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  • Theater openings Aug. 25-31
    Chicago Tribune

    Sunday “Still Dance the Stars”: New Light Theater Project and Chicago Dramatists present a new play about a married couple that enlists relationship help from a carnival stuffed animal. Through Sept. 16 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave.

  • Drury Lane leads Jeff nominations, but there are big snubs
    Chicago Tribune

    The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace will not just host Chicago’s 2017 Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards on Nov. 6. On that night, the long-lived suburban musical house will see itself listed as a nominee more times than any other area theater.

  • Wrestling play 'Chad Deity' returns in a world that's even more foreign
    Chicago Tribune

    Kristoffer Diaz’s “The Elaborate Entrance of Chad Deity” caused a bone-shaking, brain-tickling sensation when it premiered nearly nine years ago at Victory Gardens. It transferred to off-Broadway and became a Pulitzer Prize finalist in 2010. Di

  • More ‘Hamilton’ tickets go on sale Aug. 29
    Chicago Tribune

    Your next shot at scoring “Hamilton” tickets is coming up next week. Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced Wednesday that a new block of tickets for the Chicago production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Tony-winning hip-hop history

  • 'She the People' coming to UP Comedy Club
    Chicago Tribune

    The Second City’s “She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves” will open this fall at UP Comedy Club. The new sketch comedy show, created, designed and performed by nevertheless-persisting women, will begin performa

  • Robert Lepage's directorial debut at Stratford will be 'Coriolanus'
    Chicago Tribune

    The Stratford Festival of Canada, a longtime summer favorite of Chicago theater fans, has announced its 2018 season, which will mark Robert Lepage’s Stratford directorial debut with a social media-infused production of Shakespeare’s “Coriolanus

  • Victory Gardens sets season casting
    Chicago Tribune

    Victory Gardens Theater announced complete casting for four productions in its 2017-18 season Tuesday. As previously announced, “Fun Home” (Sept. 19-Nov. 12), featuring music by Jeanine Tesori and book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, will star Danni Smi

  • All the right instincts in this storefront 'Shockheaded Peter'
    Chicago Tribune

    It has been 16 years since “Shockheaded Peter,” the cultish British “junk opera” created by the Improbable Theatre and the Tiger Lillies, was first seen at the Athenaeum Theatre. Last time, the show featured most of the brilliant original cas

  • Rose makes us believers in Music Theater's 'Gypsy'
    Chicago Tribune

    “Everybody needs something impossible to hope for” sounds like an inspirational sentiment you’d find embroidered on a throw pillow. But cozy domesticity and its accouterments have little to do with the business of show, particularly in the hand

  • Joffrey Ballet to team with Australian Ballet on 'Anna Karenina'
    Chicago Tribune

    The Australian Ballet announced Monday that it has partnered with the Joffrey Ballet of Chicago to develop a new ballet based on Leo Tolstoy's famously passionate "Anna Karenina." The partnership will team the Russian composer Ilya Demutsky, who has

  • A stunning Young Woman in 'Machinal' at the Greenhouse Theater
    Chicago Tribune

    “I suppose I gotta marry somebody,” says the sardonic Young Woman of Sophie Treadwell’s “Machinal,” sounding like she’s acquiescing to a death sentence. “All girls do.” The office-bound, mostly impecunious heroine of this fabulously d

  • Red Orchid appoints Shade Murray associate artistic director
    Chicago Tribune

    A Red Orchid Theatre announced a new associate artistic director, development director and audience services manager Friday. Ensemble member Shade Murray will serve as the theater's first associate artistic director in the company’s 24-year history