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Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 4/21 - PASCAL and RAPP in High School Rent!

Happy Friday, BroadwayWorld! Here are the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week!

1) Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/14; A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JC SUPERSTAR in Raleigh and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - April 14, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature A RAISIN IN THE SUN at Arena Stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Raleigh, and SCOTTSBORO BOYS in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below!. (more...)

2) Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp to Be Part of High School Production of RENT
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Adam Pascal and Anthony Rapp are returning to their roots and will make a one-night-only appearance in conjunction with Batavia High School's production of RENT. . (more...)

3) Haven Theatre Company to Present WE'RE GONNA DIE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 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...)

4) Announcing the 3rd Annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST: Duets Edition!
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik is pleased to announce the 3rd annual CHRIS' BIRTHDAY BELT FEST, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 15 at 8 pm at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway in Chicago. Featuring 40 award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago and musical direction by Aaron Benham, this year's benefit will feature a record number of performers and a brand new theme: Duets! Tickets, priced at $25, are currently available at uptownunderground.net or by calling (773) 867-1946. Uptown Underground is a 21+ venue; advance reservations strongly recommended.. (more...)

5) Photo Flash: Wishes Granted! ALADDIN North American Tour Launches in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Disney Theatrical Productions and Broadway In Chicago are thrilled to announce Aladdin opened last night as part of the North American tour launch in Chicago at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph Street) for a limited premiere engagement through September 10, 2017. . (more...)

6) Photo Flash: New Photos of the Chicago Premiere of TARZAN Musical at Stage773
by BWW News Desk - April 14, 2017

The Chicago premiere of 'Tarzan: The Stage Musical,' produced by NightBlue Performing Arts Company, opens tonight, Wednesday April 14, 2017 at Stage773 (1225 W. Belmont) for a run through May 14, 2017. Check out the news pics below!. (more...)

7) INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH Extends at 16th Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - April 18, 2017

16th Street Theater's 10th Anniversary Season continues with the National New Play Network rolling world premiere of INTO THE BEAUTIFUL NORTH by KAREN ZACARÍAS adapted from the novel by LUIS ALBERTO URREA and co-directed by ANN FILMER and MIGUEL NUÑEZ, April 13 - June 3, 2017 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn, with Press Opening on Thursday, April 20 @ 7:30 PM. . (more...)

8) EXHIBITIONISM - THE ROLLING STONES to Open This Weekend at Navy Pier
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

The Rolling Stones' first ever major exhibition, Exhibitionism, delivered by DHL, makes its Chicago debut opening this Saturday, April 15 at Navy Pier.. (more...)

9) Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Lisa O'Hare, Richard E. Grant, Bryce Pinkham and More for MY FAIR LADY at the Lyric
by BWW News Desk - April 20, 2017

Lyric Opera of Chicago released today new behind-the-scenes rehearsal images from its production of Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady, starring Richard E. Grant and Lisa O'Hare as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. The production runs April 28 through May 21 (press opening April 29) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago. Scroll down for a peek at the company in rehearsal!. (more...)

10) Photo Flash: First Look at RUTHLESS THE MUSICAL at Steel Beam Theatre
by BWW News Desk - April 13, 2017

What do you get when you combine the story-lines of hit Broadway musicals, like Gypsy and Mame, and movies such as The Bad Seed and All About Eve? You get a totally hilarious take on stage mothers and their beautiful- but poisonous- offspring. A campy cult favorite Ruthless! is a don't miss, 90 minute hilarious musical comedy romp through the world of Broadway, child acting, parenthood, and unbridled ambition. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!. (more...)

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