Jim Corti News

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 09, 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. All the latest on the Goodman's 'Brigadoon,' cast announcements of major titles from Light Opera Works, the Paramount and Porchlight, see Team Starkid and 'Ball At The Savoy' at Stage 773, local premieres of 'Suds' and 'Big Fish,' plus the #1 high school actor in America and more! (more...)

3 Redneck Tenors Perform at Aurora's Paramount Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The 'infamous' 3 Redneck Tenors are back with a brand new show in 2014. Recalling the wild tale of how they became the singing sensations they are today, they take us on a rollicking gallop from babies, to jail bait, to theatrical auditions and on to the operatic stage. (more...)

3 Redneck Tenors to Perform at Aurora's Paramount Theatre, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

The 'infamous' 3 Redneck Tenors are back with a brand new show in 2014. Recalling the wild tale of how they became the singing sensations they are today, they take us on a rollicking gallop from babies, to jail bait, to theatrical auditions and on to the operatic stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Andrew M. Mueller, Adaeze' Kelley and More in Highlights of RENT at Paramount Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2014

Artistic Director Jim Corti and his team of incredible theater artists close out the company's third Broadway musical series with a daring production of the popular rock musical RENT. Set in the East Village of New York City, RENT is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, RENTis a pop cultural phenomenon with songs that rock and a story that resonates. Check out highlights of the show below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 19th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. 'Passion,' 'Road Show' and 'Into The Woods' celebrate Sondheim's birthday, 'Dessa Rose' and 'Rent' rake in the reviews, Black Ensemble and Bailiwick announce spring shows, new musicals from Writers Theatre and Chicago Shakespeare, plus Ravinia and Court plan summers 2014 and 2015 and more.... (more...)

BWW Reviews: Paramount's RENT Remembers the Love
by Elee Schrock - Mar 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com review Paramount Theatre's production of 'Rent.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's RENT, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Performances continue through April 6, 2014. Press opening is Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL. Show times are Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are only $36.90 to $49.90. To purchase, go to ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or visit the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 2 hours prior to evening performances. Note:RENT is rated R for strong adult language and themes. Not recommended for audiences under 17. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. 'Cats,' 'Evita' and 'Joseph' all appear, Broadway In Chicago brings new shows and old friends, the 'Annie' film, 'Rent' and next year at the Paramount, two versions of JRB's first show, and Davenport's dishes out the talent. (more...)

CATS, LES MIS & More Set for Paramount's 2014-15 Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 01, 2014

Paramount announces 2014-15 Broadway Series: Cats, Mary Poppins, Tommy & Les Mis (more...)

Photo Flash: Adam Michaels & Adaeze Kelley Featured in Promo Photos for Paramount Theater's RENT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

It's already been quite a season at the gorgeous Paramount Theater in downtown Aurora, with audiences flocking to see three consecutive hit productions of In the Heights, Miss Saigon and 42nd Street. (more...)

Spend Valentine's Day with The Midtown Men at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

The Midtown Men, a.k.a. the original stars of Broadway's runaway hit Jersey Boys, are coming to Chicago with a whole new musical act that celebrates the love songs of the 1960s for two special Valentine's Day performances, today, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. (more...)

'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...)

Aurora's Paramount Theatre Now Eligible for Equity Jeff Awards/Large Tier
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

The Paramount Theatre has confirmed it has been informed by Chicago's Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee that its 2014-2015 Broadway Musical series productions will be eligible for consideration for Equity Jeff Awards/Large Tier theaters next season. (more...)

Andrew M. Mueller, Adaeze' Kelley, Adam Michaels & More to Lead Paramount Theatre's RENT, Begin. 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

Performances are March 12-April 6, 2014. Press opening is Saturday, March 15 at 8 p.m. The Paramount Theatre is located at 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL. Show times are Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursday at 7:30 p.m.; Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. Tickets are only $36.90 to $49.90. To purchase, go to ParamountAurora.com, call (630) 896-6666, or visit the Paramount box office Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and 2 hours prior to evening performances. Note: RENT is rated R for strong adult language and themes. Not recommended for audiences under 17. (more...)

Spend Valentine's Day with The Midtown Men at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 04, 2014

The Midtown Men, a.k.a. the original stars of Broadway's runaway hit Jersey Boys, are coming to Chicago with a whole new musical act that celebrates the love songs of the 1960s for two special Valentine's Day performances, Friday, February 14 at 1:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora. (more...)

Best of 2013: Chicago's Ten Best!
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 30, 2013

Elee Schrock and Paul W. Thompson pick the ten best theater productions in Chicago for 2013. (more...)

A Christmas Carol + The Magic of Bill Blagg Set for December at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

If your family is making a to-do list for the holidays, check it twice to make sure it includes the must-see seasonal classic A Christmas Carol, and a family-friendly, winter break presentation of The Magic of Bill Blagg, both playing at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora this December. (more...)

A Christmas Carol + The Magic of Bill Blagg Set for Dec 2013 at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 07, 2013

If your family is making a to-do list for the holidays, check it twice to make sure it includes the must-see seasonal classic A Christmas Carol, and a family-friendly, winter break presentation of The Magic of Bill Blagg, both playing at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora this December. (more...)

A Christmas Carol + The Magic of Bill Blagg Set for December at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2013

If your family is making a to-do list for the holidays, check it twice to make sure it includes the must-see seasonal classic A Christmas Carol, and a family-friendly, winter break presentation of The Magic of Bill Blagg, both playing at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora this December. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from MISS SAIGON at the Paramount Theatre
by Stage Tube - Nov 04, 2013

Love, loss and the ultimate sacrifice...be a part of Paramount Theatre's remarkable, emotionally charged staging of Miss Saigon, one of the most epic productions of modern musical theater. Directed by Paramount Theatre Artistic Director Jim Corti, Miss Saigon is the second installment in the Paramount's 'Better than Broadway' 2013-14 Broadway series. Performances are now thorugh November 24, 2013 at the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Ill. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

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