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The original George Washington in Lin-Manuel Miranda's "Hamilton" is doing an online concert from New York — that will be "presented by" and benefit Northlight Theatre as well as other non…
Chicago's Congo Square has a new business manager. And Strawdog's artistic director is departing for Columbus.
The Loop vs. Chicago's "real" neighborhoods was always a false conflict, and gots us no where. With empty sidewalks, absent arts and struggling small businesses, this whole city needs help.
Ever sit in a box seat during a theater production? Didn't think so. But several Chicago theaters have them and they could become the best seats in the house.
For the very funny headliner Kellye Howard and other comics, COVID-19 was understandably the topic of the night.
In angry letter, Greenhouse co-owner William Spatz cites the online condemnation by the Chicago theater community over reopening the theater to stage of "Judy & Liza."
The fake fans for televised Major League Baseball games add nothing and, worse, are an intrusion. Better to enjoy a truthful pandemic-era game with empty seats.
Manager quits the North Side venue in protest of "Judy & Liza." No live theater until there's a COVID-19 vaccine, he says.
About a century ago, the racist theories of eugenics could be found in Nazi Germany. They also received the occasional, misguided attentions of some of our greatest authors and playwrights. …
The Chicago company with an arts-crowd reputation for shadow puppet live movies is about get a dose of Hollywood fame. With "Retrospectacular" in August, you saw 'em when.
Artistic Chicago is hemorrhaging jobs -- from Blue Man Group to the Steppenwolf Theatre: ‘We are looking at the decimation of an industry.'
A Chicago theater is coming back next weekend --yes, next weekend
Court theater retools upcoming season with no shows until February
Prominent artistic staffers -- including Young Audiences director -- are part of Steppenwolf layoffs
Davis Zak resigns
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