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  • Apr 17 2014

    Congrats to Conservatory Grad Allison Tolman on 'Fargo' Lead Role

    Allison Tolman is turning heads as the lead in FX's 'Fargo', Before landing blockbuster roles, Allison was taking classes at The Second City Training Center and working hard to get ahead. Check out the inspirational Sun Times article on Allison below to find out more.

    http://voices.suntimes.com/arts-entertainment/the-daily-sizzle/fargo-the-place-to-be-for-chicagos-allison-tolman/#.U1A7uVVdWNg

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  • Apr 10 2014

    SC Alum Stephen Colbert Named New "Late Show" Host

    SC alum, Stephen Colbert, has officially been named the new replacement for David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show." For more information, click here.

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  • Apr 9 2014

    SC EVP, Kelly Leonard: Keynote Speaker for Lake Forest College Commencement

    Lake Forest College alumnus Kelly Leonard ’88, executive vice president of Second City, will be the keynote speaker at Commencement on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Honorands will be Christine Chakoian, pastor and head of staff at First Presbyterian Church of Lake Forest and Rabiah Mayas PhD, director of science and integrated strategies for the Museum of Science and Industry.

    For the quarter-century since his own college graduation, Kelly has been with The Second City, where he oversees all live theatrical operations and has worked with such celebrated alumni as Tina Fey, Stephen Colbert, Steve Carell, Amy Poehler and Keegan Michael Key. He co-founded Second City Theatricals which produced “The Second City Guide to Opera” with Lyric Opera Chicago, “Twist Your Dickens” at Center Theatre Group in Los Angeles and an upcoming collaboration with Hubbard Street Dance titled “The Second City Guide to Dance.” He is the man who brought The Second City to the high seas when he brokered a partnership with Norwegian Cruise Line that is entering its tenth year. Additionally, he works with Second City’s television and film division, developing content for broadcast television and new media. His first book, on innovation and improvisation, will be published by Harper Collins in 2015.

    For more information, click here.

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  • Apr 8 2014

    SC Alum Steve Carell to Play David Menasche in The Priority List

    SC alum, Steve Carell,  will portray Miami local David Menasche in the film adaptation of the book The Priority List: A Teacher's Final Quest to Discover Life's Greatest Lessons. Warner Bros. bought the rights to the memoir, which focuses on Menasche's six-year battle with brain cancer and his journey to live in the present and find peace with his illness.

    The Priority List will be produced by Carell and Carousel Productions' members Vance DeGeneres and Charlie Hartsock. With Carell at the helm, the film promises to be a funny, heartwarming, honest tale that would make any teaching hero proud.

    For the full article, click here.

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  • Apr 2 2014

    Tinder: A Second City Love Song

    Earlier this year, The Second City opened "The Second City's Incomplete Guide to Everything." We love it and it has gotten rave reviews. Thanks to the Chicago Tribune, we're able to share a little taste of it with you here. Ladies and gentlemen, we present, "Tinder."


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  • Apr 1 2014

    Alan Arkin In The Spotlight

    SC alum, Alan Arkin, will sit down with TCM host Robert Osborne on Sunday, April 13th for an interview at The Ricardo Montalban Theatre. For more details, click here.

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  • Mar 28 2014

    Depraved New World" Opens with Jeff Award Recommendation & Rave Reviews

    Congratulations to the cast and crew of The Second City Mainstage on the opening of "Depraved New World!" "Depraved New World has received a Jeff Recommendation. A production that has been Jeff Recommended indicates that at least one element was deemed excellent by opening night judges. The entire production is then eligible for nomination for awards at the end of the season. Additionally, Tom Williams with Chicago Critic has Highly Recommended describing it as "a fast-paced, laugh-a-minute comedy revue that easily grabs us from the start and keeps us belly laughing through." Click here to read the full review.

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  • Mar 25 2014

    SC Alum, Cindy Caponera, Releases New Book

    Second City Chicago Mainstage alum, Cindy Caponera, just released a new book called, "I Triggered Her Bully." Take a look as Cindy explores the world of insecurity and injustice in hilarious and poignant essays that travel all the way from the South Side of Chicago, where bar fights are sport and families large, to New York and Hollywood where you might run into Joni Mitchell at your local deli. Cindy looks both outward and inward with fearless honesty and wicked wit. Whether describing her family’s dysfunction or the perils of dating, her stories will stick with you, like those pop songs from the ‘70s she loves so much.

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  • Mar 25 2014

    SC Alum Adam McKay Takes On "The Big Short"

    SC alum, Adam McKay, will be adapting and directing Michael Lewis' best-selling book "The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine." Read the full article here.

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  • Mar 21 2014

    Fred Kaz - LA Memorial Information

    A memorial has been scheduled to celebrate the life of Fred Kaz at The El Portal Theater (5269 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601) on Monday, March 31st at 6:30p (doors will open at 6:00p). Parking is available across the street from the theater at the structure belonging to the Art Institute of California. A reception will follow the memorial with light appetizers and beverages.

    To attend, please RSVP by March 28. You may either click here to RSVP.

    Location:
    The El Portal Theater
    5269 Lankershim Blvd
    North Hollywood, CA 91601

    For directions or additional location information: www.elportaltheatre.com

    A Chicago memorial is being planned. We'll post information once details have been confirmed.

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