Two very important conversations this week: Imerman Angels CEO and Executive Director Benjamin Bornstein joined the conversation to discuss the connections being made between cancer fighters and Mentor Angels in all 50 states and 60 countries. Our FTA-Conversation with Arnie Bernstein is a new Q & A revisiting Fritz Kuhn and the 1930s German-American Bund movement as it relates to Charlottesville.
Around town this week: the world premiere of TREVOR the musical at Writers Theater is our PICKSINSIX this week, Cirque de Soleil's LUZIA, Honeymoon in Vegas at Marriott Lincolnshire opens August 23rd, Rock of Ages begins previews on August 24th, God of Isaac at Piven, Moby Dick at Lookingglass, Shockheaded Peter at Athenaum, Last Dancer Standing at Black Ensemble Theater, Hair at Mercury, A FUNNY THING... NEW YORK CITY opens August 24th at The Den Theatre, The Greenhouse Theater presents Cards Against Humanity Live - One Night Only - Friday August 25th
Lots to look forward to in September including: A View from the Bridge at Goodman Theatre, Fun Home at Victory Gardens, The Yard at Navy Pier opens with The Toad Knew, and Chicago Shakes presents Taming of the Shrew, Million Dollar Quartet at Paramount, Billy Elliott at Porchlight, Rock of Ages at Drury Lane, The Heavens are Hung in Black at Shattered Globe, 1984 at Raven Theatre, and Bonnie and Clyde at Theatre Wit. Musically speaking, Petterino's Monday Night Live with Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie welcomes cast members from TREVOR the musical on August 21st and then will be back on September 18th and 25th to celebrate their 10th Anniversary. Kimberly Lawson is at Davenport's on August 21st. Steve Biosatt's Speakeasy Swing is playing at the Drake Hotel.
Special Events: Festa Italiana in Little Italy and the Chicago Air and Water Show are this weekend. The Chicago Cabaret Professionals will hold their annual benefit gala Hooray for Love at Park West on October 1st. For more information, visit: CCP Website. Cheers!
Writers Theatre - TREVOR the musical PICKSINSIX!
Goodman Theatre - La Havana Madrid through August 20th
Steppenwolf Theatre - Hir through August 20th
Marriott Lincolnshire - Honeymoon in Vegas August 23rd
Drury Lane - Rock of Ages August 24th
Grippo Stage Company - The God of Isaac Piven Theatre through August 27th
Theater Wit- Bonnie and Clyde August 27th
Mercury Theater - Hair through September 24th
Chicago Shakespeare Theater - Shakespeare in the Parks through August 27th and Madagascar
Lookingglass Theatre – Moby Dick through September 3rd DON'T MISS!
Cirque Du Soleil - Luzia at the United Center through September 3rd
Black Ensemble Theater - Last Dancer Standing through September 3rd
Royal George Theatre - Spamilton through forever
Music, movies, dance at Millennium Park
Monday Night Live at Petterino's with Denise McGowan Tracy & Beckie Menzie
Shattered Globe Theatre - The Heavens are Hung in Black September 7th
Paramount Theatre - Million Dollar Quartet September 13th
Victory Gardens Theater - Fun Home September 19th
Porchlight - Billy Elliot October 6th
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