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Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK AND ROLL BROADWAY Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK AND ROLL BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced a line up including more than 50 Chicago artists performing, greetings and well wishes from Broadway stars including E. Faye Butler, Sean Allan Krill, Telly Leung, LaChanze, Susan Moniz and Kathy Voyto, a new raffle prize for a weekend in the home of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and more as a part of its annual Chicago Sings fundraising concert.

Felicia P. Fields Receives 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Photo Felicia P. Fields Receives 2021 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2021

Each year, Porchlight Music Theatre celebrates an individual who has made an exceptional and lasting contribution to the state of the art of Chicago music theatre with the prestigious Guy Adkins Award. This year, Felicia P. Fields is the recipient.

Porchlight Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK & ROLL BROADWAY Photo Porchlight Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK & ROLL BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway, premiering Saturday, March 20 at 7 p.m. CDT.

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of OKLAHOMA! Photo Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2018

From the sun baked Oklahoma Territory at the turn of the 20th century comes the Broadway classic, Oklahoma!, beginning April 11 with a press opening on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Due to high demand, an additional week is now on sale through June 10. Featuring a powerful score by legendary duo Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, and based on Lynn Riggs' 1931 play, Green Grow the Lilacs, Oklahoma! will be directed by Artistic Director and Jeff Award-winner Aaron Thielen (She Loves Me, Spring Awakening). Jeff Award nominee Alex Sanchez (Marriott Theatre: Newsies, Evita, On the Town, Mary Poppins) will choreograph, with Musical Direction and orchestrations by Jeff Award winner Ryan T. Nelson.

Photo Flash: A Red Orchid Theatre Presents THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley,directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler. The Nether features Ensemble Members Guy Van Swearingen and Doug Vickers with Maya Hlava, Ashley Neal and Steve Schine. The production runs January 26 - March 12, 2017, at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N. Wells. Press Opening is January 30, 2017 at 7 p.m. 

A Red Orchid Theatre Announces Cast for Chicago Premiere of THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley, directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler.

A Red Orchid Theatre Announces Cast for Chicago Premiere of THE NETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

A Red Orchid Theatre continues 2016- 2017 Season with the Chicago premiere of The Nether, written by Jennifer Haley, directed by Ensemble Member Karen Kessler.

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 4th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 4, 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. Holiday musicals are at 100% in our big suburban theaters! Plus two of our annual 'Christmas Carol' offerings, a new show called 'Tinsel!,' 'Gypsy' and 'Oliver!' for those not yet ready to celebrate things, and the return of 'Christmas Dearest' from Hell In A Handbag at Mary's Attic. Happy Holidaze!

Drury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

'The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin's classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crowle,' said Osetek. 'Together with this talented cast and creative team, we hope to transport our audiences with this timeless holiday tale.'

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 30th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 30, 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. 'Gentleman's Guide' reaches our shore, and 'Gotta Dance' and 'SpongeBob' plan the same. Madonna battles the French Revolution, dueling 'American Idiot's and 'Blood Brothers' debut, 'White Christmas' lasts nine weeks and 'Rent' returns for one night only. Plus 'Empire' conquers TV, and 'Hamilton' conquers everyone.

Drury Lane's WHITE CHRISTMAS Begins 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

'The holidays are a special time here at Drury Lane, and this year will be no exception with our production of White Christmas, featuring Irving Berlin's classic songs that audiences know and love, combined with spirited choreography by Matthew Crowle,' said Osetek. 'Together with this talented cast and creative team, we hope to transport our audiences with this timeless holiday tale.'

Spartan Theatre Company Presents JAKE'S WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2015

Spartan Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's Jake's Women. A struggling novelist handles the world in his much imagination much better than that pesky real one just outside his study, where the shadow of a failing marriage looms large.

Photo Flash: First Look at Court Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

Court Theatre's 'The Secret Garden' began previews on May 21, and will officially open on May 30. With book and lyrics by Marsha Norman, this classic musical based on the book of the same name by Frances Hodgson Burnett will delight audiences in Chicago until June 21. Take a look at the production photos below!

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 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. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!'

Court Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Secret Garden, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden features musical book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden runs May 21 - June 21, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue.

Idle Muse Theatre Company to Present THE TALKING CURE in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Idle Muse Theatre Company will continue its ninth season with the Chicago premiere of The Talking Cure, by Christopher Hampton and directed by Idle Muse Artistic Director Evan Jackson. The play explores the life of Sabina Spielrein. A brilliant young 'hysteric,' Spielrein was Carl Jung's first patient, and eventual colleague, as he sought to refine the 'talking cure' method of treatment proposed by his adopted mentor, Sigmund Freud. Traditional notions are shattered when Sabina begins to blaze her own trail and a forbidden journey into repressed passions unfolds as patient and doctor cross the ultimate boundary, becoming lovers. Under the creeping shadow of two World Wars, all three are drawn into a complex web of rivalries and dark desires that will eventually give birth to modern psychoanalysis - as well as its first great schism. Produced by special arrangement with Creative Artists Agency (www.caa.com).