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Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Alexa Criscitiello - Feb 27, 2020

Mercury Theater Chicago announced today the cast and crew of the spectacular musical comedy PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, running in the Venus Cabaret Theater from March 20 through June 28.

JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Announced At Music Theater Works Photo JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Announced At Music Theater Works
by Alexa Criscitiello - Dec 16, 2019

Music Theater Works presents: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT.

JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Announced At Music Theater Works Photo JOSEPH AND THE TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Announced At Music Theater Works
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 20, 2019

Music Theater Works presents: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT

Review: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook Up Photo Review: Pride Arts' GRINDR: THE OPERA Worth a Hook Up
by Misha Davenport - Jun 29, 2019

GRINDR THE OPERA To Open June 25 At Pride Arts Center Photo GRINDR THE OPERA To Open June 25 At Pride Arts Center
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 22, 2019

Pride Films and Plays will mount a fully staged production this summer of GRINDR THE OPERA (An Unauthorized Parody) - the satirical musical about the gay hookup app that changed the landscape of gay relationships. The musical was produced in the UK last year, in an extended, sold-out production at London's Above the Stag Theatre (the UK's only full-time professional LGBT+ theater), and won the 2019 Off West End Award (or OFFIE) for "Best New Musical" this past February. GRINDR THE OPERA, by New York-based composer-lyricist-playwright Erik Ransom, was an entry in the 2018 Chicago Musical Theatre Festival following staged readings in New York in 2015 and 2017 and a full production in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida in fall 2017.

BWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo Ubique Photo BWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo Ubique
by Misha Davenport - Dec 12, 2018

Theo Ubique's debut in its new Evanston performance space disappoints.

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.

THE SIXTIES SHOW to Return to Bay Street This September Photo THE SIXTIES SHOW to Return to Bay Street This September
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of THE SIXTIES SHOW today, September 23 at 8 pm.

THE SIXTIES SHOW to Return to Bay Street This September Photo THE SIXTIES SHOW to Return to Bay Street This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2017

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts has announced the return of THE SIXTIES SHOW on Saturday, September 23 at 8 pm.

Lauren Paris Joins PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays has announced the addition of Lauren Paris to the cast of its critically acclaimed and Jeff-recommended Chicago premiere of Priscilla: Queen of the Desert.

BWW Review: Pride Films & Plays' Feel Good PRISCILLA
by Misha Davenport - Jan 30, 2017

PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT Extends Into March at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center, has added an extra four weeks of performances and will now close on Sunday, March 12 rather than the previously announced February 12.

Transgender Actress Stars as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Beginning Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert opens this month as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.

Photo Flash: First Look at Honey West, Jordan Phelps, Luke Meierdiercks and More in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays
by Christina Mancuso - Jan 16, 2017

Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, opens tomorrow, January 17, and continues through February 12, 2017 as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.  BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below!

Transgender Actress Stars as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, Beginning Tonight at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Pride Films and Play presents the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, playing this month as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.

THE SIXTIES SHOW Headed to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced THE SIXTIES SHOW today, October 29 at 8 pm.

Transgender Actress to Star as 'Bernadette' in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Pride Films and Plays; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Complete casting and creative team have been announced for Pride Films and Plays' production of the Tony Award-winning musical, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert, which will open in January as the company's inaugural production in their two-stage Pride Arts Center. The musical will be performed in The Broadway, the center's 85-seat theatre at 4139 N. Broadway.

THE SIXTIES SHOW Headed to Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts have announced THE SIXTIES SHOW on Saturday, October 29 at 8 pm.

Uptown Underground to Offer Holiday-Themed Retrotainment
by Tyler Peterson - Oct 22, 2015

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, celebrates the season like none other with chill-warming craft cocktails in a cozy speakeasy environment featuring retrotainment from burlesque and magic to cabaret and circus arts six nights a week. Featured performers include The Kiss Kiss Cabaret, Chicago Magic Lounge, Brass Chuckles Comedy, The Cabaret Project, Boy Toy's Pocket Cabaret, Pervesk' Burlesk', Muffy Fishbasket's Drag Nights, Acrobatica Infiniti and many others. Nightly cover charge ranges from $5 to $40 and includes a full evening of entertainment. Doors open 30 minutes prior to the first performance, usually beginning at 8 p.m. Uptown Underground is a 21 and over venue, minors are permitted with parental accompaniment. For advanced tickets or information visit www.UptownUnderground.net.

BWW Review: SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM!
by Misha Davenport - Oct 2, 2015

David Cerda, the crown prince of Chicago Camp, is back and in top form with his latest queer take on horror anthologies, SCREAM, QUEEN, SCREAM! Cerda, the artistic director of Hell in a Handbag Productions, wrote the show and also stars in one of the trilogy of stories. It runs through Oct. 31 at Mary's Attic (5400 N. Clark).

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