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Photo Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADUPhoto Flash: American Theater Company Presents XANADU
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) opens musical comedy Xanadu, the final production of its Legacy Season, this Sunday, June 5. Presented as a tribute to ATC's late Artistic Director PJ Paparelli-a not-so-secret fan of this camp classic-Xanadu is directed by Lili-Anne Brown and runs at ATC now through July 17, 2016. The production has music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar and a book by Douglas Carter Beane, based on the 1980 Universal Pictures film of the same title. (more...)

American Theater Company Announces 2016-17 SeasonAmerican Theater Company Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) proudly announces Season 32, led by its newly appointed Artistic Director Will Davis and continuing the theater's dedication to developing new works. The 2016-17 season kicks off this September with the world premiere of Dan Aibel's T., an exploration of the competitive ice skating saga between Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, directed byMargot Bordelon, Sept. 23-Oct. 30, 2016. In the New Year, ATC presents Jaclyn Backhaus' Men On Boats, making its regional premiere at ATC Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017, under Will Davis' direction after he remounts his acclaimed New York production Off Broadway at Playwrights Horizons this summer. Next spring brings another world premiere at ATC, Basil Kreimendahl's We're Gonna Be Okay, March 17-April 23, 2017. The production is directed by Bonnie Metzgar and was originally developed at ATC in collaboration with The Araca Group during AracaWorks: Chicago 2015. The final production of ATC's 2016-17 Season is a reimagined classic, Pulitzer Prize winner Picnic by William Inge, under Davis' direction May 19-June 25, 2017. Season subscriptions are on sale now and range from $60-$150, with special pricing available for advance purchases before July 31, 2016. To purchase a subscription or for more information, visit www.atcweb.org or call the ATC Box Office at 773-409-4125. (more...)

BWW Review: ART and RED in WESTPORTBWW Review: ART and RED in WESTPORT
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - May 9, 2016

Trivia: Alfred Molina played in both shows on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RED at Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at RED at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, 'Art' and 'Red,' with each play alternating daily, now through May 29. 'Art' by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and 'Red' by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director. Each of the plays is about art: making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at 'Red' below! (more...)

Quest & International Chamber Artists to Present THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY This MayQuest & International Chamber Artists to Present THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble and the International Chamber Artists are proud to announce THE PEOPLE'S PASSION PLAY, a pageant performed with Quest's signature visually arresting large-scale puppetry set to Dvorak's Serenade for Winds, Opus 44, performed by members of the ICA ensemble. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse to Open 2016 Season with ART and RED in RepWestport Country Playhouse to Open 2016 Season with ART and RED in Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Westport Country Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with two Tony Award-winning plays staged in repertory, "Art" and "Red," with each play alternating daily, from May 3 through May 29.  "Art" by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton, and "Red" by John Logan, will be directed by Mark Lamos, Playhouse artistic director.  Each of the plays is about art:  making it, owning it, the anguish of creating it, and the ache of believing in it.   (more...)

Albuquerque Film & Music Experience Sets 2016 Showcase Music LineupAlbuquerque Film & Music Experience Sets 2016 Showcase Music Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

The fourth annual Albuquerque Film & Music Experience (AFME) kicks off in April, with this year's events featuring one-of-a-kind musical experiences, including the 2016 Showcase Music Event. The showcase event evening begins with the New Mexico Premiere of the documentary Nathan East: For the Record, followed by a Concert Tribute to Nathan East. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's THE HOMOSEXUALS Benefit ReadingPhoto Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's THE HOMOSEXUALS Benefit Reading
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

About Face Theatre will present a one-night-only benefit reading of its 2011 runaway hit THE HOMOSEXUALS by AFT Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by original director Bonnie Metzgar and featuring the full original cast. Throughout its 20th anniversary season, About Face is serving up readings of some of their most succesful and pivotal plays from the last two decades. THE HOMOSEXUALS benefit reading will be held Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm at The Chicago History Museum's Rubloff Auditorium, 1601 N. Clark St. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

About Face Theatre to Stage Benefit Reading of THE HOMOSEXUALS, 12/19About Face Theatre to Stage Benefit Reading of THE HOMOSEXUALS, 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

About Face Theatre is excited to present a one-night-only benefit reading of its 2011 runaway hit THE HOMOSEXUALS by AFT Artistic Associate Philip Dawkins, directed by original director Bonnie Metzgar and featuring the full original cast. (more...)

American Theater Company to Co-Produce World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's FULFILLMENTAmerican Theater Company to Co-Produce World Premiere of Thomas Bradshaw's FULFILLMENT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

American Theater Company (ATC), 1909 W. Byron Street, kicks off Season 31: The Legacy Season with the co-world premiere of Fulfillment, written by Thomas Bradshaw and directed by Ethan McSweeny, Nov. 6-Dec. 13, 2015 (press opening Thursday, Nov. 12). This production is a co-world premiere with The Flea Theater in New York, where Fulfillment opens under McSweeny's direction next month. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gaslight's THE ANDREWS BROTHERSBWW Reviews: Gaslight's THE ANDREWS BROTHERS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 24, 2015

Perhaps no singing group more aptly captures the spirit of America during World War II than the glorious Andrews Sisters: the sound of Patty, Maxene and Laverne somehow encapsulates the romantic notions of a world at war that still delights audiences and conjures up visions of all-American spirit and spunk. With songs like 'Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,' 'Hold Tight,' 'Three Little Sisters,' and 'Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree,' audiences are immediately taken away to wartime - well, actually, the war's in its waning days (the time is March 1945), but young men are still risking their lives to ensure our liberties while saving the world from the Axis powers. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - David Girolmo Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - David Girolmo Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

About Face's BIG RED and THE BOYS Holiday Concert Begins Tonight at Theater WitAbout Face's BIG RED and THE BOYS Holiday Concert Begins Tonight at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

For that special mix of naughty and nice, About Face Theatre, in association with Theater Wit, presents BIG RED and THE BOYS, a non-traditional evening of songs, stories and spirits starring Meghan 'Big Red' Murphy, John Francisco*, Patrick Andrews* and Nick Davio. This sexy and spicy holiday concert plays five performances only this weekend, December 12 - 13, 15, 19 - 20, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. (more...)

About Face Presents BIG RED and THE BOYS, Now thru 12/20About Face Presents BIG RED and THE BOYS, Now thru 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

For that special mix of naughty and nice, About Face Theatre, in association with Theater Wit, presents BIG RED and THE BOYS, a non-traditional evening of songs, stories and spirits starring Meghan 'Big Red' Murphy, John Francisco*, Patrick Andrews* and Nick Davio. This sexy and spicy holiday concert plays five performances only December 12 - 13, 15, 19 - 20, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on sale Today, November 14 at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 10th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 10, 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. 'Cinderella' and 'Lucy' hit town, 'Hansel And Gretel' play on the Mag Mile, a BC/EFA benefit at Sidetrack, 'Porgy' and Redmoon make splashes, two shows named 'Nativity' ready to open, and 'Rudolph' and Big Red return! (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards -David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards -David Girolmo, Taylor Okey Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

About Face's BIG RED and THE BOYS Holiday Concert Begins 12/12 at Theater WitAbout Face's BIG RED and THE BOYS Holiday Concert Begins 12/12 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

For that special mix of naughty and nice, About Face Theatre, in association with Theater Wit, presents BIG RED and THE BOYS, a non-traditional evening of songs, stories and spirits starring Meghan 'Big Red' Murphy, John Francisco*, Patrick Andrews* and Nick Davio. This sexy and spicy holiday concert plays five performances only December 12 - 13, 15, 19 - 20, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. (more...)

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