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Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month In April With A Li Photo Davenport's Piano Bar & Cabaret Celebrates Jazz Appreciation Month In April With A Lineup Of New Music, Comedy And More
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 28, 2022

Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago’s premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of April performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar.

Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Presents ANDERSONVILLE AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A  Photo Andersonville Chamber of Commerce Presents ANDERSONVILLE AT HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS: A VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 8, 2020

Although we can't all gather for the traditional caroling and festivities that are customary in the Andersonville business district during the holiday season, the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce will present Andersonville at Home for the Holidays: A Virtual Variety Show on Sunday, December 13 at 7 pm.

CLOSET PLAY Virtual Benefit Concert to Lead Off PrideArts Four-Show Virtual Season Photo CLOSET PLAY Virtual Benefit Concert to Lead Off PrideArts Four-Show Virtual Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 25, 2020

 PrideArts virtual fall season called REIGNITE will open on September 30 with a benefit concert conceived by PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson that will intertwine original jazz compositions with poetry by James Baldwin and Tennessee Williams.

Cast Announced for Virtual Performances of BOX & COX Photo Cast Announced for Virtual Performances of BOX & COX
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 23, 2020

PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson today announced casting for the second entry in the company's four - show virtual fall season called REIGNITE! Johnson will direct the hilarious comedy BOX AND COX by John Maddison Morton, a loosely staged production to be recorded live in the Pride Arts Center's Buena Theatre.

PrideArts Announces Four-Show Virtual Fall Season, REIGNITE! Photo PrideArts Announces Four-Show Virtual Fall Season, REIGNITE!
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 2, 2020

PrideArts Artistic Director Donterrio Johnson today announced a four - show virtual fall season called REIGNITE! that will look to the 17th and 19th Centuries for inspiration. T

Pride Films And Plays Announces Extension of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Pride Films And Plays Announces Extension of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 29, 2019

Pride Films and Plays' Jeff-recommended production of  A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the Chicago area's first revival in over a decade of the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, has been extended for one additional week due to popular and critical demand. The musical will now close with the 2:30 pm matinee on Sunday, November 17.

Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays Presents A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Photo Flash: Pride Films and Plays Presents A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 22, 2019

Pride Films and Plays will stage the first Chicago production in more than a decade of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, the team that wrote RAGTIME and ANASTASIA. A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is based on a 1994 film starring Albert Finney and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score.

Pride Films And Plays To Produce Chicago Premiere A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Photo Pride Films And Plays To Produce Chicago Premiere A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 1, 2019

Pride Films and Plays will stage the first Chicago production in more than a decade of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, the heartwarming musical created by Lynn Ahrens, Stephen Flaherty, and Terrence McNally, the team that wrote RAGTIME and ANASTASIA. A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE is based on a 1994 film starring Albert Finney as a Dublin bus conductor and features a gorgeous Irish-influenced score. Donterrio Johnson, the Jeff award-winning actor who directed PFP's BUYER AND CELLAR earlier this year and is currently appearing in THE SPITFIRE GRILL with American Blues Theater, will direct. Music direction is by Robert Ollis, who most recently music directed SOUTHERN COMFORT for Pride Films and Plays and was a 2019 Jeff nominee for his music direction of HAYMARKET: A NEW FOLK MUSICAL. Ollis was Music Director for the 2008 production of A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE, which earned five Jeff Award nominations for Bailiwick Repertory.

Pride Does Streisand: A Birthday Celebration To Be Performed April 22 Photo Pride Does Streisand: A Birthday Celebration To Be Performed April 22
by Stephi Wild - Apr 13, 2019

BUYER & CELLAR star Scott Gryder to lead cabaret of songs made famous by Barbra Streisand Emmy Award winner and Chicago Musical Theatre and Cabaret performer Scott Gryder, who in Pride Films and Plays' current production of BUYER & CELLAR plays a struggling actor that manages a make-believe shopping mall in the basement of Barbra Streisand's Malibu home, will lead a cabaret of Ms. Streisand's songs on Monday, April 22 - just two days before her 76th birthday - in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center. Gryder and Music Director Adam LaSalle will be joined in this tribute to the Emmy, Grammy and Oscar-winning actress, songwriter and director by a cast including Jerome Riley Jr., Anslee Rainwater, Missy Aguilar, Matthew Huston, Adam Hibma, and Kimberly Lawson. The concert will be directed by BUYER & CELLAR director Donterrio Johnson.

Pride Films and Plays Announces Cast for SOUTHERN COMFORT Photo Pride Films and Plays Announces Cast for SOUTHERN COMFORT
by Julie Musbach - Dec 21, 2018

Full casting has been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of SOUTHERN COMFORT. The musical will open to the press on March 4, 2019 in the Broadway theater of the Pride Arts Center and play through March 31.

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of André De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P.
by Stage Tube - Aug 22, 2016

Dennis Zacek and Grippo Stage Co., Inc., are presenting CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., written and performed by Broadway and Chicago star Andre De Shields, and directed by Samuel G. Roberson and Dennis Zacek. The cast also includes Kimberly Lawson and Donica Lynn.