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Showbiz Chicago Photo Spotlight: Drury Lane's CHICAGO runs through June 18

Photo credit: Brett Beiner PhotographyDrury Lane Theatre opens its electrifying new production of Chicago, featuring a book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins. This fiery new take on Chicago is directed by Drury Lane Theatre’s Artistic Director William ...

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Chicago Theatre Mourns The Passing of Martha Lavey

Chicago theatre has lost a pioneer. Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19, Steppenwolf Theatre Company Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro and Executive Director David Schmitz confirmed in a statement ...

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BROADWAY IN CHICAGO ANNOUNCES NEXT SEASON

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season line-up: Andrew Lloyd Webber’s SCHOOL OF ROCK, Broadway sensation WICKED, 2016 Tony Award®-winning Best Play THE HUMANS and LOVE NEVER DIES. Joining the season shows are two off-season specials: IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS and MOTOWN ...

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Spotlight: Kokandy Productions' THE WIZ - Through April 16, 2017 at Theater Wit

Kokandy Productions is pleased to launch its fifth anniversary season with a revival of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical THE WIZ, with book by William F. Brown, music and lyrics by Charlie Smalls, directed by guest director Lili-Anne Brown, music direction by Jimmy Morehead and choreography by Breon Arzell. THE WIZ will play March 5 –April 16, ...

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Paramount Theatre in Aurora Serves Up A Breathtaking Sweeney Todd

Highly Recommended What is considered by many to be Sondheim’s greatest work Sweeney Todd had its premiere in 1979, starring Len Cariou as the demon barber of Fleet Street Todd and Angela Lansbury (at 65 years of age) as the meat pie maven Mrs. Lovett. For ...

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Joffrey Ballet offers GAME CHANGERS at The Auditorium Theatre

Reviewed by: Bob Douglas Recommended For its annual winter engagement, The Joffrey Ballet presents Game Changers, a program of three contemporary ballets by choreographers including Wonder Boy Justin Peck, Wayne MacGregor and Christopher Wheeldon. This bill of fare is presented in a total run of 10-performances. The evening ...

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Pride Films and Plays Poignant PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Proves Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Reviewed by: Bob Douglas Highly Recommended Pride Films and Plays present Priscilla, Queen of the Desert in their new venue to a cheering opening night audience. Resplendent in flamboyant ball gowns, lots of feathers and glitter, looking down over the vast red Australian desert: for three showgirls ...

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Broadway In Chicago Announces WICKED To Return in December

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce WICKED, Broadway’s biggest blockbuster and Chicago’s most popular musical, will return to Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018.With music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, ...

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