weAREproductions Presents SMOKEY THE BANDIT THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Who can haul 400 cases of illegal beer from Texarcana, Texas, back to Atlanta, Georgia, in 28 hours or less, for $80,000, while being chased by the cops, and harboring a hitchhiking bride? THE BANDIT! That's who! (more...)

weAREproductions Launches Indiegogo for SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

weAREproductions is raising funds via a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo to help the development of their new show, SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT: THE MUSICAL, coming to MCL Theatre in Chicago, April 2017. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Presents 'TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK Computer' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for the final show in our eighth season: TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK COMPUTER. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting -- and touching -- albums ever recorded. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'BATES' Opens Tonight at The Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

You might have heard this one -- Restless secretary Marion Crane goes on the run after stealing a hefty sum of money. Driven off the road by a storm, she takes refuge at the Bates Motel, run by a polite but peculiar man named Norman, who dotes faithfully on his domineering, aged mother. Marion takes a shower, and the rest is genre-defining history as she meets her end at the hands of a maniac with a knife in a nightdress. Scroll down for a first look at The Public House Theatre's production of 'Bates: An 80s Musical Psycho Parody'! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'BATES' at The Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

You might have heard this one -- Restless secretary Marion Crane goes on the run after stealing a hefty sum of money. Driven off the road by a storm, she takes refuge at the Bates Motel, run by a polite but peculiar man named Norman, who dotes faithfully on his domineering, aged mother. Marion takes a shower, and the rest is genre-defining history as she meets her end at the hands of a maniac with a knife in a nightdress. Scroll down for a first look at The Public House Theatre's production of 'Bates: An 80s Musical Psycho Parody'! (more...)

Tympanic Theatre to Present 'TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK Computer' This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for the final show in our eighth season: TODAY WE ESCAPE: Plays Inspired by OK COMPUTER. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting -- and touching -- albums ever recorded. (more...)

SOCIAL CREATURES and TODAY WE ESCAPE Set for Tympanic Theatre's Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for our eighth season: TEAR IT DOWN. Hole up in a theater with seven strangers while the outside world gets ravaged. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting - and touching - albums ever recorded. Filled with subterranean aliens, paranoid androids, and a horrific force more terrifying than any zombie outbreak, our eighth year begins at the same place as so many other great, unsettling stories: the end of the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: A NIGHTMARE ON BACKSTREET Opens Tonight at The Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

'A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody' opens tonight, October 17th, 2014 at 8pm at The Public House Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

SOCIAL CREATURES and TODAY WE ESCAPE Set for Tympanic Theatre's Eighth Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Tympanic dares you to brave The Den and explore several dystopias with us for our eighth season: TEAR IT DOWN. Hole up in a theater with seven strangers while the outside world gets ravaged. Enter a sterilized future inspired by one of the most haunting - and touching - albums ever recorded. Filled with subterranean aliens, paranoid androids, and a horrific force more terrifying than any zombie outbreak, our eighth year begins at the same place as so many other great, unsettling stories: the end of the world. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at the Cast of A NIGHTMARE ON BACKSTREET at The Public House Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

'A Nightmare on Backstreet: A Boy Band Musical Parody' opens Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8pm at The Public House Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

MCL Chicago Announces Sept-Oct 2014 Comedy Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

MCL Chicago and Executive Director Aaron Shapiro are proud to announce their September and October performance schedule. All performances take place at the newly renovated MCL Chicago, 3110 N. Sheffield Ave., and are BYOB. (more...)

POTENTIAL BOYFRIENDS, IMPROVISED SONDHEIM and More Set for MCL Chicago's Aug 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

MCL Chicago and Executive Director Aaron Shapiro are proud to announce their August schedule. (more...)

POTENTIAL BOYFRIENDS, IMPROVISED SONDHEIM and More Set for MCL Chicago's Aug 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

MCL Chicago and Executive Director Aaron Shapiro are proud to announce their August schedule. (more...)

Saint Sebastian Players to Kick Off 2013-14 Season with GODSPELL, 10/18-11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2013

The Saint Sebastian Players (SSP) open the company's 33rd season by returning to its origins, producing the musical Godspell (2012 revised version). Performances are October 18-November 10, 2013 at St. Bonaventure, 1625 W. Diversey, Chicago. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 17th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 17, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Spelling Bee,' 'The Bee Gees,' 'The Jungle Book' and 'Phantom' extend, 'Cabaret,' 'Uptown Opera' the Aguilars in 'Double Trouble,' 'Elf' and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Genesis Ensemble's UPTOWN OPERA, Opening 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2013

Genesis Ensemble premieres its latest original work, UPTOWN OPERA, an ensemble-devised performance and song project presented at the historic Preston Bradley Auditorium in Uptown. Conceived and directed by company member Annie Perry with original music by Phil Maniaci the opera will play Fridays, Saturdays and Mondays at 8pm, July 26 to August 19, 2013. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Presents DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, 4/26-5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Tympanic Theatre Company presents DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE: Tales From Nebraska April 26th through May 20th at The Right Brain Project (4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.) Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.Industry night Wednesday, May 9th at 8 p.m.Tickets are $12. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Presents DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, Now thru 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2012

Tympanic Theatre Company presents DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE: Tales From Nebraska tonight, April 26th through May 20th at The Right Brain Project (4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.) Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.Industry night Wednesday, May 9th at 8 p.m.Tickets are $12. (more...)

Tympanic Theatre Company Presents DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE Inspired by Bruce Springsteen, 4/26-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2012

Tympanic Theatre Company presents DELIVER US FROM NOWHERE: Tales From Nebraska April 26th through May 20th at The Right Brain Project (4001 N. Ravenswood Ave.) Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15.Industry night Wednesday, May 9th at 8 p.m.Tickets are $12. (more...)

'Gregor and The Squonk' by The Tympanic Theatre Company
by Chicago News Desk - Sep 9, 2008

Gregor and the Squonk is a modern fairy-tale; a twisted, yet touching examination of how far people are willing to go for the sake of beauty. Set in a Pennsylvania forest during the dead of winter, Gregor and the Squonk centersaround Gregor Courtepy, a hunter deeply devoted to his vain wife, Margaret. After a countless number of plastic surgeries leaves her broken and self-loathing, Gregor enlists the help of their doctor to find a creature rumored to grant eternal beauty to whoever captures it. (more...)