Full Cast Announced For Chicago Production Of DRUNK SHAKESPEAREFull Cast Announced For Chicago Production Of DRUNK SHAKESPEARE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2019

Creators Scott Griffin and David Hudson announced complete casting today for the Chicago production of the "smashed" hit Off-Broadway comedy Drunk Shakespeare. Directed by Hudson and Associate Director Lisa Klages, Drunk Shakespeare will open at The Lion Theatre (182 N. Wabash Avenue in The Loop), a brand-new venue hidden behind a locksmith's shop, on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT to Returns for Fourth Holiday Season; Full Cast AnnouncedMidsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT to Returns for Fourth Holiday Season; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2018

One of the hottest tickets of past holiday seasons - Midsommer Flight's "pay-what-you-can" production of TWELFTH NIGHT, performed in the beautiful Show House Room of the Lincoln Park Conservatory - will return for its fourth year on November 29, 2018. Shakespeare's delightful comedy of mistaken identity and gender switching has a strictly limited seating among the lush flowers of the Show House Room. (more...)

Midsommer Flight's FOURTEEN LINES Recording Launch Party Moved To Uncommon Ground EdgewaterMidsommer Flight's FOURTEEN LINES Recording Launch Party Moved To Uncommon Ground Edgewater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2018

Midsommer Flight's FOURTEEN LINES recording launch party has been moved to Uncommon Ground Edgewater. The event is relocated following abrupt closure of Uptown Underground on Tuesday. The Monday, September 17 benefit party celebrating the release of Midsommer Flight's first stand-alone album of twelve Shakespearean sonnets set to music - originally scheduled to be held at Uptown Underground - has been moved to Uncommon Ground - Edgewater, at 1401 W. Devon Ave. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Announces Cast of IT'S ONLY A PLAYPride Films and Plays Announces Cast of IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The second production of Pride Films and Plays's 2018-19 season will be IT'S ONLY A PLAY, by Terrence McNally. McNally is arguably Broadway's most prolific gay male playwright, with 20 Broadway credits to his name, plus many other plays produced off-Broadway. (more...)

Midsommer Flight Sings Shakespeare In FOURTEEN LINES Recording Of 12 Sonnets Set To Original MusicMidsommer Flight Sings Shakespeare In FOURTEEN LINES Recording Of 12 Sonnets Set To Original Music
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2018

Midsommer Flight sings Shakespeare in FOURTEEN LINES recording of 12 sonnets set to original music CD launch party Monday September 17 at Uptown Underground With its seventh summer of free Shakespeare performances as an Arts Partner in Chicago Park District parks concluding on August 26, the Chicago theatre company Midsommer Flight is offering audiences another way to enjoy Shakespeare. Building upon its success in creating original music for its productions, Midsommer Flight has developed its first stand-alone album of twelve Shakespearean sonnets set to music composed by Midsommer Flight ensemble members Elizabeth Rentfro and Erick Rivera. Rentfro and Rivera have written original music for many of the company's productions, including its popular music-infused annual Twelfth Night each December. (more...)

Cast Announced for Midsommer Flight's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONACast Announced for Midsommer Flight's THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

Casting was announced today for THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA - Midsommer Flight's seventh summer of free Shakespeare performances as an Arts Partner in Chicago Park District parks. The company's Founding Artistic Director Beth Wolf, who will direct Shakespeare's comedy, made the announcement today. THE TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA will play two weekends each in four different Chicago parks. (more...)

Midsommer Flight To Perform Free Staged Reading Of RICHARD IIIMidsommer Flight To Perform Free Staged Reading Of RICHARD III
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2018

Midsommer Flight to present staged reading of RICHARD III at Galway Arms April 23 and 30. Diverse, adaptive cast to be featured Midsommer Flight, the professional not-for-profit theatre company that has been bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago parks since 2012 will perform a free staged reading of RICHARD III on April 23 and 30 at Galway Arms Irish Bar and Restaurant at 2442 N Clark St. in Lincoln Park. (more...)

Midsommer Flight Announces 2018 SeasonMidsommer Flight Announces 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2018

Midsommer Flight will expand programming in its 2018 season to include a free TWO GENTLEMEN OF VERONA in the parks this summer, special staged reading of RICHARD III in spring and the holiday perennial TWELFTH NIGHT. Midsommer Flight, the professional not-for-profit theatre company that has been bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago parks since 2012, will expand its programming from two to three productions for its 2018 season. Founding Artistic Director Beth Wolf made the announcement today. (more...)

Photo Flash: Your Program Is Your Ticket at Celebrates Opening Night of WE THE PEOPLE: THE ANTI-TRUMP MUSICALPhoto Flash: Your Program Is Your Ticket at Celebrates Opening Night of WE THE PEOPLE: THE ANTI-TRUMP MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2018

Your Program Is Your Ticket (YPIYT), the popular theatre podcast that interviews regional and international theatre artists was at the sold-out opening night of We The People: The Anti-Trump Musical at Stage 773 in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: Flying Elephant Productions Stages Anti-Trump Musical WE THE PEOPLEPhoto Flash: Flying Elephant Productions Stages Anti-Trump Musical WE THE PEOPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2018

Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 - February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at stage773.com, by calling (773) 327-5252 or in person at the Stage 773 box office. The press opening is Saturday, January 27, 2018 at 8 pm. (more...)

Your Program Is Your Ticket Takes You Behind The Scenes Of WE THE PEOPLE, the Anti-Trump MusicalYour Program Is Your Ticket Takes You Behind The Scenes Of WE THE PEOPLE, the Anti-Trump Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2018

Award-winning playwright, Sean Chandler, interviews the cast and creative team behind 'We The People: The Anti-Trump Musical'. Chandler, who is also the book writer for the musical, takes you behind the scenes of the Chicago production on his hit theatre podcast, Your Program Is Your Ticket. (more...)

Flying Elephant Productions' WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical Makes World PremiereFlying Elephant Productions' WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical Makes World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles (more...)

Flying Elephant Productions Presents WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump MusicalFlying Elephant Productions Presents WE THE PEOPLE: The Anti-Trump Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2017

Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to launch its inaugural season with the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. This powerful new musical features a book by Sean Chandler, music and lyrics by Leo Schwartz, direction by Derek Van Barham and music direction by Ty Miles. WE THE PEOPLE will play January 26 February 10, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, is staging Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. The comedy is being performed in the Show House room at the Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, for three weekends - from November 30 December 17, 2017. The production is part of Mayor Rahm Emanuel's Night Out in the Parks initiative that provides world-class performances in Chicago's neighborhood parks throughout the year. (more...)

LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, will stage Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. (more...)

Casting Announced For Flying Elephant Productions' WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCECasting Announced For Flying Elephant Productions' WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Flying Elephant Productions is pleased to announce casting for its inaugural production, the world premiere of WE THE PEOPLE SONGS OF THE RESISTANCE, a political musical song cycle about the turbulent 2016 election, with six actors playing 55 characters. (more...)

LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!LaKecia Harris to Star as 'Viola' in Midsommer Flight's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2017

Midsommer Flight, a professional not-for-profit theatre company that was one of five Finalists for this year's League of Chicago Theatres Emerging Theatre Award, will stage Shakespeare's Twelfth Night for the third consecutive holiday season, complete with its acclaimed musical score. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Midsommer Flight's Touring HAMLET
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Midsommer Flight's summer 2017 production - Hamlet, Prince of Denmark - is performed in an abridged 100-minute version that captures the murderous intrigues of the royal family - complete enough for those familiar with the play and accessible for newcomers to it. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Today, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)

HAMLET to Open Midsommer Flight's Sixth Season at Lincoln Park
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

HAMLET is the summer production in Midsommer Flight's sixth season bringing free Shakespeare to Chicago's parks. It opens Saturday, July 8 at Lincoln Park, 2045 N. Lincoln Park West. (more...)

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