Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of THE KING AND I at Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, is now playing at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., where it opened on October 29, and will run through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from THE KING AND I at The Marriott Theatre!
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., opening tonight, October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE KING AND I, Opening Tomorrow at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., opening tomorrow October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Nick Bowling Directs THE KING AND I, Beginning Tonight at Chicago's Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing tonight, October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

THE KING AND I Begins Tonight at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing tonight, October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. (more...)

THE KING AND I Begins 10/22 at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The romantic and richly textured tale of East versus West, THE KING AND I, comes to The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL., previewing October 22, opening October 29, and running through January 4, 2015. Nick Bowling (Juno and The Normal Heart at Timeline Theatre) makes his Marriott Theatre directorial debut with a fresh take on this Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, merging history and romance with today's social and political issues. THE KING AND I takes audiences on an uplifting journey of the power of education as characters transform from instructor to students themselves, learning from one another in the process. In consultation with the Thai Cultural and Fine Arts Institute of Chicago, Bowling and Choreographer Tommy Rapley will explore ancient Siamese customs, dance and traditions, and bring them to life on stage. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 16th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 16, 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. 'Cats,' 'Les Miserables' and 'Songs From An Unmade Bed,' rake in the reviews, 'Road Show' and 'Passion' will be followed by 'Assassins,' Theo readies 'The Andrews Sisters,' Kokandy brings back 'The Full Monty' and 'Loving Repeating,' plus two kids shows and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, presents the live musical production of the Emmy Award-winning 1970's cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! now through May 4. The musical is directed by the original co-creator of the show, George Keating, with choreography by Ericka Mac and music direction by Ryan T. Nelson. The beloved musical teaches history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever and tuneful songs. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show below! (more...)

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences Stages SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, presents the live musical production of the Emmy Award-winning 1970's cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! from today, February 28 through May 4, with a press opening on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 5, 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. 'Ain't Misbehavin' and 'Ragtime' get ready, the 'Lyle' and 'Schoolhouse' kids' musicals, two stagings of 'Cabaret,' The Phantom and Raoul to visit Stage 773, KT Sullivan in Hyde Park, the Belmont Theater District is born, and more! (more...)

Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences to Stage SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE!, 2/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The Marriott Theatre for Young Audiences, 10 Marriott Drive in Lincolnshire, presents the live musical production of the Emmy Award-winning 1970's cartoon, Schoolhouse Rock Live! from February 28 through May 4, with a press opening on Saturday, March 8 at 10 a.m. The musical is directed by the original co-creator of the show, George Keating, with choreography by Ericka Mac and music direction by Ryan T. Nelson. The beloved musical teaches history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever and tuneful songs. (more...)

Photo Flash: GODSPELL Celebrates Opening at Theatre at the Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2013

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, continues their 2013-2014 season with a revival of one of Broadway's most popular rock musicals, GODSPELL. The groundbreaking production based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew runs now through October 20. Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), and an energetic book by original director John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL is the upbeat retelling of a series of biblical parables. The production is directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster, with a press opening on Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Scroll down for photos from opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Theatre at the Center's GODSPELL, Now Playing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, continues their 2013-2014 season with a revival of one of Broadway's most popular rock musicals, GODSPELL. The groundbreaking production based on the Gospel According to St. Matthew runs Thursday, September 12 through October 20. Featuring a sparkling score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked), and an energetic book by original director John-Michael Tebelak, GODSPELL is the upbeat retelling of a series of biblical parables. The production will be directed and choreographed by Stacey Flaster, with a press opening on Sunday, September 15 at 7:00 p.m. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Opening 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2013

Theater at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, will present a heartwarming production of the two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Audiences will enjoy the fun July 11 through August 18 when Theater at the Center spells out another winner with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Featuring witty and endearing music and lyrics by William Finn and a delightful book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the touching story of a group of prepubescent overachievers who are pitted against one another in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. The production will be directed by David Perkovich with a press opening today, July 14 at 7 p.m. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 17th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 17, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Spelling Bee,' 'The Bee Gees,' 'The Jungle Book' and 'Phantom' extend, 'Cabaret,' 'Uptown Opera' the Aguilars in 'Double Trouble,' 'Elf' and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatre at the Center's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2013

Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, presents heartwarming production of the two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Audiences will enjoy the fun now through August 18 when Theater at the Center spells out another winner with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Featuring witty and endearing music and lyrics by William Finn and a delightful book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the touching story of a group of prepubescent overachievers who are pitted against one another in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. The production is directed by David Perkovich and celebrated its press opening on Sunday, July 14. Scroll down for photos from opening night! (more...)

Photo Flash: Theater at Center's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now Through 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2013

Theater at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, will present a heartwarming production of the two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Audiences can enjoy the fun now through August 18 as Theater at the Center spells out another winner with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Featuring witty and endearing music and lyrics by William Finn and a delightful book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the touching story of a group of prepubescent overachievers who are pitted against one another in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Theatre at the Center's 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Theater at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, will present a heartwarming production of the two-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Audiences will enjoy the fun today, July 11 through August 18 when Theater at the Center spells out another winner with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Featuring witty and endearing music and lyrics by William Finn and a delightful book by Rachel Sheinkin, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is the touching story of a group of prepubescent overachievers who are pitted against one another in the spelling challenge of a lifetime. The production will be directed by David Perkovich with a press opening on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m. (more...)

SUMMER STAGES: Top 10 Picks for Chicago Summer Theatre
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 14, 2013

Here's a listing of the top ten places that are really burning it up in theater this summer, in Chicago and the region nearby. Seek them out, and enjoy! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 22nd, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - May 22, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's our annual Summer Musical Theater Guide! This week, Part One: Chicagoland. Check out 'The Jungle Book,' 'Kiss Of The Spider Woman,' 'Next To Normal,' 'The Color Purple,' 'Spelling Bee,' 'Cabaret' and a whole lot more! (more...)

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