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Chicago Shakespeare Presents A Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL, Thru 12/31Chicago Shakespeare Presents A Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL, Thru 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol through December 31, 2014. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Run 12/2-24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

TAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New AudienceTAMBURLAINE, PARTS I and II Opens this Sunday at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Christopher Marlowe's 1587 epic Tamburlaine, Parts I and II, edited and directed by Olivier Award-winner Michael Boyd and starring John Douglas Thompson, opens Sunday, November 16, at 1:00pm at Theatre for a New Audience, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Welcome New Managing Director; 'BEST OF 2014' and 'NEW YEAR'S EVE' Coming UpThe Neo-Futurists Welcome New Managing Director; 'BEST OF 2014' and 'NEW YEAR'S EVE' Coming Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

?The Neo-Futurists celebrate the year's end with performances of Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: Best of 2014 and Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind: New Year's Eve, and the addition of new Managing Director Kendall Karg. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

The College of DuPage Theater Department presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol," adapted by William J. Norris and directed by COD Director of Theater Connie Canaday Howard, at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Nov. 28-30. This marks the 14th time the Department has presented this beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true meaning of the Holiday season." (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 12, 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. The 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award nominations are announced, Lyric presents 'Porgy' and 'Carousel,' 'Camelot' opens, 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Annie' return, 'Annie' and 'Ani' hit screens, parodies of 'Guffman,' the Merman/Mormon thing, Rudolph and Tupperware, and a suburban 'Garden!' (more...)

PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20PICT Classic Theatre to Present Charles Dickens' GREAT EXPECTATIONS, 12/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On the heels of the most-attended production in PICT's 18-year history, PICT Classic Theatre presents Charles Dickens' Great Expectations from December 4 - 20 at the Stephen Foster Memorial in Oakland. The final production before PICT's 2015 Downtown Series, Great Expectations concludes the year with an adored classic, perfect for the holiday season, which evokes feelings of nostalgia for countless readers worldwide. (more...)

KC Rep's SANTALAND to Run 12/6-24 at Copaken StageKC Rep's SANTALAND to Run 12/6-24 at Copaken Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre continues its 50th anniversary celebration with the return of David Sedaris' The Santaland Diaries, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen. This hilarious send-up of David Sedaris' tale of elfin' woe in his brief, misguided career as a Macy's elf, skewers the sentimental love of all things Christmas. This show will feature Brian Sills, who starred in last year's production as Crumpet, the disgruntled Macy's holiday elf. Shanna Jones, whom audiences saw open the production last year as one half of The Shenanigans, will perform holiday musical numbers during the performance. Performances run December 6 through 24 at KC Rep's downtown Copaken Stage in the Power & Light District. Press night is Thursday, December 11, 7pm curtain. This performance, as a work of satire, contains material that might be objectionable to some audiences. Appropriate for ages 16 and up. Past production high resolution photos can be found here. (more...)

The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards, now in our 5th fantastic year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at White House CeremonyPhoto Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Honored by First Lady Michelle Obama at White House Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Today, at an official White House ceremony, First Lady Michelle Obama presents Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) the prestigious National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, the nation's highest honor for after-school arts and humanities programs. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 5th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 5, 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. Dee Snider's Christmas show starts, and 'First Wives Club' and 'N' get their stars. Patsy Cline comes round again, as do the Q Brothers and 'Christmas Schooner.' Peeps gear up for 'Into The Woods,' 'Phantom' inspires television, and 'Billy Elliot' dances into movie theaters and into the Drury Lane Oakbrook! (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends ISAAC'S EYE Through 12/21Writers Theatre Extends ISAAC'S EYE Through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce an extension of the Midwest Premiere of Isaac's Eye by Lucas Hnath, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam. The show, which began performances on September 2, will now play through December 21, 2014, at Books on Vernon, 664 Vernon Ave, Glencoe. (more...)

Faith Prince, Christine Sherrill & Carmen Cusack Will Lead Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB in ChicagoFaith Prince, Christine Sherrill & Carmen Cusack Will Lead Broadway-Bound FIRST WIVES CLUB in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Producers Jonas Neilson, Paul Lambert and Elizabeth Williams announced today that they've found the founding members of the First Wives Club for the new Broadway-bound musical's premiere at Chicago's Oriental Theatre. Tony Award-winner Faith Prince will play 'Brenda,' Mamma Mia's Christine Sherrill will play 'Elise,' and Wicked star Carmen Cusack will play 'Annie,' in the iconic roles created on film by Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton, respectively. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

You haven't seen A Christmas Story until you've seen it live on stage at Cleveland Play House! This hilarious comedy based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd has been delighting TV audiences for over 30 years. But instead of waiting for the 24-hour TV marathon to start, why not experience the magic of the holiday season live on stage with your loved ones at the Allen Theatre? Cleveland Play House's exuberant production of this beloved holiday classic will have you in stitches as you follow the trials and tribulations of little Ralphie Parker in his quest for the "holy grail" of Christmas gifts. With so many memorable moments and iconic images, it's no wonder that an illuminated leg lamp and pink bunny suit have become synonymous with the holiday season! Experience the magic for yourself November 28 - December 21 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Watch Justin Adair and Royen Kent Sing from Griffin Theatre Company's TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

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Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21Reduced Shakespeare to Perform COMPLETE HISTORY OF COMEDY (ABRIDGED) at MTC, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This December, Marin Theatre Company continues its 48th Season with a presentation of Reduced Shakespeare Company performing their The Complete History of Comedy (abridged), starring writer/directors Reed Martin and Austin Tichenor, with Dominic Conti. The "Bad Boys of Abridgement" will leave no joke untold as they deconstruct the entire history of comedy in a dizzying night's entertainment. (more...)

LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21LOVE, NOEL with Harry Groener and Sharon Lawrence to Play The Wallis, 12/5-21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts (aka 'The Wallis') presents the return engagement of Love, Noel: The Letters and Songs of Noel Coward, devised and written by Coward authority Barry Day, and directed by Jeanie Hackett. Love, Noel transforms the Lovelace Studio Theater into an intimate lounge for cocktails, comedy and Coward. (more...)

Ben Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to DirectBen Carlson to Lead Chicago Shakespeare's PERICLES; David H. Bell to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's riveting odyssey Pericles, staged by CST veteran director David H. Bell and featuring Stratford Festival company member Ben Carlson in the title role. (more...)

Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Real or Not Real? Meet the Full Cast of THE REAL THING, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Oct 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's Tony Award-winning play, The Real Thing, starring Ewan McGregor as 'Henry' and Maggie Gyllenhaal as 'Annie' in their Broadway debuts; Cynthia Nixon as 'Charlotte' and Josh Hamilton as 'Max.' The Real Thing officially opens tonight, October 30, 2014 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

French Productions of 'SIX CHARACTERS' and KINDERTOTENLIEDER to Debut in NYC This WeekFrench Productions of 'SIX CHARACTERS' and KINDERTOTENLIEDER to Debut in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Cultural Services of French Embassy is pleased to announce two major theater productions from France debuting in New York: Six Characters in Search of an Author by Luigi Pirandello, directed by Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, a production of Theatre de la Ville in Paris, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (October 29 to November 2) and Kindertotenlieder by Gisele Vienne at New York Live Arts (October 29 to November 1). (more...)

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