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Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by Julie Musbach - May 30, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 26 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago.

Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City Photo Additional Performers Announced For Break Out Festival At Second City
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 29, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Trans Voices Cabaret CHI Announces Venue Change, PRIDE Show Cast Photo Trans Voices Cabaret CHI Announces Venue Change, PRIDE Show Cast
by Julie Musbach - May 21, 2019

Trans Voices Cabaret CHI has announced a venue change to Steppenwolf to be part of their LookOut series. TVCChi will begin their venture with the series on Monday, June 24th, 2019 at 7pm in the 1700 space, to celebrate pride as well as their one year anniversary.

Firebrand Theatre Presents QUEEN OF THE MIST Photo Firebrand Theatre Presents QUEEN OF THE MIST
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

Firebrand Theatre will present the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls. Featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster, QUEEN OF THE MIST will play May 25 - July 6, 2019 at The Den Theatre's Janet Bookspan Theatre, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets are currently available at firebrandtheatre.org. The press opening is Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 pm.

Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival Photo Godfrey To Host Second City Breakout Festival
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 10, 2019

The Second City is pleased to announce the hottest up-and-coming diverse comedic voices in a weekend of events taking place in Chicago June 6-9, 2019. The exciting five day event kicks off with the 6th annual Bob Curry Fellowship Showcase on Wednesday, June 6th highlighting 16 of the best and brightest improvisers and sketch performers on the rise. Anchoring the weekend is The Second City and NBC's 5th Annual Break Out Comedy Festival, which spotlights a four day lineup of artists from across the country.  Headlining host and returning Chicago native Godfrey (Comedy Central, VH1, BET) takes the mic on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th, with guest hosts Second City alum Christina Anthony (Comedy Central, Key and Peele) on Thursday, June 6th, and the Chicago Tribune's Comedian of the Year 2017 Felonious Munk (Comedy Central, Nothing to Lose (But Our Chains)) on Sunday, June 9th.

Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25 Photo Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25
by Julie Musbach - Feb 25, 2019

Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST, based on the sensational true story of Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor, the first woman to go over Niagara Falls.

Full Casting Announced For Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Photo Full Casting Announced For Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 18, 2019

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce full casting for its Chicago premiere of QUEEN OF THE MIST featuring book, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa (The Wild Party, Marie Christine), direction by Elizabeth Margolius and music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster.

Hannah Starr's BOOMBOX Continues Season at Brown Paper Box Co. Photo Hannah Starr's BOOMBOX Continues Season at Brown Paper Box Co.
by Julie Musbach - Oct 19, 2018

Following their Jeff Award Recommended run of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' regional premiere of EVERYBODY, Brown Paper Box Co. continues their 2018/2019 season with a 2-night presentation of BOOMBOX: a (sort of) solo show by Jeff Award nominee Hannah Starr (they/them). BOOMBOX runs 2 nights only - November 26, 2018 and December 1, 2018 at The Frontier (1106 W Thorndale Ave.).

Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s Photo Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 1, 2018

Celebrate the fierce femmes of the '90s with Firebrand Theatre! Firebrand presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE '90s on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 8 pm at Elastic Arts, 3429 W. Diversey Ave. #208, in Chicago.

The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List Photo The Goodman Theatre Leads the Equity Jeff Award Nominations - Check Out The Full List!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 28, 2018

The nominations have been announced for the 2018 Equity Joseph Jefferson ('Jeff') Awards.

Chicago Shakespeare In The Parks Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Photo Chicago Shakespeare In The Parks Announces A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 17, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST), the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, and Boeing partner to present the annual citywide summer tradition, Chicago Shakespeare in the Parks. Made possible by production sponsor BMO Harris Bank, 25 performances of Shakespeare's timeless classic A Midsummer Night's Dream, adapted and directed by the Theater's founder and artistic director Barbara Gaines, will tour free for all to 18 neighborhood parks across the City, July 25-August 26, 2018.

AN EXISTENTIAL CABARET Opens Brown Paper Box Co.'s Season Photo AN EXISTENTIAL CABARET Opens Brown Paper Box Co.'s Season
by Stephi Wild - Apr 24, 2018

Inspired by life's great mysteries presented in the regional premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' Pulitzer Prize finalist EVERYBODY, "An Existential Cabaret" continues Brown Paper Box Co.'s relationship with original cabaret series at Mary's Attic in Andersonville.

Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGH Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents SHORT SHAKESPEARE: A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 26, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream-a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers, and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers.

Chicago Shakespeare SHORT SHAKESPEARE- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 2/3 Photo Chicago Shakespeare SHORT SHAKESPEARE- A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Begins 2/3
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 3, 2018

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) begins rehearsals for Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream a 75-minute abridgment of William Shakespeare's riotous tale of mismatched love among mischievous fairies, young lovers and an amateur theatrical troupe of local workers. Directed and adapted by Jess McLeod and featuring a power-packed ensemble cast, this production will bring the magic to life for 1,000 students each day in the innovative, new venue The Yard at Chicago Shakespeare during its six-week run. Short Shakespeare! A Midsummer Night's Dream will be performed for the public on Saturdays February 3 March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

FUN HOME Extends Through November 19th at Victory Gardens Theater Photo FUN 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.

Review Roundup: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theatre Photo Review Roundup: FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Theatre
by Alan Henry - 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.

BWW TV: Welcome to the Fun Home! Watch Highlights from FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Photo BWW 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!

Photo Flash: First Look at FUN HOME at Victory Gardens Photo Photo 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!

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced! Photo 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.

Casting Announced for FUN HOME, FADE, 'BREACH' and DOING IT at Victory Gardens Photo Casting Announced for FUN HOME, FADE, 'BREACH' and DOING IT at Victory Gardens
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater, under the direction of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Erica Daniels, announces complete casting for its upcoming productions.

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