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Photo Flash: Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) Celebrates Pearl Cleage With Reading Photo Photo Flash: Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) Celebrates Pearl Cleage With Reading Of ANGRY, RAUCOUS AND SHAMELESSLY GORGEOUS
by Stephi Wild - Feb 29, 2020

Quick Silver Theater Company (QSTC) presented a staged reading of Pearl Cleage's latest play Angry, Raucous and Shamelessly Gorgeous, featuring Crystal Fox (A Fall from Grace, 'Big Little Lies,' Burden opposite Forrest Whittaker, 'The Haves and Have Nots') as Anna Campbell, Tony nominee and QSTC company member Pascale Armand (Eclipsed) as Precious Pete Watson, Tony nominee Brenda Braxton (Smokey Joe's Café) as Kate Hughes and Two-time Audelco Award winner Marjorie L. Johnson (Coleman Domingo's-Dot) as Betty Samson at the National Black Theatre, 2031 125th Street & National Black Theatre Way (5th Avenue) 10035 on February 20.

by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 6, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! It's Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - and we know what you're thinking: Where the hell was my favorite early morning theater news and gossip yesterday? Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our control, we were unable to raise ourselves up from the bed and make our way to our desk in order to start writing. After a particularly challenging weekend, we were a bit under the weather and, truth be told, exhausted. We offer our abject apologies and request your indulgences, although we were just as disappointed as we hope you were because we were unable to live life dramatically with any sense of style on Monday.

BWW Review: BUMT's Rollicking 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL Gives Dolly Her Due
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 27, 2017

Just in case you are unaware, heed this advice: There is perhaps no better place on earth to catch some future Broadway stars (and, no doubt, some Tony Award winners-to-be) than in Nashville. If there is any other more fertile breeding ground for musical theater stars than what you may find among the assemblage of burgeoning talents at Belmont University - particularly among the students enrolled in the school's musical theatre program, now celebrating its 19th season - we implore you to supply directions for our edification.

FRIDAY 5 (+1): The Stars of Belmont University Musical Theatre's 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 24, 2017

Today, in our latest Friday 5 (+1), we introduce you to a group of Belmont University Musical Theatre leading ladies - Katie Bays, Emily Anne Ludwig, Lizzy Hinton, Cassie Donegan, Mary Kate Hughes and Katie Grogg - and their leading man, the Franklin Hart Jr. of this particular revival, Graham Trout! Remember their names, gentle readers, they are sure to impress you now over on Belmont Boulevard just as much as they are destined to dazzle critics and audiences (in theaters along other notable streets) alike in the years to come…

EVITA, GOOD MONSTERS Claim Top Honors at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2017

Studio Tenn and Tennessee Performing Arts Center's joint venture to produce Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita in Nashville resulted in the production claiming the top prize as "Outstanding Musical of The Year" at Sunday's Midwinter's First Night event at The Larry Keeton Theatre. Nashville Repertory Theatre's production of Nate Eppler's original play Good Monsters took the title of "Outstanding Play of The Year" in the annual ceremony that dates back to its origins in 1989.

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's ASSASSINS Assuredly Intrigues Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

Stephen Sondheim's Assassins - his musical treatment of the history of presidential assassinations in America - remains one of the most compelling and intriguing works to be found in the musical theater canon, focusing on a veritable rogue's gallery of historic figures whose infamy lives on decades after their horrific actions first gained them the notoriety they so often pursued in their disparate, yet somehow weirdly connected, lives.

BWW Review: Street Theatre Company's DOGFIGHT
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 7, 2015

It's 1967 and a young Marine, returning from a life-changing experience in Vietnam, is on a bus bound for San Francisco, the site of his last hurrah in 1963: a momentous night before he shipped out for Okinawa in the company of friends and cohorts with whom he'd created a bond he thought would last forever. That initial scene in Dogfight – the hit off-Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan, based upon a little-known movie of the same name that starred River Phoenix and Lili Taylor – serves as a gateway to the story of Eddie Birdlace and his fellow Marines and a winsome, idealistic young woman who left her imprint on his heart despite his best efforts to forget her.

Bethlehem House Gallery to Host the Lehigh Valley Charter Arts Senior Student Art Exhibit
by Christina Mancuso - Apr 8, 2015

Bethlehem, PA

Photo Flash: XANADU Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the effervescent Broadway musical XANADU, which opened last night, September 13 at 8 p.m. and runs through October 28, 2012. The cast of XANADU is led by Gina Milo as "Clio/Kira" and and Chris Critelli as "Sonny". Check out photos of the stars at opening night below!

Photo Flash: SCREWTAPE LETTERS Team Gets Ready for Tonight's First Night
by James T Harding - Mar 16, 2012

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the smart, provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, is returning to Chicago for two limited engagements. The production will be presented at the McAninch Arts Center Mainstage at College of DuPage, 425 Fawell Boulevard, Glen Ellyn, tonight, March 16 through Sunday, March 18 and at the Paramount Theatre, 23 East Galena Boulevard, Aurora, Saturday, May 19.

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of The SCREWTAPE LETTERS
by Charlie Piane - May 18, 2010

THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS, the provocative and wickedly funny theatrical adaptation of the C.S. Lewis novel about spiritual warfare from a demon's point of view, has opened a new block of tickets on sale for performances through September 5 at the Westside Theatre, 407 West 43rd Street, New York.

Photo Flash: Mark's Gospel At The Mercury Theater
by Gabrielle Sierra - Apr 28, 2009

From the producers of the current smash hit The Screwtape Letters, Fellowship for the Performing Arts presents the Chicago Premiere of Mark's Gospel at The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Avenue starring Max McLean. Performances for this strictly limited engagement are from April 23rd - May 17th.

An Exciting Fall Line up of Theatre Offerings!
by Steve Leary - Aug 3, 2008

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park's Wedding Specialist Alice Fay Celebrates her 500th event (and shares her insider tips on the hottest summer wedding trends!)
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 1, 2001

Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park Offers "SUITE HOME CHICAGO" Package through May 31
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 1, 2001