THE GUARDIAN CORONATES CHICAGO AS OUR NEW THEATRICAL HUB
I have long tried to tell my compadres here in Boston that you don't know what a real theatre town is, (and what we are missing,) until you have been there.
I experienced a little of the energy of a dynamic theatre town in Seattle in the Mid to Late Nineties. And in speaking to Chicago Theatre Alumni, they seem to have similar fond recollections.
Michael Billington is making the Chicago aura almost official in his column in the Guardian.
An interesting observation in the piece is that Chicago sits so far away from the two magnetic poles of New York and LA that they are, in a way, freer.