Theater events at the Printer’s Row Lit Fest

hamilton the revolutionThis year's Printer's Row Lit Fest, June 11th and 12th, will feature a number of events catered toward Chicago theater goers.

To tide over "Hamilton" fans before the tour hits Chicago in September, Jeremy McCarter, the co-author of The New York Times bestseller "Hamilton: The Revolution" will speak 1:00 p.m. June 11 at Jones College Prep, 700 S. State St.  The event will also be broadcast on C-SPAN.

Chris Jones will lead a discussion about how "The SpongeBob Musical" (opening this June at the Oriental Theatre) came to be with composer Tom Kitt, director Tina Landau and producer Susan Vargo.  The talk will be held 11 a.m. June 11 at Center Stage tent, located at Dearborn St. and Harrison St.

Jones will also moderate a conversation with Doug Wright, Scott Frankel and Michael Korie, the writer, composer and lyricist of "War Paint."  Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole and opening at the Goodman in June, "War Paint" follows the dueling relationship between Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.  The event will take place 12:30 p.m. June 11 at Hotel Blake, 500 S. Dearborn St.

Pegasus Theatre Chicago will present a preview of the company's upcoming show "Rutherford's Passage," based on MacArthur Fellow Charles Johnson's novel "Middle Passage," 1 p.m. June 12 at South Loop Stage, also at Dearborn St. and Harrison St.



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By:  Morgan Greene

Chicago Tribune