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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT with Stephanie Umoh & Hollis ResnikSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT with Stephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 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 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...)

Northwest Inkwell to Host Reading of New Musical THE DANCENorthwest Inkwell to Host Reading of New Musical THE DANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Northwest Inkwell is pleased to announce a new reading of the WWII musical, The Dance. The musical brings a fresh approach since its scheduled 2014 NYC reading starring Liz Callaway and Derek Klena. This musical is conceived and written by James Langston Drake and will take place in March at The Mercury Theatre (3745 N Southport Avenue, Chicago IL 60613). (more...)

Stephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik to Lead The Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACTStephanie Umoh & Hollis Resnik to Lead The Marriott Theatre's SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 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, previewing February 10, opening February 17 and running through April 3 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.  Featuring a sparkling score by Tony, Grammy and Academy Award-winner Alan Menken, with lyrics by Grammy Award-winner Glenn Slater, the hilarious and joyful musical is based on the hit Whoopi Goldberg film of the same name. Director Don Stephenson (Titanic at Lincoln Center, Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike and Lend Me A Tenor at Paper Mill Playhouse, Guys And Dolls at Goodspeed Opera House) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with the five-time Tony-nominated musical, featuring choreography by Melissa Zaremba (Marriott's La Cage aux Folles) and musical direction by Jeff Award-winner Doug Peck (Marriott's Dreamgirls and Fiddler on the Roof). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 16th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 16, 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. Excitement grows for 'La Revolution Francaise!' Also, Black Ensemble Theater and Raven Theatre take on more recent history, and 'Spamalot' opens northwest and southeast. 'Triassic Parq' and 'Goblin Market' play the city, 'Shrek' and 'Avenue Q' play the 'burbs, and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'My Little Red/Green Coat' sing from small screens! (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre launched its 21st season with CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, Monday, Aug. 17 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The annual fundraiser shattered previous records with nearly 350 people in attendance and more than $30,000 raised for Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre to Host 2016 CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, 8/17Porchlight Music Theatre to Host 2016 CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce Chicago Sings The Best of Motown, Monday, Aug. 17 at 7 p.m., at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. Single tickets are on sale now at citywinery.com or by calling the City Winery Box Office at 312.733.9463. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Court Stages a Regal SECRET GARDEN RevivalBWW Reviews: Court Stages a Regal SECRET GARDEN Revival
by Misha Davenport - Jun 1, 2015

The Court Theatre ends its 60th with the extraordinary revival of THE SECRET GARDEN (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Court Theatre's THE SECRET GARDENPhoto Flash: First Look at Court Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Court Theatre's 'The Secret Garden' began previews on May 21, and will officially open on May 30. With book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, this classic musical based on the book of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett will delight audiences in Chicago until June 21. Take a look at the production photos below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 6, 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. The 'Jersey Boys' return, '[title of show]' premieres and CPaz hosts a belt-fest! Plus new works everywhere! Piven Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, FWD Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre show us our future, plus the world premiere of 'Sense And Sensibility' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater! (more...)

Howard Brown Health Center Benefit Concert Set for The Cab at Stage 773, 5/10Howard Brown Health Center Benefit Concert Set for The Cab at Stage 773, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates co-host Christopher Pazdernik's birthday with Chris' Birthday Belt-Fest, a concert to benefit Howard Brown Health Center on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago, the evening will be music directed by co-host Aaron Benham. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 773.327.5252 or by visiting www.stage773.com (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

Paramount Theatre Presents LES MISERABLES, Thru 4/26Paramount Theatre Presents LES MISERABLES, Thru 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

Aurora's Paramount Theatre, wower of audiences and critics this season with consecutive smash hits CATS, Mary Poppins and The Who's Tommy, is closing its 2014-15 Broadway Series with Les Miserables, one of the greatest musicals of all time, March 18-April 26, 2015. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDENCourt Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Secret Garden, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden features musical book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden runs May 21 - June 21, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 4, 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. BIC's fall season schedule, plus Theo's 'JCS,' Woodstock's 'Chaperone,' Kokandy's 'Full Monty' and the Paramount's 'Les Mis.' Also four recent contemporary operas, early and late Sondheim comparisons, this month's 'Option Up,!' and Linda Eder and Jessie Mueller hit the suburbs! (more...)

Robert Wilde, Rod Thomas, Hannah Corneau & More to Lead LES MISERABLES at Paramount Theatre This SpringRobert Wilde, Rod Thomas, Hannah Corneau & More to Lead LES MISERABLES at Paramount Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

You're not dreaming a dream. Aurora's Paramount Theatre, wower of audiences and critics this season with consecutive smash hits CATS, Mary Poppins and The Who's Tommy, is closing its 2014-15 Broadway Series with Les Miserables, one of the greatest musicals of all time, March 18-April 26, 2015. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 4, 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. The 'Last Five Years' movie, and three local shows for Valentine's Day about young folks in New York. Plus two new shows based on Jane Austen, Lippa's 'Wild Party,' Sondheim's 'Sondheim,' Aurora's 'Les Miserables and Annaleigh Ashford's return, plus some critical thinking about the late Andrew Patner. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: ON THE TOWN Opens at the Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, which started previews August 13 and opened August 20, running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Go ON THE TOWN, To The Greatest Show You've Never SeenBWW REVIEWS: Go ON THE TOWN, To The Greatest Show You've Never Seen
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 21, 2014

When the Marriott Theatre in far north suburban Lincolnshire announced it was mounting a production of the 1944 landmark musical comedy 'On The Town,' most cognoscenti were excited. I mean, this is a show that everyone who takes musical theater seriously has studied, but that few have actually seen. (more...)

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