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CSO reports artistic, financial gains but shows little progress in restoring its recording legacy

Oct 27, 2016 – 5:48 pm
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Report: As orchestras around the country claw their way toward better health in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association (CSOA) shared some upbeat news on Oct. 26 at the orchestra’s annual meeting. The love affair between the orchestra and its celebrated music director Riccardo Muti still flourishes.

City Lit announces a 2016-17 season of world premieres plus a seldom-seen comedy classic

Aug 23, 2016 – 3:46 pm
City Lit at Edgewater Presbyterian Church

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Works by P.G. Wodehouse, Shirley Jackson and Dion Boucicault to be staged along with world premiere of Douglas Post’s “Forty-Two Stories”

Available June 10 for download – Mason Bates’ ‘Anthology of Fantastic Zoology,’ Riccardo Muti conducting, on CSO Resound

Jun 8, 2016 – 7:50 am
CSO Resound Mason Bates Anthology of Fantastic Zoology CD jacket

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The next CSO Resound recording, “Mason Bates: Anthology of Fantastic Zoology,” is available through download and streaming services beginning Friday, June 10. The recording features former CSO Mead Composer-in-Residence Mason Bates’ “Anthology of Fantastic Zoology,” which was a CSO commission and received its world premiere in Chicago under the baton of Music Director Riccardo Muti during his June 2015 residency.

Chicago Sinfonietta scores two more seasons with music director Mei-Ann Chen thru 2018-19

May 18, 2016 – 9:07 am
Mei-Ann Chen (Chris Ocken)

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CHICAGO SINFONIETTA SCORES TWO ADDITIONAL SEASONS WITH MUSIC DIRECTOR MEI-ANN CHEN

CHICAGO (May 18, 2016)—Chicago Sinfonietta, the nation’s most diverse orchestra dedicated to pushing artistic boundaries, is proud to announce Music Director Mei-Ann Chen will continue leading the orchestra through its 2018-2019 Season, adding two years to her current contract and insuring her place on the podium for the upcoming 30th Anniversary season, 2017-2018. Chen will continue to conduct four out of five subscription concerts each season, as well as special added concerts. Recently named among Music America’s 2015 Top 30 Influencers, she has …

Muti to lead CSO Europe tour in January 2017; stops include new Hamburg hall, historic La Scala

May 11, 2016 – 7:36 am
Itinerary - Paris, Hamburg, Aalborg, Milan, Vienna, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt

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Stops include grand opening week of Hamburg’s state-of-the art Elbphilharmonie and CSO’s first visit to Milan’s La Scala since 1981. More …

Cuban vocal legend Omara Portuondo to open 2016-17 Jazz at Symphony Center; full details

Apr 12, 2016 – 4:04 pm
Omara Portuondo opens CSO 2016-17 jazz season

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SYMPHONY CENTER PRESENTS JAZZ SERIES 2016/17 PROGRAMS ANNOUNCED
Legendary Cuban Vocalist Omara Portuondo Opens 16/17 Series
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Court 2016-17 brings world premiere of ‘Man in the Ring’ and new Stoppard for Chicago

Apr 12, 2016 – 12:32 pm
Court Theatre stars Sandra Marquez, Kamal Angelo Bolden, Chaon Cross, Timothy Edward Kane. (Joe Mazza)

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COURT THEATRE ANNOUNCES 62nd SEASON
COURT THEATRE’S 2016/17 SEASON WILL FEATURE THE WORLD PREMIERE OF MICHAEL CRISTOFER’S …

Joffrey’s ‘Nutcracker’ to gird Christopher Wheeldon with Broadway-savvy team

Apr 11, 2016 – 10:44 pm
Joffrey Ballet's new 'Nutcracker'

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THE JOFFREY BALLET ANNOUNCES AWARD-WINNING ARTISTIC TEAM FOR THE WORLD PREMIERE OF CHRISTOPHER WHEELDON’S THE NUTCRACKER
Artistic …

Chicago Shakes announces ‘Shakespeare in Love’ and lots more of the bard in 2016-17

Apr 7, 2016 – 6:25 pm
Chicago Shakespeare Theater

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CHICAGO SHAKESPEARE THEATER ANNOUNCES 2016-17 30TH ANNIVERSARY SEASON
Chicago—April 7, 2016—On the heels of announcing the Theater’s …

In 2016-17, TimeLine plans Midwest premiere of ‘Paradise Blue’ by Dominique Morisseau

Mar 10, 2016 – 4:55 pm
Detroit-born playwright Dominique Morriseau

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TIMELINE THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 20TH ANNIVERSARY 2016-17 SEASON
Chicago, IL — TimeLine Theatre Company, recipient of the prestigious …

World premiere comedy by Tracy Letts among new works in Steppenwolf’s 2016-17 season

Mar 10, 2016 – 3:51 pm
A new  play by Tracy Letts will premiere at Steppenwolf.

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STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY ANNOUNCES 2016/17 SEASON
First Season Curated by Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro Features Expanded …

Writers Theatre announces plans for 2016-17 – company’s first full season in new Studio Gang home

Mar 10, 2016 – 12:50 pm
Writers Theatre (Steve Hall (c) Hedrich Blessing_010)

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Writers Theatre announces 25th Anniversary Season — the company’s first full season in its new home …

American Theater Company names Will Davis as its new artistic director

Feb 18, 2016 – 3:24 pm
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AMERICAN THEATER COMPANY NAMES WILL DAVIS ITS NEW ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
February 18, 2016 (CHICAGO, IL)—Following a six-month national …

Next season’s ‘Live in HD’ Met broadcasts begin at local cinemas Oct. 8 with ‘Tristan und Isolde’

Feb 18, 2016 – 1:45 pm
HD10 Vertical Black BKD 300

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THE METROPOLITAN OPERA’S 2016-17 SEASON, ITS 50TH ANNIVERSARY AT LINCOLN CENTER, WILL FEATURE 10 HD BROADCASTS …

Broadway in Chicago announces 2016-17 season: ‘Hamilton,’ ‘Aladdin’ in line-up

Feb 15, 2016 – 11:32 am
Daveed Diggs, Okieriete Onaodowan, Anthony Ramos, Lin-Manuel Miranda - Hamilton

News Release: CHICAGO (Feb. 15, 2016) – Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season line­up: the Broadway musical HAMILTON, the North American tour premiere of Disney’s ALADDIN, 2014 Tony Award®­Winning Best Revival of a Musical HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the 2015 Tony Award®­Winning Best Play THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT­TIME and THE BODYGUARD. The upcoming Season will go on sale to the public March 1, 2016.

American Players Theatre announces 37th Summer Festival June 3 – Oct. 16, 2016

Jan 27, 2016 – 5:00 pm
Up the Hill venue at American Players Theatre

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American Players Theatre announces 37th Summer Festival Season June 3 – October 16, 2016
Diverse lineup of eight classical and contemporary works
Return of …