The Second City Announces All-Night Benefit With Special GuestsThe Second City Announces All-Night Benefit With Special Guests
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

The Second City's 17th annual 24-hour improv and music marathon will take place Monday, November 19th-Tuesday, November 20th in Second City's e.t.c. Theater. 24 Hour: To the Moon and Back, Buddies is a non-stop event that will feature over 100 performers in a lineup that includes Second City alumni, current talent, and special guests from the worlds of comedy, theater, and music. (more...)

Chicago Creatives, Which Include Second City Alums, Unite To Launch Studio BChicago Creatives, Which Include Second City Alums, Unite To Launch Studio B
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

What happens when a group of talented Chicago musicians, actors, improvisers, stand-ups, songwriters, and DJs collaborate on a web series? You get "STUDIO B," the three-episode workplace comedy of a struggling Chicago recording studio trying to make a comeback along with supporting its bizarre clientele. STUDIO B can best be described as "30 Rock" meets Spinal Tap coupled with original music by composer Julie B. Nichols. Each episode follows a different musical act entering the studio to record what they hope will be their break-through hit, while the studio staff hopes it will keep them afloat. The first season of STUDIO B will be released Monday, Oct. 22 at 10 p.m. and will be available on www.studiobseries.com, as well as on Vimeo, YouTube, and Instagram TV. The creators of STUDIO B are hosting a public launch party the date of the release (Monday, Oct. 22 from 5 - 10 p.m.) at The Joinery, 2533 W. Homer Street in Logan Square, for fans and supporters to gather and watch the series. The screening will begin at 7 p.m. that night. To RSVP for the launch party, please email studiobseries@gmail.com or register at studiobseries.com. (more...)

Second City Announces Cast For The 107th Mainstage RevueSecond City Announces Cast For The 107th Mainstage Revue
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

The Second City announces the cast for The Second City's 107th Mainstage Revue. Under the direction of ten-time resident stage director and Jeff Award winner Matt Hovde and with returning music direction by Vinnie Pillarella, The Second City's 107th Mainstage Revue will feature current Mainstage ensemble members Ryan Asher, Tyler Davis, Jeffrey Murdoch, and Nate Varrone, who will be joined by Gaslight District cast member Emily Fightmaster and She the People cast member Kimberly Michelle Vaughn. The stage manager is Craig Taylor. The official press opening is Thursday, December 6 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fulfillment Fund Throws 45th Annual Holiday PartyPhoto Flash: Fulfillment Fund Throws 45th Annual Holiday Party
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2017

Last Friday morning (December 1) at CBS Television City, 250 Los Angeles Unified School District students (ages 5-12) were joined by some very special celebrity guests to ring in the holiday season at the Fulfillment Fund's 45th Annual Holiday Party. (more...)

The Second City Presents the 106th Mainstage Revue Dream Freaks Fall From SpaceThe Second City Presents the 106th Mainstage Revue Dream Freaks Fall From Space
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

In one of the comedy industry's most anticipated traditions, iconic Chicago comedy institution The Second City is proud to announce the opening of its upcoming 106th Mainstage revue, Dream Freaks Fall From Space. (more...)

The Second City Announces Casting For The 106th Mainstage RevueThe Second City Announces Casting For The 106th Mainstage Revue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2017

In one of the comedy industry's most anticipated traditions, iconic Chicago comedy institution The Second City is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming 106th Mainstage revue, set to open in October, 2017. (more...)

The Second City Announces Casting for 106th Mainstage Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2017

In one of the comedy industry's most anticipated traditions, iconic Chicago comedy institution The Second City is proud to announce the cast of their upcoming 106th Mainstage revue, set to open in October, 2017. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Ryan Asher
by Elliot Lanes - Jul 14, 2017

Today's subject Ryan Asher is currently living her theatre life onstage at Kennedy Center's Theater Lab as one of the company members for The Second City's Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand. The production runs through August 13th. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SECOND CITY'S ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA DIVIDED WE STAND at The Kennedy Center
by Jenny Minich - Jun 27, 2017

Unlike in your real life, there is someone onstage able to give voice to your concerns and make you laugh when you feel like you want to cry. The Second City wants you to know you're not alone! (more...)

BWW Interview: Emily Fightmaster at NJPAC in Second City's PAVED AND CONFUSED 2 on 10/29
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2016

Just in time for Election Day, Chicago's legendary Second City returns to New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) on Saturday, October 29th for 'Paved and Confused 2: Please Don't Feed the Candidates.' BWW interviewed company member, Emily Fightmaster about her career and the show. (more...)

BWW Review: The Second City's ALMOST ACCURATE GUIDE TO AMERICA at the Kennedy Center
by Roger Catlin - Jun 27, 2016

Love it or hate it, the whodunit farce Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center represented D.C. theater for busloads of high school students for nearly 30 years. (more...)