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Joey 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 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...)

BWW 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
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...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Opens Tomorrow at Peninsula Players Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

The toe-tapping, heartfelt musical "Always…Patsy Cline" created and originally directed by Ted Swindley is based on a true story. It opens Sept. 3 at Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon. "Always…Patsy Cline" features more than 25 of Cline's classic songs and will run for seven weeks closing Sunday, Oct. 19 with a 4 p.m. matinee. (more...)

BWW 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 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
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, 8/30-10/6
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, 7/25-8/31/2014
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 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 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
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. 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!
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
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...)

Flat Rock Playhouse to Stage THE LAST FIVE YEARS, 5/29-6/22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents The Last Five Years, from May 29 - June 22 at the Playhouse Downtown. This beautiful, modern musical explores the five-year relationship between two young New Yorkers, Jamie, a rising novelist, and Cathy, a struggling actress. What makes this story unusual is its simultaneous, yet vastly different depiction from end to end. Jamie is telling the audience the story from the beginning while Kathy shares her story from the end. It is probably the only love story where the two central characters only lock eyes once… in the middle of their story… during their wedding. The rest of the time the audience is a party to their lives, witnessing the ups and downs of their relationship. (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

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...)

Jessica 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...)

Stage Adaptation of THE WAR OF THE ROSES Coming to Broadway in 2015-16 Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tony Award winning Producers Jay Gutterman, Cindy Gutterman, Cathy Chernoff, Carl Moellenberg and Wendy Federman just announced that THE WAR OF THE ROSES, the riveting stage adaptation by Warren Adler based on his original best-selling novel of the same name, will bow on Broadway during the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

American 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...)

Summer Stages: BWW Top Picks for Summer Theater in West Virginia
by Johnna Leary - Jun 2, 2014

Theaters in West Virginia this summer will offer a much more contemporary and controversial offering of new plays. However, traditional blockbuster summer stock musicals will still be readily available in any number of summer theater seasons in the state. The top three summer theater seasons and events from West Virginia are listed below, but are only a small offering of the many fantastic performances and live theater seasons occurring in West Virginia this summer. (more...)

Douglas Morrisson Theatre Announces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre (DMT) proudly announces a new season of five award-winning plays, 'JOURNEYS.' (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Host 40th Anniversary Plaza Party, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The Clarence Brown Theatre will host a 40th Anniversary Season Plaza Party on Saturday, August 9 from 4:00-7:00pm. A family-friendly event, the party will feature door prizes, music, games, food carts, backstage tours, a special season ticket package price, and info on the new season. The party is free and open to the public. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Diana Huey, Eddie Egan, Mel Maghuyop and More in MISS SAIGON at Flat Rock Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, now through August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre to Give Away 40 Pairs of Tickets in 40 Days in Honor of 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

To celebrate 40 years as East Tennessee's only professional theater, the Clarence Brown Theatre will give away 40 pairs of tickets in 40 days along with a Grand Prize winner at the conclusion of the giveaway. To enter the "40-40-40 Giveaway" to win the tickets, contestants must "like" the Clarence Brown Theatre's Facebook page (Clarence Brown Theatre). Current fans of the Clarence Brown Theatre Facebook page are automatically entered to win. (more...)

RING OF FIRE to Open 7/30 at Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the opening of Richard Maltby, Jr.'s musical tribute to Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire (Wednesday, July 30 - Saturday, August 9, 2014). (more...)

'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...)

American 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...)

RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH Opens 8/15 at Barter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Man in Black was a man like no other, and now Barter Theatre celebrates his music, life and legacy in the joyous musical 'Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash.' Starring Barter audience favorite Jason Petty as Johnny Cash and new talent Katie Deal of Georgia as June Carter Cash, the show opens August 15 at Barter's Main Stage. With a limited 4-week, tickets have already been selling fast, so Barter recommends calling soon for reservations. (more...)

'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...)

Photo Flash: Flat Rock Playhouse's MISS SAIGON Currently in Rehearsal, 7/24-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2014

Flat Rock Playhouse presents the Broadway and international hit musical, Miss Saigon, from July 24 - August 24 at The Flat Rock Playhouse Mainstage. As part of its 'Season of Laughter and Love' presented by the Cliffs Communities, the Playhouse is pleased to offer one of the most stunning theatrical spectacles of all time. (more...)

Danni 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...)

American 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...)

Country 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...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ONCE below! (more...)

American 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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 27th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 27, 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. The Equity Jeff Award nominations are out, and 'On The Town' is open. Peck and Lindley, Jessie Mueller and more are set for concerts here, and 'I Love Lucy' and the Grinch will return. Plus Theo Ubique's Andrews Sisters and Kurt Weill in rep, 'Titanic' and 'In The Heights' prepare, Munster announces 2015, and NBC flies its 'Peter Pan' cast. Ahh!! (more...)

Clarence 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...)

Marc Nelson Denim to Host Fundraiser to Benefit Clarence Brown Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

To celebrate the opening of its new flagship store and to honor 40 years of professional theatre at the Clarence Brown Theatre, Marc Nelson Denim will host a fundraiser to benefit the theatre on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 6:00 -10:00 pm at 700 East Depot Street. (more...)

Goodman Theatre and Drury Lane Productions Lead 2014 Jeff Awards Nominations; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Chicago actress, TV and film star Jane Lynch did the honor today of announcing the nominees for the 2013-2014 Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

Clarence Brown Theatre Welcomes New Advisory Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Clarence Brown Theatre, one of thirteen professional LORT (League of Regional Theatres) theatres on a university campus in the country, announced its newly appointed Advisory Board members. The Advisory Board is the link to the community, overseeing major events and fundraisers, the CBT Society Scholarship, and engaging the community to grow the theatre's support. (more...)

'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 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. 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 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 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...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

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