Photo Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre Company's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBEPhoto Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre Company's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company concludes its 2018-19 season with the musical comedy THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE, playing June 8 - July 14, 2019 at Underscore's newly-remodeled, permanent home, The Understudy, 4609 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood. (more...)

Casting Announced For Underscore Theatre's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBECasting Announced For Underscore Theatre's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company announces casting for its musical comedy THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE. (more...)

Artemisia Holds Staged Reading of Dramedy REAP THE GROVEArtemisia Holds Staged Reading of Dramedy REAP THE GROVE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2019

Caity-Shea Violette's heartbreakingly funny new play is a riveting story about a family of women struggling to reconnect as they react to an unexpected end-of-life decision. This new dramedy was the winner of Artemisia's 2017 Fall Festival of new plays, earning it this staged reading and finally, a fully staged production by Artemisia in 2020. Artemisia's Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot will direct the reading, to be performed at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside The 5th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVALPhoto Flash: Inside The 5th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 5th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. (more...)

Staged Reading of REAP THE GROVE Set for The DenStaged Reading of REAP THE GROVE Set for The Den
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Caity-Shea Violette's heartbreakingly funny new play is a riveting story about a family of women struggling to reconnect as they react to an unexpected end-of-life decision. This new dramedy was the winner of Artemisia's 2017 Fall Festival of new plays, earning it this staged reading and finally, a fully staged production by Artemisia in 2020. Artemisia's Founding Artistic Director Julie Proudfoot will direct the reading, to be performed at The Den Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee, on Friday, March 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Casting Announced For 5th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVALCasting Announced For 5th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 5th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival features full productions of nine new musicals plus two free readings. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the new Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Single tickets and festival passes are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2019 Festival, is Monday, February 4 at 8 pm. (more...)

The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present SHE KILLS MONSTERS By Qui NguyenThe Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present SHE KILLS MONSTERS By Qui Nguyen
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2018

A comedic romp into the world of fantasy role-playing games, SHE KILLS MONSTERS tells the story of Agnes Evans as she leaves her childhood home in Ohio following the death of her teenage sister, Tilly. When Agnes finds Tilly's Dungeons & Dragons notebook, however, she stumbles into a journey of discovery and action-packed adventure in the imaginary world that was Tilly's refuge. In this high-octane dramatic comedy laden with homicidal fairies, nasty ogres, and 90s pop culture, acclaimed playwright Qui Nguyen offers a heart-pounding homage to the geek and warrior within us all. (more...)

Photo Flash: Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents THE GOOD FIGHTPhoto Flash: Babes With Blades Theatre Company presents THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: Origins with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 February 17, 2018. Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Fight Choreographer Gaby Labotka. Preview performances are Saturday, Jan. 6 at 8 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 7 at 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Jan. 14 at 3 p.m. Opening Night is Monday, Jan. 15 at 8 p.m. Regular performances are Thursdays Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 3 p.m. Preview tickets are $10, student and senior tickets are $15, early bird general admission (available online through January 15, 2018) are $20 and general admission (after January 15, 2018) are $25. To purchase tickets and for more information, please visit BabesWithBlades.org. (more...)

Babes With Blades Continues Season with the Chicago Premiere of THE GOOD FIGHTBabes With Blades Continues Season with the Chicago Premiere of THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2018

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: Origins with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 February 17, 2018. Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula. (more...)

Babes With Blades Continues Season with the Chicago Premiere of THE GOOD FIGHTBabes With Blades Continues Season with the Chicago Premiere of THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: Origins with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 February 17, 2018. Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula. (more...)

Babes With Blades Theatre Company Announces Cast for THE GOOD FIGHTBabes With Blades Theatre Company Announces Cast for THE GOOD FIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2017

Babes With Blades Theatre Company (BWBTC) continues its 20th Anniversary Season: "Origins" with the Chicago premiere of The Good Fight, playing at City Lit Theater, 1020 W. Bryn Mawr Ave., January 6 - February 17, 2018.  Developed in 2011 through BWBTC's Fighting Words program under the title Deeds Not Words, the play is written by Anne Bertram, executive director of Theatre Unbound, a Minneapolis/St. Paul company devoted to work by and about women. Elizabeth Lovelady, a Jeff Award-winning artist based in Chicago, directs The Good Fight, which features combat by Violence Designer Gaby Labotka with Assistant Violence Designer Almanya Narula. (more...)

The Cuckoo's Theater Project to Present THE WATER CHILDREN by Wendy MacLeod
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2017

Megan is an actress somewhere between 'ingenue' and 'Mom.' When she loses an important role to a younger woman, her agent convinces her to take a part in a commercial for Life Force, an anti-abortion group. (more...)

RIDESHARE Web Series Announces Season 2 Cast
by TV News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Space Camp Productions has announced the cast for Season 2 of their hit web series RideShare. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

PARACHUTE MEN to Open Teatro Vista's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Teatro Vista, Chicago's largest professional Latinx theater company, kicks off its 26th season with the world premiere of Parachute Men, a raw, funny and poignant family drama by Mando Alvarado about three brothers who suck at being brothers, suck at love and suck at being men. (more...)

TUTS Announces 2012 Tommy Tune Awards Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

The 2012 Tommy Tune Awards winners have been announced! To a crowd of more than 2,500 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of TUTS' tenth annual Tommy Tune Awardson the evening of Tuesday, April 17, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Adding extra excitement to the evening, the award ceremony's namesake and nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune made a special appearance to kick off the show and to present the night's top honor. (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars Announces 10th Annual Tommy Tune Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2012

John C. Breckenridge, President and CEO of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS), announced today the nominations and presenters for TUTS' tenth annual Tommy Tune Awards which will be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Developed by TUTS, the Tommy Tune Awards honor musical theatre excellence at the high school level. (more...)