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I picked up my voicemail earlier this week and found the kind of message that makes doing this job feel like a privilege. "I am below the poverty line," the older gentleman on the recording said, "but I am going to buy a ticket to this 'Lela' that yo
The future is female — but it's still an unholy mess. That's the dystopic premise in Scott OKen's "Fight City," now in a slam-bang world premiere with Factory Theater. Set in 2077, where a concatenation of catastrophes has left most men sterile and
About Face Theatre will present three Chicago premieres in its 2017-18 season, including Joshua Harmon's "Significant Other," which played its last performance on Broadway in April. Co-produced with Theater Wit, "Significant Other" (Nov. 2-Dec. 1
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has a proud history of producing family-oriented summer shows that go far beyond what you would expect at a pleasure pier. On Navy Pier in 2010, "The Emperor's New Clothes" was fabulous. In 2011, "The Adventures of Pinocch
The Facility Theatre, a new theater collective lead by artistic director Kirk Anderson, announced its inaugural season Wednesday. The collective says it aims to bring veteran and emerging artists together "to bring a fresh eye and alternate perspect
"An American in Paris," which arrives in Chicago this week for a three-week stand of its national tour, was a critical (and a modest financial) success on Broadway in 2015. But the much-anticipated arrival of Christopher Wheeldon’s production at Ch
The Marriott Theatre announced the cast of "Honeymoon in Vegas" Tuesday. As previously announced, the regional premiere will be lead by the original Broadway team, including director Gary Griffin, choreographer Denis Jones and costume designer Brian
In the Chicago of 1860, when there barely was a Chicago, McVicker's Theater had what this newspaper called "a rousing hit" with a production of "The Octoroon," a spectacular melodrama by an diminutive, round-faced Irishman called Dion Boucicault. It
“The Daily Show” is coming to Chicago’s Athenaeum Theatre for a week of shows in October, Comedy Central announced Tuesday. “’The Daily Show’ Undesked Chicago 2017: Let’s Do This Before It Gets Too Damn Cold” will tape at the North Si
It feels like a long time ago that a band of dance misfits formed Chicago Dance Crash — smooshing dance forms together to create a unique fusion style that has helped launch hip-hop onto the concert dance stage in Chicago. For the past five of Cras
The Second City has announced the cast of its 106th mainstage revue. Returning cast member Kelsey Kinney will be joined by Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, Tien Tran and Nate Varrone. Ryan Bernier will direct with music direction by Vinnie P
BoHo Theatre announced its 2018 season Wednesday. First up is "Cyrano" (March 3-April 15) by Edmund Rostand, translated by Michael Hollinger and adapted by Hollinger and Aaron Posner. The nine-actor take on the classic about a Frenchman in love who's