NYC's Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Presents THE FEMME FATALENYC's Guilty Pleasures Cabaret Presents THE FEMME FATALE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2019

New York City's, Guilty Pleasures Cabaret presents, The Femme Fatale an evening of music and dance paying homage to fierce females. (more...)

Comedy Sportz Chicago Joins The Chicago Women's Funny FestivalComedy Sportz Chicago Joins The Chicago Women's Funny Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019

ComedySportz Chicago (CSZ) is pleased to announce the company will be performing down the street from its home at the CSZ Theatre at the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Thursday, Aug. 22 at 9 p.m. at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces 2019 Lineup Featuring All-Spanish Speaking SetChicago Women's Funny Festival Announces 2019 Lineup Featuring All-Spanish Speaking Set
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019

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Applications Now Open for The 8th Annual Chicago Women's Funny FestivalApplications Now Open for The 8th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Stage 773 Executive Producer Jill Valentine and Co-Producer Liz McArthur announce that they will be accepting applications from May 15 to July 1 for the 8th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 22 through August 25 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Official Lineup Announced For 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy FestivalOfficial Lineup Announced For 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine is thrilled to announce the official line-up for the 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place January 10 through 20, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Since its inception in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to be the largest festival of its kind, with over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually from around the world. A comedic melting pot, the Chicago SketchFest has evolved as a sketch comedy haven starring local favorites, award-winning international ensembles, veterans, and fresh talent.  (more...)

Stage 773 Announces Acquisition Of Of Li'l Buds Theatre CompanyStage 773 Announces Acquisition Of Of Li'l Buds Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

Stage 773, Chicago's beloved off-Loop theatre venue located at 1225 W Belmont, is excited to announce its acquisition of Li'l Buds Theatre Company, a not-for-profit children's theater organization based in Chicago, effective January 1, 2019. (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Presents BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA: SCHOOL OF ROCKFSCJ Artist Series Presents BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA: SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Broadway Across America's Telly Award-winning collaboration with "The Balancing Act," the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel continues Season Five of the five-part series Broadway Balances America with Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK. This new episode debuts on Monday, October 1 at 7:30 am ET/PT and will re-air on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 am ET/PT. (more...)

BROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA Returns Featuring ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY, and MoreBROADWAY BALANCES AMERICA Returns Featuring ANASTASIA, COME FROM AWAY, and More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2018

The Balancing Act, the award-winning morning show on the Lifetime Channel, is excited to announce that it has begun shooting the fifth season of the popular series, "Broadway Balances America," sponsored by Broadway Across America (more...)

The 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival Begins This WeekThe 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival Begins This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2018

Stage 773 Executive Director Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, features a melting pot of comedic genres, including everything from 'highbrow musical improv' to 'relatable stand-up' to 'character driven sketch'. (more...)

Stage 773 Announces Open Applications For The 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy FestivalStage 773 Announces Open Applications For The 18th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2018

Stage 773 announces applications are now open for The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival's 18th Anniversary.  The nation's largest and most highly anticipated sketch comedy festival takes place January 10th through 20st, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. "SketchFest" continues to grow and evolve year after year, cementing the city's reputation as the comedy hub of the nation. The festival "whose laughs are right on track," says the Chicago Sun Times, features every form of sketch comedy imaginable, from perverted musical puppets to high-brow political satire. (more...)

The Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces Seventh Anniversary LineupThe Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces Seventh Anniversary Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

Stage 773 Executive Director Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce the highly anticipated lineup for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival, the largest of its kind in the nation, features a melting pot of comedic genres, including everything from 'highbrow musical improv' to 'relatable stand-up' to 'character driven sketch'. Blending long term veterans with fresh newcomers, the fest packs over 70 shows into four funny-filled days. Stage 773 has made it easier than ever to discover new groups to love, allowing patrons to filter through art forms, a rating and keywords to find their own taste in comedy. The full schedule and searchable calendar for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival can be viewed at www.stage773.com/cwff-lineup. (more...)

Applications Now Open For 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival At Stage 773Applications Now Open For 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival At Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2018

Stage 773 Executive Producer Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur are thrilled to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 7th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place August 23 through August 26 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. The Chicago Women's Funny Festival features all comedic art forms including stand up, sketch, solo, vaudeville, improvisational, musical and more. The event packs over 80 shows, featuring over 500 performers from over 160 groups into four funny-filled days. (more...)

Stage 773 Invites Young Aspiring Comedians to Learn, Play, and Perform at Comedy Prep SchoolStage 773 Invites Young Aspiring Comedians to Learn, Play, and Perform at Comedy Prep School
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2018

Stage 773 producers of The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Chicago Women's Funny Festival are excited to announce the return of Comedy Prep School (CPS), a one-day festival for young comedians today, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Stage 773 Invites Young Aspiring Comedians to Learn, Play, and Perform at Comedy Prep SchoolStage 773 Invites Young Aspiring Comedians to Learn, Play, and Perform at Comedy Prep School
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

Stage 773 producers of The Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival and Chicago Women's Funny Festival are excited to announce the return of Comedy Prep School (CPS), a one-day festival for young comedians on Saturday, May 12 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Stage 773 Gives Back To The Theater Community With DiversifiCABtion SeriesStage 773 Gives Back To The Theater Community With DiversifiCABtion Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2018

Stage 773, located at 1225 W. Belmont, is excited to announce applications are now open for its DiversifiCABtion Series. This new series allows Chicago performance groups and artists the opportunity to use the Stage 773 services and facilities to produce their artistic projects for free throughout the 2018 year. (more...)

Stage 773 Announces Two Staff AppointmentsStage 773 Announces Two Staff Appointments
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

Stage 773, located at 1225 W. Belmont, is thrilled to announce the appointments of Jill Valentine as Executive Director and Jack Short as Managing Director of the theater. Both with long standing careers in the theater industry and at Stage 773, Valentine and Short bring years of knowledge and experience to their new positions. (more...)

Lineup Announced For The 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy FestivalLineup Announced For The 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

SketchFest Executive Producer Jill Valentine is thrilled to announce the official line-up for the 17th Annual Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival, taking place January 11 through 21, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. Fusing SketchFest veterans with fresh new faces, and local favorites with award-winning international ensembles, Chicago SketchFest is the true essence of a comedic melting pot. Since its debut in 2002, the Chicago Sketch Comedy Festival has grown to a sketch comedy oasis and the largest festival of its kind in the world, attracting over 1,000 artists and 10,000 patrons annually. (more...)

Stage 773 Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Homecoming Fundraising CampaignStage 773 Celebrates 40th Anniversary with Homecoming Fundraising Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

In tandem with celebrating forty years of producing off-loop theater, Stage 773,1225 W Belmont, Chicago, is excited to announce their upcoming contributions to the Chicago theater community, and welcome home many in the Chicago arts industry with The Homecoming Campaign, running from September to December 2017. (more...)

Chicago Women's Funny Festival Announces 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Stage 773 Director of Theatre Management Jill Valentine and co-producer Liz McArthur have announced the highly anticipated lineup for the 6th Annual Chicago Women's Funny Festival, taking place June 15 through June 18 at the comedy hub of Chicago, Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont. (more...)

Lineup Announced for The LIVINGroom's March Performances at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The LIVINGroom announces the lineup and details for the first installment of its 2017 solo performance season at Stage 773. Coming from the worlds of improv, sketch comedy, theatre, and solo performance, performers Travis Barnhart, Bo Johnson, Sheila O'Connor, Mollie Rehner, and Jill Valentine join LIVINGroom ensemble members Carly Jo Geer and Megan Powell on Sundays, March 12, 19, and 26 in The LIVINGroom: Hot Mess, directed by Stage 773 Creative Director Brian Posen. (more...)

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