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Chicago Cabaret Professionals Presents CABARET BEAT- MUSIC & CONVERSATION Photo Chicago Cabaret Professionals Presents CABARET BEAT- MUSIC & CONVERSATION
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 5, 2021

Chicago Cabaret Professionals will present¬†new online series that combines interviews and performances by cabaret veterans and new performers.¬†Cabaret Beat ‚Äď Music & Conversationwill be hosted by singer/actor Wydetta Carter, and will feature two artists each week for the half hour show.¬†

HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for  Photo HAMILTON, MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, Debbie Allen, Viola Davis and More Nominated for 52nd NAACP Image Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 2, 2021

The full-list of nominees for the 52nd NAACP Image Awards were announced today in a special virtual event on NAACP Image Awards’ Instagram channel hosted by Tony-award winning actress and singer Anika Noni-Rose, actress and singer Chloe Bailey, actress Erika Alexander, actor, dancer, and choreographer Nicco Annan, and actor and singer TC Carson.

Chicago Performers Commemorate Stephen Sondheim on November 16 Photo Chicago Performers Commemorate Stephen Sondheim on November 16
by Julie Musbach - Sep 26, 2019

On November 16, 2019, the Auditorium Theatre continues its 130th anniversary season with a salute to the living legend Stephen Sondheim in a one-night-only event, directed and produced by local cabaret star Joan Curto.

BLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS Photo BLACK PANTHER Leads Nominations for the NAACP IMAGE AWARDS
by Kaitlin Milligan - Feb 13, 2019

The nominees for the 50th NAACP Image Awards were exclusively announced today at the Television Critics Association's (TCA) TV One's joint press conference with Derrick Johnson, President and CEO of the NAACP and Alfred Liggins, Chairman and CEO of TV One. The winners will be revealed during the Two-Hour LIVE TV special airing on TV One on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

Jolie Holland to Release Compilation Album Benefit Post-Harvey Recovery Photo Jolie Holland to Release Compilation Album Benefit Post-Harvey Recovery
by Tori Hartshorn - Feb 23, 2018

Jolie Holland to Release Compilation Album Benefit Post-Harvey Recovery

Word Of South Festival Announces 2018 Lineup Photo Word Of South Festival Announces 2018 Lineup
by Macon Prickett - Feb 6, 2018

Representatives from Word of South Festival announced the 2018 lineup of performers at a special event held at Tallahassee's Fifth and Thomas. Now in its fourth year, Word of South is a three-day festival celebrating the connection between music and literature. Audiences of all ages can visit eight stages across Cascades Park for a series of performances by nationally-renowned authors and musicians completely free of charge. Word of South is the only event in the nation to pair authors and musicians as they explore the powerful blend of the disciplines.

Review Roundup: A Triple Bill of The Illustrated Farewell/The Wind/Untouchable at The Photo Review Roundup: A Triple Bill of The Illustrated Farewell/The Wind/Untouchable at The Royal Opera House - What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Nov 8, 2017

The Triple Bill of THE ILLUSTRATED FAREWELL/THE WIND/UNTOUCHABLE runs at the Royal Opera House through November 17.

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Summer Show GIRLS LIKE US
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 7, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse will present Girls Like Us: The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell as its summer show June 15 - 25, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theatre. Girls Like Us is inspired by the book of the same name by Sheila Weller and features performers Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland.  Tickets for Girls Like Us go on sale to the public Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. through the OCP box office.

Karen Mason, Vivian Reed, Jeff Harnar to Headline 2017 Chicago Cabaret Convention This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, returns to the Midwest for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth "Chicago Cabaret Convention."

Omaha Community Playhouse Announces Summer Show GIRLS LIKE US
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 3, 2017

The Omaha Community Playhouse will present Girls Like Us: The Music of Carole King, Carly Simon and Joni Mitchell as its summer show June 15 - 25, 2017 in the Howard Drew Theatre. Girls Like Us is inspired by the book of the same name by Sheila Weller and features performers Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland.  Tickets for Girls Like Us go on sale to the public Tuesday, March 7 at 10 a.m. through the OCP box office.

BWW Review: PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON - An Enchanting Tale
by Lynn Beaver - Feb 7, 2017

Scottish Rite Theatre has long been one of Austin's premier children's theatres, PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON continues their rich tradition of excellence with an enchanting tale.

CHICAGO CABARET CONVENTION to Spotlight Local, National Talent This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

New York's renowned musical organization, The Mabel Mercer Foundation, announced today that it will return to the Midwest this spring for the first time since 2006 to present its fourth 'Chicago Cabaret Convention.'

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret to Present GIRLS LIKE US: Barbra, Bette, and Bernadette
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song.

Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret to Present GIRLS LIKE US: Barbra, Bette, and Bernadette
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 23, 2016

Ultimate Divas of Stage, Screen and Popular music, Barbra, Bette and Bernadette have made their mark from the Baths to Broadway and beyond! With their fifth collaboration, Girls Like Us (Cabaret favorites Laura Freeman, Beckie Menzie and Marianne Murphy Orland), bring you the music and lives of Streisand, Midler and Peters with humor, history and song.

Chicago Cabaret Professionals 'SENTIMENTAL JOURNEYS' Gala to Honor Joan Curto
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Nonstop musical entertainment by many of Chicago's finest cabaret performers will make 'Sentimental Journeys...Musical Tours of the Heart' an unforgettable evening.

Round Barn Theatre at Amish Acres to Present PLAIN AND FANCY, 5/25-10/15
by Tyler Peterson - 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. 

Photo Flash: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Celebrates Chicagoland Debut at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Theatre at the Center presents the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway hit NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. This new musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful). NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT runs now through June 5 at Theatre at the Center. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below!

Theatre at the Center to Present NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 23, 2016

?Theatre at the Center announces the Chicagoland premiere of the Broadway hit Nice Work If You Can Get It.  This new musical features a book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved, instantly recognizable tunes (Let's Call the Whole Thing Off, Someone to Watch Over Me, 'S Wonderful).  Nice Work If You Can Get It runs May 5 through June 5 at Theatre at the Center.

BWW Review: MURDER BALLAD MURDER MYSTERY is Pure Theatrical Magic
by Frank Benge - Sep 28, 2015

MURDER BALLAD MURDER MYSTERY was originally produced as a full-length, site-specific show at the VORTEX Theatre in 2009; and since then, paper chairs has been condensing the piece into the current gem now on display for three nights only in East Austin.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 18th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 18, 2015

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 Sound Of Music,' 'Empire' and 'Glee' stir up this week's TVs, 'First Wives Club,' 'Beauty And The Beast,' 'Jesus Christ Superstar' and 'First Date' claim their respective audiences,' Kokandy has more than 'The Full Monty,' Columbia's 'Oklahoma!,' lots at the Skokie Theatre and my upcoming busy weekend!

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