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Theater

Consortium of Asian American Theaters & Artists Announces ConFest 2018: Revolutionary Acts

Over the course of six days, ConFest 2018: Chicago will explore the theme Revolutionary Acts, engaging attendees and the Chicago community in critical theater and dialogue regarding the intersection of art, leadership and organizational practice in the face of social injustice, inequity and active resistance in American culture.

BUFFALO THEATRE ENSEMBLE ANNOUNCES 2018-2019 SEASON FEATURING TWO CHICAGO PREMIERES

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Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center, is pleased to announce its 2018-2019 season.

THE COLOR PURPLE Tickets On Sale Now!

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Broadway In Chicago and the producers of the Tony Award-winning revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, the truly remarkable musical adapted of Alice Walker’s best-selling novel, are delighted to announce that individual tickets for THE COLOR PURPLE are on sale now. Broadway In Chicago presents THE COLOR PURPLE, directed by Tony winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd and The Color Purple), at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E. Congress Pkwy.) for a limited two-week engagement July 17 - 29, 2018.

Remy Bumppo Theatre Company Announces Move to Theater Wit

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Remy Bumppo Theatre Company will perform its 2018-2019 Season at Theater Wit in the Belmont corridor. Remy Bumppo, which previously has been a resident company at the Greenhouse Theater Center in Lincoln Park, will kick off its 22nd season this fall as the newest resident company within the theater complex at Theater Wit.

Lookingglass Theatre Company Presents the World Premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas

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Lookingglass Theatre Company concludes its 30th Anniversary season with the world premiere of 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas adapted by David Kersnar and Althos Low, from the books by Jules Verne, directed by Ensemble Member David Kersnar. 20,000 Leagues Under the Seas runs May 23 – August 19, 2018 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, June 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

HAMILTON New Block of Tickets On Sale Now

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Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago announced recently that a new 20 week block of tickets for HAMILTON at CIBC Theatre (18 W. Monroe) are on-sale now. Tickets will be available for performances through January 20, 2019.

Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season

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Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere.

Lost and Found Productions Presents the World Premiere of BURNHAM’S DREAM: THE WHITE CITY June 1st – July 1st at Theater Wit

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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 Paul W. Thompson 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. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, by calling (773) 975-8150, or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Monday, June 4 at 7 pm.