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Northwestern to Host PRINCESS POWER, 8/2-3Northwestern to Host PRINCESS POWER, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - "Princess Power," a music concert celebrating Disney princess songs, will be performed at Northwestern University, 2 p.m. Saturday, August 2 and 2 p.m. Sunday, August 3.


Collaboraction to Bring CRIME SCENE CHICAGO to Four Neighborhoods Next MonthCollaboraction to Bring CRIME SCENE CHICAGO to Four Neighborhoods Next Month
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Collaboraction returns this summer to incite change on a hyperlocal level by embedding its smash hit, docu-drama live theater experience Crime Scene Chicago in four different Chicago neighborhoods on four consecutive weekends in August:


Second City Expands at Pipers AlleySecond City Expands at Pipers Alley
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - The Second City, Inc. announced today the signing of a lease with Old Town Development Associates, L.L.C., to expand into additional space at Pipers Alley (230 W. North Avenue) formerly occupied by the four-screen AMC movie theater. The new lease adds 25,000 square feet to their current 20,300 square feet of space and essentially doubling its current footprint. The new space will allow the Second City Training Center, the largest school of comedy in the world, to add an array of student-centered facilities including new classrooms, two student theaters, a screening room, a student resource center, a student lounge and bar, two large special events spaces and additional space for the companies' growing businesses.


Liberty Town Productions' 6th Annual BEST OF BROADWAY Showcase Set for 8/2Liberty Town Productions' 6th Annual BEST OF BROADWAY Showcase Set for 8/2
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Liberty Town Productions, Libertyville's not-for-profit entertainment company, hosts its sixth annual Musical Summer Showcase featuring the Best of Broadway on Saturday, Aug. 2, in The Fuel Room of Austin's Saloon & Eatery. Show times are 6:00 and 8:15 pm.


Photo Flash: First Look at Travis Delgado, Stephanie Polt and More in Oracle's THE JUNGLEPhoto Flash: First Look at Travis Delgado, Stephanie Polt and More in Oracle's THE JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Hot on the heels of winning multiple Jeff Awards for THE MOTHER as well as the Emerging Theater Award from Broadway In Chicago, Oracle Productions is proud to announce a world premiere adaptation of THE JUNGLE byUpton Sinclair. Adapter and director Matt Foss returns to Oracle after his 2013 smash-hit, WAITING FOR LEFTY. Sinclair's classic expose on Chicago's sordid industrial past receives a fresh, fast paced interpretation with music by Nicholas Tonozzi, who won the 2014 Jeff Award for Best Original Music for his work on THE MOTHER at Oracle. THE JUNGLE opens tonight, July 19, 2014, and runs through September 6, 2014 at Oracle Theatre (3809 N. Broadway in Chicago). Performances are Friday, Saturday and Monday nights at 8PM; Sundays at 7PM. Press are invited to attend any night during the run. Check out a first look at the production below!


BIG BANG STARS Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar to Make Wizard World Debuts at Chicago Comic ConBIG BANG STARS Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar to Make Wizard World Debuts at Chicago Comic Con
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, two of the stars of the long-running hit Emmy nominated TV series 'The Big Bang Theory,' will make their respective first Wizard World appearances at Chicago Comic Con


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day!


Redtwist Theatre Presents the World Premiere of GEEZERS, Now thru 8/24Redtwist Theatre Presents the World Premiere of GEEZERS, Now thru 8/24
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/23/2014) - What roles do we play throughout our lives? These folks step into the spotlight to share their wisdom and tell their stories. There aren't many plays with an older person as the hero. Geezers changes all that: there's a whole team.


Bluebird Arts to Present Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, 10/1-25Bluebird Arts to Present Sarah Ruhl's THE CLEAN HOUSE, 10/1-25
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/22/2014) - Bluebird Arts, a new Non-Equity theatre founded by Luda Solomon, is proud to announce the The Clean House, by Sarah Ruhl as their Fall 2014 production. Solomon will direct.


New Chicago-Based Non-Equity Theatre Company Bluebird Arts FoundedNew Chicago-Based Non-Equity Theatre Company Bluebird Arts Founded
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/22/2014) - Founded in 2014, Bluebird Arts is a Non-Equity company established in Chicago by Luda Solomon, who will serve as Artistic Director. The nonprofit organization's purpose is to enrich, educate and entertain the community by sharing intimate stories, which focus on the genuine problems of real people. Dale Goulding, former Artistic Director of the European Repertory Company (ERC) will serve as Executive Director, and Jaimelyn Gray of TUTA Theatre Chicago will serve as Managing Director.


BoHo Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT, ORDINARY DAYS & More in 2015BoHo Theatre to Present DOGFIGHT, ORDINARY DAYS & More in 2015
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/22/2014) - Following up the success of its landmark 10th anniversary season, BoHo Theatre has announced its lineup for its 11th Season. BoHo has gained widespread acclaim for the quality and range of its programming, including leading Chicago with the most non-Equity Jeff Award nominations for the past two years. In choosing its next season, BoHo continues its commitment to celebrating the Bohemian Pillars of Truth, Beauty, Freedom, and Love and exploring them through the lens of human relationships.


Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/22/2014) - 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, September 11 through October 12, with a press opening on September 14. With an irresistible Latin-infused score by Tony Award-nominated David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane (the team behind past Theatre at the Center hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a touching and hilarious story of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a whirlwind of emotions- love as they find them, confusion as they lose them and passion when they need them. This regional premiere is directed by William Pullinsi with Choreography by Danny Herman and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William Underwood.


Mary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' Kicks Off Tonight at Angel IslandMary-Arrchie's 'HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Plays of Samuel Beckett' Kicks Off Tonight at Angel Island
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(7/22/2014) - Mary-Arrchie Theatre Co. continues its 28th Season with HELLISH HALF-LIGHT: Shorter Play of Samuel Beckett featuring six of the Irish playwright's works directed by Jennifer Markowitz, playing today, July 22 - August 30, 2014 at Angel Island, 731 W. Sheridan Rd. in Chicago.




 
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