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Theater

Cast Announced for Circle Theatre’s Chicago Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS

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Complete cast and crew were announced today for Circle’s Chicago premiere production of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, a musical by Max Vernon, whose musical KPOP last week won Best Musical honors in off-Broadway’s Lortel Awards and is also nominated for seven Drama Desk awards.

LookOut Series Offers 20+ Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer Featuring New Artists and LookOut Favorites

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Steppenwolf’s LookOut Series is pleased to announce its exciting Summer 2018 lineup, which includes offerings from more than 20 different artists and groups ranging from standup to theatre to live music to a live podcast episode and more! LookOut’s Summer 2018 lineup provides audiences with a variety of reasons to step out of the heat, grab a cool drink from Front Bar and head into Steppenwolf’s 1700 Theatre to experience diverse artists and genres.

The Neo-Futurists Announce the Return of The Infinite Wrench: 30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes

30 Queer Plays in 60 Straight Minutes is a special edition of The Infinite Wrench that corrals the queerest plays into one show, slaying gender roles and celebrating deviance.

A BRONX TALE to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre March 2019

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions and Evamere Entertainment are delighted to announce that A BRONX TALE will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement March 12-24, 2019. A BRONX TALE will be part of Broadway In Chicago’s upcoming season. Subscriptions will go on sale in the fall of 2018.

ANASTASIA to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre March 2019

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Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ANASTASIA are delighted to announce that ANASTASIA, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical inspired by beloved films, will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement March 26 through April 7, 2019. ANASTASIA will be part of Broadway In Chicago’s upcoming season. Subscriptions will go on sale in the fall of 2018.

"Guards at the Taj" opens June 11th at Steppenwolf

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Now in previews, Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to present Guards at the Taj, a stunning tale about the search for beauty in desperate circumstances, written by acclaimed playwright Rajiv Joseph (Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo). As previously announced, ensemble member Amy Morton directs this Chicago premiere, featuring the original cast members, Omar Metwally (Humayun) and Arian Moayed (Babur), who were last seen on Steppenwolf’s stage together in Homebody/Kabul. Morton directed the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway world premiere of Guards at the Taj, which won the 2016 Obie Award for Best New American Play.

FALSETTOS to Play Chicago's Oriental Theatre May 2019

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Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the 2019 National Tour of the Lincoln Center Theater Broadway Production of FALSETTOS, William Finn and James Lapine's groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning musical, will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement May 28 – June 9, 2019. This production was nominated for five Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival when it returned to Broadway in Fall 2016. FALSETTOS will be part of Broadway In Chicago’s upcoming season. Subscriptions will go on sale in the fall of 2018.

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story to extend through Sept 15

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American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY – The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 – September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Ticketsare on sale now for the encore run.