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October 27, 2016 View email in browser

Quiz: ‘Hamilton’ for Musical Theater Geeks

Break out those original cast recordings and see if you can spot the Sondheim in “Hamilton.” Will you throw away your shot?

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‘Octagon’: In the messy world of slam poetry, what’s real?

With bravado, energy and a plot twist, Kristiana Rae Colon’s new play takes apart the world of slam poetry. Read about the poets learning how to read in between the lines of their relationships while shouting their truth into a microphone.

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Most interesting musical of 2015; how about ‘Fun Home’?

You’ve heard of “Hamilton,” right? But “Fun Home” is by far the best musical you may have never heard from.

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Jane Alderman, casting director who discovered many Chicago talents, dies

How did Oprah Winfrey land her “Color Purple” role? It all began with the savvy recommendations of Jane Alderman. Read on to learn about the other actors whose lives she transformed…

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As society implodes, enjoy the ‘Last Ever Biggest Liar Contest’

Are you prepared for the apocalypse? Join 10 storytelling contestants to wait out the collapse of the social order.

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Casting announced for Steppenwolf for Young Adults’ ‘Monster’

Who’s starring in SYA’s next production based on the young-adult novel by Walter Dean Myers?

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Review: ‘Hamilton’ makes the most of its Chicago shot

“Hamilton” opened at the PrivateBank Theatre in a heartfelt, young and truthful production of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s hit. Will it live up to your expectations?

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