Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTY Opens 3/11Theo 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. (more...)

Cast Announced For Theo Ubique's THE BRIDGES 0F MADISON COUNTYCast 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. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits 1776Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits 1776
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its sixth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits 1776, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone with direction by Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Jeremy Ramey and musical staging by Michelle Lauto. Porchlight Revisits 1776 is presented for only three performances Wednesday, Nov. 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 15 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets for 1776 are available now for $37, subscriptions to the three performance series including 1776, Can-Can, March 6 and 7, 2019 and Minnie's Boys, May 22 and 23, 2019 are $90/per person and available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Its Largest Cast For Porchlight Revisits The 50th AnniversaryPorchlight Announces Its Largest Cast For Porchlight Revisits The 50th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its sixth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits 1776, music and lyrics by Sherman Edwards and book by Peter Stone with direction by Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Jeremy Ramey and musical staging by Michelle Lauto. (more...)

The Story Theatre Announces Cast And Design Team For LEAVE ME ALONE!The Story Theatre Announces Cast And Design Team For LEAVE ME ALONE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2018

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The Story Theatre Announces Cast And Design Team For LEAVE ME ALONE!The Story Theatre Announces Cast And Design Team For LEAVE ME ALONE!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2018

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Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVALPhoto Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival, featuring full productions of seven new musicals plus two staged readings, will play February 5 - 25, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each full production will receive at least four performances during the Festival. Single tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press "Sneak Preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2018 Festival, is Monday, February 5 at 8 pm. (more...)

4th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Arrives at Greenhouse Theater Center4th Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL Arrives at Greenhouse Theater Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2018

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, created to showcase and support the growing field of musical theatre creators from Chicago and beyond. This year's Festival, featuring full productions of seven new musicals plus two staged readings, will play February 6 16, 2018 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each full production will receive at least four performances during the Festival. Single tickets are currently available at www.cmtf.org. The press Sneak Preview, featuring a sampling of songs from the 2018 Festival, is Monday, February 5 at 8 pm. (more...)

CMTF: 14 New Works, So Who is the Next HAMILTON?
by Misha Davenport - Aug 11, 2016

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Photo Flash: The 3rd Annual Chicago Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to present its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 9 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) and can be found at www.cmtf.org, with tickets currently on sale ($20 per show, $200 all-festival rush passes). The press "sneak preview," featuring a sampling of songs from the 2016 Festival, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

3rd Annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL to be Held in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

Underscore Theatre Company is pleased to announce the full line-up for its third annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, featuring 14 new musical productions. Created to showcase and support Chicago's burgeoning field of musical theatre creators, this year's festival will be held August 8 - 28, 2016 at Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Each production will receive four performances during the Festival. The full schedule (Tuesdays - Sundays) can be found at www.cmtf.org, with single tickets and festival passes currently on-sale. The press preview, featuring songs from all of the 2016 productions, is Monday, August 8 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2015

Step Up Productions opens its 2015-16 season with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll, playing now through November 1, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. The press opening is tonight, October 6 at 8 pm, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run Now thru 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

Step Up Productions is pleased to open its 2015-16 season with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll, playing tonight, October 2 - November 1, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

 Step Up Productions is pleased to open its 2015-16 season with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll, playing October 2 - November 1, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently on sale at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling The Athenaeum Box Office at (773) 935-6875.  The press opening is Tuesday, October 6 at 8 pm. (more...)

Step Up Productions' BAREFOOT IN THE PARK to Run 10/2-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Step Up Productions is pleased to open its 2015-16 season with Neil Simon's Tony Award-winning romantic comedy BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, directed by Michael Driscoll, playing October 2 - November 1, 2015 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Single tickets and season subscriptions are currently on sale at www.stepupproductions.org or by calling The Athenaeum Box Office at (773) 935-6875. The press opening is Tuesday, October 6 at 8 pm. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present PARADE 10th Anniversary Staged Concert, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2014

In honor of the 10th anniversary of Bailiwick Repertory's Jeff Award-winning production of PARADE, Bailiwick Chicago will present a special one night only staged concert of the musical on Monday, May 12, 2014 at 7:30 pm at The Mercury Theater, 3745 N. Southport Ave. in Chicago. Original Director David Zak and Music Director Alan Bukowiecki (both Jeff Award winners) return once again to helm the Tony Award-winning drama by Pulitzer Prize winner Alfred Uhry (Driving Miss Daisy, The Last Night of Ballyhoo), with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown (The Last Five Years, The Bridges of Madison County, Songs for a New World) and co-conceived (and directed on Broadway) by Harold Prince. Tickets for PARADE are available online at www.bailiwickchicago.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music' and 'The Wizard Of Oz' live, a local 'Ragtime' and 'Avenue Q,' premieres of 'Juno' and 'The Next Thing,' 'Hit The Wall' and 'Waa-Mu' return, CCT announces two world premieres, and Illinois has its high school musical theater champs--plus even more! (more...)

Big Noise Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Big Noise Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning epic musical RAGTIME, opening April 25 and playing weekends through May 11, 2014. Performances will be held at Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines, IL. The cast, featuring 37 actors from the Chicagoland area, is directed by Stacey Flaster, with musical direction by Robert Deason of Chicago. (more...)

Photo Flash: CBS, PBS, HUB Network, Nickelodeon Win Big at 2013 Creative Arts Emmy Awards
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2013

The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) announced last night, June 14, the winners of the 40th Annual Daytime Entertainment Creative Arts Emmy Awards in a sold-out, grand gala for over 1,100 attendees at the Westin Bonaventure, in downtown Los Angeles. Scroll down for the full list of winners and photos from the ceremony! (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago's 'AIDA' At The American Theater Company Ends Run
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2010

In its first Chicago production since the Broadway tour, with a pop-rock score that features stirring ballads and rousing choral numbers, Elton John and Tim Rice's 'AIDA' is a contemporary musical take on a classic tale of the timeless bond between an enslaved Nubian princess and an Egyptian soldier. As forbidden love blossoms between them, the young lovers are forced to face death or part forever. Bailiwick Chicago partners with the modern dance company Deeply Rooted Dance Theater to bring this re-envisioned and exhilarating production to Chicago audiences for a limited run. (more...)

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