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George Gershwin's 1928 symphonic tone poem, "An American in Paris," was written on commission. Modernist and experimental, rather than obviously lush or romantic, it was intended to convey the sensory experience of a Stateside visitor walking through
"Aladdin" ✭✭✭ "Aladdin," the most frenetic and cartoonish of Disney's screen-to-stage musicals, officially opened its first national tour in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre. And Adam Jacobs, his gleaming white teeth, his charming costar
Haven Theatre will produce the world premiere of Isaac Gomez's "The Displaced" and the Chicago premiere of Stew and Heidi Rodewald's "The Total Bent" in upcoming seasons, the company announced Thursday. Jo Cattell will direct "The Displaced" (May 31-
Shattered Globe Theatre announced its 2017-18 season Thursday. First up, Louis Contey will direct James Still’s "The Heavens are Hung in Black" (Sept. 7-Oct. 21), an epic focusing on the lead up to Abraham Lincoln's signing of the Emancipation Pro
The future is female — but it's still an unholy mess. That's the dystopic premise in Scott OKen's "Fight City," now in a slam-bang world premiere with Factory Theater. Set in 2077, where a concatenation of catastrophes has left most men sterile and
Saturday "In the Wake": The Comrades present Lisa Kron's play, set during Thanksgiving in 2000, about friends and family grappling with election assumptions. Through Aug. 26 at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-404-7336 and the-com
I picked up my voicemail earlier this week and found the kind of message that makes doing this job feel like a privilege. "I am below the poverty line," the older gentleman on the recording said, "but I am going to buy a ticket to this 'Lela' that yo
About Face Theatre will present three Chicago premieres in its 2017-18 season, including Joshua Harmon's "Significant Other," which played its last performance on Broadway in April. Co-produced with Theater Wit, "Significant Other" (Nov. 2-Dec. 1
Chicago Shakespeare Theater has a proud history of producing family-oriented summer shows that go far beyond what you would expect at a pleasure pier. On Navy Pier in 2010, "The Emperor's New Clothes" was fabulous. In 2011, "The Adventures of Pinocch
The Facility Theatre, a new theater collective lead by artistic director Kirk Anderson, announced its inaugural season Wednesday. The collective says it aims to bring veteran and emerging artists together "to bring a fresh eye and alternate perspect
"An American in Paris," which arrives in Chicago this week for a three-week stand of its national tour, was a critical (and a modest financial) success on Broadway in 2015. But the much-anticipated arrival of Christopher Wheeldon’s production at Ch
The Marriott Theatre announced the cast of "Honeymoon in Vegas" Tuesday. As previously announced, the regional premiere will be lead by the original Broadway team, including director Gary Griffin, choreographer Denis Jones and costume designer Brian