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28 05, 2021

4 Chicago Theaters That Feature AAPI Stories

By |2021-05-28T12:10:41-05:00May 28th, 2021|

It’s no secret that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) stories and performers (and all other artists and crew members) are extremely under-represented on American stages. In May, we celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, but every day [...]

15 04, 2021

6 Resources Playwrights Need to Know

By |2021-04-15T17:11:20-05:00April 15th, 2021|

April is National Playwriting Month, and it just so happens to be Shakespeare's birthday on the 23rd. But even if you’re not the Bard, every writer needs a great toolkit to maintain their workflow. Whether it’s for visibility, support, or [...]

1 02, 2021

The Tricks are a Treat at Trickery Chicago!

By |2021-02-01T12:26:39-05:00February 1st, 2021|

“For someone who would never go to theater, they’ll love this show. For someone who normally goes to theater, they’ll love this show.” - Aaron Rabkin, Trickery Chicago Right in the heart of Boystown, near the intersection of Halsted and [...]

4 01, 2021

Ringing in the New Year with the BTD

By |2020-12-23T14:12:15-05:00January 4th, 2021|

Happy New Year! We made it out of 2020, where many theater companies learned how to stream shows and pivot to online programming and also reopen with new protocols. We asked the BTD member theaters for their 2021 forecast and what [...]

21 12, 2020

Final Thoughts on 2020 from the BTD

By |2020-12-21T14:50:30-05:00December 21st, 2020|

(Some responses have been edited for length and clarity. Bold emphasis is BTD’s.) This year started strong with hit shows in the BTD and a very busy Chicago Theatre Week. But unfortunately by mid-March, all live productions in Chicago had [...]

16 09, 2020

2020 Equity Jeff Nominees in the BTD!

By |2020-09-16T15:56:39-05:00September 16th, 2020|

The 52nd Annual Equity Joseph Jefferson Award nominees were announced earlier this week, celebrating excellence in Chicago theater and hosting both Equity and Non-Equity award ceremonies each year. The Belmont Theater District extends its congratulations to all nominees and would [...]

15 07, 2020

What is the Belmont Theater District?

By |2020-07-10T11:18:23-05:00July 15th, 2020|

Maybe you’ve seen shows at the Athenaeum or Stage 773, or watched your favorite comics at The Laugh Factory, or noticed the American Blues signs lining Belmont Ave. You might follow us on Twitter or receive our newsletter, but has [...]

26 07, 2019

19/20 Season Announcement Round-Up

By |2020-05-12T13:36:25-05:00July 26th, 2019|

While we try to make the summer last as long as possible, we are already excited about the treasure trove of shows lined up in BTD's 19/20 season. Below are just a sample of the productions coming our way very [...]