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Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS at Paramount Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at THE SECRET OF OUR SUCCESS at Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Join Paramount Theatre for its world premiere musical The Secret of My Success, a hilarious, heartfelt new romp about corporate culture, unbridled ambition, mistaken identity and making your own way in life.

Photos/Video: First Look at THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS at the Paramount Theatre Photo Photos/Video: First Look at THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS at the Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2020

Paramount Theatre presents the world premiere musical The Secret of My Success.

Paramount Theatre Completes Casting for World Premiere Musical THE SECRET OF MY SUCCE Photo Paramount Theatre Completes Casting for World Premiere Musical THE SECRET OF MY SUCCESS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2020

Paramount Theatre announces the addition of two principal cast members a?" Sydney Morton and Melody A. Betts a?" both making their Paramount debuts in its upcoming world premiere musical The Secret of My Success.

American Blues Theater Presents 18th Anniversary Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo American Blues Theater Presents 18th Anniversary Production Of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

American Blues Theater continues its 2019-2020 Season with its 18th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 14, 2019 a?" January 4, 2020 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 17, 2019 at 2:30 p.m.

The Hit Musical, MIRACLE Announces Final Weeks And Receives Jeff Awards Nomination Photo The Hit Musical, MIRACLE Announces Final Weeks And Receives Jeff Awards Nomination
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019

The hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, MIRACLE, is announcing its final weeks, closing on Sunday, September 29. In its successful five month run, the musical was seen by over 30,000 people including Chicago Cubs players David Ross, Willson Contreras, Kerry Wood, Ryan Dempster and Ryne Sandberg, as well as numerous local celebrities including Jim Belushi, Allison Victoria of HGTV, Wayne Messmer, Tom Ricketts, Tom Dreesen and many more who lauded the production. Today, William Marovitz and Arny Granat, co-producers of the production, are thrilled to announce that MIRACLE has been nominated for a 2019 Equity Jeff Award in the a?oeNew Work- Musicala?? category. Now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, MIRACLE is providing Chicago Cubs fans and theatregoers a final opportunity to relive the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series win.

MIRACLE The Hit Musical Extended Through September 29 Photo MIRACLE The Hit Musical Extended Through September 29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019

In honor of the 108 years it took the Chicago Cubs to win the World Series, MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is thrilled to celebrate its 108th performance on Friday, August 30th with a special event at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted) beginning at 7:15 p.m. The scheduled performance of the production will follow at 8 p.m.

MIRACLE Enters Final Weeks ‚Ä" Now Through September 1 Photo MIRACLE Enters Final Weeks ‚Ä" Now Through September 1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019

MIRACLE, the hit Chicago musical set against the backdrop of the Chicago Cubs 2016 championship season, is announcing final weeks of the production, now through September 1. Now playing at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted, MIRACLE is providing theatregoers of all ages the opportunity to relive the most iconic moment in Chicago Cubs history, its 2016 World Series win.

Photo Flash: Notable Guests Step Up To The Plate At Cubs- Inspired Musical MIRACLE Photo Photo Flash: Notable Guests Step Up To The Plate At Cubs- Inspired Musical MIRACLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2019

A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St).

Photo Flash: MIRACLE Celebrates Opening Night At Royal George Theatre Photo Photo Flash: MIRACLE Celebrates Opening Night At Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2019

MIRACLE is up to bat at Royal George Theatre through July 14.

Photo Flash: First Look At The World Premiere of MIRACLE Photo Photo Flash: First Look At The World Premiere of MIRACLE
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2019

A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8 and a press opening on Friday, May 17 at 8 p.m.

Cubs-Inspired Musical MIRACLE Announces Casting Ahead Of World Premiere In Chicago Th Photo Cubs-Inspired Musical MIRACLE Announces Casting Ahead Of World Premiere In Chicago This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2019

A Miracle is coming to Chicago. Inspired by Chicago's beloved 2016 World Series Champions the Chicago Cubs, MIRACLE, makes its highly-anticipated World Premiere at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N Halsted St) with previews May 8.

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO Photo Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with its 17th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! runs November 15, 2018 - January 5, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  

BWW Interview: Rob Lindley of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour is Still an Iowa Boy Photo BWW Interview: Rob Lindley of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour is Still an Iowa Boy at Heart
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 16, 2018

Rob Lindley, performing the role of Monsieur Andre' in the National Tour of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, has local roots. Currently based in Chicago, Lindley spent his youth in Northwest Iowa. I spoke with him this week about growing up in a small town and making it in the big city. PHANTOM is Lindley's first national tour, but it is not his first time on stage. A Jeff Award winner and five time nominee, Lindley has performed a wide variety of roles in FUN HOME, SECRET GARDEN, CAROLINE OR CHANGE, CAROUSEL and many more. He is an accomplished vocalist, actor, and director.

American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO! Photo American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

American Blues Theater continues its 2018-2019 Season with its 17th Annual Production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra'sfilm and directed by Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. 

Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musica Photo Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd at the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert fundraiser; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, held Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, direction by Keely Vasquez, music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie, stage management by Jake Allen Miller and sound design Robert Hornbostel. Monday's event was the company's most successful Chicago Sings to date. Sales from this one-night-only performance benefit Porchlight Music Theatre's youth educational and community outreach programming raising more than $54,000.

BoHo Announces Stephen Schellhardt as New Artistic Director Photo BoHo Announces Stephen Schellhardt as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

BoHo Theatre has announced that Stephen Schellhardt will become BoHo's new Artistic Director beginning next season, which will begin in early 2019. Schellhardt has been the Artistic Associate with the company since 2015. He assumes the position from outgoing Artistic Director Peter Marston Sullivan, who will remain with BoHo as the new Artistic Associate.

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018 Photo Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie.

BWW Review:  Don't Miss Eugene Ionesco's Hilarious, Horrifying RHINOCEROS at the Asol Photo BWW Review: Don't Miss Eugene Ionesco's Hilarious, Horrifying RHINOCEROS at the Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Peter Nason - Mar 7, 2018

With its stellar cast and direction, you are unlikely to find a better production of RHINOCEROS anywhere!

Review Roundup: Did Critics Fall in Love with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Asolo Rep? Photo Review Roundup: Did Critics Fall in Love with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Asolo Rep?
by Leah Windahl - Jan 17, 2018

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, based on the Academy-Award winning film of the same name, opened at Asolo Rep on January 11th and runs through March 28th. Directed by Rachel Rockwell, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE imagines the life of a young William Shakespeare, a writer struggling to come up with an idea for his next play. Enter Viola, a young woman who begins as his admirer and ends up as his muse.

VIDEO: Fall In Love with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Asolo Rep Photo VIDEO: Fall In Love with SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2018

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, based on the Academy-Award winning film of the same name, opened at Asolo Rep on January 11th and runs through March 28th. SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE imagines a young William Shakespeare, desperately trying to come up with an idea for his next play. Enter Viola, a young woman who begins as his admirer and ends up as his muse.

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