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Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Present JUBALEE GALA in July Photo Chicago Human Rhythm Project to Present JUBALEE GALA in July
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

July 18th at the MCA, Chicago, Chicago Human Rhythm Project will honor Chicago philanthropists and visionaries, Paul Levy & Mia Park and the Broadway sensation Paradise Square with the JUBA! Award for Exceptional Contributions to the Field at its annual gala benefit, Jubalee!

Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents Dance and Performance Programming Photo Chicago Human Rhythm Project Presents Dance and Performance Programming
by Marissa Tomeo - May 21, 2022

The Chicago Human Rhythm Project presents programming for the upcoming months. The project hosts Chicago's International Festival of American Tap, featuring performances and education programs in six venues around Chicago. For more information, visit https://www.chicagotap.org/rhythm-world. 

Jon Cryer to Voice New Series DEVOURED on VICE Photo Jon Cryer to Voice New Series DEVOURED on VICE
by Michael Major - Feb 17, 2022

Narrated by Emmy¬ģ Award winning actor Jon Cryer (CBS‚Äô Two and a Half Men, The CW‚Äôs Supergirl, and the iconic John Hughes‚Äô film Pretty in Pink), Devoured explores the foods Americans love while uncovering the sordid secrets and criminal pasts that restauranteurs, chefs, and foodies have tried to hide. Watch the trailer for the new series now!

Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala Photo Photos: Porchlight Music Theatre Honors Chita Rivera & More at 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 1, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre celebrated 26 years as the center for music theatre in Chicago, honored actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera with The ICON Award, Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation with the Luminary Award and Latino business and civic leaders as 2021 Scene Changers at its 2021 ICONS Gala.

Chita Rivera to be Honored at Porchlight Music Theatre's 2021 ICONS Gala Photo Chita Rivera to be Honored at Porchlight Music Theatre's 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago.

Music Institute of Chicago 90th Anniversary Gala Raises $800,000+ Photo Music Institute of Chicago 90th Anniversary Gala Raises $800,000+
by A.A. Cristi - May 17, 2021

Celebrating 90 years of innovation, access, and excellence in music education, the Music Institute of Chicago welcomed more than 450 viewers to its 90th Anniversary Virtual Gala on Monday, May 10. Contributions totaled more than $825,000 from about 250 donors before and during the event, which was free to view.

Music Institute of Chicago Honors Maestro Zubin Mehta At 90th Anniversary Virtual Gal Photo Music Institute of Chicago Honors Maestro Zubin Mehta At 90th Anniversary Virtual Gala May 10
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 1, 2021

Celebrating 90 years of innovation, access, and excellence in music education, the Music Institute of Chicago hosts its 90th Anniversary Virtual Gala on Monday, May 10 at 6 p.m. CDT.

Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon Perform In HUMANITY RISING: NOTRE-DAME REBORN Photo Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon Perform In HUMANITY RISING: NOTRE-DAME REBORN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2020

Chicago's own Alfreda Burke and Rodrick Dixon will perform in this virtual gala benefiting the rebuilding and restoration of Notre-Dame Cathedral. Burke and Dixon have starred in the Auditorium Theatre's annual production of Too Hot to Handel: The Jazz-Gospel Messiah since the show began 16 years ago.

Porchlight Music Theatre's PorchlightPalooza Was A Success! Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's PorchlightPalooza Was A Success!
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 9, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre held PorchlightPalooza, a three-day virtual festival Friday, Aug. 21 - Sunday, Aug. 23,  in lieu of its cancelled March 23 ICONS GALA.

VIDEO: Porchlight Music Theatre Hosts the Final Night of PorchlightPalooza, Featuring Photo VIDEO: Porchlight Music Theatre Hosts the Final Night of PorchlightPalooza, Featuring Joel Grey
by Stephi Wild - Aug 23, 2020

The final night of PorchlightPalooza takes place tonight, August 23, beginning at 7:30pm. 

Bill Kurtis Videos

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of FOREVER PLAID, PLAID TIDINGS
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2012

The hilarious holiday musical sequel to the record-breaking FOREVER PLAID, PLAID TIDINGS, entertains Theatre at the Center audiences November 15 through December 23 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director William Pullinsi will direct the production starring Rod Thomas as "Francis", Scott Stratton as "Smudge", Frank J. Paul as "Jinx" and Jonathan Wagner as "Sparky". CBS Chicago's own Bill Kurtis also lends his celebrity voice for a special part in the production. Check out highlights of the show below.

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With PLAID TIDINGS at Theatre at the Center
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2012

The hilarious holiday musical sequel to the record-breaking FOREVER PLAID, PLAID TIDINGS, entertains Theatre at the Center audiences November 15 through December 23 at 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. The press performance will be November 18 at 7 p.m. Stuffed with such "Plaid-erized" Christmas standards as "Mr. Santa," "Let It Snow" and "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," PLAID TIDINGS is one holiday treat that is truly heaven-sent. Theatre at the Center Artistic Director William Pullinsi will direct the production starring Rod Thomas as "Francis", Scott Stratton as "Smudge", Frank J. Paul as "Jinx" and Jonathan Wagner as "Sparky". CBS Chicago's own Bill Kurtis also lends his celebrity voice for a special part in the production.