Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, continues its 2019-2020 season with the World Premiere of How A Boy Falls, written by Steven Dietz and directed by Halena Kays. How A Boy Falls runs January 23 – February 29, 2020 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. The press opening is Friday, January 31, 2020 at 8pm.
The Second City is proud to announce casting for The Second City e.t.c.’s 44th Revue. This year’s ensemble includes returning cast members Atra Asdou, E.J. Cameron, Mark Campbell, Laurel Krabacher, and Chuck Norment. Terrence Carey will join the veteran cast in his first resident stage revue, and e.t.c. alumnus Frank Caeti will direct his first resident stage revue. Elise Wattman will take the lead as musical director, and Laura Hum will return as stage manager.
Comedian Akaash Singh brings his stand-up tour to The Den Theatre for one night only, Friday, March 27, 2020 at 8 pm on The Den’s Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.thedentheatre.com, in person at the The Den box office or by calling (773) 697-3830. Ages 21+.
Artistic Director Robert Falls announced today that acclaimed artist Hershey Felder will present the Chicago premiere of A Paris Love Story, his tour de force tribute to the life and music of Impressionist composer Claude Debussy, at the Goodman this spring. An “exquisite singer and a virtuosic pianist” (The New Yorker), Felder has been hailed as a “chameleon of musical characters” (Los Angeles Times) who “creates shows with artistic care and factual integrity” (Chicago Tribune). A Paris Love Story is part of Felder’s “Great Composer Series,” for which he has earned worldwide acclaim portraying classical music titans Irving Berlin, Ludwig van Beethoven, Frederic Chopin, Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky and more. Directed by Trevor Hay, Hershey Felder: A Paris Love Story appears June 11 – July 5 in the Goodman’s 350-seat Owen Theatre. Tickets ($15-$60; subject to change) go on sale March 27 and are available at GoodmanTheatre.org, or by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Discounted tickets are available now for Groups of 10+ and through Choice and Whenever Membership packages.
First Floor Theater is pleased to continue its eighth season with the Chicago premiere of Will Arbery’s dark comedy PLANO, directed by Steppenwolf ensemble member Audrey Francis. Presented as part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series, PLANO will play February 16 – March 28, 2020 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.steppenwolf.org or by calling (312) 335-1650. The press opening is Thursday, February 20 at 8 pm
Victory Gardens Theater continues its 45th season with the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself by Liliana Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. A Co-World Premiere with Actors Theatre of Louisville, How to Defend Yourself runs January 24 – February 23, 2020, with press performance on Friday, January 31, 2020 at 7:30pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue.
About Face Theatre continues its 2019-2020 season with the Chicago premiere of Audrey Cefaly’s THE GULF, winner of the Lambda Literary Award for LGBTQ Drama. THE GULF will play January 9 through February 15, 2020, at Theater Wit. Directed by About Face Artistic Director Megan Carney, the production will feature AFT Artistic Associate Kelli Simpkins and Deanna Myers.
Tickets for Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW20) will go on sale Tuesday, January 14 at 10am CST. Value-priced tickets for Chicago Theatre Week performances February 13-23, 2020 will all be priced at $30, $15, or less and will be available at ChicagoTheatreWeek.com. More than 100 productions are expected to participate.
The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) and the American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University are seeking the nation’s most talented young songwriters and writing teams for the 15th annual Johnny Mercer Foundation Songwriters Project. The free, weeklong songwriting workshop will take place June 21 to 27 on Northwestern’s Evanston campus.
Raven Theatre is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with a revival of Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece A DOLL’S HOUSE, in a vibrant and progressive new adaptation making its Chicago premiere. Directed by Lauren Shouse, the new work features translation by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and adaptation by Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. A DOLL’S HOUSE will play February 6 – March 22, 2020 on Raven’s 85-seat East Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. (at Granville) in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at raventheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Monday, February 10, 2020 at 7:30 pm.
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