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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 Stage space built in 1911.
John Glover, the Chair of the Non-Equity Wing for the Jeff Committee and producer of the awards show, shared that the past three shows have been sold out, and it was time to explore a new venue. “The Park West has been a terrific host to this awards show for many years, but we have outgrown the space. It’s a great dilemma to have to face,” he said.
Jeff DeLong, the Director of Marketing & Development at the Athenaeum, stated “We are thrilled to host the Non-Equity Jeff Awards. So many of the nominees are resident producing partners that perform here. This event contributes to the 105-year legacy of off-loop theatre at the Athenaeum.”