Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Breaks Records For Attendance And Fundraising At Its Annual Icons Gala Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Breaks Records For Attendance And Fundraising At Its Annual Icons Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

As Porchlight Music Theatre is set to launch its 25th Anniversary Season as Chicago's center for music theatre, it celebrated 24 years and announced its 25th Anniversary co-chairs at the 2019 ICONS Gala Sunday, March 31 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson. The 2019 ICONS GALA set a new attendance record with 300 guests in attendance and raised more funds that directly benefit Porchlight's artistic and educational programs than previous events. The elegant Gala Brunch, chaired by Tamara Sims, included performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the legendary career of Jerome Robbins, the presentation of The Luminary Award to Jean Klingenstein, introduced the 25th Anniversary chairs: RIck and Deann Bayless and Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra and silent and live auctions. (more...)

YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD MUSICAL PARODY Returns This Holiday Season At The Den Theatre YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD MUSICAL PARODY Returns This Holiday Season At The Den Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Yippee Productions LLC, a new partnership between lead producer Drew DeSantis (Producer at Drury Lane Productions), Jim Jensen (Drury Lane, Royal George, Commercial Theater Producer and General Manager), Mark Michelson (MJA Ventures Chicagoland Theatre Fund, Founder) and the Board of Directors of the former storefront comedy theater MCL Chicago (2014-2018), announces an expanded version of the hit holiday musical Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody. The book and score is conceived by Michael Shepherd Jordan, Alex Garday and Stephanie McCullough with direction by Tiffani Moore Swalley, (more...)

Storefront Holiday Favorite YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD MUSICAL PARODY Returns This Holiday Season Storefront Holiday Favorite YIPPEE KI-YAY MERRY CHRISTMAS: A DIE HARD MUSICAL PARODY Returns This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

Yippee Productions LLC, a new partnership between lead producer Drew DeSantis (Producer at Drury Lane Productions), Jim Jensen (Drury Lane, Royal George, Commercial Theater Producer and General Manager), Mark Michelson (MJA Ventures Chicagoland Theatre Fund, Founder) and the Board of Directors of the former storefront comedy theater MCL Chicago (2014-2018), announces an expanded version of the hit holiday musical Yippee Ki-Yay Merry Christmas: A Die Hard Musical Parody. The book and score is conceived by Michael Shepherd Jordan, Alex Garday and Stephanie McCullough with direction by Tiffani Moore Swalley, (more...)

Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018 Porchlight Announces Chicago Sings 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, directed by Keely Vasquez and Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, running now through March 15, 2015, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight's SWEENEY TODD Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre's mainstage 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim commences with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler, direction by Porchlight Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Doug Peck, now through November 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Chanhassen Dinner Theatres Buys Theatre Property
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

In the spring of 2010, Michael Brindisi, Tamara Kangas Erickson and Steven L. Peters led a group of investors to purchase the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres business from Thomas K. Scallen. At this time CDT owners have entered into an agreement to purchase the theatre property from Chanhassen Dinner Theatres' founding family, Bloomberg Companies. (more...)

GOOD PEOPLE, 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK', Michael Shannon, Andre De Shields and More Top 2013 Jeff Awards; Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

At the gala 45th Annual Equity Jeff Awards held at Drury Lane Oakbrook on Monday, November 4, Steppenwolf Theatre Company's 'Good People' received the award for Production-Play in a large tier theatre. Principal Actress Mariann Mayberry was also honored for her role in this David Lindsey-Abaire play, which considers the dangerous consequences of holding on to the past or leaving it behind. William Brown received Best Director of a play for Writers Theatre's production of the French farce 'The Liar', adapted by David Ives. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of Porchlight's DOUBLE TROUBLE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

Porchlight's 19th Season begins with the Chicago premiere of Double Trouble, book, music and lyrics by brothers Bob Walton and Jim Walton, direction and choreography by Matthew Crowle, music direction by Linda Madonia and starring brothers Adrian Aguilar and Alexander Aguilar, August 31 - October 6, at Stage 773, 1225 West Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the opening night shots below! (more...)

2012 Equity Jeff Awards Announced - THE ICEMAN COMETH, FOLLIES, THE PITMEN PAINTERS Take Top Honors
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 16, 2012

The gala 44th Annual Jeff Equity Awards ceremony honoring excellence in professional theatre produced within the immediate Chicago area was held on Monday, October 15, at Drury Lane Oakbrook. (more...)

2012 Equity Jeff Award Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

The Jeff Awards Committee announced 197 nominations in 34 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions, which opened between August 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012. The Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 118 Equity productions offered by 55 producing organizations. From these openings, 96 productions were 'Jeff Recommended,' which made them eligible for award nominations. (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Theater's FOLLIES, Goodman Theatre Lead Jeff Awards Equity Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2012

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 197 nominations in 34 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions, which opened between August 1, 2011, and July 31, 2012. The Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 118 Equity productions offered by 55 producing organizations. From these openings, 96 productions were 'Jeff Recommended,' which made them eligible for award nominations. (more...)

DOYLE & DEBBIE Releases a New Block of Tickets Through June 24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the on sale of a new block of tickets for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. As a result of high ticket demand, a new block of tickets for performance through June 24, 2012, at The Royal George Cabaret, will go on sale on Friday, January 27, 2011 at 10am. (more...)

THE DOYLE & DEBBIE SHOW to Close in Chicago, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the final seven weeks of Chicago performances for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. The show, playing at The Royal George Cabaret, will close May 27, 2012. (more...)

THE DOYLE & DEBBIE SHOW to Close This Weekend Chicago
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the final week of Chicago performances for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. The show, playing at The Royal George Cabaret, will close May 27, 2012. (more...)

THE DOYLE & DEBBIE SHOW to Close in Chicago, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the final seven weeks of Chicago performances for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. The show, playing at The Royal George Cabaret, will close May 27, 2012. (more...)

DOYLE & DEBBIE Show Releases New Block of Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the on sale of a new block of tickets for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. (more...)

DOYLE & DEBBIE Releases a New Block of Tickets Through June 24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the on sale of a new block of tickets for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. As a result of high ticket demand, a new block of tickets for performance through June 24, 2012, at The Royal George Cabaret, will go on sale on Friday, January 27, 2011 at 10am. (more...)

the DOYLE & DEBBIE Show Scheduled To Perform on Conan Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2012

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce that the cast of the Doyle and Debbie show will appear on Conan on January 10, 2012. (more...)

DOYLE & DEBBIE Show Releases New Block of Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2011

lonesome road productions, in association with Jim Jensen and Lisselan Productions, announce the on sale of a new block of tickets for the critically-acclaimed hit, the Doyle & Debbie show, created by Bruce Arntson, and starring Bruce Arntson, Jenny Littleton and Matt Carlton. (more...)

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