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2/8/17 2:28:24 PM 
The Lyric Opera Chicago Presents

Georges Bizet 

Georges Bizet’s “Carmen” will be presented in the Lyric Opera of Chicago until March 25. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the box office. 

© Todd Rosenberg Photograpy 2017

‘Carmen’: A Well-Deserved Olé

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Growing up Black and Gay: ‘Bootycandy’

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Pictured (left to right) Debra Monk (Edna) and ensemble member Ian Barford (Edna’s son Andrew). Photo by Michael Brosilow.

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Stage Center Play Gets Vote This ‘November’

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Review: Wonderful Town at the Goodman Theatre

Grace Yu, Campus Life Editor

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The Goodman Theatre held its first College Night for the 2016-2017 season on Sept. 14 with their production of “Wonderful Town.” The Goodman puts on one College Night per production. The Goodman’s staging of the classic American musical, directed by Mary Zimmermann, opened Sept. 10 and runs through Oct. 23. The book...

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Making a Hit: Rick Grossman Discusses “Bullets Over Broadway”

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“Bullets Over Broadway” is a musical comedy by Woody Allen about the making of a Broadway show. ...

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‘Die Fledermaus’ Delivers

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Costume ball rivalries, two men speaking French to humorous effects, and mysterious figures create t...

“New Country” is as sassy and sweet as the music that inspired it.

‘New Country’ Brings New Life

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Country music’s bad boy Justin Spears is getting married in the morning. But tonight, he’ll kiss a man...

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