Posts in category "Theater in Chicago"

Broadway in Chicago 2014 Summer Concert Tonight in Millennium Park

Broadway in Chicago 2014 Summer Concert Tonight in Millennium Park
Tonight’s the night for Broadway In Chicago’s spectacular free summer concert in Millennium Park. The concert, that kicks off at 6:15 p.m. at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park (201 E Randolph St), showcases an amazing line-up of past, present and future Broadway in Chicago musicals. “This is our favorite night of the year,... Read more »

Brigadoon Comes to Life in Chicago at Goodman Theatre Revival

Brigadoon Comes to Life in Chicago at Goodman Theatre Revival
Check your skepticism at the door before taking your seat for Chicago’s Goodman Theatre revival of “Brigadoon”—a song and dance fantasy that recreates an idyllic place unaffected by time. This legendary Lerner and Loewe musical from Broadway’s Golden age has been a stranger to the stage for many years. Not easy to produce and considered... Read more »

Top Chicago Outdoor Events: Theatre, Movies, Arts Summer 2014

Top Chicago Outdoor Events: Theatre, Movies, Arts Summer 2014
Chicago packs a boatload of outdoor events into its summer calendar from the Millennium Park film series, to Chicago Shakespeare Festival in the parks and more. Here are some events that you may want to add to your summer calendar from downtown Chicago to Aurora. Millennium Park Film Series The 2nd annual Millennium Park summer... Read more »
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Summer Theatre Chicago 2014: What Not to Miss

Summer Theatre Chicago 2014: What Not to Miss
Chicago’s Summer Theatre landscape promises that even if the sun doesn’t come out tomorrow, Chicago will still have a hot summer. The summer of 2014 offerings from our city’s more than 200 producing theaters are bigger, better and hotter than ever. So escape to the mystical world of theatre with one or more of these... Read more »

Auditorium Theatre Chicago: 25 Things You Should Know About “The Eighth Wonder of the World”

Auditorium Theatre Chicago: 25 Things You Should Know About “The Eighth Wonder of the World”
Did you know that Chicago is home to “The Eighth Wonder of the World?” The Auditorium Theatre, a model for cutting-edge technology when it was constructed in 1889, was called “The Eighth Wonder of the World.” How it has survived, re-invented itself, and played host to many of the who’s who of generations is a... Read more »

Vieux Carré Bares Its Soul at Chicago’s Raven Theatre

Vieux Carré Bares Its Soul at Chicago’s Raven Theatre
In 1938, when Tennessee Williams began writing Vieux Carré, the 27-year-old was a very different man than he was in 1977, when the play came full circle–hitting the Broadway stage only to crashland after five performances. One wonders, if the play had been completed earlier and mounted in the 1940′s or 50′s when Williams was... Read more »
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Motown the Musical Rocks Chicago

Motown the Musical Rocks Chicago
The Motown sound roared into Chicago’s Oriental Theater Thursday night for the opening of Motown the Musical—electrifying the souled-out crowd. The Tony award winning show–in town, fresh from NYC, on the first stop of its national tour–arrived in high style with a red carpet reception which had the who’s who of Chicago media elbowing their... Read more »

Chicago Theatre Week 2014: A Valentine Week Treat

Chicago Theatre Week 2014: A Valentine Week Treat
Even through we are now knee-deep in mistletoe and holly, it won’t be long before Valentine’s Day is upon us with an extra special treat for 2014–Chicago’s Second Annual Theatre Week. The 2014 Chicago Theatre Week, February 11 through February 16, will feature over 100 productions.  New to this year’s Theatre Week is a partnership... Read more »

Auditorium Theatre Chicago Names Michelle Obama Honorary Chair for 125th Season

Auditorium Theatre Chicago Names Michelle Obama Honorary Chair for 125th Season
The Auditorium Theatre of Chicago has named First Lady Michelle Obama as honorary chair for their historic 125th Season. Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule will serve as Honorary Co-chairs. Today’s announcement celebrates the milestone 125th Anniversary of this Chicago institution that has been called “the eighth wonder of the world” by many. Built in... Read more »
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Holiday Theatre Passport: Your Ticket to Alternative Theatre in Chicago

Holiday Theatre Passport: Your Ticket to Alternative Theatre in Chicago
If you’re tired of the same old, same old sweet syrupy holiday fare, the Holiday Theatre Passport may be your ticket for an alternative to most of the holiday theater around town. Mommie Dearest as Scrooge, a trio of Liza Minnellis are just part of this package with a nod, a wink and a twist... Read more »
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