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Chicago to take center stage in 2019

Chicago to take center stage in 2019

By Alexandra Yetter

October 1, 2018

Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced a year-long focus on local theater, which will include $200,000 in financial grants, promotions and special showcases from the smallest shows to the biggest extravaganzas in the ci...

“Tootsie,” a new comedy musical based on the 1982 film of the same name, premieres in Chicago Sept. 11 and plays for five weeks at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.

‘Tootsie’ musical to debut in Chicago

August 28, 2018

“Tootsie,” a new comedy musical based on the 1982 film of the same name, premieres in Chicago Sept. 11 and plays for five weeks at the Cadillac Palace Theatre.“Tootsie” tells the story of Mic...

The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the Chicago Children’s Theatre, 100 S. Racine Ave., April 24–May 27. 

Children can visit ‘Market Street’ for life lessons

April 14, 2018

In a single bus ride, children can learn both the importance of appreciating elders and never judging a book by its cover. The hip-hop musical “The Last Stop on Market Street” will be performed at the...

No Crying In the House

No Crying In the House: How Abuse Falls Through The Cracks and the Masons Who Want to Fix It

April 9, 2018

Hollywood is on its heels. With movements such as Me Too and Time’s Up on screens, at award shows and in newspapers, the industry has reached a turning point in its commitment to erase harassment and s...

“Pretty Woman: The Musical” made its world premiere in Chicago at the Oriental Theatre before heading to Broadway, where it will open in July. 

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ ready for Broadway

March 20, 2018

Trade the glass slipper for a thigh high black leather boot and a pumpkin carriage for a sleek black limo and you have the “Cinderella” of Hollywood Boulevard. Based on the 1990 film of the same name...

“Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” opening March 23 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., takes the classic stock image meme and turns it on its head. 

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

After learning about a prize no longer being awarded to African-American playwrights, senior theatre major Bree Bracey has sought to bring more diversity to the Theatre Department. 

More steps taken toward broader representation in Theatre Department

March 12, 2018

Although the Theatre Department is taking steps toward becoming a more diverse organization, there are still concerns about levels of representation and inclusion after the department terminated a p...

Dare I Do It?

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March 8, 2018

I could use some advice weighing my options. I’m a college senior graduating this coming May with a degree in philosophy. I’ve really enjoyed my undergrad experience and my studies, but I’m struggling with what I should be doing next. Most of my job applications have been rejected. The only job offer I have is for an entry-level writing position at a local ad agency. I can’t say I’m opposed to the idea, but it defin...

“Pretty Woman: The Musical,” based on the 1990 film of the same name, will make its debut March 13 at The Oriental Theatre, 24 W. Randolph St., for a limited five-week run before heading to Broadway.

‘Pretty Woman: The Musical’ debuts in Chicago

March 5, 2018

In a modern update of the classic Cinderella fairytale, “Pretty Woman” tells the story of Vivian Ward, a Sunset Boulevard prostitute who unexpectedly finds love in Edward Lewis, one of her clients, and ...

Students and others listen as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley spoke at the University of Chicgao Institute of Politics in her first ever visit to a university. 

Ambassador Haley: UN diplomats are glued to Trump’s tweets

February 26, 2018

Before current U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley started her job, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger gave her this advice: “Put yourself in your adversary’s shoes, understand ...

Renovations of the Getz Theatre make the building a more efficient performance and classroom space for faculty and students. 

Front and center: Getz Theatre renovations completed

February 19, 2018

The Getz Theatre commanded the spotlight as the curtains opened on the newly renovated building at the start of the new semester. After almost a year of renovations overseen by Gensler, an international architectural firm, the Getz Theatre, 72 E. 11th St., now has a modern space avai...

Hump! Film Festival rides raw into Chicago’s Music Box

Hump! Film Festival features 21 curated sex flicks made by amateurs, coming to Chicago Feb. 16–17 at the Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Ave.

By Mayan Darbyshire

February 10, 2018

Sex lovers can stand proud, for over that oddly asymmetrical horizon rides the 13th annual Hump! Film Festival.The festival will take place Feb. 16–17 at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. South...

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