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Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

Chicago Premiere! Greenhouse Theater Center, in association with The Marsh, presents THE MUSHROOM CURE April 4 – May 5,

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The Greenhouse Theater Center, in association with The Marsh, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit THE MUSHROOM CURE, the true story of one man's attempt to treat his severe OCD with psychedelics. Written and performed by Adam Strauss and developed with and directed by Jonathan Libman, THE MUSHROOM CURE will play April 4 – May 5, 2019 in The Greenhouse Theater Center’s Downstairs Main Stage, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago.

Green Design with Tony Award-winning Set Designer Donyale Werle

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Join Tony Award-winning set designer and sustainable design advocate Donyale Werle at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, for a green design lecture for the Chicago theatre community.
Sunday, April 7, 10AM-11AM - Lecture on Sustainability and Design
Monday, April 8, 5:30-8:30PM - Theatre Community Green Design Lecture and Discussion

“OUR PERSPECTIVE: ASIAN AMERICAN PLAY READINGS” RETURNS MONDAY, MAY 13 AT STEPPENWOLF 1700 THEATRE

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The AA Arts Incubator Program of Asian Improv Arts Midwest (AIRMW) is pleased to announce that its historic series, "Our Perspective: Asian American Play Readings," continues with its second reading in 2019. The next reading is the comedic full length play Lucy and Charlie’s Honeymoon by Matthew C. Yee, Monday, May 13, at the Steppenwolf 1700 Theatre, 1700 N Halsted St, at 6:30 p.m.

Epic "Moby Dick" Caps Chicago Opera Theater's 2018/19 Season

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Chicago Opera Theater (COT) caps its 2018/2019 season with the Chicago premiere of “Moby-Dick,” an epic adaptation of Herman Melville’s 1851 classic “Moby-Dick; or, The Whale” at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Street) Thursday, April 25 and Sunday, April 28. The production is co-produced by Utah Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, San Jose Opera and Gran Teatre del Liceu.

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO’S ILLINOIS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS TO TAKE PLACE MONDAY, MAY 6

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) on Monday, May 6, 2019, hosted by NBC 5’s entertainment reporter LeeAnn Trotter and sponsored by CHICAGO THE MUSICAL (which will play at the Cadillac Palace Theatre from May 7-12). The Illinois chapter of The Jimmy Awards® (National High School Musical Theatre Awards) – one of the largest programs in the country – serves as an annual national celebration of outstanding achievement in musical theater performance by high school students.

Rod Serling’s REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT extends two weeks, to April 14th

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The Artistic Home’s Jeff Award-recommended and critically acclaimed production of Rod Serling’s REQUIEM FOR A HEAVYWEIGHT will be extended for two additional weeks due to popular demand. The drama opened to rave reviews on February 17 and will now close on Sunday, April 14 rather than Sunday, March 31.

TheatreSquared announces $1.5 million gift to Our Next Stage Campaign

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TheatreSquared Executive Director Martin Miller and Artistic Director Robert Ford announced today a $1.5 million leadership grant from the Willard and Pat Walker Charitable Foundation toward the Our Next Stage capital campaign, supporting Northwest Arkansas’s first permanent, dedicated home for professional theatre.

Following Sold-Out Runs in London and New York Steppenwolf Presents the Chicago Premiere of The Children April 18 - June 9

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Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere of The Children written by acclaimed British playwright Lucy Kirkwood and helmed by celebrated Chicago director Jonathan Berry. Filled with dark humor, this thought-provoking and haunting play features three of Chicago’s top actors tackling complex roles: ensemble members Ora Jones (Rose) and Yasen Peyankov (Robin) with Janet Ulrich Brooks (Hazel). Following sold-out runs in London and New York, Steppenwolf proudly presents this brave and profound work that confronts the responsibility each generation must face for the way it leaves the world.