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2015 SOHO INTL FILM FESTIVAL Kicks Off 5/142015 SOHO INTL FILM FESTIVAL Kicks Off 5/14
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

From May 14 - 21, 2015 the SOHO International Film Festival returns to NYC for seven days of films at Village East Cinemas located at 189 2nd Avenue on 12th Street in New York City (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 8, 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. Special events on the horizon from Porchlight, FWD and Option Up! Plus new-to-Chicago works from Piven and Bailiwick, colleges do 'Spring Awakening' and 'The Wild Party,' and Emerald City Theatre and Chicago Children's Theatre head for the big time! (more...)

Porchlight's 2015 ICONS Gala to Tribute Elaine Stritch This SpringPorchlight's 2015 ICONS Gala to Tribute Elaine Stritch This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2015 ICONS Gala will celebrate the legendary career of Elaine Stritch, Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala will include performances from Chicago's leading divas in a tribute to one of Broadway's leading divas, Ms. Stritch, the presentation of the 2015 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to director and teacher Dominic Missimi, and silent and live auctions. The fundraising gala will kick off Porchlight's 21st Anniversary of creating 'American Musicals. Chicago Style.' Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS TonightJessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place tonight, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival. (more...)

Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's 2015 ICONS Gala to Honor Elaine StritchPorchlight Music Theatre's 2015 ICONS Gala to Honor Elaine Stritch
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2015 ICONS Gala will celebrate the legendary career of Elaine Stritch, Sunday, April 12, 2015, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 6, 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. Special nights at the Marriott and Stage 773 this weekend, plus three shows opening ('Coraline,' 'Reefer Madness' and 'Fiddler') and four shows closing ('Motown,' 'Big Fish,' 'Godspell' and 'Hillbillies'). We'll tell you the three shows that have one additional week, plus a Christmas movie has us all a-buzz!! (more...)

THE DAVID DANCE Feature Film to Premiere at Newport Beach FestivalTHE DAVID DANCE Feature Film to Premiere at Newport Beach Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

THE DAVID DANCE, a feature film directed by Aprill Winney, will have its Southern California premiere at THE NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL on Tuesday, April 29th at 5:45pm at Triangle Square Cinemas. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 26th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables' open in major suburban productions, a world premiere from Hershey Felder, a Chicago premiere from Pride Films And Plays, 'Carnival' spins, Harms and Scrofano feted, season announcements from Porchlight, Williams Street and Milwaukee Skylight, and more! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago & The Hypocrites Will Celebrate Sondheim's Birthday with Weeklong Celebration, 3/16-22Mercury Theater Chicago & The Hypocrites Will Celebrate Sondheim's Birthday with Weeklong Celebration, 3/16-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., will celebrate Stephen Sondheim's birthday at The Hypocrites' production INTO THE WOODS with a weeklong celebration beginning on Sunday, March 16 with a panel discussion following the 3 p.m. performance with Andra Velis Simon from Columbia College Chicago and Director Geoff Button, and a second panel discussion on Saturday, March 22 following the 2 p.m. performance with Kris Vire, Associate Editor at Time Out Chicago and Executive Director L. Walter Stearns. The matinee performance on March 22, Stephen Sondheim's actual birthday, will also feature a classic Sondheim sing-a-long immediately following the panel discussion with selections from Merrily We Roll Along, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George and Roadshow. A delicious birthday cake from gourmet Southport bakery Sensational Bites A Dessert Cafe will be served following the sing-a-long on March 22. Directed by Geoff Button* with Musical Direction by Matt Deitchman, INTO THE WOODS has been extended through Saturday, April 5. (more...)

THE DAVID DANCE Feature Film Makes World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival, Now thru 3/11THE DAVID DANCE Feature Film Makes World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival, Now thru 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2014

THE DAVID DANCE, a feature film directed by Aprill Winney, will have its world premiere at CINEQUEST Film Festival in downtown San Jose, California today, March 8, 9th and 11th at Camera Twelve Cinemas. (more...)

THE DAVID DANCE Feature Film will have its World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival, 3/8-11THE DAVID DANCE Feature Film will have its World Premiere at Cinequest Film Festival, 3/8-11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

THE DAVID DANCE, a feature film directed by Aprill Winney, will have its world premiere at CINEQUEST Film Festival in downtown San Jose, California March 8, 9th and 11th at Camera Twelve Cinemas. THE DAVID DANCE is an inspiring drama, spiked with humor, about family and self-acceptance. From actor / writer Don Scime, the film also stars Tonye Patano (Weeds), Jordan Baker (Another Earth), Antoinette LaVecchia (Delirious) and Guy Adkins. The opening screening will be held on Saturday March 8th at 1:45pmand will continue March 9th and 11th at 2pm. Camera Twelve Cinemas is located at 201 South 2nd St in San Jose, California. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 12th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 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. 'Gypsy' at CST and 'Into The Woods' from The Hypocrites begin, Paula Scrofano honored, Bernadette performs, another out-of-town tryout announced, a Barrel Of Monkeys revue, casting news from the Paramount and the Lyric, the Sarah Siddons Society show and more! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Present Original 1940 Broadway Version of PAL JOEY, 4/20-5/26Porchlight Music Theatre to Present Original 1940 Broadway Version of PAL JOEY, 4/20-5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Pal Joey, book by John O'Hara, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, April 20 - May 26, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. Directed by Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck (reuniting with Weber for the first time since their collaboration on Porchlight's triumphant production of Assassins) and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, Pal Joey stars Adrian Aguliar, 'Joey Evans,' Susie McMonagle, 'Vera Simpson,' Laura Savage, 'Linda English,' Matt Orlando, 'Ludlow Lowell' and Sharriese Hamilton, 'Gladys Bumps.' (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Presents Original 1940 Broadway Version of PAL JOEY, Now thru 5/26Porchlight Music Theatre Presents Original 1940 Broadway Version of PAL JOEY, Now thru 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Pal Joey, book by John O'Hara, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, tonight, April 20 - May 26, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. Directed by Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck (reuniting with Weber for the first time since their collaboration on Porchlight's triumphant production of Assassins) and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, Pal Joey stars Adrian Aguliar, 'Joey Evans,' Susie McMonagle, 'Vera Simpson,' Laura Savage, 'Linda English,' Matt Orlando, 'Ludlow Lowell' and Sharriese Hamilton, 'Gladys Bumps.' (more...)

Alexis J. Rogers, Lanie Robertson and More set for Porchlight's 'LADY DAY' and PAL JOEY, Feb & April, 2013Alexis J. Rogers, Lanie Robertson and More set for Porchlight's 'LADY DAY' and PAL JOEY, Feb & April, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Michael Weber, Artistic Director of Porchlight Music Theatre, announced casting for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, February 2 - March 10, 2013 and Pal Joey, April 20 - May 26, 2013, both at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont and the naming of new Artistic Associates and members to the Advisory Board. Alexis J. Rogers will play "Billie Holiday" in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, by Lanie Robertson to be directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Present Original 1940 Broadway Version of PAL JOEY, 4/20-5/26Porchlight Music Theatre to Present Original 1940 Broadway Version of PAL JOEY, 4/20-5/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre presents Pal Joey, book by John O'Hara, music by Richard Rodgers and lyrics by Lorenz Hart, April 20 - May 26, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. Directed by Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director, Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck (reuniting with Weber for the first time since their collaboration on Porchlight's triumphant production of Assassins) and choreography by Porchlight Artistic Associate Brenda Didier, Pal Joey stars Adrian Aguliar, 'Joey Evans,' Susie McMonagle, 'Vera Simpson,' Laura Savage, 'Linda English,' Matt Orlando, 'Ludlow Lowell' and Sharriese Hamilton, 'Gladys Bumps.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 20th, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 20th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 20, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'South Pacific' at the Marriott, two shows with Gene Kelly's vibe, cabarets from Porchlight, Brown Paper Box and Darrian Ford, 2014 premieres from Marc Blitzstein and Alan Schmuckler, lots of Doug Peck and more! (more...)

Porchlight Announces Spring Special EventsPorchlight Announces Spring Special Events
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2013

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its spring special events for 2013. The ICONS Gala, Celebrating the Art of Bob Fosse, takes place Sunday, April 7, 11 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Moulin Rouge Room at The Fairmont Hotel, 200 N. Columbus Dr. The ICONS Gala includes performances from iconic Fosse works and the presentation of the 2013 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to one of Chicago's music masters, Doug Peck. Chicago Sings Kander and Ebb, takes place Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. at the Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. Tickets for both events are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by phone at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Alexis J. Rogers, Lanie Robertson and More set for Porchlight's 'LADY DAY' and PAL JOEY, Feb & April, 2013Alexis J. Rogers, Lanie Robertson and More set for Porchlight's 'LADY DAY' and PAL JOEY, Feb & April, 2013
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2013

Michael Weber, Artistic Director of Porchlight Music Theatre, announced casting for Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, February 2 - March 10, 2013 and Pal Joey, April 20 - May 26, 2013, both at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont and the naming of new Artistic Associates and members to the Advisory Board. Alexis J. Rogers will play "Billie Holiday" in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, by Lanie Robertson to be directed by Porchlight Artistic Associate Rob Lindley. (more...)

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