Rachel Rockwell’s Legacy Lives In The Actors She Influenced

By: Michael J. Roberts

Feature Photo: Rachel Rockwell in rehearsal for “Shakespeare in Love” at Chicago Shakespeare Theater (Photo by Joe Mazza)

Upon hearing the news last month of Rachel Rockwell’s untimely passing on May 28th, I was about to report what most other publications posted.  A fact formatted biography of what was arguably, Chicago most influential director/choreographer.   Read more

Showbiz Nation LIVE! Interview with America’s Got Talent Contestant CAROLINE BARAN

Chicago native Caroline Baran discusses winning over the America’s Got Talent judges with her soulful rendition of ‘Take Me To Church’ on the June 5, 2018 Audition round. On the heels of the most viewed season in five years, the 13th season of “America’s Got Talent” is back and premiered as the #1 digital reality competition show season premiere of 2018 with creator and judgeSimon Cowell, Mel B, Heidi Klum and Howie Mandel.

Supermodel, entrepreneur and CEO Tyra Banks joins the team as host, and the series returns to Los Angeles with live shows from the famed Dolby Theatre.

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9th ANNUAL CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL: June 26 & 27, 2018 at The Den Theatre

Photo by: Juan Carlos Pelayo/HighFiveFoto.

The CHICAGO ONE-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL (#1MPF) returns for its ninth year! The marathon evening of one-minute plays by 70 of Chicago’s established and emerging playwrights and directors plays two nights onlyTuesday, June 26 and Wednesday, June 27 at 8 pm at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets, priced at $20, are currently available thedentheatre.com. Read more

THE LATINX THEATRE COMMONS PRESENTS CARNAVAL 2018: “ConeXion!” July 19-21

The Latinx Theatre Commons (LTC) proudly presents the 2018 LTC Carnaval of New Latinx Work (Carnaval 2018: ConeXion!) featuring readings of six new Latinx plays paired with Latinx directors, actors, designers and dramaturgs at The Theatre School at DePaul University, 2350 N. Racine, Chicago, 19-21 July 2018. Carnaval 2018: ConeXion! is dynamic event celebrating the abundance of Latinx talent in the U.S. theatre field. Additionally, Carnaval participants are able to experience Chicago’s rich Latinx theatre community through events created by local Latinx theatre companies Urban Theater CompanyAguijón TheaterTeatro Vista, and the Chicago Latino Theater Alliance. Readings are free and open to the public, and tickets can be requested at www.LatinxTheatreCommons.com.

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Broadway In Chicago Announces “THE CHER SHOW” $25 Tix Lottery

Broadway In Chicago and Producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller arepleased to announce a digital lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, for the Pre-Broadway Premiere The Cher Show, which will begin previews on June 12, 2018 at Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) and will play a strictly limited engagement in Chicago through July 15, 2018.  Read more

Navy Pier and Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier Celebrate the 125th Anniversary of the Ferris Wheel on June 21

More than 2,000 miles may separate them, but Chicago’s Navy Pier and Santa Monica Pier are coming together to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the iconic invention that connects them: The Ferris wheel. Designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris Jr. for the World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the Ferris wheel rolled onto the scene with a grand opening on June 21, 1893. Read more

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