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ShawChicago Theater Company to Stage YOU NEVER CAN TELLShawChicago Theater Company to Stage YOU NEVER CAN TELL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

ShawChicago's 2015/16 season concludes with George Bernard Shaw's 'comedy for comedy's sake,' You Never Can Tell. This British classic follows three children's search for their father, and their mother, a women's rights advocate, who keeps them from finding him. You Never Can Tell runs from March 5th through March 28th at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Official press opening is March 6th at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre Breaks Ground on New Location in West LoopChicago Children's Theatre Breaks Ground on New Location in West Loop
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

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Eduardo Vilaro Named Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ballet HispanicoEduardo Vilaro Named Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispanico
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The Board of Directors of Ballet Hispanico, the nation's preeminent Latino dance institution, announced today that Eduardo Vilaro will assume the newly created position of Artistic Director and Chief Executive Officer of Ballet Hispanico, effective immediately. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers to Present FIRST DRAFT in FebruaryWinifred Haun & Dancers to Present FIRST DRAFT in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Winifred Haun & Dancers will present "First Draft" on February 26 & 27 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.  First Draft will feature new works by Wendy Clinard of Clinard Dance Theatre, James Gregg of Elements Contemporary Ballet, Winifred Haun of Winifred Haun & Dancers and Lucy Vurusic Riner & Michael Estanich of RE|Dance.  Program details will be released in early January 2016. (more...)

Ruth Page Civic Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/5-13Ruth Page Civic Ballet to Present THE NUTCRACKER, 12/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

The Ruth Page Civic Ballet is proud to present its annual production of The Nutcracker, choreographed by Ruth Page and co-directed by Victor Alexander and Dolores Lipinski Long. This production, celebrating its 50th anniversary this holiday season, will be performed at Northeastern Illinois University, 3701 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue in Chicago, Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 6 at 1 and 5 p.m. and at the Ravinia Festival, 200 Ravinia Park Road in Highland Park Dec 13 at 3 and 6 p.m. Tickets for NEIU are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and children under the age of 12 and $10 for NEIU students, faculty and staff, one ticket 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. Sunday, Dec. 6. Tickets for 'Tea with Clara' include admission to the tea party and either 1 or 5 p.m. show, are $85 for adults and $50 for children under the age of 12. Tickets for the Ravinia performances are $10 reserved seating. Performance tickets are now on sale and may be purchased at www.ruthpage.org. 'Tea with Clara' tickets may also be purchased at www.ruthpage.org. (more...)

ShawChicago to Continue Season with PRIVATE LIVESShawChicago to Continue Season with PRIVATE LIVES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

ShawChicago's 2015/16 season continues with Noel Coward's Private Lives, a comedy that follows four people and their passion for loving, quarreling and loving again. Barbara Zahora's ShawChicago directorial debut Private Lives runs from November 21st through December 14th at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610. Official press opening is November 22nd at 2:00 PM. (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers Present PROMISE at Historic Pleasant Home This WeekendWinifred Haun & Dancers Present PROMISE at Historic Pleasant Home This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

Winifred Haun & Dancers will re-stage their highly acclaimed full length ballet, 'Promise,' this weekend, October 17 & 18  at Historic Pleasant Home in Oak Park, IL.  The dance will be re-made especially for the beautiful spaces in and around Pleasant Home, representing a true collaboration between a space and a dance. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 14th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 14th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 14, 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 BWW Chicago Awards are taking submissions! Plus there's a CST cast album, a new 'Gypsy,' 'Show Boat' on TV, and the 'My Fair Lady' film in theaters. Davenport's has interesting shows, a new project gives us an unknown musical, CCT premieres one, Cult Camp stages an obscure one, and Broadway In Chicago announces its 2016 subscription series! (more...)

Winifred Haun & Dancers to Present PROMISE at Historic Pleasant Home, 10/17-18Winifred Haun & Dancers to Present PROMISE at Historic Pleasant Home, 10/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 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.  The dance will be re-made especially for the beautiful spaces in and around Pleasant Home, representing a true collaboration between a space and a dance. (more...)

CDI/Concert Dance Inc. Returns to Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia This WeekCDI/Concert Dance Inc. Returns to Ruth Page Festival of Dance at Ravinia This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

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

'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...)

Ruth Page Center for the Arts to Hold 2015 Gala EN POINTE, TodayRuth Page Center for the Arts to Hold 2015 Gala EN POINTE, Today
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 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., Today, 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...)

'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...)

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