Underscore Casts “The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe”

Underscore Casts “The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe”

Underscore Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for a full production of “The Ballad of Lefty & Crabbe.”

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League Announces Emerging Theatre Award Finalists

League Announces Emerging Theatre Award Finalists

The League of Chicago Theatres has announced the 2019 Broadway In Chicago Emerging Theatre Award Finalists: Interrobang Theatre Project, Midsommer Flight, Underscore Theatre Company, Water People Theater, and Windy City Playhouse. The recipient will be chosen through a vote of the League’s member companies, and honored at the organization’s annual...

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Underscore Appoints New Artistic Director

Underscore Appoints New Artistic Director

Underscore Theatre Company has announced the appointment of Whitney Rhodes as its new Artistic Director. Rhodes succeeds Laura Stratford, who co-founded the company in 2011 and has since served as Executive Director, Co-Artistic Director, and most recently, Artistic Director. “For the majority of my career as a creative artist and...

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Review | WIFE MATERIAL at Underscore Theatre Company

Review | WIFE MATERIAL at Underscore Theatre Company

Jamie Shriner’s autobiographical WIFE MATERIAL checks a lot of boxes, and to write, score and perform in an acclaimed full-length musical at this stage in a young career is an exceptional feat — Shriner is one to keep an eye on.

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Laura Stratford to Exit Underscore

Laura Stratford to Exit Underscore

Photo by Joe Mazza|Brave Lux Underscore Theatre Company has announced that Laura Stratford will step down as the company’s Artistic Director in March to focus on her career as a lyricist and librettist. Since co-founding the company in 2011, Stratford has served as Executive Director, Co-Artistic Director, and eventually sole...

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Underscore Announces Season and Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Lineup

Underscore Announces Season and Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Lineup

Pictured: Jamie Shriner | Photo by Chris Popio Underscore Theatre Company has announced its full 2018-19 season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, along with the 5th annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival. The mainstage shows are Jamie Shriner’s one-woman musical comedy WIFE MATERIAL — directed by Dana Anderson, with music direction by...

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InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

InkBlots 08.18.18 — HAYMARKET Marches On

Our new InkBlots series will let you in on the latest news, extensions, promotions and rumors that didn’t make it into an article in the previous week. We’re dropping them every Saturday morning. Enjoy with brunch!

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Underscore Transfers HAYMARKET to Theater Wit

Underscore Transfers HAYMARKET to Theater Wit

Pictured (center, l to r): Erik Pearson and Bridget Adams-King with (l to r) Sarah Beth Tanner, T.J. Anderson, Mike Mazzocca, Kelan M. Smith, Josiah Robinson, Amanda Giles, Joey Harbert and Melanie Vitaterna. Photo by Michael Brosilow. Following a five-week run at The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage, Underscore Theatre...

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Underscore Has Its CARRIE 2 Cast and Creatives 

Underscore Has Its CARRIE 2 Cast and Creatives 

Underscore Theatre Company has announced the cast and production team for its world premiere of CARRIE 2: THE RAGE (An Unauthorized Musical Parody) with book, music and lyrics by Preston M. Allen.

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