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Carmen Risi and Dan Gold to Star in Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONGCarmen Risi and Dan Gold to Star in Brown Paper Box Co.'s THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Following their wildly successful Positively Present cabaret at Mary's Attic in Andersonville, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2017/2018 season with Neil Simon, Marvin Hamlisch, and Carole Bayer Sager's 1979 classic two-hander (and many-voiced), They're Playing Our Song, running July 21 - August 20, 2017. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Disney's MARY POPPINSMercury Theater Chicago Announces Disney's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - is delighted to announce the cast of the high-flying, family-musical MARY POPPINS. The magical nanny Mary Poppins will be played by newcomer Nicole Armold, and the loveable jack-of-all trades Bert will be played by Jeff Award winner Matthew Crowle. The production will be led by Jeff Award Winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Music Director) and Brenda Didier (Choreography). The show plays from March 29 through May 28, and the press opening is Friday, April 7th at 7:30pm  (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE MEMatt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Announcing the Cast and Creative Team for 24WORDSAnnouncing the Cast and Creative Team for 24WORDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

LingoStudio Productions is excited to announce the cast and creative team for the production of 24WORDS, a new rock musical about the odyssey to equality from 1775 to 1972 -- featuring 20 original songs.  (more...)

Matt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE MEMatt Crowle to Star in Porchlight Revisits' LITTLE ME
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle.  (more...)

Winter Is... Over? THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends for Final Time Into SpringWinter Is... Over? THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Extends for Final Time Into Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The watch must finally come to an end for "Thrones! The Musical Parody," announcing today the fourth and final extension at Apollo Theater (2540 N. Lincoln Ave). The "Game of Thrones" send-up will close March 19, 2017 after an eight-month run at the Lincoln Park theater. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER Returns to Mercury Theater This Holiday SeasonPhoto Flash: THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER Returns to Mercury Theater This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER sails again at the Mercury! The whole family will enjoy this heart-warming story of the first Christmas tree ship and the family who risked their lives to fill Chicago with the Christmas spirit. The production features a powerful, moving story, an exquisite score of original music and traditional holiday favorites. (more...)

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER to Bring Back Holiday Spirit to Mercury Theater ChicagoTHE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER to Bring Back Holiday Spirit to Mercury Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER will be sailing for its sixth year at Mercury Theater Chicago, from November 30 through December 31, 2016. (more...)

THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER to Bring Back Holiday Spirit to Mercury Theater ChicagoTHE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER to Bring Back Holiday Spirit to Mercury Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER will be sailing for its sixth year at Mercury Theater Chicago, from November 30 through December 31, 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICECast Announced for Sarah Ruhl's EURYDICE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Director Nicole Hand has announced her cast for Promethean Theatre Ensemble's January production of Sarah Ruhl's Eurydice, a look at the Greek myth of Orpheus through the eyes of his doomed bride, whose voice is typically missing from her own story. Appearing as Eurydice will be Janeane Bowlware (below left),* of Promethean's Bury the Dead, Linchpin's King John and Red Tape'sChurch/Pullman. Her husband Orpheus will be played by Jordan Golding (below right), a recent graduate of Oberlin College who has also studied at the British American Drama Academy in London. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in ChicagoPhoto Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

The Theatre Project Announces 15th Annual YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS COMPETITIONThe Theatre Project Announces 15th Annual YOUNG PLAYWRIGHTS COMPETITION
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

INSPIRING AND BEING INSPIRED: The Theater Project announces 15th annual Young Playwrights Competition Open to all NJ secondary school students, ages 13 to 18.   (more...)

BWW Review: All's Well With THE BARDY BUNCHBWW Review: All's Well With THE BARDY BUNCH
by Misha Davenport - Sep 27, 2016

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Photo Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury TheaterPhoto Flash: THE BARDY BUNCH Celebrates Opening Night at Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, runs in a limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 20, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury TheaterPhoto Flash: The Bardy Bunch at The Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 16 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. The show's all-star cast will portray the Brady and Partridge families, just after the ABC Network ceased airing their chronicles in 1974, in a blood-soaked, vengeance-fueled, lust-filled crossover episode of Shakespearean proportions. (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury TheaterTHE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series TAKING FIRE 9/12Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series TAKING FIRE 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

With its new series TAKING FIRE (wt), Discovery will bring viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. (more...)

Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series TAKING FIRE 9/12Discovery to Premiere New Documentary Series TAKING FIRE 9/12
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

With its new series TAKING FIRE (wt), Discovery will bring viewers into the hearts and minds of American soldiers, a captivating experience like nothing ever seen on film. (more...)

THE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury TheaterTHE BARDY BUNCH Announces Cast for Chicago Run at the Mercury Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

THE BARDY BUNCH: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady, the musical parody by Stephen Garvey that gained cult status during its Off-Broadway run in 2014, is excited to announce casting for its limited engagement in Chicago, September 15 through November 27, at the Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue. (more...)

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