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BWW Review: THE UMPO BRIDESMAIDS Totally Sings You Up the Musical Aisle to HilarityBWW Review: THE UMPO BRIDESMAIDS Totally Sings You Up the Musical Aisle to Hilarity
by Gil Kaan - Aug 13, 2017

With UMPO BRIDESMAIDS, executive producer Kate Pazakis continues her unbroken string of audience-pleasing musical parodies of pop culture flicks. Tony winner Marissa Jaret Winokur ably takes the directorial reins with Christopher Youngsman leading the triple-threat talents through a fast pace, high-energy, side-splitting experience of incredible vocals, comic gems and clever choreography. (more...)

BWW Review: Uncomfortably Hilarious AVENUE Q Opens at Amelia Community TheaterBWW Review: Uncomfortably Hilarious AVENUE Q Opens at Amelia Community Theater
by Heather Vollman - Aug 11, 2017

"What Do You Do With a B.A. in English?" is the strikingly articulate song that follows the opening number of AVENUE Q, which opened last night at Amelia Community Theatre. I uncomfortably shifted in my seat, as my B.A. is…also in English (insert face-plant emoji). AVENUE Q, winner of three Tony Awards (including Best Musical), is a blunt, provocative, and at times hilarious, coming-of-age tale of how much it sucks to grow up and be an adult, told through the lens of jaded and satirical puppets and humans, who live in what is described as an "Outer-outer borough of New York City). Basically, it's X-rated Sesame Street. Music and lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, with book by Jeff Whitty, this musical has received favorable acclaim nationally and internationally alike. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! Hysterically Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! Hysterically Celebrates 25th Anniversary at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 25, 2017

It was an evening of hilarity last night at Feinstein's/54 Below as the original cast of Hello Muddah, Hello Fadduh! celebrated it's 25th Anniversary.   (more...)

Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowLiz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July54 SINGS 1776, Kyle Dean Massey, Samantha Barks and More Coming Up at Feinstein's/54 Below This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

This July, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)

Atlas Cirus Comes to Dixon Place with LUCKY 8/1-8/16Atlas Cirus Comes to Dixon Place with LUCKY 8/1-8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Dixon Place (Ellie Covan, Founding & Artistic Director) co-presents the return of Atlas Circus Company with their newest full-length piece, LUCKY. Atlas reinvents American circus with a refreshing combination of theatre, circus arts and dance.  LUCKY will play six performances only - August 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 15th, and 16th at 7:30 PM - at Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street). Tickets for LUCKY are $22 in advance, $25 at the door, and $18 for students and seniors.  For tickets and further information please visit www.dixonplace.org/performances/lucky/ or call 866-811-4111. (more...)

V&A Exhibition Road Quarter to Open in June with Week-Long FestivalV&A Exhibition Road Quarter to Open in June with Week-Long Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

The Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) has announced REVEAL, a free, week-long public festival running from 30 June to 7 July 2017.  Art and design commissions, performances, fashion, family activities and collaborations with neighbouring Albertopolis institutions will celebrate the opening of the V&A's Exhibition Road Quarter designed by the Stirling Prize-winning British architect Amanda Levete and her practice AL_A. (more...)

Cast Complete for UK Debut of Winnie Holzman's BIRDS OF PARADISECast Complete for UK Debut of Winnie Holzman's BIRDS OF PARADISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Full casting is now announced for the UK Premiere of Winnie Holzman's musical Birds of Paradise. (more...)

Toshiba and National Science Teachers Association Announce Regional Winners of 25th Annual Exploravision CompetitionToshiba and National Science Teachers Association Announce Regional Winners of 25th Annual Exploravision Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

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Steppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MENSteppenwolf Adds One Week of Performances to STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

By popular demand, Steppenwolf Theatre Company extends its critically acclaimed Chicago premiere production of Straight White Men written and directed by Young Jean Lee. Hailed as "fascinating and hugely arresting" (Chicago Tribune, 3 ½ out of 4 stars) and "intriguing and entertaining" (Time Out Chicago), the production continues for seven additional performances, through March 26, 2017. Tickets ($20 - $89) to the additional performances of Straight White Men are now on sale through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted), at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This WinterYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Unveils Art for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MENPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Unveils Art for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. Scroll down for a peek at the official artwork for the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: Inside Rehearsal for STRAIGHT WHITE MEN at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Steppenwolf Unveils Art for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MENPhoto Flash: Steppenwolf Unveils Art for Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. The fearless and entertaining play features ensemble member Alan Wilder as the patriarch, Ed, who welcomes home his three sons-Madison Dirks (Jake), Ryan Hallahan (Drew) and Brian Slaten (Matt) for the holidays. Scroll down for a peek at the official artwork for the show! (more...)

Young Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This WinterYoung Jean Lee's STRAIGHT WHITE MEN Headed to Steppenwolf This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company welcomes internationally acclaimed playwright and director Young Jean Lee this winter as she directs the Chicago premiere of her play, Straight White Men. (more...)

F. Murray Abraham, Hank Azaria & More Will Honor David Hyde Pierce at Drama League GalaF. Murray Abraham, Hank Azaria & More Will Honor David Hyde Pierce at Drama League Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

The Drama League has announced Tony Award and Oscar winner F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus), Emmy Award winner Hank Azaria ('The Simpsons'), Tony Award winner Christopher Durang (Vanya and Sonya and Masha and Spike), Tony Award winning Broadway Producer Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots), Tony Award nominees Kate Baldwin (Hello, Dolly!), Drama Desk nominee John Bolton (Curtains), along with Lea DeLaria ('Orange is the New Black') and Peri Gilpin ('Frazier'), have joined the roster of special guest performers for The 33rd Annual Drama League Centennial Musical Celebration of Broadway honoring Tony and Emmy Award winner David Hyde Pierce to be held on Monday evening, November 7, 2016 at The Plaza (768 Fifth Avenue) in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Women Songwriters Get the Spotlight at the Lilly Awards Cabaret!Photo Coverage: Women Songwriters Get the Spotlight at the Lilly Awards Cabaret!
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2016

The Lilly Awards Foundation just presented its fourth annual BROADWAY CABARET: BROADWAY STARS PERFORMING THE WORK OF WOMEN SONGWRITERS at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). Check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at the Ladies of the Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret!Photo Coverage: Backstage at the Ladies of the Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret!
by Walter McBride - Oct 18, 2016

The Lilly Awards Foundation just presented its fourth annual BROADWAY CABARET: BROADWAY STARS PERFORMING THE WORK OF WOMEN SONGWRITERS at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd Street). (more...)

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