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Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR Leads for Best Musical!Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR Leads for Best Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. (more...)

Alex Timbers to Helm Jonathan Groff's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener at 92YAlex Timbers to Helm Jonathan Groff's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Award-winning director and two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers is on board as director for The Bobby Darin Story, the opening show of 92Y's American Songbook series Lyrics & Lyricists. (more...)

RED VELVET Begins Rehearsals At Chicago Shakespeare Next WeekRED VELVET Begins Rehearsals At Chicago Shakespeare Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals next week for the stirring drama Red Velvet, staged by Broadway and Chicago director Gary Griffin and starring celebrated Shakespearean actor Dion Johnstone. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/20/2017
by BWW - Oct 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/20/2017 for Chicago (more...)

FUN HOME Extends Through November 19th at Victory Gardens TheaterFUN HOME Extends Through November 19th at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater announces the extension of the first show of its 43rd season, Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. Fun Home now runs through November 19, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. (more...)

Marriott Theatre Collecting Donations for Las Vegas Victims at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS This WeekendMarriott Theatre Collecting Donations for Las Vegas Victims at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, the Marriott Theatre will be collecting donations this weekend after all five performances of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS. Those donations will help provide financial support to the victims and families of the shooting. (more...)

Review: Victory Garden's Stunning FUN HOMEReview: Victory Garden's Stunning FUN HOME
by Misha Davenport - Sep 29, 2017

Review: Victory Garden's Stunning FUN HOME (more...)

Review Roundup: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens TheatreReview Roundup: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

FUN HOME runs at Victory Gardens Theatre through November 12. When her father dies unexpectedly, graphic novelist Alison dives deep into her past to tell the story of the volatile, brilliant, one-of-a-kind man whose temperament and secrets defined her family and her life. Moving between past and present, Alison relives her unique childhood playing at the family's Bechdel Funeral Home, her growing understanding of her own sexuality, and the looming, unanswerable questions about her father's hidden desires. (more...)

BWW TV: Welcome to the Fun Home! Watch Highlights from FUN HOME at Victory GardensBWW TV: Welcome to the Fun Home! Watch Highlights from FUN HOME at Victory Gardens
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. Fun Home runs now through November 12, 2017 at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld is excited to share highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at FUN HOME at Victory GardensPhoto Flash: First Look at FUN HOME at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. Fun Home runs now through November 12, 2017, with the press performance on Wednesday, September 27, 2017, at 7:30 pm at Victory Gardens Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Avenue. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Victory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop DatesVictory Gardens & Emerald City Theatre Announce 'Play Pals' Workshop Dates
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater and Emerald City Theatre will continue to provide Play Pals, a theater experience for the whole family, throughout the 2017-2018 Season. During designated matinees, children ages 4-11 will engage in critically-acclaimed theater education workshops from Emerald City Theatre while their parents attend performances at Victory Gardens Theater. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/20/2017Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 9/20/2017
by BWW - Sep 20, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/20/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Photo Flash: Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Closes Out Their Season Opener, LIFE X 3Photo Flash: Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. Closes Out Their Season Opener, LIFE X 3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

After a run interrupted by Hurricane Harvey, Dirt Dogs Theatre Co. closes out their season opener, Life X 3 by Yasmina Reza, this weekend. Remaining performances are Thursday at 7:30pm (followed by a talk back with the director and cast), Friday and Saturday at 8:00pm.  (more...)

Q BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chicago ShakespeareQ BROTHERS CHRISTMAS CAROL Returns to Chicago Shakespeare
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

Back by popular demand, Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the highly anticipated return of the cheeky holiday classic Q Brothers Christmas Carol, from hip-hop sensations the Q Brothers Collective and developed with CST Creative Producer Rick Boynton. After three wildly successful runs in 2013, 2014, and 2015 to sold-out houses, the raucous and irreverent musical event now takes the stage of the Theater's innovative third venue, The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare, November 21-December 31, 2017. (more...)

Review Roundup: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at The Marriott Theatre in ChicagoReview Roundup: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at The Marriott Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2017

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS opened at The Marriott Theatre in Chicago on August 23 and runs until October 15. The cast features Michael Mahler as Jack Singer, Samantha Pauly as Betsy Nolan, Sean Allan as Tommy Korman, Cole Burden as Buddy Rocky / Roy Bacon, Marya Grandy as Bea Singer, and Steven Strafford as Johnny Sandwich. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Looking Back on the 'Some Kind of Wonderful' Leading Ladies of BEAUTIFUL!BWW Flashback: Looking Back on the 'Some Kind of Wonderful' Leading Ladies of BEAUTIFUL!
by Danielle Ashley - Sep 2, 2017

From the Great White Way to across the pond on the West End, the story of Carole King has continued to inspire audiences to find their true voice with the timeless music sung by talented leading ladies. (more...)

Photo Flash: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's 'Sesame Street', NBC's 'SNL'), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire. The production opened last night, August 30, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's 'Sesame Street', NBC's 'SNL'), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, currently in previews for an opening August 30, and running through October 15. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Original Broadway Team to Bring HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Life at Marriott TheatreOriginal Broadway Team to Bring HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Life at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Led by the original Broadway powerhouse team, including ten-time Jeff Award-winning director Gary Griffin, Tony Award-nominated choreographer Denis Jones, and Emmy Award-winning costume designer Brian Hemesath (PBS's "Sesame Street", NBC's "SNL"), HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, a loving throwback to the classic American musical, makes its Regional Premiere at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire with previews August 23, opening August 30 at 8 pm, and running through October 15. (more...)

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