The League of Chicago Theatres is proud to serve a membership of more than 200 theaters, a rich and varied theater community ranging from storefront, non-union theaters with budgets under $10,000 to major cultural centers with multi-million dollar shows. No other theater service organization in the country has such a diverse theater membership. Whether you call yourself a Chicagoan or are just visiting for the weekend, the League of Chicago Theatres is your source for Chicago theater.
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Theatre Thursday events give an inside look at the creative process behind world premiere productions happening on Chicago stages.
Upcoming Theatre Thursday event Tilikum Thursday. July 5 | 6:30 PM | Tickets: $15.00 | More Info
August Wilson Monologue Competition
Open to Chicago area high school sophomores, juniors, and seniors, the competition gives students an opportunity to explore and share the richness of August Wilson’s Century Cycle.
Annual League Gala
Our Annual Gala will take place on Monday, May 21, 2018 to support the League in our mission to sustain a thriving theatre industry.
On Thursday, Flying Elephant Productions announced casting for its Chicago premiere of “Defacing Michael Jackson,” the final production of the company’s first season. The show will feature Samuel Martin, Jory Pender, Eldridge Shannon and Christ
Tania Castroverde Moskalenko, the CEO of the Auditorium Theatre, will depart the organization at the end of July, according to an announcement Thursday by John Svoboda, chairman of the Auditorium’s board of directors. She will remain on the theater
“What feminine part of yourself did you have to destroy in order to survive in this world?” That’s how performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon, 26, often introduces their latest poetry chapbook, “Femme in Public.” A Texas-native who grew up at t
It's warm out. Fancy a road trip? Let's take a look at a few options for combining that excursion with some live performance. If you've been reading my column all these years (and thank you), you'll know that, most summers, I hit both American Player
On Wednesday, Hell in a Handbag Productions announced casting for its fall production of ‘The Artificial Jungle,’ the final play written by camp legend Charles Ludlam, a beloved figure of New York’s avant-garde scene at the height of the AIDS c
On May 29, D. Nicholas Rudall, actor, director, translator, founding director of the Court Theatre and professor emeritus of classics at the University of Chicago, sent a message to 100 people on Facebook. “Dear friends,” he wrote, “The colon a
On Wednesday, Timeline Theatre Company announced casting for Barbara Lebow’s “A Shayna Maidel,” which will open the company’s 22nd season. A drama about a family ripped apart by an authoritarian government, the story begins with Rose and her
Everbody say yeah — “Kinky Boots” is slated for a one-week engagement at the Cadillac in January 2019. The production held its world premiere in Chicago back in October 2012 before heading to Broadway. It then had another critically-acclaimed C
“Are you kidding? Nobody will give me a platform. It’s hilarious,” Kathy Griffin says, in a way that makes it clear that it’s both hilarious and decidedly not hilarious at the same time. We’re on the phone, and I have just asked the comedia
On Tuesday, Black Button Eyes Productions announced casting for its world premiere of “Nightmares and Nightcaps: the Stories of John Collier,” written and directed by the company’s artistic director, Ed Rutherford. British expatriate John Colli
David Sedaris, whose acid-tongued memoirs of family life have made him a favorite of just about everyone, will be swooping into the Paramount Theatre on November 20 to read from his newest book, “Calypso.” The humorist is the author of previous b
On Tuesday, Teatro Vista announced the lineup for its 2018-19 season, including the world premiere of “The Abuelas,” a sequel to 2017-18’s “The Madres.” First will be “American Jornalero” by Ed Cardona, Jr., which will also be the compa