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Friday, July 10, 2020

Drury Lane and Marriott Theatre make joint decision to postpone seasons by Doug George

The suburban musical houses will postpone their 2020-21 subscription seasons to spring 2021.

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

‘Statesville Voices’ goes ahead with virtual Goodman premiere Friday by Doug George

The Goodman Theatre series “Statesville Voices,” shut down in April, is back with three online performances July 3.

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Zanies comedy clubs are reopening in Chicago, Rosemont by Doug George

The Chicago-area Zanies comedy clubs have announced they will reopen in July, with Vince Carone in Chicago and Pat McGann in Rosemont.

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

iO Theater Chicago by Doug George

The longtime iO Theater Chicago is shutting down and the building it moved to in 2014 will be sold. Photos from the past decade.

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2020 Non-Equity Jeff Awards will be streamed Monday by Doug George

Chicago’s theater awards for the community’s non-union theaters have been rescheduled for June 22 in a free, live-streaming ceremony.

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Chicago’s iO Theater is shutting down permanently by Doug George

Chicago’s long-lived iO Theater will shut down and the theater building at 1501 N. Kingsbury St. will be put up for sale.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Steep Theatre Co. is losing its longtime Edgewater home by Doug George

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.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Mercury Theater Chicago is closing down, felled by pandemic shutdown by Doug George

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.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Timeline Theatre has 4 new playwrights for its Collective by Doug George

Chicago’s TimeLine Theatre Company on Thursday announced four new playwrights have joined its Playwrights Collective, the company’s new-play incubator.

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Thursday, May 28, 2020

'Phased & Confused’: Second City will partner with the city to guide Chicago’s opening by Doug George

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot has partnered with Second City for a weekly video series, titled “The Second City’s Phased & Confused."

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020

‘Dear Evan Hansen’ is canceled for Chicago this summer, will return in 2022 by Doug George

The touring Broadway musical “Dear Evan Hansen” has been put off to 2022, presenter Broadway in Chicago announced Wednesday.

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Friday, May 8, 2020

Oak Parker stages Zoom plays as COVID-19 benefits, casting Florence Pugh and more young Hollywood actors by Doug George

Florence Pugh, Brandon Flynn and Margaret Qualley part of Brando Crawford's Acting for a Cause livestream plays

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Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Pivot Arts Fest has online schedule for June 5-11 fest by Doug George

Chicago’s Pivot Arts Festival announces June 5-11 schedule, as the North Side performance fest pivots to online for summer 2020.

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Friday, April 24, 2020

What’s streaming in Chicago theater and dance: 38 new this weekend by Doug George

Get your Chicago theater fix online: Our updating list of play videos, interactive classes, concerts and more.

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Chicago theater openings for June 7-13 by Doug George

FRIDAY "Sweet Texas Reckoning": Kate comes home to Texas with her African American wife. Artemisia Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.; www. artemisiatheatre.org SATURDAY "Get…

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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

House Theatre of Chicago announces 2019-20 season by Doug George

The House Theatre of Chicago has announced its 2019-20 season, the 18th for the Chicago company. All mainstage shows will be performed in the Chopin Upstairs Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.; s…

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Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Chicago theater openings May 31 to June 6 by Doug George

MONDAY "Ms. Blakk For President": Steppenwolf ensemble member Tarell Alvin McCraney stars in this play based on the true story of Joan Jett Blakk, the radical drag persona of Terence Smith w…

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

Chicago theater openings for May 24-30 by Doug George

SUNDAY "For Services Rendered": Unearthing W. Somerset Maugham’s 1933 play about the aftermath of war and its effect on survivors. Griffin Theatre Company at the Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwa…

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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago announces 2019-20 season by Doug George

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago on Wednesday announced its 2019-20 season, including world premieres by Kyle Abraham and Robyn Mineko Williams and a return of "Decadance." Subscriptions to the …

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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Comedian Patton Oswalt is coming to the Den, tickets on sale now by Doug George

Comedian Patton Oswalt is coming to the Den Theatre in Wicker Park for three performances Aug. 15-16. According to the announcement Tuesday, tickets ($35 general admission, $55 VIP table sea…

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Chicagoans fill Broadway cast of Tracy Letts' 'Linda Vista' by Doug George

The New York cast has been announced for Tracy Letts' "Linda Vista," and it's a lot of Chicago faces. The Broadway production of the play, which premiered at Letts’ home stage at Steppenwo…

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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Mercury Theater Chicago will stage 'Spamalot' this fall by Doug George

Newly announced for the Mercury Theater Chicago on Southport, the musical “Spamalot,” coming this fall to the theater’s mainstage from Aug. 30 to Nov. 3, 2019. ‘Tis but a scratch. Th…

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Chicago theater openings May 17-23 by Doug George

FRIDAY "La Havana Madrid": Sandra Delgado's play with music about a legendary Chicago nightclub in the 1960s is back for another run. Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave.; www.thedentheatre.c…

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Thursday, May 9, 2019

Chicago SummerDance is coming — here's the full 2019 lineup by Doug George

Cut a rug, hit the floor, dance like nobody's watching — never mind that you're on an open-air dance floor in downtown Chicago, surrounded by a gazillion people on a summer night in Grant …

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Chicago theater openings May 10-16 by Doug George

FRIDAY “Rent”: The non-Equity cast has changed, but this 20th anniversary touring production of Jonathan Larson’s musical was last in Chicago at the then-Oriental Theatre in 2017. Nede…

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What's that thing with lights? It's a temporary Chicago installation by Cirque du Soleil by Doug George

Call it advertising or call it art. Three Chicago installations with nighttime projections are coming this month to three different city locations, thanks to the new Cirque du Soleil show "V…

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Windy City Playhouse announces 2019-20 season, including 'Boys in the Band' by Doug George

Windy City Playhouse on Wednesday announced its 2019-2020 season, including Mart Crowley’s just-on-Broadway play, “The Boys in the Band” in the winter of 2020. The three-play season un…

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Monday, May 6, 2019

Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series announces summer 2019 lineup by Doug George

Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series on Monday announced its summer 2019 lineup, including a reunion reading of The Inconvenience’s “Hit the Wall” by Chicago playwright Ike Holter. Tickets a…

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble announces 'Naperville' as part of 2019-20 season by Doug George

Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, the Equity theater company in residence at the College of DuPage, has announced its 2019-20 season of three plays, including the close-to-home "Naperville." Subscri…

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Chicago theater openings for May 3-9 by Doug George

Friday "Miracle on South Division Street": Faith and a family legend are called into question in this Chicago-set comedy. Buffalo Theatre Ensemble at McAninch Arts Center at College of DuPag…

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Chicago Children’s Theatre announces 2019-20 season by Doug George

Chicago Children’s Theatre has announced its 2019-20 season in the West Loop, including the Chicago premieres of "The Very Hungry Caterpillar" and "Me ... Jane: The Dreams & Adventures…

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