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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


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


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


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


Review Roundup: VIOLET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: VIOLET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 20, 2014


First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...First Award Noms of the Year! 2013-14 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced! Gentleman's Guide Leads with 11 Noms...
Posted: Apr. 22, 2014


STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! More RENT from IF/THEN; Idina Sings 'Take Me or Leave Me' with Lucky Audience Members!STAGE TUBE: Must Watch! More RENT from IF/THEN; Idina Sings 'Take Me or Leave Me' with Lucky Audience Members!
Posted: Apr. 20, 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


BWW Review:  Parsons and Spinella Clash in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMNBWW Review: Parsons and Spinella Clash in THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN
Posted: Apr. 22, 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


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


Confirmed! Christina Aguilera Is EVITA For BROADWAY 4D; Aguilera & Nigel Wright CommentConfirmed! Christina Aguilera Is EVITA For BROADWAY 4D; Aguilera & Nigel Wright Comment
Posted: Apr. 20, 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


BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET!BWW TV: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster and More in VIOLET!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


Review Roundup: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
Posted: Apr. 22, 2014


BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE CRIPPLE OF INISHMAAN!
Posted: Apr. 21, 2014


STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!STAGE TUBE: HBO Releases Full Trailer for THE NORMAL HEART- with Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Julia Roberts & More!
Posted: Apr. 18, 2014


SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens Tonight at Drury Lane TheatreSLEEPING BEAUTY Opens Tonight at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/23/2014) - SLEEPING BEAUTY, the magical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale, will be presented from tonight, April 23 through June 7 at Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults, 100 Drury Lane, in Oakbrook Terrace.


Cold Basement Dramatics' Short Play Festival SECRET STASH III Set for 5/9-11Cold Basement Dramatics' Short Play Festival SECRET STASH III Set for 5/9-11
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/22/2014) - Cold Basement Dramatics' third annual short play festival, Secret Stash III, is a showcase for local theatre artists with eight plays directed by eight Chicago directors and many Chicago actors. The festival takes place at The Frontier Theatre off the Thorndale Redline stop on May 9, 10, and 11.


Polarity Ensemble Theatre to Release Two New Novels and Produce Two World Premieres This SeasonPolarity Ensemble Theatre to Release Two New Novels and Produce Two World Premieres This Season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/22/2014) - For its eleventh season Polarity Ensemble Theatre offers a unique blend of new work by Chicago area authors on both the page and the stage. Polarity Ensemble Theatre Books will release two new novels this season while the Ensemble produces two world premiere plays and its annual DIONYSOS CUP FESTIVAL OF NEW PLAYS. The two novels will be linked with the second play of the season and presented as the AFTERLIFE TRILOGY. All performances will be presented at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Avenue, Chicago, IL 60614.


Off Off Broadzway to Present 'WEIGHT LOSS WISHES' in MayOff Off Broadzway to Present 'WEIGHT LOSS WISHES' in May
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/22/2014) - Off Off Broadzway, the burlesque-parody all-female sketch comedy troupe, presents Weight Loss Wishes and Dry Hump Dreams All Thursdays in May at 8:00 pm


Raven Theatre Sets Summer CampsRaven Theatre Sets Summer Camps
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/22/2014) - For 2014, Raven Theatre will offer five summer camps providing training in theatre arts for kids age 5 and up, including a special high school intensive camp. Sessions are either one or two-weeks long, held Mondays-Fridays from 9 am to 4 pm, with optional half-day sessions (9 am -12 noon) available for children ages 5 -9 only. Students can choose a focus on either musical theater or general performance techniques. Sessions are tailored for different skill levels, so whether the student is a beginner looking to learn the basics of performance or a more advanced actor looking to hone their skills, Raven's team of professional teaching artists will help the student feel the confidence to contribute and the courage to try something new. Each session culminates in a showcase production for family and friends.


Chicago Humanities Festival to Welcome Opera Singer Jessye Norman, 5/19Chicago Humanities Festival to Welcome Opera Singer Jessye Norman, 5/19
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/22/2014) - The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF), in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago, is pleased to present five-time Grammy Award-winning opera singer Jessye Norman on May 19, 2014 at 6 p.m. at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (112 S. Michigan Ave.). Legendary soprano Jessye Norman will be in conversation with opera dramaturg Colin Ure to discuss her new memoir titled Stand Up Straight and Sing!, set to release on May 6. Tickets to the program are on sale now for $25-35 and can be purchased online at chicagohumanities.org or at 312-494-9509.


Non-Equity Jeff Awards are AnnouncedNon-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/22/2014) - The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations.


Barrel of Monkeys to Celebrate Summer With THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, 6/9-9/1Barrel of Monkeys to Celebrate Summer With THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, 6/9-9/1
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Barrel of Monkeys invites you to enjoy a summer full of brand new stories at its long-running, critically acclaimed revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA, directed by Artistic Director Molly Brennan, playing Mondays at 8 pm from June 9 - September 1, 2014 at the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Throughout the summer months, THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA will premiere stories from the 2013-14 school year - all conceived and written by Chicago Public School students and adapted for the stage and performed by Barrel of Monkeys Company Members. Clever and funny - touching and poignant - the collection of short sketches are equally entertaining for adults and children. The line-up changes each week by audience vote, so no two shows are ever the same.


Photo Flash: First Look at Promethean Theatre Ensemble's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEADPhoto Flash: First Look at Promethean Theatre Ensemble's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Promethean Theatre Ensemble presents the second play of their 2013/2014 season, Tom Stoppard's ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN ARE DEAD. ROSENCRANTZ AND GUILDENSTERN features PTE ensemble member Nick Lake and Special Guest Artist Tom McGrath. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Child's Play Touring Theatre to Hold 35th Anniversary Benefit, 6/18Child's Play Touring Theatre to Hold 35th Anniversary Benefit, 6/18
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Child's Play Touring Theatre is celebrating its 35th anniversary with a benefit hosted by Second City E.T.C. on Wednesday, June 18 from 6:30 - 9:30 p.m. Proceeds benefit the company's mission of bringing arts education to schools with professional actors performing skits using the writings of children. This year's theme, Be a Peace of the Puzzle, promotes anti-violence in schools. Sponsorships, which provide funding for schools that can't afford to bring a Child's Play troupe to the school, will help fund select underserved schools. The benefit will feature a competition among five improv comedy groups using children's writings drawn from a hat on stage with celebrity judges. Other activities include the annual Victor Award, this year awarded to screenwriter/director, Adam McKay and Black Ensemble Theater founder/executive director, Jackie Taylor; a silent auction; hors d'oeuvres and cash bar. Tickets are $150 VIP which includes a complimentary drink and reserved seating, $50 general, and $20 student. All ticket levels include hors d'oeuvres, entertainment and silent auction. For more information visit the website at www.cptt.org or call 773-235-8911.


Jeremy Owens to Bring YOU'RE BEING RIDICULOUS to Mary's Attic, 5/16-30Jeremy Owens to Bring YOU'RE BEING RIDICULOUS to Mary's Attic, 5/16-30
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Jeremy Owens' You're Being Ridiculous will be at Mary's Attic (5400 N. Clark Street in Chicago) on Fridays, May 16, 23 and 30 at 7:30pm.


Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm.


Kevin Earley, Curt Bouril, Jennie Sophia & More Set for Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON; Runs 6/27-8/3Kevin Earley, Curt Bouril, Jennie Sophia & More Set for Goodman Theatre's BRIGADOON; Runs 6/27-8/3
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Casting is complete and rehearsals begin May 20 for Goodman Theatre's new production of Brigadoon-Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's big, beautiful and beguiling song and dance fantasy. Chicago director/choreographer Rachel Rockwell, hailed as a "brilliant, insightful, mistress-of-grand-scale musicals" (Chicago Sun-Times) and named "2012 Chicagoan of the Year" by the Chicago Tribune, makes her Goodman debut. Brigadoon runs June 27 - August 3 in the Albert Theatre (opening night is Monday, July 7). Tickets ($25 - $93; subject to change) are on sale now, available atGoodmanTheatre.org/Brigadoon, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). JPMorgan Chase is the Major Corporate Sponsor. Allstate Insurance Company and PwC are Corporate Sponsor Partners. Towers Watson is the Opening Night Sponsor. Chicago Tribune is the Media Partner. A full performance calendar follows.


Two Pence Theatre's Next Reading and Shakespeare Trivia Night AnnouncedTwo Pence Theatre's Next Reading and Shakespeare Trivia Night Announced
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Two Pence Theatre Co. announces the second year of their popular reading series Dead Man's Hand. Featuring 90 minute cuts of plays written by Shakespeare's peers, friends and frenemies. Each reading features a new lineup of Chicago's most exciting actors and directors in casual settings exploring these often overlooked gems (and the occasional hilarious stinker.) From Beaumont to Webster, and everyone in between, join Two Pence for a beer and hear what was going on in the theatre world when Olde English was modern, the streets had no gutters, and no one knew that ole' Will Shakespeare would be the one to outshine them all. Also this spring is a trivia night celebrating Shakespeare's 450th birthday.


BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WESTBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Steppenwolf's World Premiere of THE WAY WEST
by BroadwayWorld TV (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Chicago audiences depart for the country's western edge to experience the reality of the modern-day American dream in the world premiere of Mona Mansour's funny and insightful new play, The Way West, at Steppenwolf TheatreCompany. Ensemble member Amy Morton is at the helm following her Tony Award-nominated portrayal of Martha in Steppenwolf's production of Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway. The cast of six features Ira Amyx, ensemble member Martha Lavey, Caroline Neff, Deirdre O'Connell, Zoe Perry and Gabriel Ruiz. The Way West opens April 13 and runs through June 8, 2014 in Steppenwolf's Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St). Check out a first look at highlights below!


Teatro Vista's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens TomorrowTeatro Vista's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - 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., April 15 - May 18. A View From the Bridge is directed by Teatro Vista Artistic Director Ricardo Gutierrez. Preview performances take place April 15 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/Press night is Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m. Regular performances take place Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview performances are $20, regular run weeknight and matinee performances are $25 and Saturday night performances are $30. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more, students and seniors (65+) with ID. Tickets may be purchased by calling the Victory Gardens' box office at 773.871.3000 or by visiting www.victorygardens.org. For more information on A View From the Bridge and Teatro Vista, please visit www.teatrovista.org.


BOOGIE STOMP! Opens at PianoForte Studios TomorrowBOOGIE STOMP! Opens at PianoForte Studios Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - BOOGIE STOMP! is set to open a limited engagement at Chicago's PianoForte Studios (1335 S. Michigan Ave.) tomorrow, April 22nd, prior to its upcoming Off-Broadway run. New York performances will begin May 8th, with the Opening Night set for Thursday, May 15th at The Chain Theatre.


MOTOWN Extends Chicago Run at Oriental Theatre Through 8/9MOTOWN Extends Chicago Run at Oriental Theatre Through 8/9
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/21/2014) - Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, along with Broadway In Chicago, have announced that due to popular demand MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has added four weeks to its Chicago engagement. The National Tour will launch at the Oriental Theatre on April 22 and now play 16 weeks, through August 9, before continuing on its National Tour across North America. The final block of tickets for performances July 15 through August 9 will go on sale Tuesday, April 22 at 10 a.m.


Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20
by (Chicago)

(4/20/2014) - Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 20
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/20/2014) - Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 20, 2014.


Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW (Chicago)

(4/20/2014) - Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Chicago


The Robert Christen Award for Excellence in Technical Collaboration to be Presented to Malcolm EwenThe Robert Christen Award for Excellence in Technical Collaboration to be Presented to Malcolm Ewen
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/19/2014) - Design collaboration in theatre goes beyond Designers and Directors. Theatrical vision would not be realized without the essential work of Production Managers, Technical Directors, Costume Shop Managers, Master Electricians, Sound Supervisors, Properties Masters, Stage Managers ... the list goes on.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.



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