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Photo Flash: THE FIRESTORM Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre Photo Photo Flash: THE FIRESTORM Celebrates Opening Night at First Folio Theatre
by Julie Musbach - Apr 1, 2019

In its 23rd season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is exploring the consequences of today's info-saturated environment with Meridith Friedman's politically-charged production THE FIRESTORM.

First Folio Theatre Presents THE FIRESTORM - Beginning March 27 Photo First Folio Theatre Presents THE FIRESTORM - Beginning March 27
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2019

In its 23rd season, First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) is exploring the consequences of today's info-saturated environment with Meridith Friedman's politically-charged production THE FIRESTORM. Directed by Artistic Associate Rachel Lambert, THE FIRESTORM highlights the repercussions "call-out culture" has on relationships, explores the challenges and triumphs of interracial relationships, and notes how couples can navigate the world together in a highly-politicized society. THE FIRESTORM previews March 27-29, opens March 30 and runs through April 28, 2019.

Casting Announced For 5th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Photo Casting Announced For 5th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 9, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 5th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival features full productions of nine new musicals plus two free readings. The Festival will be performed simultaneously on two stages at The Edge Theater: the Broadway (5451 N. Broadway) and the new Off Broadway (1133 W. Catalpa Ave.) in Chicago Edgewater neighborhood. Each full production will receive at least five performances during the Festival. Single tickets and festival passes are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press 'Sneak Preview,' featuring a sampling of songs from the 2019 Festival, is Monday, February 4 at 8 pm.

First Folio Theatre Announces Casting For ALL CHILDISH THINGS And THE FIRESTORM Photo First Folio Theatre Announces Casting For ALL CHILDISH THINGS And THE FIRESTORM
by Julie Musbach - Dec 5, 2018

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83.) has announced the casting for the remainder of its 2018-2019 indoor season. 

Porchlight Announces Second And Final Extension For MEMPHIS Photo Porchlight Announces Second And Final Extension For MEMPHIS
by A.A. Cristi - May 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final extension of its latest production, Memphis. Memphis must close Saturday, June 16, following that evening's 8 p.m. performance. Now playing through June 16 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, features  book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan and  is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins.

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's MEMPHIS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's MEMPHIS
by Stephi Wild - Apr 25, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces that due to audience demand Memphis is now extended through Sunday, June 10, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Production Team for MEMPHIS Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Production Team for MEMPHIS
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 8, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2017-2018 season concludes with Memphis, April 19 - June 3, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Memphis, book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins. 

Photo Flash: A WONDERFUL LIFE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre At The Center Photo Photo Flash: A WONDERFUL LIFE Celebrates Opening Night at Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

Actors David Sajewich, in the role of George Bailey, and Allison Sill in the role of his wife Mary, lead the cast of Theatre at the Center's A Wonderful Life: The Musical with James Harms as Mr. Potter, David Perkovich as Clarence, Jim Heatherly as Uncle Billy and Jason Richards as Mr. Martini. Previews began November 16 with an Opening Night on November 19 and a run through December 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

Katherine Bournè Joins SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in Concert at Mary's Attic Photo Katherine Bournè Joins SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD in Concert at Mary's Attic
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2017

Blank Theatre Company announces a casting change to their concert production of Songs for a New World. Blank welcomes Katherine Bourne to the cast. Kyrie Courter has left the concert due to scheduling conflicts. Ms. Bourne and Ms. Courter are both currently appearing in Marie Christine at Boho Theatre.

Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25 Photo Formation of Blank Theatre Company Announced; Cabaret Fundraiser Set for 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2017

Dustin Rothbart and Danny Kapinos, Co-Artistic Directors, are excited to announce the formation of BLANK THEATRE COMPANY. Blank Theatre Company aims to present our audiences with work that is both timely & timeless.

Photo Flash: THE TIN WOMAN Celebrates Chicago Premiere at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Audiences and critics filled the house for the Opening Night of The Tin Woman at Theatre at the Center (TATC) on Sunday, July 16. This was the Chicagoland premiere of Sean Grennan's newest play starring Erin Noel Grennan in the lead role. The Jeff Recommended play The Tin Woman continues its run at TATC through August 13. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below!

Photo Flash: MAMMA MIA Bursts onto the Marriott Theatre Stage
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

MAMMA MIA Kicks off the Marriott Theatre 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

The global phenomenon seen by over 60 million people all around the world and one of Broadway's longest running hits, MAMMA MIA!, kicks off Marriott Theatre's 2017 Season, running February 8 through April 2, 2017 with a press opening on February 15 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

Photo Flash: Paramount Theatre Presents Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2016

No matter your age, no matter your experience with the story, no matter if you believe in mermaids or not, you and your family will want to be front and center when the curtain goes up on the Paramount Theatre's magical new production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, November 23, 2016 through January 8, 2017.

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by Liz Cearns - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world. 

CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?
by Misha Davenport - Aug 11, 2016

Photo Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) and can be found at www.cmtf.org, with tickets currently on sale ($20 per show, $200 all-festival rush passes). The press "sneak preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2016 Festival, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm.

Photo Flash: SPAMALOT Opens at Theatre at the Center
by Tyler Peterson - Sep 22, 2015

 A massive hit on Broadway, playing over 1,500 hysterical performances seen by more than two million people, Monty Python's SPAMALOT continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th Anniversary Season. The Monty Python-inspired farce of the 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail, celebrating its 40th Anniversary this year, features a book and lyrics by Eric Idle and a fresh new score created by Eric Idle and John Du Prez. The tale of King Arthur and his band of raunchy knights won the Tony Award for Best Musical, Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Musical, and Best Direction of a Musical, as well as the Grammy Award in 2006 for Best Musical Show Album. Jeff Award-winning Director David Perkovich and Jeff Award-winning Choreographer Linda Fortunato join artistic forces to put their creative spin on the irreverent musical parody, running September 17th through October 18th, with a press opening on Sunday, September 20th at 7 p.m. at 1040 Ridge Road in Munster, IN.

Theatre at the Center Stages Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Now thru 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

A massive hit on Broadway, playing over 1,500 hysterical performances seen by more than two million people, Monty Python's SPAMALOT continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th Anniversary Season.

Theatre at the Center to Stage Monty Python's SPAMALOT, 9/17-10/18
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 11, 2015

A massive hit on Broadway, playing over 1,500 hysterical performances seen by more than two million people, Monty Python's SPAMALOT continues Theatre at the Center's exceptional 25th Anniversary Season.

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