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language, and the thrill of romantic love.

LOVING REPEATING follows Gertrude Stein from her student days in the late 19th century to the height of her artistic era in Paris as one of the 'lost generation,' a term she coined referring to those who came of age between the two world wars. The musical also explores the world of her capricious love affair with language, self-expression, and her lifelong companion Alice B. Toklas.

A wonderful show that features excellent female roles, LOVING REPEATING is the perfect addition to any community theatre's season.


WAKE UP with BWW 9/18/2015 - MOONSHINE, CLEVER LITTLE LIES, A WONDERFUL LIFE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/18/2015 - MOONSHINE, CLEVER LITTLE LIES, A WONDERFUL LIFE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: MOONSHINE and A WONDERFUL LIFE kick off regional runs, CLEVER LITTLE LIES starts off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old GlobeGattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS, Featuring 10 Dance Vignettes by Iconic Writers, Begins Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2015

The Old Globe opens its 2015-2016 Season with IN YOUR ARMS, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's The King and I and South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). The production begins tonight, September 16, with an opening slated for September 24, and runs through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Cast of LOVING REPEATING at  Chapel off Chapel SetCast of LOVING REPEATING at Chapel off Chapel Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

a musical of Gertrude Stein is an inspired new musical about the brilliant American expatriate writer, Gertrude Stein and her passion for life, language and the thrill of romantic love. (more...)

Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13Writers Theatre Premieres DAYS LIKE TODAY, Now thru 7/13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs today, May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 27th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 27th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 28, 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. 'Once' and 'On Your Feet!' arrive, Kooman and Dimond try one out, 'Loving Repeating' returns, 'The Fantasticks' grows its orchestra, local 'Spider Woman' and 'Idiot' productions, two new works about the deaths of pop musicians, and the real-life death of PJ Paparelli. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING, 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitFull Cast Set for Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING, 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. Loving Repeating will play July 18 - August 30, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office. The press opening is Monday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Lookingglass Extends 'IN THE GARDEN' Through 6/29Lookingglass Extends 'IN THE GARDEN' Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Lookingglass Theatre Company announces an extension of In the Garden: A Darwinian Love Story, the World-Premiere production by Artistic Associate Sara Gmitter and directed by Jessica Thebus. The show now runs through Sunday, June 29, 2014. The two-week extension goes on sale to the public on Thursday, May 15, 2014. In the Garden runs at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson. (more...)

ABIGAIL/1702 Plays Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Now thru 5/24ABIGAIL/1702 Plays Long Beach Performing Arts Center, Now thru 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

What ever happened to Abigail Williams? Combining a provocative parable of sin and redemption with a good, old-fashioned ghost story, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Fox's Glee) explores what might have come next for the real-life Puritan villainess at the center of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. ICT artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs the West Coast premiere of Abigail/1702, opening tonight, May 1 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for April 29 and 30. (more...)

ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

What ever happened to Abigail Williams? Combining a provocative parable of sin and redemption with a good, old-fashioned ghost story, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Fox's Glee) explores what might have come next for the real-life Puritan villainess at the center of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. ICT artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs the West Coast premiere of Abigail/1702, opening May 1 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for April 29 and 30. (more...)

HEATHERS, GUTENBERG Musicals to Headline Kokandy's 2016 SeasonHEATHERS, GUTENBERG Musicals to Headline Kokandy's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce its 2016 season -- plus an added holiday production for the 2015 season. The 2016 season kicks off with the Chicago premiere of the dark 'mean teen' comedy HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, based on the hit 1980s cult film of the same name, with book, music and lyrics by Kevin Murphy and Laurence O'Keefe, directed by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix and music direction by Aaron Benham. (more...)

International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES Runs Now thru 6/29International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES Runs Now thru 6/29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2014

The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including daughter Brooke who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. caryn desai [sic] directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening tonight, June 6 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Ahrens and Flaherty Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU TodayAhrens and Flaherty Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU Today
by Louisa Brady - Jun 3, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released today, June 3rd, 2014. (more...)

DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, July 29-Aug 30DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, July 29-Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London's West End. Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards and been nominated for Grammys, Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Developmental Lab in NYC, August 2014McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Developmental Lab in NYC, August 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

According to an Equity casting notice, a developmental lab of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held at Pearl Studios this August. Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project from Stage Entertainment USA, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Begins 7/18 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Begins 7/18 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Kokandy Productions will continue its 2015 season with Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule.  (more...)

DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, Today-Aug 30DESSA ROSE to Make European Premiere at Trafalgar Studios, Today-Aug 30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

This July, the European premiere of the uniquely stirring musical drama Dessa Rose is coming to London's West End. Dessa Rose is based on the book by Sherley Anne Williams with lyrics by Lynn Ahrens and music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical and Rocky The Musical) who have won Tony Awards, Drama Desk Awards and Outer Critics Circle Awards and been nominated for Grammys, Academy Awards and a Golden Globe. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/26/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/26/2015
by BWW - Jul 26, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/26/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING at Theater WitPhoto Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

 Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 2015 season with Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule.  Loving Repeating will play July 18 - August 30, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.  The press opening is Monday, July 20 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/19/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/19/2015
by BWW - Jul 19, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/19/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Begins Tonight at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Begins Tonight at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Kokandy Productions will continue its 2015 season with Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. Loving Repeating will play tonight, July 18, through August 30, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

On the heels of its hit production of The Full Monty, Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 2015 season with Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Runs Now thru 8/30 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING Runs Now thru 8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. Loving Repeating will play tonight, July 18 - August 30, 2015 at Theater Wit. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 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. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/12/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 7/12/2015
by BWW - Jul 12, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 7/12/2015 for Chicago (more...)

About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Runs 2/6-3/15 at Greenhouse Theater CenterAbout Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Runs 2/6-3/15 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

About Face Theatre will continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE, Daniel Pearle's contemporary dramedy about parenting, gender and fitting in. Directed by Keira Fromm, A KID LIKE JAKE will play February 6 - March 15, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at ?www.aboutfacetheatre.org, by calling (773) 404-7336 or in person at the Greenhouse Theater Center Box Office. The press opening is Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?Stephen Flaherty & Christopher Gattelli's IN YOUR ARMS Coming to Old Globe Theatre?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Composer Stephen Flaherty just revealed in a recent interview with Aussietheatre.com, that his recent dance musical IN YOUR ARMS, which premiered last year as at part of the summer season at Vassar's Powerhouse Theatre, will soon get a regional run. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Stops at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, Now thru 2/1ANNIE National Tour Stops at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, Now thru 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play tonight, January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Runs Now thru 3/15 at Greenhouse Theater CenterAbout Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Runs Now thru 3/15 at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

About Face Theatre will continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE, Daniel Pearle's contemporary dramedy about parenting, gender and fitting in. Directed by Keira Fromm, A KID LIKE JAKE will play tonight, February 6 - March 15, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Opens TonightPhoto Flash: About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE, Daniel Pearle's contemporary dramedy about parenting, gender and fitting in. Directed by Keira Fromm, A KID LIKE JAKE will play now through March 15, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, February 12 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKEPhoto Flash: First Look at About Face Theatre's A KID LIKE JAKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

About Face Theatre is pleased to continue its 2014-15 season with the Chicago premiere of A KID LIKE JAKE, Daniel Pearle's contemporary dramedy about parenting, gender and fitting in. Directed by Keira Fromm, A KID LIKE JAKE will play now through March 15, 2015 at the Greenhouse Theater Center (Upstairs Studio), 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is Thursday, February 12 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/09/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/09/2015
by BWW - Aug 9, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/09/2015 for Chicago (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Adds Dates to Summer Showcase SeriesLeague of Chicago Theatres Adds Dates to Summer Showcase Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The League of Chicago Theatres adds two new dates to its Summer Showcase series. Members of Kokandy Productions and Sideshow Theatre will present live performances today, August 14 at noon and The Hypocrites and Barrel of Monkeys will perform today, August 28 at noon. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/23/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/23/2015 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/02/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/02/2015
by BWW - Aug 2, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/02/2015 for Chicago (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 19th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 19, 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. Monday's trifecta of showtune events, including Jackie Burns following Idina, and 'Boy From Oz.' 'Mormon' and 'Dancing' return, and 'Gentleman's Guide' prepares. That 'October Sky' and 'Starcatcher' are set to open, but a lot of shows are closing. Not 'Ring Of Fire!' Concerts are on tap, too, including Seth McFarlane! (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/16/2015Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/16/2015
by BWW - Aug 16, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/16/2015 for Chicago (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Continues Summer Showcase Series TodayLeague of Chicago Theatres Continues Summer Showcase Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

The League of Chicago Theatres adds two new dates to its Summer Showcase series. Members of Kokandy Productions and Sideshow Theatre will present live performances today, August 14, at noon and The Hypocrites and Barrel of Monkeys will perform on Friday, August 28 at noon. (more...)

NUDE to Play Alex Theatre St KildaNUDE to Play Alex Theatre St Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Years after her death, people are still captivated by Marilyn Monroe. Images of her are still hugely popular and the public's curiosity for new facts and information about the Hollywood legend remain as strong as ever. (more...)

League of Chicago Theatres Adds Dates to Summer Showcase SeriesLeague of Chicago Theatres Adds Dates to Summer Showcase Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

The League of Chicago Theatres adds two new dates to its Summer Showcase series. Members of Kokandy Productions and Sideshow Theatre will present live performances on Friday, August 14 at noon and The Hypocrites and Barrel of Monkeys will perform on Friday, August 28 at noon. (more...)

International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 6/6-29International City Theatre's OTHER DESERT CITIES to Run 6/6-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

The manicured life of an actor-turned-politician and his impeccable wife is upset when relatives arrive at their Palm Springs home for the holidays - including daughter Brooke who's about to publish a tell-all memoir. caryn desai [sic] directs Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, opening June 6 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews take place on June 4 and June 5. (more...)

Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13Writers Theatre to Premiere DAYS LIKE TODAY, 5/6-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce Writers Theatre's World Premiere production of Days Like Today, with music and lyrics by Alan Schmuckler and book by Laura Eason, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam, music direction by Doug Peck and choreography by Tommy Rapley. The production runs May 6-July 13, 2014 at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The press opening is May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3Ahrens and Flaherty Set to Release Live at 54 Below Album NICE FIGHTING YOU on 6/3
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Ahrens and Flaherty's 'Nice Fighting You: A 30th Anniversary Celebration Live At 54 BELOW' will be released on June 3rd, 2014. The double CD set is now available for pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00JPWSJOI. This star-studded double album features performances by (in alphabetical order): Lynn Ahrens, Annaleigh Ashford, Stephanie J. Block, Liz Callaway, Kevin Chamberlin, Quentin Earl Darrington, Stephen Flaherty, Lewis Grosso, Julie Halston, Jeremy Jordan, LaChanze, Kecia Lewis, Rebecca Luker, Marin Mazzie, Sean McCourt, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jessica Molaskey, Bobby Steggert and Mary Testa. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 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. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in JuneMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, a staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held on June 12, 2015. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

On the heels of its hit production of The Full Monty, Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 2015 season with Loving Repeating, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, Loving Repeating is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. (more...)

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