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 The Abuelas Thursday. February 21 | 7:30 PM | Tickets: $0.00 | 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 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.
Chaos broke out during a performance of the musical "Hamilton" at San Francisco's Orpheum theater Friday night after audience members mistook a medical emergency for a shooting. A woman had a heart attack and someone broke open an emergency defibrill
Sometimes, a dance can be greater than the sum of its parts. I came away from “Shyamali: Sprouting Words” – through Saturday at the Dance Center by Minneapolis-based Ananya Dance Theatre – feeling this was never truer. I first saw Ananya in 2
On Friday, Steppenwolf announced the addition of longtime stage manager Malcolm Ewen into its ensemble. He is the first stage manager in Steppenwolf’s history to do so. Ewen has worked at the Chicago company since 1987 and has stage managed more th
Did you know you die three times? According to Abe — the deep-thinking character played by Jake Gyllenhaal, no less, in the depressing double bill at the Public Theater — you actually conk out in triplicate. Once when your body ceases to function
“Dear Evan Hansen” is one of those rare Broadway musicals to seep into the consciousness of its target demographic — the first national tour opened at the newly renamed Nederlander Theatre on Wednesday night with pretty much its entire four-wee
“Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” the new Broadway musical about the life and work of Michael Jackson, has canceled its Chicago tryout, slated for this fall. A New York spokesman for the show, which is to be written by Lynn Nottage and direct
As the overture to composer Ilya Demutsky’s glorious score swelled under the baton of Maestro Scott Speck on Wednesday, haze filled the house of the Auditorium Theatre and billowed across a downstage screen shrouding the stage. It reminded me of th
On Wednesday, the Bayless Family foundation announced the winners of its 2019 “Stepping Stone” grants, along with the funding of theater programming in Millennium Park. The grants — $150,000 over three years — aim to bolster the growth of pro
As sleet and snow slashed the air outside on Tuesday night, a theatrical fire blazed onstage at the Den Theatre. In “The Total Bent,” the polymath known as Stew, perhaps best known for his semi-autobiographical musical “Passing Strange,” and
So excruciating were the acceptance speeches at Sunday night’s Grammy Awards that Trevor Noah compared them to irritating people who wait in line at Chipotle, “get to the front and go, ‘uh …’” Noah was right. The Grammys were enough to ma
The world premiere of "Hamilton: the Exhibition," scheduled to debut in Chicago on Northerly Island this spring, has announced a new opening, with its first public admissions now set for April 27. According to producer Jeffrey Seller, this revised op
In 1991, the Steppenwolf Theatre Company opened its $8.28 million theater at 1650 N. Halsted St., finally jettisoning its old digs in a converted dairy barn. It picked the American premiere of an aptly titled play, Ronald Harwood’s “Another Time,