Musical producer returns to Broadway with new show

DAVID GARFINKLE’S FIRST BROADWAY outing provided thrills, chills, and some unfortunate spills. But the Highland Park entertainment lawyer who was the original lead producer on Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark has shaken off the cobwebs of bad press to return to Broadw

Profiles takes over National Pastimes’ Broadway space

They’ve been neighbors in the same building for years, but Profiles Theatre and National Pastime Theater will be widening the physical gap between their companies in the months to come. The old speakeasy space at 4139 N. Broadway, occupied by National Pastime for nearly 20

Artistic director leaves Remy Bumppo after short term

Only six months after accepting the artistic director’s job at Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Timothy Douglas has resigned the post. Longtime Remy Bumppo artistic associate Nick Sandys takes over the position effective February 1. Douglas, who was given the job in October, 2010 but only officially took over from founding artis

New theatre homes for established Rivendell, Griffin

NEW EDGEWATER HOME FOR RIVENDELL. The ensemble theater, which is now in its 18th year of production (16th year of being

Studio Gang to design Glencoe’s Writers Theatre

WRITERS’ THEATRE in Glencoe has hired none other than Jeanne Gang of Studio Gang Architects to design the new building on the site of the Tudor Court building,

Econony gets boost with 20% live theatre tax credit

Illinois’ new Live Theater Production Tax Credit will put stage production on par with the benefits that film and TV received from the production tax credit, says Deb Clapp, executive director of the League of Chicago Theaters. “This provides an opport

Generous grants made to deserving theatre companies

GIFT GIVING DOESN’T END with Christmas in the theatre world.  Three companies received well-deserved grants that will be put to good use, starting with the

Lifeline Theatre taps Alex Kyger as on-site fundraiser

Alex Kyger, with a notable background in knowing how to keep a theatre company in the black, joined Lifeline Theatre 

Come Jan. 1, Provost will head regional Actors Equity

Come January, Actors’ Equity Association (AEA) Central Regional office (CRO) will have a familiar face as its new head honcho.

Victory Gardens receives a $25K National Endowment grant

VICTORY GARDENS THEATER received a $25,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, ea

Well-deserved grants to three worthy arts companies

YEAR’S END always brings accolades in the form of always-welcome grants, and there are three to acknowledge, starting with the generosity of The Helen Coburn Meier and Tim Meier Charitable Foundation. The Meier Foundation, which quietly has been making substan

Optimism, madness, goats and grease lead the Jeffs

The Goodman Theatre’s production of Candide, Chicago Shakespeare’s production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III, Remy Bumppo’s production of Edward Albee’s

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