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Pride Arts Center Presents Year-End CabaretPride Arts Center Presents Year-End Cabaret
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Pride Films and Plays is delighted to welcome members of the Chicago Cabaret Professionals to the Broadway as we introduce another venue for great music on Chicago's north side. On Friday, December 30, the singers perform works that look back on 2016 and ahead to 2017 in 525,600 Minutes: A Cabaret. (more...)

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret to Present GIRLS LIKE US: Barbra, Bette, and BernadetteDavenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret to Present GIRLS LIKE US: Barbra, Bette, and Bernadette
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song. (more...)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals 'SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS' Gala to Honor Joan CurtoChicago Cabaret Professionals 'SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS' Gala to Honor Joan Curto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Nonstop musical entertainment by many of Chicago's finest cabaret performers will make 'Sentimental Journeys...Musical Tours of the Heart' an unforgettable evening. (more...)

A Tribute to Cole Porter and an Intimate Performance from Susan WernerA Tribute to Cole Porter and an Intimate Performance from Susan Werner
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre's 2016 - 17 Season kicks off with two great events opening their American Music Series, Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration and On Stage With…Susan Werner. Cole Porter is celebrated as a master of the American Songbook, known for writing classics like "I've Got You Under My Skin" and "I Get a Kick Out of You," along with many other well-known musicals and songs. Susan Werner is a celebrated contemporary folk singer who has received national acclaim for her songwriting and modern interpretations of classic styles.  (more...)

Auditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 SeasonAuditorium Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The Auditorium Theatre  announces another season of exciting, diverse programming which supports its commitment to presenting the finest performances in international and local dance, along with America's most cherished music, to Chicago. Highlights of the Auditorium's 2016-17 season include Cole Porter 125 - A Birthday Celebration, featuring Chicago singers and musicians; Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater in their "Made in Chicago" Dance Series debut;  the return of Eifman Ballet's Red Giselle; and a new, innovative ballet by Dance Theatre of Harlem's Francesca Harper. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/06/2016Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/06/2016
by BWW - Mar 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/06/2016 for Chicago (more...)

Cathy Glickman Makes Skokie Theatre Debut in LIFE OF THE PARTY INTERRUPTED TonightCathy Glickman Makes Skokie Theatre Debut in LIFE OF THE PARTY INTERRUPTED Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Dynamic singer Cathy Glickman makes her Skokie Theatre debut in an autobiographical romp -- LIFE OF THE PARTY INTERRUPTED -- through Glickman's life as she follows her heart, giving up the microscope for the microphone midway through life. (more...)

Cathy Glickman to Make Skokie Theatre Debut in LIFE OF THE PARTY INTERRUPTED, 12/17Cathy Glickman to Make Skokie Theatre Debut in LIFE OF THE PARTY INTERRUPTED, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

Dynamic singer Cathy Glickman makes her Skokie Theatre debut in an autobiographical romp -- LIFE OF THE PARTY INTERRUPTED -- through Glickman's life as she follows her heart, giving up the microscope for the microphone midway through life. (more...)

Frank Sinatra Celebration Set for Palmer House Hilton TonightFrank Sinatra Celebration Set for Palmer House Hilton Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

The Palmer House Hilton is proud to announce dinner, dancing and an all-star performance in celebration of the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth, tonight, Nov. 28 in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by, a three-course gourmet dinner with choice of entrée, and wine service then a special “Tribute to Frank”  featuring Chicago's top cabaret performers Joan Curto, Shelley MacArthur, Paul Marinaro, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, and Johnny Rodgers. The birthday party concludes with dancing to The City Lights Orchestra conducted by Rich Daniels until 11 p.m.  Single tickets are $125, with VIP tickets, which include premium seating and an open bar throughout the night, are $150. Reservations may be made at celebrating100yearsofsinatra.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 11/22/2015
by BWW - Nov 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/22/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Ocean State Theatre to Host 'New Classics from Current Composers' Benefit Concert, 12/13Ocean State Theatre to Host 'New Classics from Current Composers' Benefit Concert, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which recently opened its fourth season in its state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick, is pleased to present New Classics from Current Composers, a benefit concert to support both OSTC's Live Music Initiative and the The Raymond Picozzi Endowed Fund for Musical Theatre, for one performance only on Sunday, December 13, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen Sondheim Receives 2015 Carl Sandburg Literary Award in ChicagoPhoto Flash: Stephen Sondheim Receives 2015 Carl Sandburg Literary Award in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library presented the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim was at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner tonight, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. The event was attended by almost 700 and raised more than $1.5 million to support the initiatives of the Chicago Public Library. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Frank Sinatra Celebration Set for Palmer House Hilton, 11/28Frank Sinatra Celebration Set for Palmer House Hilton, 11/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

The Palmer House Hilton is proud to announce dinner, dancing and an all-star performance in celebration of the centennial of Frank Sinatra's birth, Saturday, Nov. 28 in the legendary Empire Room within the Palmer House Hilton, 17 E. Monroe St. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail hour followed by, a three-course gourmet dinner with choice of entrée, and wine service then a special “Tribute to Frank”  featuring Chicago's top cabaret performers Joan Curto, Shelley MacArthur, Paul Marinaro, Beckie Menzie, Tom Michael, and Johnny Rodgers. The birthday party concludes with dancing to The City Lights Orchestra conducted by Rich Daniels until 11 p.m.  Single tickets are $125, with VIP tickets, which include premium seating and an open bar throughout the night, are $150. Reservations may be made at celebrating100yearsofsinatra.brownpapertickets.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits... MACK AND MABEL, Continuing TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Revisits... MACK AND MABEL, Continuing Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber present the final production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... Mack and Mabel, featuring book by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame) with direction by Michael Weber, music direction by Beckie Menzie and musical staging by Tammy Mader. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Porchlight Revisits... Closes 2014-15 Season with MACK AND MABEL This WeekPorchlight Revisits... Closes 2014-15 Season with MACK AND MABEL This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to present the final production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... Mack and Mabel, featuring book by Michael Stewart (Bye, Bye Birdie, 42nd Street) and music and lyrics by Jerry Herman (Hello Dolly!, Mame) with direction by Michael Weber, music direction by Beckie Menzie and musical staging by Tammy Mader. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 22, 2015

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 big guns! New openings at the Drury Lane, Marriott, ChiShakes, Second City, Porchlight, Theatre At The Center, Mercury Theater, Jedlicka and Big Noise theaters, plus 13 world premieres from the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival! (more...)

Carol Burnett Tribute Comes to ChicagoCarol Burnett Tribute Comes to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Celebrated performer Hilary Ann Feldman brings her newest show "Laughing Matters: the Life and Laughs of Carol Burnett" to Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Saturday May 9, 16 and 23. There is an $18 cover charge with two-drink minumum. Due to high demand, reservations are recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online at DavenportsPianoBar.com. (more...)

Hilary Ann Feldman to Bring Carol Burnett Tribute to Chicago Next MonthHilary Ann Feldman to Bring Carol Burnett Tribute to Chicago Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Praised as"a tour de force of jazz, cabaret and opera," by the Chicago Tribune, celebrated performer Hilary Ann Feldman brings her newest show "Laughing Matters: the Life and Laughs of Carol Burnett" to Davenport's, 1383 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, Saturday May 9, 16 and 23. There is an $18 cover charge with two-drink minumum. Due to high demand, reservations are recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online at DavenportsPianoBar.com. (more...)

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