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BWW Review: Drury Lane's CRAZY FOR YOU Brings a Much-Needed Dose of Broadway MagicBWW Review: Drury Lane's CRAZY FOR YOU Brings a Much-Needed Dose of Broadway Magic
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 14, 2016

This holiday season, the intimate Drury Lane Theatre receives a dash of Broadway magic. George and Ira Gershwin's classical music comes to life in a dazzling revue. Big dance numbers, familiar tunes and slapstick comedy make for a wondrous, two-hour escape from reality. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents Tap Spectacular CRAZY FOR YOUPhoto Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents Tap Spectacular CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder Go CRAZY FOR YOU, Starting Tonight at Drury LaneBroadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder Go CRAZY FOR YOU, Starting Tonight at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

Broadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury LaneBroadway Couple Clyde Alves and Robyn Hurder to Go CRAZY FOR YOU at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Drury Lane Theatre brings romance and warmth to Chicago this winter with the song-and-dance extravaganza Crazy for You, featuring music by George Gershwin, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and book by Ken Ludwig, directed and choreographed by the Jeff Award-nominated director/choreographer Matt Crowle. (more...)

Bright Light Bright Light to Celebrate CHOREOGRAPHY Album at Rough TradeBright Light Bright Light to Celebrate CHOREOGRAPHY Album at Rough Trade
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Bright Light Bright Light will celebrate the release of Choreography with a U.S. tour kicking off this fall. Thomas will play New York's Rough Trade September 9 and Los Angeles' The Satellite September 14, along with many more. (more...)

Bright Light Bright Light to Celebrate CHOREOGRAPHY Album at Rough TradeBright Light Bright Light to Celebrate CHOREOGRAPHY Album at Rough Trade
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Bright Light Bright Light will celebrate the release of Choreography with a U.S. tour kicking off this fall. Thomas will play New York's Rough Trade September 9 and Los Angeles' The Satellite September 14, along with many more. (more...)

Bright Light Bright Light's Choreography Debuts at #39 on Billboard Heatseekers ChartBright Light Bright Light's Choreography Debuts at #39 on Billboard Heatseekers Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Bright Light Bright Light's CHOREOGRAPHY Out TodayBright Light Bright Light's CHOREOGRAPHY Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Choreography, the third album from acclaimed U.K. artist Bright Light Bright Light-the solo project of vocalist and producer Rod Thomas, is out now. (more...)

Carol Lipnik, Flamenco Festival, Gad Elmaleh and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This MonthCarol Lipnik, Flamenco Festival, Gad Elmaleh and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from March 2-13, 2016. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Writers Theatre to Present ARCADIA, 3/16-5/1Writers Theatre to Present ARCADIA, 3/16-5/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Writers Theatre, under leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in their new home, Arcadia, written by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The production, which begins performances on March 16, 2016 has already been extended by one week, and will now play through May 1, 2016 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writers Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Isaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's PubIsaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced its nightly lineup for February 24 - March 6, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Isaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's PubIsaac Oliver, Greta Gerwig, Flamenco Festival & More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has just announced its nightly lineup for February 24 - March 6, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Tickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on SaleTickets to Writers Theatre's ARCADIA Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, presents the first production in the Theatre's new home, Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Michael Halberstam. The show runs March 16 - April 24, 2016 at the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre in Writer Theatre's new theater center at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/27 - Nicholas Dantes, Larry Yando and More Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/27 - Nicholas Dantes, Larry Yando and More Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 27, 2015

Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS STORY at Theatre at the CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at A CHRISTMAS STORY at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

As the grand finale to their spectacular 25th Anniversary 2015 Season, Theatre at the Center presents the beloved holiday classic, A CHRISTMAS STORY, running now through December 27, with a press opening this Sunday, November 22 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW Lead the Field of 180 NomineesIt's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW Lead the Field of 180 Nominees
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 9, 2015

It's the 2015 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations! [TITLE OF SHOW] and DIRECT FROM DEATH ROW... Lead the Field of 180 Nominees. 86 productions from 55 theaters receive nominations in 36 categories. Voting open through New Year's Eve! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 4, 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. Holiday musicals are at 100% in our big suburban theaters! Plus two of our annual 'Christmas Carol' offerings, a new show called 'Tinsel!,' 'Gypsy' and 'Oliver!' for those not yet ready to celebrate things, and the return of 'Christmas Dearest' from Hell In A Handbag at Mary's Attic. Happy Holidaze! (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present A CHRISTMAS STORYTheatre at the Center to Present A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

As the grand finale to their spectacular 25th Anniversary 2015 Season, Theatre at the Center presents the beloved holiday classic, A Christmas Story, running November 19 through December 27, with a press opening on Sunday, November 22 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana. Based on the award-winning film, the play by Phil Grecian tells the story of Ralphie Parker, who longs for a genuine Red Ryder BB gun for Christmas. The source material for the film was the warm and hilarious story collection In God We Trust: All Others Pay Cash by local Hammond, Indiana native Jean Shepherd. The holiday classic will be directed by Jeff Award-winner Linda Fortunato (Monty Python's Spamalot, A Christmas Carol, 42nd Street at Theatre at the Center). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 19, 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. Monday's trifecta of showtune events, including Jackie Burns following Idina, and 'Boy From Oz.' 'Mormon' and 'Dancing' return, and 'Gentleman's Guide' prepares. That 'October Sky' and 'Starcatcher' are set to open, but a lot of shows are closing. Not 'Ring Of Fire!' Concerts are on tap, too, including Seth McFarlane! (more...)

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