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Spotlighting events along the south shore of Lake Michigan

Theater

CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE '90s MUSICAL tickets on sale now

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Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce tickets for “the ultimate night out” (Entertainment Weekly) CRUEL INTENTIONS: THE ‘90s MUSICAL will go on sale on Wednesday, January 30. The show will play Broadway In Chicago’s Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St) for a limited two week engagement April 2 – 14, 2019.

Artemisia's staged reading of dramedy REAP THE GROVE set for Friday, March 15 at The Den

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Caity-Shea Violette’s heartbreakingly funny new play is a riveting story about a family of women struggling to reconnect as they react to an unexpected end-of-life decision. This new dramedy was the winner of Artemisia’s 2017 Fall Festival of new plays, earning it this staged reading and finally, a fully staged production by Artemisia in 2020. Artemisia’s Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot will direct the reading, to be performed at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm.

BLACK ENSEMBLE THEATER ANNOUNCES 43RD SEASON OF EXCELLENCE: LEGENDS AND LESSONS

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Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 43rd Season of Excellence: Legends and Lessons. The 2019 Season includes tributes to the renowned Gospel great Mahalia Jackson, legendary singer and actress Lena Horne, funk legends from James Brown to The Parliaments, and the legendary Motown artist, American icon and musical genius Stevie Wonder. The season culminates with the return of audience favorite The Other Cinderella. All performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.

Five Added Weeks of Performances! TUTA Theatre Chicago’s Hit U.S. Premiere of RADIO CULTURE Extends through March 3

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TUTA Theatre Chicago is pleased to announce five additional weeks of performances of its hit U.S. premiere of RADIO CULTURE. During the show’s third extension, TUTA will offer free reserved seats for students to all performances, thanks to a generous donation underwritten by Light A City Fund. RADIO CULTURE will extend through March 3, 2019 at 4670 N. Manor Ave. in Chicago, where it has enjoyed sell-out performances since opening on October 17, 2018. This intimate depiction of one day in the life of a young Belorussian is written by Maxim Dosko, with a new English translation by Natalia Fedorova and Amber Robinson and direction by Amber Robinson.

EPIC Showcase A Staged Reading Featuring New Plays by Chicago Public School Students: directed by Corey Pond with Tracy Strimple

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EPIC Showcase is a compilation of short plays written by middle school and high school students that shed light on the challenges and issues Chicago youth face. The readings are performed by actors from the Silk Road Rising community.

Announcing Lyric's 2019/20 Season with Dead Man Walking, 42nd Street, full Ring Cycle, and more

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A season filled with unforgettable music, riveting stories, thrilling singers from around the world, and stirring productions goes on sale by subscription Friday, January 25, at 10am. Six new and new-to-Chicago productions including three Lyric premieres and three performances of the Ring cycle will engage and entertain audiences from late September 2019 through June 2020.

Interrobang Theatre Project Announces Casting for Midwest Premiere of UTILITY April 5 – May 4, 2019 at Rivendell Theatre

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Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to announce casting for its Midwest premiere of Emily Schwend's drama UTILITY, an intimate look at an East Texas woman's struggle to make ends meet, directed by Artistic Director Georgette Verdin*.

Cast announced for Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTY, opening March 11

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Artistic Director Fred Anzevino announced today his full cast and production team for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY – the heartfelt, intimate musical based on Robert James Waller’s tender story of love, regrets and second chances.