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Even after the pandemic has passed and Chicago comedy theaters are back to doing live shows, the popular ComedySportz chain wants to keeps its successful e-shows running.
This new show, livestreamed from Scotland, is on the cutting edge of translating old-school magic into our new online worlds. Worlds where ostensibly we're all connected.
Part of the reason some voters got the wrong sense of who was winning and losing on Election Night may have been in the way TV networks reported votes as if they were sports results.
Don't miss ”A Lady’s Facade,” “Containment” and “These Glass Lives” as the winners of Pegasus Theatre's 34th annual Young Playwrights Festival.
The Scottish illusionist has a new kind of livestreamed show, and has figured out how to project an audience on the walls of his childhood home.
In the final days of 2020, the COVID-19 virus revealed the same disrespect for the calendar as it had previously shown for national boundaries, political affiliations and state lines.
Only a few people got to see "Lazarus," the musical that was Bowie's last artistic creation. Now a video of the London production will stream on the fifth anniversary of his death.
Actress E. Faye Butler is our Chicagoan of the Year for Theater
The second entry in the Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s virtual season, “Wally World” by Isaac Gomez is an audio play set in a big-box store in the bordertown of El Paso, Texas.
Joffrey Ballet gets $3 million in new funding from Abbott Labs
August Wilson's monologues hold a singular place in American theater, as evidenced by the late Chadwick Boseman's devastating performance in the Netflix film of "Ma Rainey's Black Bottom" an…
The artistic director of a Chicago theater company plans to move on.
The first national tour of “Moulin Rouge! The Musical!,” the hit Broadway show based on the 2001 Baz Luhrmann movie, now will begin its North American tour in Chicago. That's the good ne…
Ann Reinking, critic Chris Jones argues, choreographed the very soul of the City of Chicago.
Media personality Dean Richards, 66, said his illness was not serious. He plans to broadcast his Sunday morning WGN radio show from home.
The year started with a flurry of promising shows, with a suburban "Grease," Steppenwolf's "Bug" and the Goodman's "Graveyard Shift" among the standouts. Then the pandemic came and everythin…
It’s a virtual "Chris Jones recommends" ... Here are some seasonal Chicago attractions to support your local theater artists.
Manual Cinema has forged a live, puppet version of 'Christmas Carol,' toned to the traumas of a lonely pandemic Christmas. It begins with Lysol and Zoom.
We all hope to see performers and shows back on stages in the coming year, be they in Chicago or on Broadway. But what happens when artists have all that time away from live audiences?
The Goodman Theatre's seasonal tradition is available for free this December as an audio play. Comforting, entertaining and well worth a listen.
An old brick warehouse on S. Cottage Grove will house both the Congo Square Theatre Company and the new African American Museum of Performing Arts.
The University of Michigan football team announced Monday that it would pause all of its “in person activity" because of likely positive tests for coronavirus on the team. As the pandemic …
In his previous book “Razzle Dazzle,” the writer Michael Riedel claims 1980s Broadway saved New York City. In his new sequel, '90s Broadway comes into its own. Shows like "Rent" and "Ang…
Second City said Wednesday that it has hired a new executive producer: Jon Carr, a writer and artistic director with roots in Atlanta improv and theater.
The first of what will be an annual fellowship totaling $27,500 will go to the Chicago playwright Kristiana Rae Colón and, aptly enough, Congo Square.
American Blues is presenting its long-running, old time radio-style show via Zoom this year, performed live each night for the audience from the actors' homes.
Porchlight Music Theatre found young performers you haven't seen before and the historic Studebaker Theater as a venue, then added hits ("Les Miz," "Phantom") and forgotten songs from Broadw…
When Chicago's Newberry Library opened a 2016 exhibition entitled “Civil War to Civil Rights: African American Chicago in the Newberry Collection,” the artifacts on display included a sa…
A streaming video of “Eleanor’s Merry Christmas Wish — The Musical" is being repackaged and offered to theater audiences all over the country. And it's not the only one. Is this a new …
When Broadway closed down due to the pandemic, Tracy Letts' play “The Minutes” was on the cusp of its opening night.
Set during the pandemic, when some people have been tempted to look up old flames, James Ijames' play stars K. Todd Freeman and Jon Michael Hill and clocks in at just 20 minutes.