THEATER AND COMEDY

Real-life stories of female veterans fuel 'Women at War'

'Women at War' features veterans' stories

Real-life experiences of female veterans inspire Rivendall's 'Women at War'

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Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer hit Chicago for comedy show 'Broad City Live'

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer charm in 'Broad City Live'

The live comedy show spin-off of Comedy Central series 'Broad City' hits Chicago

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Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers' show 'Matt and Ben' comes to Chicago

Mindy Kaling and Brenda Withers' show 'Matt and Ben' comes to Chicago

A mid-'90s bromance of epic proportions is stirring in "Matt & Ben," a 2003 Off-Broadway stage comedy that imagines...

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Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

Jerrod Carmichael to perform first-ever shows in Chicago

No matter which way you look at it, Jerrod Carmichael is exploding.

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New musical 'The Guide to Being Single' sets dating in Chicago to music

New musical 'The Guide to Being Single' sets dating in Chicago to music

If your love life was a musical, what would it sound like? Slow and steady? Hot and heavy?

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Molly Glynn's husband sues Forest Preserve District in actress's death

Molly Glynn's husband sues Forest Preserve District in actress's death

The husband of the Chicago stage actress who died in September when a tree fell on her while she rode her bike through...

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Bob Odenkirk is a master of silly

Bob Odenkirk is a master of silly

To name just one, the “Mr. Show” skit in which billiards champ Van Hammersly (star/co-creator Bob Odenkirk)...

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Mike Lebovitz to film comedy album live at Timothy O'Toole's

Mike Lebovitz to film comedy album live at Timothy O'Toole's

Mike Lebovitz's name has helped define the stand-up comedy scene in Chicago.

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Jim Gaffigan deep dishes about his new book

Jim Gaffigan deep dishes about his new book

Jim Gaffigan's food obsession stems from Chicago's classics.

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The Second City and Hubbard Street Dance team up for 'Art of Falling'

The Second City and Hubbard Street team up

Chicago's top improv group and contemporary dance company team up for 'The Art of Falling.'

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io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago

io West sketch comedy team Redford performs in Chicago

The West Coast improv troupe makes a stop in Chicago.

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Cameron Esposito returns to Chicago for Oct. 14 shows

Cameron Esposito returns to Chicago for Oct. 14 shows

The former Chicagoan returns for two shows following the release of her comedy album 'Same Sex Symbol.'

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Q&A: Comedian Russell Peters

Q&A: Comedian Russell Peters

Veteran stand-up comedian Russell Peters makes a stop at Chicago Theatre.

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REVIEW: Great Chicago Fire Festival by Redmoon

Review: Great Chicago Fire Festival by Redmoon

Even if the mansions had burned, the spectacle still lacked narrative and storytelling.

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'Alice' returns to Andersonville, 10 years later

'Alice' returns to Andersonville, 10 years later

Follow the white rabbit around Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood in this off-the-wall play.

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Fire festival organizer: We'll try again

Fire festival organizer: We'll try again

'...When you try something new, there are going to be difficulties...,' said a festival organizer.

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FWD Theatre Project showcases new musical theater works

FWD Theatre Project showcases new musical theater works

The group is creating an audience for an in-the-works musical theater.

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The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4

The Great Chicago Fire Festival lights up the riverfront Oct. 4

The inaugural festival roars to life this Saturday with hot celebrity guests and a fiery finale.

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North Shore Center will host Molly Glynn memorial celebration

North Shore Center will host Molly Glynn memorial celebration

Local actress Glynn died Sept. 6 at the age of 46.

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2014 Chicago fall theater preview

Fall theater preview

Mark your calendar for 12+ shows hitting the stage this fall in Chicago.

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Judah Friedlander brings his stand-up comedy act to Chicago

Judah Friedlander brings his stand-up comedy act to Chicago

Judah Friedlander never breaks character.

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 The selling of Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson

The selling of Oak Park teen Tavi Gevinson

The Chicago-area teen makes her Broadway debut Sept. 1, and she's made The New Yorker, Time magazine and more.

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Chicago actors Molly Glynn, Bernie Yvon die in separate accidents

Chicago actors Molly Glynn, Bernie Yvon die in separate accidents

The tight-knit Chicago theater community is in "shock and denial" over the loss of the two stars.

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Early start on Halloween costume? Lyric Opera holds sale

Lyric Opera holds costume sale

Get an early start on Halloween costume shopping, with prices ranging from $1 to $200.

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'The Oregon Trail' inspires a play at The Annoyance Theatre

'The Oregon Trail' inspires a play at The Annoyance Theatre

Writer and actor Chip Bagnall talks about his play inspired by the elementary school computer game.

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Second City, iO raise the comedy bar for Chicago

Second City, iO raise the comedy bar for Chicago

The improvisational theaters are moving and expanding, growing Chicago's laugh scene.

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Emma Stone in talks to make Broadway debut

Emma Stone in talks to make Broadway debut

The actress could play Sally Bowles in a New York production of ┬┐Cabaret,┬┐ starring with Alan Cummings.

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'All Our Tragic' is the ultimate theater binge

'All Our Tragic' is the ultimate theater binge

Watch all 32 surviving Greek tragedies in an epic 12-hour show.

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Shop for Halloween costumes at Lyric Opera's sale

Shop for Halloween costumes at Lyric Opera's sale

Browse suits of armor, regal gowns and more at the Sept. 6 costume sale.

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