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STAGE TUBE: CATS Opens at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: CATS Opens at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube (Chicago)

(4/11/2014) - The Marriott Theatre presents one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS opened April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out a look back at opening night below!


Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center to Celebrate Chicago ArtistsLe Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center to Celebrate Chicago Artists
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - As part of an ongoing mission to provide guests with access to contemporary cultural centers around the world, Le Meridien Chicago - Oakbrook Center has partnered with the Elmhurst Art Museum to present the UNLOCK ARTTM. programme. Hotel guests can use their room keycards to open the doors to a unique world of culture and art through this innovative collaboration. Each room key, which is itself a handheld piece of art created by influential artists Hisham Bharoocha, Sam Samore and Yan Lei, will provide guests with more than an open room. This key Unlocks Art by providing admission to the Elmhurst Art Museum, as well as complimentary shuttle service to the museum, to view and experience contemporary visual arts.


STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - A Scene from Remy Bumppo's OUR CLASSSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - A Scene from Remy Bumppo's OUR CLASS
by Stage Tube (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - Remy Bumppo Theatre Company presents Polish playwright Tadeusz Slobozianek's noted and controversial play, Our Class. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at a scene from the play below!


Set Sail on an Epic Voyage with MOBY DICK at Northwestern University, 4/25-5/4Set Sail on an Epic Voyage with MOBY DICK at Northwestern University, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - 'Moby Dick' -- Herman Melville's saga about Captain Ahab's pursuit of a great white whale -- will make its first fully-staged debut April 25 through May 4, and will be the subject of a free symposium at Northwestern University on April 12. The Melville classic is directed and adapted by David Catlin.


BWW TV: First Look at Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington and More in Highlights of LES MIS at Drury LaneBWW TV: First Look at Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington and More in Highlights of LES MIS at Drury Lane
by BroadwayWorld TV (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, now running through June 8, 2014. Check out a first look below!


Bailiwick Chicago to Offer STAGES! Summer WorkshopsBailiwick Chicago to Offer STAGES! Summer Workshops
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - Treat your child to a safe and fun summer theatrical experience with one of Chicago's most inventive and diverse theatre companies. Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to introduce STAGES!, two summer theatre intensives created for 6th - 12th graders. During these week-long intensives, young artists will have an opportunity to create and star in an original play or musical (or both!) under the leadership of Bailiwick Chicago's talented Collective members. For STAGES! pricing, registration and additional information, visit bcstages.com or contact Director of Education Michael Driscoll (773) 876-8941 (15% early registration discount through May 15, 2014).


Steppenwolf to Stage Chicago Premiere of Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE, 7/8-8/30Steppenwolf to Stage Chicago Premiere of Heidi Schreck's GRAND CONCOURSE, 7/8-8/30
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - Steppenwolf Theatre Company has announced that the fifth play in its 2014/15 Subscription Season is the Chicago premiere of Grand Concourse by Heidi Schreck. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the production features ensemble member Tim Hopper in the Downstairs Theatre (1650 N Halsted St), July 8 - August 30, 2015.


Alison Cuddy Named New Program Director of Chicago Humanities FestivalAlison Cuddy Named New Program Director of Chicago Humanities Festival
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) is pleased to announce the appointment of Alison Cuddy as its new Program Director. Cuddy, who comes to the Festival after more than 10 years as a producer and reporter with WBEZ 91.5 FM, will begin the full-time staff position May 5, 2014.


American Blues Theater's RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for 5/5American Blues Theater's RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival Set for 5/5
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, present RIPPED: The Living Newspaper Festival, Monday, May 5 at 7 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $10 at the door and include food and drinks. For more information or to order tickets go to americanbluestheater.com or call 312.725.4228.


Guests Announced for Michael Patrick Thornton's Two-Person Improv Show YOU & ME, Starting 4/18Guests Announced for Michael Patrick Thornton's Two-Person Improv Show YOU & ME, Starting 4/18
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - NATURAL GAS, the five-year-old house improv team of The Gift Theatre, appears Friday nights at Wicker Park's The Den Theatre, performing entirely improvised group sets in addition to their standing Wednesday night set at The Gift in Jefferson Park. Every other week is YOU & ME-a two-person, entirely improvised show featuring ensemble member/The Gift artistic director Michael Patrick Thornton with a special guest from the Chicago arts community.


Profiles Theatre Announces the Midwest Premiere of ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, 6/6-20Profiles Theatre Announces the Midwest Premiere of ANNAPURNA by Sharr White, 6/6-20
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - Profiles Theatre announces the Midwest premiere of Annapurna by Sharr White, opening at The Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway on June 12, 2014. Annapurna, directed by Profiles ensemble member Eric Burgher and featuring ensemble member Darrell W. Cox, runs June 6, 2014 - July 20, 2014 with the press opening on Thursday, June 12 at 8:00pm. The previously announced production ofHunter Gatherers by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb has been postponed until further notice.


Head Over Heels Presents LITTLE BLACK BOOK, 5/1Head Over Heels Presents LITTLE BLACK BOOK, 5/1
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - Join the group Head Over Heels, starring three of Chicago's favorite, comedic ingenues: Anslee Burns, Casi Maggio and Eliza Morris during their night of cabaret hilarity as they tackle one of the world's biggest mysteries: MEN! Returning to Davenports, Thursday May 1st, Little Black Book: Bring on the Men combines Broadway standards, chart topping hits and a splash of contemporary favorites as the ladies give a modern Andrews Sisters' style glimpse into the good, the bad and the hilarious of their dating woes. Hear their stories through song as they celebrate their memories page by page of their Little Black Books.


BWW TV: First Look at Fawzia Mirza in the Chicago Premiere of BRAHMANBWW TV: First Look at Fawzia Mirza in the Chicago Premiere of BRAHMAN
by BroadwayWorld TV (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - About Face Theatre and Silk Road Rising are pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand Up Comedy Show, by Aditi Brennan Kapil, directed by AFT Artistic Director Andrew Volkoff. This bold, comic exploration of cultural and gender identity plays March 27 - April 27, 2014 at Silk Road Rising, Pierce Hall at the Historic Chicago Temple Building, 77 W. Washington St. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com, www.silkroadrising.org or by calling (312) 857-1234 ext. 201. The press opening is Thursday, April 3 at 7:30 pm.


(re)discover theatre Presents LYSISTRATA, Now thru 4/27(re)discover theatre Presents LYSISTRATA, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/10/2014) - (re)discover theatre is at it again, with their refreshing update of Aristophanes' classic LYSISTRATA playing in Room 300 in The Flat Iron Arts Building, 1579 N. Milwaukee Ave., today, April 10 - April 27.


Photo Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATHPhoto Flash: First Look at Writers Theatre's THE DANCE OF DEATH
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - The Dance of Death by August Strindberg, adapted by Conor McPherson, will be directed by Henry Wishcamper at Writers Theatre, April 1 through July 20, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!


Pride Films and Plays Call for Lesbian Plays & Screenplays for WOMEN'S WORDS FEST and Short Gay Films for QUEER BITS FILM FESTIVALPride Films and Plays Call for Lesbian Plays & Screenplays for WOMEN'S WORDS FEST and Short Gay Films for QUEER BITS FILM FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - The exciting and varied programming of Pride Films and Plays continues to expand in support of our mission to develop great plays, screenplays, and films with LGBT themes.


Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret & Untitled Supper Club to Present UNBRIDLED: THE REVITALIZED WEEKLY VARIETE SHOW, Beg. 4/17Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor Cabaret & Untitled Supper Club to Present UNBRIDLED: THE REVITALIZED WEEKLY VARIETE SHOW, Beg. 4/17
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - 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 Thursday night dance party.


Tadeusz Slobodzianek to Attend Remy Bumppo Performance of His Play OUR CLASS, 4/17Tadeusz Slobodzianek to Attend Remy Bumppo Performance of His Play OUR CLASS, 4/17
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - Award-winning Polish playwright Tadeusz Slobozianek will be at the Remy Bumppo Theatre Company's presentation of his noted and controversial play, Our Class, on April 17, and will participate in a talkback after the show.


Photo Flash: Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington & Cast of Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington & Cast of Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical Les Miserables, which opened last night, Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through June 8, 2014. Directed by multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre), the cast is led by Ivan Rutherford ("Jean Valjean" in over 2,000 performances of Les Miserables on Broadway, as well as in the 20th anniversary Broadway Revival and The National Tour ofLes Miserables, and Titanic on Broadway); Jeff Award-winner Quentin Earl Darrington as "Javert" (Ragtime on Broadway and at Drury Lane Theatre, Memphis: A New Musical on Broadway and The National Tours of The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Memphis: A New Musical); and Jennie Sophia as "Fantine" (The National Tour of The Lincoln Center's South Pacific and Oliver! and The Sound of Music at Drury Lane Theatre).


LiveWire Chicago to Stage PARTNERS at Den Theatre, 6/21-7/20LiveWire Chicago to Stage PARTNERS at Den Theatre, 6/21-7/20
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - LiveWire Chicago Theatre continues its 2013-14 Season with the Chicago premiere of Dorothy Fortenberry's PARTNERS, an intimate and humorous exploration of modern relationships in all their various forms, directed by Kendra Miller, playing June 21 - July 20, 2014 at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. PARTNERS will feature Will Von Vogt, with additional casting to be announced. Tickets for PARTNERS go on sale Monday, April 21, 2014 at www.livewirechicago.com or by calling (312) 533-4666. The press performance is Monday, June 23 at 7:30 pm.


AstonRep Theatre to Present WIT at Raven Theatre, 5/8-6/7AstonRep Theatre to Present WIT at Raven Theatre, 5/8-6/7
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - AstonRep Theatre Company continues its 2013-14 season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning drama WIT by Margaret Edson, directed by Ensemble Member Derek Bertelsen, playing May 8 - June 7, 2014 at The Raven Theatre (West Stage), 6157 N. Clark St. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.astonrep.com or by calling (773) 828-9129. The press opening is Saturday, May 10 at 8 pm.


LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for First Folio Theatre's 2014-15 SeasonLOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE; THE WINTER'S TALE & More Set for First Folio Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - First Folio Theatre, known for presenting acclaimed musicals, plays and classic and reimagined works of Shakespeare to the Chicagoland stage, announces its 2014-2015 season. The season begins with the World Premiere of the riveting drama THE GRAVEDIGGER, which previews October 1, opens October 4 and runs through November 2, 2014. Neil Simon's whimsical comedy LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR previews January 28, opens January 31 and runs through March 1, 2015; Nora Ephron's poignant play LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE previews March 25, opens March 28 and runs through April 26, 2014; and Shakespeare's masterpiece THE WINTER'S TALE, First Folio Theatre's annual Shakespeare Under the Stars production, previews July 8, opens July 11, and runs through August 9.


Strawdog Theatre Company to Present CHARLES IVE TAKE ME HOME, 5/9-6/21Strawdog Theatre Company to Present CHARLES IVE TAKE ME HOME, 5/9-6/21
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - Strawdog Theatre Company and Interim Artistic Director Hank Boland are proud to announce the final production to their 2013 - 2014 season, Jessica Dickey's Charles Ives Take Me Home, May 9 - June 21, direction by Keira Fromm with music direction by Strawdog Theatre Company Member Mike Przygoda and original music composition by Christopher Kriz, at Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. Preview performance tickets are $15 with performances Friday, May 9, Saturday May 10, Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 18 at 4 p.m. There is a Board Preview performance, Saturday, May 17 at 7 p.m., with $50 tickets that include access to a post-performance reception. Opening/press night is Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Industry night is Monday, June 2 at 8 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursdays - Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 4 p.m. Single tickets are $28 and are currently on sale. Subscriptions, group, senior and student discounts are also available. Tickets may be ordered online at strawdog.org or by calling OvationTix toll-free: 866-811-4111.


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew!


Route 66 Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of CICADA, Now thru 5/25Route 66 Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere of CICADA, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/9/2014) - Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of Cicada, by Jerre Dye, directed by Route 66 Theatre Company's Associate Artistic Director, Erica Weiss. This coming of age ghost story deeply rooted in the life of a small southern family on the verge of transformation plays today, April 9 - May 25, 2014 at Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Avenue in Chicago.


Revival of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, to Open in June in Chicago; Heads to Broadway in August!Revival of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, Starring Michael Cera and Kieran Culkin, to Open in June in Chicago; Heads to Broadway in August!
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - The Chicago Tribune just announced that THIS IS OUR YOUTH by Kenneth Lonergan is headed to Chicago, then Broadway this summer, guided by producer Scott Rudin and directed by Anna D. Shapiro. It will star Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson.


Theater Wit Wins Rights to Chicago Debut of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Set for Jan 2015Theater Wit Wins Rights to Chicago Debut of MR. BURNS, A POST-ELECTRIC PLAY, Set for Jan 2015
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler has confirmed Theater Wit has secured the exclusive rights to present the Midwest premiere of Anne Washburn's unforgettable new work, Mr. Burns, a post-electric play.


Photo Flash: First Look - Shattered Globe's MILL FIRE, Running 4/24-6/7 at Theater WitPhoto Flash: First Look - Shattered Globe's MILL FIRE, Running 4/24-6/7 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - Shattered Globe Theatre concludes its 22nd season with Sally Nemeth's searing drama MILL FIRE, directed by Producing Artistic Director Sandy Shinner, playing April 24 - June 7, 2014 at its new artistic home Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for MILL FIRE are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press performances are Sunday, April 27 at 3 pm and 7 pm.


Interrobang Theatre to Present 'THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT' at Athenaeum Theatre, 5/8-6/8Interrobang Theatre to Present 'THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT' at Athenaeum Theatre, 5/8-6/8
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2013-14 season with Calamity West's world premiere THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, based on Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A Doll's House, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost, playing May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. Tickets for THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD are available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org, in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box office or by calling (773) 935-6875. The press opening is Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 8 pm.


Ivan Rutherford and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Opening TonightIvan Rutherford and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, opening tonight, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014.


Theatre School at DePaul University Presents JACKIE & ME, Now thru 5/10Theatre School at DePaul University Presents JACKIE & ME, Now thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - The Theatre School at DePaul University will present Jackie & Me, by Steven Dietz, adapted from the novel by Dan Gutman, and directed by John Jenkins, as the final production of the 2013-2014 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens today, April 8, and runs through Saturday, May 10, 2014, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Saturdays at 2 PM. Friday performances will be held on May 2 and 9 (10 AM). A special Sunday performance (2 PM) will be held on May 4. There will be no Saturday performance on May 3.


Black Ensemble Theatre Presents BPI Black Playwright's Festival, Now thru 4/13Black Ensemble Theatre Presents BPI Black Playwright's Festival, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/8/2014) - Black Ensemble Theater (BE) announces its 9th annual Black Playwright's Festival, today, April 8-13, 2014, as part of the company's Black Playwright's Initiative (BPI). The Festival will take place at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street. This fun and daring Black Playwrights Festival brings new scripts to the BE stage for innovative and engaging readings. These scripts have all been developed by BPI members through the BPI process.


BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Provides Something to Believe InBWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Provides Something to Believe In
by Elee Schrock (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - BroadwayWorld.com reviews the National Tour of 'Peter and the Starcatcher' in Chicago.


Chicago Commercial Collective to Remount 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE with Original Off-Broadway Cast, 5/1-6/8Chicago Commercial Collective to Remount 5 LESBIANS EATING A QUICHE with Original Off-Broadway Cast, 5/1-6/8
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - The hilarious send-up of 1950s cold war repression and kitsch culture, "5 Lesbians Eating Quiche" was an original critically-acclaimed creation by The New Colony. This remount featuring the original off-Broadway cast is presented by the Chicago Commercial Collective, running May 1 to June 8 at the Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division Street. Tickets ($15 - $40) are on sale now.


Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael to Bring MUSIC...AS SEEN ON TV to Davenport's, 4/12-26Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael to Bring MUSIC...AS SEEN ON TV to Davenport's, 4/12-26
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - One of Chicago's favorite duos, five-time After Dark Award-winners Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael, celebrate some of music's greatest, most iconic moments that was brought right into the comfort of our own living room's, in their new show Music...As Seen On TV.


Steve Scott to Direct VANYA AND SONIA in 2015; Larry Yando to Play 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the GoodmanSteve Scott to Direct VANYA AND SONIA in 2015; Larry Yando to Play 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - Today, Artistic Director Robert Falls announces that his longtime associate, Producer Steve Scott, will direct Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike, Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning, 'deliriously funny, hilariously demented' Broadway hit, in Spring 2015 (dates TBA). A loving send-up of Chekhov's greatest works, Vanya makes its Chicago premiere in the Albert Theatre as part of the Subscription series in the theater's 90th Anniversary 'Season to Celebrate.' (One play is TBA.)


LOTTO FEVER, EMPEROR OF THE MOON & More Set for Saint Sebastian Players' 2014-15 seasonLOTTO FEVER, EMPEROR OF THE MOON & More Set for Saint Sebastian Players' 2014-15 season
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - The Saint Sebastian Players' (SSP) 34th season shines the spotlight on comedy, including a world premiere by a company member, a 17th century commedia work and a contemporary classic.


Porchlight's 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Opens 4/29Porchlight's 'HOW TO SUCCEED' Opens 4/29
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - Porchlight Music Theatre and Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the Tony Award-winning and Pulitzer Prize-winning How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, April 26 - June 1 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The classic musical comedy, with book by Abe Burrows, Jack Weinstock and Willie Gilbert and songs by Frank Loesser features direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley, music direction by Kory Danielson, in his Porchlight debut and choreography by Porchlight Artistic AssociateBrenda Didier. Previews are Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m., Sunday, April 27 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Monday, April 28 at 7:30 p.m. Opening/press night is Tuesday, April 29 at 7:30 p.m. The regular run schedule is Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. There is an added matinee performance Thursday, May 29 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $30 for previews and $43.50 for all other performances. Single tickets are on sale now and may be purchased online at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at Stage 773, 773.327.5252. Groups of ten or more may receive discounts on tickets purchased via Group Theater Tix at 312.423.6612 or grouptheatertix.com.


TimeLine Theatre to Stage Chicago Premiere of JUNO, 4/23-7/27TimeLine Theatre to Stage Chicago Premiere of JUNO, 4/23-7/27
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - TimeLine Theatre Company concludes its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the musical JUNO, book by Joseph Stein, music and lyrics by Marc Blitzstein, based on the play JUNO AND THE PAYCOCK by Sean O'Casey, directed by TimeLine Associate Artistic Director Nick Bowling with music direction by Doug Peck and Elizabeth Doran. JUNO will run at TimeLine Theatre, 615 W. Wellington Avenue in Chicago, May 1 - July 27, 2014 (previews April 23 - 30). Press opening is Friday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.


Skokie's North Shore Center to Welcome Mermaid's  THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, 4/25-26Skokie's North Shore Center to Welcome Mermaid's THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR, 4/25-26
by BWW News Desk (Chicago)

(4/7/2014) - Chicago Children's Theatre is making it easy for north and northwest suburban families to introduce tots two years old and up to the wonders of live theater by kicking off the Chicago area run of Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia's The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle Favorites one weekend only, April 25 and 26, at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 W. Skokie Blvd. in Skokie.



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