Chicago Inclusion Project Announces Professional Performance Training Series, Pay-What-You-CanChicago Inclusion Project Announces Professional Performance Training Series, Pay-What-You-Can
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

The Chicago Inclusion Project is launching a new initiative dedicated to providing performance development training to Chicago area artists in underrepresented communities.  The new, pay- what-you-can series will consist of master classes, workshops, and mentor lectures from Chicago theater luminaries, excited to share their knowledge. (more...)

Writers Theatre Presents NEXT TO NORMALWriters Theatre Presents NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2019

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, concludes its 2018/19 Season with the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Next to Normal, with music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, directed by Tony Award winner David Cromer (The Band's Visit) and music directed by Andra Velis Simon. Next to Normal runs May 8 - June 16, 2019 in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. The Press Opening is Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST Begins May 25
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)

Barbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MISTBarbara E. Robertson To Headline Firebrand Theatre's QUEEN OF THE MIST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2018

Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce award-winning actress Barbara E. Robertson will star as Anna (Annie) Edson Taylor in 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. Newly-arranged for an all-femme quintet, 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. (more...)

Firebrand and TimeLine's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE Extends Through November 11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announce its hit revival of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through Sunday, November 11, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. PHOTO CREDIT: CarolineorChange-1 (front) Rashada Dawan with back Emma Sipora Tyler and Tyler Symone in Firebrand Theatre and TimeLine Theatre Company's production of CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Photo by Marisa KM. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90sFirebrand Theatre Presents YOU OUGHTA KNOW: A TRIBUTE TO FIREBRANDS OF THE 90s
by BWW News Desk - 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. (more...)


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Photo Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGEPhoto Flash: First Look at Firebrand and TimeLine Theatre's CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage (more...)

Firebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGEFirebrand And TimeLine Theatre Present CAROLINE, OR CHANGE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to launch its 2018-19 season with a revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, playing September 22 - October 28, 2018, at The The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1331 N. Milwaukee Ave. (more...)

Melissa Errico And Ryan Silverman, Rachel Tucker And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthMelissa Errico And Ryan Silverman, Rachel Tucker And More Come to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Next month, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

THE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE July Workshop Run Casting AnnouncedTHE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE July Workshop Run Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

With a Machete Productions, in association with Haven Theatre, is thrilled to present The Church of Modern Love, a new rock musical experience, with music, lyrics and book by Davyd Reddyk and Ethan Krupp. This workshop-run will play at the Den Theatre - Bookspan Theatre from July 17th - 28th. The Church of Modern Love will be directed and choreographed by Jon Martinez (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The View Upstairs). (more...)

Firebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den TheatreFirebrand & TimeLine Announce Casting For CAROLINE, OR CHANGE At The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, in partnership with TimeLine Theatre Company, is pleased to announces casting for its revival of the Tony Award-nominated Best Musical CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, featuring music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Violet), book and lyrics by Tony Kushner (Angels in America), direction by Lili-Anne Brown and music direction by Andra Velis Simon.  (more...)

THE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE July Workshop Run Casting AnnouncedTHE CHURCH OF MODERN LOVE July Workshop Run Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

With a Machete Productions, in association with Haven Theatre, is thrilled to present The Church of Modern Love, a new rock musical experience, with music, lyrics and book by Davyd Reddyk and Ethan Krupp. This workshop-run will play at the Den Theatre - Bookspan Theatre from July 17th - 28th. The Church of Modern Love will be directed and choreographed by Jon Martinez (Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The View Upstairs). (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonFirebrand Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2018

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to announce its second season, featuring two fully-produced musicals, including a Chicago premiere.  (more...)

Review: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Firebrand TheatreReview: 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL at Firebrand Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 13, 2018

Firebrand Theatre's production of 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL makes a good deal of sense for the company to stage, especially as it's the first show directed by Artistic Director Harmony France. This outsized, comical musical focuses on three women navigating office politics in 1979 as they plot revenge against their company's sexist and outlandish CEO. With songs by Dolly Parton and a book by Patricia Resnick, 9 TO 5 is a fun romp of a musical with a bluegrass twinge and tons of laughs. (more...)

Photo Flash: Firebrand Theatre is Working 9 TO 5Photo Flash: Firebrand Theatre is Working 9 TO 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

Following its critically acclaimed hit LIZZIE, Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to conclude its inaugural season with the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, direction by Artistic Director Harmony France, music direction by Andra Velis-Simon and choreography by Kasey Alfonso. (more...)

TimeLine Theatre Announces 2018-19 SeasonTimeLine Theatre Announces 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2018

TimeLine Theatre Company, acclaimed for presenting plays inspired by history that connect to today's social and political issues, is thrilled to announce its 22nd season and to preview an upcoming partnership with Firebrand Theatre. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Takes the Stage at The Den TheatreFirebrand Theatre's 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL Takes the Stage at The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2018

Following its critically acclaimed hit LIZZIE, Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to conclude its inaugural season with the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton, book by Patricia Resnick, direction by Artistic Director Harmony France, music direction by Andra Velis-Simon and choreography by Kasey Alfonso. (more...)

Firebrand Theatre Announces Casting for 9 TO 5 THE MUSICALFirebrand Theatre Announces Casting for 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

As its inaugural production LIZZIE enters its final two weeks of performances, Firebrand Theatre is pleased to announce casting for the second and final production of its inaugural season, the musical comedy 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL, playing April 7 May 20, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Firebrand is the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of  LIZZIEPhoto Flash: Firebrand Theatre presents the Chicago Premiere of LIZZIE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Firebrand Theatre, the first musical theatre company committed to employing and empowering women by expanding opportunities on and off the stage, is pleased to present its inaugural production, the Chicago premiere of LIZZIE, the rock musical based on the true-life story of accused axe-murderess Lizzie Borden. LIZZIE will play November 11 December 17, 2017 at The Den Theatre's Bookspan Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. Single tickets for LIZZIE and season subscriptions (including 9 TO 5 THE MUSICAL) are currently available at firebrandtheatre.org. (more...)

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