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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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 20, 2019 to support the League in our mission to sustain a thriving theatre industry.
The Front Page Theatre News
Stay up to date with all the latest Chicago theatre news, reviews and features in Chicago media.
“‘Mamma Mia!’ You’re Showing Your Age,’” read the headline on one of my past, ever-wearying reviews of an ABBA-fueled show that is to jukebox cash-cows what eukaryotic single-celled microorganisms are to human life. That was in 2012. Sinc
On Friday, Black Button Eyes Productions announced its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premiere musicals. The season kicks off this summer with “Ghost Quartet” by Broadway composer Dave Malloy. It will be directed by artistic director Ed Ru
Director Stephen Daldry’s heart-stopping deconstruction of the post-war J.B. Priestley thriller “An Inspector Calls” was, for my money, one of the best English-language productions of the 1990s, a spectacular staging that blew away decades of d
Mercury Theater announced the cast and creative team of “Little Shop of Horrors,” running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. Under the direction of Walter Stearns, musical director Eugene Dizon and choreographer Christopher Carter,
I remember the miracle of watching “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” for the first time. I was sitting on a couch in St. Louis with the person I thought I loved most in the world. He’d just come out. I was about to. We’d switched gears from an awkw
Art on theMart, the fledgling video projection project on the south facade of the Merchandise Mart, is celebrating Chicago theater with the second round of video art it will display, the organization announced Thursday. The first new program will deb
Somewhere in the mid-1960s, Lee Radziwill (nee Bouvier), the younger sister of Jacqueline Kennedy and a socialite officially known as Princess Lee Radziwill following her 1959 marriage to Prince Stanisław Albrecht Radziwill, decided that she wanted
The consortium of universities known as the Big Ten has famous football and basketball programs (Go Buckeyes!), and a plethora of other varsity sports from lacrosse to judo to 10-pin bowling, where the dominant Big Ten team in recent years is the Uni
On Wednesday, the Court Theatre announced its production lineup for 2019-20, marking its 65th season. Things kick off with a staging of August Wilson’s “King Hedley,” directed by Ron OJ Parson (Sept. 12-Oct. 13). In the drama, a man pieces toge
Most people don’t particularly relish delving into the failures they’ve experienced in life, especially not in front of a group of strangers. But most people aren’t stand-up comics. On any given night, a stand-up might rehash a number of embarr
August Wilson believed strongly in leverage — the idea that, in a capitalist economy, we have to be cognizant of our value in the marketplace, understanding that our clout can and will go down the moment the buyer gets what he wants elsewhere and n
The word Amazon is never mentioned in Abe Koogler’s play “Fulfillment Center” — I suspect Koogler is well aware of the giant retailer’s capacity for litigation — but this wry, poignant, plaintive new work nonetheless feels part of the gre