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2016 Equity Jeff Awards Announced

Check out Chicago theater's 2016 Equity Jeff Awards. Big winners include Chicago Shakespeare's The Tempest, Porchlight Music Theatre's Dreamgirls, Paramount Theatre's West Side Story, and House Theatre's United Flight 232.
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