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TCG Releases Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LASTTCG Releases Quiara Alegria Hudes' THE HAPPIEST SONG PLAYS LAST
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of Quiara Alegria Hudes's The Happiest Song Plays Last, the final play in Hudes's award-winning Elliot trilogy. In 2013, The Happiest Song Plays Last premiered at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, with a later Off-Broadway run at New York's Second Stage Theatre in 2014. A 2015 production at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has been announced. (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...)

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 - Dec 3, 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...)

Photo Flash: Inside LUNA GALE's Opening Night at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre with Dana Delaney, Richard Schiff & More!Photo Flash: Inside LUNA GALE's Opening Night at CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre with Dana Delaney, Richard Schiff & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's 'Luna Gale,' directed by Robert Falls, opened last night, Tuesday Tuesday, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production continues through December 21, 2014. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, Beginning 1/2Long Wharf Theatre to Present Dael Orlandersmith's FOREVER, Beginning 1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, led by Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents Forever, written and performed by Dael Orlandersmith, from January 2 through February 1, 2015 on Stage II. The press opening is Wednesday, January 7 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

LoHud Comedy Returning to The Schoolhouse Theater, 12/13LoHud Comedy Returning to The Schoolhouse Theater, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Following four sold-out performances in its series of stand-up, The Schoolhouse Theater has scheduled three new comics for Comedy Night, Saturday, December 13, at 8 pm at its venue on 3 Owens Road, just off Route 22 in Croton Falls. (more...)

Milwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins TonightMilwaukee Repertory Theater's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater brings its uplifting production of Charles Dickens' beloved holiday classic A Christmas Carol to The Pabst Theater this December. (more...)

Chicago's Original Cast Leads LUNA GALE, Opening Tonight at CTG's Kirk Douglas TheatreChicago's Original Cast Leads LUNA GALE, Opening Tonight at CTG's Kirk Douglas Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

The Goodman Theatre's world premiere production of Rebecca Gilman's 'Luna Gale,' directed by Robert Falls, opens tonight, December 2 at 8 p.m. at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. The production continues through December 21, 2014. (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...)

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 - Dec 1, 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...)

Drury Lane Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Now Run Through 12/23Drury Lane Theatre's A CHRISTMAS CAROL Will Now Run Through 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, a cherished tradition that has become Chicago's definitive family holiday production, will be presented from November 20 through December 23, 2014 at Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults, 100 Drury Lane. (more...)

Sunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway DirectorsSunday Special: Annnd... Curtain! This Fall's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 30, 2014

A seasoned group of Broadway helmers are bringing magic, drama, history, romance and more to the Great White Way this season. Below, BroadwayWorld rounded up this fall's directors for an in-depth look at their careers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Parmount's Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINSPhoto Flash: First Look- Parmount's Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Paramount's Aurora Theatre presents the eye-popping, song-and-dance-filled, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, now thru Jan. 1. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

Paramount's Aurora Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS, Thru 1/04Paramount's Aurora Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS, Thru 1/04
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Here's how to celebrate the holidays in the most delightful way: take the entire family to an absolutely eye-popping, song-and-dance-filled, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, now thru Jan. 1. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30A CHRISTMAS CAROL to Play MAC, 11/28-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

The College of DuPage Theater Department presents Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol," adapted by William J. Norris and directed by COD Director of Theater Connie Canaday Howard, at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) Nov. 28-30. This marks the 14th time the Department has presented this beloved tale of Ebenezer Scrooge and the true meaning of the Holiday season." (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 - Nov 28, 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...)

Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

You haven't seen A Christmas Story until you've seen it live on stage at Cleveland Play House! This hilarious comedy based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd has been delighting TV audiences for over 30 years. But instead of waiting for the 24-hour TV marathon to start, why not experience the magic of the holiday season live on stage with your loved ones at the Allen Theatre? Cleveland Play House's exuberant production of this beloved holiday classic will have you in stitches as you follow the trials and tribulations of little Ralphie Parker in his quest for the "holy grail" of Christmas gifts. With so many memorable moments and iconic images, it's no wonder that an illuminated leg lamp and pink bunny suit have become synonymous with the holiday season! Experience the magic for yourself November 28 - December 21 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in Broadway Bound WAITRESS Musical?Breaking News: Tony Winner Jessie Mueller to Star in Broadway Bound WAITRESS Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

Tony winner Jessie Mueller who is currently lighting up the stage as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL has found her next role says the New York Times. The paper reports that the star will play the lead role in the upcoming musical of WAITRESS, based on the 2007 film of the same name. The show is expected to premiere at the American Repertory Theater in Cambridge, Massachusetts during its 2015-16 season, followed by Broadway. (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...)

The Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin in Rep TonightThe Hypocrites' H.M.S. PINAFORE, THE MIKADO and PIRATES OF PENZANCE Begin in Rep Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

On the heels of their critically acclaimed hit ALL OUR TRAGIC, The Hypocrites are pleased to continue their 2014-15 Season with another world premiere: a playful re-imaging of Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera H.M.S. PINAFORE, adapted and directed by Founding Artistic Director Sean Graney, co-directed by Thrisa Hodits with new arrangements by Matt Kahler* and Andra Velis Simon. (more...)

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