Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce full casting for its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster.
The Second City celebrates Black History Month by bringing you the most iconic sketches created by our African American alumni along with classic archive scenes reimagined with a new comedic spin. The Second City’s Black History Month Show features Rich Alfonso, Jillian Ebanks, Jack Brian, Jordan Stafford, Shadee Vossoughi and Kaye Winks.
Celebrating its first Valentine’s Day, Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago’s home for close-up magic, presents a Valentine’s Weekend Signature Show, February 14 - 16, 2019. Featuring real-life married couple Danny Orleans & The Incredible Jan Rose, as well as Headliner Wes Mathison, Valentine’s Weekend at the Chicago Magic Lounge mixes mystery, magic and love to create the perfect evening to spend with that special someone.
Silk Road Rising and Stage Left Theatre are pleased to announce that they are joining artistic forces to bring the world premiere of Detour Guide by Karim Nagi to Chicago.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company’s current and highly successful world premiere of La Ruta by Isaac Gomez received a workshop and public reading at Steppenwolf as part of the theatre’s new play development initiative, SCOUT, in conjunction with Steppenwolf’s multi-genre series, LookOut. Following the success of this development process, SCOUT and LookOut are pleased to present A Reading of Bald Sisters by Vichet Chum on Friday, January 25 at 7pm in the 1700 Theatre (1700 N Halsted).
Anton Chekhov's endearing and everlasting tragicomedy -- in which a family's cross-generational dispute about the future of their beloved estate creates a clash between socialism and capitalism, legacy and reality -- kicks off the winter mainstage season at Northwestern University’s Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts.
Broken Nose Theatre is pleased to continue its seventh season with the Midwest premiere of Stephen Spotswood’s drama GIRL IN THE RED CORNER, directed by Elizabeth Laidlaw, playing February 1 – March 2, 2019 at BNT’s resident home, The Den Theatre (2A), 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.brokennosetheatre.com. Tickets for all Broken Nose Theatre productions are available on a “pay-what-you-can” basis, allowing patrons to set their own price and ensuring theatre remains economically accessible for all audiences. The press opening is Monday, February 4 at 7:30 pm.
Strawdog Theatre Company’s Board of Directors today announced the appointment of Leda Hoffmann as the company’s new Artistic Director and Charlotte Thomas as their new Managing Director. Hoffmann succeeds the “Artistic Vision Committee,” Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer, established in 2016 following the resignation of Artistic Director Hank Boland. Charlotte Thomas succeeds Managing Director Leah Barish, who stepped down in late 2018.
Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, continues its 2018/19 season with August Wilson’s Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, directed by Writers Theatre Resident Director Ron OJ Parson. Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom runs February 6 – March 17, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, February 13 at 7:30 p.m
Lookingglass Theatre Company’s Department of Curiosity announces its 2019 lineup of camps, activities and panels. Registration for Lookingglass educational camps begins on January 16, 2019. For the most up-to-date information, visit lookingglasstheatre.org/curiosity.