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Monica West most recently appeared as Marian Paroo in The Music Man at The Goodman Theatre, where she was also appeared in the New Stages Festival reading of Birthday Candles. Chicago credits include Eastland, Moby Dick (Lookingglass Theatre Company). Off-Broadway credits include work at Roundabout Theatre Company (with Judith Ivey), Barrow Street Theatre, Cherry Lane and 59E59. West originated the role of Baby in Dirty Dancing at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre. Regional credits include work with Guthrie Theater, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Geva Theatre Center, Westport Country Playhouse and George Street Playhouse. Television credits include Chicago Fire, Law & Order and Underemployed. West wrote, produced and starred in Best Thing You’ll Ever Do (available on Amazon Video). bestthingseries.com

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Shakespeare Theatre Company Welcomes The Cast Of THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE

Shakespeare Theatre Company has announced the cast of THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE.
Review: THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE at Goodman Theatre

Director Mary Zimmerman returns to the Goodman with the whimsical and inventive THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE. Zimmerman’s adaptation of Mozart’s iconic opera is lively and accessible; this would be a great introduction for those new to the opera.
Photos & Video: Get a First Look at THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE at Goodman Theatre

Get a first look at photos and video of The Matchbox Magic Flute at Goodman Theatre.
Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE at Goodman Theatre

Take a look behind-the-scenes at rehearsal with Mary Zimmerman and the talented cast and musicians in THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE. Already extended through March 17, this brand new theatrical adaption of Mozart’s beloved opera is on stage now.
Video: Director Mary Zimmerman on THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE at Goodman Theatre

Watch as adapter and director Mary Zimmerman describes what makes 'The Matchbox Magic Flute' a unique operatic experience. 
Cast Set For THE MATCHBOX MAGIC FLUTE at the Goodman Theatre

Full casting has been announced for the Goodman Theatre's production of Mary Zimmerman's The Matchbox Magic Flute! Performances will run February 10 – March 10, 2024 in Goodman's Owen Theatre.
Photos: The Beautiful City Project's OSCAR NIGHT, Honoring A Year's Worth Of Charities & Non-Profits

The Beautiful City Project's OSCAR NIGHT was an evening of songs that have won the coveted award of 'Best Song' at the Oscars, and paid tribute to the numerous organizations that TBCP have raised funds an awareness for over the past year. Hosted by Stephen Schellhardt & Devin DeSantis, the show featured performances across a span of 9 decades, and included top Chicago musical theatre talent, a 12-piece orchestra, and 12-person choir.
OSCAR NIGHT, Presented By The Beautiful City Project, Will Raise Funds at The Athenaeum Center

The Beautiful City Project has announced the cast of OSCAR NIGHT, an evening featuring songs that won the Academy Award for 'Best Song', with proceeds going to fund The Beautiful City Project in their once-a-year, large-scale fundraiser.
Suzanna Guzmán & Candice Heiden to Host L.A. COUNTY HOLIDAY CELEBRATION on Christmas Eve

The Music Center, and PBS SoCal and KCET, have announced the hosts and performers for this year’s L.A. County Holiday Celebration, a one-of-a-kind, free holiday spectacular that has been a Los Angeles holiday tradition since 1959.
BWW Review: HAND TO GOD at Copley Theatre

A puppet show not for children.
BWW Review: THE MUSIC MAN at Goodman Theatre

Director Mary Zimmerman lends her whimsy to THE MUSIC MAN at Goodman Theatre in a production that pays homage to the small-town charm and iconic score of Meredith Willson's classic musical. Under Zimmerman's direction, this MUSIC MAN becomes a joyful company piece showcasing, in particular, the talents of the formidable actors in the supporting and ensemble roles. The production finds all the earnest humor embedded in THE MUSIC MAN, and Jermaine Hill's music direction ensures that each note rings out fully from the 12-member orchestra.
The Goodman Announces Final Extension of THE MUSIC MAN

Due to overwhelming demand for tickets, Goodman Theatre has added a second and final extension week to its major revival of The Music Man, which opened last night in the Albert Theatre
The Goodman Extends THE MUSIC MAN Through August 11

Due to popular demand, Goodman Theatre adds eight performances to its run of The Music Man, staged by Tony Award-winning Director Mary Zimmerman-now appearing through August 11. Hailed a "musical comedy at its feel-good best" (The New York Times), Meredith Willson's Tony Award-winning musical masterpiece, based on the story by Willson and Franklin Lacey, features beloved songs including "Goodnight My Someone," "Seventy-Six Trombones," "Gary, Indiana," and "Till There Was You."
Goodman Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For THE MUSIC MAN

Goodman Theatre concludes its 2018/2019 Season on a high note with Mary Zimmerman's major revival of The Music Man-Meredith Willson's joyous musical masterpiece, hailed as "one of the sunniest musicals ever" that "glows with enjoyment" with "tunes [that] are full of gusto" (The New York Times), based on a story by Willson and Franklin Lacey.
Rock Royalty Nancy Wilson, Liv Warfield, Slash to Headline LA Zoo Beastly Ball Concert for Conservation

Rock super group Roadcase Royale's Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, and Liv Warfield, former Prince's New Power Generation band member/R&B singer, join rock icon Slash, renowned pedal steel guitarist Robert Randolph, the L.A. All-Star Band led by Music Director Martin Guigui, and others to headline an extraordinary 'Concert For Conservation' at the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association BEASTLY BALL on Saturday, May 19, 2018, 5:30 pm, at the L.A. Zoo, a leader in the preservation of some of the world's most critically endangered species and their habitats. Showcasing the enormous impact the Zoo has on animal conservation both locally and internationally, this year's signature fundraiser takes place on the heels of national Endangered Species Day to underscore the Zoo's commitment to saving animals from extinction. The Ball honors animal expert/conservationist Jack Hanna and features a rare after-hours stroll through the Zoo with special animal experiences, including animal feedings, keeper chats and up close interactions; the debut of a conservation mural by artist/Beautify Earth Co-Founder Ruben Rojas; bountiful fare from some of L.A.'s most popular restaurants; a mobile-bidding silent auction and more. Guests are invited to dress in 'safari casual' attire. Honorary Chair Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles, is joined by Honorary Committee members Slash, Lance Bass, Jackie Chan, Heather Mycoskie and Pauley Perrette. Beastly Ball Chair is GLAZA Trustee Tyler Kelley. Considered the 'wildest' party in town, the Ball has been lauded as 'one of the best parties in Los Angeles' (KCBS/KCAL TV News) and 'one the most important fund-raisers' (Los Angeles Times).
8th Annual Indie Series Awards Nominees Revealed

The nominations for the 8th Annual Indie Series Awards were revealed on Wednesday, February 1. The ISAs celebrate the best in independently produced scripted entertainment created for the Web. Nominations were announced in 29 categories.
Photo Flash: First Look at Lookingglass's MOBY DICK, Coming to Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre presents Moby Dick, a new aerial and acrobatic take on the Herman Melville novel by the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company.  The Chicago-based Lookingglass Theatre last presented on the Alliance Stage in 2010 with their imaginative production, Lookingglass Alice. Moby Dick is adapted and directed by David Catlin and will run on the Alliance Stage October 12 - 30, 2016. Opening night is Today, October 19, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Photo Flash: First Look at Lookingglass's MOBY DICK, Coming to Alliance Theatre

The Alliance Theatre presents Moby Dick, a new aerial and acrobatic take on the Herman Melville novel by the Tony Award-winning Lookingglass Theatre Company.  The Chicago-based Lookingglass Theatre last presented on the Alliance Stage in 2010 with their imaginative production, Lookingglass Alice. Moby Dick is adapted and directed by David Catlin and will run on the Alliance Stage October 12 - 30, 2016. Opening night is Wednesday, October 19, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Pebblebrook Hotel Trust to Present at 2016 Citigroup Global Property CEO Conference on Wednesday, March 16, 2016

To listen to the roundtable webcast, please log on through the Webcasts section of http://www.pebblebrookhotels.com. A replay of the roundtable webcast will be archived and available through the Webcasts section of http://www.pebblebrookhotels.com.
Lookingglass Theatre Extends MOBY DICK

Due to ticket demand, Lookingglass Theatre Company has added three weeks of performances to the World Premiere of Moby Dick, adapted and directed by ensemble member David Catlin from the book by Herman Melville, produced in association with The Actors Gymnasium. Moby Dick, which was originally scheduled through August 9, is now running June 10 - August 28, 2015 at Lookingglass Theatre Company, located inside Chicago's historic Water Tower Water Works, 821 N. Michigan Ave. at Pearson.  The Press Opening is Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.  

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