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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 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. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

CDI/Concert Dance Inc. Returning to Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia, 9/1-2CDI/Concert Dance Inc. Returning to Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

CDI/Concert Dance, Inc. returns as part of the 2015 Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia Tuesday, Sept. 1 and Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 p.m., in Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park. (more...)

Kelvin Roston, Jr., Melanie Brezill & More Jessie Fisher in Chicago Children's Theatre's EDWARD TULANEKelvin Roston, Jr., Melanie Brezill & More Jessie Fisher in Chicago Children's Theatre's EDWARD TULANE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

Jessie Fisher, the Chicago actress fresh from her Broadway debut in Once, and acclaimed director Stuart Carden are two of the high-profile, professional theater artists already announced for Chicago Children's Theatre's Chicago premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, October 20-November 15, 2015. (more...)

RPM Productions to Stage World Premiere of DAY OF THE GYPSY, 11/21-22RPM Productions to Stage World Premiere of DAY OF THE GYPSY, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

RPM Productions presents the world premiere of the full-scale production of "Day of the Gypsy," a highly innovative dance-theater collaboration with choreography by Ruth Page Award winner Gordon Peirce Schmidt and featuring live accompaniment by Grammy Award-winning musician John Jorgenson and the John Jorgenson Quintet. (more...)

Dance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors AwardeesDance Council of North Texas Announces 2015 Dance Council Honors Awardees
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Dance Council of North Texas (DCNT) is proud to announce the 2015 Dance Council Honors that will take place on September 6, 2015 at the Dallas City Performance Hall as part of the second annual Dallas DanceFest, September 4-6, 2015. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers to Present PROMISE at Pleasant Home in OctoberWinifred Haun & Dancers to Present PROMISE at Pleasant Home in October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

 Winifred Haun & Dancers will re-stage their highly acclaimed full length ballet, "Promise," on October 17 & 18  at Historic Pleasant Home in Oak Park, IL.  Pleasant Home is a Prairie Style house museum located in the heart of Oak Park. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 6, 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. The 'Jersey Boys' return, '[title of show]' premieres and CPaz hosts a belt-fest! Plus new works everywhere! Piven Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, FWD Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre show us our future, plus the world premiere of 'Sense And Sensibility' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater! (more...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts to Hold 2015 Gala EN POINTE, 5/16Ruth Page Center for the Arts to Hold 2015 Gala EN POINTE, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

The Ruth Page Center for the Arts will hold its annual Ruth Page Gala at the Union League Club of Chicago, 65 W. Jackson Blvd., Saturday, May 16. The evening begins at 5:45 p.m. with a VIP Reception, followed by dinner and entertainment from 7 p.m. - 11 p.m. Gal Co-Chairs are Sasha Gerritson and Sara Stewart Schumann. The evening, hosted by WGN News Anchor Micah Materre, will include two award presentations, the Cultural Ambassador Award presented to Mesirow Financial for 'Mesirow Financial Presents!,' and the Community Partner Award presented to the Union League Boys and Girls Clubs; live performances by Artist In-Residence Ruth Page Civic Ballet; and a live auction presented by auctioneer, Bart Darfler. A highlight of the live auction will be a trip for two to Cuba as part of a cultural exchange program between the Ruth Page School of Dance and Cuba's Escuela Nacional de Ballet. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'WONDERLAND' at Chicago Children's TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at 'WONDERLAND' at Chicago Children's Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Kids, parents, grandparents and school groups, get ready to rock! 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. Performances began April 22 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago. Press opening is tonight, April 24 at 7 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 8, 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. Special events on the horizon from Porchlight, FWD and Option Up! Plus new-to-Chicago works from Piven and Bailiwick, colleges do 'Spring Awakening' and 'The Wild Party,' and Emerald City Theatre and Chicago Children's Theatre head for the big time! (more...)

Broadway's Jessie Fisher to Lead Chicago Children's Theatre's THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANEBroadway's Jessie Fisher to Lead Chicago Children's Theatre's THE MIRACULOUS JOURNEY OF EDWARD TULANE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Jessie Fisher, the young Chicago actress fresh from her Broadway debut in Once, and acclaimed director Stuart Carden are two of the high-profile artists confirmed for Chicago Children's Theatre's 2015-16 season opener next fall, the Chicago premiere of The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, Dwayne Hartford's new adaptation of the popular children's book by Newbery Award-winner Kate DiCamillo. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dancers Over 40's Tribute to Ruth PagePhoto Flash: Dancers Over 40's Tribute to Ruth Page
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Monday's Dancers Over 40's Tribute honored Chicago Ballet's superstar Ruth Page in 'A World Apart' at Off-Broadway's St. Luke's Theatre, March 23, 2015. Check out photos below! (more...)

Patricia McBride and Karen Brown Join Ruth Page Tribute at St. Luke's Next WeekPatricia McBride and Karen Brown Join Ruth Page Tribute at St. Luke's Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

A special tribute from New York City Ballet's ballerina Patricia McBride and Dance Theatre of Harlem's Karen Brown will join the Dancers Over 40's Tribute to honor Chicago Ballet's superstar Ruth Page, 'A World Apart' at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th St., NYC at 7PM. (more...)

THE NORTHERN STARS OF DANCE Set for Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts, 4/10-12THE NORTHERN STARS OF DANCE Set for Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts, 4/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Northern Illinois University (NIU) proudly presents The Northern Stars of Dance Concert at the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., April 10 - 12. Showcasing the talent of alumni, students and faculty from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, the performance will center on Spent Days Out Yonder, a piece choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones. Performances take place Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for general admission and $15 for students and seniors and can be purchased through the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts Box Office by calling 312-337-6543. For more information, please visit www.niu.edu/theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at NIU's THE NORTHERN STARS OF DANCE ConcertPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at NIU's THE NORTHERN STARS OF DANCE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Northern Illinois University (NIU) proudly presents The Northern Stars of Dance Concert at the Ruth Page Center for the Performing Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St., April 10 - 12. Showcasing the talent of alumni, students and faculty from the NIU School of Theatre and Dance, the performance will center on Spent Days Out Yonder, a piece choreographed by internationally renowned choreographer Bill T. Jones. Performances take place Friday, April 10 and Saturday, April 11 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 12 at 2 p.m. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the dancers in action! (more...)

Mel A.Tomlinson Joins Dance Legend's Ruth Page Tribute at St Luke's Theater, 3/23Mel A.Tomlinson Joins Dance Legend's Ruth Page Tribute at St Luke's Theater, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Dance Theatre of Harlem and Alvin Ailey dance star Mel A.Tomlinson joins Dancers Over 40 tribute of Chicago Ballet superstar Ruth Page in the tribute, 'A World Apart' at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th St., NYC at 7PM. A dance innovator who refused to be pigeon-holed into just one type of dance, Ruth was the first American to dance with Diaghilev'€s Ballets Russes in 1925, first American to dance with Anna Pavlova's company, first to commission George Balanchine to choreograph and the first to present Rudolf Nurevev in America. Prokofiev, Gershwin and Ravel played for her, Isamu Noguchi designed her costumes and she commissioned Aaron Coplandâ€s first ballet score. She dedicated her life to making dance and ballet accessible to everyone. Ruth's work on Broadway includes her professional stage debut in Jerome Kern and Victor Herbertâ€s Miss 1917, a leading role in Irving Berlin's Music Box Revue 1923-24 edition, and choreographing 1947's Music in My Heart. A double-bill of her famous opera ballets Revenge and The Merry Widow had a six-day a sell-out run at the Broadway Theater in 1955. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 1Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 1
by - Mar 1, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 1, 2015. (more...)

Dance and Broadway Legend Ruth Page to be Honored at St. Luke's 3/23Dance and Broadway Legend Ruth Page to be Honored at St. Luke's 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Dancers Over 40 honors the Chicago Ballet superstar Ruth Page in the tribute, 'A World Apart' on March 23, 2015 at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th St., NYC at 7PM. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 22Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 22
by - Feb 22, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 22, 2015. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 15
by - Feb 15, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)

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