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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Chicago Shakespeare's SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETHPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Chicago Shakespeare's SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. This new adaptation by Director Kirsten Kelly, whose decade long history with CST includes being the co-founder and director of the nationally recognized CPS Shakespeare! program, makes for an outstanding introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

I DON'T REMEMBER YOU to Premiere at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1/12-26I DON'T REMEMBER YOU to Premiere at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1/12-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Discover the thrilling songs and stories from many infrequently heard works of musical theater at the cabaret revue I Don't Remember You: Broadway's Cult Classics, vol. II, performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret from January 12-26, 2015. (more...)

Laura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLELaura Gordon, Ericka Ratcliff & More to Star in Milwaukee Repertory Theater's GOOD PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for Good People, the next production in their 2014/15 Quadracci Powerhouse Season. The Tony-nominated play explores complex social questions about class, luck, and escaping our roots with electric energy and razor sharp humor. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

SHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH Sets Cast at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterSHORT SHAKESPEARE! MACBETH Sets Cast at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces casting for Short Shakespeare! Macbeth, a 75-minute abridged production of William Shakespeare's tale of political intrigue and personal ambition. This new adaptation by Director Kirsten Kelly, whose decade long history with CST includes being the co-founder and director of the nationally recognized CPS Shakespeare! program, makes for an outstanding introduction to Shakespeare for audiences of all ages. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - David Girolmo Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - David Girolmo Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Offers Winter Weather Guarantee, Jan-March 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Million Dollar Quartet, the longest-running Broadway musical production in Chicago's history, which has been extended through Spring 2015, announces an unprecedented Winter Weather Guarantee. From January-March 2015, Million Dollar Quartet will exchange previously purchased tickets if inclement weather makes it difficult, or impossible, to travel to the theater. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare to Present THE TABLE and FREEZE! from UK and the NetherlandsChicago Shakespeare to Present THE TABLE and FREEZE! from UK and the Netherlands
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents productions from the UK and the Netherlands as part of CST's World's Stage Series-Blind Summit's The Table and the US premiere of Freeze! from performer Nick Steur, January 14-25, 2015. These offerings headline the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, a celebration of dynamic and inventive puppet performance in cultural institutions across the city. Returning to Chicago Shakespeare from the UK after a critically acclaimed run in 2013, The Table features the unforgettable Moses, a cantankerous and loveable puppet with a cardboard head facing an existential crisis-on a table. In Freeze!, Dutch performer Nick Steur astounds audiences as he artfully balances stones without glue or other manipulations, challenging traditional conceptions of performance to dazzling effect. At the forefront of exciting international theater practices, The Table and Freeze! are performed in tandem at Chicago Shakespeare throughout the two week-long festival. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's PERICLESBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's PERICLES
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 10, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater continues the 2014/15 season with 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. The production runs through January 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

New York Shakespeare Exchange to Present TITUS ANDRONICUSNew York Shakespeare Exchange to Present TITUS ANDRONICUS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

New York Shakespeare Exchange, creators of the acclaimed The Sonnet Project and ShakesBEER, NYC's original Shakespearean pub crawl, are thrilled to announce that their next mainstage production is Shakespeare's bloody brilliant early play TITUS ANDRONICUS, adapted and directed by NYSX Artistic Director Ross Williams. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ben Carlson and More in PERICLES at Chicago ShakespearePhoto Flash: First Look at Ben Carlson and More in PERICLES at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater continues the 2014/15 season with 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. The production runs through January 18, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards -David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards -David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 SeasonMURDER FOR TWO Will Play 9 Major US Cities During 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The hit musical comedy Murder For Two will hit the road this fall, bringing its killer brand of humor to nine major cities across the US. (more...)

Signal Ensemble to Present RED BUD, 1/22-2/28Signal Ensemble to Present RED BUD, 1/22-2/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Signal Ensemble Theatre presents the United States premiere of Red Bud by Brett Neveu and directed by Brant Russell at Signal Ensemble Theatre, 1802 W. Berenice Ave., January 22 - February 28. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 26th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 26, 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. Five different musicalized adaptations of 'A Christmas Carol' will put holiday cheer into your playgoing! Also 'Plaid Tidings,' a new 'Hansel And Gretel,' our first touch of 'Hands On A Hardbody,' the cast of the upcoming 'La Cage Aux Folles' at the Marriott, and Idina Menzel schedules an appearance in the Loop! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/25 - David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Video of A Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROLSTAGE TUBE: New Video of A Q BROTHERS' CHRISTMAS CAROL
by Stage Tube - Nov 24, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents A Q Brothers' Christmas Carol through December 31, 2014. Check out the latest video below! (more...)

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...)

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