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Writing team Bob Druker and Steve Dawson have created a new musical with messages about mental health, to be released as a 6-episode podcast soon.
Actor and typewriter enthusiast Tom Hanks donated an autographed vintage Corona for Shattered Globe Theater’s 30th birthday. It was his idea.
The New York-based private equity firm ZMC buys the famed Chicago comedy theater for an undisclosed price.
The Zanies on Wells Street will reopen this weekend with Rocky Laporte. Laugh Factory on Broadway reopens in early March.
Chicago Theatre Week, the annual push to get Chicagoans in theater seats, will be Feb. 25 to March 7.
Zanies Comedy Club has Valentine’s Day plans, with the location in Rosemont reopening for live standup comedy.
Known for her Chicago stage work and her role on television's "The Chi," the actor, director and writer's new play will be on stage at Raven after live theater returns.
Magician Jon Tai's show will be streamed via Zoom from his Pittsburgh living room, with audience members invited to become part of the mystery.
“Boléro" will be streamed by the company in a world premiere Feb. 12, the first Joffrey performance since the pandemic.
"Love" may be too strong, but Abi Sanchez, Calvin Evans, Jeanie Doogan, Alex Kumin and Pat McGann share what they've learned, and changed, in doing livestreamed shows online during the pande…
The Paramount Theatre in Aurora is know for its Broadway musicals. Now it is trying something different, putting new plays and marginalized voices on the stage, first via Zoom.
The Chicago theater on the move has added director Laura Alcalá Baker, actor Debo Balogun and others to its growing ensemble.
The North Side theater known for European plays has taken the first steps of a radical transformation, with plans for both theater and theater artists to relocate to the West Side.
He was one of three artists from Chicago to win 2021 Creative Capital Awards given to support the creation of new artworks.
Zanies in Rosemont must close, shows by psychic/comedian Karen Rontowski Oct. 29-31 at Zanies in Rosemont have been canceled.
Halloween has gone shut-in-and-be-scared for 2020 ... these virtual shows from Chicago theater, from H.G. Wells to Edgar Allen Poe, are designed to play on your fears in the best kind of way.
The theater announced the remaining fall performances for “Fannie Lou Hamer, Speak On It!,” including those that were rescheduled due to COVID-19 concerns, and adding an encore appearanc…
When audiences return, will COVID redesigns make Chicago's theaters look different? What is Steppenwolf doing with its new theater-in-the-round? Theaters big and small have some answers.
The suburban musical houses will postpone their 2020-21 subscription seasons to spring 2021.
The Goodman Theatre series “Statesville Voices,” shut down in April, is back with three online performances July 3.
The Chicago-area Zanies comedy clubs have announced they will reopen in July, with Vince Carone in Chicago and Pat McGann in Rosemont.
The longtime iO Theater Chicago is shutting down and the building it moved to in 2014 will be sold. Photos from the past decade.
Chicago’s theater awards for the community’s non-union theaters have been rescheduled for June 22 in a free, live-streaming ceremony.
Chicago’s long-lived iO Theater will shut down and the theater building at 1501 N. Kingsbury St. will be put up for sale.
The building on Berwyn Street has been sold and Steep Theatre Co. must move out in September. But the change was not caused by the current shutdown.
The Mercury Theater Chicago in the Southport Corridor, known for musicals such as “Avenue Q” and “Spamalot,” announced Tuesday it is closing at the end of June.
Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre Company on Thursday announced four new playwrights have joined its Playwrights Collective, the company’s new-play incubator.
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has partnered with Second City for a weekly video series, titled “The Second City’s Phased & Confused."
The touring Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” has been put off to 2022, presenter Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday.
Florence Pugh, Brandon Flynn and Margaret Qualley part of Brando Crawford's Acting for a Cause livestream plays
Chicago’s Pivot Arts Festival announces June 5-11 schedule, as the North Side performance fest pivots to online for summer 2020.