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AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent HomeAMERICAN IDOL Recap: Another Week, Another Wrong Contestant Sent Home
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!It's Here! Watch the First Full Trailer for the JERSEY BOYS Film!
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!VIDEO: Cast of ALADDIN Perform 'Arabian Nights' on GMA!
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 13, 2014


SOUND OFF: GLEE Gets TestedSOUND OFF: GLEE Gets Tested
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


James Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MENJames Franco Calls Out Ben Brantley for New York Times Review of OF MICE AND MEN
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEWSTAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN Performs 'Prince Ali' on THE VIEW
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm The Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL On GLEE!SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: Lea Michele Sings 'I'm The Greatest Star' From FUNNY GIRL On GLEE!
Posted: Apr. 19, 2014


BWW Reviews:  Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic TreatmentBWW Reviews: Shapiro Gives OF MICE AND MEN a Classic Treatment
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp Lead IF/THEN Cast on RENT'S 'Seasons of Love!'STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! Idina Menzel & Anthony Rapp Lead IF/THEN Cast on RENT'S 'Seasons of Love!'
Posted: Apr. 13, 2014


BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3, Episode 4 - with Joanna Gleason, Malcolm Gets & More!BWW TV: Watch SUBMISSIONS ONLY Season 3, Episode 4 - with Joanna Gleason, Malcolm Gets & More!
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines OnFLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Transform Into Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL!BWW TV: Watch Audra McDonald Transform Into Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL!
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald and LADY DAY Company Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Audra McDonald and LADY DAY Company Celebrate Opening Night!
Posted: Apr. 14, 2014


Ryan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew MorrisonRyan Murphy Reveals Final GLEE Scene Will Feature Lea Michele & Matthew Morrison
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


VIDEO: Watch Teaser for First Official JERSEY BOYS Film Trailer!VIDEO: Watch Teaser for First Official JERSEY BOYS Film Trailer!
Posted: Apr. 17, 2014


Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: OF MICE AND MEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 16, 2014


Don't Cry For Her! Christina Aguilera To Sing EVITA In Upcoming BROADWAY 4D Movie?!Don't Cry For Her! Christina Aguilera To Sing EVITA In Upcoming BROADWAY 4D Movie?!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


VIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDINVIDEO: GMA Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Disney's ALADDIN
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Playing 'Peter Pan', 'Wicked' Film & 'Adele Dazeem' FlubVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Playing 'Peter Pan', 'Wicked' Film & 'Adele Dazeem' Flub
Posted: Apr. 15, 2014


VIDEO: The Four C Notes Sing National Anthem at Wrigley FieldVIDEO: The Four C Notes Sing National Anthem at Wrigley Field
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/18/2014) - The Four C Notes had a great time singing the National Anthem at the Cubs/Phillies game on April 5th. It was the 2nd game of the season and the opening weekend for the Cubs.


Promethean Theatre Ensemble Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 4/18 - 5/24Promethean Theatre Ensemble Presents ROSENCRANTZ & GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD, 4/18 - 5/24
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/18/2014) - Promethean Theatre Ensemble is pleased to announce the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD.


Pride Films and Plays Adds 4/27 'SONGS' PerformancePride Films and Plays Adds 4/27 'SONGS' Performance
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/18/2014) - Pride Films and Plays has announced that an extra performance of the hit musical Songs From An Unmade Bed has been added for Sunday, April 27 at 3:00. The final performance is still scheduled for that same day at 7:30.


CST to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with OUR CITY, OUR SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 5/1CST to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with OUR CITY, OUR SHAKESPEARE, Begin. 5/1
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/18/2014) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) along with Chicago's civic and cultural leaders celebrate William Shakespeare's 450th Birthday with the premiere of 'Our City, Our Shakespeare,' a documentary exploring Shakespeare's enduring presence in Chicago, featuring Chicago Shakespeare Theater, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Art Institute of Chicago, Joffrey Ballet, among others. Produced by Emmy award-winning HMS Media, the program premieres May 1 at 8:00 p.m. on WTTW Channel 11. Shakespeare's 450th birthday on April 23 begins the internationally recognized Shakespeare Quadricentennial Celebration through 2016, marking 400 years of Shakespeare's legacy since his death in 1616. On this occasion, Chicago's cultural community heralds the prolific poet and playwright's lasting impact on our lives-through our everyday speech and in cultural institutions, schools and neighborhoods across the city.


A JERSEY VOICE with John Michael Coppola Set for Wilmette Theatre, 5/8A JERSEY VOICE with John Michael Coppola Set for Wilmette Theatre, 5/8
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/18/2014) - The Wilmette Theatre's 'Live at the 'Mette' series presents 'A JERSEY VOICE: Sinatra to Springsteen...and Everyone in Between' featuring John Michael Coppola from Chicago's long running, smash hit, JERSEY BOYS. The event will take place on Thursday, May 8th at The Wilmette Theatre, 1122 Central Avenue, Wilmette, IL.


Stage Left Theatre and Theate Seven of Chicago Present PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE, Now thru 5/18Stage Left Theatre and Theate Seven of Chicago Present PRINCIPAL PRINCIPLE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/18/2014) - Theatre Seven of Chicago and Stage Left Theatre announce the upcoming world premiere of Principal Principle, written by Theatre Seven Associate Artist Joe Zarrow and directed by Stage Left ensemble member Scott Bishop. Principal Principle is the third production of Stage Left's 32nd season and the second production of Theatre Seven's eighth season. Press opening is tonight, April 18th at 8:00 PM at Theater Wit, 1229 W Belmont. The production runs through May 18th.


Chicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Supports Northwestern University Performing Arts CenterChicago Blackhawks Chairman Rocky Wirtz Supports Northwestern University Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - Chicago Blackhawks chairman William Rockwell "Rocky" Wirtz and his wife, Marilyn, are supporting the Northwestern University School of Communication by creating an endowment that will fund innovative student and faculty projects in the Theatre and Interpretation Center at Northwestern -- and rename the center.


Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Finalists; Ceremony Set for 4/25Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards Announces Finalists; Ceremony Set for 4/25
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the twenty-four finalists for the Third Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. The finalists (12 young actors & 12 young actresses) have been invited to participate in the Awards program, which will be held at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut St.) on Friday, April 25, 2014.


University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11University of Chicago's Studs Terkel Festival to Run 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - A full schedule is now available for Let's Get Working, a new three-day festival honoring the life and work of Chicago legend Studs Terkel at the University of Chicago's Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago. Let's Get Working explores Terkel's legacy while showcasing individuals and groups from Chicago and beyond who have been influenced and inspired by Terkel's work as a broadcaster, historian, actor, and Pulitzer Prize-winning author. All events are free and open to the public.


OWNERS & REALLY REALLY Set for Interrobang Theatre Project's 2014-15 SeasonOWNERS & REALLY REALLY Set for Interrobang Theatre Project's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - Interrobang Theatre Project has announced its 2014/15 Sseason! Bridging continents and 43 years of theatre history, ITP's 5th Season brings together the first professionally produced plays that launched the careers of two distinctive contemporary playwrights: OWNERS (1972) by the now legendary, groundbreaking British playwright Caryl Churchill and REALLY REALLY (2013) by the tenacious 27-year-old American playwright Paul Downs Calaizzo. These two productions share a common concern with issues of power, entitlement, politics, economics and gender and their critically acclaimed premieres heralded Churchill and Calaizzo, respectively, as writers to watch, bold new voices with their fingers of the pulse of their generation.


EYES AND EARS World Premiere Opens Tonight at Gorilla TangoEYES AND EARS World Premiere Opens Tonight at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - Mondisa Monde Productions has announced the world-premiere production 'Eyes and Ears: The Musical,' a musical that brings together deaf and hearing performers. Performances are Thursdays and Fridays, today, April 17 through 25, 2014 at 6 pm and Saturdays April 19 and 26, 2014 at 12 pm.


BOUNCERS Opens Tonight at The Public House TheatreBOUNCERS Opens Tonight at The Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - At the gates of our favorite bars and nightclubs are the Sentinels who stand between ourselves and utter chaos. But what goes on in the minds and nights of those imposing guards that give their lives to save us from ourselves? John Godber's high-octane hit 'Bouncers' comes to The Public House Theatre, with four frenetic actors playing the quartet of doormen, as well as the dozens of denizens of the debauched Midnight Circus.


Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret & Untitled Supper Club Present UNBRIDLED: THE REVITALIZED WEEKLY VARIETE SHOW TonightAngela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret & Untitled Supper Club Present UNBRIDLED: THE REVITALIZED WEEKLY VARIETE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - This spring, Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret will team up with Untitled Supper Club to bring more burlesque, fetish, and sexy circus to Unbridled, Untitled's freaky Today night dance party.


Tadeusz Slobodzianek Attends Remy Bumppo Performance of His Play OUR CLASS TonightTadeusz Slobodzianek Attends Remy Bumppo Performance of His Play OUR CLASS Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/17/2014) - Award-winning Polish playwright Tadeusz Slobozianek will be at the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's presentation of his noted and controversial play, Our Class, tonight, April 17, and will participate in a talkback after the show.


ATC Announces AracaWorks: Chicago; Replaces 'LITTLE SHOP' with New MusicalATC Announces AracaWorks: Chicago; Replaces 'LITTLE SHOP' with New Musical
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - American Theater Company announces a new partnership with The Araca Group (Broadway producers of Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View From the Bridge, among others) in the development of new American plays in Chicago. The two organizations will partner to produce AracaWorks: Chicago, a weekend of readings of world premiere American plays from August 7-9, 2014 in Chicago. One of the three plays will receive a year of development, including a workshop production the following summer at ATC.


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more!


PAUL ROBESON Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Passes Away at 83PAUL ROBESON Playwright Phillip Hayes Dean Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - Phillip Hayes Dean, who was a playwright, director and actor in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and various regional theaters died on Monday, April 14, 2014 from a heart condition, a family spokesperson announced. He was 83.


CHF to Host 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds with International Children's Theater & Authors, 5/6-24CHF to Host 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds with International Children's Theater & Authors, 5/6-24
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) celebrates 15 years of presenting international children's theater with the 2014 Stages, Sights & Sounds festival, May 6-24 in Chicago. This year's Stages, Sights & Sounds will feature inaugural productions from Australia and Spain, including the quirky toy-centric Fluff from Sydney's Cre8ion, the climate change tale of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer from Perth's The Last Great Hunt, and the object driven Animales from Madrid's El Retablo, featuring master puppeteer Pablo Vergne. The festival will also include the U.S. premiere of Kaguya: The Bamboo Princess and other Stories by returning puppet artist Nori Sawa (Japan/Czech Republic). Additionally, Stages, Sights & Sounds will introduce several new programs, including readings with children's book authors Timothy Basil Ering and Jon Scieszka, and the Chicago Puppetolio. Tickets are $14 for adults and $7 for children (17 and under), and are on sale now at chicagohumanities.org/stages and via phone at 312-494-9509.


Wayward Productions to Present BURN THE BLACK DOG, Begin. 6/12Wayward Productions to Present BURN THE BLACK DOG, Begin. 6/12
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - From the minds behind 2013's underdog favorite Richard III comes an uncharted exercise in drama. St. Cyprian's School for Girls is an upscale private high school with a lot of secrets. Audiences will choose to experience intertwining storylines as either a student or a faculty member. This immersive and modern reinterpretation of the Salem Witch Trials also incorporates inspirations from the '90s cult classic The Craft and Punchdrunk's Sleep No More. Journey alongside the actors as they navigate the halls searching for answers in the case of missing teen Beth Parris. Let the witch hunt begin.


SNL Writer Katie Rich, Beth Stelling & More Set for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, 6/5-8SNL Writer Katie Rich, Beth Stelling & More Set for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 5 through June 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, and musical with comediennes from across the globe. The event packs over 70 shows, 400 performers into four funny-filled days. The full schedule for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival may be viewed at www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com.


Photo Flash: First Look at Steep Theatre's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET, Begin. 4/18Photo Flash: First Look at Steep Theatre's IF THERE IS I HAVEN'T FOUND IT YET, Begin. 4/18
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - Steep Theatre's upcoming Midwest Premiere of Nick Payne's If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet features an exceptionally talented group of Chicago artists, including two Steep Company Members (Peter Moore and Cynthia Marker), a Columbia College student (Caitlin Looney), and an actor most recently seen on stage at the Goodman (Shane Kenyon). If There Is I Haven't Found It Yet opens at Steep Theatre on Friday, April 18, and will be directed by Steep Artistic Associate Jonathan Berry. Check out a first look below!


Casts Revealed for Pride Films and Plays' Gay Play Weekend, Running 5/9-11Casts Revealed for Pride Films and Plays' Gay Play Weekend, Running 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - Pride Films and Plays' Gay Play Weekend is one of the most exciting events for LGBT theater lovers, as five great new scripts are brought to life in enhanced staged readings directed by Chicago's top directors. The first three years of the contest had produced finalists and award winners like At The Flash by Sean Chandler and David Leeper, Under A Rainbow Flag by Leo Schwartz, Learn to Be Latina by Enrique Urueta, and Directions for Restoring the Apparently Dead by Martin Casella.


Saint Sebastian Players' DEATH DEFYING ACTS to Begin 4/25Saint Sebastian Players' DEATH DEFYING ACTS to Begin 4/25
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) concludes the company's 33rd season with Death Defying Acts, an evening of three one-acts by Woody Allen, David Mamet and Elaine May. Performances are April 25-May 18 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago.


Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15Sara Gmitter's IN THE GARDEN: A DARWINIAN LOVE STORY Makes World Premiere at Lookingglass Theatre, Now thru 6/15
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/16/2014) - Continuing its 26th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. In the Garden runs today, April 16 - June 15, 2014 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m..


SEASON ON THE LINE, THE NUTCRACKER and More Make Up The House Theatre of Chicago's 2014-15 SeasonSEASON ON THE LINE, THE NUTCRACKER and More Make Up The House Theatre of Chicago's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - The House Theatre of Chicago announces its 13th season creating amazing feats of storytelling. The four programs in the 2014-15 Season are all created by Company Members of The House, investing in the rich and diverse talents of the ensemble.


Exciting Lineup Announced for CHICAGO HOME THEATER FESTIVAL, 5/1-25Exciting Lineup Announced for CHICAGO HOME THEATER FESTIVAL, 5/1-25
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - The Chicago Home Theater Festival has set its dates for May 1st - 25th, 2014. An opening party will be held April 30th at Hyde Park Art Center. The festival will take place at 20 Chicago homes from Rogers Park, to Avondale, to Grand Crossing. Tickets to the festival are $10 online and $15 at the door and can be purchased at chicagohtf.org.


Williams Street Repertory's 2014-15 Season to Include SUDS, HANDS ON A HARDBODY & MoreWilliams Street Repertory's 2014-15 Season to Include SUDS, HANDS ON A HARDBODY & More
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - Williams Street Repertory has announced their 2014/15 Season is on sale now. The young theatre company in-residence at Raue Center For The Arts is now in it's fourth year and their season is set to include 6 shows including 3 Chicago premieres.


Ty Olwin, Will Casey & More to Star in Raven's VIEUX CARRE; Full Cast AnnouncedTy Olwin, Will Casey & More to Star in Raven's VIEUX CARRE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - Complete casting has been announced for Raven's revival of this later play by Tennessee Williams that was 'rediscovered' in acclaimed productions in London and New York. An autobiographical play that Williams first began writing around the time he started The Glass Menagerie, it concerns a young writer who in 1938 moves to a ramshackle French Quarter rooming house that's home to an assortment of desperate and eccentric characters. The New York Times said Vieux Carre is, along with The Glass Menagerie, Williams' other autobiographical memory play, one of two 'critical bookends' to Williams' career.


Bruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company EnsembleBruce Norris Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - The Steppenwolf Theatre Company Ensemble has announced its newest member, playwright Bruce Norris. Among his many accomplishments, Norris is the author of The Qualms, playing July 3 - August 31 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre. Since 2000, Steppenwolf has produced seven of Norris's plays, including Clybourne Park and the world premieres of A Parallelogram, The Unmentionables, The Pain and the Itch, We All Went Down to Amsterdam, Purple Heart and The Infidel.


Ian Belknap Set for Chicago Slam Works' THE LITMASH, 5/5Ian Belknap Set for Chicago Slam Works' THE LITMASH, 5/5
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - Chicago Slam Works combines the art forms of poetry, comedy, storytelling, music and creative non-fiction into one action-packed slam competition - 'The LitMash'. Presented on the first Monday of the month, the May 5 'The LitMash' features Ian Belknap among others. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased at the door. 'The LitMash' is at the Haymarket Pub and Brewery, 737 W. Randolph Street. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance starts at 8 p.m. For more information visit www.ChicagoSlamWorks.com.


Teatro Vista Presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Now thru 5/18Teatro Vista Presents A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/15/2014) - Teatro Vista begins their 2014 spring season with Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge, playing at The Richard Christiansen Theater located within The Victory Gardens Biograph Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave., tonight, April 15 - May 18.


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - In Rehearsal with Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSICSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - In Rehearsal with Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by Stage Tube (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - In the video below, take a peek into the very first day of The Sound of Music rehearsals at the Lyric Opera of Chicago!


Theatre Y to Stage MEDEA, 5/7-6/1Theatre Y to Stage MEDEA, 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - Theatre Y presents Euripides' Medea, freely adapted by poet Robinson Jeffers at Theatre Y, 2649 N. Francisco Ave. in Chicago, May 7-June 1, 2014. Director Kevin V. Smith returns to the helm to bring a bold, dangerous, and emotionally rich dreamvision to Euripides' classic, having previously directed Theatre Y's wildly imaginative and experimental productions of Exiles and The Misunderstanding.


2nd Annual Pivot Arts Festival, ART MEETS SCIENCE, to Feature BAATHHAUS, The Honeypots and More, 5/28-6/142nd Annual Pivot Arts Festival, ART MEETS SCIENCE, to Feature BAATHHAUS, The Honeypots and More, 5/28-6/14
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - Pivot Arts launches its second annual celebration of innovative performance events, May 28 - June 14, throughout Chicago's Uptown, Edgewater and Rogers Park neighborhoods. The PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL serves to bring audiences together for unique performance events. This year the festival's focus highlights the intersection between the performing arts and science. Tickets go on sale for "Art Meets Science" April 20, with a range of free events and entrance fees no higher than $15 per event. To purchase tickets and for complete festival information, visit www.pivotarts.org/festival or call 773.609.0782.


Redtwist Theatre to Open LOOK BACK IN ANGER, 5/17Redtwist Theatre to Open LOOK BACK IN ANGER, 5/17
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - Look Back in Anger by John Osbourne will be directed by Jonathan Berry at Redtwist Theatre and opens Saturday, May 17, at 3pm.


About Face & Silk Road Extend BRAHMAN/I Through 5/4About Face & Silk Road Extend BRAHMAN/I Through 5/4
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - Due to popular demand, About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising's hit Chicago premiere of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show is adding one additional week of performances, extending through Sunday, May 4, 2014. Written by Aditi Brennan Kapil and directed by AFT Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff, this bold, comic exploration of cultural and gender identity is playing at Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St. in Chicago. Tickets for all performances are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com, www.silkroadrising.org or by calling (312) 857-1234 ext. 201. Press comps are still available for reviews.


Williams Street Repertory to Close 2013-14 Season with Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, 5/2-11Williams Street Repertory to Close 2013-14 Season with Neil Simon's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, 5/2-11
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - Williams Street Repertory (WSR), winner of four BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, will end their 2013/14 Season with comedy: Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park. Directed by Regina Belt-Daniels, the charmingly engaging production opens May 2 at 8:00 pm, and runs for select dates and times through May 11 at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois.


Muse of Fire Theatre to Auction Off Lead Roles in ROMEO AND JULIET ReadingMuse of Fire Theatre to Auction Off Lead Roles in ROMEO AND JULIET Reading
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/14/2014) - Muse of Fire Theatre Company today announced a unique fundraiser - a gourmet dinner and reading of Romeo and Juliet where the roles are auctioned off to the general public. No acting experience required! The event, catered by two-time James Beard Award winning Chef Sarah Stegner of Prairie Grass Cafe in Northbrook, is co-hosted by beloved local children's librarian Martha Meyer and Board Member Julie Fenton.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 13Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 13
by (Chicago)

(4/13/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 13, 2014.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 13Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 13
by (Chicago)

(4/13/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 13, 2014.



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