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THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5THE OTHER PLACE to Make Chicago Premiere at Profiles Theatre, 2/13-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Profiles Theatre continues its 26th Season with the Chicago premiere of The Other Place by Sharr White, directed by Artistic Director Joe Jahraus. The production runs February 13 - April 5, 2015 at Profiles Theatre's The Main Stage, 4139 N. Broadway. The press opening is Thursday, February 19 at 8pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 22, 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 Paramount's 'Tommy,' Drury Lane's 'West Side' and the Marriott's 'La Cage.' Plus 'Stomp' puts its foot down, 'Gent's Guide' books the fall, new shows in development and rewrite, plus 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, 'Titanic' at Northwestern and 'Grease' on FOX! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 14, 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 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was great! Now onward to '50 Shades,' 'Mr. Burns' and 'Book Of Merman,' plus two from Christopher Pazdernik,' 'Ordinary Days,' 'First Wives Club,' tributes to John Hughes and Stephen Sondheim and a showtune film cameo! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 8, 2015

On the coldest night of the year, spirits were high at The Call Bar in the Andersonville neighborhood, as the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Hosted by BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Editor Paul W. Thompson and The Call's hostess, Ashley Morgan, the Celebration lasted from 8:00 pm to the stroke of midnight, as the winners in 36 categories were revealed. (more...)

Brandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELSBrandon Dahlquis, Brian Zane & More to Star in Porchlight Revisits... Production of CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the next production in the second season of Chicago's hit 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits... City of Angels, featuring book by Larry Gelbart (A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, M*A*S*H), music by Cy Coleman (Sweet Charity, Barnum) and lyrics by David Zippel (The Goodbye Girl, Disney's Mulan) with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by Aaron Benham. City of Angels is presented for two-nights-only Tuesday, March 3 and Wednesday, March 4 at 8:00 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim (February 6 - March 15) on nights when there are no performances at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 31st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 31st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 31, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Braodway. It's the Top Ten Hot Topix for the last half of 2014, and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015! (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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 24, 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. 'Into The Woods' finally opens tomorrow! Plus Porchlight's Sondheim season continues, TMTC's 'Allegro' at Ravinia, Laura Osnes is coming to town, 'Galavant' and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards arrive in early January, followed by 'Tommy' in Aurora, 'First Date' at the Royal George, 'The Full Monty' at Theater Wit and more! (more...)

Strawdog Theatre to Stage DESPERATE DOLLS, 11/23-12/23Strawdog Theatre to Stage DESPERATE DOLLS, 11/23-12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Strawdog Theatre Company, Artistic Director Hank Boland and Hugen Hall Artistic Director Anderson Lawfer are proud to announce the second production in their 2014 - 2015 Hugen Hall season, Darren Callahan's Desperate Dolls, November 23 -- December 23, directed by Michael Driscoll at Hugen Hall in Strawdog Theatre Company, 3829 N. Broadway Street. Opening night performance is Monday, Nov. 24 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Max DeTogne to Star in Theo Ubique's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Cast Announced!Max DeTogne to Star in Theo Ubique's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Heralded newcomers to the Theo stage join Danni Smith for unmiked production of the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical beginning performances March 6. (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...)

I DON'T REMEMBER YOU to Premiere at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1/12-26I DON'T REMEMBER YOU to Premiere at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret, 1/12-26
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Discover the thrilling songs and stories from many infrequently heard works of musical theater at the cabaret revue I Don't Remember You: Broadway's Cult Classics, vol. II, performed at Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret from January 12-26, 2015. (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...)

Paramount Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY, 1/14-2/15Paramount Presents THE WHO'S TOMMY, 1/14-2/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The day after The Who's Tommy debuted on Broadway in 1993, The New York Times exclaimed, '...at long last the authentic rock musical that has eluded Broadway for two generations...an Entertainment Juggernaut.' Twenty-one years later, no other musical has come close to replicating its sure power, electricity and monumental impact. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan & More Set for Porchlight Music Theatre's SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre has announce dthe second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, February 6 - March 15, 2015, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Corgan Musical and More in Music Theatre Co's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!Photo Flash: First Look - Billy Corgan Musical and More in Music Theatre Co's 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The Music Theatre Company is pleased to launch its 2014-15 season with THE 48-HOUR MUSICALS: ENCORE!, featuring four 15-minute musicals originally written and rehearsed in just 48 hours by Scotty Arnold, Diana Lawrence, Michael Mahler and J. Oconer Navarro plus the world premiere of a 20-minute musical by Smashing Pumpkins frontman and Chicagoland native Billy Corgan. Scroll down for a first look! (more...)

STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE and THE TERRIBLE Join The New Colony's 2014-15 SeasonSTANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE and THE TERRIBLE Join The New Colony's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The New Colony is pleased to announce its full 2014-15 main stage season at its new permanent home -- The Den Theatre's, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Joining the previously announced world premiere musical PLASTIC REVOLUTION, The New Colony will present two additional world premieres: the musical comedy STANLEY IN THE NAME OF LOVE written and directed by Mr. Margaret Svetlove and the dark comedy THE TERRIBLE by Morgan McNaught, directed by Jesse Roth. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre Marks 125th Anniversary With 'LIVING THE HISTORY' Gala TonightThe Auditorium Theatre Marks 125th Anniversary With 'LIVING THE HISTORY' Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the National Historic Landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary with a special performance, 'Living the History -- 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre' tonight, December 9, 2014. (more...)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Names Today 'Auditorium Theatre Day'Mayor Rahm Emanuel Names Today 'Auditorium Theatre Day'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

In celebration of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's 125th Anniversary, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims today, December 9, 2014 'Auditorium Theatre Day' in the City of Chicago. Exactly 125 years to the day of its momentous opening in 1889, the Auditorium Theatre invites the Chicago community to partake in birthday festivities in an all-day Birthday extravaganza. (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...)

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