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  • Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp
    Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp comes to Netflix
    In 2001 audiences were taken to camp like never before in the David Wain comedy classic Wet Hot American Summer. The film featured and amazing cast and has managed to become a cult hit that is loved to this day. There has been talks for years...
  • A world of theater comes to Chicago suburbs
    A world of theater comes to Chicago suburbs
    On August 4, Chiwetel Ejiofor can be seen in the 15th-century morality play Everyman thanks to the National Theatre Live broadcast screening on Northwestern University’s Evanston campus. For more information, visitwww.wirtz.northwestern.edu...
  • Special cinematic summer events for families and filmmies
    Special cinematic summer events for families and filmmies
    Music Box Theatre celebrates Christmas in July with Sean Baker’s modern holiday film Tangerine which opens today. The cinema is also going looney with Bugs Bunny and Friends this weekend. As part of Summer on Southport Festival, Music Box...
  • Emerging theatrical talents to premiere & preview this summer
    Emerging theatrical talents to premiere & preview this summer
    Featuring the work of its Youth Theatre Ensemble, About Face Theatrepresents the world premiere of15 Breaths(July 23-26) at Chicago’s Greenhouse Center on 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue.The ensemble will also give four free performances thanks to...
  • Looking for clues
    'True Detective' season 2 premiere needs a 'Godfather' makeover
    On Sunday, like many subscribers to HBO, I tuned into the season 2 premiere of "True Detective." I have never seen the first season of the show, and I have heard it's great. That was why I felt obligated to watch the second season...
  • Director Rick Famuyiwa's “DOPE” to Host NY Premiere at The 19th ABFF
    Director Rick Famuyiwa's “DOPE” to Host NY Premiere at The 19th ABFF
    Thursday, June 11, 2015 is officially the kickoff for the always exciting American Black Film Festival and to get things started as usual is the premiere film. This year, film director Rick Famuyiwa’s critically acclaimed film, Dope,...
  • Chicagoland theater-goers prepare for premieres
    Chicagoland theater-goers prepare for premieres
    Rom Barkhourdar, Minita Gandhi, Susaan Jamshidi, and Shane Kenyon star in the Midwest premiere of Ayad Akhtar’s The Who and the What directed by Ron OJ Parson from June 12 through July 12 at Victory Gardens Theater on 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue...
  • Jennifer Arnold / Bill Klein
    The Little Couple - season premiere
    Tuesday, May 26, The Little Couple returned to the TLC channel, with children Zoey and Will. As usual, they do not disappoint in the continuing narrative of special events occurring in their lives, good or bad.They cover Bill's surgery and...
  • Audiences can enjoy an array of adaptations
    Audiences can enjoy an array of adaptations
    “I sawDoubton Broadway in its premiere and loved it,” says Michael Halberstam, artistic director of Writers Theatre which is currently staging the play through July 19 at Glencoe Union Church on 263 Park Avenue.“However, when a...
  • "Chocolate City" Red Carpet Screening Comes To New York May 19, 2015
    "Chocolate City" Red Carpet Screening Comes To New York May 19, 2015
    What an awesome way to start the summer. The anticipated film, "Chocolate City", is set to heat up theaters on May 22, 2015. The film is a steamy, fun ride riddled with drama and redemption. Written and directed by Jean-Claude LaMarre, ...
  • Gershwin and dancers provide the up in American premiere of Eifman's Up & Down
    Gershwin & dancers provide the up in American premiere of Eifman's Up & Down
    “Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg is a company that embodies the Auditorium’s mission to present innovative, diverse and passionate work, and we are thrilled to have them return to Chicago for another incredible performance,”...
  • Chicagoland stages are singing with spring and summer musicals
    Chicagoland stages are singing with spring and summer musicals
    Jeff Award-winner Edward Bloom and Jeff Award-nominee Nathan Gardner star in Broadway’s new musical Big Fish featuring choreography of Jeff Award-winner Linda Fortunato. With book by John August and music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa, the...
  • April closes with theatrical openings in Chicagoland
    April closes with theatrical openings in Chicagoland
    Caity-Shea Violette’s Target Behavior will be performed by 20% Theatre Company Chicago from April 23 through May 17 at Chicago’s Prop Theatre on 3502 N. Elston Avenue. To reserve tickets ($15-$20), contact boxoffice...
  • Jessica Biel skips her premiere to stay at home with baby Timberlake
    Biel skips premiere at Silas Theatre: Jessica, baby Silas stay home instead
    Jessica Biel chose to miss her premiere of "Bleeding Heart" in New York City at the Tribeca Film Festival. Instead, the high achieving actress decided to stay home in Montana and care for her kid, according to Us magazine via Yahoo!...
  •  Louis Prima come to life in ‘Live at the Sahara’ in Chicago
    Louis Prima comes to life in ‘Live at the Sahara’ in Chicago
    At last night’s city premiere of Louis & Keely ‘Live at the Sahara’, director Taylor Hackford told me, “I want the show to play for years in Chicago. It’s the perfect town for it.”Prior to its Windy City...
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