Newswire: Following fire, Second City will re-open next week

We reported yesterday that a fire destroyed the offices of Chicago’s Second City theater in Old Town, which has housed the legendary improv company since 1967. As we explained, the fire started at a restaurant, Adobo, on the first floor of an adjacent building. It quickly spread to the surrounding areas and injured five people, although none at Second City. Chief executive Andrew Alexander posted a message on Facebook yesterday to confirm that everyone at Second City was safe:

Now The New York Times has some updates on the situation. The fire completely destroyed the office space and common areas of the Second City building, but the theaters and the training center were spared. All shows were canceled for Wednesday and Thursday evening.

The silver lining of the situation is that the Chicago improv and theater community has come to Second City’s aid. DNAinfo reported yesterday that Chicago …

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