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Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Murder, musical mayhem and a madcap mystery will be on stage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the killer musical MURDER FOR TWO, running June 6-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  With book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and direction by Scott Schwartz, the hilarious whodunit features a two-man cast, with one actor investigating the crime and the other playing all the suspects -- and both playing the piano.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL at TPACBWW Reviews: MOTHERHOOD THE MUSICAL at TPAC
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 7, 2015

Just in time for Mother's Day, Fabisch and her Faby Baby Productions LLC bring their rollicking – and oh-so-entertaining – revue, Motherhood the Musical, to TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. Featuring dynamic direction by Kim Nygren and starring a quartet of winning singer/actresses, it's a superbly performed and staged show that pulls back the curtain on what moms talk about when the husbands, kids and in-laws (and gay BFFs) are away. It's heartwarming, laugh-out-loud funny and oftentimes remarkably sentimental without being mawkish or maudlin. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 6, 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. The 'Jersey Boys' return, '[title of show]' premieres and CPaz hosts a belt-fest! Plus new works everywhere! Piven Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, FWD Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre show us our future, plus the world premiere of 'Sense And Sensibility' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater! (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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 20th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 20th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 20, 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. Local Tony and Jeff Award events, 'Shining Lives' shines, major productions of 'City Of Angels' and 'The Secret Garden,' original shows at Lifeline and Theo Ubique, two suburban theaters program 'Spamalot,' House updates 'The Bacchae' and New York gets its talent from where? (more...)

The M Center's Performing Art Program to Highlight Students in SHOWTUNE, 6/27The M Center's Performing Art Program to Highlight Students in SHOWTUNE, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The M Center of Brooklyn soared to new heights with VOICES, their annual concert of the promising students of the M Music Master Class. Now, the celebrated training ground will start a new tradition with the opening of Showtune, a tribute to the greatest works of the American Musical Theater. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Chicago's 2015 Tony Award Viewing Party Announced!BroadwayWorld Chicago's 2015 Tony Award Viewing Party Announced!
by Paul W. Thompson - May 15, 2015

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 69th 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...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 13th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 14, 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. 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Big Fish' bring us a taste of the heartland, 'Beaches' hopes to follow 'Amazing Grace' on the journey from here to New York, and Gorilla Tango and MCL Chicago open new improv-based musicals. Plus the return of 'WOZ,' Stephen Sondheim honored by the Chicago Gay Men's Chorus, and Tommy Tune to be feted by the Chicago Human Rhythm Project! Plus Waa-Mu honors Bernie. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 4, 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. BIC's fall season schedule, plus Theo's 'JCS,' Woodstock's 'Chaperone,' Kokandy's 'Full Monty' and the Paramount's 'Les Mis.' Also four recent contemporary operas, early and late Sondheim comparisons, this month's 'Option Up,!' and Linda Eder and Jessie Mueller hit the suburbs! (more...)

IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Announces Final Ticket Winners; Enter to Have Your Story Transformed Into a Showtune!IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Announces Final Ticket Winners; Enter to Have Your Story Transformed Into a Showtune!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 31, 2015

Over the last few weeks, BroadwayWorld has been introducing you to weekly winners of It Shoulda Been You's incredible wedding inspired Broadway giveaway. This hilarious new musical, directed by Tony-winner David Hyde Pierce, is teaming up with BWW to give fans a once-in-a-lifetime wedding gift. By sharing your, or someone else's, favorite wedding story, photos, or videos, you could win a pair of tickets to the most exciting engagement of the season, starring Broadway favorites, Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Lisa Howard, Montego Glover, and Chip Zien. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 3/27; St. Petersburg, Seattle, Sweden & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 27, 2015

In this week's Regional Roundup, BroadwayWorld.com features productions from Washington, DC, Baltimore, San Francisco, Sweden and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 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. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 18, 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. 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Empire' and 'Glee' stir up this week's TVs, 'First Wives Club,' 'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'First Date' claim their respective audiences,' Kokandy has more than 'The Full Monty,' Columbia's 'Oklahoma!,' lots at the Skokie Theatre and my upcoming busy weekend! (more...)

Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between Showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 11, 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. Ravinia's summer season announced, plus the 'Mormon' and 'Merman' rivalry/revelry. 'The Addams Family' and 'Mr. Burns' extend, 'That's Weird' goes musical, Annaleigh Ashford and 'Tyler's Songs' bow on March 21, and Joan Curto and 'Finishing The Birthday Hat' honor Sondheim's 85th birthday! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 3rd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 3rd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 3, 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. Our Tony Awards Viewing Party is Sunday night, and the non-Equity Jeffs are on Monday! Theo Ubique prepares its Marvin Hamlisch revue and announces next season, a whole bunch of new musicals get a hearing, and AMTP teaches songwriting. 'Murder Ballad' gets a reprise, 'Ring Of Fire' gets an extension, and bikinis and witches heat up June! (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 Showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 24th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 24, 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. 'On Your Feet!' and 'City Of Angels' rake in the reviews, while Bette plays the UC. Kristin and Idina plan concerts here, outdoor movies light up the summer, and the 'Beautiful' tour and 'Charlie Brown' are slated for Christmas. By summer's end: 'The Boy From Oz,' 'Glory Days' and 'Triassic Parq!' (more...)

Twenty-One Illinois Theaters Donate Tickets as Prizes for BroadwayWorld Chicago's 2015 Tony Awards Viewing Party: You're Invited!Twenty-One Illinois Theaters Donate Tickets as Prizes for BroadwayWorld Chicago's 2015 Tony Awards Viewing Party: You're Invited!
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 2, 2015

Here's an Updated List of the Twenty-One Illinois Theaters Donating Tickets as Prizes for BroadwayWorld Chicago's 2015 Tony Awards Viewing Party. And You're Invited! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 17th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 17, 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. It's our annual Regional Summer Musical Theater Guide! All you need to know about musicals on the boards this summer at 17 theaters within a one-day drive. (more...)

SHOWTUNE Set for M CenterSHOWTUNE Set for M Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Brooklyn's celebrated arts training center completes its second season with a rousing night of Broadway favorites sung by Mary Micari's Musical Master Class and performed across the street from The Public Theater in Manhattan. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 10th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 11, 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. The Tonys and the Jeffs bring honor and fun, and 'On Your Feet' and 'Beaches' aim for the future. Bette will be in town, Spike Lee films, 'Les Mis' and 'All Shook Up' play our southern environs, and 'The Secret Garden' and 'The Pied Piper' bring children's classics to life. Next week: Regional Summer Theaters! (more...)

I WENT TO A FABULOUS PARTY to Play King's Head, Edinburgh FringeI WENT TO A FABULOUS PARTY to Play King's Head, Edinburgh Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

This summer, the King's Head Theatre is proud to present I Went To a Fabulous Party..., a new play by debut writer And Davies, both at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and at its Islington home. The play looks at the generational differences presented by the gay community, with a cast age-range of 20 years. A warm, funny, moving, honest play about being a gay man in 2015 in the UK, it explores the superficial nature of dating apps, the need for good looks and fab abs, and the most challenging coming out of all, to yourself! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ben Stock - AND THERE WAS MUSICBWW Reviews: Ben Stock - AND THERE WAS MUSIC
by Jenny Antill - Jun 10, 2015

Acclaimed musical director and performer Ben Stock has recently released his debut album, featuring musical numbers that have shaped his career thus far. Jerry Herman, Cole Porter, Noel Coward and Meredith Wilson are just a few of the composers whose work is celebrated on this CD. The order of songs tell a wonderful story and are delivered by one very talented man and his piano. (more...)

BWW Personality Quiz: Which Jukebox Musical Should You Compose an Original Song For?BWW Personality Quiz: Which Jukebox Musical Should You Compose an Original Song For?
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2015

If you had been hired to compose one original song for a jukebox musical, which would you be best suited to compose for? Find out in this week's quiz! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 1, 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. It's our TOP TEN HOT TOPIX for the first half of 2015! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 8, 2015

On the coldest night of the year, spirits were high at The Call Bar in the Andersonville neighborhood, as the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Hosted by BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Editor Paul W. Thompson and The Call's hostess, Ashley Morgan, the Celebration lasted from 8:00 pm to the stroke of midnight, as the winners in 36 categories were revealed. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 7th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 7th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 7, 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. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration is tonight! Plus Drury Lane's 'West Side,' Mercury's 'Addams' and Theo's 'JCS,' premieres of 'Next Thing You Know' and 'Plastic Revolution,' a Barrel Of Monkeys musical and a staged reading from FWD, plus TV's 'Galavant' and 'Glee,' and more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 28th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 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. Musical television series abound! Also special nights for 'Allegro' and 'Reefer Madness,' that Dolphin show at Annoyance, Mercury's 'Addams Family,' a big children's premiere, the return of 'Option Up!' and a surprising, real live 'Beauty!' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 22, 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. The Paramount's 'Tommy,' Drury Lane's 'West Side' and the Marriott's 'La Cage.' Plus 'Stomp' puts its foot down, 'Gent's Guide' books the fall, new shows in development and rewrite, plus 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, 'Titanic' at Northwestern and 'Grease' on FOX! (more...)

SCERA to Host 6th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY, 1/28-31SCERA to Host 6th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 14, 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. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was great! Now onward to '50 Shades,' 'Mr. Burns' and 'Book Of Merman,' plus two from Christopher Pazdernik,' 'Ordinary Days,' 'First Wives Club,' tributes to John Hughes and Stephen Sondheim and a Showtune film cameo! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/6Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 2/6
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 6, 2015

With over 100 U.S. cities and 30 international regions featured on our site, we have so many exciting theatre happenings around our Broadway World! Below, we've highlighted our top 10 stories from this week. Check out the roundup below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 4, 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. The 'Last Five Years' movie, and three local shows for Valentine's Day about young folks in New York. Plus two new shows based on Jane Austen, Lippa's 'Wild Party,' Sondheim's 'Sondheim,' Aurora's 'Les Miserables and Annaleigh Ashford's return, plus some critical thinking about the late Andrew Patner. (more...)

MASON GRIFFIN to Play Broadway in BrooklynMASON GRIFFIN to Play Broadway in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

?The success of last season's VOICES Concert has prompted a second musical event added to the season. Showtune: A TRIBUTE TO THE AMERICAN MUSICAL THEATER will be presented in June. Joining the staff of this electrifying event is MASON GRIFFIN. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 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. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 18th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 18, 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. An amazing weekend, with 'Tommy,' L5Y, Lippa and 'The Wild Party,' 'First Date' and 'Pride And Prejudice.' Now we have 'First Wives Club' and 'Let It Be,' plus our top ongoing shows: 'Sondheim On Sondheim,' 'WSS,' 'La Cage' and 'The Addams Family!' So much going on!!! (more...)

BWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret DebutBWW Reviews: LACHANZE Brings Cool Rhythms, Stellar Vocals to Kennedy Center Cabaret Debut
by Jennifer Perry - Feb 16, 2015

She can do it it all. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Fantasies Come True! AVENUE Q is BACK at Austin Theatre ProjectBWW Reviews: Fantasies Come True! AVENUE Q is BACK at Austin Theatre Project
by Wendi Reichstein - Feb 16, 2015

I've seen three productions of Avenue Q in my life, all of them ranging from the Broadway national tour to a local community theater performance, to Sunday's matinee performed by the Austin Theatre Project. Bottom line: Avenue Q smart, funny, and relatable show. It's crude, sometimes a bit cringe-worthy, but simultaneously downright hilarious. Throw in an equally humorous and catchy soundtrack, and it's no wonder the show won the 2004 Tony Award for Best Musical (beating Wicked, mind you). (more...)

BWW Personality Quiz: Which Broadway Love Song Should You Sing this Valentine's Day?BWW Personality Quiz: Which Broadway Love Song Should You Sing this Valentine's Day?
by Louisa Brady - Feb 13, 2015

Which Broadway love song should you sing this Valentine's Day? Find out in this week's quiz! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 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. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 8, 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. Special events on the horizon from Porchlight, FWD and Option Up! Plus new-to-Chicago works from Piven and Bailiwick, colleges do 'Spring Awakening' and 'The Wild Party,' and Emerald City Theatre and Chicago Children's Theatre head for the big time! (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This SpringLaguna Playhouse to Present Orange County Debut of MURDER FOR TWO This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the Orange County premiere of the Smash-Hit, Off-Broadway musical, MURDER FOR TWO, book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, choreography by Wendy Seyb, musical direction by David Caldwell and direction by Scott Schwartz. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 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. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

Mary Jo Mecca Joins THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO Staged Reading CastMary Jo Mecca Joins THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO Staged Reading Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Veteran actress Mary Jo Mecca (LITTLE HOUSE... at The Guthrie; Jerry Herman's Showtune at the Pasadena Playhouse) joins the cast of the staged reading of Patrick Riviere's play, THE HOUSE OF NUNZIO, which will be presented on April 27th at 7pm and April 28th at 2pm at The Davenport Mainstage Theatre in New York City directed by award winning director Stephen Nachamie. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Way ComesBWW Reviews: SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Way Comes
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015

A pair of Elizabethan playwrights attempts to write the world's first musical in this rousing new show. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 22, 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. It's the big guns! New openings at the Drury Lane, Marriott, ChiShakes, Second City, Porchlight, Theatre At The Center, Mercury Theater, Jedlicka and Big Noise theaters, plus 13 world premieres from the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 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. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

SOMETHING NEW Podcast Will Host Cabaret Round Table at The DuplexSOMETHING NEW Podcast Will Host Cabaret Round Table at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

In anticipation of his own upcoming solo concert debut, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with three respected artists in the cabaret world to ask them about the impetus for getting into cabaret, what they've learned, and what inspires them. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 1, 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. 'Anything Goes,' 'A Funny Thing...' and 'Billy Elliot' prepare to open, 'Les Mis' racks up the raves, season announcements from the Paramount, Kokandy, The Hypocrites and Chicago Shakes, plus another Austen adaptation, and legs for Ethel Merman. Enjoy the warmth! (more...)

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