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Nick Cave and Jeanne Gang Join Forces for the First Time to Debut HEAR HEAR CHICAGO Nick Cave and Jeanne Gang Join Forces for the First Time to Debut HEAR HEAR CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Chicago

Navy Pier, Chicago's mission-driven cultural district, is set to showcase the works of world-renowned contemporary artist Nick Cave and international architect and MacArthur Fellow Jeanne Gang this September. (more...)
Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25 Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk on August 22, 2017 in Chicago

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless. (more...)
Adithi Chandrashekar's OPEN SEASON to Play The Gift Theatre Adithi Chandrashekar's OPEN SEASON to Play The Gift Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Chicago

The Gift Theatre will present OPEN SEASON, the inaugural production of 4802, The Gift's new play research and development wing, written and performed by Adithi Chandrashekar and directed by Mara Stern. (more...)
Hell in a Handbag's Hit THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES to Transfer to Stage 773 Hell in a Handbag's Hit THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES to Transfer to Stage 773
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Chicago

The 'Girls' are headed to Boystown! After an eleven-week sell-out run, including two extensions at Mary's Attics in Andersonville, Hell in a Handbag Production' campy world premiere THE GOLDEN GIRLS - THE LOST EPISODES is transferring to Lakeview's Stage 773 for an additional six-weeks. The new condensed, late-night edition will feature the best of the original run - plus new material. (more...)
Single Tickets on Sale This Week for SCHOOL OF ROCK in Chicago Single Tickets on Sale This Week for SCHOOL OF ROCK in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and Broadway legend Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL have announced that individual tickets for SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL will go on sale Friday, August 25, 2017. (more...)
Blue Man Group Announces Open Casting Call at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre Blue Man Group Announces Open Casting Call at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Chicago

Blue Man Group, celebrating 20 years at Chicago's Briar Street Theatre (3133 N. Halsted), announced today that its casting department will host an open call for auditions Wednesday, September 6 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Briar Street Theatre. (more...)
Random Acts Welcomes Alexandra Alontaga as New Company Manager Random Acts Welcomes Alexandra Alontaga as New Company Manager
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Chicago

Random Acts, the micro-budget theatre company behind the recent smash-hit STRANGEST THINGS! THE MUSICAL, welcomes Alexandra Alontaga as Company Manager. (more...)
The Australian Ballet Partners with Joffrey Ballet to Bring ANNA KARENINA to the World Stage The Australian Ballet Partners with Joffrey Ballet to Bring ANNA KARENINA to the World Stage
by BWW News Desk on August 21, 2017 in Chicago

The Australian Ballet has just announced that it has partnered with Chicago's Joffrey Ballet to create a new joint production of Tolstoy's timeless masterpiece, Anna Karenina. In an all-Russian partnership, prolific and award-winning Russian choreographer, Yuri Possokhov will collaborate with award-winning Russian composer, Ilya Demutsky who has been commissioned to create a new score for this production. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/20/2017 Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 8/20/2017
by BWW on August 20, 2017 in Chicago

Upcoming Shows - Week of 8/20/2017 for Chicago (more...)
Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Chicago

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)
Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20 Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 20
by Audition Roundup on August 20, 2017 in Chicago

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 20, 2017 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)
3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund 3rd Chicago Theater Bike Ride Benefits Actors' Fund
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

The Third Annual Chicago Theater Bike Ride: Love Hard, a 501(c)(3) organization, will benefit The Actors Fund, a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment (www.actorsfund.org), and The Emergency Aid Fund, which has assisted community members with funeral and apartment fire expenses with proceeds from the first two Rides. (more...)
Otherworld Theatre Stages SPEED OF LIGHT Otherworld Theatre Stages SPEED OF LIGHT
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

On the planet of Nerth, physicist Mayra Ecazin races against time to unlock the secret of light speed travel while a hoarde of alien invaders threaten to decimate life on the planet. However, getting the machine made proves more difficult than anticipated. Battling greedy investors, competing agendas, and her own mortality, how much is Mayra willing to sacrifice to make her machine? (more...)
GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works GYPSY to Open Next Weekend at Music Theater Works
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as 'Everything's Coming Up Roses,' 'Let Me Entertain You' and 'Some People.' (more...)
Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre Jonathan Lee, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Joffrey Ballet and More Coming Up at Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

The Auditorium Theatre has announced its upcoming shows through January 14, 2018. Scroll down for details! (more...)
THE PIANO MAN'S PIANO MAN with Jeff Jacobs to Play Raue Center THE PIANO MAN'S PIANO MAN with Jeff Jacobs to Play Raue Center
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

Raue Center has announced the second performance in their new Cabaret Series! Enjoy a solo rock-n-roll piano show featuring Jeff Jacobs with 'The Piano Man's Piano Man' at 8 p.m. on August 19, 2017. (more...)
GYPSY, DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS and PETER PAN to Play Music Theater Works This Fall GYPSY, DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS and PETER PAN to Play Music Theater Works This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

The Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) 2017 season continues with GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)
GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer GYPSY Comes to Cahn Auditorium This Summer
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents GYPSY, the tale of an ambitious stage mother fighting for her daughters' success, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, August 19 through 27. A 25-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Everything's Coming Up Roses," "Let Me Entertain You" and "Some People." (more...)
Chicago Dancers United to Host Gala Reception Before DANCE FOR LIFE CHICAGO Chicago Dancers United to Host Gala Reception Before DANCE FOR LIFE CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk on August 19, 2017 in Chicago

Chicago Dancers United (CDU), which mobilizes Chicago's dance community by raising funds through dance, hosts a festive gala reception August 19 at the Hilton Chicago, 720 S. Michigan Ave., prior to the 26th annual Dance for Life Chicago performance at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, 50 E. Congress Pkwy. (more...)
Review Roundup: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre in Chicago Review Roundup: TREVOR THE MUSICAL at Writers Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Chicago

The world premiere of TREVOR the musical opens tonight at Writers Theatre. The production is directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical on Broadway), with book and lyrics by Dan Collins, music by Julianne Wick Davis, music direction by Matt Deitchman, orchestrations by Greg Pliska and choreography by Josh Prince, by special arrangement with U Rock Theatricals. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour in Chicago Cast Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES Tour in Chicago
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and LOVE NEVER DIES have announced full casting for the North American Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's LOVE NEVER DIES, the spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)
Red Tape Theatre Moves to New Home with Artistic Partner Theatre Y Red Tape Theatre Moves to New Home with Artistic Partner Theatre Y
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Chicago

Red Tape Theatre announces their move to a new home, which will be shared with their artistic partner Theatre Y. (more...)
A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes Shade Murray as Associate Artistic Director A Red Orchid Theatre Welcomes Shade Murray as Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Chicago

A Red Orchid Theatre announces the appointment of Ensemble Member Shade Murray as the company's Associate Artistic Director. Murray's appointment marks the first Associate Artistic Directorship in the company's history. A Red Orchid also welcomes new Development Director Amanda Runge and Audience Services Manager David Marden. (more...)
Raue Center to Host Fourth Annual Rauetoberfest Raue Center to Host Fourth Annual Rauetoberfest
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Chicago

Hold onto your lederhosen! Raue Center For The Arts is excited to announce the fourth annual Rauetoberfest! The traditional Oktoberfest celebration will be held from 2-10 p.m. on Saturday, September 9, 2017 at Beyond Stable Farms 11129 Illinois Rt. 176 in Woodstock, IL.  (more...)
Big Noise Theatre to Present THE LAST FIVE YEARS This Fall Big Noise Theatre to Present THE LAST FIVE YEARS This Fall
by BWW News Desk on August 18, 2017 in Chicago

Big Noise Theatre, a division of Winnetka Theatre, announces the Fall show of their 2017-18 season, The Last Five Years. (more...)