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Westhampton Beach Welcomes COCKTAIL HOUR: The Show With Live Music Westhampton Beach Welcomes COCKTAIL HOUR: The Show With Live Music
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

Ballets with a Twist sizzles on the Long Island shore in Cocktail Hour: The Show at the Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center (76 Main Street), on Saturday, August 25, at 8pm. The engagement will feature the company's own B-Twist Orchestra, a collection of internationally acclaimed musicians, performing the production's score live. Throughout the evening, a special selection of cocktails and mocktails complementing the program will be available in the lobby. (more...)
Photo Flash: Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2 Photo Flash: Hell In A Handbag Presents THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

This summer, Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to bring back Dorothy, Rose, Blanche and Sophia for THE GOLDEN GIRLS: The Lost Episodes, Vol. 2. Following last year's sold-out, seven-month run, Handbag's parody of the beloved TV sitcom returns with all new adventures written by Artistic Director David Cerda* and directed by Becca Holloway. THE GOLDEN GIRLS will play June 19 - September 7, 2018 at Mary's Attic, 5400 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. Tickets are now on sale brownpapertickets.com or by calling (800) 838-3006.  (more...)
Photo Flash: Chicago League Of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XXX: Dirty Thirty Throwdown Comes to Logan Square Auditorium Photo Flash: Chicago League Of Lady Arm Wrestlers' CLLAW XXX: Dirty Thirty Throwdown Comes to Logan Square Auditorium
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

Summer will SIZZLE as The Chicago League of Lady Arm Wrestlers (CLLAW) presents CLLAW XXX: Dirty Thirty Throwdown on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at Logan Square Auditorium, 2539 N. Kedzie Ave. in Chicago. CLLAW's 30th benefit match will feature Chicago's biggest, baddest lady-identified arm wrestlers, live musical entertainment and a cash bar. (more...)
Auditorium Theatre to Undergo Leadership Change Auditorium Theatre to Undergo Leadership Change
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

John Svoboda, Chairman of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's Board of Directors, has announced that CEO Tania Castroverde Moskalenko will be departing the organization at the end of July to join Miami City Ballet as its Executive Director. She will remain on the theatre's Board of Directors until a new CEO is in place.  (more...)
Exit 63 Theatre Announces Chicago Premiere Cast Of TREEFALL Exit 63 Theatre Announces Chicago Premiere Cast Of TREEFALL
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Exit 63 Productions has announced the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of TREEFALL by Henry Murray. (more...)
Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE Hell In A Handbag Announces Casting For THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

???????Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for THE ARTIFICIAL JUNGLE, the final play by the legendary master of camp, Charles Ludlam. (more...)
Vanessa Stalling Directs, Emily Berman & Bri Sudia Star in A SHAYNA MAIDEL Vanessa Stalling Directs, Emily Berman & Bri Sudia Star in A SHAYNA MAIDEL
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

TimeLine Theatre Company announces the cast and creative team for the launch of its 22nd season-a revival of A Shayna Maidel, Barbara Lebow's moving family drama about two sisters reunited after years of separation caused by the rise of the Nazis. (more...)
Drag, Comedy & More Join The #SafeSpace Pride Show Drag, Comedy & More Join The #SafeSpace Pride Show
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

Random Acts has announced several additional artists joining comedian Bill Bullock at The #SafeSpace Pride Show! today, June 21st at 8pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln) is Pay-What-You-Can, with proceeds benefitting Project Fierce Chicago. (more...)
President Bill Clinton Comes to The Auditorium Theatre President Bill Clinton Comes to The Auditorium Theatre
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

President Bill Clinton will be in Chicago today, June 21 at 7:30PM for a wide-ranging conversation as he discusses his new novel, The President Is Missing (on sale now). (more...)
St. Charles Singers To Premiere New Work By Choral Music Legend John Rutter St. Charles Singers To Premiere New Work By Choral Music Legend John Rutter
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

The St. Charles Singers, conducted by founder and music director Jeffrey Hunt, will present the world premiere of a new work written for them by revered English composer and choirmaster John Rutter when the professional chamber choir performs June 21, 2018, in a concert hosted by Chorus America, a choral music association, during its national conference in Chicago. (more...)
Mark Toland: Mind Reader, Chicago Tap Theatre & Bill Bullock Join THE #SAFESPACE PRIDE SHOW Mark Toland: Mind Reader, Chicago Tap Theatre & Bill Bullock Join THE #SAFESPACE PRIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

Random Acts has announced several artists joining THE #SAFESPACE PRIDE SHOW today, June 21st at 8pm. The Pay-What-You-Can fundraiser for Project Fierce Chicago, hosted by Bill Bullock, will be held at Mrs. Murphy and Son's Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln). (more...)
THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins Today THE ROOMMATE Directed By Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Begins Today
by BWW News Desk on June 21, 2018 in Chicago

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents the Chicago premiere production of The Roommate by Jen Silverman, directed by Tony Award Winner Phylicia Rashad. A unique story that expresses how early-life choices can lead to mid-life challenges and the humorous, touching and unexpected rewards of bridging the divide, the Steppenwolf production will feature ensemble members Ora Jones as Robyn and Sandra Marquez as Sharon. (more...)
Writers Theatre Opens 2018/19 Season With VIETGONE Writers Theatre Opens 2018/19 Season With VIETGONE
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2018/19 season with Qui Nguyen's Vietgone, featuring original music and music direction by Gabriel Ruiz, choreographed by Tommy Rapley and directed by Lavina Jadhwani. Vietgone runs August 15 - September 23, 2018 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, August 22 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)
Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season Steppenwolf Announces Full Casting And Directors For First Four Shows Of 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Steppenwolf Theatre Company is pleased to announce the complete casting and directors for the first four shows of its 2018/19 season: Downstate by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Bruce Norris; Familiar by Danai Gurira; La Ruta by Isaac Gomez; and A Doll's House, Part 2 by Lucas Hnath. Directors Danya Taymor (Familiar) and Robin Witt (A Doll's House, Part 2) are added to the 2018/19 director lineup. Single tickets for Downstate and Familiar will go on sale Friday, August 10 at 11am. Single tickets for La Ruta and A Doll's House, Part 2 will go on sale Friday, October 19 at 11am. Classic, Black Card, Red Card and Directors Circle Memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)
Mind Reader Mark Toland Extends Performances At The Greenhouse Theatre Through October Mind Reader Mark Toland Extends Performances At The Greenhouse Theatre Through October
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Mind Reader Mark Toland announces tickets on sale through October for his show Mind Reader, now in an open run at The Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. Over the course of 75 minutes, Toland engages audience members with psychological illusions and mysteries of the mind. The next press opening is Wednesday, Aug. 8 at 8 p.m. Performances are every Wednesday at 8 p.m. with general admission, tickets $25 and available at greenhousetheater.org or by calling 773.404.7336. The next Please note: there are no performances July 4; August 15; August 22; September 26 and October 17. (more...)
Clasica Lipizzana Makes U.S. Performance Debut To Celebrate The Tempel Lipizzans' 60th Anniversary Clasica Lipizzana Makes U.S. Performance Debut To Celebrate The Tempel Lipizzans' 60th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

The Tempel Lipizzans, the world's largest privately-owned herd of Lipizzan horses, welcomes horses and riders from Chile-based Escuela Clasica Lipizzana, Latin America's first and only Lipizzan herd, to participate in Tempel Lipizzans' 60th anniversary celebration. Throughout the month of July 2018, the "Lipizzans of the Americas" will together present equestrian dressage performances as part of the Tempel Lipizzans regular summer performance season. Escuela Clasica Lipizzana will also appear with the Tempel Lipizzans at their 60th Anniversary Gala Celebration on Saturday, July 21 at 5:30 p.m. Tempel Lipizzans perform at pastoral Tempel Farms, located just north of Chicago in Old Mill Creek, IL. (more...)
Casting Announced For Black Button Eyes' NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories Of John Collier Casting Announced For Black Button Eyes' NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories Of John Collier
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its world premiere of NIGHTMARES AND NIGHTCAPS: The Stories of John Collier, a non-musical adaption of British author and screenwriter John Collier's phantasmagoric short stories, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford with choreography by Derek Van Barham. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/20/2018 Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 6/20/2018
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/20/2018 for Chicago (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Commission Theatre's CLEARING Photo Flash: First Look at Commission Theatre's CLEARING
by BWW News Desk on June 20, 2018 in Chicago

Commission Theatre (CT) presents CLEARING, a social drama by Beth Hyland. CLEARING will be directed by Claire Reinhart. The opening night and press performance will take place on Friday June 8th at 8pm with Thursday - Saturday performances through June 23rd. This is the first production of Commission Theatre's 2018 season. (more...)
WSRep Kicks Off The Summer With The Music Of Johnny Cash WSRep Kicks Off The Summer With The Music Of Johnny Cash
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Chicago

???????Williams Street Repertory, McHenry County's growing professional theater company, is bringing a show pulled straight from the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash to the stage in downtown Crystal Lake! "Ring of Fire" opens on July 6 at Raue Center For The Arts and runs select dates through August 12, 2018. (more...)
Teatro Vista Announces 2018-19 Season Teatro Vista Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Chicago

Teatro Vista, Chicago's leading professional Latinx theater company for nearly 30 years, announced today its 2018-19 season line-up. (more...)
American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Chicago

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)
Aurora's Paramount Presents An Evening With David Sedaris Aurora's Paramount Presents An Evening With David Sedaris
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Chicago

David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor will be appearing for one night only at Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, Tuesday, November 20, at 7:30 p.m., following the release of his newest book and New York Times #1 Best Seller, Calypso. (more...)
KINKY BOOTS Will Return To Chicago in January KINKY BOOTS Will Return To Chicago in January
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and TROIKA Entertainment are thrilled to announce that back by popular demand, KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS), will return to Chicago at Broadway In Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph), for a limited one-week engagement Jan. 22 - 27, 2019. KINKY BOOTS originated its Pre-Broadway World Premiere in Chicago in Oct. 2012. (more...)
Lera Lynn, Matt Andersen And More Come to City Winery Lera Lynn, Matt Andersen And More Come to City Winery
by BWW News Desk on June 19, 2018 in Chicago

City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, announces actress-singer Lera Lynn, Nikka Costa ('(Out Here) On My Own' from the movie Fame), and more. The following shows go on sale to the public on Thursday, June 21 at noon. All tickets will be available at citywinery.com/chicago. (more...)