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Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with Actor MARK DAVID KAPLAN

Jeff Award winning actor MARK DAVID KAPLAN discusses his incredible career on stage including making his Goodman Theatre debut in Mary Zimmerman's new production of Wonderful Town. Wonderful Town appears September 10 – October 16 in the Albert Theatre. Tickets ($25 – $93; subject to change) go on sale to the general public Friday, August 5 and are available at GoodmanTheatre.org, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). Abbott Fund is the Major Production ...

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Weeklong Leonard Bernstein Celebration Kicks-off September 27 at Goodman Theatre

Goodman Theatre kicks off its 2016/2017 Season with a major revival of Wonderful Town, Leonard Bernstein’s timeless musical composition of hope and adventure, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov. Directed by Tony Award winner and Manilow Resident Director Mary Zimmerman, Wonderful Town is a whimsical love letter to Manhattan that follows sisters Eileen and Ruth, who leave behind their mundane Ohio home in pursuit of career ...

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OPENING NIGHT CELEBRATION OF CHICAGO DANCING FESTIVAL AT THE AUDITORIUM THEATRE

Chicago Dancing Company was established in 2006 to heighten awareness of dance in Chicago, increase accessibility to the art form and provide inspiration for local artists. CDC produces the Chicago Dancing Festival each summer and was founded by internationally renowned choreographer Lar Lubovitch and highly esteemed dancer Jay Franke. In nine seasons, Chicago Dancing festival has commissioned eight new works, presented more than 100 dance companies at five premier Chicago venues and built an audience of ...

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Priscilla, Queen of The Desert and The Nance among Pride Film & Plays 2016-17 Season

Pride Films and Plays’ 2016-17 season will include two Chicago premieres of Tony Award nominated shows and two world premieres, Executive Director David Zak and Artistic Director Nelson Rodriguez announced today. Under the theme, “Let in the Light,” the season will open with the previously announced world premiere Resolution at Rivendell Theatre from October 21 to November 20, 2016. In January, the company will present their inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center, the ...

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Chicago Premiere of film REPARATION at the Sept. 10 at Wilmette Theatre

REPARATION, a winner of 11 film festival awards, is an independent motion picture about a troubled Air Force veteran who finds clues to his lost memories in his daughter's art — while confronted by a stranger looking for answers of his own. On Saturday, September 10th at 7pm, the Wilmette Theatre will host the Chicago premiere of REPARATION with special guests including with the film's young star, Brody Behr, Actors Training Center Alum, and Chicago-natives Keith Szarabajka and Jay ...

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Broadway Quality MAME Opens New Windows At Light Opera Works

Highly Recommended Reviewed by: Bob Sphatt Fasten your seat-belts, we are about to take off! Evanston’s Light Opera Works (soon to be named Music Theatre Works) offered up their second production of the 2016 season – Mame last night and a new star was born! Nancy Hays as everyone’s favorite Auntie Mame celebrates the Roaring 20s, overcomes tragedy and sails through life without missing a fad or a dance step. From the moment she descended the circular ...

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