First-ever Chicago Theater Week planned
BY Hedy Weiss Theater Criticemail@example.com December 12, 2012 3:52PM
Updated: December 12, 2012 8:48PM
By any reckoning, EVERY week is “theater week” in Chicago. But now the League of Chicago Theatres, in partnership with ChooseChicago.com, has formally declared the first-ever such event, scheduled for Feb. 12-17, 2013. Designed to encourage residents and visitors alike to attend a live show — even in the dead of winter — the project will feature discounted tickets and added incentives such as talkbacks with artists, drink specials and hotel and restaurant discounts.
More than 100 shows at theaters throughout the city are expected to participate, with each theater offering $15 or $30 tickets during the specified period. Starting Jan. 9, 2013, tickets will be available at a centralized website: www.chicagotheatreweek.com.
—Hedy Weiss, Theater Critic