New Collective seeks funding for non-profit shows

THE NEW CHICAGO COMMERCIAL COLLECTIVE – comprised of Chicago Dramatists managing director Brian Loevner and independent producers and arts educators/consultants Aurelia K. Fisher and Monty

Redmoon’s Jim Lasko receives Harvard Loeb Fellowship

JIM LASKO, REDMOON THEATRE’S co-artistic director, has received a prestigious 2013 Loeb Fellowship from Harvard University. The Loeb program brings together ten mid-career individuals in architecture, art, urban design,

Well earned Tony nods to Mueller, Norris and Ostling

THE 2012 TONY AWARD NOMINATIONS are thinner than in years past for Chicago born-and-bred artists, but Jessie Mueller scored a nod for best featured actress in a musical for her much-accl

Theo Ubique Theatre tops Jeff nominations with 14

THEO UBIQUE CABARET THEATRE in Rogers Park leads the pack with 14 noms from the non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Awards, announced this 

Cultural Affairs reclaiming Storefront operations

FOUR STAFF MEMBERS who work with the city’s theater program, largely responsible for running the downtown Storefront Theater, will be out of work as of June 30.

Nonprofit MEMA motivates CPS kids’ music appreciation

LONGTIME MUSIC PROMOTER Jeanne Warsaw-Gazga plans to give Chicago public school students a taste of “Glee” with a retro twist. Her new nonprofit, MEMA

Daisey's fabricated Steve Jobs monologue retracted

THE BIG BOMBSHELL this past week involves celebrated monologist Mike Daisey, whose The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs was pulled from a planned presentation at the Chicago Theatre on April 7, in partnership with

‘Dialog Across Borders’ at March 27 World Theatre Day

THE LEAGUE OF CHICAGO THEATRES finalizes its plans for celebrating World Theatre Day – Chicago being the first U.S. city to hold one) on Tuesday, March 27 at the C

Gorilla Tango buys The Skokie Theatre for $420,000

THE SKOKIE THEATRE HAS BEEN PURCHASED by the Gorilla Tango Theatre, which has been operating on a for-profit basis in an 80-seat black box at 1919 N. Milwaukee in Bu

Tokyo’s Second City to train performers for theatre

SECOND CITY ANNOUNCED their first theater opening outside North America.

All the world’s a stage – with Chicago connections

ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE, but Chicago’s global theater connections continue to grow. March 27 marks the 50th celebration of World Theatre Day, and John Malkovich (an early

Steppenwolf buys building next door for $6.4 million

STEPPENWOLF THEATRE is physically expanding with the acquisition of the Ethan Allen furniture store next door to their current building on Halsted St.

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