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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 28, 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. Musical television series abound! Also special nights for 'Allegro' and 'Reefer Madness,' that Dolphin show at Annoyance, Mercury's 'Addams Family,' a big children's premiere, the return of 'Option Up!' and a surprising, real live 'Beauty!' (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre WONDERLAND, ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE Sets Cast, Creative TeamChicago Children's Theatre WONDERLAND, ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE Sets Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a new family musical created by top Chicago director Rachel Rockwell and music director Michael Mahler, is Chicago Children's Theatre's big 10th anniversary season finale. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre to Present Writers Theatre's 'THE MLK PROJECT', 1/24-2/6Chicago Children's Theatre to Present Writers Theatre's 'THE MLK PROJECT', 1/24-2/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Chicago Children's Theatre presents Writers Theatre's The MLK Project: The Fight for Civil Rights, January 24-February 6, 2015 as part of its new Later Stages series for kids ages 8 and up. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 10th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 10, 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. 'Cinderella' and 'Lucy' hit town, 'Hansel And Gretel' play on the Mag Mile, a BC/EFA benefit at Sidetrack, 'Porgy' and Redmoon make splashes, two shows named 'Nativity' ready to open, and 'Rudolph' and Big Red return! (more...)

Ruth Page Civic Ballet Brings THE NUTCRACKER to Northeastern Illinois University This WeekendRuth Page Civic Ballet Brings THE NUTCRACKER to Northeastern Illinois University This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to present its annual production of The Nutcracker this holiday season playing this weekend, December 6 - 7 at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. (more...)

Goldstar Announces 2014 National Nutcracker Award NomineesGoldstar Announces 2014 National Nutcracker Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Goldstar (www.goldstar.com) announces today the nominees for the 8th Annual Goldstar National Nutcracker Award, the only award honoring live performances of the holiday classic. (more...)

Cornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This WeekendCornish Dance Theater Presents Fall 2014 Concert This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse this weekend, Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers to Remount PROMISE in 2015Winifred Haun & Dancers to Remount PROMISE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Winifred Haun & Dancers will re-stage their acclaimed full length ballet, “Promise,” on March 20 & 21, 2015 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts. Choreographed in 2009 by Winifred Haun, “Promise” was inspired by the novel, “East of Eden,” by John Steinbeck. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Extends FREDERICK Through 11/23Chicago Children's Theatre Extends FREDERICK Through 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Leo Lionni's Frederick, Chicago Children's Theatre's current hit family musical, has been extended an additional week with 11 more performances added to the schedule to meet audience demand. (more...)

Ruth Page Civic Ballet to Bring THE NUTCRACKER to Northeastern Illinois University, 12/6-7Ruth Page Civic Ballet to Bring THE NUTCRACKER to Northeastern Illinois University, 12/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to present its annual production of The Nutcracker this holiday season playing December 6 - 7 at Northeastern Illinois University, 5500 N. St. Louis Ave. Co-directed by Victor Alexander and Dolores Lipinski Long, the ballet plays on Saturday, December 6 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, December 7 at 1 and 5 p.m. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and children under the age of 12 and $5 for NEIU students, faculty and staff, per I.D. card. Also available is 'Tea with Clara,' a delightful tea party which patrons can enjoy with their favorite The Nutcracker characters from 3:15 - 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 7. Tickets, which include admission to either show, are $85 for adults and $50 for children under the age of 12. For more information and to purchase regular tickets visit www.neiu.edu/arts or www.ruthpage.org or call the box office at 773.442.4636. To purchase tickets for 'Tea with Clara' please visit www.ruthpage.org or call 312-337-6543. Tickets are available now. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 29, 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. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more! (more...)

The Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color AwardThe Joffrey Ballet Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Choreographers of Color Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award:Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

Winners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award AnnouncedWinners of Joffrey Ballet's Choreographers of Color Award Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The Joffrey Academy of Dance, Official School of The Joffrey Ballet, announces the winners of the fifth annual Choreographers of Color Award: Jennifer Archibald, Abdul Latif and Stephanie Martinez. This announcement follows a national call for artists to submit applications, which began in July. (more...)

Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22Cornish Dance Theater to Present Fall 2014 Concert, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Cornish Dance Theater, the performing ensemble of the Dance Department at Cornish College of the Arts, will feature choreography by Iyun Ashani Harrison, Jose Limon, Vivian Little, Michele Miller, and Amy O'Neal at its Fall 2014 Concert, which takes place at the Cornish Playhouse on Nov. 21 and 22. Many of the pieces, including one world premiere from Harrison, focus on issues relevant to the dancers and today's college students. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Announces New Stay & Play ClassChicago Children's Theatre Announces New Stay & Play Class
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Chicago Children's Theatre is making it easy for kids to try a theater class - and for their parents to slip out for a cup of coffee or to run a quick errand - with its new Stay & Play class, every Saturday during the fall run of its world premiere family musical, Leo Lionni's Frederick. (more...)

LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK Plays Chicago Children's Theatre, Now thru 11/16LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK Plays Chicago Children's Theatre, Now thru 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of FREDERICK, Beginning Tonight at Chicago Children's TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Star of FREDERICK, Beginning Tonight at Chicago Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A raucous, playful new production of Leo Lionni's Frederick, a world premiere musical based on beloved children's author Leo Lionni's Caldecott Award-winning book about Frederick the mouse, is the big kick off to Chicago Children's Theatre's 10th birthday season. Scroll down for a look at the star of the show! (more...)

Joffrey Dancer Erica Lynette Edwards Appointed Company's New Director of Community EngagementJoffrey Dancer Erica Lynette Edwards Appointed Company's New Director of Community Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

CHICAGO (September 25, 2014) – Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron announced today that Erica Lynette Edwards, a dancer with the Joffrey since 2000 who took on such roles as The Chosen One in Nijinsky's The Rite of Spring, fourth song soloist in Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies and the Fairy Godmother in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, will retire following the engagement of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker (set to run at the Auditorium Theatre, December 5-28) to become the company's new Director of Community Engagement. (more...)

Joffrey Names Dancer Erica Lynette Edwards New Director of Community EngagementJoffrey Names Dancer Erica Lynette Edwards New Director of Community Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Joffrey Ballet Artistic Director Ashley Wheater and Executive Director Greg Cameron announced today that Erica Lynette Edwards, a dancer with the Joffrey since 2000 who took on such roles as The Chosen One in Nijinsky's The Rite of Spring, fourth song soloist in Antony Tudor's Dark Elegies and the Fairy Godmother in Frederick Ashton's Cinderella, will retire following the engagement of Robert Joffrey's The Nutcracker (set to run at the Auditorium Theatre, December 5-28) to become the company's new Director of Community Engagement. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEARBWW TV: First Look at Larry Yando and More in Highlights of CST's KING LEAR
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 17, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CST Founder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, now through November 9, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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