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Streaming theater goes beyond Hamilton

In the first days of the COVID-19 shutdown, many theaters scrambled to find archival production videos of high enough quality to warrant public streaming—either for free or for a (relatively)…

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The Broken Hearts Gallery

Fandango helps you go back to the movies with confidence and peace of mind. Find Open Theaters Near You Check Theater Safety Policies Contactless Ticket Purchase Contactless Ticket Entry Worry-free Refunds &…

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Creatives are doing it for themselves with the Chicago Artists Relief Fund

At the start of COVID-19 lockdowns, thousands of Chicago theater artists lost immediate income. In the weeks to come, even more lost future gigs. And now, with no reopening date…

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Steep Theatre searches for a new home

Since its founding in 2001, Steep Theatre has spent most of its institutional life in the shadow of the Red Line—from its first long-term venue by the Sheridan stop (where…

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#iPlan2Live takes over TikTok

Like all great social justice movements, Chicagoan Kale Williams's revolution involves cats—namely, Gingy, a sweet lil fur baby with quite the social media following. Williams and Gingy are at the…

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Ghost Light: a roundup of offstage performing arts news and notes

It's been a tumultuous couple of months for Victory Gardens Theater, set off by the board  naming executive director Erica Daniels to the dual role of executive artistic director in…

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This is us

click to enlarge Umbilical Progenitor (2018) by Zak Ov&eacute courtesy 21c Chicago A stone's throw from the kitsch and luxe of the Magnificent Mile, in a north-facing window on Ontario,…

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Moving to the music at home with SummerDance

Summer in the city usually means sultry nights of outdoor picnics, plays and concerts galore in the parks, and, best of all, a dance floor in the Spirit of Music…

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The American Writers Museum creates a digital experience during COVID-19

When you first walk into the American Writers Museum, you walk right into a timeline of American writers that spans more than 400 years. You take that long hallway to…

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Shea Couleé, here to stay and slay

To describe the driving ethos of Chicago’s drag house Maison Couleé, you need look no further than the Chicago Black Drag Council's June 20 town hall on racism at Sidetrack…

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