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 staff and our ever growing audience,” said Jim Corti, Artistic Director, Paramount Theatre.
The Jeff Committee, akin to New York’s Tony Awards, is a volunteer organization that has been honoring outstanding Chicago theatre productions and artists annually since it was established in 1968. Previous rules mandated theaters eligible for Jeff Equity consideration had to be within 30 miles of downtown Chicago. Starting in 2014-2015, that radius will be extended to 45 miles, allowing the Paramount and other suburban Equity theaters to submit their productions for Jeff consideration.