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Honey West to Host NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1984 at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Mar 17, 2023

Porchlight Music Theatre will present New Faces Sing Broadway 1984, hosted by Honey West, directed by Tommy Novak with music direction and arrangements by Micky York.

Porchlight Announces The New Faces In NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1951, January 23 And 24
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 6, 2023

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the cast of New Faces for its latest offering in its 2022 - 2023 season, New Faces Sing Broadway 1951, hosted by multi-award winner and Broadway veteran David Girolmo, directed by David Fiorello with music direction and arrangements by Dr. Michael McBride.

Broadway's David Girolmo to Host NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1951 at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 15, 2022

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced the latest offering in its 2022 - 2023 season, New Faces Sing Broadway 1951, hosted by multi-award winner and Broadway veteran David Girolmo, directed by David Fiorello with music direction and arrangements by Dr. Michael McBride.

BWW Review: Spooky Action Theater's THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by Timothy Treanor - Aug 20, 2021

How could you not love a play about theater critics? Especially where, as in Tom Stoppard’s The Real Inspector Hound, now available in virtual format through Spooky Action Theater’s website, the critics are pompous, abrasive and criminally uninformed. Moon (Robert Bowen Smith) and Birdboot (Steve Beall), critics both, are the only audience – perhaps we should say witnesses – to the butchery known as Murder in Muldoon Manor. Muldoon is an enterprise so catastrophic that it makes Nothing On (the calamity being performed by the actors in Noises Off) seem like Beckett, or Shakespeare, or – Stoppard.

KISSY COUSINS MONSTER BABIES Receives Over 200 Film Festival Laurels
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Nov 1, 2019

Can 200 film festivals possibly be wrong in giving a 90s retro comedy lovingly referred to as KCMB, which commenced shooting 26 years ago and finally wrapped in January 2019, as many film festivals nods including 'official selections' and other assorted awards? What is it about this strangely zany, off-the-wall piece that has captured the imaginations and attention of such a multitude of festivals and festival directors around the world?

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Dates and Locations for New Faces Sing Broadway Series 2019 - 2020
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 27, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the return of its popular series New Faces Sing Broadway at SPACE, 1245 Chicago Ave. in Evanston and The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street.

KISSY COUSINS MONSTER BABIES To Close Manhattan Repertory Theatre's Stories Inaugural Film Festival
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2019

A kitschy yet cerebral, retro mash-up film titled The History of Everything Circa 1993 to the Present: Formerly Known as Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis, directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Wayne J. Keeley and co-produced by his wife, Emmy-nominated Stephanie C. Lyons-Keeley, (along with Emmy Award-winning business partner and friend Craig Dobson) will screen at Manhattan Repertory Theatre's STORIES Film Festival which takes place May 15 - 19, 2019, just a block from Times Square.

KISSY COUSINS MONSTER BABIES Receives 100th Film Festival Prize
by Marianka Swain - Nov 22, 2018

Can 100 film festivals possibly be wrong in giving a 90s retro comedy lovingly referred to as KCMB, which commenced shooting 26 years ago and finally wrapped in April 2018, as many film festivals nods including "official selections" and other assorted awards? What is it about this strangely zany, off-the-wall piece that has captured the imaginations and attention of such a multitude of festivals and festival directors around the world?

Kitcschy Film Spans Quarter Century And Becomes Festival Fave With 80 Laurels To Date
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 8, 2018

A film created in partnership with Someday Productions and Siberian Films, which was originally titled Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis, first began production back in the nineties, but it's just now making its way into theatres. From a decade which saw the massive proliferation of Blockbuster video stores, all things Jurassic Park, and men sporting those awful baggy suits, the flick has been renamed The History of Everything Circa 1993 to the Present: Formerly Known as Kissy Cousins, Monster Babies and Morphing Elvis complete with new footage and a slick update - and it's now as big as the dinosaur and ready to take over the silver screen.

Porchlight's Final New Faces Sing Broadway Of The 2017 - 2018 Season
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 22, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final production in its 2017 - 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. New Faces Sing Broadway 1975, hosted by Donica Lynn with direction by Christopher Pazdernik and music direction by David Fiorello, is Tuesday, June 5 at The Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave., Skokie at 7:30 p.m. and Wednesday, June 6 at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, at 6:30 p.m. (The Arts Club presentation also includes a pre-show reception at 6:30 p.m. with performance at 7:30 p.m.). In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a "time-machine" journey from the start to the finish of an entire musical season from the classic days of Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran like Donica Lynn hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a vintage year on the Great White Way. General admission tickets at Skokie Theatre are $22 and at The Arts Club of Chicago are $35 and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or at the Porchlight Music Theatre box office, 773.777.9884.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Makes Arts Club Debut!
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 6, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre made its debut at The Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario Street, with its hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Tuesday, February 27.

Porchlight's New Faces Series Returns to the Skokie Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Jan 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1959, hosted by Gene Weygandt, directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo with music direction by David Fiorello, Monday, Feb. 26 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie at 7:30 p.m. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre created the Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages.

Review Roundup: The Critics Weigh In on John Leguizamo's LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 15, 2017

LATIN HISTORY FOR MORONS, written and performed by John Leguizamo, officially opens tonight, November 15, 2017 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). This show is a strictly a limited engagement through Sunday, February 4, 2018.

Porchlight Music Theatre to Continue Series with NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1939
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the first production in its 2017 2018 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1939, hosted by Rob Lindley, directed by Keely Vasquez with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, Oct. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.

Edward Albee, Debbie Reynolds Among Theater Legends Honored by TonyAwards.com
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Each year, the Tony Awards release a list of names of friends and colleagues in the Broadway community who have left us during the past year.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces the Latest Edition of the NEW FACES SING BROADWAY SERIES 3/14- 15
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 7, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the latest performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1969, hosted by E. Faye Butler, co-directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo and Michael Weber with music direction by David Fiorello, is Monday, March 14at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, March 15 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging music talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists while acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org. 

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. 

The 2016 - 2017 Season Expands to Include the Addition of Performances at the Skokie Theatre, New Guest Hosts, New NEW FACES One Production Celebrating New Musicals and M
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing returning to Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway and debuting at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie. In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages. Each edition is a journey from the start to the finish of a entire musical season on Broadway, peppered with photos and films of the era in an exciting multimedia presentation with a favorite Chicago theatre veteran hosting and introducing the next generation of music theatre artists and acting as your guide through a past season on the Great White Way. Seating is general admission; tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org.

Porchlight Music Theatre's Final Installment of NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Set for 6/7
by Tyler Peterson - May 2, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final 2015 - 16 installment of Chicago's hit new musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway. This edition, conceived and directed by Michael Weber and Chris Carter with music direction by Nick Sula, hosted by James Earl Jones II and featuring a cast of Chicago's hottest emerging artists, takes a journey through the best of Broadway's 1949 musical season via rare multi-media visuals, songs, trivia games and sing alongs in New Faces Sing Broadway 1949, Tuesday, June 7 at 8 p.m. at Uptown Underground, 4707 N Broadway. Tickets are $22, with no drink minimum and are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling 773.777.9884.

BWW Review: JACK AND THE BEANSTALK at The Fulton - The Truth Is, You'll Laugh
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 21, 2016

The touching love story of a boy and his cow, with a Mysterious Man, a Giant, Ogra the Giant's wife, and more jokes than legally allowed. The fun? You can't handle the fun.

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