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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After a massive loss by the struggling Chicago Bears — such as the 29-7 drubbing last Sunday by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers — the “Bears Coaches Show” on WBBM Newsradio turns into "Groundhog Day." Or Jean-Paul Sartre's "No Exit." I often listen
Friday “The Legend of Georgia McBride”: In this Chicago premiere, a broke Elvis impersonator with a baby on the way finds a new life in drag. Through Oct. 22 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd., Skokie; 847-673-6300 and www.northlight.org Sa
Citing the loss of revenue due to the impending end of its multi-year contract with Norwegian Cruise Lines, Second City laid off at least four full-time staffers Thursday. This has been a challenging month for the storied comedy theater, which employ
A quiz for you: Which Chicago venue is the host of the following A-list attractions in October? One week of tapings of "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah." Stephanie Miller's "Sexy Liberal Resistance Tour." Two nights of William Patrick Corgan, the art
Like a pimply adolescent morphing into clear-skinned maturity, Navy Pier is slowly transforming itself from a hyper-commercialized shopping mall-by-the-lake into an appealing public space. The latest step turns the visually-awkward Skyline Stage, ori
Regardless of what an amphibian may or may not perceive, I know this: An expansive and beautiful new theater in Chicago is a glorious thing that boggles the eyes. The Yard, which hosted its first public performance Tuesday night on Navy Pier, is inde
Lookingglass Theatre Company announced complete casting for its 2017–18 season Wednesday. “Hard Times” (Oct. 4-Jan. 14), adapted and directed by Heidi Stillman, will feature Audrey Anderson (Sissy), David Catlin (Stephen and Sleary), Raymond F
Using your socially connected friends and acquaintances as models for your fictional characters often leads to blowback. Just ask Truman Capote, who became an outcast when excerpts from his unfinished roman a clef, “Answered Prayers,” found their
Jackalope Theatre Company has announced the cast of the world premiere of “1980 (Or Why I’m Voting for John Anderson),” the opener of the company’s 10th season. Patricia Cotter’s play, about an unknown Illinois congressman and the young ca
“A play is rarely given a second chance,” Arthur Miller once wrote. He who was right about so many perils of the human condition was wrong about that. To wit: Director Ivo van Hove’s desperate, despairing, heart-pounding 2015 Broadway revival o
Over its 40-year history, Chicago’s Hubbard Street Dance has continuously expanded the constraints of contemporary dance and embraced theatrics. If you’ve seen the company in performance recently, maybe a world premiere from Brian Brooks or a Twy
I’ve always found the guards in museums at least as interesting as the exhibits. How intriguing are those silent sentinels of the gallery, as sphinxlike as Secret Service agents but charged with guarding not the products of a pseudo-democratic whim