Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Showbiz Chicago Podcast With Teatro Zinzanni’s CUNIO by Michael J. Roberts

Cunio discusses returning to Chicago to join the company of Teatro ZinZanni which reopens on [...]

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Broadway Profiles with Tamsen Fadal: 08/07/21 by

Before it airs nationwide, we're offering a look at the latest episode of Broadway Profiles. Hosted by Emmy-winning anchor Tamsen Fadal and powered by, this installment will air…

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Broadway In Chicago Announces Upcoming Season by Showbiz Chicago Newsdesk

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will feature the Pre-Broadway premiere PARADISE [...]

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Tuesday, August 3, 2021

"School Girls" at Goodman Theatre

"School Girls; Or, The African Mean Girls Play" at Chicago's Goodman Theatre.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

‘Hamilton’ Announces Broadway Casting by Matthew Wexler

Miguel Cervantes, who let the Chicago company, will star in the Broadway return of "Hamilton." Performances resume September 14. The post ‘Hamilton’ Announces Broadway Casting appeared f…

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Alone Together | Summer 2021 by Goodman Theatre

Alone Together: A Solo Voices Project | August 8 at 7:00pm CDT Seven participants aged 14 to 18 develop a three-to-five-minute site-specific solo performance piece. Participants learn playw…

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Pre-Broadway PARADISE SQUARE, HADESTOWN, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More Announced For 2021 Broadway in Chicago Season

Additionally, the off-season specials will include The Play That Goes Wrong, Mystery Science Theater 300 Live, The Prom, Jersey Boys, Fiddler On The Roof, and Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole…

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Broadway in Chicago 2021-2022 Season Announced by Matthew Herzog

Broadway In Chicago (Chicago, IL) has announced its next season that will feature the Pre-Broadway premiere Paradise Square, along with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!, Hairspray, Ha…

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Studebaker Theater inside Chicago’s Fine Arts Building will get a major renovation by Chris Jones

Chicago’s venerable Studebaker Theater, opened in 1898 and located inside the Fine Arts Building at 410 S. Michigan Ave., has both a new artistic director, Jacob Harvey, and a hefty renova…

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55 – SIX The Musical: Bob Mason, Casting Director by Automatic Episode Import

In this episode in our SIX the Musical series, we are chatting with the casting director of Chicago

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Sunday, August 1, 2021

Hear the Latest London Buzz on This Week's Bee-Themed Elaine Paige on Sunday by

Olivier-winning actress Elaine Paige is giving listeners a chance to hear her BBC Radio 2 show, Elaine Paige on Sunday. On this week's episode, Paige has special selection of b…

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Friday, July 30, 2021

A tsunami of news and a new path for Actors' Equity membership by Kerry Reid

Changes in faces, places, and union rules might carry harbingers of a shifting landscape in Chicago theater. There's been a tsunami of theater news over the past…

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Thursday, July 29, 2021

Miguel Cervantes Returns to Hamilton on Broadway; Jin Ha Joins Cast as Aaron Burr by Broadway Staff

Hamilton star Miguel Cervantes, who closed out the Chicago production and played the title role on Broadway prior to the shutdown will return to the Richard Rodgers Theatre this September.…

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Book It by Salem Collo-Julin

New books from Chicago authors and publishers A list of new and recently released books from Chicago authors or publishers, plus some books you might have missed…

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Graciela Daniele to Receive 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre by Caitlin Moynihan

The Tony Awards Administration Committee announced that Tony-nominated director and choreographer Graciela Daniele will receive the 2020 Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Th…

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Cirque du Soleil's 'Twas the Night Before... Sets Holiday Run

The MSG Entertainment production will return to New York and Chicago, following its 2019 debut.

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Cirque du Soleil ‘Twas The Night Before… Heading to New York City and Chicago by Dan Meyer

The acrobatic theatrical production is part of the company's post-shutdown return.

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Broadway-Bound THE NOTEBOOK Musical Announces March 2022 World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater

Chicago Shakespeare will present the debut of Broadway-bound new musical, The Notebook (March 15-April 24, 2022). The World Premiere production features music and lyrics by singer-songwrit…

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The Notebook Musical Sets World-Premiere Dates at Chicago Shakeapeare

A new Beatles-infused production of As You Like It also joins the theater's 2021-22 season.

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

In the News: Hamilton Costumes Added to Times Square Exhibit, Marin Ireland Will Star in Marie Antoinette Reading, More by Dan Meyer

Plus: Tony nominees Rory O'Malley and Da'Vine Joy Randolph join new Netflix animated series Chicago Party Aunt.

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater announces and updates plans for 2021-22 season by Chris Jones

Chicago Shakespeare Theater announced its new indoor fall season, blending postponed productions from last season with new attractions.

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Stage Top 5: August 2021 by Sharon Hoyer

Chicago theaters throw open their doors this month. Here's what to catch indoors and out.

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Over 20 years of covering Jackie Mason, a few practices became time-honored traditions by Chris Jones

I covered Jackie Mason’s live shows in and around Chicago for 20 years. This involved a variety of unchanging rituals and mutually assured deceptions.

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Steppenwolf Appoints Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis As Co-Artistic Directors

Today Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced a new model of leadership, naming two ensemble members Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis as the incoming Artistic Directors of the storied Chica…

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Steppenwolf Theater in Chicago Names New Artistic Directors by Julia Jacobs

Glenn Davis and Audrey Francis, both ensemble members, will be the first pair to lead the company in its history.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Rose Hotel Grand Opening by Heron Agency

The Rose Hotel Chicago O’Hare, Tapestry Collection by Hilton is Rosemont's first boutique hotel and the closest off-airport hotel to O’Hare Airport. The hotel's chic and stylish grand op…

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A silence louder than words by Taylor Moore

How allegations of sexual abuse exposed cracks in the foundation of Young Chicago Authors, Free Write Arts & Literacy, and the city’s spoken word community …

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

How ‘Pass Over’ Is Making ‘Precedent-Level Changes’ on Broadway by Gordon Cox

When the Broadway production of Antoinette Nwandu’s play “Pass Over” opens on Broadway, it’ll incorporate significant changes — both on stage and behind the scenes. Listen to this …

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Teatro ZinZanni brings back glitz, kitsch, and the joy of living by Irene Hsiao

Teatro ZinZanni,the dinner circus spectacle, reopens at the Cambria Hotel. The show begins before you enter the theater lobby on the 14th floor of the Cambria Ho…

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Monday, July 19, 2021

John Kander and Lin-Manuel Miranda in virtual conversation to support the Vineyard Theatre by Deb Miller

Off-Broadway’s acclaimed Vineyard Theatre concludes its 2021 Gala Series on  Thursday, July 22, beginning at 7 pm, with a live watch party featuring a conversation between two of Broadway…

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