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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Chicagoan dives right in to Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Volta’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

More than 40 performers are featured in "Volta," and among them is Chicago native Kevin Beverley, a member of the shape diving troupe.

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Dreamed of being a Rockette? Chicago auditions could be your chance by Miriam Di Nunzio

One key requirement: You must be between 5’6” and 5’10 ½” in order to be a Radio City Rockette.

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Laurie Metcalf, “Tootsie” lead Chicago pack for 2019 Tony Awards nominations by Miriam Di Nunzio

If she wins the Tony this year, Metcalf will make history as the first person to win acting Tonys three years consecutively.

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Friday, April 26, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda on hand as ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ debuts in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

Inside the cavernous "museum" are 18 galleries, each depicting an era in the life of Hamilton.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s voice speaks volumes at ‘Hamilton: The Exhibition’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

"[The exhibition] became an opportunity to actually take another at-bat at the information we couldn’t get into the show," Miranda says.

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Monday, April 22, 2019

Raven, BoHo theater companies lead Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations field by Miriam Di Nunzio

Close behind in total nominations are Haven Theatre Company with 10, and Steep Theatre and Artistic Home, each with 9.

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Victory Gardens town hall will address sexual violence, #MuteRKelly by Miriam Di Nunzio

The free event is open to the public and will take place May 16 at the theater, 2433 N. Lincoln.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

2019 Illinois High School Musical Theatre Award nominations announced by Miriam Di Nunzio

The awards celebrate outstanding achievement in musical theater by Illinois high school students.

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Thursday, March 28, 2019

World premiere of ‘The Outsiders’ musical among Goodman Theatre’s new season by Miriam Di Nunzio

Tony Award-winner Lucas Hnath's "Dana H," will receive its world premiere this fall in the Owen Theatre.

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‘Simon & Garfunkel’ stage musical set for its Chicago debut by Miriam Di Nunzio

You know the hits, and now you can learn the story of the life and times of the two men who created the iconic songs throughout the 1960s and '70s.

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Renee Fleming to star in ‘The Light in the Piazza’ in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

The production will debut at London's Royal Festival Hall this summer arriving in Chicago for performances Dec. 14-19 at the Lyric Opera House,

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Thursday, March 21, 2019

Donny and Marie Osmond confirm the end of their Las Vegas show by Miriam Di Nunzio

Their longrunning show at the Flamingo Hotel & Casino will close Nov. 16.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Nia Vardalos’ ‘Tiny Beautiful Things’ among Victory Gardens’ new season by Miriam Di Nunzio

Also featured is the world premiere of "Dhaba on Devon Avenue" by Madhuri Shekar, directed by Chay Yew.

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Ramones stage play ‘Four Chords and a Gun’ set for Chicago dates by Miriam Di Nunzio

The play takes an in-depth look at the 1979 recording session for "End of the Century," as well as the band and their relationship with Phil Spector.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Steppenwolf’s Anna Shapiro to direct Elton John-scored ‘The Devil Wears Prada’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

Casting, the rest of the creative team and a production timeline for the stage musical will be announced at a later date.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Britney Spears musical to replace canceled MJ stage musical in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

"Once Upon a One More Time," a stage musical set to the music of Britney Spears, will get its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago this fall,

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Cubs’ World Series ‘Miracle’ stage musical poised for its opening day by Miriam Di Nunzio

The play tells the story of a fictional blue-collar North Side Chicago family whose lives are inextricably linked to their beloved team.

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do May 4-10, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

CELEBRATE! Toyota Park in South Suburban Bridgeview is the place to be May 11-13 for the 2018 Cinco de Mayo Festival. The family friendly fest celebrates Mexican culture with live music, foo…

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‘Hamilton’ Chicago extended through Jan. 20, 2019; new block of tickets on sale by Miriam Di Nunzio

The musical, which bowed in Chicago in 2016, is currently playing at the CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe.

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Scene At Racine — The cast of ‘Cinderella’ performs ‘Do I Love You?’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

Stars Tatyana Lubov as Cinderella, and Louis Griffin as Prince Topher, perform one of the show's most memorable duets.

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Friday, April 27, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do April 27-May 3, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

Uniquely Chicago The third annual One of a Kind Spring Show arrives April 27-29 at the Merchandise Mart (Wells and the Chicago River) featuring more than 300 of merchants offering shoppers e…

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Thursday, April 26, 2018

Scene at Racine: A performance by the cast of ‘Letters Home’ at Griffin Theatre by Miriam Di Nunzio

The drama features the reading/dramatizations of actual letters written by U.S. servicemen and servicewomen serving in the Middle East.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ at Lyric Opera further fuels the musical’s resurgence by Miriam Di Nunzio

Nearly 50 years after its debut, the musical — once condemned by leaders of various faiths as blasphemous — is in the midst of a popular resurgence.

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Monday, April 23, 2018

Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations announced, include non-binary performance nods by Miriam Di Nunzio

For the first time in its history, the Non-Equity Jeff Awards will feature non-binary nominations in its performance categories, it was announced Monday, along with the official list of 2018…

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Friday, April 20, 2018

Elvis Presley hits abound in ‘Heartbreak Hotel’ stage musical arriving in June by Miriam Di Nunzio

The jukebox musical traces the first 18 months of Presley's career, from his days as a teen-aged truck driver to his association with Col. Tom Parker.

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do April 20-26, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

ROCK ON! Grammy-winners and new Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees Bon Jovi arrive April 26 at the United Center, 1901 W. Madison,  as part of the band’s This House is Not For Sale tour…

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

‘The Lightning Thief’ stage musical to kick off national tour in Chicago by Miriam Di Nunzio

The Off Broadway stage production is based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Rick Riordan.

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks land title role in ‘The Cher Show’ musical by Miriam Di Nunzio

The world-premiere musical is slated to play the Oriental Theatre June 12 to July 14, before heading to Broadway in November.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Scene at Racine — The cast of ‘A Taste of Things to Come’ presents ‘The Whomp’ by Miriam Di Nunzio

Watch a performance of a scene from the musical, presented by the show's cast at the Sun-Times' Racine Avenue studio.

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

The Mix — Some cool things to do April 6-April 12, 2018 by Miriam Di Nunzio

IT’S THE ONE THAT YOU WANT! It’s been 40 years since the John Travolta/Olivia Newton-John musical “Grease” hit movie theater screens, and in honor of the milestone, …

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