In a shocking turn of events, the Chicago Sun-Times has announced that Hedy Weiss' position has been eliminated. Chris Fusco, editor-in-chief of the paper stated Friday: "She’s had a remarkable 33-year career covering the theater and arts scene in Chicago, and we wish her well. The Sun-Times is excited about Chicago’s burgeoning arts community, and we look forward to rolling out new coverage plans in the future.”
Performers and ticket buyers of the inaugural Chicago Ex-Fest found out shortly before showtime on Friday that the entire festival, which was launched to provide a "safe" home for those no longer interested in working with alleged assaulter Brian Posen at Stage 773, had been canceled. EX Fest organizer Matthew Payne made the announcement in a Facebook post:
Hawk writer Ryan Moore celebrates another year with his favorite five productions from 2017. You can also check out Jason Berger's list and Emily Schmidt's list here.
The Hawk Chicago had its biggest year ever in 2017 - we were thrilled to review 75 productions across the city! Here's my list of favorites for the year.
by Jason Berger
2017 was an insane year for everyone, and the Chicago theatre community responded in varying ways. From a surprise horror hit to a gut-wrenching revival, here are my five favorite productions from one of my least favorite years.
Check out the list below for suggestions on the best theatre in Chicago for this weekend! Click the show title for the full review.
This weekend, we recommend productions from TimeLine, Court Theatre, WildClaw and more!
Click the show title for the full review.
The fall theatre season is in full swing! Check out the list below for our recommendations on the most promising productions headed your way.
September is one of the busiest months of the year in Chicago theatre, and this year is no exception. Check out the list below for our recommendations on the most promising productions headed your way.
Following the announcement of the 2017 Chicago Theatre Award winners last Wednesday, The Hawk Chicago reached out to the artists who took the top prizes! 8,000 people voted in celebration of an incredible season of Chicago theatre. Check out the winners' responses below!