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Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: Go Inside Opening Night of SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 2, 2022

This spring Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: SPRING AWAKENING at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 29, 2022

Porchlight’s SPRING AWAKENING brings out moments of the raw emotion and many of the angsty vibes in the musical with Hlava’s Wendla and Kelch’s Mortiz as powerful anchors in this ensemble of angsty teens (though, aside from Hlava, all the actors are past their teen days). While the production doesn’t solve the musical’s challenges of underbaked characters and heavy-handedness when it comes to the issues presented, Didier’s direction and choreography bring us some nice tableaus, along with Justin Akira Kono’s music direction that highlights the ensemble in key vocal moments.

Photos: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING, Now Extended at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: First Look at SPRING AWAKENING, Now Extended at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 27, 2022

This spring Porchlight Music Theatre is presenting the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., now playing through June 2.

Porchlight Announces Cast and Creative Team For SPRING AWAKENING Photo Porchlight Announces Cast and Creative Team For SPRING AWAKENING
by Stephi Wild - Mar 23, 2022

This spring, Porchlight Music Theatre presents the winner of eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Spring Awakening, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N Dearborn St., April 23 - May 29, music by Duncan Sheik, book and lyrics by Steven Sater and based on the 1891 German play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind.

Writers Theatre Hosts TREVOR The Musical Reunion With Marc Bruni and Original Cast Photo Writers Theatre Hosts TREVOR The Musical Reunion With Marc Bruni and Original Cast
by Stephi Wild - Nov 18, 2020

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce a reunion of the original company of TREVOR the musical. The reunion will be presented in four weekly video installments on Writers Theatre's official Facebook page and YouTube Channel beginning Wednesday, November 18 at 7pm.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, A NE Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Creative for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY, A NEW MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 21, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the cast and creative team for the Chicago premiere of Disney's Freaky Friday, A New Musical, April 10 - May 24, 2020 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. The musical comedy about a mother and her daughter who switch identities stars Cory Goodrich as 'Katherine,' the mother, and Maya Lou Hlava as Katherine's daughter 'Ellie.'

A Red Orchid Concludes Season With Eugene Ionesco's KILLING GAME Beginning May 2 Photo A Red Orchid Concludes Season With Eugene Ionesco's KILLING GAME Beginning May 2
by Julie Musbach - Feb 8, 2019

A Red Orchid Theatre presents Eugene Ionesco's Killing Game, directed by Ensemble Member Dado, and featuring Ensemble Members Lance Baker and Doug Vickers. Killing Game runs May 2 June 23, 2019 at A Red Orchid Theatre, 1531 N Wells in Chicago. Press performances are scheduled for Saturday, May 11, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Tickets for Killing Game go on sale Monday, April 1 at 12:00pm.

Photo Flash: First Look at Amelia Roper's ZURICH at Steep Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Amelia Roper's ZURICH at Steep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Oct 2, 2018

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman's fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper's Zurich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Steep Theatre Presents ZURICH Photo Steep Theatre Presents ZURICH
by A.A. Cristi - Sep 21, 2018

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman's fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper's Zurich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Cast Announced For Z√úRICH At Steep Theatre Photo Cast Announced For Z√úRICH At Steep Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Sep 1, 2018

Forty floors up, behind the windows of a posh Swiss hotel, a man sings, a maid cleans, children run wild, a banker makes things difficult, and one elderly woman's fight against a corrupt world order changes everything. Or nothing. Disturbingly funny, Amelia Roper's Zurich dives below the surface of lives lived in the moments before.

Lifeline Theatre Presents World Premiere Adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN Photo Lifeline Theatre Presents World Premiere Adaptation of FRANKENSTEIN
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 9, 2018

LifelineTheatre presents Frankenstein, adapted by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Paul S. Holmquist. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus, Kauzlaric and Holmquist, creators of The Island of Dr. Moreau in 2007 (winner of five Non-Equity Jeff Awards, including Production-Play and New Adaptation), return to the world of psychological suspense.

BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at Marriott Theatre Photo BWW Review: OKLAHOMA! at Marriott Theatre
by Emily McClanathan - Apr 22, 2018

The Marriott Theatre marks the 75th anniversary of OKLAHOMA! with a production that celebrates the best of Rodgers and Hammerstein - delightful dance numbers, impressive vocals and eminently hummable tunes - while offering a fresh take on a beloved classic.

Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of OKLAHOMA! Photo Photo Flash: Marriott Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of OKLAHOMA!
by A.A. Cristi - 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: First Look at OKLAHOMA! at the Marriott Theatre Photo Photo Flash: First Look at OKLAHOMA! at the Marriott Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 17, 2018

From the sun baked Oklahoma Territory at the turn of the 20th century comes the Broadway classic, Oklahoma!, beginning April 11 with an opening on Wednesday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire.

VIDEO: It's A Beautiful Mornin' at Marriott Theatre with OKLAHOMA! Photo VIDEO: It's A Beautiful Mornin' at Marriott Theatre with OKLAHOMA!
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 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.

The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For OKLAHOMA! Photo The Marriott Theatre Announces Casting For OKLAHOMA!
by Stephi Wild - Mar 16, 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: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company launches its 30th anniversary season with a revival of the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change), direction by Scott Weinstein (Ragtime, Bat Boy: The Musical) and music direction by John Cockerill (Bonnie & Clyde). VIOLET runs now through January 13, 2018 at The Den Theatre's Upstairs Mainstage, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!

Casting Announced For Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET Photo Casting Announced For Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 1, 2017

Griffin Theatre Company is pleased to announce casting for its revival of the Tony-nominated musical VIOLET, with book and lyrics by Brian Crawley (A Little Princess), music by Jeanine Tesori (Fun Home, Caroline, or Change), direction by Scott Weinstein (Ragtime, Bat Boy: The Musical) and music direction by John Cockerill (Bonnie & Clyde).

TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends for Final Time at Writers Theatre Photo TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends for Final Time at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds another week of performances to the run of TREVOR the musical.

TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends Through October 1st at Writers Theatre Photo TREVOR THE MUSICAL Extends Through October 1st at Writers Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2017

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, adds ten performances to the run of TREVOR the musical.

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