Theater on Folkstage! Recorded Live at WFMT

Recorded expressly for Folkstage, hear songs performed during a recent visit from Nolan Almeida and Raye Zaragoza who play Peter Pan and Tiger Lily in the new adaptation of Peter Pan by playwright Larissa FastHorse. Plus, samples from past shows presenting Chicago’s vibrant, folky, musical theatre scene.

Mozart Made Mini in Reimagined, “Matchbox” Magic Flute From Tony-Winner Mary Zimmerman

“It’s sort of maximalist in a tiny little space,” describes Tony-winning adapter/director Mary Zimmerman of her miniaturized Matchbox Magic Flute.

Chicago Holiday Arts Calendar: Enchanting Concerts, Events, Spectacles, and more!

As we look forward to the festivities, we have compiled some of Chicago’s most enticing holiday offerings!

Halloweek Arts and Music Events in Chicago

A bounty of performances, events, and parties that will have you ready to celebrate spooky season in the Second City!

Marin Alsop, Jude Kelly Reflect on Leadership in Panel Led by WFMT-WTTW CEO Sandra Cordova Micek

Marin Alsop reflects that “courage is important in leadership, but accountability is, too.”

Secret Byrd

Performances marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Byrd, a Catholic at the pinnacle of the musical world of Protestant England.

Auditorium Theatre Brings Malkovich, Blanchard, Dance Riches in 2023-24 Season

Special events, dance, and more are on deck for the Auditorium.

‘Some Like It Hot’ leads Tony Award nominations with 13 nods

The message of self-acceptance and respect for all was echoed across Broadway, from the new musical take on Some Like It Hot to a Black actor-led Death of a Salesman to the new play Ain’t No Mo.

Tony Moments: A Night For Broadway to Reclaim Its Groove

Broadway has its groove back, said Tonys host Ariana DeBose at an exuberant ceremony seeking to illustrate just that sentiment.

‘Shine the light’: Ariana DeBose talks hosting Tony Awards

The Oscar-winning and Tony-nominated actress says this year’s telecast will spread its arms wider to celebrate Broadway’s stars and unsung heroes.

Through the Eyes of Women: Protests and Racial Justice in the Studs Terkel Radio Archive

Our picture of the past is often incomplete: though long on the frontlines in the fight for racial justice, women’s stories have often been left out of history. Here are nine conversations with women to enrich our understanding.

Bartlett Sher on Shakespeare in the Opera House

“Opera is deeply satisfying in a way that Shakespeare cannot be,” stage director Barlett Sher said backstage at Lyric Opera of Chicago during rehearsals for Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette.

Barbara Gaines, Chicago Shakespeare Theater’s Artistic Director, Shares Her Favorite Theater Music

We spoke with the Chicago theater institution’s founder and artistic director about the music that inspires her.