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Pride Films and Plays' 2019 SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit Adds Performers to the Lineup Photo Pride Films and Plays' 2019 SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit Adds Performers to the Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019

Pride Films and Plays' annual fall benefit, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, celebrates theater artists who have had a tremendous impact on all they work with.  This year's event will honor a beloved figure in the Chicago theater scene a?"Robert Ollis, musical director of many shows with Pride Films and Plays, Underscore Theatre Company, Bailiwick Repertory, Bailiwick Chicago, the Casting Auction Players and many other companies and events. Ollis will be the honoree as well as music director of the Company's annual fundraising concert, SIMPLY SENSATIONAL, on Monday, November 4 in The Broadway, Pride Arts Center, 4139 N. Broadway.

Cast announced for HELLO AGAIN Photo Cast announced for HELLO AGAIN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019

Cast and crew for Michael John LaChiusa's HELLO AGAIN, the first show of Theo Ubique's second season on Howard Street in Evanston, have been announced by the show's multi-Jeff award-winning director-choreographer Brenda Didier.

Performers Announced For Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT Photo Performers Announced For Pride Films and Plays' NOMINEE NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2019

A preliminary list of performers for Pride Films and Plays annual NOMINEE NIGHT concert has been announced by PFP Artistic Associate Robert Ollis, presenting music director for the event. NOMINEE NIGHT, which showcases musical theater performers and productions nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards, will be performed on Monday, May 13 at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted. The lineup, which is subject to change up until show time, will include performers who were cast members of the five productions nominated for "Production of a Musical" or who received individual performance nominations.

BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Extended To May 5 Photo BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Extended To May 5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - the heartfelt, intimate musical based on Robert James Waller's tender story of love, regrets and second chances - will play an additional two weeks to meet audience demand, according to Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Artistic Director Fred Anzevino. The new closing date is now Sunday, May 5. Theo Ubique's production, which opened to the press on March 11, earned raves from critics and has been playing to near-capacity houses since its opening. Giving the production 3-1/2 Stars, the CHICAGO TRIBUNE's Chris Jones said leading actress Kelli Harrington 'shines in a Broadway-worthy performance.' Catey Sullivan, writing for the CHICAGO SUN-TIMES, said 'the supporting cast is a delight' and called the show ' a genuinely moving story of loss, longing and sacrifice.' WTTW's Hedy Weiss said music director Jeremy Ramey has 'a genius for conjuring a symphonic sound with a five-piece ensemble.' The entire cast will continue with the production for the two-week extension.

Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTY Opens 3/11 Photo Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTY Opens 3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2019

The Bridges of Madison County - the heartfelt, intimate musical by Jason Robert Brown (Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Last Five Years) and Marsha Norman (The Color Purple) based on Robert James Waller's tender story of love, regrets and second chances - will open to the press on Monday, March 11. Artistic Director Fred Anzevino will be stage director and Jeremy Ramey music director.  The musical, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score, will be the second show of Theo Ubique's first season in its new home at 721 Howard Street in Evanston. The Bridges of Madison County will preview from March 8-10 and play Thursdays through Sundays through April 21, 2019.

Cast Announced For Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTY Photo Cast Announced For Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Artistic Director Fred Anzevino announced today his full cast and production team for THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY - the heartfelt, intimate musical based on Robert James Waller's tender story of love, regrets and second chances. Anzevino will be stage director and Jeremy Ramey music director.  THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and book by Marsha Norman, won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Score. The second show of Theo Ubique's first season in its new home at 721 Howard Street in Evanston, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will preview from March 8-10, open to the press on Monday, March 11 and play Thursdays through Sundays through April 21, 2019.

BWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo Ubique Photo BWW Review: A Less Than Full THE FULL MONTY at Theo Ubique
by Misha Davenport - Dec 12, 2018

Theo Ubique's debut in its new Evanston performance space disappoints.

Lineup Of Performers Announced For 'Nominee Night' Concert at The Broadway, Pride Art Photo Lineup Of Performers Announced For 'Nominee Night' Concert at The Broadway, Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

Robert Ollis, music director and producer of Pride Films and Plays's annual NOMINEE NIGHT, has announced the lineup of performers nominated for Non-Equity Jeff Awards who will perform at the Monday, May 21 event, singing songs from the productions and roles for which they were nominated this year. It was also announced that Steve Kmetko (pictured), a longtime featured personality on E! Entertainment will serve as the concert's Master of Ceremonies.

Nominees Announced For the 45th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards; Griffin Theatre Comp Photo Nominees Announced For the 45th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards; Griffin Theatre Company Leads With 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Jeff Awards announced today a total of 115 nominations in 19 categories for the 45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards.

Bradley Halverson and Jeremiah Alsop Join Cast of YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY Photo Bradley Halverson and Jeremiah Alsop Join Cast of YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Jeremiah Alsop and Bradley Halverson have joined the cast of Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story.  Halverson, whose recent credits include THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG with Brown Paper Box Company and HIGH FIDELITY with Refuge Theatre Project, is now playing Czechowski, the 'nice guy' of the platoon.  Alsop, a recent graduate of the Chicago College of Performing Arts, is playing India and is a member of the ensemble.

Pride Films And Plays' YANK! Extends to 3/18 Photo Pride Films And Plays' YANK! Extends to 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story will be extended by four weeks due to audience demand. David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays, announced the extension today. The hit off-Broadway musical, which opened to the press in Chicago on January 18, is the story of a midwestern boy who joins the Army during World War II, falls in love with another soldier in his squad and is later introduced to the gay underground of the Armed Services through a journalist for the Army magazine YANK. Zak directs the musical, with Robert Ollis providing musical direction and Jenna Schoppe choreography.

Pride Films and Plays Stages a Must-See Romance with YANK! Photo Pride Films and Plays Stages a Must-See Romance with YANK!
by Misha Davenport - Jan 20, 2018

Pride Films and Plays' Chicago Premiere of YANK! A Romantic Must-See

Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY Photo Photo Flash: Chicago Premiere of YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2018

YANK! A WWII LOVE STORY is the story of a midwestern boy who joins the Army during World War II, falls in love with another soldier and is introduced to the gay underground of the Armed Services through a journalist for the Army magazine YANK. David Zak is directing the musical, with Robert Ollis providing musical direction and Jenna Schoppe choreography.

Matthew Huston, William Dwyer, John Marshall Jr. and Molly LeCaptain to Lead YANK! at Photo Matthew Huston, William Dwyer, John Marshall Jr. and Molly LeCaptain to Lead YANK! at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2018

Casting for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story was announced today by David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays.

The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present TICK, TICK...BOOM! By Jonathan Larson Photo The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present TICK, TICK...BOOM! By Jonathan Larson
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2017

'The sound you are hearing is not a technical problem. It is not a musical cue. It is not a joke. It is the sound of one man's mounting anxiety. I... am that man.'

The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present TICK, TICK...BOOM! By Jonathan Larson Photo The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present TICK, TICK...BOOM! By Jonathan Larson
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2017

'The sound you are hearing is not a technical problem. It is not a musical cue. It is not a joke. It is the sound of one man's mounting anxiety. I... am that man.'

The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present TICK, TICK...BOOM! By Jonathan Larson Photo The Cuckoo's Theater Project To Present TICK, TICK...BOOM! By Jonathan Larson
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017

'The sound you are hearing is not a technical problem. It is not a musical cue. It is not a joke. It is the sound of one man's mounting anxiety. I... am that man.'

Matthew Huston, William Dwyer, John Marshall Jr. and Molly LeCaptain to Lead YANK! at Photo Matthew Huston, William Dwyer, John Marshall Jr. and Molly LeCaptain to Lead YANK! at Pride Films and Plays
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2017

Casting for Pride Films and Plays' Chicago premiere of YANK! A WWII Love Story was announced today by David Zak, Executive Director of Pride Films and Plays.

Photo Flash: NightBlue Performing Arts presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Photo Photo Flash: NightBlue Performing Arts presents BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

NightBlue Performing Arts's production of Woody Allen's stage musical based on his Academy Award-winning film a hilarious and high stepping homage to both the gangster films and movie musicals of the 1930's - opened to press on Monday, September 11. The production will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.

Casting Announced for NightBlue's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Photo Casting Announced for NightBlue's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Woody Allen's stage musical based on his Academy Award-winning film - a hilarious and high stepping homage to both the gangster films and movie musicals of the 1930's - will be staged for the first time by a Chicago company when NightBlue Performing Arts opens its production of the musical on Monday, September 11, following previews from Friday, September 8 through Sunday, September 10.  Press opening is Monday, September 11 at 7:30 pm. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will run through Sunday, October 8 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago.

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