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Theater

Griffin Theatre Announces 30th Anniversary Season

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Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce its 30th Anniversary Season, featuring four productions exploring the theme “the journeys we take to find ourselves,” including two Chicago premieres.

Black Button Eyes Productions Announces Casting for NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

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Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere musical NEVERMORE – The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe, the moving life story of the iconic American writer told through haunting music, poetic storytelling and stunning stagecraft, with book, music and lyrics by Jonathan Christenson.

Theo Ubique to stage SWEENEY TODD in final season at No Exit Café

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Theo Ubique will be producing SWEENEY TODD in place of the previously announced FINIAN'S RAINBOW this coming Spring, according to the company’s Artistic Director, Fred Anzevino.

Cast announced for Yank! by Pride Films and Plays, opening January 18

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Casting for Pride Films and Plays’ Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story was announced today by David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays. YANK! is the story of a midwestern boy who joins the Army during World War II, falls in love with another soldier in his squad and is later introduced to the gay underground of the Armed Services through a journalist for the Army magazine YANK. Zak will direct the musical, with Robert Ollis providing musical direction and Jenna Schoppe choreography.

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO’S ORIENTAL THEATRE TO HOST PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE OF THE CHER SHOW

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Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced today that The Cher Show, the new musical based on the life and six-decade career of the iconic singer and actress, will have its pre-Broadway world premiere in Chicago with previews beginning on June 12, 2018 at the Oriental Theatre before making its Broadway debut at the Neil Simon Theatre in Fall 2018.

BROADWAY IN CHICAGO’S ORIENTAL THEATRE TO HOST PRE-BROADWAY WORLD PREMIERE OF PRETTY WOMAN THE MUSICAL

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Broadway In Chicago and Producer Paula Wagner are thrilled to announce a new musical based on one of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time, Garry Marshall’s PRETTY WOMAN, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere stage production in Chicago in the spring of 2018 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a strictly limited 5-week engagement beginning March 13 through April 15, 2018.

Chicago Theatre Week 2018 Dates Announced February 8 – 18, 2018

Chicago Theatre Week (#CTW18), an annual celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago, will take place February 8 – 18, 2018, spanning a week and two full weekends. Heading into its sixth year, Chicago Theatre Week is a program of the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago. Tickets are priced at $30, $15, or less and will go on sale Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at 10:00am CST.