"After a successful inaugural Chicago Theatre Week in 2013, the League of Chicago Theatre is presenting Chicago Theatre Week 2014, celebrating Chicago theatre by offering patrons special incentives and encouraging participation throughout all Chicago neighborhoods," sates comments Deb Clapp, Executive Director of the League of Chicago Theatres."
From February 11 to 16, more than 100 productions are expected to participate in Chicago Theatre Week 2014. New to this year’s Theatre Week is a partnership with area hotels, which will be offering Chicago Theatre Week packages to include a hotel room and a pair of tickets to one of ten productions. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago.
"Theatre Week supports the effort to expand the visibility of theatre as a vital industry in Chicago," adds Melissa Cherry, Choose Chicago's Vice President for Cultural Tourism and Neighborhoods. "As we continue our work with the League of Chicago Theatres to make this year’s week-long celebration even better, we are pleased that several Chicago hotels will be participating with theatre packages, making Chicago an ideal and affordable destination for theatre lovers.”
Chicago Theatre Week ticket and hotel offers will be listed on a centralized website, www.chicagotheatreweek.com starting at 9:00am CST January 7, 2014. In its inaugural year, 97 shows offered value-priced tickets to over 330 performances in one week. Visitors and residents will again have the opportunity to sample the extraordinary range of theatrical offerings throughout Chicagoland.
"We are looking forward to another spectacular Theatre Week, which proved itself last year as being a motivator for people to experience a great afternoon or evening out in theatres across the Chicago area," says Kate Lipuma, Executive Director of Writers Theatre and Chair of the League of Chicago Theatres. "We hope that Chicagoans and tourists, alike, will take note of all of the productions happening on Chicago stages—downtown, in neighborhoods and in the suburbs--and will purchase tickets for their favorite theatres, or try something brand new.”
For a comprehensive list of Chicago productions, visit the League of Chicago Theatres website, www.chicagoplays.com. Half-price tickets are available each week at www.hottix.org. Additional information about Chicago Theatre Week is available at www.chicagotheatreweek.com.