Firebrand and TimeLine's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Extends Through November 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its hit revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. PHOTO CREDIT: CarolineorChange-1 (front) Rashada Dawan with back Emma Sipora Tyler and Tyler Symone in Firebrand Theatre and TimeLine Theatre Company's production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Photo by Marisa KM. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

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Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGEPhoto Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage (more...)

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGEFirebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Firebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den TheatreFirebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announces casting for its revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet), book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), direction by Lili-Anne Brown and music direction by Andra Velis Simon.  (more...)

Ogorod Announces Cast & Production Team For THE FANTASTICKSOgorod Announces Cast & Production Team For THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2018

The new Chicago-area theater company Ogorod Productions (whose name is taken from the Russian word for 'vegetable garden') has announced their cast and production team for THE FANTASTICKS, with book & lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. (more...)

Ogorod Announces Cast & Production Team For THE FANTASTICKSOgorod Announces Cast & Production Team For THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2018

The new Chicago-area theater company Ogorod Productions (whose name is taken from the Russian word for 'vegetable garden') has announced their cast and production team for THE FANTASTICKS, with book & lyrics by Tom Jones and music by Harvey Schmidt. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions presents  BEWILDEREDPhoto Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions presents BEWILDERED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 15th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of BEWILDERED, a musical parody of the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, told from the perspective of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens' iconic nosy neighbor. (more...)

Photo FLASH Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents BEWILDEREDPhoto FLASH Hell in a Handbag Productions Presents BEWILDERED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions is pleased to continue its 15th Anniversary Season with the world premiere of BEWILDERED, a musical parody of the classic TV sitcom Bewitched, told from the perspective of Gladys Kravitz, Samantha Stephens' iconic nosy neighbor. Featuring a book by Ron Weaver, music and lyrics by Aaron Benham and Ron Weaver and direction and choreography by Brigitte Ditmars, BEWILDERED will play September 27 - November 11, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.handbagproductions.org and stage773.com, by calling (773) 327-5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at Metropolis Performing Arts Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Metropolis presents the Tony-winning play Peter and the Starcatcher through August 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Casting Announced for Hell in a Handbag's BEWILDERED at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions, now celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is pleased to announce casting for the world premiere of BEWILDERED. (more...)

Photo Flash: Hell in a Handbag Productions Announces World Premiere of VALLEY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

Hell in a Handbag Productions is thrilled to kick-off 2017 with the announcement of its 15th season. Comments Artistic Director David Cerda, 'We really want to thank our audiences for keeping us going for the past 15 years with their love and support, so we are doing a mix of new, old and most requested from our audience for our audience.'  (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Patti LuPone & More Earn Jeff Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Six world premiere plays and four new adaptations seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by The Jeff Awards Committee. 178 nominations in 32 categories honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2015 and July 31, 2016. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Host 2nd Annual Full Circle Series, IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO PEE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The concept of Circle Theatre's Full Circle Series is simple: produce an evening of performance where 100% of the proceeds go directly to an organization that is tied to the show's central message. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mercury Theater Chicago's THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago presents the award winning musical comedy sensation THE PRODUCERS, running now through June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production is led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Mercury Theater Chicago Celebrates Opening Night of THE PRODUCERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2016

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the award winning musical comedy sensation THE PRODUCERS, from April 14 to June 26, 2016. It is truly a "boffo" hit, winning a record twelve Tony Awards and wowing capacity crowds night after night. The production will be led by Jeff-Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brigitte Ditmars (Choreography). Scroll down to see photos from the company's opening night celebration! (more...)

Fox Valley Rep Stages MAYBE BABY, IT'S YOU, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Fox Valley Repertory continues their 2015 season with a comical quest for compatibility in the romantic comedy, Maybe Baby It's You. Written by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson, this series of eleven vignettes will warm the hearts of lovers everywhere as two actors portray relatable situations of love - from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. Directed by Brigitte Ditmars, performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage from tonight, August 27, through October 25, 2015. (more...)

Fox Valley Rep to Stage MAYBE BABY, IT'S YOU, 8/27-10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Fox Valley Repertory continues their 2015 season with a comical quest for compatibility in the romantic comedy, Maybe Baby It's You.  Written by Charlie Shanian and Shari Simpson, this series of eleven vignettes will warm the hearts of lovers everywhere as two actors portray relatable situations of love - from the first kiss to the not-so-golden years of marriage. Directed by Brigitte Ditmars, performances will take place at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage from August 27 - October 25, 2015 (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; tickets 630-584-6342 orwww.foxvalleyrep.org). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 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 Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Theater Wit announced today a three-week extension of the company's smash hit production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn's comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of 'The Simpsons.' (more...)

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