the bridge chicago


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Caption: “We’re standing on the 16th Street bridge on the St Charles Air Line in Chicago. Facing west, we can see the Air Line headed for Union Avenue, the next interlocker on the line. Amtrak trains would make their reverse movement here to get to Union Station. To the right, you can see the switch leading to the original B&O passenger mains and can barely make out the CPL signal governing movement onto the Air Line. Just out of sight is a matching bridge that was used to get to the B&O’s Grand Central Station and yard that still saw some service back in 1980. Behind us is 16th St tower, or Clark Street as we used to call it.”


May 6, 1980

Photo by Bill Johnson


*I did not film any of these :)
*please read carefully ;) order isn’t perfect haha
❇️Gifting up to 5 or maybe more on a good day haha jk I’m nice ❇️
[title of show]
3 Musketeers w/ Aaron Tveit
21 Chump Street
25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
A Chorus Line (Broadway 2006)
Addams Family (US Tour)
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder
Amelie w/ Phillipa Soo (LA)
Amelie w/ Samantha Barks
American Idiot (LA)
American Psycho
An American In Paris
Anastasia (Hartford, CT)
Anastasia Broadway-June 28 (NFT till Nov. 1)
Annie Revival (2013)
Assassins (May 29, 2004) w/ Neil Patrick Harris
Avenue Q (OBC)
Bare (Off-Broadway)
Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Be More Chill-The Play
Bonnie & Clyde w/ Jeremy Jordan & Laura Osnes
Bring It On
Cabaret w/ Emma Stone
Carrie (2012 Revival) w/ Derek Klena & Christy Altomare
Catch Me If You Can
Cats (1998 filmed)
Cats Revival
Charlie & The Chocolate Factory (London)
Chicago (US Tour 2005)
Cinderella w/ Keke Palmer
Company Revival (2007)
Company (2011) w/ Neil Patrick Harris,Patti
LuPone & Stephen Colbert
Come From Away
Cry Baby
Dear Evan Hansen
Dogfight w/ Derek Klena & Lindsay Mendez
Dreamgirls (1981)
Falsettos Revival (2016)
Fiddler On The Roof (2015)
Finding Neverland w/ Jeremy Jordan
First Date w/ Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez
Frankenstein w/ Benedict Cumberbatch
Fun Home
Godspell Revival (2011) w/ Lindsay Mendez
Grease Live! w/ Aaron Tveit, Julianne
Hough & Vanessa Hudgens
Groundhog Day
Hamilton (OBC)
Hamilton (Chicago)
Hamilton (Javier Muñoz & Lexi Lawson)
Heathers (understudy for J.D. & Heather Chandler)
Heathers (OOBC Act 1 only-Barrett & Ryan)
Hedwig and the Angry Inch w/ Neil Patrick Harris
Hedwig and the Angry Inch w/ John Cameron Mitchell
Hello Dolly Revival (Gavin understudy)
How to Succeed In Business w/ Daniel Radcliffe
How to Succeed in Business w/ Darren Criss
In The Heights (*2/14/2008 - *5/18/2008 - *8/10/2010 Tour)
Jesus Christ Superstar
Kinky Boots
Legally Blonde (Regular & Sing-Along)
Les Miserables 10th Anniversary
Les Miserables (2014 Revival)
Lightning Thief (2014 incomplete & 2015 incomplete)
Matilda w/ Oona Laurence
Miss Saigon (London Revival)
Miss Saigon w/ Lea Salonga
Natasha, Pierre and The Great Comet of 1812 w/ Denée Benton (*Dave Malloy-Pierre audio available-*May 5, 2017)
Next to Normal (Broadway)
Newsies w/ Corey Cott
Newsies w/ Jeremy Jordan
On Your Feet!
Rent (Hollywood Bowl w/ Aaron Tveit)
Rent (filmed live 2008) w/ Renée Elise Goldsberry
Rocky Horror Picture Show (Live Cinema Screening 2015)
Saved! w/ Aaron Tveit
School of Rock
Shrek The Musical
Something Rotten!
Spring Awakening (OBC)
Spring Awakening (Deaf West-The Wallis)
Spring Awakening (Deaf West-Broadway)
Sweeney Todd (2001 Live in Concert) w/ Patti LuPone & Neil Patrick Harris
The Book of Mormon (OBC)
The Book of Mormon w/ Ben Platt (Chicago)
The Bridges of Madison County
The Color Purple Revival (2015)
The Drowsy Chaperone
The Hunch Back of Notre Dame (La Jolla Playhouse)
The King and I
The Little Mermaid (Broadway- *January 30, 2008)
The Phantom of The Opera w/ Sierra Boggess & Norm Lewis
Waitress w/ Jessie Mueller
Waitress w/ Sara Bareilles (April 19, 2017)
West Side Story Revival (2009)
Wicked w/ Aaron Tveit
Wicked w/ Donna Vivino
Wicked w/ Kristin Chenoweth’s last performance
Wicked w/ Rachel Tucker
Wicked w/ Stephanie J Block
Wicked w/ Willemjin Verkaik

🔸Dear Evan Hansen w/ Colton Ryan (*I have an audio)
🔸Natasha,Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812 w/ *Phillipa Soo* (*i have an audio along with Luke Holloway,have Oak opening)
🔸Kinky Boots w/ Brendon Urie (*I have an audio)
🔸*Assassins w/ Aaron Tveit (magically somehow 😩likely doesn’t exist *I have an audio)
🔸Wicked w/ Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena (doesn’t exist? 🤔*I have an audio and really short highlights, any parts appreciated!)
🔸Anything I don’t have :)


As you cross the landscape of central North America, the City of Chicago seems to rise up out of nowhere - you’re surrounded by flat, recently glaciated plains and all of a sudden at the boundary between a river and a lake these enormous steel structures rise up into the sky. This video clip explores that urban landscape from the sky.
Chicago Jewish Voice for Peace Statement of Solidarity with Chicago Dyke March Collective
Many other Jews, including members of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, were present at Dyke March wearing Jewish symbols, including Stars of David, t-shirts with Hebrew, kippot, and sashes with Yiddish script, and none of them were asked to leave the event, interrogated about their politics, or were the target of any complaints because of their visible Jewish presence.

As a Jewish organization dedicated to justice for Palestinians and opposition to all forms of bigotry, including antisemitism, Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago affirms our support for the Chicago Dyke March Collective, a powerful force for justice and queer and trans liberation in our city. While we also hear those who are concerned at the perception that Jewish participants were singled out at the march, we ask that everyone reflect on how events actually unfolded, how Israel has appropriated Jewish identity and symbols, and how that impacts our movement spaces.

On Saturday at the Chicago Dyke March, a small number of members and staff of A Wider Bridge challenged the inclusion of Palestinian human rights as an issue supported by Chicago Dyke March. A Wider Bridge has the explicit purpose of “building a movement of pro-Israel LGBTQ people and allies.” “Pro-Israel,” for a Wider Bridge, has included organizing war rallies cheering on the Israeli military during the massacre of civilians in Gaza in August 2014 and partnering with Israeli consulates in the US in organizing pinkwashing propaganda tours.

The A Wider Bridge contingent loudly encouraged fellow participants to erase mentions of Palestine during solidarity chants. When Palestinian attendees approached them, they became hostile while expressing explicit support for Zionism, which was one of the ideologies that march organizers had disavowed because it has led to decades of displacement and violence against Palestinians. After a two hour conversation with organizers and other members, the attendees were asked to leave for not respecting the community norms, including opposition to all forms of racism and violence. One of the people asked to leave was Laurel Grauer, Midwest Manager from A Wider Bridge (AWB), who held a rainbow flag with a blue Star of David identical in color, size and placement to the one on the Israeli flag.

Many other Jews, including members of Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, were present at Dyke March wearing Jewish symbols, including Stars of David, t-shirts with Hebrew, kippot, and sashes with Yiddish script, and none of them were asked to leave the event, interrogated about their politics, or were the target of any complaints because of their visible Jewish presence.

The Star of David is a Jewish symbol not inherently connected to the State of Israel. Since much of the media coverage has centered on whether Palestinians can justifiably feel unsafe around a blue Star of David in the center of a flag, we believe it is worth remembering that in the West Bank, Israeli flags bearing a blue Star of David fly above military installations and settlements. Stars of David are painted onto Palestinian homes to intimidate people, near Hebrew graffiti calling for “Death to Arabs.” Palestinian homes are demolished and replaced by Jewish homes flying the Star of David on an Israeli flag.

While for many this incident may have evoked fears engrained in our collective memory of instances in which Jews have been singled out, we believe this incident is a sad reminder of the destructive impact of the State of Israel’s appropriation of Jewish symbols and identity.

As Jewish Voice for Peace-Chicago, we share the Chicago Dyke March Collective’s opposition to state violence, anti-Muslim, anti-Arab, anti-Black, anti-immigrant, anti-queer and trans, anti-woman and anti-Person of Color bigotry. As a Jewish organization committed to justice and equality for Palestinians, we invite everybody to work with us in opposing the State of Israel’s use of Jewish identity, trauma and symbols in its oppression of Palestinians.