Category: Theater in Chicago

How to enjoy Chicago Theatre Week 2021 from home

How to enjoy Chicago Theatre Week 2021 from home
Chicago Theatre week starts today. This year, like many other things, the event will be held virtually. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy special offerings from home. Log On Log on to ChicagoTheatreWeek.com starting February 25 where you’ll see offerings from more than 100 theatre and learn about individual theatres and how you can offer... Read more »

The Devil Wears Prada announces Chicago run dates

The Devil Wears Prada announces Chicago run  dates
Good News This just in CHICAGO – Broadway In Chicago announced today that the upcoming pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, originally scheduled to run July 13 – August 15, 2021, at the CIBC Theatre, will now run July 19, 2022 – August 21, 2022, at the James M. Nederlander Theatre. Current ticket... Read more »

Goodman Theatre’s holiday gift to Chicago

Goodman Theatre’s holiday gift to Chicago
Goodman Theatre’s production of A Christmas Carol is a holiday tradition for many with nearly two million people having experienced what has been most definitely “one of Chicago’s treasured Christmas traditions” for the past 42 years. This year, due to the C word–all indoor theatre productions have been suspended– which means that the Goodman production of... Read more »
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Chicago Theatre: Fall 2020 in person and virtual productions

Chicago Theatre: Fall 2020 in person and virtual productions
The Fall 2020 teatre season will look a little different this year. But there’s still a lot to be excited about. The Chicago Theatre community–that is second to none–has put together a creative line-up of programing from outdoor performances and drive-ups to virtual and audio performances. HERE ARE THE HIGHLIGHTS (with more in the works)... Read more »

How American Theatre is coping with the invasion of COVID-19

How American Theatre is coping with the invasion of COVID-19
With COVID-19 changing the world as we know it into an invisible enemy, one of the hardest hit institutions is the American Theatre which has been completely shutdown until further notice. If and when theaters will reopen and life will be back to normal, no one knows for sure. As a member of American Theater... Read more »

Broadway in Chicago suspends productions due to COVID-19

Broadway in Chicago suspends productions due to COVID-19
Broadway in Chicago has just announced the rescheduling (and cancellations) of upcoming shows due to COVID-19 saying, “The safety and health of our patrons, staff and theatrical companies is our top priority.” In response to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 (coronavirus) here is the rescheduling (and cancellations) for the following performances: THE BACHELOR LIVE ON STAGE, CADILLAC... Read more »
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Update on Theater closings in Chicago due to COVID-19 pandemic

Update on Theater closings in Chicago due to COVID-19 pandemic
Chicago theatres suspend productions due to Coronavirus and at guidance of Governor and Mayor Although in New York, Broadway has gone dark because of COVID-19, in Chicago at this point individual theaters are making individual decisions. According to Deb Clapp, Executive Director, League of Chicago Theatres, “The safety and health of our audiences, artists and... Read more »

Emma comes to life in a new musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Emma comes to life in a new musical at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
Artistic Director Barbara Gaines stages a new musical adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel  Jane Austen (1775–1817) did not anticipate that readers would like Emma Woodhouse, the heroine in her 1816 novel “Emma,” saying “I do not expect readers to like the protagonist of Emma. I’m going to take a heroine whom no one but myself will much like.” Spoiled, headstrong, self-satisfied, privileged... Read more »

Roe at the Goodman Theatre explores the personal stories behind Roe vs Wade

Roe at the Goodman Theatre explores the personal stories behind Roe vs Wade
“You didn’t give a damn about Roe the person—all you cared about was Roe the case!” –Norma; Act II, Scene II Smart, witty and at times funny, “Roe” made its Chicago Premiere Monday night at Goodman Theatre. The show tackles a very serious and highly emotional subject–legalized abortion–that has caused a divide in America since... Read more »
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Grease returns to its Chicago roots at the Marriott Theatre

Grease returns to its Chicago roots at the Marriott Theatre
Grease, the iconical coming of age high school musical, that was born in Chicago in 1971 then went on to Broadway glory in 1973 and following that became the highest-grossing musical film of its time in the Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta 1978 film version, is back in a new revival at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. It seems that... Read more »