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Major revision in Non-Equity Jeff nominations list as Hypocrites deemed Equity theater

Major revision in Non-Equity Jeff nominations list as Hypocrites deemed Equity theater

April 25, 2015 / Stage

The ever-scrupulous Jeff Awards Committee was confronted with a highly unusual situation Friday — the very morning after they had announced the list of Non-Equity Jeff nominations in which The Hypocrites received the largest number of nominations (a total of 12). Here is the statement from the Committee, as well as a statement by Sean Graney, the recently returned artistic director of The Hypocrites. A fully revised list of nominations follows those statements.

Chicago Children’s Theater to feature new play about the Civil Rights Movement

Chicago Children’s Theater to feature new play about the Civil Rights Movement

April 24, 2015 / People, Stage

If both you and your kids start to feel a bit hyperactive during the 2015-2016 season you might want to blame it on the Chicago Children’s Theater (CCT). The company plans to produce seven different shows (as opposed to the four of this season), with three consecutive presentations with shorter runs in the middle of the season embracing the theme of “snow.” A new play by Nambi E. Kelly dealing with the Civil Rights Movement will be part of the mix.

Sarah Siddons Society honoring Jessie Mueller, Chicago’s Broadway diva

Sarah Siddons Society honoring Jessie Mueller, Chicago’s Broadway diva

April 24, 2015 / Music, People, Stage

While enjoying a brief bit of down time between her Tony Award-winning turn in “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” and her next project, the world premiere of the musical “Waitress,” Jessie Mueller arrived for an interview in a chic turquoise lace dress and high heels, which she quickly removed in favor of gym shoes. On Monday night at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire she will receive the Sarah Siddons Society’s 2015 Actress of the Year Award.