Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

The Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Plain and Fancy which opens May 25 and runs through October 15.  With over 3,600 performances before audiences totaling 355,000, it has become one of the longest running musicals of all time.  (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 12, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award nominations are announced, Lyric presents 'Porgy' and 'Carousel,' 'Camelot' opens, 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Annie' return, 'Annie' and 'Ani' hit screens, parodies of 'Guffman,' the Merman/Mormon thing, Rudolph and Tupperware, and a suburban 'Garden!' (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago to Present RING OF FIRE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents Theater at the Center's production of RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, a thrilling musical celebration of 'The Man in Black', running from April 30 through June 28, 2015. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 27, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Ring Of Fire' opens, 'Road Show' readies, 'Gypsy' and 'Chicago' thrive, 'Carnival' prepares, 'Queenie Pie' reschedules, Boho brings the Mozart, plus the new musicals 'Period Piece' and 'Shining Lives,' and more! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, ignites their 2014 season of Premieres with RING OF FIRE- THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH. The production opened last night, Sunday, February 23. More than 35 of Cash's hit songs including 'I Walk the Line', 'A Boy Named Sue,' 'Folsom Prison Blues' and the title tune, paint a musical portrait of The Man in Black that promises to be a foot-stompin', crowd-pleasin' salute to the uniquely American Legend. Leading the cast as 'Johnny Cash' will be Kent Lewis with Jeff Award-winner Cory Goodrich starring as 'June Carter' and Michael Goodman as 'Young Johnny'. Four talented multi-instrumentalist/performers round out the cast - Greg Hirte, Malcolm Ruhl, Billy Shaffer, and William Underwood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center's RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2014

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, ignites their 2014 season of Premieres with RING OF FIRE- THE MUSIC OF Johnny Cash tonight, February 23. The production will run through March 30. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, Now thru 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, ignites their 2014 season of Premieres with RING OF FIRE- THE MUSIC OF Johnny Cash tonight, February 20 through March 30 with a press opening Sunday, February 23. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 15th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 15, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. News about the 'Phantom' and 'Cinderella' tours, suburban theaters mount 'Cabaret,' 'Young Frankenstein,' 'Ring Of Fire' and more, plus 'A New Brain,' Hollis Resnik's Milwaukee turn as Judy, and more this month from Circle Theatre! (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present RING OF FIRE - THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, 2/20-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a unique musical about love and faith, struggle and success, rowdiness and redemption, and home and family. Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, ignites their 2014 season of Premieres with RING OF FIRE- THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH Thursday, February 20 through March 30 with a press opening Sunday, February 23. (more...)

Local Actress Returns from Broadway for Featured Role in DAMES AT SEA at Totem Pole Playhouse, 6/25-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2013

Totem Pole Playhouse presents the third show for its 63rd season, the award winning and critically-acclaimed Dames at Sea. A spoof of the elaborate musicals of the 1930s, the show features plenty of comedy as well as great singing and tap dance routines. Featuring area native and Broadway veteran Katrina Yaukey and produced by Totem Pole favorite Carl Schurr, Dames at Sea runs through July 7 at the playhouse located just off U.S. 30 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (more...)

Local Actress Returns from Broadway for Featured Role in DAMES AT SEA at Totem Pole Playhouse, Now thru 7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Totem Pole Playhouse presents the third show for its 63rd season, the award winning and critically-acclaimed Dames at Sea. A spoof of the elaborate musicals of the 1930s, the show features plenty of comedy as well as great singing and tap dance routines. Featuring area native and Broadway veteran Katrina Yaukey and produced by Totem Pole favorite Carl Schurr, Dames at Sea runs through July 7 at the playhouse located just off U.S. 30 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (more...)

Local Actress Returns from Broadway for Featured Role in DAMES AT SEA at Totem Pole Playhouse, 6/25-7/7
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2013

Totem Pole Playhouse presents the third show for its 63rd season, the award winning and critically-acclaimed Dames at Sea. A spoof of the elaborate musicals of the 1930s, the show features plenty of comedy as well as great singing and tap dance routines. Featuring area native and Broadway veteran Katrina Yaukey and produced by Totem Pole favorite Carl Schurr, Dames at Sea runs through July 7 at the playhouse located just off U.S. 30 between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, Pennsylvania. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Extends Thru 10/24 At The Ford Center, 250,000 New Tickets On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are thrilled to announce, with Broadway In Chicago that Billy Elliot the Musical, currently playing at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts, Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph), is extending its run in Chicago by fifteen weeks through October 24, 2010. (more...)

Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical and Broadway In Chicago have joined with other special partners to create an exciting series of events to ring in the Back to School season. (more...)

Kids Go Free To BILLY ELLIOT Thru 9/16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2010

Billy Elliot the Musical and Broadway In Chicago have joined with other special partners to create an exciting series of events to ring in the Back to School season. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Releases Final Block of Chicago Tickets, 7/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are announcing, with Broadway In Chicago, that tickets for the finAl Block of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Chicago will go on sale Friday, July 16, 2010. After a successful 10-month run, BILLY ELLIOT will play its final Chicago performance on January 15, 2011. This finAl Block of performances runs from October 26, 2010 through January 15, 2011 and includes popular holiday performances. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Plays Chigaco Thru 1/15; Stops in Toronto & San Francisco to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment are announcing, with Broadway In Chicago, that tickets for the finAl Block of BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL in Chicago will go on sale Friday, July 16, 2010. After a successful 10-month run, BILLY ELLIOT will play its final Chicago performance on January 15, 2011. This finAl Block of performances runs from October 26, 2010 through January 15, 2011 and includes popular holiday performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Cullen Benefit at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

Royal George, 1641 N. Halsted, raised the curtain at 7:30p.m. on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 in honor of Michael Cullen, owner of the Mercury Theater and Cullen's Bar and Grill, and a thirty five-year veteran producer and pioneer in the development of Chicagoland theater as it is known today. Recently suffering from a stroke, Mr. Cullen requires extensive therapy treatments. The evening, directed by Michael Weber, featured Chicago's Entertainer Ron Hawking, Gretchen Cryer (Writer and star of I'm Getting My Act Together) and cast members from Million Dollar Quartet. The evening also featured cast members appearing from some of the many dynamic productions that Michael Cullen produced including Steel Magnolias (Nancy Baird), A Couple of Blaguards (Howard Platt), Pump Boys And Dinettes (Malcolm Ruhl, John Foley, Shawn Stengel, Tom Mendel, Mary Launder, Rick Pickren, Tammy Mader, Liza Jaine, Tiffany Herlien, Shaun Whitely, Brian Burke and Maggie LaMee) & The Irish And How They Got That Way (Jane Baxter, Miller, Kent Lewis, David Girolmo, Justine Serino, and Susan Voelz.). Chicago Tribune Theater Critic Chris Jones made a special appearance that was the highlight of the evening. Thousands of dollars were raised for Mr. Cullen's rehabilitative care. (more...)

Benefit for Producer Michael Cullen Held At the Royal George Theatre 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, raises the curtain at 7:30p.m. on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 in honor of Michael Cullen, owner of the Mercury Theater and Cullen's Bar and Grill, and a thirty five-year veteran producer and pioneer in the development of Chicagoland theater as it is known today. Recently suffering from a stroke, Mr. Cullen requires extensive therapy treatments. (more...)

Benefit for Producer Michael Cullen Held At the Royal George Theatre 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2010

The Royal George Theatre, 1641 N. Halsted, raises the curtain at 7:30p.m. on Monday, May 3rd, 2010 in honor of Michael Cullen, owner of the Mercury Theater and Cullen's Bar and Grill, and a thirty five-year veteran producer and pioneer in the development of Chicagoland theater as it is known today. Recently suffering from a stroke, Mr. Cullen requires extensive therapy treatments. (more...)

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