Trisha Jeffrey News

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Fisher Theatre On Sale 7/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Detroit are proud to announce that single tickets for the Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, July 18, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at Detroit's Fisher Theatre, October 21 - November 16, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND at Olney Theatre Center is Just Plain Exceptional
by Charles Shubow - Apr 25, 2014

Ahrens/Flaherty Musical is a must see for families. (more...)

Nicholas Christopher, Jarran Muse, Reed L. Shannon & More Join MOTOWN National Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

As previously announced, Clifton Oliver and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying groundbreaking Motown artists, Nicholas Christopher will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy's boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MOTOWN Cast Launches THE TRUTH IS A HIT at Schomburg Center
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 05, 2014

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture just launched its first exhibition of 2014, MOTOWN: THE TRUTH IS A HIT. Featuring items that highlight Motown's inimitable founder Berry Gordy and the institution's most beloved musical acts, the multi-media showcase chronicles one of the most significant record labels in American music history. Earlier this week, the company of the show gathered to launch the exhibition with a special performance. BroadwayWorld was there for the festivities and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Idina Menzel, Kerry Butler and More Perform for LIVING FOR TODAY!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jan 22, 2014

Now in its sixth year, LIVING FOR TODAY is an annual concert featuring Broadway's brightest stars to benefit Gilana's Fund. The latest concert, held on Sunday, January 19 at Joe's Pub, featured the talents of La Chanze, Alice Ripley, Eric Anderson, Tituss Burgess, Julia Murney and more! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced! Celebration Honors MENAGERIE, SWEENEY, DeShields, Menzel And More
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 09, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com and BroadwayWorld Chicago are proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, the only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards system in the Chicago area. And the big winner at the 2013 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration, held on Wednesday evening, January 8, 2014 at The Call Bar, was the Mary-Arrchie Theatre Company production of 'The Glass Menagerie,' which carried off five of the coveted award Certificates. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 1st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 01, 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. It's the Mosh Pit's 'Top Ten Hot Topix' for the second half of 2013!! (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Dale Calandra Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Dale Calandra Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Chicago Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - Hans Fleischmann Ahead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 12/6 - Rob Scharlow Big Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Update 11/29 - Andre De Shields in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Update 11/22 - Susie McMonagle, Michael Shannon & More in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2013

Voting is now underway for Chicago! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Nominations for 2013 Announced: BoHo, CST, MENAGERIE, HANK WILLIAMS And More Lead the Way!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 13, 2013

BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater award now in its 4th fabulous year. And the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble leads the way, with a whopping 15 nominations overall, including 10 for its summer production of 'Kiss of the Spider Woman.' Chicago Shakespeare Theater is next overall, with 12 nods, spread out over an impressive 7 different productions, including 'Othello: The Remix,' 'Henry VII,' 'The School for Lies' and its Shakespeare in the Parks production of 'The Comedy of Errors,' nominated as Best Theatrical Event. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The National Tour of SISTER ACT: The Musical in Denver - Absolute Heaven!
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 06, 2013

After a rocky start this musical rose to heavenly heights! (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Extends THE COLOR PURPLE Through 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 03, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., announces that the hit musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, is extended through Sunday, November 10 due to popular demand. (more...)

SISTER ACT Plays Denver's Buell Theatre Beginning Tonight; Ta'Rea Campbell Leads Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2013

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment announce casting for the North American Tour of five-time Tony Award nominated musical SISTER ACT which plays The Buell Theatre September 24 through October 6 only. Tickets are on sale now at denvercenter.org. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Offers Complimentary “Dinner's on Us!” at Cullen's Irish Pub
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2013

On Wednesdays and Thursdays through October 25, Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., is featuring complimentary dinner for two at Cullen's Irish Pub, adjacent to the theater, with the purchase of two tickets to the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE. The offer is available before the performances on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m., Thursdays at 2 p.m., and Thursdays at7:30 p.m. To make a reservation, call 773.325.1700 and ask for the 'Dinner's on Us' promotion. Gratuity is not included, this offer cannot be combined with other discounts, and it is not valid for use with previously purchased tickets. Hailed as "A genuinely eye-popping achievement!" by The Chicago Tribune and called "Lustrous…Superbly directed…Marvelous!" by the Chicago Sun-Times, THE COLOR PURPLE is based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and runs through October 27, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE COLOR PURPLE a Blue-Ribbon Production
by Misha Davenport - Sep 03, 2013

You know you are in for some truly great singing when a featured soloist knocks it out of the park. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Mercury Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago's production of THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, opened last night, Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and will continue through October 27, 2013. THE COLOR PURPLE stars Trisha Jeffrey (Broadway's Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors and the first National Tour of Sister Act) as 'Celie,' Jasondra Johnson (Crowns at Goodman Theatre) as 'Sophia,' and Adrienne Walker (Marriott Theatre's Dreamgirls) as 'Shug.' This highly anticipated production is led by multiple Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brenda Didier (Choreographer). Check out a look back at last night's festivities below! (more...)

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