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Pride 2017 Press Release

“Nearly 50” – Pride Arts Center celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events On the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal gay play The Boys in the Band, Pride Arts Center presents a slate of readings, productions, and special events that look at gay…

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What is the Pride Arts Center?

ABOUT PRIDE ARTS CENTER Pride Arts Center (PAC) opened in 2016 and consists of two performance spaces: The Broadway at 4139 N. Broadway which has 85 seats, and The Buena at 4147 N. Broadway which has 50 seats. PAC is run by the primary tenant, Pride Films and Plays, a 501(c)3 organization in Chicago. PAC…

Pride Arts Center – Nearly 50!

“Nearly 50” – Pride Arts Center celebrates its first Pride Month on Broadway with 30 days of plays, readings and special events  On the cusp of the 50th Anniversary of the seminal gay play The Boys in the Band, Pride Arts Center presents a slate of readings, productions, and special events that look at gay…

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Boys Just Frockin’ Around

Pride Films and Plays presents Boys Just Frocking Around, A Gay Burlesque. Legendary Honey West will host the evening, accompanied by Robert Ollis. The show begins at 7:30 pm on May 2nd, 2017 in The Broadway at The Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. Many outstanding Chicago drag artists will be performing at the event…

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Boys in the Band

Mart Crowley’s famous play turns 50 this season. To celebrate, Pride Arts Center performs a staged reading featuring PFP Company Members and friends. Wednesday, May 17 at 7:30 p.m. Purchase tickets here!

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Broadway in The Broadway

Chris Pazdernik works his magic to create a sizzling cabaret of Broadway proportions! The first part of the evening will feature work from new musicals, or musicals with a Chicago connection.  Part II celebrates famed Broadway composer Andrew Lippa. Christopher Pazdernik curates and directs. Tickets for Broadway In The Broadway on Thursday, June 8 at…

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Cast for THE NANCE is announced!

Casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays’ Chicago Premiere of Douglas Carter Beane’s Tony Award®-nominated play The Nance.  Beane’s play recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque’s heyday and tells the backstage story of a gay performer, Chauncey Miles, whose role in the burlesque show was to brazenly exploit gay stereotypes of the…

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For The Love Of (or, the Roller Derby Play) – a world premiere

When Joy, a driftless young woman, gets on the Brooklyn Scallywags and meets the star, Lizzie Lightning, she and her long-term partner Michelle find their lives turned upside down. For the Love Of asks how much you’re willing to sacrifice – or lose – in order to follow your heart. This world premiere play by…

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‘Counting’ is winning prizes on the festival circuit!

Our first short film, Counting, directed by company member Dan Pal and written by Kari Morris, is currently enjoying success on the film festival circuit. It recently won the 2017 award for 1st Place Short Feature at the North By Midwest Microbudget Film Festival in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Other upcoming festivals include:  Show Me Justice Film…

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His & His III

Over the course of  his season, His and His followed the development of gay characters on Broadway. If you missed the first two parts, no worries. Chris will catch you up on what you need to know. The first part of the evening will feature work from new musicals, or musicals with a Chicago connection. …