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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The creative team behind “Trevor” — the new musical about a lovable young teen with a tough road but a passion for Diana Ross — was gathered in the Times Square offices of U Rock Theatricals the other day, trying to figure out the next stop o
“What are you staring at?” asks a woman from the stage in “Amarillo,” a reflective, experiential production from Mexico City’s distinguished, 24-year-old theater company Teatro Linea de Sombra. “I’m nobody.” You are somebody when you
Munster’s Theatre at the Center has announced the cast of “A Wonderful Life: The Musical,” based on the 1946 Frank Capra film. David Sajewich and Allison Sill will star as George and Mary Bailey, respectively, with James Harms as Mr. Potter, Da
A troubled family gathers one last time at their ancestral home after the death of the patriarch. Over the course of the play, drinks are guzzled, grievances are aired and revelations are revealed. Sound familiar? It should — by my very unscientifi
Paramount Theatre has announced the cast of “Elf,” the holiday musical based on the hit 2003 Will Ferrell movie about an oversized elf on a Christmas quest. Kyle Adams will star as Buddy with Samantha Pauly as Jovie, Michael Accardo as Walter Hob
This weekend, Chicago dance artists and venues are opening their doors and inviting the public to stages all over the city to witness excerpts, works-in-progress and studio processes from our rich community of independent artists and small to midsize
Miguel Cervantes, star of Chicago's production of "Hamilton," tearfully opens up about his young daughter’s epilepsy on Wednesday’s episode of “Rachael Ray.” Adelaide was diagnosed with epilepsy after she began having seizures at seven months
The Porchlight Music Theatre production of “Billy Elliot,” through which I sat Sunday night with misty eyes, is to a great extent what I always hoped this piece would become in Chicago: not some massively budgeted musical with dazzling performanc
Strawdog Theatre Company announced the cast for its upcoming production of Henrik Ibsen’s “Pillars of the Community” Monday. The production will feature Nicole Bloomsmith, Kamille Dawkins, Carmine Grisolia, Michaela Petro and John Henry Roberts
A public memorial celebrating Mariann Mayberry will be held next month at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, it was announced Monday. The memorial for the ensemble member of 24 years will take place Nov. 6 at 1 p.m in Steppenwolf’s Upstairs Theatre, 1650
This week's Showcase features a song from the Chicago premiere of Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron's Tony-winning musical "Fun Home," based on Alison Bechdel's graphic memoir, now playing at Victory Gardens Theater. In the video, Hannah Starr, who play
“People must be amused, squire, somehow,” observes Mr. Sleary in Charles Dickens’ “Hard Times.” “They can’t be always a-working, nor yet they can’t be always a-learning.” Exactly. Go Cubs. Sleary’s sentiment is a useful truth for