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Theater

BoHo Theatre Launches 15th Season with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell’s BRIGHT STAR

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BoHo Theatre begins its 2019 season with BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by playwright Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell, directed by Ericka Mac. This production marks the company’s first as a resident company at Lincoln Park’s Greenhouse Theater Center and also the first under new artistic director Stephen Schellhardt. BRIGHT STAR was nominated for five Tony Awards and called “a shining achievement” by THE NEW YORK TIMES. It received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outer Critics Circles Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score.

Refuge Theatre Project brings "Hands on a Hardbody" to Chicago, March 15 - April 27 - Based on a true story

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Refuge Theater Project is proud to announce the cast and production team for its second production in its 2018 – 2019 season, Hands on a Hardbody, March 15 – April 27, book by Doug Wright, with lyrics by Amanda Green, and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, directed by Refuge Theatre Project’s Artistic Director Christopher Pazdernik and music directed by Jon Schneidman. Hands on a Hardbody runs Fridays through Sundays at 8 p.m. at Mason Hall in the Preston Bradley Center, 941 W. Lawrence Ave.

Shattered Globe Theatre Announces Casting for HANNAH AND MARTIN April 11 – May 25 at Theater Wit

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Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for its production on Kate Fodor’s drama HANNAH AND MARTIN, directed by SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey*.

April 10 - May 26: Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Production Team for "A Chorus Line"

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Porchlight Music Theatre, currently running the critically-acclaimed A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder through March 16 is proud to announce the conclusion of its Mainstage 2018 – 2019 season with the Tony and Pulitzer Prize- winning A Chorus Line, April 10 – May 26 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics by Edward Kleban, book by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante and is directed by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, Choreographed by Chris Carter and Music Directed by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Associate Linda Madonia.

The Gift Theatre Presents DOUBT: A PARABLE February 27 – March 31 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre

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The Gift Theatre is pleased to launch its 18th season with a revival of John Patrick Shanley’s Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning drama DOUBT: A PARABLE, presented as a part of Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series. Directed by Ensemble Member John Gawlik and featuring an all-ensemble cast, DOUBT will play February 27 – March 31, 2019 at Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre, 1700 N. Halsted St. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at steppenwolf.org through Steppenwolf Audience Services (1650 N. Halsted St.) or by calling (312) 335-1650. The press opening is Sunday, March 3 at 3:30 pm.

THE FACTORY THEATER ANNOUNCES THE WORLD PREMIERE OF SHANNON O’NEILL’S MAY THE ROAD RISE UP, FEBRUARY 15 – MARCH 30

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The Factory Theater continues its 26th season with May the Road Rise Up, February 15 – March 30, 2019, at the Factory Theater, 1623 W. Howard St., Chicago. The play is written by Factory Theater Ensemble Member Shannon O’Neill and directed by Factory Theater Ensemble Member and Jeff Award-winning director Spenser Davis.

Calling All Actors!

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PNW Spotlight Theatre Guild announces auditions for the Spring Musical. Auditions will take place this Sunday, February 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., and Monday, February 18 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the YJean Chambers Hall, (SUL, 3rd floor) - Hammond Campus

The House Theatre of Chicago Presents The World Premiere of “Pinocchio”

Carved from an enchanted stump in a charred forest, toyshop owner Geppeto's small puppet child flourishes. The growing Pinocchio devours books and the complex worlds they reveal. He relishes musicals and the emotional ride they offer.