April 7 - Tracy Letts wins the Pulitzer Prize for his play August Osage County.
May 13 - It is announced that Chicago Shakespeare is to be awarded the 2008 Tony Award for Regional Theatre.
June 1 -The Second City's Paul Sills dies.
June 15 - August Osage County wins Tonys for Best Play, Best Director of a Play (Anna D. Shapiro), Best Leading Actress in a Play (Deanna Dunagan), Best Supporting Actress in a Play (Rondi Reed), Best Scenic Design of a Play (Todd Rosenthal)
September 9 - It is announced that Bailiwick Repertory will be leaving their space on Belmont.
November 17 - The Chicago Theatre community gathers at Steppenwolf Theatre to remember Studs Terkel.
Happy Birthday: Inga Swenson (b. 1932)