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PHOTOGRAPH 51

Memory and History Coming Unbound Rosalind Elsie Franklin was a chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA. Best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA, particularly Photo 51, Franklin has been primarily recognized for her contributions in the discovery of the structure... Read more »

Paramount racks up 15 Jeff nominations for its 2016-17 Broadway Musical Series

PARAMOUNT THEATRE RACKS UP 15 JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS FOR ITS 2016-17 BROADWAY MUSICAL SERIES AURORA, August 23, 2017 – Chicago’s Joseph Jefferson Committee announced today the 2016-17 Equity Jeff Award nominees, and Paramount Theatre is thrilled to share that its Broadway musical series productions earned 15 nominations for outstanding performance, direction and/or design in Chicago theater last season.... Read more »

The Rembrandt

STEPPENWOLF KICKS OFF THE 2017/18 SEASON WITH THE CHICAGO PREMIERE OF THE REMBRANDT BY JESSICA DICKEY DIRECTED BY HALLIE GORDON SEPTEMBER 7 – NOVEMBER 5, 2017   A MOVING AND LIFE-AFFIRMING STORY FEATURING ENSEMBLE MEMBERS  JOHN MAHONEY AND FRANCIS GUINAN   CHICAGO (August 11, 2017) – Steppenwolf Theatre Company opens its 42nd Season with the Chicago premiere of The Rembrandt,... Read more »
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What's New @ Goodman Theatre

  A FRESH SLATE OF NEW PLAYS BY CONTEMPORARY VOICES TAKES THE STAGE  IN GOODMAN THEATRE’S 14TH ANNUAL NEW STAGES FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 20 –OCTOBER 8   **FESTIVAL LINEUP INCLUDES NEW WORK BY CHRISTINA ANDERSON, DAVID CALE,  MIKHAEL TARA GARVER, REBECCA GILMAN, IKE HOLTER, JOSÉ RIVERA, MAT SMART AND BESS WOHL**   ***SPECIAL WEEKEND FOR INDUSTRY PROFESSIONALS OFFERED OCTOBER 5-8***                                                                                                    (Chicago, IL) Goodman... Read more »

Moby Dick

In Pursuit of The White Whale The Lookingglass Theatre version of Moby Dick is not our usual theater production.  You will not encounter a huge white whale nor will you see the fierce and roaring seas or a big boat sailing in pursuit. However, what you will see is the obsession with one man’s desire... Read more »

AH, WILDERNESS!

Let’s Get Lost and Find One Another Experiencing the depths of your first love can be a wonderful feeling; especially in the summer time when life seemed so breathtaking. Birds chirping, the smell of Jasmine flowers in the air and the joy of young love as your heart skip a beat thinking of lust and... Read more »
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PARADE

Getting In Line with The Truth Don’t be fooled by the name of this play at Writers Theater because it’s no parade. This is a dramatic true story of anti-Semitism against a man named Leo Frank that wanted to live the American dream. Caught in a time when hatred could be wrapped up in patriot... Read more »

AH, Wilderness Interview With Ora Jones & Larry Bates

Let’s Play had the pleasure to interview two of the stars in the new play at The Goodman Theatre; Ora Jones and Larry Bates. Tell us a little bit about this play and why your role is not typically played by African Americans?   Larry Bates: I think the initial response is who it was... Read more »

Late Company

Is Right on Time for a Dose of Reality It is always great when you receive a pleasant surprise. A surprise that will give you clarity and a better sense of identity in today’s world of diversity. There are times when everyone will be judged and misjudged by the color of their skin, their beliefs... Read more »
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SPAMILTON

                           The Broadway Battle  Writer Lin-Manuel Miranda Hip-Hop Musical “Hamilton” opened up in New York City in 2015 told the story of the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and the American Revolution. It instantly became a phenomenon, garnering spectacular reviews, racking... Read more »