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Birth Place:
Chicago
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Chicago‚Äôs ‚ÄúCabaret DIVA!‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďTime Out Chicago has been performing around the country with her solo shows, Redheaded Broadway, Lucky Star: Madonna at 50 and Beyond and OUT: A Rainbow Icon Celebration. Hailing from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she ran to the other side of the state for school at ... (read complete bio)
 

Birth Place: Chicago

Bio:
Chicago‚Äôs ‚ÄúCabaret DIVA!‚ÄĚ ‚ÄďTime Out Chicago has been performing around the country with her solo shows, Redheaded Broadway, Lucky Star: Madonna at 50 and Beyond and OUT: A Rainbow Icon Celebration. Hailing from Philadelphia Pennsylvania, she ran to the other side of the state for school at ... (read complete bio)
VIDEO: Check Out Five New Music Videos From RUNNING: THE MUSICAL Photo VIDEO: Check Out Five New Music Videos From RUNNING: THE MUSICAL
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 17, 2020

Playwright and Your Program Is Your Ticket podcast Creator/Host/Producer Sean Chandler's new musical Running: The Musical co-written with Joseph Jefferson award-winning Chicago Composer Leo Schwartz recorded five music videos from nine different locations and three different states during the COVID-19 lockdown.

Project X Theatre Postpones X FEST 2020 Photo Project X Theatre Postpones X FEST 2020
by Stephi Wild - May 26, 2020

Project X Theatre has decided to postpone the two productions in X Fest 2020: Theatre Under the Trees, The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by Melissa Young and Red Riding Hood by Mike Kenny. 

Chicago Theatre Workshop Presents I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Photo Chicago Theatre Workshop Presents I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 7, 2019

Chicago Theatre Workshop (CTW) with permission from authors, Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts will present a one-night only LGBTQ performance of their long running off-Broadway hit musical, "I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change" as a benefit for the company.

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29 Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Starring E. Faye Butler Extends Through December 29
by Marika O'Hara - Oct 30, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the extension of Gypsy, A Musical Fable, through December 29, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

BWW Review: GYPSY at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: GYPSY at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 21, 2018

Here she is, boys. Here she is, world. Here's E. Faye Butler as Mama Rose in GYPSY. Butler commands the Porchlight stage with a presence that's both larger-than-life and also at the same time a deeply revealing character study. To say that Butler's portrayal of Mama Rose is a star turn is almost not enough. Butler seems to live and breathe this role; she does not appear to be acting but rather fully inhabiting this iconic character.

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 17, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents GYPSY Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents GYPSY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 16, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter. Previews are Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 15 at 7:30 p.m. Opening Night is Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7:30 p.m. The regular run performance schedule is Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Oct. 14, Nov. 18 and Nov. 25; Sunday at 6 p.m.: Oct. 21, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, Nov. 11 and Nov. 18 with an added matinee performance Thursday, Nov. 8 at 1:30 p.m. and an added 4 p.m. performance Friday, Nov. 23 at 4 p.m.

Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Announces Full Cast Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's GYPSY Announces Full Cast
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 12, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

LUCKY STAR Returns in Celebration of Madonna's 60th Birthday Photo LUCKY STAR Returns in Celebration of Madonna's 60th Birthday
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2018

Three night return engagement and tenth anniversary of this hit show! After smash runs around the country of Melissa Young's infamous "Madonna show", she returns to where it all started, ten years ago at Davenports. Young is bringing this show, Lucky Star, out of retirement for Madonna's milestone Sixtieth birthday! Young performs the music of America's most original artist, Madonna. Over 20 of Madonna's songs, spanning her thirty five year career, get a musical makeover.

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY Photo Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.  Porchlight Music Theatre's Gypsy stars E. Faye Butler as "Rose," is directed by Michael Weber, music directed by David Fiorello and choreographed/associate directed by Chris Carter.

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler Photo Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For GYPSY, A MUSICAL FABLE Starring E. Faye Butler
by Julie Musbach - Jun 27, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2018 - 2019 season launches with Gypsy, A Musical Fable, October 12 - November 25, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim.

OUT AND PROUD Begins At Pride Arts Center 6/3 Photo OUT AND PROUD Begins At Pride Arts Center 6/3
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 23, 2018

The Pride Arts Center's summer season will kick off on Sunday, June 3 at 7:30 pm in the PAC's Broadway venue with Melissa Young's OUT AND PROUD: A RAINBOW CELEBRATION.  Young will perform and emcee a musical and comedic tour of LGBTQ history that will also feature in its cast Nick Sula, Daryl Nitz, Jeannie Tanner and Dan Riley, performing some of the most iconic songs of the LGBTQ movement.

Pride Arts Center Announces Special Summer Events to Include Cabarets, Film Screening Photo Pride Arts Center Announces Special Summer Events to Include Cabarets, Film Screenings, Comedy and WeFest
by Julie Musbach - May 2, 2018

In addition to its just-announced "PAC Pride Fest" of five fully-staged plays, the Pride Arts Center will host another five special events and performances. The lineup will include the cabaret events OUT AND PROUD by Melissa Young, and Alan Palmer's FABULOUS DIVAS OF HOLLYWOOD; Pride Films and Plays' semi-annual WEFEST celebration of Chicago's queer female, non-binary and trans artists., the final PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL of the '17-18 season and an improv comedy show by CARDS AGAINST HUMANITY.

OUT AND PROUD Announced at Pride FIlms And Plays Photo OUT AND PROUD Announced at Pride FIlms And Plays
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 1, 2018

Melissa Young's tour of the LGBTQ movement through song and comedy returns with a little help from Chicago's best Cabaret stars at the Pride Arts Center. 

Jeanette Cerami Is Barely Standing! Come See Why In Her New Solo Show Photo Jeanette Cerami Is Barely Standing! Come See Why In Her New Solo Show
by Stephi Wild - Mar 18, 2018

Take a seat, and retreat, to the world of Jeanette's recollection!

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced! Photo 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!
by Misha Davenport - Jan 17, 2018

2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Finalists Announced!

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just One Week Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just One Week Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 22, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just Two Weeks Left! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; Just Two Weeks Left!
by Alan Henry - Dec 15, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour! Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; ALADDIN Leads Best Tour!
by Alan Henry - Dec 8, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR THE MUSICAL Leads Best New Wor Photo Vote For the 2017 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards; TREVOR THE MUSICAL Leads Best New Work!
by Alan Henry - Dec 1, 2017

The 2017 awards honor productions which opened between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Nominations were completely reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended October 31, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors.

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