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BWW Review: Losing the Thread with MUSTBWW Review: Losing the Thread with MUST
by Juan Michael Porter II - Nov 15, 2017

Somewhere within this exhausting exercise of cliches there is a joke about mustiness overtaking MUST. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Billy the Kid Play MUST Celebrates Opening Night Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: New Billy the Kid Play MUST Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Bruce Willis (Moonlighting, Die Hard, Misery on Broadway) and The Burgess Group present the limited engagement Off-Broadway run of MUST, a compelling new play about Billy the Kid and Pat Garret written by Charles Cissel and directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman, running now through November 19th at The Theater at St. Clements (423 W 46th St). The production opened on Monday, November 6th, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Bruce Willis Producing New Billy the Kid Play MUST Off-BroadwayBruce Willis Producing New Billy the Kid Play MUST Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2017

Bruce Willis (Moonlighting, Die Hard, Misery on Broadway) and The Burgess Group have announced the limited engagement Off-Broadway run of MUST, a compelling new play about Billy the Kid and Pat Garret written by Charles Cissel and directed by Gabriel Vega Weissman, October 30th - November 19th at The Theater at St. Clements (423 W 46th St). (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING LIVE at Place Des Arts
by Chelsey Robichaud - Jun 6, 2016

On June 1st, I saw DIRTY DANCING LIVE at Place des Arts in Montreal, Quebec. From being a fan of the movie at fourteen, I was thrilled when I heard of the live stage show. After checking tour dates constantly for years, I finally discovered I would be in Montreal the same time as the show! (more...)

Uptown Underground Announces Cabaret Summer Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, adds new variety into its already packed weekly lineup of top-shelf retrotainment. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING is a Disappointing Disservice to Original Film
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 30, 2016

Since the dawn of the genre, stage shows have been adapted from various sources; books, other plays, poems, historical events, and, increasingly over the past two decades, movies. The best projects based on movies take what is special from the source material and use that as inspiration to form a fresh stage adaptation. However, the DIRTY DANCING National Tour, playing at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts through Sunday, April 3rd, focuses so intently on recreating the minutia of the film, that it completely misses what made it so captivating in the first place; authentic, compelling characters and an intimate, passionate story. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Tour Coming to Broward Center for the Performing Arts, 4/12-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

 Casting has been announced for DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE, coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts for a limited two week engagement.  Christopher Tierney and Rachel Boone will star as Johnny Castle and Frances "Baby" Houseman in the Fort Lauderdale premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Boone, Christopher Tierney and More in DIRTY DANCING Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Rachel Boone joins Christopher Tierney as Frances "Baby" Houseman and Johnny Castle as Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage continues its North American tour.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast in action below! (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present GOD'S EAR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Theatre School at DePaul University is pleased to present God's Ear by Jenny Schwartz, and directed by Andrew Peters (MFA Directing, Class of 2016) on the Fullerton Stage at The Theatre School at DePaul University.  The production opens on Friday, February 12, and runs through Sunday, February 21, 2016. Performances are Wednesdays through Saturdays at 7:30 PM and Sundays at 2 PM. Previews are on February 10 and 11 at 7:30 PM.   (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 16th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 16, 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. 'Gotta Dance' makes announcements, and 'My Way' and 'Christmas Dearest' extend. 'A Midwinter Mummers Tale' sells out, as'Guys And Dolls' rounds out the year. DePaul hosts a new children's musical, Northwestern hosts the Sarah Siddons Society, and 'Nunsense' aims for series regularity. And vote for the BWW Chicago Awards! (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University to Present PROSPERO'S STORM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present the world premiere of Prospero's Storm, adapted and directed by Damon Kiely, with music and lyrics by Mark Elliott, based on William Shakespeare's The Tempest, as the second installment of the 2015-16 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. (more...)

BWW Review: DIRTY DANCING - THE CLASSIC STORY ON STAGE is a Magic Moment
by Christine Swerczek - Nov 19, 2015

I know everyone will expect this review to begin with, "I've Had the Time of My Life," but I will skip that well-known song that serves as the finale to DIRTY DANCING and go back to the opening number which defines it so well as "This Magic Moment." (more...)

BWW Reviews: DIRTY DANCING Mambos Onto The TPAC Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Sep 23, 2015

You don't have to be an aficionado of Dirty Dancing, the 1987 film starring Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey as a mismatched romantic duo brought together by some sexy dance moves at a Catskills resort, to find yourself loving every moment of Dirty Dancing, The Classic Story On Stage, now ensconced at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall through Sunday. (more...)

The Theatre School at DePaul University to Present ESPERANZA RISING
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

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Photo Flash: New Look at DIRTY DANCING National Tour, Featuring Christopher Tierney
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Christopher Tierney recently assumed the iconic role of Johnny Castle tonight in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage in Chicago, where it ran through August 30. This marks the launch of the second year of the hugely successful national tour which will go on to play markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Nashville, Des Moines and Denver this season. A list of full tour dates can be found here. Check out a first look at Tierney in the role below! (more...)

Christopher Tierney Joins Company of DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Christopher Tierney assumes the iconic role of Johnny Castle tonight in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage as it opens tonight at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago, where it will continue through August 30. This marks the launch of the second year of the hugely successful national tour which will go on to play markets including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Detroit, Nashville, Des Moines and Denver this season. A list of full tour dates can be found here. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'JOE TURNER,' GOD'S EAR & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

 The Theatre School at DePaul University's 2015-2016 season features two world premiere productions, reimagined classics, contemporary pieces, and engaging entertainment for the whole family.  Productions for the general public will continue for the third full season at The Theatre School's award-winning new facility in Lincoln Park, and Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences will continue to welcome young people and their families to the historic Merle Reskin Theatre in the South Loop. (more...)

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

The Smith Center announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale today, May 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play Reynolds Hall July 14-19, 2015. (more...)

Tickets to DIRTY DANCING National Tour at Smith Center on Sale 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Smith Center announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage will go on sale Friday, May 22 at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. The staged musical of this worldwide smash-hit film will play Reynolds Hall July 14-19, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Gillian Abbott in DIRTY DANCING National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Gillian Abbott recently assumed the iconic role of Frances 'Baby' Houseman in the North American tour of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage. Check out a first look at Abbott in the production bleow! (more...)

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