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The Auditorium Theatre to Present ON STAGE WITH... BRENDAN JAMES, 9/24The Auditorium Theatre to Present ON STAGE WITH... BRENDAN JAMES, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University presents On Stage With…Branden James, an intimate cabaret performance by the "America's Got Talent" finalist. After gracing some of the world's most renowned stages, classically trained singer Branden James makes his return to Chicago this fall, Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m. on the Auditorium Theatre's historic stage, 50 E. Congress Parkway. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University to Kick Off BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, 9/4Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University to Kick Off BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University announces the programming for THE BILLY STRAYHORN FESTIVAL, September 4 - November 21, celebrating the 100th birthday of the late Billy Strayhorn. The Festival begins with the Chicago Jazz Festival, Friday, Sept. 4 in Millennium Park, continues at various jazz clubs and locations throughout Chicago and culminates on the Auditorium Theatre's landmark stage Saturday, Nov. 21 with Lush Life: The Music of Billy Strayhorn.  (more...)

New Novel on 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike Sparks ControversyNew Novel on 2012 Chicago Teachers Strike Sparks Controversy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

In the three weeks since the release of The Teacher's Strike, a plucky new book by debut novelist Gabby Matthews about the massive 8-day Chicago teachers work strike in 2012, everyone from government officials to journalists to Union members and leaders have all chimed in on the title. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Our Lady J, Birthday Sax & More Coming Up This Month at Joe's PubJane Lynch, Our Lady J, Birthday Sax & More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, running August 12-23, 2015. Scroll down or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Tommy Tune Helps Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrate 25th AnniversaryTommy Tune Helps Chicago Human Rhythm Project Celebrate 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

 The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating 25 years of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts in world-class, innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomed 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, took place July 30 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. Attended by 270 people, the event raised $212,000 from a combination of ticket sales, silent and live auction proceeds, table sponsorships and individual and corporate contributions. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, 8/5-16Jane Lynch, Brasil Summerfest, John Early and More Set for Joe's Pub, 8/5-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, running August 5 - August 16, 2015. (more...)

Englewood, Garfield Park, Austin & Rogers Park All Stops on Collaboraction's Crime Scene August Parks TourEnglewood, Garfield Park, Austin & Rogers Park All Stops on Collaboraction's Crime Scene August Parks Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Collaboraction, the Chicago theater community's 'Ambassadors of Hope,' continues to spread its message of peace, art, love, hope and fun throughout Chicago with Crime Scene: Breathe Life, the company's third annual, free Chicago Park District Night Out in the Parks summer tour, playing every Thursday and Friday night in August at four different Chicago Park District venue (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/3; HEATHERS in Austin, KINKY BOOTS in Canada and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 7/3; HEATHERS in Austin, KINKY BOOTS in Canada and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Austin, Milwaukee, Toronto, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include HEATHERS in Austin, THE ISLAND in Milwaukee, and the Canadian premiere of KINKY BOOTS, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks OffBWW Reviews: 2nd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival Kicks Off
by Patrick O'Brien - Jul 2, 2015

Underscore Theatre's Musical Theatre Festival is back with a bumper crop of new and original musicals. What's chaff and what's wheat? Read on! (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Launch Summer 2015 Neighborhood Tour, 6/19Barrel of Monkeys THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Launch Summer 2015 Neighborhood Tour, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Barrel of Monkeys is bringing its hit revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to audiences across the city this summer -- including select FREE performances. In addition its long-running, weekly production at the Neo-Futurist Theater, the Monkeys are partnering with the Chicago Park District's 'Night Out In The Parks' initiative, Stage 773 in the Belmont Theater District and the Chicago Fringe Festival in Jefferson Park for performances all summer long! (more...)

Auditorium Theatre's Creative Engagement Department Sets Summer Community InitiativesAuditorium Theatre's Creative Engagement Department Sets Summer Community Initiatives
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Closing out the celebration of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's 125th Anniversary Season, the Auditorium's Creative Engagement Department announces community initiatives that will continue through the entire summer. The award-winning summer camp "Hands Together, Heart to Art" ("HTHTA") returns for the 11th year July 6 - 31, allowing children ages 7-14 who have experienced the loss of one or both parents the opportunity to use the performing arts to encourage communication, foster emotional growth and provide young people with the consolation of friendship and compassion from their peers and instructors. The theatre will also introduce the new "Brave Face Project," a devised play created to shine light on women's roles in society with performances June 26 - 28 in the Katten/Landau Studio. In a continuing effort to encourage young talent, the Auditorium's "Made in Chicago" Summer Dance Intensive invites dancers (ages 11-18) to take part in a unique opportunity to train with some of the best professional dancers in the city June 29 - July 3 at the Auditorium. (more...)

City Lights Orchestra, Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro to Join Forces at the Auditorium Theatre, 6/24City Lights Orchestra, Ukulele Player Jake Shimabukuro to Join Forces at the Auditorium Theatre, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

?Ukulele virtuoso Jake Shimabukuro, described by Rolling Stone as a music "hero," makes his Auditorium Theatre debut with The City Lights Orchestra, conducted by Rich Daniels, Wednesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m., concluding the Auditorium's inaugural "Made in Chicago" performance series. (more...)

Hubbard Street Raises More Than $800,000 at Season 37 Spotlight BallHubbard Street Raises More Than $800,000 at Season 37 Spotlight Ball
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, one of the world's premier contemporary dance organizations, together with Honorary Chairs Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Amy Rule, and Event Chair Patti Selander Eylar, held its Season 37 Spotlight Ball on Monday, June 1 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium Park. (more...)

2nd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to Kick Off 6/30 at The Den Theatre2nd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to Kick Off 6/30 at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the line-up and full casting for its second annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring an unprecedented 13 world-premiere musicals by local artists. Created to showcase Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will include ten full-length musicals and three one-acts. (more...)

Julianne Moore & More Stars Pledge to 'Wear Orange' on National Gun Awareness DayJulianne Moore & More Stars Pledge to 'Wear Orange' on National Gun Awareness Day
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Today, more than 25 cultural influencers and 60 U.S. Mayors joined the coalition of best-in-class organizations and activists pledging to 'Wear Orange' a color that symbolizes the value of human life on June 2 nd (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2015 Lineup AnnouncedChicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2015 Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. This summer, 24 performances of Shakespeare's Greatest Hits travel to 17 neighborhood parks across Chicago, FREE FOR ALL, July 19-August 16, 2015. Shakespeare's memorable characters come to life in a unique and surprising mash-up of scenes from his most celebrated plays. From Hamilton Park and Garfield Park Conservatory to Washington Park and Gage Park, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks is the single largest professional urban tour of a Shakespearean production, activating communities and giving Chicagoans direct access to their City's cultural treasures. (more...)

Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday with HIS WAY, 5/30Auditorium Theatre to Celebrate Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday with HIS WAY, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Classic cool and retro glam fill the air as the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University marks the 100th birthday of legendary singer and entertainer Frank Sinatra with "His Way -- Sinatra's Centennial Celebration," starring Chicago's own Ron Hawking. The musical tribute comes to the Auditorium, Saturday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m. T (more...)

Goodman Theatre Plans for Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and EngagementGoodman Theatre Plans for Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Goodman Theatre Board of Directors Chair Joan Clifford, Artistic Director Robert Falls and Executive Director Roche Schulfer announce plans to establish the "Alice B. Rapoport Center for Education and Engagement"-a $15 million expansion effort that realizes the theater's 30-year commitment to using its art as education: empowering and inspiring individuals through the process of creating and experiencing live theater. (more...)

Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30Tommy Tune Set for Chicago Human Rhythm Project's 25th Anniversary Jubalee, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), celebrating a quarter century of creating community through American tap and contemporary percussive arts through innovative performance, education and outreach programs, welcomes 10-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune at its 25th Anniversary Jubalee Gala. This special evening, hosted by WGN's Dean Richards, takes place July 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, 220 E. Chicago Ave., Chicago. (more...)

Collaboraction's LET HOPE RISE Comes to the Park District Next MonthCollaboraction's LET HOPE RISE Comes to the Park District Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Collaboraction, the Chicago-based theater company dedicated to increasing the peace in Chicago, announces its fourth Let Hope Rise free event with the Chicago Park District, Saturday, May 9 at noon at Hamilton Park, 513 West 72nd St., in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood. (more...)

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