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Press Releases

2016 Fifth Star Awards Honor Jackie Taylor
Press Release
(September 15, 2016)

The Marvin Gaye Story 2016
Press Release
(June 10, 2016)

THE SOUL OF A POWERFUL WOMAN to Play Benefit Show at Black Ensemble Theater
Press Release
(April 29, 2016)

Garrett Popcorn Shops to Donate 10% of Gourmet Tin sales
Press Release
(January 25, 2016)

Black Ensemble Theater Announces 40th Anniversary Season
Press Release
(January 13, 2016)

Jackie Taylor's Dynamite Divas
Press Release
(December 20, 2015)

We’re honored to be one of 200+ awardees for Bloomberg Philanthropies Arts Innovation and Management program!
Press Release
(September 15, 2015)

The Joyce Foundation Spotlights BE with $300K Grant
Press Release
(May 20, 2015)

Garrett Popcorn Shops and Black Ensemble Theater
Press Release
(February 1, 2015)

Announcing Black Ensemble Theater's STIR UP THE POT 2015 Season
Press Release
(December 1, 2014)

At Last: A Tribute To Etta James
Press Release
(September 1, 2014)

The Marvelous Marvelettes
Press Release
(July 18, 2014)

See reviews for "One Hit Wonders"
(May 9, 2014)

See reviews for "Chicago's Golden Soul"
(March 12, 2014)

See reviews for "It's Alright To Have A Good Time - The Story of Curtis Mayfield"
(September 23, 2013)

See reviews for "Ain't No Crying The Blues in the Memory of Howlin' Wolf"
(June 17, 2013)

See reviews for "From Doo Wop to Hip Hop"
(March 7, 2013)

See reviews for the holiday classic "The Other Cinderella"
(November 23, 2012)

See reviews for the highly recommended "One Name Only"
(September 29, 2012)

See reviews for the critically acclaimed hit show "The Marvin Gaye Story"
(June 19, 2012)

See the critically acclaimed Reviews for "The Marvin Gaye Story"
(June 19, 2012)

Read "The Jackie Taylor Story" from New City Stage
(May 31, 2012)

The Reviews are in!  "The Jackie Wilson Story" is a hit!
(November 23, 2011)

BMO Harris Bank Takes the Stage with the Black Ensemble Theater
(November 18, 2011)

"10 Moments in Black Ensemble's 35-year History" - Article by Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
(November 4, 2011)

"This Fall, A Black Ensemble Theater Transformed" - Article by Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
(September 15, 2011)

Black Ensemble Theater Awarded $75,000 Grant from The Joyce Foundation 
(May 10, 2011)

 All In Love Is Fair
A Different Kind of Love Story Featuring the Music of Luther Vandross
(March 20, 2011)

Sounds So Good, Makes You Wanna Holler
Old School vs. Nu Skool
(February 12, 2011)

The Other Cinderella
The Extension of The Popular Revival
(January 23, 2011)

The BE Cultural Center Groundbreaking
(August 26, 2010)

Nothin But The Blues
Story of one of the most notorious blues clubs in the history of Chicago
(June 19, 2010)

My Brother's Keeper
The Story Of the Nicholas Brothers
(March 13, 2010)

The Message is in The Music
God Is A Black Man Named Ricky
(October 3, 2009)