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American Blues Theater Celebrates 35 Years With Annual Blue Bash Benefit Photo American Blues Theater Celebrates 35 Years With Annual Blue Bash Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2020

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, has announced the 2021 Blue Bash, a fundraiser celebrating 35 Years Strong.

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Andre De Shields, and More Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago' Photo VIDEO: Jessie Mueller, Andre De Shields, and More Sing 'Sweet Home Chicago'
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2020

An all-star line-up of Chicago natives and stars who got their start in the Windy City have come together for a new music video, performing the Blues anthem a?oeSweet Home Chicago.a?? 

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.

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 - 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.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-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.

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL Photo Photo 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 โ€“ August 17, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.  

American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL Photo American 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. 

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.  

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. 

Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens Today Photo Musical 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.

Photo Flash: First Look at SOMETHING IN THE GAME Photo Photo 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.

Musical Inspired By The Life Of Knute Rockne Opens 7/21 Photo Musical 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.

Cast Announced For SOMETHING IN THE GAME: AN ALL-AMERICAN MUSICAL At Wirtz Photo Cast 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.'

Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Photo Photo 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.

Casting Announced For British Invasion Holiday Benefit Concert! Photo 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.

American Blues Theater presents 16th Annual IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: Live in Chicago! Photo 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.

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.'

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