Black Ensemble Theater’s Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announces the 43rd Season of Excellence: Legends and Lessons. The 2019 Season includes tributes to the renowned Gospel great Mahalia Jackson, legendary singer and actress Lena Horne, funk legends from James Brown to The Parliaments, and the legendary Motown artist, American icon and musical genius Stevie Wonder. The season culminates with the return of audience favorite The Other Cinderella. All performances will be held at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.
Victory Gardens announces new Lily Padilla play in 2020 in a co-world premiere with The Humana Festival
Victory Gardens Theater, with Actors Theatre of Louisville, to present the Co-World Premiere of How to Defend Yourself, written by Lily Padilla and directed by Marti Lyons. How to Defend Yourself will be presented at the 2019 Humana Festival of New American Plays (March 21 – April 7, 2019) and as part of the Victory Gardens Theater 2019/2020 Season (January 24 – February 23, 2020).
CAMERON MACKINTOSH’S ACCLAIMED PRODUCTION OF BOUBLIL AND SCHÖNBERG’S LES MISÉRABLES THE MUSICAL PHENOMENON, RETURNS TO CHICAGO
Cameron Mackintosh’s acclaimed production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg’s Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon, LES MISÉRABLES, will return for its much anticipated Chicago engagement at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) July 9-27, 2019, direct from a celebrated two-and-a-half year Broadway engagement.
Steppenwolf Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that longtime ensemble member Randall Arney will direct the highly anticipated Steppenwolf revival of Sam Shepard’s True West—the production that catapulted Steppenwolf onto the American Theatre scene in 1982. Reimagined through the eyes of the new generation of Steppenwolf artists, the 2019 production of True West features ensemble members Jon Michael Hill and Namir Smallwood. True West runs July 5 – August 18, 2019 in the Downstairs Theatre.
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the national tour of COME FROM AWAY, a new musical about the true story of the small town that welcomed the world, will make its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago’s Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement July 30 through August 18, 2019. COME FROM AWAY will be part of Broadway In Chicago’s upcoming season.
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the national tour of CATS, the record-breaking musical spectacular by Andrew Lloyd Webber that has captivated audiences in over 30 countries and 15 languages, will play Broadway In Chicago’s Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited engagement July 16 through August 4, 2019. CATS will be part of Broadway In Chicago’s upcoming season.