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Arts

Lucky Plush brings "The Better Half" back Nov. 2-17 as part of Steppenwolf's LookOut Series

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Lucky Plush Productions is thrilled to return to Steppenwolf’s LookOut series this fall for a three-week run of "The Better Half" November 2-17 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, an 80-seat cabaret-style space connected to Steppenwolf’s own Front Bar: Coffee and Drinks, 1700 N. Halsted St., Chicago.

Lucky Plush receives National Theater Project Creation and Touring Award from New England Foundation of The Arts for RINK LIFE

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Lucky Plush Productions is thrilled to announce it has been awarded a National Theater Project Creation and Touring Award from the New England Foundation of the Arts (NEFA) to support Rink Life, the newest dance/theater work by Lucky Plush.

The original “Rent,” LA BOHÈME opens at Lyric Opera October 6

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Puccini’s beloved romantic opera sparkles with irresistible wit, passion, and an outpouring of heartfelt melody. It centers on a charming group of young, spirited Bohemians living in the Latin Quarter of 19th-century Paris. One chance encounter kindles love between Mimì and Rodolfo. Another reunites Musetta and Marcello. Can love survive jealousy, illness, winter’s cold, and poverty?

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PUBLIC ART INSTALLATION BY CHICAGO-BASED ARTIST ROBERT BURNIER NOW ON DISPLAY AT CHICAGO RIVERWALK

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Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the City of Chicago and the Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) have commissioned a new site-specific art installation, Black Tiberinus, by critically hailed Chicago-based artist Robert Burnier, which is now on display Chicago Riverwalk, where it will remain through May 2019.

CLEVE CARNEY ART GALLERY OFFERS LIMITED-EDITION PORTFOLIO OF ARTIST PRINTS TO MARK THE GALLERY’S FIFTH ANNIVERSARY

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Home to an 800-piece contemporary art collection featuring some of the most important artists of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the Cleve Carney Art Gallery is located at 425 Fawell Blvd. on the campus of College of DuPage (COD). The gallery is named after the late Cleve Carney (1939-2013), a major influence in the careers of many of Chicago’s most renowned artists. This rich legacy is celebrated in the Cleve Carney Print Portfolio comprised of prints provided by Chicago artists Phyllis Bramson, Michelle Grabner, Judy Ledgerwood, Tony Tassett, and Richard Rezac and the related Cleve Carney Portfolio Exhibition Oct. 25-Nov. 17.

THE NATIONAL HELLENIC MUSEUM ANNOUNCES NEWEST EXHIBIT – GEORGE KOKINES: LAYERS REVEALED – OPENING SEPTEMBER 20

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Dedicated to collecting, preserving and portraying the legacy of Greek history and culture in America, the National Hellenic Museum has the largest collection of Greek American artifacts and recorded oral histories anywhere. The National Hellenic Museum (NHM), 333 S. Halsted St., introduces its newest exhibition — George Kokines: Layers Revealed. On September 20, 2018, the National Hellenic Museum will open the first ever retrospective of the artist George Kokines. Using loaned objects and those from the NHM Collections, this exhibition traces Kokines’ artistic development and accomplishments in Abstract Expressionism as well as his journey to embrace his Greek American identity.

EXPO CHICAGO ANNOUNCES ARTISTS FOR 2018 EDITION OF OVERRIDE | A BILLBOARD PROJECT

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EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art (September 27– 30, 2018), announces the full list of international artists featured in the third annual program for OVERRIDE | A Billboard Project, curated by the exposition’s Director of Programming Stephanie Cristello, Exhibitor Relations & Programming Coordinator Alexis Brocchi and Chicago’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events (DCASE) Program Director Daniel Schulman. Aligning with the seventh exposition, this significant citywide public art initiative, on view September 17 – October 7, 2018, will feature the work of 12 artists represented by major local, national and international galleries exhibiting at the exposition displayed throughout Chicago’s City Digital Network (CDN) of citywide billboards.

Amazing news... Lucky Plush received a National Theater Project award!

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Hot off the press!

The New England Foundation for the Arts (NEFA) just announced its 2018 National Theater Project (NTP) Creation and Touring Awards, and Lucky Plush is one of the eight honored recipients!