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Photo Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at TUG OF WAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater embarks on an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Hannah Corneau and More in EVITA at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Hannah Corneau and More in EVITA at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

EVITA, one of the most passionate and powerful rock operas in Broadway history, is being presented at The Marriott Theatre (10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire), currently in previews an opening April 20 for a run through June 5. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's Sweeping WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's Sweeping WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Paramount Theatre's more than 30,000 subscribers plus musical theatre fans all over Chicagoland have one of the greatest musicals ever to look forward to this spring, when the downtown Aurora theater presents a grand, sweeping production of Leonard Bernstein's WEST SIDE STORY, now through April 24, 2016. Press opening is Saturday, March 19 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Winner Brian Dennehy on Why He Returns to Theatre, New Film KNIGHT OF CUPSBWW Interview: Tony Winner Brian Dennehy on Why He Returns to Theatre, New Film KNIGHT OF CUPS
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 13, 2016

Few actors have had a career to rival that of Brian Dennehy, either in terms of success or longevity. With over 150 on-screen credits, the 77-year-old actor has earned a Golden Globe Award and six Emmy nominations. However, it is his decades of experience on the stage that keep his artistic batteries running. 'I work in the theatre a lot, and in the theatre I can call upon the geniuses that may be with us, and may not be; Arthur Miller or Eugene O'Neill or Beckett or Shakespeare or Chekov,' he said. 'However dead they may be, their work is not dead. It is possible to breathe new life and new oxygen and new ideas into those wonderful pieces of work. So I don't depend upon Hollywood, or the studios, or movies, or television, although I work in them and certainly won't say no, but I don't depend on them for intellectual stimulus or satisfaction.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at BLOOD WEDDING at Lookingglass Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at BLOOD WEDDING at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

BLOOD WEDDING by Federico Garcia Lorca, translated by Michael Dewell and Carmen Zapata, is directed by Ensemble Member Daniel Ostling at Lookingglass Theatre Company. Currently in previews, the production opens tomorrow, Saturday, March 12 for a run through April 24, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kristine Nielsen and More in THE MATCHMAKER at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Kristine Nielsen and More in THE MATCHMAKER at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Henry Wishcamper's contemporary take on Thornton Wilder's THE MATCHMAKER -- the inspiration for the musical Hello, Dolly! -- revealing social truths through mistaken identity, outrageous misbehavior and spontaneous romance, appears in Goodman Theatre's 856-seat Albert Theatre, now through April 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at James Vincent Meredith and More in OTHELLO at Chicago ShakespearePhoto Flash: First Look at James Vincent Meredith and More in OTHELLO at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

Fresh from Shakespeare's Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company, renowned British director Jonathan Munby returns to Chicago to stage Shakespeare's most intimate tragedy. OTHELLO, featuring James Vincent Meredith in the title role, continues the Theater's Shakespeare 400 Chicago celebration, now through April 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: High praise for Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACTBWW Review: High praise for Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT
by Teresa Budasi - Feb 19, 2016

When it comes to boosting attendance at Sunday mass, the Chicago Archdiocese could learn a thing or two from the nuns in The Marriott Theatre's latest production, SISTER ACT. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Makes World Premiere Tonight at Goodman TheatreFalls & Bockley's 2666 Makes World Premiere Tonight at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's famed novel, 2666, which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews, officially opens tonight, February 16, 2016. (more...)

Falls & Bockley's 2666 Extends Before World Premiere at Goodman TheatreFalls & Bockley's 2666 Extends Before World Premiere at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Robert Falls' and Seth Bockley's world premiere adaptation of Roberto Bolaño's famed novel, 2666-which has received extraordinary audience enthusiasm during previews and officially opens tomorrow, February 16-has been extended. Four additional performances include March 17, 18 and 19 at 6:30pm and March 20 at 1pm. The 15-member all-Chicago ensemble cast remains unchanged during the added performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Umoh and More in SISTER ACT at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Umoh and More in SISTER ACT at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Chicagoland audiences will rejoice with The Marriott Theatre's first mainstage production of their 2016 Subscription Season, the heavenly Broadway musical comedy, SISTER ACT, currently in previews and opening February 17 for a run through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, now through February 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jose Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Jose Rivera's ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre begins the new year with a new music-and-movement-filled play: ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY, a world premiere by Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera (The Motorcycle Diaries) inspired by an annual beauty pageant at El Buen Pastor womens prison in Colombia. ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY runs now through February 21 in the Albert Theatre. Opening night is next Monday, January 25. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Shocking and Powerful DISGRACED at Seattle RepBWW Review: Shocking and Powerful DISGRACED at Seattle Rep
by Jay Irwin - Jan 14, 2016

In theater, as with any art form, playwrights can walk a fine line between telling a riveting and honest story and saying things simply for shock value. Ayad Akhtar's Pulitzer Prize winning play "Disgraced", currently playing at the Seattle Rep, walks that line. And while on the whole this extremely powerful piece opens its audiences up to an examination of who we are at our core, in retrospect I'll admit to feeling a bit manipulated as I recall harsh one-liners piled on top of each other culminating in a crescendo of shock. Effective shock but at times dipping its toe over the line into shock for shock sake and feeling a bit contrived. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at The Goodman TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for ANOTHER WORD FOR BEAUTY at The Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

Goodman Theatre begins the new year with a new music-and-movement-filled play: Another Word for Beauty, a world premiere by Academy Award nominee Jose Rivera(The Motorcycle Diaries) inspired by an annual beauty pageant at El Buen Pastor womens prison in Colombia. Directed by Steve Cosson and featuring seven original songs by Grammy Award winner Hector Buitrago, the show was developed through a co-commission between the Goodman and Cosson's New York-based theater company The Civilians.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE HEIR APPARENT at Chicago ShakespearePhoto Flash: First Look at THE HEIR APPARENT at Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents David Ives' uproarious comedy THE HEIR APPARENT, staged by award-winning director John Rando and featuring a stellar cast, led by heralded actor, Paxton Whitehead as Geronte. Rhyming couplets and contemporary slang abound in Ives' deliciously off-color tribute to Jean-Francois Regnard's comic masterpiece, Le Legataire universel-bringing eighteenth-century bawdiness into the twenty-first. Just in time for the holiday season, THE HEIR APPARENT will be presented in the Courtyard Theater now through January 17, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Shots from A CHRISTMAS STORY at Parmount TheatrePhoto Flash: More Shots from A CHRISTMAS STORY at Parmount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2015

Director Nick Bowling will make his Paramount debut with A CHRISTMAS STORY - THE MUSICAL, everyone's favorite holiday comedy about little Ralphie and his quest for a Red Ryder BB gun. BroadwayWorld has more photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Goodrich and More in ELF at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Alex Goodrich and More in ELF at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, wraps up their sensational 40th Anniversary 2015 Season with one of Broadway's newest holiday comedies, ELF, currently in previews and opening tomorrow, October 28, running through December 31. BraodwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND at Lookingglass Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at Mary Zimmerman's TREASURE ISLAND at Lookingglass Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Opening its 28th Season, Lookingglass Theatre Company presents the World Premiere of Treasure Island, adapted and directed by Mary Zimmerman from the book by Robert Louis Stevenson in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Treasure Island runs now through January 31, 2016 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. The Press Opening is this Saturday, October 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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