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Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham to Lead Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES in 2015Elisabeth Moss, Jason Biggs & Bryce Pinkham to Lead Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES in 2015
Posted: Sep. 11, 2014


HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Broadway Run & Movie Musical Planned For 2016?HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Broadway Run & Movie Musical Planned For 2016?
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


Melissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's DeathMelissa Rivers Thanks Well-Wishers in the Wake of Her Mother's Death
Posted: Sep. 18, 2014


VIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Joan Rivers Funeral, New Broadway Play 'The River' on TONIGHTVIDEO: Hugh Jackman Talks Joan Rivers Funeral, New Broadway Play 'The River' on TONIGHT
Posted: Sep. 11, 2014


AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Photo Coverage: Be Their Guest! Meet the Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International TourPhoto Coverage: Be Their Guest! Meet the Company of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST International Tour
Posted: Sep. 14, 2014


New Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin ChenowethNew Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin Chenoweth
Posted: Sep. 13, 2014


Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!Meryl Streep Featured in All-New INTO THE WOODS Poster Art!
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'UPDATE: Investigation on Joan Rivers' Death Reveals Biopsy Performed Without Prior Consent; Doctor Took 'Selfie'
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out TodayBarbra Streisand's PARTNERS Album Out Today
Posted: Sep. 16, 2014


Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This FallTeal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


BWW Recap: Mayberry Goes Rogue on SONS OF ANARCHYBWW Recap: Mayberry Goes Rogue on SONS OF ANARCHY
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Lea Salonga Confirms Performance At MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Along With Pryce & BowmanLea Salonga Confirms Performance At MISS SAIGON 25th Anniversary Along With Pryce & Bowman
Posted: Sep. 17, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Broadway's CINDERELLA!Photo Flash: First Look at Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Broadway's CINDERELLA!
Posted: Sep. 12, 2014


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 14 - Part 2 - PIPPIN Tour Shows Off in First SIP, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics September 14 - Part 2 - PIPPIN Tour Shows Off in First SIP, and More
Posted: Sep. 14, 2014


VIDEO: ELLEN Pays Tribute to Comedy Legends Robin Williams, Joan RiversVIDEO: ELLEN Pays Tribute to Comedy Legends Robin Williams, Joan Rivers
Posted: Sep. 15, 2014


SOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole PieSOUND OFF World Premiere First Listen: Barbra Streisand's PARTNERS Is The Whole Pie
Posted: Sep. 11, 2014


Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, September 13 - KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 600 Shows, LES MIS Cast Practices Planking, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, September 13 - KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 600 Shows, LES MIS Cast Practices Planking, and More
Posted: Sep. 13, 2014


Photo Flash: First Look at Samuel D. Hunter's REST at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at Samuel D. Hunter's REST at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - Victory Gardens Theater presents the first play of its 40th Anniversary Season: the Midwest Premiere of Rest by Ensemble Playwright Samuel D. Hunter, directed by Joanie Schultz. Rest runs now through October 12, 2014, with the press performance tomorrow, September 19, 2014, at Victory Gardens Theatre, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEXPhoto Flash: First Look at Shattered Globe's THE WHALESHIP ESSEX
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - Shattered Globe Theatre launched its 24th season with the Midwest premiere of the nautical drama THE WHALESHIP ESSEX by Founding Ensemble Member Joe Forbrich, directed by Lou Contey, playing through October 11, 2014 at its resident home, Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150.


Theatre School at DePaul University's THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Opens 10/7Theatre School at DePaul University's THE PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH Opens 10/7
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The Phantom Tollbooth, by Susan Nanus, based on the book by Norton Juster, and directed by special guest David Catlin (founding ensemble member, Lookingglass Theatre Company) as the first production of the 2014-2015 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens Tuesday, October 7, and runs through Saturday, November 15, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. Friday performances (10 AM) will be held on October 17 and November 7. A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on October 26. There will be no Saturday performance on October 25.


Griffin Theatre's TITANIC to Play Theater Wit, 10/18-12/7Griffin Theatre's TITANIC to Play Theater Wit, 10/18-12/7
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - Griffin Theatre Company will launch its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play October 18 - December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Sunday, October 26 at 7 pm.


Court Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SONCourt Theatre & American Blues Theater Extend NATIVE SON
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - Due to early ticket demand, Court Theatre and American Blues Theater announce an extension to the world premiere of American Blues Ensemble Member Nambi E. Kelley's new adaptation of Richard Wright's classic novel, Native Son, directed by Seret Scott. Native Son will now run September 11 - October 19, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.


THE KING AND I Begins 10/22 at The Marriott TheatreTHE KING AND I Begins 10/22 at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage.


Leading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company GrantsLeading Theaters from Chicago, Los Angeles, NYC & More Receive 2014 National Theatre Company Grants
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - The American Theatre Wing has announced the recipients of its 2014 National Theatre Company Grants. This year's recipients are: Amphibian Stage Productions (Fort Worth, Texas), Ars Nova (New York, New York), Forum Theatre (Silver Spring, Maryland), Keen Company (New York, New York), PlayGround (San Francisco, California) , Red Bull Theater (New York, NY), Rogue Machine Theatre (Los Angeles, California), The House Theatre of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois), the TEAM (Brooklyn, New York), Theater Wit (Chicago, Illinois), Theatre B (Fargo, North Dakota), and Williamston Theatre (Williamston, Michigan).


Broadway In Chicago to Adopt New Student Ticketing ProgramBroadway In Chicago to Adopt New Student Ticketing Program
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - Broadway In Chicago will feature its shows starting with EVIL DEAD THE MUSICAL in a new student ticketing program called "TIX4STUDENTS," an annual membership program offered exclusively for college students to purchase student tickets online in advance. Students can apply for membership and after validating their enrollment status at a college or university, will be provided with a unique member ID to access student pricing for participating events.


Conor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Begins Previews at Steppenwolf TonightConor McPherson's THE NIGHT ALIVE Begins Previews at Steppenwolf Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/18/2014) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company's Chicago-premiere production of The Night Alive by Conor McPherson begins tonight. Henry Wishcamper directs a cast featuring ensemble members Francis Guinan and Tim Hopper with Helen Sadler, Dan Waller and M. Emmet Walsh. The world premiere of The Night Alive was produced at the Donmar Warehouse in 2013.


Artemisia to Kick Off 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings This WeekendArtemisia to Kick Off 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings This Weekend
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Artemisia, A Chicago Theatre announces its 2014 Fall Festival of Staged Readings. Performances will be held September 19 & 20and September 26 & 27 at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church, 925 W. Diversey in Chicago. Performances begin at 8:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday nights and at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday afternoon. Each night a new play is performed and is free to the public.


Step Up Productions' HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21Step Up Productions' HOLIDAZE to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - 'Tis the season! Step Up Productions will continue its 2014-15 season with the return of its wildly popular HoliDaze, a hilarious and heartwarming line-up of original holiday-themed short works by Kristiana Rae Colon, Dana Lynn Fromby, Aline Lathrop, Steven Peterson, Joshua Rollins and Steve Simoncic playing November 21 - December 21, 2014 at Chicago Dramatists, 1105 W. Chicago Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling (312) 316-8255. The press performance is Tuesday, November 25 at 7:30 pm.


ArtReach Educational Theatre to Present Disney's TARZAN, 10/17-19ArtReach Educational Theatre to Present Disney's TARZAN, 10/17-19
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - ArtReach Educational Theatre is staging Disney's Tarzan. Music by Phil Collins, Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Book by David Henry Hwang. Based on the story Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs and the Disney film - Tarzan. Performed by a Cast of Chicago Professional Actors and the Students of the ArtReach Theatre Mentoring Program.


MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Celebrate 2,500th Performance with Free Concert at Daley Plaza TomorrowMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Celebrate 2,500th Performance with Free Concert at Daley Plaza Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, will celebrate its 2500th performance in Chicago on Saturday, September 20. To mark the occasion, the cast will play a free outdoor concert in Daley Plaza during the Farmer's Market on Thursday, September 18 at noon.


BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEARBWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 17th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. '50 Shades' joins the fall-winter lineup at the Broadway Playhouse, 'Stomp' and 'Rain' join BIC, Halloween musicals begin, two sketch musicals at pH, the Muellers and Mason headline FWD's gala, Weill and Porter shows prepare to open, and Barbra goes for six straight decades!


MY DINNER WITH MUSIC Begins 10/16 at Gorilla TangoMY DINNER WITH MUSIC Begins 10/16 at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Won't you guess who's coming to dinner? Laughs. That's who. Nealshow Productions, the sick geniuses who brought you the gag-a-minute joyride 'My Boy,' will present a world-premiere original play, 'My Dinner With Music.' 'My Dinner With Music' will premiere Thursday, October 16, 2014 at 9 pm, and subsequently run Thursdays and Fridays October 23 through November 14, 2014 at 7:30 pm. (No show Friday, October 17.) Tickets are $15 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.


Theatre-Hikes to Present RESURRECTED, Begin. 9/27Theatre-Hikes to Present RESURRECTED, Begin. 9/27
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Theatre-Hikes - Chicago, a nonprofit organization focused on combining fitness with live theater in a outdoor setting is proud to announce the presentation of Resurrected. At Theatre-Hikes, our patrons participate in a leisurely walk, in wooded areas and nature preserves in and around Chicago, while watching local talent perform famous and locally written plays. The 'progressive play' style is the hallmark of the Theatre-Hikes experience.


Amazing Sammo to Present 'FRIENDISIMO!' at Gorilla Tango, 10/10-18Amazing Sammo to Present 'FRIENDISIMO!' at Gorilla Tango, 10/10-18
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Amazing Sammo Productions will round out its 2014 season at Gorilla Tango Bucktown with comedic variety show, 'Sam and Mickey Are Friends: FRIENDISIMO!' Performances will run Fridays and Saturdays October 10 through October 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $15 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.


Northwestern Theater to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT in OctoberNorthwestern Theater to Present THE LARAMIE PROJECT in October
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - "The Laramie Project," a documentary-style drama set in Wyoming that recounts the brutal murder of an openly gay college student and named by Time magazine as 'one of the 10 best plays of the year" will launch Northwestern University's 2014-15 Mainstage season Oct. 24-Nov. 2. Directed by Rives Collins, single tickets are $5 to $25.


Polarity to Present Two Novels of THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY, Begin. 10/7Polarity to Present Two Novels of THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY, Begin. 10/7
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Polarity Ensemble Theatre presents its first in a series of events launching the two novels of THE AFTERLIFE TRILOGY at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago on October 7th at 7 pm. The event will include dramatic presentations of scenes from the two novels, a book signing, cocktails and hors d'ouvres. Charles C Palia Jr. and Helen Young will direct a team of four actors in the reader's theater presentations. The actors will then tour the performance to a series of book stores, coffee shops and pubs. All events will be free of charge.


Cody Estle Named New Associate Artistic Director of Raven TheatreCody Estle Named New Associate Artistic Director of Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/17/2014) - Raven Theatre Co-Artistic Directors Michael Menendian and JoAnn Montemurro have announced the appointment of Cody Estle as Associate Artistic Director. Estle, a Raven ensemble member, has directed five of the theatre company's productions over the past three seasons, including Dating Walter Dante, Boy Gets Girl, Brighton Beach Memoirs, Good Boys and True and Vieux Carre'. He is set to direct the company's Chicago premiere of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate in January.


Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at First Folio Theatre's THE GRAVEDIGGERPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at First Folio Theatre's THE GRAVEDIGGER
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - To kick off its 19th season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) is proud to present the World Premiere of the gothic drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, which previews October 1, opens October 4 and runs through November 2, 2014. Scroll down for some creepy promo pics!


Photo Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFEPhoto Flash: First Look at Strawdog Theatre's FAIL/SAFE
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - Strawdog Theatre Company and Artistic Director Hank Boland present the first production in their 2014-15 Hugen Hall season, Eugene Burdick and Harvey Wheeler's Fail/Safe, adapted for the stage by ensemble members Nikki Klix and Anderson Lawfer, now through October 14, direction by Anderson Lawfer at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


The Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning 10/31The Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate 125th Anniversary With Free Special Events, Beginning 10/31
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - Celebrating a milestone 125th Anniversary Season, Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University will open its doors for the entire community beginning on October 31 with the first film in the "Made in Chicago" Movie Series, "Chicago," and continuing on November 9 with Family Fun Day where all are welcome to experience the magic of the Auditorium Theatre while enjoying interactive activities, exciting crafts, special tours and more. Both events are free and open to the public.


Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Photo Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, now through October 12, with a press opening on September 21. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Sets Halloween, Holiday Shows, Begin. 10/3The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Sets Halloween, Holiday Shows, Begin. 10/3
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - The Kiss Kiss Cabaret presents the 5th annual 'Peek-A-Boo: An Ooky Spooky Halloween Revue', Oct. 3 through Nov. 7 followed by 'Holiday Spectacular' Nov. 14 through Dec. 19. There are no performances on Friday, Nov. 28 or Dec. 26. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret performances are on Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. General admission tickets are $20 and VIP tickets, which include reserved seating, interactions with the host throughout the show, and post-show photo opportunities with the cast, are $25. For tickets or information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com


Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 9/19Tickets to ANNIE National Tour at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 9/19
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will go on sale to the public Friday, Sept. 19 at 10 AM. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. ANNIE will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement November 18 through 30, 2014.


PLATH/HUGHES Premieres 10/18 at Gorilla TangoPLATH/HUGHES Premieres 10/18 at Gorilla Tango
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - Robert Eric Shoemaker's intensely moving duet-musical 'PLATH/HUGHES,' previously seen at Curious Theatre Branch's RHINOFEST, will perform at Gorilla Tango Bucktown this fall. 'PLATH/HUGHES' opens Saturday, October 18 at 5:30 pm, and subsequently runs Saturday, October 25, Saturday, November 15, Friday, November 21, and Saturday, November 22, 2014 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at gorillatango.com/bucktown or by calling 773-598-4549. $15 student tickets are available at the door with valid student ID. All performances take place at Gorilla Tango Bucktown, 1919 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647.


Theatre School at DePaul University to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 10/1-12Theatre School at DePaul University to Present IN THE HEIGHTS, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - The Theatre School at DePaul University will present IN THE HEIGHTS, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, and conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, in the Fullerton Stage Theatre in the new Theatre School building located at Racine and Fullerton. The production, directed by Lisa Portes, premieres on Friday, October 3, and runs through Sunday, October 12, 2014. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on October 1 and 2, at 7:30 PM.


BWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality EntertainmentBWW Reviews: Paramount's CATS Offers High-Quality Entertainment
by Elee Schrock (Chicago)

(9/16/2014) - BroadwayWorld reviews Paramount Theatre's 'Cats.' The felines prowling the stage at Aurora's Paramount Theatre have truly been given the five-star treatment. On a perfectly polished (and monstrous) set by Kevin Depinet (along with projections by Michael Stanfill), they are given plenty of room to jump, climb, and play. They are donned in those iconic (expertly designed by Theresa Ham, with wigs and make-up by Katie Cordts and Lauren Cecil) leotards and furry hats. And, most impressive, they have been lit in brilliant colors by lighting extraordinaire, Jesse Klug. The aesthetic appeal on the Paramount stage is top-notch and one of the main reasons this production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Cats' is as fully satisfying as this musical gets.


The New Colony's THE GOLDFISH PROJECT: PROCREATION to Play Dank Haus, Beg. 10/3The New Colony's THE GOLDFISH PROJECT: PROCREATION to Play Dank Haus, Beg. 10/3
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/15/2014) - The New Colony has announced an exciting free line-up of Side Stage programming this fall, kicking off with a new installment of THE GOLDFISH PROJECT, Shawn Bowers' uproarious (and a little bit creepy) adventures posing as a women on popular online dating sites.


Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23Her Story Theater to Present SHADOW TOWN II - THE JOHNS, 10/16-11/23
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/15/2014) - Her Story Theater's Shadow Town II: The JOHNS, written and directed by Mary Bonnett, premieres October 16 and runs through November 23, 2014 at the Mayer Kaplan Theatre, Skokie, IL. Following the 2013 highly-acclaimed play Shadow Town based on sex trafficking of girls in the Chicagoland area, Bonnett creates the second half of story-the 'demand' side and its impact on the purchasers, their families and the sex trafficked girls.


THE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs 10/18-11/23 at Lifeline TheatreTHE VELVETEEN RABBIT Runs 10/18-11/23 at Lifeline Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/15/2014) - The Velveteen Rabbit runs Saturday, Oct. 18 - Sunday, Nov. 23 at Lifeline Theatre, 6912 N. Glenwood Ave. Press opening is Sunday, Oct. 19 at 1 p.m. Regular performance times are Saturdays and Sundays at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. (Previews are Saturday, Oct. 18 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 19 at 11 a.m.) Ticket prices are $15 and may be purchased at the Lifeline Theatre Box Office, 773.761.4477, or by visiting www.lifelinetheatre.com.


Theater Wit Sets 'MR BURNS' Cast, Adds BAD JEWS & SANTALAND DIARIES to SeasonTheater Wit Sets 'MR BURNS' Cast, Adds BAD JEWS & SANTALAND DIARIES to Season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/15/2014) - Wit's eleventh season launches November 21-December 28 with The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello, directed by Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler, once again starring Mitchell Fain.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14
by (Chicago)

(9/14/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 14, 2014.


This Weekend's GRAFFITO Screenings Cancelled due to ControversyThis Weekend's GRAFFITO Screenings Cancelled due to Controversy
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/14/2014) - Due to a developing controversy surrounding GRAFFITO, the remaining screenings at Oracle theatre have been cancelled indefinitely. The Graffito team says, 'Our intention with this film was to stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters fighting the good fight, not to shame or embarrass. We support, unconditionally, those that are passionate about changing our world and are dedicated to nonviolent tactics that serve to unite. Literally hundreds of beautiful artists and citizens have poured their hearts into this film. Now, with our future uncertain, we need your support now more than ever.'


Spartan Theatre Company Presents A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, 11/07-23Spartan Theatre Company Presents A BRIGHT ROOM CALLED DAY, 11/07-23
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/14/2014) - Spartan Theatre Company presents Tony Kushner's early masterpiece A Bright Room Called Day, November 7-23. A group of friends in 1930s Germany are caught up in the rise of the Nazi party and Adolf Hitler's ascent to power. Meanwhile, an American woman in the 1980s shares a similar set of concerns during the Reagan administration. Directed by Laura Elleseg, this production looks at how history changes-and how it stays the same.


Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW (Chicago)

(9/14/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for Chicago


Williams Street Rep's THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS Opens TonightWilliams Street Rep's THE AGONY AND ECSTASY OF STEVE JOBS Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/13/2014) - Williams Street Repertory (WSR), winner of four 2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, continues its 2014/2015 Season with controversey: Mike Daisey's The Agony and Ecstasy of Steve Jobs. The Agony and the Ecstasy opens tonight, September 13 at 8:00 pm, and runs for select dates and times through September 20 at Raue Center For The Arts in Crystal Lake, Illinois.




 
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