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Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Launches Audience Rewards Presale on 7/28!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, announces its exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, July 28 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the production will go on sale on Monday, August 4 via Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 02, 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. It's the TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2014! Did your favorites make the list? (more...)

Kyle Hatley Becomes Resident Director at Kansas City Rep; Theatre Hunting for New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen today announced changes to its artistic staff for its 50th Anniversary Season. Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley, who is planning to return to Chicago over the coming year, will become Resident Director. As previously announced, his duties will include performing in An Iliad and developing and directing the world premiere of Nathan Jackson's Sticky Traps; in addition, he will support the annual production of A Christmas Carol, now directed by Jerry Genochio. Eric Rosen will direct The Santaland Diaries. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theatre20's 'COMPANY' Hits Most of the Right Notes
by Alan Henry - Jun 29, 2014

Theatre20's production of COMPANY is now playing at the Berkeley Street Threatre in downtown Toronto, and the production - which opened on June 27 hits most of the right notes, but I found it to be lacking the finesse it needed to be the first class production it had the potential to be. The story should be a familiar one to many - a man in his mid thirties with commitment issues struggling to find meaning in his life. The plot is so standard, in fact, it's practically a cliche. In COMPANY, however, the single lifestyle is scrutinized under a microscope in a series of scenes focusing on the the protagonist, Bobby, and his interactions with his coupled friends. Bobby even quotes Socrates at one point, stating that 'the unexamined life is not worth living.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 2014 League of Chicago Theatres' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Chicago, IL-The League of Chicago Theatres celebrated the Chicago theater industry and community during its elegant annual Gala on Monday, June 9, 2014. This one-night-only event brought together friends of Chicago theatre and raised $120,000 for programs to support Chicago's 240 member theatre companies. This year's event was held at the Swissotel Chicago, 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago. Check out some photos of the event below! (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Official: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 15; Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, will play Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night. An exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, June 30 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the production will go on sale on Monday, July 7 via Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Alex Goodrich, George Andrew Wolff, Lillian Castillo and More to Star in Chicago Shakespeare's SEUSSICAL, Running 7/5-8/17
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer for young audiences and their families in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical. Playful, energetic and full of whimsy, Seussical engages the imagination with clever lyrics and melodies, unforgettable characters and the colorful world of Dr. Seuss. Seussical is written by the Tony Award-winning team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, whose works include Ragtime, Once on This Island and the current Broadway production of Rocky, The Musical. Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame co-conceived the musical. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

David Cromer, Gary Griffin, Nathan Louis Jackson and More Set for KC Rep's 50th Season
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced his 2014-15 season, its milestone 50th anniversary. (more...)

David Elder, Kathleen Monteleone, Dee Hoty, Ken Prymus and More Set for Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 Summer Season will be highlighted by incredible performances courtesy of Broadway stars, veterans of the stage and screen and Pittsburgh's finest local performers! (more...)

Erin Mackey, Tom Hewitt, Chuck Cooper & More Will Join Josh Young in World Premiere of AMAZING GRACE in Chicago this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced additional principal casting for the world premiere of AMAZING GRACE, the new musical with music and lyrics by Christopher Smith and a book by Christopher Smith and Arthur Giron, directed by Gabriel Barre (Andrew Lippas' The Wild Party) and choreographed by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies). (more...)

Stratford Festival to Celebrate Shakespeare's 450th Birthday All Season with KING LEAR, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and More, 5/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Stratford Festival is celebrating the 450th anniversary of the birth of William Shakespeare all season long, with five Shakespeare productions on its stages and a series of more than 20 special events at the Forum. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 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. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

Steve Kazee, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

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...)

Tony Danza & More Set for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert At 54 Below Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 07, 2014

The rave-reviewed Paper Mill Playhouse production of screen-to-stage adaptation HONEYMOON IN VEGAS starring Tony Danza will get a reprise at NYC cabaret hotspot 54 Below tonight. (more...)

Louise Pitre, Nia Vardalos, Brent Carver & More Join Dan Chameroy in Cast of Theatre 20's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Theatre 20's highly-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company will play the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs from June 21 to July 13, 2014. This show has not been seen in Toronto in almost 30 years. (more...)

Theatre 20 Announces Dan Chameroy Will Star as Bobby in COMPANY
by Alan Henry - Mar 27, 2014

Theatre 20's highly-anticipated production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Company will play the Berkeley Street Theatre Downstairs from June 21 to July 13, 2014. Artistic Board Chair Adam Brazier today announced the creative team and revealed that the role of 'Robert' will be played by Theatre 20 Founding Artist Dan Chameroy. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of CST's ROAD SHOW
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 21, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents an unprecedented pairing of productions illuminates the work of composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim: Gypsy (CST's Courtyard Theater, February 6-March 23) and Road Show (Upstairs at Chicago Shakespeare, March 13-May 4), both directed by CST Associate Artistic Director Gary Griffin. With Sondheim's characteristic depth and musicality, Gypsy and Road Show each explore the ambitious pursuit of the American Dream during the defining period in our nation's history between the two world wars. Check out a first look at highlights of ROAD SHOW below! (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres' 2014 Spring Gala Set for 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The League of Chicago Theatres announces the 2014 Spring Gala, an elegant, extravagant evening celebrating the Chicago theater industry and community. This one-night-only event brings together friends of Chicago theatre to raise funds for programs to support Chicago's 240 member theatre companies. This year's event will be held on Monday, June 9, 2013, at 5:30 p.m. at Swissotel Chicago, 323 E Upper Wacker Dr, Chicago. (more...)

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