Photo Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILLPhoto Flash: American Blues Theater Presents THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valcq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq. The Spitfire Grill, directed by Tammy Mader with music direction by Malcolm Ruhl, runs July 12 – August 17, 2019 at Stage 773, 1225 W Belmont Ave in Chicago.   (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILLAmerican Blues Theater Announces Casting for THE SPITFIRE GRILL
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2019

American Blues Theater announces casting for the Chicago revival of The Spitfire Grill, based on the film by Lee David Zlotoff, with book by James Valeq and Fred Alley, lyrics by Fred Alley and music by James Valeq.  (more...)

Davenport's Piano Bar Presents HONKY TONK GIRL - A TRIBUTE TO LORETTA LYNNDavenport's Piano Bar Presents HONKY TONK GIRL - A TRIBUTE TO LORETTA LYNN
by Sarah Hookey - Mar 21, 2019

Fill your glass to the brim and get ready for a night of cheatin', fightin', lovin', cryin', and a-drinkin' songs in a rockin' evening of good ole classic country music. Versatile vocalist Jenifer French and The Twang Patrol Band bring back their hit show "HONKY TONK GIRL." (more...)

Photo Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The CenterPhoto Flash: GHOST: THE MUSICAL Opens At Theatre At The Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

Ghost The Musical opened to a full house on Sunday, September 16 for its Opening Night performance. Linda Fortunato directed and choreographed the production which stars Garrett Lutz in the role of ghostly hero Sam, Donica Lynn as psychic Oda Mae and Courtney Mack in the role of Molly Jensen. This is Chicagoland's first regional production of the newly imagined Ghost The Musical. Performances continue through October 14. (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through TodayBUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

American Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next WeekAmerican Blues Theater's Smash-Hit BUDDY Returns Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15BUDDY--The Buddy Holly Story To Extend Through 9/15
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2018

American Blues Theater announces encore performance run of BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story will close as planned on May 26, 2018 and reopen June 29 - September 15, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets will be on sale for the encore run on May 15, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues TheaterPhoto Flash: BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues TheaterBUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is today, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues TheaterBUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story Comes to American Blues Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2018

American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lili-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. The official press opening is today, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces Complete Casting For BUDDY - The Buddy Holly StoryAmerican Blues Theater Announces Complete Casting For BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

American Blues Theater concludes its 2017-2018 Season with BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story, written by Alan Janes, directed by Lily-Anne Brown, with musical direction by Ensemble Member Michael Mahler. BUDDY - The Buddy Holly Story runs April 27 - May 26, 2018 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.  (more...)

American Blues Theater Announces 2018-2019 SeasonAmerican Blues Theater Announces 2018-2019 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018

American Blues Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Gwendolyn Whiteside, announces the lineup for its 2018 - 2019 Season, "Home Sweet Home." American Blues' 33rd Season will include the Chicago Premieres of On Clover Road by Steven Dietz, directed by Halena Kays and The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey by James Lecesne, directed by Kurt Johns; Flyin' West by Pearl Cleage, directed by Chuck Smith; the 17th annual production of It's a Wonderful Life: Live in Chicago! from Frank Capra's film, directed by Gwendolyn Whiteside; and The Spitfire Grill - a musical book, lyrics, and music by James Valeq & Fred Alley, music directed by Malcolm Ruhl. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2017

More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol as Goodman Theatre offers its first-ever sensory-friendly/relaxed performance. Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, the Goodman welcomes families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Concludes 40th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL with 'Tiny Tim Drive'Goodman Theatre Concludes 40th Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL with 'Tiny Tim Drive'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Goodman Theatre and Candlelighters NYC partner for the launch of the theater's Tiny Tim Drive a charitable effort during A Christmas Carol that spotlights one service organization selected by the young performer portraying Tiny Tim. Candlelighters NYC from which 10-year-old actor Paris Strickland has personally benefited supports families who travel to New York City for pediatric cancer treatment. (more...)

VIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROLVIDEO: 10 Year-Old Cancer Survivor Paris Strickland Inspires in Goodman Theatre's Annual A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years. This year's spotlight falls on Paris Strickland, the adorable 10 year-old girl with a miraculous story of her own. CBS Sunday Morning chatted with the young actress and her Goodman company. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre Offering First-Ever Sensory-Friendly Performance of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

More Chicagoland families now have the opportunity to experience A Christmas Carol as Goodman Theatre offers its first-ever sensory-friendly/relaxed performance. Presented in partnership with Autism Speaks-Chicago, the Goodman welcomes families with members who have autism or other social, cognitive and physical challenges that create sensory sensitivities. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 40th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROLPhoto Flash: First Look at Goodman Theatre's 40th Annual Production of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2017

Over four decades, 1.5 million people have delighted in the spectacular storytelling, glorious music and Scrooge's unforgettable discovery of kindness, generosity and love. Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 29 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years, now through December 31. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2017

Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 34 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years as Chicago's long-standing holiday tradition, enjoyed by more than 1.5 million people, November 18 December 31. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of A CHRISTMAS CAROLGoodman Theatre Celebrates 40 Years Of A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2017

Nearly 100 actors, crew, staff and audiences of A Christmas Carol have smiled, spoken and shared. Today, Goodman Theatre launches a multimedia showcase reflecting the impact the production has made over 40 years: the Humans of A Christmas Carol photo project, featuring the cast, crew and staff captured by famed Chicago-based photographer Frank Ishman; and A Christmas Carol All-Stars, stories from a variety of patrons from those who have attended nearly every year, to the couple married by Bob Cratchit, to the fan named for Tiny Tim. (more...)

Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!Larry Yando to Return as 'Scrooge' for 10th Time in A CHRISTMAS CAROL at the Goodman; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

Ten directors, eight Ebenezer Scrooges and 34 Tiny Tims later, Goodman Theatre's A Christmas Carol celebrates 40 years as Chicago's long-standing holiday tradition, enjoyed by more than 1.5 million people, November 18 December 31. (more...)

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