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Premiere Of Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT Rescheduled To Wednesday, June 3 Photo Premiere Of Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT Rescheduled To Wednesday, June 3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2020

The premiere of Pride Films and Plays' annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert featuring performers nominated for Non-Equity Jeff awards in musical theatre categories, originally planned for Monday, June 1, has been rescheduled to Wednesday, June 3.

Performers Announced For Virtual NOMINEE NIGHT To Be Broadcast Online June 1 Photo Performers Announced For Virtual NOMINEE NIGHT To Be Broadcast Online June 1
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2020

A preliminary list of performers for Pride Films and Plays' annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert has been announced by Robert Ollis, a PFP Artistic Associate serving as music director for the event. NOMINEE NIGHT is typically performed in mid-May at Sidetrack's Musical Monday to showcase musical theater performers and productions nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non��"Equity Jeff Awards Photo Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non��"Equity Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2020

With the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Chicago non-Equity theater season, the Jeff Awards announced the nominees for the 47th annual awards for theater excellence that include 120 theater artists across 21 categories.

Liza Anne Invites You To Her “Bad Vacation” With Bold New Song Photo Liza Anne Invites You To Her “Bad Vacation” With Bold New Song
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2020

Liza Anne invites you to her “Bad Vacation” with her newest single. Co-produced by Kyle Ryan (Kacey Musgraves, Natalie Prass), Micah Tawlks (Louis Prince, COIN) and Liza herself, “Bad Vacation” is a bold and frenetic synth-driven track about the manic pain and joy of freeing yourself from an unhealthy relationship.

Citadel Theatre Company's ANNIE Is Extended To January 5th Photo Citadel Theatre Company's ANNIE Is Extended To January 5th
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2019

Citadel Theatre Company has extended the run of its 2019 holiday season production of ANNIE by two weeks, to Sunday, January 5th, giving audiences the chance to enjoy this ever-popular family favorite throughout the holiday season. The additional performances will be Saturday, December 28 at 8 pm; Sunday, December 29 at 3 pm; Thursday, January 2 at 7:30 pm; Friday, January 3 and Saturday, January 4 at 8 pm; and Sunday, January 5 at 3 pm.

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2019

Photo Flash: Inside Look at Underscore Theatre's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE Photo Photo Flash: Inside Look at Underscore Theatre's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company concludes its 2018-19 season with the musical comedyTHE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE, playing June 9 - July 14, 2019 at Underscore's newly-remodeled, permanent home, The Understudy, 4609 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

Ruston Kelly's MOCKINGBIRD Nominated For Song of the Year At 2019 Americana Awards Photo Ruston Kelly's MOCKINGBIRD Nominated For Song of the Year At 2019 Americana Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2019

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Ruston Kelly's song “Mockingbird” is nominated for Song of the Year at the 2019 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards. The annual awards ceremony will take place on September 11 at Nashville's historic Ryman Auditorium.

Photo Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre Company's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Underscore Theatre Company's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company concludes its 2018-19 season with the musical comedy THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE, playing June 8 - July 14, 2019 at Underscore's newly-remodeled, permanent home, The Understudy, 4609 N. Clark St. in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

Casting Announced For Underscore Theatre's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE Photo Casting Announced For Underscore Theatre's THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2019

Underscore Theatre Company announces casting for its musical comedy THE BALLAD OF LEFTY & CRABBE.

Ruston Kelly Announces Fall Headline Tour Photo Ruston Kelly Announces Fall Headline Tour
by TV News Desk - May 7, 2019

Acclaimed singer, songwriter and performer Ruston Kelly will continue his extensive headline tour this fall including stops at Atlanta's Terminal West, Austin's Scoot Inn, Los Angeles' Troubadour, Seattle's Tractor Tavern, New York's Bowery Ballroom, Boston's Brighton Music Hall and Washington D.C.'s U Street Music Hall among several others. Tickets for the newly confirmed dates go on-sale this Friday, May 10 at 10:00am local time. See below for complete details.

Citadel Extends JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT One Week Photo Citadel Extends JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT One Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2018

Citadel Theatre Company's November-December production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT has been extended due to popular demand and will play an additional five performances, according to Citadel Artistic Director Scott Phelps. Originally scheduled to close on Sunday, December 23, the musical will now run through Sunday, December 30.

Ruston Kelly Confirms 2019 Headline Dates Photo Ruston Kelly Confirms 2019 Headline Dates
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2018

Ruston Kelly will continue his extensive headline tour in 2019 with stops at Dallas' Cambridge Room, Houston's Bronze Peacock, Austin's Antone's, Indianapolis' Hi-Fi and Nashville's The Basement East among several others. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 9 at 10:00am local time. The newly confirmed dates follow Kelly's fall headline tour, which includes upcoming performances at Los Angeles' The Hotel Café (two nights, both sold out), Seattle's Sunset Tavern (sold out) and Denver's Globe Hall among others. See below for complete details.

Ruston Kelly's SON OF A HIGHWAY DAUGHTER Music Video Premieres At NPR Music Photo Ruston Kelly's SON OF A HIGHWAY DAUGHTER Music Video Premieres At NPR Music
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

The official music video for Ruston Kelly's new song, “Son Of A Highway Daughter,” is premiering today at NPR Music. Of the video and Kelly's acclaimed debut album, Dying Star, NPR Music praises, “Its songs speak to the mystery of art's ability to touch people. The words and music alone haunt one's soul, but adding pictures brings it to another level altogether…This is irresistible work.”

Citadel Announces Full Cast of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Photo Citadel Announces Full Cast of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2018

Cast and crew were announced today for Citadel Theatre Company's November-December production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's musical JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, according to founding Artistic Director Scott Phelps. The production will be directed by Robert D. Estrin, who most recently at Citadel directed the company's Jeff Award-nominated EXPLORERS CLUB and has also helmed the musicals A CHRISTMAS STORY, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and CABARET.

Gay Baseball Musical Comedy STRIKING OUT to Play FringeNYC Photo Gay Baseball Musical Comedy STRIKING OUT to Play FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2018

The New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) a production of The Present Company presents Striking Out, a gay baseball musical comedy with book and lyrics by Adam Levin and Ryan Ford and music by Ryan Ford.

Ruston Kelly's Full-Length Debut Album, DYING STAR, is Out Today Photo Ruston Kelly's Full-Length Debut Album, DYING STAR, is Out Today
by TV News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Ruston Kelly's highly anticipated full-length debut album, Dying Star, is out today. Released on Rounder Records, Dying Star was co-produced by Kelly and Jarrad K (Kate Nash, Weezer) and features 14 songs written/co-written by Kelly.

VIDEO: Watch Ruston Kelly Perform 'Faceplant' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS Photo VIDEO: Watch Ruston Kelly Perform 'Faceplant' on LATE NIGHT WITH SETH MEYERS
by Stage Tube - Sep 5, 2018

Ruston Kelly performed his new song, "Faceplant," on last night's episode of "Late Night with Seth Meyers." 

Ruston Kelly's DYING STAR Now Streaming at Stereogum Photo Ruston Kelly's DYING STAR Now Streaming at Stereogum
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

Ruston Kelly's highly anticipated full-length debut album, Dying Star, is now streaming in full at Stereogum. Listen/share HERE.Stereogum praises, “The resulting record is an emotional powerhouse…If you've ever had a taste for somber country songs capable of ripping you apart, you ought to make time for Ruston Kelly's opening blast.” Out this Friday, September 7 on Rounder Records,Dying Star is now available for pre-order.

VIDEO: Watch Ruston Kelly's Music Video for 'Big Brown Bus' Photo VIDEO: Watch Ruston Kelly's Music Video for 'Big Brown Bus'
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2018

The official music video for Ruston Kelly's new song, “Big Brown Bus,” recently premiered at Billboard. Of the song, Billboard describes, “…Ruston's mesmerizingly smooth voice over a mix of folky, mellow guitar and bluesy harmonica.”

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