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
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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
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Ever since Gregory Peck, the Tom Hanks of his moment, starred in the film version of Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird" in 1962, the small-town lawyer Atticus Finch has been a symbol of American decency. Not unlike Jimmy Stewart’s George Bailey,
On Thursday, Marriott Theatre announced casting for “Million Dollar Quartet,” directed by James Moye, with music direction by Ryan T. Nelson. The musical revue stars Christopher J. Essex as “Johnny Cash,” Rustin Cole Sailors as “Elvis Presl
"A Shayna Maidel" ✭✭✭✭ Barbara Lebow's 1980s play "A Shayna Maidel" is a much richer work than I ever realized, especially in director Vanessa Stalling's exquisitely acted production at TimeLine Theatre. On its face, this is a simple story of
On Thursday, City Lit Theater artistic director Terry McCabe announced the cast for “Fuente Ovejuna,” a classic Spanish drama published 400 years ago by Lope de Vega. McCabe will direct his own adaptation based on a literal translation by Stanley
On Thursday, Raven Theatre announced casting for its production of Paula Vogel’s “How I Learned to Drive.” Under the direction of artistic director Cody Estle, the show will feature Jeff Award-nominated actress Eliza Stoughton as Li’l Bit, wi
There’s never a bad time for a good laugh and the right comedian can help you close out 2018 in happy tears. Great stand-up comedy is a nightly occurrence across Chicago, and this New Year’s Eve — whether you want a laugh in the afternoon and t
Wither forgiveness in a year of constant American division? That question was at the core of many of the best Chicago shows of 2018 as this theater-loving city explored questions of guilt, pondered who gets to write whose story, and worried over what
Drive down Howard Street — the border boulevard betwixt Chicago and Evanston — and you may be surprised to see the exterior of a modestly scaled but beautifully clad theater, the all-new quarters of the Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, which, officia
Mortality was on the Broadway menu this year — most all of the best works of the calendar year shed light on the pain of the human condition, especially once we’re past the first blush of youth. Whether the observer was Eugene O’Neill, Edward A
On Wednesday, Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced that longtime ensemble member Randall Arney will direct its upcoming revival of Sam Shepard’s “True West,” the production that first launched the company onto the national scene in 1982. Arney
Who is Isaac Gomez? If you live outside of the world of nonprofit theater, you may not know. As recently as 2013, Gomez was an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. He moved to Chicago after graduation for an internship in the l
On Tuesday, Curious Theatre Branch and Prop Thtr announced the 30th annual Rhinoceros Festival. The lineup will include six weeks of new plays, dance, devised works, variety shows, comedy, live podcasting and more. First organized in Wicker Park, “