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Actors' Equity Approves New Agreement For Chicago Area Theatres Actors' Equity Approves New Agreement For Chicago Area Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Actors' Equity announced that it has arrived at a new Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) agreement with the Producers' Association of Chicago Area Theatres (PACT). The agreement, which was unanimously approved by Equity's Central Regional Board on Monday, covers productions until 2022. (more...)

Actors' Equity Announces Results Of National Council Election Actors' Equity Announces Results Of National Council Election
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

Actors' Equity Association, the union which represents more than 51,000 professional stage actors and stage managers, announced the results of the 2018 National Council election.  In total, 55 Council seats across all three regions and representing three (3) categories (principal actor, chorus actor and stage manager) were filled, effective immediately.    (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midwest Premiere of A SPLINTERED SOUL at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Chicago is hosting the Midwest premiere of Alan Lester Brooks' gripping post-World War II drama A SPLINTERED SOUL, directed by Keira Fromm and presented by ARLA Productions. A SPLINTERED SOUL plays now through May 29, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The press opening was last Saturday, April 23. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Midwest Premiere of A SPLINTERED SOUL Set for Stage 773, 4/20-5/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

Chicago will host the Midwest premiere of Alan Lester Brooks' gripping post-World War II drama A SPLINTERED SOUL, directed by Keira Fromm and presented by ARLA Productions. A SPLINTERED SOUL will play April 20 - May 29, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Saturday, April 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of A SPLINTERED SOUL Set for Stage 773; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

?Chicago will host the Midwest premiere of Alan Lester Brooks' gripping post-World War II drama A SPLINTERED SOUL, directed by Keira Fromm and presented by ARLA Productions. A SPLINTERED SOUL will play April 20 - May 29, 2016 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at www.stage773.com, in person at the Stage 773 Box Office or by calling (773) 327-5252. The press opening is Saturday, April 23 at 8 pm. (more...)

Breaking News: Kate Shindle Elected New President of Actors' Equity
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Actors' Equity Association ('Equity'), the U.S. labor union that represents more than 50,000 professional actors and stage managers, today announced the results of its 2015 national council election, with all seats effective immediately for three-year terms. Kate Shindle was named as new president of the union, replacing incumbent Nick Wyman.  Running uncontested in top-ranking officer positions were Paige Price (First Vice President), Rebecca Kim Jordan (Second Vice President), Ira Mont (Third Vice President) and Sandra Karas (Secretary/Treasurer). (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Sumptuous Sights and Sounds Make “The Sound of Music” Thrilling at Lyric Opera of Chicago
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 28, 2014

I hardly know where to begin in describing the beautiful, world-class, but dramatically uneven production of the beloved and immortal 'The Sound of Music' that opened at the Civic Opera House over the weekend. All the resources of Lyric Opera of Chicago have been brought to bear on a brand-new production of a title that is known throughout the world, and the result is occasionally thrilling--a feast for the eyes, and usually one for the ears as well. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced today. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Gypsy' at CST and 'Into The Woods' from The Hypocrites begin, Paula Scrofano honored, Bernadette performs, another out-of-town tryout announced, a Barrel Of Monkeys revue, casting news from the Paramount and the Lyric, the Sarah Siddons Society show and more! (more...)

Betsy Farrar, Brady Tutton & More Join Jenn Gambatese in Lyric Opera of Chicago's THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced today. The new production will be led by Jenn Gambatese. (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Announces Casting for THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

A roster of accomplished young singing actors from the Chicago area will portray the von Trapp Family children in Lyric Opera of Chicago's new production of The Sound of Music, the company announced today. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SOUTH PACIFIC Opening Night at Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show celebrated its opening April 10 and runs through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Scroll down for opening night interviews with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night at Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre, running now through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has photos from the show's opening on April 10 below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 10, running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. Click below to watch highlights from the production! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre. The show is currently in previews and opens April 10, running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC Opens 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre previewing April 3, opening April 10 and running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, the original 1949 Broadway production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2008 Broadway revival won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stephen R. Buntrock, Elizabeth Lanza and More Rehearse Marriott Theatre's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre previewing April 3, opening April 10 and running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. The production is currently in rehearsals, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Marriott Theatre Presents SOUTH PACIFIC, Beginning 4/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

One of Broadway's legendary romantic musicals, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SOUTH PACIFIC takes the stage at The Marriott Theatre previewing April 3, opening April 10 and running through June 2 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II and a book by Hammerstein and Joshua Logan, the original 1949 Broadway production won ten Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and the 2008 Broadway revival won seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival. Based on James Michener's Tales of the South Pacific, this all-new production of SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by David H. Bell with choreography by Matt Raftery. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's TEDDY FERRARA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

The world-premiere production of the Goodman-commissioned Teddy Ferrara by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn is directed by Evan Cabnet. This stirring exploration of an on-campus tragedy features Liam Benzvi (Gabe), Patrick Clear (University President), Rashaad Hall (Nicky), Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara), Christopher Imbrosciano (Jay), Jax Jackson (Jaq), Dev Kennedy and Fawzia Mirza (Campus Police), Paloma Nozicka (Jenny), Adam Poss (Drew), Josh Salt (Tim), Kelli Simpkins (Ellen) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (University Provost). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

TEDDY FERRARA Begins 2/2 at the Goodman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Rehearsals are underway for the world-premiere production of the Goodman-commissioned Teddy Ferrara by Pulitzer Prize finalist Christopher Shinn, praised as 'among the most provocative and probing of American playwrights today' (The New York Times). Evan Cabnet directs this stirring exploration of an on-campus tragedy with a cast that includes Liam Benzvi (Gabe), Patrick Clear (University President), Rashaad Hall (Nicky), Ryan Heindl (Teddy Ferrara), Christopher Imbrosciano (Jay), Jax Jackson (Jaq), Dev Kennedy and Fawzia Mirza (Campus Police), Paloma Nozicka (Jenny), Adam Poss (Drew), Josh Salt (Tim), Kelli Simpkins (Ellen) and Janet Ulrich Brooks (University Provost). The design team includes Jenny Mannis (Costume Designer), Keith Parham (Lighting Designer), Lee Savage (Set Designer) and Richard Woodbury (Sound Designer). Rehearsal photos, headshots and bio information can be found in the Press Room. Teddy Ferrara runs February 2 - March 3, 2013 in the Owen Theatre (opening night is Monday, February 11). Tickets ($14 - $45; subject to change) are now on sale and are available at GoodmanTheatre.org/Teddy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). (more...)

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