Cast Announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, Opening at Pride Films & Plays TodayCast Announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, Opening at Pride Films & Plays Today
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2018

Full cast and crew have been announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, by Evanston resident Corinne J. Kawecki. In Kawecki's play, to be directed by Pride Films and Plays company member Iris Sowlat, 53-year-old Julia is afraid of getting older. Despite attempts to recapture her youth, her body keeps reminding her of her advancing years. With the help of her younger female lover's magic act, Julia creates a new, magical life to help her accept the inevitability of aging by find out who is she is and who really needs her love.  The play was an entrant in Pride Films and Plays' annual "LezPlay" competition in 2016 and was produced by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo this past January. (more...)

Cast Announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, Opening at Pride Films & Plays 5/10Cast Announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, Opening at Pride Films & Plays 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

Full cast and crew have been announced for THE DAYS ARE SHORTER, by Evanston resident Corinne J. Kawecki. In Kawecki's play, to be directed by Pride Films and Plays company member Iris Sowlat, 53-year-old Julia is afraid of getting older. Despite attempts to recapture her youth, her body keeps reminding her of her advancing years. With the help of her younger female lover's magic act, Julia creates a new, magical life to help her accept the inevitability of aging by find out who is she is and who really needs her love.  The play was an entrant in Pride Films and Plays' annual "LezPlay" competition in 2016 and was produced by Queer Theatre Kalamazoo this past January. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at NEIL TOBIN, NECROMANCER: NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE at Rosehill CemeteryPhoto Flash: First Look at NEIL TOBIN, NECROMANCER: NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE at Rosehill Cemetery
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2018

Direct from winning the IndyFringe Theatre Festival's Audience Choice Award, Neil Tobin, Necromancer: Near Death Experience is bringing thought-provoking theatre to Chicago's historic Rosehill Cemetery. Chicago-area writer/producer/ performer Neil Tobin performs six interactive, magical, site-specific solo shows about mortality at the rarely open to the public May Chapel on the grounds of Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave. Performances are 60 minutes and begin at 3 p.m. Saturday, March 10; Sunday, March 11; Saturday, April 14; Sunday, April 15; Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. Tickets are $25 - $30 and available at neardeathx.com. (more...)

Award-Winning NEIL TOBIN, NECROMANCER: NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE Comes To Rosehill CemeteryAward-Winning NEIL TOBIN, NECROMANCER: NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE Comes To Rosehill Cemetery
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2018

Direct from winning the IndyFringe Theatre Festival's Audience Choice Award, Neil Tobin, Necromancer: Near Death Experience is bringing thought-provoking theatre to Chicago's historic Rosehill Cemetery. Chicago-area writer/producer/ performer Neil Tobin performs six interactive, magical, site-specific solo shows about mortality at the rarely open to the public May Chapel on the grounds of Rosehill Cemetery, 5800 N. Ravenswood Ave. (more...)

BWW Review: Mercury's Spartan, but Enchanting MARY POPPINS
by Misha Davenport - Apr 11, 2017

BWW Review: Mercury's spartan, but Enchanting MARY POPPINS (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Disney's MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue - is delighted to announce the cast of the high-flying, family-musical MARY POPPINS. The magical nanny Mary Poppins will be played by newcomer Nicole Armold, and the loveable jack-of-all trades Bert will be played by Jeff Award winner Matthew Crowle. The production will be led by Jeff Award Winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Music Director) and Brenda Didier (Choreography). The show plays from March 29 through May 28, and the press opening is Friday, April 7th at 7:30pm  (more...)

Holocaust Museum Hosts PALACE OF THE OCCULT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

The Director of Special Programs for The Illinois Holocaust Museum & Education Center brought historical insights to a post-show discussion following the Sunday, November 29 performance of the NEWCITY RECOMMENDED interactive world premiere, PALACE OF THE OCCULT. (more...)

Photo Flash: PALACE OF THE OCCULT Opens in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2015

Accompanied by recommendations from the Chicago Reader, Eclectic Full Contact Theatre's interactive world premiere, PALACE OF THE OCCULT, opened November 20 and runs through December 20, 2015 at Prop Thtr, 2502 N. Elston Avenue in Chicago. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Friday the 13th Presents PALACE OF THE OCCULT
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

'Palace of the Occult,' an interactive world premiere play begins previews on Friday the 13th of November at Chicago's Prop Thtr (3502 N. Elston). (more...)

Mercury Theatre Extends THE ADDAMS FAMILY Through 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, announces the extension of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL. The freakishly funny new musical comedy will now be laid to rest on April 12th. The production has been praised for its significant revisions following its Chicago debut in 2010. The production has been Jeff Recommended and is led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Brenda Didier (Choreography). (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Mercury Theater Chicago's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the spooky kooky production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life on January 28th and will be laid to rest on April 5th, 2014. Press opening is Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winnerAndrew Lippa. The production will be led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Brenda Didier (Choreography). (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago's THE ADDAMS FAMILY Begins 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents the spooky kooky production of THE ADDAMS FAMILY - THE MUSICAL. The weird and wonderful family comes to devilishly delightful life on January 28th and will be laid to rest on April 5th, 2014. Press opening is Wednesday, February 4th at 7:30pm. This magnificently macabre new musical comedy is created by Jersey Boys authors Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, and Drama Desk Award winner Andrew Lippa. The production will be led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Brenda Didier (Choreography). (more...)

SUPERNATURAL CHICAGO Celebrates 10th Fall Season at Castle Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Theatre goers looking to celebrate the spirit of Halloween in sophisticated style don't have to focus their attention solely on the end of October. Supernatural Chicago-the acclaimed interactive one-man show by Neil Tobin, Necromancer-is currently celebrating its 10th fall season at Castle Chicago. (more...)

'Necromancer' Neil Tobin Brings Magic to Mercury Theatre's BARNUM, Opening 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

The Mercury Theatre of Chicago's new production of 'Barnum,' the musical inspired by the life of the world's greatest showman, is packed with every trick in the book. There are high-flying aerial stunts, stilt-walking, juggling and unicycling. And the central character is even proficient at sleight of hand-thanks to the help of a friendly Necromancer. (more...)