2023 Gala

Thank you for attending the League of Chicago Theatres 2023 Gala!


September 19th, 2023
Amazing Space
625 W Adams Street
5:00 PM

We can’t wait to see you again next year as we celebrate 45 years of supporting Chicago’s theatre community! More details will be available in the coming months.

In the meantime, please visit ChicagoPlays.com/donate if you would like to make a gift to the League.

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2023 Gala Co-Chairs:
Roche Schulfer, Executive Director, Goodman Theatre
Jorge Valdivia, Executive Director, Chicago Latino Theatre Alliance

Susan Padveen, Board Member
Rachel Kraft, Board Member

Hosted By:
Melissa Duprey & LeeAnn Trotter


Rosario Vargas
Aguijón Theater
Artistic Excellence Award

Eileen LaCario
Broadway In Chicago
Lifetime Achievement Award

Perceptions Theatre
Broadway In Chicago’s Emerging Theatre Award

Neel McNeill
Definition Theatre
Broadway In Chicago’s Backstage Champion Award


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2023 Gala Sponsors

Advocate Sponsor

Supporter Sponsors

Supporter Sponsors

Albert M. Friedman
Arts Consulting Group
Carol Prins and John Hart
HMS Media
James L. Nederlander
Roche Schulfer and Mary Beth Fisher

Affiliate Sponsors

Susan V. Booth and Max Leventhal
Chanel Coney
Crain’s Business Chicago
Rachel Kraft and Douglas Brown
Melinda McMullen & Duncan Kime
Pope Coaching & Consulting
John Pintozzi