Patrick Andrews News

ATC Announces AracaWorks: Chicago; Replaces 'LITTLE SHOP' with New Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

American Theater Company announces a new partnership with The Araca Group (Broadway producers of Urinetown, Frankie and Johnny in the Claire de Lune, The Wedding Singer, Lend Me a Tenor, and A View From the Bridge, among others) in the development of new American plays in Chicago. The two organizations will partner to produce AracaWorks: Chicago, a weekend of readings of world premiere American plays from August 7-9, 2014 in Chicago. One of the three plays will receive a year of development, including a workshop production the following summer at ATC. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Presents DORIAN, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents DORIAN, a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.' This famous thriller of Dorian's ill-fated portrait is performed in promenade style. This original play is intended for mature audiences only, and is written by Company Members Ben Lobpries and Tommy Rapley. Company Member Kevin O'Donnell provides the score. Rapley directs and choreographs. The production previews today, April 4 - 13 and opens on Monday April 14 at 7pm at the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St, Chicago). DORIAN will run through May 18, 2014. (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago to Present DORIAN, 4/4-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

The House Theatre of Chicago presents DORIAN, a modern adaptation of Oscar Wilde's novel 'The Picture of Dorian Gray.' This famous thriller of Dorian's ill-fated portrait is performed in promenade style. This original play is intended for mature audiences only, and is written by Company Members Ben Lobpries and Tommy Rapley. Company Member Kevin O'Donnell provides the score. Rapley directs and choreographs. The production previews April 4 - 13 and opens on Monday April 14 at 7pm at the Chopin Theatre (1543 W. Division St, Chicago). DORIAN will run through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Brian Dennehy to Reprise Roles in THE ICEMAN COMETH at BAM; Runs 2/5-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

BAM and Scott Rudin will present Goodman Theatre's renowned revival of Eugene O'Neill's The Iceman Cometh from February 5 through March 15, 2015. Directed by Goodman Artistic Director Robert Falls and featuring Tony Award-winning stage and screen actors Nathan Lane (as Theodore "Hickey" Hickman) and Brian Dennehy (as Larry Slade), the production, including its original Chicago cast, is slated for a six-week run in the BAM Harvey Theater. Ticket on-sale dates will be announced in the fall of 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Production Shots from About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2013

About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS plays now through January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has new production shots below! (more...)

Home for the Holidays - BWW Picks the Top 125+ Holiday Shows from Coast to Coast!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 16, 2013

This holiday season, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of our favorite shows playing across the country. Take a break from the hustle and bustle and treat your family to some of our theatrical favorites, now playing nationwide. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WE THREE LIZAS Scores with Glitz, Glitter and Heart
by Misha Davenport - Dec 11, 2013

About Face Theatre's 'We Three Lizas' has the right mix of holiday heart and camp (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 03, 2013

About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS will play now through January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS Returns to Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2013

About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS will play tonight, November 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RED at Everyman Theatre - A Riveting Drama
by Charles Shubow - Nov 26, 2013

Bruce Randolph Nelson and Eric Berryman star in powerful play about artist Mark Rothko. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Company Extends THE NORMAL HEART Through 12/29
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company announces 9 additional performances of its acclaimed production of The Normal Heart by Larry Kramer, directed by Nick Bowling. Originally scheduled to close on December 22, The Normal Heart will now run through December 29, 2013, plus three additional Tuesday performances at 7:30 pm on December 3, December 10 and December 17, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago. Tickets to newly added performances are on sale starting today. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Promo Shots for About Face's WE THREE LIZAS, Begin. 11/27
by BWW News Desk - Nov 07, 2013

About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS will play November 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available online at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. Check out promo shots below! (more...)

About Face's WE THREE LIZAS Opens 11/27 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2013

About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS will play November 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available online at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

About Face Theatre's WE THREE LIZAS to Return to Chicago, 11/27-1/5/2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 01, 2013

About Face Theatre's sparkly, queer holiday hit musical WE THREE LIZAS is back and better than ever - with a new book and expanded score! Featuring book and lyrics by Scott Bradley*, music and additional lyrics by Alan Schmuckler, direction by Scott Ferguson*, music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Patrick Andrews*, WE THREE LIZAS will play November 27, 2013 - January 5, 2014 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 11 at will be available online at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office (1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago) or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Thursday, December 5 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

WE THREE LIZAS, BRAHMAN/I & More Set for About Face Theatre's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2013

About Face Theatre is pleased to announce its 2013-14 programming, showcasing premiere productions and developmental works that explore gender and sexual identity. AFT's mainstage kicks-off this winter with the return of the hit holiday musical WE THREE LIZAS, featuring a new book and expanded score. In the spring, AFT presents the Chicago premiere of Aditi Brennan Kapil's stand-up comedy play, BRAHMAN/I, exploring gender, culture, mythology and puberty all through the lens of a hijra, an Indian intersex person. Next summer, About Face Youth Theatre investigates the intersection of immigration and queer identity in the world premiere of CHECKING BOXES. AFT's 2013-14 offerings will also feature the OUT FRONT Series, a year-round line-up of workshops and readings of new and developmental works by LGBTQA playwrights, as well as a month-long PRIDE CABARET Music Series in June 2014. For additional information on About Face Theatre's 2013-14 programming, please visit www.aboutfacetheatre.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: David Cromer in TimeLine Theatre's THE NORMAL HEART, Begin. 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company continues its 2013-14 season with Larry Kramer's Tony Award-winning The Normal Heart. This first Chicago staging of the landmark play that 'blasts you like an open, overstoked furnace' (The New York Times) since the play's 2011 Broadway production is directed by five-time Jeff Award-winning director Nick Bowling, TimeLine's Associate Artistic Director. Check out the just released promotional shots below! (more...)

About Face's THE PRIDE Begins Two-Week Extension at Victory Gardens, Now through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2013

Due to popular demand, About Face Theatre's critically acclaimed Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Olivier Award) and directed by Bonnie Metzgar has added two additional weeks of performances - extending through Saturday, July 27, 2013. THE PRIDE is presented at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performance are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000. (more...)

David Cromer to Lead TimeLine's NORMAL HEART; Casts Announced for Fall Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

TimeLine Theatre Company, dedicated to presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, has finalized casting for three of the four productions of its 2013-14 season, as the company embarks upon its most ambitious season ever with major revivals (A Raisin in the Sun, The Normal Heart and the musical Juno), a new play (The How and the Why), and a pioneering partnership with the Chicago Commercial Collective and Broadway In Chicago to remount a previous hit show (To Master the Art). (more...)

About Face Theatre to Kick Off LGBTQ Pride Month with THE PRIDE, 6/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2013

About Face Theatre will kick off LGBTQ Pride Month with the Chicago premiere of the Oliver Award-winning drama THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell, directed by Artistic Director Bonnie Metzgar, playing June 6 - July 13, 2013 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for THE PRIDE are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000. The press opening is Thursday, June 13 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

About Face's THE PRIDE Announces Two Week Extension at Victory Gardens, Now through 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Due to popular demand, About Face Theatre's critically acclaimed Chicago premiere of THE PRIDE by Alexi Kaye Campbell (Olivier Award) and directed by Bonnie Metzgar has added two additional weeks of performances - extending through Saturday, July 27, 2013. THE PRIDE is presented at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for all performance are available at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling the Victory Gardens Box Office at (773) 871-3000. (more...)

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