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Kevin Clay, Cody Jamison Strand, and More Will Lead THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway Photo Kevin Clay, Cody Jamison Strand, and More Will Lead THE BOOK OF MORMON on Broadway
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2021

Casting is being announced for the Broadway return of THE BOOK OF MORMON. The production, the winner of nine 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical and the Grammy for Best Musical Theatre Album, resumes performances on Friday, November 5, 2021 at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). 

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents NEW FACES SING BROADWAY NOW Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents NEW FACES SING BROADWAY NOW
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 25, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the star of Porchlight's spring production, the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical Cory Goodrich as the host of New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller and music directed by Tom Vendafreddo; at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets to each New Faces are $37 at SPACE and $60 at The Arts Club. The Arts Club performances include a pre-performance cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

Porchlight Music Theatre Has Announced the Host and Cast for NEW FACES SING BROADWAY  Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Has Announced the Host and Cast for NEW FACES SING BROADWAY NOW
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 16, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the star of Porchlight's spring production, the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical Cory Goodrich as the host of New Faces Sing Broadway NOW, directed by Johanna McKenzie Miller and music directed by Tom Vendafreddo; at Evanston at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave., Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. and at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, Tuesday, Feb. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets to each New Faces are $37 at SPACE and $60 at The Arts Club. The Arts Club performances include a pre-performance cocktail hour starting at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Roosevelt University in 2019/20 Photo BWW College Guide - Everything You Need to Know About Roosevelt University in 2019/2020
by Linnae Medeiros - Oct 24, 2019

With college theatre program auditions just around the corner, we're highlighting some of the most prestigious theatre programs from all across the United States to give you insight into what to expect from their programs, from audition advice to real world experience and more. Today we're chatting with faculty from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts about its Senior Showcase, auditions for professional productions in Chicago, and more.

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello!' to Schuster Performing Arts Center Photo THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello!' to Schuster Performing Arts Center
by Alan Henry - Jul 12, 2019

Dayton, get ready to hear about the 'most amazing book' with The Book of Mormon, running Aug. 28 through Sept. 1. at the Schuster Performing Arts Center.

Photo Flash: A WONDERFUL LIFE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: A WONDERFUL LIFE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Actors David Sajewich, in the role of George Bailey, and Allison Sill in the role of his wife Mary, lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's A Wonderful Life: The Musical with James Harms as Mr. Potter, David Perkovich as Clarence, Jim Heatherly as Uncle Billy and Jason Richards as Mr. Martini. Previews began November 16 with an Opening Night on November 19 and a run through December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25 Photo Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless.

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Opens 7/26 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 21, 2017

Audiences will be swept away by the life-changing, four-day love affair in the lush musical 'The Bridges of Madison County' at Peninsula Players Theatre July 26 through August 13, 2017.   One of the most romantic stories ever written, 'The Bridges of Madison County' first captured the nation's attention in 1992 as a best-selling novel, then again in 1995 as a major motion picture.  It is now an irresistible, two-time Tony Award-winning musical.

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Opens 7/5 at Peninsula Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2017

???????A magical adventure is in store for audiences at Peninsula Players Theatre when its production of "Peter and the Starcatcher" by Rick Elice ("Jersey Boys," "Addams Family") opens July 5.  Based on the novel by humorist David Barry and suspense novelist Ridley Pearson, "Peter and the Starcatcher" is a grown-up's prequel to Peter Pan featuring swashbuckling pirates, mischievous mermaids, spirited seafarers, a trunk full of magic starstuff and the adventures of a nameless orphan boy and his new friend Molly.  This Tony Award-winning play will light up the theatre-in-a-garden with its stardust and transport audiences to a Neverland they never knew through July 23.

STRANGEST THINGS! and THE WIZ Lead 2017 Chicago Theatre Award Nominations
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 28, 2017

Today, The Hawk Chicago announced nominations for the inaugural Chicago Theatre Awards, a contest in which all winners are chosen entirely by audience vote. The first round, which invited write-in submissions, ended June 23rd. The official nominees were decided by almost 1,600 voters.

Broken Nose Theatre and Refuge Theatre Project Take Top Honors at the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards; Full List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

"At the Table", Michael Perlman's drama of scintillating conversation between diverse friends during a weekend in the country, took home the most honors on Monday, June 5, during the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. 

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 2017 Artists
by A.A. Cristi - May 26, 2017

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theatre and Door County's theatrical icon, announces artistic company members for its 82nd season, running June 13 through October 15, 2017. 

Pride Films and Plays presents NOMINEE NIGHT 5/23
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2017

 Pride Films and Plays will again host its annual Nominee Night cabaret showcasing many of the musical theater performers nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards. The nominees were announced on April 24 and the awards will be presented June 5, 2017 at the Atheneaum Theatre. This year's cabaret will for the first time be performed in the Broadway, Pride Arts Center - the new home the company acquired in summer 2016. The theater is located at 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a door prize drawing for $400.00 in airfare from Southwest Airlines.

Jeff Awards 2017 Non-Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Jeff Awards announced, via a special video presentation, a total of 127 nominations in 26 categories for the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.  Hosting the video presentation were Alexis Roston and Lillian Castillo, who will be this year's Mistresses of Ceremonies at the Awards event on June 5 at The Athenaeum.

Boho Theatre Opens 2017 Season with Timely Satire URINETOWN
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 12, 2017

BoHo Theatre begins its 2017 season with URINETOWN, Mark Hollmann and Greg Kotis' satirical musical about corporate control, political greed, and the call of nature. In 2002, URINETOWN received Tony Awards for Best Book and Best Original Score. The production is directed by BoHo Artistic Associate Stephen Schellhardt. Previously at BoHo, Schellhardt assistant directed last season's FUGITIVE SONGS and choreographed the critically-acclaimed DOGFIGHT (Jeff Award nomination).

10 on Tuesday with Henry McGinniss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 28, 2016

BWW Review: Griffin's BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by Misha Davenport - Jun 15, 2016

Cast Set for Griffin Theatre's BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 1, 2016

 Griffin Theatre Company has announced casting for the Chicago premiere of the off-Broadway hit BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL, with book by Keythe Farley and Brian Flemming, music and lyrics by Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Heathers: The Musical), direction by Scott Weinstein, music direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster and choreography by Rhett Guter. 

Porchlight Music Theatre's NEW FACES Returns This Month
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 1, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second installment in the new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway.

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's HAIRSPRAY with E. Faye Butler & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, now through February 21, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at the cast in action below!

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