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TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING to Welcome Back Original Cast Members for 25th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the Windy City's most beloved theatrical institutions. To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Babes With Blades Announces 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) proudly announces its 20th Anniversary Season, Origins, consisting of two full productions and three developing scripts, all reflecting how women define themselves and their places in their worlds - including 1940s Chicago, Edwardian London, medieval Scotland and the "final frontier."  (more...)

Sam Fazio and Kimberly Gordon to Headline LEGENDS OF THE EMPIRE ROOM
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Hiball Events and the Palmer House Hilton present this special evening that will revisit the glitz and glamor of the historic Empire Room. Spend the evening with vocalists Sam Fazio and Kimberly Gordon, along with a 6-piece band, to hear the music made famous by performers of the room like Bobby Darin, Pearl Bailey, Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole. After the show, guests can stay for dancing in one of the last great rooms in the city. (more...)

SHEFEST to Celebrate Chicago's Queer Female and Non-Binary Artists at Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

SheFest (formerly LezFest) is Pride Arts Center's' semi-annual celebration of Chicago's queer female and non-binary artists. (more...)

SERIOUSLY ENTERTAINING, Meaghan Burke, THE MEETING* and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its lineup of nightly performances, May 10-21, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces The 2017-18 Essential Series
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

]Texas Performing Arts continues to present world-class performances to The University of Texas at Austin and Central Texas audiences with the unveiling of the 2017-18 Essential Series. (more...)

Dickey's Barbecue Pit Gets Fired Up for National Barbecue Month with Big Giveaways
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Dickey's Barbecue Pit is celebrating National Barbecue Month throughout May. Local Owners & Pit Masters have their on-site pits smoking 24-7 to serve guests authentic,Texas-style,straight-from-the-pit barbecue. To make the month even bigger for the largest barbecue chain in the nation, every Dickey's guest will receive a free Big Yellow Cupon May 16, the official National Barbecue Day; while supplies last, no purchase necessary. (more...)

Review Roundup: Haven Theatre Company's WE'RE GONNA DIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Haven Theatre Company announces We're Gonne Die, the final production in its fourth season, written by Young Jean Lee and directed by Josh Sobel, at the company's home, The Janet Bookspan Theatre at the Den Theatre, 1335 Milwaukee Ave., May 4 - June 4. (more...)

One Team Will Be Crowned the Winners of the Amazing Race on the Season Finale!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Following are the 11 teams, listed in no particular order: (more...)

BROADWAY AT THE BROADWAY Set for Pride Month at PFP
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

The fourth installment of Pride Films and Plays' His & His.'  cabaret series - entitled 'Broadway at the Broadway' will be performed on Thursday, June 8 in The Broadway at the Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway. The His and His series follows the development of LGBT characters on Broadway, and celebrates the artists who wrote the great works of musical theater. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre presents CHANGES 6/30
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Changes, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-new arrangements of the music of David Bowie, directed by Harrison McEldowney, based on an original show created by Chicago Tap Theatre, choreography by Yonally with musical arrangements and direction by Kurt Schweitz, June 30 - July 16, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Opening night is Friday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. The performance schedule is Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m.  Tickets are $37 for adults, $30 for seniors and $23 for students and dancers. Group discounts are also available. For tickets, go to ChicagoTapTheatre.com or call the Stage 773 box office at 773.327.5252.  A preview rehearsal is open to the press by request at the Joel Hall Dance Center, 5965 N. Clark Street. (more...)

BWW Review: HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage is an Exciting New Musical
by Marina Kennedy - May 23, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, is thrilling audiences from the first minute to the last. It is everything a musical should be with a fascinating story, inventive staging, an excellent score, and a top-notch cast. This show is having its pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway) through Sunday May 26th. (more...)

NUMBERS NERDS: The [almost] All-Girl Math Challenge Comes to Peter Jay Sharp Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF) and CPA Theatricals present Numbers Nerds, the [almost] all-girl math challenge, with book by Laura Stratford, Music by David Kornfeld, lyrics by Alex Higgin-Houser, additional music by Dylan MarcAurele and original story by Larry Little.  Amber Mak, New Works Development Director at Chicago's Paramount Theatre, directs and choreographs a cast of six, including Danielle Davila, Madison Kauffman, Jake Morrissy, Maisie Rose, Sharon Sachs (Film: 'Home Alone;'  TV: 'Weeds,' 'Dexter,' 'Grimm') and Tiffany Tatreau (Ride the Cyclone). Six performances will be staged at the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, 416 West 42nd Street, New York City from July 19-23, 2017. (more...)

The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.hhwts.com. (more...)

Casting Announced for Firebrand Theatre's Inaugural Production LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 - December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE are currently on sale at firebrandtheatre.org. Season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

The 25th Anniversary Performance of TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This June, one of Chicago's longest-running smash-hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, will celebrate 25 years as one of the Windy City's most beloved theatrical institutions.  To honor the occasion, Chicago's favorite soon-to-be-married couple, Tony Nunzio and Tina Vitale, are welcoming back members of the original 1992 Chicago cast to the performance on Friday, June 16 at 8 p.m. Tony n' Tina's Wedding played an incredible 16 years during its original run in Chicago, and during that time entertained more than one million audience members of all ages. The new, retro/flashback version of the show opened in September of 2016 and is now in an open-ended run. (more...)

MOMENTUM '17: City Theatre presents Festival of New Plays
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

City Theatre is excited to announce the plays and events included in Momentum '17: New Plays at Different Stages, the South Side theater company's annual festival of new play development. The annual festival will run from May 31 - June 4, 2017 and will include three public presentations of plays - plus one musical - at different stages in the development process, a closed reading of new work by a Young Playwrights Festival Alumnus, a Happy Hour/Artists Meet & Greet with Urbanist Pittsburgh, and an interactive opportunity to participate in conversation with local playwright Tami Dixon for an upcoming project. The readings and events are free and open to the public. Reservations are strongly encouraged to guarantee seating and can be made at CityTheatreCompany.org or by calling the box office at 412-431-CITY (2489). (more...)

Shaina Taub, Molly Pope and More Coming Up This Month at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from May 18-29, 2017. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Photo Flash: HARVEY Hops His Way to the Court Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Court Theatre, under the leadership of Marilyn F. Vitale Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert, concludes the 2016-2017 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy Harvey by Mary Chase, directed by Devon De Mayo. Harvey runs May 11 - June 11, 2017 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue in Chicago. The Press Opening is Saturday, May 20 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/12 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 5/12 - JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More! (more...)

KING LIZ to Play Windy City Playhouse Beginning 5/24
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Rehearsals are underway for Fernanda Coppel's "King Liz," Windy City Playhouse's second show of the 2017 season, playing May 24 through July 16. Under the direction of Chuck Smith, the "fierce and compelling" (The New York Times) production stars Lanise Shelley as Liz Rico, a powerful NBA sports agent vying for a promotion to head her entire company. When Freddie Luna (played by Eric Gerard), a young, talented rookie, comes under her wing, Liz faces the biggest challenge of her career: trust her gut with the new player, or risk everything she's built for herself. The cast of "King Liz" also features Philip Edward Van Lear as Coach Jones, Jackie Alamillo as Gabby Fuentes, Caron Buinis as Barbara Flowers and Frank Nall as Mr. Candy. (more...)

Legacy of Legendary Music Promoter Bill Graham Showcased in New Illinois Holocaust Museum Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center will bring a pivotal era of rock music history to life with its new exhibition, 'Bill Graham and the Rock & Roll Revolution,' opening July 16, 2017. (more...)

Chicago Magic Lounge Breaks Ground on New Home at 5050 N. Clark St.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Chicago Magic Lounge, Chicago's home for close-up magic, today broke ground in its new home at 5050 N. Clark St. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre to Honor Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew with 2017 Impact Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sideshow Theatre Company has announced the Arts & Business Council of Chicago and Chay Yew as the inaugural recipients of its annual Sideshow Impact Awards. (more...)

American Writers Museum to Share the Literary World with Visitors This Summer; Events Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Following the cultural and literary center's much-anticipated grand opening last month, the American Writers Museum, 180 North Michigan Avenue, today released their lineup of extraordinary events occurring during the summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Yodel, the Cry, the Catch, the Growl - Christine Mild Brings Patsy Cline to Life
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 6, 2017

'It's all in the way she placed her voice. I like to call it the Kermit the Frog place - the soft palate at the back of the throat, and that's what activates the yodel, the catch, the cry, the growl which are the iconic hallmarks of her singing. Patsy Cline wasn't really a technical singer; this all just came naturally to her, but for me as an actress and technical singer who has to do the show eight times a week, I have to make sure I am singing in a healthy, safe way and understand how to make that happen. So if I place the voice right - if I place it in the 'Patsy place'- it all happens without trying.' (more...)

BUILDING THE WALL, THE LUCKIEST PEOPLE and More Set for Stage Left Theatre's Season 36
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Stage Left Theatre has announced the programming for its 36th season, which asks 'where we are going, where we have been, and where we are we now?' (more...)

Chicago Equality Rally At Andersonville Midsommarfest Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

The organizers of the Chicago Equality Rally have announced the program lineup for the Sunday, June 11 rally to be held at 11AM at Andersonville Midsommarfest in solidarity with the Equality March for Unity and Pride in Washington, D.C. Speakers and performers will promote visibility, unity, and pride. Actor, writer, and producer Fawzia Mirza will helm the program as emcee.   (more...)

Other Theatre Announces 4th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The Other Theatre Company, now rebranded as "Other Theatre," is pleased to announce its 4th season, kicking off this fall with the world premiere of Martin Zimmerman's comedic graphic novel for the stage THE MAKING OF A MODERN FOLK HERO, presented in association with Chicago Dramatists Grafting Project and directed by Kelly Howe. (more...)

DESTINOS, First Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, Coming to the Windy City This fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Major Latino theater companies from Latin America, the Caribbean and around the city will be showcased at DESTINOS (d?-stee-noce), the first Chicago International Latino Theater Festival, an ambitious month-long festival of 'First voice' plays and panels presented by Chicago Latino Theater Alliance (CLATA), September 29 - October 29, 2017.  (more...)

Permoveo Productions presents the World Premiere of THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. The production is co-composed and directed by Keaton Wooden, co-composed by Joe Stevens, written by Jay Paul Deratany and is music directed by Jon Schneidman. (more...)

THE CIVILITY OF ALBERT CASHIER, Starring Dani Shay, to Premiere at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

Permoveo Productions, in association with Pride Films & Plays, presents the world premiere production of The CiviliTy of Albert Cashier playing at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., August 31 - October 15, starring former Glee Project star and America's Got Talent Contestant Dani Shay. (more...)

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Goes on Sale Tomorrow in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE have announced tickets will go on sale to the public tomorrow, June 20, 2017 at 10AM CT.  (more...)

YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, TILIKUM and More Slated for Sideshow Theatre Company's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

Sideshow Theatre Company has announced its 2017-18 Season, launching next spring with the Chicago premiere of Mia Chung's absurdly inventive smash-hit YOU FOR ME FOR YOU, directed by artistic associate Elly Green. The season concludes next summer with the world premiere of Kristiana Rae Colon's spectacular and fearless indictment TILIKUM, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (more...)

NBC Announces Fall Premiere Dates for New 2017-18 Season
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

NBC has announced premiere dates for its 2017-18 fall schedule, which includes broadcast television's #1 program,” “Sunday Night Football”; last season's #1 new series, “This Is Us”; the return of one of the most honored and beloved comedies of all time, “Will & Grace”; dominant reality show and three-time Emmy Award winner “The Voice”; the Edie Falco-starrer “Law & Order True Crime: The Menendez Murders”; new Monday night drama “The Brave”; and the sophomore season of Mike Schur's mind-bending comedy, “The Good Place.” (more...)

Alvarez Kings Share New Video + U.S. Headline Tour Kicks Off Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Premiering via Yahoo! Music, U.K.-based alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings have shared a new lyric video for their song 'Postcards from Berlin,' off their debut album Somewhere Between. (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Gets Sweet & Savory with CHARLIE's Kathy Fitzgerald and CATS' Aaron J. Albano
by Broadwaysted - Jun 13, 2017

Come with me and you'll be in a world of pure Broadwaysted goodness because this week's new #FriendOfTheShow is Mrs. Gloop herself, the lovely and talented Kathy Fitzgerald! Kevin was off in the Windy City so Bryan and Kimberly are joined by Guest Host and #FriendOfTheShow Aaron J. Albano (and his aerator) to pour out wine while Kathy chats about her experience in CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY.  (more...)

Kokandy Productions presents BONNIE & CLYDE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 5th anniversary season with the Chicago premiere of BONNIE & CLYDE, the musical story of two small-town nobodies searching for meaning at the height of the Great Depression from the creative team of Frank Wildhorn, Ivan Menchell and Don Black. Directed by Spencer Neiman, with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Aubrey Adams, BONNIE & CLYDE will play August 27 - October 15, 2017 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

The WHOLLY GUACAMOLE' Brand Brings Nation's First-Ever Guacamole Lounge to Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

The makers of the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE brand today announced that the nation's first-ever guacamole-themed lounge, officially known as The Guac Stop, will be coming to the Windy City June 14-18 at Navy Pier. With 79 percent of U.S. households purchasing guacamole according to MegaMex Internal Research, The Guac Stop will make avo-loving dreams come true, spreading guacamole love as well as the WHOLLY GUACAMOLE brand's Live Wholly mentality to Chicagoland residents. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Rea of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at UCPAC 5/12 to 5/27
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 30, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Christine Rea, the writer of the new musical, 'Hit Her With The Skates.' The show will be performed at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage from May 12th to May 27th. (more...)

Chicago Tap Theatre's presents CHANGES 6/30-7/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Artistic Director Mark Yonally and Chicago Tap Theatre (CTT) are proud to present Changes, a science fiction tap dance story show set to all-new arrangements of the music of David Bowie, directed by Harrison McEldowney, based on an original show created by Chicago Tap Theatre, choreography by Yonally with musical arrangements and direction by Kurt Schweitz, June 30 - July 16, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Hawaii Student Places 2nd in Poetry Out Loud National Finals, Washington DC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

High school students from across the nation competed in the national finals of 12th Poetry Out Loud: National Recitation Contest in Washington D.C. (more...)

The Rolling Stones EXHIBITIONISM Partners With Vamonde To Create Digital Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The Rolling Stones Exhibitionism, produced by iEC Exhibitions!, is thrilled to team up with Vamonde, a mobile storytelling platform, to create an interactive experience that will allow Vamonde app users the chance to explore the band's historic Chicago locations featured in Navy Pier's latest exhibit.   Exhibitionism at Navy Pier is a blockbuster music experience that takes guests through The Rolling Stones' expansive career and showcases over 500 rare artifacts. This 18,000 square-foot exhibit runs for a limited time in Chicago through July 30, 2017. For more information and to book tickets to Exhibitionism, visit www.StonesExhibitionism.com. (more...)

Stage Left Theatre Slates Lineup for LEAPFEST XIV
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Stage Left Theatre will present LeapFest XIV, Stage Left's annual new-play festival, running July 9 - July 26, 2017. LeapFest features several new plays with socio-political themes, presented as workshop productions in rotating repertory. This year's festival includes new works from Sam Chanse, Liam Fitzgerald, Dana Lynn Formby, Isaac Gomez, and Joe Zarrow. (more...)

Alvarez Kings Announce Debut U.S. Headlining Tour For Summer 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

U.K.-based alternative pop quartet Alvarez Kings are heading across the pond this summer for their first-ever U.S. headlining tour, including stops in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, and Milwaukee for a performance at Summerfest 2017. (more...)

OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Visitors to Chicago and Illinois have a guide to help navigate LGBTQ and mainstream events and places to see: The 2017 OUT! Chicago and Illinois LGBTQ Visitor's Guide is now available. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Sebastian Maniscalco Comes to Paramount Theatre This April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2017

Sebastian Maniscalco's WHY WOULD YOU DO THAT? TOUR comes to Denver's Paramount Theatre today, April 22nd, 2017 at 7:00 PM.  Tickets go on sale Friday, September 30th at 10 AM, one day in advance of the premier of his highly anticipated SHOWTIME special of the same name.  Tickets are $39.75 - $59.75 with a limited number of VIP tickets available at $250, and can be purchased online at AltitudeTickets.com or by phone at 303-893-TIXS. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/16/2017
by BWW - Apr 16, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/16/2017 for Chicago (more...)

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