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Cast Announced For 8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE '70S Photo Cast Announced For 8-TRACK: THE SOUNDS OF THE '70S
by Stephi Wild - Oct 26, 2021

Jamal Howard, director and choreographer of the company's show for the holiday season, 8-TRACK, has announced his cast and creative team for this sung-through musical built around hit songs from the 1970s.

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT Photo Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Cast Of PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 27, 2020

Mercury Theater Chicago announced today the cast and crew of the spectacular musical comedy PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT, running in the Venus Cabaret Theater from March 20 through June 28.

Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS Extends Through September 8 Photo Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS Extends Through September 8
by Julie Musbach - Aug 7, 2019

Due to popular demand, Kokandy Productions' breakout summer hit HEAD OVER HEELS will add two additional weeks of performances, extending through September 8, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions Photo VIDEO: HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2019

Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run, Kokandy Production's HEAD OVER HEELS is now open. HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy's new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham and Elizabeth Swanson, with music direction by Kyra Leigh and choreography by Breon Arzell. Check out video of the production!

Review Roundup : HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions; What Did The Critics Think? Photo Review Roundup : HEAD OVER HEELS at Kokandy Productions; What Did The Critics Think?
by Alan Henry - Jul 8, 2019

Head Over Heels is now open at Kokandy Productions! What did the critics think? Read all the reviews!

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy's HEAD OVER HEELS
by Stephi Wild - Jul 6, 2019

Kokandy Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedyHEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder. Making its Chicago debut just six months after concluding its Broadway run,HEAD OVER HEELS is co-directed by Kokandy's new Producing Artistic Director Derek Van Barham (hehimhis) and Elizabeth Swanson (sheherherstheythemtheirs), with music direction by Kyra Leigh (sheherhers) and choreography by Breon Arzell(hehimhis). HEAD OVER HEELS will play July 1 - August 25, 2019 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago.

Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Photo Flash: First Look at Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS
by Julie Musbach - Jun 3, 2019

Kokandy Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedyHEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder.

Full Cast Announced For Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS Photo Full Cast Announced For Kokandy Productions' HEAD OVER HEELS
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2019

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce casting for its Chicago premiere of the bold new musical comedy HEAD OVER HEELS, featuring songs by The Go-Go's, based on The Arcadia by Sir Phillip Sidney, conceived and original book by Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder.

BWW Review: HANDS ON A HARDBODY at Refuge Theatre Project Photo BWW Review: HANDS ON A HARDBODY at Refuge Theatre Project
by Rachel Weinberg - Mar 18, 2019

In HANDS ON A HARDBODY, now making its Chicago premiere with Refuge Theatre Project, the mobility offered by that titular hardbody truck is not just of the wheeled variety. Instead, the contest among 10 working class Texans to be the last to have their hands on that Nissan truck also becomes a rather obvious symbol of the American Dream.

Photo Flash: First Look At the Chicago Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY Photo Photo Flash: First Look At the Chicago Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 15, 2019

Refuge Theatre Project is proud to announce the cast and production team for its second production in its 2018 - 2019 season, Hands on a Hardbody, March 15 - April 27, book by Doug Wright, with lyrics by Amanda Green,  and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, directed by Refuge Theatre Project's Artistic Director Christopher Pazdernik and music directed by Jon Schneidman.  

Refuge Theatre Project Brings HANDS ON A HARDBODY To Chicago Photo Refuge Theatre Project Brings HANDS ON A HARDBODY To Chicago
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2019

Refuge Theater Project is proud to announce the cast and production team for its second production in its 2018 - 2019 season, Hands on a Hardbody, March 15 - April 27, book by Doug Wright, with lyrics by Amanda Green,  and music by Trey Anastasio and Amanda Green, directed by Refuge Theatre Project's Artistic Director Christopher Pazdernik and music directed by Jon Schneidman.  

Random Acts Announces #SAFESPACE With Host Roy Samra, 12/18 At Pride Arts Center Photo Random Acts Announces #SAFESPACE With Host Roy Samra, 12/18 At Pride Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2018

Random Acts has announced the next #SafeSpace variety event for Today, December 18 at 7:30pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Pride Arts Center (4139 N Broadway) will be hosted by Roy Samra. There is a suggested donation of $5 with proceeds benefiting Project Fierce Chicago.

Random Acts Announces #SAFESPACE With Host Roy Samra, 12/18 At Pride Arts Center Photo Random Acts Announces #SAFESPACE With Host Roy Samra, 12/18 At Pride Arts Center
by Julie Musbach - Dec 12, 2018

Random Acts has announced the next #SafeSpace variety event for Tuesday, December 18 at 7:30pm. The fundraiser, which will be held at Pride Arts Center (4139 N Broadway) will be hosted by Roy Samra. There is a suggested donation of $5 with proceeds benefiting Project Fierce Chicago.

Pride Films And Plays Presents BARNEY THE ELF Photo Pride Films And Plays Presents BARNEY THE ELF
by Stephi Wild - Nov 3, 2018

Pride Films and Plays to produce fourth annual production of BARNEY THE ELF Cast and crew announced for director Michael D. Graham's new production of LGBTQ-focused holiday musical satire opening December 14.

Pride Films And Plays' Announces Changes to F**KING MEN Schedule of Performances Photo Pride Films And Plays' Announces Changes to F**KING MEN Schedule of Performances
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 16, 2018

Pride Films and Plays' has announced two changes to the performance schedule of its production of Joe DiPietro's FUCKING MEN, playing now through August 26.

Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Photo Photo Flash: Circle Theatre Presents Chicago Premiere THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 27, 2018

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, a musical by Max Vernon, whose musical KPOP won Best Musical honors in off-Broadway's Lortel Awards and was also nominated for seven Drama Desk awards, is inspired by real life events of the 1973 arson attack at the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant gay bar in New Orleans. Now accepted as a targeted anti-gay attack, the arson resulted in the deaths of 32 people and was, until the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, the deadliest assault on a gay club in U.S. history. The show is inspired by and pays tributes to many of the patrons that frequented the venue.

NEVERWHERE Opens At Lifeline Theatre in June Photo NEVERWHERE Opens At Lifeline Theatre in June
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2018

Lifeline Theatre presents Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, adapted by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Pegasus Theatre Executive Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan.

Circle Theatre Announces Cast of Chicago Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Photo Circle Theatre Announces Cast of Chicago Premiere of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by Julie Musbach - May 16, 2018

Complete cast and crew were announced today for Circle's Chicago premiere production of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, a musical by Max Vernon, whose musical KPOP last week won Best Musical honors in off-Broadway's Lortel Awards and is also nominated for seven Drama Desk awards. THE VIEW UPSTAIRS, which opened off-Broadway in February 2017, is inspired by real life events of the 1973 arson attack at the UpStairs Lounge, a vibrant gay bar in New Orleans. Now accepted as a targeted anti-gay attack, the arson resulted in the deaths of 32 people and was, until the 2016 Orlando Pulse Nightclub shooting, the deadliest assault on a gay club in U.S. history. The show is inspired by and pays tributes to many of the patrons that frequented the venue.

NEVERWHERE Opens At Lifeline Theatre in June Photo NEVERWHERE Opens At Lifeline Theatre in June
by Julie Musbach - Apr 11, 2018

Lifeline Theatre presents Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere, adapted by ensemble member Robert Kauzlaric and directed by Pegasus Theatre Executive Artistic Director Ilesa Duncan.

Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTI Photo Photo Flash: Greenhouse Theater Center Hosts 4th annual CHICAGO MUSICAL THEATRE FESTIVAL
by Julie Musbach - 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.

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