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Chicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona AwardChicago Theatres Executive Director to Receive Eclipse Theatre's 2014 Corona Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Eclipse Theatre Company announces League of Chicago Theatres Executive Director Deb Clapp as the recipient of theirSixth Annual Corona Award, which honors an individual who plays an important role in supporting and nurturing the growth of the Chicago theatre community as well as small- to medium-sized organizations such as Eclipse. (more...)

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...)

Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy to Star in THE ICEMAN COMETH at BAM, Beg. 2/5Nathan Lane, Brian Dennehy to Star in THE ICEMAN COMETH at BAM, Beg. 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

BAM and Scott Rudin present the Goodman Theatre's renowned reviveal o Eugene O'Neill's THE ICEMAN COMETH from February 5 through March 15. (more...)

Original Cast of LUNA GALE to Lead CTG Production in Los Angeles; Runs 11/23-12/21Original Cast of LUNA GALE to Lead CTG Production in Los Angeles; Runs 11/23-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's powerful and arresting "Luna Gale" begins previews November 23, opens December 2 and continues through December 21, 2014, at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Directed by Robert Falls, the complete original cast continues with the production, including Jordan Baker, Reyna de Courcy, Melissa Duprey, Mary Beth Fisher, Erik Hellman, Colin Sphar and Richard Thieriot. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean UniversityPremiere Stages to Welcome Pulitzer Prize Winner Lynn Nottage to Kean University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Premiere Stages, currently celebrating its 10th anniversary as the professional Equity theatre in residence at Kean University, will welcome Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lynn Nottage to Kean's campus on Sunday, November 16 as part of Premiere Artists, its acclaimed professional development program for Kean University students. (more...)

Nominations Close at Midnight Friday: The BWW Chicago Awards Are Underway! Vote from early November until New Year's Eve, and Celebrate at The Call on January 7, 2015Nominations Close at Midnight Friday: The BWW Chicago Awards Are Underway! Vote from early November until New Year's Eve, and Celebrate at The Call on January 7, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 26, 2014

Nominations for the 5th Annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards opened on October 6th, and will close at midnight on Halloween, October 31st. One of the oldest and largest regional awards in the entire international BroadwayWorld system, the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are Chicagoland's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards, covering plays and musicals, Equity and non-Equity, resident and touring productions. (more...)

KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series, 11/6-7KING OF THE YEES Set for UNC's Process Series, 11/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

The Process Series at UNC will feature an engaging new work by an acclaimed playwright in November. Commissioned by the Goodman Theater in Chicago, Lauren Yee's King of the Yees will be performed November 6 and 7, 2014, at 8:00pm in Studio 6 of Swain Hall at UNC-Chapel Hill. The performance is free and open to the public with a $5 suggested donation. (more...)

TCG Welcomes New Appointments to Board of DirectorsTCG Welcomes New Appointments to Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG), the national organization for theatre, welcomes new officers and nine new members to its board of directors. Sarah Bellamy, co-artistic director of Penumbra Theatre Company, and Kevin Moriarty, artistic director of Dallas Theater Center, succeed Robert Hupp and Lydia R. Diamond as joint vice presidents. Jonathan Moscone, artistic director of California Shakespeare Theater, succeeds Ralph Bryan as secretary. Diane Rodriguez, associate artistic director of Center Theatre Group, and Tim Jennings, managing director of Children's Theatre Company, remain as president and treasurer, respectively. (more...)

Haven Theatre Company's HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY Opens 11/24Haven Theatre Company's HOT GEORGIA SUNDAY Opens 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Haven Theatre Company opens their 2014 - 2015 Season with the Chicago premiere of Catherine Trieschmann's Hot Georgia Sunday, directed by Marti Lyons, at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave., November 22 - December 21. Previews are Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 23 at 2 p.m. Opening night is Monday, Nov. 24 at 7:30 p.m. The regular schedule is Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Regular tickets are $30, senior tickets are $25, previews tickets are $20 and industry/student tickets are $10. You can purchase tickets and get more information at www.haventheatrechicago.com. (more...)

Teatro Vista Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic AssociatesTeatro Vista Welcomes New Ensemble Members and Artistic Associates
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Teatro Vista has announced the addition of two new ensemble members and seven new artistic associates to the company. The new ensemble members include Ramon Camin and Tommy Rivera-Vega. New artistic associates include Jennifer Aparicio, Cruz Gonzalez-Cadel, Carlo Lorenzo Garcia, Isaac Gomez, Ayssette Muñoz, Yunuen Pardo and Jessie Prez. (more...)

Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!Lowell Byers to Lead PERICLES, PRINCE OF TYRE at The Old Globe; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program presentation of William Shakespeare's Pericles, Prince of Tyre, directed by Ray Chambers and running November 15 - November 23 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Opening night is Saturday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts to be Held 11/3Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts to be Held 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts gala on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The Four Seasons is located at 120 East Delaware Place. The event will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7 PM. (more...)

Thérèse Raquin starring Keira Knightley joins our 50th Anniversary SeasonThérèse Raquin starring Keira Knightley joins our 50th Anniversary Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Oct 23, 2014

I am honored to announce that the first production of our 50th Anniversary Season will be Emile Zola'sTherese Raquin, in a Roundabout-commissioned adaptation by Helen Edmundson and directed by Evan Cabnet. I am also thrilled to announce that Keira Knightley will be making her Broadway debut as Therese. (more...)

THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28THE NUTCRACKER Musical to Play Round House Theatre, 11/26-12/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Round House Theatre continues its 2014/15 season with a magical, fresh new take on a beloved classic - The Nutcracker, a new holiday musical created by Tommy Rapley, Jake Minton, Phillip Klapperich, and Kevin O'Donnell. Directed by the award-winning Joe Calarco, The Nutcracker makes its area premiere at Round House Theatre from November 26 thru December 28, 2014. Opening night is Monday, December 1, 2014. (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Projects, Artists for Fall Theatre LabsSundance Institute Sets Projects, Artists for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists that will participate in its two Fall artist development programs: the inaugural Playwrights Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY (October 19-26), as well as the two-week Theatre Lab (November 30 - December 14) for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the Theatre Program's five annual Labs and Residencies for theatre artists and part of the 24 artist residency labs across many creative disciplines Sundance Institute offers annually. (more...)

BWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors FundBWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors Fund
by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2014

The Actors' Fund of Canada and members of the National Touring Companies of WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON will host DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', an evening of song and dance, at the Panasonic Theatre on Monday, October 27. The performance starts at 8:00 PM with the VIP Plus reception beginning at 6:30 PM. The Panasonic Theatre is located at 651 Yonge Street, Toronto. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Actors' Fund of Canada. (more...)

Congratulations! Nikka Lanzarone to Marry Daniel Smith TodayCongratulations! Nikka Lanzarone to Marry Daniel Smith Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Congratulations to THE ENSEMBLIST's Nikka Lanzarone who will wed Dr. Daniel David Smith this evening, Oct. 19, at the Bell House in Brooklyn! (more...)

the side project to Stage JET BLACK CHEVROLET and WE THREE in Rep, Beginning 11/19the side project to Stage JET BLACK CHEVROLET and WE THREE in Rep, Beginning 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

the side project's historic 15th season will begin in November with a haunting two-show repertory in the spirit of the fall season. The plays, by local playwright Scott T. Barsotti and NY-based Mary Hamilton, will be helmed by Devon de Mayo and Josh Sobel, respectively -- two first-time collaborators for the side project who have gained attention in recent months as directors to watch. (more...)

Short Musical by Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, MILL GIRLS and More Set for Music Theatre Company's 2014-15 SeasonShort Musical by Smashing Pumpkins' Billy Corgan, MILL GIRLS and More Set for Music Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Founding Artistic Director Jessica Beth Redish and Co-Artistic Director Jess McLeod are pleased to announce The Music Theatre Company's (TMTC) 2014-2015 season, which begins December 4, 2014 and runs through August 2015. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 15th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 15th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 15, 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. Monday night's Jeff Awards at the Drury Lane, and 'Amazing Grace' at the BOAT! Plus 2014's other Broadway In Chicago shows, The Grinch at the Chicago Theatre, local productions of 'Parade,' 'Camelot' and 'Mary Poppins,' the new 'A Christmas Memory,' and the sold-out Humanities Festival tribute to the Tonys! (more...)

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