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Marriott Theatre (Lincolnshire, IL, )
10 Marriott Drive
Lincolnshire, IL,

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Based on the play "The Front Page" by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur


Andrew Lippa's A LITTLE PRINCESS to Play Windy City Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Windy City Music Theatre, one of Chicago's fastest-growing professional theatre companies, will present A LITTLE PRINCESS, a musical by Brian Crawley and Tony-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party), November 12-27 in Jefferson Park. (more...)

Le Meridien Chicago-Oakbrook Center to Present Angie McMonigal Paris Photography Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Le Meridien Hotels & Resorts present a special, one-night exhibit on Today, October 26th from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., celebrating award-winning photographer and Midwest native, Angie McMonigal, whose striking images of Paris are now on permanent display throughout the brand's first-ever hotel, the newly redesigned flagship, Le Meridien Etoile. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Robert Petkoff Discusses the Meaningful Magic of FUN HOME
by Kailey Hansen - Oct 24, 2016

For two weeks only, the biggest musical of 2015 takes up residence in the Windy City. Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's acclaimed graphic novel, brings a woman's memories to life as she looks back on her relationship with her father. Joining Broadway World for an exclusive interview is stage and screen actor, Robert Petkoff, who tackles the dynamic role of Bruce Bechdel. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bryan Cranston Attends Final Performance of THE BARDY BUNCH in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

After a successful run at the Mercury Theatre, The Bardy Bunch: The War of the Families Partridge and Brady closed their doors on Sunday, October 23 to an excited crowd that included Bryan Cranston, the Emmy-winning actor best known for his role in Breaking Bad. 'I loved the show! A really fun, foot-tapping time in the theater,' said Cranston. Scroll down for photos of the cast and creative team posing outside the theater with the Oscar-nominated actor! (more...)

Love, Lust & Literature to Collide in SEX WITH STRANGERS at Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

The digital revolution has changed the way that people work, create, and even the way they find love. Laura Eason's smart two-person comedy Sex With Strangers explores the internet's impact on writers Ethan and Olivia, and its effect on them both professionally and personally. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Open 16-17 Season with MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

???????Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 2016-2017 season with Broadway's smash hit musical Memphis, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center October 21 - November 6.  (more...)

Coming Soon at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Tonight Hayes Theatre Co held its twice-yearly COMING SOON event, where programming announcements for 2017 were made.  (more...)

Virginia Gay As Calamity Jane At Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Legendary frontierswoman; notorious daredevil; profane storyteller; unwomanly radical - CALAMITY JANE is one of the most immediately recognizable figures of the old American West. (more...)

THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE Set for Cincinnati Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2016

With the holidays just around the corner, the Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park has the perfect antidote to seasonal stress: THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE, which offers riotous send-ups of holiday traditions from Nov. 5 through Dec. 31. (more...)

Mason Holdings Presents HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

FUN HOME National Tour Opens Tonight in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The National Tour of Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, opens its Chicago engagement at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) tonight, Thursday, November 3, for a limited two-week run through November 13, 2016. (more...)

Mason Holdings to Present HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

38th Annual DON WE NOW Choral Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

 Windy City Gay Chorus and Windy City Treble Quire, under the direction of new Artistic Director, Dr. Eric Esparza, present two performances of their 38th annual Don We Now holiday concert on Saturday, December 3, 2016 at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at The Chicago Temple (77 W. Washington St., Chicago). Tickets start at $10 and are available at http://wcpaseason.bpt.me and at the door.  (more...)

ESPN Takes NBA Countdown, The Jump & SportsCenter to Chicago-Cleveland Showdown
by TV News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

ESPN will take its NBA studio shows – NBA Countdown and The Jump – as well as SportsCenter to the 'Windy City' on Friday, Dec. 2, for on-site coverage leading up to – and through – the Chicago Bulls and Dwyane Wade vs. Cleveland Cavaliers and LeBron James showdown at 8 p.m. ET, which airs on ESPN. (more...)

Cincinnati Playhouse Extends The Second City's HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The Playhouse is offering a hilarious opportunity to recap and/or recover from your holiday experiences - an additional week of THE SECOND CITY'S HOLIDAZED & CONFUSED REVUE, which is the perfect antidote to seasonal stress. The show, which had been set to close on Dec. 31, now will run through Jan. 8, 2017. (more...)

HOLIDAY HOUSE: CHRISTMAS BENDS at Fourth Street Theatre this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The latest theatrical experience from Mason Holdings is Holiday House: Christmas Bends, the story of an oddly ageless child who returns to the many Christmas' of her past (and includes a pre-show holiday party with glug, Christmas cookies and Santa). (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING Extends Through Spring in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Presented by the original New York producers, in conjunction with Chicago Theater Works, one of Chicago's longest running, smash hit shows, Tony n' Tina's Wedding, has been extended due to popular demand and will run through the end of April 2017. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project Announces New Leadership and New Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project has announced leadership changes and programming for its third season, according to company co-founder Ross Egan. Christopher Pazdernik, who directed and choreographed the company's breakout production of High Fidelity: The Musical in February 2016 and more recently directed the Chicago premiere of Wicked City by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar for Chicago Theatre Workshop, has been named Artistic Director, a position previously held by Egan. Egan, who founded the company two years ago with Morgan Egan, will move to Executive Director, a new position. Morgan Egan will continue as Managing Director. (more...)

Monty Alexander to Bring Harlem Kingston Express to Jazz Showcase
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Monty Alexander elated the audience at this summer's Newport Jazz Festival with his Harlem Kingston Express and promises the same uplifting music soul on November 24-27 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago! Windy City, get ready!  (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Kevin Kern Stars in FINDING NEVERLAND, Flying to Chicago This Fall
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 18, 2016

Neverland is no longer the 'second star to the right and straight on till morning.' Instead, it's tucked into Chicago's Loop district on West Randolph Street. Fresh off a run on the Great White Way, Finding Neverland comes to the Windy City to share the story of J.M. Barrie, the writer behind the beloved 'boy who never grew up'. Broadway actor Kevin Kern (Barrie) discusses bringing this captivating tale to the stage. (more...)

Coca-Cola 2016 AMERICAN MUSIC AWARDS Red Carpet Live! to Stream Worldwide
by TV News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

dick clark productions announces the return of the ”Coca-Cola® Red Carpet LIVE! @ The 2016 AMAs” preshow, which will stream LIVE online for fans worldwide on Facebook (http://amas.news/live). (more...)

2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival to Wow the Windy City This January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The 2017 Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival, riding the wake of its inaugural success in 2015, is returning to wow the Windy City again, January 19-29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: An Exclusive Q&A with A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS's Veronica Garza
by Kailey Hansen - Nov 15, 2016

What would Charlie Brown say to a cold Chicago winter? Probably, 'good grief!' (more...)

Travis Turner to Star in Robert O'Hara's BOOTYCANDY at Windy City Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Windy City Playhouse (3014 N. Irving Park Road) announces casting for Robert O'Hara's 'Bootycandy,' the 'searing and sensationally funny' (The New York Times) semi-autobiographical play about growing up gay and black. (more...)

Jonathan Abarbanel and Derrick Sanders Set for Post-Show Talk at Raven's RED VELVET
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A third audience engagement event has been added to the list of special events surrounding Raven Theatre's production of Red Velvet, which details the story of Ira Aldridge, who in 1833 became the first black actor to play Othello on a London stage. (more...)

Commonwealth Theatre Co. at NKU Announces Summer Dinner Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Commonwealth Theatre Company at Northern Kentucky University is proud to announce our 2017 Summer Dinner Theatre season. Performances begin in June 2017. Tickets on sale in March 2017.  (more...)

New American Folk Theatre to Premiere DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, 'A Tuna Christmas, 'Red, White and Tuna' and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at The Buena at Pride Arts Center, 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Spring Run in the Windy City
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago premiere of the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch will go on sale Friday, January 6 for a limited two-week engagement at the Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) March 7-19, 2017. (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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WICKED Will Fly Back to the Windy City Next Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Chicago's most popular musical, will return to Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W Randolph) during the holiday season for a limited seven-week engagement Dec. 6, 2017- Jan. 21, 2018. (more...)

The Cupid Players Explore the Complicated, Sweet and Offbeat Sides of Love in CUPID HAS A HEART ON: V-Day Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Following sold-out shows at the 16th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, the shamelessly provocative group, The Cupid Players of Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont, will present three performances of Cupid Has a Heart On: V-Day Edition on Saturday, February 11 and 14, 2017. (more...)

Virginia Gay Leads CALAMITY JANE at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2017

One Eyed Man Productions in association with Neglected Musicals and Hayes Theatre Co present Virginia Gay in CALAMITY JANE. Playing at Hayes Theatre Co from March 8, the full cast of CALAMITY JANE has been announced.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Cor Theatre and Stage Left Present WHAT OF THE NIGHT?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Sex, power, institutional failure, human frailty, betrayal, dreams and madness are at the core of celebrated Cuban-American writer Maria Irene Fornes's Pulitzer-Prize nominated play What of the Night? (more...)

Photo Flash: The Chicago League of Lady Arms Wrestlers Return Valentine's Day Weekend for CLLAW XXVI: Battle of the CLLAWentines
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Move over cupid! The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) will have your hearts pumping this Valentine's Day Weekend at CLLAW XXVI: Battle of the CLLAWentines on Saturday, February 11, 2017 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW's 26th benefit match will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest lady-identified arm wrestlers, musical entertainment by the Jacob Horn Trio and a cash bar. Doors open at 9 pm with the first match beginning at 9:30 pm. Tickets, priced at $15, are available in advance at www.cllaw.org or at the door (the ladies will gladly take cash or credit at the door).  (more...)

Stream David Lopez's Sophomore Album 'So Much More'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

In August 2016, Lopez released his second album titled 'So Much More.' The album is currently available for purchase on iTunes and stream on Coast 2 Coast MIxtapes. (more...)

ESPNU and ESPNews Team to Present 12 Regular-Season NBA D-League Games
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

ESPNU and ESPNews will combine to televise 12 regular-season NBA Development League (D-League) games for the 2016-17 season. The slate will begin Thursday, Dec. 8 when the Delaware 87ers visit the Westchester Knicks at 7 p.m. on ESPNU. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical. (more...)

BoHo Announces Directors for 2017 Season, Featuring URINETOWN and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

BoHo Theatre is excited to announce directors for its upcoming 2017 season. BoHo is focused on bringing people together through an eclectic mix of musicals, dramas, and classic plays, inspiring its community to make caring, thoughtful relationships the highest priority. (more...)

American Theater Company to Launch 'Opening Weekend' Series with MEN ON BOATS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

American Theater Company (ATC) launches its new Opening Weekend program initiative during the first weekend of performances for Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus, directed by ATC Artistic Director Will Davis, Jan. 6-8, 2017 (full run Jan. 6-Feb. 12, 2017). (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)


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Smash Hit SPAMILTON To Play Chicago In 2017
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Spamilton, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, created by Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind Forbidden Broadway, announced today that the show will open its first production outside New York this spring for a strictly limited 12-week engagement. (more...)

Bounce TV Premieres 'Holiday Praise' TV Special On Christmas Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Soul Train Award nominated and Stellar Gospel Music Award winning recording artist Charles Jenkins' "Holiday Praise" yuletide musical program will air  Sunday, December 25 at 8:00 a.m. (ET) with a repeat broadcast at 9:00 a.m. (ET) on Bounce TV, the fastest-growing African-American network on television. Tease: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3d_n7B2hXdA&feature=youtu.be (more...)

Announcing the Full Cast and Production Team for THE SNARE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

Jackalope's 9th season continues with the world premiere of The Snare, written by Samantha Beach, directed by Elana Boulos*, with the full cast and production team announced below. (more...)

13 Year Old Country Prodigy Tegan Marie Spreads Holiday Cheer with 'Just Another Night'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

13 year old country prodigy Tegan Marie has been everywhere lately and is spreading holiday cheer with her latest for video for 'Just Another Night' which premiered on People. This country cutie is taking off in a very big way and we are LOVING watch her take the industry by storm. (more...)

Sideshow Theatre Company Presents TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Sideshow Theatre Company is pleased to continue its 10th anniversary season with the U.S. premiere of debbie tucker green's powerful and epic journey truth and reconciliation, directed by Artistic Director Jonathan L. Green* and featuring a 22-member cast. truth and reconciliation will play March 12 - April 16, 2017 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Casting will be announced shortly. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in person at the Victory Gardens Box Office.  (more...)

Sleep In To Benefit Chicago Youth Homeless Agencies
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

With winter already spreading its arctic grip across the Chicago area, more than 20,000 young adults and students are looking for a permanent home, not just overnight shelter. (more...)

Improvised Musical Parody SHAMILTON to Shake Up the Windy City This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

NYC has SPAMILTON, and now Chicago is getting in on the HAMILTON parody game! (more...)

New American Folk Theatre Presents DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

New American Folk Theatre is pleased to present the Midwest premiere of DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA, the newest installment of the comedic 'Tuna' series, which has entertained audiences across the U.S for over 25 years (Greater Tuna, "A Tuna Christmas, "Red, White and Tuna" and Tuna Does Vegas). Written by Ed Howard, Joe Sears and Jaston Williams and directed by Derek Van Barham, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TUNA will play February 4 - March 5, 2017 at the new Pride Arts Center (The Buena Theatre), 4147 N. Broadway in Chicago. Tickets go on-sale Friday, December 9, 2016 at newamericanfolktheatre.org or by calling (872) 588-5760.  (more...)

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