- Bronzeville’s Lisa Beasley is riding the wave. Her raspy-voiced, disheveled impression as “Lory Litefoot” caught the eyes of Chicago last week and within hours Laugh Factory was on board for a show.
- The recent rise in COVID-19 brought more announcements of changes and postponements in Chicago theater. This list will update.
- I’d say that “8-Track” probably delivered as much sustenance to the audience as any production in this company’s history, at least based on what I saw happen to people’s faces.
- Ullah, who is now 53 years old, was one of the first South Asian American comics to get what you might call national recognition.
- “Moulin Rouge! The Musical” has postponed its Chicago opening by about a month, according to an announcement Thursday from presenter Broadway in Chicago.
- Wednesday brought a rush of show cancellations, postponements and changes in the upcoming season for the world of Chicago theater and performing arts, all tied to concerns over public health conditions and rising COVID numbers.
- The Goodman Theatre said Wednesday that it is postponing its planned world-premiere production of “The Outsiders."
- Lyric Opera of Chicago and Raven Theatre both have announced cancellations of upcoming productions due to COVID and public health concerns.
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- From visits from Alvin Ailey and the English National Ballet, to the homegrown talents of Hubbard Street, the Joffrey and Chicago Tap Theatre, don't miss these upcoming performances.
- With fingers crossed and hope soaring, here are 10 exciting winter theatrical attractions, from the "Come From Away" tour to “King James” at Steppenwolf.
- It was supposed to be a year of recovery. But the COVID-19 virus, along with its supporting cast of variants, had other ideas.
- For all the things Chicago is famous for, let puppetry be on the list, and puppetry’s biggest event on the calendar is the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival.
- Welcome to the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society. Chris Bean will be making his directorial debut, and for the next two hours his cast will be telling you the story of “The Murder at Haversham Manor.” Well, they’ll try to at least.
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- The Joffrey Ballet announced Thursday that it was canceling the remainder of its performances of “The Nutcracker” at the Lyric Opera House because of COVID-19.
- “Magic Immersive” bills itself as a chance to see so-called “major illusions” in far more intimate circumstances than usual.
- The titles you’ll likely know — the musicals “The King and I” and “A Chorus Line” and the play “Steel Magnolias” — but that’s with a reason.
- The holiday show “A Christmas Carol” has been suspended at the Goodman Theatre through Friday, according to an announcement Tuesday from the theater, after a COVID-19 exposure within the production.
- From “Pass Over” to "Bug," it's hard to think of another actor in Chicago who managed to do so much in a terrible theatrical year.
- Ginger Farley spent this year and her career supporting dance artists when and how they needed. She retires Dec. 31.
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- This play is a farce that relies on you not knowing, and certainly not anticipating, what might be going right and what might be going wrong. Easier just to say that the night is full of laughs.
- The touring musical “Pretty Woman,” which had been slated to play though Sunday at the CIBC Theatre in the Loop, has had to cancel the rest of its Chicago performances.
- The Paramount Theatre in Aurora announced Friday it must cancel its performances of “Cinderella” this weekend because of COVID cases in the cast and crew.
- “Skates” will be the first show in the newly renovated Studebaker Theater; 'Pooh' is told with puppets.
- “Pretty Woman,” which stars Olivia Valli in the role made famous by Julia Roberts, is a guilty pleasure show, a sexy nostalgia trip. On Tuesday, everyone seemed to leave well pleased with what they had seen and heard.
- When a cat celebrity escapes from O’Hare and is lost on the streets of Chicago, who will come to the rescue? Three youth with disabilities. “When I read the script, I cried because it’s so spot on."