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Cast Set For THE ANGEL NEXT DOOR at Peninsula Players Theatre
by Stephi Wild - Jul 8, 2024


Peninsula Players Theatre has announced the cast of Paul Slade Smith’s comedy “The Angel Next Door.”  This whirlwind comedy makes its Midwest premiere, adding to Smith’s repertoire of side-splitting comedies.  “The Angel Next Door” runs for three weeks, starting July 10 through July 28.

Peninsula Players Theatre Announces 89th Seasonn Artistic Company
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 5, 2024


Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater, has announced its artistic company and creative teams for its 89th season, performing June 18 through October 20, 2024. 

Video: Get A First Look At RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theatre
by Joshua Wright - Feb 9, 2024


Get a first look at Chicago Shakespeare Theater's production of William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3 in all new video!

Photos: Chicago Shakespeare Theater Presents William Shakespeare's RICHARD III
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 7, 2024


Chicago Shakespeare Theater presents William Shakespeare’s Richard III, staged by Artistic Director Edward Hall in the Courtyard Theater, February 2–March 3. Power, greed, ambition. A world where to win is everything. And to win at all costs. This marks the first major US production of Richard III to feature a woman with a disability in the title role.

Video: Go Inside Rehearsals For RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare
by Joshua Wright - Jan 26, 2024


Watch as Director Edward Hall and Katy Sullivan (Richard III) discuss reuniting to take on this epic political thriller RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare. Tony Award-nominated actor, Paralympic champion, and bilateral above-knee amputee Katy Sullivan makes her Chicago Shakespeare Theater debut in the title role.

Katy Sullivan to Star in RICHARD III at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Nov 29, 2023


Chicago Shakespeare Theater has revealed the cast and creative team for William Shakespeare’s Richard III. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.

Photos: Mercury Theater Celebrates The Opening Of YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by A.A. Cristi - Oct 23, 2023


Mercury Theatre Chicago celebrates the opening of  the monstrously funny Mel Brooks musical YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. See photos from opening night below.

Review: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN at Mercury Theater Chicago
by Rachel Weinberg - Oct 22, 2023


Mercury’s YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN is a Halloween treat with many classic musical comedy tricks.

Mercury Theater Chicago Concludes Its 2023 Season With Mel Brooks' YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 23, 2023


Mercury Theater Artistic Director Christopher Chase Carter, Managing Director Kristi J. Martens and Executive Producers L. Walter Stearns and Eugene Dizon announce the Chicago Premiere of the new West End version of Young Frankenstein, the electrifying adaptation of Mel Brooks' monstrously funny film. Young Frankenstein features a book by Mel Brooks and Thomas Meehan, with music and lyrics by Mel Brooks.

Goodman Theatre, Paramount Theatre & More Nominated for 2022-2023 Equity Jeff Awards
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 14, 2023


Discover the nominations for the 55th Anniversary Jeff Awards for Equity Theater! Find out who made the cut and get ready for the highly anticipated awards ceremony.

Noël Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Begins Performances Tonight At Peninsula Players
by A.A. Cristi - Jul 5, 2023


Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, has announced the cast of Noël Coward's comedy 'Blithe Spirit.'  This witty, haunting play has been a smash hit in London, on Broadway and around the world since 1941. “Blithe Spirit” runs for three weeks, starting July 5 through July 23 and is generously sponsored by Tim and Jackie Danis. 

Review: DAMN YANKEES at Marriott Theatre, Lincolnshire
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Apr 20, 2023


The new production at Marriott Theatre Lincolnshire is Damn Yankees, a truly classic old time big Broadway musical. With a book by George Abbott (died at age 107) and Douglass Wallop and one of the great scores by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross (died at the young age of 29), this has always been an underrated musical.

Photos: First Look At The Cast Of DAMN YANKEES At The Marriott Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 6, 2023


Springtime brings Broadway’s home run hit musical, DAMN YANKEES, to the Marriott Theatre, opening April 19. See photos of the production!

Broadway's Home Run Hit Musical, DAMN YANKEES, Debuts At The Marriott Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 14, 2023


Springtime brings Broadway's home run hit musical, DAMN YANKEES, to the Marriott Theatre, previewing Wednesday, April 12, opening April 19 at 7:30 p.m. and closing June 4, 2023.

Review: ELF THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL
by Tina St. Angelo Wetzel - Nov 18, 2022


What did our critic think of ELF THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre Oakbrook Terrace, IL? Drury Lane Theatre's holiday production is Elf. From the opening number until the final curtain, Elf will make you feel the joy of Christmas as a child again. That's the beauty of Buddy the Elf and in large part due to the talented Ben Dow, being moved from understudy to lead, in the title role. His wide eyed expressions and sheer joy of everything, especially maple syrup, is the heart of the story. Buddy wants everyone to be happy and feel joy. We are taken into the Buddy's story at the very beginning by Santa (expertly portrayed by the spellbinding A.D. Weaver). On Buddy's journey we meet all the characters from the movie.

Special Offer: ELF at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW Special Offer - Oct 24, 2022


Special Offer: Don’t be a cotton-headed-ninny-muggins! Drury Lane Theatre will continue its 2022/2023 season with Elf-the Musical, based upon the film. Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Skylar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato. Elf-the Musical runs November 9, 2022 - January 8, 2023.

Cast Announced for ELF - THE MUSICAL at Drury Lane Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 4, 2022


Drury Lane Theatre will continue its 2022/2023 season with the holiday classic Elf-the Musical, based upon the film written by David Berenbaum. Book by Thomas Meehan and Bob Martin, music by Matthew Skylar, lyrics by Chad Beguelin. Directed by Lynne Kurdziel-Formato. Elf-the Musical runs November 9, 2022 – January 8, 2023, at Drury Lane Theatre.

Nominees Announced for 2022 Jeff Awards In Chicago; Drury Lane & Goodman Theatre Lead Nominations
by Team BWW - Aug 24, 2022


Recognizing a strong return to the spotlight over the 2021-2022 Equity theater season, the Joseph Jefferson Awards in Chicago announced its nominations for theater excellence. This year’s nominees include 201 theater artists across 38 categories of excellence in theater production among shows from 43 companies.

Equity Jeff Awards Announce 2022 Nominations
by Stephi Wild - Aug 24, 2022


The Joseph Jefferson Awards have announced this year's Equity nominations, including 201 theater artists across 38 categories.  The 54th anniversary Equity Jeff Awards will take place October 17, 2022, at Drury Lane in Oakbrook, IL. 

Meet The Cast Of WRITE ME A MURDER At Peninsula Players Theatre
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 29, 2022


Peninsula Players Theatre, America's oldest professional resident summer theater and Door County's theatrical icon, is thrilled to announce the cast and creative team for the suspense-filled 'Write Me a Murder' by Frederick Knott.

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