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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.


Photo Flash: CATS Opens Tonight at the Paramount Theatre in AuroraPhoto Flash: CATS Opens Tonight at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/13/2014) - Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. Performances are now through October 12, 2014. Press opening is tonight, September 13 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Tonight at Goodman TheatreTHE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS Begins Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/13/2014) - Is it possible to change one's destiny? Goodman Theatre's milestone 90th Anniversary Season begins with an 'All-New Fall' of new works, starting with Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig's The World of Extreme Happiness-a provocative exploration of a factory girl struggling to gain control over her life amid China's modern economic transformation.


Chicago Opera Theater Presents Ernest Bloch's MACBETH, Now thru 9/21Chicago Opera Theater Presents Ernest Bloch's MACBETH, Now thru 9/21
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(9/13/2014) - Chicago Opera Theater (COT) presents the Chicago premiere of Ernest Bloch's provocative and rarely-performed 'Macbeth' at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance (205 E. Randolph Drive) tonight, September 13-21, 2014.




 
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