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Paramount Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Paramount Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stephi Wild - Oct 11, 2019

Great dancing candlesticks! Just wait to see what Aurora's Paramount Theatre has in store for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, November 13, 2019-January 19, 2020 at the beautiful Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in Aurora. Press opening is Friday, November 22, at 8 p.m.

Review Roundup: ROCK OF AGES at Pittsburgh CLO Photo Review Roundup: ROCK OF AGES at Pittsburgh CLO
by Alan Henry - Jul 26, 2019

Rock of Ages is now open at Pittsburgh CLO! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's ROCK OF AGES at Benedum Center Is (Almost) Just Like Par Photo BWW Review: Pittsburgh CLO's ROCK OF AGES at Benedum Center Is (Almost) Just Like Paradise
by Greg Kerestan - Jul 25, 2019

Leave your thinking caps and your good taste at home. Just go for the hairspray-scented ride, people.

Photo Flash: Ace Young & More In ROCK OF AGES at Pittsburgh CLO Photo Photo Flash: Ace Young & More In ROCK OF AGES at Pittsburgh CLO
by Alan Henry - Jul 24, 2019

Pump up the volume and bust out your air guitar moves! For the first time ever, Pittsburgh CLO is going to shake the walls of the Benedum Center with ROCK OF AGES, July 23 - 28. This Pittsburgh CLO premiere is only running for one week - there are just 8 chances to get here for a raging good time! Check out photos of the cast in action!

Full Cast Announced For Chicago Production Of DRUNK SHAKESPEARE Photo Full Cast Announced For Chicago Production Of DRUNK SHAKESPEARE
by Julie Musbach - Apr 19, 2019

Creators Scott Griffin and David Hudson announced complete casting today for the Chicago production of the "smashed" hit Off-Broadway comedy Drunk Shakespeare. Directed by Hudson and Associate Director Lisa Klages, Drunk Shakespeare will open at The Lion Theatre (182 N. Wabash Avenue in The Loop), a brand-new venue hidden behind a locksmith's shop, on Thursday, May 2, 2019. Tickets are now on sale.

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.

Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA this October Photo Lifeline KidSeries presents BUNNICULA this October
by Rebecca Russo - Aug 31, 2018

Lifeline Theatre's KidSeries presents Bunnicula, a family musical based on the popular children's book by Deborah and James Howe, with adaptation and lyrics by Lifeline Theatre emeritus ensemble member James Sie, music by Doug Wood, and directed by Lifeline Theatre ensemble member Anthony Kayer. At a showing of Dracula one dark and stormy night, the Monroe family discovers an abandoned rabbit. When they bring him home, resident know-it-all Chester the cat suspects the worst after spying gleaming fangs in the bunny's mouth. And as vegetables start turning up mysteriously drained of their juices, even easygoing Harold the dog wonders if they have a supernatural menace on their hands. Brave the night and dare to embrace our differences in this musical adaptation of the 1979 book by Deborah and James Howe. This production is recommended for children ages five and up (children under two not permitted), and runs approximately one hour with no intermission.

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!

Photo Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre Photo Photo Flash: 42ND STREET Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with 42nd Street, with music by Harry Warren, lyrics by Al Dubin, book by Michael Stewart and Mark Bramble, and original Broadway direction and dances by Gower Champion. 42nd Street is based on the novel by Bradford Ropes and was originally produced on Broadway by David Merrick. This production is directed by Michael Heitzman with choreography by Jared Grimes. 42nd Street runs now through January 7, 2018 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The show officially opened on November 5, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

Casting Announced For Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET Photo Casting Announced For Griffin Theatre Company's VIOLET
by Alexa Criscitiello - 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).

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre Photo Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre continues its 2017-2018 season with the regional premiere of the powerhouse musical tribute to the 1980s, Rock of Ages, with book by Chris D'Arienzo, arrangements and orchestrations by Ethan Popp, directed by Scott Weinstein and choreographed by Stephanie Klemons. Rock of Ages runs now through October 15, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening was held on September 7, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below!

Pride Films and Plays presents NOMINEE NIGHT 5/23
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 9, 2017

 Pride Films and Plays will again host its annual Nominee Night cabaret showcasing many of the musical theater performers nominated in the Non-Equity Jeff Awards. The nominees were announced on April 24 and the awards will be presented June 5, 2017 at the Atheneaum Theatre. This year's cabaret will for the first time be performed in the Broadway, Pride Arts Center - the new home the company acquired in summer 2016. The theater is located at 4139 N. Broadway, Chicago. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase raffle tickets for a door prize drawing for $400.00 in airfare from Southwest Airlines.

Jeff Awards 2017 Non-Equity Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Jeff Awards announced, via a special video presentation, a total of 127 nominations in 26 categories for the 44th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017.  Hosting the video presentation were Alexis Roston and Lillian Castillo, who will be this year's Mistresses of Ceremonies at the Awards event on June 5 at The Athenaeum.

Spartan Theatre Company to Stage Theresa Rebeck's SEMINAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Spartan Theatre Company presents Theresa Rebeck's Seminar.

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017.

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical.

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY to Return in Wicker Park
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

A venue has been announced for the remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical.

Refuge Theatre Project Announces New Leadership and New Season
by Rebecca Russo - Nov 21, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project has announced leadership changes and programming for its third season, according to company co-founder Ross Egan. Christopher Pazdernik, who directed and choreographed the company's breakout production of High Fidelity: The Musical in February 2016 and more recently directed the Chicago premiere of Wicked City by Chad Beguelin and Matthew Sklar for Chicago Theatre Workshop, has been named Artistic Director, a position previously held by Egan. Egan, who founded the company two years ago with Morgan Egan, will move to Executive Director, a new position. Morgan Egan will continue as Managing Director.

THRONES THE MUSICAL PARODY Announces Second Extension
by Ashlee Latimer - Oct 13, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce the second extension for the Chicago premiere of the hit musical, now playing through January 15, 2017. Written and produced by the creative team behind "Baby Wants Candy" and "50 Shades! The Musical Parody," the sell-out show from Scotland begins as a group of friends gather for the season finale of "Game of Thrones," when they soon realize that one friend has never seen television show. Recounting plot highlights throughout all six seasons-including over 40 characters and 21 original songs-the production is a "hilarious ride that never slows down" (BuzzNews Chicago), detailing the highs and lows of the hit HBO series. Tickets ($36 - $59) for the extension go on sale Friday, October 14 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at the Apollo Theater Box Office by calling 773.935.6100 or visiting Ticketmaster.com.

THRONES! THE MUSICAL PARODY Announces Second Extension and Change in Schedule at Apollo Theater Chicago
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 12, 2016

"Thrones! The Musical Parody" and Apollo Theater Chicago (2540 N. Lincoln Ave.) announce the second extension for the Chicago premiere of the hit musical, now playing through January 15, 2017.

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