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Theater

Broadway In Chicago Celebrates Independence Day with 1776 half-price Tickets to Select Performances

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that Disney’s ALADDIN and the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s THE KING AND I will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres’ Hot Tix program Wednesday, June 28 beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 9, 2017.

Strawdog Theatre Company Announces the Chicago Premiere of BARBECUE, August 17 - September 30, At Steppemwolf's 1700 Theatre

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Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Directors Michael Dailey, Heath Hays and Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the first production in their 2017 – 2018 season, Barbecue by Robert O’Hara

Writers Theatre adds a second extension to the run of Parade: MUST CLOSE July 15, 2017

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Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds a week of performances to the run of Parade, with book by Alfred Uhry and music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, co-conceived by Harold Prince. The Writers Theatre production of Parade is directed by Gary Griffin and features musical direction by Michael Mahler and choreography by Ericka Mac. Parade now runs through July 15, 2017 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.

Midwest Premiere at the Towle Theater

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The Towle Theater continues its 14th season with the Midwest Premiere musical STANDBY Music by Amy Baer & Keith Robinson, Lyrics by Mark-Eugene Garcia & Alfred Solis, Book by Mark-Eugene Garcia & Concept by Alfred Soli with generous support from Purdue University Northwest and Hammond Urban Enterprise Association. This musical is under the direction of Jeff Casey, Managing Director of the Towle Theater. Musical Direction is by Elizabeth Tuazon.

The Magic Parlour Celebrates Five Years at the Legendary Palmer House Hilton Hotel and Announces 200 Performances

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The House Theatre of Chicago proudly announces the return of Dennis Watkins in The Magic Parlour, at the Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe, currently an open run.

Sideshow Theatre Company Announces 2017-18 Season

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Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 2017-18 Season, launching next spring with the Chicago premiere of Mia Chung’s absurdly inventive smash-hit YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, directed by artistic associate Elly Green. The season concludes next summer with the world premiere of Kristiana Rae Colón’s spectacular and fearless indictment TILIKUM, directed by Lili-Anne Brown.

Pride Arts Center to premiere inaugural Theatre for Young Audiences play on July 8

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Pride Arts Center (PAC), home to Pride Films and Plays (PFP), has been producing a variety of shows each month, but this summer will be their first ever Theatre for Young Audiences production.

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Chicago Tickets on Sale Now

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Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE are thrilled to announce tickets are on sale now. ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, the new musical featuring the songs of iconic singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett, will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre for a limited three-week engagement November 9 through December 2, 2017.