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Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo Photos: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 6, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N.

BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre Photo BWW Review: PUMP BOYS & DINETTES at Porchlight Music Theatre
by Rachel Weinberg - Nov 5, 2021

After the long pandemic hiatus, Porchlight Music Theatre returns to in-person productions with a feel-good staging of PUMP BOYS & DINETTES. It’s clear that Artistic Director Michael Weber knew that audiences would be craving some classic, lighthearted musical theater sentiment after such a long time away. He was wise to program director Daryl Brooks’s production of this 1983 show as a welcome back.

Black Ensemble's LADIES, LIVING AND LOVING LIFE Will Be Performed This Month Photo Black Ensemble's LADIES, LIVING AND LOVING LIFE Will Be Performed This Month
by Stephi Wild - Nov 5, 2021

Black Ensemble Theater announces Ladies, Living and Loving Life by Black Ensemble Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor and Rhonda Preston, directed by Jackie Taylor and starring Rhonda Preston and Arzula Gardner. 

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow Photo Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Opens Tomorrow
by A.A. Cristi - Nov 3, 2021

Award-winning Porchlight Music Theatre returns to live performances and the launch of its 27th Mainstage season with Pump Boys & Dinettes, now playing through December 12 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn St.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Cast And Creative Team For PUMP BOYS & DINETTES
by Stephi Wild - Sep 22, 2021

One of the longest running shows in Chicago Theatre history, Pump Boys & Dinettes is a music theatre phenomenon filled with toe-tapping music on guitar, piano, bass and a kitchen utensil or two! This North Carolina dinette is your home off the highway and located just across the street from the filling station.

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season Photo Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 2021 - 22 Season
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Porchlight Music Theatre¬†has announced its return to live performance with its 27th¬†season that includes the 2021 ‚Äď 2022¬†Mainstage,¬†Porchlight Revisits¬†and¬†New Faces Sing Broadway¬†seasons.¬†

Black Ensemble Announce 2020 Holiday Extravaganza Photo Black Ensemble Announce 2020 Holiday Extravaganza
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2020

The acclaimed Black Ensemble Theater, led by Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor, is celebrating the 2020 Holiday season with The Black Ensemble Virtual Holiday Extravaganza, written and directed by Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks.

Black Ensemble Theater to Open its 2020 Season With the World Premiere of Jackie Tayl Photo Black Ensemble Theater to Open its 2020 Season With the World Premiere of Jackie Taylor's LEGENDS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Feb 14, 2020

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2020 Season: Season of Change with Legends the Musical: A Civil Rights Movement, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. Legends the Musical will be performed February 22-April 12, 2020 at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago. The press opening is Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm.

Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards Photo Broadway-Bound SIX & More Earn Nominations For The 51st Annual Jeff Awards
by Stephi Wild - Sep 3, 2019

Eleven world premiere plays and musicals seen first by Chicago audiences were among those receiving nominations by the Jeff Awards, announced today. A total of 192 nominations were made in 34 categories that honor Chicago Equity theatrical productions that opened between August 1, 2018 and July 31, 2019. During the 2018-19 season, Jeff Awards judges attended opening nights of 132 Equity productions offered by 43 producing organizations and from these openings, 112 productions were a?oeJeff Recommendeda?? and eligible for award nominations.

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble's YOU CAN'T FAKE THE FUNK (A JOURNEY THROUG Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble's YOU CAN'T FAKE THE FUNK (A JOURNEY THROUGH FUNK MUSIC)
by Stephi Wild - Jul 28, 2019

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2019 Season (Legends and Lessons) with You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music), written and directed by Producing Managing Director Daryl D. Brooks. You Can't Fake the Funk (A Journey Through Funk Music) will be performed July 20- September 8, 2019 at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago.The press opening is Sunday, July 28 at 3:00pm.

Black Ensemble's WOMEN OF SOUL Opens Oct 28 Photo Black Ensemble's WOMEN OF SOUL Opens Oct 28
by Julie Musbach - Oct 4, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Women of Soul, (With a Tribute to the Queen) written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Women of Soul will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, beginning October 20, 2018 with an unlimited run.

Black Ensemble Adds WOMEN OF SOUL To 2018 Lineup Photo Black Ensemble Adds WOMEN OF SOUL To 2018 Lineup
by Julie Musbach - Sep 19, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Women of Soul, (With a Tribute to the Queen) written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks.

Rick Stone THE BLUES MAN To Extend Through 9/9 Photo Rick Stone THE BLUES MAN To Extend Through 9/9
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 16, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater is adding two additional weeks to the run of Rick Stone the Blues Man written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. Rick Stone the Blues Man will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, now through September 9, 2018.

Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Theatre Co. Presents RICK STONE THE BLUES MAN Photo Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Theatre Co. Presents RICK STONE THE BLUES MAN
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 23, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Rick Stone the Blues Man written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Founder and CEO Jackie Taylor. Rick Stone the Blues Man will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, July 14 - August 26, 2018. 

Photo Flash:  Black Ensemble Theater Presents A NEW ATTITUDE: IN TRIBUTE TO PATTI LAB Photo Photo Flash: Black Ensemble Theater Presents A NEW ATTITUDE: IN TRIBUTE TO PATTI LABELLE
by A.A. Cristi - May 14, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles. A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, May 5 - June 17, 2018.

Black Ensemble Theater to Perform A Tribute Patti LaBelle Photo Black Ensemble Theater to Perform A Tribute Patti LaBelle
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 16, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater continues its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle, written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Rueben D. Echoles. A New Attitude: In Tribute to Patti LaBelle will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, May 5 - June 17, 2018. The press opening is Sunday, May 13 at 3:00pm.

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble's HAIL, HAIL, CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Ber Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Black Ensemble's HAIL, HAIL, CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
by Stephi Wild - Feb 24, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 - April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

Black Ensemble Theatre presents HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry Photo Black Ensemble Theatre presents HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A Tribute to Chuck Berry
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 29, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 - April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

Black Ensemble Theater Announces Casting for HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A TRIBUTE TO CHUCK BER Photo Black Ensemble Theater Announces Casting for HAIL, HAIL CHUCK: A TRIBUTE TO CHUCK BERRY
by Julie Musbach - Jan 25, 2018

Black Ensemble Theater opens its 2018 Season (Movers and Shakers) with Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry, written by L. Maceo Ferris a senior member of the Black Ensemble Theater's BPI (Black Playwrights Initiative) and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks. Hail, Hail Chuck: A Tribute to Chuck Berry will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, February 17 April 1, 2018. The press opening is scheduled for Sunday, February 25 at 3 p.m.

Black Ensemble Theater Presents THE STORY OF SAMMY DAVIS, JR. Photo Black Ensemble Theater Presents THE STORY OF SAMMY DAVIS, JR.
by Stephi Wild - Nov 21, 2017

Black Ensemble Theater concludes the 2017 Season (The Dance Theater Season) with Sammy: The Story of Sammy Davis Jr., written and directed by Black Ensemble Theater Associate Director Daryl D. Brooks, with choreography by Rueben D. Echoles. Sammy: The Story of Sammy Davis Jr. will be performed at the Black Ensemble Theater Cultural Center, 4450 N. Clark Street in Chicago, December 9, 2017 January 21, 2018.

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