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The Ali Forney Center's OASIS: A VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW Featuring Jeremy Pope, Keala Se Photo The Ali Forney Center's OASIS: A VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW Featuring Jeremy Pope, Keala Settle and More Raises $70k
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 20, 2020

The Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest LGBTQ teen and young adult homeless shelter and services organization, presented its 11th annual Oasis: A Virtual Variety Show summer benefit virtually yesterday, August 19.

Jeremy Pope, Keala Settle, Lena Hall, Jeremy O. Harris and More to Take Part in OASIS Photo Jeremy Pope, Keala Settle, Lena Hall, Jeremy O. Harris and More to Take Part in OASIS: A VIRTUAL VARIETY SHOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 11, 2020

The Ali Forney Center, the nation's largest LGBTQ teen and young adult homeless shelter and services organization, will present its 11th annual Oasis: A Virtual Variety Show summer benefit virtually this year at 7:00 p.m. EST, Wednesday, August 19 on Benny Drama's YouTube Channel.

XANADU Comes to the State Theatre Photo XANADU Comes to the State Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2019

From the runway to the roller rink, a?oeRuPaul's Drag Racea?? season seven finalist, Ginger Minj, and season five winner, Jinkx Monsoon will roll into Easton to star in RWS Entertainment Group's National Tour of the Tony Award-nominated roller-skating smash hit musical, XANADU.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

XANADU Tour Announces Additional Casting and Dates - Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Cinc Photo XANADU Tour Announces Additional Casting and Dates - Boston, Baltimore, Detroit, Cincinnati, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 8, 2019

Complete casting and select tour dates have been announced for the National Tour of the Tony Award-nominated roller-skating smash hit musical XANADU, starring previously announced 'RuPaul's Drag Race' season five winner, Jinkx Monsoon (Calliope), and season seven finalist, Ginger Minj (Melpomene).

XANADU Comes To The Hippodrome For Two Shows Only Photo XANADU Comes To The Hippodrome For Two Shows Only
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 2, 2019

From the runway to the roller rink, a?oeRuPaul's Drag Racea?? season five winner, Jinkx Monsoon, and season seven finalist, Ginger Minj, will roll into Baltimore on Sunday, September 29, 2019 for 2 performances only to star in RWS Entertainment Group's National Tour of the Tony Award-nominated roller-skating smash hit musical, XANADU.

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of SOUTH PACIFIC Photo Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Celebrates the 70th Anniversary of SOUTH PACIFIC
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 11, 2018

This week, Broadway Dreams and The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization hosted the 70th Anniversary gala concert celebration of the Tony and Pulitzer Prize Award-winning musical triumph, South Pacific. 

Review Roundup: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Review Roundup: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alan Henry - Nov 29, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre's 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 Souzaand choreography by Ron De Jesus runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Get a first look at the cast in action!

Photo Flash: The 2018 Broadway Dreams Hold Annual NYC Showcase Photo Photo Flash: The 2018 Broadway Dreams Hold Annual NYC Showcase
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 2018

On Monday, November 19, 2018, Broadway Dreams hosted its annual New York City Showcase, the organization's cornerstone event that affords select students from around the world a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their dreams into realities as they perform for every major Broadway casting agency working on Broadway as well as other top industry professionals. 

Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens at Drury Lane Theatre Photo Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens at Drury Lane Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 21, 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 was scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m.

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 19, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre's 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 Souzaand choreography by Ron De Jesus runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Get a first look at the cast in action!

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Drury Lane Theatre Photo BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Drury Lane Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Nov 18, 2018

In an era when stage adaptations of animated films are seemingly a dime a dozen, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST has stood the test of time, and for good reason. When the 1991 Disney film was adapted for Broadway in 1994, composer Alan Menken nearly doubled the number of songs, and the additions that he wrote with lyricist Tim Rice are every bit as stunning as the originals (with lyrics by the late Howard Ashman). Further, Linda Woolverton's book for the musical lends depth to characters previously left underdeveloped in her film screenplay, especially the Beast and his household. Drury Lane Theatre's new production honors both the film and Broadway versions, but director Alan Souza and his creative team deliver a refreshingly original vision, giving the talented cast space to breathe new life into familiar characters. The result is a beautifully designed, thoughtfully staged, and strongly acted fairy tale that should delight audiences of all ages.

VIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo VIDEO: 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 Photo VIDEO: 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 Photo VIDEO: 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 Photo VIDEO: 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.

70 Students From Across The World Unite In NYC For The Broadway Dreams Showcase Photo 70 Students From Across The World Unite In NYC For The Broadway Dreams Showcase
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 7, 2018

On Monday, November 19, 2018, Broadway Dreams will host its annual New York City Showcase, the organization's cornerstone event that affords select students from around the world a once-in-a-lifetime chance to turn their dreams into realities as they perform for every major Broadway casting agency working on Broadway as well as other top industry professionals. The 2018 Broadway Dreams New York City Showcase will take place at the Angel Orensanz Foundation (172 Norfolk Street, NY) at 7:30 PM.

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Alan Henry - Nov 6, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre's 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 runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Get a first look at the cast in rehearsals!

Drury Lane Announces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Casting Photo Drury Lane Announces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Casting
by Julie Musbach - Oct 3, 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.

Drury Lane Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Drury Lane Theatre Presents Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Julie Musbach - Sep 7, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2018/2019 season with Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, and direction by Alan Souza. 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.

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