• Theater Listings

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    Press Openings:

    May 23rd, "Lena: In Tribute to Lena Horne" Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org.

    May 23rd or 24th, "Six" The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

    Now Playing in Indiana:

    **** Through June 1st "Danny and the Deep Blue Sea" Chicago Street Theatre, 154 W. Chicago Street, Valparaiso.  FYI (219) 464-1636 or www.chicagostreet.org.  

    Through June 2nd, "Dames at Sea" Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. FYI (219) 836-3255 or www.TheatreAtTheCenter.com.

    May 24th through June 9th, "Bridges of Madison County" 4th Street Theater, 125 N. Fourth Street, Chesterton.  FYI (219) 926-7875 or www.4thstreetncca.com.  
     

    Now Playing in Illinois:

    May 23rd, "Minnie's Boys" Porchlight Revisits, Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

    Through May 25th, "Hannah and Martin" Shattered Globe Theatre, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.shatteredglobe.org.

    **** Through May 25th, "That's Weird Grandma: Stories that Sing and Dance" Barrel of Monkeys, Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 506-7140 or www.barrelofmonkeys.org.  

    Through May 26th, "Two Days in Court" 2 one-act plays: "The Devil and Daniel Webster" and Gilbert & Sullivan's "Trial by Jury" City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave. Chicago.  FYI www.citylit.org.

    Through May 26th, Chicago Premiere, "Sentimental Journey: A Story of Love and War" by Ross Lehman, Citadel Theatre, 300 S. Waukegan Road, Lake Forest.  FYI (847) 735-8554, ext. 1 or www.citadeltheatre.org.

    Through May 26th, "Noises Off" Immersive Theatre, Windy City Playhouse, 3014 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

    Through May 26th, "Admissions" Theater Wit, 1229 N. Belmont Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 975-8150 or www.TheaterWit.org.

    Through May 31st, "A Chorus Line" Porchlight Music Theatre, Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 777-9884 or www.PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.

    Through June 1st, "Mad Beat Hip and Gone" Promethean Theatre Ensemble, The Edge Off-Broadway, 1133 West Catalpa Avenue, Chicago. FYI www.prometheantheatre.org/.

    Through June 1st, "Helvetica" Death & Pretzels, Nox Arca Theatre, 4001 N. Ravenswood #405, Chicago. FYI www.deathandpretzels.com.

    Through June 2nd, "Four Chords and a Gun" Broadway in Chicago, Broadway Playhouse, 175 East Chestnut Street, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Through June 2nd, International Voices Project (IVP), Instituto Cervantes, 31 W. Ohio, Chicago. FYI www. IVPChicago.org.

    Through June 2nd, "She the People: The Resistance Continues" Up Comedy Club at The Second City, 230 W. North Avenue, Chicago. FYI (312) 662-4562 or www.secondcity.com/shows/chicago/people-girlfriends-guide-sisters/

    Through June 2nd, "Djembe! The Show" Apollo Theater, 2540 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6100, www.djembetheshow.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through June 2nd, "Footloose" Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  FYI (847) 634-0200, www.marriotttheatre.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through June 2nd, World Premiere, "August Rush" Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd, Aurora.  FYI (630) 896-6666 or www.paramountaurora.com.

    Through June 2nd, "One 4 the Road" MPAACT, Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. FYI www.greenhousetheater.org/brightstar-tickets.

    Through June 2nd, "Miracle on South Division Street" Buffalo Theatre Ensemble, McAninch Arts Center (MAC) at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Blvd, Glen Ellyn.  FYI (630) 942-4000 or www.AtTheMAC.org

    Through June 2nd, "West Side Story" Lyric Opera of Chicago, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. FYI (312) 827-5600 or www.lyricopera.org.

    Through June 2nd, "The Secret of the Biological Clock" Eclectic Full Contact Theatre, Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago. FYI (773) 935-6875 or www.eclectic-theatre.com.

    Through June 9th, "A Number" Writers Theatre, The Gillian Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

    Through June 9th, "Hamlet" Courtyard Theater, Chicago Shakespeare Theater on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

    Through June 9th, Chicago Premiere, "The Children" Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

    Through June 9th, William Shakespeare "The Winter's Tale" Albert Theatre, Goodman Theatre, 170 N. Dearborn, Chicago. FYI (312) 443-3800 or www.goodmantheatre.org.

    Through June 9th, World Premiere, "The Adventures of Augie March" Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 753-4472 or www.CourtTheatre.org.  

    Through June 9th, "The Mushroom Cure" The Greenhouse Theater Center’s Downstairs Main Stage, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago.  FYI  (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org.

    Through June 9th, "ETHIOPIANAMERICA" Definition Theatre Company, Richard Christiansen Theater at Victory Gardens, 2433 N Lincoln Ave., Chicago.  FYI (773) 871-3000 or www.victorygardens.org

    Through June 15th, "Into the Breeches" Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Boulevard, Skokie, IL. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.

    **** Through June 15th, "You're A Good Mn, Charlie Brown" Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences, Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through June 16th, Chicago Premiere, "The Undeniable Sound of Right Now" Raven Theatre, 6157 N. Clark St, Chicago. FYI (773) 338-2177 or www.raventheatre.com.

    Through June 16th, "Next to Normal" Writers Theatre, Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre, 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe.  FYI 847-242-6000 or www.writerstheatre.org.

    Through June 16th, "The Crowd You're In With" AstonRep, The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St., Chicago.  FYI www.astonrep.com.

    Through June 16th, "Below the Belt" Redtwist Theatre, 1044 W. Bryn Mawr, Chicago.  FYI (847) 906-3209 or www.Hundo4u.com.  

    Through June 16th, "The Memo"  Organic Theater Company, The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.greenhousetheater.org/thememo

    Through June 22nd, World Premiere, "Take Me" Strawdog Theatre Company, 1802 W Berenice Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.strawdog.org.  

    Through June 22nd, "La Havana Madrid" Teatro Vista with Collaboration, The Den Theatre - Heath Mainstage, 1331 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.teatrovista.org/havana.

    Through June 22nd, "Bloomsday" Remy Bumppo Theatre Company, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago. FYI (773) 404-7336 or www.remybumppo.org.

    **** Through June 23rd, "Matilda" Drury Lane Oakbrook, Oakbrook Terrace. FYI (630) 530-0111 or www.drurylaneoakbrook.com. TicketMaster (312) 559-1212 or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Through June 23rd, "The Killing Game" A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells Street, Chicago.  FYI (312) 943-8722 or www.aredorchidtheatre.org.

    Through June 29th, "Too Heavy For Your Pocket" TimeLine Theatre Company, 615 W. Wellington Ave., Chicago. FYI 773-281-8463 or www.timelinetheatre.com.

    Through June 30th, "Little Shop of Horrors" Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago. FYI (773) 325-1700 or www.MercuryTheaterChicago.com.

    Through June 30th, "Southern Gothic" Immersive Theater, Windy City Playhouse South, 2229 S. Michigan, Chicago. FYI (773) 891-8985 or www.windycityplayhouse.com.

    Through June 30th, "Lena: In Tribute to Lena Horne" Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street, Chicago.  FYI (773) 769-4451 or www.BlackEnsembleTheater.org.

    Through June 30th, "Six" The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare on Navy Pier, 800 E. Grand Avenue, Chicago.  FYI (312) 595-5600 or www.chicagoshakes.com

    May 24th through June 30th, "Four Places" The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (2B), Chicago. FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.thedentheatre.com.

    Through July 6th, "Volta" Cirque de Soleil, Big Top, Soldier Field South Lot, 1410 Museum Campus Drive, Chicago.  FYI 1-877-9CIRQUE (1-877-924-7783) or www.cirquedusoleil.com/volta

    Through July 6th, "For Services Rendered" Griffin Theatre Company, The Den Theatre, 1329-1333 N. Milwaukee, Chicago.  FYI (773) 697-3830 or www.griffintheatre.com

    May 25th through July 6th, "Queen of the Mist" Firebrand Theatre, The Den Theatre’s Janet Bookspan Theatre 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago.  FYI www.firebrandtheatre.org.

    Through July 7th, "Wig Out" Upstairs Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre, 1650 N. Halsted St., Chicago. FYI (312) 335-1650 or www.steppenwolf.org.

    May 24th through July 14th, "Emma" Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave., Chicago. FYI (773) 761-4477 or www.lifelinetheatre.com.

    Through July 28th, Chicago Premiere, "Afterglow" Pride Arts Center – the Buena, 4147 N. Broadway, Chicago. FYI (866) 811-4111. (773) 857-0222 or www.pridefilmsandplays.com.

    Through August 4th, World Premiere, "Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein" Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N Michigan Ave., Chicago. FYI (312) 337-0665 or www.lookingglasstheatre.org/.

    Through August 25th, THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 3, Hell in a Handbag, Mary’s Attic, 5400 N. Clark St., Chicago.  FYI www.handbagproductions.org.

    Through January 5th, "Hamilton" Broadway in Chicago, CIBC Theatre, 18 W. Monroe, Chicago. FYI (800) 775-2000, all Ticketmaster retail locations and www.BroadwayInChicago.com.

    Open Run, World Premiere, "Miracle: A Musical 108 years in the Making" Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, Chicago. FYI (312) 988-9000, www.miraclethemusical.com or www.ticketmaster.com.

    Ongoing 50 weekends per year, "The Infinite Wrench" Neo-Futurist Ensemble, The Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Avenue (at Foster), Chicago. FYI www.neofuturists.org.

    Open Run, "Blue Man Group" Briar Street Theatre, 3133 N. Halsted Street, Chicago. FYI (773) 348-4000, Ticketmaster (800) 982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com/bluemanchicago or www.blueman.com/chicago.

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