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André De Shields, John Kass on Hidden Figures, The Yard and Ben Hollis

André De Shields CONVERSATIONS FTA  August 15, 2016

On Broadway, André De Shields originated the title role in The Wiz and had long runs in Ain’t Misbehavin'Play On! and The Full Monty -- Broadway performances that have earned him two Tony Award nominations and five Drama Desk nominations.

A multiple Chicago Jeff Award recipient, most recently for his show-stopping performance in Jungle Book, De Shields also received an Emmy Award for an NBC broadcast special on Ain’t Misbehavin’. During a break from rehearsals of Confessions of a P.I.M.P on August 15th, 2016  André talked about his show, an extraordinary 46-year career and what it is that keeps bringing him back to Chicago. 



CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER posted new images of the construction of The Yard. Check it out: HERE

Don't miss the terrific Tribune column by JOHN KASS about the new film Hidden Figures: HERE 

STEPHEN BIOSETT at the Drake: A Night of Pure Swing, Jazz, 50s Rock and Latin at The Drake. Featuring vocalist/bassist Katie Ernst and vocalist Marcus Gres. Info: HERE  

BEN HOLLIS - January 21st & 22nd at the Skokie Theatre: TICKETS 


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