Rock of Ages rocks and rolls into Drury Lane Oakbrook this week. But first, Hurricane Harvey.
With massive efforts underway to stabilize the situation in Texas and surrounding areas from the devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey, several regional and national groups have established methods to provide financial support.
One such national organization is Target and the following statement is from their website:
"In response to Hurricane Harvey this weekend and its impact on the Gulf Coast, Target will donate $500,000 to aid in recovery efforts. The donation will be distributed to local and national disaster relief organizations, including the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army and Team Rubicon, an organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to quickly deploy emergency response teams."
This is only one example of the many efforts underway. Give as you can to support the recovery efforts and those organizations who are helping to make a difference. ET
We continue a look back at conversations with and about the 2016-2017 Equity Jeff Awards nominations. This week in Great Performances II: American Blues Theater's It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago, Mamma Mia's Rachel Rockwell and Karl Hamilton, Evan Tyrone Martin and cabaret artist and producer Joan Curto. Be sure to check out our PicksInSix this week: HAIR at the Mercury Theater Chicago. This cast has been collecting donations for various organizations since Hair opened in July. Donations at last week's production were directed to the Wounded Warrior Project. This week they will be benefiting Hurricane Harvey Relief efforts. Bravo!
Opening: Kokandy Productions Bonnie & Clyde at Theater Wit, Rock of Ages at Drury Lane. Previews: Rivendell Theater Alias Grace, Shattered Globe The Heavens are Hung in Black. Now playing: Honeymoon in Vegas at Marriott, TREVOR the musical at Writers Theater (PicksInSix), HAIR at Mercury Theater Chicago (PicksInSix), A FUNNY THING... NEW YORK CITY at The Den Theatre, MACHINAL at Greenhouse Theater Center, THE AUDIENCE at Timeline Theatre Company and your last chance to see the extraordinary MOBY DICK at Lookingglass Theatre Company, Last Dancer Standing at Black Ensemble and Cirque du Soleil's LUZIA!
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, and 1984 at Raven Theatre.
Petterino's Monday Night Live with Denise McGowan Tracy and Beckie Menzie returns to celebrate the 10th Anniversary on September 25th.
Special Events: The MBC@35 Exhibit at the Museum of Broadcast Communications officially opens on Saturday, September 16th. For info and tickets, visit: Anniversary Gala. 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
Drury Lane - Rock of Ages Previews/Opening
Theater Wit- Bonnie & Clyde Previews/Opening
Stage 773 -The Civility of Albert Cashier Previews/Opening
Rivendell Theatre Ensemble - Alias Grace Previews
Lookingglass Theatre – Moby Dick through September 3rd DON'T MISS!
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 on September 25th and October 2nd to celebrate the 10th Anniversary!
Shattered Globe Theatre - The Heavens are Hung in Black September 7th
Court Theatre – Five Guys Named Moe September 7th
Skokie Theater - Drowsy Chaperone September 8th
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
Raven Theatre - AshtonRep 1984 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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