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11/28 A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30 11/28 A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30
11/28 BrightSide Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/28-12/14 11/28 BrightSide Theatre to Present IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 11/28-12/14
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Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Theatre of Chicago's SHINING CITY Photos Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Theatre of Chicago's SHINING CITY
(11/26/2014) - Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 20th anniversary season with Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian*, playing tonight, November 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at its artistic home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Dee Snider to Auction Off Memorabilia to Benefit BC/EFA Photos Dee Snider to Auction Off Memorabilia to Benefit BC/EFA
(11/26/2014) - Dee Snider, creator and star of DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE, will auction off various personally autographed awards and memorabilia for charity. In the spirit of the holiday, all proceeds from the auction will benefit one of his favorite charities Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS. The charity auction is currently running through December 22, 2014 and will be hosted at ?www.broadwaycares.org/eBayDeeSniderAuction. A select number of awards and memorabilia will be available each week for one week only. Dee Snider is starring as the narrator in DEE SNIDER'S ROCK & ROLL CHRISTMAS TALE at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) through Jan. 4, 2015.


Short Story Theatre to Host Evening of Storytelling and Song, 12/18 Photos Short Story Theatre to Host Evening of Storytelling and Song, 12/18
(11/26/2014) - Short Story Theatre presents an evening of storytelling and song with stories from Sahar Mustafah, Scott Woldman, Dav Yendler and Amy Sumpter, and songs performed by Rich Logan. The show, produced by Rick Leslie and Donna Lubow, begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 18, at the Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue in Wilmette. Tickets are $20 and are available for purchase on the theatre's websitewww.shortstorytheatre.com.


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 26th, 2014 Photos 'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 26th, 2014
(11/26/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Five different musicalized adaptations of 'A Christmas Carol' will put holiday cheer into your playgoing! Also 'Plaid Tidings,' a new 'Hansel And Gretel,' our first touch of 'Hands On A Hardbody,' the cast of the upcoming 'La Cage Aux Folles' at the Marriott, and Idina Menzel schedules an appearance in the Loop!


BWW Reviews: Jump Down the Rabbit Hole With LOOKINGGLASS ALICE Photos BWW Reviews: Jump Down the Rabbit Hole With LOOKINGGLASS ALICE
(11/26/2014) - BroadwayWorld reviews Lookingglass Theatre's 'Lookingglass Alice.'


Provision Theater Company Premieres CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR Tonight Photos Provision Theater Company Premieres CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR Tonight
(11/26/2014) - Provision Theater Company will continue its 11th season with the Midwest premiere of CHRISTMAS ON THE AIR by Lucia Frangione. The production will be directed by Provision's Founding Artistic Director Timothy Gregory.


Irish Theatre of Chicago's SHINING CITY Begins Tonight Photos Irish Theatre of Chicago's SHINING CITY Begins Tonight
(11/26/2014) - Irish Theatre of Chicago, formerly Seanachai Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 20th anniversary season with Conor McPherson's haunting drama SHINING CITY directed by ensemble member Jeff Christian*, playing tonight, November 26, 2014 - January 4, 2015 at its artistic home, The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.


Stef Tovar, Brianna Borger and More Star in Mercury Theater's THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, Beginning Tonight Photos Stef Tovar, Brianna Borger and More Star in Mercury Theater's THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, Beginning Tonight
(11/26/2014) - Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, announces a cast of award-winning actors to bring new life to Chicago's beloved holiday musical THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER, running tonight, November 26 through December 28, 2014.


The Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin in Rep Tonight Photos The Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin in Rep Tonight
(11/26/2014) - On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. PINAFORE, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon.


JUST RANTING THE BLUES Serial Play to Continue 12/8 at Gorilla Tango Bucktown Photos JUST RANTING THE BLUES Serial Play to Continue 12/8 at Gorilla Tango Bucktown
(11/25/2014) - 'Just Ranting the Blues' gears up for the latest installment in its premiere serial, 'Darren's Dead?. Lorenzo Blackett's 'Just Ranting the Blues, Play #002: Lorenzo the Rat Slayer' performs Monday, December 8 and Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8 pm. Tickets are $12 and can be purchased at ?gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.


Akvavit Theatre to Present BLUE PLANET in 2015 Photos Akvavit Theatre to Present BLUE PLANET in 2015
(11/25/2014) - Akvavit Theatre presents the United States premiere of Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason's Blue Planet, February 11 - March 15, 2015 at the DCASE Storefront Theater, 66 East Randolph St.


Tickets to STOMP at Bank of America Theatre On Sale this Friday Photos Tickets to STOMP at Bank of America Theatre On Sale this Friday
(11/25/2014) - Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for STOMP, the international percussion sensation, go on sale to the public Friday, November 28 at 10 AM. STOMP returns to Chicago by popular demand for a limited one-week engagement at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W. Monroe) January 20 - 25, 2015. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people.


Deidre Hall to Join Hell in Handbag's A VERY SPECIAL RUDOLPH Benefit, 12/7 Photos Deidre Hall to Join Hell in Handbag's A VERY SPECIAL RUDOLPH Benefit, 12/7
(11/25/2014) - It's that special time of year again - time for Hell in Handbag's Annual Benefit - and this year it's going to be better than Christmas, Hanukah and Kwanzaa combined! Handbag is going to Deck the Halls - Deck the DEIDRE Hall(s), that is - at A VERY SPECIAL RUDOLPH on Sunday, December 7, 2014 from 5 pm - 10 pm at Dank Haus German American Cultural Center, 4740 N. Western Ave. in Chicago.


2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead! Photos 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
(11/25/2014) - Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th.


BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Photos BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
(11/25/2014) - Over the course of their 2014 season, Theatre at the Center, a major equity player on the Chicago theater scene, has introduced audiences to never-before-seen productions on Chicagoland stages. To round out their current season, they will be making no exception, and are thrilled to present the regional debut of the musical adaptation of Truman Capote's A CHRISTMAS MEMORY, November 13 through December 14, with a press opening on Sunday, November 16 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Directed by William Pullinsi, A CHRISTMAS MEMORY is a labor of love for its Broadway veteran team, written by Duane Poole, with music by Larry Grossman and lyrics by Carol Hall. Based on Capote's touching memoir of his own childhood, this wistful Southern Christmas tale is a tender portrait of a rare friendship across generations with a joyous score that will bring love and light to everyone's hearts this holiday season. Sure to delight the entire family, Capote's masterpiece springs to life in this heartfelt musical treat. Check out a first look at highlights below!


 
🔀CHICAGO SHOWS
Ghost Brothers of Darkland County in ChicagoGhost Brothers of Darkland County
(Runs 11/28 - 11/28)
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! in ChicagoDr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!
(Runs 11/20 - 11/29)
The Christmas Schooner
(Runs 11/14 - 11/30)
Annie in ChicagoAnnie
(Runs 11/18 - 11/30)
The Sound of Music in ChicagoThe Sound of Music
(Runs 12/5 - 12/14)
I Love Lucy Live on Stage in ChicagoI Love Lucy Live on Stage
(Runs 12/9 - 12/14)
White Christmas in ChicagoWhite Christmas
(Runs 12/4 - 12/14)

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