Beckie Menzie News

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

Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael to Bring MUSIC...AS SEEN ON TV to Davenport's, 4/12-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 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. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 25th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 26, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Davenport's serves up the holidays, Theo Ubique's January Cabaret Series, Kevin Cole on the Marvin Hamlisch PBS special, the Muellers make the 'Post,' BET announced rep, and a listing of Chicago shows to catch this week, plus the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards and more! (more...)

HIT LIST Concert, Caissie Levy, Rebecca Naomi Jones & More Set for 54 Below Tonight; This Week's Listings
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

Chicago Musical Theatre Community to Benefit Season of Concern with SEASON OF CAROLS 2013 CD and 12/9 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 08, 2013

For the second year in a row, producers Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich have recorded a new album of holiday music, SEASON OF CAROLS 2013, which features nearly one hundred Chicago theatre artists, singers and musicians. This entirely new holiday CD was produced to raise funds for Season of Concern, which supports Chicago artists in need. SEASON OF CAROLS 2013 is available pre-order at www.seasonofcarols.com and will be kicked-off with a special concert today, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Mercury Theater Chicago. (more...)

The Driehaus Museum Announces 2013 Holiday Program Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

CHICAGO -- Celebrate the season's spirit with returning favorites and new fun holiday programs at the Driehaus Museum. (more...)

Michael Shannon and More Cast in Chicago Humanities Festival's Nov 2013 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Nov 03, 2013

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for two theatrical productions in November: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, the Iranian absurdist play about isolation co-presented with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), running today, Nov. 3-9, 2013, and Birds Do It, Bees Do It..., the annual cabaret performance Nov. 5, 2013, created by Rob Lindley and Doug Peck. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 30th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 30, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Big local openings ('Miss Saigon,' 'Hello, Dolly!' and 'Mary Poppins'), holiday fare like Menken's 'A Christmas Carol,' the return of 'We Three Lizas' and more, season announcements from MTC and LOW, plus the Season Of Concern CD and a BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards deadline! (more...)

Chicago Musical Theatre Community to Benefit Season of Concern with SEASON OF CAROLS 2013 CD and 12/9 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2013

For the second year in a row, producers Eugene Dizon and Cory Goodrich have recorded a new album of holiday music, SEASON OF CAROLS 2013, which features nearly one hundred Chicago theatre artists, singers and musicians. This entirely new holiday CD was produced to raise funds for Season of Concern, which supports Chicago artists in need. SEASON OF CAROLS 2013 is available pre-order at www.seasonofcarols.com and will be kicked-off with a special concert on Monday, December 9 at 7:00 p.m. at Mercury Theater Chicago. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 16th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 16, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Sting promotes 'The Last Ship' live, 'Once' impresses, a round-up of Halloween performances like 'Living Dead,' 'Zombie Prom,' Team Starkid and multiple 'Rocky Horror' shows, plus the Chicago Cabaret Professionals gala and more! (more...)

Michael Shannon and More Cast in Chicago Humanities Festival's Nov 2013 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for two theatrical productions in November: White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, the Iranian absurdist play about isolation co-presented with the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA), running Nov. 3-9, 2013, and Birds Do It, Bees Do It..., the annual cabaret performance Nov. 5, 2013, created by Rob Lindley and Doug Peck. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 11th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 11, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Bailiwick's 'Carrie,' Munster's 'Women On The Verge' and 'Godspell,' Aurora's 'Heights,' the 'Evita' and 'Once' tours, lots of Porchlight, 'Merrily' on the big screen and more! (more...)

Chicago Cabaret Professionals to Host 15th Anniversary Gala at Park West Theatre, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2013

The Chicago Cabaret Professionals will be pulling out all the stops as it proudly celebrates its fifteenth year of bringing live musical enjoyment by Chicago's favorite cabaret performers and fans on October 20 at Park West Theatre. The annual Gold Coast Award will be presented to popular entertainer Daryl Nitz and a special recognition award will be presented to Davenport's Cabaret and Piano Bar. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of Porchlight's DOUBLE TROUBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2013

Porchlight's 19th Season begins with the Chicago premiere of Double Trouble, book, music and lyrics by brothers Bob Walton and Jim Walton, direction and choreography by Matthew Crowle, music direction by Linda Madonia and starring brothers Adrian Aguilar and Alexander Aguilar, August 31 - October 6, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night shots below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 28th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 28, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Tonight's Fall Theater Preview Party, the three big local premieres, upcoming: 'Spamalot' and two new works, 'Death Boogie' and 'The Old Man And The Old Moon,' plus a 'Schoolhouse Rock Live' milestone, the Dramatists Guild conference and more! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's Summer Cabaret Series Kicks Off with Music of Kander & Ebb Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

'Come hear the music play...' this summer at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University (50 E Congress Pkwy) and the Katten/Landau studio (425 S Wabash, 4th Floor) when both spaces are transformed into an intimate cabaret hosting some of the city's most talented performers. The series kicks off in the Katten/Landau Studio tonight, July 20 with 'Life is a Cabaret - The Music and Words of Kander and Ebb' featuring Scott Gryder, Nick Sula and Phil Martin and continues today, August 10 with 'The Greg Spero Trio,' as Spero treats the audience to both original songs from his new album as well as everyone's favorite jazz tunes. The series culminates today, August 24 when the audience sits on the Auditorium's world-famous landmark stage to hear 'Chicago Music Legends' featuring Frank D'Rone, Judy Roberts and Denise Tomasello. (more...)

Joan Curto to Perofrm the Songs of Cole Porter at Davenport's, 7/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2013

This must-see return event takes place for 4 performances only at Davenport's. Located at 1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, show times are July 11. 12, 19 & 20, 2013 at 8:00pm. There is a $20 cover charge and two-drink minimum. Due to the high demand for these special performances, reservations are highly recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online atwww.davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Joan Curto Performs the Songs of Cole Porter at Davenport's, Now thru 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

This must-see return event takes place for 4 performances only at Davenport's. Located at 1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, show times are July 11. 12, 19 & 20, 2013 at 8:00pm. There is a $20 cover charge and two-drink minimum. Due to the high demand for these special performances, reservations are highly recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online atwww.davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

Joan Curto to Release New Album Featuring the Songs of Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jul 03, 2013

J2 records is proud to announce the CD release of 'Joan Curto Sings Cole Porter: From Major To Minor,' the highly anticipated new studio recording from acclaimed award-winning vocalist Joan Curto. Called 'a cabaret icon' by NBC TV and praised by the Chicago Tribune's noted jazz critic Howard Reich as 'a seasoned interpreter who makes the most of every note. Joan offers listeners a glimpse into the extensive catalogue of Porter, a supreme master of sophisticated popular song. Praised by the Chicago Sun Times for her 'bold, brassy voice' the recording is a winning collection of classic ballads, standards and jazz favorites. With Joan's musical versatility, the recording is a showcase for what After Dark Chicago calls 'a voice that can pierce the listeners heart as equally as it caresses the ear.' (more...)

Joan Curto to Perofrm the Songs of Cole Porter at Davenport's, 7/11-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2013

This must-see return event takes place for 4 performances only at Davenport's. Located at 1383 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, show times are July 11. 12, 19 & 20, 2013 at 8:00pm. There is a $20 cover charge and two-drink minimum. Due to the high demand for these special performances, reservations are highly recommended by calling 773-278-1830 or online atwww.davenportspianobar.com. (more...)

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