Eclipse Theatre Company announces the recipient of 2020’s Eleventh Annual Corona Award: Mary Ann Thebus and Michael and Mona Heath. The Corona Award honors individuals and organizations which play an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized theatres like Eclipse Theatre.
Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 32nd season with the Midwest premiere of Lynn Nottage’s drama Mlima’s Tale directed by Jerrell L. Henderson, playing February 15 – March 21, 2020 on Raven Theatre’s Schwartz Stage, 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Monday, January 20 at www.griffintheatre.com or by calling (773) 338-2177. The press opening is Sunday, February 23 at 7 pm.
After a sold out run in 2017, the blast-from-the-past comedy, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT, is back for a highly anticipated remount. Written and directed by Cat McGee, THE HILARY DUFF PROJECT will have four performances only-- from January 31st, 2020 – February 8th, 2020 at The Newport Theater, 956 W Newport Ave, Chicago, IL 60657. Tickets are currently available at Todaytix.com (The Hilary Duff Project) or by using the Today Tix app. The press opening is Friday, January 31st, 2020 at 7pm.
Chicago Shakespeare Theater invites audiences to spend their Saturday with Shakespeare in this cleverly abridged, 75-minute production of Short Shakespeare! The Comedy of Errors on Saturdays at 11:00am, January 25–February 29, 2020 in The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare. Filled to the brim with acrobatics and mayhem, the hilarity and hijinks of Shakespeare's comedy are larger-than-life in this vibrant and fast-paced production, making it the perfect introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages.
Celebrate Valentine’s Day weekend with New York musical theatre and cabaret star Klea Blackhurst as she returns to Drury Lane for her Cabaret Room debut in For the Love of Broadway: An Evening with Klea Blackhurst. For the Love of Broadway runs for two performances: Friday, February 14 and Saturday, February 15 at 7:30pm in Drury Lane’s elegant and intimate Cabaret Room located at 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.
Haven is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with William Shakespeare’s revenge-tragedy TITUS ANDRONICUS, promising a thrilling, bloody marathon – centering on the voices of marginalized people too often excluded from classical theater performance. Directed by Artistic Director Ian Damont Martin, TITUS ANDRONICUS will play February 13 – March 14, 2020 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at havenchi.org. The press opening is Tuesday, February 18 at 7:30 pm.
The October 1962 days in which the world appeared to be on the brink of nuclear war will be revisited in a world premiere adaptation of Robert F. Kennedy’s THIRTEEN DAYS: A MEMOIR OF THE CUBAN MISSILE CRISIS. Brian Pastor, the Chicago writer-director-actor who serves as Artistic Director of Promethean Theatre Ensemble and Executive Director of Sideshow Theatre Company, has adapted Kennedy’s account of the administration of President John F. Kennedy to the discovery that the Soviet Union was installing missile sites in Cuba, just 90 miles from the U.S.. As with City Lit’s acclaimed 2017 production of Archibald MacLeish’s J.B., which Pastor also directed, the powerful men of THIRTEEN DAYS will be played by a diverse ensemble of women. All the characters in the book are white males; none of the actors onstage will be. THIRTEEN DAYS will open to the press on March 15 at 3 pm, following previews from March 6, and will play through April 19.
Cast and crew were announced today for Theo Ubique’s production of the hilarious and heartbreaking musical GREY GARDENS, to be performed at the Howard Street Theatre at 721 Howard St., Evanston, from March 6 to April 26, 2020. Harmony France will assume the dual roles of the younger Edith Bouvier Beale and Beale’s daughter “Little” Edie Beale, the reclusive aunt and cousin of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. France, the Founding Artistic Director of Firebrand Theatre has won raves for her leading roles in such musicals as VIOLET, DESSA ROSE, and most recently in Firebrand’s ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE; Artistic Director Fred Anzevino will direct the musical by Doug Wright, Scott Frankel, and Michael Korie. The press opening performances will be Sunday, March 15 at 7:00 pm and Monday, March 16 at 7:30 pm., following previews from March 6-14.
In the world premiere of “Lipstick Lobotomy,” John F. Kennedy's little sister, Rosemary Kennedy, and the playwright’s Great Aunt Ginny develop a friendship at an exclusive high-end sanitarium for women in the fall of 1941. Written by Krista Knight and directed by Kate Hendrickson, “Lipstick Lobotomy” runs Feb. 13 through March 21, 2020 at Trap Door Theatre (1655 W. Cortland Ave.)
Due to popular demand, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce a third and final extension of its hit revival of ALWAYS… PATSY CLINE, now playing through Saturday, February 23 at The Den Theatre’s Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
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