Absolutely Fireproof: The Iroquois Theater Fire of 1903

Chicago experienced the worst theater fire in U.S. history. The burning of the Iroquois Theater claimed the lives of over 600 patrons, a tragic number that even exceeds the estimated 250 lives lost in the Chicago Fire of 1871. Beautiful, lavishly designed and deemed “absolutely fireproof”, the ill-fated Iroquois Theater opened to the public on…
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Remembering Martha Lavey, Former Steppenwolf Artistic Director

Martha Lavey, the artistic director of Steppenwolf Theatre Company from 1995 to 2015, and a member of the theater's acting ensemble since 1993, died Tuesday. Lavey left her mark on Chicago's theater community and on Chicago Public Library. A champion not only of Steppenwolf, but of theaters across the city, she spoke about the importance of the…
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It’s Here! 5 Articles About Hamilton: An American Musical

The revolutionary, successful and highly acclaimed Hamilton: An American Musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda starts in Chicago this week, and sadly, I don’t have tickets. I’ve heard about the show for well over a year and have listened to the soundtrack so many times. (It's even available instantly via hoopla.) Since then, I've been in awe of its brilliance, so…
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