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Joey Folsom to Lead WaterTower Theatre's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY; Cast AnnouncedJoey Folsom to Lead WaterTower Theatre's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast for Hank Williams: Lost Highway running October 11 - November 3, 2013 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. Joey Folsom stars as Hank Williams. The cast features several WaterTower Theatre favorites including Pam Dougherty as Mama Lilly, Stan Graner as Fred Rose (Pap), Mikaela Krantz as Audrey Williams, Joseph Holt as Leon (Loudmouth) and Sonny Franks as Jimmy (Burrhead). The cast also includes Major Attaway as Tee-Tot,Christia Mantzke as The Waitress, Dave Rankin as Hoss and Dennis Bailey as Shag. This production is sponsored by Frost Bank and WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. (more...)

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, GROUNDED and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2013-14 SeasonHANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, GROUNDED and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside of American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, announces the Ensemble's 28th season. The season begins with the Chicago professional premiere of Hank Williams: Lost Highway by award-winning playwrights Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, today, September 5 - October 6; the 12th smash year of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! , now at the 199-seat Greenhouse Theater Center, directed by Ensemble member Marty Higginbotham, November 22 - December 29; world premiere of 2012 Blue Ink Playwriting Award-winning script American Myth by Christina Gorman, directed by Steve Scott, February - March 2014; Chicago premiere of 2012 Smith Prize winner Grounded by George Brant, June 2014. American Blues also announces year-long development and public reading of Ensemble member's Nambi E. Kelley's adaptation of Richard Wright's Native Son which will receive a production in fall of 2014. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Presents HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now thru 9/28Clarence Brown Theatre Presents HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now thru 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

As a singer and songwriter, Hank Williams changed the face of not only country music, but music in general, forever. From today, September 4, through the 28th, the Clarence Brown Theatre will stage the biographical retelling of his life in Hank Williams: Lost Highway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matt Brumlow and More in American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMSPhoto Flash: First Look at Matt Brumlow and More in American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2013

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the first production in American Blues Theater's "Legends and Legacies" season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matt Brumlow as "Hank Williams," August 30 - October 6, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Matt Brumlow and More in Highlights of HANK WILLIAMSBWW TV: First Look at Matt Brumlow and More in Highlights of HANK WILLIAMS
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 4, 2013

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the first production in American Blues Theater's 'Legends and Legacies' season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matt Brumlow as 'Hank Williams,' August 30 - October 6, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 4th, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 4th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 4, 2013

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 release of the Equity wing Jeff Award nominations, 'Double Trouble' and 'Hank Williams' open, '50 Shades' and 'Frog And Toad' return, plus 'Heartbeat Of Home,' 'Sweet Smell Of Success,' a new musical theater magazine and more! (more...)

Robin Armstrong, Akin Babatunde and More Among WaterTower Theatre's 2013-14 DirectorsRobin Armstrong, Akin Babatunde and More Among WaterTower Theatre's 2013-14 Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the directors for the Company's 2013-2014 Main Stage season at the Addison Theatre Centre. Directing the season opener, Hank Williams: Lost Highway (October 11-November 3, 2013) will be Michael Serrecchia. The Game's Afoot (or Holmes for the Holidays) (December 13- January 5, 2014) will be directed by Robin Armstrong. The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (January 24-February 16, 2014) will be directed by Emily Scott Banks. Spunk (April 11-May 4, 2014) will be directed by Akin Babatunde.Good People (June 6-29, 2014) will be directed by Rene Moreno and Dogfight (July 25-August 17, 2014) will be directed by Terry Martin. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and SongBWW Reviews: Riverside Center's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Brings Legend to Life in Story and Song
by Jeffrey Walker - Sep 2, 2014

Robbie Limon's uncanny performance as hillbilly blues crooner Hank Williams is reason enough to take a trip down LOST HIGHWAY at Riverside Center through September 14. Tuner gives glimpses of the singer's troubled life and inspiration while featuring a soundtrack of legendary tunes. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Adds Two Tuesday 7:30 pm Performances to Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY RUNClarence Brown Theatre Adds Two Tuesday 7:30 pm Performances to Hank Williams: LOST HIGHWAY RUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Due to popular demand, the Clarence Brown Theatre has added a Tuesday, September 16 and a Tuesday, September 23 performance to the run of "Hank Williams: Lost Highway." The shows will begin at 7:30 pm in the CBT's Carousel Theatre on the University of Tennessee campus. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 9th, 2013'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 9th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 9, 2013

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 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are open for nominations! Plus three shows get extensions, the Drury Lane announces 2014-15, two musical improv shows play midweek runs, some local 'Cats,' FOUR productions of 'Sweeney Todd' and more! (more...)

American Blues Theater to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 8/30-10/6American Blues Theater to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 8/30-10/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2013

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the first production in American Blues Theater's "Legends and Legacies" season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matt Brumlow as "Hank Williams," August 30 - October 6, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $19 for previews, $29 Thursdays and Fridays and $39 Saturdays and Todays and $49 for opening night. Previews are Friday, Aug. 30 and Saturday, Aug. 31 7:30 p.m., and Today, Sept. 1 at 2:30 p.m. Press/opening night is Thursday, Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Today at 2:30 p.m. There are post-show discussions following Today performances beginning September 8. Single tickets go on sale July 24 at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com. (more...)

HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY to Return to Greenhouse Theater Center, 7/25-8/31/2014HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY to Return to Greenhouse Theater Center, 7/25-8/31/2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2013

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matt Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31, 2014 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Tickets are $39 Thursdays and Fridays and $49 Saturdays and Sundays. The performance schedule is Thursday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale March 31, 2014 at 773.404.7336 or americanbluestheater.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: WaterTower's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now PlayingPhoto Flash: WaterTower's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2013

WaterTower Theatre presents Hank Williams: Lost Highway running October 11 - November 3, 2013 on the Main Stage at the Addison Theatre Centre. Joey Folsom stars as Hank Williams. The cast features several WaterTower Theatre favorites including Pam Dougherty as Mama Lilly, Stan Graner as Fred Rose (Pap), Mikaela Krantz as Audrey Williams, Joseph Holt as Leon (Loudmouth) and Sonny Franks as Jimmy (Burrhead). The cast also includes Major Attaway as Tee-Tot, Christia Mantzke as The Waitress, Dave Rankin as Hoss and Dennis Bailey as Shag. This production is sponsored by Frost Bank and WaterTower Theatre Board of Directors. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Robin Armstrong, Akin Babatunde and More Among WaterTower Theatre's 2013-14 Directors; Season Kicks Off TonightRobin Armstrong, Akin Babatunde and More Among WaterTower Theatre's 2013-14 Directors; Season Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2013

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin previously announced the directors for the Company's 2013-2014 Main Stage season at the Addison Theatre Centre. Directing the season opener, Hank Williams: Lost Highway (tonight, October 11-November 3, 2013) will be Michael Serrecchia. (more...)

'WAYWARD SONS: Kansas, Skynyrd & the Allman Brothers' Opens Tonight at Flat Rock Playhouse'WAYWARD SONS: Kansas, Skynyrd & the Allman Brothers' Opens Tonight at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2013

Ryan Guerra, Sam Sherwood and Tommy will feature in the last 'Music on the Rock' series concert of the season: Wayward Sons: Kansas, Skynyrd & the Allman Brothers opening tonight. Guerra has been in many recent Music on the Rock show's and Sherwood was recently seen in Hank Williams: Lost Highway on the Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 4Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, May. 4
by - May 4, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, May 4, 2014. (more...)

The Second City, Writers Theatre, Theo Ubique and UP Comedy Club Add Free Ticket Offers To BWW Chicago's Tony Party Prize List!The Second City, Writers Theatre, Theo Ubique and UP Comedy Club Add Free Ticket Offers To BWW Chicago's Tony Party Prize List!
by Paul W. Thompson - May 31, 2014

Since May 13, four of Chicago's most prominent live performance venues have added their names to the list of free ticket offers available to guests attending the BroadwayWorld Chicago Tony Award Viewing Party! The Second City and its sister, UP Comedy Club, along with Glencoe's Writers Theatre and Rogers Park's Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre, have joined the previously announced Lyric Opera of Chicago, Chicago Shakespeare Theatre, American Blues Theatre, First Folio Theatre and more. Be the first person to answer a "Chicago At The Tonys" trivia question, and take home a voucher good for tickets to one of Chicago's hottest theater spaces! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 21st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 21st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 21, 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. Our very own Tony Award Viewing Party (you're invited), new takes on 'Hair' and 'Myths And Hymns,' tryouts of 'Amazing Grace' and 'On Your Feet!,' that reading of 'Bedknobs And Broomsticks,' Chicago originals 'Mister Kelly' and 'Caged Dames,' more film news, the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus and more! (more...)

Mark Your Calendars: BroadwayWorld Chicago's Tony Award Viewing Party Is On!Mark Your Calendars: BroadwayWorld Chicago's Tony Award Viewing Party Is On!
by Paul W. Thompson - May 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld Chicago is excited to announce details for our annual Tony Award Viewing Party, when Chicago's theater community (professionals and fans alike) will come together to enjoy the televised broadcast of the 68th Annual Tony Awards from New York. The biggest night of the year for live theater is a great chance to root for your favorites, glimpse a colleague in the audience, plan your future theatrical experiences, or just enjoy the company of like-minded folks from all across the Chicagoland area. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Mimi Bessette, Jesse Lenat & More to Lead DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL in Las Vegas; Full Cast Set!Mimi Bessette, Jesse Lenat & More to Lead DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL in Las Vegas; Full Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

After a nationwide search, full casting for the highly anticipated production, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, is now available. Based on the best-selling book The Duck Commander Family by Willie and Korie Robertson, preview performances for DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL will begin April 8. The production will make its world premiere at the Crown Theater inside Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino on April 15. The talented cast features Broadway veterans and Las Vegas locals who will join the company in celebration of the Robertson family's rags-to- riches story. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Among Cast of Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICALBroadway Veterans Among Cast of Las Vegas' DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

?After a nationwide search, full casting for the highly anticipated production, DUCK COMMANDER MUSICAL, is now available. (more...)

DMT to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAYDMT to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre has announced the fourth show in our 2014-2015 Journeys Season, Hank Williams: Lost Highway, The Music and Legend of Hank Williams by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik. (more...)

Jessica Lee Goldyn, Colleen Sexton, Mark Hardy and More Set for West Virginia Public Theatre's 2014 Summer SeasonJessica Lee Goldyn, Colleen Sexton, Mark Hardy and More Set for West Virginia Public Theatre's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

The West Virginia Public Theatre has announced the lineup for their 2014 summer season, which will include actors Jessica Lee Goldyn, Colleen Sexton, Mark Hardy, and more. (more...)

American Blues Theater Remounts Hit Production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 7/25-8/31American Blues Theater Remounts Hit Production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 7/25-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Pink Previews, where tickets sales benefit the Lynn Sage Foundation for breast cancer research, are Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 at 7:30 p.m. Opening night is Friday August 1 at 7 p.m. (more...)

American Blues Theater Remounts Hit Production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now thru 8/31American Blues Theater Remounts Hit Production of HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, Now thru 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as 'Hank Williams,' today, July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns TonightAmerican Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed byDamon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as 'Hank Williams,' today, July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 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 Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/20/2014Now Playing Onstage in West Virginia - Week of 7/20/2014
by BWW - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/20/2014 for West Virginia (more...)

American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns July 25American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Returns July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed byDamon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 16th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 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. 'Seussical' splashes, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Clemente' and 'Hansel & Gretel' bow, 'Hank Williams' returns, 'Charlie Brown' takes a hike, plus 'Reefer Madness' at Mayne, Bill Larkin at Davenport's and showtunes at Ravinia. Plus:'Titanic' arrives as 'The Last Ship' sails! (more...)

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Creative Teams for 2015 SeasonFinger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2015 season will feature a slate of top-notch directors, choreographers, musical directors and designers. The flagship theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, will house West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza (Regional Premiere), Saturday Night Fever (US Regional Premiere), Sweeney Todd, the all new The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding, and the first ever holiday show at the Playhouse -- Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The season also brings the hilarious comedy, Late Nite Catechism, downtown to Auburn Public Theater. And for the fourth consecutive year, the new-works series, The PiTCH, returns with new writing teams from all over the country presenting their new musicals in development. The PiTCH will run from June 11 - August 1. (more...)

THE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 SeasonTHE RAINMAKER, 'WONDERFUL LIFE', 'RIPPED' and More Set for American Blues Theater's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside is proud to announce American Blues Theater's 2015 -- 2016 30th Anniversary Season, "Seeing is Believing." All main stage performances take place at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Danni Smith & Peter Oyloe to Lead Theo Ubique's PASSION; Cast AnnouncedDanni Smith & Peter Oyloe to Lead Theo Ubique's PASSION; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion will feature three Jeff-Award lauded performers in its lead roles, Artistic Director Fred Anzevino has announced. The role of Fosca, the sickly woman obsessed with a handsome young soldier in 19th Century Italy, will be played by Danni Smith, who just last year was honored with the Jeff Award for Actress in a Supporting Role for her work in Bailiwick Chicago's production of the musical See What I Wanna See. Smith's win came after two previous nominations in the same category, for Theo Ubique's Pump Boys and Dinettes and Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's The Glorious Ones. Playing Giorgio, the military officer who is the object of Fosca's affections, will be Peter Oyloe, a three-time Jeff Award winner. Oyloe's recent win as best leading actor in a musical for 2013's Hank Williams: Lost Highway was preceded by wins for his leading role in Equus and supporting role in The Pillowman, both at Redtwist Theatre. Collette Todd, Jeff-nominated for her role as Giulietta in Theo Ubique's Aspects of Love and recipient of critical and audience raves for her leading roles in Light Opera Works' productions of Man of La Mancha, Oliver! and Annie Get Your Gun, will play Clara - the third member of Passion's love triangle. Ms. Todd will also understudy the role of Fosca. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at PorchlightEmily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Porchlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, beginning tonight, February 6, and running through March 15, 2015, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents Annual Fundraiser BLUE BASH Tonight; Dina Bair & Steve Sanders to Co-HostAmerican Blues Theater Presents Annual Fundraiser BLUE BASH Tonight; Dina Bair & Steve Sanders to Co-Host
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, hosts 'Blue Bash,' their annual fundraiser, tonight, Feb. 27, 2014 from 5:30 - 9 p.m., at the office of Seyfarth Shaw, Suite 2400, 131 S. Dearborn. (more...)

Geva's Fielding Nextstage Studio Series to Continue with A BODY OF WATER, 3/19-4/5Geva's Fielding Nextstage Studio Series to Continue with A BODY OF WATER, 3/19-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Geva Theatre Center's 2015 Fielding Studio Series continues with A Body of Water by Lee Blessing. This production comes to Geva from The Kitchen Theatre Company in Ithaca and is directed by Michele Minnick. The production begins performances on March 19 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through April 5. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Tom Key to Bring C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE to Lamb's, 1/9-18Tom Key to Bring C.S. LEWIS ON STAGE to Lamb's, 1/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2014

Lamb's presents Tom Key in his acclaimed one-man show C.S. Lewis On Stage in Coronado from January 9th - January 18th. Tom has performed the show across North America including residencies at Harvard and Yale Universities as well as Oxford University. (more...)

Country Music Parody The Doyle & Debbie Show to Debut at the New Century Theatre, 2/22-3/30Country Music Parody The Doyle & Debbie Show to Debut at the New Century Theatre, 2/22-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2013

The Doyle & Debbie Show, the spot-on, critically acclaimed country music parody that simultaneously lampoons and pays homage to the genre's tradition of iconic duos, makes its Minneapolis debut February 22-March 30, 2014 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's New Century Theatre. Created by veteran Country Music Television writer Bruce Arntson, The Doyle & Debbie Show is a clever tribute inspired by the stories, banter and music of famous pairs like Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and June Carter, and Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton. The production is a freewheeling joyride with a wickedly funny script and sidesplitting original songs like 'Whine Whine Twang Twang,' 'Stock Car Love' and 'Blue Stretch Pants.' Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 20. To purchase and for more information, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, call 612.455.9501 or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave.). (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore AwardsFinal Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Baltimore Awards
by - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Baltimore Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

American Blues Theater Extends HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Through Sept 28American Blues Theater Extends HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY Through Sept 28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the extension of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, by Randal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlow as "Hank Williams," through Sunday, September 28, at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 9/4-28Clarence Brown Theatre to Present HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY, 9/4-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

As a singer and songwriter, Hank Williams changed the face of not only country music, but music in general, forever. From September 4- 28, the Clarence Brown Theatre will stage the biographical retelling of his life in Hank Williams: Lost Highway. Rolling Stone called the show, "Exhilarating! A rare achievement in musical theater!" And, the NY Post called Lost Highway, "the best example of a musician's bio put on stage I've ever seen!" UT Medical Center is the corporate sponsor for the production with additional support from the City of Knoxville. Media sponsors are WUOT, WUTK and the Knoxville News Sentinel. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 13th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 13th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 13, 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 5th Birthday! We start off with the Broadway In Chicago Millennium Park concert, and bring you casting news for 'Evil Dead' and Dee Snider's 'Christmas Tale,' plus the latest from the Marriott Theatre, two northside shows about popular music, The Improvised Sondheim Project and Aurora's cast of 'Cats!' I think I need some cake.... (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAYBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of American Blues Theater's HANK WILLIAMS: LOST HIGHWAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 1, 2014

Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside and American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity ensemble, are proud to announce the summer engagement of American Blues Theater's Hank Williams: Lost Highway, byRandal Myler and Mark Harelik, directed by Damon Kiely, music director Malcolm Ruhl and starring Matthew Brumlowas 'Hank Williams,' today, July 25 - August 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center's Downstage Mainstage Theater, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 27Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 27
by - Apr 27, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 27, 2014. (more...)

THREEPENNY OPERA, 4000 MILES, THE MIRACLE WORKER & More Set for Clarence Brown's 40th Anniversary SeasonTHREEPENNY OPERA, 4000 MILES, THE MIRACLE WORKER & More Set for Clarence Brown's 40th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Clarence Brown Theatre's 2014-2015 Season promises fun, fantasy and thought-providing drama. From the musical tribute "Hank Williams: Lost Highway" to Shakespeare's most enchanting comedy, "A Midsummer Night's Dream," the CBT's 40th Anniversary Season offers something for everyone. Season subscriptions are on sale now starting at just $135. For tickets please call the Box Office at 865-974-5161 or click clarencebrowntheatre.com. (more...)

Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts CenterCast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

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