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WGN's Paul Lisnek sits down for a special interview with Billy Rude and writer/director of Blue Heaven, Daryl D. Brooks. Go Behind The Curtain with Paul Lisnek to get to know more about the development of Black Ensemble Theater's World Premier production of Blue Heaven, playing for a limited time until November 27th. Listen to the interview here!


Audiences have stormed the box office for tickets to the best night of music in town. Don't miss out on the show The Chicago Tribune calls, "Irresistible," and Chicago Sun-Times hales as, "Heavenly sent!" Four blues legends await the arrival of a dear friend and newcomer to Pearly's Lounge-- what follows is a divine celebration with two dozen blues hits.

PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES NOMINATED AT 2022 Black Theatre Alliance/Ira Aldridge Awards

Porchlight's production of Pump Boys & Dinettes sees nominations for Best Musical Direction (Robert Reddrick), Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Shantel Cribbs, Melanie Loren), Best Set Design (Sydney Lynne), Best Lighting Design (Denise Karczewski), and Best Choreography in a Play (Rueben D. Echoles. Congratulations to all of these fantastic artists for the recognition of their work!

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