Porchlight Announces Angela Ingersoll As Host And The Cast For New Faces Sing Broadway 1956 Porchlight Announces Angela Ingersoll As Host And The Cast For New Faces Sing Broadway 1956
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the next production in its 25th Anniversary season: the New Faces Sing Broadway series. New Faces Sing Broadway 1956, hosted by Angela Ingersoll, directed by Brianna Borger and music directed by Chuck Larkin, returns to Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. Tuesday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. and to The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Wednesday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Writers Extends INTO THE WOODS Writers Extends INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds five performances to the run of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary Griffin. Into the Woods now runs through September 29, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

BWW Review: Gary Griffin's Enchanting INTO THE WOODS at Writers Theatre BWW Review: Gary Griffin's Enchanting INTO THE WOODS at Writers Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Aug 24, 2019

Writers Theatre opens its 2019/20 season with INTO THE WOODS, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale mash-up, directed by Olivier Award-winning Sondheim interpreter Gary Griffin. Staged in the round in the larger of the Glencoe theater's two venues, Griffin makes the most of the intimate configuration to showcase his talented cast, a mix of Chicago veterans and younger talents. With impressive comedic instincts, dramatic acting chops, and vocal facility with Sondheim's difficult score, these are just the kind of people you'll want to get lost in a forest with for a couple of hours. (more...)

Writers Theatre Opens 2019/20 Season with INTO THE WOODS Writers Theatre Opens 2019/20 Season with INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, opens its 2019/20 Season with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's musical masterpiece Into the Woods, directed by Gary Griffin.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Announces Casting For 2019/20 Season Writers Theatre Announces Casting For 2019/20 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2019

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce initial casting for the company's previously announced 2019/20 season. (more...)

BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Marriott Theatre BWW Review: FOOTLOOSE at Marriott Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Apr 30, 2019

Marriott Theatre's FOOTLOOSE is a fun-filled throwback to the '80s, with a strong ensemble cast that does full justice to the original film's chart-topping hits. Directed by Gary Griffin and choreographed by William Carlos Angulo, this production radiates infectious energy. (more...)

Photo Flash: FOOTLOOSE Opens At Marriott Theatre! Photo Flash: FOOTLOOSE Opens At Marriott Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2019

The Marriott Theatre is thrilled to welcome back ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin to helm the exhilarating smash hit FOOTLOOSE, running April 10 through June 2, 2019 at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on a true story and the 1984 classic film, FOOTLOOSE is a compelling story of teenage rebellion and celebrating life through music and dance. Jeff Award-winning choreographer William Carlos Angulobrings dance to life in the round, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

VIDEO: Cut Loose At FOOTLOOSE At Marriott Theatre VIDEO: Cut Loose At FOOTLOOSE At Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2019

The Marriott Theatre is thrilled to welcome back ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin to helm the exhilarating smash hit FOOTLOOSE, running April 10 through June 2, 2019 with a press opening on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on a true story and the 1984 classic film, FOOTLOOSE is a compelling story of teenage rebellion and celebrating life through music and dance. Jeff Award-winning choreographer William Carlos Angulobrings dance to life in the round, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look At FOOTLOOSE At Marriott Theatre Photo Flash: First Look At FOOTLOOSE At Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

The Marriott Theatre is thrilled to welcome back ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin to helm the exhilarating smash hit FOOTLOOSE, running April 10 through June 2, 2019 with a opening night on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For FOOTLOOSE Running April 10 Through June 2 The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For FOOTLOOSE Running April 10 Through June 2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2019

The Marriott Theatre is thrilled to welcome back ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin to helm the exhilarating smash hit FOOTLOOSE, running April 10 through June 2, 2019 with a press opening on Wednesday, April 17 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on a true story and the 1984 classic film, FOOTLOOSE is a compelling story of teenage rebellion and celebrating life through music and dance. Jeff Award-winning choreographer William Carlos Angulo brings dance to life in the round, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Music Theater Works Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Music Theater Works Presents THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2018

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Gilbert and Sullivan classic, THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 9 through 17. A 26-piece orchestra accompanies such well-known songs as "Poor Wand'ring One," "Oh, Better Far to Live and Die" and "I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General." (more...)

Glitter and Be Gay at CANDIDE Opening 6/3 at Music Theatre Works
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Music Theater Works (formerly Light Opera Works) presents the Leonard Bernstein classic, CANDIDE, based on Voltaire's satire on the follies of the human race, at Cahn Auditorium in Evanston, June 3 through 11. A 24-piece orchestra accompanies the well-known songs "Glitter and Be Gay," "The Best of All Possible Worlds" and "Make Our Garden Grow." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs now through January 31st. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Marriott Lincolnshire's Daring SPRING AWAKENING
by Misha Davenport - Jan 18, 2016

Aaron Thielen's daring production of SPRING AWAKENING is turning heads at Marriott. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 2nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 3, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Wiz Live!' has arrived, as have the casts of three tours to the Loop. 'Bridges' is in Iowa, though. The Marriott takes on 'Spring Awakening,' and the Piccolo Theatre, Congo Square and Theo Ubique do December in their own ways. The Second City opens another revue, and in Milwaukee, 'My Fair Lady!' (more...)

The Marriott Theatre Announces SPRING AWAKENING Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

For three weeks only, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, Chicagoland's longest-running professional musical theater, will present the ground-breaking musical SPRING AWAKENING. This special pre-season limited event, directed and choreographed by Marriott Theatre's Artistic Director Aaron Thielen, runs January 14th through 31st, with a press opening on Saturday, January 16th at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: LORD OF THE FLIES Opens Tonight at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's critically acclaimed production of William Golding's LORD OF THE FLIES, adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams, returns following its 2011 sell-out premiere for a limited run from tonight 3 to Saturday 12 September 2015 prior to a major UK tour. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals! (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere OCTOBER SKY Gets Off the Ground
by Patrick O'Brien - Aug 30, 2015

Based on the 1999 Universal film, this new musical flies, and will surely fly again soon. (more...)

Photo Flash: OCTOBER SKY Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, running through October 11. The show opened on August 26, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

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