Daily Rehearsal: Court Theatre brings 'Proof' back to Hyde Park
1. FML on Saturday is pay-what-you-will. Little known fun fact: so is the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Don't let them get one over on you and cheap art.
2. Tony-winner Laura Benanti, last seen on The Playboy Club, is going back to NBC, this time for a pilot starring Matthew Perry.
4. The finalists of Chicago's August Wilson Monologue Competition have been announced; they'll perform on March 19 at the Goodman, with free admission for all. The competition is among Chicago area high school students, and "exposes [them] to the richness of Wilson’s Century Cycle, and incorporates the plays into the standard high school curriculum." This competition is a nation-wide thing; Chicago's will be judged by Narda Alcorn, who has stage managed August Wilson productions on Broadway, Steppenwolf's Alana Arenas, Tanera Marshall, the Chair of the Department of Theatre and Music at UIC, and actor Cedric Young. Finalists get some money and a trip to New York for the finals; "The top monolguist in Chicago will also receive a scholarship to UIC for one semester of tuition and fees."
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