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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...)

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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEARPhoto Flash: First Look at Larry Yando in Chicago Shakespeare's KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 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. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences a King Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. 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...)

CENTER STAGE AT RUTH PAGE Showcase Set for 9/21CENTER STAGE AT RUTH PAGE Showcase Set for 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts presents 'Center Stage at Ruth Page,' a benefit performance showcasing the work of their resident four dance and two theater companies at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Sunday, September 21 at 3 p.m. A desert reception will precede the 3:45 p.m. performances by: American Blues Theater, CDI/Concert Dance Inc., DanceWorks Chicago, River North Dance Chicago, Ruth Page Civic Ballet and ShawChicago Theater Company. Proceeds from the performance will benefit The Ruth Page Artist In-Residence program. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for students, performing artists and children under the age of 12. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit www.ruthpage.org (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at CATS at the Paramount Theatre in AuroraPhoto Flash: First Look at CATS at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Prepare to be immersed into a world like no other - the magical world of Jellicle Cats - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, IL, presents CATS as the first production of its blockbuster 2014-15 Broadway Subscription series. Performances are now through October 12, 2014. Press opening is this Saturday, September 13 at 8 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Star of FREDERICK at Chicago Children's TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Star of FREDERICK at Chicago Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 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...)

Dancers Over 40 & Friends Set 20th Anniversary SeasonDancers Over 40 & Friends Set 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Dancers Over 40....And Friends will celebrate its 20th Anniversary season with a full roster of exciting events, including: (more...)

LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK Set for Chicago Children's Theatre, 10/15-11/16LEO LIONNI'S FREDERICK Set for Chicago Children's Theatre, 10/15-11/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 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...)

2015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-252015 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival Lineup Announced; Runs Jan 14-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Organizers of the inaugural Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival announced today the line-up of top contemporary puppets acts and artists from around the world, the U.S. and Chicago to be presented at venues large and small throughout the city January 14-25, 2015. (more...)

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25Hubbard Street Dance Chicago Releases Tickets to 2014-15 Season Performances, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

CHICAGO – Hubbard Street Dance Chicago and Artistic Director Glenn Edgerton are excited to release single tickets to the renowned contemporary company's 2014–15 season performances in Chicago, on August 25, 2014 at 10am. All remaining seats to the company's performances at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago's Edlis Neeson Theater will be available online at hubbardstreetdance.com or by phone to the Hubbard Street Ticket Office at 312-850-9744. (Season 37 subscriptions, which include tickets to all four 2014–15 season engagements, went on sale May 1, 2014 and remain available by phone or online at hubbardstreetdance.com/subscribe.) Season 37 single tickets start at just $25; the performance schedule is as follows: (more...)

Larry Yando to Star in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater This FallLarry Yando to Star in KING LEAR at Chicago Shakespeare Theater This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces today the casting and creative team for William Shakespeare's towering epic King Lear, directed by CSTFounder and Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and featuring Chicago theater legend Larry Yando in the title role. A wrenching story of love, loss and reconciliation, the unraveling of an imperious king has fascinated audiences for more than 400 years. Gaines brings audiences aKing Lear for our times, especially relevant as today's generation wrestles with the harrowing effects of aging on loved ones. King Lear opens Chicago Shakespeare's 2014/15 season in the Courtyard Theater, September 9-November 9, 2014. (more...)

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