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PRISCILLA: Queen of the Desert Must Close March 12!

Priscilla, Queen of the Desert the Musical is the heartwarming, uplifting adventure of three friends, Tick, Bernadette and Adam, a glamorous Sydney-based performing trio who agree to take their show to the middle of the Australian outback. They hop aboard a battered old bus (nicknamed Priscilla) searching for love and friendship and end up finding…

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Save the Date NOVEMBER 6 for PFP’s Simply Sensational

Pride Films and Plays’ annual fall benefit, Simply Sensational, has featured amazing artists over he last three years, including Donna McKechnie, Alexandra  Billings, Rayvon Owen, and Capathia Jenkins. Save the date for the first time we do this event in our new home!  For tickets call 1 800 737 0984 or purchase on line here….

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Nominee Night

Chicago’s Most Lauded Singers Perform Together For One Night Only at NOMINEE NIGHT Tuesday, May 23 at 7:30 PM at Pride Arts Center! Chicago’s best musical theater performers gather for one night only on the same stage when the 2017 Jeff Award Nominees are honored at Nominee Night, May 23 at 7:30 PM at The…

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Charles Busch in ‘That Girl, That Boy’

Pride Arts Center presents Charles Busch; That Girl, That Boy in The Broadway in the Pride Arts Center for two nights only on January 29 and 30, 2017. This is the first time this theatrical legend will play his solo show in Chicago. The performance is at The Broadway, part of the Pride Arts Center,…

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Support PFP This Holiday Season

“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”                     -Maya Angelou Dear Friend, Chicago has always been home to Pride Films and Plays, but this year, we made the big step of creating a physical artistic home at Pride Arts Center…

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525,600 Minutes: A Cabaret

Pride Films and Plays and the members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals celebrate the end of the year and the birth of a new music Pride Films and Plays is delighted to welcome members of the Chicago Cabaret Project to the Broadway as we introduce another venue for great music on Chicago’s north side. On…

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Unwrapped: The XXXmas Cabaret

Join us on Saturday, December 17 at 8:00 in The Broadway at Pride Arts Center, 4139 N Broadway, as PFP Presents UNWRAPPED: The XXXmas Cabaret. The evening features everything from nice to naughty, with singers, strippers, comics and queens of all kinds as we enjoy the spirit of the holiday with the stars of Chicago’s…

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She Fest

As Pride Films and Plays gears up for the opening of the Pride Arts Center in January, we are happy to announce that SheFest – formerly known as LezFest – will move from Mary’s Attic and for the first time be performed in The Broadway at 4139 N Broadway. SheFest (formerly LezFest) is a one-night…

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His & His II

Celebrate Valentine’s Day, February 14, with the second installment of His & His. This cabaret follows the development LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote this great works. His & His II pays tribute to Jerry Herman. Christopher Pazdernik curates and directs, Nick Sula is the musical director. Tickets for His &…

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Gay Screenplay and Queer Bits Winners Announced

Still from “The Second First Date”– Winner of the Audience Award Congratulations to “The Second First Date” and “Breakfast” which were the recipients of the Audience Award and Jury Prize respectively at Pride Films and Plays’ Queer Bits Fall Film Festival III! Dozens of films were submitted for consideration to make their Chicago premieres; seven…