The League of Chicago Theatres is proud to serve a membership of more than 200 theaters, a rich and varied theater community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters with budgets under $10,000 to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar shows. No other theater service organization in the country has such a diverse theater membership. Whether you call yourself a Chicagoan or are just visiting for the weekend, the League of Chicago Theatres is your source for Chicago theater.
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Theatre Thursday events give an inside look at the creative process behind world premiere productions happening on Chicago stages.
Upcoming Theatre Thursday event La Ruta Thursday. December 13 | 6:30 PM | Tickets: $25.00 | More Info
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Open to Chicago area high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the competition gives students an opportunity to explore and share the richness of August Wilson’s Century Cycle.
Annual League Gala
Our Annual Gala will take place on Monday, May 20, 2019 to support the League in our mission to sustain a thriving theatre industry.
The Front Page Theatre News
Stay up to date with all the latest Chicago theatre news, reviews and features in Chicago media.
“Algorithm Nation or, The Static Quo” is the first opening on the legendary mainstage of Second City since the fantastic “Dream Freaks Fall from Space" debuted on that legendary platform in Oct. 2017. It was more than time for a new marquee sho
Americans were mad as hell and not going to take it anymore in 1976. And — take a look outside your window — they’re still mad as hell and not going to take it anymore in 2018. But the prescience and staying power of Paddy Chayefsky’s screenp
At the top of “The Play That Goes Wrong,” the touring comedy from London and Broadway now making its debut in Chicago, an apology is issued from the stage. There has been a ticket mix-up, we are told, and it is fervently hoped by the management t
The MCA Warehouse is off the beaten path, in a nondescript industrial area of the city that, unlike the now-swanky West Loop, is still rather industrial. Watching a performance on the second floor of the old pie factory with unobstructed skyline view
On Thursday, About Face Theatre announced casting for its Chicago premiere of “Dada Woof Papa Hot,” written by Peter Parnell and directed by Jeff Award-nominated AFT artistic associate Keira Fromm. The comedy about gay parenting and modern famili
On Wednesday, Lookingglass Theatre Company set casting for the world premiere of “Act(s) of God” written by ensemble member Kareem Bandealy and directed by ensemble member Heidi Stillman. The cast features Lookingglass artistic associates Atra As
On Wednesday, the Goodman Theatre announced its cast for the world premiere of “How to Catch Creation” by Christina Anderson. The show will be directed by Niegel Smith, who most recently directed “Father Comes Home from the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3
On Wednesday, Porchlight Music Theatre’s announced its cast for “A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder,” its staging of Broadway’s 2014 Tony Award-winner for Best Musical. With music by Stephen Lutvak, the production features lyrics by Rober
On Wednesday, Haven Theatre, in association with About Face Theatre, announced casting for its Midwest premiere of “The Total Bent,” featuring text by Stew and music and lyrics by Stew and Heidi Rodewald. Under Jeff Award-winning director Lili-An
The door to the Uptown Theatre swung open. Dan Rather laughed. And the faces of REO Speedwagon all lit up like Christmas trees. The juxtaposition of personalities — the famed anchorman was interviewing the Illinois band for his show “The Big Inte
L. Walter Stearns, executive director of Mercury Theater, announced that the company’s production of “Avenue Q” will conclude on Dec. 30. “It has been a joy ride and a success that will be hard to top,” Stearns said in an email to the Tribu
Fans of Theo Ubique Theatre, the diminutive, distinguished Chicago theater that really started the now-buoyant trend of micro-musicals in Chicago, have been left nibbling cold turkey this fall, as the company awaited the readiness of its new home. It