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'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 6/3
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
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 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, 3/6-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 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 4/5
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 4/5
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
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 06, 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...)

Bailiwick Chicago Stages DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, Now thru 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 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 today, March 6 - April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Promo Shots for Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 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 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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 19, 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 Last Ship' sails, 'Chicago' and 'The Heartbeat Of Home' stop by, 'Chicago's Golden Soul,' and 'Ain't Misbehavin' pack 'em in, catch 'Dessa Rose,' 'Love Story' and 'A New Brain,' and the Waa-Mu Show announces 2014, plus more! (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Stage DESSA ROSE at Victory Gardens, 3/6-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 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...)

Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE to Run 3/6-4/5 at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 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 go on sale Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at and 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...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present SIXTIES HOLIDAY CABARET & PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION Staged Reading in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

Bailiwick Chicago will ring in the holidays with a diverse line-up of December events. First up, Resident Playwright Aaron Holland asks 'What's holding you back from being as fabulous as you could be?' in a staged reading of the coming-of-age tale PRINCESS MARY DEMANDS YOUR ATTENTION, playing December 7 and December 8, 2013 at Victory Gardens' Richard Christiansen Theater. Then, celebrate the season with a throwback to the decade of The Beatles and Hair at A SEASON OF CHANGE: HOLIDAYS IN THE SIXTIES, a cabaret-style collection of songs from - and inspired by - the sixties, playing December 12 and December 19, 2013 at Davenports Piano Bar and Cabaret. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 20th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 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. Holiday perennials 'The Christmas Schooner,' 'Winter Pageant,' 'Christmas In Chicago' and more, plus 'The Best Christmas Pageant Ever,' 'Carrie' casting, Griffin's 'Bee,' two from Disney and NBC's 'The Sound Of Music!' (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago Announces Casting for 2014 Productions of DESSA ROSE & CARRIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2013

Bailiwick Chicago has announced casting for its 2013-14 Season, which features two stunning musicals in their Chicago premieres. Leading the cast of the stirring musical drama DESSA ROSE are Sydney Charles as Dessa Rose (The Color Purple, The Mercury Theatre; Smokey Joe's Cafe, Theo Ubique) and Collective Member Harmony France as Ruth (Violet, Bailiwick Chicago-Jeff nomination; Tell Me on A Sunday, Bailiwick Repertory) with special guest artist Jayson "JC" Brooks as Nathan (Passing Strange, Bailiwick Chicago). The 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of the infamous 1988 musical CARRIE will star Callie Johnson (Pal Joey, Porchlight Music Theatre-Jeff Award; Next to Normal, Drury Lane Oak Brook) as Carrie and Katherine L. Condit as Margaret White (Chess, Original Broadway Company; Joseph and A Chorus Line, National Tours). (more...)

Paul Dillon Stars in Profiles Theatre's HELLCAB, Now thru 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 08, 2013

Profiles Theatre announces that actor Paul Dillon returns to the role he originated in the 1992 world premiere of Hellcab by Will Kern for Profiles' holiday season revival of their hit production. Once again, Profiles Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox returns to direct a cast of 34 with Dillon joining the cast as the beleaguered cab driver and ensemble member Eric Burgher assistant directing. Profiles' production runs at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway, tonight, November 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014. Please note new opening date: Wednesday, November 13, at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Wilmette's ATC to Stage Stephen Sondheims' ASSASSINS, Begin. 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2013

The Actors Training Center (ATC) at the Wilmette Theatre will present the Stephen Sondheim musical, 'ASSASSINS', for a limited 4 performance run beginning Saturday, November 9, 2013. ATC's Repertory Company brings together the most talented young musical theatre actors who have proven themselves ready to handle professional level performances typically reserved for adult actors. (more...)

Paul Dillon to Star in Profiles Theatre's HELLCAB, 11/8-1/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2013

Profiles Theatre announces that actor Paul Dillon returns to the role he originated in the 1992 world premiere of Hellcab by Will Kern for Profiles' holiday season revival of their hit production. Once again, Profiles Artistic Director Darrell W. Cox returns to direct a cast of 34 with Dillon joining the cast as the beleaguered cab driver and ensemble member Eric Burgher assistant directing. Profiles' production runs at The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway, November 8, 2013 - January 12, 2014. Please note new opening date: Wednesday, November 13, at 8:00 pm. (more...)

THE DREAM OF THE BURNING BOY to Play Profiles Theatre, 3/7-4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2013

Profiles Theatre continues its 2012-2013 Season with the Midwest Premiere of The Dream of Burning Boy by West Read, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production, which was postponed due to a cast health matter, will continue performances on March 7, 2013. Press is welcome to attend the new opening night performance today, March 10, 2013 at 7:00pm. The production runs through April 14, 2013 at Profiles Theatre's Alley Stage, 4147 N. Broadway. (more...)

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