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Theater

THE LIGHTNING THIEF Launches National Tour in Chicago

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Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce that THE LIGHTNING THIEF: THE PERCY JACKSON MUSICAL, an “electrifying” (Newsday) musical adaption of The New York Times best-selling novel written by Rick Riordan, will launch its National Tour in Chicago playing Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement January 8 – 13, 2019.

SENSORY-FRIENDLY PERFORMANCES OF A CHRISTMAS CAROL AND THE MUSIC MAN OFFERED IN GOODMAN THEATRE’S NEW 2018/19 SEASON

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Goodman Theatre announces two Sensory-Friendly/Relaxed Performances as part of its ongoing efforts to make the plays on stage accessible to all audiences. In partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, these performances are designed to create a performing arts experiences intended for families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities.

Chicago Shakespeare announces 14 productions in 2018/19 Season

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces t‌oday fourteen productions in the Theater’s 2018/19 Season—encompassing the dynamic and diverse range of offerings which have come to characterize a company that defies theatrical category. The season features programming across Chicago Shakespeare’s performance spaces—the Courtyard Theater, the theater Upstairs, The Yard, and even in the lobby’s Pub—fully activating the Theater’s vibrant and multifaceted campus on Navy Pier.

Lyric Opera Announces 2018/19 Season

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Thrilling music, powerhouse international casts, company premieres, and stirring new productions to experience in Lyric Opera of Chicago’s 2018/19 Season, "La bohème", "Idomeneo", "Siegfried", "Il trovatore", "Cendrillon", "Elektra", "La traviata", "Ariodante", and "An American Dream". Next season also includes a new coproduction and Lyric premiere of "West Side Story", plus special performances: Anna Netrebko in Recital and The Renée Fleming 25th Anniversary Concert and Gala.

PARAMOUNT THEATRE’S FIRST WORLD PREMIERE MUSICAL, AUGUST RUSH, CAPS 2018-19 BROADWAY SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT

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For the first time in its history, Aurora’s Paramount Theatre will present a brand new musical. "August Rush", a world premiere co-production with Arlington Virginia's Signature Theatre, was announced today as the thrilling finale of Paramount’s 2018-19 Broadway series.