2019 Press 

December 2019

24 Chicago Sun-Times: “Some highlights in Chicago theater from the 2010s”

20 Chicago Tribune: “‘Hamilton’ exhibit, Ike Holter and Teatro Zin Zanni: The biggest moments and stories of the year in Chicago theater”

18 Chicago Tribune: “Top 10 best performances in Chicago theater in 2019: Who of these spectacular actors did you see?”

11 Chicago Tribune: “Best theater in Chicago in 2019: A celebration of the explosive work of powerful women”

November 2019

19 WGN’s Behind the Curtain: “New Books: Pitchfork Populism; Entertaining Chicago; and “Every Brilliant Thing” at Windy City Playhouse South”

7 Chicago Tribune : “Booked it! Chicago casting announcements for Nov. 7″

2 PerformInk : “Windy City Announces “Boys in the Band” Cast and Designers”

1 Showbiz Chicago : “Cast Announced For THE BOYS IN THE BAND At Windy City Playhouse”

October 2019

31 WTTW Chicago : “Hedy Weiss Reviews ‘A Doll’s House,’ ‘I’m Lenny Bruce’ and More”

18 Newcity Stage : “A Few Of My Favorite Things: A Review of Every Brilliant Thing at Windy City Playhouse”

4 Chicago Now : “Windy City Playhouse announces plans for a culinary farce with Rick Bayless”

4 Chicago Sun Times : “Rick Bayless, Windy City Playhouse team up for theatrical project, while chef’s new restaurant is set for Willis Tower”

4 Chicago Tribune : “Frontera Grill or Fawlty Towers? Chef Rick Bayless is writing a farce — with food”

4 CBS Chicago : “On Stage With Chris Jones”

4 Chicago Eater : “Chicago Icon Portillo’s to Launch Ordering System Through Google Searches”

2 Chicago Reader : “In dark days, you have to treasure Every Brilliant Thing “

September 2019

30 Chicago Sun Times : “‘Every Brilliant Thing’ at Windy City Playhouse should top your list of plays to see”

30 Chicago Tribune : “Review: Count this ‘Brilliant’ show as a reason for living”

29 Picture This Post : “Windy City Playhouse EVERY BRILLIANT THING Review – Wonderful and Life Affirming”

27 Chicago Theatre Review : ““Every Brilliant Thing” with Windy City Playhouse”

20 Broadway World : ““Photo Flash: Windy City Playhouse Presents The Chicago Premiere Of EVERY BRILLIANT THING”

3 Broadway World : “Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards”

3 Chicago Sun Times : “Porchlight Music Theatre, Paramount Theatre lead 2019 Equity Jeff Award nominations”

3 WTTW : “Jeff Award Nominations a Reminder of the Season Spotlighted as ‘Year of Chicago Theater’”

3 Daily Herald : “Full list: 2019 Equity Joseph Jefferson Award nominees”

August 2019

20 WGN Radio : “Windy City Playhouse Founder Amy Rubenstein on Immersive Theater; Authors of “Clear it with Sid-Life of Sidney Yates:” Michael Dorff and Mayor George Van Dusen; “The Search for Aliveness” series host: Chad Gabriel”

20 Around the Town Chicago : ““The Recommendation” reviewed by Julia W. Rath”

8 Immersion Nation : “Emotional realism, being first, and the infinite learning curve”

8 PerformInk : “Windy City Opens New Space with “Every Brilliant Thing””

1 All Dressed Up With No Place to Go : “Date Night: Angelo’s Wine Bar + The Recommendation”

July 2019

24 City Pleasures : “Windy City Playhouse Takes Immersive Theater to the Next Level with The Recommendation”

21 Picture This Post : “Windy City Playhouse Presents THE RECOMMENDATION Review – There But For Fortune”

19 Splash Magazine : “The Recommendation Review- Windy City Playhouse in an immersive hit”

17 WTTW : “5 Chicago Theater Recommendations: ‘Music Man,’ ‘True West’ and More”

17 Chicago Theatre and Arts : “In ‘The Recommendation’ It’s All About Who You Know”

17 Chicago Reader : “The Recommendation balances hilarious excess and grim realism”

16 Lollygag Blog : “‘The Recommendation’ puts in a good word”

16 Broadway World Chicago : “BWW Review: THE RECOMMENDATION at Windy City Playhouse”

16 PerformInk : “Review | “The Recommendation” at Windy City Playhouse”

14 Theatreworld Internet Magazine : “The Recommendation Is a Story of Friendship, Morality, Loyality Told in a Bold New Way”


12 WTTW : “Fiercely Immersive ‘Recommendation’ Explores Privilege, Justice and Moral Relativism “

12 Chicago On Stage : “It’s easy to recommend “The Recommendation, another winningly immersive play from Windy City Playhouse “

1 Choose Chicago : “10 Hot Shows To See In Chicago “

June 2019

26 Daily Herald : “Theater spotlight: Fast-talker makes big promises in Goodman’s ‘Music Man’ revival “

26 Hoodline : “Chicago boasts a hot lineup of theater events this week “

21 Daily Herold : “Theater Events:’La Havana’ Gets Extended Through June 30 “

18 Chicago Reader : “Essential plays for Pride Month”

14 CBS Chicago : “On Stage: ‘Queen Of The Mist’ and ‘Southern Gothic'”

14 Daily Harold : “Theater events: Otherworld presents ‘Bring the Beat Back’; Christopher Titus tells tales”


5 Performink : “Windy City Playhouse Expands Creative Staff”

May 2019

30 Broadway World Chicago : “THE RECOMMENDATION Announced At Windy City Playhouse”

29 Broadway World Chicago : “The League Of Chicago Theatres Announces Summer Theater Highlights”

23 Chicago Tribune : “Summer theater 2019: Our top 25 shows to see”

16 Broadway World Chicago : “Windy City Playhouse Announces Closing of NOISES OFF”

10 The Hawk Chicago : “Windy City Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season “

8 Chicago Tribune : “Windy City Playhouse Announces 2019-20 Season, Including ‘The Boys in the Band’ “

8 Chill Live Shows : “Save The Dates: Windy City Playhouse Announces 2019-2020 Season Featuring Immersive Stagings of Critically Acclaimed Productions ‘Every Brilliant Thing’ and ‘The Boys in the Band’ “

April 2019

10 Windy City Times : “Critics’ Picks”

March 2019

31 Vacation Idea : “Best Things To Do In Chicago: Windy City Playhouse”

29 The Hawk Chicago : “Review: Southern Gothic (2019) Windy City Playhouse”

28 The Hawk Chicago : “Windy City Playhouse Announces THE RECOMMENDATION”

1 The Broadway Blog : “Year of Chicago Theatre 2019: 7 Can’t Miss Shows”

February 2019

19 Chicago Pride : “Nunn’s Theater Habit: Dear Golden Girls Celebrate Love”

8 Time Out Chicago : “What to see at Chicago Theater Week 2019″

8 Splash Magazine : “Southern Gothic Review-Windy City Playhouse Adds an Immersive Dimension to Chicago Theatre”

6 The Real Chicago : “First Look Review: ‘Noises Off’ at Windy City Playhouse is a wonderfully self-aware farce of a farce, brought to life by a talented ensemble”

6 WGN Radio : “Hilarity ensues in the Immersive Production of ‘Noises Off’ at Windy City Playhouse”

4 Picture This Post : “Windy City Playhouse NOISES OFF Review-Farce and More Farce”

January 2019

31 Theater In Chicago : “Theater Adds A Guest Room: Windy City Playhouse’s Long-Running Southern Gothic Moves to South Loop”

27 CBS : “On Stage: ‘Noises Off’, ‘Us/Them’, and ‘L’Apres Midi D’un Foehn'”

24 Chicagonista : “The Astonishing ‘Southern Gothic’ now in South Loop!”

23 All Dressed Up With Nothing To Drink : “Date Night In Chicago: Noises Off”

22 Chicago Parent : “A Joyful ‘Noise’ at Windy City Playhouse”

20 Third Coast Review : “Review: Windy City Playhouse Stages Another Must-See With Noises Off”

20 The Chicago Tribune : “A Real Backstage and Real Laughs in ‘Noises Off’ at The Windy City Playhouse”

19 Buzz Center Stage : “Noises Off Is a Hilariously Funny Take On A Show That Goes Wrong”

19 Chicago Theatre Review : “Sardines and Slamming Doors”

18 Chicago On Stage : “Noises Off Is A Breath Of Comic Fresh Air”

17 Chicagoland Theatre Review : “Noises Off At The Windy City Playhouse”

17 WTTW : “Windy City Playhouse Stages Breathtaking Production of ‘Noises Off'”

17 DADAPALOOZA : “Review: Noises Off At Windy City Playhouse”

17 Around The Town Chicago : “Noises Off”

15 Broadway World Chicago : “Windy City Playhouse Brings Comedy NOISES OFF to Irving Park”

11 Daily Herald : “Theater Events: TUTA Remounts ‘Radio Culture’ Drama”

9 The Local Tourist : “Noises Off At Windy City Playhouse”

8 ABC 7 : “Roz Varon’s Weekender Report”

7 ABC 7 : “Theater Events Worth Seeking Out in Chicago This Week”

7 Hoodline : “Theater Events Worth Seeking Out in Chicago This Week”

2 Chicago Sun Times : “Curtain Call: ‘Realistic Joneses’ and more theater previews, opening Jan 4-10″

1 Theatre In Chicago : “After The Protest: What We Learned in 2018″

1 Windy City Times : “Best of Chicago Theater (Part Two)”