American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 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 16, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff AwardsBroadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations. (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILLPhoto Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valcq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Tammy Mader with music direction by Malcolm Ruhl, runs July 12 – August 17, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.   (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILLAmerican Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valeq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq.  (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGOPhoto 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.   (more...)

American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: LIVE IN CHICAGO!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.  (more...)

Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens TodayMusical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University announce the Equity cast members of Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, music by Michael Mahler and lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler. The production will run July 20 - August 5 at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the Northwestern Evanston campus. The Press Opening is Today, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SOMETHING IN THE GAMEPhoto Flash: First Look at SOMETHING IN THE GAME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University present Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, music by Michael Mahler and lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler. The production will run July 20 - August 5 at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the Northwestern Evanston campus. (more...)

Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens 7/21Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens 7/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University announce the Equity cast members of Something in the Game: An All-American Musical, directed and choreographed by David H. Bell with book by Buddy Farmer, music by Michael Mahler and lyrics by David H. Bell and Michael Mahler. The production will run July 20 - August 5 at the Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive, on the Northwestern Evanston campus. The Press Opening is Saturday, July 21 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cast Announced For SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL At WirtzCast Announced For SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL At Wirtz
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) and the Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts at Northwestern University have announced the equity cast members at the helm of 'Something in the Game: An All-American Musical.' (more...)

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFEPhoto Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2017-2018 Season with its 16th 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 16, 2017 January 6, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Casting Announced For British Invasion Holiday Benefit Concert!Casting Announced For British Invasion Holiday Benefit Concert!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2017

Join us for a night of music, cocktails and rockin' out to your favorite songs from over the decades! Remounting our popular BRITISH INVASION concert from this summer, this musical evening will be led by Michael Mahler (lyricist and composer for Miss Saigon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, October Sky and other musical theater hits) along with his all-star band. Featuring many of Chicago's finest musical theater voices, you'll hear everything from Elton John, The Who, Sting to Adele and Spice Girls. (more...)

American Blues Theater presents 16th Annual IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Live in Chicago!American Blues Theater presents 16th Annual IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Live in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

American Blues Theater continues its 2017-2018 Season with its 16th 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 16, 2017 January 6, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is November 18, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SIX CORNERS, BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER, BUDDY and More on Tap for American Blues Theater's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Producing Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2017 - 2018 Season, 'The Beat Goes On.' (more...)

American Blues Presents BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith, directed by Ron OJ Parson, and Artistic Affiliate Wandachristine. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017.  (more...)

American Blues Theater Sets 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the 2017 Blue Ink Playwriting Festival.  (more...)

American Blues Theater presents the Chicago Premiere of BEAUTY'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

American Blues Theater opens its 2017-2018 Season with the Chicago Premiere of Beauty's Daughter by Dael Orlandersmith and directed by Ron OJ Parson. Beauty's Daughter runs July 7 - August 5, 2017 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  The official press opening is Thursday, July 13, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

American Blues Theater to Host 2017 RIPPED: THE LIVING NEWSPAPER FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

American Blues Theater, Chicago's second oldest Equity Ensemble, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, hosts 2017 Ripped: The Living Newspaper Festival on Tuesday, May 2, 2017. (more...)

Route 66's Mile Markers Benefit Concert: REVOLUTION: SONGS OF PROTEST AND EMPOWERMENT Comes to Mayne Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2017

Route 66 Theatre Company is pleased to announce the line-up for its 6th annual Mile Markers Benefit Concert: REVOLUTION: SONGS OF PROTEST AND EMPOWERMENT on Today, March 10, 2017 at Mayne Stage, 1328 W. Morse Ave. in Chicago. Tickets for MILE MARKERS are currently available at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2879219. (more...)

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