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Weekend of June 9th-11th, 2017
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Friday, June 9th, 2017 8:00 PM
GRAMMY Nominated Rock Goddess Cathy Richardson has been busy. Chicago music fans will remember Richardson from the thousands of local club and festival dates she played with her namesake band from the 90s through the early 2000s when she was cast as Janis Joplin in the Off Broadway show Love, Janis and left her hometown to find her fortunes in New York City.
Richardson followed Love, Janis to San Francisco in 2006 and had lived there less than a year when she met Jefferson Airplane and Jefferson Starship founder, Paul Kantner. Richardson soon became the lead singer for Jefferson Starship and has been fronting the band for over nine years.
"I think there's a lot of people who think I left the Chicago area and never came back because I'm on the road so much, but I moved back in 2009," says Richardson from her home in suburban Elmhurst.
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Saturday, June 10th, 2017 7:00 PM & 10 PM
Michael Che started doing stand-up comedy in back in 2009. He would regularly work several sets per night. Che's big break came in 2012 when he appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman.
He is a winner of New York's Funniest Stand-Up Competition.
A real native New Yorker, Che was born in Manhattan, the youngest of seven children of Rose and Nathaniel Campbell. His father, a history buff, named Michael after Che Guevara.
He was raised on the Lower East Side of Manhattan and graduated from the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts.
In 2013, Variety called Che one of "10Comics to Watch", while Rolling Stone named him one of "The 50 Funniest People."
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@The PrivateBank Theatre
Dispite what went on with the Broadway cast of this musical, entering political commentary at the end of their performance, the Chicago roadshow contines.
Hamilton the musical about the life of American Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, with music, lyrics, and book by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The show, inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by historian Ron Chernow, achieved both critical acclaim and box office success.
Lin-Manuel Miranda Pulitzer Prize, Grammy Award, Emmy Award and Tony Award winner, creator of Hamilton.
The musical made its Off-Broadway debut at The Public Theater in February 2015, where its engagement was sold out.
In 2016, Hamilton received a record-setting 16 Tony nominations, winning 11, including Best Musical, and was also the recipient of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album and the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. The prior Off-Broadway production of Hamilton won the 2015 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Musical as well as seven other Drama Desk Awards out of 14 total nominated categories.