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BEETLEJUICE Will Re-Open on Broadway in Spring 2022 Photo BEETLEJUICE Will Re-Open on Broadway in Spring 2022
by Nicole Rosky - Sep 13, 2021

BroadwayWorld has learned that Beetlejuice will haunt Broadway once more! On Friday, April 8, 2022, BEETLEJUICE will play its first performance since March 11, 2020, this time haunting Broadway’s Marriott Marquis Theatre (210 west 46th Street).

Porchlight Music Theatre Partners With Ambassador Chicago For The Latest BROADWAY IN  Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Partners With Ambassador Chicago For The Latest BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 1, 2021

Ambassador Chicago, a JDV by Hyatt Hotel,¬†in collaboration with¬†Porchlight Music Theatre, announces a special performance at the hotel‚ÄĒpart of Porchlight's popular ‚ÄúBroadway in Your Backyard‚Ä̬†series.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced its return to live performance with its 27th¬†season that includes the 2021 ‚Äď 2022¬†Mainstage,¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†and¬†New Faces Sing Broadway¬†seasons.¬†

Chita Rivera to be Honored at Porchlight Music Theatre's 2021 ICONS Gala Photo Chita Rivera to be Honored at Porchlight Music Theatre's 2021 ICONS Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 15, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced that actor, singer, dancer Chita Rivera will be honored with The ICON Award and Rick and Deann Bayless and the Bayless Family Foundation will be presented with the Luminary Award at the 2021 ICONS Gala celebrating 26 years of Porchlight as the center for music theatre in Chicago.

Photo Flash: Porchlight NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1979 Now Available For Streaming Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1979 Now Available For Streaming
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 21, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre announces streaming dates for its first live, in-person production of 2021, New Faces Sing Broadway 1979, with host multi-award winner Alexis J Roston* and a slate of up and coming talents celebrating the 1979 Broadway season, directed by Brianna Borger* and music directed by Linda Madonia*.

Porchlight Music Theatre Brings BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD To North Shore Center For T Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Brings BROADWAY IN YOUR BACKYARD To North Shore Center For The Arts
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 21, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre will announce its next outdoor performance, Broadway in your Backyard, directed by Michael Weber+ and music directed by Justin Akira Kono+, Saturday, Aug. 7 at 8 p.m. 

Porchlight Announces First LIVE Show Of 2021 NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1979 Photo Porchlight Announces First LIVE Show Of 2021 NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1979
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 29, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the slate of New Faces for its first live, in-person production of 2021, New Faces Sing Broadway 1979, with host multi-award winner Alexis J Roston*, directed by Brianna Borger* and music directed by Linda Madonia*. 

BWW Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1961 Photo BWW Review: Porchlight Music Theatre's NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1961
by Rachel Weinberg - Apr 19, 2021

With NEW FACES SING BROADWAY 1961, Porchlight Music Theatre has put together a program that will satisfy the cravings of those who desperately miss live musical theater.

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's Virtual Performance 'New Faces Sing Broadway  Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's Virtual Performance 'New Faces Sing Broadway 1961' Premieres Today
by Stephi Wild - Apr 16, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre announces its next virtual offering, the latest edition of its New Faces Sing Broadway series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1961 hosted by Kelvin Roston, Jr., directed by Brianna Borger and with music direction and arrangements by Tom Vendafreddo.

Porchlight Music Theatre's MOVIE MUSIC MONDAY Salutes Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broad Photo Porchlight Music Theatre's MOVIE MUSIC MONDAY Salutes Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 24, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre has announced its weekly virtual series, Movie Musical Mondays, commemorates its annual fundraising concert, Chicago Sings Rock & Roll Broadway with programming reflecting films that are celebrated in the concert.

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 Alexa Criscitiello - 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 Chloe Rabinowitz - 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.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 6-7- with Christy Altomare, Tony Goldwyn and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: February 6-7- with Christy Altomare, Tony Goldwyn and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 6, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, February 6-7, 2020.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 30-31- with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and M Photo Virtual Theatre This Weekend: January 30-31- with Barrett Foa, Lesli Margherita and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 30, 2021

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, January 30-31, 2020.

Porchlight Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK & ROLL BROADWAY Photo Porchlight Presents CHICAGO SINGS ROCK & ROLL BROADWAY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 28, 2021

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

Wake Up With BWW 1/27: The Broadway League Offers Help With Vaccination Efforts, and  Photo Wake Up With BWW 1/27: The Broadway League Offers Help With Vaccination Efforts, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2021

Today's top stories: BroadwayWorld teams up with Broadway Licensing, The Broadway League offers Biden help with vaccination efforts, and more!

Ra√ļl Esparza, Judy Kuhn, Robert Falls, Lonny Price & More Join Porchlight for Final  Photo Ra√ļl Esparza, Judy Kuhn, Robert Falls, Lonny Price & More Join Porchlight for Final Episodes of SONDHEIM @ 90 ROUNDTABLE
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 26, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre‚Äôs free virtual series¬†Sondheim @ 90 Roundtable with host Michael Weber¬†concludes with two final episodes:¬†Passion,¬†with guests¬†John Doyle,¬†Judy Kuhn¬†and¬†Kathy Voytko, debuting Saturday, Jan. 30 at 7 p.m. CST and¬†Company,¬†with guestsRa√ļl Esparza,¬†Robert Falls¬†and¬†Lonny Price, debuting Saturday, Feb 6¬†¬†at 7 p.m. CST.¬†

Porchlight Shares Free And Premium Events In December Photo Porchlight Shares Free And Premium Events In December
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 30, 2020

Tickets for each of the online events are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. Links are available for viewing 72 hours after purchase.  Porchlight also announces the return of the popular series celebrating the 90th birthday of Stephen Sondheim, Sondheim@90 Roundtable with Michael Weber. The series returns Saturday, Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. CST with a discussion on Road Show with guests Deanna Dunagan, Chris Jones and Michael Mahler.

Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, November 6- with Laura Osnes, Next On Stage and More! Photo Virtual Theatre Today: Friday, November 6- with Laura Osnes, Next On Stage and More!
by Nicole Rosky - Nov 6, 2020

Today (November 6) in live streaming: Laura Osnes visits Backstage Live, we reveal the Next On Stage Top 3, and so much more!

Photo Flash: Porchlight's Latest NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Begins Streaming This Friday Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight's Latest NEW FACES SING BROADWAY Begins Streaming This Friday
by Alexa Criscitiello - Nov 5, 2020

Porchlight Music Theatre announces its newest virtual offering, the first online production of its New Faces Sing Broadway series, New Faces Sing Broadway 1987, hosted by Larry Adams, directed by Christopher Pazdernik and with music direction and arrangements by David Fiorello. 

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