WINDY CITY TIMES
||Chicago theatres suspend productions due to Coronavirus, guidance of Governor and Mayor
This article shared 1909 times since Thu Mar 12, 2020
The following statement comes from Deb Clapp, Executive Director, League of Chicago Theatres:
Mayor Lightfoot and Governor Pritzker held a press conference today asking and strongly recommending that public gatherings of more than 250 people be suspended possibly until May 1. They also mandated that gatherings of more than 1000 be suspended for the same amount of time. The League is working to support members with venues fewer than 250 as they decide the best course of action for their individual venues. We want to thank our government officials for their diligence during this time.
The safety and health of our audiences, artists and theatre staff remains our highest priority. As the situation around COVID-19 evolves, we will continue to share with our member organizations precautions they can take as outlined by federal health authorities and state and local officials to ensure that theatres are ready to welcome patrons back after this temporary shut-down.
COVID-19 will have a significant financial impact on our industry in the near and long-term. We want to thank our philanthropic partners, as well as our city and state officials, for their continued support as we all navigate the aftermath of this situation.
Patrons with tickets for performances during this time are encouraged to contact individual theatres directly for more information.
—From a League of Chicago Theatres press release
This article shared 1909 times since Thu Mar 12, 2020
| ARTICLES YOU MIGHT LIKE|
|British PM Boris Johnson deals with multiple resignations|
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's leadership is hanging by a thread after the resignations of two of his most high-profile ministers and several other top officials and ministerial aides in the last 24 hours, CNBC reported. ...
|Brittney Griner pleads to Biden for release|
Brittney Griner has appealed to President Joe Biden in a letter passed to the White House through her representatives, NPR reported. In the letter, Griner said she feared she might never return home and asked that ...
|Hannah Gadsby at Chicago Theatre on July 13|
Australian LGBTQ+ comedian Hannah Gadsby will bring her "Body of Work" show to The Chicago Theatre, 175 N. State St., on Wed., July 13, at 7 p.m. Gadsby took the comedy world by storm with the ...
|THEATER REVIEW Hurricane Diane|
Title: Hurricane Diane. Playwright: Elizabeth George At: Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave; https://www.theaterwit.org/ . Tickets: $25-$48. Runs through: July 31 If you had an exceptionally audacious lit professor, you probably read The Bacchae for your ...
|WORLD KyivPride, Romanian bill, marriage items, Cynthia Erivo|
Ukraine's largest LGBTQ+-rights event, KyivPride, went ahead as a peace marchin Warsaw, Poland, CNBC reported. It joined Warsaw's yearly Equality Parade, the largest such event in central Europe, using it as a platform to keep international ...
|Rapinoe, Biles among Medal of Freedom honorees|
Out lesbian soccer player Megan Rapinoe and famed gymnast Simone Biles are among 17 people who will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Joe Biden, media outlets noted. Some of the other honorees include ...
|New MAP analysis: How states rank on voting & democracy compared to LGBTQ equality|
-- From a press release - As we wrap up Pride Month, we at the Movement Advancement Project (MAP) are sharing new analyses utilizing our LGBTQ Equality Maps, which track 50+ LGBTQ state laws and policies, and our new Democracy Maps, which ...
|Chicago LGBTQ+ leaders, activists reflect on Pride Month at event state Sen. Simmons hosts|
On June 29, Illinois first out gay state senator, Mike Simmons, hosted a press conference featuring Chicago LGBTQ+ leaders and activists at Gerber/Hart Library and Archives. Speakers included Simmons; Gerber/Hart ...
|LPAC endorses Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot for re-election|
-- From a press release - LPWashington, DC — LPAC, the national political organization dedicated to electing more LGBTQ women to public office, announced today it has endorsed Lori Lightfoot as she seeks re-election as Mayor of Chicago. LPAC is committed to ...
| Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council releases report on economic impacts of COVID on Chicago women |
-- From a press release - CHICAGO Today, Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot's Women's Advisory Council (WAC), in partnership with World Business Chicago, Women Employed, and Civic Consulting Alliance, published Creating a More Equitable Recovery: Addressing ...
|Wisconsin governor challenges abortion ban|
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul have filed a lawsuit seeking to block the state's 173-year-old ban on abortions, asking a state court to declare the law unenforceable, ABC 7 Chicago reported. In ...
|ELECTIONS LGBTQ+ primary candidates experience varied results|
LGBTQ+ candidates running for office in the 2022 primary contests throughout Illinois got mixed results, according to results as of June 29. In the 13th District, state Rep. and House Majority Leader Greg Harris is stepping ...
|Survey: Americans hold complex views on gender identity and trans+ Issues|
-- From a press release - WASHINGTON, D.C. (June 28, 2022) — As the United States addresses issues of transgender rights and the broader landscape around gender identity continues to shift, the American public holds a complex set of views around these ...
|THEATER Theo Ubique hosting production about Elizabeth Taylor |
Evanston's Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, 721 Howard St., will run Call Me Elizabethan acclaimed one-woman show about the early life of Elizabeth Tayloron Aug. 20 (at 7:30 p.m.) and 21 (at 2:30 p.m.) only. The production ...
|2022 PRIMARY ELECTIONS Pritzker, Jackson, Bailey among winners|
The Illinois primary elections took place June 28—and there was a mix of the expected and the surprising. In the governor's race, incumbent JB Pritzker easily won the Democratic primary over Beverly Miles (93% ...