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BoHo Theatre is a Chicago-based theatre company. Founded in 2003, their productions have garnered numerous critical raves (including Top Ten production assignations from the Chicago Tribune, and Time Out Chicago), and have been favored with Joseph Jefferson Award (Jeff Award) recommendations and citations for several productions.
Their mission pledges to create theatre that incorporates the arts as a whole – Art for art’s sake, while their artistic goal involves challenging convention through literary originality and eclectic expression while fostering an ever-evolving artistic environment in which people are inspired to learn, think, dream, and feel. Additionally, to teach themselves and others how to expand, create, and present art through theatre while reveling not only in the process, but also in the journey.
Noted productions include critically acclaimed The Wild Party by Andrew Lippa, Side Show by Bill Russell and Henry Krieger, and Sophocles' Electra. Their production of Songs for a New World by Jason Robert Brown, played to sold-out houses, received much critical acclaim, and was chosen as the Chicago Tribune's "Hottest Ticket". Most recently, BoHo's productions of Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein) and the Regional premier of Ahrens and Flaherty's The Glorious Ones opened to glowing reviews, sold-out performances, and eight Jeff Award nominations.
Actor Sam Wootten received a non-Equity Jeff Award for his portrayal of Oscar Wilde in the BoHo production of Gross Indecency: The Three Trials of Oscar Wilde, and BoHo Associate Artistic Director Peter Robel garnered an After Dark award for Outstanding Direction of a Play for the BoHo production of The Merchant of Venice. Actor Adam Kander received an After Dark award in the acting category for that same production. Longtime BoHo collaborator Brenda Didier recently received a non-Equity Jeff Award for Outstanding Choreography for her work on the BoHo production of the musical The Life.
Upcoming productions include the Tony Award-winning musical Big River by William Hauptman and Roger Miller, Striking 12 by GrooveLily, The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance, Dirty Blonde by Claudia Shear, and Icarus by Edwin Sanchez.
- SideShow wins 5 Jeff Citations
- Time Out Chicago Top Ten Stage Picks of 2005
- Tribune review of The Wild Party
- Time Out Chicago review of The Life
- Chicago Sun-Times review of The Wild Party
- The BoHo Mission
- Chicago Tribune/Metromix review of "Songs for a New World"
- Chicago Reader review of Playing with Fire (after Frankenstein)
- Windy City Times review of M. Butterfly
- Chicago Stage Review of The Glorious Ones
- Talkin' Broadway review of The Glorious Ones