Category: ChicagoNow


A Story About The Life of A Child From His Stoop For a limited time only, The James M. Nederlander Theatre brings to the stage a story written by Chazz Palminteri called ‘A Bronx Tale.’ Directed by Robert De Niro, and Jerry Zaks in 1993 this two-week engagement is a feel-good story about a young... Read more »

Mahalia Jackson: Moving Thru The Light

“With Jubilant Joy!” Black Ensemble has kicked off ‘Women’s History Month’ with an epic tale of an extraordinary lady with “Mahalia Jackson: Moving Thru The Light!” This tribute to the woman that was loved by so many because of her songs that gave hope was written and directed by Black Ensemble Founder Jackie Taylor. ‘Take... Read more »


Absolution Never To Be Found Poverty and destitution surround us practically everywhere we look, but what happens when the system that is set in place to help us, fails us? When people take advantage of society’s oppressed and look upon the less fortunate as useless to humanity, only use them for their satisfaction. Pulitzer Prize... Read more »

Chicago Magic Lounge

A Hidden Gem: With Dazing Up Close Magic! Chicago land was once peppered throughout the city with magic shows for decades. Known as “The Windy City,” during the bidding for the 1893 Columbian Exposition, where Chicago won and was negatively given the name for being braggarts, magic in Chicago flourish under great magicians like Harry... Read more »


Supreme Being Meets The Lost World Most people believe in a higher being, and whatever that means to you when that invisible and mysterious force lands at your door for dinner, one thing is inevitably going to happen; you’re going to have a perfect dinner or a disruptive one! Ensemble member and playwright Kareem Bandealy... Read more »

An Inspector Calls

Opulence Surrounded by Destitution The world is filled with sumptuousness and poverty and the two never seems to go hand and hand; however JB Priestley’s play ‘An Inspector Calls’ masterfully merges two worlds in his classic thriller of the have, and the have nots where the wealthy seem oblivious to the people who live in... Read more »


“A FAMILY’S JOURNEY THROUGH GOSPEL MUSIC” What does the word senior mean to you? I often ask myself that question since I am living on the other side of fifty. Whatever your answer may be, it does not mean old, tossed to the side or a forgotten citizen. Well, at the annual ‘Seniors on the... Read more »


What A Fun Night At Drury Lane! Drury Lane has brought to the stage the 1999 international megahit musical Mamma Mia, and it’s a blast. This musical will have you dancing in the isles and remembering the days of bell-bottom pants and platform shoes. Written by Catherine Johnson, this play which features all of the... Read more »

Million Dollar Quartet

Making Rock ‘N’ Roll History! Theatre At The Center brings to the stage a once in a lifetime unplanned jam session orchestrated by producer and owner Sam Phillips that took place on December 4, 1956, where four young musicians “happened upon recording” at Sun Records. This particular night will be forever etched in ‘Rock n... Read more »

Friends! The Musical Parody will bring back fond memories

It’s been 15 years since the last episode of the hit TV series “Friends,” but don’t tell that to the packed house at Broadway Playhouse. The iconic show, featuring an ensemble cast starring Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox, Lisa Kudrow, Matt LeBlanc, Matthew Perry and David Schwimmer, can still be seen worldwide and also here in... Read more »