Friday August 17 11:05 am

Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan


Underscore Theatre, in association with Theater Wit, Announces Transfer of Hit Musical HAYMARKET Extended August 3 – September 2


Following a successful five-week run at The Den Theatre’s Heath Main Stage, Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Theater Wit is pleased to announce a transfer and extension of its hit musical HAYMARKET, the true story of Chicago’s infamous Haymarket riot. HAYMARKET will play an additional four weeks of performances featuring the full original cast from August 3 – September 2, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

Broken Nose Theatre Announces New Leadership: Elise Marie Davis Named Artistic Director, Rose Hamill Named Managing Director


Broken Nose Theatre today announced two major leadership appointments. Associate Artistic Director Elise Marie Davis has been named the company’s new Artistic Director, succeeding Founding Artistic Director Benjamin Brownson. Brownson, who has led the company since its formation in 2012, is taking a brief sabbatical and will return as the company’s Executive Director in 2019. Additionally, Company Manager Rose Hamill will assume the newly created position of Managing Director.

"Othello": A powerful new production comes to Notre Dame.


The Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival’s Professional Company production of The Tragedy of Othello, the Moor of Venice opens August 14, with 15 performances through August 26. Shakespeare’s powerfully relevant tragedy comes to Notre Dame in a compelling and contemporary new staging, set in a world torn apart by jealousy, mistrust, and racial strife ⎼ a world not unlike our own.



Broadway In Chicago is proud to present the Chicago premiere of the critically acclaimed and 10-time Tony Award-winning production THE BAND’S VISIT for a limited two-week engagement at Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) from Sept. 10-22, 2019.


Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents Cole Porter’s classic 1930s musical comedy, ANYTHING GOES, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 18 through 26. A Big Band orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as “I Get a Kick Out of You,” “It’s De-Lovely,” “Friendship” and “You’re the Top.”

Casting Announced for Shattered Globe's CRIME AND PUNISHMENT - September 6th - October 20th at Theater Wit

Shattered Globe Theatre is pleased to announce casting for Chris Hannan’s new stage adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterful novel CRIME AND PUNISHMENT. SGT Ensemble Member Louis Contey* directs an ensemble of eleven actors in this rich interpretation of one of the world’s great literary treasures.

Ilesa Duncan Joins Lifeline Theatre as Artistic Director Beginning January 2019

Lifeline Theatre welcomes Ilesa Duncan as artistic director beginning January 2019. Reporting directly to Lifeline’s Board of Directors and working in partnership with Managing Director Allison Cain, Duncan will be responsible for stewarding the vision of the artistic ensemble, engaging and inspiring Lifeline’s extended family, seeking out meaningful collaborative opportunities and upholding the mission of the organization. Duncan succeeds Dorothy Milne, who has served as artistic director since 1999 and will continue in the role until Duncan’s duties commence in January 2019.

Hamilton: The Exhibition Announces New Chicago Opening Date: April 6, 2019 Prior To Tour Of U.S. Cities

HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION – a 360-degree, immersive ​exhibit ​that will travel to select U.S. cities – ​has set a new opening date of April 6, 2019 in Chicago, it has been announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of the musical HAMILTON​. HAMILTON: THE EXHIBITION ​– on display in a specially-built free-standing structure the size of a football field --​ opens this spring for a limited engagement ​on Northerly Island​ in Chicago, where HAMILTON has played a sold-out run since 2016.