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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

At Chicago's Rosehill Cemetery, a show about death by Doug George

Chicago magician and performer Neil Tobin’s show “Necromancer: Near Death Experience” will have two final Halloween-season performances at Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave. Th…

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Friday, October 12, 2018

Christmas tree lighting and other Chicago holiday events announced for 2018 by Doug George

Given it’s in the 30s outside, all the sudden, is it not too soon to talk about the holidays? The city on Friday announced a schedule of holiday events for Millennium Park and the surround…

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Friday, October 5, 2018

Haunted Houses in Chicago 2018: Our top 12 scares for your Halloween by Doug George

You can get buried alive, chased by a demented clown, get souvenir scare photos, get lost in a graveyard, pay to scare other people, pay to skip the line, get chased by a demented clown with…

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Steep Theatre opens new Boxcar cabaret space this weekend by Doug George

The Steep Theatre on the Far North Side neighborhood of Edgewater has a new cabaret space: The Boxcar. The intimate new venue opens this weekend in 1113 W. Berwyn Ave., an expansion into the…

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Friday, August 10, 2018

What's your cast for an all-women 'Glengarry Glen Ross'? by Doug George

Chicago's Amy Morton will direct an all-women “Glengarry Glen Ross” on Broadway, the Tribune reported late Thursday. Morton, of the Steppenwolf Theatre ensemble, has acted a number of ti…

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

'Come From Away' musical is coming to Chicago in 2019 by Doug George

“Come From Away” will make its first landing in Chicago next summer, Broadway in Chicago announced Thursday. The unlikely musical set in Gander, Newfoundland, will play July 30 to Aug. 1…

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

'Cats' is coming back to Chicago July 2019 by Doug George

Time for more “Memory”: The national tour of “Cats” is coming back to Chicago in July 2019, presenter Broadway in Chicago announced Tuesday. The record-breaker of an Andrew Lloyd Web…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

Chicago SummerDance kicks off June 28 in Grant Park — here's the full schedule by Doug George

Come with your dancing shoes, come barefoot, come as you are, this summer's lineup for Chicago SummerDance begins in June 2018 in Grant Park. The June 28 to Aug. 24 lineup, announced Thursda…

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Summer 2018 in Millennium Park: Here's a first look at Broadway stars, jazzy fests and movie nights by Doug George

Want a first look at summer in Chicago? The 2018 summer lineup for Millennium Park has been announced by the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events. Expect more detailed calendars…

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Monday, March 19, 2018

'Cher Show' tickets for Chicago's pre-Broadway premiere go on sale Friday by Doug George

Tickets for “The Cher Show,” the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the mononymous singer, go on sale first thing Friday, Broadway in Chicago announced. Casting has y…

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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Pivot Arts Festival has this summer's lineup by Doug George

Pivot Arts on Thursday announced the lineup for this summer's Pivot Arts Festival, the sixth year for the fest. It's slated to run June 1-10 in Chicago’s Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods…

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Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Onion Comedy & Arts Festival announces lineup including David Cross, Bob Odenkirk by Doug George

The lineup was announced Tuesday for the Onion Comedy & Arts Festival in Chicago, running at various venues May 30 to June 3 and celebrating the Onion's 30th anniversary as a publication. Th…

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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Save the Seats 2017: More than 300 tickets for your New Year's Eve by Doug George

This is our 2017 edition of Save the Seats, the annual Tribune feature we've run since 2005 with ticket reservations for Tribune readers for New Year's Eve. This year the eve is on Sunday, w…

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Save the Seats is coming Dec. 27 — here's a sneak peek by Doug George

What are you doing for New Year's Eve? Save the Seats is our annual feature with loads of Dec. 31 ticket reservations for the big night, and they're all for Tribune readers when the time com…

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Monday, December 4, 2017

Lineup announced for 2018 Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival by Doug George

The lineup is in place for the 17th annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, according an announcement Monday from SketchFest executive producer Jill Valentine. Running Jan. 11-21 at Stage 773…

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Goodman Theatre announces cast for 'Blind Date' by Doug George

The Goodman Theatre has announced the cast for "Blind Date," an upcoming new play by Rogelio Martinez, directed by Goodman artistic director Robert Falls. "Blind Date" is about Ronald Reagan…

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'Burning Bluebeard' is back for just six shows by Doug George

"Burning Bluebeard," that most unlikely and critically acclaimed holiday show, is back again this winter for a short run of six performances, The Neo-Futurists and The Ruffians announced Thu…

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'Hamilton' tickets through Sept. 2018 go on sale Tuesday by Doug George

The next block of tickets for “Hamilton” in Chicago go on sale 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 5, the show announced Thursday. Tickets will be available for performances through Sept. 2, 2018. Thi…

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Friday, September 29, 2017

Haunted Houses in Chicago: Our top spots for 2017 by Doug George

As we spin our way into October, the nights come earlier and last longer, and things go bump in them. In the suburbs, on some nights, there can be heard the sounds of screaming. Mostly Thurs…

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Dennis Watkins of 'Magic Parlour' will be on 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' by Doug George

Chicago magician Dennis Watkins will be on an upcoming episode of "Penn & Teller: Fool Us" on the CW Network. He'll be doing a bit of magic he also performs in his long-running Chicago magic…

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Friday, August 4, 2017

William Petersen joins cast of Steppenwolf's 'Minutes' by Doug George

William Petersen is joining the cast of the much-anticipated new Tracy Letts play "The Minutes," Steppenwolf Theatre announced Friday. Also added to the cast are ensemble members Kevin Ander…

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Jimmy Buffett and his Parrot Heads take over the Playhouse by Doug George

The event was Jimmy Buffett talks with Chris Jones and Christopher Ashley, but it could have been a listed as a quadruple bill: Jimmy Buffett, the Tribune's Chris Jones, Christopher Ashley a…

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Sandra Bernhard is coming back to City Winery by Doug George

Sandra Bernhard, a regular visitor to Chicago, will bring “Sandra Monica Blvd: Coast to Coast” to City Winery, 1200 Randolph St., for July 20-21. In her new touring show, Bernhard is tra…

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Chicago magician David Parr on 'Penn & Teller: Fool Us' by Doug George

Chicago magician David Parr says he will be on an upcoming episode of “Penn & Teller: Fool Us.” The show on the CW network invites aspiring magicians to perform a single trick for magic …

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Friday, June 2, 2017

Goodman Theatre cancels rest of 'Pamplona' run by Doug George

The production of the play "Pamplona" at the Goodman Theatre has been ended, with all remaining performances canceled, according to an announcement from the Goodman Theatre Friday. This come…

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'Pamplona' cancellations continue at the Goodman Theatre by Doug George

Day-by-day cancellations continue for the play "Pamplona" at the Goodman Theatre. Friday's 8 p.m. performance has been canceled. As with past nights, ticketholders are being contacted by the…

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Goodman's 'Pamplona' is canceled again Thursday night by Doug George

Thursday's night performance of "Pamplona" has been canceled, the Goodman Theatre has announced. Ticketholders for the 7:30 p.m. show are being contacted by the box office to reschedule. "Pa…

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Original cast returns for 25th anniversary 'Tony n' Tina's Wedding' by Doug George

If only most marriages lasted so long. In June, the show "Tony n’ Tina’s Wedding" will celebrate 25 years in Chicago with an anniversary performance featuring the original cast members. …

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Get swinging – Chicago SummerDance runs June 23 to Sept. 14 by Doug George

The summer schedule is out for the 21st Annual Chicago SummerDance, presented by the Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE). As in past years, dancers of all abili…

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Cavalia horses arrive at Chicago O'Hare by Doug George

The horses have arrived. The tents for the upcoming "Odysseo" by equestrian performance company Cavalia are now under construction at the Soldier Field South Lot in anticipation of the show'…

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Comedy Get Down rescheduled again for July 14 by Doug George

The Comedy Get Down tour stop for Chicago has been rescheduled again, for July 14 at the United Center. The comedy tour, starring Cedric The Entertainer, Eddie Griffin, D.L. Hughley, George …

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