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How do you convince people they’re safe inside? The Uptown Theatre had some cool ideas
Chicago's Mercury Theater and iO are closing. Blue Man Group is in trouble. It's the for-profit theaters that are in the most danger at the moment.
This streaming "Hamilton," released July 3, is a filmed production of the full Broadway show in New York — captured by cameras in 2016 and much, much better than most videos of live shows.
On July 3, the Disney Plus streaming service will release a filmed version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Hamilton,” timed for the Independence Day holiday weekend. Here’s what you need to…
Hamilton on Disney Plus - Will our new political landscape change how people will regard it?
Porchlight Music Theatre moves entire 2020-21 season back a year
Why did the Mercury Theatre -- one of Chicago’s great, intimate stages -- close?
Steppenwolf Theatre has rebooted its 2020-21 season, delaying its restart but still wanting to be a "beacon of hope."
2020 Non-Equity Jeff Awards
A petition posted on change.org has charged the Chicago comedy venue iO Theater with racism. Co-founder and owner Charna Halpern has responded.
Netflix pocketed $709 million in early 2020, this as theater from Chicago storefronts to Broadway have gone dark. Time for streaming services to pay?
The executive director of Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater said Monday that she was leaving after protests about her also assuming the artistic director role.
Open letter to Second City calls for investigation of discrimination
A review of this week's streaming show "The Infinite Wrench Goes Viral," a rapid response with a handful of plays responding to George Floyd events.
Anthony LeBlanc named interim executive producer at Second City
At Victory Gardens, boarded up windows turned into billboards for a theater artists’ protest
Second City owner quits
Peer into the near future and there is reason to fear for America’s great cities.
Jeff Awards committee postpones ceremony
Chicago theaters say they stand in solidarity with protesters
No one knows if the next theater season will happen at all. For a good reason, Writers Theatre in Glencoe is announcing theirs anyway.
Brooke Flanagan will become the new executive director of Steppenwolf Theatre in mid-July.
The move appears to stem from the decision of the theater not to hire a new artistic director.
The short-lived NBC series was about a Broadway musical in-the-making about Marilyn Monroe. No dates or theater has been announced for the Broadway opening.
Mohammad Riad Hussain Ismat, 72, had a new life teaching at Northwestern and other Chicago-area universities. He is remembered as the former minister of culture of Syria.
Will the lively pop-diva musical “Six” play at the Broadway Playhouse in November and be the test case for how touring stage musicals return?
Richard Nelson’s “The Apple Family: What Do We Need to Talk About?" on Zoom by New York's Public Theater really captures our moment.
Broadway shows are officially off until Sept. 7, but it's likely the reopening will come much later.
A high-profile Chicago tryout of "Some Like it Hot" falls victim to COVID-19.
The Disney musical's last performance was March 11, before the Broadway shutdown. Tour plans will continue.