1. Albany Park Theater Project is teaming up with Josh Groban, he of the wavy hair and swooning fans. Groban's foundation Find Your Light "which is dedicated to enriching the lives of young people through arts, education, and cultural awareness" has chosen to donate money to APTP, the third arts education nonprofit to have had such an honor. Conveniently, Groban is also in Chicago as part of his "Straight to You" tour, during which he's partnered with Americans for the Arts as part of some sort of text-to-give situation. Stars! They really do care!
2. Porchlight has named L. Walter Stearns as the first recipient of their The Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago.