Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Summer Extension Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSMercury Theater Chicago Announces Summer Extension Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the summer extension of the hit production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, now running through Sunday, June 30. The show opened March 10 to rave reviews, with the Chicago Sun Times declaring "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is decidedly charming, with a killer love story," PerformInk proclaiming the production "boasts an excellent cast and terrific music, and moves far beyond the limits of traditional musical theatre," and the Chicago Reader noting "LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS hits all the right notes." This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. (more...)

Leslie Odom Jr. Joins Cast of SOPRANOS Prequel FilmLeslie Odom Jr. Joins Cast of SOPRANOS Prequel Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 20, 2019

Leslie Odom Jr. is set to star in The Many Saints Of Newark, the prequel film to the hit HBO series The Sopranos, according to Deadline. (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Opens At Mercury Theater ChicagoPhoto Flash: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Opens At Mercury Theater Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2019

Mercury Theater Chicago kicked off its 2019 lineup with LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSMercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today the cast and creative team of the upcoming LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running on the main stage from March 1 through April 28. The press opening is Sunday, March 10 at 7:30pm. This hit sci-fi musical has devoured the hearts of audiences around the world for more than 30 years, following the story of floral assistant who stumbles across a new breed of carnivorous plant that promises to grant him fame, fortune and all his desires - as long as the blood keeps flowing. LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Christopher Carter (Choreographer) (more...)

James Gandolfini's Son Cast as Tony Soprano in SOPRANOS PrequelJames Gandolfini's Son Cast as Tony Soprano in SOPRANOS Prequel
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2019

The son of the late James Gandolfini, Michael Gandolfini, will play the young Tony Soprano in 'The Sopranos' prequel movie, according to Variety. (more...)

Vera Farmiga and Jon Bernthal Join SOPRANOS PrequelVera Farmiga and Jon Bernthal Join SOPRANOS Prequel
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2019

Jon Bernthal and Vera Farmiga have joined the cast of the prequel movie to the HBO series “The Sopranos,” according to Variety. The New Line prequel is titled “The Many Saints of Newark.”  (more...)

Alan Taylor to Direct 'SOPRANOS' Prequel Feature AdaptationAlan Taylor to Direct 'SOPRANOS' Prequel Feature Adaptation
by Movies News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

According to Variety, the previously announced film prequel to the HBO crime drama series The Sopranos, has found its director in Alan Taylor, a veteran director of the series. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Second And Final Extension For MEMPHISPorchlight Announces Second And Final Extension For MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the final extension of its latest production, Memphis. Memphis must close Saturday, June 16, following that evening's 8 p.m. performance. Now playing through June 16 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, features  book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan and  is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's MEMPHISPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre announces that due to audience demand Memphis is now extended through Sunday, June 10, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Production Team for MEMPHISPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast and Production Team for MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre's Mainstage 2017-2018 season concludes with Memphis, April 19 - June 3, at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Memphis, book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro and music and lyrics by David Bryan, is directed by Daryl D.  Brooks, assistant directed and choreographed by Christopher Carter, music directed by Jermaine Hill and assistant choreographed by Reneisha Jenkins.  (more...)

THE SOPRANOS To Receive Movie Prequel Developed by New Line & David ChaseTHE SOPRANOS To Receive Movie Prequel Developed by New Line & David Chase
by TV News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

According to Variety, 'The Sopranos' is receiving a movie prequel developed by New Line. The projects is titled 'The Many Saints of Newark' and written by David Chase, creator of the original series on HBO.  (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop to Debut CREATIVES World Premiere Pop Opera
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Creatives - a darkly comic pop opera with an original book by Irvine Welsh and Don De Grazia and a score including songs from some of the most popular rock bands of recent decades - reveals the desperation that fuels the passion to create. The score will include songs by Simple Minds, New Order, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Happy Mondays and others, along with original songs by Laurence Mark Wythe. (more...)

World-Premiere Pop Opera CREATIVES Set for Chicago Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Chicago Theatre Workshop (CTW), in association with Susan Jack and Helen R. Jack, present "Creatives," a darkly comic pop-opera beginning February 19 at the Edge Theatre (5451 N. Broadway) under the direction of CTW's Artistic Director Tom Mullen. (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

Chicago Theatre Workshop to Debut CREATIVES World Premiere Pop Opera
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Creatives - a darkly comic pop opera with an original book by Irvine Welsh and Don De Grazia and a score including songs from some of the most popular rock bands of recent decades - reveals the desperation that fuels the passion to create. The score will include songs by Simple Minds, New Order, Iggy Pop, Oasis, Happy Mondays and others, along with original songs by Laurence Mark Wythe. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends for Third and Final Time at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the final extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Dec.3, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Extends Again at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Extends IN THE HEIGHTS Through November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce a second extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Saturday, Nov. 19, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. Directed and co-choreographed by Brenda Didier, co-choreographed by Chris Carter, music directed by Diana Lawrence and assistant directed by Adrian Abel Azevedo, at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. The  performance times are Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with an added Thursday matinee, October 6 at 1:30 p.m. There is no 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6. Tickets are $43 - $51. Single tickets may be purchased at 773.327.5252 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre had the opening night of it's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS last night. Check out all the red carpet coverage below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce an extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In The Heights, now playing through Sunday, Oct. 23, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

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