The 7th annual celebration kicks off the Year of Chicago Theatre
February 7 – 17, 2019
Chicago Theatre Week 2019, the seventh annual celebration, will showcase over 100 theatre productions from neighborhoods throughout the city and suburbs over a 10-day period including two weekends from February 7 to February 17, 2019.
Top shows and theatres including Broadway In Chicago – FRIENDS! The Musical Parody; Chicago Children’s Theatre – X Marks the Spot; Court Theatre – Photograph 51; Goodman Theatre – How to Catch Creation, Twilight Bowl; iO Theater – Glass Basement; The Joffrey Ballet – Anna Karenina; Lookingglass Theatre – Act(s) of God; Northlight Theatre – Nina Simone: Four Women; Paramount Theatre – The Producers; Porchlight Music Theatre – A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder; A Red Orchid – Fulfillment Center; The Second City – She the People: Girlfriends’ Guide to Sisters Doing it for Themselves and Algorithm Nation or The Static Quo; Shattered Globe Theatre – The Realistic Joneses; Steppenwolf Theatre – A Doll’s House, Part 2; TimeLine Theatre – Cardboard Piano; Victory Gardens Theater – Pipeline; and Writers Theatre – Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom are participating.
Value-priced tickets for Chicago Theatre Week 2019 are on sale now, priced at $30, $15 and less, at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com.
From musicals to plays to comedy, theatre is for everyone in Chicago. Chicago Theatre Week is a celebration of the stories we share--a first-of-its-kind initiative designated by Mayor Rahm Emanuel.
“This year we are thrilled that Chicago Theatre Week will kick off the Year of Chicago Theatre celebration. We hope that every Chicagoan will see a show this year. Chicago Theatre Week will be the first opportunity to see incredible shows at great prices,” comments Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres. “Chicago’s rich tradition of theatre is known world-wide and Chicago Theatre Week is just one chance to celebrate new work, fresh talent, musicals, improv, and more. Theatre is one of the things that sets Chicago apart from other cities.”
“Chicago, which is home to over 250 dynamic theaters, provides visitors more variety and creative platforms than any destination in the United States,” said David Whitaker, President and CEO of Choose Chicago. “With 2019 being the Year of Chicago Theatre, Chicago Theatre Week is for many a chance to raise the curtain on the amazing performances, venues, artists and diverse audiences. While Chicago Theatre Week offers a featured preview it may also be an opportunity for visitors to realize that our theater scene cannot be taken in just one day or perhaps just one visit and we invite everyone to take advantage of the celebration and programming.”
Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.
The official hashtag for Chicago Theatre Week 2019 is #CTW19.
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