2014 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS
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Goodman Theatre Celebrates the Life of Robert Christen on May 13, 4-6pm
ATC’s Long-awaited Production of HAIR Runs May 6-June 29, 2014
Chicago Humanities Festival In Partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Grammy Award-Winning Opera Singer Jessye Norman May 19 at the School of the Art Institute
Podcast with “Churchill’s” RONALD KEATON
2014 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS

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2014 NON-EQUITY JEFF AWARD NOMINATIONS

Posted on 24 April 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. Continue Reading

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Goodman Theatre Celebrates the Life of Robert Christen on May 13, 4-6pm

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Goodman Theatre Celebrates the Life of Robert Christen on May 13, 4-6pm

Posted on 23 April 2014

On May 13, Goodman Theatre celebrates the life and creative contributions of Robert (Bob) Christen, its longtime Resident Lighting Designer and one of the most prolific live performance designers in the country, who passed away last month at age 64. Continue Reading

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“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” BWAY Cast Album Debuts #1 on iTunes

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“THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY” BWAY Cast Album Debuts #1 on iTunes

Posted on 23 April 2014

 The Bridges of Madison County, the original Broadway cast recording of the new romantic musical from Ghostlight Records, has debuted on iTunes as the #1 Cast Recording, #2 Soundtrack(behind Frozen) and #14 for all digital albums. The show has music and lyrics by Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, Parade), who also provided the orchestrations; and a book by Pulitzer Prize […] Continue Reading

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CANDID CONCERT OPERA CHICAGO PRESENTS MOZART’S Così fan tutte, May 9 & 10

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CANDID CONCERT OPERA CHICAGO PRESENTS MOZART’S Così fan tutte, May 9 & 10

Posted on 23 April 2014

Candid Concert Opera Chicago presents Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s Così fan tutte.  An ingenious mix of poignant drama and hilarious farce, Così fan tutte follows two young soldiers who disguise their identities to test their lover’s fidelity. The opera will be sung in Italian with English supertitles.  Continue Reading

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“Our City, Our Shakespeare” premieres  on WTTW Channel 11

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“Our City, Our Shakespeare” premieres on WTTW Channel 11

Posted on 22 April 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) along with Chicago’s civic and cultural leaders celebrate William Shakespeare’s 450th Birthday with the premiere of “Our City, Our Shakespeare,” a documentary exploring Shakespeare’s enduring presence in Chicago, featuring Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, among others. Continue Reading

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ATC’s Long-awaited Production of HAIR Runs May 6-June 29, 2014

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ATC’s Long-awaited Production of HAIR Runs May 6-June 29, 2014

Posted on 22 April 2014

American Theater Company concludes the 2013-2014 Season with Hair, music & lyrics by James Rado & Gerome Ragni and music by Galt MacDermot. Hair will be directed by Artistic Director PJ Paparelli with Music Direction by Austin Cook, and will run May 6 – June 29, 2014 at American Theater Company, 1909 W Byron St, […] Continue Reading

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SOLA Offers $35 Prix Fixe In Celebration of American Theatre Co.’s HAIR

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SOLA Offers $35 Prix Fixe In Celebration of American Theatre Co.’s HAIR

Posted on 22 April 2014

In celebration of American Theatre Co.’s production of the groundbreaking musical HAIR this May, Sola, the Hawaiian inspired American eatery in Chicago’s North Center neighborhood, is putting on their own production—a themed prix fixe menu as unique and colorful as the musical itself. Continue Reading

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The Royal Opera House Cinema Series Presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco Starring Plácido Domingo Available In Select U.S. Movie Theaters Beginning May 15, 2014

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The Royal Opera House Cinema Series Presents Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco Starring Plácido Domingo Available In Select U.S. Movie Theaters Beginning May 15, 2014

Posted on 22 April 2014

The Royal Opera House Cinema Season is bringing Nabucco, a genre-defining masterwork containing some of the greatest choral music, arias and ensembles ever written, to more than 130 cinemas in the United States, beginning Thursday, May 15, 2014. Continue Reading

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Chicago Humanities Festival In Partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Grammy Award-Winning Opera Singer Jessye Norman May 19 at the School of the Art Institute

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Chicago Humanities Festival In Partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents Grammy Award-Winning Opera Singer Jessye Norman May 19 at the School of the Art Institute

Posted on 22 April 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF), in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to present five-time Grammy Award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman on May 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave.). Legendary soprano Jessye Norman will be in conversation with opera dramaturg Colin Ure to discuss her new memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing!, set to release […] Continue Reading

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Podcast with “Churchill’s” RONALD KEATON

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Podcast with “Churchill’s” RONALD KEATON

Posted on 22 April 2014

Actor and playwright Ronald Keaton discusses his one man show CHURCHILL. First Folio Theatre is proud to present acclaimed Chicago actor Ronald Keaton his one-man show Churchill. April 30, May 2 @ 8PM; May 3@ 3 & 8 PM. www.firstfolio.org/ Continue Reading

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through August 9, 2014

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MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Extends Through August 9, 2014

Posted on 22 April 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, along with Broadway In Chicago, are thrilled to announce that due to popular demand MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has added four weeks to its Chicago engagement. Continue Reading

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2014 USA HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP Aug. 2-4 in Las Vegas

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2014 USA HIP HOP DANCE CHAMPIONSHIP Aug. 2-4 in Las Vegas

Posted on 16 April 2014

If your crew is ready for the most exciting street dance competition true to the real values of hip hop then plan on being in Las Vegas for the 2014 USA Hip Hop Dance Championship August 2-4.  Continue Reading

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