Harmony France News

Firebrand Theatre, First Women-Focused Musical Theatre Company, to Launch in ChicagoFirebrand Theatre, First Women-Focused Musical Theatre Company, to Launch in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Harmony France and Danni Smith, Co-Artistic Directors, are pleased to announce the launch of FIREBRAND THEATRE, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage. (more...)

Sedona Film Festival Announces 2016 Directors Choice AwardsSedona Film Festival Announces 2016 Directors Choice Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

Despite the Falling Snow, a love story that brings a rare female perspective to the Cold War, received the Directors Choice Award for Best Feature Film - Drama; Landfill Harmonic, a film that follows a Paraguayan musical group playing instruments made entirely of garbage, was named the Best Documentary; and Is That A Gun in Your Pocket, the story of women in a gun-loving Texas town who withhold sex until every gun is vanquished, was named Best Feature Film - Comedy at the 2016 Sedona International Film Festival. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 25, 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. 'Plaid Tidings,' the Q Brothers and 'Die Hard' bring us holiday shows, and shows come and go at Lyric Opera and the Royal George. 'The Wiz' comes to TV and to a Bailiwick benefit, and 'The Lion King' and 'Pinocchio' promise family-friendly fare. And buy 'Season Of Carols 3!' (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago's EASE ON DOWN Set for Victory Gardens Theater, 12/6Bailiwick Chicago's EASE ON DOWN Set for Victory Gardens Theater, 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Bailiwick Chicago is pleased to present EASE ON DOWN, a dazzling, sizzling one-night-only concert packed with favorite tunes from The Wiz, Wicked, The Wizard of Oz and some fun surprises, performed by a talented line-up of award-winning Bailwick Chicago performers. Directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown (Passing Strange, See What I Wanna See, Dessa Rose, Princess Mary Demands Your Attention) with music direction by James Morehead (Aida, Passing Strange, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, See What I Wanna See, Dessa Rose), EASE ON DOWN will play Sunday, December 6 at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater (Zacek-McVay Main Stage), 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at bailiwickchicago.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 21st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 21st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 21, 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. We've got Halloween shows this week, like 'Side Show,' 'Goblin Market,' 'One Brain More' and 'Ride The Cyclone.' There are various 'Rocky Horror' shows, concerts of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas' and 'No One Here But Us Witches,' dueling downtown concerts by Kristen Chenoweth and Leonard Bernstein, a suburban 'Avenue Q,' and the impending close of 'Million Dollar Quartet.' After how long??? (more...)

NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES Returning to Uptown UndergroundNO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES Returning to Uptown Underground
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND and just in time for Halloween! NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES, a fun, campy and touching witch-themed cabaret conceived and directed by Harmony France, returns Monday, October 26 and Monday, November 2 at 7 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring Chicago actresses Sydney Charles, Harmony France, Christina Hall, Amanda Horvath, Jasondra Johnson and Danni Smith, the two-night only cabaret features musical arrangements by Aaron Benham and Jeremy Ramey and music direction by Jeremy Ramey. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 3rd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 3rd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 3, 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. Our Tony Awards Viewing Party is Sunday night, and the non-Equity Jeffs are on Monday! Theo Ubique prepares its Marvin Hamlisch revue and announces next season, a whole bunch of new musicals get a hearing, and AMTP teaches songwriting. 'Murder Ballad' gets a reprise, 'Ring Of Fire' gets an extension, and bikinis and witches heat up June! (more...)

NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES Musical Cabaret Set for 6/22 & 29 at Uptown UndergroundNO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES Musical Cabaret Set for 6/22 & 29 at Uptown Underground
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

NO ONE HERE BUT US WITCHES, a fun, campy and touching witch-themed cabaret conceived by Harmony France, will perform June 22 and June 29, 2015 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring Chicago actresses Missy Aguilar, Harmony France, Amanda Horvath and Danni Smith, the two-night only cabaret is directed by Geoffrey Bleeker with musical direction by Aaron Benham. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. $15 tickets are available for students, military members, and veterans. Tickets are currently available at uptownunderground.net. A cash bar is available and guests must be at least 21 years of age. (more...)

The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!The BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2014 Are Announced: CST's ROAD SHOW, Hypocrites' ALL OUR TRAGIC, Big Noise's RAGTIME, Goodman and More Lead the Way!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards, now in our 5th fantastic year. (more...)

SISTER ACT Second National Tour Kicks Off Tonight in DelawareSISTER ACT Second National Tour Kicks Off Tonight in Delaware
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, LLC and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, present the second National Tour of SISTER ACT, launching tonight, October 14 at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 10, 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. Remembering Bernie Yvon and honoring Bebe Neuwirth. And the show goes on with Route 66's Alanis Morissette tribute, 'Cats' at the Paramount, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party' and BoHo's 'Parade,' music improv at MCL Chicago, the new Refuge Theatre Project, and Chicagoans on tour with 'Sister Act!' (more...)

Kerissa Arrington, Maggie Clennon Reberg & More to Star in SISTER ACT Second National TourKerissa Arrington, Maggie Clennon Reberg & More to Star in SISTER ACT Second National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, LLC and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, are pleased to announce that the second National Tour of SISTER ACT will launch on October 14 at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 28th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 28th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 28, 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. The Jeff Awards, Tony Tunes and our very own Tony Award Viewing Party are upon us! Plus 'Carrie' and 'Godspell,' the new musicals 'Days Like Today,' 'Saudade' and 'Flux Capacitor,' news from Annoyance Theatre, Movies In the Parks and more! (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Benefit TONY TUNES Set for 6/3Pride Films and Plays Benefit TONY TUNES Set for 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Broadway musicals take center stage at Pride Films and Plays' 2014 spirited benefit Tony Tunes on Tuesday, June 3, at Sidetrack, 3349 North Halsted. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 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. The latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

Non-Equity Jeff Awards are AnnouncedNon-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Stage DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, 3/6-4/5Bailiwick Chicago to Stage DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, 3/6-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will launch its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. The press performance is Sunday, March 9 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launched its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. Check out a first look beow! (more...)

Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once on This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 5th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. The Mosh Pit's exclusive Oscar wrap-up, Billy Zane announced for Lyric Opera, DLO's 'Les Miz' aims high, Porchlight tries 'How To Succeed,' Bailiwick's 'Dessa Rose' begins, as does 'Heartbeat Of Home' from BIC, 'Option Up! ' returns, voice students compete at NATS, and more! (more...)

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