Photo Flash: Black Button Eyes' GOBLIN MARKET Welcomes Writer/Composer Polly Pen for Talkback
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

GOBLIN MARKET hosted writer/composer Polly Pen at their performance on Thursday, October 8th. The audience was treated to a reception and talkback with Ms. Pen, the cast, the director and the music director. Scroll down for photos from the post-show event! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 7th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 7, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Equity Jeff Awards get it right! 'Scottsboro,' 'Cyclone' and 'Hollywood' serve up new delights, 'Pinafore' does it old school, and 'Goblin Market' and 'Nightmare Before Christmas' scare us. Christmas comes via Kokandy and the Q Brothers, and 'Grease: Live' is set for FOX-TV! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GOBLIN MARKET in Chicago
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2015

Black Button Eyes Productions presents GOBLIN MARKET by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, music by Polly Pen, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti, at the Pentagon Theatre and we've got a first look at the production! (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions Present GOBLIN MARKET, Now thru 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Black Button Eyes Productions presents 'GOBLIN MARKET' by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, music by Polly Pen, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti, at the Pentagon Theatre at Collaboraction, 1579 N Milwaukee, 3rd floor, October 3 - October 31, 2015. 'Goblin Market,' directed by Ed Rutherford with music direction by Jeff Bouthiette, begins previews tonight, October 2; press opening is October 3; show runs through October 31. For more information, visit GoblinMarketChicago.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Excitement grows for 'La Revolution Francaise!' Also, Black Ensemble Theater and Raven Theatre take on more recent history, and 'Spamalot' opens northwest and southeast. 'Triassic Parq' and 'Goblin Market' play the city, 'Shrek' and 'Avenue Q' play the 'burbs, and 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' and 'My Little Red/Green Coat' sing from small screens! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions to Present GOBLIN MARKET, 10/2-31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Black Button Eyes Productions presents "GOBLIN MARKET" by Polly Pen and Peggy Harmon, music by Polly Pen, adapted from the poem by Christina Rossetti, at the Pentagon Theatre at Collaboraction, 1579 N Milwaukee, 3rd floor, October 3 - October 31, 2015. "Goblin Market," directed by Ed Rutherford with music direction by Jeff Bouthiette, begins previews October 2; press opening is October 3; show runs through October 31. For more information, visit GoblinMarketChicago.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes' Midwest Premiere of CORALINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2014

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Midwest Premiere of 'Coraline,' a musical by Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan, adapted from the novel by Neil Gaiman, at City Lit Theater in Chicago, at 1020 W Bryn Mawn Ave, now through Sept 6. 'Coraline,' directed by Edward Rutherford with music direction from Nick Sula, began previews August 8, press opening is tonight, August 9; show runs through September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions Presents CORALINE, Now thru 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Midwest Premiere of 'Coraline,' a musical by Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan, adapted from the novel by Neil Gaiman, at City Lit Theater in Chicago, at 1020 W Bryn Mawn Ave, today, August 8 - Sept 6. 'Coraline,' directed by Edward Rutherford with music direction from Nick Sula, begins previews August 8, press opening is August 9; show runs through September 6. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 6, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Special nights at the Marriott and Stage 773 this weekend, plus three shows opening ('Coraline,' 'Reefer Madness' and 'Fiddler') and four shows closing ('Motown,' 'Big Fish,' 'Godspell' and 'Hillbillies'). We'll tell you the three shows that have one additional week, plus a Christmas movie has us all a-buzz!! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 4th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 4, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards, Theo Ubique's future plans, Jennifer Hudson performs, 'Damn Yankees' at LOW, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Coraline,' 'The Last Ship' and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival debut, 'Spelling Bee' starts, 'Avenue Q' extends and BroadwayWorld Chicago hosts a Tony Party! (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions to Present CORALINE, 8/8-9/6
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Midwest Premiere of "Coraline," a musical by Stephin Merritt and David Greenspan, adapted from the novel by Neil Gaiman, at City Lit Theater in Chicago, at 1020 W Bryn Mawn Ave, August 8 - Sept 6. "Coraline," directed by Edward Rutherford with music direction from Nick Sula, begins previews August 8, press opening is August 9; show runs through September 6. For more information, visit CoralineChicago.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 12th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 12, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Tony Awards (aka New York thanks Chicago), 'Motown,' Cole and 'Kiss,' next season from BoHo, Marriott's latest, a new 'Rent,' The Second City and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Burrows Under the Skin in BoHo's New Staging
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 3, 2013

I hardly know where to begin with this review of the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble's gutsy, stripped-down and yet somehow epic production of “Kiss of the Spider Woman,” the musical by John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally that is running at Theatre Wit through June 30, 2013. There, I guess I just began. I'm a jumble of thoughts and feeling right now. Come to think of it, so are the three principal characters. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane's SWEENEY TODD Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2011

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present Stephen Sondheim's Tony Award-winning masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, opening August 17 at 7 p.m. and running through October 9. This razor-sharp tale of murder and corruption is Directed and Choreographed by multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime and Miss Saigon at Drury Lane Theatre), who was named 'Best Director' by Chicago Magazine in 2010. SWEENEY TODD stars four-time Tony Award nominee Gregg Edelman as 'Sweeney Todd' (nominated as Best Actor in a Musical for City of Angels, Anna Karenina, 1776, and Into the Woods; other Broadway credits include Evita, Cabaret, and Les Miserables and the films Little Children and Spider-Man 2). Bistro Award winner and NYMF Award recipient Liz McCartney stars as 'Mrs. Lovett' (The Phantom of the Opera, Mamma Mia!, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and Les Miserables on Broadway). (more...)

Stage773 Presents COLD COLD FEET, Closes 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2011

Diamante Productions presents the newly revamped production of Cold Cold Feet, closing June 5 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. The original playwright Tony Fiorentino with the added artistic expertise of Stef Tovar as director bring new life to this 2006 hit production. (more...)

Stage773 Presents COLD COLD FEET 5/6-6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

Diamante Productions presents the newly revamped production of Cold Cold Feet May 6 - June 5 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Photo Flash: Diamante's COLD FEET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2011

Diamante Productions presents the newly revamped production of the comedy play Cold Cold Feet May 6 - June 5 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. The original playwright and director, Tony Fiorentino, brings new life to this 2006 hit production. Just in time for the 2011 wedding season, Diamante Productions brings big screen humor reminiscent of 'Wedding Crashers' and 'The Hangover' to the stage in his bedroom farce, Cold Cold Feet. (more...)

Stage773 Presents COLD COLD FEET 5/6-6/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2011

Diamante Productions presents the newly revamped production of Cold Cold Feet May 6 - June 5 at Stage773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Marriott Theatre Ends Run of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2010

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, will close the first production of its 35th anniversary 2010 season, the internationally acclaimed Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, on April 25th. (more...)

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