Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew For SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Hollis ResnikPorchlight Announces Cast And Crew For SUNSET BOULEVARD Starring Hollis Resnik
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre's 25th Anniversary Mainstage season launches with Sunset Boulevard, October 11 - November 24 (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago Announces Outrageous Musical Comedy SPAMALOTMercury Theater Chicago Announces Outrageous Musical Comedy SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2019

Walter Stearns, Executive Director of Mercury Theater Chicago, announced today that a production of the Tony-Award Winning Best Musical, SPAMALOT. will run on the Mercury Theater stage from August 30 through November 3, 2019. The press opening is Sunday, September 8 at 7pm. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, featuring ridiculous men in tight pants - not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people. SPAMALOT will feature the creative talents of Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director) and Shanna VanDerwerker (Choreographer). (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Breaks Records For Attendance And Fundraising At Its Annual Icons GalaPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Breaks Records For Attendance And Fundraising At Its Annual Icons Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2019

As Porchlight Music Theatre is set to launch its 25th Anniversary Season as Chicago's center for music theatre, it celebrated 24 years and announced its 25th Anniversary co-chairs at the 2019 ICONS Gala Sunday, March 31 at the Ritz-Carlton Chicago, 160 E. Pearson. The 2019 ICONS GALA set a new attendance record with 300 guests in attendance and raised more funds that directly benefit Porchlight's artistic and educational programs than previous events. The elegant Gala Brunch, chaired by Tamara Sims, included performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the legendary career of Jerome Robbins, the presentation of The Luminary Award to Jean Klingenstein, introduced the 25th Anniversary chairs: RIck and Deann Bayless and Bill Kurtis and Donna La Pietra and silent and live auctions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Announces Rachel Rockwell Memorial Fund at Gibson'sPhoto Flash: Porchlight Announces Rachel Rockwell Memorial Fund at Gibson's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre and its Board Member and Artistic Associate Brenda Didier hosted a luncheon at Gibson's Bar and Steakhouse, 1028 N. Rush Street, on International Women's Day, Friday, March 8 celebrating women in theatre and announced the launch of The Rachel Rockwell Memorial Fund supporting fierce women behind the table at Porchlight Music Theatre and the 2019 honorees  of the Fund: Denise Karczewski, Shanna Vanderwerker and Christie Chiles Twillie. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary SeasonPorchlight Music Theatre Announces 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce its 25th Anniversary season that includes the 2019 - 2020 Mainstage, Porchlight Revisits and New Faces Sing Broadway productions.. Porchlight's Mainstage and Porchlight Revisits return to the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre's CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's PORCHLIGHT REVISITS CAN-CANPhoto Flash: First Look at Porchlight Music Theatre's PORCHLIGHT REVISITS CAN-CAN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker. Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Porchlight Announces Cast And Crew Of Porchlight Revisits CAN CANPorchlight Announces Cast And Crew Of Porchlight Revisits CAN CAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Porchlight Music Theatre continues its "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Can-Can, music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Abe Burrows with direction by Adrian Abel Azevedo, musical direction by Linda Madonia and choreography by Shanna VanDerwerker.  Porchlight Revisits Can-Can is presented for three performances-only Wednesday, March 6 at 7:30 p.m. and Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. and  7:30 p.m. at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Two-show discounted subscriptions and single tickets for $37 are available at porchlightmusictheatre.org or by calling the Porchlight Music Theatre box office at 773.777.9884. (more...)

Review Roundup: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEASTReview Roundup: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre's Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souzaand choreography by Ron De Jesus runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Get a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening was scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Flash: Drury Lane Theatre Presents BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre's Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souzaand choreography by Ron De Jesus runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Get a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO: Watch Clips From Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. Check out clips in the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO: Inside Rehearsal For Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Choreography of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO: Get a Behind the Scenes Look at the Choreography of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre presents Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Get Up Close With The Costumes Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTVIDEO: Get Up Close With The Costumes Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Flash: Go Inside Rehearsals Of Drury Lane's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre's Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. Get a first look at the cast in rehearsals! (more...)

Drury Lane Announces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST CastingDrury Lane Announces BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

Drury Lane Theatre announces the cast for Disney's Beauty and the Beast, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by Linda Woolverton, direction by Alan Souza and choreography by Ron De Jesus. Disney's Beauty and the Beast was originally directed by Robert Jess Ross and originally produced by Disney Theatrical Productions. Disney's Beauty and the Beast runs November 9, 2018 - January 27, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, November 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2018

The Jeff Awards announced today a total of 115 nominations in 19 categories for the 45th Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Refuge Theatre Project's LYSISTRATA JONESCast and Creative Team Announced for Refuge Theatre Project's LYSISTRATA JONES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

Refuge Theatre Project, the three-year-old company that stunned some observers when their HIGH FIDELITY: THE MUSICAL won the 2017 Non-Equity Jeff Awards for Best Musical Production, Best Direction of a Musical and Best Scenic Design, has announced that their next production - the professional Chicago premiere of LYSISTRATA JONES. (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

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