Holly Laurent News

Houston Improv Festival Kicks Off Today at Midtown Arts Center; Runs Through 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Houston Improv Festival is a four ­day festival of live improv comedy performances and workshops. Performers use teamwork and the basic improv tenet of "Yes, and…" to weave completely unscripted 20-­25 minute shows with distinctive characters and unique scenarios, often sharing worlds that only exist in the performers' imaginations. Leading the charge is the hard­hitting national duo Jet Eveleth and Holly Laurent of iO West. Houston's This Infinite Closet performs their entire show in the dark. The Latin flair of the TV novella inspires Austin's Shades of Brown. Chicago's Laser Improv illustrates an improvised tale using light. Houston's Mockumentalists perform an improvised documentary. (more...)

SNL Writer Katie Rich, Beth Stelling & More Set for 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, 6/5-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Stage 773 Director of Operations Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 5 through June 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival will feature all forms of comedy including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, and musical with comediennes from across the globe. The event packs over 70 shows, 400 performers into four funny-filled days. The full schedule for the 3rd Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival may be viewed at www.chicagowomensfunnyfestival.com. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic 6/18; Tickets On Sale 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances tonight, June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

Watch KTLA's Jillian Barberie Learn the Iconic FLASHDANCE 'Water Scene'!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

JillIan Barberie, host of the new 'Hollywood Mix', visited with Jillian Mueller 'Alex' of Flashdance - The Musical, and learned how to recreate the show's iconic water scene during the musical's run at the Segerstrom Center. To watch the segment on KTLA, click HERE! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 12th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 12, 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. The Tony Awards (aka New York thanks Chicago), 'Motown,' Cole and 'Kiss,' next season from BoHo, Marriott's latest, a new 'Rent,' The Second City and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Jillian Mueller Teaches FLASHDANCE on KTLA-TV Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2013

Tonight during KTLA-TV 6 p.m. news broadcast, Jillian Barberie, host of the new Hollywood Mix, visits with Jillian Mueller 'Alex' of Flashdance - The Musical. They go over the iconic splash-segment. Check out sneak peek photos from the taping below! (more...)

FLASHDANCE Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 5/7-19
by BWW News Desk - May 06, 2013

Full casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation. Joining Jillian Mueller as Alex and Matthew Hydzik as Nick are Katie Webber as Tess, Kelly Felthous as Gloria, DeQuina Moore as Kiki, Jo Ann Cunningham as Hannah, David R. Gordon as Jimmy, Matthew Henerson as Harry and Christian Whelan in the role of C.C. (more...)

FLASHDANCE Comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 5/7-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

Full casting has been announced for the Orange County engagement of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation. Joining Jillian Mueller as Alex and Matthew Hydzik as Nick are Katie Webber as Tess, Kelly Felthous as Gloria, DeQuina Moore as Kiki, Jo Ann Cunningham as Hannah, David R. Gordon as Jimmy, Matthew Henerson as Harry and Christian Whelan in the role of C.C. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 3rd, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 03, 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. Big doings at Broadway In Chicago, 'Othello: The Remix,' world premieres from Pride Plays, The Second City and two from composer Kevin O'Donnell, 'Spamalot,' 'I Can Get It For You Wholesale' and so much more! (more...)

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL Comes to the Hobby Center, 6/4-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2013

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) will welcome Flashdance - The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, to Hobby Center from June 4 to 16. (more...)

The Second City Opens LET THEM EAT CHAOS, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

The Second City has announced the opening of The Second City's 101st Revue,Let Them Eat Chaos. Reviewing press are invited to attend the show on Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. at The Second City Mainstage Theatre (1616 N. Wells Street). A Grand Opening is scheduled for Wednesday, April 10, 2013, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic 6/18; Tickets On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Today, March 1. (more...)

FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL Comes to the Majestic 6/18; Tickets On Sale 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2013

FLASHDANCE-THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will perform at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances June 18-23. Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, March 1. (more...)

BWW Blog: Meet Christian Whelan of Broadway-Bound FLASHDANCE
by Guest Blogger: Christian Whelan - Feb 04, 2013

The polls are in and FLASHDANCE the Musical is taking America by storm, literally and figuratively! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Jan 26 - Farewell to EVITA, Goodbye to BOOK OF MORMON's Rory O'Malley and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature last SIPs from the cast of EVITA, which closes on Broadway today, plus well-wishers from the casts of the LES MISERABLES 25th Anniversary Tour, NEWSIES, HAIRSPRAY in Concert and THE FANTASTICKS. THE BOOK OF MORMON also says goodbye to Rory O'Malley today, and THE LITTLE MERMAID closes its doors at SPAC. In addition, check out, photos from ANNIE, MARY POPPINS, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, SPIDER-MAN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, WEST SIDE STORY, FLASHDANCE, THE WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, and much more! (more...)

The Second City Donates $30,000 to Planned Parenthood
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

The Second City has announced that they have raised over $30,000.00 for Planned Parenthood Illinois since the opening of their current Mainstage show, The Second City 100th Revue: 'Who Do We Think We Are?' (more...)

Photo Flash: FLASHDANCE Celebrates Opening Night in Pittsburgh!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Performances for the upcoming national tour of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, began January 1st and ran through January 6 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. Following the Pittsburgh engagement, FLASHDANCE will embark on a national tour to more than 25 cities in the next seven months with additional bookings to be announced soon. Check out photos from the musical's opening in Pittsburgh below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FLASHDANCE- THE MUSICAL- Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

Performances for the upcoming national tour of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, begin January 1st and run through January 6 at Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall. At a recent press event, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl officially announced January 1st as FLASHDANCE day. Following the Pittsburgh engagement, FLASHDANCE will embark on a national tour to more than 25 cities in the next seven months with additional bookings to be announced soon. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and Matthew Hydzik in FLASHDANCE's National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2012

Performances for the upcoming national tour of FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, begin January 1st and run through January 6 at Pittsburgh's Heinx Hall. At a recent press event, Mayor Luke Ravenstahl officially announced January 1st as FLASHDANCE day. Following the Pittsburgh engagement, FLASHDANCE will embark on a national tour to more than 25 cities in the next seven months with additional bookings to be announced soon. (more...)

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