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Congo Square Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring the World Premiere of HOW BLO Photo Congo Square Theatre Announces 2022-23 Season Featuring the World Premiere of HOW BLOOD GO & More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 23, 2022

Congo Square Theatre Company, one of the nation’s premier African American ensemble theater companies, has announced an expanded 2022-23 season. The company will present a downtown remount of its powerful production, What to Send Up When It Goes Down, in addition to the World Premiere of How Blood Go, and more.

American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ Photo American Blues Theater to Present Reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, will present a live, online reading of 17 MINUTES by Scott Organ, directed by Michael Cotey as part of “The Room” series. The reading will be live on Monday, June 27 at 7pm.

Claybourne Elder, Zane Phillips, Bradley Gibson & More to Star in LEAVES: SONGS OF OU Photo Claybourne Elder, Zane Phillips, Bradley Gibson & More to Star in LEAVES: SONGS OF OURSELVES at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 21, 2022

FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW will present Leaves: Songs of Ourselves on June 27th, 2022 – a celebration of the iconic Walt Whitman, inspired by his Song of Myself: “I celebrate myself, and what I assume you shall assume, for every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.”

Artistic Director E.M. Davis and Managing Director Rose Hamill To Exit Broken Nose Th Photo Artistic Director E.M. Davis and Managing Director Rose Hamill To Exit Broken Nose Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

The Board of Directors of Broken Nose Theatre today announced Artistic Director E.M. Davis and Managing Director Rose Hamill will step down from their leadership roles effective September 1, 2022.

Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance Photo Cast Announced for JERRY'S GIRLS Benefit Performance
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Season of Concern, the emergency fund for Chicago theater artists, will present a one-night-only benefit performance of Jerry’s Girls, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, concepts by Larry Alford, Wayne Cilento, and Jerry Herman, direction by Ken-Matt Martin, and musical direction by Nigel D. Robinson.

Cast Announced for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Drury Lane Theatre Photo Cast Announced for MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS at Drury Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 17, 2022

Drury Lane Theatre will continue its 2022/2023 season with Agatha Christie’s famous mystery Murder on the Orient Express, adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig, directed by Jessica Fisch. Murder on the Orient Express runs August 31– October 23, 2022.

Carbonell Awards Announces Winners Of The 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships Photo Carbonell Awards Announces Winners Of The 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Scholarships
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 14, 2022

Jeff Kiltie, board president of the Carbonell Awards, South Florida's Theatre & Arts Honors, today announced the three young winners of the 2022 Jack Zink Memorial Student Scholarships.

Robert Cuccioli & Edward James Hyland to Star in UNCLE TED: SCENES FROM THE MCCARRICK Photo Robert Cuccioli & Edward James Hyland to Star in UNCLE TED: SCENES FROM THE MCCARRICK REPORT Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 14, 2022

The Peccadillo Theater Company will present Edward James Hyland and Robert Cuccioli in  Uncle Ted: Scenes from the McCarrick Report, a new play by Dan Wackerman, directed by Michael Parva with John Fitzgibbon, Daren Kelly, Robert Verlaque, Kersti Bryan, Jonathan Brody, Jim Schubin, Michael Castillejos, and more.

New Production Company DavJasFran Entertainment to Launch With ENDS by David Alex Photo New Production Company DavJasFran Entertainment to Launch With ENDS by David Alex
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 8, 2022

DavJasFran Entertainment announced its inaugural production of ENDS by local Chicago playwright David Alex. The production runs July 14 - July 31 at Dreamers YOLO, 5419 N. Lincoln Ave, press opening, July 14 at 7:30 PM. 

EFCT's BLITHE SPIRIT Star and Director to Guest on Chicago Radio's 'It's Showtime with Rikki Lee”
by Stephi Wild - Jun 7, 2022

On the heels of the heralded opening of Eclectic Full Contact Theatre’s production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Skokie Theatre, director Michael Woods and star Andrew Pond join radio’s It’s Showtime with Rikki Lee for an interview airing on Friday June 10 at 3 PM Central on 101.5 FM WHRU.

Joseph Jefferson Videos

WATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video VideoWATCH: Hannah Corneau Stars in 'Getting Closer' Music Video
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2022

Songwriting team Will Reynolds and Eric Price, winners of the Fred Ebb Award for Musical Theatre Writing, have released of a music video for their song “Getting Closer” from their forthcoming musical Radioactive, performed by Hannah Corneau (Wicked).

VIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's D VideoVIDEO: Darryl Maximilian Robinson Performs Two Versions of The Bard's St. Crispin's Day Speech in LA
by Stage Tube - Dec 26, 2019

For the holiday season veteran and award-winning stage actor and play director Darryl Maximilian Robinson ( The Founder, Artistic Director and Producer of the multiracial, non-Equity professional chamber theatre, The Excaliber Shakespeare Company of Chicago and a classically-trained Los Angeles-based performer ) returned to his classical theatre experience ( he began his early professional stage career playing leading and featured roles with The 1982 National Shakespeare Company Tour of New York, The 1985 Indianapolis Shakespeare Festival and The 1989 Bristol Renaissance Faire of Kenosha, Wisconsin ) and reunited with talented editor, video-camerman and fellow actor Danny Belrose to record a less-than-perfect 'Street Theatre' rehearsal of the famed 'St. Crispin's Day Speech' as The King from William Shakespeare's 'Henry V' which Mr. Robinson presented upon the steps of The Entrance of LA's Historic Lincoln Heights Jail ( which he referred to as 'The Old Cypress Prison' ) on the afternoon of December 19, 2019 as part of a series of theatrical activities Mr. Robinson is sharing as part of The Excaliber Shakespeare Company Los Angeles Archival Project.

VIDEO: Get A First Look At MAMMA MIA! at the Drury Lane Theatre VideoVIDEO: Get A First Look At MAMMA MIA! at the Drury Lane Theatre
by Alan Henry - Feb 22, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 2018/2019 season with the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and runs February 7 - April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Drury Lane Theatre's MAMMA MIA! VideoVIDEO: Go Inside Rehearsals of Drury Lane Theatre's MAMMA MIA!
by Alan Henry - Feb 5, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre concludes its 20182019 season with the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and runs February 7 - April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES VideoVIDEO: Meet the Cast of Berkeley Rep's METAMORPHOSES
by Alan Henry - Jan 25, 2019

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full cast and creative team for Metamorphoses. This co-production with the Guthrie Theater is led by nationally and internationally renowned writer and director Mary Zimmerman.

VIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VideoVIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. Check out clips in the video below!

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VideoVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Choreography of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND TH VideoVIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Choreography of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: Get Up Close With The Costumes Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST VideoVIDEO: Get Up Close With The Costumes Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alan Henry - Nov 15, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

VIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST VideoVIDEO: First Look At American Blues Theater's FLYIN' WEST
by Alan Henry - Oct 12, 2018

BroadwayWorld has a first look at American Blues Theate's Flyin' West, written by Pearl Cleage and directed by Artistic Affiliate Chuck Smith. Check out the video below!