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BWW Review: Gallery Players' 13: THE MUSICAL Brings Back All Painful Awkwardness of Middle SchoolBWW Review: Gallery Players' 13: THE MUSICAL Brings Back All Painful Awkwardness of Middle School
by Paul Batterson - Dec 5, 2016

Ahhh, the joys of middle school: three years of bad skin, Mrs. Goldsmith's English class, bullies, popularity contests, and enough deep, emotional scars to fill therapists' offices for years to come. The Gallery Players production of 13: THE MUSICAL, the witty and at times painfully accurate depiction of that delightful time right before high school, is dead on the money. (more...)

Photo Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERAPhoto Flash: Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham, TONYA AND NANCY will play November 26 - December 30, 2016 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. The press opening is Tuesday, November 29 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

GLORIA to Make Regional Premiere at Dallas Theater Center This WinterGLORIA to Make Regional Premiere at Dallas Theater Center This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the regional premiere of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize nominated Gloria at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre Studio Theatre. (more...)

Kenny Leon, Director of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Set to Develop CAR WASH Reboot for ABCKenny Leon, Director of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Set to Develop CAR WASH Reboot for ABC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Kenny Leon, director of 'The Wiz Live', 'Hairspray Live' and a Tony- winner for his revival of 'A Raisin In The Sun', has teamed up with Robert Horn, book writer of Broadways' '13' the musical, and Disney's Teen Beach Movie musical franchise, and Matt Claybrooks (Everybody Hates Chris) to do a reboot of the 1976 hit movie musical CAR WASH for ABC television network. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos for Porchlight Music Theatre's END OF THE RAINBOW at Stage 773Photo Flash: Opening Night Photos for Porchlight Music Theatre's END OF THE RAINBOW at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

It's December 1968 and Judy Garland is about to make her comeback....again. In a London hotel room, with both her new young fiance and her adoring accompanist, Garland struggles to get 'beyond the rainbow' with her signature cocktail of talent, tenacity and razor-sharp wit. Featuring some of Garland's most memorable songs, this savagely funny play with music offers unique insight into the inner conflict that inspired and consumed one of the most beloved figures in American history.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at END OF THE RAINBOW, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at END OF THE RAINBOW, Opening Tonight at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, tonight, November 4, through December 4, featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as 'Judy Garland,' direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as 'Anthony,' at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Master Class and Concert Presented by Theatre Under The StarsJason Robert Brown Master Class and Concert Presented by Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars welcomes Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown to Houston for an exclusive Master Class and Concert Performance benefiting the Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT). (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOWPorchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

DTC Will Welcome First Female as 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL This SeasonDTC Will Welcome First Female as 'Scrooge' in A CHRISTMAS CAROL This Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Dallas Theater Center's hit production of the holiday classic A Christmas Carol returns to the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre. (more...)

Underscore Theatre Company in Association with Harborside Films Presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERAUnderscore Theatre Company in Association with Harborside Films Presents TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company, in association with Harborside Films, is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of TONYA AND NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA, a dark musical comedy based on the infamous 1990's Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan "knee whack" ice skating scandal. With book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, direction and choreography by Jon Martinez and musical direction by Aaron Benham. (more...)

Young Players Second Stage to Present 13 THE MUSICAL This MonthYoung Players Second Stage to Present 13 THE MUSICAL This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Young Players Second Stage will present 13 THE MUSICAL, onstage at the Royal Theatre, October 21-30, 2016, with book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, and music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Third and Final Time at Porchlight Music TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Third and Final Time at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec.3, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Young Players Second Stage to Present 13 THE MUSICAL This MonthYoung Players Second Stage to Present 13 THE MUSICAL This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Young Players Second Stage will present 13 THE MUSICAL, onstage at the Royal Theatre, October 21-30, 2016, with book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn, and music & lyrics by Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again at Porchlight Music TheatreIN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through NovemberPorchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOWPorchlight Music Theatre Announces Casting for END OF THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the Chicago premiere of End of the Rainbow, November 4 - December 4,  featuring music from the songbook of Judy Garland, written by Peter Quilter, starring Angela Ingersoll as "Judy Garland," direction by Porchlight Music Theatre Artistic Director Michael Weber, music direction by Jon Steinhagen, who also appears as "Anthony," at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande & Jason Robert Brown Perform 'Jason's Song' on TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: Ariana Grande & Jason Robert Brown Perform 'Jason's Song' on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Ariana Grande performed 'Jason's Song (Gave It Away)' with a little help from Tony winning composer Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTSPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce an extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Sunday, Oct. 23, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal VideoSTAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

Cast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTSCast Announced for Porchlight Music Theatre's Season Opener IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the cast and artistic staff of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning IN THE HEIGHTS, September 9 - October 16, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

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