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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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 21, 2018 to support the League in our mission to sustain a thriving theatre industry.
The Auditorium Theatre has announced its 2018-19 season, which will include Chicago premieres, the return of familiar companies and contemporary artists, and a special speaker series showcasing the narratives of inspirational women. As part of its in
“Harry, there’s never a perfect answer in this messy, emotional world,” says the deceased Dumbledore, his portrait talking from the stage. “Perfection is beyond the reach of humankind, beyond the reach of magic. In every shining moment of hap
If we all want retail to continue to be a part of our urban aesthetic landscape, we had better start buying things in shops. On Thursday, the Tribune reported that Carson’s, a department store chain filled with emotional resonance for many Chicagoa
At the posh Lincoln Center, the young Cockney woman that professor Henry Higgins finds in Covent Garden is not the usual chipper and cheerily comprehensible flower girl you find in Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe’s 1956 musical “My Fair Lady.
In 2013, the entrepreneurial pianist and actor Hershey Felder received a letter from Russian authorities. Felder, who has many fans in Chicago, is well known for his solo shows focused on the biographies of classical composers. Typically, Felder has
Pop singers-turned-Broadway-stars Sara Bareilles and Josh Groban will co-host the Tony Awards, the theater industry's biggest ceremony. They take over hosting duties from Kevin Spacey, the disgraced former "House of Cards" actor who played that role
“The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical” will launch its national tour in Chicago, it was announced Wednesday. The rock-musical adaption of Rick Riordan’s best-selling novel, about a son of Poseidon who balances being a good kid and bat
“Jesus Christ Superstar,” which is close to half a century old and the only show ever to contain such a gloriously ridiculous lyric as “Hosanna Hey Sanna Sanna Sanna Ho" is having a heck of a moment in the zeitgeist. As a consequence of the liv
Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, with artistic director Glenn Edgerton at its helm, has announced a new season filled with world premieres and international collaborations. The fall series will bring together the Grammy Award-winning Third Coast Percuss
Strawdog Theatre Company’s first season at its new North Center home will include three world premieres, the company announced Tuesday. Kicking off the company’s 31st season will be “Masque Macabre” (Oct. 4-31), a world-premiere based on the
Playwright Boo Killebrew's “Lettie” begins with a woman staring at her half-sister, who just got out of jail. “This wasn’t supposed to happen for two or three years,” the woman says, annoyed at the situation and thus stunning a relative who
Stephanie J. Block, Teal Wicks and Micaela Diamond will star in “The Cher Show” in Chicago, producers Flody Suarez and Jeffrey Seller announced Tuesday. Block, previously self-announced as one of three actors playing the Oscar, Grammy and Emmy Aw