Chicago actors Boyd Harris and Layne Manzer announce the founding of Cole Theatre, working under an Equity contract with non-profit status. With the tagline “victory of the people” as its battle cry, Cole Theatre is an arena for underused and under-sung artists to rise up and be seen louder and clearer. The name “Cole” is
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Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Artistic Director Fred Anzevino announces the company’s 2014-15 season will include two Anzevino-directed musicals and two cabarets saluting great–and very different–musical theater songwriters. The company’s music directors – Jeremy Ramey and Aaron Benham – will be back, providing musical direction for two shows each. The season’s opener in September will be a
The Aurora’s Paramount Theatre confirmed this winter its 2014-2015 Broadway musical series productions will be eligible for consideration for Equity Jeff Awards/Large Tier theaters. “As you can imagine I am overwhelmed, proud and grateful for the honor of Paramount Theatre now being recognized among Chicago’s best. An honor earned by the dedication of our artists, technicians and
Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor announced the remainder of Black Ensemble’s 2014 lineup, including One Hit Wonders (May 21 to June 29) by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles in collaboration with Dawn Bless, directed by Black Ensemble Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks; The Story of the Marvelettes (July 20
The Den Theatre announced its expansion into a new street-level theater space, set to open in late summer, as the new resident home of The Hypocrites. The fully adaptable, 6,000 square foot space will feature seating for up to 200 patrons, a bar and other amenities in Chicago’s popular Wicker Park neighborhood. Anchored by The