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My name is Gary Zidek. Welcome to The Arts Section. Tune into the radio program every Sunday morning on WDCB 90.9 & 90.7 FM or listen to it online here. I'll be showcasing a variety of arts & entertainment, as well as.highlighting some creative ideas.

Casting a Ballot For Ms. Blakk

Casting a Ballot For Ms. Blakk

The Dueling Critics, Kerry Reid and Jonathan Abarbanel, review Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT.

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A somewhat forgotten piece of Chicago history is explored in Steppenwolf Theatre’s world premiere MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT. Co-written by Oscar winner and Tony Award nominee Tarrell Alvin McCraney and Tony nominee Tina Landau, the play is inspired by the true story of the country’s first-ever black drag queen presidential candidate. Landau directs the production, which stars McCraney in the lead role of Joan Jett Blakk.

(L to R) Jon Hudson Odom   (Glennda and others) and TarellAlvin McCraney (Joan Jett Blakk) in Steppenwolf’s  MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT . Photo credit: Michael Brosilow.

(L to R) Jon Hudson Odom (Glennda and others) and TarellAlvin McCraney (Joan Jett Blakk) in Steppenwolf’s MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT. Photo credit: Michael Brosilow.

Both the Dueling Critics recommend the world premiere.

MS. BLAKK FOR PRESIDENT continues at Steppenwolf’s upstairs theater through July 21.

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