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Culmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago CelebrationCulmination of Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR: CIVIL STRIFE Centerpiece of Shakespeare 400 Chicago Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) culminates Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War with Civil Strife, where family divisions launch a country into civil war through Shakespeare's Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and into his notorious tragedy Richard III. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The Firehouse TheatreBWW Reviews: BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The Firehouse Theatre
by Kyle Christopher West - Jul 30, 2016

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Regional Premiere: BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Firehouse TheatreRegional Premiere: BILLY ELLIOT the Musical at Firehouse Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Next up at The Firehouse Theatre - Billy Elliot the Musical - a regional premiere - opens July 29th and runs through August 14, with preview set for July 28 th . Book and Lyrics by Lee Hall with Music by Elton John - this show has 10 Tony awards, including Best Musical, to its credit! Set in a northern English mining town against the background of the 1984 miners' strike, Billy Elliot is the inspirational story of a young boy's struggle against the odds to make his dream come true. Based on the international smash-hit film, this show will encourage audiences to BE YOURSELF. (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 Season With Plays by Naomi Wallace, Emily MannPlayhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 Season With Plays by Naomi Wallace, Emily Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playhouse Creatures will commence its 6th Concert Performance of the original rock opera, Lady Monday, at the TACT Studios on 900 Broadway at 19th Street. Full event details, below. (more...)

Got Milk? Presents the Best Recipes Created by Kids, for KidsGot Milk? Presents the Best Recipes Created by Kids, for Kids
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2016

The rising popularity of competitive cooking shows featuring young culinary masterminds has sparked children's interest in the kitchen. Fueled by this trend and inspired by the positive impact cooking healthy meals has on younger generations, the California Milk Processor Board (CMPB), creator of the iconic got milk? campaign, has launched a new statewide program that features recipes created by and for kids. Titled "Jr Got Milk? Chef," got milk? scouted talented kid chefs throughout California and tasked them with developing simple yet creative meals that are perfect for summer and back-to-school menus. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour SetChicago Shakespeare in the Parks 2016 Tour Set
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

In the midst of the world's largest yearlong celebration of Shakespeare, which brings 850 events to more than 500,000 Chicagoans and visitors throughout 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. In its fifth anniversary year, the FREE FOR ALL tour is the largest citywide event of the Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris, 25 performances of Shakespeare's delightful romantic comedy Twelfth Night tour to 19 neighborhood parks across the City, July 14-August 14, 2016. Adapted and directed by Kirsten Kelly, this jubilant, music-infused production features some of Shakespeare's most beautiful poetry and riotously comedic characters-in a 75-minute theatrical event for audiences of all ages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Teasers and Trailers for CBS' Fall 2016 Pickups - STAR TREK, TRAINING DAY & More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Teasers and Trailers for CBS' Fall 2016 Pickups - STAR TREK, TRAINING DAY & More!
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2016

In 2016-2017, CBS will expand its comedy lineup, increasing the number of comedies from four to eight, compared to last fall, and programming two two-hour blocks on Mondays and Thursdays. Check out trailers below! (more...)

Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc & More Set for CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!Kevin James, Matt LeBlanc & More Set for CBS 2016-17 Primetime Lineup!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

CBS today unveiled its 2016-2017 primetime lineup, featuring three new comedies, five new dramas and 21 returning series. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This SpringChicago Shakespeare Theater Presents Barbara Gaines' TUG OF WAR This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

On the occasion of the 400th Anniversary of Shakespeare's legacy in 2016, Chicago Shakespeare Theater  (CST) prepares to begin an epic theatrical endeavor-Artistic Director Barbara Gaines' Tug of War, which distills six Shakespeare histories into two action-packed dramas. Adapted and directed by Gaines as the Theater's centerpiece of the yearlong Shakespeare 400 Chicago festival, the Tug of War saga traces the injustice and intrigues of war from the perspectives of both kings and common soldiers through two, six-hour marathon productions-Foreign Fire (Edward III, Henry V and Henry VI, Part 1) in the spring and Civil Strife (Henry VI, Parts 2 and 3 and Richard III) in the fall. Featuring some of Chicago's most celebrated actors, the dynamic ensemble cast of 19 performs over 100 characters throughout the electrifying drama. The musicality of Shakespeare's text is complemented with live music performances ranging from Bach and the blues, to contemporary pop and folk anthems. Songs from P!nk, Pete Townshend and Tim Buckley are accompanied onstage by a band of ensemble members on electric guitar, cello, keyboard, ukulele and percussion. Tug of War: Foreign Fire debuts on the Courtyard Theater stage for a limited run of only 18 performances, May 12-June 12, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is IrresistibleBWW Review: Children's Theatre Company World Premiere of DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is Irresistible
by Jill Schafer - Apr 26, 2016

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL - I've got an animal heart for you. Even though I have no familiarity with the successful book series or movies, I felt obliged to see Children's Theater Company's world premiere musical adaptation because of the talk about a possibly Broadway run, and producer Kevin McCollum also produced my favorite musical RENT. But all sense of obligation quickly went out the window as the show won me over with it's clever and musically diverse score, universally relatable story of a kid trying to find himself in middle school, and most of all this incredible cast of mostly Twin Cities youth. Whether you're a kid stuck in the middle (school), or a jaded grown-up, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE MUSICAL is simply irresistible, and I think it's going to go far. (more...)

23rd Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration Set for 5/1623rd Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration Set for 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The 23rd Annual Merritt Awards for Excellence in Design and Collaboration will take place on Monday, May 16th, at Loyola University Chicago.    5:00pm-10:00pm   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Children's Theatre Company's DIARY OF A WIMPY KID World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Children's Theatre Company's DIARY OF A WIMPY KID World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) ends its 50th Anniversary Season with the much anticipated world premiere of the musical based on the blockbuster, best-selling DIARY OF A WIMPY KID. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Children's Theatre Company to Close 50th Anniversary Season with DIARY OF A WIMPY KIDChildren's Theatre Company to Close 50th Anniversary Season with DIARY OF A WIMPY KID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Children's Theatre Company (CTC) will end its 50th Anniversary Season with the much anticipated world premiere of the musical based on the blockbuster, best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid. The famous book series by Jeff Kinney has been sold worldwide, has been brought to the silver screen through three films, and for the first time ever, is being developed into a new musical by CTC in conjunction with Fox Stage Productions and Kevin McCollum (producer of Rent, In the Heights, Avenue Q, and Something Rotten!). This is CTC's fifth and final world premiere in a single season. (more...)

BWW Review: The Rep's World Premiere Sizzles in SIRENS OF SONG and Woos Women to UniteBWW Review: The Rep's World Premiere Sizzles in SIRENS OF SONG and Woos Women to Unite
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Mar 31, 2016

Women of the World unite for Milwaukee Rep's poetic, powerful world premiere titled Sirens of Song featuring the musical history through a women's perspective sung through familiar melodies of the 20th century. While the music begins in December 1901 with the Daughters of Freedom, the Stackner Cabaret provides the ultimate setting for Scenic Designer Scott Davis' abandoned clothing shop filled with manikins dressed in period costumes-all surrounded by a grand, gilt broken picture frame where these three actors make their Rep debuts. A revue written by Kevin Ramsey and his niece Pearl Ramsey, the two collaborators weave world events through a century worth of popular music. Woo a women's heart at Milwaukee Rep's poetic, powerful world premiere titled Sirens of Song featuring  history tuned to a women's perspective and sung through familiar melodies of the 20th century. While the music begins in December 1901 with the 'Daughters of Freedom', the Stackner Cabaret provides the ultimate setting for Scenic Designer Scott Davis' abandoned clothing shop filled with manikins dressed in period costumes-all surrounded by a grand, gilt fragmented picture frame where these three actresses open their Rep debuts. A  world premiere revue written by Kevin Ramsey and his niece Pearl Ramsey, the two collaborators weave world events through a century worth of popular music. (more...)

The Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX to Return as Highlight of Shakespeare 400 ChicagoThe Q Brothers' OTHELLO: THE REMIX to Return as Highlight of Shakespeare 400 Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents a highlight of Shakespeare 400 Chicago -The Q Brothers' 90-minute hip-hop adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragedy, OTHELLO: THE REMIX, spun out and lyrically rewritten over original beats. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

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Tony Winner John Guare to Lead Discussion on Tennessee Williams at Playhouse Creatures Theatre CompanyTony Winner John Guare to Lead Discussion on Tennessee Williams at Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company will host a post-show discussion centered on the later work of Tennessee Williams following the March 5, 3pm performance of Tennessee Williams 1982. The participants include Tony-winning playwright John Guare, scholar and writer David Savran, scholar and current Tennessee Williams' editor Thomas Keith, and professor and writer Annette J. Saddik. (more...)

BWW Review: ORLANDO from Looking for Lillith Theatre - An Unexpected TransformationBWW Review: ORLANDO from Looking for Lillith Theatre - An Unexpected Transformation
by Keith Waits - Feb 29, 2016

BWW Review: Orlando-An Unexpected Trandsformation (more...)

BWW Review: ROAD SHOW At Signature Theatre - Take the JourneyBWW Review: ROAD SHOW At Signature Theatre - Take the Journey
by Charles Shubow - Feb 25, 2016

Stephen Sondheim would be thrilled at this wonderful production. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's ROAD SHOW Gets It RightBWW Review: Signature Theatre's ROAD SHOW Gets It Right
by Benjamin Tomchik - Feb 24, 2016

With Road Show, Signature Theatre once again proves why they are DC's leading interpreter of Stephen Sondheim's work. (more...)

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