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Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Opens At Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Opens At Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre presents The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard, making its downtown debut at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, December 13 - 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's BURNING BLUEBEARD Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's BURNING BLUEBEARD
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to present The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard, making its downtown debut at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, December 13 – 27. Now in its eighth year, this annual tradition for many is a fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire, written by Jay Torrence and directed by Halena Kays. Previews are Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m. Opening Night is Sunday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. with the performance schedule Thursday, Dec. 19 at 7:30 p.m., Friday, Dec. 20 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 21 at 3:30 and 8 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 22 at 2 and 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 26 at 1:30 and 7:30 p.m. and Friday, Dec 27 at 3:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. Tickets are $45 and are on sale now at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre To Present BURNING BLUEBEARD Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre To Present BURNING BLUEBEARD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to present The Ruffians' Burning Bluebeard, making its downtown debut at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, December 13 – 27. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pivot Arts Presents the 6th ANNUAL PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL Photo Flash: Pivot Arts Presents the 6th ANNUAL PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2018

Pivot Arts is pleased to present the 6th annual PIVOT ARTS FESTIVAL, a celebration of contemporary performances and multi-disciplinary works presented throughout Chicago's Uptown and Edgewater neighborhoods from June 1 - June 10, 2018. (more...)

The Holiday Hit BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns to The Neo-Futurarium The Holiday Hit BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns to The Neo-Futurarium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2017

The Neo-Futurists and The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of the holiday hit BURNING BLUEBEARD for six performances only, December 27 31, 2017 at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for six years running. Tickets are currently available at neofuturists.org. (more...)

THE ARROW TAKES A LEAP, THE? UNICORN? HOUR? Extends and More at The Neo-Futurists This Spring
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The Neo-Futurists announce spring happenings at The Neo-Futurarium with added Sunday performances from Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney's The Arrow, an extension of the critically acclaimed Prime Time production of Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser's The? Unicorn? Hour? and special presentations of the ongoing The Infinite Wrench at Steppenwolf's Summer LookOut Series and during Pride Week. All performances are at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. (at Foster) in Andersonville, unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Neo-Futurists' present World Premiere of THE UNICORN HOUR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

The Neo-Futurists are proud to present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. Previews are Thursday, April 6 - Saturday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. with opening night Monday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m. Performances run Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for previews and Thursdays are pay what you can; for the regular run, tickets are $10-25. Tickets and information are available at neofuturists.org or 773.275.5255. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists to Premiere THE? UNICORN? HOUR?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Neo-Futurists will present a world premiere created and performed by Leah Urzendowski* and Anthony Courser The? Unicorn? Hour?, directed by Adrian Danzig, April 6  - May 13, at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

Photo Flash: The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Returns This December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The Ruffians are thrilled to announce the return of their critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD for three performances only, December 16, 17 & 18, 2016.  The fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre celebrates the fifth anniversary of its creation at the theater where it was born, The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets go on Thursday, December 1, 2016 at brownpapertickets.com.   (more...)

Pivot Arts' LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER Set for Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Pivot Arts invites you to decompress from the election on Today, November 9, 2016 as it kicks off its new LIVE TALK series with LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER, an evening of quirky election-themed performances, interviews, live music and more. (more...)

Pivot Arts' LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER Set for Steppenwolf's 1700 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Pivot Arts invites you to decompress from the election on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 as it kicks off its new LIVE TALK series with LIVE TALK: THE DAY AFTER, an evening of quirky election-themed performances, interviews, live music and more. (more...)

The Neo-Futurists Announce 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

The Neo-Futurists announce their inaugural line-up for The Neo-Futurist Kitchen (a micro-festival on art and performance) with their 2016-17 Season, which includes three world premieres, multiple in-process initiatives and a 24-hour party. Can't Stop//Won't Stop: A 24-Hour Fundraiser with The Neo-Futurists launches the 28th season with local bands and pop-up performances, all benefitting the company's 2016-17 season and programs. The 28th season includes three full-length Prime Time productions: Saturn Returns created by Tif Harrison; The? Unicorn? Hour? created by Leah Urzendowski and Anthony Courser and The Food Show created by Dan Kerr-Hobert and Caitlin Stainken. The company continues its Neo-Lab residency, presenting Kirsten Riiber's Tangles and Plaques. In addition to beginning the 28th year of Chicago's longest running show, Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind, The Neo-Futurists expand their recurring storytelling performances with The Arrow, created by Kurt Chiang and Lily Mooney and explore a new Neo-structure through Nick Hart's The Infinite Whale. All season events are held at The Neo-Futurarium, 5153 N. Ashland (at Foster) in Andersonville, unless otherwise noted. (more...)

Barrel of Monkeys' THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA to Celebrate 15 Years of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

Company members old and new will reunite as Barrel of Monkeys celebrates 15 years of its hit revue THAT'S WEIRD, GRANDMA with two special anniversary performances on Sunday April 17 at 2 pm and Monday, April 18 at 8 pm at its long-time home, the Neo-Futurist Theater, 5153 N. Ashland Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.barrelofmonkeys.org or by calling (773) 506-7140. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Hauntingly Beautiful BURNING BLUEBEARD
by Misha Davenport - Nov 30, 2015

A grisly tale about the worst theater tragedy in American history in which approximately 600 mostly women and children lost their lives ends up being both life and art-affirming. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of The Ruffians' and The Hypocrites' BURNING BLUEBEARD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to continue their 2015-16 with return of The Ruffians' critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring last season's full cast. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for two years running. BURNING BLUEBEARD plays now through January 10, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. BroadwayWorld has new shots of the cast onstage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: The Hypocrites and The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to continue their 2015-16 with return of The Ruffians' critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring last season's full cast. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for two years running. BURNING BLUEBEARD will play tonight, November 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

The Hypocrites' BURNING BLUEBEARD Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to continue their 2015-16 season with return of The Ruffians' critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring last season's full cast. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for two years running. BURNING BLUEBEARD will play November 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm. (more...)

The Hypocrites' BURNING BLUEBEARD Begins 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to continue their 2015-16 season with return of The Ruffians' critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring last season's full cast. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for two years running. BURNING BLUEBEARD will play November 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Tickets are currently on sale at www.the-hypocrites.com. The press opening is Sunday, November 22 at 7 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Hypocrites and The Ruffians' BURNING BLUEBEARD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to continue their 2015-16 with return of The Ruffians' critically acclaimed holiday hit, BURNING BLUEBEARD by Jay Torrence, directed by Halena Kays and featuring last season's full cast. This fantastical tale inspired by Chicago's 1903 Iroquois Theatre fire has been an annual Chicago holiday favorite for two years running. BURNING BLUEBEARD will play November 19, 2015 - January 10, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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