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Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!


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 - 3/10; THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - March 10, 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 THE NETHER in Rhode Island, THE LAST FIVE YEARS in Orlando, and STOREFRONT CHURCH in Phoenix, just to name a few. Check out our top features below!. (more...)

2) USITT Announces 2017 Architecture Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2017

USITT's 2017 Architecture Awards feature three top honor award winners this year: Maltz Performing Arts Center at Case Western Reserve University, The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queen's University, and Writers Theatre in Glencoe, Illinois.. (more...)

3) Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady and More Celebrate SPAMILTON's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

SPAMILTON, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, officially opened on Sunday, March 12 at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. In attendance that evening were HAMILTON Chicago cast members, including Wayne Brady. The cast party took place at Balena, next door to the Royal George Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!. (more...)

4) MAGIC MEN LIVE Adds 18 Cities to US and Canada Tour
by BWW News Desk - March 15, 2017

Magic Men® Live is bringing the ultimate ladies' night experience to 18 additional cities in the Northeastern US and Canada. Kicking off the second leg of the tour on May 31 in London, Canada, Magic Men® Live is a show designed to stimulate the desires of contemporary women: young, young at heart, single, married or ladies looking for something fun and new. Magic Men® Live features a talented and lovable cast of stunning guys sure to appeal to a variety of tastes.. (more...)

5) BWW Interview: Puppeteer Jess Spalis on The Magic of CIRCUS 1903
by Rachel Weinberg - March 10, 2017

I recently had the chance to chat with Jess Spalis, a UK-based artist who is currently traveling across the United States with CIRCUS 1903-THE GOLDEN AGE OF CIRCUS. The circus will arrive in Chicago on March 21. In preparation for the upcoming engagement, Spalis discussed her work as part of a team of six bringing two life-size elephant puppets to life in the show, as well as her background as an actor and an aerialist.. (more...)

6) Disney's TARZAN Gets Chicago Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - March 10, 2017

To celebrate its 10th Anniversary, NightBlue Performing Arts Company opens its 2017 season with the Chicago premiere of 'Disney's TARZAN: The Broadway Musical' at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont.. (more...)

7) Colin Donnell, Alex Newell, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Chicago Next Week
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! is proud to announce that Torrey Devitto (Chicago Med), Colin Donnell (Chicago Med), Yuri Sardarov (Chicago Fire), Alex Newell (Glee), Christine Pedi (Spamilton, Forbidden Broadway), and Chicago Children's Choir will join the previously announced cast of performers and presenters.. (more...)

8) Chicago Shakespeare Theater Announces MADAGASCAR - A MUSICAL ADVENTURE
by BWW News Desk - March 14, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) continues its summer tradition of vibrant family programming with Madagascar - A Musical Adventure, directed and choreographed by Matt Raftery at the Theater's home on Navy Pier, July 13-August 27, 2017. Based on the DreamWorks Animation motion picture, this wild and wacky new musical is written by Emmy Award-winner Kevin Del Aguila with original music and lyrics by George Noriega and Joel Someillan.. (more...)

9) AstonRep Theatre Announces Casting for TIME STANDS STILL
by BWW News Desk - March 09, 2017

AstonRep Theatre Company is pleased to announce full casting for the final production of its 2016-17 mainstage season - the Tony-nominated drama TIME STANDS STILL by Pulitzer Prize-winner Donald Marguiles.. (more...)

10) Phylicia Rashad to Helm Jen Silverman's THE ROOMMATE at Steppenwolf
by BWW News Desk - March 16, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today acclaimed director, actor, singer and 2017 Steppenwolf Women in the Arts honoree Phylicia Rashad will direct Steppenwolf's Chicago premiere production of The Roommate, a comedy by Jen Silverman.. (more...)

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