The Den Theatre is pleased to announce the Chicago debut of the Off-Broadway hit Jacqueline Novak: Get on Your Knees, the most highbrow show about blow jobs you’ll ever see! Written and performed by comedian Jacqueline Novak, directed by John Early, executive produced by Mike Birbiglia and presented by Natasha Lyonne, Novak’s one-woman show will play May 29 – June 18, 2020 on The Den’s Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.
Definition Theatre announces casting for the Chicago premiere of WHITE by newly-added ensemble member James Ijames, directed by Tasia A. Jones. WHITE will run from April 17 – May 24, 2020, with a press opening on Saturday, April 25 at 6:00pm. Definition Theatre presents WHITE in collaboration with Steppenwolf Theatre’s LookOut Series in the Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre. Tickets for WHITE are on sale and can be purchased online at steppenwolf.org or by calling 312-335-1650. The 1700 Theatre is located behind Front Bar at 1700 N Halsted.
“Laughter through tears is my favorite emotion...” Drury Lane Theatre announces Johanna McKenzie Miller will direct its production of Steel Magnolias, written by Robert Harling. Bringing this story of female strength and friendship to life alongside McKenzie Miller is an all-female creative team, including Angela Weber Miller (Scenic Design), Jessica Pabst (Costume Design), Lindsay Lyddan (Lighting Design), Sarah Ramos (Sound Design), Emily Young (Wig Design), and Cassy Schillo (Properties Design).
The New Colony is pleased to continue its 2019-20 season with the world premiere of ensemble member K.L. Parker’s* heartfelt ensemble family drama Under The Tree, directed by Spenser Davis, playing April 1 – May 3, 2020 at TNC’s resident home, The Den Theatre’s Upstairs Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently available at www.thenewcolony.org. The press opening is Monday, April 6 at 7:30 pm.
Raven Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of Mat Smart’s stark, passionate drama Eden Prairie, 1971, directed by Henry Wishcamper. The cast includes Hayley Burgess, Curtis Edward Jackson and Emily Tate.
Random Acts announced today their 2020 goal of becoming a certified 501(c)(3) non-profit. The group will raise funds throughout the year, beginning March 7 at the MADE WITH LOVE Craft and Arts Fair at Green Bean Nursery in Bucktown.
American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2020-2021 Season, “Breaking Boundaries”. American Blues’ 35th Season will include the Chicago Premiere of Airness by Chelsea Marcantel, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; the World Premiere of Alma by Benjamin Benne, directed by Ana Velazquez; August Wilson’s Fences, directed by Monty Cole; the 19th annual production of It’s a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra’s film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside and music directed by Michael Mahler. All performances in the 2020-2021 season will take place at Stage 773, located at 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago.
Windy City Playhouse today announced their critically-acclaimed immersive production of Mart Crowley’s “The Boys in the Band” has been extended through May 17 at their flagship location (3014 W Irving Park Rd). Fresh off its Tony Award-winning Broadway revival, this landmark play premiered in January 2020 for the first time in in Chicago in 20 years. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online at windycityplayhouse.com or by calling 773-891-8985.
The Passage Theatre (TPT) is pleased to conclude its second season with the world premiere of All One! The Dr. Bronner’s Play, a commission by Beth Hyland, directed by Sammy Zeisel. All One! The Dr. Bronner’s Play will play April 17th – May 3rd, 2020 at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, 1650 W Foster Ave. Tickets are currently available at https://www.thepassagetheatre.com/ or in person at Ebenezer Lutheran Church 30 minutes prior to performance. The press opening is Friday, April 17th at 7:30 pm.
(sub)version productions is proud to announce their premiere season of productions. Season 1: Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll features three fully realized productions, Dark Side of the Boob, Voyeur, and The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque, as well as their hit game show The Chicago Puntathlon, and aims to present innovative and genre-defying programming that subverts audiences’ expectations and celebrates joy, laughter, freedom, and sensuality.
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