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  • New dancers join Joffrey Ballet
    Chicago Tribune

    Three dancers will join the Joffrey Ballet’s international roster for the 2017-18 season, artistic director Ashley Wheater announced Tuesday. The new dancers include: Olivia Duryea from Haslett, MI; Yuka Iwai from Iwate, Japan; and Greig Matthew fr

  • 'Pretty Woman' musical will have pre-Broadway tryout in Chicago
    Chicago Tribune

    Chicago’s next pre-Broadway tryout: “Pretty Woman: The Musical,” a new show based on the 27-year-old Julia Roberts-and-Richard Gere romantic comedy about a Sunset Boulevard prostitute who falls in love with an handsome corporate raider. With a

  • Shen Wei Dance Arts radically restrained in Chicago debut
    Chicago Tribune

    If audiences turned out to the Auditorium Theatre over the weekend expecting to see an Olympic-style spectacle, they surely left disappointed. While Shen Wei, the MacArthur “genius”-award winning director of the New York-based company Shen Wei Da

  • 'A Year with Frog and Toad' is a lovely hour to add to your life
    Chicago Tribune

    Start late. Kennedy jammed (on a Sunday at noon?), was stupid to take Kennedy. Exit North Avenue, semi-legally, then return to expressway. Exit Racine. Forgot Racine does does not cross tracks. Veer to May. Construction all over West Loop. Bumps. Ban

  • Marriott announces 'Newsies' cast
    Chicago Tribune

    The Marriott Theatre has announced the complete cast of “Newsies,” the Disney musical based on the 1992 film inspired by the newsboys’ strike of 1899. Patrick Rooney will star as Jack Kelly with Eliza Palasz as Katherine Plumber, Kevin Gudahl a

  • Chicago-based actor joins 'Hamilton'
    Chicago Tribune

    Michael George, a Columbia College graduate and Chicago-based actress, will join the cast of the Chicago production of “Hamilton,” it was announced Monday. George will join the company as a swing Oct. 31. In Chicago, George has appeared in “Sat

  • Drag should be in the details in sloppy 'Legend of Georgia McBride'
    Chicago Tribune

    The gentle art of drag — a warm and inclusive form of live entertainment that I've loved and consumed my whole life — is an art of precision. Drag queens are a diverse crew, of course, and they were diverse long before a lot of others, but if the

  • 15 shows to see now
    Chicago Tribune

    "A View From the Bridge" ✭✭✭✭ There is nothing more absurd than allowing familial battles for control to overwhelm love — that’s one profound message and the unavoidable American tragedy built into director Ivo van Hove’s heart-poundin

  • Tap dance is right up close for Human Rhythm Project at Columbia College
    Chicago Tribune

    It’s been more than 10 years since the Chicago Human Rhythm Project, one of Chicago’s top tap dance companies, last performed at the Dance Center of Columbia College. As the venue’s 2017-18 season opener, CHRP is making good on its promise to d

  • Following is not so easy in Hubbard Street Dance's 'Space' at the Harris
    Chicago Tribune

    “Follow a dancer,” said Glenn Edgerton. I’ve done that before — once for 2,000 miles, but that’s a story for another day. I’ve always found it to be good advice for life. Or merely for an evening. Edgerton, artistic director of Hubbard St

  • Agency to present 'Hellcab' for the holidays
    Chicago Tribune

    Rusty Schwimmer will star in the return of the Chicago classic “Hellcab,” the Agency Theater Collective announced Friday. “Hellcab,” once a staple at the now shuttered Profiles Theatre, will play Nov. 11-Dec. 17 at the Den Theatre, 1331 N. Mi

  • Joffrey Ballet moving performances to Lyric Opera House in 2020
    Chicago Tribune

    In a major cooperative effort by the city’s leading producers of ballet and opera, the Joffrey Ballet and Lyric Opera of Chicago announced Friday that the dance company will move its season residencies from the Auditorium Theatre to the Lyric Opera