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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 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. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

Pasquale, Ashford, and Osnes Talk CAROUSEL; Next Stop Broadway?Pasquale, Ashford, and Osnes Talk CAROUSEL; Next Stop Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Could CAROUSEL be the next Rodgers and Hammerstein revival to grace the Broadway stage? The cast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production hope so. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly HumanBWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly Human
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 12, 2015

When one of the world's major opera houses announced its plans to present the best-known works of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein over a five-season span, no one had reason to believe that the Lyric Opera of Chicago would present a 'Carousel' starring a slew of Broadway, television, opera and ballet stars alongside the cream of Chicago's theatrical and vocal talent (60 actors, singers and dancers in all), supported by an orchestra of 37 players, and all overseen by the same director and musical director who would bring 'The Sound of Music' and 'Peter Pan' to live television, Carrie Underwood, Christopher Walken and all. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the stunning new production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Stunning CAROUSEL!Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Stunning CAROUSEL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Carousel is the third Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be presented as part of Lyric's American Musical Theater Initiative. The King and I and South Pacific follow in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, respectively. Past productions were Oklahoma! in the 2012-13 season and The Sound of Music in the 2013-14 season. Carousel runs Friday, April 10 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 (26 performances, including one preview and one student matinee) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW Returns to 54 Below to Launch Live Album, 5/11Cast of SIDE SHOW Returns to 54 Below to Launch Live Album, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

This encore performance will launch the recording of the previous 54 Below shows - SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening TodayLyric Opera of Chicago Presents CREATING CAROUSEL, Opening Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition “Creating Carousel” at the Civic Opera House. It opens on today, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be open for all performances of Carousel through May 3. It is free to performance ticketholders. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below!VIDEO: Watch Highlights from VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2015

VERY VERY is a sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption that turns Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT into a full-out rock concert. Stars -- including some of the original cast -- recently reunited to rock it out in VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Debuts CREATING CAROUSEL ExhibitionLyric Opera of Chicago Debuts CREATING CAROUSEL Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago is proud to present the all-new exhibition 'Creating Carousel' at the Civic Opera House. It opens on Friday, April 10, coinciding with the preview matinee performance of Lyric's new production of Carousel. The exhibition, on the lower level of the Civic Opera House, will be open for all performances of Carousel through May 3. It is free to performance ticketholders. (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...)

Photo Flash: Creators, Original Cast and More Bring VERY VERY ROCK SHOW to 54 BelowPhoto Flash: Creators, Original Cast and More Bring VERY VERY ROCK SHOW to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

VERY VERY is a sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption that turns Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT into a full-out rock concert. Stars -- including some of the original cast -- recently reunited to rock it out in VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, Maureen McGovern & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW Reunites Tonight at 54 BelowCast of SIDE SHOW Reunites Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The cast of the recent Broadway revival of SIDE SHOW reunites to celebrate this acclaimed production in 'The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions' at 54 Below tonight, March 9, 2015 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 BelowSIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The all-new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show debuted this week at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Erin Davie & Emily Padgett Preview Songs from SIDE SHOW Reunion at 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Erin Davie & Emily Padgett Preview Songs from SIDE SHOW Reunion at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - Mar 3, 2015

The cast of the recent Broadway revival of SIDE SHOW reunites at 54 Below to celebrate this acclaimed production, on March 9, 2015. Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, Ryan Silverman, Matthew Hydzik, David St. Louis, and members of the ensemble perform favorites from the show, a couple songs which were cut out of town, and material which won't be heard on the Original Cast Recording. Hosted by Bill Russell, author of the book and lyrics, the evening will also feature composer Henry Krieger. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTHE LAST SHIP Company, 54 SINGS MACK & MABEL & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 2-8, Featuring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 2-8, Featuring Emily Padgett, Erin Davie, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 1, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Last Ship Company in Concert; This Will Be Our Year, Starring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, & Krysta Rodriguez; Emily Padgett & Erin Davie; Very Very Rock Show in Concert Featuring Rebecca Naomi Jones and More; and 54 Sings Mack and Mabel. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

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