BLOOD Adaptation

First Folio Announces Season, CAPTAIN BLOOD Adaptation

First Folio Theatre announced its 2016-2017 season, kicking off with the Chicago premiere of DR. SEWARD’S DRACULA this fall, followed by the world premiere adaptation of the adventure novel CAPTAIN BLOOD. SILENT SKY completes the indoor season next spring, and Shakespeare’s AS YOU LIKE IT takes the outdoor stage for...

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