As an original design of Louis Sullivan and Dankmar Adler, the theater’s nobility helped bring the Columbian Exposition of 1893 to the city, and in 2015 it will fulfill another legacy as the host site of the NFL Draft in Chicago for the first time. But in the years between, there have been a number of key moments, says Executive Director Brett Batterson, that have fulfilled the theater’s ongoing mission to be “Chicago’s first choice for entertainment.”

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Originally published in the Chicago Sun-Times by Selena Fragassi.