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Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Announces September 2021 Events Photo Davenport's Piano Bar and Cabaret Announces September 2021 Events
by Stephi Wild - Aug 31, 2021

Davenport’s Piano Bar & Cabaret, Chicago’s premier location for enjoying music in an intimate setting, announces its roster of September performances in its Cabaret and Piano Bar. Davenport’s, 1383 North Milwaukee Avenue, is open Thursdays from 7 - 11 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays from 7 p.m. - 12 a.m. and Sundays from 6 - 11 p.m. 

PIANO BAR LIVE! Celebrates The Chicago Scene This Tuesday, May 18 Photo PIANO BAR LIVE! Celebrates The Chicago Scene This Tuesday, May 18
by A.A. Cristi - May 13, 2021

Piano Bar Live! streams this Tuesday, May 18 at 7:15 pm ET, celebrating Chicago piano bar and cabaret.

Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards Photo Nominations Announced for the 47th Annual Non‚Ä"Equity Jeff Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 28, 2020

With the conclusion of the 2019-2020 Chicago non-Equity theater season, the Jeff Awards announced the nominees for the 47th annual awards for theater excellence that include 120 theater artists across 21 categories.

Black Button Eyes Productions to Present MASQUE OF THE RED CORONAVIRUS Free Online Photo Black Button Eyes Productions to Present MASQUE OF THE RED CORONAVIRUS Free Online
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 6, 2020

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to present the world premiere of Masque of the Red Coronavirus, a free online-only script and video experience, written and directed by Producing Artistic Director Ed Rutherford and adapted, in part, from Edgar Allen Poe's short story The Masque of Red Death.

Denise Tomasello Is Back To Boystown For Final Show Of 2019 At Drew's Photo Denise Tomasello Is Back To Boystown For Final Show Of 2019 At Drew's
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2019

Hailed as 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio, Daily Herald and Skyline Newspapers, the legendary Denise Tomasello will return to BoysTown after a year of sold-out, SRO concerts. Continuing the 30-year love affair between Denise and her gay audiences that made her Chicago's Queen of Cabaret, Denise will mark her last solo show of 2019, Saturday, November 9th 8:30pm at Drew's on Halsted, 3201 N. Halsted, Chicago. She will be performing her fan-favorite, signature songs, classics from the great American songbook and show-stopping Broadway numbers, that have made her, as the Chicago Sun-Times said, 'a Chicago musical institution.' Denise will be joined by the dynamic Nick Sula Trio.

Denise Tomasello To Return To Drury Lane's Cabaret Room Photo Denise Tomasello To Return To Drury Lane's Cabaret Room
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 22, 2019

Drury Lane announces the return engagement of the Queen of Chicago Cabaret, Denise Tomasello, with her cabaret Holding Court at Drury Lane's Holding Court: Reflections on a Life of Cabaret will run for two performances: Friday, September 27 and Saturday, September 28 at 7:30pm,

BWW Review: Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET with Black Button Eyes Productions at Stage 7 Photo BWW Review: Dave Malloy's GHOST QUARTET with Black Button Eyes Productions at Stage 773
by Emily McClanathan - Jul 22, 2019

Dave Malloy's staged song cycle GHOST QUARTET is a madcap romp through seven centuries of mythology, folk tales, gothic horror stories, murder ballads, and more. Described in the lyrics as a 'circular story,' the nonlinear plot follows four friends through interweaving stories that include two sisters in a murderous love triangle, a modern-day subway platform homicide, and retellings of Arabian Nights and Edgar Allen Poe's The Fall of the House of Usher. Malloy's musical influences are as eclectic as his literary sources, and fans will recognize many of the styles present in his best-known work, the Tony Award-winning NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812.  

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes Productions' GHOST QUARTET Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes Productions' GHOST QUARTET
by Julie Musbach - Jul 15, 2019

Black Button Eyes Productions launches its 2019-20 season with the Chicago premiere ofGHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.

Black Button Eyes Productions Presents the Chicago Premiere of GHOST QUARTET Photo Black Button Eyes Productions Presents the Chicago Premiere of GHOST QUARTET
by Julie Musbach - Jun 12, 2019

Black Button Eyes Productions launches its 2018-19 season with the Chicago premiere of GHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.

Drew's On Halsted Celebrates Gay Pride Week With Cabaret June 23-29 Photo Drew's On Halsted Celebrates Gay Pride Week With Cabaret June 23-29
by Julie Musbach - Jun 7, 2019

As Drew's on Halsted's new Entertainment Director, Russ Goeltenbodt has created an exciting musical lineup for Gay Pride Week

Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Is Back For GayPride Photo Chicago's Cabaret Queen Denise Tomasello Is Back For GayPride
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2019

Hailed as 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio, Daily Herald and Skyline Newspapers, the legendary Denise Tomasello marks her return to BoysTown, continuing the 30-year love affair between Denise and her gay audiences that made her Chicago's Queen of Cabaret.

Denise Tomasello Returns For GayPride At Drew's On Halsted Photo Denise Tomasello Returns For GayPride At Drew's On Halsted
by Julie Musbach - Jun 5, 2019

Hailed as 'Chicago's Cabaret Queen' by the Chicago Tribune, Sun-Times, WGN Radio, Daily Herald and Skyline Newspapers, the legendary Denise Tomasello marks her return to BoysTown, continuing the 30-year love affair between Denise and her gay audiences that made her Chicago's Queen of Cabaret.

Casting Announced For Black Button Eyes Productions' GHOST QUARTET Photo Casting Announced For Black Button Eyes Productions' GHOST QUARTET
by Julie Musbach - Apr 24, 2019

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of GHOST QUARTET, an intriguing and entertaining song cycle by Dave Malloy, directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.

Black Button Eyes Productions Announces 2019-20 Season; GHOST QUARTET and More Photo Black Button Eyes Productions Announces 2019-20 Season; GHOST QUARTET and More
by Julie Musbach - Feb 22, 2019

Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to announce its 2019-20 Season, featuring two Chicago premiere musicals! The season kicks off this summer with GHOST QUARTET by Broadway composer Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812). This intriguing and entertaining song cycle is directed by Artistic Director Ed Rutherford, with music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham.

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 A.A. Cristi - 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.

Karen Mason, E. Faye Butler, and More to Perform at Sarah Siddons Gala Honoring Betty Photo Karen Mason, E. Faye Butler, and More to Perform at Sarah Siddons Gala Honoring Betty Buckley
by Julie Musbach - Nov 9, 2018

Betty Buckley, star of stage, screen and television will accept the "Actor of the Year" Award at this year's Sarah Siddons gala fundraiser. Ms.Buckley, who has been called 'The Voice of Broadway,' is one of theater's most respected and legendary leading ladies. 2018 also finds her leading the first national tour ofHello, Dolly!, as Dolly Levi, which will play Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited four-week engagement October 23 through November 17, 2018. She is also currently co-starring in AMC's hit series "Preacher". Among her many illustrious credits, Betty Buckley is a Tony Award winner, Olivier Award nominee and American Theater Hall of Fame inductee.

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.

OUT AND PROUD Begins At Pride Arts Center 6/3 Photo OUT AND PROUD Begins At Pride Arts Center 6/3
by A.A. Cristi - 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 A.A. Cristi - 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. 

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