With the announcement of the 2016-2017 Equity Jeff Awards nominations, we look back at some of the wonderful conversations we had about theatre in and around Chicago. Up this week: Angela Ingersoll, James Earl Jones II, Matt Crowle and a memorable 2013 conversation with Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones. The music spotlight is on Winter's Jazz Club and our conversation's with Tammy McCann, Elaine Dame and this week's PicksInSix, Paul Marinaro.
Around town this week: TREVOR the musical at Writers Theater, HAIR at Mercury, A FUNNY THING... NEW YORK CITY at The Den Theatre, MACHINAL at Greenhouse Theater Center, THE AUDIENCE at Timeline Theatre Company and MOBY DICK at Lookingglass. Go.
Coming Up: 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, Five Guys Named Moe at Court Theatre, 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.
Petterino's Monday Night Live with Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie is on hiatus until the 10th anniversary events in September. Cast members from TREVOR the musical were on hand for the closing show on August 21st with the cast of Love Affairs and Wedding Bells, a new musical opening September 22nd at Theater Wit.
Special Events: The Chicago Cabaret Professionals will hold their annual benefit gala Hooray for Love at Park West on October 1st. CCP Website. Cheers!
Marriott Lincolnshire - Honeymoon in Vegas Previews
Drury Lane - Rock of Ages Previews
Grippo Stage Company - The God of Isaac Piven Theatre
Theater Wit- Bonnie and Clyde Previews 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
Greenhouse Theater Center - Machinal through September 24, 2017
Timeline Theatre Company - The Audience through November 12, 2017
Royal George Theatre - Spamilton through forever
Monday Night Live at Petterino's with Denise McGowan Tracy & Beckie Menzie back in September to celebrate the 10th Anniversary!
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble - Alias Grace September 1st
Shattered Globe Theatre - The Heavens are Hung in Black September 7th
Court Theatre – Five Guys Named Moe September 7th
Goodman Theatre - A View From the Bridge September 9th
Paramount Theatre - Million Dollar Quartet September 13th
Northlight Theatre - The Legend of Georgia McBride September 14th
Victory Gardens Theater - Fun Home September 19th
Theater Wit - Love Affairs and Wedding Bells September 22nd
Porchlight - Billy Elliot October 6th
Firebrand Theatre - LIZZIE November 11th
Auditorium Theatre - Ella & Lena: The Ladies and Their Music November 17th
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