THEATER AND COMEDY

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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Halloween theater: Spooky shows in Chicago

Halloween theater: Spooky shows in Chicago

"Sweeney Todd," "All Girl Edgar Allan Poe," "Zombie Genius" and more Halloween season shows to watch.

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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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Chicago Dancing Festival starts Aug. 20

Chicago Dancing Festival starts Aug. 20

It's free. It's fun. And it lasts three days. Go check it out.

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'Methtacular' explores funny, heartbreaking tale of drug addiction

'Methtacular' explores funny, heartbreaking tale of drug addiction

Chicagoan Steven Strafford returns in 'Methtacular!' at the Wit Theater in Lakeview.

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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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Veteran comedian Jim Breuer makes Chicagoland stop

Veteran comedian Jim Breuer makes Chicagoland stop

Comedian Jim Breuer cannot quite put his finger on it. Maybe it's the club layout. Or the personalities of the residents...

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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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Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

Inside the new iO,where Fey, Poehler got their start

The founders of iO are prepping to open their new headquarters in Lincoln Park.

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New playwright Kate Sprouse on 'Half Price Cosmos'

New playwright Kate Sprouse on 'Half Price Cosmos'

A first-time playwright brings her script to the stage.

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Second City plans major expansion at Piper's Alley

Second City plans major expansion at Piper's Alley

The company has acquired the adjacent movie theater and plans to expand.

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