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Jeanine Tesori & Kate Baldwin Set for 2016 Sarah Siddons Awards, Honoring Sutton Foster & Brian D'Arcy JamesJeanine Tesori & Kate Baldwin Set for 2016 Sarah Siddons Awards, Honoring Sutton Foster & Brian D'Arcy James
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. Two of Broadway's most popular performers, Sutton Foster and Brian D'Arcy James, will be this year's recipients. The event is being co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of EVITA at Marriott Theatre!Photo Flash: Go Inside Opening Night of EVITA at Marriott Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, opened April 20 at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), where it will run through June 5. The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical masterpiece with lyrics by Tim Rice will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award-nominee Alex Sanchez (Choreography for On the Town and Mary Poppins at The Marriott Theatre; Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Go inside opening night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's EVITASTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Marriott Theatre's EVITA
by Stage Tube - Apr 19, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, will be presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), previewing April 13, opening April 20 and running through June 5. The winner of seven Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book, the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical masterpiece with lyrics by Tim Rice will be directed and choreographed by Jeff Award-nominee Alex Sanchez(Choreography for On the Town and Mary Poppins at The Marriott Theatre; Follies at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hannah Corneau and More in EVITA at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Hannah Corneau and More in EVITA at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, is being presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), currently in previews an opening April 20 for a run through June 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Stage EVITA This Spring; Cast Announced!The Marriott Theatre to Stage EVITA This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, will be presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), previewing April 13, opening April 20 and running through June 5.  (more...)

Marriott Theatre Announces Full Cast of EVITA Featuring Hannah Corneau, Austin Lesch, Larry Adams & More!Marriott Theatre Announces Full Cast of EVITA Featuring Hannah Corneau, Austin Lesch, Larry Adams & More!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 16, 2016

The Marriott Theatre has completed casting for Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit EVITA. The show tells the story of the charismatic and glamorous first lady of Argentina, Eva Peron. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Jeanine Tesori to Honor Sutton Foster & Brian d'Arcy James with 2016 Sarah Siddons Society AwardsKate Baldwin & Jeanine Tesori to Honor Sutton Foster & Brian d'Arcy James with 2016 Sarah Siddons Society Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Chicago's Sarah Siddons Society recently announced winners of their prestigious annual Actor of the Year Award to be presented on May 16, 2016 at Northwestern University's Pick Staiger Concert Hall. Two of Broadway's most popular performers, Sutton Foster and Brian D'Arcy James, will be this year's recipients. The event is being co-sponsored by Northwestern's School of Communication, Barbara O'Keefe, Dean. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT with Stephanie Umoh & Hollis ResnikSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT with Stephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, currently in previews and opening February 17 for a run through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Umoh and More in SISTER ACT at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Umoh and More in SISTER ACT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, currently in previews and opening February 17 for a run through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Northwest Inkwell to Host Reading of New Musical THE DANCENorthwest Inkwell to Host Reading of New Musical THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Northwest Inkwell is pleased to announce a new reading of the WWII musical, The Dance. The musical brings a fresh approach since its scheduled 2014 NYC reading starring Liz Callaway and Derek Klena. This musical is conceived and written by James Langston Drake and will take place in March at The Mercury Theatre (3745 N Southport Avenue, Chicago IL 60613). (more...)

Stephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik to Lead The Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACTStephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik to Lead The Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, previewing February 10, opening February 17 and running through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  Featuring a sparkling score by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Glenn Slater, the hilarious and joyful musical is based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name. Director Don Stephenson (Titanic at Lincoln Center, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Lend Me A Tenor at Paper Mill Playhouse, Guys And Dolls at Goodspeed Opera House) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with the five-time Tony-nominated musical, featuring choreography by Melissa Zaremba (Marriott's La Cage aux Folles) and musical direction by Jeff Award-winner Doug Peck (Marriott's Dreamgirls and Fiddler on the Roof). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 25, 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. 'Plaid Tidings,' the Q Brothers and 'Die Hard' bring us holiday shows, and shows come and go at Lyric Opera and the Royal George. 'The Wiz' comes to TV and to a Bailiwick benefit, and 'The Lion King' and 'Pinocchio' promise family-friendly fare. And buy 'Season Of Carols 3!' (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens TonightPeninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy 'Nunsense,' with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin. The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting tonight, Sept. 9, through Oct. 18. 'Nunsense' received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy "Nunsense," with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin.    The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 18.  "Nunsense" received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical.  (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre launched its 21st season with CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, Monday, Aug. 17 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The annual fundraiser shattered previous records with nearly 350 people in attendance and more than $30,000 raised for Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 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. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Host 2016 CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, 8/17Porchlight Music Theatre to Host 2016 CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce Chicago Sings The Best of Motown, Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. Single tickets are on sale now at citywinery.com or by calling the City Winery Box Office at 312.733.9463. (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces Casting for 2015-16 SeasonWriters Theatre Announces Casting for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHESPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

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