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Congratulations to the 43 Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees

Congratulations to the 43 Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Nominees Congratulations to the 43rd Annual Non-Equity Jeff Award Nominees. Links to Splash reviews of these outstanding productions.

Best of Enemies Review - A Gripping Tale of Crossing Boundaries

Best of Enemies Review - A Gripping Tale of Crossing Boundaries Funny, provocative, and heartwarming in turn, Best of Enemies successfully tells a fascinating true story with nuance and grace

The Marvelous Wonderettes Review - The Girls are back in town!

The Marvelous Wonderettes Review - The Girls are back in town! For a night of fun and fabulous musical tributes to the great decades of the 1950's and 1960's do not miss The Marvelous Wonderettes

CSO Haitink Conducts an Alpine Symphony Review-Doing What Comes Naturally

CSO Haitink Conducts an Alpine Symphony Review-Doing What Comes Naturally Haitink's return to Chicago results in great alchemy in epic Strauss symphony, less so in Mozart concerto

The One of a Kind Spring Show Review – Hundreds of Artists and Artisans

The One of a Kind Spring Show Review – Hundreds of Artists and Artisans The first One of a Kind Spring Show brings hundreds of artists and artisans and stunning art and handwork to Chicago

Mother’s Day Roundup for 2016 - So Many Choices

Mother’s Day Roundup for 2016 - So Many Choices With Mother’s Day upon us on May 8th, it’s the perfect time to think about something unusual, something that Mom can experience and remember. Check out all the possible opportunitiies

Dry Land Review - Making the Political Personal

Dry Land Review - Making the Political Personal Equal parts humorous and raw, this exploration of a hot-button political issue is both complex and deeply human

Magic as Art - Thoughts by Master Magician John Carney

Magic as Art - Thoughts by Master Magician John Carney Recognized by his peers as one of the finest sleight-of-hand virtuosos in the world, John Carney - who will perform his popular stage show, Carney Magic, at the Colony Theatre in Burbank - shares some of his thoughts on magic as a unique art form

Second City and NBCUniversal's Break Out Comedy Festival Preview -Tim Meadows to Host

Second City and NBCUniversal's Break Out Comedy Festival Preview -Tim Meadows to Host The Second City and NBCUniversal announce the return of the NBCUniversal Second City Break Out Comedy Festival, taking place in Chicago June 3 and June 4, 2016. This year’s festival will be hosted by Second City and SNL alum Tim Meadows

Theatre Y’s “3 Sisters” Review – Chekhov Rewrite

Theatre Y’s “3 Sisters” Review – Chekhov Rewrite Theatre Y writes a version of Chekhov's "Three Sisters' in the years after the soldiers left

National Hellenic Museum Gala preview - an upcoming event with star Anna Vissi

National Hellenic Museum Gala preview - an upcoming event with star Anna Vissi May 14, 2016 is the date of The National Hellenic Museum's Annual Gala and fundraiser; this year it will feature Greek singing sensation Anna Vissi

A 40th Anniversary for MCM - Luxury Leather Goods on Display

A 40th Anniversary for MCM - Luxury Leather Goods on Display Modern Creations Munchen, or MCM, is celebrating its fortieth anniversary and displays its glamorous and utilitarian 2016 line of products in leather and other fine materials at the Chateau Marmont

2016 Edwardian Ball LA - Review Part Two

2016 Edwardian Ball LA - Review Part Two The Edwardian Balls are a turn-of-the-century world that presents an inimitable, whimsical and surrealistic living interpretation, and celebration of the late macabre cult author, comic artist, illustrator and cartoonist, Edward Gorey.

"The Art of Risk" - In Conversation with Kayt Sukel

"The Art of Risk" - In Conversation with Kayt Sukel Of all the books that I have read lately, one of the most undeniably interesting, engaging and eye-opening has to be Kayt Sukel’s most recent book, "The Art of Risk" (National Geographic, 2016). In it, she takes a closer look at just what risk...

My Manana Comes Review - Especialidades de la Casa

My Manana Comes Review - Especialidades de la Casa A poignant tale of restaurant workers at the lowest rung of the kitchen ladder, this play explores immigration, poverty, and other problems which face this country today from the personal, no-hold-barred perspective of four men trying to survive

3rd annual JQ Awards Brunch - Honorees for Launching Landmark Jewish Queer Straight Alliance

3rd annual JQ Awards Brunch - Honorees for Launching Landmark Jewish Queer Straight Alliance LGBTQ Jewish and ally adults, families, and teen advocacy leader, JQ International (JQ), will hold the 3rd annual JQ Awards Brunch honoring prominent members of the community who have worked as role models for inclusion of LGBTQ minorities and founded an expanding teen program in the area. The brunch will be held on May 22 at a private residence in Beverly Hills

Shattered Globe’s “In the Heat of the Night” Review – Whodunit Where Racism Rules

Shattered Globe’s “In the Heat of the Night” Review – Whodunit Where Racism Rules Shattered Globe produces a totally gripping stage version of "In the Heat of the Night"

"The Women of Lockerbie" Review- A play exploring the nature of grief

"The Women of Lockerbie" Review- A play exploring the nature of grief "The Women of Lockerbie" is a haunting tribute to the 1988 tragedy of the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Scotland, and a drama on women's roles in helping heal grief

CIMMfest films Review- Capsule summaries from a festival of movies and music

 CIMMfest films Review- Capsule summaries from a festival of movies and music The Chicago International Movies and Music Festival (CIMMfest ) was a 5 day citywide showcase of creativity and fun, bringing together artists and audiences to celebrate the transformative powers of music and film

The Story of Alice - Is It Only a Dream?

The Story of Alice - Is It Only a Dream? The classic tale "Alice in Wonderland" receives a modern, musical update in the world premiere of "The Story of Alice" (directed by Gary Reed, book and lyrics by Michael Cormier, music by Scott Hiltzik) at The Matrix Theatre here in Los Angeles

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