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The  47th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Are Announced Photo The  47th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards Are Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 22, 2020

As part of the annual recognition of theater excellence, the 47th Non-Equity Jeff Awards today announced honorees in 21 artistic and technical categories. Recipients included 27 theater artists whose work was featured at 14 theater companies during the 2019-2020 season.

Premiere Of Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT Rescheduled To Wednesday, June 3 Photo Premiere Of Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT Rescheduled To Wednesday, June 3
by Stephi Wild - Jun 3, 2020

The premiere of Pride Films and Plays' annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert featuring performers nominated for Non-Equity Jeff awards in musical theatre categories, originally planned for Monday, June 1, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 3.

Performers Announced For Virtual NOMINEE NIGHT To Be Broadcast Online June 1 Photo Performers Announced For Virtual NOMINEE NIGHT To Be Broadcast Online June 1
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 19, 2020

A preliminary list of performers for Pride Films and Plays' annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert has been announced by Robert Ollis, a PFP Artistic Associate serving as music director for the event. NOMINEE NIGHT is typically performed in mid-May at Sidetrack's Musical Monday to showcase musical theater performers and productions nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Photo Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

With the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Chicago non-Equity theater season, the Jeff Awards announced the nominees for the 47th annual awards for theater excellence that include 120 theater artists across 21 categories.

Cast Announced for BoHo's BIG FISH Photo Cast Announced for BoHo's BIG FISH
by Julie Musbach - Aug 15, 2019

BoHo Theatre closes out its 2019 season with BIG FISH, the imaginative and moving musical by Andrew Lippa and John August, directed by BoHo Theatre Artistic Director Stephen Schellhardt. BoHo brings its trademark attention to character and relationships to this intimately staged tale of a larger-than-life storyteller and his fraught relationship with his only son.

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Celebrates Opening Night Of DARLING GRENADINE Photo Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Celebrates Opening Night Of DARLING GRENADINE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jul 8, 2019

With its surprising melding of off-beat, whimsical humor and serious themes of denial and loss, DARLING GRENADINE makes its Midwest premiere, running June 26th  through August 18th with a press opening on Sunday, July 7that 5:00 p.m. at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

DARLING GRENADINE Opens At The Marriott Theatre Next Month Photo DARLING GRENADINE Opens At The Marriott Theatre Next Month
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 14, 2019

With its surprising melding of off-beat, whimsical humor and serious themes of denial and loss, DARLING GRENADINE makes its Midwest premiere, running June 26th  through August 18thwith a press opening on Sunday, July 7th at 5:00 p.m. at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring an eclectic score and stirring book and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, DARLING GRENADINE takes audiences on an emotional journey of highs and lows, where old meets new and romance meets reality. Directed by Jeff Award winner Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson, this exhilarating show continues Marriott Theatre's long tradition of presenting new musicals.

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For DARLING GRENADINE, Runs June 26 Through Au Photo The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For DARLING GRENADINE, Runs June 26 Through August 18
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 6, 2019

With its surprising melding of off-beat, whimsical humor and serious themes of denial and loss, DARLING GRENADINE makes its Midwest premiere, running June 26th  through August 18th with a press opening on Sunday, July 7th at 5:00 p.m. at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Featuring an eclectic score and stirring book and lyrics by Daniel Zaitchik, DARLING GRENADINE takes audiences on an emotional journey of highs and lows, where old meets new and romance meets reality. Directed by Jeff Award winner Aaron Thielen, with musical direction by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson, this exhilarating show continues Marriott Theatre's long tradition of presenting new musicals.

Performers Announced For Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT Photo Performers Announced For Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT
by Stephi Wild - Apr 30, 2019

A preliminary list of performers for Pride Films and Plays annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert has been announced by PFP Artistic Associate Robert Ollis, presenting music director for the event. NOMINEE NIGHT, which showcases musical theater performers and productions nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards, will be performed on Monday, May 13 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. The lineup, which is subject to change up until show time, will include performers who were cast members of the five productions nominated for "Production of a Musical" or who received individual performance nominations.

46th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced Photo 46th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Nominations Announced
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 22, 2019

The Jeff Awards announced today via a special video, a total of 132 nominations in 22 categories for the 46th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Drury Lane Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Photo Drury Lane Theatre Presents YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 7, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences presents You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, based on the beloved comic strip Peanuts by Charles M. Schulz, with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner. This revised version features additional dialogue by Michael Mayer and additional music and lyrics by Andrew Lippa. This production is directed and choreographed by Scott Calcagno with music direction by Ellen Morris. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown runs March 7 June 15, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace.

Cast Announced For BoHo's BRIGHT STAR Photo Cast Announced For BoHo's BRIGHT STAR
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 7, 2019

BoHo Theatre begins its 2019 season with BRIGHT STAR, a new musical by playwright Steve Martin and musician Edie Brickell, directed by Ericka Mac. This production marks the company's first as a resident company at Lincoln Park's Greenhouse Theater Center and also the first under new artistic director Stephen Schellhardt. BRIGHT STAR was nominated for five Tony Awards and called "a shining achievement" by THE NEW YORK TIMES. It received a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Music and Outer Critics Circles Awards for Outstanding New Broadway Musical and Outstanding Score.

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29 Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29
by Marika O'Hara - Oct 30, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the extension of Gypsy, A Musical Fable, through December 29, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents GYPSY Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents GYPSY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. Previews are Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25; Sunday at 6 p.m.: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 with an added matinee performance Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and an added 4 p.m. performance Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m.

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Announces Full Cast Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Announces Full Cast
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY Photo Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler Photo Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler
by Julie Musbach - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

Photo Flash: Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL Photo Photo Flash: Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 19, 2018

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 27, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier. Single tickets are currently available at www.kokandyproductions.com, by calling (773) 975-8150 or in person at the Theater Wit Box Office.

Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL Photo Kokandy Productions Presents GRAND HOTEL
by Julie Musbach - Mar 14, 2018

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the final production of its fifth anniversary season: the Tony Award-nominated musical GRAND HOTEL, playing April 15 - May 27, 2018 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Featuring a book by Luther Davis, music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest and additional music and lyrics by Maury Yeston, the Kokandy production will be directed by Artistic Producer John D. Glover, with music direction by Aaron Benham and choreography by Brenda Didier.

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