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Greenhouse Theater Center Announces Casting for Chicago Premiere of BIRDS OF A FEATHER

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The Greenhouse Theater Center is pleased to announce casting for the Chicago premiere of Marc Acito’s touching and humorous play BIRDS OF A FEATHER, directed by Artistic Director Jacob Harvey. Based on one of America’s most banned books, Acito’s hit comedy brings to life the story of the Central Park Zoo’s gay penguins to tell a truly hilarious human story.

TOOTSIE Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago

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Broadway In Chicago and Scott Sanders Productions has announced that the world premiere of the new comedy musical, TOOTSIE, will play a pre-Broadway engagement this fall at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL) from September 11 – October 14. TOOTSIE will come to Broadway in spring 2019.

Lost and Found Productions Announces the World Premiere of BURNHAM’S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY

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The story of visionary architect Daniel H. Burnham and Chicago’s great World’s Fair comes to life in Lost and Found Productions’ world premiere musical BURNHAM’S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY, with book and lyrics by June Finfer, music and lyrics by Elizabeth Doyle, direction by Erik Wagner, music direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Jessica Texidor. Celebrating the 125th anniversary of the 1893 World’s Fair, this lively new musical will play June 1 – July 1, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

HEARTBREAK HOTEL Chicago Premiere

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Broadway In Chicago, the producers of HEARTBREAK HOTEL, and Authentic Brands Group (ABG), owner of Elvis Presley Enterprises today, announce a musical premiere that will ignite the stage of the Broadway Playhouse. HEARTBREAK HOTEL, the live musical, will make its debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited engagement, running from June 30 through September 9, 2018.

STAGE AND SCREEN LEGEND IVONNE COLL (JANE THE VIRGIN) JOINS CAST OF TEATRO VISTA’S WORLD PREMIERE THE MADRES, APRIL 21-MAY 27

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Chicago’s Teatro Vista announced that award-wining Latin film, TV and stage star Ivonne Coll, who plays matriarch Alba Villanueva on TV’s Jane The Virgin, will lead the cast of the company’s Spring world premiere, The Madres.

MUSIC THEATER WORKS Musical Theater Summer Workshops give youth a chance to sing, dance and act this summer

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Music Theater Works is now accepting enrollments for the 2018 Musical Theater Summer Workshop. Young people ages 8 to 13 will learn singing, dancing and acting in preparation for a free public performance, where family and friends are invited to watch them perform a mini-musical. No experience or audition required, and everyone gets a part.

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's 2017/18 Season continues Full line-up of productions: January – June 2018

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Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) continues the 2017/18 Season with a full line-up of productions through June 2018.