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The LIVINGroom Presents NEW BEGINNINGS At Colvin House in March The LIVINGroom Presents NEW BEGINNINGS At Colvin House in March
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the first installment of its 2018 solo performance season, The LIVINGroom: New Beginnings. On Sundays, March 4, 11, 18, and 25, The LIVINGroom stages an evening of solo performance centered on new beginnings at Colvin House, a landmark mansion turned creative space in Edgewater, Chicago. Eight solo artists will perform autobiographical stories, using music, words, silence, and more, directed by Mary Rose O'Connor, who also directed The LIVINGroom's 2016 performance RIP VIP. (more...)
BWW Blog: Surviving the Summer Stock Waiting Game BWW Blog: Surviving the Summer Stock Waiting Game
by Student Blogger: Jenna Napolitano on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

Audition season is about halfway over, yet a majority of us do not know what our plans for the summer are. We are either still waiting on an offer from a theatre who has not finished their auditions yet, or we have already heard "no". No matter what your story is, long story short, the waiting game is HARD. The question is, how can we survive the waiting period without driving ourselves into the ground and becoming certifiably insane (I learned the hard way last year...)? (more...)
Casting Announcement For 33 TO NOTHING At A Red Orchid Casting Announcement For 33 TO NOTHING At A Red Orchid
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

A Red Orchid Theatre continues its 2017-2018 Season with 33 to Nothing by Grant James Varjas, directed by Tyrone Phillips with music direction by John Cicora. (more...)
Six Actresses Allege Chicago's Dream Theatre Company Artistic Director Jeremy Menekseoglu of Abuse Six Actresses Allege Chicago's Dream Theatre Company Artistic Director Jeremy Menekseoglu of Abuse
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

According to The Clyde Fitch Report, six women have come forward alleging physical and verbal abuse by Jeremy Menekseoglu, artistic director of Chicago's Dream Theatre Company. (more...)
Hell In Handbag Announces Casting For L'IMITATION OF LIFE At Stage 773 Hell In Handbag Announces Casting For L'IMITATION OF LIFE At Stage 773
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to announce casting for the revival of its 2013 hit L'IMITATION OF LIFE, a dead on parody of the 1959 film Imitation of Life about race, mothers and daughters - and looking fabulous! (more...)
VIDEO: Take a Look at Some First Rehearsal Footage for Plantation! at Lookingglass Theatre VIDEO: Take a Look at Some First Rehearsal Footage for Plantation! at Lookingglass Theatre
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

Lookingglass Theatre presents the World Premiere of PLANTATION!, a dark comedy written by ensemble member Kevin Douglas. Starring an all female cast, PLANTATION! examines an old family home and the secrets that it keeps. Directed by David Schwimmer, the production opened on February 21st and will run through April 22nd. (more...)
16th Street Theater Announces the Opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK 16th Street Theater Announces the Opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK
by BWW News Desk on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

16th Street Theater announces the opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK directed by Lili-Anne Brown March 29 - May 5, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 PM. (more...)
Shakespeare Project Of Chicago Presents Free Theatrical Readings Of WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN Shakespeare Project Of Chicago Presents Free Theatrical Readings Of WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

The Shakespeare Project of Chicago continues its 23rd Theatrical Reading Season with free performances of Thomas Middleton's Jacobean comic drama WOMEN BEWARE WOMEN, running Feb. 23-27, 2018, at six Chicago-area venues. (more...)
16th Street Theater Announces the Opening of THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK 16th Street Theater Announces the Opening of THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

16th Street Theater announces the opening of Ike Holter's THE WOLF AT THE END OF THE BLOCK directed by Lili-Anne Brown March 29 - May 5, 2018 at North Berwyn Park District's 16th Street Theater, 6420 16th Street in Berwyn with a press opening of Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 PM.   (more...)
City Wide STOMPING GROUNDS Festival Returns This April City Wide STOMPING GROUNDS Festival Returns This April
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project (CHRP), an icon of Chicago dance and a true advocate for American tap and global percussive arts, announces its fourth annual STOMPING GROUNDS Festival, a collaborative, city-wide celebration of diverse rhythmic expression featuring nine companies performing and teaching in seven community venues and their neighboring Chicago Public Schools.  Community events run April through May, with a June 7th Grand Finale at the Millennium Park's Jay Pritzker Pavilion, which will also kick off CHRP's 30th Anniversary Season.   (more...)
March Shows Announced At City Winery Chicago March Shows Announced At City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

Check out the exciting lineup of artists coming to City Winery Chicago next month! (more...)
Artistic Conspiracy Announces Cast And Creative Team For Chicago Afterdark Artistic Conspiracy Announces Cast And Creative Team For Chicago Afterdark
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

???????Artistic Conspiracy announces the world premiere production of Chicago Afterdark, written by Tate A. Geborkoff and directed by Tobi Mattingly, playing at The Charnel House, 3421 W. Fullerton Ave, March 15-25, 2018. (more...)
Porchlight Music Theatre's Announces 2018 - 2019 Season Porchlight Music Theatre's Announces 2018 - 2019 Season
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

Michael Weber, artistic director of Porchlight Music Theatre, is proud to announce Porchlight Music Theatre's 24th season that includes the 2018 - 2019 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway seasons. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)
Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More! Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 2/23 - THE LION KING, FINDING NEVERLAND, and More!
by BWW Special on February 23, 2018 in Chicago

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 Lion King, Finding Neverland, The Crucible, and more! (more...)
Roosevelt University Marks Milestones at VIVID 2018 Roosevelt University Marks Milestones at VIVID 2018
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts (CCPA) will mark 150 years of its music conservatory and the 20th anniversary of its theatre conservatory on March 14 at the University's Auditorium Theatre. (more...)
Chicago High School Students to Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition Chicago High School Students to Compete in August Wilson Monologue Competition
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

Twenty-one Chicago high school students will once again compete in the finals of the August Wilson Monologue Competition for a chance to represent Chicago in the National Competition at the August Wilson Theatre in New York City. Hundreds of students competed across the city in preliminary rounds. The finals will be held at the Broadway Playhouse, 175 E Chestnut on February 26, 2018 at 6:00pm. The August Wilson Monologue Competition is free and open to the public. The top two winners of the Chicago finals will compete in the National Finals at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre in New York on May 7, 2018. (more...)
Greenhouse Theater Centers Seeks Companies/Artists For Co-Productions During 2018-19 Season Greenhouse Theater Centers Seeks Companies/Artists For Co-Productions During 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

???????The Greenhouse Theater Center is seeking local theatre companies and artists to partner on co-productions during its 2018-19 Season. Located at 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, GTC's theater complex houses four unique stages: two 190-seat main stages and two flexible, 60-seat blackbox studio spaces.  (more...)
BWW Review: THE WOLVES at Goodman Theatre Scores Big BWW Review: THE WOLVES at Goodman Theatre Scores Big
by Rachel Weinberg on February 22, 2018 in Chicago

With her Pulitzer Prize finalist THE WOLVES, young playwright Sarah DeLappe has beautifully, movingly, and realistically captured the tenuousness that comes with being a teenage girl navigating the thorny terrain of high school. DeLappe has captured so precisely the agony and nuances of high school female friendship. In this 90-minute play about an indoor high school girls' soccer team, DeLappe presents the achingly real challenges of life as a teenage girl in suburban America. While the nine members of the eponymous Wolves are fierce soccer players on the field, these three-dimensional characters have much more to contend with once they step off. (more...)
Visceral Dance Chicago Bring SPRINGFIVE to Harris Theater Visceral Dance Chicago Bring SPRINGFIVE to Harris Theater
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

Visceral Dance Chicago will continue its season with a presentation of  SPRINGFIVE on April 7, 2018 at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in Millennium Park, the second mainstage Chicago performance of the company's fifth year. It will include Artistic Director, Nick Pupillo's two original works; Impetere (2013), which introduced the company's strong technique and athleticism and Senza Di Te (2013), a romantic pas des deux revived this time with live music by cellist, Desire Miller.  The first half of the program will end with a signature piece, Changes (2014), Monica Cervantes named by Dance Magazine as one of "25 to Watch" for 2013.  Changes is an exploration of fast paced relationships in our modern day. It imbeds snapshots and vignettes from daily life within driving and abstract ensemble movement. (more...)
BWW Blog: Disability and Special Needs Services in the Arts BWW Blog: Disability and Special Needs Services in the Arts
by Student Blogger: Alison Bauza on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

Hi, everyone! I hope you all are doing well so far this season. It is officially the end of Theatre Week here in Chicago. This 10 day period provides a big amount of discounts and opportunity for everyone to see several shows in the city. That being said, an issue that has been quite a huge part of my education and experience this current school year that I would love to see discussed more is accessibility services in theatre. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Promethean's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT Photo Flash: First Look at Promethean's THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

First produced in 1945, Jean Giraudoux's satiric comedy THE MADWOMAN OF CHAILLOT reveals a plot by a group of corrupt business executives to dig up the streets of Paris, so they can pump oil that they believe lies beneath. Their plot is challenged by the titular "Madwoman," the eccentric Countess Aurelia, an idealist who resolves to fight back and rescue humanity from the scheming and corrupt developers with the help of her fellow outcasts and her fellow madwomen.  (more...)
The Den Presents BUDDY WAKEFIELD With Growing Concerns Poetry Collective The Den Presents BUDDY WAKEFIELD With Growing Concerns Poetry Collective
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

The Den Theatre is pleased to present three-time world champion spoken word artist BUDDY WAKEFIELD for one night only on Tuesday, March 20 at 8 pm (doors open at 7 pm) on The Heath Mainstage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. (more...)
Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME Cast Announced for Chicago Premiere of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

Broadway In Chicago and the producers of A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME are delighted to announce the full casting for A TASTE OF THINGS TO COME, a slice-of-life original musical comedy that makes its Chicago debut at Broadway In Chicago's Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) for a limited six-week engagement March 20 through April 29, 2018. (more...)
Casting Announced For Akvavit Theatre's BAD GIRLS: THE STYLISTS Casting Announced For Akvavit Theatre's BAD GIRLS: THE STYLISTS
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

Akvavit Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the U.S. premiere of the madcap Danish comedy BAD GIRLS: THE STYLISTS by Astrid Saalbach, translated by Michael Evans and directed by Co-Artistic Director Breahan Pautsch. (more...)
Chicago Fringe Festival 2018 And Kids Fringe Lottery To Be Held March 11 Chicago Fringe Festival 2018 And Kids Fringe Lottery To Be Held March 11
by BWW News Desk on February 21, 2018 in Chicago

The 2018 Chicago Fringe Festival, August 30 - September 3, is proud to announce the 9th Annual Lottery Party, Sunday, March 11, 1 - 3 p.m., at Weston's Coffee & Tap Co., 4872 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)