'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 8th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 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. 'Beaches,' 'Kinky Boots' and 'Gotta Dance' show how a pre-Broadway tryout is done, while 'Fancy Nancy,' 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Pinocchio' go for a younger demographic. Meanwhile, Ravinia, Grant Park and Three Oaks (MI) do summer concerts, and The Music Theatre Company announces its own surprise demise. (more...)

Drury Lane Presents THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2015

Little swimmers embark on a journey under the sea when Drury Lane Theatre for Young Audiences (100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace, IL) presents THE LITTLE MERMAID, the whimsical retelling of the Hans Christian Andersen tale, from April 22 through June 6. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- Parmount's Aurora Theatre's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Paramount's Aurora Theatre presents the eye-popping, song-and-dance-filled, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, now thru Jan. 1. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the show below! (more...)

Paramount's Aurora Theatre Presents MARY POPPINS, Thru 1/04
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2014

Here's how to celebrate the holidays in the most delightful way: take the entire family to an absolutely eye-popping, song-and-dance-filled, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, now thru Jan. 1. (more...)

Rachel Rockwell to Direct MARY POPPINS at Aurora's Paramount Theatre this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Here's how to celebrate the holidays in the most delightful way: take the entire family to an absolutely eye-popping, song-and-dance-filled, supercalifragilisticexpialidocious production of Disney and Cameron Macintosh's Mary Poppins at the beautiful Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: CATS Opens at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2014

The Marriott Theatre presents one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS opened April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Marriott Theatre's CATS Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Marriott Theatre present one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS opened April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from Marriott Theatre's CATS, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2014

The Marriott Theatre will present one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS opens tonight, April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Heidi Kettenring, Matthew R. Jones and More in Marriott Theatre's CATS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Marriott Theatre presents one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS is currently in previews and opens April 2, running through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with musical direction by Ryan T. Nelson. Below, BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Marriott Theatre Stages Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, Now thru 5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Marriott Theatre will present one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS previews tonight, March 26, opens April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS will be Directed and Choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 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. 'Cats,' 'Evita' and 'Joseph' all appear, Broadway In Chicago brings new shows and old friends, the 'Annie' film, 'Rent' and next year at the Paramount, two versions of JRB's first show, and Davenport's dishes out the talent. (more...)

Marriott Theatre to Stage Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS, 3/26-5/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The Marriott Theatre will present one of the biggest blockbuster musical hits of our time, Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS. Based on the poems of T.S. Eliot, CATS previews March 26, opens April 2 and runs through May 25 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. CATS will be Directed and Choreographed by multiple Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin with Musical Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Photo Flash: Karen Ziemba and More Celebrate HELLO, DOLLY! Opening at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the Tony Award-winning musical sensation HELLO, DOLLY!, currently running through January 5, 2014. HELLO, DOLLY! stars Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba as 'Dolly Levi.' She received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Lincoln Center Theatre's Contact. BraodwayWorld has photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Karen Ziemba and More in Drury Lane Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2013

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the Tony Award-winning musical sensation HELLO, DOLLY!, currently running through January 5, 2014. HELLO, DOLLY! stars Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba as 'Dolly Levi.' She received the Tony Award, the Drama Desk Award, and the Outer Critics Circle Award for her performance in Lincoln Center Theatre's Contact. Ziemba also received Tony Award nominations for her roles in Steel Pier, Never Gonna Dance, and Curtains and the Drama Desk Award for And the World Goes 'Round, as well as the Outer Critics Circle Awards for both Never Gonna Dance and Curtains. She has starred in productions at The New York City Opera, Carnegie Hall for PBS' Great Performances, and NY City Center Encores. Other Broadway roles include 'Diana Morales' in A Chorus Line, 'Peggy Sawyer' in the original production of 42nd Street, 'Polly Baker' in Crazy for You, and 'Roxie Hart' in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Music Marches To The Fore In The Paramount's Postcard-Pretty THE MUSIC MAN
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 20, 2013

In the Paramount's production, directed and choregraphed by Rachel Rockwell, the show lives and breathes in the very music that a con man and flim-flam artist, "Professor Harold Hill," uses to sell band instruments, uniforms and instruction booklets to the parents of young boys he knows he cannot really teach. Music is everywhere,... (more...)

Noble Fool Theatricals Presents MARRIED ALIVE!, Previews 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Noble Fool Theatricals presents Married Alive!, the charming musical comedy directed/choreographed by Jeff-nominated Rachel Rockwell and music directed by Valerie Maze, at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Theater (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; telephone 630-584-6342). (more...)

Noble Fool Theatricals Presents MARRIED ALIVE!, Previews 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Noble Fool Theatricals presents Married Alive!, the charming musical comedy directed/choreographed by Jeff-nominated Rachel Rockwell and music directed by Valerie Maze, at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Theater (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; telephone 630-584-6342). (more...)

Noble Fool Theatricals Presents MARRIED ALIVE!, Previews 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2009

Noble Fool Theatricals presents Married Alive!, the charming musical comedy directed/choreographed by Jeff-nominated Rachel Rockwell and music directed by Valerie Maze, at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Theater (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; telephone 630-584-6342). (more...)

Noble Fool Theatricals Presents MARRIED ALIVE!, Previews 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2009

Noble Fool Theatricals presents Married Alive!, the charming musical comedy directed/choreographed by Jeff-nominated Rachel Rockwell and music directed by Valerie Maze, at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage Theater (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; telephone 630-584-6342). (more...)